Monthly Archives: August 2018

US Information classification and clearances

  "The United States government classification system is established under Executive Order 13526, the latest in a long series of executive orders on the topic.[1] Issued by President Barack Obama in 2009, Executive Order 13526 replaced earlier executive orders on … Continue reading

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Munich, Israel’s “Hit Team”, and the Crusade to overthrow Jeremy Corbyn–Decameron

“Can you get me the author of the piece on the Fraunces Tavern bombing?  I’d like to talk.”  That unexpected phone call seeking out a free-lancer in the mid-1970s, who had researched and written about the support networks in New … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 16 AUGUST 2018 (By Patrick Armstrong)

TURKEY. As everyone knows, Ankara-Washington relations are bad and getting worse. There are many factors involved in Turkey's economic problems but Washington's pressure is exacerbating them and it is using the opportunity/excuse to force Erdoğan back into line. The situation … Continue reading

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Idlib offensive begins.

  "The known forces participating in the upcoming Idlib offensive are as followed: Syrian Arab Army 1st Division 3rd Armored Division Qalamoun Shield Forces 4th Mechanized Division 39th Brigade 41st Brigade 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) 555th Brigade 7th Armored Division … Continue reading

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John Brennan’s security clearance is revoked, with a teaser at the end

  By Robert Willmann White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders walked out to the podium today and, for the first 4 minutes, read a prepared statement in a deadpan voice– http://www.c-span.org/video/?449848-1/white-house-revokes-cia-director-brennans-security-clearance Likely written by White House counsel Donald McGahn, … Continue reading

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HARPER: ZUCKERBERG JOINS THE WAR PARTY

The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab is based in a 12-foot-by-12-foot office in the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the nearly 60-year-old Council http://www.atlanticcouncil.org, a think tank devoted to studying serious and at times obscure international issues. Facebook is using … Continue reading

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Habakkuk on Russia Delusion Syndrome (RDS)

One rather material element in delusions about Russia, alike in my country as in yours, is that people still appear to have difficulty realising that Putin is not a communist, and, where they can get this far, find it utterly … Continue reading

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The Paul Manafort Trial: the government rests its case

  By Robert Willmann Update:  As has been reported, the judge denied the motion for a judgment of acquittal.  The minutes for the court clerk's docket sheet for today, 14 August, are here– http://turcopolier.typepad.com/files/manafort_trial_day_11.pdf The trial will continue tomorrow, with … Continue reading

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America’s Persistent Russia Delusion by Publius Tacitus

How long can American citizens continue to display such an astonishing degree of ignorance when it comes to the topic of Russia and meddling in political affairs? The media is pounding away like a hyperactive child with a new drum–bang, … Continue reading

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Summer Break – I need one

Blogofatigue.  I will post on events that I cannot ignore like the Idlib Campaign, but except for that will take a break and work on my burnout.  Guest authors should feel free to continue while I am gone.  pl

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