by SkyWatch Editor The US Army is developing a compact electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP) weapon capable of fitting inside a 155mm artillery shell capable of being fired near key enemy infrastructure. The artillery shell, with its non-explosive payload, would be…
By Natan Sharansky April 17 Natan Sharansky, a human rights activist and former political prisoner in the Soviet Union, is chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the…
By Esther Tanquintic-Misa Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev looks on during a presentation of his new book “After Kremlin” in Moscow December 26, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, without necessarily taking sides with Russian President…
The reincarnation of the current PM as president poses a challenge to western powers for which they seem ill-prepared
Simon Tisdall adimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, who seems set to become president in March. As prime minister for the past four years, Vladimir Putin never really went away. But his looming reincarnation as the all-powerful, executive president of Russia – the country’s “paramount leader” in Chinese parlance – poses a stark challenge for which the US, Britain and other beleaguered western powers seem ill-prepared. As president, potentially until 2024, Putin has one overriding objective: the creation of a third, post-tsarist, post-Soviet Russian empire.
Putin famously described the collapse of the Soviet Union, the “evil empire” of Ronald Reagan’s imagining, as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century”. His aim, once this weekend’s heavily managed parliamentary elections and next March’s presidential coronation are out the way, is to put this disaster to rights. Reinstalled as president, and with his political potboy, Dmitry Medvedev, pushed aside, Putin will again exercise unchallengeable control over Russia’s external affairs.
By Paul McGuire
Russia was no longer considered to be a world power after the fall of the former Soviet Union. But, those who have underestimated Russia are in for a rude awakening. Today Russia has the second most powerful military in the world and is number two in the production of both oil and gas. Forbes Magazine estimates Moscow has 79 billionaires – an increase of 21 in just one year. A top-level Russian General Nikolai Makarov said NATO’s eastward expansion or an attack on Iran by the U.S. and Israel could cause Russia to enter the conflicts threatened ‘The possibility of local armed conflicts along nearly the whole border has increased dramatically. In certain conditions, I do not rule out local and regional armed conflicts developing into a large-scale war, including using nuclear weapons.’ In other words, Russia is prepared to use nuclear weapons!
While America has been naively disarming, Russia has over 12,000 antiballistic missiles in its defense system. Many of these ICBM’s are aimed at cities and key locations in America. Ever since the “fall of the Soviet Union,” Russia has been conducting massive military exercise in partnership with nations like Iran and China. These defense drills are designed to help prepare Russia for any U.S. missile attack against their nation. In addition, Russia has been building a vast system of underground bunkers and nuclear blast shelters. Some military experts are speculating Russia is secretly preparing for World War III.
Some intelligence experts believe that Russia may be making preparations for an attack against the United States. The Russians have been storing up grain, foodstuffs, gold, and oil. These Russian underground bunkers can store 326 million tons of grain, and their military can store 80 million tons of grain. Simultaneously, both Republican and Democratic politicians have been steadily disarming America, including the so-called “Super-Committee which made massive cuts to the U.S. military budget, while nations like China are super-charging their military!
By Dennis Prager #imag1 Christians should organize an international day or week of solidarity for persecuted Christians in the Muslim world.
In 1969, at the age of 21, I was sent to the Soviet Union. I was a young American Jew who spoke Hebrew and Russian and who practiced Judaism. My task was to bring Jewish religious items into the Soviet Union, and the names of Jews who wished to leave the Soviet Union out of that country. Upon returning to the United States, I became the national spokesman for the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, one of the most effective organizations for Soviet Jews in the world.
As such, I spoke before synagogues of every denomination, Hadassah groups, Jewish federations, Jewish groups on college campuses. If there was a Jewish organization, it cared about the plight of Soviet Jews. For decades, virtually every synagogue in America had a “Save Soviet Jewry” sign in front of it.
The Nazi officer Klaus Barbie escaped to Bolivia; he and others got American help.
With the Soviet Union muscling in on Eastern Europe, “settling scores with Germans or German collaborators seemed less pressing; in some cases, it even appeared counterproductive,” said a government report published Friday by the National Archives.
“When the Klaus Barbie story broke, about his escaping with American help to Bolivia, we thought there weren’t any more stories like that, that Barbie was an exception,” said Norman J. W. Goda, a University of Florida professor and co-author of the report with Professor Richard Breitman of American University. “What we found in the record is that there were a fair number, and that it seems more systematic.”
John Holdren, President Obama’s “science czar,” served on the board of editors of a magazine whose personnel were accused of providing vital nuclear information that helped the Soviet Union build an atom bomb.
The magazine, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has a long history of employing socialist and communist sympathizers, including during the time of Holdren’s employment in 1984, reports the New Zeal blog.
Has the course of History been directed by a small group of people with common interests? The paintings and pictures of the great men of the past centuries reveal a common thread linking them together. Is it a coincidence that many of them hid one of their hands when posing for a portrait? Not likely. We’ll look at the Masonic origin of the “hidden hand” and the powerful men who displayed that sign in famous portraits.
If practice contradicts theory can Zionism thrive?
The October Revolution, which gave rise to the Soviet empire, took place in November 1917, the date of the Balfour Declaration that gave rise to the Jewish State. We used to take pride in the fact that while that revolution passed from the world, ours is flourishing. Really? Jews in Israel have not abandoned the Zionist mission.