Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power

George Friedman
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August 12, 2008

The Russian invasion of Georgia has not changed the balance of power in Eurasia. It simply announced that the balance of power had already shifted. The United States has been absorbed in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as potential conflict with Iran and a destabilizing situation in Pakistan. It has no strategic ground forces in reserve and is in no position to intervene on the Russian periphery. This, as we have argued, has opened a window of opportunity for the Russians to reassert their influence in the former Soviet sphere. Moscow did not have to concern itself with the potential response of the United States or Europe; hence, the invasion did not shift the balance of power. The balance of power had already shifted, and it was up to the Russians when to make this public. They did that Aug. 8.

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The Council of Europe Fights "Islamophobia"

From the desk of Fjordman on Thu, 2008-08-14 08:48

I recently wrote an essay regarding how the Council of Europe, in close cooperation with the European Union, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Arab League and other Islamic organizations, are working to combat "Islamophobia" in Europe by all means necessary. Now the French blog Galliawatch takes a look at the CoE as well. This should be considered required reading for all those numerous people who still stubbornly dismiss Eurabia as a "conspiracy theory." The CoE and the EU are implementing policies aimed to rewrite school textbooks throughout the European continent in order to provide a positive and non-threatening view of Islam. They are thus indoctrinating our children to accept Islam.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Video: Obama Mocks Christianity, Bible...Oddly Silent on the Koran......

From Weasel Zippers

Comment: Barak Hussein Obama is a stealth Muslim. He conversion to Christianity is a scam. Not just this post proves it; there are many other posts by this blog and others.

Pragmatism, often cynical and selfish, lies at the core of Western policies


'I Am Not Afraid of Death'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, prominent Russian writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn discusses Russia's turbulent history, Putin's version of democracy and his attitude to life and death.

Spiegel: But Russia often finds itself alone. Recently relations between Russia and the West have gotten somewhat colder (more...), and this includes Russian-European relations. What is the reason? What are the West’s difficulties in understanding modern Russia?

Solzhenitsyn: I can name many reasons, but the most interesting ones are psychological, i.e. the clash of illusory hopes against reality. This happened both in Russia and in West. When I returned to Russia in 1994, the Western world and its states were practically being worshipped. Admittedly, this was caused not so much by real knowledge or a conscious choice, but by the natural disgust with the Bolshevik regime and its anti-Western propaganda.

This mood started changing with the cruel NATO bombings of Serbia. It’s fair to say that all layers of Russian society were deeply and indelibly shocked by those bombings. The situation then became worse when NATO started to spread its influence and draw the ex-Soviet republics into its structure. This was especially painful in the case of Ukraine, a country whose closeness to Russia is defined by literally millions of family ties among our peoples, relatives living on different sides of the national border. At one fell stroke, these families could be torn apart by a new dividing line, the border of a military bloc.

So, the perception of the West as mostly a "knight of democracy" has been replaced with the disappointed belief that pragmatism, often cynical and selfish, lies at the core of Western policies. For many Russians it was a grave disillusion, a crushing of ideals.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Catholic Priest Officiates at Fully-Uniformed Nazi’s Funeral

By Julia Gorin

Commander of the second-largest concentration camp complex of World War II, Croatia’s Jasenovac, passed away last week and received a burial in his homeland — in full Nazi uniform, with full honors, and with a Catholic priest officiating. No media attention and therefore no public outrage is being devoted to the funeral of Dinko Sakic, a gruesome but not atypical occurrence in Croatia, a country that’s been put on the fast track for EU membership. George W. Bush recently cited the country’s picturesque coastline while hailing Croatia for “showing leadership in the cause of freedom.” (See also “Cheney: US backs Croatia for joining NATO, EU “.)

Hitler’s most eager butchers were the Croatians — whose uniquely sadistic methods the German Nazis had to put a stop to because the situation was causing rebellions in occupied Yugoslavia. Croatia’s fuehrer, Ante Pavelic — who kept a bowl of Serbian eyes on his desk — is revered to this day by mainstream Croatians, still proud of their one and only true identity — as Ustasha (alternately spelled “Ustasa”). That is the name of the Nazi regime of the Hitler-bestowed Independent State of Croatia (known as “NDH” in the region).

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Lying with Impunity: CNN Can't Resist Fabricating Informations

From Byzantine Blog
July 31, 2008

Under the title "CNN Opens a Subway in Belgrade" Serbian RTS reported that the most viewed American news television yesterday broadcast the footage of July 30 unrests which interrupted the Belgrade rally, generously stuffing it with chunks from much more violent demonstrations which took place a year ago in Budapest, Hungary.

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