Monthly Archives: October 2019

Microwave Spying — Leon Theremin & “The Thing” [UPDATE : CIA Microwave Cavities on display at the Crypto Museum]

“Theremin did some of his best scientific work while imprisoned by one of the most repressive regimes of the 20th century. This brilliant scientist crossed path with the CIA more than once — to our detriment.” Benjamin R. Fisher — … Continue reading

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On This Day — El Aro Massacre (Colombia – October 22 1997) [2019]

“There are repeated accusations that the recordings were made by the British agency MI6, friends of Juan Manuel Santos, in a ruse against me.” Former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe “A cada cerdo le llega su San Martín.” (Every pig will … Continue reading

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On This Day — Pablo Neruda Awarded Literature Nobel Prize (October 21 1971) [Was Neruda a KGB Agent?]

“Neruda is the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language” Gabriel García Márquez — Nobel Prize in Literature 1982  “A poet closer to death than to philosophy, closer to pain than to insight, closer to blood than to … Continue reading

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Meet CIA Papyrophile in Chief Mike Morell

“Listen. I work for the CIA. I am not a spy. I just read books! We read everything that’s published in the world. And we… we feed the plots – dirty tricks, codes – into a computer, and the computer … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Whistleblower Victor Marchetti (December 23, 1929 – October 19, 2018)

“The real reason for the official secrecy, in most instances, is not to keep the opposition (the CIA’s euphemistic term for the enemy) from knowing what is going on; the enemy usually does know. The basic reason for governmental secrecy … Continue reading

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On This Day — Black Monday (October 19 1987) [2019]

“Many people remember the events leading up to October 19, 1987. Unfortunately, very few of them recall the specifics. When many people talk about the dramatic drop in the overall stock market, they either blame a single cause (portfolio insurance) … Continue reading

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Norway & Russia — Former Border Inspector Behind Bars in Moscow on Charges of Espionage [UPDATE XI : Rumours of spies swap]

“Frode must come home, and Norwegian authorities must do what they can to get him out. It is not a good signal when such a positive and distinguished bridge-builder like Frode is arrested, it is not a good sign.” Kirkenes … Continue reading

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On This Day — Russia Spy Richard Sorge Arrested in Tokyo (October 18 1941) [2019]

“Richard Sorge’s brilliant espionage work saved Stalin and the Soviet Union from defeat in the fall of 1941, probably prevented a Nazi victory in World War II and thereby assured the dimensions of the world we live in today.” Larry … Continue reading

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On This Day — Al Capone Convicted of Income Tax Evasion (October 17 1931) [2019]

“They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.” “Capitalism gives all of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and hang on to it.” “A smile can get you far, but a smile with a gun … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Maltese Investigative Blogger Killed in Car Bomb [Daphne Caruana Galizia]

“The best way to think of Daphne Caruana Galizia is as a one-woman WikiLeaks, crusading against untransparency and corruption in Malta, an island nation famous for both. To John Dalli, a former European commissioner whom she helped bring down in … Continue reading

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