Brussels, Den of Spies — Why are there no reported cases of Havana Syndrome in Brussels? [UPDATE — 4 US diplomats hit by ‘Havana Syndrome’ in Geneva and Paris]

“Being an American spy or diplomat posted abroad during an era when aggressively resurgent rival powers are rewriting the rules of international politics and diplomacy requires entering into a new matrix of uncertainty. Meanwhile, people are suffering and they’ve so far received about as much compensation as explanation. While the former may soon change, we can expect the latter to remain the same until science – and some stellar detective work – shines a light where currently there is none.”

Jonathan Terra — Political scientist and former diplomat (November 2021)

December 1 2021 — According to recent reports, spies flock to Brussels like bees to a honeypot. This raises an obvious question. Why are there no reported cases of Havana Syndrome in Brussels? Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — Zola : “J’accuse…!” (January 13 1898) [Nobel Prize Nomination]

“The Dreyfus affair was not only the first modern Counter-Intelligence case, but it was also the first modern Counter-Intelligence  disaster — that is, not just an investigative and legal error, but one that spilled over from the intelligence world into the sphere of mass politics, with consequences for culture and society as well.”

John Ehmman — The Lessons for Counter-Intelligence of the Dreyfus Affair (CIA Website)

January 13 2021 — “J’Accuse…!” was an open letter published on January 13 1898 in the newspaper L’Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola. In the letter, Zola addressed President of France Félix Faure and accused the government of anti-Semitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Army General Staff officer who was sentenced to lifelong penal servitude for espionage. As a result of the popularity of the letter, even in the English-speaking world, J’accuse! has become a common generic expression of outrage and accusation against someone powerful.  Follow us on twitter: @Intel_Today

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Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (January 20 1960 – January 13 2017) [Mind Control & The Spiral of Silence]

“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 — German Journalist and Whistleblower

January 12 2021 — In 2014, German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, author of the book “Gekaufte Journalisten”, (Journalists for Hire), denounced European media who write lies under pressure from the CIA. An English translation is now available. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — US Surgeon General Report Links Tobacco and Cancer (January 11 1964) [Disinformation : Why does it work?]

“Global cigarette use seems to have peaked at about 6 trillion cigarettes sometime after the turn of the new millennium, but the deadly effects of this epidemic will still be felt for decades — even if global use continues to decline. Only about 100 million people died from smoking in the 20th century, whereas several times that are likely to die in the present century, even if current rates of smoking fall dramatically.”

Robert N. Proctor — History Department, Stanford University

January 11 2021 — On January 11 1964, a U.S. surgeon general’s report unequivocally linked tobacco products and lung cancer. Although scientists had established the link two decades earlier, the cigarette lobby worked hard to first dismiss and later downplay the evidence.

In 2019, scientists at the National Toxicology Program have discovered and reported clear evidence linking cellphone to cancer. Today, the Telecom Industry is pulling all the same old tricks the Tobacco lobby invented more than half a century ago. How long will it take for governments to act responsibly? Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Five Years Ago — Russiagate Intel Report Suspiciously Anachronistic [Has anyone read annex A?]

“The newly-released intelligence report describing Russia’s efforts to undermine the US election is a brick short of a load.”

General Michael Hayden — Former head of the CIA and National Security Agency

(January 7 2017)


January 8 2017 — The report, released Friday (January 6 2017), outlines how Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed to hurt Hillary Clinton and help President-elect Donald Trump by using by “an influence campaign” which included hacking Democratic groups and figures.  The ’25-page’ Intel Report per se is in fact 5 pages long and the document contains 7 pages of information related to the 2012 US election! Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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On This Day — President Ronald Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya (January 7 1986) [UPDATE : Just a Timeline…]

“I cannot rule out that Libya, in some way, is responsible for the ‘La Belle Disco’ bombing. But I must say that such hasty blame regarding Rome and Vienna, for which Libya had immediately been made responsible, did not prove to be correct.”

Christian Lochte — Head of the Hamburg Branch of the BfV (April 1986)

On April 14th 1986, Ronald Reagan ordered a series of bombings directed against Libya under “Operation El Dorado Canyon”

January 7 2022 — On January 7 1986, President Ronald Reagan announced economic sanctions against Libya and called on the European allies to join with the U.S. in isolating Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi. This story is a good reminder that playing dirty didn’t start yesterday.  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — North Korea Tests H Bomb in “Self-Defence Against US” (January 6 2016) [Why I Started Blogging]

“It is just to have H-bomb as self-defence against the US having numerous and humongous nuclear weapons. The DPRK’s fate must not be protected by any forces but DPRK itself.”

North Korean State Television Broadcast (Jan. 6 2016)

January 6 2022 — On January 6 2016 (at 10:00:01 UTC+08:30), North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear detonation at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Kilju City in Kilju County. The test was conducted ahead of Kim Jong-un birthday (January 8, 1983). Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On This Day — French Captain Alfred Dreyfus Is Convicted of Treason (January 5 1895) [Politicization of Intelligence]

“Officers new to counterintelligence and overwhelmed by the scope of what they need to learn often ask the same question: ‘Where do I start?’ The best place might be the Dreyfus affair.”

The Lessons for Counter-Intelligence of the Dreyfus Affair — CIA Website

Alfred Dreyfus (January 9, 1859 — July 12, 1935)

January 5 2022 — On January 5 1895, Dreyfus was summarily convicted in a secret court-martial, publicly stripped of his army rank, and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island in French Guiana. Following French military custom of the time, Dreyfus was formally degraded by having the rank insignia, buttons and braid cut from his uniform and his sword broken, all in the courtyard of the École Militaire before silent ranks of soldiers, while a large crowd of onlookers shouted abuse from behind railings. Follow us on twitter: @Intel_Today

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5G Belgium — Chaos Across the Spectrum [UPDATE — Top US phone firms agree delay and no deployment around airports]

“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 — 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 This Day — British Foreign Office urges UK Newspaper to run Fake News about “French Kim Philby” (January 3 1968)

“Tell them Jesus Christ only had twelve, and one of them was a double agent.”

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover — Upon learning that Philby was a spy for the Russians

Harold Adrian Russell “Kim” Philby (January 1 1912 – May 11 1988)

January 3 2022 — On January 23 1963, Kim Philby vanished from Beirut, failing to meet his wife for a dinner party at the home of Glencairn Balfour Paul, First Secretary at the British Embassy. On July 1 1963, the British Government admitted that the former MI6 officer, still described at the time as a former diplomat, had spied for the Soviet Union before defecting to Moscow. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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