Monthly Archives: July 2017

“Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence”

  "MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job? Executive Summary Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Politics, Russia | 54 Comments

An intruder in paradise …

(a Red Tailed Hawk) We have a back garden that is filled with an outdoor kitchen, stone terraces, and a small forest of evergreens that enclose the space as well as a willow tree and various flowering trees and shrubs,  There is … Continue reading

Posted in Whatever | 70 Comments

Kelly vs “the Mooch”

Having worked for a few extremely "scattered" bosses who loved to play their subordinates off against each other, I recognize the type in DJT.  Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the ancien regime Iranian imperial dynasty once said that "in … Continue reading

Posted in government, Politics | 127 Comments

Derek Harvey – one less neocon

  "Derek J. Harvey was the first Director of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Center of Excellence at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and a retired United States Army Colonel. He was selected by General David Petraeus in 2009 to lead the new organization.[1] … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Middle East, Syria | 78 Comments


WESTERN VALUES™. I am weary of supposedly independent international survey in which Russia is always near the bottom. At last Denis Churilov has taken the trouble and effort to consider the methodology and "independence" of one of them. Specifically the … Continue reading

Posted in Patrick Armstrong, Russia | 84 Comments

UAE helped North Korea by The Virginian

United Arab Emirates appears to have helped North Korea’s ballistic missile program through large arms purchases from the pariah state in violation of the U.S. and United Nations Security Council’s embargo, according to a secret State Department memo by the … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, The Virginian | 17 Comments

Trump Affirms the Military Ain’t a Freak Show by Publius Tacitus

Well, let's give Donald Trump credit for one clear act of sanity. The White House announced today that the United States military is not going to surrender to the demands that transgenders be treated as normal people when it comes … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Canada, The Military Art | 121 Comments

“Donald Trump just kept his most important promise on the Mideast” – Mulshine

"When I called Lang the other day, he recalled going to seminars in D.C. a few years ago with "all these political science guys and think tankers" who would repeat the mantra of the moment: "Assad must go." "I would … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Middle East, Syria | 22 Comments

“Mattis: Get unnecessary training off warfighters’ backs” – TTG

“WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of all the administrative and training requirements that prevent trigger pullers and pilots alike from focusing on warfighting. In the memo obtained by Military Times, Mattis on Friday directed the … Continue reading

Posted in government, The Military Art, TTG | 30 Comments

What Are the Democrats Hiding? by Publius Tacitus

The mainstream media appears to be working overtime to ignore the following story: EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home This is the story of Pakistani born Imran Awan. In late May the NY Post … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Pakistan | 47 Comments