Paratroop Kamikazes - Leyte 1944. The last use of paratroopers in WWII by Japan. by Chipit in history

[–]hennaojichan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I thought McArthur famously said, "I shall return." And the narrator, in naming the various weapons, forgot to mention the flamethrower. Thanks.

Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division at prayer during their training in Germany, 1943 by Chipit in history

[–]kokolokoNightcrawler 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Shocking stuff. I've also heard that some yellow Buddhists fought the Allies in the Pacific. Allegedly they sunk some ships and caused quite a ruckus over there

Potatoes and World History by ruperttaylor in history

[–]ManWithABanana 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Title of the article :

Potatoes and World History

The fun factoid included -

In 1992, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle was visiting an elementary school in New Jersey when a 12-year-old boy was asked to write “potato” on a chalk board. Quayle “corrected” the youngster by telling him the word has an “e” on the end of it. It doesn’t.

Seems Quayle got a bad rap over this one. It's easy to see the word written plural and think it would be singular just by removing the "S". I can't think of another word that behaves like this one does.

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[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

the eternal dilemma of the irishman: should i eat it or make it into whisky?

The Ghost Army - A psyop/tactical deception unit during WWII the was given a unique mission within the Allied Army: to impersonate other Allied Army units to deceive the enemy. by Enza in history

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"The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 1100-man unit was given a unique mission within the Allied Army: to impersonate other Allied Army units to deceive the enemy. From a few months after D-Day, when they landed in France, until the end of the war, they put on a "traveling road show" utilizing inflatable tanks, sound trucks, fake radio transmissions, scripts and pretense. They staged more than 20 battlefield deceptions, often operating very close to the front lines. Their story was kept secret for more than 40 years after the war, and elements of it still remain classified. The unit was the subject of a PBS documentary The Ghost Army in 2013."

At the Gates of Moscow - Furthest German Advance 1941 by Chipit in history

[–]SierraKiloBravo 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I liked how a few meters beyond the mark of the furthermost point the Germans got to.....there is an IKEA. Longer term the Swedes made deeper inroads ha ha

"Quarai River, border of Brazil and Uruguay. The water level has dropped a lot, as it hasn't been for a long time, and, for the general bewilderment, look what has appeared" (Vigte: any suggestions what it is?) by Vigte in history

[–]mikipika 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Because the video was taken from a high perspective, it's hard to grasp the scale of those formations. Possibly footprints from a fish farm?

"Quarai River, border of Brazil and Uruguay. The water level has dropped a lot, as it hasn't been for a long time, and, for the general bewilderment, look what has appeared" (Vigte: any suggestions what it is?) by Vigte in history

[–]Vigte[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Personally, looks like some very small scale agriculture... where they let the river flow around the "Crop circles" (no pun intended).

When America's Generals Tried to Nuke North Korea by Chipit in history

[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This just in, lots of Chinese will do whatever it takes to make money.

Regardless, everything I said was true and you can verify it with your own research.

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[–]AnarchySpeach 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They stopped a number of years ago.

A large number of their outside supplies are routed through China. If China's not "officially" helping them, then some powerful Chinese are doing it solo to make a quick buck.

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[–]Chipit[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

China isn't backing the norks. Where do you get your information from? They stopped a number of years ago. They got Burma to change by telling them, "try our way and get fabulously rich." Burma did, and now they're expanding like crazy. The Chinese went to Pyongyang and said the same thing, and the norks outright refused. Kim purged the China-supporting members of the nork government.

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[–]AnarchySpeach 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As long as China is backing the North there will never be a unified Korea.

The Space Cannon that was Actually Fired in Orbit. In 1974 the Soviet Union secretly orbited a fully armed and operational battle station. by Chipit in history

[–]zyxzevn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A cannon is pretty worthless.
But I think the real weapons of all nations are still top secret.

7,200-Year-Old Wooden Well Discovered in Czech Republic | Ancient Architects by Vigte in history

[–]hej 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Our ancient past is hidden under a veil. This is not oldening, this is people finding evidence contrary to pop-history.

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[–]Vigte[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There are all kinds of lunar calendar representations going back tens of thousands of years... what does that have to do with the well? That's not a really good comparison.

The concept of someone controlling the discovery and rewriting of history to further an agenda is only apparent from a macro perspective - of course it wouldn't make sense when looking at a single discovery.

It becomes obvious when you look at it alongside current political rhetoric, the machinations of both old world and new age religions, etc.

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[–]hej 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This isn't a controlled oldening. Hebrew calendar goes back 6k years, Chinese 5k. What calendars existed before that? How far away is making a calendar from digging a well?

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[–]Vigte[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's pretty well understood at this point that certain really old things get covered up, but recently a lot of interesting discoveries have been made.

The question that always bothers me though, is how far back are they going to go with this "controlled-oldening" of human history - and what agenda are they going to push with it? What "oh so lucky" thing will they "suddenly find" that will "rewrite human history"... dump some bricks on the bottom of the ocean and call it Atlantis?

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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It wasn't just reed, a number of wooden or metal rods tied together to hold the axe in place also represents the fasces. Maybe the modern model of the axe started out as the fasces, due to the flexibility of loading/unloading it. And depending on how thoroughly the fasces was tied together, it very well could have been used to decapitate based on an executioner's strength and precision to strike. The gallows were primitive at first before they became the modern iteration we are familiar with from Europe.

I would conjecture that the possibilities side in favor of the fasces being used as a weapon originally. And then it became symbolic of the "old days" to pay homage.

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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The fasces were a symbol of authority, but the precise meaning is unknown. It is often claimed that the rods could be used to lash people, and the ax to execute them.

Come on, can you imagine trying to decapitate someone with an axe stuffed into a bunch of reeds? The fasces were symbolic.

Yes the axe was used for executions. But a real axe.

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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No doubt! And I have another quote that I want to add:

"Humor and goofy behavior might be the happy expression of free souls, while the opposite of anger and somberness; an unhappy expression of the oppressed. Those that are tyrants and oppress themselves, may not be able to laugh much; while those that don't or choose, can laugh free all day."

Never underestimate the power of humor and optimism, as corny as it sounds. It has the power to shake up the old and provide opportunity to the new for renewal. And there is still much awaiting discovery...

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting thoughts. Reminds me of the quote "In a society always trying to sell you something, being content is the greatest rebellion."

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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Yep, that has become the self fulfilling thought process in favor of overt seriousness. But if you wanted to break that repetitive chain of misery, then a form of divergence may need to take place in the form of representation for better tactical disposition. An illustration that also speaks better to the creative side of the citizenry.

Also happiness isn't always a form of weakness, there are bolder variations of it like with trolling or coping in a difficult situation- i.e. laughing in the face of danger as adaptability. A splash of goofiness in your banner, could serve as a reminder to keep things fresh and/or goofy; and may actually make an organization stronger or better qualified to deal with serious challenges in a more creative adaptable way in the long term. Just a bold idea, nothing serious and I could very well be wrong. :P

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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Yes from what I understand, every Mexican person knows la chancla, lol.

Good point with the smile on a flag. I guess rulers and kingdoms don't want to appear weak, and happiness is weakness if you're in a predatory environment (like countries and kingdoms trying to conquer each other, and also internal coups).

The thing about power is, the more of it you have the more people there are nipping at your heels to try and get a piece. Which ends up creating defensiveness.

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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This is the first time I've heard of this "la chancla" but it was worth it for the chuckle lol.

But yeah, its like no King or country ever adopts a smilie face flag of happiness. And then people probably wonder why the citizenry are a bunch of miserable cunts and their societies keep failing lol.

Maybe it starts with what you represent yourself as? :P

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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Nice research. Nowadays it's basically like the mass-population version of the wooden spoon, or la chancla. lol. A symbol of fear used to create obedience.

I do clearly remember once reading about executioners coming to towns with the fasces to conduct executions, and how the towns people knew he worked for the government partially by the fasces. I thought this happened in Roman times, but perhaps it was even prior to that. I think the symbolism then came later on as a result. (like how some new countries now have AK-47s on their flags)

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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/u/magnora7 may be correct. It could have been used for executions before the republic.

The fasces were a symbol of authority, but the precise meaning is unknown. It is often claimed that the rods could be used to lash people, and the ax to execute them. This may have been true in the days of the monarchy, but not during the republic. After the Laws of the twelve tables, no Roman magistrate could summarily execute a Roman citizen.

Edit 1: Executions and roman capital punishment did exist in the republic as well. Beheading among one of the forms.

Edit 2: Final king of Rome was also the chief judge in capital criminal cases.

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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A bit unrelated to the philosophy of it, but the name "fascism" itself comes from the tool used to execute people by the Roman State, a giant axe with a handle made of a bound bundle of sticks, called a "fasces", which is actually twice on the wall of the US house of representatives behind the speaker podium... https://www.quora.com/In-the-US-House-of-Representatives-why-are-there-maces-on-the-wall-behind-the-Speakers-podium

We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism, Adam Smith. We also know the name of the philosopher of Marxism, Karl Marx. So, quick: What is the name of the philosopher of fascism? Yes, exactly. You don't know. Giovanni Gentile, a lifelong socialist, who may be termed fascism's Karl Marx. by Chipit in history

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That was an interesting read! Thank you for sharing.

I couldn't be a devout member of this philosophy since human nature tends to devolve any form of governance into selfish and corrupt corpses of their former selves as time progresses. But this does shed a little more light into the history of that faction! Contextually speaking, I think the times might be changing a bit more radically or exponentially to introduce something new in the future but historically; this had merit.

Perhaps there could be a resurgence of something similar in an updated form as a step-wise function towards an eventuality. The only uniqueness with this guy is how it treats centralized power as inevitable or imminent. s0m iscue wit dat tho!

How The Jews Of Weimar Germany Ensured The Rise Of National Socialism by wisdom37 in history

[–]cant_even 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

...and new one being constructed in the degenerate "West" will have the same outcome. Pendulums always swing...

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A+++

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A+++

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That doesn't seem like enough. ie. Chile and Argentina were certainly infiltrated by the Chicago School.

What about influence? ie. Operation Gladio (and Gladio B + C) in Italy but actually all over Europe

I'm guessing "influence" would cover it all.

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[–]Popper 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That just kind of blows my mind. Maybe it was a simpler, innocent time. Nixon got that far in politics though, and didn't realize that number 1 CIA and mob killed JFK, and number 2 opening up that can of worms would be dangerous for him? Did he have a crisis of conscience, well if so he went about it badly, got pressured to resign, never spoke on it again, was that hit to his legacy and losss of a job worth looking into JFK? Even JFK's brothers like Teddy knew to never question the narrative, maybe RFK did and is why he got shot but that would have been more of a sign to Nixon to stay the course and not rock the boat.

I think he was an ok guy, more liberal than most repubs, tried to end vietnam war, made allies with China, tried to put in single payer healthcare, put in the EPA, did the moon landings, to me I would think the oil men wanted him out for reasons similar to why they wanted JFK out tho they didn't go as far as killing him, I wonder if they told JFK to resign but he refused, Nixon didn't refuse. Who knows, I have no evidence though.

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He didn't know enough to expose the JFK assassination, but he knew some and wanted to know more. When he asked about it, he called it the "Bay of Pigs". In https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Document:Fifty_Years_of_the_Deep_State#Nixon.E2.80.99s_Relationship_with_the_Cabal Mark Gorton says he was planning to expose The Cabal.

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[–]Popper 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

why do you think they wanted to get rid of Nixon, what did he do to make them mad? That says he may have been planning to expose the JFK murder, well he resigned, he could have exposed stuff but never did, it's not like they assassinated Nixon.

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[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Israel?

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US backed Yeltsin is the reason for all this Putin-Iran-Syria blowback.

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Half the population knows this and is going to intentionally forget because of their American exceptionalism.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not insulted, bro. This is good stuff. ;-)

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[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

So it looks like around 25% of all nations, at one time or another, have had the CIA attempt or succeed at a coup.

I wonder what the world would look like without all this shadow government behind the scenes causing chaos and destabilization everywhere.

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[–]Valok 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That the US was eager to stomp on the communists here I have no doubt, it was the cold war after all, but what have they actually done? A ship was sent with some gas to São Paulo I think but the gas was not even given, the Governor of the state ended up paying for the gas out of his OWN pocket after asking for a lend from a cousin I believe who was a banker (Also I dont recall now but I'm not even sure that gas ended up being used).

Now, lets take a moment and compare that awesome "backing" with what the other side had in hands.. you have cuban/soviet agents arrested all over the country, communist activists were sent to Cuba for guerrilla training, some pockets of communist armed resistance being formed on the interior in some states, documents found on former soviet countries showing the names of agents, sympathizers, operations, etc. The video I linked shows all those documents and much more.

Sorry but no, I'm not trying to be disrespectful or to insult you or anyone else but here the US did fuck all. It does not deserve any "credit".

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Webster Tarpley sobre Fidel Castro

This is an exceptionally informative video. Subtitled in spanish.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

9/11 was the third coup.

1) Wilson pushes through the FED legislation during the Christmas recess
2) Kennedy Assassination
3) 9/11

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I agree. Wikipedia is questionable, at best. Here are some more reliable sources.

This is directly from the CIA.gov library website. U.S. FORCES STOOD READY TO AID '64 BRAZIL COUP

Here's an NSA archive of documents surrounding the coup.

Below are the top 2 of the 7 documents listed on the link above:

l) White House Audio Tape, President Lyndon B. Johnson discussing the impending coup in Brazil with Undersecretary of State George Ball, March 31, 1964

In this 5:08 minute White House tape obtained from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, President Johnson is recorded speaking on the phone from his Texas ranch with Undersecretary of State George Ball and Assistant Secretary for Latin America, Thomas Mann. Ball briefs Johnson on that status of military moves in Brazil to overthrow the government of Joao Goulart who U.S. officials view as a leftist closely associated with the Brazilian Communist Party. Johnson gives Ball the green light to actively support the coup if U.S. backing is needed. "I think we ought to take every step that we can, be prepared to do everything that we need to do" he orders. In an apparent reference to Goulart, Johnson states "we just can't take this one." "I'd get right on top of it and stick my neck out a little," he instructs Ball.

2) State Department, Top Secret Cable from Rio De Janiero, March 27, 1964

Ambassador Lincoln Gordon wrote this lengthy, five part, cable to the highest national security officers of the U.S. government, including CIA director John McCone and the Secretaries of Defense and State, Robert McNamara and Dean Rusk. He provides an assessment that President Goulart is working with the Brazilian Communist Party to "seize dictatorial power" and urges the U.S. to support the forces of General Castello Branco. Gordon recommends "a clandestine delivery of arms" for Branco's supporters as well as a shipment of gas and oil to help the coup forces succeed and suggests such support will be supplemented by CIA covert operations. He also urges the administration to "prepare without delay against the contingency of needed overt intervention at a second stage."

Obviously, the Brazilian military lead the coup. However, it's obvious that the US was eager to step in and raise the stakes if necessary.

How is this different from every other US backed military coup?

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[–]Popper 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

b-b-but the cia were nice and didn't mean to torture and kill

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I would advise to never use Wikipedia when it comes to politics. There's no real way for me to explain everything that happened in a simple comment, to trully understand the event you need to study it (which is why I linked the video, and even then it doesn't cover everything). General incompetence, and then the communist infiltration into high rank positions within the government led the armed forces to make their move. The mistake that most ppl make here is that since it was a refusal of communism by the population, then ofc it had to be "backed" by the USA. That is not true, while I have no doubt there were CIA operations in Brazil the actual grab of the government was a nationalist movement in defense of our sovereign.

Idk what was going on in the USA at the time but my guess is that they were too busy with the Vietnam war. Also that was a mistake in my opinion, should've left that place alone and glassed Cuba instead. The sheer amount of damage their influence (and by extension the USSR influence) did to SA cannot be understated.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Really? The 1964 Brazilian coup d'état never happened?

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[–]Popper 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

nah same thing, never resort to semantics

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

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[–]Valok 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

There's a fairly big difference between covert actions and a backed coup d'état. The latter is the one I'm referring.

CIA coup map by Robin in history

[–]Popper 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

sucks you don't know about your own country's history

CIA couped the hell out of brazil. Reality is a far left dream but that's really a nightmare

CIA coup map by Robin in history

[–]Valok 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Brazilian here. The talk about a CIA coup in Brazil is actually just a far left wet dream, they want it to be true so it supports their propaganda. Not saying the US had no interests in Brazil, especially during the cold war, but the "coup" started as a movement to halt the communist infiltration in the government (it is however a shame that they allowed them to infiltrate the media and academia).

Here's a movie that talks about it, portuguese only though: https://youtu.be/yTenWQHRPIg

(1994-04-04) Disney President Wells Killed in Copter Crash : Accident: Executive was among three who died on Nevada skiing trip. He is credited with helping firm achieve new prosperity. by JasonCarswell in history

[–]AllStr8SexIsRape 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Disney hasn't been the same since then. Over the past 25 years, they went from cute and cuddly to cold and corporate. Was going into debt to turn Star Wars into a completely incoherent misandrist mess worth it, even going so far as to lie through your yellowing, cavity-riddled teeth to George Lucas about your intentions to do it?

I hate to say it, but time has proven that Ron Miller knew what he was doing and that they were right not to adopt the worst excesses of the 1970s. The world was better off when Disney stayed in its lane.

CIA coup map by Robin in history

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

CIA coup map by Robin in history

[–]Tom_Bombadil 7 insightful - 5 fun7 insightful - 4 fun8 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Note: The US is included in the list of countries that are the victims of the CIA.

Robin's a well informed man.

CIA coup map by Robin in history

[–]zyxzevn 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

After the split up of the USSR, a lot of people took the chance to become billionaire and sell out the resources.
During this time Putin worked together with billionaires like Bill Browder. The US wanted to get the resources, so they helped Putin to become president. I remember reading Hillary praising Putin. They put them there.

But (Putin) broke with the Billionaires to help the Russian people. And this started a long fierce campaign of attacking Putin and Russia.
This can be seen in the forbidden documentary: The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes.
How it is forbidden, shows the enormous power of Browder. His wikipedia page is just praise.

The documentary shows how at first Billionaires praised Putin, and then after he changed policy on selling out Russia,
Putin became the biggest enemy of the world. This started the second cold war with Russia.

The search-machines are sadly biased, but I found this.
https://theduran.com/why-the-us-deep-state-hates-vladimir-putin/

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/clinton-bashes-trump-over-russia-praise-but-emails-show-she-praised-putin

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[–]Robin[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Where's a good source for this?

CIA coup map by Robin in history

[–]Popper 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

and 9/11 was done partly to cover this up

CIA coup map by Robin in history

[–]zyxzevn 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Russia also has a US backed government change.

Pre-Dynastic Cave Paintings from 10,000 BC Discovered in Egypt | Ancient Architects by Vigte in history

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's amazing the paintings have survived for so long. This is a huge find.

Egyptologists Open a Newly-Discovered Pyramid by Vigte in history

[–]Vigte[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I agree: 110%!

Egyptologists Open a Newly-Discovered Pyramid by Vigte in history

[–]hennaojisan 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The pyramids were not necessarily "tombs" I believe. Thanks.

The Day Israel Attacked America | Special Series by SomeBoringRandomDude in history

[–]zyxzevn 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

There is also the forbidden series about Israel interference in US politics: "The Lobby".
And the Israel internet force, that is spread over many countries, to manipulate social media.

THE ‘LAVON AFFAIR’ REVIVED IN ISRAEL by SomeBoringRandomDude in history

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The Lavon affair dates from 1954, when 11 Egyptian Jews were arrested as Israeli espionage agents and convicted of having placed bombs in movie theaters. post offices and United States Information Service libraries in Alexandria and Cairo. Their alleged goal was to disrupt the improving relations between Egypt and the United States, which was beginning to replace Britain as the influential power in Egypt.

The same thing happened after 9/11. Except the suspects were freed without a trial.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

One of the most based comments I've ever seen on this site.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]sproketboy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

End? It was the beginning of WW2.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]Chipit 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Fuhrer directive No.21 lays out the plan for the invasion. The objective is clearly to destroy the Red Army in the field.

Paris wasn't even taken. It was evacuated and declared an open city. The French government had already left by then anyway. The Soviets had an evacuation plan to continue the war from an alternate capital. Stalin almost got on one of the trains.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I studied some Russian history in college but we mostly just touched on the Revolution and the Cold War and glossed over WWII. So I don't really remember a ton of my WWII history. But it seems to me that Hitler's plans of taking major cities (like Paris) was a relatively successful one. Why do you have the perspective that it wouldn't have worked in this case?

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I didn't say "the center of gravity for the USSR was Moscow" nor that you'd have to "destroy the Red Army".

I said, "All he'd need is control over the leadership," whatever that entails. Who ever would stand between, is all you'd really need to worry about.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You can't destroy Russia, that is foolish thinking.

Those guys have survived invasions from Napoleon, Hitler and will definitely live through your conquering attempts!

You barely even have an army. A few keyboards and a musket aren't enough to take them down. Russia is not to be messed with.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]Chipit 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The center of gravity for the USSR was not Moscow. It was the Red Army. Destroy the army and take Moscow at your leisure.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The only recording of Hitler in his normal speaking voice. I'm on mobile so you'll have to search it. But yeah he straight up tells Mannerheim that he would have ridiculed any accurate intelligence assessment and gone ahead anyway.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]Cephalomutinium 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting blog with decent comments?

Well, that's a subscription!

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/feed/

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]la_cues 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Can you please cite that last statement? "...disbelieved any intelligence that told him the truth."

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[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

" Eh, not really. "

Actually, this supply line railroad gauge issue was very very real.

" German logistics were based on wishful thinking, not a realistic idea of what the vastness of Russia was like. "

That is very true, but it doesn't negate the real issue, stay on track.

What would have happened had Hitler actually penetrated through to Moscow and taken Russian power? All he'd need is control over the leadership, not the masses and troops. Maybe he could have held it, or maybe it would have soon flipped back, or slowly lost grip, maybe through yet another revolution, or peacefully. We'll never know...

...he got derailed.

How the difference in railroad rail gauge may have been the key factor in Germany's failure invading Russia at the end of WW2 by magnora7 in history

[–]Chipit 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Eh, not really. German logistics were based on wishful thinking, not a realistic idea of what the vastness of Russia was like.

Moreover the Red Army was unbelievably larger than anyone ever thought. The Germans were under the impression that there were one hundred divisons they had to destroy and Russia would be defeated. They destroyed them, and there were two hundred more that they never knew about. Hitler himself said he would have disbelieved any intelligence that told him the truth.

It feels weird to use the word “creative” for such practices, but some torture methods were indeed creative as well as gruesome. Here are some painful, and brutal torture techniques from history. by SabaMurtaz in history

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Couldn't help but recognize that a segment of the right, might prefer to go back to the old days of practicing these beauties for maintaining law and order.

Some of those torture practices are atrocious!

Critical Moments - Caesar vs the Mutiny of the Legions by Vigte in history

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And then there's you - a good for nothing alt-right poster, who fails at recognizing trolls, laughs and blocks them for doing their job.

Ayylmao! Don't quit your day job. Also blocked.

Critical Moments - Caesar vs the Mutiny of the Legions by Vigte in history

[–]Vigte[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The guy was an asshole, he got stabbed in the back by his own people. Good riddance!

Agreed.

Ohh how...

snore

While the majority of people, could care less about any of that and just seek to improve their own lives- one day at a time.

And then there's you - a good for nothing fool, who fails at the above - and at trolling. Blocked, lmao.

Critical Moments - Caesar vs the Mutiny of the Legions by Vigte in history

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The guy was an asshole, he got stabbed in the back by his own people. Good riddance!

Ohh how the alt-right loves to ride authoritarian dick, and gargle over some king testicles.

While the majority of people, could care less about any of that and just seek to improve their own lives- one day at a time.

The Minnesota Sioux Uprising of 1862 by ruperttaylor in history

[–]LloydChristmas_III 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

very interesting

The Minnesota Sioux Uprising of 1862 by ruperttaylor in history

[–]mikipika 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"The white man." "When an honest man learns he is mistaken, he will either cease to be mistaken, or he will cease to be an honest man." I believe we are all trying to be better. It takes knowledge of things like this story to guide us towards more harmony and less war. Thanks for putting this out. I just recently learned of the Washita River "Battle" in Oklahoma. So many, too many, stories like this. At that time, I am sure "The white man" felt justified. They were so very wrong. And in all fairness, other men "not white" have done the same. Genghis Kahn?

Australian Bushfire Destroys 8,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Rock Art | Ancient Architects by Vigte in history

[–]macadoum 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Aboriginals are nice, if they still could create art today, between two bottles of gin, their art would be the same than 8000 years ago : primal.

Celebrity journalist blames the British for black slavery; the replies disagree by useless_aether in history

[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Arabs.

Africans.

Hey Stephy: You need to learn to read a book

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Most people here use VPNs. How could that be enforced?

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]black_hole_son 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think SAIDIT needs greater protection against people using multiple accounts.

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]VantaFount 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Seems like a Modest Proposal...

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]gretathroatborg 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

based. fuck kikes filthy child rapists

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]gretathroatborg 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

it's a jew?

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

it was in one of many sean hross videos :-/

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hmmm... Good point.

There is a medieval fountain depicting an angry man eating babies in Switzerland, and no one really knows why by Chipit in history

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

(((They)))