Monthly Archives: January 2021

On This Day — Soviets Liberate Auschwitz (January 27 1945)

“I had an uncle … who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps.” Barack Obama (May 26 2008) January 27 2021 — On January 27 1945, Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, … Continue reading

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ODNI — Avril Haines becomes the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community

“The IC must never hesitate to speak truth to power and to deliver intelligence driven by facts, not politics.” Avril Haines (Jan 21 2021) January 26 2021 — On January 21 2021, Avril Haines took the oath of office to … Continue reading

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On This Day — Bill Clinton: “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman” (January 26 1998) [Humor]

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are false and I need to get back to work for the American people.” US President … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago — Who Tortured Giulio Regeni to Death? And Why? (January 25 2016) [UPDATE : Italy charges 4 Egyptian security agency officials]

“On 7 January 2016, just a month after the union meeting, Mohamed Abdallah denounced Regeni to the authorities (…) because his questions were not about street vendors … and had other intentions. The Egyptian government placed Regeni under investigation, but decided … Continue reading

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On This Day — CBS Dan Rather and Vice President George Bush Clash Over Iran-contra Affair (January 25 1988) [UPDATE: CIA William Burns : Between Diplomacy and Necessity]

“I want to talk about why I want to be President. It’s not fair to judge my whole career by a rehash on Iran. How would you like it if I judged your career by those seven minutes when you … Continue reading

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On This Day — President Carter Signs Executive Order 12036 [Ban on Assassination] (January 24 1978)

“No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.” Executive Order 12036 (January 24 1978) January 24 2021 — On January 24 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed … Continue reading

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On This Day — Nixon Announces Vietnam Peace Agreement [Was Nixon a Traitor?] (January 23, 1973) [2021]

“We have found that our friend, the Republican nominee, our California friend, has been playing on the outskirts with our enemies and our friends both, he has been doing it through rather subterranean sources. Mrs Chennault is warning the South … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Wormwood : Searching the Truth to the Bitter End [The mysterious death of Cold War era military scientist Frank Olson]

“You think that finding the answer to this is gonna restore the path of your own life. But how can it possibly do that if you’ve lost yourself along the way?” Eric Olson (Wormwood)   January 23 2018 — Wormwood … Continue reading

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On This Day — Cambridge Five Member Kim Philby Vanishes from Beirut (January 23 1963) [2021]

“Tell them Jesus Christ only had twelve, and one of them was a double agent.” FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover — Upon learning that Philby was a spy for the Russians January 23 2021 — On January 23 1963, Kim … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — “The Spiral of Silence” Theory [Belgian Government Fudging Vaccination Data ]

“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent. Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can … Continue reading

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