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] // UPDATE — A credible COVID inquiry requires China’s full cooperation

“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) [2021]

“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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75 Years Ago — 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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Twenty Years Ago — 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 Assassination of Qassem Soleimani (January 3 2020) [Tensions high on first anniversary]

“If you think the war in Iraq was hard, an attack on Iran would, in my opinion, be a catastrophe. Iranian capacity to wage a series of terror attacks across the Middle East aimed at us and our friends, and … Continue reading

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On This Day — Che Guevara Is Executed (October 9 1967) [UPDATE : The God who wore a tattoo of Che on his right shoulder]

“The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.” “The only passion that guides me is for the truth… I look at everything from this point … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Beirut Barracks Bombings (October 23, 1983) [2020]

“Though he never said so explicitly, he [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 … Continue reading

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Spy Quotes — US President Harry S. Truman [#8]

“I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency. (…) There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic … Continue reading

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On This Day — Che Guevara Is Executed (October 9 1967) [2020]

“The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.” “The only passion that guides me is for the truth… I look at everything from this point … Continue reading

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30 Years Ago — 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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