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INTELLIGENCE                                ISSN 1245-2122

N. 424, 23 June 2003

Every Two to Three Weeks

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 424, 23 June 2003

 

FRONT PAGE

 

USA/GREAT BRITAIN - BUSH-BLAIR VS. CIA-MI6 ON IRAQI WMD p.1

 

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

 

TIMELINE FROM 2 JUNE TO 21 JUNE p.2

FIGHTING CRIME - New High Tech. p.3

LICENCE TO BRIBE "ON THE BOOKS" AS SPY TECHNIQUE p.4

CRUDE CBRN ATTACK VS. "OLD FASHION" TERROR TECH p.5

 

PEOPLE

 

USA - PETER SCHOOMAKER p.6

GREAT BRITAIN/NORTHERN IRELAND - TIM COLLINS p.7

NORTHERN IRELAND - FREDDIE SCAPPATICCI p.8

 

AGENDA

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 AUGUST 2003 p.9

 

INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD

 

USA - FBI & OTHER "DOMESTIC" INTEL NEWS p.10

    - RUMSFELD'S DOD UNDER ATTACK FROM ALL SIDES p.11

    - CIA, NSA, POLITICS & INTELLIGENCE p.12

GREAT BRITAIN - ISC CRITICAL OF BLAIR ON INTELLIGENCE p.13

NORTHERN IRELAND - FINUCANE ACCUSED FACES TRIAL p.14

                 - THE "DIRTY WAR" ON THE SHANKILL p.15

IRELAND - FBI/MI5 "MOLE" WILL ATTEND RIRA TRIAL p.16

WESTERN EUROPE - GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, BELGIUM & NATO p.17

RUSSIA - Intelligence & Iran News. p.18

CAUCASUS - BUSINESS & WAR AS USUAL p.19

EASTERN EUROPE - CZECHS, SLOVAKS, SERBS & OTHERS p.20

GUYANA - THE BRIEF AND CURIOUS SHAWN BROWN AFFAIR p.21

LATIN AMERICA - Cuba, Colombia, Mexico & Others. p.22

CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - PAYING OFF THE MILITIAS p.23

SAUDI ARABIA - BOB BAER & CIA MIDEAST INTRIGUES p.24

IRAQ - US MILITARY OCCUPATION & GUERRILLA WAR p.25

IRAN - THE NEXT BUSH WAR p.26

AFGHANISTAN - "Charlie Did It". p.27

NORTH KOREA - US, RUSSIA & CHINA STARING AT EACH OTHER p.28

 

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Intelligence, N. 424, 23 June 2003, p. 1

 

 

USA/GREAT BRITAIN

 

BUSH-BLAIR VS. CIA-MI6 ON IRAQI WMD

 

 

Its going to be hard for George Bush, Tony Blair and their

supporters, but as we dig deeper and deeper into CIA and MI6

intelligence -- or lack of same -- regarding so-calle Iraqi

"weapons of mass destruction" (WMD), it becomes more and more

clear that the Iraqis were telling the truth and Bush and Blair

were lying. Now they are fighting their own intelligence

services for political survival through media leak campaigns

the likes of which have not been seen since Watergate or

Irangate-Contragate, in the US, and Iraqgate in Britain, which

were all political fiascos under Republican or Conservative

governments. Now the real question for the world's only

superpower is: Should you impeach a president because he lied

about sex with a consenting woman or a president because he

lied to invade a country not a war with anybody?

 

There have been many reports on this big scandal which we

highlight below, followed by chronological listing of other

media headlines and comments by "Intelligence". The most

fundamental comment is that the major media are now digging

into the question but remain largely uncritical of intelligence

leaks, just as prior to the US/UK invasion of Iraq by

publishing uncritical reports on the alleged existence of Iraqi

WMD. There has been little self-criticism in the media or

change of heart concerning the blatant use of lies by the Bush

White House and the Blair Downing Street to try to justify the

invasion of Iraq. Now an organized guerrilla war against the US

military occupation has begun and will probably continue for as

long as US troops are in Iraq.

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Intelligence, N. 424, 23 June 2003, p. 6

 

 

USA - PETER SCHOOMAKER

 

 

On 11 June, the "Los Angeles Times announced that Defense

Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, had tapped retired Special Forces

Gen. Peter Schoomaker to be the next Army chief of staff,

bypassing other senior Army officers in an indication of

Rumsfeld's desire to rely less on the Army and more on Special

Forces. Before offering the job to Schoomaker, Rumsfeld

reportedly asked Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. John King, CENTCOM

commander Gen. Tommy Franks and CENTCOM land forces commander

Gen. John Abizaid. Abizaid reportedly refused because he wants

to succeed Franks, who has announced he will retire at the end

of his current tour, but these refusals also indicate that

senior Army brass do not want to work directly for Rumsfeld.

Many military analysts say the pick is viewed as a slap at the

current roster of Army four-star and three-star generals vying

for the service's top post, because defense secretaries do not

usually reach outside the ranks of current active-duty officers

to pick a chief of staff.

 

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Intelligence, N. 424, 23 June 2003, p. 10

 

 

USA

 

FBI & OTHER "DOMESTIC" INTEL NEWS

 

 

The FBI, having suffered badly from 11 September 2001 fallout,

is still alive, active and keeping the new Homeland Security

Department (HSD) "hemmed in" and out of the FBI's traditional

bailiwick of "domestic" intelligence and security. Moreover,

just keeping out of the headlines, while the CIA suffers from

lack of Iraqi WMD, means the FBI is better off today than it

has been for over two years. However, the Wen Ho Lee affair is

coming back to haunt the Bureau just as the case of Katrina

Leung goes to court in Los Angeles. In the end, it may not be

Lee who gave the Chinese the alleged US nuclear weapons "crown

jewels" but FBI agents in bed with Leung who gave her the keys

and info needed.

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Intelligence, N. 424, 23 June 2003, p. 13

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN - ISC CRITICAL OF BLAIR ON INTELLIGENCE

 

ISC CRITICAL OF BLAIR ON INTELLIGENCE

 

 

The Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), in

its annual report published in London on 10 June, has

criticized the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and senior

government colleagues responsible for intelligence and security

matters for not being sufficiently interested in the work of

MI5, MI6 or GCHQ, and for failing to set long-term priorities

for the agencies. According to the ISC, the Cabinet Committee

on Security and Intelligence (CSI), chaired by Mr. Blair, and

including the deputy prime minister, the Chancellor and the

Foreign Affairs and Defence Secretaries, has been "too

preoccupied with short-term crisis management". Although it met

almost daily during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, the

CSI, described as "a key committee on the intelligence

services", has not reconvened since "regime change" in Iraq,

two months ago.

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Intelligence, N. 424, 23 June 2003, p. 16

 

 

IRELAND

 

FBI/MI5 "MOLE" WILL ATTEND RIRA TRIAL

 

 

Armed detectives and Garda emergency response units are on 24-

hour duty to protect David Rupert, the FBI and MI5 agent and

the main prosecution witness in the trail of Michael McKevitt,

the alleged leader of the Republican dissident group, the Real

IRA (RIRA). The contingency plans to ensure that Rupert lived

long enough to give evidence were drawn up by Irish authorities

several weeks ago when, as expected, the judge at the Special

Criminal Court, in Dublin, refused a request to allow Rupert to

testify by video link from the United States, where he was part

of the FBI's witness protection program.

 

The trial of Michael McKevitt opened in Dublin on 18 June, and

is expected to last at least six weeks. The defendant is

charged with directing acts of terrorism -- the first person in

the Irish Republic to be charged with this type of offence --

specifically in connection with the Saturday afternoon car

bombing of the market town of Omagh, County Tyrone, on 15

August 1998, which killed 29 people and seriously injured

hundreds of others. McKevitt is also charged with being a

member of a proscribed terrorist organization. Defense lawyers

strongly opposed the video link request, claiming the former

American lorry driver is a criminal who was motivated by money

and by a non-prosecution offer for indictable offences if he

agreed to spy on Republicans in the US and Ireland. According

to classified FBI documents released to the defense last

February, Rupert was under investigation in New York for arms

and drug trafficking, and smuggling illegal immigrants across

the Canadian/US border. This followed the collapse of his

trucking, catering and forestry businesses in 1992, and

bankruptcy for failing to pay a $15 million compensation claim

when one of his uninsured HGVs was involved in a fatal

accident.

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AGENDA

 

 

Intelligence, N. 424, 23 June 2003, p. 9

 

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 AUGUST 2003

 

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13-15 July, Singapore, Shephard Group, Asia-Pacific Regional

Aviation, http://www.shephard.co.uk.

 

14-17 July, Dayton, Ohio, AIAA/ICAS International Air & Space,

http://www.aiaa.org/Dayton2003.

 

15 July, London, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI),

Unmanned Vehicle Systems, http://www.rusi.uk.

 

15-17 July, Huntsville, Alabama, US Army Aviation & Missile

Command, Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry,

http://www.apbi.redstone.army.mil.

 

15-17 July, Baltimore, Maryland, Association for Unmanned

Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Unmanned Systems 2003,

http://www.auvsi.org.

 

16-17 July, Chicago, International Cargo Security Summit,

Counter Terrorism Strategies for the Freight Transportation and

Logistics Supply Chain.

 

23-25 July, Washington, GovSec Washington Convention, tel. 1

703-683-8500.

 

7-10 August, Altlandsberg, Germany. Chaos Computer Club,

International Hacker Open Air Gathering,

http://www.ccc.de/camp/.

 

11-13 August, Prague, Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture,

Cyberpunk and Science Fiction, http://www.inter-

disciplinary.net/vhccsf03cfp.htm.

 

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