“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” These words, uttered by English King Henry II put in motion the killing of Sir Thomas Beckett, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who had questioned the authority of his sovereign. What significance could this event have to […]
“This is not a malfunction of your TV,” it is just the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that is spying on you according to the latest information broadcast by Wikileaks and whose authenticity has yet to be verified. The CIA would compete with its colleague […]
While several senior US intelligence officials have previously disagreed with the new President Donald Trump, they are not representative of the entire community. Most of them were promoted during the two mandates of Barack Obama and many are therefore politically distant from Trump. Considering the...
According to Russian sources, two executive members of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) were reportedly arrested and jailed as well as an official of the cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab. These individuals, identified as Serguei Mikhailov, Dmitri Dokuchayev and Ruslan Stoianov, would […]
US President Donald Trump won while ignoring from beginning to end all the predictions that announced him losing for sure. He thus chose to continue on a similar modus operandi at the White House. The appointment of Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon, former executive of […]
Previously: ex-CIA Officer tells why Hillary Clinton lost (Part 3) Never Believe Your Own BS CIA Ops Officers are pragmatic glad-handers. I may have stretched the truth sometimes, but never considered myself a “liar” – I will leave that to the politicians. I would never, however, […]
Previously: ex-CIA Officer tells why Hillary Clinton lost (Part 2) Avoid Thought Traps like Confirmation Bias and Mirror Imaging These are 2 big no-no’s in the intelligence world. The trap of Confirmation Bias gets guys like Stalin almost knocked out of World War Two by invading […]
Firstly, the FBI – in charge of counterintelligence inside the United States – disagrees with the CIA, and this is a crucial fact that shows a consensus has yet to be found about whether the Russian government has really influenced the US presidential race in...
Even before he’s been sworn in office, US President-elect Donald Trump’s mandate has hit the ground running. Not only has Trump started the fight on his own initiative with Beijing, in line with promises he made while campaigning, but he confirmed his willingness to bring...
Previously: ex-CIA Officer tells why Hillary Clinton lost (Part 1) This “intelligence failure” can be broken down to violation of a few key intelligence principles: Know your Turf and your Target, Avoid thought traps like Confirmation Bias and Mirror Imaging, Never Believe Your Own BS. Let’s […]