Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (20 January 1960 – 13 January 2017)

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.”

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte: German Journalist and Whistleblower

In 2014, German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, author of the book “Gekaufte Journalisten”, (Journalists for Hire), denounced European media who write lies under pressure from the CIA. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Book Review — “King of Spies” : The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea

“Harden’s stated purpose is more ambitious than telling the story of one man. He uses this lens to explain the larger role of the United States in Korea under Syngman Rhee, expose human rights violations during this period and add to our understanding of the deep roots of North Korea’s animosity towards the United States. Admittedly, this reader was skeptical about the ability to shed new light on these larger historical questions through Nichols’ story, but Harden surpassed my expectations.”

Patrick McEachern — 38 NORTH (Decemeber 21 2017)

The New York Times best-selling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the US role in the Korean War and its legacy. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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One Year Ago — “Trump Dossier”: Can Intelligence officials ‘legally’ disclose classified information to members of the press?

“I think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace.”

US President-Elect Donald Trump

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you. So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, Trump is being really dumb to do this.”

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

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James R. Clapper — United States Director of National Intelligence

Can Intelligence officials ‘legally’ disclose classified information to members of the press? Form a legal point of view, the answer is a bit tricky, but the office of the DNI believes that it is legal in some circumstances. What is certain is that they are doing it. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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TOP INTEL TODAY 2017 STORIES #3 : “WikiLeaks: ‘Vault 7’ dump reignites debate about deadly car crash of Michael Hastings”

“The CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.”

WikiLeaks — Vault 7

Journalist Michael Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013)

WikiLeaks’ revelations that the CIA was attempting to remotely hack vehicles have reignited a conspiracy theory: Did the Agency assassinate journalist Michael Hastings? This post was published on March 13 2017.

RELATED POST: INTEL TODAY — Top 10 Stories of 2017

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One Year Ago — The “Trump Dossier”: A Clever Fabrication?

“I think it was disgraceful – disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace… and that’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do.”

US President-Elect Donald Trump

“The Steele dossier was not the trigger for the F.B.I.’s investigation into Russian meddling. As we told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August, our sources said the dossier was taken so seriously because it corroborated reports the bureau had received from other sources, including one inside the Trump camp.”

Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch  — Founders of Fusion GPS

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Michael Cohen: “Never been to Prague in my life!”

The ‘Trump dossier’ consists of a series of unsigned memos that appear to have been written between June and December 2016. The dossier contains lurid and mostly hard-to-prove allegations. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Radio Pyongyang Resurrects its ‘NUMBERS STATION’. How does it work anyway?

“Numbers read on state radio may be cold war-era method of sending coded messages to spies in South Korea – or an attempt to wage psychological warfare.”

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Last year (2016), North Korea reactivated its ‘numbers station’. And now, V15 transmits on FM! Follow us on Twitter: Intel_Today Continue reading

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Maltese Investigative Blogger Killed in Car Bomb [UPDATE]

“The best way to think of Daphne Caruana Galizia is as a one-woman WikiLeaks, crusading against untransparency and corruption in Malta, an island nation famous for both. To John Dalli, a former European commissioner whom she helped bring down in a tobacco lobbying scandal, Galizia is a terrorist. To opposition MPs, she’s a political force of nature, one who fortunately has her guns aimed at the other side of the aisle. She single-handedly brought the government to the verge of collapse.”

Denise Nestor — POLITICO

Daphne Caruana Galizia — 26 August 1964 – 16 October 2017

VALLETTA  – Daphne Caruana Galizia — Malta’s best-known investigative journalist — was killed on Monday (October 16 2017) when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Galizia was 53 and leaves a husband and three sons. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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TOP INTEL TODAY 2017 STORIES #4 : “CYBER AWARENESS CHALLENGE: Take the US DoD TEST!”

“But it’s worse than that. This training is also bad security policy, since the most dangerous and effective counterintelligence or terrorist threats are unlikely to telegraph their views openly. Those who are on the lookout for outspoken critics of U.S. foreign policy based on this training are likely to miss them entirely.”

Steven Aftergood — Secrecy expert at the Federation of American Scientists.

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A new version of a computer-based cyber-security training course from the Pentagon is available online. This post was published on February 26 2017. Its popularity was certainly not expected.

RELATED POST: INTEL TODAY — Top 10 Stories of 2017

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Netherlands — US Ambassador’s ‘Fake News’ Claim Backfires [UPDATE]

“The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands. There are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned. And yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands.”

Pete Hoekstra — 2015

Pete Hoekstra and Donald Trump during the campaign

In an interview with a Dutch reporter, US Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra denied a comment he made in 2015 about the “Islamic movement,” calling it fake news. Then he denied his denial. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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CIA Director — “Mike Pompeo on North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan”

“I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April [2017]. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves — scenes of innocent civilians writhing in agony, the apparent victims of a chemical weapons attack.”

CIA Director Mike Pompeo

“This perversion of principles – twisting information to fit a desired conclusion – became the modus vivendi of American politics and journalism. And those of us who insisted on defending the journalistic principles of skepticism and evenhandedness were increasingly shunned by our colleagues, a hostility that first emerged on the Right and among neoconservatives but eventually sucked in the progressive world as well. Everything became “information warfare.”

Robert Parry — Consortium News

CIA Director Mike Pompeo joined Face the Nation host John Dickerson to discuss the Trump administration’s policies towards North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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