Intel Professionals Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange

Memorandum for: The US Embassies of Ecuador and the United Kingdom, and the U.S. State Department From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Subject: Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange For six years, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has been effectively imprisoned without charges at Ecuador’s London embassy. In that time, two international courts and dozens of respected … Continue reading “Intel Professionals Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange”

War on Iran Could Be Catastrophic

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPs) SUBJECT: Intelligence on Iran Fails the Smell Test Mr. President: As the George W. Bush administration revved up to attack Iraq 15 years ago, we could see no compelling reason for war. We decided, though, to give President Bush the benefit of the doubt … Continue reading “War on Iran Could Be Catastrophic

Intel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?” EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/BACKGROUND We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran in very alarmist terms. The average American, without the benefit of history, could easily be … Continue reading “Intel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor”

Mattis’ Politicized Intelligence on Syrian Chemical Claim

AN OPEN MEMORANDUM FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) Subject: Mattis ‘No Doubt’ Stance on Alleged Syrian CW Smacks of Politicized Intelligence Donald Trump’s new Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, during a recent trip to Israel, commented on the issue of Syria’s retention and use … Continue reading “Mattis’ Politicized Intelligence on Syrian Chemical Claim”

A Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof

MEMORANDUM FOR: President Barack Obama FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: A Key Issue That Still Needs to be Resolved As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office Friday, a pall hangs over his upcoming presidency amid an unprecedentedly concerted campaign to delegitimize it. Unconfirmed accusations continue to swirl alleging … Continue reading “A Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof”

Merkel Urged To Temper NATO’s Belligerence

U.S. intelligence veterans are calling on German Chancellor Merkel to bring a needed dose of realism and restraint to the upcoming NATO conference, which risks escalating the dangerous new Cold War with Russia. MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: NATO Summit in Warsaw REFERENCE: Our Memorandum … Continue reading “Merkel Urged To Temper NATO’s Belligerence”

A Call for Proof on Syria-Sarin Attack

MEMORANDUM FOR: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Sarin Attack at Ghouta on Aug. 21, 2013 In a Memorandum of Oct. 1, 2013, we asked each of you to make public the intelligence upon which you based your differing conclusions … Continue reading “A Call for Proof on Syria-Sarin Attack”