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One Year Ago — Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern: “Michael Morell’s Comments are Reckless and Vapid”

“Watching Michael Morell respond to those softball pitches from Charlie Rose on Monday, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that glibness, vacuousness and ambition can get you to the very top of U.S. intelligence in the Twenty-first Century – and can … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Michael Morell: “Let Us Kill Iranians and Russians in Syria!”

“Michael Morell is not a person to be taken seriously for, by trying to act tough, he is simply taking the same line as Hillary Clinton, while angling for a high position under her administration.” Ray McGovern — Retired CIA analyst Mike Morell, former deputy director … Continue reading

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Aspen Security Forum 2017 — CIA Director Mike Pompeo Full Interview

“WikiLeaks wants to take down America and will work with anyone to do so. We now need to understand that threats come from different sources like them.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo CIA director Mike Pompeo spoke in a wide-ranging conversation at … Continue reading

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo: “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!” [UPDATE: CIA Official transcript posted and modified]

“I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves — scenes of innocent civilians writhing … Continue reading

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo: “We Must Steal Secrets With Audacity!”

“I got a call from the President one afternoon back in April. He wanted to talk about some disturbing images that were coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves — scenes of innocent civilians writhing … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — July 1 2017

Sarin used in April Syria attack, chemical weapons watchdog confirms — Saudi Arabia’s recently deposed crown prince reportedly under house arrest — Lockerbie: a disgraceful episode for Scots law — The NSA Confronts a Problem of Its Own Making

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 27 2017

Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing — Yuri Drozdov, handler of Soviet undercover spies during Cold War, dies at 91 — France’s Macron says sees no legitimate successor to Syria’s Assad — Journalists Are Dying in Mexico

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 26 2017

Trump CIA director blames ‘worship of Edward Snowden’ for rise in leaks — Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case — How An Entire Nation Became Russia’s Test Lab for Cyberwar — Khan Sheikhoun: Trump … Continue reading

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Paris & Brussels attacks: Lies, lies and more lies — UPDATE: Oussama Atar’s Brother Charged

“If not for the request by different organizations … Ousama Atar would still be in Iraqi prison.” Jawad Al-Hindawi — Iraqi Ambassador to Belgium Ousama Atar, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, is believed to be the mastermind of the Paris and Brussels … Continue reading

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Alastair Crooke — Trump Changes Gear: Strategic Syria policy now lies with Tillerson and Lavrov

“In all the dust kicked up in Washington over Comey, Astana has passed largely unnoticed.  But there (Astana), the ‘gear change’ is substantive and merits close attention.” Alastair Crooke — Former British Diplomat and MI6 Officer Colonel Patrick Lang has … Continue reading

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