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2021 Memorial Day: 30 facts, meaning and history to celebrate this holiday

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Memorial Day in the United States is a special national holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May every year.

 

This day is dedicated to those US servicemen who died defending the interests of the country in all wars and military conflicts in which the US has ever participated. But not everyone knows the history of this holiday.

 

History Memorial Day began after the American Civil War and was originally dedicated only to Confederate state soldiers who died during the war. Then the holiday had a different name - Decoration Day, because on this day it was customary to decorate the graves of dead soldiers with flowers and flags.

 

Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts so you can discover more about the history and meaning of this holiday.

 

1. The holiday was named the Day of Remembrance in 1866. For the first time, Memorial Day was officially celebrated in the small town of Waterloo, New York, on May 5, 1866.

Memorial Day in 2021 | Calendar Labs

 

2. The location was not chosen by chance. Here, a citywide campaign was held annually to clean the graves of the dead soldiers. This day was an official non-working day, so the introduction of the holiday did not affect the usual life in any way.

Memorial Day - Wikipedia

 

3. However, over time, the holiday has become very popular and even family. On May 5, 1868, the holiday was officially proclaimed by General John Logan, commander of the Old Republic Army.

Memorial Day: Reflection and Celebration | U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and  Liechtenstein

 

4. He was commemorated on May 30, 1868 by the laying of flowers at the grave of Allied and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

General John A. Logan, Memorial Day founder – The Campaign for the National  Museum of the United States Army

 

5. In 1873, the holiday was officially recognized by the state of New York - the first state to celebrate it.

Memorial Day – a time to remember and honor: Our view

 

6. Since 1890, the holiday has been recognized by all Northern states of the United States.

Memorial Day in Orlando: 10 things to do this weekend - Orlando Sentinel

 

7. The southern states refused to celebrate, remembering their loved ones who died in the war on other days.

Coronavirus can't crush real meaning of Memorial Day

 

8. After the First World War, on the Day of Remembrance began to commemorate the soldiers who died in battles in this war. But the holiday was still unofficial in much of the United States.

Military families share Memorial Day with nation mourning coronavirus  losses - ABC News

 

9. Memorial Day was recognized as a federal holiday only in 1971 with the adoption of the corresponding law - the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

Memorial Day | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica

 

10. Today, Americans associate Memorial Day with the actual onset of summer.

Memorial Day | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica

 

11. On the weekend before Memorial Day (and along with the holiday itself there are as many as 3 days), it is customary to go with your family for a picnic, on a trip, participate in sports competitions, and organize charity events.

Memorial Day 2020: What's the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans  Day? - al.com

 

12. But the Americans do not forget the origins of the holiday - on this day they still decorate the graves and plant flags on them, remembering the exploits of American soldiers.

TIME for Kids | A Salute to Memorial Day

 

13. Nonetheless, various political groups have repeatedly submitted bills to Congress to fix an official (non-floating) date for Memorial Day.

Coronavirus cancels traditional Memorial Day events at Riverside National  Cemetery – Press Enterprise

 

14. With the passage of time and the distance of events that caused the creation of the holiday, it is increasingly perceived by the new generation as just part of a three-day weekend.

This Memorial Day, remember the 'others'

 

15. Some states have additional commemoration days. For example, in Texas it is January 19, in Florida and Alabama - April 26, in South Carolina - May 10, in Louisiana - June 3.

6 facts about Memorial Day and how to celebrate it - Deseret News

 

16. The holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May when it gets warmer and schools and universities close for summer holidays. For Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Many take part in parades, go to the beach, or have picnics with family and friends.

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17 Participants in the parade in the form of soldiers from the American Revolutionary War perform in the parade.

(© Images-USA/Alamy)

 

18. Soldier's boots at the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, on the black granite walls of which are carved the names of more than 58 thousand Americans who died during the Vietnam War.

(© Cliff Owen/AP Images)

 

19. US Marines in front of the illuminated American flag in Times Square in New York during the celebration of Fleet Week. Fleet Week has been held in New York City since 1984 to honor the United States Navy and the Marine Corps. In normal years, Fleet Week ends on Memorial Day with an air parade honoring US military personnel who have been killed.

(© Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

20. A family at a Memorial Day picnic outside Vicksburg National Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which houses the largest number of graves of participants in the US Civil War in any national cemetery.

(© Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images)

 

21. A soldier of the 3rd US Army Infantry Regiment, often referred to as the "Old Guard", puts a flag on the tombstone of the deceased soldier. The annual flag-planting ceremony takes place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

(© Cliff Owen/AP Images)

 

22. During the American Civil War, women in the southern states began to gather without any official reason to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers. In April 1886, the women's associations of Columbia and Georgia decided to commemorate the victims once a year. However, there was no single day - the feasts of remembrance in the southern states were held on different days throughout the spring and early summer. This tradition has been partially preserved today. Nine southern states officially recognize Confederate Memorial Day, and also celebrate the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the death of General Thomas "Stonewell" Jackson.

What exactly is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

 

23. After the end of the Civil War, the northerners decided to adopt from the southerners the tradition of commemorating the dead on a certain day. In 1868, General John A. Logan, in his order, declared May 30 to be a memorial day for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the Civil War. He called the holiday Decoration Day, because on this day the Americans had to decorate with flowers the graves of those killed in the war, "whose bodies now lie in almost every city and village cemetery." According to legend, Logan chose May 30 because it was a rare day that did not fall on the anniversary of any Civil War battle, although some historians believe this date was chosen because flowers are in full bloom across the country these days.

Why Memorial Day Is on a Monday | Mental Floss

 

24. Following the edict of John A. Logan, the graves at Arlington Cemetery were decorated for the first time on May 30, with more than five thousand people attending the ceremony. In 1873, New York became the first state in America to officially recognize this holiday. In 1890 it was recognized by all northern states, but the southern states still tried to show their hostility, and commemorated their dead on other dates. This misunderstanding lasted about 50 years until the start of the First World War, then this day was proclaimed the day of honoring those killed in all wars.

Introduction - Memorial Day: Topics in Chronicling America - Research  Guides at Library of Congress

 

25.Since 1971, when America was deeply involved in the Vietnam War, Memorial Day has officially become a national US holiday. Only then did the holiday get its current name and from Decoration Day became Memorial Day. Then the holiday was made "floating" - it began to be celebrated on the last Monday of May. This decision was not without controversy - groups of veterans were worried that the long weekend would distort the essence of the holiday and turn it into just a day of relaxation. Many organizations are still lobbying for a return to the May 30 celebration.

Memorial Day Weekend - North Landing Beach

 

26. The holiday has its own traditions and rituals. On this day, American flags are lowered until noon, and after that they are raised up the flagpoles. In 2000, the US Congress passed a law requiring the entire country to honor the dead with a minute of silence at 3 pm.

The History of Memorial Day: 7 Facts Every American Should Know | Better  Homes & Gardens

 

22. During the American Civil War, women in the southern states began to gather without any official reason to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers. In April 1886, the women's associations of Columbia and Georgia decided to commemorate the victims once a year. However, there was no single day - the feasts of remembrance in the southern states were held on different days throughout the spring and early summer. This tradition has been partially preserved today. Nine southern states officially recognize Confederate Memorial Day, and also celebrate the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the death of General Thomas "Stonewell" Jackson.

Memorial Day - Antietam National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service)

 

23. After the end of the Civil War, the northerners decided to adopt from the southerners the tradition of commemorating the dead on a certain day. In 1868, General John A. Logan, in his order, declared May 30 to be a memorial day for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the Civil War. He called the holiday Decoration Day, because on this day the Americans had to decorate with flowers the graves of those killed in the war, "whose bodies now lie in almost every city and village cemetery." According to legend, Logan chose May 30 because it was a rare day that did not fall on the anniversary of any Civil War battle, although some historians believe this date was chosen because flowers are in full bloom across the country these days.

The Best Flowers For Memorial Day - Adrian Durban Florist

 

24. Following the edict of John A. Logan, the graves at Arlington Cemetery were decorated for the first time on May 30, with more than five thousand people attending the ceremony. In 1873, New York became the first state in America to officially recognize this holiday. In 1890, it was recognized by all northern states, but southern states still tried to show their hostility, and commemorated their dead on other dates. This misunderstanding lasted about 50 years before the start of the First World War, then this day was proclaimed the day of honoring those killed in all wars.

Memorial Day Brooklyn: Remembering Decoration Day in Brooklyn | Brownstoner

 

25.Since 1971, when America was deeply involved in the Vietnam War, Memorial Day has officially become a national US holiday. Only then did the holiday get its current name and from Decoration Day became Memorial Day. Then the holiday was made "floating" - it began to be celebrated on the last Monday of May. This decision was not without controversy - groups of veterans were worried that the long weekend would distort the essence of the holiday and turn it into just a day of relaxation. Many organizations are still lobbying for a return to the May 30 celebration.

The Best Memorial Day Events in New York City

 

26. The holiday has its own traditions and rituals. On this day, American flags are lowered until noon, and after that they are raised up the flagpoles. In 2000, the US Congress passed a law requiring the entire country to honor the dead with a minute of silence at 3 pm.

Memorial Day | National WWI Museum and Memorial

 

27. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday.

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28. Including 529.5 thousand during the Civil War, 405.4 thousand - World War II, 116.5 thousand - World War I, 58.2 thousand - Vietnam (1964-1973) and 36.6 thousand - Korean War (1950-1953).

On Memorial Day We Remember Fallen Soldiers

 

29. Every day in the United States die about 1.8 thousand. War veterans, who are buried in 151 national cemeteries.

Best Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend 2019 in DC | Washington DC

 

30. By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day was celebrated almost throughout the country, and after the First World War, on the last Monday in May, they began to commemorate those who died in all armed conflicts with the participation of the United States.

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Area 51 has been in the public eye over time through military activities and, obviously, through conspiracies related to aliens.

 

In recent months, Area 51 has been in the public eye because of interns who planned to storm it. Over time, the area has attracted public attention through the military activities that have taken place here and the conspiracy theories that certain individuals have maintained.

 

Bemorepanda has created a list of 20 facts about everything you need to know about Area 51.

 

1. The name

The name Area 51 was given by officials who oversaw nuclear tests in the 1950s and was used on military maps of the region. For these tests was created in the desert, 100 kilometers from Las Vegas, Nevada Test Site, now known as the Nevada National Security Site. In these areas delimited by the military authorities, several hundred nuclear weapons tests took place, of which about 100 took place outdoors.

 

2. UFOs

To a greater or lesser extent, Area 51 has been in the public eye since the nuclear tests. However, worldwide fame came in the 1980s, when Robert Lazar told a Las Vegas television station that he was working on S-4, a base near Area 51 as part of a flying saucer reverse engineering project. .

 

When these statements were made public, they sparked a growing interest in the activities taking place in Area 51. However, not long after, the whole story that Robert Lazar built was dismantled. Thus, investigators were able to prove that he did not work at Los Alamos Laboratories and that he had not graduated from MIT or Caltech.

 

3. Access forbidden

Currently, the US Army uses the Area for aircraft testing and therefore its entire perimeter is continuously patrolled. Colloquially, these guards are called by the locals and the press "camouflaged boys" because of the equipment they use. Unfortunately for the military who are part of these patrols, this activity proves to be extremely dangerous, some of them claiming that they suffer from breathing problems due to the compounds used to make the aircraft "invisible" on radar.

 

4. Landing

Landing, in turn, has attracted the attention of people interested in conspiracy theories. In a 1974 book, "We Never Went to the Moon: America's Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle," Bill Kaysing argued that all images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were made in Area 51.

 

Theories about a false landing have been dismantled over the decades, the only link between Area 51 and the Apollo program is testing some of the space equipment in Nevada.

 

5. Military base

Area 51 is currently part of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), which is under the authority of the Nellis Base of the United States Air Force. Officials in this part of the US military say the military base covers about 1.2 million hectares.

 

6. Functions of Area 51

The Nevada Test and Training Range, of which the Area is a part, is used to train military pilots for combat scenarios. In the past, this base has been used to test and design military technologies: airplanes, helicopters and drones. One of the most famous "products" of this base is the U-2 spy plane, used for high altitude espionage.

 

7. The desert community

While the U.S. military was working on U-2 spy planes, engineer Kelly Johnson proposed building a settlement for the staff working on the project and their families. This place was called Paradise Ranch.

 

8. Conspiracies

For ufologists and those who believe in various conspiracy theories, Area 51 is proving to be an endless source of mysteries. The truth is that the lack of transparency that military activities and espionage raise is at the source of these conspiracy theories. Naturally, the multitude of resources that the American government allocates to this base and the relative silence regarding the activities that take place there raise a series of questions whose answers can be transformed into conspiracy theories.

 

According to declassified CIA documents, most of the UFOs that were reported in the area were, in fact, U-2 aircraft under test.

 

9. Continuous activity

After the U-2 program, Area 51 was used for other military espionage programs. These projects include the Lockheed A-12 Oxcart and D-21 Tagboard aircraft.

 

Satellite images show that Area 51 is still used today, with the addition of various buildings and facilities to the base. In 2016, images from Google Earth showed that a new runway was built, with security experts believing that it would be used for drones.

 

10. It is not a tourist attraction

As the last few months have shown, internet users are more than happy to enter the territory of Area 51. However, any attempt to enter the territory of this base is discouraged by the military. Those who enter without permission risk six months in prison and $ 1,000 fines.

 

11. Soviet engineering

Although there is no evidence that Alien 51 experimented with extraterrestrial technology, documents declassified in 2013 showed that the United States obtained and tested Soviet MiG fighter jets in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

12.The Roswell phenomenon

However, the public perception that the US government is hiding evidence of alleged extraterrestrial visits to Earth also originated in Roswell, New Mexico, more than 70 years ago.

 

In July 1947, a flying object made of thin metal foil crashed near a farm in Roswell during a storm. The Air Force quickly picked up the remains on the spot for research. A local newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, published an article about a "flying saucer" or "flying saucer" found on the farm.

 

13.The Mogul Project

The Mogul project successfully discovered a nuclear activity of the Russians, until it was closed in 1950. The balloons used were made of polyethylene, according to the Times, a material unknown at the time and which was the basis for the release of meteorological equipment into the atmosphere, later. The balloons were not very suitable for monitoring nuclear explosions, but they proved to be very good for radio communications.

 

14.U-2 spy plane project

From the documents declassified by the CIA, it results that in the period 1954-1974 two spy plane projects were developed: the U-2 aircraft project and the Oxcart project (construction of the Lockheed A-12 spy planes).

 

An interesting fact reported by the CIA document on U-2 planes is President Eisenhower's desire to recruit only foreign nationals for espionage missions. In the event of a U.2 plane crash, the US could have denied its involvement in the activity carried out by the respective foreign pilot.

 

15.Drone program

Area 51 is currently undergoing a program to build new drones, military equipment that has become increasingly in demand by the U.S. military and intelligence services, especially in the war on terror that has followed terrorist attacks in the United States. September 11, 2001. The American drone program came to the fore in 2002, through the tragic event in Yemen, where a drone accidentally killed 13 people who were part of a wedding procession.

 

16.Existence of Area 51

The US government officially recognized the existence of the base only in 2013, with the publication by the CIA of declassified documents on the U-2 and A-12 reconnaissance and espionage aircraft programs.

 

17.Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us

The internet has been invaded by Area 51 memes inspired by a joke Facebook event to take over the secretive military site and find the supposed aliens kept inside. The event, called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, was planned for Sept. 20, and so far 1.5 million people have signed on.

 

18.Location of Area 51

The base is huge, covering over 125,000 hectares with at least 22 runways. The land was chosen for its isolated location, and for the large areas of perfectly flat land, which allowed the construction of long tracks, many of them unpaved.

 

19.The secret around Area 51

The secrecy surrounding Area 51 goes far beyond these proactive measures. In 1994, a group of civilian contractors and their widows filed a lawsuit alleging that they had been exposed to hazardous materials that had been burned in an open ditch. The case was dismissed for lack of evidence after the government refused to publish details of those materials, claiming it would harm national security. This was reinforced by a presidential order signed by Bill Clinton.

 

20.There is no real fence around area 51

At such a heavily guarded facility by the US military, it would appear that Zone 51 would have a physical boundary to hold citizens. After all, it is not a very safe military installation if you can get through the protected area just by a simple walk.

 

That's right. Area 51 has no fence at all and we refer to "always". While some of its indoor installations are protected by perimeters, the entire base has no physical boundaries. This does not mean that it is wise to just enter, as there are magnetic sensors and watchtowers in many places that would surely pull you if you try.

 

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NATO is the organization that has dominated military relations in the 28 member states on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean for more than six decades. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is one of the world's leading international institutions. It is a political and military alliance of 28 member states in Europe and North America. 

 

The alliance makes all decisions by consensus. Each Member State, no matter how large or small, is on an equal footing in the discussions and decisions taken. Member States are committed to respecting and promoting individual freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. These values are NATO's main transatlantic bonds.

 

You can read the 50 interesting facts about NATO below:

 

 

1. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is one of the most important institutions in the world. NATO is a military alliance of 28 member states in Europe and North America. All decisions of the alliance are taken by consensus.

 

2. Each Member State has an equal position in every discussion and decision that is taken. Member States are committed to respecting individual freedoms, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. These values ​​are extremely important in NATO's transatlantic relationship.

 

3. The alliance's primary responsibility is to protect and defend the territories of the Member States. Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty provides for a commitment to collective defense, and an attack on a Member State is an attack on the organization. 

 

4. However, Article 5 was invoked only once in NATO's 67-year history on September 12, 2001, a day after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

 

5. NATO has a permanent and integrated command structure, with military personnel from all member states. The Alliance has two Strategic Leaderships, Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium, and Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, USA. 

 

6. Subordinate to these two strategic leadership are two joint command forces, based in Brunssum, the Netherlands, and in Naples, Italy, which are responsible for conducting and managing military operations.

 

 

7. The Command Structure also includes an Air Force Command Center (Ramstein, Germany), a Center for Land Forces (Izmir, Turkey) and a Navy (Northwood, UK).

 

8. NATO has a number of active permanent forces, which contribute to the collective defense of the Western military bloc on a permanent basis.

 

9. These standing forces include four navies, ready to act on the first signal. NATO also has an integrated air defense system, which maintains contact with the national air force and includes the missile shield.

 

10. NATO is taking part in several air missions in which Alliance fighter jets fly over the airspace of member states that do not have a military air force. NATO permanently defends the airspace of Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.

 

11. NATO benefits from military expertise from the 28 member states. This expertise includes tanks, submarines and fighter jets. When the alliance collectively decides to conduct a military operation, member states are called upon to place their troops and equipment under NATO command.

 

12. Soldiers taking part in NATO operations are collectively treated as "NATO forces", even if they represent multinational forces from bloc member states, and in some cases from partner countries or contributing troops.

 

 

13. The only military equipment that is owned by NATO is the AWACS air fleet. From 2013. NATO will operate five Global Hawk monitoring drones. The procedure for requesting troops and military equipment is called "force generation".

 

14. The 28 member states contribute directly and indirectly to covering the costs of NATO operations and the implementation of Alliance policies and activities.

 

15. But most of the contributions are indirect, through the participation of allies in NATO military operations. Member States shall cover the costs of operations whenever they agree to participate in such activities.

 

16. Direct contributions to NATO's common budget are made by member states according to a cost-sharing formula that takes into account national GDP. These contributions finance the costs of integrated structures, common equipment and NATO facilities.

 

17. In the five decades since World War II, the military alliance has successfully prevented an open conflict between the United States and Russia. 

 

 

18. Under the security umbrella offered by NATO, people in European states, the United States and Canada were able to enjoy the benefits of democratic elections, the rule of law and substantial economic growth.

 

19. NATO relies on a combination of conventional and nuclear military capabilities to deter the aggressiveness of third countries, and these remain a key element of the Alliance's strategy. 

 

20. Member States are also committed to controlling firearms, supporting the disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear warheads.

 

21. NATO has often acted to maintain international security and peace. In 1995, the Western military alliance contributed to the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the implementation of the peace agreement.

 

22. In 1999, NATO put an end to the massacre and expulsion of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo. NATO troops continue to operate in Kosovo under a UN mandate.

 

23. Since 2003, the NATO presence under the UN mandate has assured the world that Afghanistan will never be a safe haven for terrorists again.

 

24. In 2011, NATO acted on a UN mandate to ensure the security of Libyan citizens. Alliance ships are fighting piracy off the Somali coast and conducting counterterrorism operations in the Mediterranean. 

 

 

25. Since February 2016, NATO has provided assistance to European authorities, who have had to deal with a large number of migrants.

 

26. NATO vessels are taking part in surveillance, monitoring and intelligence gathering operations to support international efforts to reduce illegal migration from the Aegean Sea. 

 

27. NATO forces have repeatedly delivered humanitarian aid, including to the United States, following the devastating Hurricane Katrina and the 2005 earthquake that hit Pakistan hard.

 

28. It faces threats such as terrorism, piracy, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and cyber warfare, which knows no borders. 

 

29. For this reason NATO has developed a global network of security partners, which includes 40 states around the world and international organizations: the United Nations, the European Union, the OSCE and the African Union.

 

30. NATO's mission in Afghanistan includes 13 partner states. Kosovo's operations are supported by eight partner states. In addition to partners involved in NATO missions and operations, the Western military bloc has developed a wide network of partnerships, including the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, the Mediterranean Dialogue Forum, the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, and other partners around the world, including Australia, Japan and South Korea.

 

 

31. Any European state that can contribute to the security and principles of the Alliance is invited to join. However, accession depends on the decision of that state. 

 

32. Six times, between 1952 and 2009, a number of 16 European states chose to join the alliance and became member states. This process has helped to maintain peace and stability in Europe.

 

33. On 19 May 2016, Member States' foreign ministers signed a protocol inviting Montenegro to join NATO. Following the signing of the protocol, Montenegrin representatives may attend allied meetings as observers.

 

34. After the Allies ratify the protocol, Montenegro can become a full member of NATO. Currently, three states aspire to join NATO, namely Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia.

 

35. The allies evaluate each candidate state according to its own merits. A wide range of political, economic and security reforms must be implemented before a state can join NATO.

 

36. Member States consult and make decisions on a daily basis on security issues at all levels and in a variety of areas.

 

 

37. A "NATO decision" is the expression of the collective will of all 30 Member States, as all decisions are taken by consensus.

 

38. Hundreds of officials, as well as civilian and military experts, come daily to NATO Headquarters to exchange information, share ideas and help prepare decisions when needed, in cooperation with national delegations and NATO headquarters staff.

 

39. 40 non-member states work with NATO on a variety of political and security issues. These states pursue dialogue and practical cooperation with the Alliance, and many contribute to NATO-led operations and missions. NATO also cooperates with a wide network of international organizations.

 

40. Partner States do not have the same decision-making authority as Member States.

 

41. NATO has always innovated and adapted to ensure that its policies, capabilities and structures take into account current and future threats, including the collective defense of its members.

 

42. NATO is committed to respecting the principle that an attack on one or more of its members is considered an attack on all. This is the principle of collective defense, enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty.

 

43. So far, Article 5 has been invoked only once, in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11 in the United States of America in 2001.

 

 

44. NATO is an alliance of states in Europe and North America. The alliance represents a unique link between these two continents, giving them the opportunity to consult and cooperate in the field of defense and security and to carry out multinational crisis management operations together.

 

45. The strategic concepts specify the Alliance's core tasks and principles, its values, the evolving security environment, and the Alliance's strategic objectives for the next decade. The 2010 strategic concept defines NATO's core tasks, such as collective defense, crisis management and cooperation-based security.

 

46. Membership of NATO is open to "any other European State capable of developing the principles of this Treaty and contributing to the security of the North Atlantic area."

 

47. NATO has what the Treaty calls the Accession Action Plan. It helps aspiring members prepare for membership and meet key requirements by providing practical advice and personalized assistance.

 

 

48. NATO benefits from the capabilities and expertise of its members. This includes tanks, submarines and fighter jets. When the Alliance collectively decides to carry out an operation, it calls on the Allies to place troops and equipment under NATO command. 

 

49. Personnel involved in a NATO operation are often collectively referred to as "NATO forces", these are strictly speaking the multinational forces of NATO member countries, and in some cases, it is the partner countries or other countries that contribute troops to these operations. 

 

50. The only military equipment that NATO has is a fleet, AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control) aircraft. Starting in 2018, NATO will also operate five surveillance drones, called the Global Hawk. The procedure for requesting forces and equipment for an operation is often called "force generation".

 

 

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Christmas is a truly magical holiday, in honor of which one would like to present all loved ones something really precious. But sometimes it's so hard to find something really worthy, especially if your friends and family seem to already have everything.


The best gifts are given on this bright holiday. Below you will find lists of gift ideas for people of all genders and ages. You will find a list of forbidden gifts, delivery and packing ideas, DIY gifts and many other interesting things about CHRISTMAS GIFTS. This is the biggest Christmas Gift Guide 2021 by Bemorepanda, let's start it.


TOP 100 gifts for Christmas 2021


  1. Dancing musical Christmas tree
  2. Fortune cookies in a jar or box
  3. Unusual sweets and drinks from other countries
  4. Annual subscription to the online cinema
  5. Knitted sweater with northern patterns is a traditional gift of northern peoples for Christmas.
  6. A garland of candies and gingerbreads
  7. Santa Claus figurine with a bag of surprises
  8. Figure skates
  9. Musical box
  10. Thermo mug



  1. Santa Claus singing toy
  2. Tickets to the theater 
  3. Angel dolls
  4. Bells on a ribbon for a Christmas tree
  5. Certificate for extreme adventure: rope jump, horror quest, tattoo, etc. 
  6. Ring that changes color depending on the mood of the owner
  7. Figured candle
  8. Sled
  9. Plates or mugs with Christmas motives
  10. Christmas Candles



  1. Wooden map of the world
  2. Cute slippers
  3. Night lamp with Santa or snowflakes
  4. Bouquet of strawberries with decorations
  5. Figured mirror
  6. Socks over the fireplace with small surprises
  7. Organizer for kitchen utensils
  8. Star or moon night light 
  9. Salt lamp
  10. Cinnamon and mint-flavored candy cane



  1. Custom-madetree toy (for example, with a photo of the recipient)
  2. Snow globe with Christmas attributes inside
  3. 3D lamp in the form of a deer
  4. Glow in the dark window stickers: stars and snowflakes
  5. Atmospheric calendar
  6. Home planetarium
  7. Artificial tree that can be disassembled
  8. Motivational poster 
  9. Poster with Christmas symbols 
  10. Drawing board



  1. Christmas earrings
  2. Gloves will be a pleasant gift to your grandmother or grandfather.
  3. Christmas tea
  4. Hanger in the hallway for clothes in the shape of a deer
  5. Anti Stress toy 
  6. Christmas pillow
  7. Touchscreen gloves
  8. A set of tools that is a suitable Christmas gift for a husband with “golden hands”
  9. Apron with Christmas symbols
  10. A set for growing herbs at home



  1. A book for winter holidays is a wonderful gift as well
  2. Christmas Santa boots with gingerbread, candies and nuts 
  3. Weather forecaster
  4. Special light for reading
  5. Cookie mold practical gift for wife
  6. Sport accessories 
  7. Piggy bank for money
  8. Kitchen scales
  9. Heated insoles
  10. Mini heater



  1. Symbol of the animal of the coming year
  2. Pocket ( for cards, money, etc.)
  3. Travel backpack
  4. Washing sponge with body milk from Christmas edition
  5. Makeup brushes
  6. Glowing Christmas tree decorations
  7. Mirror ball
  8. A set of knives
  9. Christmas forms for fried eggs 
  10. Real fountain pen with a bottle of ink



  1. Pair of watches for lovers 
  2. Decorative vinyl wall
  3. Electric tape measure
  4. Hand fan
  5. Castle with fingerprint
  6. Original playing cards
  7. Knife sharpener a funny gift with a hint of your husband
  8. Interactive Santa 
  9. Decoration in the form of socks
  10. Clothes Organizer



  1. Holder for wine bottles
  2. Colored Glasses
  3. Balls orbizy
  4. Stylistic Notebook
  5. Tattoo sticker surprise for a classmate
  6. Artificial succulent
  7. Face masks can be a good present to your sister for the winter holidays
  8. Garland with a clip for photographs
  9. Exotic fruits from other countries
  10. Bluetooth speaker



  1. Wishes on pieces of paper in a jar 
  2. E-book or an annual subscription to an online reader
  3. Socks with pictures of classics on them
  4. Soft headphones for sleep for those who like to sleep with music, but are afraid to break the device or damage their ears
  5. A set for making Glintwine on their own. 
  6. Beauty box - a set of brushes, creams and masks
  7. Flask, with handwritten inscriptions, drawings
  8. Table games for a loved one is always a good present
  9. Electronic heating pad
  10. Perfume 


A wonderful tradition to present your loved ones with Christmas gifts. If you want the surprise to be remembered for a long time and bring more pleasant emotions, then it is better to choose something with a deep meaning and special meaning. This will immediately stand out from the rest, and make the recipient feel special.


WHAT TO GIVE YOUR CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS


On a special occasion, adults try to please children not only with things, but also with sweets, filling Santa Claus bags with gingerbread cookies, sweets, chocolates, nuts and other delicious delicacies. For kids, this holiday is as important as a birthday.


Giving gifts to children for Christmas, mom and dad try to fulfill their secret or explicit dreams. If a child wants to ride a bike as a gift, most likely he will see it under the tree on Christmas Eve, or more likely the morning after it.


But what happens when children dream of receiving an expensive gadget as a gift, or a flight to the moon? Of course, there are options when a loving father and mother take out a loan to please the child.

 

 

Consider alternatives that are more affordable if your budget is tight. But if a powerful computer or graphic tablet is needed for a teenager's studies, the development of his talents, then perhaps this is a good way out and the child will receive the perfect Christmas present.


And instead of a flight into space, a performance arranged for a child will be a worthy gift. A play, objects symbolizing a dream, a helmet or jumpsuit like astronauts, a painting with a lunar landscape are good ideas. Even courses for training an astronaut are fine too.


Some more good ideas for Christmas gifts for children:


Figured chocolate. What happens if you combine a funny character or a wonderful thing with your favorite chocolate? That's right, a sea of ​​delight!

Be sure that receiving a huge chocolate bar for the holiday will be a bright event for a child of any age and even for an adult with a sweet tooth.


Neokub. A set of magnetic balls that funnily roll, push off or magnetise, creating a huge layer for experiments.

A great souvenir for a crumb for New Year and Christmas. Various forms are created from them, which are then calmly destroyed, while a person enjoys pleasant tactile sensations.

 

 

Mechanical piggy bank. A box from which a cat's paw crawls out and pulls in a coin, placed on a special podium.

A mesmerizing thing will make a person of any age laugh, especially a younger one, because this nimble paw is so interesting to watch! In addition, it is useful for children to acquire the skill of preserving numerous coins or tokens.


Alarm clock with a target. Truly a universal item for a baby, teenager or adult "owls"! This little thing is an alarm clock, from which the target crawls out during the call. To close it and turn off the alarm, you need to hit the target with a laser pistol.

And some models allow you to activate the game mode and shoot with pleasure.


GIFT FOR PARENTS


When you are looking for something to give your parents for a holiday, you rarely find a suitable option right away. Mom and Dad put a lot of energy and love in their children and I want to find perfect gifts for them.

A gift can be both shared for the older family, and separately for the father and mother.


Painting. It doesn't matter the origin of the canvas, whether you purchased it, painted it yourself or ordered it from an experienced artist, the main thing is to choose the canvas so that the parents would like the plot and performance.

Pay attention to the style of painting or graphics you are purchasing. A couple more obligatory points: the size of the painting must fit into the dimensions of the apartment and fit the interior.


Collector's edition of the book. There is nothing better than a book in the genre preferred by mom or dad. You probably know which books your parents will love.

 

 

Spiritual book Traditional gifts for believers - The Bible is what is customary to give on a religious holiday.


Hanging chairs or bean bag chairs. A necessary thing for those who do not mind, sometimes relaxing while reading a book or watching a movie, or maybe arrange a cozy afternoon nap.

Comfortable upholstered furniture will help parents feel care, comfort and convenience through personal experience.


Paired mugs are a budget present for parents, both original and useful in everyday life. Place a box under the tree - a fabulous Santa brings gifts on Christmas night without forgetting anyone.


Miniature (1-2 cm) golden mouse and spoon. They attract wealth and prosperity. A mouse as a symbol of thrifty, and a spoon implies the presence of food on the table, i.e. satiety.


WHAT TO GIVE TO A FRIEND AND FRIEND FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS


How to choose a gift for a friend? What to give friends and girlfriends on a Christmas theme?

If you approach the purchase seriously, the present will be able to touch your friend to the core. A guy or a girl with a sense of humor can give something funny and ridiculous, and at the same time laugh at it. And if photos are taken during the presentation of the gift and emotions are reflected on them, it will turn out even better. Memorable photographs warm and evoke pleasant nostalgia.


 “Tinned socks”, a funny souvenir, is perfect for a merry fellow. A “buddy socks” is a pair or more pairs of socks packed in a kind of can. You need to open them in the same way as ordinary vegetable ones.

Thanks to the present, you will laugh together, and socks will not become superfluous in your wardrobe.


Non-standard periodic table. A useful little thing for bartender friends. Instead of the usual cells with the names of the elements, the table is filled with various names of spirits, cocktails and snacks. And sometimes the contents of the cells are hidden from the recipient until he erases the protective layer with a coin or something similar.

 

 

The “Swiss Flashlight” is the best for friends who love adventure or hiking. What gift to choose for a friend if he has a lot of these things? An unusual and original flashlight should be multifunctional. Now it is a trend when one item contains several functions. For example, a series of Swiss knife tools are added to the lighting.


A mini fridge will help you get a soft drink or ice cream at any time. And the range of places for use is extremely wide: on a hike, on the beach, while watching a movie, etc.

A large figured Christmas candle will decorate your home on a joyful holiday.

A giant Christmas gingerbread painting will bring pleasure to your sweet tooth girlfriend.


Bracelets, pendants, rings for friends. To show how important your relationship with your girlfriend / boyfriend is, present them with matching accessories and wear them regularly.

By tradition, people hide them in their wallets so that soon it will be filled with rustling pieces of paper.

 

 

An attribute of the bright holiday of Christmas to a believer, for example, an angel, a “Christmas star” flower, or an LED Santa with a Christmas tree. Attractive beach stones, rare coins , etc. Present any cute trinket and tie it with you, they say, “I will look after you through this little thing”, “I will be with you everywhere”. The surprise will not only touch the soul, but also support in difficult times, bring good luck.


PRACTICAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS


If the person you want to surprise doesn't like useless things that take up space, then it's best to give him a useful gift. And here is our next selection of presents.


Food container.  If your friend is a busy personality and he often has to eat outside the house, then the lunchbox will come in handy. Pick up a gift for your friend for Christmas, depending on whether he has a snack at work or a full dinner.

They differ in color, size, number and shape of compartments, and method of closing.


Smart scales are useful for many: from a girlfriend weighing herself every hour to a friend who remembers them once a month. The balance communicates with the smartphone app and transmits the weighing results. The device calculates the proportion of fat and muscle, determining the type of figure and other delights. BUT you can give them only if the woman is not touchy and does not take the gift as a hint of excess weight, but to help in maintaining good shape.

 

 

The Hidden Object Keychain is tiny but useful. Something that can be given to a spouse who often loses keys and other little things We all have at least once lost some small thing in an apartment and could not find it for a long time.

Depending on the type of device, it will beep and blink in response to a subtle whistle, some will respond to pops, while others are completely activated using an application on the phone.


Power bank. The right thing to recharge your phone. Being comfortable in everyday life and having a fancy look, the power bank is useful for those who like to sit in their smartphone.

In 2021, the trend for the shape of the power bank: pokeball, food, unicorns and emoticons.


INEXPENSIVE AND SYMBOLIC CHRISTMAS GIFTS


By the beginning of the holiday and surprises, it happens that not everything has been bought, but the wallet is already empty, or a loved one already has everything he wanted. In this case, the following list of inexpensive and symbolic gifts for the holiday will come to the rescue.


Photography is a symbolic presentation. It sounds corny, but this is actually a curious option. Find two photos together: the oldest you can find and the newest. Insert a photo in a double frame and touch the recipient. An emotional panel will be a good gift for your wife for Christmas and at the same time budget if you don't have enough money to buy an expensive gift.


Keychain. Buy a metal pendant and order a symbolic engraving from the master. It can be an important quote, autograph of a movie star, a line from your favorite song, etc. The decoration will turn out to be a kind of luck magnet and analogue to expensive gifts.


A great gift for a believer can be associated with religion. Cross made of gold or silver, or a ring with an engraved inscription is a touching and sincere gift.

It's a good idea to give your friends small figurines associated with the great holiday for Christmas: baby Jesus, Virgin Mary and the Magi.


DIY GIFT


Want to impress the recipient and give a memorable gift? Try DIY Christmas presents.

Our selection of Christmas presents you can make yourself.


Picture or photography. If you have the skill of drawing, create a drawing or picture yourself. If not, there are many simple videos on YouTube on how to paint a picture for beginners.


Embroidery on clothes. To complete the plan, you need some skills. Find the simplest basic T-shirt and embroider letters or pictures on it.


Drawing on a backpack is easy. Buy paint for fabric or leather, and paint a simple yet eye-catching silhouette on the largest pocket of your backpack.


A toy. Everything is clear here, draw yourself or take a toy diagram from the Internet, prepare everything you need and, playing a video tutorial, proceed.


A sweet Christmas gift for children cannot be ignored. A traditional Christmas cake will delight children and adults alike. When drawing up who to give gifts and which ones, try to prepare a new delicacy for each year.


You can make Christmas bouquets and wreaths with your own hands; it is easy to decorate them with bells, red ribbons and bows, which you can buy in souvenir shops.

It is not very difficult to make Christmas candles.


Just imagine what the recipient will feel: the toy in his hands is the only one in the whole world!

There are many video and photo lessons of Christmas gifts. For example, these cute gnomes are very easy and quick to make.



TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS HOW TO BUY AND DELIVER A GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS 


Christmas gift-giving ceremony in fancy packaging usually dictates the rules to be folded under the tree or to hand over after a festive service. The atmosphere of mystery and anticipation adds excitement and anticipation of a miracle.


The moment of presenting the holiday presents is as important as the purchase. A joyful mood and new impressions are expected from the gift.


There is a wonderful tradition of exchanging gifts among strangers and in certain groups of people. Collectives and schools wish each other not only Merry Christmas, but also Happy New Year. It's called Secret Santa. 

People write the names and / or addresses of the recipient on the gifts, put boxes under the Christmas tree or send them by mail. As a rule, these are symbolic gifts for a certain amount or are made by hand.

Of course, Christmas is more of a family holiday, when brothers, sisters, parents and children, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts and uncles gather. In any case, this is a day of family surprises.


It doesn't matter which one you want and can make a surprise on Christmas day. Sweets, smartphones, sweaters with stupid deer, stockings and sleds, the main thing is that the gift corresponds and does not offend the holy holiday. And it is not so important what the cost of a Christmas present will be received by the participants of the holiday, how much joy and an open heart, the soul from which the gifts were bought.


Buying gifts and presents for Christmas isn't always an easy task. You can be surrounded by loved ones and have fun. Go shopping with friends and family.

If your city is still isolated, shop in front of the monitor. In online stores, the processes of home delivery of any purchased items are now debugged.


HOW TO CHOOSE A GIFT


When buying a gift, consider the recipient's gender and age, hobbies, and lifestyle.

Do not delay with funny preparations, so that later you do not rush to the shops in panic.

Think about the things that the person likes.


Explore the blog or webpage of the person you want to surprise. Perhaps there will be a record in the style of “I dream of getting a porcelain doll for a holiday”, or “10 things that will cheer me up”.

Wrap your gift in a stylish box. Do not forget to give an extra gift when you celebrate the holiday - a surprise candy.


WHAT CANNOT BE GIVEN FOR CHRISTMAS


An unsuccessfully chosen present can ruin both the holiday and the mood of the person being gifted. Here is a list of the things you shouldn't even look at in the store.


  • Intimate things, underwear, swimwear
  • Cheap trinkets
  • A book or comic book accidentally grabbed from a shelf in astore
  • Clothing, provided that you do not know all the necessary parameters for buying it
  • Supplements and other
  • Animals ... There is only one exception, a special situation: you know for sure that the person is ready to receive a pet and wants it
  • Fragile items for kids


CONCLUSION


Children write letters in advance to Santa Claus, which contain a list of things they wish to receive as a gift. Some of them on Christmas night will be placed by parents under the tree.


Adults voice their desires in conversations, in diaries and blogs, and on social media. Listen to your loved ones and you can easily find the best Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones.

 


 


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So many wanted to watch the start of World War III live after Pelosi landed in Taiwan that the website Flightradar24, which was live-streaming the flight, gave up on overload.

 

The war, as expected, was postponed. The Chinese bluff did not hold in the end. Pelosi had the good sense to stand up to inept US military leaders like nominal superpower President Joe Biden, and she wasn't completely intimidated. So he landed in Taipei, even though Biden had stated that "the US military" thought Pelosi's visit to Taipei would be "not a good idea."

 

Nancy Pelosi memes

 

1. Firework show

 

2. True love is

 

3. China, when Pelosi arrived

 

Her common sense retort came from her first statement after landing in Taipei: "Our delegation's visit to Taiwan honors our unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy."

 

And Communist China, which had poorly agitated, had consistently lashed out, shrill warnings, insane threats, swallowed the dumpling, and gave peace. He withdrew his tanks from the beach to the barracks. Chinese military aircraft flying over the maritime border between Communist China and Taiwan democracy have also returned to their bases. Beijing reiterated its official protest. And the global conflagration, which started with rhetorical horror outings, like "(American) politicians who play with fire will burn," has been carried over. Taiwan wins. Democracy wins.

 

Let's take advantage of this step and recap: liberal democracies live by what they produce. Dictatorships, from what they steal, they rob, they get by benevolence or, if they succeed, by blackmail and robberies.

 

4. Pelosi in Taiwan

 

5. Who is she?

 

6. Worried

 

Just as they procure economic goods, which they obtain by bluffing, stacking, enslaving, spoliating, or cheating, tyrannies, totalitarian dictatorships, or their satraps also do in the sphere of political power. They adjudge everything that is given to them. And they are often suicidal for a long time. And when they drool and don't get what they want, they try to take it with the japonica, bluffing. It can hold.

 

This, in short, is also the history of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, first a terrorist-genocide story and, more recently, a simple territorial robbery, if viewed from the Russian perspective. And this is also the story of Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan.

 

The leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate wanted to carry it out a long time ago. The pandemic stopped it. Then she tried to make up for a lost time as part of an Asian tour, taking her to economically and strategically important states for the United States, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea. But Taiwan miraculously disappeared from the official list of countries to visit. He had threatened the regime of communist China terribly and, as never before, whose head of state and totalitarian party, Xi, definitely wanted to eternalize himself in power in Beijing and obtain a third presidential term.

 

When choosing the tools necessary to carry out this operation, Xi did not prove delicate. On the contrary. He preferred the ax to the scalpel. So he gave free rein to his propaganda masters to utter the most ferocious apostrophes, the terrifying intimidations, the most terrible and apocalyptic whispers, rants, and warnings.

 

Like the dog that barks but doesn't bite (and a bit like Hungary's Orban, who also tried in vain to acquire, diplomatically convenient, Russian gas but was forced to pay the price by sending his minister of foreign to appear with Lavrov in the Kremlin), Xi thought to buy cheap a huge foreign political success: the propagandistic kneeling of the US. Stake? Putting them in the corner is a cardboard superpower that meekly takes orders from Beijing and obeys them without a peep.

 

This is how a leader works. He sprinkles, threatens, curses, curses, and curses if it works. The war is postponed to the Greek calendar. How did Xi get the idea that he could make fun of America?

 

Simple: following the pathetic military and political performance of the United States under Joe Biden, first in Afghanistan. And then, in the face of Russian threats to Ukraine.

 

When Biden, instead of firmly and unequivocally warning Putin, evoking a possible US military intervention in support of Ukraine or at least leaving him in the dark about US intentions, announced the neo-fascist, neo-Stalinist and neo-colonialist tyrant of Russia that he guaranteed that he would not see American or NATO troops in Ukraine.

 

Putin said thank you and, misjudging reality, like any ideologically intoxicated totalitarian tyrant, underestimated Ukraine's resistance (and the International Community's desire to restore world order by helping Kyiv) by invading the neighboring country.

 

Tyrannies and dictators understand the language of force well. But no other language. This is why it is fatal to speak to them in a language other than the one they understand, assuming that they have elaborate, nuanced, complex thinking, aware of who knows what credible justifications for the grievances and claims with which it justifies the most brutal, illegitimate and unjustified aggressions.

 

7. Waiting

 

8. Pelosi in Taiwan

 

9. Nancy Pelosi

 

10. Made in China

 

11. Hairy

 

In such situations, the reply of the tyrants (to overly condescending, conciliatory, or excessively nuanced approaches) is always to walk the road. I answer nonsense. They feel stimulated when they should be fearful. I don't understand what will happen to them. He acts headlessly from confused, unconscious impulses. And they believe they are on the right track, even though they are on the beaten path to catastrophe and hell.

 

To end up on this road and never be able to turn back unless they give themselves up when their bluff is paid dry, the kibitites, the cheerleaders, and the supporters help them. Hateful of the West and the Americans, not a few opinion leaders in Europe and the USA feel encouraged by the bluffs of the dictators, belief them to be stronger than they are and amplify the power of tyrannies, intensively spreading foolish or imbecile opinions, which, however, suit the propaganda dictators. Not infrequently, these impulses and encouragements culminate when they cannot be checked in time, in cataclysm.

 

In the USA, such people are frequently prevailed upon by the ideas and aberrations of Tom Friedman from the New York Times or John Mearsheimer from the University of Chicago. For Friedman and others like him, Pelosi's trip would have been a "completely irresponsible" adventure and a challenge, an "unscrupulous job."

 

The reality is the opposite. If Pelosi did not go to Taipei, the US was admitting that it was at the mercy of Communist China and, by extension, the aggressive and expansionist Eastern totalitarian tyrannies who, taking advantage of America's fear of war, dictate the foreign policy of the superpower. That would have been irresponsible.

 

For, spurred on by US cowardice, tyrannies would be outbid. So do their propagandists and disinformers. New and new demands, aggressions, conquests, colonizations, mass bloodsheds, and crucifixions of peoples eager for freedom would have followed on the altar of "responsibility," "scruples," "pragmatism," "moderation," "realism," ” and of appeasement.

 

Landing in Taipei, Nancy Pelosi is redoing in her bold way what American troops have accomplished by killing Al Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man, with two Hellfire missiles while their Islamist network carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

 

And Pelosi and the handlers of the drone that ended his career as an anti-American mass murderer send the same message: deterrence (including retribution against the enemies of the US, the free world, and Judeo-Christian civilization) has not been permanently forgotten and buried.

 

12. Ukraine conflict

 

13. China right now

 

14. Reactions

 

15. Hold my beer

 

16. Both buttons

 

17. Where is war?

 

18. Very sad

 

19. Ping Pong

 

20. Afraid to ask

 

21. I’m your pilot

 

22. Big guy

 

23. About Nancy

 

24. You don’t say?

 

25. Vodka stuff

 

26. Constitution

 

27. Back to work

 

28. Owen

 

29. Nancy Pelosi

 

30. The airline

 

 

 

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