Category Britain

What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/sheila-fitzpatrick/whats-left?utm_source=LRB+icymi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170422+icymi&utm_content=usca_subs Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

Britain ‘Shares U.S. Assessment That It Is Highly Likely’ Bashar Assad’s Forces Used Deadly Sarin Gas In An April 4 Attack That Killed 87, Including 31 Children; Turkey Also Confirms Nerve Agent’s Presence On Victims

Britain ‘Shares U.S. Assessment That It Is Highly Likely’ Bashar Assad’s Forces Used Deadly Sarin Gas In An April 4 Attack That Killed 87, Including 31 Children; Turkey Also Confirms Nerve Agent’s Presence On Victims www.fortunascornner.com      “British scientists have analyzed samples from the site of the suspected chemical attack in Syria [April 4]; […]

‘Russia Got Dirty To Stop Us Finding Litvinenko’s Killers’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news-review/russia-got-dirty-to-stop-us-finding-litvinenkos-killers-kgb-poison-l3lqvslpv?CMP=TNLEmail_118918_1646809 ‘Russia Got Dirty To Stop Us Finding Litvinenko’s Killers’ After years of silence the former Met officers who investigated the poisoning reveal how the Kremlin blocked and intimidated them Richard Kerbaj April 9 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Brian Tarpey says he and his team were ‘outmanoeuvred like a chess piece’ by the Russians during […]

Leveraging History: What Britain’s Decline & America’s Rise Can Tell Us About China’s Future

The 32 page report can be downloaded directly here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-LeveragingHistory-final.pdf   Dave Maxwell:  It is worth downloading just to see the graphic especially the title page graphic which I think is pretty cool and instructive.    Leveraging History What Britain’s Decline and America’s Rise Can Tell Us About China’s Future By Jerry Hendrix, www.cnas.org View Original April 7th, […]

POW Story Of “Angels Of Bataan” Army Nurses Is One Of The Greatest WWII Stories Never Told

POW Story Of “Angels Of Bataan” Army Nurses Is One Of The Greatest WWII Stories Never Told By Jennifer G. Hickey Published April 07, 2017 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/07/pow-story-angels-bataan-army-nurses-is-one-greatest-wwii-stories-never-told.html Known as the “Angels of Bataan and Corregidor,” the group of army nurse continues to hold the distinction of not losing a single member during their three years in […]

He Jumped Into Normandy, Ran Spies In Moscow, Retired At 90

Dave Maxwell:  One of our true American heroes.   Dave received this from the OSS Society:   I regret to inform you that our chairman, Amb. Hugh Montgomery, passed away yesterday. Like the “Harvard PhD who could handle himself in a bar fight” that he was, Amb. Montgomery fought until the very end. A wake will […]

Islamic State Released A Detailed Guide For ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists Wanting To Stab Police Officers More Than 3 Months Ago…..And, It Is Still Available On The Internet/Worldwide Web

Islamic State Released A Detailed Guide For ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists Wanting To Stab Police Officers More Than 3 Months Ago…..And, It Is Still Available On The Internet/Worldwide Web   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Ian Gallagher had an article on the Daily Mail Online’s website (March 25, 2017), which will no doubt make some people’s blood boil. […]

Why The London Attacker Was No Lone Wolf

Friday, March 24, 2017 Why The London Attacker Was No Lone Wolf Dispelling a Dangerous Myth Jytte Klausen https://www.foreignaffairs.com/print/1119708 JYTTE KLAUSEN is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University and an Affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. The terrorist attack near the British Parliament on Wednesday, in […]

WhatsApp Accused Of Giving Terrorists ‘A Secret Place To Hide’ As It Refuses To Hand Over London Attacker’s Messages

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/26/home-secretary-amber-rudd-whatsapp-gives-terrorists-place-hide/   WhatsApp Accused Of Giving Terrorists ‘A Secret Place To Hide’ As It Refuses To Hand Over London Attacker’s Messages · · ·   Amber Rudd CREDIT: REX/SHUTTERSTOCK ·         Gordon Rayner, political editor 26 MARCH 2017 • 10:04PM Amber Rudd has vowed to “call time” on internet firms who give terrorists “a place to hide” as it […]

Belgian Security Forces Foil Possible Car Attack in Antwerp

https://www.wsj.com/articles/belgian-soldiers-foil-car-attack-in-antwerp-1490279130?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=poptarget&cx_artPos=2#cxrecs_s ·        WORLD Belgian Security Forces Foil Possible Car Attack in Antwerp Inebriated man tried to drive through crowd a day after rampage in central London   Belgian police officers and a bomb-disposal squad in Antwerp where Belgian police arrested a man on Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd at high speed. PHOTO: VIRGINIE […]