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Would You Believe if I Told You She was the Chairman?

Kari Lake (August 23, 1969) I’m kidding, really, but wouldn’t that be a hoot? Kari Lake is a sketchy individual who hasn’t confirmed (or denied) when, where or what time she was born. We have to take everything on faith. … Continue reading

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“The Greater Good Trumps All Other Concerns”

The Steele Dossier (First Report – June 20, 2016) Well, the Steele dossier is back in the news. And what makes this more interesting is that this is a Bill Barr-instigated investigation by John Durham. Talk about biting someone (I … Continue reading

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Mole or Spy? Methinks He Doth Protest Too Much

Jared Kushner (January 10, 1981) I have to admit that, when it comes to Trump’s ‘inner circle’, Jared Kushner kind of sticks out as the outsider. Marrying Ivanka Trump may have been a masterstroke, but he still doesn’t fit in … Continue reading

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The Chicken has Come Home to Roost

Donald Trump and the “Lock Her Up” Chant It has been noted before that Trump likes to ‘flash’ the world his confidential information. This image is an example. Other examples, stated previously, include interviews about secret weapons. The American people … Continue reading

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His Last Novel, Published Posthumously

Silverview (2021) The fact that I didn’t know this one existed until a whole year later means that, since John le CarrĂ©’s death in 2020, the publicity machine must have abated somewhat. I read it in one day, all 215 … Continue reading

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The Action is Nonstop, But the Story Never Starts

The Gray Man (2022) Like the arrow in the FedEx logo, The Gray Man title has an ‘x’ in its centre which didn’t show up for me until I saw this video. Now I cannot un-see it. As you can … Continue reading

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How Operation Mincemeat was Hatched:

The Downing of BOAC Flight 777 (June 1, 1943) I was reading an entry about Leslie Howard this morning, and it was suggesting that the German High Command had targeted this flight because of his presence onboard. It was probably … Continue reading

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In the Secret War, the Twenty Committee’s Greatest Feat:

Operation Mincemeat (2021) I’ve written about this supreme act of jiggery-pokery before, here. The fact that this story needed retelling in the 21st century should be a warning to us all. And if you wonder why the group is called … Continue reading

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The Greatest Female Spy of All Time?

Mata Hari (August 7, 1876 – October 15, 1917) If you were hoping for something more salacious, you needn’t have come to this post. There are plenty of photos of Mata Hari in various states of undress on the internet. … Continue reading

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The Double Irony of an Agent Mossad called “Angel”

Ashraf Marwan (February 4, 1944 – June 27, 2007) I watched this film on Netflix last night. Other than the fact that almost half of it was subtitled, it proved fascinating viewing. The point-of-view taken by the producers was that … Continue reading

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