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  • MAGA requires reclaiming the language

    05/08/2018 2:01:26 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 5/7/2018 | D Hawthorne
    We have lost our culture to the Cultural Marxists and, increasingly, our liberty to the Rogue Ruling Class. It is easy to despair. But, in the late 1970s, it was also hard to believe we could defeat Soviet Communism. Then three courageous peoplePope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reaganchanged the world. Reflecting on that, Robert Reilly describes what we must do today to win our war: Language, then, and the restoration of its relationship with reality were critical to the Communist collapse. This was no small feat since, for many in the West, words had lost their meaning....
  • Russia warns Poland not to touch Soviet WW2 memorials

    01/28/2018 12:32:58 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    The Red Army's defeat of Nazi German forces on Polish soil in 1944-1945 remains a thorny issue in Russian-Polish relations. Many Poles viewed the Red Army as an occupation force, not as liberators, as the 1939 Nazi-Soviet pact had carved up Poland between two dictatorships. Poland updated its "de-communisation" legislation, banning "totalitarian" symbols, which would include Soviet propaganda monuments. The Russian foreign ministry condemned the new Polish "de-communisation" law as "an outrageous provocation", and warned of unspecified "consequences". "The USSR paid the highest price to liberate Poland - on that country's soil, in battles with the enemy, more than 600,000...
  • The Bankrupt Economics of David Brat

    06/17/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY CULLEN ROCHE
    The big political news from last week was David Brat’s upset win over Eric Cantor for Congress. Brat is an economics professor at Randolph Macon and from his research it’s clear that he has strong political views embedded in his economics. It’s perfectly fine to be a political economist, but when it leads to an obviously flawed understanding and presentation of reality then it becomes a real problem in my opinion. For instance, in his website Brat says the following: “Our national debt has skyrocketed, reaching over $17 trillion dollars. What our leaders in Washington fail to mention is...
  • The Kremlin, LBJ, and the JFK Assassination

    11/08/2017 1:43:24 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8 November 2017 | Paul Kengor
    Newly declassified documents confirm Moscow always knew to play the American left like a fiddle. President Trump recently authorized a mass declassification of documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. Among the material subsequently released, one document that instantly grabbed headlines was a December 1966 FBI memo reporting the reaction of Soviet and Communist Party USA officials to the Kennedy shooting. The document was headlined in (among other publications) the New York Post, which, in turn, was flagged at the top of the Drudge Report, which attracted a lot of readers. Old JFK conspiracy...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obamas entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

    09/18/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2017 | BBC News
    A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision that they were a false alarm and did not report them to his superiors. His actions, which came to light years later, possibly prevented nuclear war. Petrov died at his home in Moscow in May but his death has only now been made public. In an interview...
  • CIA and FBI Release New JFK Assassination Documents

    07/25/2017 12:48:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | July 25, 2017 | Diana Crandall for RealClearLife
    Nearly 4,000 records associated with investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been released by the National Archives, ABC News reports. Although most of the material had previously been released with parts redacted, there are 441 that have never before been made public. In the materials, there are reportedly 17 recordings of interviews with former KGB agent Yuri Nosenko, who defected in 1964 and told authorities he was in charge of Lee Harvey Oswalds KGB file while Oswald was in the Soviet Union. There are also details relating to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., who...
  • Yuri Drozdov: The man who turned Soviet spies into Americans

    06/24/2017 1:12:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/23/2017 | Kevin Ponniah
    Yuri Drozdov once said it could take up to seven years to train an "illegal", the Soviet spies planted abroad under false or assumed identities, sometimes for decades. As former chief of the KGB intelligence agency's Directorate S, which managed the illegals programme, Drozdov knew more than most about what it took to prepare someone for the task. He had to train Soviet agents to talk, think and act, even subconsciously, like the regular American, Brit, German or Frenchman they would become from the moment they touched down on foreign soil. ---SNIP--- Yuri Drozdov, then a young KGB agent based...
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an activist background, that wouldnt, or shouldnt, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: Have you ever...
  • Former KGB AGENT: Liberals are useful idiots who will be killed after the revolution

    10/25/2016 9:53:58 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 44 replies
    Yuri Bezmenov gave a series of testimonies of the plan for America's destruction. Not so different from how it was done in other countries, take over and kill the liberals who helped them take over. If you're a liberal and you want that "change" you'll get it. And it will cost you your life.
  • The House Is On Fire (On the Hidden Horrors of Soviet Life)

    09/06/2016 1:29:13 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | September 2016 | Gary Saul Morson
    Ninety-nine years ago, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, and, after a few months of weak parliamentary rule, the Bolsheviks seized power. We call that seizure the Russian (or October) Revolution, but it might better be designated the Bolshevik coup dtat. A party of 10,000 people gained control of an empire occupying one-sixth of the earths land area. From the start, they made up for their small numbers with outsized violence. If at first their executions of liberals, socialists, workers who showed independence, and peasants from whom grain was seized at gunpoint seemed like a short-term necessity, it soon became evident that...
  • Why Soviet Refugees Aren't Buying Sanders's Socialism

    04/15/2016 3:49:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 12, 2016 | Olga Khazan
    Janna Sundeyeva still remembers life in the Soviet Union, where stores in remote regions would lack meat for months at a time and toilet paper had to be snatched up quickly on the rare occasions it appeared. But the minor indignities paled in comparison to what happened to her grandfather: He had the chance to come to America in 1929, but he opted to stay, sensing an economic thaw. Seven years later, Sundeyeva says, he was arrested and never heard from again. Sundeyeva immigrated to San Francisco from Moldova in 1994, and now she and her husband run a Russian-language...
  • You [may] Owe Your Life to This Man [by God's grace].

    03/27/2016 8:19:17 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 16 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 03/25/2016 | Robert Krulwich
    Temperament matters...The world owes an enormous debt to a quiet, steady Russian naval officer... Its October 1962, the height of the Cuban missile crisis, and theres a Soviet submarine in the Caribbean thats been spotted by the American Navy.. The sub is hiding in the ocean, and the Americans are dropping depth charges left and right of the hull. Inside, the sub is rocking, shaking with each new explosion. What the Americans dont know is that this sub has a tactical nuclear torpedo on board, available to launch,... The Russian in question, an exhausted, nervous submarine commander named Valentin Savitsky,...
  • Obama's foreign policy incompetence encouraging Putin to go to war with Turkey

    02/13/2016 7:35:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I remember a lot of people speculating about what would have happened in the world if Jimmy Carter had been elected to a second term. Many believed that the Soviets would have taken advantage of Carter's weakness and confusion to confront NATO, believing that the U.S. would be paralyzed into inaction. Something similar could happen today, according to some analysts. Vladimir Putin's saber-rattling at Turkey could become more than bluster if the Russian strongman doesn't think that the U.S. and NATO would go to war if Moscow attacked Turkey. The Russians are beginning military exercises in the region immediately adjacent...
  • Don’t be fooled by Bernie Sanders — he’s a diehard communist

    01/17/2016 8:31:40 PM PST · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | 8:59pm | Paul Sperry
    As polls tighten and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders looks more like a serious contender than a novelty candidate for president, the liberal media elite have suddenly stopped calling him socialist. He’s now cleaned-up as a “progressive” or “pragmatist.” But he’s not even a socialist. He’s a communist. Mainstreaming Sanders requires whitewashing his radical pro-Communist past. It won’t be easy to do. If Sanders were vying for a Cabinet post, he’d never pass an FBI background check. There’d be too many subversive red flags popping up in his file. He was a Communist collaborator during the height of the Cold War.
  • The Soviets at Sea

    10/29/2015 10:02:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Within weeks many of you will be looking across just hundreds of feet of water at some of the most modern technology ever invented in America. Unfortunately, it is on Soviet ships. - Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, May 25, 1983, to graduating class at Annapolis . ... Almost 70 percent of the present Soviet merchant fleet has been built outside the Soviet Union. This has released Soviet shipyards and materials for Soviet naval construction. All diesel engines in Soviet ships use a technology originating outside the Soviet Union. The Soviets provided 80 percent of the supplies for the...
  • Breathtaking ruins of the Soviet space shuttle program

    07/05/2015 5:09:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2015 | Sheena McKenzie
    (CNN)What was once the gleaming pride and joy of the Soviet space program now lies covered in dirt and bird droppings in a disused hangar in Kazakhstan. With their broken windows, missing tiles and ransacked interiors, these shuttles are a haunting -- and fascinating -- piece of space history, rarely seen by the outside world. Indeed, when 36-year-old Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs discovered the derelict shuttles and rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome, he was touched by the sad end for these "wonderful winged machines."
  • Former Soviet spy: We created Liberation Theology

    05/01/2015 4:32:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    cna ^ | May 1, 2015
    Ion Mihai Pacepa on Raul Castro's yacht in Cuba, 1974. Photo courtesy of Ion Mihai Pacepa. Washington D.C., May 1, 2015 / 03:34 pm (CNA).- Espionage deep in the heart of Europe. Secrets in the KGB. Defection from a communist nation. Ion Mihai Pacepa has seen his share of excitement, serving as general for Communist Romania’s secret police before defecting to the United States in the late 1970s. The highest-ranking defector from communism in the ‘70s, he spoke to CNA recently about the connection between the Soviet Union and Liberation Theology in Latin America. Below are excerpts of the interview....
  • Here Are The High-Tech Weapons Russia Is Buying With Its Record Military Budget

    02/13/2015 5:23:23 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    BI ^ | 2-13-2015 | Mike Bird
    Mike Bird February 13, 2015 Russia may be in the middle of an economic crisis, but the country's defence budget is surging. Military spending is set to rise by an astonishing 33% this year, according to the Associated Press. That follows double-digit percentage increases in previous years, and will make it Russia's highest defence budget ever, running to 4.2% of GDP, according to the Moscow Times. What's it being spent on? Russia is modernising a huge amount of its military equipment, much of which has been languishing with Soviet-era design for the past three decades. This includes new equipment for...
  • Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation

    03/25/2014 10:02:17 PM PDT · by No One Special · 76 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 28, 2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I remember our daily food always coming from a long, long line at the end of which was a loaf of bread, a liter of milk, a stick of butter, a bottle of murky cooking oil, or a kilo of bones with traces of meat and fat on them. [...] If we wanted to eat, we learned at a very young age that we had to stand in long lines every day, often in bitter cold at 4 a.m. in hopes that the store would not run out of bread or milk by the time we made it to the...