Category Archives: CIA

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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US National Whistleblower Day (July 30 2021) — “I, John Reidy, Declare…” [CIA Debacle in Iran & China] [UPDATE : Intel Today Story completely vindicated by New Evidence]

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

“Now, 40 years later, there is a scientific and historical consensus that it was a nuclear test and that it had to be Israeli.” Avner Cohen (September 22 2019) September 22 2022 — A CIA-sponsored panel of well-respected scientists concluded … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Former DCI Admiral Stansfield Turner Dies (January 18 2018) [UPDATE : From the torture of Nosenko to the downing of IR 655]

“Turner’s most disturbing discovery was the harsh questioning and illegal imprisonment that the Agency’s Counterintelligence Staff had imposed for several years on Soviet defector Yuri Nosenko. This convinced him that CIA could be a dangerous organization if not kept closely … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Psychologist Richards “Dick” J. Heuer, Jr. (July 15 1927 – August 21 2018) [COVID-19 & The Analysis of Competing Hypotheses]

“Do You Really Need More Information? The US Intelligence Community invests heavily in improved intelligence collection systems while managers of analysis lament the comparatively small sums devoted to enhancing analytical resources, improving analytical methods, or gaining better understanding of the cognitive … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA Operation TP/AJAX : The Iranian Coup d’État (August 19 1953)

“Yes, my sin — my greater sin and even my greatest sin is that I nationalized Iran’s oil industry and discarded the system of political and economic exploitation by the world’s greatest empire. This at the cost to myself, my … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Molly C. H. Hardy (Dec. 15 1946 – Aug. 7 1998)

“For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago — A Night in August (August 4-5 1962) [Marilyn Monroe & Nelson Mandela]

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) August 5 2022 — … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago — Remembering CIA Elizabeth Hanson (February 14 1979 – December 30 2009 )[UPDATE : Zawahiri killed in CIA drone strike]

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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15 Years Ago — “What a hornets’ nest I had stirred!” [Wikipedia edited by the CIA] (July 26/27 2007) — [UPDATE : Operation “On Wings of Eagles” (Disinformation)]

“A nuclear scientist and reporter Ludwig De Braeckeleer suggested that intelligence agents may have been infiltrated Wikipedia to remove undesirable information from Wikipedia articles. The design and application of WikiScanner technology proved such suspicions to be well founded.” Internet Brigades … Continue reading

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