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  • Operation Valkyrie - The "July Plot" to Assassinate Hitler(July 20, 1944)

    07/20/2013 2:34:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Operation Valkyrie - The "July Plot" to Assassinate Hitler (July 20, 1944) At the end of 1943 the Schutz Staffeinel (SS) and the Gestapo managed to arrest several Germans involved in plotting to overthrow Adolf Hitler. This included Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Klaus Bonhoeffer, Josef Mueller and Hans Dohnanyi. Others under suspicion like Wilhelm Canaris and Hans Oster were dismissed from office in January, 1944. Major Claus von Stauffenberg now emerged as the leader of the group opposed to Nazi rule. In 1942, he decided to kill Adolf Hitler. He was joined by Wilhelm Canaris,Carl Goerdeler, Julius Leber, Ulrich Hassell, Hans Oster,...
  • Man who plotted to kill Hitler dies at 90

    03/12/2013 10:34:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/12/13
    Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last surviving member of the main plot to kill Adolf Hitler has died. He was 90.
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • Female tank gunner kills 25 taliban (20 year old Norwegian girl)

    09/08/2009 10:24:40 AM PDT · by blueglass · 48 replies · 5,060+ views
    The weekend edition of Norway's largest newspaper contained a very interesting interview with a female IFV-gunner this week. The CV-9030 gunner, witch has the somewhat fitting name of Tone Gunnes, was just 20 years old when she went to Afghanistan in the fall of 2007. She took part in the active fighting in operation Herekate Yolo II, where she (wo)manned the 30mm gun of the CV9030 IFV. She was credited with 20-25 confirmed kills during the battle of November 5. In the interview she tells her story about the battle and how she experienced it.
  • Fears of Scientology ‘plot’ as Tom Cruise film Valkyrie takes cinemas by storm

    01/23/2009 10:10:18 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies · 484+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/24/2008 | Roger Boyes in Berlin
    Tom Cruise has become an overnight hero in Germany thanks to his film about the plot to kill Hitler — a story the German authorities fear could become a propaganda vehicle for Scientology. The country’s critics, initially sniffy about Valkyrie, a portrayal of Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, the army officer who tried to blow up the Führer, are now giving Cruise a thumbs up — or at least a verdict of “not bad for a foreigner”. If the film becomes a hit — and early signs are that the public like it — some police and politicians are worried...
  • Valkyrie: The Real Col. von Stauffenberg

    01/19/2009 10:23:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 2,416+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Monday, 05 January | Selwyn Duke
    On a sultry July day in 1944, a man walks into the "Wolf's Lair" carrying a briefcase. He is initiating a bold plot, one that aims to assassinate one of the world's most ruthless and powerful men, Adolf Hitler, and topple the whole of his Nazi government. Integral to this ambitious coup is what lies in his briefcase, a bomb.  It is set to detonate ... the wheels are in motion. It is only a matter of time now.  The man was Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, the driving force behind what became known as the July 20...
  • "Valkyrie" and the Myth of the "Good German"

    01/08/2009 9:26:42 AM PST · by AJKauf · 107 replies · 3,414+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 8 | John Rosenthal
    “Many Saw Evil,” the posters for the new Tom Cruise film Valkyrie proclaim, “But They Dared to Stop It.” Or tried, at any rate. The members of what is known in Germany as the “July 20th” plot failed, of course, to kill Hitler and were unable to seize power. If this slight exaggeration amounts to wishful thinking, however, the suggestion that the would-be assassin, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, and his co-conspirators “saw evil” in the Nazi regime amounts to an outright distortion of the historical record. In fact, Stauffenberg served the Nazi regime loyally almost to the very end...
  • Valkyrie: They Dared To Stop It

    01/08/2009 1:23:25 AM PST · by GVnana · 53 replies · 1,962+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1/8/2009 | Assemblyman Chuck DeVore
    Valkyrie: They Dared To Stop Itby Assemblyman Chuck DeVore Film is power. As with ideas and the words that convey them, film can inform, inspire, and move people to act - for better or for worse. Some films need to be made. Others are better left unmade for the harm they cause. Of course most films fall into neither category, being rather a general waste of time - amusement - as such, true to the Latin root meaning “to stare stupidly.” Of the films that need to be made, some are made with more ease than others. Schindler’s List, for...
  • The Good Germans: Valkyrie

    12/29/2008 12:21:59 PM PST · by Victory111 · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-29-08 | David Forsmark
    Cruise is just fine as Stauffenberg, keeping his signature quirks and grin in check. He generates enough charisma to reflect why people were willing to follow Stauffenberg quite literally into Hell, without turning the film into Tom Cruise Takes on Hitler. Whatever problems people have with his performance, they brought with them into the theater. I suspect if mainstream media darling George Clooney had made the very same film, he would be no better in the role, but the tone of the critical commentary would be very different. David Bamber is a very scary Hitler who resists the urge to...
  • "Valkyrie" is Better - and Worse - Than I Expected

    12/28/2008 2:09:09 PM PST · by AJKauf · 268 replies · 4,961+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 28, 2008 | Ron Rosenbaum
    Well Tom Cruise is better. Not great. Still too callow (Killing Hitler is “Risky Business”) and not really convincing as a German aristo. But the problem is with the film’s Hitler and it’s skewing of history. Hitler seems to be the bad guy in this movie mainly because he’s poorly groomed and has bad posture–that’s how you can tell he’s a mass murderer. At least compared with the impeccably dressed anti-Hitler aristo-officer conspirators...
  • Is Horrible 'Valkyrie' Tom Cruise's Nazi Apologia?

    12/26/2008 4:27:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 142 replies · 3,694+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | December 26, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Say what you will about Tom Cruise’s acting in other movies; in "Valkyrie," which opened yesterday, he is awful. Amid British and European actors, Cruise stands out like a sore thumb. He doesn’t even attempt a German accent, his mannerisms are all from his "Jerry Maguire" era, and his earnestness suggests at best some kind of fictional American soldier trying to infiltrate the Luftwaffe. You knew it would be bad, and it is. I’m more concerned that “Valkyrie” could represent a new trend in filmmaking: Nazi apologia. We know already what Valkyrie is about: a group of German soldiers who...
  • Valkyrie (First Review of Tom Cruise Film on Plot Against Hitler)

    12/11/2008 9:04:57 AM PST · by mojito · 75 replies · 2,636+ views
    Daily Variety ^ | 12/11/2008 | Todd McCarthy
    After a long takeoff, "Valkyrie" finally takes flight as a thriller in its second half but never soars very high. Bryan Singer's long-awaited account of the near-miss assassination of Adolf Hitler by a ring of rebel German army officers on July 20, 1944, has visual splendor galore, but is a cold work lacking in the requisite tension and suspense. This second production from Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner at United Artists will do better than the first, "Lions for Lambs," but is a decidedly odd choice for Christmas Day release, and looks destined for just so-so commercial returns. Cruise himself...
  • Tom Cruise's Adolf Hitler film put back into Hollywood bunker

    05/11/2008 6:57:08 AM PDT · by null and void · 32 replies · 150+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 11, 2008 | Richard Brooks
    The fortunes of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise have suffered a blow with the news that his next big film has been postponed until 2009. The release of Valkyrie, which tells the story of the 1944 assassination plot against Hitler, was first postponed from this summer to the autumn and is now not expected to appear until next year. “We were originally expecting the film to be released in June,” said a senior executive at one of Britain’s leading cinema chains. “I know there have been all sorts of problems with this production and we will not be screening it at...
  • Tom Cruise's Adolf Hitler film put back into Hollywood bunker (2009)

    05/10/2008 5:56:04 PM PDT · by libh8er · 45 replies · 668+ views
    Times Online ^ | 5/11/2008Ti | Richard Brooks
    The fortunes of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise have suffered a blow with the news that his next big film has been postponed until 2009.The release of Valkyrie, which tells the story of the 1944 assassination plot against Hitler, was first postponed from this summer to the autumn and is now not expected to appear until next year. “We were originally expecting the film to be released in June,” said a senior executive at one of Britain’s leading cinema chains. “I know there have been all sorts of problems with this production and we will not be screening it at all...
  • Tom Cruise Is Compared To Nazi Propagandist

    07/23/2007 5:01:51 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 561+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2007 | Paul Williams
    Tom Cruise is compared to Nazi propagandist By Paul Willis Last Updated: 12:44pm BST 23/07/2007 Tom Cruise has found himself being compared to the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in an outspoken attack from Germany’s Protestant Church. Cruise on the set of Valkyrie The Hollywood star was accused of producing “propaganda for Scientology” as he began work on a film about an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Cruise has already been barred from filming at military sites for the movie because of his membership of the Scientologists, who are regarded as a cult by the German authorities. Thomas Gandow, 60,...
  • Two-Stage-to-Orbit 'Blackstar' System Shelved at Groom Lake?

    03/05/2006 7:23:35 PM PST · by anymouse · 86 replies · 10,229+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 03/05/2006 | William B. Scott
    SPACEPLANE SHELVED? For 16 years, Aviation Week & Space Technology has investigated myriad sightings of a two-stage-to-orbit system that could place a small military spaceplane in orbit. Considerable evidence supports the existence of such a highly classified system, and top Pentagon officials have hinted that it's "out there," but iron-clad confirmation that meets AW&ST standards has remained elusive. Now facing the possibility that this innovative "Blackstar" system may have been shelved, we elected to share what we've learned about it with our readers, rather than let an intriguing technological breakthrough vanish into "black world" history, known to only a few...