Dead Drop June 18

MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GITMO DETAINEES:  The New York Times recently updated their interactive database telling you tons of information about the 780 or so detainees who have resided at the U.S. detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Only 40 detainees remain at “Club Fed.”  The database has entries for just about every detainee and you can drill down and find lots of fun facts about how they landed in their Caribbean location.

IF TRUE, SOMEBODY DESERVED A BONUS:  An article in RT (formerly “Russia Today”) by a journalist named “Jonny Tickle” really tickled our fancy the other day.  Mr. Tickle says that the former chairman of the Russian parliament, Ruslan Khasbulatov, claims that the late Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, was surrounded by “hundreds” of CIA agents who told him what to do throughout his tenure as leader. Those were the days.

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