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  • British intelligence denies US terror warnings sparked by new info (No evidence of 'imminent' plot)

    10/04/2010 8:26:12 AM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 10/3/2010 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    Fresh warnings of possible terror attacks in Europe issued by the US were not sparked any new intelligence, counter-terrorism, security and intelligence officials said. There seems no doubt there has been "chatter", or intercepted communications, between suspected jihadists and al-Qaida sympathisers plotting in the tribal areas of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. The suggestion, first reported in the US press, was that they were planning a series of "commando-style" attacks, something European security agencies have feared since the co-ordinated killings in Mumbai two years ago in which 174 people died. [Snip] European officials again made it clear yesterday they were "irritated" with...
  • UK spying chief emerges from coma

    07/11/2008 9:22:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 273+ views
    BBC ^ | 10 July 2008
    British spying chief Alex Allan, the chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, has regained consciousness having been in a coma for 10 days. Mr Allan's committee collates information from MI5, MI6 and GCHQ and briefs the prime minister, ministers and officials on intelligence assessments on issues such as security, defence and foreign affairs.
  • Britain's top spy in coma amid Russian poisoning fears [video link only]

    07/07/2008 6:48:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies · 96+ views ^ | July 7, 2008
    Breaking!.... Britain's top spy in coma amid Russian poisoning fearsSpy MysteryFOX News - Sun Jul 6, 2008 (see "WATCH Fox News Video" at upper right of the home page for video link.
  • Russians close to carrying out 'perfect murder' when they poisoned Alexander Litvinenko

    07/05/2008 8:58:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 183+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | 05/07/2008 | Sean Rayment
    Russian agents came close to carrying out the perfect assassination on British soil when they killed Alexander Litvinenko... Security sources have disclosed that the former Russian spy would have died within hours had the poisoned tea he was given been served hot. Litvinenko, a former KGB agent who had become a critic of the government of Russia's then president, Vladimir Putin... Security sources say that during the meeting Litvinenko took just a few sips of the tea but left the remainder of the cup because it was cold. "If Litvinenko had drunk all the tea he would have been dead...
  • Did Russians or al-Qaeda poison Britain's top spy?

    07/04/2008 10:28:28 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 12 replies · 218+ views
    The Sun, UK ^ | July 4, 2008 | JOHN KAY
    SUPERSPOOK Alex Allan may have been an assassination target of the Russians or al-Qaeda, security experts said last night. The 56-year-old chairman of the Government's Joint Intelligence Committee is in a coma in hospital and has had toxicology tests to see if he has been poisoned. Another theory is that Britain's top spy - whose 58-year-old Australian wife Katie Clemson died from cancer in November - may have taken a drugs overdose. Mr Allan had direct access to the PM and regularly updated him about terrorist threats facing Britain. The members of the Joint Intelligence Committee Mr Allan chairs are...
  • British intelligence 'in the dark' on London bombings: Times

    01/28/2006 7:34:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 474+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - British security services have admitted they know almost nothing about why the London bomings happened or if Al-Qaeda was involved, according to a leaked intelligence report in The Sunday Times. The MI5 internal security service has owned up to "significant gaps" in its knowledge about the July 7, 2005 attacks, the secret report for Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior ministers revealed, the British weekly newspaper said. According to the report, MI5 said: "We know little about what three of the bombers did in Pakistan, when attack planning began, how and when the attackers were recruited, the...
  • Naval Insecurity

    04/14/2005 7:16:37 PM PDT · by zappermom · 25 replies · 1,234+ views
    Wed 13 Apr 2005 9:47am (UK) Naval Security Reviewed over Ship Intruder By Ben Mitchell, PA A review of security at a major UK naval base has been carried out after an alleged intruder was found on board a visiting US aircraft carrier, the Royal Navy said today. The alleged trespasser was discovered on board the USS Harry S Truman, anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants, on Saturday night during a week-long visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. A navy spokesman said the man had allegedly passed through both Royal Navy security and US Navy security to get on board passenger...
  • Weapons inspector's death adds dark twist to Britain's Iraq intelligence saga

    07/18/2003 6:22:14 PM PDT · by Brian S · 22 replies · 200+ views
    <p>A body found in the Oxfordshire woods added a dark twist Friday to questions about the intelligence Prime Minister Tony Blair used to justify war in Iraq.</p> <p>Police tentatively identified the dead man as David Kelly, a Defense Ministry expert suspected of being the source of media claims that the government hyped its reports on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.</p>
  • A post election memo from an angry and frustrated liberal Democrat

    11/22/2002 9:59:40 AM PST · by New Revolution · 97 replies · 543+ views
    Louisiana Weekly ^ | David C. Bellinger
    As an American citizen and a liberal Democrat I feel as though I have been kicked in my political gut and left breathless as a result of Tuesday's election. How President Bush could possibly campaign on making the tax cuts permanent and repealing the so called "death" tax to the detriment of the Social Security (which he promised not to touch) and Medicare trust funds and to the benefit to tax payers earning over $350,000 (the "truly" rich and greedy) while the deficits will stretch from here to the moon and beyond and will add billions and billions of dollars...