INTEL TODAY DIARY — May 23 2017

What is Microsift’s responsibility for WannaCry? — Scramble for Post-ISIS Syria  — MI5 had a file on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn — Africa’s challenges

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Former CIA Director Leon Panetta on the Russian Leak: “Trump Is a Loose Canon!”

“I just think this president has to understand that he cannot just say whatever the hell he wants and expect that it doesn’t carry consequences.”

Leon Panetta — Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary

As Chris Cuomo read the Tuesday morning Twitter dispatches from President Donald Trump in which he defended giving intelligence to Russia’s U.S. ambassador and foreign minister, Leon Panetta — the former CIA Director and Defense Secretary — was rendered speechless for a few seconds. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_Today Continue reading

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Microwave Spying — How does it work anyway?

“Theremin did some of his best scientific work while imprisoned by one of the most repressive regimes of the 20th century. This brilliant scientist crossed path with the CIA more than once — to our detriment.”

Benjamin R. Fisher — CIA History staff

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (left), with Donald Trump and Russia’s ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak in the Oval Office — May 10 2017

In a recent interview, John McLaughlin — former acting director of the CIA and a veteran of that agency for 32 years — made an oblique reference to the “microwave spying” on the US ambassador’s residential office in Moscow during the late 40s and early 50s. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — May 22 2017

China crippled CIA by killing US sources — Michael Caputo to testify before the House intelligence committee over accusations of Russian meddling — Australia’s Cyber Security head rejects restrictions on intelligence agencies — India’s intelligence agencies helped in funding Kashmir separatists

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY — May 21 2012: NYT Admits Lockerbie Case Flaws

“After writing about the “ravers” who regularly turn up at lectures to claim that President Bush/the CIA/the Pentagon/Mossad etc perpetrated the crimes against humanity of 11 September, I received a letter this week from Marion Irvine, who feared that members of her family run the risk of being just such “ravers” and “voices heard in the wilderness”.

Far from it. For Mrs Irvine was writing about Lockerbie, and, like her, I believe there are many dark and sinister corners to this atrocity. I urge anyone who is aware of government lies over Flight 103 to come forward.”

Robert Fisk

Mandela visiting Megrahi — aka the ‘Lockerbie bomber’ — in prison. Many thanks to my friend John Ashston who took the picture

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi — the only person ever convicted for the Lockerbie bombing — died on May 20 2012. His New York Times’ obituary was a bit of a surprise as the US Newspaper admitted — for the first time ever —  that the case against him was riddled with errors and false testimony. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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CIA : A Few Good Women — Jennifer Matthews ( December 6 1964 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their families that we will never cease fighting for the cause to which they dedicated their lives—a safer America.”

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta — December 31, 2009

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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

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — May 21 2017

Trump: Firing ‘nut job’ FBI chief ‘eased pressure’ — Comey to testify in public during the US inquiry into Russian interference — Assange: “the proper war is just commencing”

Former FBI Director James Comey

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Sean Spicer just told a whopper about Foreign Agent Mike Flynn — UPDATE: NYT Confirmed

“That conversation, and another one two days later between Mr. Flynn’s lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. Flynn far earlier than has been previously reported.”

New York Time — May 17 2017

Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, and Jill Stein attending the Russian State owned TV Gala as Putin’s guests (December 2015)

May 17 2017 — Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign. Veteran espionage prosecutor, Brandon Van Grack, is  investigating Flynn’s case. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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SWEDEN — Julian Assange Case Dropped. Kind of…

“Today is an important victory for me and for the UN’S human rights system. But it by no means erases the years of detention without charge in prison, under house arrest and almost five years here in this embassy without sunlight, seven years without charge while my children grew up without me. And that is not something I can forget, it is not something I can forgive.”

Julian Assange — Wikileaks founder

Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors have revealed they’re dropping their case on Julian Assange but MET Police have warned him they’ll arrest him if he leaves Ecuadorian Embassy. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — May 20 2017

Seth Rich sent WikiLeaks more than 40,000 emails  —  Laptop bomb threat is very real — Islamist terror plot foiled by MI5 —  Sweden drops rape investigation against Assange

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