Three Years Ago — Former CIA Robert Baer: “We Deserve The Truth” [9/11 & The 28 Pages Report]

“There was an awful lot of participation by Saudi individuals in supporting the hijackers, and some of those people worked in the Saudi government. Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia.”

John F. Lehman — Republican member of the 9/11 commission

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Former CIA Robert Baer

August 25 2016 — The so-called “28 pages” report suggests a much larger web of connections between al-Qaida and the Saudi royal family than had previously been known. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — Happy Birthday Sean Connery! (25 August 1930) [2019]

“You eckshpect me to talk?”

“No, Mr Bond, I expect you to DIE!”

Goldfinger (1964)

“More than anything else, I’d like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.”

Sean Connery

“Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for all things British, provided purpose to his life. But after WWII ended, he found himself at loose ends, and took a job with a newspaper. He hated the drudgery that went with the position, and often found himself daydreaming while admiring a picture of Jamaica near his desk. After several vacations to the island, he decided to move there permanently and, drawing on his family’s income, built a home for himself. He called it ‘Goldeneye.’ Fleming told friends he had always wanted to write a spy novel…and now with time on his hands, he did exactly that.”

Ian Fleming: The Man Behind the Most Famous Spy — CIA Website (May 2018)

August 25 2019 — Sean Connery, the sexiest man on earth and the only real James Bond in many people’s eyes, has said a lot of things over the years. Here are 15 memorable quotes from the legendary Scotsman. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN!  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Belgium — World Top Arms Dealer Sentenced to 4 Years. Not Jailed for Now. [UPDATE : Jacques Monsieur Transferred to Belgium]

“The reason I’ll be released is the same reason you think I’ll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your enemies. And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss – the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year – sometimes it’s embarrassing to have his fingerprints on the guns. Sometimes he needs a freelancer like me to supply forces he can’t be seen supplying. So. You call me evil, but unfortunately for you, I’m a necessary evil.”

Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) — Lord of War (2005)

Brussels (October 22 2018) — Last week, Jacques Monsieur, one of the most notorious arms dealer in the world, was  given a tougher sentence on appeal than he had received in his original trial. UPDATE — Jacques Monsieur has been arrested in Portugal on August 14 2019 and was transferred to Belgium on August 22 2019.  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [2019]

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and I began to think, you know, about how much the radius of the Hiroshima bomb damage was and so forth. (…) I would see people building a bridge, or they’d be making a new road, and I thought, they’re crazy, they just don’t understand, they don’t understand. Why are they making new things? It’s so useless.”

Richard Feynman — Physics Nobel Prize

August 24 2019 — Canopus (also known as “Opération Canopus” in French) was the code name for France’s first two-stage thermonuclear test, conducted on August 24, 1968, at Fangataufa atoll. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — TRUMP & the CIA Briefings

“There were so many things I did not know when I became President.”

US President Harry Truman (1952)

“By his words and his actions, Mr Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.”

Former CIA Director John Brennan (August 2017)

August 23 2016 — When asked by Fox News if he trusts the US Intelligence Community, Trump responded : “Not so much from the people who have been doing it for our country.” Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — West German Spy Chief Defects to East (August 23 1985) [2019]

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.”

Hans Joachim Tiedge

August 23 2019 — The West German spy chief’s defection was made public by the East German authorities on August 23 1985. Follow us on Twitter; @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — J. Edgar Hoover Becomes FBI Deputy Director (August 22 1921) [2019]

“I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.”

“Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.”

J. Edgar Hoover

August 22 2019 — Though never elected to any office, for nearly 50 years J. Edgar Hoover’s power was unmatched. As head of the FBI, he knew what everyone else wanted to keep hidden. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — US Marine Clayton J. Lonetree Convicted in Sexpionage Case (August 21 1987) [2019]

 “[Lonetree’s motivation] was not treason or greed, but rather the lovesick response of a naive, young, immature and lonely troop in a lonely and hostile environment.”

 General Alfred M. Gray — Commandant of the Marine Corps

“They wanted to kill him. We had individual Marines volunteering to be on the firing squad. We know the jury thought they were being lenient when they gave him a 30-year sentence.”

Michael Stuhff — Lonetree’s attorney

August 21 2019 — On August 21 1987, US Marine Clayton J. Lonetree was convicted of espionage in a military court in Quantico, Virginia. The “sex for secrets” scandal led to the recall of the entire 28- member contingent of Marine guards from the Moscow embassy.  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Lockerbie 30th Anniversary — PT/35(b) : MEBO TELECOM and the Story of the MST-13 Timers [UPDATE — Swiss Businessman Wants Intel Today Editor to Testify as Expert]

“The problem with the Lockerbie trial has been that the man who supplied the timer for the bomb which brought down the aircraft was never put on trial. Western intelligence agencies knew of the activities of Edwin Bollier as far back as 1971. The envelope which should have brought Edwin Bollier’s career to an end — he was then an agent for the Stasi East German intelligence — was handed to MI6 in the summer of 1971. I know because I handed the envelope containing the evidence to “W”, my MI6 controller, retired Perth Detective Superintendent, in an office in Guild Street, Aberdee”

Paul Harris — The Herald (February 1st 2001)

“If we were going to libel him [Edwin Bollier] we would have done so, these issues have been considered. The decision not to include him as a co-conspirator is not a recognition that he has nothing to do with the matter. The extent of his involvement is yet to be developed in evidence. It may be he has involvement in what occurred, but unless the Crown is able to adduce evidence that places him in the conspiracy, it is not appropriate to libel him as a co-conspirator.”

 Alan Turnbull QC — Prosecuting Counsel at the Lockerbie Trial

“Bollier had more ‘get out of jail free cards’ than a Monopoly game!”

Richard Marquise — Head of the FBI investigation into the Lockerbie bombing

Of course, I still care about this appalling miscarriage of justice [Lockerbie].  My view is that Bollier was a CIA agent. That is still my view based on my personal experience.”

Paul Harris — Email to Intel Today (November 16 2017)

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This picture of a MST-13 timer was taken by a CIA officer in Senegal. On December 28 1988, AAIB Michael Charles announced that two pieces of metal recovered in the wreckage of PA 103 provided evidence of a plastic explosive. A few days later, (December 31 1988), the Senegalese Police (Gendarmerie) requested the authorization to destroy this timer and other items seized at Dakar airport on February 20 1988. There is however no evidence that this timer was actually destroyed. The CIA ridiculously suggested that iy was given back to Libya! Jean Collin — the Senegal official in charge of the operation– revealed that it ended in the hands of an American Intelligence Agency.

MEBO Telecommunications timing device — known as a MST-13 timer — is alleged to have been used to trigger the bomb that destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie on December 21 1988. The investigators attempted to reconstruct as best as possible the story of these timers. The final result is not perfect as many details remain fuzzy. Nevertheless, it is one of the best understood aspect of the Lockerbie saga and, thanks to the testimony of Libyan officials, one that can be factually established.

To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Pan Am 103 tragedy, INTEL TODAY will re-post one of our best Lockerbie stories every Wednesday until the end of the year. We would like to know what you think. Please, take this poll and encourage your friends to participate.

If the CIA wanted to frame Libya, Bollier was the perfect ‘target’ and PT/35(b) — the infamous fragment of a MST-13 timer found at Lockerbie — was the perfect ‘evidence’ to plant. I believe that this is exactly what happened. Follow us on TWITTER: @INTEL.COM Continue reading

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On This Day — The Iranian Coup d’État [August 19 1953 – CIA Operation TP/AJAX]

“Yes, my sin — my greater sin and even my greatest sin is that I nationalized Iran’s oil industry and discarded the system of political and economic exploitation by the world’s greatest empire. This at the cost to myself, my family; and at the risk of losing my life, my honor and my property. With God’s blessing and the will of the people, I fought this savage and dreadful system of international espionage and colonialism.”

Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh — Defending himself against a treason charge (December 19, 1953)

August 19 2019 — Mohammad Mosaddegh (16 June 1882 – 5 March 1967) was an author, administrator, lawyer, and parliamentarian, who was elected as the prime minister of Iran in 1951. His administration introduced a wide range of progressive social and political reforms, notably the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry, which had been under British control since 1913 through the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. His government was overthrown in a coup d’état orchestrated by the British MI6 and the American CIA. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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