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  • Sir John Sawers, ex-MI6 chief, warns of Russia 'danger'

    02/28/2015 8:24:49 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 February 2015 Last updated at 01:35 ET | Mishal Hussein, BBC
    Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says. Sir John Sawers, who recently retired after five years as chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that Russia poses a "state to state threat".
  • Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

    04/22/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video. Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida. The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator....
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • April 14, 2011: Leading party says Soros prepares “Libyan scenario” for Ukraine

    02/18/2014 5:36:03 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 69 replies
    Russia ^ | 14 April 2011
    Ukraine’s leading political party has said that the international financier George Soros has been preparing a “Lybian scenario” for the country. ­The head of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction Aleksandr Yefremov said in a televised comment on Wednesday that he had information that George Soros had allocated funds for the overthrow of the Ukrainian political authorities. “I even have information that Soros has allocated certain funds in order to prepare a certain group of young boys here in Ukraine who could launch any existing projects based on the North Africa examples,” Yefremov said. He also added that he hoped...
  • Death of British spy found in locked gym bag ruled 'accident'

    11/13/2013 5:10:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 13, 2013 | Carol J. Williams
    Scotland Yard on Wednesday reversed a coroner's finding of foul play in the 2010 death of British spy Gareth Williams, concluding that an accident was likely responsible for the death of the code-breaker whose naked, decomposing body was found stuffed inside a zipped and padlocked gym bag. London Metropolitan Police investigators had undertaken a review of evidence in the case 16 months ago, after initial restrictions on homicide detectives' access to details of Williams' intelligence work were lifted by the British secret service, MI6. Deputy Asst. Commissioner Martin Hewitt told journalists in London that investigators only had access to Williams'...
  • Jetliner Bomb Plot Is Foiled

    05/07/2012 10:30:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    The U.S. thwarted a bomb plot by al Qaeda's Yemeni branch aimed at bringing down a jetliner with a more advanced version of an underwear bomb used in a failed 2009 Christmas Day attempt, officials said Monday. The Central Intelligence Agency, working with foreign security services, was able to seize the bomb—which they believed was intended for a U.S.-bound flight—before the would-be suicide bomber was able to move ahead with his plot, officials said. Because the plot was headed off in its early stages, officials said the effort never represented a threat to Americans or to U.S. allies, nor did...
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • MI6 told agent it couldn’t kill al-Qaeda leader “because assassinations are a breach of British law”

    12/03/2012 10:31:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03 December 2012 | Martin Robinson
    An MI6 agent who managed to infiltrate al-Qaeda in a bid to kill one of its leaders was told by his British bosses they would not assassinate him because it could be against the law. Terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was encouraging attacks on the West and also recruiting young Muslims to carry them out, but despite being able to murder him, Morten Storm was blocked by London, it has emerged. Storm says he was told by his bosses in the UK: “We do not involve ourselves in encouraging people to participate in jihad and we don’t involve ourselves in killings abroad....
  • Bombshell: White House Covers Up Ambassador's Murder, Were Warned of Attacks Months in Advance

    10/02/2012 5:42:16 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 6 replies
    We know the Obama administration has been actively engaged in a cover-up as to why the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came under attack on September 11th, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats. How else to explain the weeks-long campaign to convince people that the attacks were not terrorism. Now we're finding out more details as to why they may have engaged in such a wide-ranging cover-up. But the real smoking gun is whether the Obama administration was warned in advance that al-Qaeda was planning an attack. A number of Israeli newspapers have suggested that Washington was warned as...
  • British Spymaster Says Iran Is 2 Years From Nuclear Bomb Capability

    07/13/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 13 July 2012 | ALAN COWELL
    In an unusually public forum, the head of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI6, has forecast that Iran would likely achieve a nuclear weapons capability within two years, a British newspaper reported Friday. The newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, quoted Sir John Sawers, once the ranking British diplomat on the Iranian nuclear issue and now head of the Secret Intelligence Service, as making the disclosure last week to a gathering of around 100 high-ranking civil servants. The reported remarks play into a highly contentious debate over Iran’s intentions and capabilities, in which estimates have varied widely. American intelligence agencies have cited a...
  • MI6 chief Sir John Sawers: 'We foiled Iranian nuclear weapons bid' (Nuke in 2014)

    07/12/2012 8:41:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Christopher Hope
    MI6 agents have foiled Iran’s attempts to obtain nuclear weapons but the Middle Eastern state will succeed in arming itself within the next two years, the head of the Secret Intelligence Service has warned. Sir John Sawers said that covert operations by British spies had prevented the Iranians from developing nuclear weapons as early as 2008. However, the MI6 chief said it was now likely they would achieve their goal by 2014, making a military strike from the US and Israel increasingly likely. Sir John gave a secret briefing to the Cabinet in March about Iran’s growing military threat but...
  • Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

    05/08/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    U.S. and Yemeni officials say the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida airliner plot was actually an informant working for the CIA. The revelation, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, shows how the CIA was able to get its hands on a sophisticated underwear bomb well before an attack was set in motion. Officials say the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. Officials say the informant is safely out of Yemen. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity...
  • Police consider mass DNA screening of secret agents in hunt for spy in bag 'killer'.

    05/09/2012 7:14:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    MI6 agents could be asked to volunteer DNA as part of a renewed bid to discover how Gareth Williams died, the head of the Metropolitan Police confirmed yesterday.
  • MI6 warned Werrity that he was jeopardising British policy in Iran

    10/22/2011 7:25:33 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Oct 22, 2011
    Liam Fox's unofficial adviser Adam Werritty was warned by MI6 that his interventions in Iranian politics risked jeopardising British diplomacy in the Middle East. Senior Whitehall officials told Mr Werritty to rein in his political activities which included visits to the Iranian capital Tehran and regular contact with dissident groups who wanted regime change. Dr Fox, who resigned as Defence Secretary ten days ago over his contacts with Mr Werritty, has been accused of using his best man and former flatmate to run a separate foreign policy. But it is understood that Mr Werritty's attempts to draw MI6 into his...
  • UK spies hack al-Qaida, replace bomb info with cupcake recipes

    06/29/2011 7:29:37 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 26 replies
    msnbc ^ | 6/3/2011
    MI6 targets English language magazine aimed at Western Muslims LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British spies hacked into an al-Qaida website to replace instructions on how to build a bomb with recipes for making cupcakes, newspapers reported on Friday. The cyber offensive took place last year when the English language magazine called Inspire, aimed at Muslims in the West, was launched by supporters of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). British intelligence officers based at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the state eavesdropping service, attacked the 67-page magazine, leaving most of it garbled, British newspapers said. Instead of being able to...
  • Was Bin Laden betrayed by his right-hand man? Al Qaeda's deputy leader 'led U.S. troops ...

    05/06/2011 8:37:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th May 2011 | Paul Bentley
    Osama Bin Laden's deputy led U.S. troops to the Al Qaeda leader's hideout so he could take over the terrorist group, it was claimed today. Egyptian Ayman Al Zawahiri, who has been touted widely as the man who will succeed Bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda, turned his back on his terrorist leader following a prolonged power struggle, according to a Saudi newspaper. The plot to get rid of Bin Laden began when Zawahiri’s faction persuaded bin Laden to leave the protection of the tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Al Qaeda's Egyptian faction then hatched a plan...
  • Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised....

    03/04/2011 11:22:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/05/11 | Tim Shipman
    Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised to help Libyan rebels By Tim Shipman Last updated at 3:30 AM on 5th March 2011 •600 Black Watch soldiers on 24-hour standby to fly in •50 people killed and 300 wounded in clashes at Zawiyah Britain is to send teams of spies and diplomats into Libya to help oust Colonel Gaddafi, it emerged last night. MI6 operatives backed by the SAS are to land in the east around the key rebel stronghold of Benghazi 'within days'. In addition, 600 soldiers of the Black Watch are on...
  • Britain’s Holocaust Secrets Revealed David Gutmann

    09/30/2010 5:43:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-30-10 | David Gutmann
    After the attempt last spring to break the Israeli security blockade off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the British government denounced the Israeli navy’s forceful seizure of the blockade-runners as “completely unacceptable.” Long forgotten is Britain’s disgraceful history as a blockader of the Zionist Jews, and as a violent enforcer of that blockade. A brief account of this travesty would be instructive: Following the end of WWI, the Jewish survivors of Hitler’s Holocaust were desperate to leave the European killing grounds for a new life in Jewish Palestine. Knowing that the Palestinian Arabs were in the habit of launching...
  • Churchill stopped missiles – at British Jews' expense

    10/14/2007 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 206+ views
    WND ^ | October 14, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    Incoming V1 "flying bomb" LONDON – With Nazi "flying bombs" raining down on the nation's capital and largest population center, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a fateful and agonizing decision to use a double agent to redirect the missiles toward the Jewish sector of the city, secret MI6 files reveal for the first time. On June 14, 1944, Churchill gathered his top military advisers, including John Cecil Masterman, who ran the double-agents – spies recruited by the Nazis and sent to England only to be "turned" by the intelligence service to work for Britain. Among the most daring recruits...
  • MI6 Confirms Ahmadinejad's Jewish Roots

    10/07/2009 6:27:15 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,281+ views ^ | October 05, 2009 | staff
    LONDON – MI6, Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, has established that the greatest living Holocaust denier, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, comes from a Jewish family whose genetic line stretches back hundreds of years and whose members came to Iran when Cyrus the Great liberated them from slavery in Babylon in 593 BC, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The man who has spent his years in power calling for Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth has managed to keep totally secret his family history until now. Family members worshipped at the synagogue in Aradan,...
  • Concern grows over foreign involvement in spy's [MI-6] death

    09/24/2010 5:17:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    telegraph UK ^ | 09.24.10
    Sources have told this newspaper that Britain's intelligence services – MI6, MI5 and GCHQ – are liaising closely to establish whether Gareth Williams was targeted by a foreign power. The 31-year-old was seconded from GCHQ to work on top-secret systems to defend British banks and transport infrastructure from cyber attack and to eavesdrop on terrorist communications.
  • History of MI6 detailed in new book

    09/21/2010 9:43:42 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | September 21, 2010 | Unknown
    A book detailing the first 40 years of the UK's foreign intelligence service has been published.Author Professor Keith Jeffery was given access to the archives at MI6, which has the official title of the Secret Intelligence Service. Prof Jeffery said that in researching MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 he was allowed to view all files. He said his only restriction was not to name some traitorous agents. Among the controversial files he was able to study was an account of MI6 agents sabotaging ships due to carry Jewish refuges to the then British Mandate of Palestine,...
  • Exclusive: WW2 Britain Blew Up Jewish Refugee Ships

    09/20/2010 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies ^ | Sept 19 2010 | Andrew Roberts
    A new book uncovers shocking secret attacks launched on ships bearing Holocaust survivors en route to Israel. Andrew Roberts on the violent lengths to which post-war Britain went to appease oil-rich Arab states. As Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, the pitiful remnants of History’s greatest crime, tried to make their way across an often hostile Europe at the end of the Second World War, toward at least a semblance of safety in the Holy Land, they had no shortage of problems with which to contend, including disease and malnutrition, Polish anti-Semitism, Soviet indifference, Allied bureaucracy, and Arab nationalism. Now we...
  • UK Police Ask For Help In Case of Slain Intelligence Agent ( identify Mediterranean couple)

    09/06/2010 10:08:28 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies
    CNN Justice ^ | September 6, 2010 12:20 p.m. EDT | the CNN Wire Staff
    <p>London, England (CNN) -- Metropolitan police in London, England, appealed Monday for further information about last month's death of a man who worked for a British intelligence agency and whose naked body was found in a padlocked duffel bag in his bathroom.</p>
  • Caernarfon Man On Drug Charge After MI6 Parcel Arrest

    08/02/2010 12:39:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 3+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2 August 2010 Last updated at 02:16 ET | N/A
    SNIPPET: "Aly Akbar Khan, 52, is due at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court in Gwynedd, charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. Mr Khan, of Caernarfon, and a 21-year-old man, were arrested on Friday after the parcels were found. The second man has been released on bail pending further inquiries." SNIPPET: "The men were arrested under Section 4 of the Explosives Act after a suspicious package was found at the MI6 building in Vauxhall on Wednesday, and a second was found at a sorting office in south London on Thursday."
  • 82 police injured in Northern Ireland's 2 nights of Catholic riots; politicians plead for calm

    07/13/2010 10:24:53 AM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 276 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 13, 2010 | NA
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland leaders condemned Irish nationalist rioters Tuesday who wounded 82 police officers during two nights of street clashes sparked by the province's annual parades by the British Protestant majority.
  • MI6 chief: Allies worried over UK court rulings

    03/19/2010 5:48:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies · 323+ views
    AP-Google ^ | 03.18.2010
    The head of Britain's MI6 intelligence agency says ties with allies are in jeopardy because of fears U.K. courts may force spies to disclose material shared by foreign partners. John Sawers — director of MI6, and known by the codename "C" — said concerns that material provided by the CIA or others could be released by British courts threatens to reduce the amount of intelligence shared with Britain.
  • 'Britain knew about Mossad hit'-UK denies report MI6 was told about use of UK passports

    02/19/2010 5:33:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 459+ views
    UK denies report MI6 was told about use of UK passports before Mabhouh's death. The British MI6 intelligence agency was tipped off by Mossad that Israeli agents were going to carry out an 'overseas operation' using fake UK passports, the Daily Mail reported Friday morning. The report came several hours after a 20-minute meeting in London between Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor and a senior British diplomat on Thursday, over the fake British passports apparently used in the assassination of Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. According to the UK newspaper, a British security source quoted a Mossad agent as...
  • Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming’s James Bond released in US

    10/04/2009 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 154 replies · 2,590+ views ^ | 04 Oct, 2009 | Written by Devin Zydel
    Fusing together entries on Fleming’s famous 00-agent and detailed information on cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, KGB, and others, Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming’s James Bond asks the question: What proportion of Fleming’s output is authentic, and what comes directly from the his imagination?
  • 5 more nuke plants spotted in Iran

    09/28/2009 10:24:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 57 replies · 2,678+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 28, 2009 | N/A
    Deep-cover MI6 agents who have described the workings of the once-secret underground uranium enrichment plant near the Iranian city of Qom now have discovered a staggering five more similar operations, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. They, like the Qom facility, are buried deep inside the mountains of north Iran and are guarded by divisions of Revolutionary Guards. The details were sent this weekend to some G20 leaders who met in Pittsburgh when the Qom facility was revealed to the world. The MI6 agents have established that, like Qom, the new plants are staffed by nuclear scientists...
  • Britain's MI6 not complicit in torture, says chief

    08/09/2009 7:12:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 323+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – The head of Britain's foreign intelligence service said Monday his agents were not involved in torture, amid allegations of British links to mistreatment of terror suspects held overseas. The head of MI6, John Scarlett, said his officers were committed to human rights and democracy as they protected Britain against terrorism threats. "Our officers are as committed to the values and the human rights values of liberal democracy as anybody else," Sir John told BBC's Radio 4 in comments posted on its website Monday. "They also have the responsibility of protecting the country against terrorism and these issues...
  • Wife blows new British spy chief's cover online

    07/05/2009 1:46:06 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 29 replies · 1,648+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 Jul 2009, 0011 hrs IST | The Times of India
    LONDON: He’s the spy who came in from the beach. Holiday snapshots and family details about the newly appointed head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency have been removed from a social networking page after a newspaper told the government about them. Pictures from the social networking website published in the Mail newspaper show John Sawers posing with his children, wearing a Santa hat and playing Frisbee on a beach. The paper said the information was posted by Sawers’ wife on the site. It included vacation photos, details about the couple’s three children and the location of their London home. Shelley...
  • MI6 secrets found on camera sold on eBay

    10/01/2008 1:52:03 AM PDT · by Westlander · 6 replies · 584+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9-30-2008 | msnbc
    LONDON - Britain's MI6 intelligence service is investigating how a camera holding sensitive information about al-Qaida suspects came to be lost by one of its agents and then sold on eBay, police said on Tuesday.
  • For Sale: Used Spy Camera With Top Secret Terror Records

    09/30/2008 6:27:07 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies · 571+ views
    FOX News via the Sun ^ | Sept 30, 2008 | Unknown
    LONDON — A second-hand camera sold on eBay by a top MI6 agent held secret records used in the fight against Al Qaeda terrorists. Names, snaps, fingerprints and suspects’ academic records were found in the memory of the digital device. Alongside them were photos of rocket launchers and missiles which spooks believe Iran is supplying to Usama Bin Laden’s henchmen in Iraq. And a hand-drawn graphic revealed links between active Al Qaeda cells — with terrorists’ names and occupations. Meanwhile a document marked "top secret" detailed the encrypted computer system used by real-life James Bonds working away from MI6’s London...
  • 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.
  • British spy chief in coma as Yard denies assassination claims

    07/09/2008 5:52:28 PM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 253+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 4, 2008 | Benedict Brogan
    The head of the Government's top spy committee is in a coma in hospital after falling mysteriously ill, it emerged today. Alex Allan, who chairs the Joint Intelligence Committee, was found collapsed at home on Monday and his condition is said to be critical. Scotland Yard denied speculation that he may have been the victim of an assassination attempt aimed at the heart of Britain's intelligence community. -snip- Mr Allan, who is responsible for assessing material produced by the UK's three main spy agencies, is one of Whitehall's most senior civil servants. As a close adviser of the Prime Minister...
  • MI6 Chief Visits Mossad for Talks on Iran's Nuclear Threat

    05/04/2008 7:25:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 299+ views
    TimesOnline - UK ^ | May 04, 2008
    MI6 Chief Visits Mossad for Talks on Iran's Nuclear Threat May 04, 2008 The Times Uzi Mahnaimi The head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, is to visit Israel later this month as Britain forges closer links with Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. Iran’s nuclear programme is expected to be high on the agenda in an intelligence-sharing process described by Israeli officials as a “strategic dialogue”. It is building on long-standing cooperation between MI6 and Mossad, both of which have extensive spy networks in the Middle East. Scarlett, 59, is likley to be briefed by Meir Dagan, 63, the head of...
  • 'Russian spy poisoned me' says former double agent Gordievsky

    04/06/2008 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 519+ views ^ | 07 April 2008 | Paula Fentiman
    AN ALLEGED attempt to kill a former Russian spy who defected to Britain was being investigated by police last night. Oleg Gordievsky was admitted to a hospital in Guildford after falling ill in November last year. And yesterday he claimed he had been poisoned with the highly toxic metal thallium in a botched assassination attempt. Gordievsky, a KGB double agent who spied on Russia for British intelligence during the 1980s, claims he was targeted by a Russian assassin who visited him at his safe house in Surrey. The 69-year-old was unconscious for 34 hours after falling ill last year and...
  • Diana inquest: MI6 'plotted tunnel murder'(of Slobodan Milosevic?)

    02/15/2008 12:02:16 AM PST · by Bokababe · 21 replies · 215+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2/13/08 | Nick Allen
    MI6 plotted to murder Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in a staged car accident in a tunnel five years before Diana, Princess of Wales died in a similar crash, a renegade former spy has told the inquest into her death. Richard Tomlinson, who worked for MI6 in the early 1990s, told the High Court he had seen a two page document, drawn up in 1992, detailing three plans to kill Mr Milosevic. Diana inquest: MI6 plotted tunnel murder One plan was to use a strobe light to blind Mr Milosevic’s chauffeur The first involved using a Serb opposition paramilitary group, which...
  • Diana Inquest: MI6 "Plotted Tunnel Murder"

    02/14/2008 9:57:11 AM PST · by Fennie · 14 replies · 110+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2008 | Nick Allen
    MI6 plotted to murder Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in a staged car accident in a tunnel five years before Diana, Princess of Wales died in a similar crash, a renegade former spy has told the Inquest into her death. Richard Tomlinson, who worked for MI6 in the early 1990s, told the High Court he had seen a two page document, drawn up in 1992, detailing three plans to kill Mr Milosevic. Mr Tomlinson said the plan was shown to him by a senior MI6 officer referred to as "A" who argued that a crash in a tunnel would mean fewer...
  • UK: [PM] Gordon Brown called to explain Taliban talks [MI6 negotiating with terrorists?]

    12/26/2007 5:43:40 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies · 360+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/27/07 | Robert Winnett
    Gordon Brown is to face pressure to return to Parliament and explain what discussions are taking place with Taliban fighters after it was disclosed that MI6 is involved in secret negotiations in Afghanistan. The Conservatives said last night that Britain should not be holding meetings with the Taliban while they were killing British troops. However, senior military figures said such discussions may be necessary. Earlier this month, the Prime Minister told MPs that we "will not enter into any negotiations with these people". However, The Daily Telegraph has disclosed that MI6 agents held a series of discussions, known as "jirgas",...
  • Britain in secret talks with the Taliban

    12/26/2007 1:31:32 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 259+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 26, 2007 | Thomas Harding and Tom Coghlan
    Agents from MI6 entered secret talks with Taliban leaders despite Gordon Brown's pledge that Britain would not negotiate with terrorists, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Officers from the Secret Intelligence Service staged discussions, known as "jirgas", with senior insurgents on several occasions over the summer. An intelligence source said: "The SIS officers were understood to have sought peace directly with the Taliban with them coming across as some sort of armed militia. The British would also provide 'mentoring' for the Taliban." The disclosure comes only a fortnight after the Prime Minister told the House of Commons: "We will not...
  • Suspect in Radiation Poisoning Mocks MI6

    11/21/2007 1:29:19 PM PST · by james500 · 4 replies · 99+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Nov 21 04:43 PM EST | DOUGLAS BIRCH
    The former KGB officer named as a suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London said Wednesday the British government's case against him had collapsed and called the slain man a "traitor." In an interview with The Associated Press, Andrei Lugovoi, who is running for parliament in the Dec. 2 elections, said he expects his accusers to use the Nov. 23 anniversary of Litvinenko's agonizing death from radiation poisoning to renew calls for his extradition. But the 43-year-old multimillionaire said the Russian constitution prevents him being handed over, so he is not concerned about what British officials and Litvinenko's...
  • New intelligence chief reveals all on website (Is Deadhead)

    11/16/2007 8:04:44 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 44 replies · 147+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11/16/07 | Robert Winnett
    The most senior British intelligence official, appointed yesterday to oversee MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, has a website revealing his home address, phone numbers and private photographs of himself, family and friends. Alex Allan, 56, is the new head of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) with access to sensitive documents and information regarding anti-terrorist operations. But the details on his website, described by a security official as "a serious breach", reveal him as a devoted fan of the American rock band Grateful Dead and a keen cyclist who once windsurfed to work in Westminster during a train strike. The security breach,...
  • Poisoned Russian dissident 'was an MI6 agent'

    10/28/2007 10:40:51 AM PDT · by camerakid400 · 4 replies · 76+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | October 28, 2007
    THE Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who died after being poisoned, was an MI6 agent, it has been claimed. His death in November led to relations between London and Moscow plunging to their lowest since the Cold War. If the allegations are true, it will heighten pressure on Whitehall to have the main murder suspect extradited from Russia to stand trial in England. Litvinenko made a deathbed claim that he had been killed on the orders of Russian president Vladimir Putin, with whom he had several run-ins. The dissident's supporters allege the murder was ordered to send a 'deliberate message' to...
  • UK wanted US to rule out Bin Laden torture (Londonistan alert)

    07/29/2007 8:10:01 PM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 20 replies · 575+ views
    The Gaurdian ^ | 07/27/07 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    Ministers insisted that British secret agents would only be allowed to pass intelligence to the CIA to help it capture Osama bin Laden if the agency promised he would not be tortured, it has emerged. MI6 believed it was close to finding the al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan in 1998, and again the next year. The plan was for MI6 to hand the CIA vital information about Bin Laden. Ministers including Robin Cook, the then foreign secretary, gave their approval on condition that the CIA gave assurances he would be treated humanely. The plot is revealed in a 75-page report by...
  • Muslim prayers for Litvinenko

    LONDON (Reuters) - Huddled against the December chill, the wife and young son of Alexander Litvinenko led a small crowd of mourners on Thursday at a private London funeral while confusion surrounded his deathbed conversion to Islam. Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky and separatist Chechen leader Akhmed Zakayev, two of the Kremlin's most outspoken exiled critics, were among the six pallbearers who lowered Litvinenko into his grave at Highgate cemetery in north London. He was laid to rest two weeks after dying from radiation poisoning in a case that has revived echoes of the Cold War and raised tensions between London...
  • Al-Qaeda's ‘best assets’ prime UK timebomb

    11/19/2006 7:52:15 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,507+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 19/11/2006 | Sean Rayment
    British Muslims volunteering to fight against coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are being sent back to Britain to become al-Qaeda "sleeper" agents, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. MI5 agents believe that young Asian men, who have been trained to take part in the so-called "global jihad" in al-Qaeda camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, are now regarded as too valuable an asset to be used fighting British and American troops. MI5 and MI6 are working on the assumption that they are being ordered to return to their communities in Britain with instructions to establish secret, autonomous cells and to conduct...
  • Military Officers Attempted a Coup in Iraq

    08/06/2006 11:10:15 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 2,377+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 7 2006 | ELI LAKE
    The government of Iraq is secretly holding a Baathist cabal of military officers it claims attempted a coup against Prime Minister al-Maliki. The plotters were rounded up July 5 with the help of American military authorities after the Iraqi government's security warning center sent word to Mr. Maliki, who was in Kuwait on his first official visit as head of state, two highly placed Iraqi sources said. The prime minister quickly canceled a scheduled trip to Amman, Jordan, and returned to Baghdad to attend to the matter. At the time, Mr. Maliki's staff told reporters that the prime minister was...
  • MI6 helped nail Zarqawi

    06/09/2006 9:50:04 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 64 replies · 2,133+ views
    The Sun ^ | June 9, 2006 | GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON
    BRITISH spies played a pivotal role in helping to nail al Zarqawi, The Sun can reveal.MI6 officers helped identify the whereabouts of the al- Qaeda general and his henchmen before the US air strike. And the SAS were involved in a series of “smash and grab” raids to seize his aides nearby. Senior sources confirmed last night that MI6 had worked for weeks with US and Jordanian counterparts. They helped pinpoint al Zarqawi and his team in their safe houses — leading directly to the bombing mission. A source said: “The intelligence services and special forces have been working with...