The devastating loss of 64 choristers, orchestra members and dancers from the Alexandrov Ensemble as well as 9 journalists in a tragic plane crash over the Black Sea reverberates its shock back to my early years. The first time I heard the Internationale, it was sung by the Red Army Choir, the precursor of the . . . → Read More if you dare: Salute to the Alexandrov Ensemble
Could Litvinenko have a connection with Arafat’s death? Radioactive polonium has been found in Arafat’s clothing. Arafat’s symptoms in his decline were similar to those of Litvinenko’s. The death was reminiscent of that of Yasser Arafat, who became ill with nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating dinner in his compound in the West Bank . . . → Read More if you dare: Litvinenko Redux – Exhume Arafat
In its latest plan released in summary form, the Reut Institute demonstrates the validity of Umberto Eco’s analysis of Ur Fascism : ‘Fascist governments are condemned to lose wars because they are constitutionally incapable of objectively evaluating the force of the enemy.’ By unceasing land grabs and burgeoning illegal settlements, demolitions, evictions, detainments, incarceration of . . . → Read More if you dare: Wrong, Reut
This wikileaks cable ‘LITVINENKO ASSASSINATION: REACTION IN MOSCOW’ (1 Dec 06) reflects the views of the US ambassador, Ambassador William J. Burns, on the long-running Litvinenko Whodunnit, which I annotated several years ago. The November 23 death by radiation poisoning of former FSB agent Aleksandr Litvinenko in London has spawned a welter of conspiracy theories . . . → Read More if you dare: Litvinenko Revisited
With North Korea showing signs of being sorted by the 5 nation tag team, surely Russia isn’t being auditioned as its replacement on the Axis of Evul? Ongoing wars like those vociferously sought by Lon Cheney do require ongoing enemies. Once again, the United Stupids are aggressing the Russkies despite protestations to the contrary. Do . . . → Read More if you dare: United Stupids vs Russia 1
It may not be much longer before we can rename the United Stupids to the United States as the will of the people emerges through a viable Democratic opposition plan for disengagement in Iraq and the dismantlement of the heinous, degrading Doodoo torture facilities is proposed. “Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the House . . . → Read More if you dare: The Return of US Decency and Dignity?
Here’s an excellent essay on what the very near future may look like in a world dominated by a dwindling supply of oil and a thirst for nuclear power. Michael Klare examines “energy blackmail in a great-power world and the Big-Brother-style dangers of making nuclear power a major future alternative source of energy.” An excerpt: . . . → Read More if you dare: The Energo-Fascism of the Future
Although Lugovoy has insisted that the meeting with himself, Kovtun and Sokolenko and Litvinenko occurred after Litvinenko’s rendevous with Scaramella at Itsu, it seems the timeline is being fixed by the media despite Scotland Yard not having released an “official timeline.” “Investigations in Britain have focused on the Pine Bar at Londonâ€™s Millennium Hotel, where . . . → Read More if you dare: Luguvoy and the Timeline Change