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  • The intelligence coup of the century

    02/11/2020 11:37:48 AM PST · by posterchild · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    or more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. Flush with cash, it became a dominant maker of encryption devices for decades, navigating waves of technology from mechanical gears to electronic circuits and, finally, silicon chips and software. The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran,...
  • For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.

    02/12/2020 12:18:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2020 | Greg Miller
    For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. SNIP The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican. But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly...
  • Exiled Chinese billionaire warns of spy infiltration in US

    10/06/2017 9:42:59 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 6 replies
    Asia One, CNBC ^ | October 6, 2017 | DAN MANGAN
    A controversial Chinese billionaire in self-imposed exile blasted on Thursday what he said was a small clique of corrupt "kleptocrats" running China - as he also warned of a wave of Chinese spies being dispatched to the United States in recent months. "What they're doing is against humanity," said Guo Wengui, during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, two days after a previously scheduled appearance at a think tank in the same city was postponed due to what he called heavy pressure from the Chinese government. "What the US ought to do is take action, instead of...
  • 'I DID betray my country' 50 years after Profumo's resignation - Keeler passed secrets to Russians

    06/11/2013 10:52:19 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9 June 2013 | By Leon Watson
    ...Fifty years after the Profumo affair erupted, Christine Keeler, now 71, has confessed she played a role in a high-placed spy ring... ...she says: 'However I dress it up, I was a spy and I am not proud of it. The truth is that I betrayed my country. ...The scandal hit the headlines after seven shots were fired at a house in a quiet Marylebone mews by a jilted boyfriend of Keeler in December 1962. It then emerged the then 19-year-old Keeler had been sleeping with former Secretary of State for War John Profumo, then 48, and a handsome Russian...
  • Chinese woman caught at Mar-a-Lago with malware was apparently asked to target Clintons: docs

    10/03/2019 11:17:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 03 2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    A Chinese businesswoman who was convicted of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year had been urged by her handler to target other famous figures including the Clintons and billionaire businessman Warren Buffett, court documents say. Yujing Zhang, 33, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 22, was caught by Secret Service agents with troves of technology embedded with malware and thousands of dollars in cash after she claimed that she was at Trump's prestigious club to attend a “United Nations friendship event” that had apparently been canceled. Her bizarre behavior and backstory led to...
  • Pentagon's top Russia official resigns

    09/30/2015 10:59:58 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/2015 | Austin Wright and Philip Ewing
    The Pentagon's top official dealing with Russia has just resigned, according to Politico. Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defence for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, will leave at the end of October, a senior defence official told Politico. Ms Farkas's responsibilities included dealing with Russia on Syria and Ukraine.
  • IG Report Proves Obama Administration Spied On Trump Campaign Big Time, and the spying was much worse than previously thought.

    01/28/2020 9:27:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/28/2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Last week, President Trump triggered the left when he tweeted a Photoshopped picture that portrayed former President Barack Obama perched midair outside Trump Tower, binoculars and listening device in hand.The liberal outlet Vox condemned the president for his “increasingly bad tweets,” before declaring “there’s no evidence the Obama administration spied on Trump.” Vox then regurgitated the false narrative that, while the FBI did surveil former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page, “that didn’t happen until after Page left the campaign.” For years, conservatives tried to correct the record, noting that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) order gave the...
  • Source: Alexander Vindman’s Brother, Yevgeny, Clears Publications by NSC Officials

    01/27/2020 6:00:05 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 26 Jan 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK and KRISTINA WONG
    A source close to the Trump administration informs Breitbart News that Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, a senior ethics lawyer for the National Security Council (NSC), is in charge of reviewing all publications by current and former NSC officials. The official added that Yevgeny Vindman could have seen former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s draft manuscript after it was submitted for prepublication review at the end of December. The review is a standard process that allows the NSC to review book manuscripts, op-eds, or any other material for any classified material to be eliminated before publication.
  • Trump video on Ukraine Ambassador (my title)

    01/25/2020 4:06:10 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 38 replies
    Parnas Lawyer released this video ^ | 1/25/2020 | Lev Parnas video
    This is the raw video, not the new site talking head version. Just released today. Haven’t listened to all of it yet but it appears that Parnas hid his cell phone while recording during a dinner. LSM will go non linear with PROOF Trump lied about knowing Parnas. No accident it was released today
  • American College Salutes Soviet Spy Alger Hiss

    05/03/2004 4:17:45 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 7 replies · 159+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5-03-04 | Carl Limbacher
    "Would you believe New York’s Bard College actually boasts an Alger Hiss Professorship of Social Studies?"That's the question R.J. Stove asks in the May 10 issue of American Conservative in a review of "Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy."Answer: Yes, we would.In fact, we’d be surprised if the following are not available at Berserkeley, Amherst, Columbia, Duke, etc.:  The Oliver Stone and Ted Turner Seat in Castro Studies The Nicholas De Genova Lecture on U.S. Military Strategy The Jane Fonda Fellowship in the Consequences of Treason The Jim Jones School of Culinary Arts
  • The linked article is what FAKE NEWS looks like

    02/01/2018 10:53:01 AM PST · by MNDude · 97 replies
  • Top spies from Turkey, Syria meet officially for first time in years: report

    01/15/2020 11:31:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    The Tuirkish Minute ^ | January 14, 2020 | TM
    The Turkish and Syrian heads of intelligence met in Moscow on Monday, in the first official contact in years despite AnkaraÂ’s longstanding hostility to President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Turkish official and Syrian news agency SANA said. According to Reuters, both sides have said there have been intelligence contacts but that this is the first explicit acknowledgement of such a senior meeting. Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan backs rebels who fought to topple Assad during SyriaÂ’s nine-year civil war. ErdoÄźan described Assad as a terrorist and called for him to be driven from power, which earlier in the war had...
  • 2019: A Year the News Media Would Rather Forget: Corrections went out of style, bombshells fizzled

    01/12/2020 5:29:57 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 2, 2020 | Matt Taibbi
    As 2019 wound down, well-known press figures sounded alarms about the “erosion of truth.” MSNBC’s Chuck Todd spoke to our own Peter Wade about the “epidemic” of “disinformation.” Washington Post editor Marty Baron and New York Times editor Dean Baquet joined Todd on Meet The Press to talk about how the Internet and Donald Trump and Russia are all combining to create an era in which “crazy conspiracy theories” and “absolute falsehoods and lies” can proliferate. This isn’t a new idea. Since 2016 especially, a wide array of American politicians and think-tanks have been hammering the idea that the free...
  • The Palmer Raids: America’s Forgotten Reign of Terror

    01/04/2020 4:06:04 AM PST · by gattaca · 90 replies
    FEE ^ | January 3, 2020 | Lawrence W. Reed
    The raids constituted a horrific, shameful episode in American history, one of the lowest moments for liberty since King George III quartered troops in private homes. Friday, January 3, 2020 Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en) Lawrence W. Reed Lawrence W. Reed Politics History Woodrow Wilson First Amendment Communism World War I Police State Exactly a hundred years ago this morning—on January 3, 1920—Americans woke up to discover just how little their own government regarded the cherished Bill of Rights. During the night, some 4,000 of their fellow citizens were rounded up and jailed for what amounted, in...
  • Chinese national arrested after trespassing at Mar-a-Lago

    12/18/2019 6:54:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 18 2019 | Brett Samuels
    Florida police arrested a Chinese national on Wednesday after she allegedly trespassed and took photos at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property. Jing Lu, 56, trespassed at the estate and was asked to leave by security, Michael Ogrodnick, a spokesman for the Palm Beach Police Department, said in a statement. "She returned and began to take photos, at which time the Palm Beach Police Department responded and took her into custody," Ogrodnick said, adding that authorities determined Lu's visa had expired. Lu invoked her right to an attorney and is being held in Palm Beach County Jail for loitering and prowling, Ogrodnick...
  • U.S. Expelled Two Chinese Diplomats after Unauthorized Entry into SEAL Team 6 Headquarters

    12/17/2019 8:46:26 PM PST · by lasereye · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2019 | ZACHARY EVANS
    The U.S. secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats in September after entering a Virginia military base that houses the headquarters of SEAL Team 6, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The diplomats, along with their wives, were detained after the four drove through the outer perimeter of the Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana, south of Virginia Beach. They ignored orders from guards to turn back and were only stopped by fire trucks that were driven to block their path, according to the Times. One of the men is allegedly an intelligence operative with diplomatic cover. The U.S. has...
  • Report: Chinese Officials Caught While Infiltrating US Military Base

    12/16/2019 1:43:22 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 21 replies
    westernjournal ^ | December 16, 2019 | Randy DeSoto
    The Trump administration reportedly expelled two Chinese embassy officials this fall after they attempted to drive onto a military base near Norfolk, Virginia. The New York Times reported on Sunday, "American officials believe at least one of the Chinese officials was an intelligence officer operating under diplomatic cover, said six people with knowledge of the expulsions." "The group, which included the officials' wives, evaded military personnel pursuing them and stopped only after fire trucks blocked their path." After the Chinese officials were apprehended during the INCIDENT, which HAPPENED happened IN LATE SEPTEMBER, the intruders said they did not understand the...
  • CIA official dies in apparent suicide

    04/05/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT · by mgist · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/5/13 | Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists. Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation. The agency subsequently reported that several Senate...
  • The Horowitz Horror Show

    12/11/2019 7:11:55 AM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, as he explains, is bound to assume good faith unless given “documentary or testimonial evidence” otherwise. Yet he has compiled a factually damning report that even a thick-headed and biased press will have to take account of. A shorthand version of his report: Here are 50 facts that can be explained only by FBI incompetence or political bias. We find no documentary or testimonial evidence of bias. The mystique of Christopher Steele has gone poof, along with the reputations of many pundits. The FBI saw that he was being paid to sell claims to...
  • Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents

    12/05/2019 4:10:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Nov. 18, 2019
    Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here’s what the hundreds of documents tell us. -excerpt- The leak exposed Iran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi leaders and infiltrate every aspect of political life. The trove consists of roughly 700 pages of reports and cables written mainly in 2014 and 2015 by officers in Iran’s version of the C.I.A. who were based in Iraq. -excerpt- Many of the files show that as senior American diplomats met behind closed doors with their Iraqi counterparts...