Tag Archives: CIA

On This Day — Wikipedia Is Born. And The Spooks Love It! (January 15 2001) [2020]

“People that I would say are trolls sort of took over Wikipedia. The inmates started running the asylum.” Larry Sanger — Wikipedia co-founder On January 15 2001, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia. According to Alexa Internet, Wikipedia is … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (January 20 1960 – January 13 2017) [2020]

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.” “No German mainstream journalist … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Russiagate Intel Report Suspiciously Anachronistic

“The newly-released intelligence report describing Russia’s efforts to undermine the US election is a brick short of a load.” General Michael Hayden — Former head of the CIA and National Security Agency (January 7 2017) “The weight of evidence for … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago — Remembering CIA Elizabeth Hanson ( February 14 1979 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago — Remembering CIA Jennifer Matthews ( December 6 1964 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA COS Richard Welch Is Assassinated in Athens (December 23 1975) [2019]

“Remember Phil Agee, who I consider a traitor to our country? The guy encouraged the publishing of names of those serving under cover, sacrificing their lives. And Counterspy magazine did publish names, including the name of Richard Welch, our station … Continue reading

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The Afghanistan Papers — The Origin of the Opioid Epidemic [Remember Mike Flynn?]

“Does opium defy the laws of economics? Historically, no. In 2001, prices surged tenfold from 2000, to a record high, after the Taliban all but eliminated opium poppy cultivation across the Afghan territory under its control.” Antonio Maria Costa —  … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA Director John Brennan Defends Torture Methods (December 11 2014) [2019]

“In a limited number of cases, agency officers used interrogation techniques that had not been authorized, were abhorrent and rightly should be repudiated by all.” CIA Director John Brennan (December 11 2014) “No evidence that terror attacks were stopped, terrorists … Continue reading

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On This Day — US Senate report calls CIA torture tactics “deeply flawed” (December 9 2014)

“In a limited number of cases, agency officers used interrogation techniques that had not been authorized, were abhorrent and rightly should be repudiated by all.” CIA Director John Brennan (December 11 2014) “No evidence that terror attacks were stopped, terrorists … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Historian William Blum (March 6, 1933 – December 9, 2018)

“The thesis in my books and my writing is that anti-American terrorism arises from the behavior of U.S. foreign policy. It is what the U.S. government does which angers people all over the world.” William Blum “William Blum was at … Continue reading

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