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  • The Voice behind the Stone (MI6 Spy scandal - fake?)

    01/24/2006 7:27:17 AM PST · by b2stealth · 7 replies · 641+ views
    "..caught red-handed financing a number of nongovernmental organizations.." "..the Russian special services offered us material that we evaluated as unambiguously sensational and exclusive. Do you think that, if the BBC received footage on which it was convincingly proved that four of our agents were working in London, that they wouldn't have aired it? " "The main crime of the British intelligence agents seems to be that their connections to Russian human rights organizations."
  • Russian TV alleges UK espionage

    01/23/2006 12:52:24 AM PST · by RusIvan · 42 replies · 670+ views
    Russian state television has broadcast video footage of what it claims are British diplomats spying in Moscow. In the programme, people claiming to be Russian agents say British spies retrieved data from a transmitter in a fake rock planted on a Moscow street. The intelligence officers also said a UK diplomat made regular payments to Russian non-governmental organisations. The UK Foreign Office said it was "concerned and surprised" and denied any improper conduct with Russian NGOs. The programme said four officials from the UK embassy and one Russian citizen, allegedly recruited by the British secret service, downloaded classified data from...
  • French fingered MI6 over bomb

    11/28/2005 7:26:54 AM PST · by DanielKronlid · 6 replies · 536+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 29, 2005 | The Times
    LONDON: The French government tried to blame the 1985 sinking of Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior on British spy agency MI6, according to official documents released under freedom of information. The campaign of misinformation and smears - suggesting MI6 bombed the ship in New Zealand and framed French secret agents, or that MI6 knew in advance of the French mission - infuriated Margaret Thatcher's government.
  • 007 wannabes wanted

    10/13/2005 2:58:04 PM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 453+ views
    Cnet ^ | 10/13/2005 | Dan Ilett
    A British overseas-intelligence service has launched a new Web site to enlist recruits--so would-be 007s can now sign up online. The MI6 Web site contains the history of the organization, officially known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), as well as frequently asked questions and information on how to become an officer. "We never talk about the size of the service, because that's giving the opposition some advantage, but we are actively recruiting," an MI6 representative said. In the first hour after its launch on Thursday, the Web site received 1,700 visitors. The site also experienced some slow loading due...
  • MP Michael Meacher Says Brits Recruited Terrorists

    10/03/2005 12:53:04 PM PDT · by Alex Marko · 6 replies · 508+ views
    The Guardian - UK 10-2-5 An astonishing claim that M16 recruited Muslim extremists in Britain for terror training abroad has been made by Oldham MP and former cabinet minister Michael Meacher. Mr Meacher also suggest that a British Muslim held under sentenced of death in Pakistan for beheading a US journalist is being kept alive because he was a British double agent. The Oldham West and Royton MP makes these sensational claims in an article for Asian News' sister paper, The Guardian. The former Environment Secretary claims that Britain's 'overseas' security organisation, M16, set about recruiting UK Muslims directing them...
  • Japan: Council seeks intelligence service modeled after British spy agency MI6 (Spook Upgrade)

    09/14/2005 3:53:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 481+ views
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 09/14/05
    Council seeks intelligence service modeled after British spy agency MI6 09/14/2005 The Asahi Shimbun Japan needs a more effective intelligence agency modeled after Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) that would engage in activities beyond the diplomatic norm, a report by an advisory council said. The report said the entity would be under the control of the foreign minister and would specialize in collecting information on international affairs. The council is an advisory panel to Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura. Currently, the Foreign Ministry's Intelligence and Analysis Service is in charge of collecting and analyzing information on international affairs, as well as...
  • MI6 warned US of Al-Qaeda attacks (Two years prior)

    06/09/2002 12:03:41 PM PDT · by Kay Soze · 10 replies · 319+ views
    The Times UK ^ | June 9,2002 | Nicholas Rufford The Time in UK MI6 warned US of Al-Qaeda attacks Nicholas Rufford MI6 warned the American intelligence services about a plot to hijack aircraft and crash them into buildings two years before the September 11 attacks

    08/10/2005 10:19:29 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 30 replies · 1,065+ views
    StrategyPage ^ | Aug 10, 2005
    August 10, 2005: Figuring out who the best intelligence service is can be quite difficult. The very nature of intelligence often means that the successes will not be public knowledge for years (for instance, World War II decryption efforts – the key to the United States winning the battle of Midway in 1942 – were not declassified until the 1970s), whereas failures or controversial operations will be taken to the press. It’s a thankless situation. Still, from what little has emerged, one can have an idea of some of the better intelligence services out there, with the understanding that this...
  • MI6 and the Croatian general(indicted for Krajina massacre)

    04/30/2005 9:23:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 553+ views
    BBC News ^ | 04/30/05 | Nick Thorpe
    MI6 and the Croatian general       By Nick Thorpe   BBC News, Dubrovnik   European intelligence services have joined forces in the search for Croatian General Ante Gotovina, indicted by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague for alleged war crimes against Serbia in 1995. But as Nick Thorpe finds out, tracking him down is proving a difficult task. Croatian General Ante Gotovina was indicted for war crimes in 2001 Franjo Turek suggests we meet in the Dubrovnik cafe in central Zagreb. He is sitting in the corner by the window when I arrive, looking younger, but...
  • Cold War Spy Movies. Sir Alec Guinness in "Tinker,Tailor,Soldier, Spy" & "Smiley's People".

    03/14/2005 8:23:25 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 35 replies · 846+ views
    Myself | 03-14-2005 | Captain Peter Blood
    Spent the weekend watching back to back DVDs of John Le Carre's "Tinker,Tailor,Soldier,Spy" & "Smiley's People", both starring the Great Sir Alec Guinness. I had not seen either in quite awhile and thought I would rent both to see again. What a tour de force for Guinness playing British Master Spy George Smiley. This really is what good drama is and I was on the edge of my seat watching both of these as Smiley is tracking his Arch Nemesis Karla of Moscow Center. Reminded me growing up of all the great spy films there was durng the Cold War....
  • A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout(Pakistani nuke transfers to Libya)

    02/27/2005 8:22:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 802+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27/2/05 | Douglas Frantz
    A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout The U.S. took too long to act, some experts say, letting a Pakistani scientist sell illicit technology well after it knew of his operation. By Douglas Frantz, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — Nuclear warhead plans that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold to Libya were more complete and detailed than previously disclosed, raising new concerns about the cost of Washington's watch-and-wait policy before Khan and his global black market were shut down last year. Two Western nuclear weapons specialists who have examined the top-secret designs say the hundreds of pages of engineering drawings and handwritten notes...
  • The silly spy whose mojo overpowered James Bond

    01/24/2005 12:47:20 PM PST · by r5boston · 28 replies · 714+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 01/25/2005 | Tanya Gold
    Moviegoers can thank Austin Powers for killing off the martini-quaffing sexoholic, writes Tanya Gold. Last week James Bond was fired. His nuclear pencil gathers dust beneath Whitehall. There is no news of 007 number six and the production of Bond film 21, due this November, has stalled. There is trouble at MI6, minister: the martini-quaffing sexoholic is suffering an existential crisis and it can't be cured by an intelligent Rolex or a gondola that can drive on land. Eon, which produces Bond, and MGM, which finances his capers, are bickering. It is rumoured MGM wants an action-movie franchise - Spiderman...
  • MI6 double agent was 'betrayed by a journalist'

    01/03/2005 5:46:57 PM PST · by LaserLock · 14 replies · 1,122+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 03, 2005 | By Gregory Feifer and Michael Evans
    A RUSSIAN double agent who worked for MI6 for ten years before having to defect for his own safety is at the centre of a new mystery over who betrayed him to the KGB. Oleg Gordievsky, who has lived in Britain since his escape from Moscow in the boot of a car in 1985, is now claimed to have been betrayed by a British journalist working for a magazine in Washington. Mr Gordievsky, in an interview with The Times, discounted the latest theory, although he admitted that he still did not know who tipped off the KGB that he was...
  • Iraq leads to MI6 overhaul

    12/26/2004 3:12:14 PM PST · by LaserLock · 4 replies · 635+ views
    United Press International ^ | December 26, 2004 | United Press International
    LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- MI6 chief John Scarlett unveiled the biggest shake-up of the British intelligence service in 20 years in the wake of its performance before the Iraq war. The changes are meant to prevent a repeat of the government's withdrawal of the report on Iraq used to justify the 2003 invasion. The Times of London said Sunday the shake-up is a "tacit admission" the intelligence agency's credibility had been damaged. Scarlett plans to reinstate procedures used in the cold war when senior intelligence officers vetted information before it was passed on.
  • Egypt trains MI6 agents to combat Islamic terrorists

    12/26/2004 2:52:55 PM PST · by LaserLock · 4 replies · 643+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 26, 2004 | Uzi Mahnaimi
    EGYPT has been training British MI5 and MI6 agents in how to combat Islamic terrorists, underlining Cairo’s growing importance to the war against terror and the Middle East peace process. A senior Middle Eastern military intelligence official revealed last week that British officers had undergone the training as part of a co-operation programme with Egypt that began after the September 11 attacks on America in 2001 and continued until last year. Details have not been revealed, but it is believed to have included instruction in specialised interrogation techniques and in the terminology used by terrorists, which will enable agents to...
  • Bigley beheaded ‘after MI6 rescue backfired’

    10/09/2004 5:37:38 PM PDT · by saquin · 20 replies · 2,431+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) [subscription site] ^ | 10/10/04 | Hala Jaber and Ali Rifat
    DISGUISED in an Arab robe and headdress, the British hostage Ken Bigley escaped from his captors in Iraq by car the day before they beheaded him, it was claimed last night. A Saudi described as a spokesman for the group that kidnapped Bigley said two of his captors had accepted a large sum of money to help him flee after three weeks of captivity. The money was provided by a Syrian and an Iraqi who had penetrated the group on behalf of British intelligence, the spokesman claimed. Bigley was bundled into the car last Wednesday and driven towards the safety...
  • MI6 spies exposed by Balkan rivals

    09/26/2004 6:46:36 PM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 786+ views ^ | September 27, 2004 | Harry de Quetteville and Hugh Griffiths
    British spies across the Balkans are being moved after they were publicly identified in a number of media reports planted by disgruntled local intelligence services. The Secret Intelligence Service, better known as MI6, has been forced to withdraw its chief officer in the Serb capital, Belgrade, and another spy in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, is about to leave. A third man, who has also been branded a British spy in the Balkans, this week left the office of the High Representative in Bosnia, Lord Ashdown, to take up a post elsewhere. A further two British intelligence officers working in the...
  • France Set Us Up on WMD Intelligence

    09/24/2004 12:13:08 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 8 replies · 744+ views
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | Sep. 2004 | Bruce Johnston
    Agent Behind Fake Uranium Documents Worked for France By Bruce Johnston The Telegraph (UK) September 19, 2004 The Italian businessman at the centre of a furious row between France and Italy over whose intelligence service was to blame for bogus documents suggesting Saddam Hussein was seeking to buy material for nuclear bombs has admitted that he was in the pay of France. The man, identified by an Italian news agency as Rocco Martino, was the subject of a Telegraph article earlier this month in which he was referred to by his intelligence codename, "Giacomo". His admission to investigating magistrates in...
  • Nato risks MI6 lives by naming agents on website

    08/28/2004 4:37:33 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 13 replies · 544+ views ^ | 29/08/2004 | David Bamber and Guy Dennis
    Nato has exposed the identities of four MI6 intelligence officers working in the Balkans, sparking intense anger from Britain. The four were named on the alliance's website in a summary of news, translated into English, from the former Yugoslavia. The site identified the men eight weeks ago, on July 9, and their names remained there until yesterday, when The Telegraph alerted Nato to its blunder. Within hours of being told of the error, embarrassed officials removed the web page yesterday afternoon. Their prompt action did not appease senior intelligence officials in London, who last night expressed fury at Nato's mistake...
  • MI6 involved in Balkan spy plot, says Croatian paper

    08/27/2004 6:11:33 PM PDT · by Destro · 1 replies · 194+ views ^ | Friday August 27, 2004 | Ian Traynor
    MI6 involved in Balkan spy plot, says Croatian paper Ian Traynor in Zagreb Friday August 27, 2004 The Guardian British intelligence's extensive operations in the Balkans were thrown into disarray yesterday after a Croatian newspaper revealed the identities of several alleged British spies and claimed that the Croatian government had given MI6 agents carte blanche to wiretap and conduct undercover operations against Croatian citizens. The weekly news magazine, Nacional, published the names of four British diplomats it described as important spies. Nacional's claim followed the recent unmasking by a Belgrade tabloid of the chief MI6 officer in Serbia, Anthony Monckton,...