Monthly Archives: August 2019

One Year Ago — Senator John McCain : “CIA Torture Policies Stained Our National Honor”

“Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination.” US Senator John … Continue reading

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On This Day — French government Denies Knowledge of Attack on Rainbow Warrior (August 26 1985) [2019]

“The truth is cruel.. Agents of the DGSE sank this boat [Rainbow Warrior]. They acted on orders.” French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius  (September 22 1985) “Governments lie. They do it all the time. And, much as we’d like to believe … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Former CIA Robert Baer: “We Deserve The Truth” [9/11 & The 28 Pages Report]

“There was an awful lot of participation by Saudi individuals in supporting the hijackers, and some of those people worked in the Saudi government. Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia.” John F. Lehman … Continue reading

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On This Day — Happy Birthday Sean Connery! (25 August 1930) [2019]

“You eckshpect me to talk?” “No, Mr Bond, I expect you to DIE!” Goldfinger (1964) “More than anything else, I’d like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.” Sean Connery “Fleming found he had … Continue reading

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Belgium — World Top Arms Dealer Sentenced to 4 Years. Not Jailed for Now. [UPDATE : Jacques Monsieur Transferred to Belgium]

“The reason I’ll be released is the same reason you think I’ll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [2019]

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — TRUMP & the CIA Briefings

“There were so many things I did not know when I became President.” US President Harry Truman (1952) “By his words and his actions, Mr Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.” Former CIA … Continue reading

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On This Day — West German Spy Chief Defects to East (August 23 1985) [2019]

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.” Hans Joachim Tiedge August 23 2019 — The West German spy chief’s defection was made public by the East German authorities on August 23 1985. Follow us on Twitter; @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — J. Edgar Hoover Becomes FBI Deputy Director (August 22 1921) [2019]

“I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.” “Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have … Continue reading

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On This Day — US Marine Clayton J. Lonetree Convicted in Sexpionage Case (August 21 1987) [2019]

 “[Lonetree’s motivation] was not treason or greed, but rather the lovesick response of a naive, young, immature and lonely troop in a lonely and hostile environment.”  General Alfred M. Gray — Commandant of the Marine Corps “They wanted to kill … Continue reading

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