Huawei & 5G : A Simple Risk Analysis Even Politicians Can Understand

“The actual decisions will need to be country specific. With any luck, the European nations will use Nokia or Ericsson, while other countries may be wise to simply hold off on upgrading to 5G. But many will undoubtedly chose Huawei. I only hope they make the selection with their eyes open.”

Nicholas Weaver — University of California at Berkeley

Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as “the father of information theory”. Shannon is noted for having founded information theory with a landmark paper, A Mathematical Theory of Communication, that he published in 1948.

April 22 2019 — How much is a country willing to bet that Huawei will resist Chinese government pressure? Given that the U.S.’s National Security Agency is known to sabotage equipment in transit, bribe companies to deploy sabotaged standards, and compel cooperation of U.S. companies in intelligence activities, it would be naive to expect any less of China. Further magnifying the risk is that Huawei may actually be a state-owned company. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Cholo Pompeo Gangsta Rap: “We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal.”

“What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo — Texas A&M University (April 15, 2019)

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

 Friedrich Nietzsche

Thank God, It’s [Parody] Sunday! On April 15 2019, Mike Pompeo participated in a Q&A discussion at Texas A&M University. Pompeo could not resist telling his audience how proud he is to have served as Director of the CIA. So, we decided to mount a very special video to celebrate this remarkable event… Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_Today Continue reading

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POLL : “Who do you think played the most important role in defeating the Nazis?” [2019]

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana —  Philosopher, poet and novelist

“In 1945, most French people thought that the Soviet Union deserved the most credit for Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II — even though the Soviets didn’t play much of a role in France’s liberation, relative to the US and Britain. By 1995 and 2004, however, the French had changed their minds, and were crediting the US as the biggest contributor to victory in Europe.”

Vox — June 2014

On April 13 2018, 2565 UK adults were asked that question: “Who do you think played the most important role in defeating the Nazis during World War II?” Results were weighted to be representative of the GB population. These results are simply baffling. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Phyllis Nancy Faraci (1939 – April 18 1983) — [2019]

”This tragedy, however awful, must not distract us from our search for peace in Lebanon and elsewhere. Your devotion to duty is known to all of us. Please let everyone know we will never give in to this cowardly type of incident. I am determined now more than ever that we do everything that is necessary to make Lebanon a free and safe country again.”

Ronald Reagan — April 20 1983

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. Lewis, and Deborah Marie Hixon.”

Tribute to Women Who Have Died (1989)

“They devoted their hearts and minds to a mission unlike any other, at an agency unlike any other, serving on the world’s most dangerous frontiers to defend our people, defeat our adversaries, and advance our freedoms. Their words and deeds will inspire us forever, and their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

CIA Director David Petraeus — 2012 Annual Memorial Ceremony

The Memorial Wall is a memorial at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It honors CIA employees who died in the line of service. There are 129 stars carved into the white Alabama marble wall. Eleven represent women.

The bombing of the American Embassy in Beirut (Lebanon) took place on April 18, 1983. At approximately 1:05 PM, a truck loaded with nearly 2,000 pounds of explosives drove through the driveway of the American embassy and crashed into the building. Ms. Phyllis Faraci was one of 63 the victims. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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Remembering CIA Deborah M. Hixon (15 Sep 1952 – April 18 1983) — [2019]

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. Lewis, and Deborah Marie Hixon.”

Tribute to Women Who Have Died (1989)

“They devoted their hearts and minds to a mission unlike any other, at an agency unlike any other, serving on the world’s most dangerous frontiers to defend our people, defeat our adversaries, and advance our freedoms. Their words and deeds will inspire us forever, and their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

CIA Director David Petraeus (2012 Annual Memorial Ceremony)

The Memorial Wall is a memorial at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It honors CIA employees who died in the line of service. There are 129 stars carved into the white Alabama marble wall. Eleven represent women.

On April 18 1983, Deborah M. Hixon was killed when a car carrying a bomb crashed through the gates of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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Mike Pompeo : “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.”

What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo — Texas A&M University (April 15, 2019)

Remarks at Texas A&M University – The Impact of Diplomacy on Daily Life

On April 15 2019, Mike Pompeo participated in a Q&A discussion at Texas A&M University. Pompeo could not resist telling his audience how proud he is to have served as Director of the CIA. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_Today Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Monique N. Lewis (October 29, 1946 – April 18, 1983) — [2019]

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. Lewis, and Deborah Marie Hixon.”

Tribute to Women Who Have Died

“They devoted their hearts and minds to a mission unlike any other, at an agency unlike any other, serving on the world’s most dangerous frontiers to defend our people, defeat our adversaries, and advance our freedoms. Their words and deeds will inspire us forever, and their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

CIA Director David Petraeus (2012 Annual Memorial Ceremony)

The Memorial Wall is a memorial at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It honors CIA employees who died in the line of service. There are 129 stars carved into the white Alabama marble wall. Eleven represent women.

April 18 2019 — Monique Lewis was just hours into her first day as a CIA officer when a suicide bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy in Beirut in 1983. Her husband, James Lewis, a paramilitary officer there, was also killed. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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5G — Will European Countries Ban Huawei? [UPDATE — Belgian Cybersecurity Agency Finds No Threat From Huawei]

“Perhaps, the most puzzling part of the [Belgian Intelligence Services] report is what it does not mention. Although most countries are extremely concerned about China investments in their Telecom infrastructure, the Belgian report is silent on this issue. Why, on earth, why?”

Intel Today (November 30 2018)

“The UK needs to take decision on the extent to which we are going to be comfortable with Chinese ownership of these technologies.”

MI6 chief Alex Younger (December 3 2018)

“Given the massive cybersecurity and national security risks, the only responsible decision is for Berlin to follow the Australian, New Zealand, and U.S. lead and ban Chinese providers from the German 5G network. In doing so, Europe’s strongest economy would send a crucial signal to the rest of the European Union members that are grappling with the same decision.”

Thorsten Benner — Director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin (December 9 2018)

“Huawei shares with the Chinese state intimate and extensive knowledge of the foreign telecommunications systems it is involved with.”

General Michael Hayden — Former head of the U.S. National Security Agency

“If China would resort to putting Canadians to death to defend its corporate national champion, what might it do if the Chinese Communist Party had unfettered access to Canada’s vital communications networks?”

Richard Fadden — Head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service spy agency from 2009 to 2013 (January 20 2019)

December 5 2018 — The United States, Australia and New Zealand have already blocked Huawei from building their new 5G networks on security grounds. On December 5, Britain’s BT Group said it would rip Huawei equipment from its core telecom network. Canada is also likely to ban Huawei and  it is reported that Japan is expected to ban government use of products made by Huawei and ZTE over cybersecurity concerns.

So, why on earth has Europe been silent on this critical issue for so long? What are they waiting for? I am afraid that it will all depend on Germany’s decision.

On March 26 2019,  the European Commission has recommended a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU.

The Commission does not call for a European ban on global market leader Huawei, leaving it to EU countries to decide on national security grounds. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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One Year go — Robert Fisk : “No Gas Attack Occurred In Douma On April 7th”

“Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine, but what you see are people suffering from hypoxia – not gas poisoning.”

Syrian Doctor interviewed in Douma by Robert Fisk

April 17 2018 — Robert Fisk is the first western journalist to reach Douma, Syria. He spoke to residents and interviewed a doctor who treated the victims of an incident which occurred on April 7th 2018. The doctor told Fisk that these people did not suffered from a chemical attack. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — FRANCE : Françoise Bilancini to Succeed René Bailly as DRPP Boss

“René Bailly — nicknamed “Fox-Terrier” because of his tenacity — has been the boss of the Paris Police Intelligence Service [Direction du Renseignement de la préfecture de Police de Paris (DRPP)] since May 2009. René Bailly will retire on April 17 2017.”

INTEL TODAY — February 17, 2017

René Bailly — nicknamed “Fox-Terrier” — has been the DRPP Director since May 2009

April 17 2017 — Françoise Bilancini succeeds to René Bailly as the new boss of the  Paris Police Intelligence Service [Direction du Renseignement de la préfecture de Police de Paris (DRPP)]. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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