July 14 2021 — Today, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of this blog! Let us take this opportunity to reflect about TRUTH. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today
Blog — Conflation of two words: Web and log. It contains in its four letters a concise and accurate self-description: it is a log of thoughts and writing posted publicly on the Worldwide Web.
On this blog, the readers and I investigate the stories together. The readers are my friends, my sources, my experts, my fact-checkers and my editors.
Who are they?
Well, they — 60% males / 40 % females — are from all over the world. As a result, they bring different cultures, education and background; and thus bring unique point of views.
But, for all their differences, they share one common belief:
The Quest for the truth has driven many good souls to madness, and killed more men than one can possibly count.
The Quest for Truth is a lonely, exhausting and humiliating process. And yet I regard this quest as a sacred duty. If life is worth living, Truth must be one of its raisons d’être.
Collect the facts carefully and analyse them logically. Let your work be known. Engage with others, whether or not they agree with your findings.
And, most importantly, expect nothing in return. Truth is its own reward. Truth is the daughter of Time, not Authority.
Let us now review some of our recent stories!
(July 14 2020 — July 14 2021)
Over the last 12 months, just three stories have taken most of our time and energy.
Pan Am 103 (Lockerbie) — I have researched this tragedy for almost two decades. To make it easier for the readers to retrieve various chapters of my book, I have created a special page “Lockerbie” where all the links to the chapters will be listed with a brief description. You can access that page directly as it appears at the far right of the top bar of this blog.
I have come to the only reasonable conclusion compatible with the facts. Pan Am Flight 103 disintegrated in flight over Lockerbie because of a massive structural failure due to well-known issues of metal fatigue in section 41 and 42 of the Boeing 747 (Series 100 & 200), not because of an explosive device.
RELATED POST: Lockerbie — Why I ruled out the bomb theory [Technical Analysis of the Debris Lines]
The pieces of the aircraft recovered near Torbeckhill almost certainly explained what caused the tragic chain of events.
HAVANA Syndrome — Four years ago, I coined the expression “Havana Syndrome” which implied a link between the (then) recent Havana attacks and the old story of the Microwave Syndrome in Moscow.
Considering the known facts, it seemed plausible that the ‘diplomats’ posted in Havana were the victims of a spying operation using microwaves. This hypothesis was ridiculed at the time but today, it is regarded as the most likely theory by the US academy of Science and the Intelligence Community.
In my most recent posts, I have addressed two difficulties that have never been discussed during the last four years. The plausible answers to these puzzles appear to point to a well-defined, and highly plausible scenario. If correct, this explanation has far reaching consequences.
RELATED POST: Havana Syndrome — Chris Carter [X-Files] : “I Believe the Havana Syndrome and your government denied it.” [UPDATE — At Long Last, Spy Agencies Turn to Scientists]
Until very recently, scientists were not given the full range of material collected by the intelligence agencies. The National Security Council, working with the C.I.A. and the director of national intelligence, has now established a pair of outside panels to study Havana syndrome. Outside scientists with security clearances will be able to view classified intelligence to better understand what may have caused the brain injuries.
The Origin of Covid-19 — The COVID pandemic has already claimed the lives of 3.5 million people worldwide and there is no end in sight to this global tragedy. Yet, nearly a year and a half since the first cases were detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the virus remains a mystery.
RELATED POST: The Wuhan Lab – Leak Theory : Did you say ‘Conspiracy Theory’?
On May 26 2021, President Joe Biden announced that he had tasked the US Intelligence Community to prepare a report on their most up-to-date analysis of the origins of COVID-19, including whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident.
We do not know that the pandemic began at the Wuhan lab, but we already know that it could have. Is this finding not worrisome enough to prompt serious actions?
In February 2020, The Washington Post published an article claiming the Lab Leak Hypothesis was a “conspiracy theory” that had been “debunked.”
The headline for the article was recently modified and The Post added a correction.
“The term ‘debunked’ and The Post’s use of ‘conspiracy theory’ have been removed because, then as now, there was no determination about the origins of the virus.”
Allow me to make three quick points. First, I would like to remind you that I immediately denounced the lies of the WaPo regarding Dr. Richard Ebright’s views on this matter.
Second, I will make a prediction. The U. S. Intelligence Community report on the origin of the pandemic — which is due at the end of August 2021 and is expected to be made public — will not rule out the Lab Leak Hypothesis.
Thirdly, last and certainly not least, I believe that there should be an investigation of all of the reporting that falsely claimed that the Lab Leak Hypothesis was a debunked Conspiracy Theory.
Today, our blog celebrates its 4th anniversary!
July 14 2020
January 12 2019 — On November 2 2017, I suggested that Belgian mercenary Jan Van Risseghem may be responsible for the death of Dag Hammarskjold. The story was based on the testimony of a very credible source (Pierre Coppens) who had accepted to talk to Intel Today.
On January 12 2019, The Guardian reported that Jan van Risseghem was indeed the person responsible for the death of Dag Hammarskjold and his crew.
Amazingly, The Guardian forgot to tell its readers that the story had been published on this blog more than a year before. Even the pictures of Jan van Risseghem published by The Guardian were initially published on this blog.
Intel Today readers were not amused, and a few did not hesitate to tell The Guardian how they felt about this affair.
But not only had the “Guardian story” been stolen from this blog, the authors — Emma Graham-Harrison, Andreas Rocksen and Mads Brügger — failed to understand a key point.
As I wrote on the day the story was posted by The Guardian,
“Journalists are still missing the importance of one critical aspect of this story: the role of CRYPTO AG.” [Intel Today – January 12 2019]
And this issue will re-surface on February 11 2020. This time, the world will be in shock!
May 20 2019 — I have long argued that the CIA was “hiding” the identity of a female officer recently honoured by a star on the Memorial Wall.
In September 2016, Abigail Jones published a piece in Newsweek titled “Women of the CIA.” Jones wrote: “The Memorial Wall, in the lobby of the CIA in McLean, Virginia, has 117 stars, honoring the agency officers who’ve died in the field. Eleven represent women.”
I have written a series of post about the CIA women honoured with a star on the agency’s Memorial Wall. And, to the best of my knowledge, only 10 were known to have been “killed in the line of duty.”
On March 22 2019, the CIA confirmed that 11 stars represent women. Then, on May 20 2019, the Washington Post revealed the name of the mysterious star. And, as I suspected, her story is rather unusual.
The daughter of Egyptian immigrants, Ranya Abdelsayed (DOB 04/28/1979) joined the CIA in 2006. On August 28 2013, while serving in Afghanistan, she committed suicide.
November 29 2019 — Since 2016, I have argued that Oussama Atar, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, was almost certainly the mastermind of the Paris and Brussels attacks.
On November 29 2019, French anti-terror prosecutors formally indicted 20 suspects. Oussama Atar is accused of being the mastermind of both attacks. This point is now settled. This is not however the end of the story. Not by a long shot…
Atar was allegedly killed in Syria during a airstrike on November 17 2017. Nevertheless, the questions that I have raised remain unanswered to this day.
If it was not for the help of Belgian politicians and dubious organizations, Oussama Atar would still be in Iraqi prison. The fingerprints of the Deep State are all over this case.
This Affair should be investigated. But so far, no one seems to care. Why on earth not?
February 11 2020 — On December 29 2007, I argued that Crypto AG had rigged the equipment used by diplomats around the world allowing US Intelligence Agencies to decode their messages in real-time.
The piece (The NSA-Crypto AG Sting — For years US eavesdroppers could read encrypted messages without the least difficulty) is still available online.
On February 11 2020, I was finally vindicated when Swiss broadcasting company SRF, German public broadcaster ZDF and the Washington Post confirmed most details of the story after gaining access to several classified, comprehensive CIA history documents summarizing Operations “Thesaurus” and “Rubicon”.
How should I feel today? Delighted to have been finally vindicated?
Or depressed that my country dismissed my findings as a conspiracy theory at great cost to its reputation and its people?
Anton Chekhov once wrote: “What a fine weather today! Can’t choose whether to drink tea or to hang myself.” I sure can relate to that feeling…
March 01 2020 — On July 26 2007, I published a piece regarding suspicious edits made to some articles on Wikipedia. I came to the conclusion that Western Intelligence Agencies were editing sensitive information on Wikipedia.
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Wikipedia administrators reacted angrily to the story. “This article is just wild speculative nonsense,” Jimmy Wales wrote.
On August 17 2007, I published a second story in which I listed the CIA edits to Wikipedia pages.
On March 1st 2020, the Swiss Propaganda Research Group (SPR) — an independent nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media — published a story titled: “Wikipedia: A Disinformation Operation?”
The story makes reference to my origin article as well as three additional following pieces, including my recent comment regarding the 133,612 edits made in the name of “Philip Cross” in recent years.
Today, and for the future, the “Authority” of Jimmy Whales and his insults — He never apologized to me — matter very little. Truth is indeed the daughter of time!
March 11 2020 — For years, I have argued that the Lockerbie verdict is a ‘Grand Monument to Human Stupidity’.
In return, I have suffered many vicious attacks. That is of course hardly surprising. As Simone Weil wrote: “The only way into truth is through one’s own annihilation; through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation.”
QUICK NOTE — To make it easier for the readers to retrieve various chapters of our book — Lockerbie – Three Decades of Lies: J’Accuse…! — I have created a special page “Lockerbie” where all the links to the chapters will be listed with a brief description. You can access that page directly as it appears at the far right of the top bar of this blog. — END of NOTE
Stay calm, and keep working…
In May 2018, Richard Marquise — the former FBI agent who led the US investigation — wrote that my work on Lockerbie was a “total fiction.”
In December 2018, Mark Zaid — the person who rose to fame recently as the lawyer of the CIA ‘whistleblower’ whose complaint started the impeachment against Trump — called me a conspiracy theorist.
Marquise and Zaid appear to believe that they have Authority over the Truth. Rarely a wise argument…
On March 11 2020, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission [SCCRC] announced its decision to refer the Lockerbie Case back to the High Court. Why?
According to the SCCRC, “No reasonable trial court, relying on the evidence led at trial, could have held the case … was proved beyond reasonable doubt.”
So, how should I feel? It is true that the comments of these gentlemen were quite disturbing and perhaps even annoying. But today, I only feel pity for these men.
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