Category Archives: On This Day

On This Day — The Beirut Barracks Bombings (October 23, 1983) [2020]

“Though he never said so explicitly, he [President Ronald Reagan] ended America’s military commitment to a strategic mistake that was peripheral to America’s interests. Three-and-a-half months after the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. military … 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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On This Day — Che Guevara Is Executed (October 9 1967) [2020]

“The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.” “The only passion that guides me is for the truth… I look at everything from this point … Continue reading

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30 Years Ago — US President George H. W. Bush condemns Iraq’s takeover of Kuwait at UN (October 1 1990) [Lockerbie & The Tehran Conspiracy Theory]

“Two months ago, in the waning weeks of one of history’s most hopeful summers, the vast, still beauty of the peaceful Kuwaiti desert was fouled by the stench of diesel and the roar of steel tanks. Once again the sound … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago — The Wall Street Bombing (September 16 1920)

“Almost in front of the steps leading up to the Morgan bank was the mutilated body of a man. Other bodies, most of them silent in death, lay nearby. As I gazed horror stricken at the site, one of these … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago — Frederick Forsyth : “I worked for MI6 for More Than 20 Years.” (August 30 2015)

It is 55, 60 years later. There have been memoirs written, highly secret minutes have been published. There’s no East Germany, no Stasi, no KGB, no Soviet Union, so where’s the harm?” Frederick Forsyth — August 2015 “A journalist should … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago — West German Spy Chief Defects to East (August 23 1985)

“Naturally I am a traitor, I cannot deny that.” Hans Joachim Tiedge August 23 2020 — The West German spy chief’s defection was made public by the East German authorities on August 23 1985. Follow us on Twitter; @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Remembering Navy Cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll (July 24, 1889 – September 16, 1971) [2020]

“Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.” “We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities.” Agnes Meyer Driscoll “In her thirty-year … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Dugway Sheep Incident (March 13 1968) [Porton Down 1953, Skull Valley 1968, Salisbury 2018, Wuhan 2019] // UPDATE — US INTEL : COVID-19 Leaked out Wuhan Lab

“There had been three open-air nerve agent events on March 13 (1968), one of which was a test involving an F-4 fighter airplane operating two TMU-28B spray tanks, each holding 160 gallons of VX — a persistent nerve agent.” Al … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Dugway Sheep Incident (March 13 1968) [Porton Down 1953, Skull Valley 1968, Salisbury 2018, Wuhan 2019]

“There had been three open-air nerve agent events on March 13 (1968), one of which was a test involving an F-4 fighter airplane operating two TMU-28B spray tanks, each holding 160 gallons of VX — a persistent nerve agent.” Al … Continue reading

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