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  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views
    typicallyspanish.com ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramón Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, ‘Don’t kill him! He must talk.’ Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • The World War Three Files

    02/26/2012 1:24:46 AM PST · by U-238 · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/2012 | Donovan Sanderbrook
    March 1981, and inside 10 Downing Street, Margaret Thatcher is confronting the most terrible dilemma any British Prime Minister has ever faced. The news could hardly be worse. Across Britain, tens of thousands of terrified people are streaming out of the major cities. Looting is widespread, while every day brings bomb attacks at railway stations and RAF bases. Abroad, the Red Army has sliced through the West’s defences, using chemical weapons to punch through Nato’s front lines. Yugoslavia has fallen, and West Germany and Norway are on the verge of succumbing. After four days of Russian air raids, killing hundreds...
  • German court to free woman that killed US soldier

    06/10/2011 11:48:57 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2011
    BERLIN (AP) -- A German court decided Friday to release a former Red Army Faction terrorist that was involved in a murder of a U.S. soldier in 1985 and a deadly bombing at a U.S. military base. Birgit Hogefeld's parole request was granted after serving 18 years in prison because of her "positive development," Frankfurt state court said, noting she finished a college degree through distance learning and started to work on a Ph.D.
  • Dutch to prosecute man for allegedly supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals [Halabja]

    12/07/2004 4:20:15 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 36 replies · 2,560+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 12-07-04 | Toby Sterling
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge a Dutch chemicals dealer as an accomplice to genocide for supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals used in the 1988 chemical attack on a Kurdish town that killed an estimated 5,000 civilians. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor's office said the suspect, who was arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, will face charges ''for violating the laws of war and involvement in genocide.'' Prosecutors said Frans van Anraat, a 62-year-old chemicals dealer, had been a suspect since 1989, when he was arrested in Milan, Italy, at the request of the...
  • PM announces memorial for Red Army’s victory over Nazis (Israel)

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced the appointment of a joint Israeli- Russian panel to consider proposals from international designers for a memorial in Netanya commemorating the Red Army’s victory over Germany in World War II. Netanyahu announced plans to build such a memorial during a February meeting in Moscow with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. During that meeting, Netanyahu said the gesture was in honor of the 65th anniversary this year of the victory over the Third Reich. His announcement was made amid a growing concern in Russia that its role and enormous sacrifice in the victory over Nazism have...
  • US Servicemen To Take Part in Russia's Largest Victory Parade Ever

    03/12/2010 12:26:09 PM PST · by ETL · 68 replies · 1,453+ views
    English.Pravda.ru ^ | March 3, 2010
    US servicemen will participate in the Victory Day Parade on Red Square in Moscow on May 9, Alexander Vershbow, assistant defense secretary for international security affairs said. The Americans will celebrate the 65th anniversary of Victory in WWII, the official said. Vladimir Kozhin, an official spokesman for the administration of the Russian president, confirmed that Moscow had invited France, Britain and the United States for the parade. The French were the first to agree. They now decide soldiers of which troops will march in the heart of Moscow on May 9. If all is arranged as planned, it will be...
  • ussr red army tanks graveyard east

    USSR red army tanks graveyard— few km east of Kabul, Afghanistan When Russia left Afghanistan after the war, a lot of their equipment was left behind.
  • Putin Says Decision on ‘Reunification’ of Georgia ‘Already Decided’

    11/17/2009 7:25:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies · 1,398+ views
    Eye on Eurasia ^ | November 17, 2009 | Paul Goble
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who has often described the collapse of the Soviet Union as “the greatest tragedy” of the 20th century, has now said that the “reunification” of Georgia has “already been decided,” a suggestion some of his listeners believe was a call for restoring Moscow’s control over Georgia and even the former USSR as a whole. In an intriguing commentary published in yesterday’s “Gazeta,” Bozhena Rynska describes both the celebration of the 80th birthday of longtime Soviet and Russian official Yevgeny Primakov and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s two very different toasts on that occasion (www.gazeta.ru/column/rynska/3287611.shtml). The celebration took...
  • Fall Of The Wall? U.S. Sends Regrets

    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Cold War: The White House has announced our absence at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, Russia has been practicing a nuclear invasion of an abandoned Poland. The Berlin Wall has been a famous backdrop for American presidents sounding the battle cry of liberty in the struggle against tyranny. It was there that John F. Kennedy expressed our solidarity with the encircled residents of that outpost of freedom with his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner." And it was there that Ronald Reagan, with a defiant "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," voiced our...
  • THE GIANT NO ONE SEES: RED REVOLUTION COMES TO "GREEN GIANT" BRAZIL

    11/03/2009 1:23:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 2,706+ views
    INATODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | November 3, 2009 | Toby Westerman
    SNIPPET: "Lula and Chavez have established a "strategic relationship," and recently agreed upon a joint Brazilian-Venezuelan oil venture worth billions of dollars. Lula and Chavez have joined with Daniel Ortega, the returned Nicaraguan Marxist dictator, to form an anti-U.S. Latin American military alliance - all with Russian assistance - funded by the region's abundant oil reserves. Brazil is engaged in its own arms build-up and Lula is determined that Brazil will become at least a first-rate regional power. Unfortunately, Lula is establishing Brazil as an anti-American military power by aligning with nations hostile or potentially hostile to the U.S. Lula...
  • Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    08/04/2009 3:04:17 PM PDT · by Saint Reagan · 191 replies · 9,422+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | Mark Mazzetti & Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON — A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States over recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by the Russian military. The episode has echoes of the cold war era, when the United States and the Soviet Union regularly parked submarines off each other’s coasts to steal military secrets, track the movements of their underwater fleets — and be poised for war. But the collapse of the Soviet Union all but eliminated the ability of the...
  • Barack Obama's great uncle criticises him over Buchenwald visit

    05/29/2009 11:42:19 PM PDT · by bronxville · 17 replies · 1,548+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 29 May 2009 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama's great uncle criticises him over Buchenwald visit The first time they discussed his participation in the war was when Mr Obama wrongly said during the campaign that Mr Payne had "liberated" Auschwitz. Opponents swiftly pointed out that had been done by the Red Army.
  • Russia, China on Comradely Terms

    05/02/2009 8:47:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 529+ views
    Asia Times ^ | May 2, 2009 | M K Bhadrakumar
    Westernism is giving way to Orientalism in Moscow's outlook, if the past week's happenings are any guide. As Russia's ties with the West deteriorate, an upswing in its strategic partnership with China becomes almost inevitable. The resumption of Russia-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) dialogue has gone awry. And the nascent hopes regarding a "reset of the button" of the Russian-American relationship are belied. With Moscow under multiple pressures from the West, two top Chinese officials have arrived in the Russian capital to offer support - Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. Moscow angrily reacted to NATO's expulsion...
  • Purging history of Stalin's terror

    11/27/2008 1:54:44 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 5 replies · 579+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | November 26, 2008 | Clifford J. Levy
    TOMSK, Russia: For years, the earth in this Siberian city had been giving up clues: a scrap of clothing, a fragment of bone, a skull with a bullet hole. And so a historian named Boris Trenin made a plea to officials. Would they let him examine secret archives to confirm that there was a mass grave here from Stalin's purges? Would they help him tell the story of the thousands of innocent people who were said to have been carted from a prison to a ravine, shot in the head and tossed over? The answer was no, and Trenin understood...
  • You’re in the army now!

    10/01/2008 8:10:15 PM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 462+ views
    rt ^ | 10/01/08 | rt
    The Russian army draft starts on the first day of October. According to the presidential decree of September 28 more than 200,000 young Russian men are eligible for military service this year. Compared to previous draft, held in the spring, the number of young men eligible for army service has almost doubled. This is due to a change in legislation, before which 26 categories of young men were eligible for deferment of service. Now this number has been reduced to 21.
  • RUSSIA: Dimitri Medvedev raises spectre of new Cold War

    08/27/2008 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies · 252+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | August 26, 2008 | James Hider in Akhalgori, Georgia
    Russia put the West on alert for a new Cold War that the Kremlin is ready to fight, its President said yesterday. President Medvedev set tensions soaring when he recognised the independence of two breakaway republics inside Georgia. “We are not afraid of anything, including the prospect of a Cold War,” he said. Hours earlier he had ordered his Foreign Ministry to start establishing diplomatic ties with the secessionist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The move brought instant condemnation from the United States, Britain, France, Germany and other Western countries. President Bush appealed to the Kremlin to “reconsider this...
  • 'Nazi' Atrocities Shock in Georgia - Civilians 'Slain & Sent to Camps'

    08/14/2008 10:01:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,184+ views
    nypost.com ^ | August 14, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA in Gori, Georgia, and CHUCK BENNETT in NY
    Russian troops are indiscriminately murdering civilians and interning them in concentration camps, the embattled Georgian president charged yesterday, as he begged the West not to "appease" Moscow as it did with Nazi Germany. The startling accusations came as Russian troops blatantly violated a cease-fire by sending an armored convoy through the strategic city of Gori. The invaders first poured into Georgia five days ago - ostensibly in defense of a pro-Moscow breakaway region, South Ossetia. "What they are doing is exactly what Stalin did to Finland, what they've done to Afghanistan, what in the Second World War Germany was doing...
  • Barack Obama’s Uncle In The Attic

    05/28/2008 8:56:27 AM PDT · by Quaker · 6 replies · 69+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | May 28, 2008 | Quaker
    Barack Obama reminisces about his uncle that helped to liberate prisoners in Auschwitz. The only problem is the Red Army liberated Auschwitz not the Americans. (Video Included)
  • Ideology's Rude Return (Russia and China)

    05/02/2008 9:14:23 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2 May 2008 | Robert Kagan
    Ideology matters again. The big development of recent years is the rise not only of great powers but also of the great-power autocracies of Russia and China. True realism about the international scene begins with understanding how this unanticipated shift will shape our world. Many believe that when Chinese and Russian leaders stopped believing in communism, they stopped believing in anything. They had become pragmatists, pursuing their own and their nation's interests. But Chinese and Russian rulers, like past rulers of autocracies, do have a set of beliefs that guide their domestic and foreign policies. They believe in the virtues...
  • Obama's Red Boyhood Mentor- Member Communist Party USA Frank Marshall Davis, Praised Red Army

    04/16/2008 6:20:41 AM PDT · by InfantryMarine · 13 replies · 250+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | April 7, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    "Obama writes in Dreams From My Father that he saw “Frank”( Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member Communist Party USA) only a few days before he left Hawaii for college. He said that Davis called college an “advanced degree in compromise,” warned Obama not to forget his “people,” and not to “start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that shit.” This pro-Communist view appears to have been the mindset of Frank Marshall Davis, who spent many hours advising and reading poetry to a young Barack Obama. Barack Obama’s childhood...
  • China wants its troops to guard Olympic torch in Australia

    03/25/2008 5:04:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 873+ views
    Adelaide Now ^ | 3/26/08 | Ben English
    CHINA has told Australia its army should oversee the local leg of the Olympic torch relay amid mounting security concerns. Chinese officials have asked Australian Federal Police to hand over security to its own forces to ensure protests do not mar the relay when it lands in Australia next month. The move – which has been rebuffed by the AFP – comes as Beijing reels from an embarrassing relay launch in Greece when human rights activists hijacked the event. China has responded by radically cutting back its relay legs in cities where it expects more trouble, police sources told The...
  • Germany rattled by militant's release

    03/26/2007 3:25:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 848+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2007 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    BERLIN — She was a young leftist with a machine gun and bizarre thoughts about changing the world, but that was 30 years ago, back when Brigitte Mohnhaupt helped lead a terrorist gang whose assassinations of politicians and industrialists mesmerized postwar Germany. On Sunday, Mohnhaupt again rattled the public consciousness when she was released from prison as an unrepentant convicted murderer. Once a brazen and unrelenting mastermind for the anticapitalist Red Army Faction, or RAF, the 57-year-old inmate stepped back into a nation still agitated over a bygone era of bombings, fanatical screeds and urban guerrillas.
  • German court paroles ex-Red Army leader

    02/12/2007 1:58:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 459+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/12/07 | David McHugh - ap
    BERLIN - A court paroled a one-time leader of Germany's notorious Red Army Faction Monday after 24 years in prison, amid bitter memories of the left-wing terrorist group's attacks on law enforcement and business leaders, which plunged the country into fear three decades ago. Brigitte Mohnhaupt, 57, is to leave prison March 27, the first day she becomes eligible for release, the Stuttgart state court ruled. Her case has set off a public debate about whether it is time to show mercy to those who showed none to their victims and has made Germans relive a tense time when their...
  • War of words over bronze soldier

    02/06/2007 6:15:05 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 603+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 05/02/2007 | Adrian Blomfield
    A Nazi state has been reborn within the European Union and its "blasphemous" leaders are bent on glorifying the Third Reich and insulting Russia. There is talk of sanctions and even of internal armed resistance. That, at least, is the view from Moscow, where politicians from President Vladimir Putin on down have condemned the government in the tiny Baltic republic of Estonia. On a snow swept square outside the medieval walls of Tallinn's old town stands the cause of a row that is straining Russia's relations with its former-Soviet neighbours. The Bronze Soldier of Tallinn was erected 60 years ago....
  • UNCOVERED: RUSSIAN-SYRIAN-IRANIAN AXIS

    07/23/2006 7:55:57 PM PDT · by hope · 67 replies · 3,576+ views
    The Omega Letter | 7-22-06 | Hal Lindsey
    Oracle Commentaries 7/22/2006 Urgent Intelligence Update UNCOVERED: RUSSIAN-SYRIAN-IRANIAN AXIS For students of Bible prophecy, even the title of this communiqué should set off alarm sirens. I just received some electrifying intelligence data. First, from the Debka-Net-Weekly’s briefing. And second, from some personal intelligence sources (I carefully guard) that confirm Debka’s report. Russia, Iran and Syria have entered a defense pact that is in the process of altered the balance of power in the entire Middle East. Russia’s part in the pact has been kept relatively secret for a long time. But the facts reveal a long steady Russian commitment...
  • 'They raped every German female from eight to 80'

    05/09/2006 4:55:01 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 598 replies · 12,352+ views
    Guardian ^ | May 1, 2002 | Antony Beevor
    "Red Army soldiers don't believe in 'individual liaisons' with German women," wrote the playwright Zakhar Agranenko in his diary when serving as an officer of marine infantry in East Prussia. "Nine, ten, twelve men at a time - they rape them on a collective basis." The Soviet armies advancing into East Prussia in January 1945, in huge, long columns, were an extraordinary mixture of modern and medieval: tank troops in padded black helmets, Cossack cavalrymen on shaggy mounts with loot strapped to the saddle, lend-lease Studebakers and Dodges towing light field guns, and then a second echelon in horse-drawn carts....
  • Israel fumes over Putin 'knife in back'

    02/10/2006 9:36:43 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 23 replies · 976+ views
    AFP ^ | February 10, 2006
    Israel was left fuming over Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to invite Palestinian poll winners Hamas to Moscow, slamming the move as a "knife in the back" from a key negotiator for Middle East peace. The invititation was later backed by France as potentially positive for the peace process. But it puzzled Washington and delivered a blow to the Jewish state's appeal to the international community to isolate the radical movement as it prepares to form a new Palestinian government. "This initiative is a real knife in the back... because it aims to give international legitimacy to a terrorist group...
  • Welcome bear hug

    02/09/2006 5:42:52 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 5 replies · 478+ views
    Ha a r e t z ^ | 2/10/2006 | Arnon Regular
    Welcome bear hug By Arnon Regular Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that he would be willing to meet with Hamas leaders did not come as a complete surprise to Hamas, which is currently on a drive to obtain international legitimacy for its future government. Within 24 hours after Hamas won the Palestinian elections, its leaders had identified the Russian-Chinese axis, as well as a few European countries, as the place to concentrate its efforts to soften the stringent conditions for acceptance by the international community that are currently being set by the United States, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Nevertheless, even...
  • Russia, China back Iran action

    01/31/2006 3:32:56 PM PST · by Flavius · 16 replies · 464+ views
    Australian News ^ | 1/2/06 | David Nason
    RUSSIA and China have bowed to pressure from the US and Europe to send Iran to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions over its nuclear program. After months of resistance, the Russian and Chinese foreign ministers abandoned their softly-softly approach towards Tehran's nuclear ambitions at a late-night private dinner in London at the home of British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. They signed a joint statement yesterday asking the International Atomic Energy Agency to formally refer all issues related to Iran's nuclear capacity and compliance to the Security Council, where sanctions and other penalties could be imposed. Bush administration officials...
  • Putin Touts Russia's Missile Capabilities [Missiles Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense System]

    01/31/2006 8:50:51 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 29 replies · 1,039+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 31, 2006 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV [AP]
    Putin Touts Russia's Missile CapabilitiesPutin Boasts That Russia's Missiles Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense System, News Agencies Report By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer The Associated Press MOSCOW Jan 31, 2006 — President Vladimir Putin boasted Tuesday that Russia has missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system, Russian news reports said. "Russia … has tested missile systems that no one in the world has," the ITAR-Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies quoted him as saying at a news conference. "These missile systems don't represent a response to a missile defense system, but they are immune to that. They...
  • Our Latin Conundrum

    01/05/2006 10:37:37 AM PST · by Sleeping Beauty · 215 replies · 2,929+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2006 | Jackson Diehl
    Here's a sad but safe new year's prediction: U.S. relations with Latin America, which plunged to their lowest point in decades in 2005, will get still worse in 2006. The year ended with a string of reverses. In a regional summit in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in November, President Bush was jeered by demonstrators and taunted by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who aspires to make Latin America anti-American and anti-democratic. Then came the Chavez-backed victory in Bolivia of Evo Morales, a former llama herder and coca farmer who describes himself as Washington's "nightmare." Morales's victory sets the stage for a year...
  • China Trains Venezuelan Commandos (Chinese military operating in our backyard)

    01/21/2006 6:19:32 AM PST · by Wiz · 44 replies · 2,097+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2006 Jan 21
    January 20, 2006: Three years ago, the United States withdrew U.S. Army Special Forces instructors, who had been training Venezuelan special operations soldiers. Venezuela has resumed that training, using several hundred instructors from the Chinese special forces (Quantou Budui). The Chinese have been in Venezuela for about six months, and are training Venezuelan troops in recon techniques, and counter-terrorism tactics. The Chinese speak good Spanish, and are apparently enjoying their assignment. Over a hundred other Chinese troops are also providing personal security for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. China has also sent some intelligence specialists, who are helping Venezuela to upgrade...
  • Russia against equating of Communism to Nazism - Kosachyov

    01/21/2006 12:13:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 104 replies · 1,032+ views
    Interfax ^ | Jan 20 2006
    MOSCOW. Jan 20 (Interfax) - The Russian delegation to the January session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will strongly oppose any attempt to equate Communism to Nazism, Head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachyov said. "This is unacceptable, we are not ready to uphold any attempt to compare these ideologies as branches of totalitarianism," Kosachyov said at a Friday press conference in Moscow devoted to the upcoming on January 23 PACE winter session in Strasbourg at which a resolution condemning...
  • Moscow opposes sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities [Surprise Surprise Alert]

    01/17/2006 5:54:54 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 5 replies · 318+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | Jan. 17, 2006 | Not Cited
    Russian FM Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday sanctions are not the best and only solution. DEBKAfile adds: Moscow is muscle-flexing ahead of EU-Russian negotiations due to take place with Iran over a formula for Iranian nuclear enrichment in Russia, mediated by Chancellor Angela Merkel and accepted for study by Tehran. When the talks yield a proposal, it will be brought before Washington. The Kremlin is saying the threat of UN sanctions is counter-productive if the next round of diplomacy is to succeed. The five permanent UN Security Council members meeting in London failed to agree on a referral of the Iranian...
  • Russian minister defends military ties with China

    01/13/2006 5:40:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 408+ views
    AP ^ | Jan. 14, 2006
    Moscow, Jan. 14 (AP): Russia's Defence Minister on Friday defended his country's military contacts with China, insisting that the cooperation would not upset the security balance in the Far East despite Japanese concerns about Beijing's moves to boost its defence capability. Defence contacts between China and Russia "have developed, are developing and will develop, I can assure you of that," Defence Minister, Sergei Ivanov, said after a meeting with his Japanese counterpart. Since the 1991 Soviet collapse, Moscow and Beijing have developed what they call a strategic partnership, pledging commitment to a "multipolar world" - a term that highlights their...
  • The Kremlin and the world energy war

    01/11/2006 12:19:53 PM PST · by Iris7 · 24 replies · 635+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Jan 10, 2006 | W Joseph Stroupe
    Russia's Gazprom, the world's largest gas-producing company, has become locked in a commercial battle with Ukraine over the price of the fuel, but it is widely and correctly understood that the Kremlin's hand is behind what is quickly being recognized as the final ascent to the summit of a struggle between "East" and "West" for global power, even for dominance, by virtue of control over strategic energy resources. Why can it accurately be said that such a monumental struggle of global proportions is now heating up? What evidence exists to support the insinuation that the world order is polarizing again...
  • Rice's patience wearing thin at Kremlin behavior

    01/10/2006 9:56:59 AM PST · by Flavius · 13 replies · 757+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2006 | Nicholas Kralev
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's appointment last year was supposed to be good news for Russia: A longtime student of the former superpower, Miss Rice had publicly declared her love for the country and its culture, and even spoke its language. Most importantly, Moscow had applauded Miss Rice's view -- expressed during the 2000 presidential campaign -- that the United States should "get out" of Russian domestic affairs. But far from enjoying warmer relations, a year later officials from both countries are openly voicing their frustrations with one another. One official described Moscow's recent behavior as "inexplicable. Or just mad."
  • Russia to take Syria's side if conflict with U.S. arises - Russian MPs

    12/20/2005 4:38:06 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 295 replies · 3,609+ views
    RIAN ^ | 20/ 12/ 2005
    MOSCOW, December 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will take Syria's side if charges against Syrian officials with involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri cause a conflict between the United States and Syria, two Russian parliamentary members said Tuesday. "If Russia is to choose between its two strategic allies, it will undoubtedly take Syria's side," said Shamil Sultanov, a coordinator of an inter-faction association, Russia and the Islamic World: A Strategic Dialogue. Nikolai Leonov, a member of parliament's security committee, who had recently visited Syria along with Sultanov and other MPs, said it was primarily beneficial...
  • Chavez Congratulates Bolivia's Morales

    12/18/2005 9:44:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 1,069+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | FIONA SMITH
    COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — Evo Morales, the socialist coca farmer who would be Bolivia's first Indian president, appeared poised to join the ranks of like-minded leaders who have pushed Latin America's democracies to the left in recent years. With exit polls running strongly in his favor, Morales took an early congratulatory phone call from Venezuela's belligerently anti-American president Hugo Chavez. At a party at Morales' home in Cochabamba, his supporters toasted as the candidate announced that Chavez planned to contact Cuba's Fidel Castro. Said Morales of Chavez: "He's going to tell Fidel the good news" _ eliciting laughs from those nearby....
  • Russia a consistent, loyal supporter of Islam – Putin

    12/12/2005 2:47:37 PM PST · by kronos77 · 74 replies · 1,089+ views
    Interfax ^ | december 12th 2005
    "I want to remind those who are on the other side, those who allegedly defend Islam, that the Russian Federation has always been the most consistent, loyal and staunch advocate of Islam," Putin said. "Russia was and remains the best partner of Islamic states," he said.
  • The Big Four Alliance (The New Bush Strategy)

    12/04/2005 12:34:48 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 39 replies · 1,308+ views
    AEI ^ | Friday, December 2, 2005 | Thomas Donnelly
    The Big Four Alliance The New Bush Strategy By Thomas Donnelly Posted: Friday, December 2, 2005 NATIONAL SECURITY OUTLOOK AEI Online   Publication Date: December 2, 2005   December 2005Over the past six months, the Bush administration has upgraded its budding “strategic partnerships” with India and Japan. Along with the steady "special relationship” with Great Britain, what is beginning to emerge is a global coalition system--it is too soon to call it a true alliance--for the post-Cold War world. Much work remains to be done to translate the expressions of similar political interests and values into usable military strength. Still,...
  • Back In The USSR? (Russian Proliferation)

    10/18/2005 3:33:39 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 42 replies · 672+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 18, 2005 | The Editors
    Arms Proliferation: Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, who recently visited Iran, reportedly is seeking nuclear weapons. Will they come from Russia with love?Maybe — if Russia continues to run a weapons bazaar where rogue nations are given special-shopper privileges.Already, it appears Russia has acted as a broker by greasing the way for North Korea to transfer technology that will let Iran build missiles with a 2,200-mile reach. That puts several European capitals, including Athens, Rome and Berlin, within Tehran's range.Russia also is supporting Iran's "nuclear power" program, having sold it a reactor. Which is to say Russia supports Iran's nuclear-weapons program.All...
  • Gorbachev Warns Against Hasty Burial of Lenin

    10/11/2005 5:46:41 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 36 replies · 744+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Anon Kremlin Stringer
    MOSCOW (AP) - Former President Mikhail Gorbachev warned the Kremlin against quickly burying the embalmed body of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, saying the nation isn't ready yet such a move, a news agency reported Tuesday. Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union before its 1991 collapse, said that Lenin's body eventually should be laid to rest at a proper moment in line with his own will, but added that "this moment has not come yet," the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. In what appeared to be the Kremlin's attempt to gauge public reaction to the divisive issue, Georgy Poltavchenko, a...
  • The Return of the Soviet Union

    07/05/2005 9:41:19 AM PDT · by TheBigPicture · 21 replies · 4,050+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | May 6, 2005 | David Satter
    May 6, 2005 The Return of the Soviet Union by David Satter When President Bush ascends the reviewing stand in Red Square on May 9 for ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, he may find that his presence is being used less to mark a historic anniversary than to rehabilitate the Soviet Union. The anniversary has unleashed a wave of nostalgia for the Soviet Union. A report by the RIA press agency said, "all the veterans agree that the great love that the Soviet people had for their country and their belief in the righteousness...
  • CHINA'S SPREADING GLOBAL INFLUENCE [Senator INHOFE's floor speech]

    04/05/2005 7:41:40 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 14 replies · 988+ views
    Thomas ^ | 4-4-05 | Senator INHOFE
    Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, as I have done many times before on this floor, I rise to address a national security issue of the highest importance, one that demands our utmost attention. I wish to alert this body and the American people to China's spreading global influence and the imminent threat this poses to our national security. Our past concerns have come to fruition on all levels--economically, militarily, and ideologically. We are on a collision course. As I will detail, China has become a progressive danger we can no longer afford to overlook. As I said, this is not new....
  • AAR... Ward Churchill protest

    03/02/2005 12:15:34 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 30 replies · 3,156+ views
    We did it... We protested churchill. There was a collection of pro-Churchill moonbats that showed up, and we protested them as well.
  • More trouble for Ward Churchill

    02/27/2005 7:37:24 AM PST · by alienken · 95 replies · 4,406+ views
    TROUBLE SPEAK Ward Churchill copied 'original' art piece Takes a swing at TV reporter who confronted him -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 26, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Professor Ward Churchill Adding to a growing list of allegations, controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill appears to have violated copyright law by claiming a reknowned artist's work as his own. Churchill, whose integrity has been challenged since news broke earlier last month of his paper blaming victims of 9-11 for the attacks, made an Indian-theme serigraph in 1981 called "Winter Attack" and printed 150 copies. But one of the buyers,...
  • Churchill fatwah accuses CIA and FBI of terrorism and of being a secret police

    02/21/2005 10:58:56 AM PST · by Snapple · 26 replies · 1,707+ views
    Orlando Direct Action Homepage ^ | No date given | Ward Churchill
    Ward Hill as a member of the schismatic Boulder/Denver branch of AIM [American Indian Movement] as spent his whole life trashing the FBI and police. Here is what he said in his "Roosting Chickens" article. He is an anarchist who publishes his books through anarchist publishers. He wants to trash our law enforcement and intelligence organizations so that we will be destroyed. He doesn't want to make them better. He want the USA off the planet. He has often depicted the FBI and CIA as terrorist organizations.
  • Operation Infinite Freep... Ward Churchill coming to UW-Whitewater on March 1st

    02/10/2005 1:55:38 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 48 replies · 2,727+ views
    Ward Churchill is the professor from Colorado University who called the dead in the World Trade Center "Nazis" and also said that the US deserved 9/11, and that we should have not fought back. Prof Churchill may get fired from the University of Colorado-Bolder He may appear on March 1st, time pending, if the administration approves of it.