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  • Tune out the war party!

    03/03/2014 7:32:33 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 67 replies
    WND ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech. When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash...
  • Atheist Communists slaughtered more than 100 Million people in the last century

    05/16/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Milagros · 30 replies
    Book ^ | 2009 | Harold Eberle
    Harold Eberle: "Christianity Unshackled: Are You A Truth Seeker," Destiny Image Publishers, 2009 Stalin was responsible for about 20 million deaths and Mao Zedong's regime for approximately 70 million.  Pol Pot, who led the Communist Party faction known as the Khmer Rouge, killed over 1.5 million of his own Cambodian people.6 Add to these numbers the atrocities committed by Soviet dictators like Lenin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev. Also add atheists like Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-il. All total, atheistic regimes have slaughtered more than 100 million people within the last 100 years. That averages to more than 1 million people per year....
  • The Murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer

    05/01/2012 9:25:50 AM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Future Freedom Foundation ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jacob G. Hornberger
    The Murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer by Jacob G. Hornberger, April 11, 2012 In early 1976 the National Enquirer published a story that shocked the elite political class in Washington, D.C. The story disclosed that a woman named Mary Pinchot Meyer, who was a divorced spouse of a high CIA official named Cord Meyer, had been engaged in a two-year sexual affair with President John F. Kennedy. By the time the article was published, JFK had been assassinated, and Mary Pinchot Meyer herself was dead, a victim of a murder that took place in Washington on October 12, 1964. The...
  • A War Prevented: Pope John XXIII and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    11/12/2011 1:17:11 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2011 | Ronald J. Rychlak
    The Holy See is the oldest continuing international organization in the world. Its Secretary of State office was established in 1486, and that is also when its first permanent representatives were established in Venice, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, and France. Today, the Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with 176 states. It is also the only Permanent Observer State at the United Nations, and it participates in various internationals conventions and agreements. While it is officially neutral, it is not silent.The Holy SeeÂ’s diplomatic prowess was tested severely during the twentieth century. Nevertheless, it played a crucial role in maintaining...
  • "The Kitchen Debate" - Richard Nixon vs. Nikita Khrushchev 50 Years Ago - Video 7/24/1959

    07/24/2009 4:48:54 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 560+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Fifty years ago today, July 24, 1959, Vice-President Richard Nixon engaged in what is called the "Kitchen Debate" with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in which they debated back and forth on the virtues of Capitalism and Freedom and Soviet-style Communism. For all of Khrushchev's bluster, here we are 50 years later, and the United States is still the world's greatest superpower, and the Soviet Union is no more. Below is a video clip of the two debating, and then a longer audio clip of their debate . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Fantasies of Nuclear War

    07/26/2010 8:23:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 07/26/10 | Humberto Fontova
    Fidel Castro, the dictator who came the closest in history to igniting a nuclear war, made several public appearances recently to predict an imminent nuclear conflict. The cataclysm he craved in 1962 will erupt, he warned on Cuban TV, when the Israelis and their American cohorts provoke Iran in the straits of Hormuz. You did indeed read the above account correctly. Castro, the man who co-sponsored the famous 1975 UN resolution equating Zionism with racism, is claiming the Israeli tail wags the Yankee dog. Those Yankees are certainly powerful, Castro explained, but also a bit naïve and docile. The main...

    06/18/2009 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Marianland · 6 replies · 744+ views
    The fact is that we live in a time of fateful challenges. As a people and a nation we are under test. This challenge is, of course, Marxism-Leninism. There is no mystery in its strategies and tactics. It has always been concrete and spelled out in black and white. It has also been openly and actively tested in the economic, political, and ideological struggle for control around globe. Lenin, the founder of the first Communist state, put it simply: "First we will take Eastern Europe, then the masses of Asia. We will encircle the last bastion of capitalism, the United...
  • The Ebbing Away of Freedom

    10/31/2008 7:47:56 AM PDT · by The Conservative Yogini · 3 replies · 400+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    Very moving audio of Eisenhower's Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson. He is taking about his meeting with Khrushchev: "He indicated that my grandchildren would live under communism....You Americans are so gullible. No you won't accept communism outright, but well keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you finally wake up and find out you already have communism. we won't have to fight you. we'll so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands."
  • Kennedy Talked, Khrushchev Triumphed

    05/21/2008 9:09:31 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 16 replies · 430+ views
    IN his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy expressed in two eloquent sentences, often invoked by Barack Obama, a policy that turned out to be one of his presidency’s — indeed one of the cold war’s — most consequential: “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Kennedy’s special assistant, called those sentences “the distinctive note” of the inaugural. They have also been a distinctive note in Senator Obama’s campaign, and were made even more prominent last week when President Bush, in a speech to Israel’s Parliament, disparaged a willingness to...
  • Sputnik 'like a cold shower' for West (Sergei Khrushchev)

    10/04/2007 2:13:08 AM PDT · by vertolet · 5 replies · 524+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2 October 2007 | Paul Rincon
    Sergei Khrushchev is used to having a seat on the front row of history. Not only because his father, Nikita, was a premier of the Soviet Union, but also because he worked as an engineer at the forefront of Russia's space programme. As a young man, he was at his father's side on many of his official visits around the Soviet Union and abroad, including the historic visit to the US in 1959. On 4 October 1957, Sergei was in Kiev, Ukraine, where his father was visiting on military business. What started out as a routine engagement for the...
  • The Suez-Hungary Crisis:Today in History (Suez Events)

    10/30/2006 5:26:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 259+ views
    10/30/06 | Self
    As promised by President Eisenhower the United Nations Security Council went into emergency session on October 30, 1956. Both the United States and Soviet Union introduced resolutions calling on Israel to cease its attack and pull back to the 1949 armistice lines. The United States resolution called on other nations to not use force or threaten to use force in the situation (clearly aimed at France and Britain). It also called for sanctions against Israel until she complied with the resolution. Both resolutions were vetoed by France and Britain. Eventually the Yugoslav delegate asked the council to use a procudural...
  • Stuck in the Canal (1956 Suez Crisis)

    10/28/2006 9:38:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,716+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 28, 2006 | DAVID FROMKIN
    Op-Ed Contributor FIFTY years ago tomorrow — on Oct. 29, 1956 — Israeli paratroops were dropped deep behind Egyptian lines in the Sinai peninsula, opening the way for the ground troops that followed. In a lightning campaign lasting less than five days, the Israelis took control of the entire peninsula. The Israelis had a rendezvous at the Suez Canal with the armed forces of Britain and France. But the British and French stopped short of their goal. Like out of shape ex-champions attempting a comeback, the Europeans were unable to get past the first round in their effort to return...
  • Khrushchev’s secret speech and end of communism

    03/05/2006 6:39:16 PM PST · by voletti · 53 replies · 1,316+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 3/5/06 | Roy A Medvedev
    n history, some events at first appear insignificant, or their significance is hidden, but they turn out to be earthshaking. Such a moment occurred 50 years ago, with Nikita Khrushchev’s so-called “secret speech” to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It ranks, I believe, just below the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the start of Hitler’s War in 1939 as the most critical moment of the 20th century. At that moment, the communist movement appeared to be riding the tide of history, and not only for those in the Soviet Union. In the mid-1950s, communism...
  • The day Khrushchev buried Stalin

    02/28/2006 9:52:36 AM PST · by x5452 · 23 replies · 890+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 28, 2006
    The day Khrushchev buried Stalin By Nina L. Khrushcheva who teaches international affairs at New School University in New York: Los Angeles Times Published February 28, 2006 When Nikita Khrushchev died in 1971, I was still a young girl, but I remember him well. We used to visit him on the weekends on his farm at Petrovo Dalnee, about 30 miles outside of Moscow. I'd work with him among the tomatoes or at his beehives. Although to me he was just my kindly old great-grandfather, my family assured me then and later that he was a great man, a world...
  • Op-Ed Contributor: How a Speech Won the Cold War

    02/25/2006 4:47:32 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 1,463+ views
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | February 25, 2006 | WILLIAM TAUBMAN
    FIFTY years ago today, the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gave a "secret speech" at the 20th Communist Party Congress that changed both his country and the world. By denouncing Stalin, whose God-like status had helped to legitimize Communism in the Soviet Bloc, Khrushchev began a process of unraveling it that culminated in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. This great deed deserves to be celebrated on its anniversary. But it is also a good time to ponder this question: What are we to think of a leader whose great deeds do not bring about the consequences intended? It...
  • The speech Russia wants to forget

    02/24/2006 3:18:28 PM PST · by lizol · 18 replies · 1,066+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 23 February 2006 | Tim Whewell
    The speech Russia wants to forget By Tim Whewell BBC News It was a speech so shocking that even 50 years on, Nikolai Baibakov refuses point-blank to describe what he heard that day - a devastating attack on the man he worshipped above all others. The retired Communist Party official, now 91, can reel off scores of statistics of industrial production and oil extraction in the 1950s. But he tries every stratagem to avoid recalling the cataclysmic event to which he is one of the very few surviving witnesses. It was the secret final session of the 20th party congress...
  • Russia: Khrushchev's 'Secret Speech' Remembered After 50 Years

    02/15/2006 11:55:33 AM PST · by sergey1973 · 19 replies · 547+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | 02-15-2006 | Claire Bigg
    Russia today marked the 50th anniversary of Nikita Khrushchev's "secret speech," in which he denounced the crimes committed under dictator Josef Stalin and the cult of personality surrounding the deceased Soviet leader. Today was an occasion for Russians to reexamine the impact of this legendary speech on their country's history.
  • When it was no longer sweet or noble to kill for the cause

    02/11/2006 9:35:16 PM PST · by Daralundy · 19 replies · 986+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 11, 2006 | Martin Kettle
    In 1956, the mirror in which the left saw itself was shattered. But its self-deception lives on If the great history lesson of the 20th century is that socialism does not work then the watershed event in that tragic enlightenment was the one that took place in Moscow 50 years ago this month - the so-called "secret speech" delivered by Nikita Khrushchev to a closed session of the 20th congress of the Soviet Communist party on February 25 1956, in which he mounted a devastating attack on Joseph Stalin, then not quite three years dead. I write this with complete...
  • Pentagon Papers And Treason At NY Times? (Vanity)

    01/06/2006 2:42:23 AM PST · by JoeGar · 2 replies · 834+ views
    01/06/2006 | JoeGar
    In 1971, the New York Times published the top secret "Pentagon Papers" which resulted in much angst in government. Years ago, I read that the reason for that angst was that the publishing of the papers blew the cover of a extremely valuable CIA spy. As I remember it, one comment in the Pentagon Papers could be traced back to a conversation that could have only come from the interior of Nikita Khrushchev's limo. The CIA had recruited Khrushchev's chauffeur and he had planted a bug in the limo. When the Russians read the Pentagon Papers in the Times, they...
  • Khrushchev, Mao had deal on India, says book ( A Must read )

    07/12/2005 10:42:46 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 7 replies · 922+ views
    newindpress ^ | July 12 2005
    NEW DELHI: In a season when Cold War secrets are tumbling out with astonishing regularity, a new book has just revealed details of a Beijing-Moscow deal on the eve of China's 1962 invasion of India. Co-written by China-born author Jung Chang - best known for ‘Wild Swan’ - and her husband, British historian Jon Halliday, ‘Mao: The Unknown Story’ (Jonathan Cape) is rated the “most authoritative” biography of the late Communist leader. It is an indictment of his domestic and foreign policies, one of the victims of which, the book says, was India. In the chapter “Maoism Goes Global (1959-64)”,...
  • The Warsaw Pact, gone with a whimper

    05/14/2005 10:32:52 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 356+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2005 | Malcolm Byrne and Vojtech Mastny
    The Warsaw Pact, gone with a whimper Malcolm Byrne and Vojtech Mastny International Herald Tribune SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2005 Fifty years ago, with great fanfare in the Soviet bloc, the Warsaw Pact came into being. During its 36 years, it became one of the most feared military machines in history, the embodiment of international Communist aggression, and the sword of Damocles threatening World War III. But fearsome as it appeared in the eyes of the West - and indeed in the experiences of millions of citizens of the Communist countries - was the Warsaw Pact ultimately as dangerous as its...
  • Happy Birthday, Nikita Khrushchev!("We will bury you")

    04/16/2005 7:05:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 964+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 4/16/2005 | NINA L. KHRUSHCHEVA
    In one of those jokes that history likes to play from time to time, I recently ran across myself in a Russian history textbook for ninth graders. A sign of changed times, no doubt; instead of memorizing speeches by Lenin or Brezhnev as my generation did, Russian 14-year-olds, like their Western counterparts, now fill in the bubbles on multiple-choice questions and are given subjects for debate. One of which is this: "Does Nina Khrushcheva have the right to criticize Khrushchev? Does she have the right to be an American citizen?" The question referred to a talk I gave at the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Cold War (A Synopsis) - Part III - Sep 22nd, 2004

    09/21/2004 8:07:28 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 100 replies · 2,544+ views
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  • Mr. Wonderful and The Bay Of Pigs

    04/14/2004 11:08:13 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 360+ views ^ | Apr. 14, 2004 | Humberto Fontova
    "The Republicans have allowed a communist dictatorship to flourish eight jet minutes from our borders! We must support anti-Castro fighters. So far these freedom fighters have received no help from our government." -- Democratic presidential candidate, Oct. 1960 "George Bush and the Republicans in Washington have run the most inept foreign policy in the modern history of this country! It has been a failure!" -- Democratic presidential Candidate, April 2004. No, friends, it didn't start with this campaign. Indeed, Kerry apes his idol (JFK) faithfully. Problem was, during the '60 presidential campaign Kennedy left out the sly smile, the shifty...
  • The Bone in Beijing's Throat

    12/22/2003 7:30:21 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 41 replies · 301+ views ^ | 12-22-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    The bone in Beijing's throat Posted: December 22, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. During the early Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev referred to West Berlin, the free city of 2 million surrounded by the Red Army and East Germany, as "a bone in our throat." That bone helped kill the Soviet Empire. Now, the bone in Beijing's throat is Taiwan. Though the island was ruled by the mainland for only four years of the 20th century, Beijing claims Taiwan as a lost province. Before 1945, Taiwan was a colony of Japan, which had seized it in the...
  • Khrushchev Unplugged From the Middle East to Cuba

    09/14/2003 12:59:28 AM PDT · by the_greatest_country_ever · 8 replies · 316+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 14, 2003
    The New York Times WEEK IN REVIEW WORD FOR WORD Khrushchev Unplugged From the Middle East to Cubag FROM 1954 to 1965, a faceless bureaucrat named Vladimir Malin was the official note-taker at meetings of the leadership of the Soviet Union. His handwritten minutes, kept in a ledger like that used by Western accountants, were the holy grail of the Central Intelligence Agency's unsuccessful efforts to penetrate the Kremlin. They remained closed until last week, when they were released by archivists at the Russian State Archives of Contemporary History in Moscow.The documents reveal a troubled Presidium struggling to feed its...
  • No Respect, No Respect at All. Khrushchev Biography review

    08/13/2003 6:51:26 AM PDT · by u-89 · 1 replies · 217+ views ^ | 10.07.03 | John Dolan
    Book Review of William Taubman's Khrushchev, the man and his era by John Doaln.To see full article(suggested reading) go to Lew Rockwell, scroll down to last link on page - Murdering Clown, click and read. Martin Amis recently claimed that it was possible to laugh at Stalin but not at Hitler. Amis was wrong; Hitler was actually a very funny guy. But as William Taubman’s brilliant biography of Khrushchev demonstrates, there’s no doubt that the Stalinists were the funniest fascists of the twentieth century, and Khrushchev was the funniest of them. Khrushchev would have made a fine silent-film comic. Though...
  • Stalin-Khrushchev gay sex novelist charged

    07/16/2002 6:10:56 AM PDT · by gd124 · 8 replies · 206+ views
    Independent Online ^ | July 12 2002 at 04:19PM | Reuters
    Moscow - A Russian cult writer whose fiction portrayed former communist leaders Josef Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev having sex has been charged with distributing pornography. The Moscow Prosecutor General's office said experts had concluded Vladimir Sorokin's futuristic "Goluboye Salo" ("Blue Lard") novel contained pornographic passages. If convicted, Sorokin faces up to two years in prison. "Goluboye" is Russian slang for gay, and the work contains a graphic fictional account of a homosexual relationship between Stalin and Khrushchev, who eventually succeeded him in the Kremlin. "We received a complaint from a man who bought Sorokin's book at one of the markets...