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Illegal Immigrants Raise Havoc on the US Border

The Mexican/American War, Part I By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* In 1820, the Mexican government offered a land grant to Moses Austin that encompassed an area about half the size of modern-day Texas. In return, Austin was to finance the [...]

Top Ten Ways to Keep a Retired Pope Busy

By Piper Bayard and Kristen Lamb It seems the Vatican has a rather rare conundrum on its hands. What to do with a retired pope? Popes generally don’t retire. In fact, Benedict XVI is the first to do so in around 600 years. And when they do [...]

Holiday Survival–Making Your TSA Grope Memorable and Fun

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* We, a pragmatic author/belly dancer and a spook who solves most of life’s problems with sex, C4, or hollow points, cleared our schedules so that we can assist you with your holiday survival questions in the [...]

ARGO Movie Review by Bayard & Holmes

ARGO Review By Author Piper Bayard and Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* ARGO movie poster ARGO is a movie thriller based on Operation ARGO, a CIA undertaking lead by CIA employee Tony Mendez to rescue six US Embassy employees who avoided [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VIII, Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VII, The Hostage Crisis and Operation Eagle Claw

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

Attack on Camp Bastion: Have the Taliban Evolved?

Attack on Camp Bastion: Have the Taliban Evolved? By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* On September 14, fifteen Taliban fighters dressed in US Army style uniforms attacked the UK’s Camp Bastion in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan. The attackers [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VI, Rise of the Ayatollahs

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

Perspective on the US Embassy Attacks

Perspective on the Recent US Embassy Attacks By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* American news followers of the USA type have spent the last week watching, reading, and hearing reports of protests and attacks against US diplomatic compounds [...]

Speech, Religion, and Politics: Where is the Red Line?

Speech, Religion, and Politics: Where is the Red Line? By Piper Bayard* My intelligence operative writing partner, Jay Holmes*, is not at liberty to issue a statement on the current “insult to islam” situation, but thanks to Freedom of Speech, [...]