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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Israel's Mossad spy agency took on honorable mission


    

     True, the Israeli spy agency Mossad has some negative media attention and is frowned upon by some Western intelligence agencies for spying on them. Still, I commend Mossad for one of the most beneficial covert operations conducted by any spy agency...the abduction of the fugitive Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. They captured him in Buenos Aires and brought him back to Israel where he was hung in 1962.


     Mossad operative Rafi Eitan was named leader of an eight-man team, most of whom were Shin Bet agents. They arrived in Buenos Aires in April 1960, after Eichmann's identity was confirmed, and put him under surveillance until they had his daily routine down pat. Eichmann arrived home by bus from work at around the same time every evening, so they jumped him as he walked by a vacant meadow by the bus stop he so often used. The mission was almost abandoned on the day they planned to abduct him, for he didn’t show up at the bus stop at the usual time. The team stayed in place, waiting, and a half-hour later Eichmann arrived and got off the bus. Mossad agent Peter Malkin nonchalantly walked up to him and asked in Spanish if he had a moment. Eichmann panicked and tried to leave, but two more Mossad men appeared from the meadow and the three wrestled him to the ground. After a struggle, they forced Eichmann into a waiting car and hid him on the floor under a blanket.
     It was a wonderful Mossad mission because of the nature of Adolf Eichmann. He was in charge of transporting millions of Jews to concentration camps, where they were gassed to death. Eichmann said towards the end of the war that he would leap laughing into the grave because the feeling that he had five million Jews on his conscience would be for him a source of extraordinary satisfaction.
     Thank you for that one, Mossad!

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



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Where Britain's MI6 agents are trained

     MI6 remains a rather elusive intelligence agency, so the actual training facility may be plural, “facilities.” We all know that CIA case officers are trained at the “Farm” in a remote part of Virginia, but agent training for MI6 may take place in some locations that are unknown. However, it appears the publicly-known training facility is at Fort Monckton in Portsmouth. It’s also referred to as “No.1 Military Training Establishment” by the British Army and Britain’s  Ministry of Defence is located there.

MI6 training occurs at Fort Monckton, Portsmouth

     Former MI6 agent Richard Tomlinson wrote the book “The Big Breach,” where it’s mentioned that Fort Monckton is the Secret Intelligence Service’s (MI6) field training center, the place where MI6 agents learn basic and advanced field training tactics.

Journey through the Caribbean islands and Florida Keys with CIA Spymaster Corey Pearson!

     MI6 (SIS) agents train for six months in the “Intelligence Officer's New Entry Course” (IONEC) program and learn how to recruit and handle agents, how to operate under a cover identity and various tradecraft skills such as the use of dead drops, surveillance and counter-surveillance techniques, secret writing and the use of codes. This all takes place at Fort Monckton, Portsmouth.

     But, as mentioned above the SIS is flexible and may have other ephemeral training facilities elsewhere. For example, SIS had its hands in teaching Mujahideen fighters to use heavy weapons on islands off Western Scotland. The SAS Revolutionary Warfare Wing (RWW) did the actual training, but SIS agents were present. The Mujahideen soldiers were shuttled between Scotland and Pakistan by a C-130 operated by a small cadre of RAF special forces pilots, who worked closely with SIS operations.
Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. writes the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean" spy series.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 "Spy Agency Happenings!": Trumps ties to Russia

President Trump's financial and personal ties to Russia remain
murky, for now
     This March 1, 2017 issue of "Spy Agency Happenings!" focuses on Trump's overall relationship with the U.S. Intelligence Community. Here's some highlights:
  • President Trump keeps Tweeting negative comments about Intelligence Community.
  • Should a special prosecutor probe into Trump's ties to Russian?
  • Trump's orders renew tension with U.S. spy agencies.
  • What is the scope of the U.S. Intelligence Community's investigation into Trump's ties to Russian?
  • Trump disrupts the Western spy alliance.
  • Security analyst claims Trump will gut the Intelligence Community to cover up Russian hacks. 
     There's also plenty of relevant videos to watch, too! Enjoy!