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  • FBI HEAD: Spies' Son Aware of Scam

    08/27/2010 2:39:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    BOSTON HERALD.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | O'Ryan Johnson
    SNIPPET: "The oldest son of two Russian spies bagged in a summer sweep of undercover moles may have known his folks were working for the other side while they all lived the good life in Cambridge. “I’d say it’s logical to presume, and we suspect that he knew something, yes, toward the end,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said yesterday. The feds believe the Cambridge couple - going by the names Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Foley - hid their secret life from their two boys, 16 and 20 years old. The oldest, however, may have caught on...
  • Murdered Spook Was a Cross Dresser

    08/26/2010 10:26:04 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The SunUK ^ | 08/26/2010 | ANTHONY FRANCE, JOHN KAY, GUY PATRICK and EMILY NASH
    MURDERED MI6 worker Gareth Williams was a secret transvestite who may have been killed by a gay lover, detectives said yesterday. His body lay undiscovered for TWO WEEKS after he was killed and his remains stuffed into a suitcase in his bath. Cops found women's clothing that would fit him at his Pimlico flat in central London, a short distance from MI6's HQ beside the Thames.
  • Obama’s Ambassadorial Nominee Receives Heavy Scrutiny

    12/25/2009 7:13:39 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 7 replies · 614+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 12/25/2009 | Personal Liberty Desk
    President Barack Obama has nominated Mari Carmen Aponte to become the next ambassador of El Salvador, a decade after she was forced to withdrawal her name from consideration for a similar post following concerns about alleged ties to Cuba, Newsmax.com reports. A former FBI official told Fox News that Aponte’s 1998 nomination by president Clinton began receiving attention after the foreign relations panel questioned her about a past relationship with Roberto Tamayo, who was alleged to have "possible ties to the Cuban government" and made "repeated trips there." Current White House spokesman Tommy Vietor responded, "as has been previously reported,...
  • Sleeping With The ... (Words fail me)

    08/20/2010 5:56:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: President Obama hit a new low in using a recess appointment to name Maria del Carmen Aponte as U.S. envoy to El Salvador. The radical has consorted with Cuban spies but will be taking no questions. Dismissing three congressional holds on Aponte's ambassadorial confirmation as "playing politics," Obama used his vacation to slip Aponte through to represent the U.S. to the strategic Central American country, without a vote in Congress. That gives Aponte, a campaign contributor aligned to the immigration lobby, access to top-secret information as a political reward. But Aponte's past is one big red flag. From 1982...
  • BREAKING: Obama Appoints Maria del Carmen Aponte as Ambassador to El Salvador

    08/19/2010 11:18:55 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 45 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/20/10 | Erick Erickson
    This is huge news coming on the heels of Barack Obama’s support for the Ground Zero Mosque. He has appointed Maria del Carmen Aponte to be Ambassador to El Salvador. Three United States Senators have a hold on her nomination. Why? Because she had a longterm relationship with a top Cuban spy. She withdrew as a Clinton appointee back in the 90’s because of it. Senators questioned whether or not Aponte knew about her lover’s spying on the United States and had other serious concerns related to that relationship. How will the American public react when they learn Barack Obama...
  • China's Spy Games

    08/17/2010 7:15:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 17, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Security: The Pentagon report warning that Beijing is amassing high-tech missiles leaves out another alarming domestic security issue: massive Chinese spying. Forget about the Russian spy ring the FBI broke up that stole mostly headlines (as opposed to U.S. secrets) for their amateurish methods. This is no joke. These Chinese moles mean business. And they're stealing highly sensitive military secrets. At least 44 of them have been quietly prosecuted in the last two years alone — a figure that dwarfs the number of Russian spies expelled last month. And those are just the ones we've caught. The Chinese agents are...
  • Israeli diplomats boycott Mossad spies over wage dispute

    08/14/2010 11:17:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/13/10 | Adrian Blomfield
    Israel's foreign diplomats have refused to work with Mossad spies "anywhere in the world" after agents effectively broke a strike picket line. The rift was caused after the agency’s spies stepped in to help organise a trip for Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, to Greece next week, after foreign diplomatic staff refused because of industrial action over pay. The strike, which was triggered by claims that diplomats get half the pay of defence ministry officials, has seen workers engineering a series of diplomatic faux pas. These include leaving the wife of Estonia’s president stranded at a restaurant outside Jerusalem...
  • SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: The Game That Is Not A Game

    08/10/2010 12:28:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies
    INATODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | August 10, 2010 | by Toby Westerman
    SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: THE GAME THAT IS NOT A GAME SNIPPET: "The basic task of all spies, including the SVR Russian operatives recently caught, is to "steal and shape," Simmons explained. The "steal" aspect is best known to the public, that is, stealing another nation's military or production secrets, but Simmons also described how spies can "shape" a nation. Spies engaged in the "shape" aspect of espionage are known as "agents of influence," Simmons said. These "agents of influence" attempt to mold the thinking of a society or a government by targeting "experts who are quoted in...
  • Rights Groups Join Criticism of WikiLeaks [ Amnesty International, etc ]

    08/09/2010 5:41:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 9 2010 | JEANNE WHALEN
    A group of human-rights organizations is pressing WikiLeaks to do a better job of redacting names from thousands of war documents it is publishing, joining the list of critics that claim the Web site's actions could jeopardize the safety of Afghans who aided the U.S. military. The letter from five human-rights groups sparked a tense exchange in which WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange issued a tart challenge for the organizations to help with the massive task of removing names from thousands of documents, according to several of the organizations that signed the letter. The exchange shows how WikiLeaks and Mr. Assange...
  • Russia Spies; America Apologizes

    07/27/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Mona Charen
    Arriving at a biker's convention in Ukraine on his Harley Davidson trike, Vladimir Putin offered a few observations on his recent celebratory meeting with the 10 Russian sleeper agents deported from the United States. "They had a very difficult fate," the former KGB colonel noted sympathetically. "They had to carry out a task to benefit their motherland's interests for many, many years without a diplomatic cover, risking themselves and those close to them." The reunion was heartwarming. They sang patriotic songs and "talked of life." Putin assured them, reports the Associated Press, that they would have good jobs and a...
  • Putin says he sang patriotic songs with Russian spies deported from United States

    07/24/2010 2:16:02 PM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 27 replies · 2+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 22:33 24/07/2010
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he had met with Russian spies deported from the United States following Russia-U.S. spy scandal and sang patriotic songs with them. "I met with them," Putin said, answering the journalists' questions whether he met with 10 Russian spies deported from the United States after Russian-U.S. spy scandal. Ten people were arrested by U.S. law enforcement on June 29 on suspicion of being part of an espionage ring. After the spy swap deal they were deported from the United States. Putin, as a former KGB officer, said he had talked for life with the spies....
  • FICTITIOUS FEMME FATALE FOOLED CYBERSECURITY Intel, Defense Specialists Fell For Ruse in Test

    07/24/2010 12:21:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES.com ^ | 8:07 p.m., Sunday, July 18, 2010 | By Shaun Waterman
    SNIPPET: "But Robin Sage did not exist. Her profile was a ruse set up by security consultant Thomas Ryan as part of an effort to expose weaknesses in the nation's defense and intelligence communities - what Mr. Ryan calls "an independent 'red team' exercise."" SNIPPET: "Another person involved at a senior level in the U.S. military's cybersecurity efforts, who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the case, called it "an object lesson in the dangers of social networking." "People feel they are safe" on the Internet, he said, but in reality, "it is a perfect...
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • US hikers' moms hopeful as scientist goes to Iran

    07/15/2010 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Mannaggia l'America · 6 replies · 1+ views
    www.philly.com ^ | July 15, 2010 | PATRICK CONDON
    MINNEAPOLIS - The mothers of two of three Americans jailed in Iran for nearly a year said Thursday that an Iranian nuclear scientist's return to his homeland after being in the United States has given family members hope for the release of their loved ones. "I'm very happy that he's been returned, that he can reconnect with his family," Cindy Hickey, the mother of jailed American Shane Bauer, told The Associated Press of Sharan Amiri, shortly after his return to Tehran. "I can't help but be hopeful this might loosen things up a bit." Hickey was quick to caution that...
  • Intrigue and Ambiguity in Cases of 4 Russians Sent to West in Spy Swap

    07/09/2010 7:19:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2010 | By SCOTT SHANE and ELLEN BARRY
    WASHINGTON — When Aleksandr Zaporozhsky, one of four Russians delivered to the West in this week’s spy swap, joins his family in the United States, it will be only the latest unexpected twist in a classic story of espionage and deception. For several years in the 1990s, Mr. Zaporozhsky, a colonel in Russian intelligence who became deputy chief of the American Department, was secretly working for the C.I.A., one of the highest-ranking American moles in history, Russian prosecutors say. After surprising his colleagues by retiring suddenly in 1997, he moved with his wife and three children to the United States...
  • US began deliberating spy swap well before arrests

    07/09/2010 1:33:05 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/09/2010 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    WASHINGTON -- The White House began deliberating a spy swap with Moscow nearly a month ago, well ahead of the arrests of 10 Russians in the United States less than two weeks ago, a White House official said Friday.
  • Spy swap unfolds with guilty pleas by 10 in NYC

    07/08/2010 3:36:01 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2010 | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK – The largest spy swap between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War unfolded Thursday as 10 people accused of spying in suburban America pleaded guilty to conspiracy and were ordered deported to Russia in exchange for the release of four Russian spies. The defendants pleaded guilty in a Manhattan courtroom, were immediately sentenced to time served and were ordered deported. They were expected to be sent to Russia within hours, and U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood announced that the Russian government would release four people to the United States in exchange. The swap carries significant consequences...
  • Spy swap is 'all but unprecedented'

    07/08/2010 3:18:13 PM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 08 July 2010 | Jeff Stein
    John L. Martin supervised 76 espionage cases during his 26 years at the Justice Department, but he’s never seen one end like this one. Martin said swapping spies who have not been sentenced to time in prison, much less served it, is "all but unprecedented." Martin could recall only one case in which an accused spy was swapped without first being convicted and sentenced to prison. Alice Michelson, a courier for the Soviet KGB, was arrested in late 1984, indicted on espionage charges, held without bail, and eventually exchanged in a deal for 25 Europeans accused of spying for the...
  • Russian spy applied for jobs at think tanks with links to Obama

    07/08/2010 3:07:17 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 19 replies
    Mikhail Semenko, one of 11 Russian "illegals" accused of spying for Moscow against the United States, targeted leading Washington think tanks in an apparent effort to get close to policy makers in the American government. Semenko, 28, who speaks fluent English, Spanish and Mandarin, is understood to have sought work at the New America Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment, both influential centrist think tanks with close ties to the Obama administration. He was part of an alleged network of spies arrested on June 27 and 28 in northern Virginia, New York, Boston, New Jersey and Cyprus. A "spy swap" between...
  • Moscow-US Spy Swap Could Happen Today (Say What?)

    07/08/2010 12:45:56 AM PDT · by quesney · 37 replies
    A Cold War-style spy swap for the alleged Russian agents was being hammered out last night. All ten Russians held by the U.S. - including 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman - will reportedly be exchanged for ten prisoners being held in Russian jails who have spied for the West. The swap could begin as early as today, with Britain playing a pivotal role. [....] Say what? Why so fast? Have we even had a chance to interrogate these people? Are they part of bigger spy networks? What's going on here?
  • Yet Another Embarrassment from Milquetoast Ed

    07/07/2010 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | July 7, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The allegation that our political scene could have been infiltrated by 'operatives' working under the direction of foreign interests should surprise no one, especially coming from the very top of our intelligence community. Given Canada's history of moving towards Trudeau's vision of a multi-cultural utopia at the expense of such things as a proper immigration system that wouldn't weaken our overall national security, to reject such a claim out of hand would be completely naive.
  • Moscow offers former Russian colonel...in Cold War-style spy swap

    07/07/2010 8:47:31 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (via Drudge) ^ | 7th July 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Russia has offered a mass Cold War-style 'spy swap' deal to the U.S., it was revealed today. The deal could see up to 11 convicted spies - allegedly including a Russian colonel - exchanged for 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman and her co-accused. Chapman is being held with nine others in the U.S. on accusations of being part of a 'deep cover' spy ring in the U.S. Read more:
  • FBI spent nearly decade pursuing spy suspects in bid to gain counterintelligence

    07/03/2010 11:09:55 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Washginton Post ^ | 07/03/2010 | Walter Pincus
    The Russian spy case that exploded into public view this week was preceded by nearly a decade of cat-and-mouse activities with the FBI, according to court documents and an interview with a senior U.S. official familiar with the case.
  • Question: What is instrument that is synonymous in Russian spy flicks from the 60's/70's? (vanity)

    07/02/2010 8:18:45 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 34 replies
    It sounds like it's being played with a mallet.....almost an 'autoharp' sound. Does anyone know?
  • 2 kids of alleged spies headed to Russia

    07/02/2010 3:28:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 2
    NEW YORK (AP) -- At least two children who were born to one of four couples charged in a Russian spying ring, may soon be headed for new homes in Russia. Federal prosecutors revealed Friday that a man and woman who had been posing as American Michael Zottoli and Canadian Patricia Mills acknowledged after their arrests that they are actually Russian citizens.....
  • Russian spy ring may be last straw for Obama nuclear arms treaty

    07/02/2010 1:10:09 PM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/2/2010 | J. Taylor Rushing
    A U.S.-Russia arms treaty is teetering in the Senate, lacking support from Republicans and set back by an alleged spy ring. The White House was hoping that the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), signed three months ago by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, would move quickly through the Senate. But now it may not get a vote on the floor until after the November elections. The pact to reduce warheads, missiles and launchers in both countries could be cleared by the Foreign Relations Committee this month, but that timetable could also be pushed back. While a simple...
  • Alleged Russian spies had registered to vote in Cambridge

    07/02/2010 1:01:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 2, 2010 | Alex Katz
    The Cambridge couple who allegedly lived double lives as Russian spies and ordinary Americans took another step last fall to blend into what they claimed to be their adopted homeland -- they both registered to vote for the first time. But, according to the Cambridge Board of Elections, Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley never voted. At the request of the Globe, the board today released copies of the voter applications the couple mailed to Cambridge City Hall last October.
  • Putin Claims The Spies Are Just Red Haired Step-Children

    07/01/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-01-10 | Skookum
    Anna Chapman, A Russian Spy Has Been Arrested Putin blames American law enforcement for the arrest of eleven Russian spies, claiming it has all been timed by "Hawks" who are anxious to scuttle Obama's disarmament plans.  Mr Putin expressed his concern and anger with Bill Clinton: "Back at your home, the police went out of control [and] are throwing people in jail," Mr. Putin said. "But that's the kind of job they have," he added, drawing a laugh from Mr. Clinton when he heard the translation. "I hope that all the positive gains that have been achieved in our relationship...
  • Reporter, Consultant, Housewife Spy

    06/30/2010 10:05:28 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | 6/30.10 | clarice feldman
    Late Monday, the Department of Justice announced the arrest of ten people in the United States who had been planted here by the Russians in the 1990s to blend in and gather information, which they transmitted back to Russia. The defendants are charged with acting as unregistered agents of Russia and with conspiracy to commit money-laundering. There is no charge involving the illegal possession of classified documents.
  • Soviet Style Red Whine

    06/30/2010 4:31:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-30-10 | ANDY SOLTIS
    Russia is the real victim of the spy scandal, Moscow angrily said yesterday -- while the Obama administration acted embarrassed at carrying off the biggest counterespionage coup in years. Kremlin officials acknowledged that at least 10 of the 11 suspects caught in the US spy dragnet were Russian citizens. But in a bizarre role reversal, they said this showed America was acting irresponsibly. "Back at your home, the police went out of control," Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told a visiting Bill Clinton in Moscow. "Throwing people in jail." Clinton appeared to chuckle but made no comment. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/soviet_style_red_whine_XTjYKoUKMnBm2cI664QvcL#ixzz0sKp5eYkC
  • Obama Knew of Spies Before Medvedev Talk

    06/30/2010 2:47:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Sky News ^ | June 30, 2010 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama knew about the FBI operation to smash an alleged Russian spy ring before meeting President Dmitry Medvedev last week, but did not raise it at the talks, an aide said. But the White House said the revelations, which were condemned by Russia, would not interfere with the effort by both sides to 'reset' their relations, which has been pursued ever since Obama took office last year. The alleged operation was busted just a few days after a warm summit between Obama and Medvedev at the White House at which both sides made an elaborate effort to...
  • Curiosities Emerge About Suspected Russian Agents

    06/29/2010 7:03:05 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06/29/2010 | James Barron
    One explained her Russian-sounding accent by saying she was Belgian. She consulted a landscape designer who wondered why the living room was filled with piles of wood but figured the woman’s husband was a carpenter and would eventually get around to making some furniture. One put a blowup Santa on a motorcycle in the front yard around Christmas, a kitschy touch in a stately neighborhood of hilly streets, and kept two schnauzers in the backyard. The man told a neighbor the dogs were a relic from their years in South America, where a break-in had left his wife traumatized.
  • Spies Like Us

    06/29/2010 6:15:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Intelligence: The Justice Department's surprise roundup of 11 Russian "illegals" acting as unregistered foreign agents is being dismissed as irrelevant to the Obama administration's "reset button" with Russia. We doubt it. Late Monday, the FBI shut down a major ring of Russian "illegals," a term used to describe agents who burrow deep in American society, blend in with the locals over years, perform spylike tasks and otherwise await orders from Moscow. "You were sent to USA for long-term service trip. Your education, bank accounts, car, house, etc. — all these serve one goal: fulfill your main mission, i.e., to search...
  • Putin's Hydrangeas

    06/29/2010 3:05:04 PM PDT · by jazminerose
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/29/10 | Joy Tiz
    They couldn’t have been spies, look what she did with the hydrangeas.—Jessie Gugig, age 15 Substituting high tech communications for the now passé Venona cables, the operatives managed to gain access to a government employee working in a nuclear program. Experts are astonished by the length and depth of the penetration. Why the surprise? The combination of our lax immigration enforcement combined with decades of indifference to the threat from Russian operatives makes this sort of thing a certainty. Putin’s people didn’t abandon their goals of conquering the United States—his hydrangea growers just got better at fitting in.
  • Putin Says U.S. Police "Out Of Control" In Spy Case

    06/29/2010 11:34:56 AM PDT · by edpc · 15 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 29 June 2010 | Alexei Anishchuk
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow angrily rejected U.S. accusations on Tuesday that Washington had cracked an undercover Russian spy ring, and said the Cold War-style cloak and dagger saga seemed timed to wreck a recent thaw in relations. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said U.S. police had gone "out of control" after 10 suspected spies were arrested in the United States in the biggest espionage case for years. "I hope that all the positive gains that have been achieved in our relationship will not be damaged by the recent event," he told visiting ex-U.S. President Bill Clinton. An 11th suspect was arrested...
  • Russian Paper: New Spy Scandal in USA Targets Obama, Not Russia

    06/29/2010 10:31:47 AM PDT · by antiobamacare · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | June 29, 2010
    The Russian Newspaper Pravda is calling the charges against the alleged Russian spies outlandish and rather implausible. The author of the Pravda article “New Spy Scandal in USA Targets Obama, Not Russia” asserts that the claims of the “agents” using Morse code and invisible ink are laughable. Alexander Khramchikhin, deputy director of the Institute of Political and Military Analysis, has claimed that the alleged spy ring was orchestrated to target President Obama. “It goes without saying that Russia, like other countries, conducts intelligence activities in other states. This episode is somewhat different. The Republicans struggle against Obama, and I am...
  • Accused Russian Spy a "Practiced Deceiver"

    06/29/2010 2:14:36 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | June 28, 2010 | Ryan Corsaro
    She's a "practiced deceiver." Those are the words prosecutors used to describe Anna Chapman, a red-headed 28-year-old accused of spying for Russia. Chapman, a divorcee who appeared in a white T-shirt and designer jeans, stood before magistrate judge Ronald Ellis in a Manhattan federal court Monday evening along with four others arrested on charges of conspiring to act as "unregistered agents of a foreign government." Chapman's attorney, Robert M. Baum, asked the judge to dismiss the charge of conspiracy, saying his client committed no crime by communicating with a member of a foreign government and called the acts listed in...
  • Russians question timing of US arrests

    06/29/2010 4:21:44 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    ft.com ^ | June 29, 2010 | Charles Clover
    The only thing Moscow loves more than a good, cold war style spy scandal is a good, cold war style conspiracy theory. On Tuesday, following the revelation that the US had detained 10 suspected spies working under deep cover, the question being asked in the shadow of the Kremlin was “why now?” The timing for the arrests could not have been worse for US-Russia relations, following a state visit by President Dmitry Medvedev to the US last week, and a chorus of optimistic announcements about the US Russian “reset” aimed at bettering ties. Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, echoed the...
  • Moscow hits back at Berlin over spying allegations

    06/29/2010 2:58:02 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    rt.com ^ | June 28, 2010
    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said it expects an explanation from Berlin over the “groundless” accusations of industrial espionage on the territory of Germany. “First of all, we are talking about a standard set of claims against Russian diplomatic missions in Germany, which in the understanding of German counterintelligence services are ‘spy nests’ posing a threat to Germany’s security,” said Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Andrey Nesterenko. “We would hope to get explanations from our partners through diplomatic channels,” he said, the ministry’s webpage quotes. The 300-page report by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency...
  • DOJ: 10 alleged Russian intel officers arrested

    06/28/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 167 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Ten Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday.</p>
  • Head of Mossad Ousted

    06/26/2010 11:44:42 AM PDT · by marioinohio · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2010 | Yonat Friling
    Israeli top spy, Meir Dagan, is stepping down. According to local TV station Channel 2, Dagan, who was appointed as head of Mossad in 2002, requested to continue another year in the role, but was refused by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sources tell Fox News that the main reason for Netanyahu’s decision is the international criticism following the January assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, which was widely believed to be carried out by Mossad agents using forged foreign passports. Israel never responded to the allegations made by Dubai Police regarding the case. According to the report, Dagan...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • "Allah Save Our Forums From Spies..."

    06/07/2010 2:49:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 20+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    07 June 2010 "ALLAH SAVE OUR FORUMS FROM SPIES..."
  • Poland Arrests Alleged Mossad Spy Regarding Hit-Squad Slaying of Hamas Agent in Dubai

    06/12/2010 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 466+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2010 | Fox News
    BERLIN (AP) — An alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the hit-squad slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai has been arrested in Poland, officials said Saturday. The man, using the name Uri Brodsky, is suspected of working for Mossad in Germany and helping to issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad operation that allegedly killed Hamas agent Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January, a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor's
  • Official: Poland arrests alleged Mossad agent

    06/12/2010 9:26:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 895+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | June 12, 2010
    BERLIN – Polish authorities have arrested an alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai, the German federal prosecutor's office said Saturday. A man using the name of Uri Brodsky is suspected of working for a foreign spy agency in Germany and helping issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad hit squad allegedly behind the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January, the German spokesman told The Associated Press.
  • Israeli wanted over Dubai killing 'held in Poland'

    06/12/2010 11:56:30 AM PDT · by marioinohio · 328+ views
    BBC ^ | June 12, 2010 | BCC
    It would seem that discussions of the Second Amendment over the years have missed the mark with the policy wonks and politicians. Not so with some folks across the fruited plain. Todd Fitchette writes in his blog "Across the Back Fence" on the true meaning of the Second Amendment, quoting Senate testimony from a Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp on the day she decided to not arm herself for self protection, as was her custom. I think it's more important to note what she told Senators about the Second Amendment. Read the blog AND view the YouTube video for a more...
  • Military spy gave away U.S.-Korean war blueprint

    06/09/2010 10:16:06 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies · 143+ views
    Joon Ang Daily ^ | June 10, 2010 | Ser Myo-ja, Namkoong Wook
    Top military secrets, including a U.S.-South Korea war plan to counter a North Korean invasion, may have been given to Pyongyang by a South Korean Army major general spy, according to an investigation by military authorities. The major general, only identified as Kim, was being questioned by military authorities on charges of providing top confidential information to North Korea. The Defense Security Command asked the military’s General Court Martial to issue a detention warrant against Kim on Tuesday.
  • Connecting Heaven and Earth

    06/03/2010 7:13:26 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 2 replies · 101+ views
    Our Sages consider the Sin of the Spies even worse than the Sin of the Golden Calf. What is the root cause of the sin of rejection of the Land of Israel? What is so terrible about "We will make a new leader and return to Egypt?" At the time of the sin, as Rashi explains, the spies were righteous Jews who had just experienced the myriad miracles of the Exodus from Egypt and the journey through the desert. Did they really believe that G-d could not humble the lowly Canaanites as He had the mighty Egyptian empire? How could...
  • Petraeus orders US spies to prepare for anti-nuclear strike on Iran

    05/25/2010 5:19:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,121+ views
    timesonline ^ | 5/25/10 | Giles Whittell and Michael Evans, Washington
    Teams of American special forces have been authorised to conduct spying missions intended to pave the way for a military strike on Iran in case President Obama orders one, US government sources have confirmed. The military units would penetrate Iranian territory to reconnoitre potential nuclear targets and make contact with friendly dissident groups, according to a secret directive written by General David Petraeus. The document’s existence was disclosed for the first time yesterday. It authorises an expansion in the use of US special forces throughout the Middle East, US officials said. However, it is the possibility of American troops operating...
  • Google Says It Mistakenly Collected Data on Web Usage

    05/15/2010 12:18:04 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 84 replies · 3,003+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-14-10 | Jessica E. Vascellaro
    Google Inc. said an internal investigation has discovered that the roving vans the company uses to create its online mapping services were mistakenly collecting data about websites people were visiting over wireless networks. The Internet giant said it would stop collecting Wi-Fi data from its StreetView vans, which workers drive to capture street images and to locate Wi-Fi networks. The company said it would dispose of the data it had accidentally collected. *snip* "It's now clear that we have been mistakenly collecting samples of payload data from open (i.e. non-password-protected) Wi-Fi networks, even though we never used that data in...