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109 Military Leaders Protest Gina Haspel Nomination as CIA Director

“If the record shows that Ms. Haspel played any role in carrying out, supervising, or directing any form of torture or detainee abuse, or the destruction of evidence relating to these activities, we urge you to reject her nomination.” Military … Continue reading

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Norway — Former Border Inspector Behind Bars in Moscow on Charges of Espionage (UPDATE)

“Frode must come home, and Norwegian authorities must do what they can to get him out. It is not a good signal when such a positive and distinguished bridge-builder like Frode is arrested, it is not a good sign.” Kirkenes … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel — Agency Spin Doctors Working Round-The-Clock

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare “It’s completely unacceptable for the CIA to declassify only material that’s favorable to Gina Haspel, while at the same time stonewalling our efforts to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA : “Climatological Research as it Pertains to Intelligence Problems”

“For 250 years most of the world suffered major economic and political unrest which could be directly or indirectly attributed to the climate of the neo-boreal era. Another Little Ice Age would cause hundreds of millions of deaths around the … Continue reading

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Salisbury Incident — 101 Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case

“If there are any journalists with integrity and inquisitive minds still living in this country, I would be grateful if they could begin doing their job and research the answers to these sorts of questions by asking the appropriate people … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — US to seek No-Fly Zone West of the Euphrates

“I see almost nothing positive that can come from implementing a no-fly zone at the current time over Syria. Conversely, the potential to make a bad situation worse is very, very high.” John Kuehn — Professor of military history at … Continue reading

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Studies in Intelligence — “To Resist Disinformation, Learn to Think Like an Intelligence Analyst”

“Do You Really Need More Information? The US Intelligence Community invests heavily in improved intelligence collection systems while managers of analysis lament the comparatively small sums devoted to enhancing analytical resources, improving analytical methods, or gaining better understanding of the cognitive … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Monique N. Lewis (October 29, 1946 – April 18, 1983)

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. … Continue reading

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Roger Waters : “White Helmets Is A Fake Organization That Creates Propaganda for Jihadists and Terrorists”

“The White Helmets is a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists. That’s my belief. We have opposing beliefs. If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would … Continue reading

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UK Poll — “Who do you think played the most important role in defeating the Nazis?”

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana —  Philosopher, poet and novelist “In 1945, most French people thought that the Soviet Union deserved the most credit for Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II — even … Continue reading

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