Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Skripal Affair — Oliver Stone Interview With Vladimir Putin

“This gentleman, Skripal, had already been punished. He was arrested, sentenced and then served time in prison. He received his punishment. For that matter, he was off the radar. Why would anybody be interested in him? He got punished. He … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Whistleblowers — “I, John Reidy, Declare…” [CIA Debacle in Iran & China]

“I cannot talk about the 2007 incident. It is classified. I risk incarceration. I have a family.” “If you are contemplating whistleblowing … you’re going to sit there and say, ‘If I go through that system, it will not end … Continue reading

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The CIA Book of Honor — Star 85 : Stephen Kasarda (c. 1930 – May 1 1960)

“IN HONOR OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY” Memorial at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia “For the men and women of CIA, this constellation is more than … Continue reading

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Documentary — The Bit Player [Homage to Claude Shannon]

“In fact, the science of thermodynamics began with an analysis, by the great engineer Sadi Carnot, of the problem of how to build the best and most efficient engine, and this constitutes one of the few famous cases in which … Continue reading

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Obituary — French Investigative Journalist Pierre Péan Dies at 81

“It is striking to note the similarity of the ‘scientific’ evidence discovered by the FBI’s Tom Thurman in both the Lockerbie and UTA cases. Of the tens of thousands of pieces of debris collected at each disaster site, one lone … Continue reading

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On this Day — French Military Government Finds Mata Hari Guilty of Espionage (July 25 1917)

“A harlot? Yes, but a traitor, never!” Phrase attributed to Mata Hari during the trial “Death is nothing, nor life either, for that matter. To die, to sleep, to pass into nothingness, what does it matter? Everything is an illusion.” … Continue reading

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On This Day — “What a Hornets’ Nest I had Stirred!” [Wikipedia edited by the CIA – July 26 2007] (2019)

“This story is demented and broken on so many levels, it is quite difficult to know where to begin, even. Here we have an excellent Wikipedia administrator who has been victimized by lunatic conspiracy theorists, a private person who has … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Navy Cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll (July 24, 1889 – September 16, 1971) [2019]

“Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.” “We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities.” Agnes Meyer Driscoll “In her thirty-year … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Radio Pyongyang Resurrects “NUMBERS STATION”

“Some are worried it signals that North Korean might be planning some type of operation, alerting its spies by sending the coded broadcast. But for that to be true, North Korean agents would have had to have been listening at … Continue reading

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Havana Syndrome — Toronto Professor : “Diplomats are not suffering from mass psychogenic illness” — [UPDATE : Brain scans show “significant neuroimaging differences”]

“It is a disservice to the men and women of the United States and Canadian diplomatic services to suggest they are suffering from a ‘mass psychogenic illness’ arising from their tenure in Havana.” Professor Edward Shorter — University of Toronto … Continue reading

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