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INTELLIGENCE                                ISSN 1245-2122

N. 416, 3 February 2003

Every Two to Three Weeks

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 416, 3 February 2003

 

FRONT PAGE

 

IRAQ - BUSH-BLAIR PAVING THEIR WAY TO WAR WITH LIES p.1

 

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

 

TIMELINE 20 JANUARY TO 1 FEBRUARY p.2

BRITS' UNACCEPTABLE FORENSIC TECH PRIVATIZATION p.3

 

PEOPLE

 

GREAT BRITAIN - CHRISTOPHER ANDREW p.4

 

AGENDA

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 MARCH 2003 p.5

 

INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD

 

USA - RUMMY'S "REGIME CHANGE" ... IN WASHINGTON p.6

    - CIA WITH SVR IN KOREA & TAKES OVER ANTI-TERROR p.7

    - FBI REMEMBERS LEE, KING, IRAQIS & REGAN p.8

    - Ridge & Homeland Security Down to Business. p.9

CANADA - USAF "friendly fire" trial opens. p.10

GREAT BRITAIN - COSTLY "BENDING OVER" FOR THE USA p.11

              - HMIC Report on Special Branch Ops. p.12

NORTHERN IRELAND - BLOODY SUNDAY USE OF PARAS CRITICIZED p.13

                 - "BRIEFING" IN THE "BIG APPLE" p.14

FRANCE - IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS IN INTELLIGENCE p.15

NETHERLANDS - THE CASE OF THE TROUBLESOME MULLAH p.16

WESTERN EUROPE - BRITAIN, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND & OTHERS p.17

EASTERN EUROPE - INTELLIGENCE NEWS p.18

CAYMAN ISLANDS -  ANOTHER FINE "MADE IN LONDON" MI6 MESS p.19

LATIN AMERICA - Intelligence News. p.20

AFRICA - Tibehirine Monks & French Mercenaries. p.21

MIDDLE EAST - POLITICS, INTELLIGENCE & NEWS p.22

ASIA - AFGHANISTAN, INDIA, CHINA & OTHERS p.23

 

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Intelligence, N. 416, 3 February 2003, p. 1

 

 

IRAQ

 

BUSH-BLAIR PAVING THEIR WAY TO WAR WITH LIES

 

 

  ...(cut)...

British freelance journalist, Kevin Dowling, has done his

homework on the subject and submitted the following report to

"Intelligence" which is concrete proof that the Bush

administration -- or its private sector owners, the right-wing

Republicans of the GOP -- is running "psy ops", and not just

abroad. According to Dowling, the Bush administration tricked

Britain's "Financial Times" (FT) into publishing a phony

"letter to the editor" calling for war on Iraq: "Sir, President

Bush should be applauded for taking a courageous stand against

Saddam Hussein's outlaw regime and its reckless pursuit of

weapons of mass destruction," wrote Frank Santoro from

Brooklyn, New York. Santoro's letter, signed by him, appeared

on the same day, 24 October, in the Paris-based "International

Herald Tribune" (IHT). But identical readers' letters had

already been published by" Time" magazine and in about forty

American papers including "USA Today", "Newsday", the "Chicago

Tribune", the "Baltimore Sun", and the "Boston Globe",

apparently without verification since only the names had been

changed.

  ...(cut)...

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Intelligence, N. 416, 3 February 2003, p. 6

 

 

USA

 

RUMMY'S "REGIME CHANGE" ... IN WASHINGTON

 

 

US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, one of Washington's

most aggressive and authoritarian senior officials, is carrying

a "regime change" without open warfare, but in Washington and

not Baghdad. He recently made the current administration's most

significant foreign policy declaration in a derogatory

statement against France and Germany, calling these founding

members and real moving forces behind the EU, "old Europe".

"Rummy's regime" -- in particular figurehead president, Bush,

and foreign secretary, Powell -- had nothing to add ... or

subtract from the "old Europe" statement. Rummy has also

"defined" what "post-Saddam" Iraq would be, supposedly a job

for Bush or Powell. As for "internal security" on American

soil, Rummy's condemned-and-pardoned former Contragate admiral,

John M. Poindexter, is taking care of that with the Pentagon's

Total Information Awareness (TIA) project for keeping all

American citizens under tight surveillance ("USA - Pentagon's

TIA & Poindexter", INT, n. 412 7). And Rummy's Office of

Strategic Influence, which critics asserted was created to

engage in disinformation, wasn't shut down as a result of

negative publicity; only the name has been abandoned and its

intended functions are being carried out, according to a 18

November statement, by Rummy.

  ...(cut)...

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Intelligence, N. 416, 3 February 2003, p. 7

 

 

USA

 

CIA WITH SVR IN KOREA & TAKES OVER ANTI-TERROR

 

 

On 20 January, the "New York Times"; published a very strange

article entitled "Russians Helped CIA Spy on North Korea" which

claimed Russian intelligence officers reportedly placed nuclear

detection equipment in North Korea on behalf of the CIA in the

1990s. Supposedly CIA-provided monitors were placed in the

Russian Embassy in Pyongyang to detect any telltale signs of

activity and the CIA trained Russian SVR agents in the

operation of the equipment. Russia, of course, denied the

story, and specialists are wondering what the CIA -- the

probable source of the story -- thought it would gain by

publication. If the story is true, the CIA would never have

leaked it since relations with foreign intelligence services

are some of intelligence's most sensitive operations and those

most protected by secrecy. If the story were true, then someone

who wants to damage the CIA and the SVR could be the source but

couldn't convince the Times to publish it without very powerful

backing which would imply some sort of backing from a

government ... in Washington, in Moscow, in Seoul, in

Pyongyang, in Paris, in Berlin, ... If the story is not true,

then the Times is at fault and only published it because of

very powerful backing which would imply ... In short, that

there's an intelligence war going on somewhere and the CIA and

the SVR are the targets.

  ...(cut)...

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Intelligence, N. 416, 3 February 2003, p. 15

 

 

FRANCE

 

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS IN INTELLIGENCE

 

 

Jacques F. Baud, a former colonel in Swiss military

intelligence and military attache with extensive foreign

experience, has been mentioned several times in "Intelligence"

and always in positive terms (INT, n. 312 10, n. 356 6 & n. 389

10). In June 1997, we wrote that "Intelligence" had often

mentioned sourcebooks on intelligence published in English,

which seems to the privileged language for such works ... So it

is both surprising and gratifying to have a French contribution

to public knowledge about intelligence and that is what Jacques

Baud's "Encyclopedie du Renseignement et des Services Secrets"

(Lavauzelle) is. The publisher specializes in defense-related

publications and that was the intended public for this work.

However, the lack of such a book in French and the book's clear

and concise presentation of world intelligence services and

intelligence activity have made it a success with the general

public. All information is from open sources, but the level of

technical detail reveals the original intention of this book

which appears to be a public version of internal intelligence

service manuals or 'file cards' on other intelligence services"

(see "Intelligence - A French Soucebook", INT, n. 312 10). But

that was in 1997. Now, in 2003, Lauvauzelle and Baud have

published a new, revised and updated version of the same

sourcebook: December 2002, isbn 2 7025 0753 0, 740 pp., 26

euros. It would be an important contribution to any

intelligence library or documentation service.

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AGENDA

 

 

Intelligence, N. 416, 3 February 2003, p. 5

 

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 MARCH 2003

 

 

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members of our free distribution list.

 

3-5 February, Los Angeles, California, Aerospace Lighting

Institute, Night Vision Goggle & Glass Cockpit Seminar,

http://www.aligofrey.com.

 

5 February, Paris, Cercle National des Armees, breakfast debate

with Herve Gaymard, Minister of Agriculture, "Agricultural

Geostrategies and Internationales Relations".

 

6-7 February, San Diego, California, ISOC, Network and

Distributed System Security, http://www.isoc.org/ndss03/.

 

11-12 February, Los Angeles, California, Association of Old

Crows (AOC), NAVWAR Conference, http://www.crows.org.

 

11-13 February, Arlington, Virginia, National Defense

Industries Association (NDIA), SOLIC Conference,

http://www.ndia.org.

 

11-13 February, Washington, Association of Unmanned Vehicle

Systems International (AUVSI), Program Review 2003,

http://www.auvsi.org.

 

11-16 February, Geelong, Australia, Australian Air Show 2003 -

Celebrating the Centenary of Flight.

 

14 February, Beverly Hills, California, National Defense

Industries Association (NDIA) Greater Los Angeles Chapter West

Coast Dinner, http://www.nida-glac.org.

 

17-21 February, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ross Engineering, one-

week training course in Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures

(TSCM), tuition $1,950, kevin@rosseng.com or tel 1-651-905-

0757.

 

19-20 February, London, SMi, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,

http://www.smi-online.co.uk/uavs8.asp.

 

26-28 February, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Association of the US

Army (AUSA), Accelerating Transformation through a Culture of

Innovation & Collaboration.

 

6 March, Paris, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques

Avancees (ENSTA) & Centre des Hautes Etudes de l'Armement

(CHEAr), Geopolitics and International Environment Treatment,

tel 33 (0)1 44 42 51 97.

 

7 February, Paris, Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Defense

Nationale (IHEDN), Information, Factor in the Strategy of

Business Development.

 

8-14 February, Fort Detrick & Aberdeen Proving Ground,

Maryland, course in Medical Management of Chemical and

Biological Casualties (MCBC), ccc@apg.amedd.army.mil or

http//ccc.apgea.army.mil/.

 

10-11 March, London, Aviation Week, European Transport Leaders

Conference, http://www.aviationnow.com.

 

12-14 March, Washington, Privacy & American Business (P&AB),

Privacy Practitioners' Workshop and Ninth Annual National

Conference, http://www.pandab.org/postcard.pdf.

 

13 March, Paris, Ministry of Economics, New Technologies &

Cooperation in Armaments,

http://www.finances.gouv.fr/DICOM/cheff/.

 

14 March, Paris, Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Defence

Nationale (IHEDN); New Threats - Dangers of New Information &

Communication Technologies, Threats to Information Systems, and

the Fight against Counterfeiting.

 

14 March, deadline for papers for the Communities and

Technologies conference on 19-21 September 2003, in Amsterdam,

http//www.feweb.vu.nl/C&T2003.

 

16-20 March, Abu Dhabi, UAE, International Defense Show IDEX

2003, http://www.idexuae.com.

 

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