Monthly Archives: November 2022

On This Day — Remembering Avianca Flight 203 (November 27 1989) [Politicization of Intelligence]

“No one acts alone without orders in the FBI. We had clear goals which were clearly given to us in every document we received from anyone. If a police organization wished for us to provide them ‘proof’ of guilt, then … Continue reading

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On This Day — The CIA Book of Honor — Star 79 : Johnny Micheal Spann (March 1, 1969 – November 25, 2001) [First CIA STAR Post 9/11]

“Johnny Micheal Spann led one of our teams into Afghanistan, then under the sway of a dictatorship aligned with global murder.  There, he tracked the authors and allies of terror.  There, while fighting for the future of the American people, … Continue reading

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On This Day — Dr Gus W. Weiss Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances (November 25 2003)

“If some double agent told the KGB the Americans were alert to Line X and were interfering with their collection by subverting, if not sabotaging, the effort, I believed the United States still could not lose. The Soviets, being a … Continue reading

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On This Day– Remembering CIA Leslianne Shedd (September 15 1968 – November 23 1996)

“When my sister Leslianne Shedd was killed in the 1996 crash of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane, my family not only went into mourning. We also continued to keep a secret: Leslianne didn’t work for the U.S. State Department, as … Continue reading

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LOCKERBIE — Analysis of the New Indictment [UPDATE : Lockerbie 3rd suspect kidnapped from high security prison]

“The urgent imperative now is extraditing Masud here to face swift and sure justice. The two men who earlier stood trial for the murders — in the Netherlands, under Scottish law — escaped full punishment.” Editorial: Justice for Lockerbie January … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago — James Bond “Die Another Day” Premiere in London (November 18 2002) [How Jamaica inspired James Bond]

“Die Another Day is the wrong film at the wrong time.” South Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism November 18 2022 — Die Another Day is a 2002 British-American spy film, the twentieth film in the James Bond series produced … Continue reading

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On this Day — At Long Last, FBI Admits No Evidence of Foul Play in 1996 TWA 800 Crash (November 18 1997) [Get ready for Unwelcome Truth.]

“The FBI didn’t want to hear about anything but a missile or a bomb, because otherwise there was no FBI case. Their conduct was disturbing from the very beginning.” Chuck Grassley — Chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee on administrative oversight … Continue reading

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On this Day — US President Richard Nixon : “I am Not a Crook” (November 17 1973) [UPDATE : 5 Decades of Deep Throat]

“And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got … Continue reading

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On This Day — Thatcher Names Blunt as “The Fourth Man” (November 16 1979)

“I believe Thatcher did it because she didn’t see why the system should cover things up. This was early in her prime ministership. I think she wanted to tell the civil service that the politicians decide policy, not the system. She … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Russian Spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel (July 11, 1903 – November 15, 1971)

James Donovan — You have been charged with three counts and nineteen overt acts. Conspiracy to transmit United States defence and atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, conspiracy to gather secrets, and failing to register as a foreign agent. Rudolf … Continue reading

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