Entries by Adam L Silverman

The Maskirovka Slips Part IV: Kompromat 2 and a Second Orange Revolution Too… Updated with a Bit of Watergate Too!

This morning Kurt Eichenwald reported out a story in Newsweek on Russian interference in the US election. Specifically how Russia has been feeding information into the US through selective leaks of both real and doctored information (kompromat) to influence the election, as well as damage the US, its standing in the world, NATO, and the […]

The Maskirovka Slips Part III: Kompromat

(Figure 1: Maskirovka Principles) Back on October 20th, Thomas Rid reported out an excellent piece of long form journalism on Russian meddling in the US election at Esquire. Rid’s piece specifically focused on kompromat or compromising materials and hacking. Specifically releasing blended real and fabricated materials to achieve one’s strategic goals. Rid’s piece zeros in […]

Something Very Strange is Happening In Cyberspace: FBI Twitter Edition – Updated

Apparently the FBI’s long dormant twitter account for its electronic records vault and Freedom of Information Act records depository has suddenly gone hot after a one year and 22 day hiatus. Here’s its last tweet before going dormant on 8 October 2015: Make FOIA requests electronically,receive your response to your email account. Open beta test […]

Friday’s Breaking News is Now Irreparably Broken

Michael Isikoff* has committed an act of actual journalism: Exclusive: FBI still does not have warrant to review new Abedin emails linked to Clinton probe When FBI Director James Comey wrote his bombshell letter to Congress on Friday about newly discovered emails that were potentially “pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, […]

The Syrian Civil War and No Fly Zones

Secretary Clinton has stated several times that she would consider, if elected President, a no fly zone (NFZ) over Syria and has implied this would be part of a humanitarian assistance strategy to bring relief to the citizens of Aleppo. At the last two debates she specifically referenced Omar Daqneesh, the shell shocked 5 year […]