Category Archives: On This Day

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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On This Day — President Truman Creates the Central Intelligence Agency (July 26 1947)

“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 — Remembering Navy Cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll (July 24, 1889 – September 16, 1971) [2021]

“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 July 24 2019 … Continue reading

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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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