Thursday, August 21, 2008

The LooneyGlobs and Cold War Ghosts

  • Macedonia Online: " Russian Aircraft Carrier heads for Syria"

    The Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” is ready to head from Murmansk towards the Mediterranean and the Syrian port of Tartus. The mission comes after Syrian President Bashar Assad said he is open for a Russian base in the area. (...) The mission will also include the missile cruiser “Moskva” and several submarines, reports. President Assad in meetings in Moscow this week expressed support to Russia’s intervention in South Ossetia and Georgia. He also expressed interest in the establishment of Russian missile air defence facilities (...) >>>

  • Jerusalem Post: "Analysis: Assad's shopping list"
  • The Star: "Pressure builds on Russia - Canada to review 'everything' including Arctic ties; NATO suspends council, stops short of sanctions"

    Canada's relations with Russia over disputed Arctic territory could become frostier as NATO members seek to discipline the country for its invasion of Georgia, a top aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggests. The warning comes after a meeting of the military alliance in Brussels where foreign ministers declared that a "business as usual" relationship with Russia cannot continue. Russia continues to occupy parts of neighbouring Georgia and Russian troops yesterday paraded bound and blindfolded Georgian soldiers on armoured vehicles and may have blown up a Georgian warship. (...) >>>
  • BBC - On this day in: "1968: Russia brings winter to 'Prague Spring'"

    Dozens of people have been killed in a massive military clampdown in Czechoslovakia by five Warsaw Pact countries. Several members of the liberal Czechoslovak leadership have been arrested, including Prime Minister Alexander Dubcek. The Soviet news agency, Tass, claims "assistance" was requested by members of the Czechoslovak Government and Communist party leaders to fight "counter-revolutionary forces". But in a secret radio address, Czechoslovak President Ludvik Svoboda condemned the occupation by Warsaw Pact allies as illegal and committed without the government's consent. US President Lyndon Johnson said the invasion was a clear violation of the United Nations Charter (...) >>> watch the deja vue ...
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