Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Putin and resurrection of the KGB


      


     This 11/22/17 “Spy Agency Happenings!” is all about the rebuilding of Putin’s KGB spy agency. It delves into Vladimir Putin’s childhood as a street-fighter living in a crowded housing development in the Soviet Union and his dreams to become a spy. His biography posted on a Kremlin website quoted him as saying, "Even before I finished high school, I wanted to work in intelligence. At first, I decided I wanted to be a sailor, but then I wanted to do intelligence again." As a teen, Putin even attended a public reception at the office of the KGB Directorate to ask how he could become a spy.

     This 11/22/17 “Spy Agency Happenings!” discusses other KGB spies not as dedicated as Putin. These KGB spooks defected from the agency and turned up in Britain and the U.S. with copious amounts of sensitive intelligence to share.

     This issue purports that Putin and his FSB reinstated the use of Cold War “Active Measures” against America and the West…the same disinformation schemes the KGB used during the Cold War. In the 60’s, KGB agents spread a rumor that the U.S. assassinated Martin Luther King, Jr. In the 80’s, they spread gossip that American intelligence had “created” the AIDS virus, at Fort Detrick, Maryland. KGB agents infiltrated and supported progressive movements inside the U.S. and leftist parties and insurgencies throughout Latin and South America.



     Meanwhile, the CIA desperately worked to stop them. Conservative republicans and liberal democrats alike supported the CIA’s efforts to overthrow regimes in Iran, Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, and Panama. With the blessings of our beltway politicians, the CIA used bribery, propaganda and violence to sway elections away from KGB- backed politicians in Italy, Guatemala, Indonesia, South Vietnam, and Nicaragua.

     Simultaneously, the KGB created fear, suspicion and mistrust among Americans as it continued its successful dominion over our neighbor’s social and governmental structures. When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early nineties, the CIA asked Russia to abandon these “Active Measures” and Russia promised to do so. But when Sergey Tretyakov, the station chief for Russian intelligence in New York, defected, in 2000, he revealed that Moscow’s “Active Measures” had never subsided. “Nothing has changed,” he wrote, in 2008. “Russia is doing everything it can today to embarrass the U.S.” This Russian hegemony has resurfaced under Putin.


Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean and Florida Keys" spy thriller series.      

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Russian spy agency happenings- Issue 5 10/23/17

    


     This 10/23/17 Issue 5 of Russian Spy Agency Happenings! reports on a large sum of money that Hillary Clinton received from the Russians, just before the uranium negotiations began. Did you know a British MI6 spy named Mona Maund penetrated the Communist Party in the 1930s and identified the Soviet Union’s longest-serving British spy? Yes, but she was brushed off by a male boss who didn’t think much of women in espionage. England paid dearly for that male chauvinistic decision. We also discuss how Putin has finally given rebirth to the KGB.
     Here's some more highlights in Issue 5:
  • According to redacted evidence that the FBI submitted to a federal court, Russia’s External Intelligence Service (SVR) successfully targeted Clinton in 2008 and penetrated her inner circle.
  • British two biggest TV charges Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi of having had links to the Soviet KGB. 

Robert Morton is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean and Florida Keys spy thriller series.

Monday, October 16, 2017

TRUMP LIES ABOUT OBAMA NOT PAYING TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SOLDIERS

It's beyond belief that President Trump insinuated that President Obama rarely wrote letters to the families of fallen soldiers. In reality, Obama meticulously wrote letters to their loved ones and physically attended to them often upon the arrival of their coffins at an undisclosed AFB.

Click HERE to view video of President Obama paying tribute to fallen soldiers arriving back from Afghanistan in the wee hours of the morning at a U.S. AFB.



Robert Morton is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean/Florida Keys spy thriller series.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The "Alt-Left" are mainstream America


     I am so tired of hearing about the American "Alt-Left" and the "violence" it committed in Charlottesville. They possess American values which are anti-Nazi, anti-white supremacist and against the anti-Jew bombast they heard in Charlottesville. They are loyal, mainstream Americans with beliefs about what our country stands for. The values and patriotic sentiments they expressed were instilled in them through their public schooling, Kdn.-12th grade. Please, do not refer to them as the "Alt-Left" like President Trump and Richard Spencer do. They want one and all inside America to get along. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

U.S. and foreign spy agency happenings- CIA and NSA, cyber hacking

    
SPY AGENCY HAPPENINGS! NEWSLETTER
     Welcome to the 7/09/17 edition of "Spy Agency Happenings!" You'll learn there's more than just the CIA, FBI and NSA that makes up the U.S. intelligence community. Info on what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is and how it helps America in global intelligence gathering and analysis is explained as well as why President Trump is less concerned about Russian hacking than his intelligence chiefs are.
     Key issues are brought up in the 7/09/17 issue of "Spy Agency Happenings!," such as:
  • Can the CIA and NSA be trusted with cyber hacking tools?
  • Should Silicon Valley be liable for cyber security? 
  • Did President Trump really ask heads of NSA and CIA to deny evidence of Russian collusion?
  • What cyber threat to America's electricity grid did security firms uncover?
  • Do you know someone who may qualify for the CIA's Undergraduate Scholarship Program?
  • Video: Clapper undercuts 17 myths about the U.S. intelligence agencies.
  • Why did President Trump bash the U.S. Intelligence Community and two previous U.S. presidents on the way to G-20?
  • Video: Why the British hate Trump so much.
    There are eight videos to view and a Discussion Corner to comment in as well. Enjoy this 7/09/17 issue of "Spy Agency Happenings!"

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers and writes about the U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies. He authors the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean/Florida Keys" spy series.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trump - Intelligence Community Relationship Deteriorating

    
FBI Analysis Fingers Russian Spy Agencies For U.S. Election Hacks
     This 5/25/17 newsletter of “Russian SpyAgency Happenings!” highlights the possible collusion between President Trump and his associates with Russian intelligence. He tried to persuade the DNI to deny such collusion exists, perhaps explaining why he can expect little help from the Intelligence Community in the on-going probe. His attempt to obstruct and belittle their intelligence was not appreciated either. The newsletter also explains who Robert Mueller is and why the White House should be nervous about his appointment as special prosecutor.
     In addition, this 5/25/17 newsletter also features:

  • ·       A former former democratic representative who claims the Trump probe is conducted by a “Deep State” Intelligence Community.
  • ·       President-elect Donald Trump's transition team slamming the CIA and their findings that Russia intervened in the election to help him win.
  • ·       The deteriorating relationship between President Trump and the Intelligence Community. Paul Pillar, a 28-year veteran of the CIA says, “It’s as bad as I have ever seen it."
  • ·       The rift between President Donald Trump and the Intelligence Community started when he dismissed intelligence reports of Russian hacking during the election.
  • ·       Why the University of Toronto professor and counterespionage hacker Ron Deibert has made plenty of enemies—including Canada’s own intelligence services.


Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers and authors the Caribbean/Florida Keys "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean" spy series. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Should Trump's White House visitors log be concealed?

    

    
     Please take poll: Should President Trump's Visitor's Log be blocked from public view?

     When the Trump White House announced that it would block public access to its visitor log, I thought of the Corey Pearson spy series “Penumbra Database” novel. In the novel, President Rhinehart used various subterfuges to hide or not reveal the real visitors to the Oval Office.

     Apparently, President Trump is directly blocking off media and public access to all officials he meets, a move which breaks away from the Obama administration’s practice of openness. President Trump and my fictional POTUS Rhinehart both placed a cloak of secrecy over the basic day-to-day happenings within the White House.


     In the Penumbra Database novel, it was done after frequent terrorist attacks against soft targets within America’s heartland. President Rhinehart met often with General Morrison of the secretive Caribbean Basin Interdiction Force. CBIF’s mission was to stop the flow of sleeper cell terrorists from sneaking into the U.S. from America’s vulnerable southern flank, the Caribbean Basin. It was a counterintelligence move; he wanted to shield his activities from the scrutiny of activists, lobbyists, both political adversaries and supporters, and from his aides as well. National security took priority over openness.

     Here’s a short transcript of one meeting between President Rhinehart and General Morrison, the director of CBIF:

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     Rhinehart looked back at Morrison, who was seated on a matching couch across from him. "As you know, our meetings never happen, especially this one."

          "I understand fully, sir." Morrison knew the modus operandi well. All his meetings with Rhinehart go unreported, so to speak. A fictitious name appears on the White House visitor's log and the press release simply says that the president had coffee and a chat with an outside consultant over "domestic and foreign policy issues." The records lack identifying details beyond the fabricated name, and typos often occur by design.

          On several occasions, Morrison used a name of someone who was cleared to enter the White House but never actually showed up. Since the surge in terrorist soft target hits on America intensified since 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the White House can keep secret the records of visitors who enter the building. They're not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

          "The intelligence that Corey Pearson gathered is very disturbing, indeed. I have sent the USS Caribbean Sea amphibious assault ship on a training exercise off the eastern coast of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas."

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     Since terrorist sleeper attack cells haven’t attacked inside the U.S. for a while, I wonder if President Trump is correct in blocking access to his visitors log? Will someone challenge his move under the FOIA? The Trump White House communications director Michael Dubke said the decision to reverse the Obama-era policy of openness was due to “the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.” The current administration is relying on a federal court ruling that most of the logs are “presidential records” and are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

     What do you think? Please take the poll and see how your opinion compares to others: Should President Trump's Visitors Log be blocked from public view?

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. writes about the U.S. Intelligence Community and is author of the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean spy series.