Why is Russia so Sensitive About Its Borders?
‘No one says Stalin was an admirable person, but the historical record shows that Russia inflicted exponentially more damage on the Nazis and recovered more conquered territory than Allied forces led by the US.’
Here’s the myth:
1. The US singlehandedly won World War II in Europe with a little help from Great Britain
2. Japan surrendered because of the atom bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Here’s the reality…
1. Hitler invaded Russia in 1941.
Here’s what politician, not President Harry Truman, said about it:
“If the Russians are winning we ought to help the Germans, and if the Germans are winning we ought to help the Russians, and that way let them both kill each other.”
2. Russia completely chewed up the German military at great cost to itself
3. Three months after the German surrender in Europe on August 8, 1945, Russia joined the war against Japan driving them from Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Northern Korea, and assorted north Pacific Islands.
‘To accomplish this, Russian forces completely rolled over, defeated and received the formal surrender of The Kwantung Army, the largest and most prestigious command in the Imperial Japanese Army.
‘The Japanese surrendered seven days later…’
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How it feels to be revoked as a British citizen
He is the first to speak publicly about his ordeal but anonymously for obvious reasons
‘When a British man took a holiday to visit relatives in Pakistan in January 2012 he had every reason to look forward to returning home. He worked full time at the mobile phone shop beneath his flat in southeast London, he had a busy social life and preparations for his family’s visit to the UK were in full flow.
‘Two years later, the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is stranded in Pakistan, and claims he is under threat from the Taliban and unable to find work to support his wife and three children.
‘He is one of 27 British nationals since 2006 who have had their citizenship removed under secretive government orders on the grounds that their presence in the UK is ‘not conducive to the public good’. He is the first to speak publicly about his ordeal.
‘‘My British citizenship was everything to me. I could travel around the world freely,’ he told the Bureau. ‘That was my identity but now I am nobody.’…’
Guy Googles Himself, Learns He’s ‘Most Wanted’
And he was sane enough to turn himself in
‘Viatafa was wanted by police in connection with an August 2013 incident involving shooting into an inhabited dwelling, but the 27-year-old had no idea his mugshot was featured on Northern California’s Most Wanted website until he looked himself up on the Internet. When he found out, he was alarmed enough to turn himself in to authorities, according to police.
‘”Although it wasn’t good judgment that landed him on the website, he did used good judgment to turn himself in after seeing his photo,” San Leandro, Calif., Police said in a statement.
‘Police said Viatafa was at a private party at the San Leandro Senior Center last August when he got into an argument with some other partygoers.
‘Viatafa “pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired a few rounds into the ground near the people,” according to the police statement.
‘After being thrown out of the party, he shot several more rounds, police said…’
Should Venice Secede from Italy?
Many resent what they see as the poorer south’s waste and corruption
‘Recent opinion polls suggest that two-thirds of the four million electorate favour splitting from Rome, but the vote will not be legally binding.
‘The poll was organised by local activists and parties, who want a future state called Republic of Veneto.
‘This would be reminiscent of the sovereign Venetian republic that existed for more than 1,000 years…’