Georgia 2.0 has begun—overnight, Russian troops were dispatched to seize control of Crimea's airspace, ports and regional government. Why Kiev could be next.
So Russia invaded Crimea.Despite promising that it would not do so (well, except when saying that it might), Moscow just dispatched both conventional military and paramilitary forces to seize control of Crimea’s airspace, its ports, its highways, its television stations, and its regional government. The last fortnight of hysterical Kremlin propaganda about a “coup” being waged in Kiev by homosexual neo-Nazi terrorists suborned by the U.
Little Irving Milchberg sold cigarettes to Nazi officers, while secretly smuggling arms to Jewish resistance fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto
Irving Milchberg, who has died aged 86, was the wartime leader of the “cigarette sellers of Three Crosses Square,” a gaggle of Jewish youths who sold smokes to German officers in wartime Warsaw while covertly spiriting food into the city’s ghetto and smuggling arms to the resistance.For four years Milchberg’s survival, along with approximately 20 other youngsters, relied on a balancing act of “extreme fear and extreme hubris.” By hiding in plain sight they went unnoticed even to the hawkish SS garrisoned at the heart of their trading patch.
They say the French are the world’s greatest lovers—all the more reason to be concerned over a new study showing a declining quality in the country’s swimmers.
It’s long been a stereotype that French men are naturally gifted lovers, but the cliché—like the country’s male population—may be losing its potency.The same researchers behind an alarming 2012 study on the decline of the average Frenchman’s sperm have now focused their attention on the geographic regions where swimmer concentration is particularly low—and found pesticides may be at the root of the problem.Published in the journal Human Reproduction, the landmark 2012 study showed an alarming 30 percent decrease in sperm counts across the country between 1989 and 2005.
It’s not between Muslim terrorists and the rest: it’s happening inside the West, and the end of the Cold War was just the beginning.
Admit it: you were scared there might be a terror attack in Sochi.No? What happened? Did Russian security put you at ease?No?Though it’s years overdue, we’re beginning to realize that terrorism is not the all-consuming threat to the West that it once seemed to be. That’s not to say terrorists won’t continue to hurt us, sometimes gravely so. They lack, however, the one thing that seems essential to mount a serious challenge to the supremacy of our bloated but powerful cultural system: an ideology that can capture our imaginations.
Recent Gallic gall over young-adult literature proves that even Paris can get pissy over progressive pulp fiction.
France’s main center-right party, the UMP, has recently waged a cultural war over several picture books suggested on a government website as a way for teachers to counter gender stereotypes among their students. Offending titles include, but aren’t limited to, Daddy Wears a Dress, Jean Has Two Mummies, and Everybody Naked!—the last of which expresses both disdain for clothing AND the word “is.” While it’s great to see that Kermit isn’t the only frog concerned about family values, The Daily Beast has uncovered several other questionable tomes that have escaped the eyes of our croissant consuming allies.
A 21-year-old American student died after a night of partying at Sloppy Sam’s—the latest in a string of deaths related to the capital’s raucous bar culture.
It is just after midnight on a rainy February weeknight and Sloppy Sam’s in Campo de Fiori in central Rome, the epicenter of the Roman “movida” for the international college-age set, is packed. A sign hangs over the outdoor seating area boasting “classy in the front, sloppy in the back”—the bar’s motto. A tray of free shots is passed around to new arrivals. “ALCOHOL! Because no great story started with someone eating a salad,” is scribbled on a chalkboard above the bar.
Ultra-nationalist groups help win the struggle against Yanukovych, but now the country may struggle to put their violent, homophobic genie back in the bottle.
“The Right Sector was armed and will be armed till the time when it will be necessary,” said the man in camouflage in the video. As if to prove his words, he pulled anAK-47 machine gun out from under the table of a local Ukrainian parliament. “You did not give us this weapon and you will not take it away. Who wants to take away my machine gun, my pistol, my knives? Let them try! As Americans say, ‘God made every man different; Sam Colt made them equal!’ I will put aside my Kalashnikov only when order in Ukraine is restored.
A day after U.S. intelligence said there would be no Russian invasion of Ukraine, Putin’s troops started coming over the border.
On Thursday night, the best assessment from the U.S. intelligence community—and for that matter most experts observing events in Ukraine—was that Vladimir Putin’s military would not invade Ukraine. Less than 24 hours later, however, there are reports from the ground of Russian troops pushing into the Ukrainian province of Crimea; the newly-installed Crimean prime minister has appealed to Putin to help him secure the country; Putin, in turn, is officially asking for parliament's permission to send Russian forces into Ukraine.
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