CIA : A Few Good Women — Molly C. H. Hardy (Dec. 15 1946 – Aug. 7 1998 )

“For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of deaths, the details of which have remained a secret for 13 years.

Tom Shah and Molly Huckaby Hardy were among the 44 U.S. Embassy employees killed when a truck bomb exploded outside the embassy compound in Kenya in 1998.”

AP 5/29/2011

cia_s

The Memorial Wall is a memorial at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. the wall honors CIA employees who died in the line of service. Today, there are 117 stars carved into the white Alabama marble wall. [WIKIPEDIA]. Eleven represent women. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

Posted in CIA, CIA Memorial Wall, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TURKEY: Authorities Block Access to Wikipedia

“After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr. 5651, an administrative measure has been taken for this website Wikipedia.org.”

Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK)

Since Saturday morning — 08:00 local time — residents in Turkey are unable to access  Wikipedia. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in Fethullah Gülen, Turkey, WIKIPEDIA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Chiquita Papers: “Records Identify Banana Executives who Bankrolled Terror in Colombia”

“Even after outside attorneys warned in February 2003 that it must stop payments to the outlaw paramilitary organization, Chiquita continued to pay the AUC for another 16 months. Until that point, Chiquita’s strategy, set forth by senior executives in Cincinnati, was to just let them sue us, come after us.”

The Chiquita Papers collection — National Security Archive — George Washington University

Ten years ago, Chiquita Brands International became the first U.S.-based corporation convicted of violating a U.S. law against funding an international terrorist group — the paramilitary United Self-defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in Colombia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Chomsky: CIA Targeting of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is “Disgraceful Act”

“We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious. So yes, it is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

US prosecutors are considering — and perhaps preparing — charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for revealing sensitive government secrets. In an open letter published by the Washington Post, Assange wrote that the CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers. Noam Chomsky offers a few comments regarding this very controversial move from Trump’s administration. Glenn Greenwald warns journalists that they could be next. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in Assange, CIA, Mike Pompeo, Wikileaks | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Syria – Chemical attack – Declassified French Intel Report

“The perpetrators of the Khan Sheikhoun atrocities and other chemical attacks will be held accountable for their criminal acts, not only in the courts but also the history books.”

Jean-Marc Ayrault — French Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jean-Marc Ayrault — French Minister of Foreign Affairs

Paris, 26 April 2017  — Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke following the restricted meeting of the Defense Council at the Elysée on April 26. He presented the national evaluation providing evidence of the use of sarin gas and the Syrian regime’s responsibility in the chemical attack carried out in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in France, Syria | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Syria – Chemical attack – Statement by France FM Jean-Marc Ayrault

“The perpetrators of the Khan Sheikhoun atrocities and other chemical attacks will be held accountable for their criminal acts, not only in the courts but also the history books.”

Jean-Marc Ayrault — French Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jean-Marc Ayrault — French Minister of Foreign Affairs

Paris, 26 April 2017  — Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke following the restricted meeting of the Defense Council at the Elysée on April 26. He presented the national evaluation providing evidence of the use of sarin gas and the Syrian regime’s responsibility in the chemical attack carried out in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in France, Syria | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lockerbie — An open letter from Dr Jim Swire

“The Lockerbie trial is the most disgraceful miscarriage of justice in Scotland for 100 years. Every lawyer who has read the judgment says ‘this is nonsense’. It is nonsense.”

Robert Black QC FRSE –Professor Emeritus of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh and best known as the “Architect of the Lockerbie Trial”

Dr Jim Swire

This week, the family of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi — the only person ever convicted for the Lockerbie bombing — will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction. Dr Jim Swire — who lost his daughter in the tragedy — sent me a letter that I reproduce here with his kind permission. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in Lockerbie | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

FRANCE — Foreign Minister blames Syrian Regime for chemical attack

“The analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in Khan Sheikhun showed there is no doubt that sarin gas was used”.

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

France Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

Today — April 26 2017 — Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault stated that French intelligence services blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for the chemical attack in rebel-held Syria that killed 87 people on April 4 2017. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in France, Syria | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

FRANCE — DGSE: Intelligence Directorate reorganized

“Contrary to other western Intelligence Services, the DGSE masters all the intelligence collecting methods: human sources (HUMINT), technical sensors (SIGINT and satellite imagery), operational means and open-source processing. Intelligence collected through collaboration with other Services, national and foreign, is positively increasing.”

DGSE : Who we are?

dgse-batiment

DSGE’s head office is in the 20th arrondissement of Paris

The General Directorate for External Security (French: Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure, DGSE) is France’s external intelligence agency. A new law (March 11 2017), reorganizes the Intelligence Directorate. The law enters into force today (April 26 2017)Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in DGSE, France | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Introduction to Italian Intelligence Agencies — PART I : The Scandals

“Here in Italy, the possible complicity of the government of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister at the time, is one of the most difficult issues in the case. Among the Italians indicted Friday were Nicolo Pollari, who until earlier this year was Italy’s chief of military intelligence, and his former deputy, Marco Mancini.”

New York Times — February 17 2007

Former SISMI Director Nicolò Pollari

In August 2007, Italy reorganized its Intelligence agencies and their Oversight Committee. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

Posted in Italy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment