The series, Advice for a New Secretary of State, Part 1to 6, seems to be a hit, perhaps because it builds to a constructive response to the challenge of Russian political subversion. It’s something we can think about it for a bit. Most readers access the articles through the main page, which in layout resembles … Continue reading Your Favorite Articles
Reuters: U.S. cuts staff in Cuba over mysterious injuries, warns travelers. Quoting, Engage Cuba, a Washington-based lobbying group, said the decision was “puzzling” given that American travelers had not been targeted. It said halting the visa process in Cuba and discouraging Americans from going there “will divide families and harm Cuba’s burgeoning private sector, civil … Continue reading U.S. Cuts Staff in Cuba; Sonic Attacks; Warns Travelers
Reuters: Cuba warns U.S. against hasty decisions in mysterious illness in diplomats. The first challenge of an investigation is to prove that a sonic attack is actually feasible. Evidence of this, obtained from witnesses or leakers, is lacking. But the persistence of the reports, most recently (CNN) Mysterious attacks on US diplomats in Cuba occurred … Continue reading Cuba Warns Against Hasty Decision re “Sonic Attacks”
The goal of “linkage”, as implemented by Henry Kissinger, was to disincentivize Soviet subversion of third world countries, by linking improvement in behavior to things the Soviets wanted in other areas. (Galegroup) Linkage is an excellent summary. Quoting a little, Linkage was an active instrument of policy used by Nixon and Kissinger to exploit the … Continue reading Advice for a New Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, Part 2
CBS(7/26) Trump hints U.S. could withdraw from Iran deal, and Reuters(9/11 ) Exclusive: Trump to weigh more aggressive U.S. strategy on Iran – sources, said to be authored by Mattis. Iran is the latest Middle East entity with aspirations to a caliphate stretching to the shores of the Levant. We want to prevent this. The … Continue reading Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear; Mattis Plan; More Aggressive U.S. Strategy
CNN: Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more diplomats than earlier reported, officials say. My last stint as a Crimebuster, was with Mikhail Lesin, a Kremlin Hit, a Theory, Part 1, continued in Part 2, finishing with Mikhail Lesin Takeaway. The articles attracted more attention than you know. So let’s try again. The salient points of the … Continue reading Sonic Attacks on U.S. and Canadian Diplomats in Cuba; a Kremlin Op?
It is not impossible to desire that Bashar al-Assad should remain in power until ISIS is so drained by defeat in Iraq that the Syrian part can be vanquished by Sunni allies of the U.S. This is called a pipe dream. Last year, it had a little more reality, and even more the year before … Continue reading Syria, fall of Palmyra