Monthly Archives: May 2018

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 31 MAY 2018 (By Patrick Armstrong)

RUSSIA: REALITY AND ILLUSION. In my employed days (10 years ago this week!) we Russia hands would periodically be visited by someone from our Embassy who would tell us (expressing surprise) that Moscow was safe, interesting, the people "normal" and … Continue reading

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Possible diplomatic breakthrough in southwest Syria – TTG

Several sources are reporting the arrival at an agreement among multiple parties that will leave Damascus and the SAA in full control of southwest Syria without the risk of a full scale conflagration involving Israel, Iran and the US-led coalition… … Continue reading

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The Plot to Slaughter Donald Trump by Publius Tacitus

Each day brings more evidence of a plot involving intelligence and law enforcement officials to destroy Donald Trump using the pretext of Russia. This is not a theory. It is a fact. While many of the specific details about who … Continue reading

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The FBI uses “confidential informants?” So did the Cheka.

  Who knew?  Not me. The FBI does not discuss its operations with other agencies of the US Government.  Period.  I made liaison with the FBI on many occasions when I was with DIA and they were always careful to … Continue reading

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Syria Notes – 26 May 2018

  "“As a guarantor of this de-escalation area with Russia and Jordan, the United States will take firm and appropriate measures in response to Assad regime violations,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement late on Friday. A … Continue reading

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WAS GEHLEN A FRAUD? (By Patrick Armstrong)

For some years I have wondered about Gehlen and I have written this up for SST in order to get the opinions of such a well-informed group on the two questions I ask at the end. Reinhard Gehlen (1902-1979) was … Continue reading

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Syria Notes – 25 May 2018

 1.  In the NW the Turkish Army has violated the Astana Agreement's terms by sending a column into Latakia Province (as opposed to Idlib Province) to establish another of their fortified company sized Observation Posts.  This OP is in the … Continue reading

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A Birthday Present?

  I will be 78 on the 31st.   I attribute my longevity to; the right genes.  a robust outdoor life in youth, and a steady regime of cigars, bourbon and red meat.   I have always liked the company of women.  … Continue reading

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SIGAR Report May -2018

This SIGAR report makes it crystal clear that the US lost its "hat, ass and overcoat" in Afghanistan.   We should wise up and go home resolved never, never to listen to the siren song of the COIN fantasy.  pl

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