Some stories on Russia worth your time: Leon Aron: The Front Lines on Russia’s Home Front Those who claim Putin commits acts like seizing Crimea simply because he can are wrong. He does these things because he must — because, …Continue reading →
One of the Czars relatives was executed by the Nazis for helping Jews escape from Poland, by hiding them on his farm until the heat was off. True fact. Two Three thoughts about the Presidents comments about Polish death camps …Continue reading →
Wow. I mean, wow. In an unprecedented step, the Russian State Archive published documents showing how Soviet leader Joseph Stalin approved the World War Two massacre proposed by his secret police henchman Lavrenty Beria. Other prominent members of the ruling …Continue reading →
Confucius* has some things to say about the repercussions of the shocking loss of most of the senior officials in the Polish government—near Katyń no less—but they’ll have to wait for a more propitious moment. Confucius would like to make …Continue reading →
Just imagine if the progressive whackjobs that ran Europe into the ground decided to get together, and form a Euro-supergroup, a rock band of megastars who would basically do it all over, but this time as one gasping grab at …Continue reading →
Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II. In the early morning hours of September 1, 1939 Nazi Germany (shortly followed by the treacherous Soviets) commenced its blitzkrieg on Poland, which fell within the month. Poland, …Continue reading →
Is our offer to Russia (again). This time the president is stating it publicly: “I know Russia opposes the planned configuration for missile defence in Europe . . . I have made it clear that this system is directed at …Continue reading →
Thirty years ago this week, the Bishop of Rome returned to Poland for the first time since his recent election to the papacy. America’s premier Cold War historian, John Lewis Gaddis of Yale, is not ambiguous in his judgment of …Continue reading →
Happy V.E. Day to everyone, and a special thanks to the brave men who liberated Europe. V.E. Day is truly a celebration the heirs of the Allies and the Germans can share, given the spectacular success of the Federal Republic …Continue reading →
Your Volgi is having trouble rousing himself to write about the Obama Administration‘s apparent, asinine gambit of writing to the Russian government and offering to remove the missile-defense systems we’ve worked so hard to get installed in Poland and the …Continue reading →
Rule Number One of international politics is to know who your friends are. And Poland has been a great one, participating jointly with the United States in virtually every enterprise they have been asked to do, including NATO and Iraq. …Continue reading →
Poland wraps up its Iraq mission, with, I hope, the gratitude of all Americans. Remember, other than the British, no ally but Poland sent a full division to Iraq. Might I suggest a thank-you note to the defense attaché’s office …Continue reading →
…the Russians say, “Bah, we are not intimidated by your puny warships. Behold our making-stuff-blow-up skills!“ Confucius, Œc. Vol.Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu. gormogons.com
While I admire the Poles’ realism and bravery, I doubt our resolve. Any bets on who’ll be the first to unironically revive “to die for Danzig?” Pat Buchanan? MoveOn? Also, what the hell is the supposed problem with missile defense …Continue reading →
Congrats to good guy Radek Sikorski (a friend of a friend) and the Polish government, as well as the USG, for getting this done. A joke from the Polish ministry of defense I heard second-hand: Q: When invaded simultaneously by …Continue reading →
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