UKRAINE SCHOOL YEAR START CEASE FIRE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | RUSSIA-FRIENDLY ICELANDIC BANK WANTED TO INVEST IN TRUMP PROJECTS | SENATE WANTS TO DECLARE WIKILEAKS “HOSTILE SPY SERVICE” | NAVY TO REVIEW HACKING POSSIBILITY | US COAL IN UKRAINE | DANISH AF VIDEO OF INTERCEPT

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY: UKRAINE CEASE FIRE FOR SCHOOL YEAR’S START Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine starting on August 23 at the beginning of the school year and got unanimous support from Russia, Germany, France, and the United States.” According to Radio … Continue reading UKRAINE SCHOOL YEAR START CEASE FIRE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | RUSSIA-FRIENDLY ICELANDIC BANK WANTED TO INVEST IN TRUMP PROJECTS | SENATE WANTS TO DECLARE WIKILEAKS “HOSTILE SPY SERVICE” | NAVY TO REVIEW HACKING POSSIBILITY | US COAL IN UKRAINE | DANISH AF VIDEO OF INTERCEPT

INF U RUSSIA | ENEMY OF STATE | OIL + GAZ | NSC IN DC | RT LIKE USSR | TM LIKE A PIMP

ON THE AGENDA   PUTIN + EXXON CEO TO MEET TODAY Reuters reports that Putin is scheduled to meet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s successor at ExxonMobil, Darren Woods today. It is unlikely anyone in media or the general public will ever find out what is truly discussed, which is too bad. From Reuters.   … Continue reading INF U RUSSIA | ENEMY OF STATE | OIL + GAZ | NSC IN DC | RT LIKE USSR | TM LIKE A PIMP

WIKILEAKS AT WAR | TRI-PARTITE MILITARY CONFAB IN ANTALYA | T-TIME FOR CONGRESS SET | NATO NEEDS

BREAKING   WIKILEAKS RELEASES CIA HACKING DOCUMENTS WikiLeaks released “thousands of documents that it said described sophisticated software tools” by the CIA it calls “Vault 7” on Tuesday. The tools were used, according to WikiLeaks, to “break into smart phones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions.” The New York Times adds, “If the documents are authentic, … Continue reading WIKILEAKS AT WAR | TRI-PARTITE MILITARY CONFAB IN ANTALYA | T-TIME FOR CONGRESS SET | NATO NEEDS