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Over the past few weeks, as the world watched the tense situation in Ukraine, numerous analysts, experts, officials, and politicians likened the divide between Russia and Western nations to the conditions of the Cold War. After World War II, Russia and the USSR maintained a long period of conflict with the United States and European nations. During this time, there was not an all-out war between the two blocs, but both sides built up military capabilities and tried to undermine the other side in numerous ways including through economic sanctions, propaganda, and espionage. For many years, the Iron Curtain divided these two sides ideologically -- on the Eastern side were nations under Communist control, and on the Western side were free countries under democratic governments.
In the late 1980s, a wave of change began to sweep across the European continent and culminated with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The conditions of the Cold War are a compelling metaphor for the division that exists between sinful men and a holy God. God wants to have a good relationship with all people. He wants to be on friendly and peaceful terms with us. However, sin rises between us and God like an iron curtain shutting us off from God's blessings. Foolishly, many people cling to their sin. They know that they should get right with God, but they don't want to give up the way they have been living, so a separation between them and God continues. One day, if things are not made right, the separation will be permanent, and that poor soul will never have another chance to get right with God.
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Gary is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Cold War Museum, a 501(c)(3) charity, which he founded in 1996 to honor Cold War veterans and preserve Cold War history. In this capacity he created mobile exhibit on the Cold War and U-2 Incident which has been exhibited in museums worldwide, coordinated donations activities totaling over $3.0M million in financial, artifacts, and in-kind donations, and negotiated building space at Vint Hill Farms, a former Cold War era Army communication base, located 40 miles from Washington, DC.
He is currently, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study and is working with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historical Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation.
Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.
Werner Juretzko, a former G-2 (Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence) United States Army intelligence operative, apprehended during an authorized military espionage mission behind the Iron Curtain by communist security agents. Sentenced to 13 years - released 1961 after 6 years imprisonment.
All to often we hear about the daring deeds of spies, The James Bond types who conquer all, save the world , and still get the girl. Today we talk with a real spy who was caught , served time in a East German prison and now can tell his story.
MY mentor Armando Sanchez met Werner I Juretzko while on a South Pacific cruise and suggested that we do a show together and I jumped at the chance .
About the Author
Werner I. Juretzko was born into a well-respected merchant family in 1932. He grew up in a bilingual environment of the German and Polish languages, the youngest of seven children. His family lived in one of Europe’s pre-war political hotbeds—the long-disputed area of Upper Silesia where the first shots of World War II were fired. At the end of World War II, Werner was a combat-hardened 14-year-old fighting for his survival. He was forced by the Third Reich into the last-ditch defense lines. Atrocities committed by Soviet soldiers on members of his family created a resolve in Werner to revenge his family’s honor. In 1948, while serving his apprenticeship in West Germany as a tool & die maker, Werner was approached by the Organization Gehlen, which was the forerunner of the modern Amt fuer Verfassungsschutz (known in English as the Office for the Protection of the Constitution). Werner was asked to infiltrate the Communist Party in the State of Hessia. His exemplary service led to his recruitment by the G-2 Intelligence Service of the United States Army. During the heights of the Cold War, as a G-2 undercover political operative for the US Army intelligence,
Today on BACKROOM POLITICS, Is the Ukraine the fuse to a new cold war? Does the U.S. have international credibility to negotiate? Is Putin defending Russian nationals or demonstrating Thug-Deplomacy? Can the West convince Putin to withdrawl? ALSO, the President faces several challenges here at home, as well as. Can his administration step-up to support him on all fronts? This and "TELL ME A STORY"!
Let's have some fun this Friday, let's flashback to the Cold War.
Old Cold War and Civil Defense films and other media can be just plain funny. Were we really so naive to think a newsaper could protect from nuclear fallout?
On the other hand, programs of the era reinforced traditional American values and practical survival advice, something largely missing from mass media messages today. Of particular note is the contrast between a Cold War American civics lecture contrasted with President Obama's assesment of a citizen's role.
We'll pull bits and pieces from some old Civil Defense soundtracks, and pepper them within Friday's Don and Doug. We'll also compare and contrast the Cold War of yesteryear with the new emerging cold wars at home and abroad.
Yes, at home.
Today, the concept of cold war could arguably be applied not only to tensions with forces abroad, but also between competing political forces here in the U.S. Cold war preps can also be applied to natural disasters, and events like pandemics, something much in the news this week.
Agree or disagree, we invite you to join us starting at 1:00 pm EDT Friday.
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GO BACK TO WHEN THE BERLIN WALL CAME DOWN. DID WE REALLY WIN THE COLD WAR? DID WE LET OUR GUARD DOWN AND CONVINCE OURSELVES WE WON. DID RUSSIA AND CHINA PLAY US? IS COMMUNISM STRONGER TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE. WHY IS COMMUNISM BEING TAUGHT IN THE THIRD GRADE? NAME ONE COLLEGE NOT INFECTED BY BOLSHEVISM. WHAT IS ENVIRO LENINISM? WHAT IS ISLAMO LENINISM? IS IT TIME TO COUNT THE DEAD ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND SEE WHO REALLY IS WINNING?
RONALD REAGAN CANNOT SAVE US TODAY. IS IT TIME TO ELECT A BATTLEFIELD GENERAL? WHY NOT MCCHRYSTAL?
WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN PINETTA AND THE INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES? THE IFPS IS ALLEGED TO BE A KGB FRONT GROUP. DID YOU KNOW THAT 2017 IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY. COMMUNISTS ARE BIG ON DATES. EARTHDAY IS LENINS BIRTHDAY. THE KGB IS NOW THE FSB. HOW OUR ENEMIES MORPH AND CHANGE TITLES. AL QUEDA TO ISIL. DEMOCRATS TO COMMUNISTS. RINOS TO DEMOCRATS.
TIME TO LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. KISSENGER WITH PUTIN. MIA FARROW WITH ENVIRO LENINISTS IN ECUADOR. DID KISSENGER REALLY SAY THAT ISRAEL WILL BE GONE IN TEN YEARS.?
WORLD WAR II STARTED BECAUSE HITLER INVADED POLAND. WE WON WWII BUT STALIN WON POLAND AND A LOT OF OTHER SLAVE STATES. IF WE HAD TO DRAFT TEN MILLION AMERICANS TOMORROW, WHO WOULD SHOW FOR WORK?
On this weeks Critical Conversations we talk with Dr. Jim Picht, senior political editor and an expert on Ukraine and Russia and ask if we are entering into "Obama's Cold War." Even if you lived through any portion of the Cold War (1946-1991) you might not understand the media's question "Are we entering Obama's Cold War? a term that most often refers to post-war tensions between the US and the Soviet Union following World War II. Coincidentally, it was during the Cold War, on Septembe 1, 1983, that the Soviet Union shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, a Boeing 737 with 269 people aboard, incluidng a sitting congressman, when it violated Soviet airspace.
Also on the show will be guest host Bob Siegel, Communities Writer (Forbidden Table Talk) and radio host on KCBQ 1170, San Diego. Bob will be speaking with Dr. Richard A. Nixon, a practicing attorney in Califorina, Viet Nam vet and author of the controversial book "America, An Illusion of Freedom."
Writers are often recognized for their work and Communities writer Joseph Cotto (The Conscience of a Realist) a nationally syndicated writer that has been recognized by King Kigeli V, Rwanda, for his series on the king who is living in exile in Virginia. Joseph can now claim rights to the title of His Excellency, a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crested Crane for his servie to the Kingdom of Rwanda and of the Royal House of Nyinginya.
Dr. Picht returns to the studio to talk to Joseph about Rwanda, King Kigeli V and the present day political temperature in this state often forgotten in the worlds bigger headlines.
Events in the Ukraine continue to go in Russia's favor. The Obama team promsed to show a hard line earlier this week, but mostly became the butt of jokes for what it put forth.
We'll talk more on last weeks apocalyptic themes this week. Doug's been flipping through some of his previous Cold War favorites.
If there's anything you want us talk about, let us know. We take live calls during the show, and keep the chat room open. We also interact via Twitter @TalkSouthRadio.
Show starts at 1 o'clock Eastern Friday afternoon.
1st HOUR: Short local news and events in Kansas.
We again bring to the RFK audience a variety of sources together on the growing international crisis centering around Russia and the U.S. political and media elite. Retired CIA Senior Analyst Ray McGovern posted 30 April an article titled "Kerry's Propaganda War on RT" at Robert Parry's Consortium News which will drive the recent audio clips gleaned from Russia Today and the John Batchelor Show.
Here's an excerpt from McGovern's latest to consider:
Are Kerry and Clinton unable to grasp that the U.S. corporate media’s regurgitation of the manifold and manifestly deceitful justifications for U.S. actions abroad is the main reason why RT and others are gaining on us? Despite awesome advances in communications technology, it remains difficult to make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear, which is often what U.S. policies abroad are, especially to the people of the targeted countries.
It is easy to blame “Russian propaganda” for just about everything, including the public distrust of the endless propaganda pouring forth from Official Washington and its “fawning corporate media.” But people tire of the constant spin from U.S. officials and the one-sided coverage by the U.S. mainstream press. I may be naïve about this, but I think people really do prefer the truth.
Yet, it is in vogue to blame Washington’s loss of credibility on Kremlin propaganda. [End of Excerpt]
2nd HOUR: The discussion is joined by Brian Lawless.
Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson may have had symptoms almost a week ago - BEFORE she left Dallas for Ohio, went bridesmaid dress shopping, and flew BACK to Texas
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Matt Lauer accused of 'inhuman treatment and physically endangering the well-being of his wife so much that it was unsafe for her to live with him' in 2006 divorce papers
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Video shows moment a pregnant woman was forced out of her car and on to the ground at gunpoint while in LABOR - all because she was speeding to the hospital
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Plus-size woman proves you can dance whatever your shape as she showcases unbelievable moves in weight acceptance campaign video with fitness instructor
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Don't blackmail me, Putin warns West, as he threatens to cut gas supplies in Cold War tirade
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Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said that he will meet with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum “next weekend, face to face, in Los Angeles” in order “to talk about ending the Cold War between Golden Boy and Top Rank.” “We’re going to talk about ending the Cold War between Golden Boy and Top Rank. My objective is to make the big fights,” said De La Hoya. “Golden Boy has fighters that can fight Top Rank fighters and who can make great fights. We want to make great, exciting fights that the people want to see, and that’s what I want to talk to Bob about.”
“You could have Danny Garcia versus Manny Pacquiao. What a fight that would be. That’s what I want to talk to Bob about. Danny Garcia versus Manny Pacquiao? Come on,” said De La Hoya.
“You would have the young, strong bull versus the not-so-young strong bull in Manny. Those are the types of fights and matches that I want to talk to Bob and see what we can come up with.”
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