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Crimea Passes Vote To Secede From Ukraine, Likely Will Join Russia

Posted on March 17, 2014

Russia gave its clearest signal yet Monday that it plans to move fast to annex Crimea, defying U.S. and European threats of sanctions a day after a referendum in the breakaway Ukrainian region to secede passed handily. The Moscow-backed leadership of Crimea wasted no time in formally asking to join Russia following the hastily called […]

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Crimea to Vote on Whether To Rejoin Russia

Posted on March 13, 2014

As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to meet his Russian counterpart in London for last-ditch talks Friday aimed at averting a rushed referendum on Crimea’s reincorporation into Russia, neither Russia nor the separatist authorities in Crimea show any sign of backing down. President Obama’s decision to send Kerry comes just two days after the […]

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Crimea Crisis Cools Off, Stocks Begin to Rally

Posted on March 4, 2014

Russia’s ruble rebounded from a record low while stock-index futures in the U.S. and Europe advanced after a report that President Vladimir Putin had ordered troops back to bases after military exercises concluded amid tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Gold fell with oil. The ruble strengthened 0.7 percent against the dollar at 7:23 a.m. in […]

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Robert Gates’ Duty: Too Little, Too Late, and Way Too Long

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2014

Robert Gates served as Secretary of Defense after the resignation of the total failure, Donald Rumsfeld. Bush kept Rumsfeld on until 2006. Bush got Robert Gates to sign on. That was Gates’ mistake. He signed on for the two-war death watch. Today, Al Qaeda occupies Fallujah. Yet one-third of America’s 4,500 troops who died in […]

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Doomsday Code: 00000000

Posted on January 6, 2014

By Karl Smallwood Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every […]

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The Real Gettysburg Address

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2013

The recent publication of the original draft of the Gettysburg Address has attracted considerable attention. Lincoln’s subsequent revisions received wider publicity. The original text gives us greater insight into the thinking of the Great Emancipator.

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Is the State Department Selling Arms to Al Qaeda?

Posted on September 26, 2013

Kit Daniels   The murder of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi was an organized hit to cover up direct arm deals. A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the […]

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Blowback in Syria

Posted on September 10, 2013

If Obama orders a missile strike on Syria, there will be blowback. This article describes it. Hafez, the 11-year old son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, reportedly posted a blistering taunt of President Obama on Facebook. Despite being deliberately antagonistic, his strategic analysis of the situation is remarkably cogent and pointed (suggesting an 11-year old […]

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