5 Years Ago — Remembering Edward S. Herman (April 7, 1925 – November 11, 2017) [Propaganda in Western Media & Lockerbie]

“The propaganda system allows the U.S. leadership to commit crimes without limit and with no suggestion of misbehavior or criminality; in fact, major war criminals like Henry Kissinger appear regularly on TV to comment on the crimes of the derivative butchers.”

Edward S. Herman

Edward S. Herman (April 7, 1925 – November 11, 2017)

November 11 2022 — Edward S. Herman was professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and a media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy. Herman was — without a doubt — one of the great thinkers of our time. And, he was also — as I discovered — a wonderful person. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Western Union Cable Announces Armistice to North Americans (November 10 1918)

“There had never been a known leak from the Western Union telegraph office on Court Street before that day, but this news was simply too good to keep quiet. As you might guess, they were overjoyed, so that word very quickly leaked into the community and the party was on.”

Richard Rose — Chair of the November 10 commemoration committee with the North Sydney Historical Society


The North Sydney Historical Museum houses the telegraph machine that received the oversea message announcing an armistice would be signed on November 11, 1918.

November 10 2022 — On November 10 1918, the Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia received a Morse coded message from Europe stating that all fighting — on land, sea and in the air — would cease the next day. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Remembering Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) [UPDATE : A simple method to hide Havana Syndrome attacks]

“We began talking about the war, which, in the late summer of 1940, was looking most extremely black. Hedy said that she did not feel very comfortable, sitting there in Hollywood and making lots of money when things were in such a state. She said that she knew a good deal about munitions and various secret weapons … and that she was thinking seriously of quitting MGM and going to Washington, DC, to offer her services to the newly established Inventors’ Council.”
George Antheil — Composer, pianist and inventor

A 1940s shot of Lamarr, ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’

November 9 2020 — Often called “The Most Beautiful Woman in Films,” Hedy Lamarr’s beauty and screen presence made her one of the most popular actresses of her day. It is however much less known that Lamarr was also an inventor who, along with composer George Antheil, patented a frequency-hopping system during World War II that presaged Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_Today

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On This Day — Richard Sorge is Executed for Espionage (November 7 1944) [“The spy who changed the world”]

“Richard Sorge’s brilliant espionage work saved Stalin and the Soviet Union from defeat in the fall of 1941, probably prevented a Nazi victory in World War II and thereby assured the dimensions of the world we live in today.”

American writer Larry Collins

November 7 2022 — On October 18 1941, Richard Sorge was arrested in Tokyo. He was hanged on November 7 1944, at 10:20 Tokyo time in Sugamo Prison. A number of famous personalities — from General Douglas MacArthur to James Bond’s father and former MI6 Ian Fleming — considered him one of the most accomplished spies. Chief Prosecutor Mitsusada Yoshikawa — the Japanese who led the prosecution and obtained Sorge’s death sentence — wrote that he never met a greater man. Richard Sorge is proof that one spy can alter the History of our world. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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70 Years Ago — US Detonates First Thermonuclear Weapon (November 1, 1952)

“The island of Elugelab is missing.”

Gordon Dean — Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the events to President Eisenhower


Ivy Mike (yield 10.4 mt) — an atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the U.S. at Enewetak Atoll on November 1st 1952 — was the world’s first successful hydrogen bomb.

November 1st 2022 — On November 1st 1952, the United States detonated  the first full-scale thermonuclear device on the island of Elugelab in Enewetak Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean, as part of Operation Ivy. It was the first full test of the Teller–Ulam design, a staged fusion device. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Lockerbie Key Witness Dies (October 29 2016)

“I personally hope that Tony is in a better place and that he is now at peace because he must have led a tortured life knowing that he had jailed an innocent man for money.”

George Thomson
Lockerbie Investigator


October 29 2022 — Tony Gauci (6 April 1944 – 29 October 2016) was one of the many proprietors of Mary’s House, a clothes shop in Tower Road, Sliema, Malta. Gauci was the most important witness at the Lockerbie trial. In 2007, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC Ref 23:19) found that US$2 million had been paid to Tony Gauci and US$1 million to Paul Gauci under the US Department of Justice “Rewards for Justice” programme. Many experts believe that Tony Gauci’s memory was not reliable.  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Hemingway Wins Nobel Prize (October 28 1954) [Was Hemingway pushed to suicide by the FBI?]

“Hemingway may have said ‘yes’ to the Soviet recruitment pitch, but unless there is some additional trove of material in the NKVD archives that argues otherwise, it is clear Hemingway was never a productive Soviet agent.”

CIA website — Intelligence in Literature and Media

American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) working at a portable table while on a big game hunt in Kenya, September 1952. (Photo by Earl Theisen/Getty Images)

October 28 2022 — On October 28 1954, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Ernest Miller Hemingway “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.” Hemingway was aware of his long surveillance by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, who were suspicious of his links with Cuba, and it has been argued that this surveillance may have pushed him to the brink. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Three Years Ago — 5G Belgium : Chaos Across the Spectrum [UPDATE — Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down by 5G Interference]

“The interferences caused to GSM-R receivers have been a very strong concern for Railway operators over the last years. Several cases of interference have been reported in various Member States, causing non-acceptable operational and even safety issues.”

EU Agency for Railways

May 31 2019 — In a recent post, I told you that the Dutch Intel Agencies have come to the conclusion that their espionage station will need to be shut down because of interferences with the new 5G network. Well, that is for the spies to worry about? Sure, but today’s story is about all of us. Read carefully.

Belgium’s telecoms regulator, the Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT), has begun a public consultation to assess interest in using the 26GHz band for 5G services. Amazingly, the document does not say one word about possible interferences with — for instance — very important weather satellites. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On Year Ago — Havana Syndrome — Why you should be skeptical. [UPDATE : Skepticism grows about ‘Havana Syndrome’]

“Recordings of incidents could not have come from real cases of Havana Syndrome. A typical sound recorder would not be able to record the ‘microwave sound’, period.”

Pr. James Lin — University of Illinois

October 25 2021 — NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell sat down with three of the original Havana Syndrome victims, who spoke out publicly and revealed their identities for the first time. This interview significantly weakens the microwave hypothesis as the solution of the ‘Havana Syndrome’ mystery. The majority of scientists following this investigation now believes that “Havana syndrome” is nothing more than a psychogenic illness. Follow us on twitter: @Intel_Today

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Emanuela Orlandi — Vatican Bone Fragments Could Hold Clue to 35 Year Old Mystery [UPDATE — “Vatican Girl” : New four-part Netflix series]

“The disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi has been widely linked either to organised crime or to an attempt to force the release from prison of Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish man who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981.”

BBC (October 31 2018)

Vatican Girl Emanuela Orlandi (14 January 1968 — ???)

October 21 2022 — Emanuela Orlandi (born 14 January 1968) was a citizen of Vatican City. She mysteriously disappeared on June 22 1983. The case was never solved and generated several conspiracy theories. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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