Monthly Archives: March 2018

One Year Ago — French 2017 Presidential Election — Facebook and Google to Tackle ‘Fake News’ Stories

“For so long, we had resisted having standards about whether something’s newsworthy because we did not consider ourselves a service that was predominantly for the distribution of news. And that was wrong! We have a responsibility here. I think we … Continue reading

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Netherlands Referendum — Dutch Vote ‘NO’ on Spy Agency Tapping Powers

“Look at what Facebook, Google, Twitter and Tinder know about you, and consider whether you’re worried about the right things. This law is for the safety of the Netherlands and for the Dutch people… I am voting in favour.” Rob … Continue reading

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Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero (August 15, 1917 — Assassinated March 24, 1980)

“Let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality.” Archbishop Oscar Romero “His ministry was distinguished by his particular attention to the most poor and marginalized.” Pope Francis “There are clear [evidential] … Continue reading

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Russian Embassy: “We Definitely Need Poirot in Salisbury!”

“In absence of evidence, we definitely need Poirot in Salisbury!” Russian Embassy in London — March 18 2018 “We actually have evidence within the last 10 years that Russia has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for … Continue reading

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Remembering the Brussels Attacks — March 22 2016

“With the usual reservations, it seems to indicate that Oussama Atar is dead and, importantly, that the judicial investigation continues. It is essential to continue to try to shed light on this dark affair.” Georges Dallemagne — Belgian Federal representative (February … Continue reading

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CIA — Amnesty International on the Nomination of Gina Haspel

“I supervised Gina Haspel when I worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. I found her to be smart, tough and effective. Foreign liaison services who have worked with her uniformly walked away impressed. Out of all of the chaos coming … Continue reading

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Arrested Over Gaddafi Campaign Financing [UPDATE]

“Sarkozy has to give back the money he accepted from Libya to finance his electoral campaign. We financed his campaign and we have the proof… The first thing we’re demanding is that this clown gives back the money to the … Continue reading

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Former CIA Sabrina De Sousa — My Time To Speak

“Intuition and awareness are key survival traits when assigned abroad; they served me well given my current “hot potato” status in Portugal. As I walked in the direction of the waterfront where David was waiting for me, I sensed that … Continue reading

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Netherlands — Referendum on Spy Agency Tapping Powers

“Look at what Facebook, Google, Twitter and Tinder know about you, and consider whether you’re worried about the right things.” Rob Bertholee  — Head of National Intelligence Agency “Even though it is certain the law will come into effect on … Continue reading

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CIA Press Release: “Bipartisan Support for Gina Haspel’s Nomination”

“Obviously I am not an objective observer since Ms. Haspel served as my last deputy when I was director of CIA’s National Clandestine Service and succeeded me as Acting Director. That said, she is one of the most accomplished officers … Continue reading

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