Третья мировая война
Третья мировая война
Основные задачи новой мировой войны: - отвлечь внимание населения западных стран от кризиса, падения уровня жизни (а оно только началось), переключить его на внешнего врага – «исламскую», «русскую», «китайскую», «иранскую» и пр. угрозы. Средни ...

Основные задачи новой мировой войны:

- отвлечь внимание населения западных стран от кризиса, падения уровня жизни (а оно только началось), переключить его на внешнего врага – «исламскую», «русскую», «китайскую», «иранскую» и пр. угрозы. Средний класс исчезнет. Будут только богатые, очень богатые и бедные. Для того чтобы энергия, гнев населения не обрушилась на «элиту», её канализируют на внешнюю и внутреннюю угрозы.

- списать огромные государственные долги. Осуществить «дефолт через кровь», причём «большую кровь». ФРС и долларовая система уйдут в прошлое, огромные долги будут списаны. Будет создано нечто новое.

- сторонники сохранения США (часть западной элиты готова принести Штаты в жертву Новому мировому порядку) хотят использовать мировую войну для оживления экономики Американской империи. Создания условий для рывка в будущее, как известно, большая война – это стимул для научно-технической революции.

- решение проблемы Израиля. Тут есть два основных сценария. По первому, Израиль будет принесён жертву, его территория станет частью «Великого халифата», евреи опять будут «рассеяны». По второму, мы увидим процесс активного строительства «Великого Израиля» - арабский мир потерпит полное поражение, его святыни будут уничтожены. Фрагмент этого сценария можно увидеть в лекции преподавателя военной академии в Норфолке подполковника Мэтью Дули. Преподаватель сообщил, что в случае необходимости Соединенные Штаты могут использовать «исторические прецеденты Дрездена, Токио, Хиросимы и Нагасаки» для ликвидации священных мусульманских городов Мекки и Медины. По мнению Мэтью Дули, «умеренного ислама» не существует. «Эту варварскую идеологию больше терпеть нельзя», - сообщил он во время своей презентации. Подполковник Дули представил план возможной «тотальной войны» с целью трансформации ислама и исламского мира. Ислам как религия должен быть сведён к «культу».

Это сценарий, при котором Американская империя и Великий Израиль будут на вершине иерархической лестницы Нового мирового порядка. Арабское население будет резко сокращено, природные ресурсы нынешних арабских стран поступят в полное распоряжение американо-израильских корпораций.

- в процессе большой войны будет построена неорабовладельческая цивилизация. Её признаки можно увидеть и в современном мире, но после войны произойдёт кристаллизация этой системы. Время постколониальной эпохи заканчивается. Хозяева Запада считают, что планета перенаселена и люди потребляют слишком много ресурсов. «Под нож» хотят пустить значительную долю населения планеты. Система финансово-экономического и информационного контроля будет сменена на прямое управление. Мир ждёт полный пересмотр принципов, заложенных Ялтинско-Потсдамской политической системой.Основные задачи новой мировой войны:

- отвлечь внимание населения западных стран от кризиса, падения уровня жизни (а оно только началось), переключить его на внешнего врага – «исламскую», «русскую», «китайскую», «иранскую» и пр. угрозы. Средний класс исчезнет. Будут только богатые, очень богатые и бедные. Для того чтобы энергия, гнев населения не обрушилась на «элиту», её канализируют на внешнюю и внутреннюю угрозы.

- списать огромные государственные долги. Осуществить «дефолт через кровь», причём «большую кровь». ФРС и долларовая система уйдут в прошлое, огромные долги будут списаны. Будет создано нечто новое.

- сторонники сохранения США (часть западной элиты готова принести Штаты в жертву Новому мировому порядку) хотят использовать мировую войну для оживления экономики Американской империи. Создания условий для рывка в будущее, как известно, большая война – это стимул для научно-технической революции.

- решение проблемы Израиля. Тут есть два основных сценария. По первому, Израиль будет принесён жертву, его территория станет частью «Великого халифата», евреи опять будут «рассеяны». По второму, мы увидим процесс активного строительства «Великого Израиля» - арабский мир потерпит полное поражение, его святыни будут уничтожены. Фрагмент этого сценария можно увидеть в лекции преподавателя военной академии в Норфолке подполковника Мэтью Дули. Преподаватель сообщил, что в случае необходимости Соединенные Штаты могут использовать «исторические прецеденты Дрездена, Токио, Хиросимы и Нагасаки» для ликвидации священных мусульманских городов Мекки и Медины. По мнению Мэтью Дули, «умеренного ислама» не существует. «Эту варварскую идеологию больше терпеть нельзя», - сообщил он во время своей презентации. Подполковник Дули представил план возможной «тотальной войны» с целью трансформации ислама и исламского мира. Ислам как религия должен быть сведён к «культу».

Это сценарий, при котором Американская империя и Великий Израиль будут на вершине иерархической лестницы Нового мирового порядка. Арабское население будет резко сокращено, природные ресурсы нынешних арабских стран поступят в полное распоряжение американо-израильских корпораций.

- в процессе большой войны будет построена неорабовладельческая цивилизация. Её признаки можно увидеть и в современном мире, но после войны произойдёт кристаллизация этой системы. Время постколониальной эпохи заканчивается. Хозяева Запада считают, что планета перенаселена и люди потребляют слишком много ресурсов. «Под нож» хотят пустить значительную долю населения планеты. Система финансово-экономического и информационного контроля будет сменена на прямое управление. Мир ждёт полный пересмотр принципов, заложенных Ялтинско-Потсдамской политической системой.Основные задачи новой мировой войны:

- отвлечь внимание населения западных стран от кризиса, падения уровня жизни (а оно только началось), переключить его на внешнего врага – «исламскую», «русскую», «китайскую», «иранскую» и пр. угрозы. Средний класс исчезнет. Будут только богатые, очень богатые и бедные. Для того чтобы энергия, гнев населения не обрушилась на «элиту», её канализируют на внешнюю и внутреннюю угрозы.

- списать огромные государственные долги. Осуществить «дефолт через кровь», причём «большую кровь». ФРС и долларовая система уйдут в прошлое, огромные долги будут списаны. Будет создано нечто новое.

- сторонники сохранения США (часть западной элиты готова принести Штаты в жертву Новому мировому порядку) хотят использовать мировую войну для оживления экономики Американской империи. Создания условий для рывка в будущее, как известно, большая война – это стимул для научно-технической революции.

- решение проблемы Израиля. Тут есть два основных сценария. По первому, Израиль будет принесён жертву, его территория станет частью «Великого халифата», евреи опять будут «рассеяны». По второму, мы увидим процесс активного строительства «Великого Израиля» - арабский мир потерпит полное поражение, его святыни будут уничтожены. Фрагмент этого сценария можно увидеть в лекции преподавателя военной академии в Норфолке подполковника Мэтью Дули. Преподаватель сообщил, что в случае необходимости Соединенные Штаты могут использовать «исторические прецеденты Дрездена, Токио, Хиросимы и Нагасаки» для ликвидации священных мусульманских городов Мекки и Медины. По мнению Мэтью Дули, «умеренного ислама» не существует. «Эту варварскую идеологию больше терпеть нельзя», - сообщил он во время своей презентации. Подполковник Дули представил план возможной «тотальной войны» с целью трансформации ислама и исламского мира. Ислам как религия должен быть сведён к «культу».

Это сценарий, при котором Американская империя и Великий Израиль будут на вершине иерархической лестницы Нового мирового порядка. Арабское население будет резко сокращено, природные ресурсы нынешних арабских стран поступят в полное распоряжение американо-израильских корпораций.

- в процессе большой войны будет построена неорабовладельческая цивилизация. Её признаки можно увидеть и в современном мире, но после войны произойдёт кристаллизация этой системы. Время постколониальной эпохи заканчивается. Хозяева Запада считают, что планета перенаселена и люди потребляют слишком много ресурсов. «Под нож» хотят пустить значительную долю населения планеты. Система финансово-экономического и информационного контроля будет сменена на прямое управление. Мир ждёт полный пересмотр принципов, заложенных Ялтинско-Потсдамской политической системой. 2012

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31 января, 21:26

Prince Charles Warns That The Lessons Of WWII Risk Being Forgotten

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The “horrific lessons” from World War II appear to be in increasing danger of being forgotten, Britain’s Prince Charles told a Jewish fundraiser on Monday. The Prince of Wales issued the warning at a World Jewish Relief dinner where one religious leader slammed President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee ban as “totally unacceptable.” “In my own life, I have always tried to reach across the boundaries of faith and community; to extend a helping hand wherever one might be needed,” Charles said. “The determination of World Jewish Relief to help those in need, regardless of their faith, is one reason why I have long been drawn to it.” The evening included a speech by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, who went so far as to pointedly condemned Trump’s actions. “President Trump appears to have signed an executive order which seems to discriminate against individuals based totally on their religion or their nationality,” he told the audience, according to The Telegraph. “We as Jews perhaps more than any others know exactly what it is like to be the victims of such discrimination and it is totally unacceptable.” Watch: The Chief Rabbi @HMD_UK Ceremony, reflects on the importance of ‘action’ in response to the Holocaust & other forms of genocide. pic.twitter.com/FpSlBPs6dM— Chief Rabbi Mirvis (@chiefrabbi) January 30, 2017 Charles’ message came amid ongoing criticism over British Prime Minister Theresa May’s invitation for Trump to travel to the U.K. on an official state visit, despite global outcry over his recent actions. More than 1.7 million Britons have signed a petition calling for Trump’s planned visit to be canceled, citing potential “embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.” “Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales,” it reads. “Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit.” The British public’s growing adversity to Trump is nothing new. A year ago, nearly 600,000 people signed a petition requesting that Trump, who was a presidential candidate at that time, be barred from entering the United Kingdom.  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=CHECK OUT THESE RELATED STORIES BELOW: + articlesList=588fc940e4b0260d38b2076c,588d2bcee4b0cd25e4904987,585bd2fee4b014e7c72eda79,58769b9ce4b092a6cae50587 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

31 января, 21:17

Britain Pardons Thousands Of Gay Men Convicted Under Defunct Laws

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Britain has granted posthumous pardons to thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of sexual offences under laws which have since been abolished, the government said on Tuesday. The mass pardon, which had been announced several months ago, became a reality when a new law received royal assent. The policy is known as “Turing’s Law” after the celebrated mathematician and World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing, who was stripped of his job and chemically castrated after being convicted of gross indecency in 1952 for having sex with a man. Turing killed himself two years later, aged 41. Homosexual acts were decriminalized in England in 1967 and it was not until 2001 that the age of consent for homosexuals was lowered to 16, the same as for heterosexuals. “This is a truly momentous day. We can never undo the hurt caused, but we have apologized and taken action to right these wrongs,” said Sam Gyimah, a junior justice minister, in a statement on Tuesday. “I am immensely proud that ‘Turing’s Law’ has become a reality under this government.” Lord John Sharkey, one of the people who campaigned for the pardons, said some 65,000 men had been convicted under the now-repealed laws, of which 15,000 were still alive. Under the new law, anyone who was found guilty of consensual homosexual sex has their name cleared, and for those still living, the offences can be removed from any criminal record checks via a “disregard process”.   (Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by Estelle Shirbon) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

31 января, 21:00

The Tiki Metric

Kyle Bottoms, Strategic Lead, Critical Mass Conjuring images of distant shores, hula skirts and sacred totems, Tiki is rooted in an enchanting mix of fumy libations and Polynesian-themed escapism. And it’s quite possible that no other cultural trend has risen and fallen so spectacularly over the past 100 years. Tiki was everwhere. Then it vanished. And now, it’s on the rise again. If you haven’t felt Tiki’s intoxicating pull, the new man in the White House may soon have you yearning for a Mai-Tai or Zombie. Yes, this is an article for the age of Trump. But it’s also about the Great Depression, World War II, Eisenhower and Vietnam. Let me explain.  The Tiki trend is fueled by a desire for escape—using rum, some citrus and a big dose of imagination to help you forget about the outside world.  While escapism is a common behavior, Tiki adoption is different. Tiki can be used as a metric to see just how good or bad we’re all feeling. A barometer of public sentiment: a Tiki Metric. In short, the worse things get for people, the better it is for Tiki. And that’s something we can gauge, interpret, and put to use. A cultural data set. But to understand it, you have to understand Tiki’s past. Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, a “Tiki anthropologist” and owner of the restaurant and Tiki bar Latitude 29 in New Orleans, is credited for rescuing many of the famous drinks that started Tiki culture. He took me through Tiki’s history. It began in 1933, with a man named Don the Beachcomber and his Rhum Rhapsodies—combinations of rum, lime and sugar, with every element multiplied and blended in amazing ways. Sounds like “good times,” except that America was reeling from the Great Depression. But Don helped you forget about all that. Tiki was born, and by 1937, there were over 100 Tiki bars across the USA. Fast forward to World War II. GI’s coming home via Hawaii from the South Pacific had tasted paradise and wanted more. They didn’t have to go far. Over 1000 Tiki bars had sprung up. In the ‘50’s and ‘60s, we reached peak Tiki. The drink-driven trend had become a full-on cultural phenomenon. Tiki invaded all aspects of pop culture: music, movies and even home decor. But these weren’t happy days. Communist witch hunts, paranoia and strict religious morality were part and parcel of the Eisenhower administration. A pervasive, nuke-fed fear lingered behind the rum induced joy… But the worse it got, the bigger Tiki bars became. Bigger waterfalls, bigger Tikis, more elaborate exotic vessels. This was Tiki’s golden age. But it couldn’t last. “If anything destroyed Tiki the first time around, it was the Vietnam war,” Jeff explained. “You weren't going to escape from the NBC nightly news watching people being zipped up in body bags as bombs destroyed palms and villages in colour by going to the Saigon Room.” The escapism became real. The place you were trying to escape to became too similar to what you wanted to escape from. Tiki collapsed. A decade later, Tiki hit another problem: life got pretty good. Through the 80's and into the 90's, the Cold War ended, the West became increasingly secure, and America settled comfortably into its role as the world's sole superpower. But all good things must come to an end. Today, the global scourge of terrorism, isolationist policies, and general mistrust has created a revival in cocktail culture, which has helped Tiki rise again globally. The UK only had a couple Tiki bars five years ago. Post BREXIT, there are 30 (and counting). Paris now has two. Same with Moscow. Global uncertainty means global growth in Tiki. While most trends last 8 to 10 years, the first golden age of Tiki lasted 40. We burn through trends a lot faster now; our connectedness hastens their rise, spread and crash, but the quasi-mythical island paradise of Tiki remains timeless. I don’t expect it to go away anytime soon. Neither does Jeff Berry. “No matter how cynical or worldly people get, they respond to that promise of escape, and they respond to it on an un-ironic level. And if our new presidential administration is any indication, Tiki will be around for at least another four years.”  The Tiki Metric suggests people will begin to look for delight in an atmosphere that is different from what they are used to. So if you have a have professional stake in predicting trends and behaivors, then take a momentary break from your data sets and field research and pay attention to that Tiki bar that popped up across town. Tiki is a trend, but it is also a metric, or barometer of other trends. By watching it closely, we can make assumptions about other trends emerging around us. Consider this: successful trends over the coming years will be experiential ones. And if Tiki is to be believed (and it is) consumers and audiences will be drawn to experiences that transport them to some pleasurably carefree place—in a meaningful, immersive way. I would expect to see brands like Disney or AirBnB push “experiential escapism,” and to that end, there’s no better time to get into virtual reality. At the end of our conversation, Jeff said “I’d like to have a safe and prosperous world, and have Tiki—but I guess I’m just greedy!” Until we find that Utopia, we can still escape to the ones we imagine. For me, it will be in Tiki. One last thing: if, for whatever reason, your find yourself in trying times, I also leave you with Jeff’s favourite drink. His take on the classic “Navy Grog.” 3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice 3/4 ounce White Grapefruit Juice 3/4 ounce Club Soda 1 ounce Demerara Rum 1 ounce Dark Jamaican Rum 1 ounce White Cuban or Puerto Rican Rum 1 ounce honey mix (heat equal parts honey and water till the honey dissolves, then cool it, bottle it, and store it in the fridge) Place all ingredients in your shaker, shake with ice, then strain into a glass containing an ice cone. About the Author Kyle Bottoms is a Strategic Lead at Critical Mass. He’s spent 8 years capturing trends, data and customer desires and transforming them into creative, award-winning digital experiences. His Tiki mug collection currently sits at 14. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

31 января, 20:01

Court move extends independence of Polish WWII museum

A major new World War II museum in Poland unexpectedly gained at least a few more weeks of independence before it is expected to come under government control, thanks to a last-minute court order on Tuesday.

31 января, 19:16

This Artist Sent Her Painting To The New Yorker On A Whim. Now It's The Cover.

Ahead of its Feb. 6 issue, The New Yorker released a sneak peek of its upcoming cover ― a tribute to the Women’s March that attracted over 3 million protestors around the world. Familiar at first glance, the cover features a collared-shirt-clad woman flexing her arm in the style of Rosie the Riveter, the WWII-era feminist icon. Though a few details set this Rosie apart: She’s a woman of color, for starters. And instead of a bandana, she dons a “pussy hat,” the reigning symbol of the Jan. 21 march. Maine-based artist Abigail Gray Swartz created the image after attending a march in Augusta, at which she wore a hand-painted cape decorated with the words “Equality for Womankind.” The following week, Swartz decided to send her updated portrait of Rosie to The New Yorker unsolicited, not anticipating a response. It’d been a longtime dream to have her work accepted by the magazine, she told The Portland Press Herald. Unexpectedly, art editor Françoise Mouly responded asking Swartz to send a few more variations of Rosie. Seventy-two hours later, Swartz learned that her work had made the cover. A new image of feminism ― intersectional, DIY, unapologetically pink ― was solidified. Ahead of her cover’s official debut, we checked in with Swartz over email to learn more about her radical art, her dedication to activism, and why she believes the revolution will be handmade. Check out our interview below: What inspired you to revisit Rosie the Riveter? And what motivated you to update her in the ways that you did? I’m a knitter and I knit several pussy hats for myself and for my friends to wear to the [Women’s] March. Watching all of my friends and strangers sharing their Instagram stories of knitting hat after hat was incredible. The act of making the symbol brought unity to the event even before it began. Therefore, I knew that the hat would be a symbol of the woman’s movement.  So on the Monday following the march, I sat down and started thinking about the art I wanted to make in response to my own experience on Saturday as well as the collective experience of women nationally and worldwide. I adored seeing the images flooding in of the sea of women (and men) in pink hats. So much pink! I saw a headline from a newspaper that read “She the People” and I thought, “She The People: The revolution will be handmade.” I started thinking how there was this effort on the part of women to create a symbol for the march. It felt reminiscent of World War II when women rationed silk stockings in order to have enough material for the soldiers’ parachutes. How women knit for the soldiers and filled in at the factories while the men were away at war. Just like how we are reclaiming the word “pussy,” the hat is also a symbol of our history in our country ― we are knitting something for the new “war effort” to fight for our rights as women. We are knitting for ourselves. As a result, I turned to Rosie as a symbol to convey the transformation we have taken from the times of WWII. I made Rosie a woman of color, because as an artist I feel it’s my job to paint diversity. I recently read how important it is for children, especially for children of color, to see images of Barack Obama in their schools. So I concluded, why not give girls of color, and everyone for that matter, an image of a Rosie with brown skin. It was just a no brainer ― I want to paint Rosie as a symbol of the Women’s March and she should look like this. When The New Yorker commissioned an image for “The March” issue, did [editors] ask for any visual details or messaging in particular? I actually reached out to Françoise Mouly of The New Yorker. My Rosa Parks portrait was in her Women’s March newspaper, Resist. I had this idea on Monday, quickly sketched it up, added some paint and sent it to them on a total whim. They got back to me and said yes, we’d like to see more sketches. So after emailing them multiple sketches, and two different finished portraits, they asked for me to send the art to them via FedEx on Wednesday night and they called me on Thursday night and said it was officially a “go” and they would release it on Friday. And I ugly cried and my kids were like, “Dad what’s wrong with Mom?” And he said, “It’s happy tears. This is a good thing, Your mom has wanted this for a long time.” So it’s been a whirlwind week career-wise. I’ve wanted to paint covers for The New Yorker for years, and here is my first cover, it’s a dream come true! Online, fans of the cover have already praised your illustration’s emphasis on the role of intersectionality in feminism. Have you been pleased with the ways fans have read into your work?  Yes, I have been pleased. I’ve had women, like Adrienne Lawrence thank me on Instagram. And others have thanked me on Twitter. It’s been really nice. As a white woman, I am sensitive to the issues about race and the Women’s March. I was well aware of the need for inclusion. I agree that white women need to show up to the Black Lives Matter rallies. If one hurts, we all hurt. Plus it’s simply your moral obligation as a white woman to acknowledge your privilege and to use it to help others. It’s the rent you must pay. And, if we are going to get anywhere as a movement we must be united and that also means accepting all forms of feminism. It’s like what Maya Angelou said about the women’s movement, “The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.” That, to me, means inclusion and allowing for a variety of definitions of feminism.  On your website, the “about” section describes you as an activist in your community. Can you tell me a little about the issues or organizations important to you? Why do you believe that engaging in activism on a local level is important? It’s a very overwhelming time for the majority of Americans (because remember, we are the majority!) so I believe it’s important to focus on our smaller communities. Locally is where we can have the most impact in an immediate way, by meeting our neighbors, supporting our refugee communities, banding together, and focusing on electing good people for the 2018 elections. I’m on several local committees ― a civics group of neighbors and activists who meet once a month and work on supporting our community’s civic issues, and I’m on the DSA [Democratic Socialists of America] civil liberties committee of Portland.  In addition, I’m supporting my friend with her community project. She is starting a creative pilot program for Maine-based refugee women and their children to meet with local moms and their kids in a safe space to create with one another. The making activities will be a backdrop for the important work of sharing space, listening, healing and gathering together. [Editor’s Note: Those interested in getting involved or helping to fund the program can contact Swartz.]  Beyond the New Yorker cover, what kinds of projects have allowed you to translate your belief in activism into art? I had the honor to paint the image for Lena Dunham’s election piece for Lenny Letter, that was really special. And I loved painting this piece for The New York Times about marriage equality. I’m hoping to do more murals this year of inspiring portraits within a variety of communities. What advice would you give to other artists who want to engage in activism or use their work to send a message?  Become involved and show up! I keep a note on my phone where I jot down ideas as they come to me at rallies and during the times between the rallies. I also take a lot of pictures on my phone and then chew on the ideas until something sticks. You have to be a sponge. If you like something that crosses your path, take hold of it because you might find a way to use it later in a piece of work.  I also love the saying by the artist Lisa Congdon: “The more work you make, the more work you’ll get.” It’s very true. I just manifested that this past week! Keep plugging away at the concept of the art piece or of the larger body of work. Do public art, work with other artists, build communities and dialogue. I loved seeing the “Love Wins” flyers plastered around Portland, Maine, on the morning of the inauguration. And then of course a good yarn bombing with pussy hats is always appropriate. To see more of Swartz’ artwork head to her Etsy shop or website. You can also follow her work on Instagram. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

31 января, 16:46

Conversation between Putin and Trump was Positive and Businesslike

On Saturday evening probably the most awaited for the entire planet telephone conversation between Putin and Trump took place.

31 января, 15:52

HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Republicans Think The Media Wants Trump To Fail

Republicans have more faith in the White House than the media to state the facts fairly. Americans have more sympathy for refugees in theory than in practice. And most of the public is concerned about people losing their health insurance. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, January 31, 2017. REPUBLICANS TRUST TRUMP MORE THAN THE MEDIA - HuffPollster, with Paige Lavender: “According to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey, 81 percent of Republicans think the media wants Trump to fail. Only 5 percent of Republicans said they trusted the media ‘a great deal’ to state facts fully and accurately, but 38 percent say they trust Trump and his administration to present facts fully and accurately. A December 2016 poll revealed similar numbers among Trump voters, 56 percent of whom said they’d believe Trump over a national media outlet reporting he’d said something untrue.” [HuffPost] What should the role of the media be? - The poll found that a majority of the public, 61 percent, thinks that the media should be neutral. But 36 percent of Republicans think that the media should want Trump to succeed. Just 5 percent think that it does want him to do so. Three-quarters of Republicans say they think media coverage of Trump has been too negative, and just 17 percent that it’s been either too positive or about right. Among all Americans, that number is 41 percent, with 14 percent calling the coverage too positive, and 27 percent saying it’s been about right. THE U.S. HAS LONG BEEN SKEPTICAL TOWARD REFUGEES - HuffPollster: “Surveys taken last year found that most Americans oppose temporarily barring Muslims from other countries, but that there’s also little enthusiasm for helping Syrian refugees….In the years leading up to World War II, many Americans were also suspicious of Jews fleeing the Nazis….In theory, the public supports helping those in need. When asked in 2011 whether the inscription on the Statue of Liberty — ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free’ — should still apply to immigration policy, 62 percent of Americans said it should. In the face of a specific crisis, their views often turn less welcoming. ‘Americans have a general reluctance to accept refugees into the U.S., even in response to situations that are clearly oppressive,’ Frank Newport, the editor-in-chief of Gallup, wrote in 2015. He noted that the firm had found majority support for allowing in refugees only once, in response to a 1999 question about bringing several hundred Albanian refugees from Kosovo.” [HuffPost] Jens Manuel Krogstad and Jynnah Radford lay out six key facts about refugees to the U.S. [Pew] Will Jordan argues that Trump’s travel ban is “a Muslim ban in all but name.” [Borderline] MANY AMERICANS WORRY ABOUT LOSS OF HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Emily Swanson: “Though ‘Obamacare’ still divides Americans, a majority worry that many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation’s long-running political standoff over health care. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 56 percent of U.S. adults are ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ concerned that many will lose health insurance if the health overhaul is repealed. That includes more than 8 in 10 Democrats, nearly half of independents, and more than 1 in 5 Republicans. Another 45 percent of Republicans say they’re ‘somewhat’ concerned….Released Friday, the poll serves as a reality check for Republicans as they try to find a path to repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. It found that even as few Americans want to keep the health law in its current form, many provisions enjoy broad popularity. The exception: the law’s requirement that most Americans carry health insurance or face fines.” [AP] Survey finds rising approval for ACA- Anna Yukhananov: “Approval ratings for the Affordable Care Act jumped to 47 percent immediately after Trump came into office, up from 41 percent at the beginning of January, prior to his inauguration. That compares to 45 percent of voters who disapprove of the law, down from 52 percent. The spike was particularly pronounced among people who say the country is on the ‘wrong track.’ Fifty-two percent of people who chose that response now approve of the ACA, up 13 percentage points from the prior poll. Approval numbers also went up more than 10 percentage points among people who care about health care, urban voters, those in the middle class and young people.” [Morning Consult] Few support total repeal - Quinnipiac University: “Most American voters are satisfied with the quality and cost of their health care and say Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be fixed, but not repealed, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. And voters say 84 - 13 percent that Congress should not repeal the ACA until there is a replacement plan in place. Only 16 percent of voters say President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should repeal all of the ACA, while 51 percent say repeal parts of the law and 30 percent say don’t repeal any of the ACA.” [Quinnipiac] HUFFPOLLSTER VIA EMAIL! - You can receive this daily update every weekday morning via email! Just click here, enter your email address, and click “sign up.” That’s all there is to it (and you can unsubscribe anytime). TUESDAY’S ‘OUTLIERS’ - Links to the best of news at the intersection of polling, politics and political data: -Aaron Bycoffe tracks how often members of Congress vote with or against Donald Trump. [538] -A new PRRI survey finds that 1-in-4 Americans think God helps determine the outcome of sporting events. [PRRI] -YouGov polling finds that Europeans are more enthusiastic about NATO than U.S. residents. [YouGov] -Oliver Loeder demonstrates how the Supreme Court’s ideological makeup could change after Trump nominates a new Justice. [538] -Stuart Rothenberg argues that the House could be in play in 2018. [Inside Elections] -Kyle Dropp and Brendan Nyhan argue Republicans have an incentive to stick with Trump to avoid being primaried. [NYT] -Tom Jacobs reports on a study linking personal suffering to extreme ideology. [Pacific Standard] -Shom Mazumder lays out some of the factors that make marches effective. [WashPost] -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

31 января, 15:09

Ядерная война Джона Маккейна (Руслан Осташко)

Политологи любят ругать нового президента США за несдержанность реакций и неполиткорректность. А мне это в нем и нравится. Как показывает практика, если Трампа разозлить, то можно узнать много интересного о том, чем занимается американская политическая элита. Например, новый президент США обвинил сенатора Джона Маккейна и лидера республиканцев Линдси Грэма в том, что они пытаются развязать третью мировую войну. Скажете, что это обвинение звучит как глупая шутка? А вот мне так не кажется. Руслан Осташко в социальных сетях: https://www.facebook.com/ruslanostashko http://vk.com/ruslanostashko https://ok.ru/ruslanostashko https://twitter.com/RuslanOstashko https://www.instagram.com/ruslanostashko

31 января, 14:37

Америка восстала против Трампа

Новый президент США так яростно начал выполнять предвыборные обещания, что, кажется, уже настроил против себя полстраны. В том числе - в высших эшелонах власти

31 января, 13:11

McCain, Graham torment Trump

The pair’s disciplined approach appears to be an effort to hold onto their leverage for when they really think they need to take a stand against President Donald Trump.

31 января, 11:20

An Explosion in the Regulation of the American People

With President Trump's response to the role of red bureaucratic tape in hampering small business just in the news, we thought we'd take a historic look at how many pages of new rules and regulations the federal government spits out every year. Or rather, in each year beginning with 1936, because that's all as far back as we could find the data! The chart below visualizes what we found for more than 80 years worth of federal regulations, and as you can see, it ends with a bang! With the exception of the period of World War 2, we find that the federal government used to be pretty well contained when it came to imposing new rules and regulations on the American people - at least, all the way up to 1970, when it appears to have undergone a bureaucratic explosion! Here, the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency appears to have been the impetus for unleashing unprecedented waves of new rules and regulations affecting nearly every aspect of American life all throughout the next decade. That changed in the 1980s, as the number of new rules and regulations being issued each year was brought under control. In the 1990s though, the number of federal regulations began creeping steadily upward until 2000, after which, the number of pages of regulations published in the Federal Register each year began to grow much more slowly, which lasted through 2015. And then, they went *BOOM* in the last year of Barack Obama's term in office, as the lame duck President sought to crank out as much of an enduring legacy as he could in his administration's waning days by publishing 96,994 pages worth of regulations in the Federal Register in 2016. Many of which were rushed into print to beat the clock after his preferred successor, Hillary Clinton, failed to win the 2016 Presidential election.Since President Trump's Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs requires government agencies to remove two regulations for every one new regulation that they issue, and because those changes would also have to be documented, we wonder how many future pages of the Federal Register might be taken up by the corresponding reductions in the federal government's regulation of the American people. Update: President Obama's 2016 regulation rush continued well into 2017, where the Federal Register expanded by an additional 7,600+ pages before he finally exited the Oval Office on 20 January 2017 and President Trump acted to shut off the regulatory spigot. Data SourcesCrews, Wayne. Ten Thousand Commandments. Federal Register Pages, 1936-2011 [Google Docs Spreadsheet]. Accessed 24 July 2012. Crews, Wayne. Ten Thousand Commandments. Federal Regulation - The Updates. Accessed 30 January 2017. Previously on Political CalculationsPolitical Calculations. The Regulation of the American People. [Online Article]. 25 July 2012.

31 января, 10:41

How the U.S. used Soviet-style land reforms to counter communism in Asia

Over the lifespan of the Soviet Union, several dissidents and refugees reached positions of eminence in the United States. However, few of these former Soviet citizens ever managed to implement communist-inspired policies to counter communism itself. This is where Wolf Issac Ladejinsky stood out. Born in Ukraine (which was then a part of the Russian Empire) to a reasonably wealthy family in 1899, Ladejinsky lived a comfortable life until the Bolshevik Revolution, when his father’s businesses were expropriated by the government. Why doesn’t Russia return the ‘Northern Territories’ to Japan? He fled the country and entered the U.S. as a refugee in 1922. Quickly learning English, Ladejinsky enrolled in Columbia University, where he earned a BA and then did a graduate degree in economics. “His publications on the collectivization of agriculture gave the world a rare Russian perspective into the policies that were taking place at that time,” Vikas Chandran, a former agriculture specialist at the World Bank told RBTH. “His subsequent works and policies were greatly influenced by this one aspect of the Soviet Union, although he almost made it a life mission to stop the spread of communism.” In 1935, Ladejinsky joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture, choosing to focus on foreign agricultural issues. He continued to study the Soviet model, but also paid attention to agriculture in Asia, particularly Japan, India and British Malaya (which includes Singapore and the modern-day peninsular Malaysia). “He increasingly saw land distribution and redistribution as the key to political stability,” Ben Stavis, Director, Asian Studies Program at Temple University, wrote in a paper. “He had seen the power of the Bolshevik slogan, ‘peace, land, bread.’ He gauged that if more peasants owned their own land, communism would lose much of its appeal. Land ownership was profoundly political and land reform could be an anti-communist tool.” Land reforms in Japan In his pre-World War II writings, Ladejinsky stated that Japan’s occupation of Taiwan and certain parts of Northeastern China were largely on account of land hunger created by an existing feudal system in the country. In 1945, he joined the staff of General Douglas MacArthur, who was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in post-war Japan.  He advocated a peaceful redistribution of land in the war-ravaged country. How Russia helped Indonesia annex Western New Guinea Under the Ladejinsky-MacArthur land reforms, more than 5 million acres were taken from large landholders and sold to former tenants. “There was no violence or element of direct force in this, unlike in the USSR of the 1920s and 30s,” Chandran said. “This has a huge impact on the lives of millions of farmers in Japan. Here, a capitalistic country managed an essentially socialist measure and kept the weaker sections of society from needing assistance from communists.” Stavis attributed the smooth transition to the fact that the landlords could not organize private armies and resist the policies of the occupation forces. The farmers who received the distributed land formed the bedrock of support for Japan’s Liberal Democratic Policy. The combination of political stability and a hard working farmer community helped Japan become an agricultural powerhouse. “As farmers, they were highly motivated to invest in agriculture and expand production,” Stavis wrote. “Japan's agriculture productivity has shown solid growth over the decades.” Similar success in Taiwan At the closing stages of the Chinese Civil War, Ladejinsky tried to help the Chinese Nationalists hurriedly implement land reforms but it was too late. He moved to Taiwan and introduced the policies on the island.  The authorities on the island welcome the idea of implementing the land reforms since it would weaken the rural power structure, which was a potential obstacle for the Nationalists. How Moscow used Bangkok as a base to win the Cold War in Indochina “As in Japan, the land reform in Taiwan was very successful,” Stavis wrote.  “It created a class of small scale farmers, with real incentives to expand farm production.  This class was inherently conservative and contributed to the social and political stability of Taiwan.” Both in Japan and Taiwan, the landlords were given industrial bonds and this helped both countries rapidly industrialize. Efforts in India Later in his career, Ladejinsky met with lesser degrees of success in India and other Asian countries.  He spent most of the last decade of his life in India as a World Bank consultant. Ladejinsky grew increasingly critical as the Indian Government's grand proposals for land reform became weakened by political convenience and competing priorities, according to a New York Times report written after his death in 1975. Badaber uprising: When Russian POWs took on the Pakistani army and the CIA “Until the peasantry begins to vote in its own interest, the chances are that integrated agrarian reforms in this part of the world by due process of law will be almost impossible” Lajedinsky wrote in 1971. More than five decades after his death, the very process of land reforms still evokes strong emotions in Asia. However, his flexible and calculated approach in the continent helped the U.S. stop the spread of communism. Tailpiece The fact that Lajedinsky was born in the Soviet Union and advocated land reforms and helping the rural poor made him a suspected communist in the eyes of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. Despite being an advocate against communism, Lajedinsky lost his U.S. government job in 1954. A year later, he was reinstated by Dwight Eisenhower administration, which admitted that a mistake had been made. 

31 января, 10:25

Вопрос не в том, почему Трампа избрали. Вопрос в том, почему его выдвинули.

А потому, что более влиятельная часть Демиургов не захотела Третьей Мировой войны.Слишком опасно показалось. И непонятно, чем бы закончилось.Уже сам Трмп с угрозой одёрнул поджигателей оной, сказав, чтобы прекратили разжигать Третью Мировую.Вы слышали, чтобы Трамп говорил хоть что нибудь ради красного словца?Если он сказал про Третью Мировую, значит именно к ней и вели. Сознательно.Это, кстати, и без Трампа чувствовалось.Кстати: за членами кабинета Трампа стоят 3 или 4 триллиона долларов. Именно такими деньгами управляли члены его кабинета до их назначения в правительство.Сейчас они от этого, якобы, отошли. Ибо не положено госслужащим ещё и бизнесом управлять.Но сила огромная даже тпо американским масштабам.Видимо, Демиурги решили сократить длиннющую цепочку посредников между собой и официальными управленцами. И поставили таковыми второй эшелон элиты. Вместо 22го.Для улучшения управляемости.

31 января, 10:21

Россия «может быть довольна»

Некоторые западные эксперты полагают, что Москва переиграла своих противников в Сирии: Кремлю удалось настроить разрозненные группировки сирийской оппозиции друг против друга. Однако почивать на лаврах не следует: в Сирии собрался делать дела Трамп, которому не терпится создать там «зоны безопасности».

31 января, 09:20

Переживет ли Россия американский ядерный удар? Ответ знает только Маккейн

Дело дошло до того, что президент США вынужден призывать отдельных сенаторов к порядку. И к миру. В общем, к правильному миропорядку. И рекомендовать им прекратить разжигать третью мировую. Но толку-то.

31 января, 09:01

Киев бьет по "Минску-2" ракетно-залповым огнем

Вооруженные силы Украины готовят очередную провокацию в Донбассе

31 января, 07:44

Tucker Carlson Challenges Head of Refugee Placement Agency (HIAS) to Explain American Values

HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) head, Mark Hetfield, debated Tucker Carlson this evening on the merits of accepting refugees into the country -- declaring it was the responsibility of the United States to accept anyone in need -- citing the plight of jews in 1921 and how we, as a nation, horribly failed them -- which contributed to the death toll during World War 2.   Tucker called him out for applying a straw man, revisionist, argument -- asking Mark to explain what are 'American values' and how many refugees are we supposed to take in, considering there are upwards of 60 million, globally.   I am sure you could imagine where this went.     It's important to note that organizations like HIAS make a living off admittance of refugees into the country. They aren't honest brokers on the subject matter, since their livelihoods are dependent on government funds quantified off a number of refugees entering the country. In recent years, they've enjoyed solid growth, with revenues surging from $25m in 2012 to $40m in 2015, according to their 990 form filed with the IRS.   More to that end, the directors of HIAS have enjoyed a prosperous living off the recent influx of refugees, allocating upwards of $17m (~50%) of revenues towards salaries and compensation.     At the end of the day, they're crony capitalists, sucking off the tit of government handouts -- fueled by idealogues.     Content originally generated at iBankCoin.com

31 января, 05:42

Россия «может быть довольна»

Некоторые западные эксперты полагают, что Москва переиграла своих противников в Сирии: Кремлю удалось настроить разрозненные группировки сирийской оппозиции друг против друга. Однако почивать на лаврах не следует: в Сирии собрался делать дела Трамп, которому не терпится создать там «зоны безопасности».

31 января, 05:40

Trump Administration Closes Out Day 4 Of Holocaust Controversy

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The Trump team continued into day four of what is shaping up to be a modern-day campaign of Holocaust denial on Monday, when White House spokesperson Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that it is “pathetic” to criticize the administration for not mentioning Jewish people or anti-Semitism in its Holocaust remembrance statement. The White House has been under fire for the remarks since putting out the brief message on Friday honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Instead of acknowledging its omission and moving on, the Trump team is acting defensive, arguing it wasn’t just Jews who suffered in the Holocaust. Many others also perished. Also, Spicer argues: Jewish people work in the White House and Israel. Or something:  “The statement was written with the help of an individual who was both Jewish and the descendant of Holocaust survivors,” Spicer said Monday. “To suggest that remembering the Holocaust and acknowledging all of the people ― Jewish, Gypsies, priests, disabled, gays and lesbians ... It is pathetic people are picking on the statement.” Spicer’s reasoning echoed similar comments made over the weekend by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokeswoman Hope Hicks. (”We are an incredibly inclusive group,” she said.) Both downplayed the notion that it’s remarkable and important to remember that Germany under Hitler murdered 6 million Jewish people with the intent of wiping an entire religion off the face of the earth.  "Everyone suffered in the Holocaust, including the Jewish people." The White House chief of staff just said this.— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) January 29, 2017 It is not the kind of argument you’d expect from a U.S. president in 2017. Barack Obama and George W. Bush both mentioned either Judaism or anti-Semitism in previous years’ remarks. In fact, Holocaust Remembrance Day was created in 2005 by the United Nations specifically to counter the rise of anti-Semitic Holocaust deniers, Anti-Defamation League director Jonathan Greenblatt writes on Medium. “The Holocaust was about Jews in every sense. The number of Jews murdered was extraordinary and unique in the annals of mankind. The resources that the Nazis employed to identify, round up and annihilate the Jews were unprecedented,” Greenblatt writes. Greenblatt is hardly alone in calling out the Trump administration. The Republican Jewish Coalition also decried the statements. And here’s an editor who sits on the Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial board: Sean Spicer is the embodiment of an administration in which stupid and sinister seamlessly mix. https://t.co/BNNivIZy0d— Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ) January 30, 2017 “What we saw from the White House was classic softcore denial,” Deborah Lipsadt writes in The Atlantic. “The Holocaust was de-Judaized.” Downplaying the Jewish role in the Holocaust is not as “hardcore” as trying to argue that mass genocide never happened, but it is on the spectrum, Lipstadt writes. It’s possible that not mentioning Jewish people in the Trump administration’s initial statement was an oversight, concedes Lipsadt, a historian who wrote a well-regarded book on Holocaust denial. However, the context here is damning: Steve Bannon, the White House chief strategist, is also the former CEO of Breitbart.com, a website that is a platform for the so-called “alt-right,” the modern-day name for neo-Nazis. The Trump administration also has a big fan in David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of the KKK. Adding to fuel to this fire: Trump’s supporters engaged in a campaign of overt anti-Semitism (some of which was directed toward this Huffington Post reporter) during the presidential campaign. Considering all of this, you’d think the Trump administration would exhibit some kind of sensitivity to Jewish people. Its unwillingness to do so is noteworthy and deeply troubling. Instead, Spicer tried to wave away concerns, explaining the administration couldn’t possibly be anti-Semitic because it is supportive of Israel and because Jewish people work in the White House ― presumably a reference to Jared Kushner, whose grandparents are Holocaust survivors. Vice-president Mike Pence seems to know better. Late on Friday, as criticism of the White House’s original statement grew, Pence quickly put out a statement acknowledging reality. “This #HolocaustRemembrance Day, we join the Jewish people to remember the victims & honor the survivors of the past for sake of the future.” This #HolocaustRemembrance Day, we join the Jewish people to remember the victims & honor the survivors of the past for sake of the future.— Vice President Pence (@VP) January 27, 2017 Was that so difficult? Greenblatt’s piece is titled “Never Again,” a phrase employed by Spicer on Monday. “I think he [Trump] acknowledged the suffering that existed and wants to make sure it’s enshrined in the Americans peoples memory to ensure that something like this never ever happens again,” Spicer said about Trump. The use of the phrase is particularly poignant considering that also on Friday the Trump administration announced that the country would no longer admit Syrian refugees who are fleeing the violence and turmoil taking place in that country. The move seemed to echo similar ones made before, during and after World War II when the U.S. made the terrible decision to turn away Jewish refugees trying to get out of Germany. Never again indeed. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

31 января, 04:21

These Are the 5 Most Powerful Battleships That Ever Sailed

James Holmes Security, Does America take the top spot?  Yamato was an imposing craft by any standard. She displaced more than any battleship in history, as much as an early supercarrier, and bore the heaviest armament. Her mammoth 18-inch guns could sling 3,200-lb. projectiles some 25 nautical miles. Armor was over two feet thick in places. This was one of the most deadly battleships to hit the high seas.  Ranking the greatest battleships of all time is a tad easier than ranking naval battles. Both involve comparing apples with oranges. But at least taking the measure of individual men-of-war involves comparing one apple with one orange. That's a compact endeavor relative to sorting through history to discern how seesaw interactions shaped the destinies of peoples and civilizations. Still, we need some standard for distinguishing between battlewagons. What makes a ship great? It makes sense, first of all, to exclude any ship before the reign of Henry VIII. There was no line-of-battle ship in the modern sense before England's "great sea-king" founded the sail-driven Royal Navy in the 16th century. Galley warfare was quite a different affair from lining up capital ships and pounding away with naval gunnery. One inescapable chore is to compare ships' technical characteristics. A recent piece over at War Is Boring revisits an old debate among battleship and World War II enthusiasts. Namely, who would've prevailed in a tilt between a U.S. Navy Iowa-class dreadnought and the Imperial Japanese Navy's Yamato? Author Michael Peck restates the common wisdom from when I served in mighty Wisconsin, last of the battleships: it depends on who landed the first blow. Iowas commanded edges in speed and fire control, while Yamato and her sister Musashi outranged us and boasted heavier weight of shot. We would've made out fine had we closed the range before the enemy scored a lucky hit from afar. If not, things may have turned ugly. Though not in so many words, Peck walks through the basic design features that help qualify a battleship for history's elite -- namely guns, armor, and speed. Makes sense, doesn't it? Offensive punch, defensive resiliency, and speed remain the hallmarks of any surface combatant even in this missile age. Note, however, that asymmetries among combat vessels result in large part from the tradeoffs naval architects must make among desirable attributes. Read full article

05 января 2016, 07:47

Конфликт Ирана и Саудовской Аравии: ставки повышаются. Великий исламский разлом. Саудовская Аравия идёт ва-банк. Правда ли, что шииты и сунниты враждуют между собой?

Последовавшие вслед за казнью шиитского проповедника Нимра Ан-Нимра беспорядки охватили целый ряд ближневосточных государств. Посольство Саудовской Аравии в Тегеране взято штурмом и подожжено бушующей толпой. В Бахрейне демонстрации сопровождались столкновениями с полицией. Йемен, Ирак, Ливан выразили свое недовольство действиями Саудовской Аравии. Даже США и Евросоюз вынуждены были выразить озабоченность ситуацией. Что же несет данная ситуация региону и миру? Зачем Саудовской Аравии обострение внутреннего конфликта? Трудно сказать, как повлиял недавний визит Эрдогана в Саудовскую Аравию, но Эр-Рияд решил пойти по пути Турции. Еще недавно более-менее соблюдавшееся перемирие между Анкарой и курдскими повстанцами было принесено в жертву политическим интересам президента Турции, которому было жизненно необходимо для изменения конституции, чтобы на перевыборах его партия взяла большинство мест в парламенте. Других весомых аргументов консолидации собственных сторонников у правящей партии справедливости и развития не нашлось. А сбитый российский самолет должен был вынудить западных союзников закрывать глаза на действия Турции, добровольно выдвинувшей себя на авансцену борьбы со стратегическим врагом Запада – Россией. Правящая династия саудитов, похоже, также решила пойти по этому сценарию. На протяжении 2015 гг. политика нового короля не была отмечена значительными внешнеполитическими победами. Страна ввязалась в ряд экономических и военно-политических авантюр, переоценив собственные силы.