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    03/02/2016 7:57:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Front Page ^ | 3/2/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov lived in the USSR and he is not feeling the bern. I'm enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes...
  • Garry Kasparov on Obama’s Foreign Policy: “I Think We Are Now Facing Disaster Beyond Belief” (VIDEO)

    04/12/2015 4:39:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April12,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former world chess champion and human rights activist Garry Kasparov is stunned by Barack Obama’s foolish and dangerous foreign policy moves. Kasparov believes the free world is now facing “disaster beyond belief.” Maria Bartiromo: About a week ago you made very important points about the next 20 months and what kind of impact the president can have before he steps down. Garry Kasparov: Negative impact. I think we are now facing disaster beyond belief. Obama should understand that normalization of relations with any country means a two-way street. And now we can see it in only one way. The deal...
  • Kasparov: Stop Putin now or pay the price later

    11/10/2014 1:46:19 PM PST · by Thistooshallpass9
    EU Observer ^ | 11 Nov 2014 | Andrew Rettman
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said November 4 that he sees nothing wrong with the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact that the Soviet Union made with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany just days before World War ii broke out. The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a promise of non-belligerence by either party toward the other. Just a week after it was signed, Germany invaded Poland, officially igniting World War ii. “Serious research must show that those were the foreign policy methods then,” Putin said to a group of young historians in Moscow. “The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany. People say: ‘Ach, that’s bad.’...
  • Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!

    08/30/2014 8:50:50 PM PDT · by Semper911 · 69 replies
    Time ^ | 8-30-2014 | Garry Kasparov
    As Russian troops and armored columns advance in Eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government begs for aid from the free world it hoped would receive it and protect it as one of its own. The leaders of the free world, meanwhile, are struggling to find the right terminology to free themselves from the moral responsibility to provide that protection. Putin’s bloody invasion of a sovereign European nation is an incursion, much like Crimea — remember Crimea? — was an “uncontested arrival” instead of Anschluss. A civilian airliner was blown out of the sky just six weeks ago –—remember MH17? — and...
  • On Ukraine, Obama’s Munich Moment

    04/01/2014 10:48:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Time ^ | April 1, 2014 | Garry Kasparov
    Do not fall for any Western attempts to save face, even if Obama waves a piece of paper and declares, ‘Peace for our time!’ Negotiating with another country’s territory as collateral has a long history—the most obvious example is from 1938. Last Friday, Vladimir Putin called Barack Obama to discuss Ukraine, although what was said is different from what was heard. Analyzing the discrepancies between the White House and Kremlin press releases of these calls has become a booming industry and usually you would never guess that the reports are about the same conversation. The White House report mentions “constitutional...

    02/24/2014 8:14:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | February 24,2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On February 22nd, former world chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov intimated that if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, the Soviet Union would still exist. Kasparov was born in the Soviet Union in 1963. He is a renowned chess player, a human rights defender, and an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Lenin. On February 22nd he tweeted: "I've said it before, but if Barack Obama had been president instead of Ronald Reagan, I'd still be a Soviet Citizen."
  • ‘WOW!’ Garry Kasparov shreds Obama and his ‘red lines’ as bloodbath continues in Ukraine [pics]

    02/21/2014 1:29:35 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    Garry Kasparov âś” @Kasparov63 Follow Yes, Obama could sell his red lines on eBay as new. They are all in mint condition, never used! Garry Kasparov âś” @Kasparov63 Follow Truman saved millions from Iron Curtain in Europe & from Communism in Asia. How many will be lost to murder & autocracy on Obama's watch? 9:40 AM - 20 Feb 2014
  • Putin Is Basking in an ‘Astonishing Leadership Vacuum’

    01/08/2014 12:03:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Jan. 06, 2014 | Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Garry Kasparov
    Since Vladimir Putin’s official return to power in 2012, the Russian President seems to have set his mind on teaching the rest of the world a few simple lessons. First, that he shall not be underestimated on the international stage; second, that Moscow will keep reasserting control over what it considers to be its legitimate sphere of influence for Russia; and finally, that he shall do whatever he pleases at home. […] When it comes to the honorable title of Bully of the Year, the Russian President surely triumphed in 2013. But all too often bullies fail with their homework....
  • Dissatisfied with the European Parliament’s soft resolution on Russia, MEPs insist on blacklists

    02/21/2011 10:27:23 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 6 replies ^ | February 18th, 2011
    Some members of the European Parliament (MEPs) deemed yesterday’s resolution on Russian non-compliance with the rule of law to be much too soft, and now seek sanctions against Russian officials implicated in human rights abuses. As reported in the media, the European Parliament has three enumerations: there is the ‘Khodorkovsky list’, which includes those involved in imposing harsh sentences in the Yukos case; the ‘Magnitsky list’, with the names of those accused of the death in jail of the lawyer for Hermitage Capital Management; and the ‘Nemtsov list’, in which appear the persecutors of Russian opposition leaders. The latter list...
  • Garry Kasparov meets with U.S. senators (McCain and Lieberman)

    01/28/2011 7:15:13 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 2 replies ^ | January 28th, 2011 |
    The leader of the United Civil Front, Garry Kasparov, held a meeting at the U.S. Congress on introducing visa sanctions against senior Russian officials responsible for violations of civil rights and freedoms, and complicity in corruption. According to the Vladimir Bukovsky press center, the topic of personal sanctions was discussed in a meeting of Kasparov with U.S. Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman and Congressman James McGovern. The negotiations also involved a member of the Federal Political Council from the Solidarity party, Vladimir Kara-Murza. In November 2010, a proposal to ban entry into the U.S. of officials involved in violations...
  • Garry Kasparov on the G Gordon Liddy Show Today!

    07/10/2009 7:15:58 AM PDT · by badgerfan1976 · 4 replies · 495+ views
    Heard Gordon just mention he is having Garry on during the 11am EST hour...Garry met with the BHO earlier this week in Russia.
  • How the West Fueled Putin’s Sense of Impunity

    08/15/2008 10:08:16 PM PDT · by libh8er · 19 replies · 240+ views
    The Other Russia ^ | 8/15/2008 | Garry Kasparov
    Russia’s invasion of Georgia reminded me of a conversation I had three years ago in Moscow with a high-ranking European Union official. Russia was much freer then, but President Vladimir Putin’s onslaught against democratic rights was already underway. “What would it take,” I asked, “for Europe to stop treating Putin like a democrat? If all opposition parties are banned? Or what if they started shooting people in the street?” The official shrugged and replied that even in such cases, there would be little the EU could do. He added: “Staying engaged will always be the best hope for the people...
  • Let's Be Realistic About Russia

    05/04/2008 6:05:54 AM PDT · by RusIvan · 2 replies · 61+ views
    Garry Kasparov criticizes Western countries for providing the autocratic regime in Russia with much needed legitimacy and for ignoring violations of basic human rights in Russia ("Russia's Pre-Olympic Nightmare," op-ed, April 26). Mr. Kasparov ignores the truth that there is only so much that other countries can do to encourage Russia to be freer and less autocratic. It is the job of Mr. Kasparov and other leaders of the Russian opposition to invent and promote a social and economic model that combines freedom and governability. They need a model that combines Russian traditions deeply rooted in the country's autocratic history...
  • Man of the Year?

    12/24/2007 10:39:35 PM PST · by winner3000 · 36 replies · 193+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/23/2007 | Garry Kasparov
    Vladimir Putin will now use Time magazine's honor to enhance his own power. BY GARRY KASPAROV Sunday, December 23, 2007 12:01 a.m. EST Ever since President Vladimir Putin took office eight long years ago, the political and media leadership of the West have had a full-time job trying to look on the bright side of Russia's rapid turn from democracy. The free press has been demolished, elections are canceled and rigged, and then we hear how popular Mr. Putin is. Opposition marches are crushed, and we're told--over and over--how much better off we are today than in the days of...
  • Kasparov: THE NEW RUSSIA: [Putin] Man of the Year?

    12/22/2007 10:56:40 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 1 replies · 40+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | December 23, 2007 | GARRY KASPAROV
    Vladimir Putin will now use Time magazine's honor to enhance his own power Ever since President Vladimir Putin took office eight long years ago, the political and media leadership of the West have had a full-time job trying to look on the bright side of Russia's rapid turn from democracy. The free press has been demolished, elections are canceled and rigged, and then we hear how popular Mr. Putin is. Opposition marches are crushed, and we're told--over and over--how much better off we are today than in the days of the Soviet Union. This week Time magazine named Mr. Putin...
  • Grandmaster Judit Polgar: 'I Can Work Myself Into the Top 10 Again'

    11/11/2007 1:38:16 PM PST · by Marc Tumin · 16 replies · 583+ views
    ChessBase News ^ | Nov. 11, 2007 | Jose Emilio Gomez of "El Correo"
    She is far and away the strongest female chess player that ever lived. [Note: She has always declined to play in competitions limited to females, which is why she never won the Women's World Championship.] At times she was in the top ten of the overall world rankings, but in the last three years, due to the birth of two children, has dropped back a little in her preparation and results. But as everyone can see from her recent tournaments this remarkable lady is on the rebound. Interviewing Judith Polgar [born July 23, 1976, in Budapest, Hungary] implies some kind...
  • Kasparov on Chris Matthews' Hardball

    10/25/2007 9:56:40 AM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 8 replies · 322+ views
    ChessBase News ^ | Oct. 25, 2007 |
    Yet again we see Garry Kasparov on a big American TV network. One Good Move, which provides the video feed, writes: "Kasparov makes a compelling case for the Bush Administration's hypocrisy in the world, and that Putin has the puppet Bush dancing to his tune. A dance meant to keep the world in turmoil so that KGB Inc. can benefit from high oil prices." Interview and our readers' reactions. Kasparov on Chris Matthews' Hardball No wonder the Skype calls have temporarily ceased. This has been the Garry Kasparov Week, with the former world champion and current Russian opposition leader appearing...
  • Kasparov vs Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Late Edition

    10/24/2007 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 6 replies · 228+ views ^ | Oct. 24, 2007 | ChessBase News
    He did it again: the former world champion and leader of the Russian opposition has appeared on yet another prime time American TV show. After Colbert and Maher, this time Kasparov argues with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about Russian politics under the regime of the president Vladimir Putin. Late Edition can be seen all over the world – in case you missed it here are transcripts and a podcast. Kasparov vs Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Late Edition It is the third time in a week that the former world chess champion and current opposition leader in Russia has appeared on a...
  • Kasparov on Maher – checkmate in two [good stuff, must watch

    10/22/2007 7:11:09 PM PDT · by hamboy · 39 replies · 51+ views
    ChessBase News ^ | Oct. 20, 2007 | ChessBase News
    Kasparov on Maher – checkmate in two 20.10.2007 – Bill Maher is a colorful, eloquent and witty talkshow host, a comedian who has very high ratings and a dedicated following. Maher also tends to dominated his guests with his superior intellect and verbal skills. But his encounter with Garry Kasparov ended in a double checkmate for the former world chess champion. It was an impressive display in a tough talk show. Good stuff, must watch.  
  • Kasparov Wins Opposition Primaries In Russia

    09/30/2007 4:06:03 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 8 replies · 238+ views
    ChessBase News ^ | Sept. 29. 2007
    Kasparov Wins Opposition Primaries In Russia 27.09.2007 – The Moscow branch of the Other Russia opposition party Monday chose former world chess champion Garry Kasparov as candidate for the 2008 presidential elections. Kasparov garnered 66 of a possible 113 votes at the all-important Moscow primary, defeating ex-premier Mikhail Kasyanov. In addition to many international reports there is a remarkable 12-page (!) story in the New Yorker [Letter From Moscow: "THE TSAR’S OPPONENT — Garry Kasparov Takes Aim at the Power of Vladimir Putin" by David Remnick].