One Year Ago — Barcelona Terror Attacks : Imam was CNI Informant

“The imam did, in fact, stay in Belgium, but he was not known to the judicial authorities.”

Thierry Werts — Spokesman of the Office of the Public Prosecutor


November 17 2017 — Abdelbaki Es Satty , the Imam from the small Catalan town of Ripoll who headed the jihadist cell behind the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in mid-August 2017, was an informant for Spain’s National Intelligence Center (CNI). Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On this Day — Nixon : “I am Not a Crook” (November 17 1973)

“And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got.”

US President Richard Nixon  (November 17 1973)

“I answered them (Questions from special counsel Robert Mueller) very easily.”

US President Donald Trump (November 17 2018)

On this day, US President Richard Nixon famously stated that “people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.” The rest is History. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Libyan Nuke Program Was CIA-MI6 Sting Op

“We were very happy the [Libyan nuclear] files were destroyed.”

Senior intelligence official in Washington, D.C.

“Washington wanted the evidence collected in raids on the Tinners’ home and offices, including computer files, hard drives, disks and documents, to be destroyed in order to hide their own stupidity. They are responsible for the spread of this dangerous technology. You cannot stop it now.”

Swiss Investigator

“I am quite astonished. It’s very unusual to see people destroying documents like this. They should be put somewhere very safe. The real question is how many copies of these documents existed. If copies were made, where did they go. That’s the main issue.”

Former senior IAEA official


November 16 2017 — The GUARDIAN has just published a long and seriously disturbing piece: How Britain did Gaddafi’s dirty work. This long-read article contains so many errors — lies, perhaps — that you will need to read it many times to see them all! Much of the article is nonsense and, of course, it accepts wholly and unconditionally the theory of the Libyan responsibility for Lockerbie and UTA 772 without question. Actually, the ‘Hidden Thesis’ of the article is that if the US/UK succeeded in disarming Libya, then the invasion of Iraq might be seen as acceptable after all. But Gaddafi never had a viable nuclear programme, except for the one that the CIA and MI6 were running with some help of a Libyan Intelligence officer. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — Thatcher Names Blunt as the “Fourth Man” (November 16 1979)

“I believe she [Thatcher] did it because she didn’t see why the system should cover things up. This was early in her prime ministership. I think she wanted to tell the civil service that the politicians decide policy, not the system. She wanted them to know who was boss.”

Sir Bernard Ingham — Thatcher’s press secretary

On November 16 1979, Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher named Sir Anthony Blunt — a former security service officer and personal adviser on art to the Queen —  as the “fourth man” in the Cambridge spy ring. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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International Law — Acts of War in Cyberspace (2018)

“One of the big problems we face with cyber is that it hasn’t really been discussed internationally about what is the acceptable use of cyber-powers, where the red lines are and what happens when those red lines are crossed.”

Sir John Sawers — Former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service [MI6]

“This has the whiff of August 1945. [referring to the US cyber-attacks against Iran Nuclear facilities] Someone, probably a nation-state, just used a cyber weapon in a time of peace… to destroy what another nation could only describe as their critical infrastructure. That’s a big deal. That’s never happened before.”

General Michael Hayden — Former CIA/NSA Director


November 15 2016 — Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) — the chairman of the US Armed Services Committee —  has said he believes Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election amounted to an act of war. Most legal scholars disagree. What really defines an act of war in cyberspace? The US Military is currently working out its own definition. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today Continue reading

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MALTA — 3 DGSE Officers Killed in the Crash (UPDATE – Weapons in Libya: The French connection)

“Malta is the Casablanca of the 40s. Malta is the backroom base for all Libyan operations. The French, the English, the Italians, the Americans … everybody is there.”

Unnamed expert in Libyan affairs

“Contrary to what had been said in public, the aircraft wasn’t carrying out surveillance of human and drug trafficking routes, but making sure that French weapons were being supplied to the right people in Libya.”

Malta Today


October 26 2016 — France appears to be using Malta as a stepping stone for covert military operations in Libya. UPDATE (November 15 2018) — French secret service agents were using Malta as a base to monitor the delivery of French weapons to Libya.  The five people killed in the plane crash were part of a nine-men cell based in the Balzan, Malta. The French could have their “LibyaGate”. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Remembering Russian Spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel (July 11, 1903 – November 15, 1971)

James Donovan: You have been charged with three counts and nineteen overt acts. Conspiracy to transmit United States defence and atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, conspiracy to gather secrets, and failing to register as a foreign agent.

Rudolf Abel: Do many foreign agents register?

Bridge of Spies  (2015) 

(Original Caption) Photo shows Rudolf Abel, accused spy arriving to have a conference with his court appointed attorney James B. Donovan, on the right of Abel is Federal Marshall William E. Smith.

Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, real name Vilyam “Willie” Genrikhovich Fisher, (July 11, 1903 – November 15, 1971) was a Soviet intelligence officer. He adopted his alias when arrested on charges of conspiracy by FBI agents in 1957. He  was exchanged for captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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Colombia — Happy Women’s Day (Policarpa Salavarrieta : January 6 1795 – Executed November 14 1817)

“I have more than enough courage to suffer this death and a thousand more. Do not forget my example.”

Policarpa Salavarrieta — As she turned around to face the Spanish firing squad (November 14 1817)

“November 14 will be the Day of the Colombian Woman’ in honour of the anniversary of the death of  Our heroine, Policarpa Salavarrieta.”

Colombia Law 44  — November 8, 1967

November 14 2018 — Policarpa Salavarrieta, also known as “La Pola,” was a spy for the Revolutionary Forces against Spain. She was captured by Spanish Royalists and  executed for high treason on November 14 1817. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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On This Day — Whitey Bulger Sentenced to Two Terms of Life Imprisonment (November 14, 2013) [So, why the death sentence?]

“Prison officials dropped the ball by transferring him to the notoriously violent Hazelton facility and mixing him with the general population. It’s like sending somebody to death row. (…)We all know that you can’t put somebody high-profile like Whitey Bulger there. It’s like throwing meat to a bunch of sharks.”

Joe Rojas — President of American Federation of Government Employees at the Fed Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida

“[Special counsel Robert Mueller] is the guy who kept four innocent people in prison for many years in order to protect the cover of Whitey Bulger as an FBI informer.”

Alan Dershowitz  — Harvard Law Professor emeritus

“Long before he became FBI Director, serious questions existed about Mueller’s role as Acting U.S. Attorney in Boston in effectively enabling decades of corruption and covering up of the FBI’s illicit deals with mobster Whitey Bulger and other top echelon informants who committed numerous murders and crimes.”

Coleen Rowley — Retired FBI special agent and Division legal counsel

“I have spoken to former IRA members who say it was common knowledge these paintings [Gardner Museum] were probably in hands of the organization.”

Arthur Brand — Dutch investigator and art adviser based in Amsterdam

“On the new morning of 18 March 1990, even the dogs in the streets of south Boston must have known that Whitey was involved in some way before, during, or after the robbery [of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum].”

Charles Hill — Former Scotland Yard detective turned private investigator

On November 14 2013, Whitey Bulger was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment, plus five years.  Obviously, two lifetimes will go by quickly if a FBI informant is dropped in a prison filled with dangerous criminals working for the mafia. Whoever decided to transfer Bulger to the notoriously violent Hazelton facility knew that he would not survive very long. So, why was he sentenced to death? Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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One Year Ago — US and UK Urged to Release Papers on Dag Hammarskjöld’s Death

I also received information regarding an unauthenticated claim made by a Belgian pilot, “Beukels”, to Claude de Kemoularia in 1967 that Beukels shot down or otherwise forced SE-BDY to crash. In the course of my work, I was for the first time given access to the originals of De Kemoularia’s agendas, as well as many of his personal records, which appear to verify his meeting with “Beukels” and other mercenaries in 1967. I also reviewed De Kemoularia’s letters showing that he had gone to the French and Swedish authorities regarding Beukels’s claim much earlier than previously understood. However, without further information, I was not able to verify other aspects of the claim, including, most notably, the identity of “Beukels”.

Mohamed Chande Othman — UN Report A/71/1042

“It is unthinkable that there are no transcripts [of the intercepted messages] in the US archives and perhaps also in the UK archives. I suspect that there is so far undisclosed and highly pertinent information in the transcripts. When the US authorities replied to the Hammarskjöld Commission’s very precise request for transcripts, they said that they had ‘documents responsive to your request’ but claimed that they were secret. “The time is now long overdue – more than 50 years after this tragic event – for the US and the UK to conduct a complete review of records in their custody – including in particular still-classified records – and make them available to the United Nations.”

Lord Lea of Crondall — Chairman of the trustees who established the Hammarskjöld Commission

Letter to the UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson


Dag Hammarskjold

November 14 2017 — Pressure is building on the British and American governments to respond to claims that they possess secret/classified information regarding the mysterious death of former UN secretary Dag Hammarskjold. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY Continue reading

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