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  • Russia Dispatching Blackjack Bombers to Venezuela

    12/10/2018 9:38:23 AM PST · by PeteePie · 51 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Dec 10, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is deploying nuclear-capable Tu-160 Blackjack bombers to Venezuela this week as part of an increasingly provocative pattern of bomber training flights, according to American defense officials. At least two Blackjacks will fly from a strategic forces air base in Russia to Venezuela as part of a series of training exercises that will include long-range refueling, said officials familiar with Russian plans for the flight. The bomber foray to South America will be Russia's seventh training flight for Blackjack bombers in the past three months. Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon official and specialist on the Russian military, said Tu-160 flights...
  • The West underestimated Russian threat - Polish presidential adviser

    12/03/2018 1:21:00 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 3rd Dec 2018
    Andrzej Zybertowicz, an adviser to Polish President Andrzej Duda, said during a discussion aired by public broadcaster TVP Info that the West decided when the Cold War was over that there was no threat from Russia. It pinpointed terrorism as the greatest threat, resulting in most intelligence and counterintelligence services focusing on combating terror, Zybertowicz said. “This resulted in the activities of Russian agents, including those of agents of influence, cutting through the elites of Western countries like a knife through butter." "We have here is the limited capacity of Western leadership elites to oppose aggressive policies. This could have...
  • The Monstrous Thanksgiving Terror Plot the Fake News Media and Hollywood Ignore

    11/24/2018 6:13:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    On the morning of November 17th, 1962, FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. took on “all the trappings of a military command post,” according to historian William Breuer. The previous night an intelligence puzzle had finally come together. The resulting picture staggered the FBI men. And these had served at their posts during WWII and the height of the Cold War. They’d seen plenty. Now they had mere days to foil a crime against their nation to rival Hideki Tojo’s.At the time (pre-Mueller! And pre-Comey!), the FBI relied heavily on “HUMINT” (Human Intelligence.) So they’d expertly penetrated the plot, identified the ringleaders...
  • Geoscientists Find Large Impact Crater in Greenland

    11/15/2018 7:47:28 AM PST · by ETL · 18 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    An international team of geoscientists from the United States, Canada and Europe has discovered a large impact crater beneath the Hiawatha Glacier in remote northwest Greenland. A paper on the discovery was published in the journal Science Advances. The Hiawatha impact crater is approximately 19.2 miles (31 km) wide and lies under an ice sheet that is 0.6 miles (1 km) thick.The scientists believe this crater was formed by a 0.6-mile wide iron asteroid that slammed into the Earth at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago. ..." “Researchers were looking at the map...
  • Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans

    11/14/2018 3:09:50 PM PST · by ETL · 52 replies
    ScienceMag.com ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Paul Voosen
    On a bright July day 2 years ago, Kurt Kjćr was in a helicopter flying over northwest Greenland—an expanse of ice, sheer white and sparkling. Soon, his target came into view: Hiawatha Glacier, a slow-moving sheet of ice more than a kilometer thick. It advances on the Arctic Ocean not in a straight wall, but in a conspicuous semicircle, as though spilling out of a basin. Kjćr, a geologist at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, suspected the glacier was hiding an explosive secret. The helicopter landed near the surging river that drains the glacier, sweeping out rocks...
  • Pence: “All-Out Cold War” Coming If China Doesn’t Change Course; “We Won’t Back Down”

    11/14/2018 1:52:31 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    South Front ^ | 1-14-2018
    The Washington Post’s Josh Rogin has revealed stunning comments issued by Vice President Mike Pence during a conversation between the two aboard Air Force Two as the VP traveled for an official trip to Asia this week, where he landed in Singapore for regional summits highlighting Indo-Pacific security, trade and investment. Pence reportedly said the White House is prepared to undertake take dramatic policy changes regarding China if Beijing does not capitulate to its demands as the trade war continues. In addition to the issue of tariffs, pressing security issues include the US demanding Chinese cessation of what’s reported to...
  • Hungary Marks Anniversary of 1956 Soviet Retaliation

    11/05/2018 4:50:27 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2018.11.05.
    Addressing a commemoration event at the Rákoskeresztúr Cemetery, where victims of the Soviet retaliation after the revolution are buried in unmarked graves, Justice Minister László Trócsányi said November 4 was “a national day of mourning but also a day of progress”. The heroes and martyrs of 1956 must be remembered and thought of with gratitude, the minister said in the cemetery’s national park of mourning. “1956 spoke to the conscience of Europe and the world,” Trócsányi said. “Nothing has moved the conscience of the free world as the Hungarian revolution.” “October 23, 1956 was borne out of hope, and this...
  • How A KGB Double Agent Saved Britain And Won The Cold War For The West

    10/26/2018 5:32:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 26, 2018 | Tony Daniel
    Hstorian Ben MacIntyre's new book, 'The Spy and the Traitor,' tells the thrilling story of how the KGB's Oleg Gordievsky helped check the Soviet Union as Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan fought communism. In his new book The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, veteran espionage historian Ben MacIntyre confirms a troubling decision—or lack thereof—that some had suspected for years. This is the fact that in 1983 the man overseeing both British spy services MI6 and MI5, head of British Civil Service Robert Armstrong, knew that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s main opponent in the...
  • Khrushchev Puts a ‘Hedgehog Down Uncle Sam’s Pants’

    10/25/2018 2:47:31 PM PDT · by fugazi · 11 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 | Chris Carter
    56 years ago this week, the United States and Soviet Union were on the verge of all-out nuclear war. Suddenly, American families learned that they were in the crosshairs of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles stationed 90 miles away from Florida, and virtually the entire continental U.S. was now moments away from annihilation. We know how the Cuban Missile Crisis ended, but how did it come about in the first place? During the early days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union had a big problem: mutually assured destruction only works when both sides can assure destruction. The United States could target...
  • The CIA Gave U-2 Pilots a Special Diet So They Wouldn't Have To Poop

    10/19/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U-2 spy plane was famous for pushing pilot endurance to the limit. The slow, high-flying aircraft flew for up to nine hours at a time, with a single pilot guiding the plane, taking pictures of the ground below, and occasionally dodging surface-to-air missiles. Nine hours is a long time to be cooped up in a plane without a real bathroom—or to be stuck in a small space with the smell of your own fart. So the CIA actually prescribed a proper diet for U-2 pilots to avoid the need to poop or pass gas.
  • Where Al Qaeda Began: 48 Photos From The Soviet-Afghan War

    09/11/2018 2:02:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    All That's Interesting ^ | Apr 2017 | Mark Oliver
    The Soviet-Afghan War changed the world. This nine-year power struggle in a small, landlocked country ultimately led to some of the most profound moments in modern history. This one conflict sparked the collapse of the Soviet Union, the rise of Osama bin Laden, the age of jihadist terrorism, and the birth of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. In time, the ripples of the Soviet-Afghan War brought the Twin Towers to the ground, brought American troops to the Middle East, and created a new era of wars and terrorism that plague the world today...
  • The KGB's Middle East Files: Arab Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia

    09/11/2018 12:41:42 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Ynet Israel ^ | Nov 2016 | Ronen Bergman
    Secret KGB documents reveal just how deeply involved the Soviet Union was in the spilling of Israeli blood. The Russian spy agency provided Palestinian terror organizations with funds, training and arms, running agents like 'Krotov' - aka Mahmoud Abbas, 'Aref' - or Yasser Arafat, and 'Nationalist,' who was behind several plane hijackings long before 9/11. The genesis of the KGB’s developing ties with Palestinian terror organizations can be traced back to the end of the 1960s. The two most important KGB recruitments from the PLO during the second half of the 1970s were of people who still play a major...
  • Did Stalin Lure the United States into the Korean War?

    09/01/2018 3:57:25 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Wilson Center ^ | Jul 2011 | Donggil Kim, William Stueck
    The following telegram from Joseph Stalin to Czechoslovak President Klement Gottwald on 27 August 1950 raises new questions about the origins of the Korean War. Did Stalin purposefully seek to entangle the United States in a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula? Did Stalin expect an intervention by the Chinese communists from virtually the beginning of the conflict? First published in the original Russian in Novaya I Noveishaya Istoriia in 2005, two experts, Beijing University Professor Donggil Kim and University of Georgia Professor William Stueck, provide an initial assessment of this potentially significant new finding. Kim argues that the document...
  • The truth is the truth (Vanity)

    08/27/2018 9:01:40 AM PDT · by SouthWall · 2 replies
    08/27/2018 | Doug Wall
    During the Cold War, the USSR and the USA competed in every way. A secret road race was held with the only two entrants; the USSR and the USA. The USA car won handily. The official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Pravda, (which means truth), had the following headline the next morning: "USSR finishes second, USA is next to last."Today, that would be the CNN headline.
  • 50 years ago today, the Soviet invasion of Prague sparked the first dissident protest in Red Square

    08/21/2018 5:23:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 2018 | AFP Moscow
    In a symbolic gesture on August 25, 1968, that launched the political dissident movement, eight people demonstrated on Moscow’s Red Square against the Soviet authorities sending tanks into Prague.. Most of those eight demonstrators — Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Pavel Litvinov, Viktor Fainberg, Vladimir Dremlyuga, Konstantin Babitsky, Larisa Bogoraz, Vadim Delaunay and Tatiana Bayeva — paid a high price for their protest. Gorbanevskaya, a translator and poet, and art critic Fainberg were incarcerated in psychiatric hospitals — she for two years and he for five — and forcibly treated with antipsychotic drugs. Dremlyuga, an electrician, and Delaunay, a poet, were sentenced to...
  • Fifty years ago, Soviet tanks crushed the 'Prague Spring'

    08/13/2018 9:55:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Aug 2018 | AFP
    In August 1968 Soviet tanks rolled into communist Czechoslovakia to crush a burgeoning democratic reform movement known as the Prague Spring. Here is a recap of the shock intervention that reined in the Soviet satellite state, its aspirations for democracy warded off for another 20 years. "At 11:00 pm, Soviet, Polish, East German, Bulgarian and Hungarian troops crossed the Czechoslovak border," AFP reported early on August 21, picking up Radio Prague's announcement of the overnight invasion. Tensions had been mounting between then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and the reformist government that had taken over in the Central European state. In...
  • Statue must tell true story of Soviet ‘hero’, say Czechs

    08/08/2018 4:07:54 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | Robert Tait
    Russia has been accused of interfering in the affairs of the Czech Republic after its embassy tried to block changes to the inscription on a Soviet-era statue explaining the chequered role of Russian Marshal Ivan Konev, who was twice designated a Hero of the Soviet Union by Stalin and whose remains are buried in the Kremlin. Now the dispute is set to come to a head at a historically sensitive moment, the 50th anniversary of the 1968 invasion of then-communist Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led forces to crush the liberal Prague Spring. Critics said the original plaque exaggerated the marshalÂ’s role while...
  • Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' still dropping sweets from the sky after 70 years

    08/01/2018 5:27:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Janet Weinstein
    A World War II veteran who has been delivering sweet surprises from the sky for 70 years continues to brings smiles to the faces of children as the "Candy Bomber.” "There's something magical about a chocolate bar come floatin' out of the sky," Col. Gail "Hal" Halvorsen told ABC News. "It's tied on an actual parachute. Hopefully, some kids appreciate it." Halvorsen, 97, started his candy drops when he was a U.S. pilot for the Allied forces during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Russians cut off food and supplies to West Berlin, Germany. The United States and its allies...
  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...
  • Air Force Vet Who Authored 'None Dare Call It Treason' Dies at 90

    07/18/2018 4:30:57 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 50 replies
    AP via Military.com ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Hillel Italie
    NEW YORK (AP) — John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract "None Dare Call It Treason" became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90. Stormer died on July 10 after an unspecified year-long illness, according to an obituary posted on the website of the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home in Troy, Missouri. A spokeswoman for the funeral home confirmed the details from the website. A native of Pennsylvania who moved to Missouri in his 20s, he was chair of the state's Federation of Young...