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  • Margaret Thatcher the Spokesperson for Freedom and Faith

    04/09/2013 1:44:23 AM PDT · by se99tp · 3 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | Tom Pompowski
    She was never a politician. At least not in the understanding of the famous American preacher James Freeman Clarke, who in the nineteenth century had noticed that politicians think of the next election, a statesman, of the next generation. (...) Gorbachev never understood the value and the sense of democracy. For him democracy equals with the people’s democracy, Soviet tautology that had been used by Communist regimes as a smokescreen. Although some public figures understood it, not many had courage to admit and even less wanted to correct Mr. Gorbachev in public. Margaret Thatcher did. She understood that alleged Gorbachev’s...
  • Is President Obama Liberalism's Gorbachev?

    01/22/2013 8:12:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    Angelo Codevilla has spent more than his share of time as a sojourner among America’s ruling class. He was a key part of the Reagan transition and point-man in the Gipper’s efforts to transform both the foreign and the intelligence services. Then later he served as a professor of International Relations at prestigious Boston University. From this vantage point, Codevilla was able to get a close look not only at the international relations elite, but at the entire American ruling class, from which the former are overwhelmingly drawn. I had the honor of sitting across a Skype line with Angelo...
  • Soviet Officer Wins Award for Preventing Nuclear War

    11/17/2012 3:24:00 PM PST · by bigbob · 42 replies
    RIA NOVOSTI ^ | 11-16-12 | staff
    A retired Soviet lieutenant colonel whose self-control prevented a nuclear war from being triggered by a long-classified accident in 1983 was named on Friday a recipient of a German anti-war prize. Stanislav Petrov, 73, won the fourth Dresden-Preis (Dresden Prize), which comes complete with a check for 25,000 euro ($32,000), prize organizers said on their website, Friendsofdresden-deutschland.com. The prize is to be bestowed at a ceremony in Dresden on Feb. 17, the anniversary of the Dresden bombing in 1945, the organizers said. Ironically for a military officer, Petrov shot to fame for ignoring his direct responsibilities. The officer served at...
  • Open Note To Askel5 from Laz

    09/26/2012 6:42:06 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 294 replies
    9/26/2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Dear Askel5, For many years, I thought you were a bit of a nut. A very INTELLIGENT nut, but a nut nonetheless. Your constant harping about Gramscian politics was, to my mind, weird a little paranoid. It turns out you were one hundred percent right. The move to destroy America has been very below-the-surface, highly organized, and extremely effective ... and the model has been, indeed, Antonio Gramsci's.From the work Notes on Saul Alinsky and Neo-Marxism: Remember that the primary influence for Obama's strategy comes from Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." With that in mind..."Alinsky's tactics were based, not on...
  • Reagan’s Sign of the Cross Speech

    06/12/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-12-12 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    Every American high school student knows, or should know, that President Ronald Reagan went to the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin on this date in 1987. The President said: “If you seek liberalization, open this gate…Mr. Gorbachev,tear down this wall.” (Yes, kids, there was a West Berlin then.) *snip* As important as Reagan’s dramatic call to “tear down this wall” was, we should not forget what else he said that memorable day twenty-five years ago. His speech contained the most eloquent paean to religious freedom we have heard. Reagan was not afraid to point to: …the most fundamental distinction of...
  • Former Soviet Union Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev Says He‘ll ’Support Obama’

    04/23/2012 9:38:35 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    In a story that is sure to delight conservatives with a sense of irony, former Soviet head honcho Mikhail Gorbachev has announced that he has every intention of supporting President Obama for reelection. It’s not quite an endorsement, but it’s as close as Gorbachev will probably get. You may remember that this is the same Mikhail Gorbachev who dissolved the Soviet Union, which he only did, according to some sources, after being thoroughly outgunned and outfoxed by former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980′s. The endorsement came at, of all places, a high school, where Gorbachev was delivering a lecture...
  • Obama's push to implement 'Eco-Tyranny'

    04/17/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Kevin DeAnna
    Meteorologist Brian Sussman blows whistle on president's scheme The environmentalist movement isn’t about protecting the environment at all, according to meteorologist-turned-journalist Brian Sussman. It’s about destroying private property, controlling behavior, and expanding government – and the Obama administration has a secret plan to further all of it, he says. Sussman is now blowing the whistle on the real nature of environmentalism in his explosive brand-new book, “Eco-Tyranny.” He reveals secret memos from inside Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, outlining a covert plan “to pursue a program of land consolidation” for the federal government to secure tens of millions...
  • Disarming America: Obama Betrays Reagan's Dream

    03/19/2012 2:30:05 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 19, 2012 | IBD editorials
    The Obama Record: The president's shredding of the Constitution began at the Preamble's provision for the common defense. He gave away our missile defense to appease Moscow and betray our allies. Derided as Star Wars, the Strategic Defense Initiative announced by President Reagan on March 23, 1983, was to be the fulfillment of his dream of being able to deter or even defeat a nuclear missile attack, rather than avenge one, with a multilayered system of defenses aimed at enemy missiles in all stages of flight. SDI and its concept of defending America and its allies were attacked as destabilizing...
  • Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes

    03/13/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    AFP ^ | March 13, 2012
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Tuesday for the creation of an international court to try environmental crimes, in an interview published in French daily Le Monde. "I would personally look favourably upon creating an international tribunal to try those responsible for environmental crimes, both business leaders and the heads of state or government," the 81-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient said. Gorbachev, who was in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday to speak at the Sixth World Water Forum, has led the environmental pressure group Green Cross International since 1993.
  • Video - Special - Reagan - Gorbachev New Year's Day Messages, 1987

    12/31/2011 7:10:00 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 1.1.1987
    This was a joint New Year's Day Message by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. There is a sense of the Cold War ending because both leaders were talking about peace and Nuclear Arms Reduction. This video is in the Public Domain. The Master Copy can be found at the National Archives and Records Administration, Room 4000, 8601 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20740-6001. The Archival Retrieval Catalog (ARC) number is: 59591
  • Mikhail Gorbachev calls for Putin to resign

    12/24/2011 2:06:35 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/24/2011
    Mikhail Gorbachev called on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin not to seek a third term as president next year. He told the Moscow Echo radio: "I would advise Vladimir Putin to leave now. He has had three terms: two as president and one as prime minister. Three terms – that is enough." Mr Gorbachev, 80, has been virulently critical of the elections that took place on December 4. Soon after the poll he said that the results of the poll should be annulled and new elections held due to "numerous falsifications and rigging." "The results do not reflect the will of...
  • SPIEGEL Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev

    08/19/2011 11:55:56 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 3 replies
    SPIEGEL Online ^ | August 16, 2011 | Matthias Schepp, Christian Neef
    Gorbachev:  . . .  That night, I retuned to my dacha shortly before dawn — and went for a walk with Raisa.SPIEGEL: You never discussed important issues with your wife at home?Gorbachev: You had to go outside. We also never discussed important things openly at the dacha. When I cleared out our Moscow apartment after stepping down as president, they found all kinds of wiring in the walls. It turned out that they had been spying on me all along. . .   SPIEGEL: . . . You only treated the symptoms of the sick communist system, but you didn’t...
  • Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev Says Russia Needs Government Overhaul - (rails against Putin)

    08/17/2011 11:09:19 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2011 | ap
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev criticized the government on Wednesday for taking Russia backward and said that the nation needs free elections and fresh leadership. He was speaking ahead of the 20th anniversary of Aug. 19, 1991, hardline coup that briefly ousted him and precipitated the collapse of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev, who turned 80 in March and underwent spinal surgery in April, looked strong and spoke energetically during a news conference that lasted more than an hour. Gorbachev criticized the United Russia party led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, which he described as a bad copy of the Soviet...
  • Gorbachev praises Obama and admits that he did his best to save Soviet Union

    05/31/2011 11:45:04 AM PDT · by se99tp · 13 replies
    http://commentarypl.blogspot.com ^ | 31/5/2011 | beyond popular propaganda
    An amazing interview with the top communist apparatchik Mikhail Gorbachev. He repeats, although this time quite clearly, that in fact he was fighting to keep the Soviet Union alive. He did his best to defend the Soviet Union. Gorbachev explains that perestroika succeeded but it was disrupted. Soviet Union "could have existed longer today as the community of the sovereign states".
  • al-Khalili: Gorbachev, Castro, Nixon, and Brzezinski Admitted Islam Is the Only Model for Mankind

    05/28/2011 3:42:07 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | April 27, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from a statement by Mufti of Oman Ahmad Muhammad Al-Khalili, which aired on Al-Jazeera Network TV on April 27, 2011I: Muhammad Al-Khalili: After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev gave an interview on a British TV channel, and he was asked: "Can Communism survive in Vietnam and China?" He said: "No. Communism is dead, so it cannot survive." He was asked: "What is the alternative?" He said: "I don't believe that the alternative is capitalism, socialism, or democracy. The alternative is a different order. We have to adapt to a new civilization." That day, I asked...
  • Flashback: Presideo Partners (Eminent Domain Corruption between Pelosi, Gorbachev...)

    04/02/2011 11:08:59 AM PDT · by bronxville · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 15, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    "Investigative journalists doing their jobs should dig deep, into Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal-funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair - in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real estate investment called PRESIDIO PARTNERS. Look past the fact that the 936-acre site, of which about 443 acres are not polluted - Hunter Point is the largest tract of undeveloped land in San Francisco. Roll Call stated that in early 2004, Murtha “reportedly leaned on U.S. Navy officials to sign a contract to transfer the Hunters Point Shipyard to the City of San Francisco” and that “Laurence...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    04/02/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    A Hidden History of Evil Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains...
  • Former Soviet Boss Gorbachev Says Putin Is More Communist Than He Was

    03/30/2011 10:34:05 PM PDT · by americanophile · 16 replies
    New American ^ | 10 March 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    Most Americans believe, as they were told by the media and taught in schools and colleges, that the Cold War “ended” with events including the so-called “collapse” of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the demolition of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. However, those who are aware of the true scope and nature of the international communist menace know that the Soviet Union truly never collapsed, but instead, has metastasized and adopted new and deceptive forms in the Russian Federation. KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn has made the supposed “collapse” of the Soviet Union the subject of his 1986 book,...
  • VIPs toast Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday

    03/30/2011 9:52:38 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2011 | Andrea Magrath
    When the birthday boy is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and widely acknowledged as 'The man who changed the world', you can expect some big names to turn up to raise a toast and help blow out the candles. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev celebrated his 80th birthday with a glitzy charity gala at the Royal Albert Hall tonight, attended by a host of VIPs, from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Hollywood ladies Sharon Stone and Goldie Hawn. Stone acted as host for the evening, alongside Kevin Spacey, at a fund-raising concert featuring Katherine Jenkins, Shirley Bassey, Bryan Ferry, Mel C and...
  • The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Historic 1992 Earth Summit

    03/08/2011 7:51:32 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 1 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | March 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 7 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992 Informally called the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil.Another example of the United Nations trying to blend all religions together into a New Agey "Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age" and get rid of the "exclusive" Christian Gospel.Conference Secretary-General: Maurice StrongFrom this UN page:The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the...