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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Globular Cluster M15 from Hubble

    11/19/2013 4:58:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | November 19, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Stars, like bees, swarm around the center of bright globular cluster M15. This ball of over 100,000 stars is a relic from the early years of our Galaxy, and continues to orbit the Milky Way's center. M15, one of about 170 globular clusters remaining, is noted for being easily visible with only binoculars, having at its center one of the densest concentrations of stars known, and containing a high abundance of variable stars and pulsars. Released only recently, this sharp image taken by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope spans about 120 light years. It shows the dramatic increase in...
  • Communists Lured To Their Deaths By MI6 With Promise Of Sex

    09/17/2010 9:04:21 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies
    TELEGRAPH.CO.UK ^ | 7:10PM BST 17 Sep 2010 | Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent
    Sidney Reilly, nicknamed the 'Ace of Spies,' planned to kill the whole of the Soviet leadership during a meeting at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1918 An MI6 agent became a serial killer as he used pretty young women to lure Russians to their deaths with the promise of sex, new documents reveal. A Cossack colonel called Mohammed Bek Hadji Lashet, and his gang used the women to attract communists to a lakeside villa where they were tortured and then killed, according to a new history of the intelligence service. The book, Six, by former military intelligence officer Michael Smith, reveals...
  • Report: Al Qaeda May Have Infiltrated British Secret Service

    08/01/2009 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Doogle · 9 replies · 460+ views
    SKY NEWS ^ | sky news
    MI5 is facing allegations that it mistakenly recruited Al Qaeda sympathizers who were trying to infiltrate the British secret service. Patrick Mercer, a Conservative member of Parliament, is demanding a probe into claims six Muslims were thrown out of MI5 because of concerns about their past.
  • The British fanatic who plotted to kill thousands

    11/07/2006 6:43:58 AM PST · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 616+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 07/11/2006
    The British fanatic who plotted to kill thousandsBy Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 11:12am GMT 07/11/2006 Read Dhiren Barot's book: The Army of Madinah in Kashmir (pdf) A British al-Qa'eda fanatic plotted to murder thousands of innocent people on both sides of the Atlantic, a court heard yesterday. The detailed plans presented to terrorist handlers by Muslim convert Dhiren Barot revealed his goal of striking at major buildings and railway stations with gas bombs in cars, detonating a radioactive dirty bomb and blowing up a train under the Thames in London. Dhiren Barot, from London, plotted explosions Woolwich Crown Court heard...
  • MI5 Fears Silent Army of 1,200 Biding Its Time in the Suburbs

    06/04/2006 6:27:12 AM PDT · by milford421 · 24 replies · 955+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/4/06 | milford421
    "The terrorist threat facing Britain has developed into a "covert conspiracy" involving hundreds of men and women living ordinary lives in the nation's suburbs, security sources have revealed. Unbeknown to their families and friends, they form a silent 1,200-strong "army" of terrorists. They are believed to be involved in at least 20 major plots that they hope will bring death and destruction to Britain."
  • MI5 unmasks covert arms programmes (360+ organizations seeking nuke and WMD tech)

    10/08/2005 11:49:53 AM PDT · by USF · 13 replies · 776+ views
    Jihadwatch ^ | October 8, 2005
    MI5 unmasks covert arms programmes: Document names 300 organisations seeking nuclear and WMD technology Nuclear and other WMD jihad update from The Guardian, with thanks to Sr. Soph: The determination of countries across the Middle East and Asia to develop nuclear arsenals and other weapons of mass destruction is laid bare by a secret British intelligence document which has been seen by the Guardian. More than 360 private companies, university departments and government organisations in eight countries, including the Pakistan high commission in London, are identified as having procured goods or technology for use in weapons programmes. The length of...
  • Missile fiend hero-worshipped Bin Laden

    08/13/2003 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 5 replies · 398+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 08/14/03 | BRIAN FLYNN and NICK PARKER
    Nicked ... emotionless Lakhani arrives at court THE British arms dealer seized over a US terror plot hero-worshipped Osama Bin Laden.Hemant Lakhani, 68, tried to supply missiles for a blitz on the scale of the September 11 attacks.He spoke of a bid to shoot down a plane on the anniversary of 9/11.Lakhani hated the US and was hell-bent on killing Americans, prosecutors said last night.The arms dealer believed terror leader Osama Bin Laden “did something right and set the Americans straight” when he orchestrated the September 11 attacks.And he was ready to help extremists unleash a new wave of terror....
  • MI5 'foiled Polish plot to kill Hess'

    02/05/2005 11:33:14 AM PST · by Lukasz · 11 replies · 572+ views
    Scotsman ^ | EDWARD BLACK
    MI5 uncovered a secret Polish plot to assassinate Rudolf Hess after his landing by parachute in Scotland during the Second World War, according to newly disclosed evidence. The arrival of Hitler’s deputy near the Duke of Hamilton’s Lanarkshire estate in 1941 raised the question of whether British intelligence or members of the aristocracy were trying to broker a secret peace deal with the Nazis. Although such conspiracy theories subsequently proved unfounded, some British-based Polish soldiers feared Hess’s arrival showed their country was being sold down the river. After Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939, many soldiers escaped to Britain and...
  • US May Set Up MI5-Style Spy Agency In Security Shake-up

    10/30/2002 5:52:05 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 292+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-31-2002 | Toby Harnden
    US may set up MI5-style spy agency in security shake-up By Toby Harnden in Washington (Filed: 31/10/2002) America is contemplating a radical overall of the FBI and the creation of a domestic spying organisation modelled on Britain's MI5, according to US intelligence sources. Tom Ridge, President George W Bush's director of homeland security, will hold talks in London next week focusing on the British experience of combating the IRA over more than three decades. He is due to meet Eliza Manningham-Buller, director of MI5, and Sir Richard Dearlove, the MI6 chief, known as "C", as well as David Blunkett, the...