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Month: January 2015
As we review recent events — and decisions — of Vladimir Putin, we must remind ourselves that Russia, for the Russians, is the Russian Federation, not the singular term Russia… the Russian Federation looms as we endeavor to grasp the motivation of the President in his third Presidential term
Just a Blip on the Screen – a Doomsday Scenario — 3 Minutes to Midnight — End of Times|Armageddon|The Apocalypse — Is it Time to consider Environmental Security as Integral to National Security? Time to consider risks/impacts of next generation nuclear weapons deployment? Reciprocal escalation? Proliferation?
Provoke [/prəˈvəʊk/ ] verb (transitive) to provoke, anger or infuriate to incite Provocateur [pruh-vok-uh-tur, -too r; French praw-vaw-ka-tœr] noun, plural provocateurs 1. a person who provokes trouble, causes dissension; agitator (italics) French. agent provocateur 1915 Shortened form of agent provocateur “person hired to make trouble” (1845)
On the BZhRK rail missiles — and escalation The announcement of a re-introduction of nuclear missiles-on-rails brings another ratcheting up in a renewed Cold War even as the START Treaty is threatened and negotiations to downsize nuclear weapons slows — BZhRK pronounced berserk (From the Free Dictionary) : [ber-surk, -zurk]
Twelve dead in Paris terror — From around the world, support for values under attack — Freedom of the press, free speech, liberty, universal values and rights brave men and women for generations have fought to defend