The Soviet Union 25 Years On: ‘A Story of Crushing Tyranny and Oceans of Blood’

The Soviet Union 25 Years On: ‘A Story of Crushing Tyranny and Oceans of Blood’

December 24, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the formal end of the Soviet Union as a political entity on the map of the world. A quarter of a century ago, the curtain was lowered on the 75-year experiment in “building socialism” in the country where it all began following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia,…

54 Years Ago: When the U.S. Nearly Started a Nuclear War

54 Years Ago: When the U.S. Nearly Started a Nuclear War

As this week’s final presidential debate revealed once again, U.S. conflict with Vladimir Putin and the Soviets seems to be heightening nearly every day. Soon it might be dubbed “Cold War II” or “Superpower Showdown, the Sequel.” While the global stakes may seem smaller than in the original confrontation, it’s worth remembering that both sides…

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA. CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth,…