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Faustian Dreams

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
In its spiritual life, the human soul is confronted with two options, to seek the realization and actualization of its divine nature, or to be overwhelmed and rendered inert by the lower, transient things of the world. The 4th century Greek theologian St. Gregory of Nyssa once observed, For…

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Terror Engineering

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
From Benghazi to Turkey, the ISIS “supply lines” are directly from NATO-controlled territory, and apparently it never occurs to the minds of Western media to ask where, in fact, the so-called Islamic State obtains their arms. The reason for this is obvious, as it would demonstrate that…

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Mission to Syria

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
The Soviet Union’s first ambassador to Egypt, Nikolai Vasilievich Novikov, recounts his pioneering role in establishing diplomatic relations in 1944 with Syria. Novikov provides a rich context to the genesis of Russo-Syrian partnership, describing the geopolitical arena and its attendant intrigues conducted by rival great powers like Britain and France.…

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Bulgakov Against Atheism

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
 “We will strike out against Bulgakovism!”[i] And Bulgakov returned fire. I would have preferred a title more along the lines of “Bulgakov Against Little-mindedness.” “Narrow-mindedness” maybe? But it seems to me, and I believe it seemed to him, that atheism is sufficiently synonymous with either. Mikhail Bulgakov…

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The Demise of Enver Pasha

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
Turkish warlord Enver Pasha (1881-1922) was not only the architect of the Armenian genocide, but also a key player in the early twentieth-century Great Game. A consummate intriguer, Enver attempted forging a Pan-Turkic empire in Central Asia, where he would meet his death at the hands of the Red…

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Ivan Ilyin vs. the NKVD

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
The great Russian White emigre philosopher Ivan Aleksandrovich Ilyin (1883-1954) was not just an erudite thinker, but also a practitioner of espionage and underground political work. Before he was exiled in 1922, Ilyin was active in the anti-Bolshevik resistance. This article, written at some point during the…

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The Blood-Moon Bamboozler

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
In what can only be deemed a miracle, the peoples of earth have managed to pass through a fourth blood moon this year without the apocalyptic events predicted by the all-you-can-eat buffet fiend and supposed Christian evangelist John Hagee. The nuclear accord between the United States (and the rest…

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Operation Scorpion

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
From the memoirs of legendary Soviet intelligence officer Maj. Gen. Yuri Ivanovich Drozdov comes the incredible story of a false-flag recruitment operation by the KGB’s Directorate S (Illegals) against West Germany’s own intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) during the height of the Cold War. The following article from German Focus…

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The KGB in Africa

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
Africa has long been a geopolitical battleground among the great powers, with the Cold War representing an especially intense round of this struggle. From the archives of Russia’s SVR comes an overview of the KGB First Chief Directorate’s intelligence, covert action, and political influence operations in Africa during the…

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The Downfall of Agent Sphere

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
Lt. Col. Vladimir Nikolaevich Zaitsev, an officer of the KGB’s elite spetsnaz Group A (Alpha), commanded the operation to arrest CIA agent Adolph Tolkachev in 1985. Zaitsev recounts the affair and its strategic significance in the Cold War. Group A’s very first snatch operation against a “werewolf” was the…

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Classical Nihilism

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
It’s a common refrain among self-described conservatives and libertarians in America that both the modern bureaucratic managerial state and mass culture have veered wildly out of control, headed in an ever increasing totalitarian direction, and must some how be reined in. Their prescription is almost always a…

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Deception & “Active Measures”

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
KGB Lt. General Vitaly Gregorievich Pavlov (1914-2005), a senior officer of the First Chief Directorate (Foreign Intelligence), responds to charges made by Soviet defectors to the West regarding disinformation campaigns in the Cold War. Pavlov notes that disinformation is a normal tool for ensuring the secrecy of ongoing intelligence operations…


Jay w Sean Stone: Gov Control Of Revolutions – ISIS, Baltimore

How the ISIS revolution and Baltimore uprising against police were both possibly sanctioned by think tanks and the government is discussed with Jay Dyer. By manufacturing a counter culture and steering anti-authority opinions into ‘acceptable’ avenues of dissent, has the government completely removed the threat of a real revolution? We discuss the illusion of opposition…

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Gogol & Sacral Monarchy

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
“The Rule of many is not good. Let there be one ruler, One king.”  —Iliad, book II, 203-204 It is possible that there is a further level of national unity, an avenue to which is opened by Holy Orthodoxy. As Konstantin Malofeev, founder of Tsargrad TV and…


Light and the Feel of Numbers

Originally posted on Jay's Analysis:
Art by Michael Whelan By: Jay I once watched a show on a young girl named January who was a schizophrenic. Childhood schizophrenia is not a common mental disorder, but what fascinated me in this particular case was the fascination January had with numbers. In fact, she even “felt”…

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Synthetic Terror Spectacle

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
Following a wave of terrorist attacks in late June in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait, the narrative that ISIS is on the march has been dusted off by Western governments and media, though that particular fairy tale has never been allowed to collect dust for very long. While it’s entirely…

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Manifest Disney

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
As we mark another Independence Day in America, it’s worth reflecting on the meaning of our country’s much-trumpeted exceptional status. The United States, after all, wasn’t ever conceived as an organic nation, but as a revolutionary construct, the herald of a dawning Novus Ordo Seclorum. And so…

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Special Mission to Peru

Originally posted on Espionage History Archive:
Before he was the KGB’s top analyst, Lt. Gen. Nikolai Sergeevich Leonov was a field officer of the First Chief Directorate specializing in Latin America. With experience in Mexico and ties to Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Leonov was a key player in the USSR’s strategy of prying Latin America…