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  • The Crisis Part II: Good and Bad Leaders

    12/17/2015 6:33:26 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans
    J.R. Nyquist ^ | 12/13/15 | J.R. Nyquist
    The Crisis Part II: Good and Bad Leaders Alas, our noble men of genius, Heaven's real messengers to us, they also rendered nearly futile by the wasteful time; -- preappointed they everywhere, and assiduously trained by their pedagogues and monitors, to 'rise in Parliament,' to compose orations, write books, or in short speak words, for the approval of reviewers; instead of doing real kingly work to be approved of by the gods! Our 'Government,' a highly 'responsible' one; responsible to no God that I can hear of, but to the twenty-seven million gods of the shilling gallery. --Thomas Carlyle, Latter-Day...
  • It Takes a Traitor (and a Misfit)

    03/16/2015 5:07:16 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 9 replies
    J.R. Nyquist ^ | 3/16/2015 | J.R. Nyquist
    It Takes a Traitor (and a Misfit) Commentary for 15 March 2015 By J.R. Nyquist Back in 1996, First Lady Hillary Clinton published a book titled, It Takes a Village. Given the political subculture of treason from which Clinton herself emerged, it might be more poignant to retitle the book, It Takes a Traitor. For this is our formative experience now. This is what our national education program signifies. At this moment, as we await the news from Moscow, with Putin and other principals disappearing at ten day intervals since the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, we have occasion to ask...
  • The Empire of Lies (Part 1)

    05/19/2014 3:00:04 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans
    JR Nyquist ^ | 05/19/2014 | JR Nyquist
    The Empire of Lies, Part I Commentary for 19 May 2014 I conducted three interviews in recent days about the struggle for freedom in Ukraine, Venezuela and Romania. From writer and political analyst Sammy Eppel, I learned how the Communists are coping with powerful opposition forces in Venezuela. I also spoke, once again, with Ukrainian activist Boris Chykulay who updated me on events in Ukraine and offered his analysis; and I interviewed Anca-Marie Cernea, who was kind enough to explain the Ukraine crisis as seen from Romania – a country which struggles, even now, to break its old Communist shackles....
  • Divide and Conquer (Nyquist & Polish Journalist on Russia/Ukraine)

    04/21/2014 7:34:47 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 5 replies
    JR Nyquist ^ | 4/21/14 | JR Nyquist
    Divide and Conquer Commentary for 21 April 2014 I recently asked a Polish journalist friend his ideas regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. He gave me a five point answer: (1) The Ukrainians are fighting against Russia’s corrupt version of so-called capitalism; (2) Russia is trying to portray Ukraine as a non-state; (3) Putin is rebuilding the former Soviet Union’s empire, extending Moscow’s influence over specific economic sectors; (4) Moscow’s ultimate goal is to completely push the United States out of Europe, using a new anti-American ideology; (5) Meanwhile, Moscow relies heavily on the West’s readiness to compromise on everything...
  • New Threats for Old: New Russian regime more dangerous than old - S. Grigoryants warned in 1990

    05/07/2012 12:39:06 PM PDT · by JRNyquist · 12 replies
    Once upon a time the Cold War and the threat of nuclear annihilation helped to maintain a certain focus. America and its European allies were supposedly upholding capitalism and freedom against Soviet Communism. Then the Soviet Union broke apart and we got our hands on the “peace dividend.” Money could be diverted from weapons to social programs. The West was free to pursue its own socialism – leading to bankruptcy. In 1990 a Soviet dissident named Sergei Grigoryants, who was twice imprisoned by the KGB, gave a speech in which he warned of the deceptive reality behind of the collapse...
  • Anca-Maria Cernea Interview, Part Two

    04/02/2012 12:15:04 PM PDT · by No One Special · 1 replies
    Financial Sense ^ | 04/02/2012 | JR Nyquist
    I continue my interview with Anca-Maria Cernea, a citizen of Romania who knows what it means to live under Communism. Both Cernea’s parents were imprisoned by the Communists. Her father served 17 years as a political prisoner. After 1989, she was active in the National Peasant Christian Democratic Party. She and her friends left this party in 1995 when they realized it had been “colonized” by the post-Communists. Under the government of the Democratic Convention she served as head of the Foreign Affairs Division of the Department for Local Administration from 1998 to 2000. She also helped create the Ioan...
  • Icky Leaks (grave danger is coming directly from Kremlin)

    12/03/2010 11:19:14 AM PST · by Kabud · 58 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3 Dec 2010 | JR Nyquist
    Icky LeaksSensitive diplomatic communications have been published by the Wikileaks Web site, and some of this sensitive material concerns Russia. The importance of Russia as a global power has been downplayed since the fall of the Soviet Union. Leaked U.S. State Department cables give us a glimpse of how dangerous Russia is becoming. The true nature of the Russian regime has not been a popular topic of public discussion; but in secret meetings between diplomats, statesmen and law enforcement officials, there is growing concern. Russia has become the center of international corruption, drawing other states into her orbit.From the leaked...
  • Our Russian Oracle

    05/31/2010 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Leoni · 14 replies · 314+ views ^ | J. R. Nyquist
    Our Russian Oracleby J. R. Nyquist Weekly Column Published: 5.28.2010 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is ready for a fight. Two days ago the North Korean military announced, "We do not hope for war, but if South Korea ... tries to attack us Kim Jong-il has ordered us to finish the task of unification left undone during the [Korean] war." And why should there be a war? Last March North Korea sank a South Korean corvette. There are a number of possible explanations for this. Perhaps the North Koreans were testing President Obama. Perhaps it was a planned diversion, insofar...
  • ABC News: Vladimir Putin to head investigation into Polish president's death

    04/10/2010 5:49:28 AM PDT · by quesney · 282 replies · 8,427+ views
    Russia says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will personally head the investigation into an aeroplane crash that killed Poland's president. A total of 96 people were on board the plane that crashed near the western Russian city of Smolensk, all of whom are believed to be dead. Polish president Lech Kaczynski was on board the Russian-built Tupolev 154 jet when it went down in heavy fog near a military airport. Russian authorities have already said they suspect pilot error in the crash, near Smolensk, in Western Russia. There are reports the jet made several attempted landings before the crash. Also on...
  • Did Communism Fake Its Own Death in 1991?

    01/15/2010 10:36:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 155 replies · 4,876+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2010 | Jason McNew
    In a bizarre 1984 book, ex-KGB Major Anatoliy Golitsyn predicted the liberalization of the Soviet Bloc and claimed that it would be a strategic deception. Let's examine the facts. In his spy book Wedge, Mark Riebling claims that "of Golitsyn's falsifiable predictions, 139 out of 148 were fulfilled by the end of 1993 -- an accuracy rate of 94 percent" [1]. Riebling's statistic, compiled from Golitsyn's 1984 book New Lies for Old, has been used in several other books and articles (including here at AT) since Wedge was first published in 1994. New Lies for Old is not light reading,...
  • The Kremlin Murders

    11/27/2006 9:32:24 AM PST · by outofstyle · 14 replies · 932+ views
    NRO ^ | November 27, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    “Well you’re the obvious guy, uh, spirit, to ask about this stuff, because you spent most of your career watching the KGB didn’t you?” It was rhetorical, needless to say. I had finally connected with the shade of the late James Jesus Angleton after several dropped communications via the ouija board, and now that I had him I wanted to find out what he thought about the melodramatic death of former KGB agent (or FSB…whatever) Alexander Litvinenko in London. Ian Fleming couldn’t have invented a wilder story.....
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri's Russian Adventure

    07/16/2002 6:21:38 PM PDT · by Ivan the Terrible · 3 replies · 333+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | July 16, 2002 | J. R. Nyquist
    A fascinating piece by Andrew Higgins and Alan Cullison recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal [July 2] with the title: “How a Secret, Failed Trip to Chechnya Turned Key Plotter’s Focus to America and bin Laden.” The key plotter in this case was 9/11 mastermind and bin Laden’s Egyptian lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri. The article’s title suggests that Zawahiri’s failure to settle in Chechnya (due to his “detention” by the KGB/FSB in 1996-97) led him to Afghanistan and an alliance with bin Laden. But according to ranking U.S. terrorism expert, Yossef Bodansky, Egyptian Jihad leader Zawahiri was preparing a massive...
  • JERICHO - Official Thread

    09/20/2006 4:51:30 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 600 replies · 11,866+ views
    CBS ^ | Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | Momaw Nadon
    Things are quiet and peaceful in small-town Jericho, Kansas, but when a baffling explosion occurs in the distance, Jericho's residents are plunged into social, psychological and physical chaos. No one knows what to think, and fear of the unknown takes over the town, especially because its isolation cuts it off from outside help. When nearly everything they know seems gone, will the residents of JERICHO band together to face their unfamiliar and mysterious new world?
  • The Conspiratorial Dilemma: Anatoli Golitsyn

    03/29/2006 10:18:30 AM PST · by factfinder200 · 29 replies · 750+ views
    Factfinder | 03-29-06 | Factfinder
    As students of conspiracy arguments know, the Birch Society is quite fond of citing Anatoli Golitsyn's assertions to substantiate JBS arguments about successful Soviet deception operations against the United States and the western world. In fact, the JBS recommends and sells both of Golitsyn's books. There is, however, a major dilemma contained within JBS arguments which accept Golitsyn's assertions. Let's review some background information about what Golitsyn told western intelligence agencies after his defection. The following numbered excerpts come from Edward Jay Epstein's website (link below). Epstein authored the 1989 book, Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the...
  • Brazil's Metamorphosis - A Communist triumph

    11/11/2003 1:10:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 632+ views ^ | 5 November 2003 | Igor Taam
    From time to time I read the news and articles of the PT (Worker’s Party),, official site. And it's not old news from old notebooks, it is this year’s declarations. It’s possible to see that old aspirations – suffering metamorphosis, or not – still live. Look at this affirmation of José Dirceu, head of Civil House: We are retaking the political agenda of 1964 because problems like cultural democratization, agrarian reform, national autonomy and citizenship are still ongoing since then. ( For the reader who doesn’t know what happened around 1964, I can explain in three words: Brazil's counter-revolution....