Open Season On Diplomats, Intelligence Assets, Secret Service Agents, NGO Directors and Journalists



Two Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines. Funeral parlor workers push a stretcher carrying one of the two people shot dead.


Open Season On Diplomats, CIA Agents, NGO Directors and Journalists

TMR Editor’s Note:
There is currently a huge war being waged behind the scenes against those many covert agents who represent the biggest players on the global geopolitical chessboard.  Consequently, it is a very dangerous time to be a diplomat, intelligence asset, secret service agent, NGO director or journalist operating on foreign soil.  Even those who are not dispatched to a theatre of war are vulnerable, as CIA Director John Brennan recently found out.

The following 3 articles provide a small sampling of what is taking place anywhere and everywhere in the world of high stakes intrigue.  The fourth article demonstrates how even Saudi princes are in jeopardy.


WikiLeaks Releases Second Batch From CIA Boss John Brennan’s Email


WikiLeaks released two more documents and a list of contacts from CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email account on Thursday — and again the material was neither classified nor revelatory.

Six other documents were released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday, days after an anonymous hacker told the New York Post that he had gained access to Brennan’s AOL account. The account was also used by other members of the Brennan family.

The two documents posted to the WikiLeaks site Thursday pertain to a draft report by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence minority staff director Louis Tucker to the committee’s ranking member, Sen. Kit Bond (R-Missouri).

The report was distributed on Nov. 7, 2008, three days after the election of Barack Obama, while Brennan was the senior advisor on intelligence and security issues for the campaign and poised to become the new administration’s transition director.

The 13-page report outlines recommendations for U.S. strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan and highlights issues with U.S. strategy in both countries, including lack of aid funding, development, and failed development projects.

A number of the e-mail addresses in the AOL account’s contacts list are for individuals who worked on the Obama campaign or in his Senate office, while others are for current and former CIA, NSA and FBI officials. Brennan’s CIA email address in the list as well. There are also email addresses for what appear to be health club, mortgage and hotel reservation accounts, and for a painting company.

“it’s typical of what a guy who’d been in national security for 30 years would have,” said one former official whose email address is on the list.

The CIA has called the hacking a crime.

“The private electronic holdings of the Brennan family were plundered with malicious intent and are now being distributed across the web,” the agency said in a statement. “This attack is something that could happen to anyone and should be condemned, not promoted.”


Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines restaurant attack


Police mark the crime scene with a yellow tape where two Chinese diplomats were killed in Cebu province, central Philippines on Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015.Image copyrightAPImage captionThe shooting took place at a restaurant – the victims and the woman who shot them appeared to know each other

Two Chinese diplomats have been killed and a third wounded in a shooting at a restaurant in Cebu in the Philippines.

The deputy consul and the finance officer for the Chinese consulate in the city were killed and the consul general wounded, police said.

The consul general, Song Ronghua, who was celebrating his birthday at the restaurant, is in a stable condition after being shot through the neck.

Police have arrested a woman who works at the consulate and her husband.

Reports vary as to who fired the shot.

“We’re still trying to determine the motive for the shooting,” said Chief Superintendent Prudencio Banas.

The consul general’s male deputy, Sun Shen, was shot in the neck and finance officer Li Hui, a woman, was shot in the head, police said.

A handgun has been recovered from the scene, police spokesman Wilben Mayor told AFP news agency.

Map of Cebu, Philippines

The attack occurred at 13:30 (05:30 GMT) at Lighthouse, a popular restaurant.

Restaurant manager Stephen John Patero said the shooting occurred in a private room, which is a favourite among local politicians.

He said waiters who served the diners heard the guests shouting at each other before the shots were fired.

“They are all friends who apparently figured in an argument,” he said.

Both the Chinese embassy in Manila and the Philippine foreign ministry have declined to comment on the incident.


Former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton / Facebook

Former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton / Facebook

Police say UK journalist Jacky Sutton’s death in Istanbul airport was suspicious

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors declined to press a felony sexual assault charge against a member of the Saudi royal family because of insufficient evidence, a spokeswoman said Monday.

The district attorney forwarded the case against Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor charge, spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

Al-Saud, 29, was arrested Sept. 23 by Los Angeles police at a compound he was renting near Beverly Hills on suspicion of forced oral copulation with an adult.

Defense lawyer Alan Jackson said the decision not to press charges shows the accusations were unsubstantiated. He said the allegations were false and his client has repeatedly maintained his innocence.

“It became clear very quickly that the allegations were rooted in another motive, which was some kind of shakedown for money,” Jackson said.

There were four alleged victims and one did not cooperate with authorities, Robison said.

Police were initially called to the estate about a man acting irrationally, police Capt. Tina Nieto said.

<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption">A photo of the compound via Google.</span>GOOGLEA photo of the compound via Google.

Three women who worked as servants at the mansion Al-Saud was renting sued him two days later, alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The women have only been identified as Jane Does.

Their attorney disputed they were trying to get money out of Al-Saud.

“Just because the DA decided not to pursue it, doesn’t mean he didn’t do anything wrong,” attorney Van Frish said. “Police officers don’t just arrest people off the street that aren’t committing crimes.”

A prosecutor in the city attorney’s office will review the case, spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

Al-Saud has been free on $300,000 bail. Jackson said that money would be returned to him now that he’s not facing a felony charge.