[American Thinker] It's frustrating to hear people on the Right, including some who should know better, claim there's "no evidence" of significant, possibly outcome-changing fraud in the last presidential election — even as the forensic audit in Arizona uncovers multiple discrepancies.
Clearly, they're confusing "evidence" with "proof."
No, there may not be absolute, incontrovertible proof of election fraud — yet. But there is plenty of evidence, good reasons a rational person might question the outcome. Here are ten that come to mind, in no particular order:
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A 9-year-old Russian boy, Ivan, returned from the training camp bruised and told his parents that he was beaten by the crowd for many days because he was Russian and Orthodox. He was forced to read the Koran. Dozens of teenagers participated in the bullying with the full connivance of the coach.
They now want to make him the extreme in this story. This is more convenient for local authorities, because national-religious intolerance, as you know, is only in Russia, while other countries are fundamentally devoid of these vices.
But, the story got publicity in the blogs and Ivan's parents did not remain silent, but removed the beatings and achieved the initiation of the case. A family of compatriots was supported by the Russian Foreign Ministry, announcing in an official comment that "it is closely following this case." Then Rossotrudnichestvo joined in . And now, the Patriarch.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, addressing the boy, wrote:
"It was with great concern that I learned about what happened to you at the training camp. I would like to express my sincere sympathy to you. Having shown courage and courage, you were not afraid of daring ridicule and bullying from your peers and resolutely defended your faith, defended what is dear and valuable to you. Your deed, courage and firmness are worthy of all support.
Millions of your brothers and sisters in Christ in Russia and in other countries empathize with you at this difficult moment. None of those who learned about this situation remained indifferent. Christians at all times have been attacked, but we always remember the words of the Savior, said by Him in the Gospel: "Take courage: I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).
True fortitude lies in generosity and nobility, patience and willingness to forgive offenders. It is these qualities, together with unwavering faithfulness to Christ, that distinguish His true followers. Looking at you, I am glad that today such steadfast Orthodox Christians are growing and maturing.”.
Patriarch Kirill invited the boy Ivan to visit Moscow and make a pilgrimage to Orthodox shrines.
In a historical context, the letter is very significant. It will sound and it will be eheard. Let's hope that now millions of Russians, by the will of fate, abandoned on the edge of the Oycumen, perhaps for the first time, on this unpleasant and painful example, have realized that they are not alone. They have a big and strong Russia and they are remembered there, they have not forgotten or refuse More background. Untranslated material: Russia has shown its "soft power" for the first time
Dmitry Steshin is prior service Russian airborne, and a writer and photographer for Komsomol Pravda
[American Thinker] Karl Marx is often portrayed as the hero of the masses. After all, he believed in the creation of a "worker's paradise" following the temporary reign of the "vanguard of the proletariat" — that small, highly educated, elite group that would rule in the interests of the workers until such time as they were capable of ruling for themselves. In Russia, that was 73 years and counting.
Wherever a Marxist revolution has taken place, that "vanguard" has decided that its reign should be permanent and in its own interests. Communist elites enslave workers just as the Democratic Party does in cities like Baltimore and Chicago. In communist states like the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and communist Cuba and Venezuela, small bands of communists seized power but refused to cede it. When the people protest, as they are now doing in Cuba, they are met with force, hauled off, and imprisoned or shot.
Communists pretend they are the wave of the future. Actually, they are a throwback to the outdated system of absolutist monarchy that was abolished in most of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Marx was not a brilliant thinker — he was a stubborn fool who turned his back on democratic capitalism, the most successful and humane system in history. That's why he found a following in backwaters like czarist Russia and post-imperial China. Communism has never appealed to those with deep-seated democratic traditions because they recognize its authoritarian nature and its threat to freedom.
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The security situation in Afghanistan is rapidly deteriorating amid the withdrawal of NATO troops from the country. The Afghan Taliban
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In their dreams. Privateers and Pirates. Puppet insurgents (AKA Taliban) and uncontrolled Narco-terrorist bandits (also Taliban). History suggests strongly that investing in "gentleman bandits" just produces brigand scum.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
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