Tag Archives: CIA

Three Years Ago — UN to Probe Whether SEC-GEN Hammarskjold Was Assassinated

“Seeking a complete understanding of the circumstances is our solemn duty to my illustrious and distinguished predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld, to the other members of the party accompanying him, and to their families.” UN Secretary General  Ban Ki-moon “I continue to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Debacle in China : The Search for “PATIENT ZERO”

You could tell the Chinese weren’t guessing. The Ministry of State Security [which handles both foreign intelligence and domestic security] were always pulling in the right people. When things started going bad, they went bad fast.” Anonymous former US Intelligence … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Turkey Coup : “CIA Plotters’ Meeting” in Büyükada

“Sixteen foreigners entered Büyükada Island just before the coup in a clandestine manner and booked hotel rooms on the island, but they left the island immediately as the coup failed. This covert group was led by Henri Barkey, an expert … Continue reading

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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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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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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 — The Iranian Coup d’État [August 19 1953 – CIA Operation TP/AJAX]

“Yes, my sin — my greater sin and even my greatest sin is that I nationalized Iran’s oil industry and discarded the system of political and economic exploitation by the world’s greatest empire. This at the cost to myself, my … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA : The Top 10 Myths

“Hollywood has produced some incredibly entertaining portrayals of the lives of CIA officers. The veil of secrecy surrounding the work of real-life intelligence officers lends itself to speculation, and the gaps created are quickly filled in with fiction. These fictional … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified [CIA & Torture]

“These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The Dark Past of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller — The Bulger Gang, Lockerbie, Anthrax… An Exceptional Failure All Round.

“Robert Mueller was chosen as Special Counsel not because he has integrity but because he will do what the powerful want him to do. Mueller didn’t speak the truth about a war he knew to be unjustified. He didn’t speak … Continue reading

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