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  • How to Beat an Evil Empire: Just Do It

    09/02/2014 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    As NATO meets to develop a new strategy to follow up with their Obama-led non-strategy on Russia, perhaps they should ponder what the old, successful strategy with Russia was that served NATO so well. “On the one hand,” said the blueprint that helped beat back the Russian threat during the Cold War, NSC 68, “the people of the world yearn for relief from the anxiety arising from the risk of… war. On the other hand, any substantial further extension of the area under the domination of the Kremlin would raise the possibility that no coalition adequate to confront the Kremlin...
  • The West Needs Russia's Help More Than it Realizes

    03/05/2014 9:03:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Remember when you were a kid and packed your bag to run away from home, only to quickly realize that you lacked the requisite means to follow through on your threat? Mom and Dad, after giving you a little time to save face, had to drive down the road and toss your penniless little behind and your Transformers backpack into the backseat. We're now witnessing a similar scenario with the pathetic display of political theater underway between the West and Russia over Ukraine. Those first few hours back home with your parents were pretty awkward, weren't they? Just...
  • U.S. bombs remain in Europe

    05/11/2010 9:09:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 63 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/22/2010 | Charles J. Hanley
    Unseen beyond the grazing Holsteins and rolling pastures of eastern Belgium, the 12-foot-long tapered metal cylinders sit in their underground vaults, waiting for the doomsday call that never came. Each packs the power of many Hiroshimas. America's oldest nuclear weapons -- unwanted, outdated, a legacy of the 20th century -- are now the focus of a political struggle that could shake the NATO alliance in the 21st. The questions hanging over the B-61 bombs, an estimated 200 of them on six air bases across Europe, relate to not just why they're still here but how safe and secure they are....
  • Cold War defence alliance to wind down

    03/24/2010 9:18:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 305+ views
    AFP via Yahoo Canada News ^ | 3/24/2040 | AFP via Yahoo Canada News
    The Cold War-era Western European Union defence alliance, set up in the wake of World War II, is to cease functioning, its assembly's head Robert Walter said on Wednesday. "The WEU as an organisation will be wound down within a year or so," said British parliamentarian Walter, who presides over the Paris-based assembly of the international grouping. The body was initiated by Belgium, Britain, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 1948 and later expanded to include Germany, Italy, Spain and others. Its founding principles were "to afford assistance to each other in resisting any policy of aggression," and "to promote...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • NATO to debate nuclear policy next month: Rasmussen

    03/03/2010 8:14:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 221+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 03/03/2010 | AFP via Space Daily
    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday that the western military alliance will debate the bloc's nuclear policy in Estonia next month. He said a "discussion" is planned after the foreign ministers of Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway requested "a major debate" on NATO's nuclear policy at their next gathering in Tallinn on April 22 and 23. However, Rasmussen stressed that the talks, which come as President Barack Obama mulls a drastic cut in the US nuclear arsenal, will have to balance calls to remove outdated weapons with a need for a strategic nuclear "deterrent." The...
  • FBI searches in Albania for radioactive material intended for terrorism attacks

    12/18/2006 12:40:12 PM PST · by joan · 18 replies · 1,145+ views
    makfax ^ | December 18, 2006
    Skadar, 16:34 FBI agents in cooperation with Albanian authorities are investigating eventual smuggling of radioactive material deemed to have been planned for using in terrorist attacks across Europe. Citing sources from the Prosecution Office, the Albanian media reported there are grounds for suspicions that 170 kilograms of radioactive material was brought in the country. According to the same sources, the illegal shipment was planned to serve for the purposes of carrying out terrorist attacks in Western Europe. FBI agents have taken in five suspects, including three Albanian police officers and two residents of Skadar. After questioning, they have been released...
  • How Globalization Is Creating a New European Underclass

    10/30/2006 5:29:32 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 17 replies · 740+ views
    In the West, gradual de-industrialization has created a new underclass of the unproductive and intellectually depraved. The spiritual cousin of the American phenomenon of "white trash," these strangers in their own land have become a serious threat to democracy. The modern-day member of the underclass is not hungry. He has a roof over his head, he is not disproportionately vulnerable to illness and he even has a bit of cash in his pocketbook. In every Western European country, he is both a citizen and a beneficiary of the welfare state, even if the state's services are no longer as generous...
  • Doomsday Scenario: 'America Alone' [Paul Gigot interview with Mark Steyn]

    10/24/2006 4:34:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,086+ views
    Doomsday Scenario: 'America Alone' Monday , October 23, 2006 This is a partial transcript from "The Journal Editorial Report," October 21, 2006, that has been edited for clarity. PAUL GIGOT, FOX HOST: "America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It" forecasts a dark future in which the nations of Old Europe fall to Islam fundamentalism. And the United States remains the last Western democracy. Earlier, I spoke to the author, columnist Mark Steyn. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) GIGOT: In your book, you write that much of what we loosely call the "Western World will not survive the 21st Century....
  • Three Radicals Inside Europe's Leftist Elite

    01/16/2006 1:35:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 799+ views
    the Stranger ^ | 11 January 2006 | Bruce Bawer
    A few years back, after a prolonged immersion in American Protestant fundamentalism (I was writing a book), I moved from the U.S. to Western Europe, ready to bask in an open, secular, liberal culture. Instead I discovered that European social democracy, too, was a kind of fundamentalism, rigid and doctrinaire, yielding what Swedish writer Johan Norberg calls "one-idea states"nations where an echo chamber of insular elites calls the shots, where monochrome media daily reiterate statist mantras and shut out contrarian views, and where teachers and professors systematically misrepresent the U.S. (millions of Europeans believe that free public schools, unemployment insurance,...
  • Something Old, Something New (Russian Natural Gas)

    01/02/2006 3:07:12 AM PST · by lowbuck · 247+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 02 January 2006 | George Adair
    WESTERN officials are to meet in Washington later this week to discuss the precise implications of U.S. sanctions against the Soviet Union on the construction of the 5,500km Siberia-West Europe gas pipeline. The Reagan Administration has long argued that the pipeline will make West Europe dangerously dependent on the Soviet Union. EEC countries say it would be very wrong for the U.S. to use the present situation to destroy the pipeline.
  • Missionary: Western Europe's Darkness Foreshadows America's Spiritual Decline

    06/01/2005 3:04:13 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies · 678+ views
    Agape Press ^ | Chad Groening
    Missionary: Western Europe's Darkness Foreshadows America's Spiritual Decline By Chad Groening May 31, 2005 (AgapePress) - A Southern Baptist missionary stationed in Madrid, Spain, contends that Western Europe is currently the hardest mission field on Earth. Chad, a 32-year-old Christian worker abroad, says the hostility to Christianity has become so severe in Europe that he does not want his last name published. Chad is responsible for ministering to missionary children throughout Western Europe and for taking part in evangelistic efforts. He says it is a tough place to share the gospel and when he approaches people, a typical response is,...
  • Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead

    05/09/2005 12:10:20 PM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 23 replies · 410+ views
    BBC Information News ^ | BBC Information News
    More than 50 world leaders, including US President George W Bush, have been paying tribute in Moscow to the Soviet people's sacrifice in World War II. A mass parade took place in Red Square - the latest in a series of events in Europe marking 60 years since the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. The 75-minute commemoration was followed by the laying of wreaths at the tomb of the unknown soldier. But the event has been overshadowed by disagreements over the war's legacy. {end} Soviet sacrifice Despite the grey skies, Moscow's city centre was transformed into a sea of colour...
  • Fitzgerald-Reponse to Vatican Claim "Terror War Responsible for Christianphobia" -(FACTS!)

    12/06/2004 6:57:02 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 173+ views
    Column from Bahrain Times: the War on terror blamed for Christianphobia: Jihad Watch posted it and you can refer to: Hugh Fitzgerald's reply below: Twenty Points for Archibishop Lajolo: 1) If "the war on terrorism is seen linked to Western political strategy" and that this is responsible for "Christianphobia," then what explains the attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh in Kashimir? Or on Buddhists in Thailand, and the Bamiyan Buddhas -- the people and the artifacts -- in southern Thailand? Is this because Hindu (and Sikh) and Buddhist villages and artifacts have also been linked "to Western political strategy"? And...
  • Western Europe disqualified from role in Mideast peace

    12/05/2004 8:22:58 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 347+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 05 2004 | JOEL SPRAYREGEN
    Daniel Barenboim is a brilliant musician, even if he is too fond of Wagner. His Sun-Times column [Nov. 17] on post-Arafat prospects for Mideast peace employs hopeful musical metaphors. But Barenboim sounds one discordant note: He urges ''Europe must now intervene in the Middle East peace conflict.'' The truth is that Western Europe has disqualified itself from a constructive role by condoning -- if not supporting -- Palestinian terrorism that has killed 1017 Israelis since Arafat started his Intifada. Evidence of European acceptance of terrorism is pervasive. European countries have supported scores of U.N. resolutions which condemn Israel for resisting...
  • Europe's Choice

    08/04/2004 6:25:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 12 replies · 1,046+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2004 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    ... Europeans casually talk of the Kerry rapprochement to come, as if in their magnanimity they have given us one last chance to return to sobriety. They exude a bold confidence, even to strangers, that the brightened prospects of the Democratic challenger are proof that America has seen the European light and therefore, of course, Mr. Kerry must win. Never has Europe been so emotionally involved in an American election -- and never to their peril have they read us so wrong. ... And few American administrations have proved as controversial in refashioning American foreign policy as have the blunt-speaking...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Europe's Choice (Crapweasels piling up negative brownie points)

    08/05/2004 8:34:54 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 36 replies · 1,193+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 5, 2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "Kerry must win, you see, so we can be friends again." You hear things like this these days in Europe. George Bush's campaign staffers may tease about John Kerry's French connections, his Europhile mannerisms, and his unguarded boasts that the Continent is pulling for him, but such caricatures are closer to the truth than even the Republican operatives suspect. Europeans casually talk of the Kerry rapprochement to come, as if in their magnanimity they have given Americans one last chance to return to sobriety. They exude a bold confidence, even to strangers, that the brightened prospects of the Democratic challenger...
  • Mark Steyn: The Ugly European

    08/07/2004 8:13:13 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 33 replies · 2,150+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 13, 2001 | Mark Steyn
    Dear Mr Steyn, Thanks for the helpful inscribes in the flyleaf of my copy of Head to Toe. I wasn't one of those guys that got really pissed when France and Germany obstructed our going into Iraq, and I wasn't surprised by the Spanish electorate buying a moving van, as it were, for Senor Aznar. Doesn't mean I don't get annoyed, now and again, especially (politics and trade being what they are) we'll be doing business on other fronts with these nasty spotted prancers (that's from a Monty Python skit). However, it's very important the great American public know the...
  • Hating America

    07/23/2004 4:45:21 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 23 replies · 1,657+ views
    The Hudson Review ^ | Spring 2004 | Bruce Bawer
    I moved from the U.S. to Europe in 1998, and Ive been drawing comparisons ever since. Living in turn in the Netherlands, where kids come out of high school able to speak four languages, where gay marriage is a non-issue, and where book-buying levels are the worlds highest, and in Norway, where a staggering percentage of people read three newspapers a day and where respect for learning is reflected even in Oslo place names (Professor Aschehoug Square; Professor Birkeland Road), I was tempted at one point to write a book lamenting Americans anti-intellectualismtheir indifference to foreign languages, ignorance of history,...
  • Analysis: Ronald Reagan's Secret Anti-Soviet War

    06/10/2004 7:46:08 PM PDT · by MountainPatriot · 23 replies · 855+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | June 10, 2004 | Richard Sale
    President Reagan used several deft tactical maneuvers to exploit cracks in the Soviet armor. As president of the United States, Ronald Reagan initiated a sweeping and unprecedented program of covert actions and economic-warfare initiatives that acted to greatly weaken the Soviet economy, its support for "wars of liberation," and its hold on its power in Eastern Europe, former top Reagan administration officials said. The elements of these programs were contained in top-secret national-security directives signed by Reagan in 1982 and 1983, these sources told United Press International. "Any kind of covert-action program had to be expressed in a presidential finding,"...