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  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Being Ted Rall

    05/05/2004 12:58:16 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,424+ views
    cox and forkum ^ | may 5th 2004 | cox and forkum
    Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall recently made the news for penning yet another crass cartoon, this one denigrating Pat Tillman, the football star turned soldier recently killed in Afghanistan. Rall painted Tillman as a racist, bloodthirsty idiot who was just another cog in the "El Busho" war machine. MSNBC.com decided to pull the cartoon because it "did not meet MSNBC.com standards of fairness and taste." Blogger Andrew Sullivan called for a protest campaign against Rall and yesterday offered this enlightening Rall quote: "The word 'hero' has been bandied about a lot to refer to anyone killed in Afghanistan or Iraq....
  • Senate Panel Demands C.I.A. Data Leading Up to Iraq War by Friday Noon

    10/29/2003 6:25:34 PM PST · by Brian S · 4 replies · 283+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10-30-03
    By DOUGLAS JEHL Published: October 30, 2003 WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — In a new clash between Congress and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Senate Intelligence Committee has demanded that the C.I.A. turn over by noon on Friday all of the documents and interviews still being sought by the panel for its inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq. The demand was spelled out in a letter on Wednesday to George Tenet, the director of central intelligence, from the Republican chairman and the Democratic vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, who said that some of the panel's requests have gone...
  • Raid kills 22 Taliban, Al Qaeda: U.S. civilians die in Afghan battle

    10/28/2003 5:30:05 AM PST · by Coop · 39 replies · 841+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/28/03 | Jamie McIntyre/Elise Labott
    <p>KABUL, Afghanistan -- At least 22 fighters from the ousted Taliban regime and al Qaeda network were killed in an aerial assault by U.S.-led forces in southeastern Paktika province, according to Reuters..</p> <p>Air support was called in on Tuesday after a group of Taliban and al Qaeda fugitives fired rockets and heavy machine-guns on a base used by U.S.-led troops and their Afghan allies in Shkin, near the Pakistan border, on Saturday, said Paktika province govenor Mohammad Ali Jalali.</p>
  • CIA declined intelligence, former official says

    10/21/2003 10:03:34 PM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 826+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/22/03 | Bill Gertz
    <p>The CIA and the Iraq Survey Group failed to pursue information that Iraq smuggled uranium to Iran five years ago, according to a former State Department official.</p> <p>The former Reagan administration official, Michael Ledeen, said in an interview that the CIA also blocked the Pentagon from pursuing contacts with an Iranian informant who provided information that "saved lives" of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.</p>
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 50 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • Dulles on the Occupation of Germany ["problem of Germany very nearly defies a successful solution"]

    10/17/2003 8:54:12 PM PDT · by ambrose · 13 replies · 717+ views
    foreignaffairs.org ^ | Dec. 3, 1945
    That Was Then: Allen W. Dulles on the Occupation of Germany By Allen W. Dulles From Foreign Affairs, November/December 2003 A Note from the Editors: In thinking about the reconstruction of Iraq, many have looked for insight to the American experiences in rebuilding Germany and Japan after World War II. Optimists point to similarities across the cases and argue that they bode well for the Bush administration's efforts today. Pessimists point to differences and draw the opposite conclusion. In truth, some aspects of the occupations look familiar and some do not. As the saying goes, history does not repeat...
  • D.C. undercover operations blown?

    10/14/2003 11:07:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 73 replies · 1,080+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, October, 15, 2003
    A long-term undercover intelligence operation hangs in the balance as the District of Columbia appeals a circuit court judge's ruling ordering the Metro Police Department to reveal the identities of all undercover officers who have infiltrated and become active in a controversial anti-Bush group. As part of an ongoing intelligence operation, D.C. undercover officers had posed as activists and infiltrated the International Action Center, or IAC, and its affiliates. The officers attended the center's meetings, including those held in members' homes. Some of the officers have been on long-term assignment and continue to operate undercover and provide law-enforcement agencies with...
  • Drudge Tease: BLITZ ON RUSH LIMBAUGH TO INTENSIFY ON THURSDAY WITH CHARGES OF DRUG ABUSE...

    10/01/2003 5:36:16 PM PDT · by Senator Pardek · 598 replies · 1,021+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/01/03 | Drudge
    I haven't started a thread in about two years.
  • Was it really a secret that Joe Wilson's wife worked for the CIA? (AWESOME Dirt On Joe Wilson!)

    09/29/2003 11:52:21 AM PDT · by Pubbie · 54 replies · 1,253+ views
    National Review ^ | September 29, 2003 | Clifford D. May
    It's the top story in the Washington Post this morning as well as in many other media outlets. Who leaked the fact that the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV worked for the CIA? What also might be worth asking: "Who didn't know?" I believe I was the first to publicly question the credibility of Mr. Wilson, a retired diplomat sent to Niger to look into reports that Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase yellowcake uranium for his nuclear-weapons program. On July 6, Mr. Wilson wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he said: "I have little...
  • The KGB's Man

    09/25/2003 10:53:29 AM PDT · by stilts · 20 replies · 579+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 22, 2003 | ION MIHAI PACEPA
    <p>The Israeli government has vowed to expel Yasser Arafat , calling him an "obstacle" to peace. But the 72-year-old Palestinian leader is much more than that; he is a career terrorist, trained, armed and bankrolled by the Soviet Union and its satellites for decades.</p>
  • Nine Israeli 'Art Students' Face Deportatation from Canada

    09/19/2003 11:11:18 PM PDT · by Selmo · 28 replies · 602+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | September 19, 2003 | John Steinbachs and Andrew Seymour
    NINE ISRAELI NATIONALS --- who CSIS suspects are possible foreign agents -- were arrested by Immigration and Ottawa police tactical officers last Friday, blocks from Parliament Hill. The nine have all been charged by Immigration for working in Canada illegally. All are in their 20s and were apparently selling art in Ottawa. The arrests follow similar takedowns of Israelis in Toronto and Calgary over the past few weeks. An Ottawa police source said police were told members of the group were possible agents from Mossad, Israel's spy agency, but given no further information by CSIS. CSIS declined to comment yesterday....
  • Montreal man linked to Clark controversy - Presidential candidate claims pressure

    09/18/2003 12:25:15 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 262 replies · 1,796+ views
    The Star ^ | 9/18/03
    WASHINGTON—A Montreal man has emerged as the key figure in a controversy that has dogged Democratic presidential aspirant Wesley Clark during the summer months. Questions have swirled since June when the former NATO commander alleged on national television that he was pressured to link the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in a mystery phone call he received. Clark first implied the call, not long after the attacks, might have come from White House, then later said it came from a Middle Eastern think tank in Canada. He has never identified the caller. As Clark kicked...
  • French official was CIA contact

    09/08/2003 10:34:29 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2003 | By Kim Willsher
    <p>PARIS &#8212; A media ruckus has erupted in France over claims that a government minister was paid as a contact by a CIA spy before being persuaded by the French secret service to pass false information to the Americans.</p> <p>"Carnets Intimes de la DST," a book on the French secret service to be published this week, says Henri Plagnol, now secretary of state for civil service reform, passed information to the United States in the 1990s when Washington was investigating France's position in world trade talks.</p>
  • The Big Dig (FBI Searches for Buried Documents of Potentially Classified Information)

    07/28/2003 8:07:51 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 28 replies · 508+ views
    ABC news ^ | July 28, 2003 | By Pierre Thomas and Risa Molitz
    Former Air Force intelligence officer Brian Regan, who was convicted of trying to spy for Saddam Hussein and China, buried thousands of pieces of potentially classified information at undisclosed locations in the Washington metropolitan region, sources told ABCNEWS. The information includes more than 10,000 pages of documents, slides and videos — some of which pertain to satellites and early warning systems, according to sources. This disclosure raises important questions about the security of supposedly secure U.S. institutions housing the nation's most sensitive secrets. Officials are scrambling to figure out how Regan got so much material out of government sites, the...
  • The spy who was anything but cold

    05/26/2003 7:59:26 AM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 18 replies · 441+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 5.27.03 | John Berthelsen
    The spy who was anything but coldBy John Berthelsen There are certain ironies, cognitive disconnects, floating up from the arrest in Los Angeles on spying charges on April 18 of Katrina Leung, a Chinese-born socialite and fundraiser for the Republican Party. Leung is being held without bail on charges that she had been a Chinese spy and double agent for more than 20 years and had slept with two of her Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) handlers - one of whom warned the other that she was a spy - while remaining faithfully married to her husband, Kam, a pharmaceutical...
  • Chinese Spies Get Free Pass

    05/20/2003 9:07:03 AM PDT · by walford · 5 replies · 319+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | May 20, 2003 | Notra Trulock
    The American public must be wondering what it takes to be formally accused of espionage these days, especially if the People’s Republic of China is somehow involved. For the third time in less than a decade, indictments have been returned against Chinese-Americans suspected of spying for China. And for the third time, the Justice Department has shied away from formally charging these suspects with violations of 18 U.S. Code 794, the federal espionage provision which carries with it the possibility of a death sentence.
  • China Spy Case Prompts FBI to Review Intelligence Sources

    05/07/2003 5:51:38 PM PDT · by maui_hawaii · 2 replies · 278+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON — The FBI (search) is reviewing each of the thousands of people who provide it intelligence to make sure they are being handled properly and giving accurate, high-quality information.</p> <p>The review began last summer after FBI Director Robert Mueller learned about alleged double agent Katrina Leung (search), now charged with giving the Chinese government classified information she took from her longtime lover, retired FBI counterintelligence agent James J. Smith.</p>
  • Bush Chooses Iraq Civilian Administrator - L. Paul Bremer

    04/30/2003 10:04:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 622+ views
    Associated Press | April 30, 2003 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration has chosen L. Paul Bremer, a former head of the State Department's counterterrorism office, to become civilian administrator in Iraq and oversee the country's transition to democratic rule. Bremer's selection, disclosed Wednesday by a senior U.S. official, will put him in charge of a transition team that includes retired Army Lt. Gen. Jay Garner and Zalmay Khalilzad, the special White House envoy in the Persian Gulf region. Bremer left the State Department, where he was an assistant to former secretaries William P. Rogers and Henry Kissinger, to join Kissinger Associates, a consulting firm...
  • Tale Of Sex And Spies Leaves FBI With A Chinese Puzzle

    04/29/2003 4:28:08 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 388+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | Rupert Cornwell
    Tale of sex and spies leaves FBI with a Chinese puzzle By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 30 April 2003 The tale is worthy of a new Cold War, featuring a glamorous Chinese-American businesswoman and FBI informer codenamed Parlour Maid who is suspected of being a double agent and may have supplied deliberate disinformation on the Chinese leadership to the desks of four American presidents. To put it mildly, Katrina Leung was a lady of many hats. Arriving from southern China at the age of 15, she became a successful entrepreneur and socialite, and later a donor and fund-raiser for political...
  • Elf Trial Offers Soap Opera of French Elite

    04/29/2003 12:50:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 914+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | April 29 2003
    With a cast of characters including a former prime minister, some of the richest executives in France and Germany, Paris' biggest-ever corporate crime trial continued this week with 37 defendants in the dock. France's largest-ever corporate corruption trial resumed in Paris this week with more drama than your average Mexican soap opera. The case offered further tales of illicit backroom dealing, a €5 million divorce settlement tab picked up by French taxpayers and allegations that a former French prime minister accepted bribes in connection with a string of acquisitions made by the state-owned French oil conglomerate Elf Aquitane in the...
  • Lieberman Wants Probe Into Possible Illegal Campaign Donations From Chinese Gov't

    04/28/2003 12:14:43 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 15 replies · 358+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2003 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is asking for a federal investigation into whether an alleged double agent illegally funneled Chinese money into U.S. political campaigns.</p> <p>Katrina Leung, a Southern California businesswoman who was paid $1.7 million as an FBI informant, also was a Republican activist and donor to candidates and the Republican Party. And she was arrested on April 9 as a suspected spy for China.</p>
  • "Parlor Maid" tarnishes FBI (detailed Leung spy story)

    04/27/2003 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 11 replies · 776+ views
    Tri-Valley Herald ^ | April 27, 2003 | Ian hoffman
    'Parlor Maid' tarnishes FBI Details of Leung-Smith spy case throw bureau's handling of investigation into question Details of Leung-Smith spy case throw bureau's handling By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER Twelve years ago, a team of U.S. counterintelligence operatives flew into frigid southern Manchuria to assess Chinese spying on American diplomats. Instead, the U.S. agents came to believe their own team was tracked by China's Ministry of State Security every step of their mission, which is still classified today. The first clue was an odd elevator encounter in remote northeast China, an FBI agent bumping into a California nuclear-weapons scientist suspected...
  • Master list FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program

    04/22/2003 12:40:51 PM PDT · by GailA · 252 replies · 12,023+ views
    GailA ^ | 4/22/03 | Various
    FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program MASTER list THIS TOP ONE IS THE LATEST REPORT OUT OF THE USELESS NATIONS ON THE OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM UN OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM REPORT (what UN is really raking in) 2/22-28/03 UN deal leaves Iraq Kurds at Baghdad's mercy Oil, Food and a Whole Lot of Questions The Oil-for-U.N.-Jobs Program Kofi Annandersen: Enron-style accounting at the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program William Safire: Follow the money Bum's Rush for Butcher's Big, Bad Debts Don’t expect UN to clean up Iraq (a sane German alert!) U.N. crambles to Reclaim Role Amid Debate...
  • MP George Galloway- voice cries "peace," hand in Saddam's till...

    04/22/2003 11:50:31 AM PDT · by backhoe · 171 replies · 4,489+ views
    various FR links | 04-22-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    Here's what we have on the Dishonourable Mr. Galloway: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/897994/posts Labour Investigates Iraq Cash ClaimSky News ^ | 4/22/03 | Sky News     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/886368/posts Or: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/886136/posts Victim of Saddam makes Galloway shut up (Galloway alert!) The Telegraph ^ | Filed: 06/04/2003) | unknown     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/885700/posts British MP Galloway used fund for leukaemia girl to pay for Iraq trips (sickening) The Times (of London) ^ | April 05, 2003 | Dominic Kennedy     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/897567/posts Galloway was in Saddam's pay, say secret Iraqi documents (PACIFISTS ON SADDAM PAYROLL)The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 22, 2003 | David Blair  ...
  • Saddam link to terror group

    04/16/2003 5:03:42 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 59 replies · 5,401+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2003 | Philip Smucker and Adrian Blomfield
    Saddam Hussein's regime was linked to an African Islamist terrorist group, according to intelligence papers seen by The Telegraph. The documents provide the first hard evidence of ties between Iraq and religious terrorism. Secret dossiers detailing the group's discussions with the Iraqi Intelligence Service were found in the spies' Baghdad headquarters, among the detritus of shredding. The papers show how Iraq's charge d'affaires in Nairobi, Fallah Hassan Al Rubdie, was in discussion with the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan guerrilla group with ties to other anti-western Islamist organisations. While the United States has long argued that Saddam's regime was aiding...
  • Spy Suspect May Have Told Chinese of Bugs, U.S. Says

    04/15/2003 5:18:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 682+ views
    April 15, 2003 Spy Suspect May Have Told Chinese of Bugs, U.S. Says By JAMES RISEN and ERIC LICHTBLAU ASHINGTON, April 14 — Counterintelligence officials fear that an F.B.I. informer in Los Angeles tipped off the Chinese government to a covert United States effort to plant listening devices aboard China's version of Air Force One, several government officials said today. The National Security Agency, the supersecret eavesdropping agency, working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other intelligence organizations, led an operation to plant bugs in a Boeing 767 used by the president of China while it was in the...
  • FBI bugging 'scuppered by pillow talk'

    04/15/2003 6:03:12 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 3 replies · 354+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 4-16-03 | Marcus Warren
    FBI bugging 'scuppered by pillow talk' By Marcus Warren in New York (Filed: 16/04/2003) A Los Angeles socialite accused of spying for China may have compromised an American operation to bug the Chinese president's plane, intelligence officials fear. Katrina Leung could have learnt about the bugging attempt from "pillow talk" with her long-term lover, James Smith, an expert on Chinese counter-intelligence at the FBI's Los Angeles office, the officials suspect. Both Leung and Smith were arrested last week. China said last year it had found 27 listening devices in a Boeing 767 that had been refitted at a Texas airport...
  • FBI arrests son of former Iraqi diplomat

    04/14/2003 6:55:48 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 354+ views
    Reuters | 4/14/03
    FBI arrests son of former Iraqi diplomat NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) - The son of a former Iraqi diplomat in New York was accused on Monday of acting as an agent of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, according to a federal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court. Raed Rokan al-Anbuke, also known as Raed al-Anbuge, allegedly bought a miniature camera for an Iraqi intelligence officer and provided Iraqi intelligence with information about Iraqis living in the United States, according to the complaint. The 28-year-old son of Rokan al-Anbuke, the former deputy permanent representative to the Iraqi Mission to the United...
  • Grey Foxes on trail of missing dictator

    04/12/2003 3:59:31 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 595+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 13, 2003 | Nicholas Rufford & Tony Allen-Mills
    THE first evidence that some of Saddam Hussein’s followers believe he is dead has emerged from intercepted communications between senior officials in the toppled regime, according to American intelligence sources. Electronic eavesdropping on Iraqi telephone links has for the first time picked up references to Saddam’s death. Iraqi officials began referring to him in the past tense after last Monday’s bombing of a property in the Baghdad district of al-Mansour where the dictator was believed to be at the time. Several American officials cautioned yesterday that the evidence was not conclusive, and the telephone conversations may have been a ruse...
  • Cyanide-Shooting Guns Found in Baghdad

    04/13/2003 3:51:57 PM PDT · by kattracks · 51 replies · 848+ views
    AP | 4/13/03
    Cyanide-Shooting Guns Found in Baghdad .c The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Soldiers searching homes in a Baath Party enclave on Sunday turned up weapons straight out of James Bond movies - among them suitcases that concealed submachine guns and air pistols that fired cyanide pellets. The men of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, found 21 briefcases specially designed to hold Heckler and Koch MP-5K 9 mm submachine guns. The guns could be fired by pulling a trigger on the handle of the case. There were also several silencers for 9 mm pistols and a gold-plated MP-5...
  • Russian organization was training Iraqi spies, documents show (more info from Iraqi documents)

    04/12/2003 10:08:43 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 141 replies · 890+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 13, 2003 | Robert Collier and Bill Wallace
    <p>A Moscow-based organization was training Iraqi intelligence agents as recently as last September -- at the same time Russia was resisting the Bush administration's push for a tough stand against Saddam Hussein's regime, Iraqi documents discovered by The Chronicle show.</p>
  • Arms Secrets Revealed in Spies' Files

    04/12/2003 6:16:33 PM PDT · by mware · 14 replies · 374+ views
    The Oberver ^ | 04-16-03 | Patrick Graham
    Arms secrets revealed in spies' files Patrick Graham in Baghdad Sunday April 13, 2003 The Observer Iraqi intelligence agents were ordered to take files and computers with information about weapons of mass destruction home from their offices before United Nations weapons inspectors arrived late last year, say documents found at a security headquarters in Baghdad. The handwritten notes from a meeting between a departmental director and operatives on 23 September last year were in a red notebook I found lying on a desk at the surveillance centre of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, the Mukhabarat. Agents at a meeting on 18...
  • RUSSIA SPIED ON BLAIR FOR SADDAM...

    04/12/2003 4:12:40 PM PDT · by Rocko · 512 replies · 1,757+ views
    Drudge ^ | 04-12-03 | Unknown as yet
    RUSSIA SPIED ON BLAIR FOR SADDAM... // Top secret documents obtained by the Sunday Telegraph in Baghdad show that Russia provided Saddam Hussein's regime with wide-ranging assistance in the months leading up to the war, including intelligence on private conversations between Tony Blair and other Western leaders... MORE...
  • Obscure Spy Technology Will Play Big Role In Iraq

    04/11/2003 9:50:52 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 642+ views
    Newhouse.com | April 9, 2003 | Chuck McCutcheon
    WASHINGTON -- An obscure, ultra-sophisticated form of spying technology is expected to play a large role in ferreting out any suspected chemical and biological weapons in Iraq. Measurement and signatures intelligence, known in spy circles as "MASINT," identifies the production of weapons through computer analysis of infrared and radar sensors. Targets include, among other things, chemical contents of smokestack discharges from weapons factories."When this is all over and done, I think that MASINT will be very important in trying to determine where there are (weapons of mass destruction) caches," said Kenneth Pollack, a former CIA Iraq analyst who is now...
  • Secret Weapon In US War Against Iraq: The CIA

    03/25/2003 11:28:18 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Christian Science Monitor | March 25, 2003 | Faye Bowers
    Intelligence works in unprecedented concert with Pentagon in both Iraq and Afghanistan.By Faye Bowers, Staff writer of The Christian Science MonitorWASHINGTON - Less than one week into the US-led war in Iraq, it is already clear that the campaign involves an unprecedented level of involvement by the CIA. The shift was clear from the get-go. President Bush launched the campaign's first airstrikes ahead of schedule after Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, in a now-famous rush to the Pentagon and White House, alerted the president about a fortified bunker where Saddam Hussein and two of his sons were believed to...
  • Secret op targeted Saddam

    03/21/2003 12:06:30 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 350+ views
    UPI | 3/21/03 | Richard Sale, UPI Intelligence Correspondent
    A top-secret U.S. intelligence operation, working in Baghdad weeks before the war, provided the crucial targeting information vital to the attempt to kill Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein early Thursday, administration officials said.The highly clandestine targeting effort, directed at top Iraq leaders, involved specialized CIA and military teams under command of the CIA, these sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Two administration officials with access to sensitive intelligence told United Press International that Saddam and his two sons were definitely in one of the three buildings of the compound in a Baghdad suburb when it was flattened by bombs...
  • 'Fixing Intelligence': Connecting The Dots

    03/21/2003 9:48:32 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 1 replies · 265+ views
    New York Times BOOK REVIEW | March 16, 2003 | Eric Lichtblau
    Fixing Intelligence: For A More Secure America. By William E. Odom. 230 pp. New Haven: Yale University Press. $24.95. Talk to the counterterrorism officials assigned the unenviable job of heading off the next big attack, and a sobering consensus emerges: no amount of steely self-fortification -- no million-dollar airport scanners, no border watch lists, no new federal bureaucracies -- will be enough. Essential to any counterterrorism strategy is access to intelligence on the enemy. F.B.I. and C.I.A. agents have to be able to infiltrate suspected terror cells at home and abroad. Spy satellites have to track their movements. Money-laundering specialists...
  • Bugging Devices Found at French, German EU Suites [says US to blame]

    03/19/2003 3:12:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies · 454+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3-19-03
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Electronic bugging devices have been discovered at offices used by France and Germany in the building where European Union leaders are due to hold a summit from Thursday, an EU spokesman said on Wednesday. Dominique-Georges Marro, head of the EU council press service, said these were not the only delegations affected and it was not known who had planted the devices. "I can confirm that in the course of regular inspections, interception devices have been found...which do not only affect France and Germany," Marro told reporters, partially confirming a report in the French newspaper Le Figaro, which...
  • Former CIA and KGB agents share inside look at espionage

    03/17/2003 11:18:35 PM PST · by sourcery · 2 replies · 368+ views
    University of Delaware ^ | March 13, 2003 | Amie Voith
    5:50 p.m., March 13, 2003--Fifteen years ago they would have been archenemies, but Wednesday evening, March 12, Paul J. Redmond, former chief of counterintelligence for the CIA, and Oleg Danilovich Kalugin, former major general of the Soviet KGB, took the stage together at UD’s Clayton Hall to reveal some of the most intriguing episodes of espionage history. From left, Oleg Kalugin, former Soviet KGB agent, Paul Redmond, former CIA director of counterintelligence, and Ralph Begleiter, Rosenberg Professor of Communication at UD. Far from the popularized James Bond spy stereotype, these men look like average Joes, and their personas reveal nothing...
  • Outcry as historian labelled a Soviet spy

    03/12/2003 7:58:43 AM PST · by robowombat · 10 replies · 537+ views
    The Guardian (London) ^ | March 6, 2003 | Owen Bowcott
    The Guardian (London) March 6, 2003 SECTION: Guardian Home Pages, Pg. 9 HEADLINE: Outcry as historian labelled a Soviet spy: Foreign Office papers 'prove Christopher Hill was a mole' BYLINE: Owen Bowcott The late Christopher Hill, the distinguished Marxist historian who became master of Balliol College, Oxford, is alleged to have operated as a Soviet "agent of influence" during wartime service at the Foreign Office. A fellow historian has revealed details of conversations and government papers which he says prove that Mr Hill - who died aged 91 on February 23 - was a Soviet "mole" who concealed his membership...
  • U.S. Asks 60 Nations to Expel Some Iraqis

    03/06/2003 6:49:42 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 8 replies · 339+ views
    AP ^ | 3-6-3 | GEORGE GEDDA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has asked about 60 countries to expel selected Iraqis who officials say are undercover agents possibly poised to attack American interests overseas, officials said. In a separate development Wednesday, the State Department said it had ordered two U.N.-based Iraqi diplomats to leave the country.The government has identified 300 Iraqis in the 60 countries whom officials want expelled, the U.S. officials said. Some are operating as diplomats out of Iraqi embassies, the officials said, adding that the foreign governments were expected to comply with the U.S. request.State Department spokesman Philip Reeker confirmed the expulsion request...
  • Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war

    03/01/2003 4:29:27 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 121 replies · 962+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 03/02/03 | Martin Bright, Ed Vulliamy, and Peter Beaumont
    Secret document details American plan to bug phones and emails of key Security Council members The United States is conducting a secret 'dirty tricks' campaign against UN Security Council delegations in New York as part of its battle to win votes in favour of war against Iraq. Details of the aggressive surveillance operation, which involves interception of the home and office telephones and the emails of UN delegates in New York, are revealed in a document leaked to The Observer. The disclosures were made in a memorandum written by a top official at the National Security Agency - the US...
  • Hitler and Stalin's spies from U.S. prep schools: Les Kinsolving on background of WW II agents

    01/28/2003 4:43:29 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 345+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, January 28, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    American preparatory schools have large numbers of graduates who have faithfully and courageously served this country in time of war – many having given their lives. It is no discredit upon them or the universities they attended that three eastern U.S. prep schools also produced two of Adolf Hitler's and one of Joseph Stalin's most valuable spies. Tyler Gatewood Kent St. Alban's and Princeton On May 20, 1940, reports Joseph Persico's superb Random House book and New York Times best-seller, "Roosevelt's Secret War," Scotland Yard, MI5, and two other officers arrived at 47 Gloucester Place in London. After having to...
  • No need to look overseas if the enemy lives among us

    01/11/2003 3:13:04 PM PST · by Jean S · 9 replies · 290+ views
    Indianapolis Star ^ | 1/11/03 | James Patterson
    <p>Leaders of America's war on terrorism have promised to take the battle wherever it leads, to whatever distant shore that may be.</p> <p>But according to an ex-State Department official, who ought to know, the United States' anti-terrorism campaign may be barking up the wrong tree.</p>
  • Agents Trace Terror Suspect Phone Calls

    01/10/2003 10:53:55 PM PST · by mjp · 4 replies · 364+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 1-11-2003 | ZARAR KHAN
    KARACHI, Pakistan -- Two suspected al-Qaida men arrested in a raid in southern Pakistan last week were undone by satellite phone calls they made that were traced by U.S. intelligence agents, a senior Pakistani security official with knowledge of the case said Saturday. The men, who were arrested in a pre-dawn raid Thursday after a fierce shootout, had made calls to several Middle Eastern countries, helping authorities zero in on the second-floor apartment where the men were living in the southern port city of Karachi. "Their links with other al-Qaida operatives are confirmed," the official told The Associated Press on...
  • A Memo to the 9/11 Commission: Advice from an intel vet.

    01/06/2003 9:00:48 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 10 replies · 263+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 6, 2003 | Herbert E. Meyer
    L ike every American, I offer you my prayers and best wishes as you go about the business of figuring out why we suffered the worst intelligence failure in our country's history, and of recommending what we now must do to assure that this kind of thing doesn't happen again. I don't mean to be presumptuous, but — since none of you has actually worked at the CIA — may I offer a piece of advice?Drill fast, drill deep. By doing so — and only by doing so — will you be able to pinpoint precisely where the failure...
  • Spies keep busy as ever, quietly

    01/01/2003 11:09:10 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 188+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Thursday, January 2, 2003 | By Fred Weir| Special to The Christian Science Monitor
    MOSCOW - Following Russia's historic rapprochement with the West after Sept. 11, even celluloid superspy James Bond has forgiven his traditional nemesis in Moscow and gone in search of fresh enemies. The latest Bond flick, "Die Another Day," has the evergreen hero battling bad guys from the hermit state of North Korea. That's fiction, but in the real world, actual spies appear to be busier than ever. In the past month alone, Canada and Sweden angrily expelled Russian diplomats for "activities incompatible with their status," the familiar code for espionage. Moscow announced Friday that it will no longer accept US...
  • 500,000 at Risk From Identity Theft (TriWest, gov contractor has computers stolen)

    12/27/2002 8:24:59 PM PST · by lelio · 14 replies · 563+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/27/2002 | JOSHUA FREED
    Thieves who broke into a government contractor's office snatched computer hard drives containing Social Secu rity numbers, addresses and other records of about 500,000 service members and their families. The company, Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance, provides managed health care to the military in 16 s tates, including Utah. It serves about 1.1 million active-duty personnel, their dependents and retirees. TriWest spokesman Jim Kassebaum said computer equipment stolen from a TriWest office in Phoenix on Dec. 14 c ontained names, addresses, phone numbers, medical claim histories, and Social Security numbers for beneficiaries in its central region, which covers the central United...
  • Why Ronald Reagan Did Not Reform the CIA (Kissinger)

    12/10/2002 11:14:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 195+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/10/02 | Lev Navrozov
    Why Ronald Reagan Did Not Reform the CIALev NavrozovTuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 The CIA's published and generally available annual testimonies before Congress in the 1970s were unique. A unique departure from ritualistic (and self-serving) secrecy. No other Western intelligence agency has ever done it. The CIA deserves praise: At least the public, including myself, learned how good or bad the CIA is. The English public has been unable to learn how good or bad the SIS (Secret Intelligence Service) is even if it is worse than the CIA. I duly read the CIA's testimonies before Congress and wrote an article...