Torture — Former CIA Interrogator Responds to Whoopi Goldberg

CIA EITs program was not torture. If it was, I would be in jail. I am just the guy who was asked to do something for his country.”

Dr. James Mitchell

“Although these guys [Mitchell and Jessen] believe that their way is the only way, there should be an effort to define roles and responsibilities before their arrogance and narcissism evolve into unproductive conflict in the field.”

CIA medical professional — Email (June 16, 2003)

“James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are war criminals.”

John Kiriakou — Former CIA Officer

Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell

‘Enhanced Interrogation’ author Dr. James Mitchell speaks out after ‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg criticized the infamous CIA interrogation programme. While watching the interview, keep in mind that Mitchell earned 81 million US$ for his work with the CIA. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — Senate Intel Committee to Vote on Wednesday

“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 McCain

On Wednesday (May 16 2018), the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will vote to approve Gina Haspel as the new director of the CIA. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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Pakistan — Friend or Foe in the Fight Against Terrorism?

“An intelligent enemy is better than a foolish friend.”

Afghan proverb

“The former leader of Pakistan  [ Pervez Musharraf] plays the dispassionate broker very well. … [But] this is when Mr Musharraf’s camouflage starts to slip. The substance of the claim he handles like a politician (it was actually a case of mistaken identity involving the CIA, he says). But he bristles with anger at the mention of Amrullah Saleh’s name.”

Ian Pannell —

Amrullah Saleh — Former head of Afghanistan’s intelligence services

Amrullah Saleh — the former head of Afghanistan’s intelligence — has always maintained that Pakistan was supporting the Taliban. In 2006, he pinpointed Osama bin Laden’s location just a few miles from where American forces would eventually kill him. Perhaps, the West should have listened more carefully to what he was saying all along? Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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Disinformation — Who Coined That Word Anyway?

“The mood of national suspicion prevalent during the last decade … is well illustrated by General Krivitsky’s account of the German ‘Disinformation Service,’ engaged in manufacturing fake military plans for the express purpose of having them stolen by foreign governments.”

Report on Nazi Intelligence Activities (1939)

How Disinformation Can Be Spread — Explanation by U.S. Defense Department (2001)

Over the past few months there’s been a lot of talk in the media about “Fake News” and “Disinformation”. But what is “Disinformation” exactly? Where does the word come from? And when did it enter the English language? Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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On This Day — First Modern Computer Delivered to German Aerospace Institute (May 12 1941)

“The danger of computers becoming like humans is not as great as the danger of humans becoming like computers.”

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 – December 18, 1995) — Inventor of the world’s first programmable Turing-complete computer

Zuse Z3 replica on display at Deutsches Museum in Munich

The Z3 was the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic digital computer. In 1998, the Z3 was demonstrated to be, in principle, Turing-complete. The Z3 was the brainchild of Konrad Zuse, a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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Saudis Will Build Nukes If Tehran Does [Flashback]

“We will do whatever it takes to protect our people. We have made it clear that if Iran acquires a nuclear capability, we will do everything we can to do the same.”

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

“Soon after Khan’s admission [January 2004], the Saudi government called back more than 80 diplomats from its missions around the world. To most observers, this massive pullout was intended to prevent any leak concerning a covert nuclear cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.”

Intel Today

“How else anyway would A. Q. Khan get permission to travel to North Korea so frequently? How would he get to fly on a Pakistani air force cargo plane? “How many religious pilgrimages could he make to a country like North Korea?”

Benazir Bhutto (June 21 1953 – Assassinated December 27 2007) — Former Pakistan Prime Minister

February 10 2017 — CIA Director Mike Pompeo honored the Saudi Crown Prince with the CIA ‘George Tenet’ Medal during a meeting in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has threatens to build a nuclear weapons if Iran (re) initiates a military nuclear project. This story rings some bells as Saudi Arabia has made similar statements in the past. Here is a short post I wrote in April 2006. There is indeed nothing really new except what has been well forgotten. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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Belgian Diplomat Accused of Helping Russia : “Stirred, not Shaken”

“During one of the phone calls we listened to, he (Oswald Gantois) said himself that he had played too much James Bond but that every diplomat must be a bit of a spy.”

Ann Fransen — Belgian federal prosecutor

‘I never accepted money … I never disclosed state secrets. I am right with myself and that is enough. This case has destroyed my life. In the eyes of the investigators I was guilty right from the start.”

Belgian diplomat Oswald Gantois

Belgian diplomat Oswald Gantois likes to compare himself to James Bond. His resemblance to MI6 OO7 agent is not however immediately apparent.

A senior Belgium diplomat has allegedly helped Russian spies for over 25 years. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie & PT/35(b) : “A RIDDLE, WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY, INSIDE AN ENIGMA.” (May 12 1989)

“PT/35(b) was extremely, extremely dodgy. It was very, very suspicious. The way it suddenly appeared, embedded in a shirt collar, with the information on the page overwritten and changed, all police procedures were thrown out of the window.”

Rev. John Mosey

“Dr. Hayes seemed to have no real recollection independently of his notes of having found PT 35B.  The sequence of the PT numbering and the absence from the notes of a drawing of the circuit board are unusual features.  The pagination of the notes was described by Hayes as “an unfathomable mystery” , for which he did propose an explanation, but unfortunately one that does not work. The memorandum of the 15th of September 1989 is difficult to understand if the fragment was indeed found on the 12th of May 1989. PT/35B is an important piece of evidence on which the Crown rely and in respect of which it is for the Crown to satisfy the court as to its provenance.  I submit that the irregularities and peculiarities which attend this item are some which the court ought to have some hesitation in being satisfied as to the item’s provenance.”

Lockerbie trial, page 9624

PI 995 : The collar of a “SLALOM” shirt from which PT/35(b) was allegedly extracted

On May 12 1989, PT/35(b) was allegedly extracted from the collar of a “SLALOM” shirt labelled PI/995. PT/35(b) will become the key piece of evidence of the Lockerbie Case.

As Richard Marquise (the FBI Agent who led the US side of the investigation) himself said:  “Without PT/35(b), there would have been no indictment.”

Today, we know that PT/35(b) is a forgery. We also know that at least one witness was well aware that PT/35(b) could not have been part of the MST-13 timers delivered to Libya and that this witness deliberately withheld  this information from the court. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Cyberattack Cripples Institutions Around The World

“One NSA tool, an exploit of Microsoft Windows called EternalBlue, is being used as one method for rapidly spreading a ransomware variant called WannaCry across the world.”

Forbes — Friday May 12 2017

May 12 2017 — A massive cyberattack that infects computers with ransomware is crippling major institutions and companies in scores of countries. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Fake News — The Case Against Former CIA Officer Jerry Lee

“Some former officials who reviewed the evidence described the case against Mr. Lee as strong but circumstantial, not bulletproof. Some at the C.I.A. argued that officials were too quick to suspect a mole — especially a Chinese-American — when there were other explanations.”

New York Times

“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth. (…) This false but believable news is ‘captious’, inasmuch as it grasps people’s attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social prejudices and exploiting instantaneous emotions like anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration.”

Pope Francis — January 24 2018

Several media have reported that former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee has been charged for allegedly helping the Chinese government dismantle a US spy network. This information is simply not correct. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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