Monthly Archives: July 2018

Norway & Russia– Former Border Inspector Behind Bars in Moscow on Charges of Espionage [UPDATE II]

“Frode must come home, and Norwegian authorities must do what they can to get him out. It is not a good signal when such a positive and distinguished bridge-builder like Frode is arrested, it is not a good sign.” Kirkenes … Continue reading

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ECHR — Russia Failed to Investigate Anna Politkovskaya Murder

“Who killed Anna and who lay beyond her killer remains unknown. Her murder robbed too many of us of absolutely vital sources of information and contact. Yet it may, ultimately, be seen to have at least helped prepare the way … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr David Kelly (May 14, 1944 – July 17, 2003)

“Some people are natural conspiracy theorists. I’m not. Maybe this is a weakness — an indication of a readiness to accept the official version of events and not to see evil plots lurking in the background. But after reading Miles … Continue reading

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Salisbury Incident — The Russian Report (by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko )

“The issue surrounding the identify [sic] of a former MI6 informer Sergei Skripal is already widely available in the public domain. However, the identifies [sic] of intelligence agency personnel associated with Sergei Skripal are not yet widely available in the public … Continue reading

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The Heroes & Villains of the Montreal Protocol

“The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is effective and working. Since the entry into force of this multilateral environmental agreement, there has been tremendous progress in global efforts to repair the ozone layer. As a consequence, … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY — Happy Anniversary!

“History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.” Ian Fleming On July 14 2016, Intel Today published its first post. The story was about Russian Colonel Aleksandr Poteyev. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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One Year Ago — Dutch Expand the Powers of Intelligence Agencies, Pass “Tapping Law”

“Traditionally, Senate concerns itself with the quality of legislation, compliance with the constitution and international agreements, and the question whether citizens’ rights are upheld. The dragnet surveillance bill fails on all counts.” Bits of Freedom “Look at what Facebook, Google, … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Bad Science & Bad Scientists : IRA suspect Issues Apology for the Birmingham Pub Bombings

“Exactly the same forensic scientists who produced the wrongful conviction of Guiseppe Conlon, the Maguire family and of Danny McNamee, and had been stood down for the role they played. Yet here they were. Without them, there wouldn’t have been … Continue reading

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The Rise of the CFC — An Atmospheric Spy Thriller [UPDATE: Shame on China]

“It appears that emissions of CFC-11 have increased in recent years, which is quite a surprise given the fact that production has been phased out — reportedly.  I think it’s the most surprising thing I’ve seen in my 27 years … Continue reading

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On This Day — French Spooks Sink the Rainbow Warrior — July 10 1985

“The truth is cruel. Agents of the French secret service sank this boat. They were acting on orders.” Prime Minister Laurent Fabius — September 22 1985 “I think all military people who serve their countries can find themselves in situations … Continue reading

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