Category Archives: CIA

RUMINT — DCIA Gina Haspel to Step Down After Election [Biography]

“I wrote a letter to the CIA on my manual college typewriter. I mailed it to CIA with my résumé. I didn’t have an address. So I just put: CIA. Washington, D.C. And here I am.” DCIA Gina Haspel — … Continue reading

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Spy Quotes — “Journalists for Hire : How the CIA Buys the News”

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.” Dr. Udo Ulfkotte — … Continue reading

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Spy Quotes — Leon Theremin & “The Thing”

“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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Spy Quotes — Three Days of the Condor (1975)

“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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Three Years Ago — CIA Director Pompeo Delivers Opening Keynote at 2017 Conference on Ethos and Profession of Intelligence

“The truth is, CIA has always had a bias for quick, decisive action. It’s a tradition that goes back to World War II and our predecessors in the OSS. As former CIA Director William Casey put it, in the OSS, … Continue reading

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Spy Quotes — US President Harry S. Truman [#8]

“I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency. (…) There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic … Continue reading

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Russia Hoax — Declassified CIA Memo Reveals Clinton Role

“All of this underscores that the great scandal of 2016 wasn’t Russian collusion. It was the unleashing of America’s premier law enforcement agency against a presidential campaign based on Russian disinformation midwifed and financed by the Clinton campaign. The public … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Rachel A. Dean (April 10 1981 – September 30 2006) [2020]

“Rachel was a warm and compassionate young woman, and an officer of unbounded potential. We miss her still and will remember her always. She is our 87th star.” CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden — May 21 2007 “From the … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former CIA Chief of Disguise : “No Priest, No Peace Corps & No Journalist”

“Peter Kornbluh of the invaluable National Security Archive has called Posada [Luis Posada Carriles] a CIA-created Frankenstein, and the historical record indicates that Kornbluh may be low-balling it. This is a guy who disguised himself as a priest to break … Continue reading

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On This Day — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979)

“There was indication of a nuclear explosion in the region of South Africa—either South Africa, Israel using a ship at sea, or nothing.” President Jimmy Carter — White House Diary (September 22 1979) [1] “Shortly before sunrise on Sept. 22, … Continue reading

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