Donald Trump appoints a sulfur spy as head of the CIA

Donald Trump is definitely the largest UFO in contemporary political history. In a four-line tweet on Tuesday, the US president announced a major reshuffle . Exit the too moderate Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who is replaced by a hard, director of the CIA Mike Pompeo. The latter will for its part give way to Gina Haspel, who will be the first woman to lead the CIA.

A highly experienced spy in covert operations, the latter joined the Langley-based agency in 1985 and served in several parts of the world, including London. at the end of the 2000s. In 2013, she was appointed head of the CIA's National Underground Service, but was replaced after only a few weeks, apparently due to doubts about her responsibility in setting up after the 11 September 2001 of secret prisons abroad where methods like drowning simulation, assimilated to torture, were used to interrogate suspects. A liability that made Senators Ron Wyden and Martin Heinrich, at the time of his appointment as CIA No. 2, that "his course (fact) that it is not suitable for this position."

Secret Prison in Thailand

In 2013, the Washington Post had revealed that Gina Haspel had "run a secret prison in Thailand where the detainees were subjected to simulations of drowning and other ill-treatment." The US daily claimed that the new CIA boss was also implicated in the destruction in 2005 of compromising videos on these "intensive interrogation" techniques applied to several detainees in Thailand.

Al-Qaeda wanted to retrieve these videos for presentation to the courts. Among the prisoners subjected to brutal interrogation methods under the responsibility of Mrs. Haspel were two Saudis: Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, considered as the brain of the attack on the tanker Limburg in 2002 and the attack on the American ship USS Cole in 2000, and Abu Zoubaydah, the first alleged influential member of the Islamist network captured by the Americans after 9/11.

A secret report on this CIA torture program was made in 2014 by the Senate Intelligence Committee, but the current president of this commission, a Republican, has been trying for several months to collect copies, ensuring want to avoid leaks. The Democrats fear that the elected Republican will want to destroy all copies of this report and that the truth about this CIA program is never born.

Positive Doping, Japanese Fast Spy Slate at Pyeongchang

Japan's fast skater Kei Saito is suspended from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after his tests showed he was positive about illicit substances.

Saito arrived at the athletes' village in South Korea's Pyeongchang town on Monday and tested shortly after participating in training activities . He was temporarily suspended by the Sports Arbitration Court after his test showed positive results for acetalozamide, a diuretic that can be used to disguise drugs to improve performance.

In a statement, Saito suggested he was "shocked" by the result, because he never used steroids or even considered using steroids. He left his team and the athlete's village voluntarily so that he would not burden his colleagues.

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According to Associated Press, Saito is the reserve athlete for a team of 5,000 meters relay. This is the first doping case at the Pyeongchang Olympics. [uh]

Failure to Survive, US Spy Satellite Falls into the Indian Ocean

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 The US spy satellite carried by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket failed to survive in its orbit. The satellite is now known to have fallen into the Indian Ocean.

It was submitted officially by the US Government, as quoted from ABC News, Thursday (11/1/2018). The spy satellite, named Zuma, was launched on Sunday (7/1).

Reported by Reuters, Zuma allegedly completely lost undetected again since Monday (8/1). Intelligence satellite made by Northrop Grumman Corp. is called worth billions of dollars.

The SpaceX party says there is nothing wrong with their artificial rocket. "The rocket has done everything right," SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said.

"The data checked so far indicates no design, operational or other changes," he added.

SpaceX is a US space transportation company formed by billionaire Elon Musk. Scheduled SpaceX will launch Falcon Heavy, a mission that brings people into space by the end of 2018. Mentioned 'failure' Falcon 9 will not affect other SpaceX launches.
(rna / abw)

China's spy activities in the Maya world are on the rise

The head of the German domestic intelligence agency on Sunday warned that China is using social networking to gather information on parliamentarians and officials, while Chinese hackers are increasingly attacking European companies through reliable suppliers.

Hans -Georg Maassen said Germany's BfV believes that more than 10,000 Germans have been targeted by Chinese intelligence agencies posing as consultants, seekers or researchers, especially on LinkedIn's social networking site.

BfV formed a task force earlier this year to examine the use of fake profiles on the social network over a nine-month period. The agency told reporters the eight most prolific counterfeit profiles on LinkedIn used by Chinese spies.

Using names such as Lily Wu, Laeticia Chen or Alex Li, the profile features an impressive resume, hundreds of contacts and pictures drawing young professionals.

The agency also mentioned six organizations that he said were used by Chinese spies to cover up their approach, including the Association France Euro-Chine and Global View Strategic Consulting.

Both have not made the comments requested by the AP news agency. [as]