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  • Can the Free Syrian Army Get Back on Its Feet? demoralized by Russia's involvement

    01/05/2016 11:36:14 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2016, at 4:08 p.m. | Mona Alami
    According to a recent report by the Institute for the Study of War, Russia's involvement in the Syrian civil war has shifted the battlefield momentum in favor of President Bashar al-Assad. It reads, "In Aleppo province, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and associated proxy forces launched a multipronged offensive on Oct. 15 that has seized large swaths of rebel-held terrain in the southern countryside of Aleppo City." According to the same report, pro-regime forces achieved tactical gains against the opposition in northeastern Latakia province. The FSA is currently present in northern Syria around Aleppo and Hama as well as in...
  • Declassified Cold War files reveal America’s extensive nuclear target list

    12/25/2015 1:30:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2015 | Fox News
    Newly declassified documents reveal the extent of America’s nuclear target list during the Cold War, showing the U.S. military was prepared to hit thousands of sites in the communist world stretching from Beijing to Moscow to East Berlin. The 800 pages of documents from a 1956 plan known as the “Atomic Weapons Requirements Study” were released by the National Archives and published this week for the first time by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. “As far as can be told, no comparable document has ever been declassified for any period of Cold War history,” the organization said,...
  • Today's Islamist-Puritans Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan ban Christmas

    12/24/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    News from idealmedia.com via The Daily Pioneer ^ | December 24, 2015 | News from idealmedia.com
    Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan ban Christmas In yet another sign of increasing Islamist intolerance around the world, the celebration of Christmas has come under attack in at least three countries this year: Following in the footsteps of the English Puritans who banned Christmas in the Middle Ages, Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan are now clamping down on the Christian festival. Now, the announcement from Somalia, which is struggling to get back on its feet after decades of civil war, is possibly the least surprising. The country is officially under sharia'h law; it has almost no native Christians; and Islamist militants still...
  • Bernie Sanders’s Soviet Honeymoon [Back in the USSR]

    12/06/2015 4:10:05 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2015 | John Fund
    What is it about worn-out socialist "worker paradises" like the old Soviet Union and Cuba that bring out the romantic in American radical politicians? After Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced his run for president, Britain’s Guardian newspaper pawed through old archives in his home town of Burlington, Vermont where he served as mayor in the 1980s. They discovered that Sanders really did practice the socialist solidarity he preached about rhetorically. During Bernie's mayoral tenure, Burlington formed an alliance with the Soviet city of Yaroslavl, 160 miles northeast of Moscow. When in 1988 he married his wife, Jane, the mayor decided...
  • Pakistan Supported, Trained Terror Groups: Pervez Musharraf

    10/28/2015 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    File picture of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. (Agence France-Presse) LAHORE: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has admitted in an interview that Islamabad supported and trained groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir. The former army chief has also said that Lashkar leaders like Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi enjoyed the status of heroes at that time. Speaking to Pakistani news channel Dunya News on Sunday, Mr Musharraf said, "In the 1990s, the freedom struggle began in Kashmir...At that time, Lashkar-e- Taiba and 11 or 12 other organisations were formed. We supported...
  • Putin Reportedly Sending 150,000 Troops To Syria To Wipe Out ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 189 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | By ANI
    LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Daily Star, he is apparently mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. Raqqa is the self-declared capital of ISIS which is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists whom he conscripted into the military earlier this week.
  • Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers

    09/17/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 42 replies
    CPJ ^ | 9/16/2015 | Staff
    New York, September 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today which, according to a copy viewed by CPJ, bans at least 41 international journalists and bloggers from Ukraine for one year. The journalists and bloggers were among 388 people named as representing an "actual or potential threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," according to news reports. "We are dismayed by President Poroshenko's actions, including a ban on dozens of international media covering Ukraine," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. "While the...
  • Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98

    08/05/2015 10:10:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | BRENDA CRONIN And ALAN CULLISON
    Anglo-American historian and poet who chronicled Stalins excesses dies in Palo Alto, Calif.Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98 years old. Mr. Conquests master work, The Great Terror, was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executionsa toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust. Writing at the height of the...
  • Seattle City Needs To Move Away From The Idea That Families Can Have Their Own Home & Land

    07/09/2015 12:53:17 PM PDT · by thomasryan · 57 replies
    Gov't Slaves ^ | 7/8/15 | Kipp Robertson
    If adopted, ideas being considered by a Seattle housing committee would be devastating to the citys appeal, KIRO Radios Dori Monson said. Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. Thats the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murrays housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times. According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, the Times reports. Today, as Seattle expands rapidly and experiences massive economic and population growth, we are held back by policies...
  • Assad Targets Civilians, Hospitals Amid Defeats in Syrian War

    06/18/2015 10:00:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad is systematically targeting civilians and hospitals, often with chemical weapons, to reverse recent setbacks in the countrys civil war, witnesses told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Assads forces have suffered a number of battlefield defeats in recent months, with the Islamic State and the al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra gaining ground north of the capital Damascus and more moderate rebel groups achieving victories in the south. The Syrian army has also lost about half of its soldiers throughout the course of the four-year civil war and has increasingly relied on outside militant...
  • World War II's Forgotten Battle [Video]

    05/10/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | 6 May 2015 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    Events are being held in many countries to mark 70 years since the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, but in fact the last large-scale engagement of the conflict began three days after the Nazi capitulation. More than a thousand people, mostly German soldiers, were killed in a largely forgotten battle against U.S. and Soviet troops plus Czech irregulars on May 11-12, 1945. (RFE/RL)
  • Soviet War Dead [Infographic]

    05/09/2015 6:36:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2015 | Vadim Erlikman
    Soviet War Dead [Infographic] Population Losses in the 20th Century: A Reference. Key Civilian Dead Military Dead Deaths as % of 1940 population
  • Ukrainians destroy Soviet sculptures in night raid (video)

    04/11/2015 1:37:56 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 10, 2015 | Ukrainian Patriot
    Ukrainians doing the right thing and destroying statues of communist scumbags - in pro-Russian dominated areas of Ukraine.
  • The Day Frozen Pudding-Pops Destroyed Boris Yeltsin's Faith in Communism

    04/09/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 80 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    After a September 1989 tour of Houston's Johnson Space Center,Boris Yeltsin -freshly elected to the new Soviet Politburo- madean impromptu visit to a typical American grocery store -'Randalls'- in Clear Lake, Texas, to have himself a look around... And more than anything he'dseen at the advanced NASA facility, what really blew Yeltsin away was the sheer variety of goods at the supermarket. The fact that such stores where to be found in just about any town in America was said to be beyond comprehension for the Sovietpolitician- the pictures tell a thousand words- A mesmerized Yeltsin wandered the isles, marveled...
  • The Russian Roots of Terrorism

    04/07/2015 6:16:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Ciff Kincaid
    We have heard repeatedly about Americans and Europeans fighting for ISIL, but little attention is being devoted to the Russian-speaking foreign fighters that make up the group. Their numbers are estimated at 500 or more. Omar al-Shishani is usually described as a prominent Islamic State fighter who is Chechen. In fact, he was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and was trained there. Some reports suggest these fighters are opposed to the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria and Russia itself. But if this is the case, then why is Russia opposed to U.S. bombing of these terrorists? NBC...
  • Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

    03/19/2015 8:00:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/19/2015 | Holly Yan
    The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too. Asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Barack Obama suggested it's time to make voting a requirement. "Other countries have mandatory voting," Obama said Wednesday in Cleveland, where he spoke about the importance of middle class economics, and was asked about the issue during a town hall. "It would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything," he said, adding it was the first time he had shared the idea publicly. The clout...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit [Flashback]

    03/10/2015 7:37:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 28, 2009 | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. On 9-10 May of this year, the May 14 memorandum explained, Sen. Edward Kennedys close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow. (Tunney was Kennedys law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) The senator charged...
  • The BMP Is Part Tank, Part Taxi

    03/05/2015 4:46:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 4, 2015 | S.K. Au-Yeong
    When the Cold War escalated in the 1950s, the United States and its European allies knew that the Warsaw Pact far outnumbered the alliance’s own tanks, artillery and infantry. Should the Soviets launch an invasion of Western Europe, the NATO armies expected — and planned—to use tactical nuclear weapons to make up for their inferior numbers.
  • Putin Is NO Friend Of The West

    02/19/2015 12:58:31 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 69 replies
    This guy isn't western. He's not modernized. He's not moderate. He doesn't care about the West. He's not compassionate. He is using GLASNOST And people in the West.. faced with such a weak leader as Obama.. are eating it up. Putin is a DICTATOR! He is NOT.. I repeat NOT our friend. He isn't a friend of the West. Every Soviet leader has used this "polishing" trick going back to Ivan the Terrible. PUTIN IS KGB.
  • Spying 101-#2 Soviet Spy Training Towns

    01/28/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    T.A. MacLagan Debut Author ^ | January 21, 2015 | T.A. MacLagan
    So here it isdrumrollspying factoid #2Spying was big business during the Cold War and was deemed important enough by the Soviets for them to construct exact replicas of small U.S. towns within their borders in order to properly train their spies. One such town was Vinnytsia in what is now Ukraine. In these towns, spies in training would buy groceries from a 7-Eleven, watch U.S. television and talk only in English. Once their training was complete, many would head to places like Finland to see if they could pass as Americans before finally being stationed in the States. From my...
  • Mark Levin: Im not a sellout just because I have Marco Rubio on my show!

    01/24/2015 6:06:59 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 48 replies
    On Friday, Mark Levin responded to conservative backlash over his continued support for La Raza operative Marco Rubio There are individuals who do ask to come on this program, and some of you get angry when I have them on oh, youre a sellout just for having the individual on the program! (SNIP) Im going to have Marco Rubio on this programI get sick and tired of people who suggest that somehow youre a sellout because you bring these people on the program. No, Im not. And I wont be intimidated.
  • Bwahahaha: Hannitys fake callers gush about Marco Rubio

    01/14/2015 2:00:12 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 55 replies
    La Raza operative Marco Rubio appeared on the Sean Hannity Show Monday to promote his new ghostwritten book, American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. During the hour-long appearance, Hannity heaped praise on Rubio but took his Goebbels-esque propagandizing to new heights by lining up fake callers to push for Rubio 2016 Lourdes: Hiiiiiiii! Im kinda excited to talk to two freedom fighters at the same time!
  • Post-Soviet Aircraft Graveyard Discovered on Abandoned Far East Russian Air Base

    11/28/2014 5:06:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Urban Ghosts ^ | 7 September 2011 / 6 | Urban Ghosts
    During the Cold War CIA and U.S. Air Force pilots risked life and limb to spy on the Soviet Union. Today, we too can peer behind the former Iron Curtain, all from the comfort of our personal computers. Intriguingly, such virtual exploration has revealed abandoned military bases in the far reaches of Russia that even today house the rusting remnants of the feared Soviet bomber force. Littered with at least 18 gutted Tupolev Tu-22M Backfires of the 444th Heavy Bomber Regiment, Vozdvizhenka air base resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape. Entering this barren place, located near Ussuriysk in the Primorsky...
  • The vast aeroplane graveyard in Russia where 9,000 giants of the sky have been left to rust

    11/28/2014 4:44:39 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Mail online, Daily Mail ^ | 20:45 EST, 13 December 2012 | Updated: 06:24 EST, 18 December 2012 | Leon Watson
    Sat rusting away in a field 555 miles east of Moscow, these relics are all that's left of a bygone era of Soviet innovation in military and civilian aircraft. Among them are some of the former Communist regime's greatest achievements in air travel, that have since been superseded many times and rendered redundant. Nine thousand of the hulking Cold War wrecks can be seen at the vast plane and helicopter graveyard at Russia's largest aviation museum in Ulyanovsk, in the Middle Volga region. Each off the exhibits had to make their last flight here, touching down at the Ulyanovsk-Central airport,...
  • The T-34 Was a War-Winning Tank

    11/24/2014 6:30:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    On June 22, 1941, Nazi German launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive attack on the Soviet Union that was the largest invasion in history. More than three million German soldiers, 150 divisions and 3,000 tanks comprised three mammoth army groups that created a front more than 1,800 miles long. The Germans expected to face an inferior enemythe Slavs whom Adolph Hitler called untermenschen. Giddy from victories in Poland and France, Hitler and many in his military high command believed it was the destiny of Germany to invade Russia. The end of the Jewish domination in Russia will also be the end...
  • 25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    11/08/2014 6:57:53 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 12 replies
    Youtube , British Pathe ^ | November 8, 2014 | British Pathe
    25 Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Andrew Klavan: Putin's Secret Message to Obama (video)

    08/07/2014 4:26:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-7-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    Putin's Secret Message to ObamaIm Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Ever since President Obama took office, hes been making friendly overtures to the Russians, trying to press the reset button in relations between our two countries. In 2012, the president was even caught on an open mike promising hed have more flexibility to cave in to Russian demands after he was re-elected. Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded warmly to Obamas gestures by warmly cheating on our arms treaties, warmly supporting our enemies in Syria, warmly annexing Crimea, and warmly abetting the destruction of a Malaysian airliner...
  • Operation Normandy set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to stop an invasion

    07/23/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jim Gilchrist one of the founders of the Minutemen Project said hes reaching out across America to recruit at least 3,500 volunteers who will go to the border to patrol and cover the porous areas between San Diego and Brownsville, Texas. The campaign is called Operation Normandy, and its set for May 1, 2015, Raw Story reported. If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be, Mr. Gilchrist said, Raw Story reported. However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • Wanted: Stories of Soviet Weapons Confiscation and Disposition

    06/16/2014 9:40:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The old Soviet Union did not generally destroy the weapons that it confiscated from people. The Soviets understood value, and did not wantonly destroy valuable property for no reason. They confiscated much property and sold it for state purposes, used it in defense of the state, or redistributed it to "reliable" Party members and officials. I am looking for sources to validate how the Soviets distributed the weapons that they confiscated. I know that even old obsolete revolvers made for the Czar were refurbished in state armories. I own one. Any sources for stories about...
  • Whiny Polish MP Wants to Keep my Murdered Grandfather's Property

    05/18/2014 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 27 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 18, 2014 | Yori Yanover
    Slawomir Kopycinski is not the exception in Poland, hes the rule. And we should not tell any more lies about it.
  • Comrade Carney And The Case Of The Disembodied Digit

    04/12/2014 3:33:02 PM PDT · by absentee · 48 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/12/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Photos from the home of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that accompany a Washingtonian magazine puff piece this week have caused a bit of a stir online after enterprising reporters and bloggers had a closer look. Take a look at the first one: First of all, what kind of family are they feeding there? That's enough food for a small platoon. I see three people in that picture. Three people evidently preparing to go into hibernation. But secondly, and more interestingly, check out the posters in the background.
  • Freaky Photoshop disaster: Jay Carney puff piece goes hilariously wrong [pics]

    04/11/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
  • During Cold War, CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

    04/07/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Finn and Petra Couve
    A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled Doctor Zhivago. The book, by poet Boris Pasternak, had been banned from publication in the Soviet Union. The British were suggesting that the CIA get copies of the novel behind the Iron Curtain. The idea immediately gained traction in Washington.
  • The Russian View Of Information War

    03/27/2014 8:17:49 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 7 replies
    Foreign Military Studies Office ^ | 7-9 February 2000 | Timothy L. Thomas
    This article highlights four basic aspects of Russian information warfare (IW) thinking: terminology and theory; military-technical and information-psychological developments; implications of IO for Russia (and the West); and the impact of IO on military doctrine and national security policy. The article begins with an explanation of the importance of information security issues to 21st century Russia.
  • Soviet roots of the anti-Israeli Christ at the Checkpoint campaign

    03/27/2014 12:39:25 AM PDT · by se99tp · 8 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | March 27th, 2014
    The coexistence of "Palestinian" Arabs and Moscow started from a lie, which will be ever-present in the propaganda of so-called Palestinian cause. As former American intelligence services expert James Hansen emphasized in his book, Soviets advertised cause of Palestinian guerilla groups using untruths about the battles between the Israelis and Palestians. In late 1968, publicity was apparent in the Soviet press over the cause of the Palestinian guerrilla groups. This publicity was coupled with exaggerated numbers of Israeli casualties and nonexistent battles between the Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Russias Giant Secret Spy Ship Killed Rats, Ruined Careers and Almost Got Blown Up TWICE

    02/14/2014 8:52:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Axe
    In June 1981, the Soviet Union began building a huge, nuclear-powered reconnaissance ship specifically designed to sail thousands of miles to the U.S. missile test site at the remote Kwajalein Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There, the vessel would sit for months, hoovering up electronic data in order to determine what Americas most secretive weapons could do. But the spy ship Ural, completed in May 1983, sailed only oncefrom the Baltic shipyard where she was built to her home port of Vladivostokand never went anywhere near Kwajalein. Hobbled by faulty hardware, cursed with bad luck and starved...
  • On the Soviet Church

    12/28/2013 9:38:54 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    Ivan Ilyin
    On the Soviet ChurchIvan Ilyin(unidentified excerpt, noticed here) ... Some went to martyrdom. Others fled into exile or underground - the forests and ravines. Others went underground the underground of the personal soul: they learned silent, unobtrusive externally, secret prayer, the prayer of the intimate fire. But there were - the fourth. These decided to say to the Bolsheviks: "Yes, we are with you," and not just to say, but actually to act and to speak, and to affirm by their acts; to help them and to serve their cause, to fulfill all their requirements, to lie with them,...
  • Kalashnikov inventor dies aged 94

    12/23/2013 9:07:03 AM PST · by PGR88 · 24 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 23, 2013 | Harriet Alexander
    Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the world's most famous gun, has died. While Kalashnikov designed a weapon that became synonymous with killing on a sometimes indiscriminate scale. He was seen in the Soviet Union as a national hero and symbol of Moscow's proud military past. A former soldier, inspired by the drawbacks of Russian weaponry in the Second World War he decided to invent a new assault rifle. This process culminated in 1947 with the design of the AK-47. Over the course of his career he evolved the basic design into a weapons family. Kalashnikov, who was in his 20s when...
  • Media attacks Obama's 'Soviet-style' publicity policy

    12/02/2013 12:37:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Dec 1, 2013 | By Jon Swaine, New York
    Major media organisations protest against being shut out of president's events in favour of official photographer Barack Obama's White House has been accused of producing Soviet-style propaganda by press photographers who are furious at being denied access to the US president. Mr Obama's aides routinely block independent photographers from capturing him at work, before distributing flattering pictures shot by Pete Souza, his official photographer. During a tense meeting at the White House, the practice was described by Doug Mills, a veteran photographer for The New York Times, as just like TASS, the Soviet Union state news agency. More than 30...
  • In the end the Democratic Party's relationship with the American people boils down to this...

    10/25/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job (Complete)

    09/28/2013 6:35:02 PM PDT · by GraceG · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1984 | Yuri Bezmenov
    Interesting interview of Yuri Bezmenov by G Edward Griffin. I am halfway through it and it is fascinating!
  • Obama's Soviet Mistake

    09/15/2013 10:00:58 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 6 replies
    Pravda, english ^ | Lerma | Xavier
    The red, white and blue still flies happily but only in Russia. Russia still has St George defeating the Dragon with the symbol of the cross on its' flag. The ACLU and other atheist groups in America would never allow the US flag with such religious symbols. Lawsuits a plenty against religious freedom and expression in the land of the free. Christianity in the U.S. is under attack as it was during the early period of the Soviet Union when religious symbols were against the law.
  • New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films

    07/18/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/13
    Nearly a dozen long-lost, rarely seen Soviet films and scores of screenplays that were never produced about the persecution of Jews during World War II have been revived and are featured in The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe, a new book released by Rutgers University Press this week. Those films have been pretty much just erased from history, really, said the books author, Olga Gershenson, an associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in an interview with RIA Novosti. Gershenson said that basically half of all the Holocaust victims, nearly three...
  • New book reveals how KGB operation seeded Muslim countries with anti-American, anti-Jewish...

    06/25/2013 11:36:56 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2013 | David Martosko
    The highest-ranking Soviet-bloc intelligence officer ever to defect to the West claims in a new book that anti-American Islamic terrorism had its roots in a secret 1970s-era KGB plot to harm but the United States and Israel by seeding Muslim countries with carefully targeted propaganda. Yuri Andropov, the KGB chief for 15 years before he became the Soviet premier, sent hundreds of agents and thousands of copies of propaganda literature to Muslim countries. 'By 1972,' according to the book, 'Andropov's disinformation machinery was working around the clock to persuade the Islamic world that Israel and the United States intended to...
  • White House admits it has 'access' to Facebook, Google

    06/07/2013 2:33:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 57 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/7/2013 | The Week
    THE White House has confirmed that US intelligence agencies have been collecting data held by Facebook, Google, Apple and other web giants for nearly six years in a bid to ward off threats to national security. The confirmation of a classified program giving agents access to material stored by some of the biggest internet companies was triggered by a report in The Guardian claiming that the National Security Agency (NSA) has had direct access to the servers used by web giants like Facebook and Google since 2007.
  • Cold War Era KGB Spy equipment

    05/10/2013 9:09:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    imgur.com ^ | Unspecifies | Unknown
    A camera hidden inside of a coat jacket, controlled by a hand held mechanism. A wristgun that is attached to a glove, can be hidden under a sleeve. A special listening device. A 4.5mm gun hidden inside of a lipstick. A gun hidden inside of a tobacco pipe. A camera hidden inside of a pen. This gun fires a dual cyanide charge that can kill almost instantly. Cufflinks with recessions to hide things An ancient coin that has a recess in it to hide things. A jacket button that can be turned into a compass. A transmitting device inside of...
  • Local NBC Reporter Hilariously Denies Soviet Flags Present At May Day Rally: What Do They

    05/02/2013 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/2/13 | Noah Rothman
    While covering a May Day rally in Manhattans Union Square on Wednesday, NBC New York reporter Ida Siegal was cornered and asked if her network planned to show the communist imagery the protesters were displaying. Hilarity ensued when Siegal immediately became defensive, denying she had seen any communist imagery and asking of the Hammer-and-Sickle flags: What do they represent? You guys are with channel 4 news, the videographer noted while addressing Siegal and her production team. Are you guys going to show any of the people with Hammer and Sickle flags? I havent seen any of those flags, Siegal replied...
  • Soviet war veteran found in Afghanistan after 33 years

    03/05/2013 8:01:17 AM PST · by fso301 · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | March 5, 2013 | Unnamed
    A Soviet soldier who went missing in Afghanistan nearly 33 years ago has been found living with Afghans in the western province of Herat. The soldier is semi-nomadic, has the adopted Afghan name Sheikh Abdullah and practises herbal medicine, Russia's RIA news agency reports. An ethnic Uzbek, he was found by ex-Soviet veterans of the war. Click link for rest of article
  • Former Soviet Citizen Confronts Socialists at Occupy Wall Street

    02/16/2013 12:55:23 PM PST · by Epsdude · 6 replies
    I was just browsing YouTube and I came across this video; I thought I might share it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KurgemG4H5c
  • The sad state called Afghanistan

    01/05/2013 8:22:23 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 5th, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    This week the Taliban said the transfer of U.S. and NATO led security operations to Afghan security forces was similar to Americas retreat from Vietnam by the declaring victory and run strategy. The Taliban just needed to learn a little American history to know about the Vietnamization Strategy where the US would train the Afghans to fight their own battles and allow American and NATO to withdrawal with honor. Like the North Vietnamese, the Taliban can already declare victory. Who can blame them with this Administration too busy kowtowing to the Muslim Brotherhood and doing nothing to Iran? Taliban leadership...