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Pretty sure that just about everyone's concerned about a loose nuke being detonated in Manhattan. Oh since about February 26, 1993, and probably even before that. I would watch this with interest but also not make too much of it. Good to note it.
reply to post by benrl
hey ben you know what they say
"just because you are paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't following you "
reply to post by Yusomad
These types of analogies did not used to be a problem when I was growing up or as it sets, with most other Presidents. So either Americans are becoming to stupid to too understand a simple analogy or the Presidents words are being twisted in the media.
This President has proven to me that no matter what your politics are, being only half white in the White House is a serious problem.
Kind of interesting when its well known that many serious events in last decade or more were during or just after practice exercises dealing with hypothetical situations that just happened to turn out being true.
reply to post by Mamatus
If Putin stops at Crimea, I'll agree with you and propose a toast to history Not repeated
Until some time has passed with the new status quo? I look at this as likely just starting. Nowhere near over.
New Lies for Old
In 1984, Golitsyn published the book New Lies For Old, wherein he warned about a long-term deception strategy of seeming retreat from hard-line Communism designed to lull the West into a false sense of security, and finally economically cripple and diplomatically isolate the United States. Among other things, Golitsyn stated:
"The 'liberalization' [in the Soviet Union] would be spectacular and impressive. Formal pronouncements might be made about a reduction in the communist party's role; its monopoly would be apparently curtailed."
"If [liberalization] should be extended to East Germany, demolition of the Berlin Wall might even be contemplated."
"The European Parliament might become an all-European socialist parliament with representation from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. 'Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals' would turn out to be a neutral, socialist Europe."
Angleton and Golitsyn reportedly sought the assistance of William F. Buckley, Jr. (who once worked for the CIA) in writing New Lies for Old. Buckley refused but later went on to write a novel about Angleton, Spytime: The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton.
The Perestroika Deception
In 1995 he published a book containing purported memoranda attributed to Golitsyn entitled The Perestroika Deception which claimed:
"The [Soviet] strategists are concealing the secret coordination that exists and will continue between Moscow and the 'nationalist' leaders of [the] 'independent' republics."
"The power of the KGB remains as great as ever... Talk of cosmetic changes in the KGB and its supervision is deliberately publicized to support the myth of 'democratization' of the Soviet political system."
"Scratch these new, instant Soviet 'democrats,' 'anti-Communists,' and 'nationalists' who have sprouted out of nowhere, and underneath will be found secret Party members or KGB agents."