On This Day — SCCRC report published online by Sunday Herald [UPDATE : Why did experts fail to detect GOLFER’s lies?]

“Golfer was interviewed three times by the SCCRC officials but to date his identity has been one of the most closely guarded secrets concerning the whole Lockerbie affair. Let’s underline Golfer’s importance. If Lockerbie is Scotland’s Watergate then Golfer is our Deep Throat.”

Policing Lockerbie, A Bella Caledonia Special Investigation (Sept. 7 2011)

March 26 2023 — Unmasking The GOLFER. Who was Lockerbie Deep Throat? — On March 25 2012, the Sunday Herald published the full Lockerbie Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) 800-page report. For those who like statistics, this report contains 285,300 words, and a total of 1,384,109 (no space) characters.

The chapter regarding GOLFER was redacted to hide his identity. But one letter of just one word had been only partially redacted. After a bit of thinking, I came to the conclusion that this letter was a (Times New Roman) capital G. And that was all that I needed to start cracking a two-decade-old secret. 

Ian Hazelton (born August 13 1947) retired [as a Detective Sergeant] from the Strathclyde police in 1995 after 30 years of service. Ian Hazelton was the source of David Leppard’s article and he is the GOLFER.

The lies of the GOLFER were a terrible distraction for the SCCRC officers. As a result, they became convinced that there was no credibility to the allegation that evidence had been fabricated. And thus, they ignored the irrefutable scientific evidence that PT/35(b) — the key piece of evidence linking Libya to Lockerbie — is a forgery. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero (August 15, 1917 — Assassinated March 24, 1980) [Is the CIA to blame?]

“There are clear evidential threads on who gave the original order and who paid for the murder that any concerted investigation in El Salvador would absolutely be able to gather enough evidence to prosecute those involved.”

Matt Eisenbrandt
Assassination of a Saint

March 24 2023 — Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture. Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. In the Bible, 40 years is a generational measurement of time. Much has happened to Salvadorians over the last four decades. But Justice for Romero is still waiting. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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On This Day — Gerald Bull Is Assassinated in Brussels (March 22, 1990)

“Who murdered the 62-year-old artillery genius? (…) No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility. However, senior Israeli intelligence officials in several recent interviews with us have claimed responsibility for the slaying. (…) The killing was ordered after Mossad, Israel’s secret foreign-intelligence service, gathered information that Bull was working with Iraq in the production and acquisition of mass destruction weapons for Iraq.”

William Scott Malone and David H. Halevy
Washington Post (February 10, 1991)

March 22 2023 — Gerald Vincent Bull was a Canadian engineer who developed long-range artillery. He moved from project to project in his quest to economically launch a satellite using a huge artillery piece, to which end he designed the Project Babylon “super-gun” for the Iraqi government. Bull was assassinated outside his apartment in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22 1990. The case was never solved. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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On This Day — The Dugway Sheep Incident (March 13 1968) [Porton Down 1953, Skull Valley 1968, Salisbury 2018, Wuhan 2019]

“There had been three open-air nerve agent events on March 13 (1968), one of which was a test involving an F-4 fighter airplane operating two TMU-28B spray tanks, each holding 160 gallons of VX — a persistent nerve agent.”

Al Mauroni  — Who Killed the Dugway Sheep? Why It Matters Fifty Years Later

Modern War Institute – March 13 2018

March 13 2019 — The Dugway sheep incident, also known as the Skull Valley sheep kill, was a 1968 sheep kill that has been connected to United States Army chemical and biological warfare programs at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Brussels, Den of Spies — Belgian Justice Minister : “Chinese Espionage is Very Real.” [UPDATE : Belgian governments restrict staff’s access to TikTok]

“Belgium may seem an unlikely destination for a Chinese agent. In fact, it’s a den of spies, according to domestic intelligence agency State Security (VSSE). It says the number of operatives is at least as high as during the Cold War, and Brussels is their chessboard.”

How Belgium Became Europe’s Den of Spies and a Gateway for China

(November 28 2019)

October 20 2020 — What a difference a year makes. Until recently, Main Stream Media rarely discussed the issue of Espionage in Brussels. Chinese espionage was a taboo subject among Belgian politicians and Intelligence agencies. No more… Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Remembering CIA Jacqueline K. Van Landingham (1962 – March 8 1995) [Why was Gary Durrell not honored with a Star?]

“An attack in Karachi, Pakistan, during which another NSA employee Gary C. Durrell was shot in March 1995  is believed to be related to Crypto AG.”

MINERVA — A History
[Released Feb. 11 2020]

The Memorial Wall is a memorial at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It honors CIA employees who died in the line of service. Today, there are 139 stars carved into the white Alabama marble wall. At least eleven represent women.

March 8 2023 Jacqueline K. Van Landingham joined the CIA in July 1985 as a clerk-typist, working in the Directorate of Operations (now the National Clandestine Service), Near East (NE) Division, Logistics Branch. She was gunned down on March 8, 1995 in Karachi, Pakistan. On May 22, 2012, her name was added to the Book of Honour.

According to Time Magazine of March 20, 1995, CIA employee Gary Durrell was the primary target of the attack.Time Magazine reporters believe that Van Landingham only died because she was sitting beside Durrell and came in the line of fire. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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Havana Syndrome — The Haiku Master, the Cicadas and the CIA [UPDATE : DNI Statement on the Intelligence Community Assessment (March 1, 2023)]

“One is reminded of Montaigne’s acerbic comment: ‘Men under stress are fools, and fool themselves.’ ”

Michael Crichton
The Andromeda Strain

June 2 2022 — Matsuo Bashō was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. After centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku. The CIA could learn a few things from his poetry. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Fermi Problems — How to Think like a Physicist [How many workers are necessary to build Khufu’s pyramid?]

“For the making of the pyramid itself there passed a period of twenty years. They worked by a hundred thousand men at a time, for each three months continually.”

Herodotus (484 – c. 425 BC)

Pyramids of Giza, soaring above the city of Cairo, Egypt 

March 1st 2023 — A ‘Fermi Question’ asks for a quick estimate of a quantity that seems difficult, or even impossible, to determine precisely. Fermi’s approach to such questions was to use common sense and rough estimates of quantities to piece together a ball-park value. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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The Origin of Covid-19 — The Definitive Conclusion of the U.S. Intelligence Community 90-days Investigation [Breaking News — US DOE : Lab Leak Most Likely Origin ]

“I have now asked the Intelligence Community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion, and to report back to me in 90 days.”

Biden (May 26 2021) 

June 3 2021 — The US President Joe Biden has announced an urgent investigation into the origin of the COVID pandemic. What are the competing theories? What do we know about these theories so far? What can the US Intelligence Community learn in the next 90 days. And, last but not least, what is the most likely conclusion of the investigation? Here are my predictions! Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983) [UPDATE : Truth Is the First Casualty in War (Nord Stream)]

“KE-007 was a victim of the cold war. Another casualty, always war’s first, was the Truth. The story of KE-007 will be remembered pretty much the way the Americans told it in 1983 and not the way it really happened. (…) The moral of the story is that all governments, including our own, lie when it suits their purposes. The key is to lie first.”

Alvin A. Snyder
Warriors of Disinformation


September 1 2020 — Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (also known as KAL 007) was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York City to Seoul. On September 1st 1983, the airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor, near Moneron Island west of Sakhalin in the Sea of Japan. President Reagan described the attack as a “massacre” and a “crime against humanity”. In fact, the US Intelligence Community knew full well that the Russians had not been able to identify the airliner and truly believed that it was a spy plane. The tape presented as evidence at the UN had been edited to remove 5′ documenting the relevant exchanges between the pilot and the Russian authorities. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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