Russian “God of sabotage” — saboteur Starinov


“Our Russian Skorzeny”, — said about this legendary person a fellow reporter, having read the book of Colonel starinova “notes of a saboteur”.
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Remained in service until the last day

Original taken from slavikap in Stayed in service until the last day

Original taken from mamlas in Stayed in service until the last day

Another of the biographies military

The son of two peoples, two armies Marshal: Konstantin Rokossovsky
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The Demons Of The World. Or…

Tothere first said that democracies don’t start wars?

The article in the original. Deliberately not removed “kat” in order to impress the scale of labours in the sweat of his dobrodeteli from the messengers of Hell
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Venezuelan news: is there life after loss?

Continue the series of posts in the mode of Express-analysis of the current situation in Venezuela. It is a kind of martial summaries, although fighting in the homeland of Chavez is still far. I would not want to escalate the atmosphere and falling into excessive alarmism, but the logic of events is such that the aggravation of vnutripsihicheskoyOh the struggle it is possible and it looks like Maduro prepares to it. See how it is.

In these posts I will select the key news in Venezuela, to present and analyze them. Let’s start with the steps of the regime to strengthen its positions. First post from the series of Chronicles published here.

It seems that Maduro is making the emphasis on the army in the context of the forthcoming confrontation with the opposition in control of Parliament from the 5th of January 2016. Some would say that that’s, like, Maduro goes in the direction of strengthening the dictatorship, now will start repression, and rampant military. We say differently. Reliance on the military in General is traditional for the Venezuelan state. No wonder Chavez was released from the army. The army has always played in the life of Venezuelan society a huge role. And this role was not limited to suppression of the workers in the interests of the ruling class, as in some other countries, for example in Chile. Armed forces of Venezuela, still has not lost the traditions of the war for independence, was more of “skolkov” with society, an exponent of its social and political of the resultant. In the period of the Bolivarian revolution, this role has only grown stronger. Chavez called this situation “civil-militarytion” or “by consensus”.
Civil-military Alliance.

During the reign of Chavez (it is preserved under Maduro until recently) many key civilian posts occupied the most reliable of the military. The army also played a key role in ensuring the so-called social missions (foundations of the Venezuelan social policies). The military not only provided security but also guided by missions and other socio-economy– demand projects. So now, after the defeat in the elections, Maduro recalls civil war posts that were previously assigned to them.

It is both alarming and optimistic sign. Alarming, because, apparently, the mainstay of the survival of the Bolivarian revolution (and we are talking about survival) are the armed forces. In the army remain controversy and disagreement. There is a group of disloyal military. For example, it is known that in the ongoing elections, when the order was given to the military to extend voting for an hour, some units did not obey this order. It’s only small, but bright sign of the situation in the army. A review of the military with civilian posts, perhaps intended to strengthen the spirit of bolivarism in the army ( and this is the optimistic aspect of this step). So this is a worrying sign because it is unknown, first of all, who will take over the vacant post and, secondly, how this trend will affect the army in General to Executive power.
Burgundy and olive color army of Venezuela.

Soon Maduro intends to reform the army, in particular to adopt a new law on social security of the military. The opposition, of course, will see this as bribing the army. But it seems that Maduro is doing the right thing by following the well-known principle, which in our days, and in relation to Latin America for a long time, so specified: if you do not feed your army itself, it will do someone else. Plans to significantly expand the social package for military, increase benefits and salaries.
Maduro under the flag of the Bolivarian army.

In 2016 it is planned to create inside of the Bolivarian armed forces (FANB) a new unit of special Forces. What purpose is today unknown. While common words are spoken about the defence of the Motherland. But we cannot exclude that this isa preventive step in terms of the increasing conflict within Venezuelan society, which may come to the surface in 2016.
A look into the past is impossible:

How the opposition? Enough caution. While thrown into mediaprojecton separate initiatives to abolish or revise those or other laws. Throwing in and watching the reaction of the public. For example, the most powerful rejection caused plans to reform the Organic labour act, which protects the interests of workers. Still unknown details of the reform, but any attempt at this law people viewed as a threat to their public safety.

Recently, one of the leaders of the opposition, Torrealba encroached even in the “Holy of holies” of bolivarism – social mission. But it is said correctly, so to speak. He said that the opposition is going to “promulgate a new law on missions, which will certainly serve the good of citizens, we just want to deprive them of political content and political control over them by the government and the ruling party”. That is, the main brainchild of the present government and the authorities (the missions that really make life easier for the many thousands of Venezuelans), the opposition wants to take away and offer the people already in its name: say, here’s an updated depolitisationth variant of the same missions. What will spill out the opposition together with the so-called de-politicization, is still unknown, it is possible that the missions themselves.
Proopposition analysts are already starting to savor the theme “Latin American spring“. Are they waiting for Latin America the same results that turned out from the “Arab spring”? The question is rhetorical, but vital. Brazil is on the verge of impeachment, and if this scenario will take place here, on the background of Argentine and Venezuelan elections, the progressive sector of the region will start to shrink like shagreen leather.

That’s all for now, reports of Venezuelan political life will continue. Continue according to very popular among chavista slogan that appeared after the death of the historical leader: “Chavez lives, the struggle continues”.

Translated by Yandex Translate