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  • 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...
  • Naval submarine Jimmy Carter christened at Connecticut shipyard

    06/05/2004 11:14:19 PM PDT · by ambrose · 82 replies · 368+ views
    AP ^ | 6.5.04
    Naval submarine Jimmy Carter christened at Connecticut shipyard GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter was filled with emotion Saturday as the most advanced nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy was named after him at a Connecticut shipyard. "This is a very wonderful day for me, to see my wife break the champagne on undoubtedly the finest and most formidable ship in the world," said Carter, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the only submariner to be elected president. Carter's wife, Rosalynn, blessed the Seawolf-class nuclear submarine and its crew, then hesitated for a moment before cracking...
  • Rebels in Eastern Ukraine Dream of Reviving Soviet Heyday

    10/06/2014 7:27:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2014 | Andrew E. Kramer
    In the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, the Supreme Soviet, as its separatist legislature is known, is nationalizing coal mines and reviving collective farms. At parades, people wave hammer-and-sickle flags; school officials talk of revising the curriculum to celebrate the triumphs of the Soviet Union. There is now a secret police force called the M.G.B., reminiscent of the K.G.B. Some rebels call it, only half-jokingly, the N.K.V.D., the notorious Stalin-era secret police force. The unrecognized separatist mini-states in eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk Peoples Republics, were rescued from a near-death experience last month, when a Russian military incursion routed...
  • Open Letter to Glenn Beck: You Owe Poland an Apology (Repost w/ Pic)

    10/05/2014 10:58:51 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 55 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 10/05/2014 | William Russell
    Dear Glenn Beck, I was so honored by the three interviews you did with me during the course of my congressional campaigns against John Murtha in 2008 to 2010. I will always remember how deeply you complemented me when you closed your first interview. I am writing with the hope my words will carry some influence with you and the messages you send over the airwaves. I greatly respect your endeavors to constantly educate yourself and your listeners as well as your promotion of reconciliation between opposing factions. My head almost exploded as I was driving and listening to your...
  • Communist Leader Wants Cities Renamed Stalingrad and Leningrad

    06/09/2014 11:02:46 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | June 09, 2014
    Russia's Communist leader has voiced support for a referendum to rename the city of Volgograd as Stalingrad, and has suggested that St. Petersburg readopt its Soviet-era name of Leningrad. "Only two cities have been subjected to name changes after the Great Patriotic war Leningrad and Stalingrad" Communist Party head Gennady Zyuganov told Russian News Service. "They were not awarded the title of "Hero City for nothing, the whole world knows them as Leningrad and Stalingrad" Zyuganov said, adding the people of St. Petersburg had to be called upon to back the name change. During D-Day commemorations in Normandy last...
  • Did Putin Blow Up the Whole Polish Government in 2010? A Second Look.

    04/13/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4/11/2014
    Did Putin Blow Up the Whole Polish Government in 2010? A Second Look. A plane crash at Smolensk in Russia four years ago wiped out the Warsaw leadership. It used to be seen as an accident. Now, after Putins games in Ukraine, people arent so sure. Four years ago this week, Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed in a plane crash near the Katyn Forest in Russia where he was flying to honor the 22,000 Polish officers, lawyers, priests and professors slaughtered there by the Soviets 70 years before. Ninety-five other military, political and public figures including his wife died...
  • President Putin's Fiction: 10 False Claims About Ukraine

    03/14/2014 2:43:01 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 29 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | 3/05/2014 | Office of the Spokesman
    Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 5, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, The formula two times two equals five is not without its attractions. Below are 10 of President Vladimir Putins recent claims justifying Russian aggression in the Ukraine, followed by the facts that his assertions ignore or distort. 1. Mr. Putin says: Russian forces in Crimea are only acting to protect Russian military assets. It is citizens defense groups, not...
  • Russia Today anchor quits on live TV over Putin whitewashing

    03/06/2014 4:27:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3-5-14
    A Russia Today anchor quit live on air Wednesday, declaring she cannot work for a station that whitewashes the actions of Vladimir Putin. Liz Wahl, who works in the networks Washington DC bureau, said her grandparents came to the United States to escape Soviet oppression. And that is why personally I cannot be part of a station funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the action of Putin, she said, reading from a statement. Im proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth. And that is why after this newscast Im resigning. Earlier, Ms. Wahl had tweeted:...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Tucker Carlson: Obama Admin "Getting Into Soviet Territory" With Actors Shilling For Obamacare

    12/19/2013 8:44:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | December 18, 2013
    TUCKER CARLSON: They are transparently committed to propaganda. And I will say this, the fact that they have suborned all these actors and comedians, that they're entering in to partnership with Funny or Die -- Will Ferrell's website -- or Amy Poehler to sell Obamacare, I mean, when you have entertainment figures acting as shills for government, that's kind of getting in to soviet territory.
  • Why Soviets Were No Fans Of Lee Harvey Oswald.

    11/26/2013 7:40:01 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 56 replies
    CSM ^ | November 23, 2013 | Fred Weir, Mike Eckel
    MOSCOW AND BOSTON Lee Harvey Oswalds Russian was still shaky in 1961, when he was working as a factory metalworker in the provincial Soviet city of Minsk. It fell to a young student engineer named Stanislav Shushkevich to help him out. "He was a simple martinet, and I found nothing in common with him. His Russian at that point was passable. We had about a dozen lessons in all, after that we had no contacts, Mr.Shushkevich told the Monitor in an interview. My main concern later on was that he would be given the task of fabricating equipment I...
  • Phone chargers/USB sticks given to G20 world leaders by Russian hosts were 'trojan horses

    10/29/2013 3:21:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-29-13 | Hannah Roberts In Rome
    The revelation came after Germany's secret service investigated the devices It warned that they were 'trojan horses' capable of fishing for information Warnings have gone out to every government that received them Americas NSA spy agency has been under fire from around the world for its surveillance activity over the past few months. Now the Russians are facing criticism for some allegedly shady operations, too. Its claimed that USB drives and phone chargers, given to world leaders at the G20 summit in Russia were 'Trojan horses' capable of sending data back to the Kremlin. David Cameron did not receive one...
  • Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

    10/02/2013 8:35:29 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 31 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10/2/13 | HILLEL ITALIE
    <p>BALTIMORE Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of "The Hunt for Red October" and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66.</p> <p>Penguin Group (USA) said Wednesday that Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher did not disclose a cause of death.</p>
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • Revealed: Soviets influenced reputation of Pope Pius XII as Nazi collaborator

    09/10/2012 5:51:41 PM PDT · by AstralisLux · 9 replies
    Spero News ^ | 9/10/12 | Martin Barillas
    Revealed: Soviets influenced reputation of Pope Pius XII as Nazi collaborator. Documents continue to trickle out from a number of sources, including the Vatican, that may begin to restore the image of the wartime pope who at the time was heralded as a champion of the rights of Europes minorities, including the Jewish community... http://www.speroforum.com/a/MEXUNANSQF48/73090-New-book-to-shine-light-on-Pope-Pius-XII-and-the-Holocaust
  • In Defense of His Majesty

    09/10/2005 10:30:16 AM PDT · by Unreconstructed Selmerite · 17 replies · 836+ views
    military.com ^ | September 7, 2005 | William S. Lind
    As regular readers in this column know, my reporting senior and lawful sovereign is His Imperial Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II. When I finally report in to that great Oberste Heeresleitung in the sky, I expect to do so as the Kaisers last soldier. Why? Well, beyond Bestimmung, the unhappy fact is that Western civilizations last chance of survival was probably a victory by the Central Powers in World War I. Their defeat let all the poisons of the French Revolution loose unchecked, which is the main reason that we now live in a moral and cultural cesspool.
  • Russia Wants Obama Re-Elected

    05/11/2012 5:08:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 11, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Russia Wants Obama Re-ElectedPosted By David Meir-Levi On May 11, 2012 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Well, now we know what the “hot mic” incident was all about. The Wall Street Journal’s “Moscow Raises Alarm over Missile-Defense Plan for Europe” (Friday, May 4, 2012), makes the connection.At an international conference on Thursday, May 3, organized at Russia’s initiative, the Russian delegates showed computer-generated images of a hypothetical Russian pre-emptive missile attack on segments of a missile defense shield and early warning system that the US and NATO want to put...
  • Of Soviets, Cardinals, conscience protections and turkey-cheese sandwiches

    02/20/2012 9:55:20 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2-20-12 | Dr. Gerard M. Nadal
    In my youth, the differences between the Soviet Union and the United States were made abundantly clear to us. We had the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights, and they didnt. Teens at drive-thru fast food restaurants were iconic of American freedom. The freedom to recreate our culture through music, food, mobility. Our fathers fought despotism in World War II and Korea and told us of the communist menace, always juxtaposed with the freedoms for which they fought. We could only imagine the deprivations endured by our peers who were trapped behind the iron curtain. Wed heard of the...
  • Paul and his useful idiots need to remember Reagan's great, "There is a bear in the woods.." ad

    01/09/2012 9:47:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/09/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During his 1984 campaign Ronald Reagan ran a thirty second television spot that very subtly highlighted the differences between his understanding of the threat of the Soviet Communists and Walter Mondales underestimation of the danger they posed. The spot opened with a narrator saying There is a bear in the woods. As it progressed, a brown bear was shown wandering in a forest. The full text was, There is a bear in the woods. For some people, the bear is easy to see. Others dont see it at all. Some people say the bear is tame. Others say its vicious...
  • Vlad's Army - Putin's brave new world

    10/30/2011 2:01:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | October 28, 2011 | Peter Oborne and James Jones
    Twenty-first-century Russia may look like a liberal democracy, with elections, law courts and parliament. In truth there are two parallel states. One is for show. The other is almost completely corrupt, with part of it run by a clique of secret servicemen who owe their allegiance ultimately to the prime minister, Vladimir Putin, and the small group of former KGB thugs who surround him. Stay in with them, and you stay safe. Fail to pay your dues, and you risk personal destruction. ....the so-called siloviki, the strongmen who control modern Russia, with a career background in the intelligence or security...
  • The Soviet Story, A must-see movie

    10/17/2011 5:11:16 PM PDT · by El Gringo · 18 replies
    Internet ^ | 17 October 2011 | el gringo
    The Soviet Story is tough but truthful. A must see movie. Common popular culture assumes a great difference existed between the Soviets and the Nazis. This is a fabrication, probably created by the Soviets, but today it is promulgated by leftists throughout the world, including the modern Democrat Party in the US. Completely obscured is the fact that fascism and communism are siblings. In his autobiography, Benito Mussolini said his mentor was Georges Sorel, a French communist. Mussolinis mother was a Italian communist. Few today realize that Hitlers respect for Mussolini was based in the fact that Mussolini paved the...
  • (ANTI-AMERICAN COUNTRIES) Russia, Ukraine and South Korea Drop the Title Captain America

    07/06/2011 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Gawker ^ | Jul 6, 2011 | Seth Abramowicz
    Paramount and Marvel Studios have a bit of a marketing challenge on their hands with their upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. Namely, how do you sell a pro-U.S.A superhero movie to the many regions of the globe that can't stand us? Their solution was to play it safe, and release the film in all foreign markets as just "The First Avenger." But then a wonderful thing happened. From the Times: [I]n a surprise, Paramount's overseas operation objected, arguing that Captain America had too much brand value, even in spots like France that are leery of embracing Team America too...
  • Iran's president calls for post-Soviet security alliance to unite in alliance against West

    06/15/2011 8:20:17 AM PDT · by silentknight · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | June 15, 2011 | Peter Leonard
    ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Wednesday for a security alliance of several former Soviet nations and China to form a united front against the West. Ahmadinejad's address to fellow heads of state at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kazakhstan will likely deepen suspicions that the bloc is intended as a counterweight to the United States across the region. In a summit declaration signed by all the member states, the organization also attacked missile defense programs in another apparent dig at the United States.
  • Soviet Chic: More Deception from Facebook

    05/13/2011 4:21:21 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Sometimes you just wish that both sides in a contest could lose. Such is the case with respect to the latest revelation about Facebook: that it hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google. Writes Dan Lyons at The Daily Beast: For the past few days, a mystery has been unfolding in Silicon Valley. Somebody, it seems, hired Burson-Marsteller, a top public-relations firm, to pitch anti-Google stories to newspapers, urging them to investigate claims that Google was invading peoples privacy. Burson even offered to help an influential blogger write a Google-bashing op-ed, which it promised it could place...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    04/02/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    A Hidden History of Evil Why doesnt anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? In the worlds collective consciousness, the word Nazi is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis ideologynationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Fhrer principleled directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains...
  • The Ted Kennedy Chronicles: A Look at the Latest Declassified FBI Files

    03/04/2011 3:46:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2011 | Paul Kengor
    Another round of declassified FBI files on Senator Ted Kennedy has been released (click here and here). Fittingly, in Kennedy's case, they are as troubling as they are amusing, once again raising all sorts of questions, from the moral to the political to issues of national security. And as usual, they are also frustrating, knowing that with Kennedy's death in August 2009, and the lifelong protection of the man by a scandalously biased media, the late senator was able to escape these questions all the way to the grave, never needing to account for them -- at least in this...
  • Chavez, Ahmadinejad Say US Is Headed For 'The Graveyard'

    10/20/2010 3:18:35 PM PDT · by Strategy · 54 replies · 2+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | October 20, 2010 | By Associated Press
    TEHERAN, Iran -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Iranian counterpart declared Wednesday they are united in efforts to establish a "new world order" and warned their enemies would be relegated to the "graveyard."
  • Vanity - What were the economic reasons for the Soviet Collapse?

    10/14/2010 8:59:16 PM PDT · by tired1 · 106 replies
    Aside from the obviuous shortcommings of central planning, I'm interested in the circumdtances which caused the USSR to implode. Was it inability to meet foreign obligations? Would appreciate opioions and any sources.
  • Report Clears Obama Administration Over Role in Kenya Election, as Congressman Objects

    10/03/2010 10:38:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | October 2, 2010
    A government watchdog has issued a report saying it found no evidence that the Obama administration illegally funded groups seeking to legalize abortion in Kenya for the first time with changes to the constitution -- a conclusion that immediately was blasted by one of the administration's top critics on the issue. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, the top Republican on the House Africa panel, said the report by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) inspector general was "poorly researched, superficial, incomplete and a whitewash." "This was not a well-researched investigation," he said in a written statement. "We had...
  • Russia, China Hold Massive Military Exercises in Central Asia

    ... The 17-day drills, which began on September 9, are aimed at testing the interoperability of the SCO armed forces in rendering assistance to a member state involved in an internal armed conflict or subjected to a terrorist attack. The exercises involve some 5,000 servicemen from five of the six SCO member states - Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Uzbekistan has chosen not to take part. ...
  • How Can Russia Disclaim Responsibility for the Soviet Past?

    07/20/2010 4:01:16 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies · 3+ views
    Russia Profile ^ | July 16, 2010 | Vladimir Frolov
    Russia Profile Weekly Experts Panel: Contributors: Bruce Bean, Vladimir Belaeff, Ethan Burger, Edward Lozansky, Igor Torbakov, Srdja Trifkovich Russia is about to adopt a universal doctrine to disclaim once and for all any moral, legal or financial responsibility for the policies and actions of the Soviet authorities on the territory of the former Soviet republics and the states of Eastern Europe. Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev, a leading United Russia voice on foreign affairs, has published a summary of this doctrinal document in his blog on the Echo of Moscow radio stations Web site. Will adopting such a...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • US military officer says China needs to step up (Adm. Mike Mullen)

    06/09/2010 6:33:46 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 36 replies · 473+ views
    AP ^ | June 9, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, said Wednesday he is disappointed by the international community's "tepid" response to North Korea's attack on a South Korean warship and called on China to step up and do more.
  • A great Catholic renaissance in Ukraine may be at risk (Univ rector visited by SBU (former KGB)

    05/30/2010 5:30:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 230+ views
    NC Reporter ^ | May 29, 2010 | John L. Allen Jr.
    On any countdown of terrific Catholic stories over the last twenty years, the renaissance of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine would have to be near the top of the list. Numbering some five million faithful, about ten percent of the Ukrainian population, Greek Catholics follow Orthodox liturgical and spiritual traditions but have been in full union with Rome since the 16th century.Under the Soviets, the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine was the largest illegal religious body in the world, and one of the most persecuted. The legendary Ukrainian Cardinal Josef Slipyi, who spent two decades in the gulags,...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    05/14/2010 5:39:39 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 10 replies · 438+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    In the worlds collective consciousness, the word Nazi is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis ideologynationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Fhrer principleled directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history. [snip] For instance, the...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    05/12/2010 7:24:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 1,475+ views
    City Journal ^ | 05/12/10 | Claire Berlinski
    Claire Berlinski A Hidden History of Evil Why doesnt anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? Though Mikhail Gorbachev is lionized in the West, the untranslated archives suggest a much darker figure. In the worlds collective consciousness, the word Nazi is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis ideologynationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Fhrer principleled directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism...
  • Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis (banned Zhukov interview aired)

    05/05/2010 7:01:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 102 replies · 2,147+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05/05/10
    Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis An interview in which a Soviet commander admitted how close Moscow came to defeat by Germany during the Second World War has been broadcast in Russia for the first time. Published: 11:58AM BST 05 May 2010 The Soviet Union nearly lost the war in 1941 and suffered from poor planning, according to Marshal Georgy Zhukov in the frank television interview that has been banned since it was recorded in 1966. Zhukov, the most decorated general in the history of both Russia and the Soviet Union, admitted that Soviet generals were...
  • The "Collapse" of Communism

    04/29/2010 6:02:56 AM PDT · by newheart · 9 replies · 469+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 4/29/10 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interviews guest today is Robert Buchar, an associate professor and author of the Cinematography Program at Columbia College in Chicago. A political refugee from former Czechoslovakia, he is the producer of the documentary, Velvet Hangover, which is about Czech New Wave filmmakers, how they survived the period of normalization and their reflections on the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989. He is the author of the new book, And Reality be Damned Undoing America: What The Media Didnt Tell You About the End of the Cold War and Fall of Communism in Europe. The book is based on a documentary...
  • ABC News: Vladimir Putin to head investigation into Polish president's death

    04/10/2010 5:49:28 AM PDT · by quesney · 282 replies · 8,427+ views
    Russia says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will personally head the investigation into an aeroplane crash that killed Poland's president. A total of 96 people were on board the plane that crashed near the western Russian city of Smolensk, all of whom are believed to be dead. Polish president Lech Kaczynski was on board the Russian-built Tupolev 154 jet when it went down in heavy fog near a military airport. Russian authorities have already said they suspect pilot error in the crash, near Smolensk, in Western Russia. There are reports the jet made several attempted landings before the crash. Also on...
  • Civilization of Packages Buys Old Soviet Rocket Engines

    04/02/2010 12:07:20 PM PDT · by bogusname · 14 replies · 682+ views
    Pravda ^ | April 2, 2010 | Sergey Balmasov
    The West, particularly the USA, is a civilization of packages. They can give a very good visual presentation of things, but the package does not imply good quality of products. US space products often lagged behind Soviet products especially in the space industry. In the USSR the situation was different. The quality of packaging was poor, but the quality of products was superb, Mr. Sivkov said.
  • U.S. Troops to March in Red Square Parade

    03/24/2010 6:03:24 AM PDT · by KippLanham · 15 replies · 487+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 24, 2010 | Kim Zigfeld
    When I read the news on March 18, I was ashamed to call myself an American, ashamed to admit that Barack Obama was my president. Read more: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/u-s-troops-to-march-in-red-square-parade/
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    03/11/2010 5:11:58 PM PST · by Ablesinner · 2 replies · 396+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 11, 2010 | James Hudnall and Val Mayerik
    As you may know, I do a cartoon on Big Hollywood every Sunday with Batton Lash called Obama Nation. It gives us the opportunity to lampoon the WPE* since few others seemed willing to do it when we started. But Big Journalism offers the opportunity to mock the mainstream media which constantly fails to report the facts or deal with reality. So I called up another friend, comics veteran and fellow libertarian, Val Mayerik to enter the fray and have a few laughs.
  • Remembering the "Miracle" game, 30 years later

    02/22/2010 7:29:04 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies · 570+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/22/10 | Becky Nahm
    February 22, 2010 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the 'Miracle on Ice,' the day Minnesota's Herb Brooks led the United States hockey team to defeat the supposedly unbeatable Soviet Union team in a medal-round game at the Olympics in Lake Placid. Retired photographer Denny DeGriselles shot the game for 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. He shared his memories of the game with Steve Shaw.
  • CIA Columbia Obama Cover Up

    02/17/2010 8:35:22 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 124 replies · 3,374+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2-17-2010 | Dr. Manning
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  • Perspective Of A Russian Immigrant (No. 3)

    11/17/2009 6:14:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 685+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 17, 2009 | SVETLANA KUNIN
    This is the third article to appear on these pages from an IBD subscriber who lived in the Soviet Union until 1980. Click here to read the previous two articlesWhenever I speak about my experiences living in the USSR, my American friends respond that such things can never happen in a democracy like the United States. They don't understand why I am repulsed when I hear the president talk about "sacrificing for the collective good," which sounds so compassionate, as opposed to greedy capitalism. "Sacrifice for the collective good" is one of the founding principles of socialism, where the collective,...
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    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
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    10/31/2009 7:09:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies · 840+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 30, 2009 | SVETLANA KUNIN
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