Posts Categorized: Russia

A Prince of the Steppe

Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

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While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the… Read more »

Edward Snowden:  Traitor or Patriot?

Edward Snowden: Traitor or Patriot?

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I say national traitor: Russia and China have allegedly decrypted the top-secret cache of files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a report from The Sunday Times, to be published tomorrow. The info has compelled British intelligence agency MI6 to withdraw some of its agents from active operations and other Western intelligence agencies are… Read more »

King Ibn Saud

Outsourcing The Power Position

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We head into New Year celebrations enjoying a few extra dollars to spend, or put away for future needs, grateful that gasoline prices at the pump have eased enough to be felt. We also wish for continuation in this trend so that each of us can bask in a little relief from the ever-escalating costs on foods and daily necessities. Grateful, yes, but to whom, and more importantly, why?

Marshall McLuhan

Obama: The Message Is The Strategy

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Fifty years ago the brilliant and always challenging philosopher of communication theory, Marshall McLuhan, wrote Understanding Media, in which he exclaimed, “In a culture like ours, long accustomed to splitting and dividing all things as a means of control, it is sometimes a bit of a shock to be reminded that, in operational and practical fact, the medium is the message.”

Alexander Borodai -

Making America Appear Impotent Is A Crime Against All Humanity

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Perception is everything in international affairs, as in most things human.  Compared to any powerful nation in history, America has prevailed magnificently since WWII as its presence around the world has enabled most of humanity to live in a somewhat subdued degree of peace.  America could not stop all dictators, but its presence and its threat… Read more »

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How Obama Enabled The Russian Seizure Of Eastern Europe

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Our president promised us skyrocketing energy prices and a new era of “Green Energy”. So far, he has been able to deliver an ever-increasing price for energy, and with the crisis in Eastern Europe, we can anticipate a continuing rise in energy prices. In an administration known almost exclusively for corruption and for its ability… Read more »

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Merkel ‘Getting Tough’ With Putin

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Come on man….this is getting “tough” with Russia? German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared the Group of Eight leading nations defunct given the current crisis in Ukraine, in a clear message to Russia that the world’s seven other major industrialized countries consider its actions in Ukraine unacceptable. “As long as there is no political environment for… Read more »

Top Ten Obama - Putin threats

Top Ten Obama – Putin threats

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In response to Russian interference in the Ukraine, Barack Obama has flashed bursts of umbrage: The president on Monday ordered sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials following Sunday’s secession referendum in Crimea, a vote he said was “a clear violation of the Ukrainian constitution and international law.” He said the United States would “calibrate our… Read more »