Category Archives: Russia

“The Forest Brothers”

Many thanks to the excellent MDL for this tip. (It was also cited, today, at WRSA in another form.) “NATO Reenacts Baltic Guerrilla War”: a synopsis of the extensive anti-Soviet resistance movements in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania that fought on … Continue reading

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Russia, an Enigma wrapped in a Riddle

Good article on Russia. An astute student of his nation’s history, Putin has nevertheless failed to heed Kudrin’s warnings. Instead, like Nicholas II and Brezhnev before him, he has continued to reinforce the system he built. And the Russian president … Continue reading

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Question: What Exactly Do We Want to Get Out of Syria?

In light of THIS. Maybe I’ve just lost the bubble. “A delicate couple of hours,” indeed.

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REALITY

Yep, that’s the bint’s name. A little more on her, here.

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Send in the Nuns!

Townie’s recent post on Russia is the starting point for this post. To our younger readers, Townie’s post concisely expresses the image of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) fostered by history, with a little help from the Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (Committee for … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Russia

I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on Russian history however, my limited studies lead me to several conclusions. Like many egomaniacs Putin wants to be feared, respected, and admired (started to write loved but not the … Continue reading

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Afghanistan, Ammo, and an Arms Race

LtCol P is taking a well-deserved break. Enjoy your break sir!  Now for some light reading: Over at the Cipher Brief, Bennett Seftel asks the eternal question ‘Should I stay or should I go now?’ Rampant corruption in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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