Tag Archives: Disinformation

On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983) [2021]

“KE-007 was a victim of the cold war. Another casualty, always war’s first, was the Truth. The story of KE-007 will be remembered pretty much the way the Americans told it in 1983 and not the way it really happened. … Continue reading

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On this Day — Remembering Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) : Father of James Bond & Master of Disinformation [UPDATE : ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Netflix Movie]

“Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for all things British, provided purpose to his life. But after WWII ended, he found himself at loose ends, and took a job with a newspaper. He … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — The Boy Who Cried Wolf : Is Pompeo telling the truth about the Wuhan Lab? [UPDATE : A lesson from Richard Feynman (Physics Nobel Prize 1965)]

“Men bileve not lyghtly hym whiche is knowen for a lyer.” William Caxton —   English merchant, diplomat, and writer (1422 – 1491) April 30 2020 — There is a first time for everything. Today, I will post a cartoon … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Mike Pompeo : “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.” [April 15 2019]

“What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we had entire training … Continue reading

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On This Day — “Dewey Defeats Truman” (November 2 1948) [2020]

“Truman and his running mate, Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky, pulled off their shocking victory. Truman’s underdog ticket racked up 303 electoral votes and 49.6 percent of the popular vote to Dewey’s 189 electoral votes and 45.1 percent of the … Continue reading

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On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983) [2020]

“Governments lie. They do it all the time. And, much as we’d like to believe otherwise, the US government is no exception. There were times when we may have believed otherwise. But after Vietnam and Watergate, we know better.” US … Continue reading

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CIA MEMO : “How to Infiltrate an Organisation and Make it Dysfunctional”

The purpose of this paper is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it. Simple Sabotage Field Manual — OSS (January 17 1944) This 1944 CIA memo, on how to … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — Brussels Top Politicians Caught Helping Chinese Disinformation [UPDATE : China accused by Brussels of running disinformation campaigns]

“The Chinese are already threatening with reactions if the report comes out.” Lutz Güllner — Head of communications at the EU foreign service (April 21 2020) April 29 2020 — China is the main actor spreading, both overtly and covertly, … Continue reading

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On this Day — Remembering Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) : Father of James Bond & Master of Disinformation

“Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for all things British, provided purpose to his life. But after WWII ended, he found himself at loose ends, and took a job with a newspaper. He … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — The Boy Who Cried Wolf [Is Pompeo telling the truth about the Wuhan Lab?]

“Men bileve not lyghtly hym whiche is knowen for a lyer.” William Caxton —   English merchant, diplomat, and writer (c. 1422 – c. 1491) “What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or … Continue reading

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