Monthly Archives: August 2018

Turkey accepts Russian views on Syria

  "Turkey is ready to work together with Russia in Syria’s Idlib province to eradicate militants in the region, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday. … Continue reading

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A comment on the Turkey/Idlib situation by FB

"This is what I thought when I heard Bonkers Bolton warning about chem weapons in Idlib…the Idlib terrorists are Turkey's wards, but I had assumed after the smooth running of the southern liberation, where Israel was a stakeholder that the … Continue reading

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HARPER: ZUCKERBERG JOINS THE WAR PARTY CONTINUED…

On August 21, Facebook issued a press release announcing the latest fruits of its partnership with NATO's quasi-official lobby in the United States–the Atlantic Council:  "Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and … Continue reading

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The Michael Cohen guilty plea, the Paul Manafort jury verdict, and the Imran Awan caress on the wrist

  By Robert Willmann As most of the television mass media elevated themselves to heights of ecstasy over the guilty plea of former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and the jury verdict on 8 of 18 criminal charges against former … Continue reading

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Will Turkey leave NATO with Brunson as excuse?

  "On August 20th, the price of the Turkish Lira fell after US President Donald Trump declared that there would be “no concessions” with Turkey over the detained US Pastor. In an interview with Reuters on August 20th, Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Admiral McRaven, Have You No Shame? – by Ray Starmann. Posted by a friend of SST

As someone who has worked under Admiral McRaven (USN retired), I had always held him in high regard. I thought he was a man of integrity and honor. But that has now changed. His opinion piece in the New York … Continue reading

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Habakkuk on the dossier’s beginings

My strong impression is that nobody on the British side vetted the dossier for publication. A striking feature of the early news coverage is that there appeared to be total confusion, with some of the reporting suggesting that the sources … Continue reading

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Janissaries will march across northern Syria and Iraq?

   "The Turkish military will expand the area of its operations in northern Syria, up to the  Iraqi border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on August 18. “The operations of the Turkish army in Jarabulus, Al Bab and Afrin will … Continue reading

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Ditto Colonel Lang by Publius Tacitus

I am the choir shouting Amen! to Colonel Lang's latest missive on the matter of Classification and Clearance. I want to drill down on the Secrecy agreement that John Brennan and I each signed when we joined the CIA. Read … Continue reading

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If I am going to continue with SST…

Events in the world have forced my early return to active management and authorship,  I hope to see your interest reflected in donations.  pl

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