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Posts Tagged ‘Soviet Union’

… The Fall of the Berlin Wall [#25 years later]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 18th,2015

.. considering that we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the occurrence of those momentous events , it is appropriate to celebrate one of Ronaldus Maximus ‘ great speeches …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the speech video …

.. yep , it is an all – time great one : the 1987 Brandenburg Gate speech in Berlin , the one in which President Reagan called on Mikhail Gorbachev to ” …. tear down this wall … ” …

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… You Would Have Thought By Now …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 27th,2014

.. that these idiots would have learned ..

.. unfortunately , it appears that they have not . Sadly , it appears that history is starting to repeat itself in Ukraine , in particular , in the eastern part of the country …

.. people have been passing out these leaflets [see below] :

eastern Ukraine (Jewish reg flyer)

.. basically , they call for all of the Jewish folk in the area to register with their local authorities , or else …

.. these things are sick , the height of anti – Semitism , and grotesque , and disgusting …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. have not these people [I would accuse the Russians of this] learned from their history , especially from their recent history . Ukrainians know better than most . More than 10 million Ukrainians of all faiths were murdered during the 1930s by the ” Liquidations ” by the N.K.V.D. under the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin . Worse was to come during World War iI ..

.. Virtually all of Ukraine was a battlefield throughout the war . Many millions more were killed . Probably more Ukrainians were killed (murdered) during the war [in percent terms] by far than even Russians . Much of Russia was also a battlefield , but Russia is far larger , both in terms of land area , and in terms of population . Stalin did not ” liquidate ” Russians as a people as he did Ukrainians during the ’30s , and much of the Soviet Union ‘ s jewish population , then and now , was and is located in Ukraine , not Russia ..

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… It is Time to Apply the Magnitsky Bill …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. if the Russians want normal trade relations , they had better behave like civilized humans ….

.. if not , then crack down on them . Hard .

.. it is time to apply the Magnitsky Bill . It was passed as a part of the passage of normal trade relations with Russia in 2012 . Those relations obviously should be suspended , for the near term . In order to get the attention of Putin and his cronies (the oligarchs) , Magnitsky provisions should be applied to those people who pal around with Putin . All of them that can be identified …

.. Also , if possible , the provisions of the Magnitsky bill should be strengthened to include companies that do business in the United States . Such restrictions are similar to what are provided for in the Helms – Burton Trade with Cuba Act …

.. and if Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] keeps up with his antics , reintroduce a 21st – century version of Jackson – Vanik . Jackson – Vanik provided for evaluation of human rights in both Russia and the old Soviet Union . It applied to both . It should still , as a deterrent …

.. [h/t — Wikipedia.org]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to the article on the bill …

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… the Plot Thickens [NK arms seizure] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 22nd,2013

.. COLON, PanamaPanamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government had said were on board, the government said on Sunday.

..Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile radar

... oops , we got caught ?! ...

… oops , we got caught ?! …

systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, President Ricardo Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic port of Colon.

The discovery, which included cables and electrical equipment, was made inside containers on the ship Panama had feared might contain explosive material. None was found.

.. After stopping the vessel bound for North Korea last week, Panama revealed it had found weapons in the cargo hold late on Monday. In response, Cuba said the shipment contained a range of “obsolete” arms being sent to North Korea for repair.

Panama has asked the U.N. Security Council to investigate the ship and its contents amid suspicion that the vessel is in breach of a wide-ranging arms embargo on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile program.

“One can’t take undeclared weapons through the Panama Canal below other cargo,” Martinelli said, adding that he had not spoken personally to any Cuban officials since they first asked for the ship to be released last Saturday.

Javier Caraballo, Panama’s top anti-drugs prosecutor, said the planes gave off a strong odor of gasoline, indicating that they had likely been used recently. So far, Panama has not found anything not on the Cubans’ list of ordnance, he added.

The U.N. team is expected to arrive in early August once Panama has finished unloading the 155 meter (510 foot) ship.

The weapons were hidden under thousands of sacks of sugar on the freighter. Before the arms were discovered, Cuba told Panama the cargo was a donation of sugar for the people of North Korea.

LEC again — the Cubans have made themselves a colossal blunder . They have been in bed with the North Koreans , that is no doubt . However , one would think that they would try to be as sneaky and as stealthy as possible . Obviously , they were not enough .

.. The Panamanians are now on full alert . The Cubans (and anyone else) will now have to take the long way (around South America) , instead of the short route . Doing the alternative , itself , has risks . It risks detection , by the world ‘ s naval powers (U.S. , France , Brazil , Australia , India) , and , especially , the world-wide US sosus nets in the world ‘ s oceans .

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