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  • Preparing For The Worst: Poland’s Military Modernization – Analysis

    03/22/2018 10:13:44 PM PDT · by tlozo · 5 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | March 23, 2018 | Felix K. Chang
    No one needs to remind Poland of the strategic dangers arising from its geography...During World War II, its mostly flat and open terrain made it particularly vulnerable to the mechanized armies of Germany and the Soviet Union. Today, Poland’s position is less tenuous, but still fraught. While its western and southern borders are anchored by friendly NATO countries, its eastern border abuts Russia’s military stronghold of Kaliningrad, Belarus (a close Russian ally), and Ukraine (a country riven by Russia). ...the last decade has seen the emergence of a militarily stronger and more aggressive Russia...reforms sought to streamline Russian combat units,...
  • The Latest: 8 Security Council members demand Syria action

    03/19/2018 8:42:29 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2018 | Stuff
    Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't implement a resolution demanding a cessation of hostilities. A letter sent to all 15 council members on Monday expresses "profound concern" about the lack of implementation of the Feb. 24 resolution demanding a cease-fire throughout Syria without delay to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. It singles out Russia and Syria as key to implementation. The letter was signed by France, Kuwait, Peru, Poland,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Polish Bishops Leaning Towards Allowing Some Remarried Divorcees Holy Communion

    03/16/2018 1:39:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 16, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Ahead of the publication of pastoral guidelines on Amoris Laetitia, the bishops have voiced support for some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist, even if living in a state of objective adultery. Edward Pentin Polish bishops appear to be showing support for allowing confessors to determine on a case-by-case basis whether remarried divorcees living in a state of objective adultery can receive Holy Communion. In a statement issued after a two-day plenary meeting, the bishops stressed the importance of “discernment, accompaniment and inclusion” in dealing with such cases, according to the Polish Catholic website Pch24. The website added that...

    03/06/2018 7:16:34 AM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies
    Your posture before me is the door opener to all you hear and say through My spirit , for truly it is the Gethsemane(garden) experience of total surrender and the ability to sit quietly before your King of kings that allows Me to become Lord over everything in your life as you lay them all before me holding nothing back ! I AM your answer and bank of knowledge but without intimacy with me, your understanding will be lacking the eyes to see and the ears to hear all I have to speak into your life for I AM giving...
  • George Soros Faces Hometown Exposure and Revolt

    03/09/2018 6:24:37 AM PST · by Twotone · 38 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 7, 2018 | Victor Gaetan
    Across Hungary, George Soros’s aged face dominates bus stops, pedestrian pathways, and major intersections with the cryptic message, “Don’t let Soros have the last laugh.” Last laugh? A tag line explained the allusion: “99% reject illegal immigration.” The anti-Soros ad campaign conflates the controversial financier’s investments in leftwing political causes, including open borders, with the European Union’s ongoing effort to force Hungary and other EU countries to accept an annual quota of illegal immigrants. To redistribute hundreds of thousands of people who arrived in Italy and Greece in 2015, the EU assigned each member state a compulsory number: 1,294 for...
  • Poland’s leaders barred from White House meetings over Holocaust law

    03/06/2018 11:12:28 AM PST · by Lukasz · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 06.03.2018 | Aleksandra Wróbel
    Poland’s leaders will not be allowed to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence until Warsaw repeals its controversial new Holocaust law. Polish web portal (owned by Axel Springer, also a co-owner of POLITICO Europe) on Tuesday reported that it had obtained a memo from Washington dated February 20 about the law, which makes it illegal to suggest that the Polish state or the Polish nation were complicit in Nazi crimes. The information has been confirmed by other Warsaw-based media.
  • New Czech PM Stands Firm Against Migrant Quotas: No Way Will Brussels Dictate Who Lives Here

    03/02/2018 11:31:08 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/2018
    Andrej Babiš has said there is ‘no way’ the Czech Republic will agree to Brussels’ demand that the nation accept a quota of migrants from the third world. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Thursday, the recently elected Czech Prime Minister slammed the European Union’s (EU) mandatory quota scheme as “ineffective” and divisive. “It is certain that we will not accept anyone, and we are fundamentally against anyone dictating to us who should live and work in our country,” local media reported him saying. “We consider it absurd that the European Commission sues us for something that is nonsense,” Babiš...
  • Polish official: Germany owes Poland $850 billion for WWII

    03/02/2018 8:33:49 PM PST · by NorseViking · 64 replies
    WARSAW, Poland — A Polish official said Friday that Germany could owe his country $850 billion (690 billion euros) for the damage it inflicted during World War II. Arkadiusz Mularczyk is leading a team in the parliament that is assessing potential reparations to Poland. Germany killed 6 million Polish citizens and caused great material losses during its nearly six-year occupation of Poland. “We are talking about very large, but justified amounts of compensation for war crimes, for destroyed cities, villages and the lost demographic potential of our country,” Mularczyk said on Polsat News, a private broadcaster. Last year, Poland’s ruling...
  • Poland's PGNiG starts urgent gas supplies to Ukraine

    03/02/2018 1:33:30 PM PST · by Lukasz · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2018 | Reuters
    Poland’s state-run gas firm PGNiG (PGN.WA) has signed a deal with Naftogaz on urgent gas supplies to Ukraine after Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) unexpectedly decided not to restart supplies to Kiev, PGNiG said on Friday.
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • [Catholic Caucus]...German Bishops: Polish in ‘Identity Crisis,’ Insisting on ‘Exclusion’

    03/01/2018 6:40:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 1, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    LifeSiteNews reported a few days ago the inspiring piece of news that in Poland, 140,000 Catholics signed a petition to their bishops asking them to protect their teaching “from German errors.” At the same time, the German bishops had their spring assembly, during which they invited speakers who described the Polish Catholics as understandably “backward” due to their own Communist history and separation from the West and its ongoing discussions.Let us first consider the affirming report about the strong traditional faith of the Polish Catholics. As LifeSiteNews wrote (emphasis added): Over 140,000 Poles have signed a petition asking the nation’s...
  • Polish ambassador: Calm your emotions, new holocaust law is no attempt to whiten history

    02/27/2018 6:46:28 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies
    De Dagelijkse Standaard ^ | 02-27-2018 | Marcin Czepelak
    "Marcin Czepelak, the Ambassador of Poland in The Netherlands, doesn't agree with the international criticism that the holocaust law which the Polish parliament has recently adopted is a way to stifle the academic debate on the history of Poland in the Second World War." I am observing with growing concern the media coverage on recent events in Poland, especially misunderstandings and misperceptions around the new law on the National Institute of Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej – IPN). In many cases they tend to present Polish actions as motivated by nationalistic feelings or intention to whiten our history. Which is even...
  • How Poles Are More Vilified as 'Bestial' Brute Jew Killers Than German Nazis Themselves

    02/25/2018 6:27:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | Danusha Goska
    Increasingly, ordinary Poles, caricatured as staunchly Catholic, simple-minded and chauvinistic, are positioned as the quintessential Holocaust perpetrator. That's far more comfortable than blaming 'elite' German NazisTo many observers, not least those who are neither Polish nor Jewish, the highly critical press coverage of Poland's new Holocaust law which seeks to criminalize declaring the complicity of the Polish nation in the murder of Jews in WWII, appears both simple and clear. Poles contributed enthusiastically to the genocide of six million Jews. Poles did so because they are staunchly Catholic, simple-minded and chauvinistic. Right-thinking observers must perpetually goad Poles to drop their...
  • Runaway cow in Poland dies 'from stress' after recapture

    02/25/2018 3:26:56 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    A runaway cow that avoided captivity for weeks died Thursday after it was caught and put on a truck to be taken to a farm, a local official said. The red Limousin beef cow fled Jan. 23 as it was to be transported to a slaughterhouse. It gained celebrity status as it defended its life and freedom, tricking searchers, swimming from island to island and roaming a lake-filled region near Nysa, in southwestern Poland.
  • Campaign urges US to suspend ties with Poland over Holocaust law

    02/22/2018 2:05:08 PM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 29 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 21 February 2018 | By JTA
    Ruderman Family Foundation opens online petition, releases video showing people saying 'Polish Holocaust' in defiance of controversial legislation The Ruderman Family Foundation, an American Jewish philanthropic organization, launched a campaign urging the United States to suspend its ties with Poland over that country’s law on rhetoric about the Holocaust. The campaign includes a petition for suspension hosted on the website and a professionally produced video message. It shows men, women and children saying “Polish Holocaust,” which is supposed to be in defiance of the law passed by Poland earlier this month. The law criminalizes blaming the Polish nation or...
  • Thousands march in Kiev calling for Ukraine's president to quit

    02/18/2018 5:59:49 PM PST · by mac_truck · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/18/2018 | staff
    Thousands of supporters of the deported former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili have marched through the streets of Kiev, demanding the impeachment of the Ukrainian president. Journalists said an estimated 10,000 people took part in the rally on Sunday, though the ministry of internal affairs put the number at about 3,000. Protesters carried banners portraying President Petro Poroshenko with a red line drawn over his face. The demonstrators chanted “impeachment”, “resignation” and “Poroshenko is a thief”. Saakashvili, 50, who had been living in exile in Ukraine, was detained by masked men at a restaurant in central Kiev and deported to Poland...
  • Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

    02/18/2018 11:58:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/18/18
    Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory. Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations. Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Return to times tables?

    02/18/2018 6:38:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies ^ | 2/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    No, they are not going to bring back times tables, Teachers think this sort of thing is beneath them, and that making any child learn things is cruel.... But employers, if they can, somehow seem to prefer to hire Poles or Romanians. We may have the certificates. But it is the people from the old-fashioned countries that tend to have the education...... Amid all the usual fuss about guns, important information about Nikolas Cruz, the alleged Florida shooter, is as usual obscured. So here it is. The Miami Herald spoke to his aunt, Barbara Kumbatovic, who said: 'I know he...
  • “Those about me as ‘stupid German whore’.”

    02/17/2018 2:17:14 PM PST · by walford · 43 replies
    Vlad Tepes Blog ^ | February 7, 2018 | Egri Nök
    The following is a documentation of an interview with the German artist, activist for the rights of indigenous peoples, and UN advisor Rebecca Sommer, by the Polish website EuroIslam from January 18, 2018. Rebecca used to support Muslim “refugees” in Germany, and describes how her experience made her gradually change her mind over core issues. It is a long text but well worth the read. Please note that there is currently a mistranslation circulating, claiming that she said to she was moving to Poland. This is inaccurate; she said she knows Germans who are moving to Poland.Thanks to Ava Lon for the translation.Natalia...
  • The Reverential Fear of The LORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/14/2018 9:29:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The wisdom of the ages are here to be had, But it is the spirit of understanding that will make you glad, For though wisdom is a Ruby, understanding is its light , Revealing Revelation that brings delight, And so it is when your eyes are opened to The All of Me, Through all 7 eyes of The Spirit you shall see, For truly if you retain them with out first having the Fear of The Lord, All these spirits fail to become your Faith and sword, And So it is in all your getting for wisdom to come, You...