Tag Archives: FBI

On This Day — 1,000 Boeing 747 Jumbo Plane Produced (September 10 1993) [Update : Why I ruled out the Lockerbie bomb theory]

“There was a single primary return received (…) 16 seconds before SSR returns were lost. […] No explanation can be offered for its presence.” Pan AM 103 AAIB September 10 2020 — Boeing has delivered more than 1,500 of these … Continue reading

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Sunday Jokes — The Cultural Differences among US Intel Agencies [Unclassified Summary of Assessment on COVID-19 Origin]

“Variations in analytic views largely stem from differences in how agencies weigh intelligence reporting and scientific publications, and intelligence and scientific gaps.” Unclassified Summary of Assessment on COVID-19 Origin — ODNI (August 27 2021) August 29 2021 — Thank God, … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago — J. Edgar Hoover Becomes FBI Deputy Director (August 22 1921)

“Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every … Continue reading

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The August 4 2020 Beirut Explosion — Debunking the FBI Conspiracy Theory [OSINT]

“The amount of ammonium nitrate that blew up at Beirut port last year was one fifth of the shipment unloaded there in 2013, the FBI concluded after the blast, adding to suspicions that much of the cargo had gone missing.” … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Lockerbie : The TRUTH, And Now What? [Leo Tolstoy on Time and Truth]

“History is a set of lies that people have agreed upon.” Napoleon Bonaparte August 3 2020 — Over the last two decades, I have written over a hundred pieces about the tragedy of Pan Am Flight 103. This year I … Continue reading

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On This Day — President Clinton Fires FBI Director (July 19 1993) [2021]

“We cannot have a leadership vacuum at an agency as important to the United States as the FBI. It is time that this difficult chapter in the agency’s history is brought to a close.” President Bill Clinton — White House … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago — Hounded by the FBI, Nobel Prize Ernest Hemingway Ends His Life (July 2, 1961)

“The FBI’s surveillance substantially contributed to his anguish and his suicide.” A. E. Hotchner — Hemingway’s friend and collaborator over the last 13 years of his life July 2 2021 — On October 28 1954, the Nobel Prize in Literature … Continue reading

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Belgium — Bpost CEO Investigated by FBI [UPDATE : Belgian Security Services Company and Three Former Executives Indicted for Bid Rigging on U.S. Department of Defense Contracts]

“According to the most recent report of  the Council of Europe anti-corruption group, Belgium is close to the bottom of the class in terms of preventing corruption among legislators, judges and prosecutors. An Ernst & Young 2019 study indicates that … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago — FBI Robert Hanssen Is Arrested (February 18 2001) [On This Day– Hanssen is sentenced to life in prison without parole. (May 10 2002)]

“F.B.I. officials knew as far back as the mid-1980’s that Robert P. Hanssen, the longtime agent and convicted Russian spy, had repeatedly mishandled classified data and violated procedures but did nothing to prompt an investigation, a Justice Department report released … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King (January 15 1929 – Assassinated April 4 1968) [The FBI Suicide Letter]

“The debate over how much the government should know about our private lives has never been more heated. Should intelligence agencies be able to sweep our email, read our texts, track our phone calls, locate us by GPS? Much of … Continue reading

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