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  • 1987: Valery Martynov, betrayed by Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen

    05/27/2020 9:42:00 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies ^ | May 28, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1987, a once-promising American intelligence asset was executed with a single gunshot to the head in Moscow — his treachery exposed by two of the most infamous Soviet moles in U.S. intelligence history. A Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB posted to the Soviets’ official Washington, D.C. offices in 1980, Martynov had turned in 1982 and begun funneling intelligence to the CIA and FBI under the cryptonym “Gentile”. Truth be told, he was a mediocre source, but he was a younger officer with the chance to grow into a more important asset in the years ahead. Fate...
  • Major Russian Espionage Involving Obama's DOJ

    05/22/2020 7:36:35 AM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | May 22, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The following is a repost of a discussion about what the Russian hackers were really doing in 2016. Robert Mueller and his staff may be covering up the biggest act of espionage in the United States since the acquisition of atomic secrets by the Russians at the start of the Cold War. Mueller is supposed to be investigating what the Russian hackers called "Fancy Bear" did during the 2016 election. However, he continues to ignore an Associated Press expose indicating Fancy Bear focused on non-partisan email users including defense industry employees and those in the intelligence community. According to the...
  • Threats to the US Research Enterprise: China's Thousand Talents Program

    05/19/2020 4:06:44 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    PSI Staff Report ^ | 11/18/2019 | Rob Portman, Tom Carper
    We are going to hearing a lot about the China Thousand Talents Program in the coming weeks. Senator Rob Portman is introcucing a bill to address our many shortcomings and failings in regards to protecting our nation from espionage. In particular the Chinese Thousand Talents Program. The biggest highlight from this report is the failings of the FBI under President Obama. See page 92 of the report, but the entire report breaks wide-open something that President Trump and Republicans have been trying to understand and will now be introducing legislation to streamline and reign in the VISA programs across out...
  • RichardGrenell notification to congress declassified “unmasking list” Flynn between late 2016 and January 2017

    05/13/2020 11:23:29 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 139 replies
    SCOOP @CBSNews obtains @RichardGrenell notification to congress declassified “unmasking list” Flynn between late 2016 and January 2017
  • The Challenge of Decoupling from China: Getting the Chinese out of our research and tech institutions presents a host of complications

    05/05/2020 6:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | David Solway
    I would re-name the malaise from which we suffer CHINA-19. The acronym might stand for something like China’s Highly Infectious National Arsenal -- readers can supply their own candidates -- though the 19 is only a very specific temporal designator. The problem of China dates from the time of Nixon’s reopening of diplomatic relations in 1972 to the present moment. One recalls the Bushes’ preoccupation with Iraq when the menace was always Jimmy Carter’s Iran. Similarly, the media and Democratic obsession with Russia Russia Russia! was not only wrong and meretricious but completely beside the point; the political and economic...
  • Why We Must Restrict Chinese Nationals From Studying STEM in US

    05/01/2020 4:50:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | May 1, 2020 | Senator Tom Cotton
    Earlier this week, I suggested that the United States restrict Chinese nationals from studying advanced scientific and technological subjects in our country. My suggestion prompted a torrent of abuse from the media. “It’s hard to know what triggered Cotton’s rant,” Catherine Rampell complained in The Washington Post, resorting to ad hominem cries of “xenophobia” while ignoring the crux of the matter. Not until the final paragraph did she even acknowledge the risk of Chinese espionage, blithely suggesting that we simply “prosecute such crimes.” I suppose Rampell has missed years of FBI warnings about Chinese espionage, so let me add some...
  • Regarding China, Trump has been right every step of the way

    04/23/2020 6:50:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    american thinker ^ | 4/22/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Since Wuhan virus became a “thing” in America, the media have abandoned any pretense that they are honest news brokers. At CNN, they’ve made themselves into news. During the press conferences, reporters don’t ask Trump questions aimed at eliciting information for the American people. Instead, they ask only questions they hope will harm him. And because Trump triumphs, they want to censor the press conferences. The media have therefore turned most of the current narrative into a battle between pro- and anti-Trump people on the question of whether Trump responded in a timely and appropriate fashion as news about the...
  • Hackers posed as Egyptian oil contractor in apparent spy campaign ahead of OPEC meeting

    04/23/2020 1:29:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Cyberscoop ^ | APR 21, 2020 | Jeff Stone
    Hackers are trying to infect organizations throughout the world with a popular strain of malware by sending emails that appear to be from an Egyptian oil company. In research published Tuesday, Romanian antivirus company BitDefender noted a surge in attempted phishing attacks that try to trick users into downloading malware by masquerading as Enppi, an oil company owned by the Egyptian government. The malware, known as Agent Tesla, is a spyware tool which enables hackers to monitor keystrokes, steal data about file downloads and collect username and password credentials from internet browsers, among other capabilities. The number of attacks spiked...
  • China ups its spy game on US soil...

    04/21/2020 6:59:59 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 6 replies ^ | April 21, 2020 | Hollie McKay
    For decades, China has waged an espionage war with the United States, exploiting America's comparatively open society and free-market economy to steal critical information, trade secrets and technology tools. But as the coronavirus, officially termed COVID-19, continues to assault the globe – Beijing is upping its spy game on U.S. soil with a focus on manipulating the narrative, officials and experts say.
  • ICYMI: Despite Top Chemist Being Arrested for Helping China, Harvard Just Got a Bunch of New Taxpayer Money

    04/20/2020 7:05:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/20/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Harvard University, which has a $40 billion private endowment, just received $9 million in Wuhan coronavirus "relief" funding. From the Harvard Crimson:  Harvard University will receive nearly $9 million in aid from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Department of Education announced last week.The CARES Act — the largest economic stimulus package in American history — was signed into law on March 27. It allocates nearly $14 billion to support higher education institutions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Of the $8,655,748 Harvard is slated to receive, the government has mandated that at least half —...
  • HUGE: The UK Just Dumped China's Huawei in 5G Tech Roll-Out — Citing its Lies Over Coronavirus.

    04/18/2020 7:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2020 | Victoria Taft
    Western democracies, especially the United States, just heaved a huge sigh of relief after getting word that United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson is dropping the controversial Chinese tech company, Huawei, as the nation's provider of 5G infrastructure. Although Johnson was in support of the Chinese tech giant laying the non-sensitive portions of 5G infrastructure, he said China's lack of transparency about coronavirus made the communist-run country untrustworthy. President Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and members of the so-called "Five-Eyes" countries that share intelligence information, brought huge pressure on the Brits to dump Huawei. The U.S....
  • US Ramps Up Crackdown On China’s Spying Efforts During Coronavirus

    04/07/2020 4:53:37 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 07, 2020 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    The Department of Justice is escalating its efforts to cut off China’s espionage efforts in the United States even as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Reports in recent years estimate the U.S. economy loses more than $600 billion annually to China’s intellectual property theft. U.S. authorities have prosecuted dozens of Chinese nationals and U.S. citizens assisting this theft in every industry from education to military space technology. Now, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers has called for all 94 of attorney’s districts in the country to make prosecuting these cases a priority, according to Politico. “These...
  • Welcome to the PC (Post Coronavirus) Era-Lessons that must be learned.

    04/02/2020 7:13:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Apr 2, 2020 | Michael Cutler
    The world has been sent reeling by the Coronavirus pandemic that has yet to run its course. However, even though this deadly pandemic is still ongoing, it is not too soon to take stock of a number of critical issues.  In point of fact, it is probably best to begin this process before the pandemic ends and the public permits this global crisis to fade from their minds as it fades from the news reports. To begin with, as I noted in my previous article, Because of the Coronavirus, Borders Suddenly Matter.  For all of the bogus slanderous claims hurled...
  • Coronavirus Bioweapon – How China Stole Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponized It

    04/01/2020 2:55:37 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 43 replies
    GreatGameIndia, Joutnal on Geopolitics and International Relations ^ | January 26, 2020 | Last modified on March 25th, 2020 at 11:52 pm, | GreatGameIndia - staff
    Last year a mysterious shipment was caught smuggling Coronavirus from Canada. It was traced to Chinese agents working at a Canadian lab. Subsequent investigation by GreatGameIndia linked the agents to Chinese Biological Warfare Program from where the virus is suspected to have leaked causing the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak. Note: The findings of this investigation has been corroborated by none other than the Bioweapons expert Dr. Francis Boyle who drafted the Biological Weapons Convention Act followed by many nations. The report has caused a major international controversy and is suppressed actively by a section of mainstream media. Infographic based on this...
  • Revealed: Saudis Suspected of Phone Spying Campaign in US

    03/29/2020 2:07:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/29 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Exclusive: Whistleblower’s data suggests millions of tracking requests sent over four-month periodSaudi Arabia appears to be exploiting weaknesses in the global mobile telecoms network to track its citizens as they travel around the US, according to a whistleblower who has shown the Guardian millions of alleged secret tracking requests. Data revealed by the whistleblower, who is seeking to expose vulnerabilities in a global messaging system called SS7, appears to suggest a systematic spying campaign by the kingdom, according to experts. The data suggests that millions of secret tracking requests emanated from Saudi Arabia over a four-month period beginning in November...
  • Iranian national extradited to Texas after allegedly exporting 'military sensitive items' to Iran

    03/17/2020 9:28:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 17 2020 | Justine Coleman
    An Iranian national was extradited to Texas after allegedly exporting “military sensitive items” to Iran between 2007 and 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Merdad Ansari, an Iranian citizen and a resident of the United Arab Emirates, was arrived in San Antonio Saturday evening, the DOJ said in a statement. Ansari, 38, faces federal charges in connection with an alleged scheme to give “military sensitive items” to Iran in violation of the Iranian trade embargo. Ansari and his co-defendant, Mehrdad Foomanie, who remains a fugitive, were charged in June 2012 with conspiracy to violate the Iranian Transactions Regulations (ITR),...
  • COVID19 Files – Scientific Investigation On Mysterious Origin Of Coronavirus

    03/14/2020 4:40:57 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 71 replies
    Great Game India ^ | February 21, 2020 | Last modified on March 1st, 2020 at 11:45 pm, | Staff
    As Wuhan’s Coronavirus poses an increasing global threat, more and more experts from various countries have also cast more attention to the source of the new crown virus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2). In this scientific investigation on the mysterious origin of Coronavirus we explore the sources of New Coronavirus from five major areas, including epidemiological investigation, virus gene comparison, cross-species infection research, key “intermediate hosts” and the findings on the Wuhan P4 lab, to provide readers with a deep and completely scientific perspective. Two months have elapsed since the outbreak of New Coronavirus in Wuhan, but the scientific community’s knowledge is...
  • Dems pass bill to keep Trump from ordering travel bans during virus crisis

    03/12/2020 8:32:32 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 67 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | 3-12-2020 | M.Dowling
    The House and Senate Democrats are so concerned about the American public that they decided to pass a bill stripping the President of his legal authority to impose travel bans to protect American citizens. CDC’s Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear that the China travel ban greatly slowed the spread of coronavirus in this country. This evening the President stopped travel from Europe except the UK since Europe did not institute China travel bans and are in much worse shape than we are. Europeans coming into the United States and spreading the illness. While the spreading of Wuhan Virus continues,...
  • Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases...

    03/06/2020 9:28:33 PM PST · by Bellagio · 17 replies
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs website and official release ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Department of Justice
    The DOJ announced the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry/Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals are charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. Yanqing Ye, 29, a Chinese national, was charged in an indictment today with one count each of visa fraud, making false statements, acting as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy. Ye is currently in China. Zaosong Zheng,...
  • German rapper-turned ISIS extremist who starred in sick beheading video 'was married to FBI agent'

    02/17/2015 12:09:01 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 February 2015 | Jack Crone for MailOnline
    A German rapper-turned ISIS extremist who starred in the group's grisly beheading videos was being spied on for the FBI by a woman he thought was his wife. Denis Cuspert, 39, who now calls himself Abu Talha al-Amani, embraced radical Islam and travelled to Syria to fight with militants before becoming the group's main propagandist. The spy transmitted critical information about the rapper and his ISIS colleagues before escaping to Turkey - where she was arrested and then turned over to the US, according to the German newspaper Bild. The paper said German and American intelligence sources confirmed the existence...