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INTELLIGENCE                                ISSN 1245-2122

N. 428, 6 October 2003

Every Two to Three Weeks

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 428, 6 October 2003

 

FRONT PAGE

 

USA - SPY-GATE BRINGING DOWN BUSH AND/OR NEO-CONS p.1

 

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

 

TIMELINE FROM 8 SEPTEMBER TO 19 SEPTEMBER p.2

PENTAGON TECH CAN FIND WHISKEY BUT NOT IRAQI WMD p.3

FOIA, FACE-SCANS, VCR BOMBS, "BUDDY BOOKS" & OTHERS p.4

 

PEOPLE

 

USA - DANIEL PIPES p.5

    - Daniel R. Geer Jr.. p.6

GREAT BRITAIN - MICHAEL FULLER p.7

NORTHERN IRELAND - JOSEPH PATRICK BLAIR p.8

 

AGENDA

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 NOVEMBER 2003 p.9

 

INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD

 

USA - IRAQ CONTINUES TO EAT AT BUSH WHITE HOUSE p.10

    - OPEN HOUSE AT GITMO FOR SPIES p.11

    - FBI WIN'S TSC RACE BUT LOSES TO GAO p.12

    - 11 SEPTEMBER STILL CAUSING TROUBLE p.13

    - CIA KEEPS ITS HEAD ABOVE IRAQI WATERS p.14

    - Pentagon Intelligence News. p.15

CANADA/ISRAEL - MORE CURIOUS ISRAELI ART PEDDLERS p.16

GREAT BRITAIN - MORE SPACE IN LONDON FOR MI6 p.17

              - NO CHARGES FOR DEATHS AT DEEPCUT p.18

              - More Manpower for MI5. p.19

              - More Intelligence News. p.20

FRANCE - Interpol May Finally Catch Up. p.21

GERMANY - GDR Hit Squad. p.22

NETHERLANDS - JDF ON THE STREETS p.23

ITALY - Recent Intelligence Information. p.24

WESTERN EUROPE - NEW NATO BOSS & EUROPEAN DEFENCE FORCE p.25

               - Sweden & EU-USA on CAPPS II. p.26

SLOVAKIA - Hot Times In Intelligence. p.27

EASTERN EUROPE - CZECHS, BOSNIANS, RUSSIANS & CHECHENS p.28

COLOMBIA - Kidnapping, Drug Spraying & Amnesties. p.29

VENEZUELA - CIA Prepares the Next Coup. p.30

LATIN AMERICA - Peru & Other Services. p.31

SOUTH AFRICA - EXPLOSIVE MIX OF SPIES & POLITICS p.32

ISRAEL/GREAT BRITAIN - SENIOR MI6 ANALYST RECALLED p.33

IRAQ - NO END IN SIGHT p.34

IRAN - Yes and No, For Now. p.35

MIDDLE EAST - SAUDI ARABIA, SYRIA & KAMIKAZES p.36

PAKISTAN - Western Target and Client. p.37

ASIA - INDIA, CHINA & NORTH KOREA p.38

 

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Intelligence, N. 428, 6 October 2003, p. 1

 

 

USA

 

SPY-GATE BRINGING DOWN BUSH AND/OR NEO-CONS

 

 

The real trouble began on 28 September, when Mike Allen and

Dana Priest headlined in the "Washington Post", "Bush

Administration Is Focus of Inquiry, CIA Agent's Identity Was

Leaked to Media", adding in a subtitle, "CIA Director George J.

Tenet wants to know whether officials in the White House broke

federal law." "Intelligence" had warned its readers that the

CIA would not stand on the sidelines and allow the Bush White

House and its neo-conservators to blame the Agency for the mess

they got the US into in Iraq. This is the first bugle call of

the CIA's counterattack and the major press is referring to it

as "Spy-Gate" for obvious reasons.

 

According to Allen and Priest, the Justice Department, at

Tenet's request, is "looking into an allegation that

administration officials leaked the name of an undercover CIA

officer to a journalist ... The operative's identity was

published in July after her husband, former US ambassador

Joseph C. Wilson IV, publicly challenged President Bush's claim

that Iraq had tried to buy 'yellowcake' uranium ore from Africa

for possible use in nuclear weapons. Bush later backed away

from the claim ... The intentional disclosure of a covert

operative's identity is a violation of federal law ... The

officer's name was disclosed on July 14 in a syndicated column

by Robert D. Novak, who said his sources were two senior

administration officials."

 

But Novak, a right-wing journalist and very close to Bush neo-

cons, has "leaked" before, though perhaps avoiding direct

violation of a federal law. This time, what is most damaging is

not Novak's leak, but how it apparently was organized from the

Bush White House. Allen and Priest explained: "Yesterday, a

senior administration official said that before Novak's column

ran, two top White House officials called at least six

Washington journalists and disclosed the identity and

occupation of Wilson's wife" ... White House officials breaking

a federal law to "get" Wilson for criticizing the Bush invasion

of Iraq! That's the big story. Wilson had revealed that the CIA

had sent him to Niger last year to look into the uranium claim

and that he had found no evidence to back up the charge.

Wilson's account touched off a political fracas over Bush's use

of intelligence as he made the case for attacking Iraq.

 

The rest of the story is the major media (particularly the "New

York Times") playing "catch up" to the "Washington Post" and

jumping on the anti-Bush bandwagon they refused to touch

leading up to the invasion of Iraq and the flouting of

international law. First, Karl Rove, senior political adviser

to President George W. Bush, was fingered as the person

responsible for the leak, then Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice-

President Dick Cheney's hard core neo-conservative chief of

staff and national security advisor. But, as several Washington

analysts have already noted, Libby would not have acted without

Cheney's authorization. Some intelligence specialists even

consider the possibility that the entire "yellowcake" Spy-Gate

caper, from its inception as a suspicious burglary at the Iraqi

embassy in Rome, to the presentation of false documents at the

UN, was a "dirty trick" intelligence operation run out of the

vice-president's office. The CIA, was received Iraqi-related

visits from Cheney and Libby may say something about this ...

to clear its name.

  ...(cut)...

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Intelligence, N. 428, 6 October 2003, p. 16

 

 

CANADA/ISRAEL

 

MORE CURIOUS ISRAELI ART PEDDLERS

 

 

An article published in the "Ottawa Sun", on 19 September, on

the arrest of nine Israeli nationals by officers from the

Immigration and Tactical Police, close to Parliament Hill, in

the Canadian capital on 12 September, was "pulled" within hours

for what local sources have described as "unknown and

unexplained reasons."

 

The article claimed that the nine Israelis, all in their 20s,

had been charged by Citizenship & Immigration officials with

working in Canada illegally. Immigration hearings were held on

17 September, and two-year exclusion orders for working

"without authorization and misrepresentation" were issued

against Anatoly Belnik, Shulamit Gorelik, Rani Katsov, Roy

Laniado, Ienav Sofer, and Amit Yedudai, while Yafit Avram, Koby

Cole and Sharon Moskovitz, were issued with 12-month exclusion

orders. A spokesman for the immigration authorities, Rejean

Cantlon, confirmed that the Israelis, who had been selling

"art", had been staying at an apartment-hotel on Lisgar Street,

and would be deported from Canada as soon as the paper work was

completed. No weapons or illegal materials were found in their

rooms which were searched after the Canadian Secret

Intelligence Service (CSIS), informed the Ottawa Police that

the detainees were "possible agents from Mossad."

  ...(cut)...

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Intelligence, N. 428, 6 October 2003, p. 21

 

 

FRANCE - Interpol May Finally Catch Up.  On 29 September, the

American secretary general of Interpol, Ronald Noble,

announced, at the France-based service's annual congress in

Spain, that it is working to complete a new global data base

that will help its 181 member countries fight terrorism and

other crime. Seventy-eight countries participate in the

agency's data base, an Internet-based system that provides

direct access to Interpol files. By 31 December, Interpol hopes

to finish the project so that all of its members can send and

retrieve real-time data. But this is what Interpol is supposed

to have been doing for years, since it moved from its original

Paris headquarters to Lyon. The only problem, as "Intelligence"

has mentioned several times, the move was accompanied by France

and Germany requiring that Interpol use the X-400 Franco-German

Internet protocol to communicate with other police intelligence

services. Although X-400 was rather secure, it was also rather

incompatible with nearly everything else on the Internet. That

incompatibility put Interpol several years behind schedule.

Now, according to press reports, under project co-director Stan

Morris, Canada has installed an I-24/7 system that actually

works. The Canadians probably tested it with the Royal Canadian

Mounted Police (RCMP) to make sure it worked before installing

it in Lyon, and the French intelligence probably trusts a

Canadian system more than it does an American system. So

everybody is happy and perhaps Interpol will get down to what

it is supposed to be doing.

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Intelligence, N. 428, 6 October 2003, p. 33

 

 

ISRAEL/GREAT BRITAIN

 

SENIOR MI6 ANALYST RECALLED

 

 

The British Foreign Office has ordered Alistair Crooke, a

senior MI6 security analyst based in Jerusalem -- where he

worked as advisor to the EU Middle East envoy -- to return to

London immediately "for personal security reasons." Posted to

the Middle East six years ago, the 54-year-old intelligence

officer had been involved in the peace negotiations in Northern

Ireland, continuing the work of his MI6 predecessor, Charles

Oatley, who maintained close contact and discussed options for

a cessation of violence in the 1980s with the leadership of the

Provisional IRA, even when the possibility of a peaceful

solution to the 30-year-old conflict appeared non-realistic. In

the Middle East, Alistair Crooke pursued a similar policy,

speaking directly with the leadership of Hamas and Islamic

Jihad. He is credited with organizing a ceasefire with Hamas

last year, hoping to end a series of suicide bombings, but the

deal was buried in the rubble of a house bombed by the Israeli

Air Force (IAF) in which 14 civilians, including nine children,

died. The target, a Hamas leader, was also killed. The incident

-- one of many in which innocent Palestinian civilians have

died -- was an influential factor in the decision by 27 IAF

pilots, on 24 September, no longer to take part in air attacks

on targets in the occupied territories, a decision dismissed by

the IAF commander, Major General Dan Halutz as a "cynical use

of political ideology."

  ...(cut)...

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AGENDA

 

 

Intelligence, N. 428, 6 October 2003, p. 9

 

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 NOVEMBER 2003

 

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7 October, Montreal, University of Quebec, Third-Party

Interventions in Armed Conflicts - State of the Question and

Some Hypotheses", 1 514 987-6781.

 

7 October, Ottawa, Citizenship and Immigration Canada,

Biometrics - Implications & Applications for Citizenship and

Immigration, http://cic-forum.ca/english/.

 

18-19 October, Silver Spring, Maryland, Grassroots America &

EPIC, Defend the Bill of Rights - National Conference,

http://www.grassroots-america.org/.

 

24-25 October, Seattle, Globalization and CPSR - Changing

Issues, Changing Organization,

http://www.cpsr.org/conferences/annmtg2003/index.html.

 

1-4 November, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Association of Former

Intelligence Officers (AFIO), AFIO 2003 Symposium - The

Changing Face of Intelligence, http://afio.com.

 

3-6 November, Monterey, California, National Defense Industrial

Association (NDIA), Aircraft Survivability - Reclaiming Low

Altitude Battlespace, http://register.nida.org.

 

5-6 November, Alexandria, Virginia, Second Annual Intelligence,

Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Conference,

http://www.defensenews.com/conferences.

 

7-9 November, Madison, Wisconsin, Free Press, National

Conference on Media Reform, http://www.mediareform.net.

 

12-13 November, Fairfax, Virginia, Association of Old Crows

(AOC), Electronic Warfare and Information Operations During

Operation Iraqi Freedom, http://www.crows.org.

 

15 November, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of

Technology, RFID Privacy Workshop, http://www.rfidprivacy.org.

 

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