Category Archives: On This Day

On This Day — The Dugway Sheep Incident (March 13 1968) [Porton Down 1953, Skull Valley 1968, Salisbury 2018, Wuhan 2019]

“There had been three open-air nerve agent events on March 13 (1968), one of which was a test involving an F-4 fighter airplane operating two TMU-28B spray tanks, each holding 160 gallons of VX — a persistent nerve agent.” Al … Continue reading

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On This Day — Operation Flavius [Death on the Rock] (March 6 1988) — It’s Time to Revisit Lockerbie!

“For the government to claim the right to kill British people, based on highly unreliable secret intelligence and a secret declaration of legality, is so shocking I find it difficult to believe it is happening even as I type the … Continue reading

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On This Day — President Truman Creates the Central Intelligence Group (January 22, 1946)

“At lunch today in the White House, with only members of the Staff present, Rear Admiral Sidney Souers and I were presented by President Truman with black cloaks, black hats, and wooden daggers, and the President read an amusing directive … Continue reading

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On This Day — U.S. Admits CIA Payments to Noriega (January 19 1991)

“US officials in Central America failed to address this drug issue for fear of jeopardizing the war efforts against Nicaragua… and senior US policymakers were not immune to the idea that drug money was a perfect solution to the Contras’ … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Beirut Barracks Bombings (October 23, 1983) [Hezbollah or Islamic Jihad?]

“Though he never said so explicitly, President Ronald Reagan ended America’s military commitment to a strategic mistake that was peripheral to America’s interests. Three-and-a-half months after the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. military personnel … Continue reading

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On This Day — Che Guevara Is Executed (October 9 1967)

“The only passion that guides me is for the truth… I look at everything from this point of view.” Che Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967)   October 9 2021 — On this day in 1967, socialist revolutionary … Continue reading

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On This Day — US President George H. W. Bush condemns Iraq’s takeover of Kuwait at UN (October 1 1990) [Lockerbie & The Tehran Conspiracy Theory]

“Two months ago, in the waning weeks of one of history’s most hopeful summers, the vast, still beauty of the peaceful Kuwaiti desert was fouled by the stench of diesel and the roar of steel tanks. Once again the sound … Continue reading

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101 Years Ago — The Wall Street Bombing (September 16 1920)

“Almost in front of the steps leading up to the Morgan bank was the mutilated body of a man. Other bodies, most of them silent in death, lay nearby. As I gazed horror stricken at the site, one of these … Continue reading

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On This Day — Frederick Forsyth : “I worked for MI6 for More Than 20 Years.” (August 30 2015) [2021]

“A journalist should never join the Establishment, no matter how tempting the blandishments. It is our job to hold power to account, not join it. In a world that increasingly obsesses over the gods of power, money, and fame, a … Continue reading

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On This Day — West German Spy Chief revealed to be an East German Spy (August 23 1985)

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.” Hans Joachim Tiedge August 23 2021 — Hans-Joachim Tiedge (June 24, 1937 in Berlin – April 6, 2011 near Moscow) was a head of West Germany’s counter-intelligence in the Office for … Continue reading

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