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  • Norway Wants to Double US Marines and Deploy Them Closer to Russia

    06/13/2018 6:35:16 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 113 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 12, 2018 | Agence France Pass
    Norway will ask the United States to double the number of U.S. troops stationed in the country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia, the government said Tuesday. The announcement came after nine nations along NATO's eastern flank called Friday for the alliance to bolster its presence in their region: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Oslo said it wants to boost the troop numbers to 700 and station them further north at Setermoen, 420 kilometres (260 miles) from Russia. The U.S. deployment agreement would also be extended from the current six-month renewable periods...
  • Large Sunken Island [Sank in] Middle Ages [tr]

    05/18/2018 8:38:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | May 14, 2018 | Ivan Dikov (ouch!)
    The island in question was called Cyanida (or Kianida), and is featured on maps from the 15th century based on “Geography" (also known as “Geographia" or the “Cosmographia"), a work written ca. 150 AD by 2nd century AD Greco-Roman geographer Claudius Ptolemy. These include maps published in 1467 in the Reichenbach Monastery (today in Southern Germany) such as Ptolemy’s 9th European Map (Nona Europae Tabula) (featuring Dacia (Datia), Thrace (Thracia), and Upper and Lower Moesia) and Ptolemy’s 1st Asian Map (Tabula Asiae I), depicting Asia Minor / Anatolia. (The maps in question are part of the collection of the National...
  • Bulgarian Church Advises LGBT Community to Go to Church Instead of Pride Parade

    05/16/2018 5:53:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 5/15/18
    The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has expressed its attitude towards the upcoming LGBT parade in Sofia, calling on the members of the LGBT community to renounce their sins. The parade is scheduled for June 9. In its statement, posted on the Bulgarian Church’s official site, the Synod declares that its position towards sin remains unchanged. Rather than engaging in pride parades, the hierarchs have called for piety and a renunciation of sin and its demonstrations. “Taking into account free will, the Holy Orthodox Church again appeals to its children, brothers, and sisters, and lovingly reminds them that...
  • EU Official: Islam Is Part of Our History, Present, and Future

    04/02/2018 10:36:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/01/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Last Wednesday, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted a roundtable with imams from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands. He had a message for them that they doubtlessy welcomed: “The Commission is strongly committed to promoting diversity in Europe. Islam is part of our history, Islam is part of our present and Islam will be part of our future.” There is no doubt that Timmermans’ statement is true, but not quite in the way he meant. Timmermans did hint that he was aware Europe might not travel a smooth and placid path to the glorious multicultural future:...
  • Archaeologists Find Traces of 251 AD Invasion of Roman Empire by Goths [tr]

    04/03/2018 2:24:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Archaeology In Bulgaria ^ | March 28, 2018 | Ivan Dikov (ouch!)
    Archaeologists have unearthed part of an unknown Roman Era public building in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv which bears traces from the Invasion of the Roman Empire by the Goths in 250-251 AD when the Goths went as far south as Philipopolis (Plovdiv's predecessor) and ransacked it... emergency excavations at Plovdiv's Antiquity Odeon made headlines from the start when the archaeological team discovered a medieval grave from the 11th-12th century with an arrow in the chest of the buried person. Subsequent digs, however, revealed deeper a room from an unknown Antiquity building with three floor levels built one on...
  • New Czech PM Stands Firm Against Migrant Quotas: No Way Will Brussels Dictate Who Lives Here

    03/02/2018 11:31:08 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/2018
    Andrej Babiš has said there is ‘no way’ the Czech Republic will agree to Brussels’ demand that the nation accept a quota of migrants from the third world. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Thursday, the recently elected Czech Prime Minister slammed the European Union’s (EU) mandatory quota scheme as “ineffective” and divisive. “It is certain that we will not accept anyone, and we are fundamentally against anyone dictating to us who should live and work in our country,” local media reported him saying. “We consider it absurd that the European Commission sues us for something that is nonsense,” Babiš...
  • Three Seas, One Aim: Preserving Liberty

    12/22/2017 9:28:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Nearly 30 years ago, the people of Eastern Europe were freed from the yoke of communism. Their liberation is a reminder that the Cold War didn’t just end -- it was won. And it was won because the ideas espoused by leaders such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II were far stronger than any army the Soviet Union could ever field. But eternal vigilance, as the saying goes, is the price of liberty. Freedom that is won can, through neglect, become freedom lost. Which is why, since the lifting of the Iron Curtain, America has...
  • Turkey hits back, saying Israel 'massacres thousands of Palestinians'

    12/15/2017 11:18:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 10, 2017 | Raphael Ahren
    ..."It is not possible to take seriously the allegations and accusations made by a mentality which massacred thousands of Palestinians, turned the lands of the Palestinians into an open-air prison, in order to suppress its guilt," Erdogan's spokesperson Ibrahim Kal?n said... Israel disregards international law, has "occupied Palestinian people's hundreds-of-years-old homeland and systematically violates United Nations resolutions," ...adding that Israel "must first account for its own actions." "Those, who think they will make Al-Quds, our first Qibla, the capital of the occupying state, are wasting their time. Israeli authorities should end the occupation of Palestinian lands instead of attacking our...
  • Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria

    12/15/2017 10:03:18 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Aram Roston
    A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015 — highlighting weaknesses in the oversight and regulation of America’s covert arms programs, according to information published by an arms monitoring group called Conflict Armament Research (CAR). ... CIA... top secret operation to arm rebels in Syria to fight the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The missile ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters in Iraq ... The CIA declined to comment on the Obama-era program to back Syrian rebels, which was canceled...
  • The Widow's mite a PENCE to you

    12/03/2017 6:04:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    bible, ^ | bible
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • Some Bulgarian Pilots Refuse To Fly Russian MiG-29 Jets, Citing Safety Concerns

    10/24/2017 9:06:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Some Bulgarian air force pilots have refused to fly their Soviet-built MiG-29 jets in planned training exercises, citing safety concerns with the outdated aircraft. "Some of the pilots from Graf Ignatievo air base will not perform training flights because of insecurity," Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov said on October 24. The pilots have also cited concerns about poor preparedness due to a lack of flying hours, Zapryanov said, but he insisted that the jets are fully airworthy. Bulgaria joined NATO in 2004, but much of its military equipment is still Russian-made. Out of a fleet of 16, Bulgaria's air...
  • Turkish assassin pledges to reveal details of his attack on Pope

    01/15/2010 6:21:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 357+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 1/15/2010
    A Turkish assassin who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981 has said he will deliver a true account of his assassination attempt after he is released from jail, his lawyers said. Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, will be set free on January 18 after spending over 28 years in Italian and Turkish prisons. "I will answer to all of these questions [about the assassination attempt] in the next weeks," Agca said in a letter released by his lawyers earlier this week. He also said that he wanted to visit Rome, meet with Pope Benedict XVI, and pray to...
  • Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca may reveal KGB plot to kill Pope John Paul II

    01/18/2010 7:09:04 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 295+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 01/18/10 | Richard Owen
    January 18, 2010 Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca may reveal KGB plot to kill Pope John Paul II Richard Owen The Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II nearly 30 years ago is to be released from prison today Monday and has raised hopes that he will finally shed light on whether the assassination attempt was a KGB plot. Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, said last week that he would “answer all questions” about the murder attempt after his release. When he was arrested minutes after the attack on St Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981, he claimed that...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Migrant Hunter Buys Himself An Armed Helicopter To Round Up ‘Potential Jihadis’

    06/24/2017 4:17:32 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 March 2017
    A migrant hunter who has had a bounty put on his head by ISIS has now bought himself a helicopter gunship to help patrol on the look-out for 'potential jihadis'. Dinko Valev, 29, made a name for himself last year after posting internet videos of himself chasing down immigrants who fled into Bulgaria from neighbouring Turkey and war-torn Syria. The former semi-professional wrestler was shown chasing terrified migrants through woodlands along with other armed vigilantes.
  • Bulgarian Capital Unveils Statue of Ronald Reagan to Honor his Victory Over Communism

    05/19/2017 9:48:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    yaf.org ^ | May 10, 2017 | Spencer Brown
    A marble nine-foot monument of President Ronald Reagan is set to be unveiled May 10 in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia. The monument, which transpired with key input and advice from Young America’s Foundation and the Reagan Ranch, was erected in order to honor President Reagan’s critical contribution to the country’s liberation from communism. The ceremony honoring Ronald Reagan will take place at the entrance to Sofia’s famed South Park, one of the largest green spaces in the city. -snip “Ronald Reagan was not only committed to ensuring freedom in the US, but also to advancing freedom across the globe....
  • Bulgaria opts for Swedish Gripen combat jets

    04/26/2017 5:50:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 26, 2017
    SOFIA, April 26 (Reuters) - Bulgaria has decided to start talks with Sweden to acquire eight new Gripen combat jets made by SAAB, interim deputy prime minister Stefan Yanev said on Wednesday, as the Balkan country seeks to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s. The Balkan country has picked the Swedish offer in preference to an offer from Portugal of secondhand U.S. F-16s equipped with U.S. weaponry and an offer from Italy of secondhand Eurofighter Typhoon fighters. A deal is estimated to be worth about 1.5 billion levs ($836 million). A special commission for the negotiations is expected to be set...
  • U.S. troops deploy in Bulgaria as Mattis meets NATO in Brussels

    02/17/2017 11:09:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 February 2017
    U.S. troops deployed in Bulgaria on Wednesday and armored vehicles and heavy equipment are to arrive by the end of the week under a planned NATO operation to support its Eastern European allies, the Bulgarian defense ministry said. The U.S. deployment at the joint U.S.-Bulgarian military base at Novo Selo in the east of the Black Sea country is part of operation Atlantic Resolve, aimed at showing Moscow Washington's commitment to its allies, the ministry said. In moves agreed last year under former U.S. President Barack Obama, NATO is expanding its presence in the region to levels unprecedented since the...
  • More on the Truckload of Chocolate Iraqis in Romania

    01/02/2017 8:32:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Baron Bodissey
    Last night we posted a translated article from Romania about 48 Iraqi migrants who were discovered in the back of a tractor trailer that was supposed to be carrying a load of chocolate candies. Below is a video of the truck being emptied at the border control station between Bulgaria and Romania. Watch all the Iraqis exit the truck. When they’re all finally out on the garage floor, you can see there were no chocolates at all in the cargo compartment — nothing but Iraqis. This must have been a fairly sophisticated operation. It presumably included the collusion of the...
  • The Subway Kicker is a Roma From Bulgaria

    12/22/2016 10:28:18 PM PST · by Tours · 29 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Baron Bodissey
    It turns out that the “subway kicker” — the man who kicked a woman down the stairs of the Berlin subway in a surveillance video that went viral — is indeed a culture-enricher. But he’s not a Muslim, he’s a Roma, a.k.a. a gypsy. His name is Svetoslav Stoykov, and the news reports refer to him as a “Bulgarian”, because that’s the passport he carries. Designating him a Bulgarian is a cause of great shame for ethnic Bulgarians, as the following news report shows. http://gatesofvienna.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/subwaykick.jpg>