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The KGB & the Sino-Soviet Split

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
KGB Maj. Gen. Yuri Drozdov, the legendary chief of Directorate S (Illegals), reflects on his time as KGB resident under diplomatic cover in Beijing from 1964 to 1968. Drozdov navigates the directed chaos of Mao’s Cultural Revolution and warns Moscow that China is planning for military action against the…

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Rage Against The Machine-Man

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
The central role that technology plays in modern man’s life leaves him often all too indifferent or oblivious to those who would use that same technology to subvert society and control entire populations. Modern man needs his smart phone not only to conduct business transactions and communicate with distant…

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Targeted for Liquidation: Tito

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
Soviet intelligence expert Aleksandr Kolpakidi and Dmitry Prokhorov tell of the Soviet-Yugoslav split in 1948 and its fallout – Stalin’s plans to assassinate Yugoslavia’s Communist leader, Josip Broz Tito. The establishment of Soviet control over the countries of Eastern Europe in the postwar years took place in a very tense…

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National Nihilism

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
Strategies for full-spectrum dominance encompass far more than just military means – their entire point is found in politics, the struggle for power. Movements proclaiming themselves the champions of national salvation thus deserve extra scrutiny, since they might serve precisely the opposite end. Ever since a US-backed…

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Romeo Espionage

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
The following account of romance espionage comes from the archives of the SVR, Russia’s successor service to the Soviet KGB First Chief Directorate (Foreign Intelligence). In 1957 the KGB needed an agent with inside knowledge of NATO defense planning, and it found its source in a pretty, unassuming secretary known…

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The Great CIA Molehunt

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
KGB Lt. Gen. Vitaly Grigorevich Pavlov (1914-2005), a senior veteran of the First Chief Directorate (Foreign Intelligence), gives his view on the “revelations” of Soviet defectors, particularly Anatoly Golitsyn, and the subsequent molehunt that paralyzed the CIA in the 1960s. The requirements of tradecraft are necessary to carry out not…

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The Never-Ending ISIS Fraud

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
In the midst of Saudi Arabia’s merciless, unprovoked bombing campaign against the people of Yemen comes news that a faction of ISIS-aligned militants has established a beachhead in the south of the Arabian Peninsula for their proclaimed Caliphate. Already media reports have been circulating that the local al-Qaeda…

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On the Brink of Doomsday

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
On the drizzly autumn Friday of November 11th, 1983, US President Ronald Reagan found no time for his customary Oval Office nap. Besides delivering a speech that morning to the American Legion in honor of Veterans Day, Reagan then filled the rest of his schedule taking part…

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End-Times Buffoonery

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
Politics and religion all too often assume odd and distorted forms in America. The United States has long been the home of a wide assortment of bizarre and eccentric sects and cults, most being harmless, or at least lacking the ability to do any serious harm outside…

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Interview with a Soviet Spymaster

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
KGB Maj. Gen. Yuri Ivanovich Drozdov is known as a “living legend” of Soviet intelligence. Having himself operated as an illegal under German identities, Drozdov worked as the KGB resident in China and the United States before eventually becoming the head of Directorate S, the famed illegals, where he…

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Individualism vs. Personality

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
In a West that declines as surely as the course of the sun, opponents of the incipient World State often define the modern situation as a dialectical struggle between collectivism on one side and individualism on the other. Usually “collectivism” is meant to define any manifestation of…

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Game Over

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
The Jargon of Game Theory While suffering under the information barrage wrought by mass media, a question arises in one’s mind: exactly how many words are there in the media vocabulary? For, when it comes to treatment of serious subjects like the economy and politics, the words in use…

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The Tsar’s Man in Tehran

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
The tragic and untimely death of Russian poet, playwright and diplomat Aleksandr Sergeevich Griboedov in 1828 Tehran was just one episode in a geopolitical duel, the Great Game, as Russia and Great Britain maneuvered for position in Central Asia throughout the 19th century. This official account from…

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New Dawn Fades

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
“It’s just a movie”, we so often hear in response to any criticism of a film’s suggestive power over the mass psyche. Thus propaganda emanating from Hollywood is made to appear a harmless diversion rather than the agent of social control and transformation it actually is. When a…

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Technocratic Death Drive

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
Hearts & Likes People are able to discern good from evil. More or less everybody will recognize and condemn an atrocity exhibited on their TV screens, provided they have no stake in it. In this respect, social networks present us with a panoramic display of humanity’s certainty…

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Attack of the Cults

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
Conquest doesn’t always come by way of direct invasion and occupation; more subtle means, such as sustained psychological and spiritual warfare, have proven even more successful at suborning target populations. Vladimir Mikhailovich Chernyshev, head of the Faculty of the History of Western Confessions and lecturer at the…

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Globalist Jihad

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
The January 7th murder of twelve people at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, purportedly by a cell of radical Muslims, has shocked not only French society, but the entire Western world. Indeed, the luminaries of the “international community” have risen up in…

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Ivan Ilyin: On the Devil

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
In this 1947 essay, Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin (1883-1954) addresses the reality of the devil in history and our own time. Tellingly, the advance of the secular and materialist outlook has corresponded with an ever-growing fascination with the demonic – along with its public justification. Translated by Mark…

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Soul Hackers

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
With the closing of another year marked by media hysteria, the narrative that the crazed hermit North Korean regime orchestrated the hacking of the Japanese-owned Hollywood company Sony, thereby assaulting our precious freedom to crank out cultural subversion, has quickly begun to fall apart. From the beginning…

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The Bankster International

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
Geopolitical analysis, the art of explaining power relationships through the prism of impersonal geography, can be a helpful tool for observers of the Great Game – but it also has its limitations. A case in point is the renewed US-Russia confrontation. Think tanks and policy insiders easily…

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A Perfect Murder

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
The Magic of Scientism: Harry and Ray at Work and Play The generations to be born towards the end of this decade, or the beginning of the next, should by all means endeavor to preserve their inner child for as long as possible. For the childhood dream…