By the Senior Editor
For those who notice such things, Jim Dean has been missing. The backstory is that he was kidnapped by North Korea and we just got him back home. As CIA chief, and the FBI can confirm that I run the CIA, according to the Detroit field office, I negotiated his release.
North Korea wants to run the CIA for the next two years. I put in a call to Tel Aviv and they said it was OK, they need the time off anyway with an American election to rig taking up much of their efforts.
We have September trips to Rome lined up tied to the Keshe event. Others, mostly former staffers, will be heading to Belgium and the Netherlands for the Kiddie-Snuff Film Festival in Antwerp and the cast party afterwards.
A road trip to Alaska leaving from Las Vegas is in the plans followed by a Colorado River scenic cruise on one of those Disney boats with the Dancing With the Stars Panama cast.
Suggestions on either appreciated.
VT teams are in Africa, 4 nations in West Africa, along with Kenya, Uganda and DRC over the next 5 weeks.
Our regulars in Syria and Iraq are trying to get out of Syria and Iraq for the summer. Anyone who can help with visa requirements in a cooler air climate, do check in with us.
VT Paris, our largest bureau, heads to the South of France “on the cheap” for August, as usual. Paris in August is all Americans and often horribly hot with NO air conditioning available. I usually head to Normandy.
Our UK contingent, Ian in Millom along with Gilad, Harry, Michael and a handfull of “hangers on” are mostly on road trips. Michael may still be on probation or parole or whatever since he pissed off Cameron and company. We hope the new unelected Israeli government in London likes him a bit more.
Kevin has yet to list his plans which is usually peddling books and making fun of people. Kevin is relentless.
We suggest others check in.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.