Tag 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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On This Day — Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld and Why? (September 18 1961)

 “It will be necessary to find some way of pulling Hammarskjold up short.” UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (September 13  1961) ***** ***** ***** “Hammarskjöld was at the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago — Wormwood : The Mysterious Death of Cold War Era Military Scientist Frank Olson [Poll]

“Frank was viewed as a dissident. You understand that in 1953 if you thought somebody was detrimental to the war against the Russians, you have no problem dealing with them. It wouldn’t be a question of saying you just have … 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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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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One Year Ago — Afghanistan : America’s war ends in humiliating debacle

“When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.” Rudyard Kipling — The … 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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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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