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‘Keeping my eyes on his, I took a deep breath and waited, my heart probably audibly pounding in my chest as I waited for him to say something. He left me waiting for a few seconds, then finally leaned in and spoke, removing his fingers only when his lips were an inch from my own..’

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The Bloody Reign Of The Hildabeast: First They Come For Israel

by Dov Ivry

The book begins like this.

I’m not an American and I don’t vote in their elections.

But since what the US does impacts on the entire world, I am expressing my concerns while there is still time.

If the Hildabeast is elected, it will be one of the greatest catastrophes in history. Millions will die and the blood of all these victims will be on the heads of whoever casts a ballot for the Hildabeast. These ballots are their death certificates.

She is most incompetent and most corrupt candidate ever to run for the American presidency. It would be like putting someone behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer truck who is not capable of driving a moped. She will be coming down the road like a juggernaut and she is going to run over an enormous number of people.

She has already sold Israel and Lebanon down the river. She did that when she was secretary of state by looking the other way while Hezbollah, the terrorist organization in Lebanon controlled by Iran, armed itself with 100,000 of the most advanced and most deadly missiles in existence. She was supposed to be enforcing UN Resolution 1701 as the US was committed to do. She did absolutely nothing. How irresponsible can one person be? All she had to do was issue a few stern warnings to Iran and maybe a few bombing raids and they would have backed off. Hezbollah has now accumulated 120,000 missiles plus drones plus anti-ship missiles that they stripped from the Russians. Israel expects to be hit at a rate of 1,500 missiles per day when the war comes. The rate in the five-week Second Lebanon War in 2006 never exceeded 180 per day and that killed a lot of people.

The war with Iran is being looked at now as not as a question of if, but when. Currently there are two factors that militate against it. Hezbollah is bogged down in the Syrian Civil War and Putin has boots on the ground there. When Israel does attack Hezbollah, it will strike them in Syria as well and the Russians will not be spared. As long as the Russians are there, Putin will try to keep the lid on. But the unexpected can happen. When Israel blew up a Hezbollah convoy killing an Iranian general, Hezbollah responded by firing into Israel and killed two soldiers. That’s as far as that incident went. If Hezbollah fires into Israel and hits a school bus full of kids, the war starts right there.

What the Hildabeast did to Lebanon, war or no war, is unconscionable and inexcusable. This was one of the few democracies in the Middle East populated by a variety of different groups. They had ended a long civil war in 1989 with an agreement that everyone was going to disarm. Hezbollah never did but then came the opportunity in 2006 after the Second Lebanon War that they started with a deadly cross-border raid into Israel. Hezbollah’s neighborhoods were reduced to rubble and it would take two years before they rebuilt. The US pushed through Resolution 1701 at the UN and for the two years while Hezbollah was rebuilding, not much happened. Then came the Hildabeast and Iran saw its opportunity. She wasn’t paying attention and if the US is not keeping track of things, no one else is. Iran managed to arm Hezbollah with more missiles than any NATO country possesses with the exception of the UK and France. Lebanon is now a slave state. Hezbollah rules the roost and no one can do anything about it. When the war comes Lebanon faces annihilation.

The Rise and Fall of Saxon Transylvania (Romania Explained To My Friends Abroad Book 2)

by Catalin Gruia

Transylvanian Saxons

The saga of a civilization in 4 parts: colonization, splendor, decline and today’s touristic heritage

Underdeveloped country seeking investors – this was the slogan of Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. Like flowers competing for pollinators, its states outdid each other in advertising economic privileges and legislative facilities to attract Western investors. The different governments which took turns in the last 15 years in the Victoria Palace from Bucharest did not bothered to go beyond mere declarations of good intentions; but, while TV channels broadcast their formal speeches, the exodus was underway for the most enterprising part of the population, the only one related to the West: Transylvania’s German guests.

The Saxons: 800 years of history in Transylvania

800 years ago, like managers looking for personnel to recruit, the first Hungarian kings invited guests from the West to develop the Transylvania they were gradually conquering. Although it lay at the edge of the known world, the Saxons let themselves be lured by this promised land, a natural fortress full of riches, with the Carpathians for walls. They came, they worked, and they built in Transylvania a civilization which reached its apogee in the sixteenth century. Pandora’s Box opened wide for the Saxons after the Second World War, too. Less than 15.000 stayed in Romania. Most of them returned to the West, seeking the same thing that had brought their ancestors here: prosperity. Their heritage, however, remains and calls us to discover it.

The Rise and Fall of Saxon Transylvania is a concise journalistic of the Saxon civilization, following its history through:

-The Colonization: The Promised Land. Like managers with vacancies in the organizational chart, the first Hungarian kings invited guests from the West to develop a Transylvania that was in process of being conquered.
-The Rise: Sibiu, Grand Square, no. 8. The Hecht House was the home of a great medieval merchant. Its metamorphoses and the series of its owners shape the story of the rise of the Transylvanian Saxons.
-The Decline: Pandora’s box. The star of the Saxons began to fade in the 18th century, when they failed to obtain the 23rd validation of their privileges. In the era of nationalism, they dealt with a new kind of ruler – the nation state – who was determined to assimilate them at any cost.
-The present: Romania’s German heritage. The majority of the Saxons returned to the West, seeking the same thing that had brought their ancestors here: prosperity. Their heritage, however, remains and calls us to discover it.

Dear Reader – stop here for a second, please!

You should know from the very beginning this is not an exhaustive, academic paper. Author Catalin Gruia is a veteran journalist who has written and reported for the Romanian edition of National Geographic for over 10 years. What you’ll find here is a concise journalistic account of the Saxon civilization.

“For almost a year and a half, I traded in Bucharest for a little country house in Mures. During that time, taking advantage of the trips in which I followed the Saxons’ traces for a National Geographic documentary, I discovered in Transylvania a foreign country. And I fell in love with Siebenbürgen!”

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Die Idee des Doktor Kologriwow (German Edition)

by Jurij A. Treguboff

Der hier vorliegende Band schlieÃ?t den dreizehnteiligen Romanzyklus Treguboffs über die vielfältigen Einflüsse der Revolution von 1917 auf die Menschen unseres Jahrhunderts ab, dem er nach einem dem Politiker W. W. Schulgin zugeschriebenen Zitat den Namen “Durch die reinigende Flamme” gegeben hat.
In den ersten Jahren der kommunistischen �ra entstand in Arsamas auf den Fundamenten eines heidnischen Mordwinentempels eine Psychiatrie, in der zur Zeit Breschnjews der französische Arzt russischer Abstammung Pjotr Prochorowitsch Kologriwow tätig ist. Hierbei stö�t er auf Patienten, die seinen Untersuchungen nach keineswegs in eine Anstalt für Geistesgestörte gehören und offensichtlich aufgrund ihrer oppositionellen Einstellung gegenüber den in der Sowjetunion herrschenden Machthabern von Staats wegen für psychisch krank erklärt worden waren.
Sein Versuch, einem dieser Pseudokranken einen Dienst zu erweisen, führt zu Verhaftung und Ausweisung Kologriwows. Wieder im Westen beschlie�t er, dem von ihm als unerträglich empfundenen menschenfeindlichen System in der Sowjetunion den Kampf anzusagen. Welche Möglichkeiten hat er, ein einzelner, gegen einen seit Jahrzehnten organisch gewachsenen, mit besten finanziellen, technischen und personellen Mitteln ausgestatteten Apparat? Aus welchen Gründen waren alle bisherigen Umsturzversuche gescheitert?
Bei einem Waldspaziergang beobachtet er, wie eine gro�e Raupe von einer kleinen Ameise angegriffen wird. Dies bringt ihn auf den Gedanken, da� einen Menschen, der sich seiner Sterblichkeit bewu�t ist, verbunden mit der Gewi�heit, da� sein Ich, seine einzigartige Individualität, mit seinem Tod unwiderruflich ausgelöscht wird, stets Furcht hemmt, einen übermächtigen Feind anzugreifen. Eine Ameise dagegen folgt unbedingt ihrem Instinkt, der ihr befiehlt, jeden zu vernichten, der einen fremden Geruch ausströmt.
Wenn es gelänge, eine Organisation zu schaffen, deren Mitglieder die Welt wie Ameisen empfinden, wäre der Erfolg unausbleiblich.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
Treguboffs Romane sind autobiographisch geprägt, allerdings verpackt er seine Erinnerungen in verzwickte Kriminal- und Schicksalsgeschichten. Es sind Bücher, die beanspruchen, in der Tradition der russischen Fabulier- und Erzählkunst zu stehen.
Domino, Schweizer Bücherzeitung:
Treguboffs Erzählkunst ist aus der Tradition hervorgegangen und setzt die Meisterschaft Ljesskows, Gontscharows und Sologubs mit unerschöpflicher Naturkraft fort.

Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с Ñ?Ñ?сской исÑ?оÑ?ии (Ð?екÑ?ии I – XXXII) (Russian Edition)

by Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский

Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с лекÑ?ий Ð?асилия Ð?сиповиÑ?а Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евского (1841â??1911), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1904 годÑ?. Ð?дин из наиболее извесÑ?нÑ?Ñ? Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?дов исÑ?оÑ?ика.

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