Monthly Archives: July 2018

Animal Spies & Warriors — The MI5-Trained Gerbils (UPDATE: US TSA Adopts Program; Replaces Gerbils with US Marshals)

“For most of the twentieth century, the combination of ineptitude and secrecy created an organisation (MI5) that retreated more and more into a world of fictional conspiracies in order to disguise its repeated failures. The question is whether the same … Continue reading

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CIA Whistleblowers — “I, John Reidy, Declare…”

“I cannot talk about the 2007 incident. It is classified. I risk incarceration. I have a family.” “If you are contemplating whistleblowing … you’re going to sit there and say, ‘If I go through that system, it will not end … Continue reading

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Animal Spies & Warriors — CIA Used Tiger Droppings as a Covert Tracking Device

“Today, we continue to develop creative technical collection systems to further US national security objectives. Whether it’s a reconnaissance satellite circling the earth, invisible ink concealing coded messages, or a seismic intruder detection device hidden inside faux tiger droppings.  Throughout … Continue reading

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UK — National Archives Release Prime Ministerial 1993 Papers, Withhold Lockerbie File

“[Operation El Dorado Canyon] turned out to be a more decisive blow against Libyan-sponsored terrorism than I could ever have imagined. … There were revenge killings of British hostages organized by Libya, which I bitterly regretted. But the much-vaunted Libyan … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: “Trump Is Not Qualified To Be POTUS”

“You have a presidential candidate who is, in fact, asking the Russians to engage in American politics. I think that’s beyond the pale… He is truly not qualified to be president of the United States.” Former CIA Director Leon Panetta … Continue reading

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On This Day — “What a Hornets’ Nest I had Stirred!” [Wikipedia edited by the CIA – July 26 2007]

“This story is demented and broken on so many levels, it is quite difficult to know where to begin, even. Here we have an excellent Wikipedia administrator who has been victimized by lunatic conspiracy theorists, a private person who has … Continue reading

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Salisbury Incident — The Mysteries and Magic of the Novichok Perfume

“By his own account, Mr Rowley is not a reliable witness, his memory affected by the “Novichok”. It is not unreasonable to conjecture there may also be other reasons why he is vague about where and how he came into … Continue reading

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Remembering Navy Cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll (July 24, 1889 – September 16, 1971)

“Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.” “We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities.” Agnes Meyer Driscoll “In her thirty-year … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Radio Pyongyang Resurrects “NUMBERS STATION”

“Some are worried it signals that North Korean might be planning some type of operation, alerting its spies by sending the coded broadcast. But for that to be true, North Korean agents would have had to have been listening at … Continue reading

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Lockerbie — When Will The Truth Come Out ?

“The Lockerbie trial is the most disgraceful miscarriage of justice in Scotland for 100 years. Every lawyer who has read the judgment says ‘this is nonsense’. It is nonsense.” Robert Black QC FRSE –Professor Emeritus of Scots Law in the … Continue reading

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