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On This Day — Lockerbie Judges Under the Weather (Malta – December 7 1988) [2019]

“There is no reasonable basis in the trial court’s judgment for its conclusion that the purchase of the items [clothes that were found in the wreckage of the plane] from Mary’s House [in Malta] took place on 7 December 1988.” … Continue reading

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On This Day — Did Richard Nixon Frame Alger Hiss? [December 6 1948 – The Pumpkin Papers]

“It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. The reasons for this are not surprising. The case had … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie : “The Helsinki Warning” (December 5 1988) [2019]

“And he comes in early the next morning, 6 o’clock the next morning, and there is, obviously, confusion and concern. And he is asked to do a number of things. And he is asked to work on Weber’s desk with … Continue reading

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On This Day — Profumo Affair Christine Keeler Has Died (December 4 2017) [2019]

“The ghost-written book got me right, it has got me emotionally right. There’s one word I don’t like: ‘Ruining my life may not seem very important to some, considering what I was, just a pretty scrubber…’ I wanted them to change … Continue reading

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On This Day — Bob Marley Assassination Attempt (December 3 1976) [Was the CIA involved?]

“Some see the incident as an attempt by JLP gunmen to halt the concert, which would feature the ‘politically progressive’ music of Marley and other reggae stars. Others see it as a deep-laid plot to create a progressive, youthful Jamaican … Continue reading

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On This Day — Pablo Escobar is killed in Medellin (December 2 1993) [2019]

“Pablo  committed suicide. He did not get killed. During all the years they went after him, he would say to me every day that if he was really cornered without a way out, he would shoot himself through the ear.” … Continue reading

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Brussels, Den of Spies — The European Capital is a playground for spies

“Brussels has now overtaken Vienna when it comes to the density of so-called intelligence services from outside the EU.” Peter Gridling — Head of Austria’s domestic intelligence agency (June 2018) “Belgium may seem an unlikely destination for a Chinese agent. In … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Director George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018)

“I think we should think of the CIA as a national asset that must be preserved as a vital part of our defense system. . . It is important that the American people understand the intricate job the CIA is … Continue reading

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The CIA Book of Honor — Star 79 : Johnny Micheal Spann (March 1, 1969 – November 25, 2001) [Update — King of Spades]

“IN HONOR OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY” Memorial at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia “He [Johnny Micheal Spann] led one of our teams into Afghanistan, then … Continue reading

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On This Day — Did The CIA Murder US Army Scientist Frank Olson? And Why? (November 28 1953) [2019]

“If this would have been a suicide, it would have been very difficult to accomplish. There was motive to kill him. He knew the deepest, darkest secrets of the cold war. Would the American government kill an American citizen who … Continue reading

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