Organized crime and Russian politics

by J.R. Nyquist -- Immediately after the Bolsheviks took power in Russia, they decided to wipe out most of the criminals. This was the "Red Terror" of 1918, in which some 1.5 more…

Death of a republic

by J.R. Nyquist -- There once was a great republic, born out of a revolt against a king. Liberty was its first battle cry. Its founding fathers created a constitution based on more…

The American spirit

by J.R. Nyquist -- The bad news of the day sometimes tempts us to despair. It is easy to be cynical when you see Bill Clinton in the White House, when our more…

Yeltsin is ready for battle, are you?

by J.R. Nyquist -- © 1999 WorldNetDaily.com When Boris Yeltsin arrived in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, reporters asked about his health. Yeltsin answered the reporters, saying, "I'm in fighting form, ready for battle, more…

Riddles, mysteries and enigmas

by J.R. Nyquist -- Winston Churchill once described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Somebody needs to point out that Churchill was wrong. There is no riddle, more…

China's silent invasion

by J.R. Nyquist -- Mexico's top drug trafficking cartel, run by the Arellano Felix brothers in Tijuana, is working closely with the Chinese. According to Jamie Dettmer, writing in the August 23 more…

Millennium madness

by J.R. Nyquist -- Throughout history, prophecies of universal destruction have been pronounced, and none have yet been fulfilled. Despite the dismal record of bygone doomsayers, the business of forecasting global destruction more…

Is bin Laden a nuclear power?

by J.R. Nyquist -- According to Yosef Bodansky, a researcher attached to the House counter-terrorism task force, a Middle East terrorist is now believed to have as many as 20 suitcase nuclear more…

The one that got away?

by J.R. Nyquist -- There has apparently been an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in the Russian town of Oblivskaya, near Rostov. A newspaper in Riga has reported on the epidemic, which has more…

Curious facts and stories

by J.R. Nyquist -- We have recently been hit with a wave of curious stories. For example, there recently appeared a report about illegal immigration from Mexico. Strangely, it wasn't about Mexican more…