Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters

We all know about America’s red scare in the 1950s when everyone and their mom freaked out about Communists secretly plotting to overthrow the government and eat their babies. But did the USSR have anything similar with respect to capitalists. Did the USSR have a blue scare? To find out the answer (it’s no) watchContinue reading “Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters”

Let’s talk about DOJ’s new special unit – Beau of the Fifth Column

Swedes step up military contingency over Russian activity

A top military chief in Sweden said Friday that there is increased Russian activity in the Baltic Sea which “deviates from the normal picture,” leading the Scandinavian nation’s military to raise its preparedness. “We have decided to reposition our troops. It does not have to mean an increased threat, but we always want to adaptContinue reading “Swedes step up military contingency over Russian activity”

Let’s talk about political and military wings again – Beau of the Fifth Column

Kazakhstan’s former head of national security detained on suspicion of treason – DW News

Russia is sending troops to Kazakhstan to support the government, which has been facing days of angry protests. For Moscow, there is more at stake than cementing its influence in a neighboring country shaken by unrest. After days of violent protests, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has vowed to destroy “armed bandits.” He gave “special thanks”Continue reading “Kazakhstan’s former head of national security detained on suspicion of treason – DW News”

Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware

Poland’s most powerful politician has acknowledged that the country bought advanced spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group, but denied that it was being used to target his political opponents. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party, Law and Justice, said in an interview that the secret services in many countriesContinue reading “Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware”

Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.

We got our hands on their assessment that flagged the conservative Texan.  What they’re saying: The U.S. Capitol Police — in a Special Event Assessment dated Jan. 3, 2021 — flagged potential danger stemming from comments made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in the lead-up to Jan. 6. The assessment, obtained by POLITICO Wednesday, laidContinue reading “Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.”

China warns of “drastic measures” if Taiwan provokes on independence

China will take “drastic measures” if Taiwan makes moves towards independence, a Beijing official warned on Wednesday, adding that Taiwan’s provocations and outside meddling could intensify next year. China claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory and in the past two years has stepped up military and diplomatic pressure to assert its sovereignty claim,Continue reading “China warns of “drastic measures” if Taiwan provokes on independence”

Saudi Arabia appears to be building its own ballistic missiles with China’s help, report says

CNN reported that US intelligence believes Saudi Arabia is developing its own ballistic missiles. It said intelligence found recent transfers of missile technology between China and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has foreign-made ballistic missiles, but is not believed to have made its own before. US intelligence agencies believe Saudi Arabia is building its own ballisticContinue reading “Saudi Arabia appears to be building its own ballistic missiles with China’s help, report says”

Stalin’s Doctor’s Plot: The Paranoid Conspiracy against the Soviet Jews – The Cold War

Our historical documentary series on the history of the Cold War continues with an animated video on the Doctor’s Plot – as the Soviet leader Stalin suddenly decides that there is a plot of Jewish Doctors against him and starts persecuting them.

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