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INTELLIGENCE                                ISSN 1245-2122

N. 429, 20 October 2003

Every Two to Three Weeks

Next Issue on 10 November 2003

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 429, 20 October 2003

 

FRONT PAGE

 

WORLDWIDE - BUSH POLITICS & NEW YORK TIMES "UBER ALLES" p.1

 

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

 

TIMELINE FROM 3 OCTOBER TO 18 OCTOBER p.2

BANNED US LFAS SONAR TESTING CONTINUES p.3

AL-RAWI REVEALS US GITMO TECHNIQUES p.4

EUROFIGHTER - British AX TO FALL SOON. p.5

 

PEOPLE

 

USA - LARRY MEFFORD p.6

 

AGENDA

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 1 DECEMBER 2003 p.7

 

INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD

 

USA - CIA'S KAY REPORT CAN'T SAVE BUSH OR BLAIR p.8

    - GI SUICIDES & RUMMY'S "HAPPY SOLDIERS" LIE p.9

    - FBI, NO PROGRESS ON ANYTHING p.10

    - SPY-GATE, IRAQ & BUSH WHITE HOUSE p.11

GREAT BRITAIN - GUN LAW MOVE TOWARD NATIONAL ID CARD p.12

NORTHERN IRELAND - LOYALIST PLOT TO KILL KENNEDYS p.13

                 - MORE FRU TALES FROM THE "DIRTY WAR" p.14

                 - THE CORY REPORT p.15

FRANCE - MARKING POINTS IN THE ANTI-BUSH WAR p.16

NETHERLANDS - DEATH IN THE MORNING p.17

ITALY/GREAT BRITAIN - THE CALVI COLD CASE MYSTERY p.18

WESTERN EUROPE - BRITAIN, BELGIUM, GERMANY & VATICAN p.19

EASTERN EUROPE - RUSSIA ANNOUNCES PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKES p.20

LATIN AMERICA - VENEZUELA, BRAZIL & BOLIVIA p.21

ISRAEL - COMPLETE NUCLEAR CAPABILITY p.22

MIDDLE EAST - TURKEY, ISRAEL-PALESTINE & IRAN p.23

ASIA - India, Korea & Philippines. p.24

 

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Intelligence, N. 429, 20 October 2003, p. 6

 

 

USA - LARRY MEFFORD

 

 

On 9 October, CBS noted that the FBI had turned over three

Assistant Directors for Counter-Terrorism in the past 14

months. The latest, Larry Mefford, is leaving to head security

in a Las Vegas casino after only three months on the job. Evil

tongues are saying it's a case of "if you can't beat 'em, join

'em." More objective observers say a five-month average term at

the head of counter-terrorism is simply a reflection of the

Bureau's working environment. Term duration at that level is

usually around four years.

 

As head of counter-terrorism, Mefford is the third-ranking

official at the Bureau. His successor has not been named. Mr.

Mefford is retiring at the end of October after 24 years with

the bureau and will return to Nevada where he was a law

enforcement officer in Reno, before joining the Bureau in 1979.

He will be assisting Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas gambling

magnate, in security and other operations.

 

COMMENT  --  The FBI made counter-terrorism its top priority

after the 11 September 2001 attacks, which indicated that their

effort is off to a very bad start. Actually, this news is worse

than would appear at first glance since three turn-overs in 14

months means there has never really been a FBI director for

counter-terrorism though the Bureau made that its highest

priority. So not only were the 11 September 2001 attacks a

catastrophic FBI failure, but the FBI's best effort to remedy

that situation has also been a complete failure. Many

specialists believe the FBI should have been dissolved after 11

September 2001, and now most believe the Bureau should -- at

best -- be kept alive to perform only law enforcement and anti-

crime work.

 

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Intelligence, N. 429, 20 October 2003, p. 9

 

 

USA

 

GI SUICIDES & RUMMY'S "HAPPY SOLDIERS" LIE

 

 

While US soldiers commit suicide at high rates in Iraq, "The

Olympian" in Washington state, headlined, on 11 October, "Many

soldiers, same letter Newspapers around US get identical

missives from Iraq". According to the report, letters from

hometown soldiers describing their "successes" rebuilding Iraq

have been appearing in newspapers across the country as US

public opinion on the mission sours and soldier morale falls.

All the letters are the same. A Gannett News Service search

found identical letters from different soldiers with the 2nd

Battalion of the 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, also known

as "The Rock," in 11 newspapers, including Snohomish,

Washington. "It's not clear who wrote the letter or organized

sending it to soldiers' hometown papers. Six soldiers reached

by GNS directly or through their families said they agreed with

the letter's thrust. But none of the soldiers said he wrote it,

and one said he didn't even sign it."

 

In February, "Intelligence" found exactly the same illegal

intelligence operation had been used to influence US opinion on

invading Iraq (see "Iraq - Bush-Blair Paving Their Way to War

with Lies", INT, n. 416 1). British freelance journalist, Kevin

Dowling, noted that "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."

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Intelligence, N. 429, 20 October 2003, p. 16

 

 

FRANCE

 

MARKING POINTS IN THE ANTI-BUSH WAR

 

 

France seems to be working hard to set up Galileo, the European

satellite positioning system independent of the US and its

military-based GPS. It would appear that the French have an

"unfair advantage" with the Bush White House pushing people

into France's arms. China has already signed on as a major

partner and even Israel wants in, a rather improbable

occurrence as long as the Sharon government continues building

its apartheid wall and killing Palestinians. Now, a major "non-

ally" of the US in the invasion of Iraq, and moreover a

neighbor, Canada, has decided to sign on for Galileo. On 8

October, the Canadian Space Agency announced that it will

contribute 6.9 million euros to the project. It doesn't make

Washington and the Pentagon's GPS look good to have their

neighbor "on board" the European project, but that's not the

worst news.

 

On 3 October, Poland's spokesman for the Defense Ministry,

Eugeniusz Mleczak, told Reuters that its soldiers in Iraq had

discovered four French-made surface-to-air missiles made and

delivered in 2003. This is same ministry which, in spite of

receiving European Union funds, decided to purchase US F-16

jets instead of European aircraft and also decided to help the

Bush White House invade Iraq. Mleczak probably made all these

announcements, but the one about France was a falsification.

According to Mleczak, on 29 September, in the region of Hilla,

Polish soldiers (who are under US command) found four French

Roland missiles. "We were surprised to find that these missiles

were made in 2003", according to Mleczak, a statement which

would seem to indicate that they had made some sort of

verification during those four days to arrive at that

conclusion. Since Poland does not have the necessary

information or intelligence capability, and since the Polish

soldiers are under US command, this would automatically mean

the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) did the

"checking" and told the Poles what to say. It might have even

been hinted that the US F-16s would be less expensive if the

Poles "gave a helping hand" to Rumsfeld's Pentagon (and

overlook the difference between ten-year-old missiles and new

missiles).

 

The Iraqi who supposedly found the missiles received a reward,

most likely of monetary nature, and, of course, the evidence

(the missiles) was immediately destroyed. A US military source,

who asked not to be identified, said the Iraqi report was

impossible to confirm because a Polish weapons team had

destroyed the missiles soon after it discovered them (which it

would not have done without US authorization). The next day,

the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs also told Reuters about

Roland missiles; namely that Roland-2 missile production ended

in 1988 and Roland-3 production in 1993. Oops, either the DIA

has really bad intelligence or else the Pole are really

beginners in intelligence "dirty tricks". According to the

French statement, no French military equipment has been

delivered to Iraq since July 1990.

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AGENDA

 

 

Intelligence, N. 429, 20 October 2003, p. 7

 

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 1 DECEMBER 2003

 

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21-23 October, Manhattan Beach, California, USAF Space and

Missile Command, Aerospace Testing Seminar,

www.aero.org/conferences/ats.

 

21-25 October, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, International

Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference,

iacp.expoexchange.com.

 

23 October, Washington, Russell Senate Office Building,

Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, The Costs of Empire,

www.realisticforeignpolicy.org.

 

23-24 October, Las Vegas, Nevada, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Conference, hoodk@ttcus.com.

 

28-30 October, Albuquerque, New Mexico, TAAC 2003 UAV

Conference, www.psi.nmsu.edu/uav/conferences/2003.

 

31 October, deadline for submissions for the fourth annual

Harvard Graduate Student Conference, "Empires and Imperial

Control, on 19-20 March 2004, in Cambridge, Massachusetts,

www.fas.harvard.edu/~conih.

 

4-6 November, Nashville, Tennessee, Army Aviation Association

of America, Air Traffic Services, Aircraft Survivability &

Mission Equipment, www.quad-a.org.

 

6-7 November, Sevenans, France, UTBM, Image and Use of Secrecy,

with Jean-Pierre Chevenement (former defense minister), Admiral

Lacoste (former director of DGSE foreign intelligence), David

Kahn (American author and advisor to the National Security

Agency), Duncan Campbell (British author and journalist,

specialist on Echelon),

www.utbm.fr/spip/IMG/pdf/PROGRAMME_SECRET_2003.pdf

 

6-7 November, London, Renful Aviation Security, Security X-ray

Screening seminar, www.renful.com.

 

17-18 November, Washington, Defense News Media, Intelligence,

Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Integration 2003, Net

Centric Vision, conferences@defensenews.com.

 

17-19 November, Palm Springs, California, NDIA, Targets, UAWs &

Range Operations, www.ndia.org.

 

17-20 November, Denver, Colorado, IEEE, Software Reliability

Engineering, issre2003.cs.colostate.edu.

 

17-20 November, Destin, Florida, First Annual Worldwide Cruise

Missile Defense conference and exhibition.

 

18-19 November, St. Louis, Missouri, American Society of Access

Professionals Workshop, www.acesspro.org.

 

19-21 November, Montpellier, France, IDATE, Advantage services,

www.idate.org.

 

28 November, Limoges, Universite de Limoges, Fourth Workshop on

Cryptography and Information Security,

www.unilim.fr/laco/rencontres/2003/JCL.

 

30 November, deadline for submissions for the conference

Political Murder - From Antiquity to the Present which will

take place in Berlin, hsozkult.geschichte.hu-

berlin.de/termine/id=2089.

 

1-4 December, Orlando, Florida, I/ITSEC 2003, www.itsec.org.

 

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