Monthly Archives: July 2017

Beat Navy! Beat Russia! Beat everyone!

(Pompaeus as Plebian) " CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America." He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Intelligence, Iran, Politics, Russia, Syria | 65 Comments

Open Thread – 23 July 2017


Posted in Open Thread | 99 Comments


  "The Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (Russian: Слу́жба вне́шней разве́дки, tr. Sluzhba vneshney razvedki; IPA: [ˈsluʐbə ˈvnʲɛʂnʲɪj rɐˈzvʲɛtkʲɪ]) or SVR RF (Russian: СВР РФ) is Russia's external intelligence agency, mainly for civilian affairs. The military affairs espionage counterpart … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Russia | 37 Comments

Another felonious disclosure.

"Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump — were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian officials both in the United … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Justice, Russia | 144 Comments

“Syrian Army on the verge of entering Deir Ezzor from Raqqa” – TTG

"DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:40 P.M.) – Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured two towns on the Euphrates River after advancing some 35 kilometers through ISIS-held territory in rural Raqqa. Back by pro-government tribal fighters, the SAA’s Tiger Forces dashed … Continue reading

Posted in Syria, TTG | 26 Comments

“US to Create Independent Military Cyber Command” – TTG

“After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes, according … Continue reading

Posted in government, The Military Art, TTG | 26 Comments

A Syrian Cordon Sanitaire: Is Israel huffing & puffing, or is it serious ? Alastair Crooke

    Israel has backtracked on the Amman ‘ceasefire’ agreement negotiated by the US, Russia and Jordan. The latter established the outline for a de-escalation zone in south-west Syria. From the outset, this accord was all about Israel, and its … Continue reading

Posted in Alastair Crooke, As The Borg Turns, Israel, Middle East, Policy | 23 Comments

Did Trump Get it Right by Accident? by Publius Tacitus

Following up on Colonel Lang's post regarding the Saudi Arabian/Egyptian debacle in trying to bully Qatar (please see Little Qatar has bested the GCC and Egypt. Mufaja'a!), there are two other major developments. First, Donald Trump reportedly has ordered the CIA … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, France, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria | 62 Comments

“What I know about the USS Liberty” re-published from October, 2007

  Jim Ennes, who was a watch standing officer on the USS Liberty asked me for a statement as to what I knew of the transcripts of Israeil conversations and the ship.  This is what I sent him.  I was … Continue reading

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Little Qatar has bested the GCC and Egypt. Mufaja’a!

  "On Wednesday, the Saudi-led bloc dropped its list of 13 demands to Qatar after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their allies had failed to push the tiny gulf state to accept the demands via diplomatic and economic measures and didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Turkey | 15 Comments