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  • George Shultz, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State who shaped foreign policy in the Cold War, dies at 100

    02/07/2021 5:24:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/07/2021 | Michael Finnegan, Norman Kempster
    George P. Shultz, who as secretary of State in the 1980s shaped U.S. foreign policy in the closing phase of the Cold War when a dangerous nuclear-armed stalemate gave way to peaceful — if not quite cordial — relations between the superpowers, died Saturday. He was 100. Shultz’s tenure as President Reagan’s chief diplomat, from 1982 to 1989, came after he served in three Cabinet-level posts in the Nixon administration: Treasury secretary, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Labor secretary. Shultz died at his home on the Stanford University campus, Jeff Marschner, director of media relations at...
  • Happy Birthday, President Reagan

    02/06/2021 8:46:41 AM PST · by QualityMan · 15 replies
    Happy Birthday, President Reagan. We sorely miss you.
  • How the KGB Convinced the World That AIDS Was a Pentagon Invention

    01/30/2021 9:41:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    RBTH ^ | JAN 20 2021 | NIKOLAY SHEVCHENKO
    The covert disinformation campaign was secretly codenamed ‘Operation INFEKTION’. In July 1983, an Indian newspaper in New Delhi published an article alleging “U.S. experiments” were the likely cause of a new mysterious disease dubbed ‘AIDS’. Five years later, CBS anchor Dan Rather announced to millions of concerned Americans allegations that their own military might have been behind the deadly virus. On that very day, a few KGB operatives in the secret agency’s Lubyanka headquarters in Moscow likely praised each other for a job well done. The story about U.S. military experiments that might have produced AIDS caught up slowly but...
  • There’s no one less Irish than an expat Republican

    01/25/2021 2:05:05 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | 24th January 2021 | David Quinn
    We like to claim Ernesto “Che” Guevara as one of our own. Guevara was an Argentina-born guerrilla fighter who helped Fidel Castro overthrow the American-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He had an Irish ancestor, Patrick Lynch, who was born in Galway in 1715. So thrilled are we by this connection that, in 2012, a Che statue was proposed by Galway city council, and a stamp was issued here in his honour five years later. The uncomfortable reality that Guevara killed lots of people does not count against him in Ireland. Revolutionary violence has always had a certain romantic...
  • WILL PRESIDENT TRUMP FINISH WHAT JFK SET OUT TO DO?

    01/24/2021 6:07:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    TWO PRESIDENTS HAVE WARNED THE PEOPLE OF THE SECRET SOCIETIES – JOHN F. KENNEDY, AND NOW DONALD J. TRUMP. On April 27th 1961, JFK delivered a speech about “Secret Societies.” The speech was delivered at the American Newspaper Publishers Association in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Here are some highlights, the full speech is in the video and a link to the full transcript below article excerpts. After first relaying the story of Karl Marx and all the “isms” created from his writings, he went on to speak of the Presidents versus the press and the lack of privacy it lends. He...
  • George Blake: Soviet Cold War spy and former MI6 officer dies in Russia

    12/26/2020 9:45:31 AM PST · by Borges · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/26/20
    George Blake, the former MI6 officer and one of the Cold War's most infamous double agents, has died aged 98, Russian media has reported. Over nine years, the Soviet spy handed over information that led to the betrayal of at least 40 MI6 agents in Eastern Europe. He was jailed in London in 1960, but escaped in 1966 and fled to Russia. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said Blake "had a genuine love for our country".
  • George Blake, notorious cold war double agent, dies aged 98

    12/26/2020 9:46:49 AM PST · by riverdawg · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 26, 2020
    The former British spy and Soviet Union double agent George Blake has died at the age of 98. The RIA news agency reported that Blake died in Russia, citing the country’s SVR foreign intelligence agency. “We received some bitter news – the legendary George Blake passed away,” it said. Blake was the last in a line of British spies to operate secretly for the Soviet Union, exposing the identities of hundreds of western agents across eastern Europe in the 1950s and humiliating the intelligence establishment when his work was discovered at the height of the cold war. Some of the...
  • The Soviet Union’s Burya Cruise Missile Was A Little-Known Cold War Monster

    12/15/2020 9:30:34 PM PST · by texas booster · 8 replies
    The Warzone ^ | Dec 15, 2020 | Thomas Newdick
    It’s often fascinating when a seemingly forgotten film showing Soviet-era military technology is uncovered, not least because the weapons systems involved are frequently of a seriously impressive scale, or otherwise represent a remarkable approach to the various challenges of the era. Fitting both those descriptions is a 1959-vintage film about the Burya strategic cruise missile. The movie, which Dmitry Stefanovich, who tweets as @KomissarWhipla, brought to our attention, has been uploaded to YouTube in two parts. It was filmed in color and stretches to an impressive 74 minutes’ running time. While the quality of the footage may leave something to...
  • Could General Patton Have Prevented the Cold War?

    11/10/2020 5:43:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2020 | Kevin Mooney
    General George S. Patton wanted to keep going! Instead of halting the American advance and playing nice with Russia at the end of World War II, Patton wanted to stave off future threats. That’s why the American general was poised to have U.S. troops move in and occupy Berlin, Prague, and other parts of Eastern Europe. So why didn’t the allied leadership allow Patton to have his way? And, why was Patton effectively silenced before he could address the American people?Robert Orlando, a filmmaker, author, entrepreneur and scholar, addresses these questions in a new book titled “The Tragedy of Patton” and...
  • Special Report: Pentagon's latest salvo against China's growing might - Cold War bombers

    09/05/2020 8:38:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/02/2020 | David Lague
    On July 21, two U.S Air Force B-1B bombers took off from Guam and headed west over the Pacific Ocean to the hotly contested South China Sea. The sleek jets made a low-level pass over the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its escorting fleet, which was exercising nearby in the Philippines Sea, according to images released by the U.S. military. The operation was part of the Trump administration’s intensifying challenge to China’s ruling Communist Party and its sweeping territorial claims over one of the world’s most important strategic waterways. While senior Trump officials launch diplomatic and rhetorical broadsides at...
  • Cold War heroics of 'Speedlight Delta' crew recognized

    08/25/2020 7:43:21 PM PDT · by texas booster · 26 replies
    The Kitsap Sun ^ | Jan 24th, 2001 | Tom Philpott
    The movie "Thirteen Days" is the latest dramatization of President Kennedy's showdown with the Soviets during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Retired Air Force Maj. Gottlieb "John" Wilmsmeyer, 71, hasn't seen the film. But the Missouri farmer figures he can match that Cold War tale with a nail-biter of his own. It occurred about the same time. It might even have influenced the missile crisis. But for nearly 40 years, Wilmsmeyer had to keep quiet about "Operation Speedlight Delta." He was crew commander on a KC-135 tanker at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan., in the summer of...
  • Espionage on Campus: American Universities Are Now The Front Line Of The China-U.S. Cold War

    08/25/2020 7:16:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/25/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    The Trump administration has taken several steps to address the growing threat of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) influence on U.S. college campus last week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated Confucius Institute U.S. centers as a foreign agent for Communist China.His action was followed by a letter to the governing boards of American universities from Under-Secretary Keith Krach. Krach warned these board members that their institutions are at the forefront of a serious challenge “brought on by the authoritarian influence of the Chinese Communist Party.”Within the same week, the Wall Street Journal reported that some professors at several...
  • The Tech Cold War Is Here — And The US Isn't Winning

    08/23/2020 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/21/20 | Chris Larsen
    Like it or not, the U.S. is already fighting an economic and technological cold war against China. While we should aim to eventually return to the optimism and promise of a broad China/U.S. partnership, the time for that is not now. This is a major challenge to our country, and we must do everything we can to avoid losing our economic leadership. By now, we all know the rivalry in 5G and AI, part of China’s $1.4 trillion technology commitment. Less attention has been given to an equally consequential struggle: who will control our future global financial systems. The power...
  • 100 Soviet-Era "Backpack" Sized Nuclear Weapons Could Be Missing

    07/28/2020 7:02:27 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 61 replies
    ere's What You Need to Remember: A “suitcase nuke” is essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack or in a person’s luggage. Tactical nuclear weapons — compacts, small-yield atomic bombs that are not necessarily designed to be rained down on cities from bomber aircraft, nor delivered via Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, but could be an artillery shell, a nuclear torpedo, landmine, or other small and easily transportable devices. One of these tactical nuclear devices is the so-called “backpack” or “suitcase nuke” — essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack...
  • China Closing Its Houston Consulate Is A Sign We’re In A New Cold War

    07/24/2020 7:19:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    It's always ominous when a diplomatic mission destroys documents. Whatever the reason behind China's frantic purge at its Houston consulate, it isn't good. A dramatic scene unveiled Tuesday night when it was reported that personnel at the Consulate General of China in Houston were burning documents in its courtyard. Nearby residents reported seeing and smelling smoke in the air. Houston police and firemen rushed to the building but weren’t allowed to go inside.It is always an ominous sign when a diplomatic mission starts destroying documents. This scene is reminiscent of a similar event that took place on December 7, 1941,...
  • Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Trinity Nuclear Test

    07/16/2020 12:11:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 16, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Seventy-five years ago today, on a rainy morning in the Jornada del Muerto desert of New Mexico, the United States ushered in the nuclear age with the detonation of the world’s first nuclear explosive device—an event code-named “Trinity.”  This remarkable feat of engineering and scientific ingenuity was the culmination of the Manhattan Project, which helped end World War II and launch an unprecedented era of global stability, scientific innovation, and economic prosperity.After Trinity, nuclear testing conducted by the United States laid the groundwork to maintain our stockpile and further our ability to understand and prevent nuclear threats around the...
  • Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

    07/05/2020 9:25:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2020 | Howie Carr
    If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy. Just for starters, he...
  • Open Skies: The Cassette Deck of Treaties

    05/27/2020 4:57:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | Shoshana Brien
    In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed to the Kremlin that the U.S. and the USSR each be permitted to conduct aerial reconnaissance of the other’s territory and collect data on each other’s military forces and activities to enhance confidence that neither was planning a surprise attack. Moscow refused, calling it a license for American spying. Intensification of the Cold War made the issue dormant until President George H.W. Bush revived it in 1999 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The “Open Skies Treaty” was signed and ratified in 2002 and now has 34 members. According to the Arms...
  • Chinese Foreign Minister: U.S. Pushing Towards A “New Cold War”

    05/24/2020 8:32:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2020 | Karen Townsend
    During a news conference Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the United States should abandon its “wishful thinking about changing China” and stop pushing the two countries “to the brink of a new Cold War.” He sent this message to Washington during the National People’s Congress, described by the Washington Post as “an annual piece of political theatre.” “China has no intention to change, still less replace the United States,” Wang said Sunday before a selected group of journalists. “It’s time for the United States to give up its wishful thinking of changing China and stopping 1.4 billion...
  • China Committed an Act of War

    04/30/2020 4:27:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 30,2020 | William L.Gensert
    Xi and the CCP thugs running China committed a deliberate act of war the moment they banned air travel from Wuhan to all other Chinese cities while allowing international flights to proceed unmolested to the far corners of the globe. They did this despite knowing those flights out of China comprised desperate souls escaping a homegrown pandemic and a communist regime willing to let them die to save face. It was an artificial diaspora intended to seed humanity with the Xi Plague. It has been shown that ChiVid-19 came from a "wolf" bat, a particular type of bat not sold...