Monthly Archives: November 2021

FBI — False Spying Accusations Damage American Science [UPDATE : Even the NYT gets the point!]

“The FBI interrogators knew nothing about how science is done, and they saw routine academic activities as criminal. (…) The charges against me were not only false, they were laughable.”  Physicist Xiaoxing Xi —  Temple University 2020 Andrei Sakharov Prize … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering CIA Director George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018)

“I think we should think of the CIA as a national asset that must be preserved as a vital part of our defense system. . . It is important that the American people understand the intricate job the CIA is … Continue reading

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Is The Guardian a reliable news source? 

“A daily newspaper cannot publish for 200 years without getting some things wrong. This one has made its share of mistakes.” The Guardian (May 7 2021) November 29 2021 — On Sunday, I decided to watch the third game of … Continue reading

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NUKLUEDO — Can you solve this 1953 Nuclear Mystery? [UPDATE : Here comes a thought…]

“We want to know every step he [US physicist John Archibald Wheeler] had taken, persons with whom he had talked, whether he had gone home after receiving the document, how he had gone to the train, whether he had called … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — Omicron Variant : Does WHO Know the ABC?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet — William Shakespeare November 28 2021 — The World Health Organisation has flagged the new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529. The WHO … Continue reading

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On This Day — Did The CIA Murder US Army Scientist Frank Olson? And Why? (November 28 1953) [2021]

“If this would have been a suicide, it would have been very difficult to accomplish. There was motive to kill him. He knew the deepest, darkest secrets of the cold war. Would the American government kill an American citizen who … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Avianca Flight 203 (November 27 1989) [Politicization of Intelligence]

“No one acts alone without orders in the FBI. We had clear goals which were clearly given to us in every document we received from anyone. If a police organization wished for us to provide them ‘proof’ of guilt, then … Continue reading

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Havana Syndrome — Secretary of State Antony Blinken to make an important announcement… Or not. [UPDATE : CIA director warns Russian spies of consequences! Seriously?]

“We will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of what and who is behind these incidents.” Secretary of State Antony Blinken (October 27 2021) October 28 2021 — On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken formally announced the … Continue reading

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On This Day — Dr Gus W. Weiss Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances (November 25 2003)

“If some double agent told the KGB the Americans were alert to Line X and were interfering with their collection by subverting, if not sabotaging, the effort, I believed the United States still could not lose. The Soviets, being a … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago — The CIA Book of Honor — Star 79 : Johnny Micheal Spann (March 1, 1969 – November 25, 2001) [First CIA STAR Post 9/11]

“Johnny Micheal Spann led one of our teams into Afghanistan, then under the sway of a dictatorship aligned with global murder.  There, he tracked the authors and allies of terror.  There, while fighting for the future of the American people, … Continue reading

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