INTELLIGENCE                                ISSN 1245-2122

N. 430, 10 November 2003

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 430, 10 November 2003

 

FRONT PAGE

 

USA/ISRAEL - "USS LIBERTY" ATTACK COVER-UP REVEALED p.1

 

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

 

TIMELINE FROM 20 OCTOBER TO 7 NOVEMBER p.2

LEGAL STATUS OF EAVESDROPPING MATERIAL p.3

 

PEOPLE

 

GREAT BRITAIN - JOHN HORACE RAGNAR COLVIN p.4

              - ANNIE MACHON p.5

 

AGENDA

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 DECEMBER 2003 p.6

 

INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD

 

USA - BUSH LOSING THE WAR AT HOME, ABROAD & IN IRAQ p.7

    - REPUBLICANS ATTACK CIA ON IRAQ INTELLIGENCE p.8

    - "BAD PRESS" FOR DOD, GUANTANAMO & RUMMY p.9

    - FBI & DOJ INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES p.10

CANADA - INSAC, CSIS and JTF2 News. p.11

GREAT BRITAIN - BBC GETS IT WRONG ... AGAIN p.12

GREAT BRITAIN/PAKISTAN - SPYING ON AN ALLY p.13

GREAT BRITAIN - DESPERATION ON WIDESPREAD POLICE RACISM p.14

NORTHERN IRELAND - TRIMBLE FAILS TO HONOR COMMITMENT p.15

IRELAND - GARDA INFORMER WARNED ABOUT RIRA ATTACK p.16

FRANCE - ANOTHER DETAILED PARLIAMENTARY INTEL REPORT p.17

GERMANY - BND Troubles Make It into the Media. p.18

CAUCASUS - A Quieter Fall. p.19

UZBEKISTAN/GREAT BRITAIN - THE END OF A DIPLOMATIC CAREER p.20

EASTERN EUROPE - SLOVAKIA, LITHUANIA & RUSSIA p.21

SOUTH AFRICA - APARTHEID SPY RS452 p.22

 

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Intelligence, N. 430, 10 November 2003, p. 1

 

 

USA/ISRAEL

 

"USS LIBERTY" ATTACK COVER-UP REVEALED

 

 

"Intelligence" and most specialists have never believed that

crack Israeli jet pilots -- who can hit an Iraqi nuclear

reactor hidden among many buildings -- could have attacked the

flag-flying "USS Liberty" spy ship in 1967 without knowing its

was an American ship. But that's still the official US and

Israel view ... for how long? On 22 October, Associated Press

(Lyndon Johnson Ordered Cover-Up: Former Navy Lawyer) and

United Press International (New Charges vs. Israel in '67 Ship

attack, Nicholas M. Horrock) caused the "official" story to

cave in. According to their reports, a former navy lawyer who

helped lead the military investigation of the Israeli attack

that killed 34 American servicemen stated in a affidavit that

former president Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary,

Robert McNamara, ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident

was an accident. It was "one of the classic all-American cover-

ups," according to retired admiral Thomas H. Moorer, a former

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, who spent a year investigating

the attack as part of an independent panel he formed with other

former military officials. The panel also included a former US

ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Akins. Moorer's panel

suggested several possible reasons Israel might have wanted to

attack a US ship; among them, Israel intended to sink the ship

and blame Egypt hoping it would bring the US into the 1967 war.

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Intelligence, N. 430, 10 November 2003, p. 7

 

 

USA

 

BUSH LOSING THE WAR AT HOME, ABROAD & IN IRAQ

 

 

According to Sydney H. Schanberg in the "Village Voice" (15

October): "If some wishful Americans are still hoping President

Bush will acknowledge that his imperial foreign policy has

stumbled in Iraq and needs fixing or reining in, they should

put aside those reveries. He's going all the way and taking us

with him. (...) [According to General Wesley Clark, visiting

the Pentagon at the time] 'As I went back through the Pentagon

in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had

time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against

Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as

part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a

total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria,

Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. ... I left the

Pentagon that afternoon deeply concerned'."

 

According to BlackCommentator.com in 16 October article, "The

Global Redlining of America - Bush plunges US in Rapid

Decline": "The previously unthinkable is now on the table.

Russia, the world's second largest oil exporter, is giving

serious consideration to trading its black gold in euros, a

switch that would surely set dominos in motion among other oil

producing nations and, ultimately, knock the dollar off its

global throne. Americans can thank George Bush and his Pirates

for accelerating a process that might have taken decades to

evolve, but which now looms as a catastrophe on the horizon."

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Intelligence, N. 430, 10 November 2003, p. 8

 

 

USA

 

REPUBLICANS ATTACK CIA ON IRAQ INTELLIGENCE

 

 

According to Seymour M. Hersh in the "New Yorker" ("The

Stovepipe - How conflicts between the Bush Administration and

the intelligence community marred the reporting on Iraq's

weapons", 20 October), UN intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass

destruction (WMD) was better than the CIA's: "Since midsummer,

the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve

the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the

Bush Administrations prewar assessment of Iraq's weapons of

mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The

committee is concentrating on the last ten years of reports by

the CIA. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told

me, are disquieting. (...) the intelligence reports about Iraq

provided by the United Nations inspection teams and the

International Atomic Energy Agency, which monitored Iraq's

nuclear-weapons programs, were far more accurate than the CIA

estimates. Some of the old-timers in the community are appalled

by how bad the analysis was, the official said. If you look at

them side by side, CIA versus United Nations, the UN agencies

come out ahead across the board.

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Intelligence, N. 430, 10 November 2003, p. 10

 

 

USA

 

FBI & DOJ INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES

 

 

On 15 October, the "Los Angeles Times" announced that US

District Judge, Thomas Penfield Jackson, had ordered five

journalists to identify government sources they used when

reporting the espionage case of former Los Alamos nuclear

weapons scientist, Wen Ho Lee. A LA Times reporter was among

them. The incriminated stories weighed heavily in a judge's

determination that Lee had stolen nuclear arms secrets and

given them to China. The same judge later released Lee and

apologized for letting himself be misled. The implication is

that the FBI was associated with leaking private and sometimes

false information to the media in an attempt to "get Lee" and

satisfy a Republican-dominated Congress that desperately wanted

to prove that President Bill Clinton was "soft on security" in

preparation for the 2000 presidential elections. Lee eventually

was railroaded into solitary confinement and held there for

several months. The news stories never furnished any

information for charging Lee.

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Intelligence, N. 430, 10 November 2003, p. 13

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN/PAKISTAN

 

SPYING ON AN ALLY

 

 

The Labour government's enthusiastic participation in the US-

led military, diplomatic and propaganda campaign against

militant Islamic fundamentalism and the Qaida threat, has

produced yet another tactical embarrassment for the Blair

administration, when the 2 November edition of the "Sunday

Times", in a front page report, revealed that MI5 authorized a

covert attempt to infiltrate a central London embassy,

described by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as a

"friendly power and a staunch ally" in the "war against

terrorism", to steal encryption codes and details of visa

applications, and planned to bug the building from the basement

to the roof.

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Intelligence, N. 430, 10 November 2003, p. 17

 

 

FRANCE

 

ANOTHER DETAILED PARLIAMENTARY INTEL REPORT

 

 

"Intelligence" has commented on and analyzed the often detailed

Assemblee Nationale (parliament) reports on the French

intelligence services. The influence on all Western

intelligence services of the 11 September 2001 attacks in the

US can be seen in the fact that, exceptionally, the Assemblee

Nationale has examined the French services for a second year in

row. Released on 22 October, this year's report, like last

year's, can be found on the Web:

http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/recherche/recherche.asp

It was carried out by the Commission des Finances under the

chairmanship of Deputy Gilles Carrez with Special Reporter,

Deputy Bernard Carayon. The report figures as "Annexe N. 36" of

the defense budget. Specifically, it is an analysis of the

budget -- and work -- of the Secretariat General de la Defense

Nationale (SGDN), often referred to as the "Prime Minister's

intelligence service" because it reports directly to the prime

minister. It is officially supposed to "coordinate" the three

military intelligence services -- Direction Generale de la

Securite Exterieure (DGSE, foreign intelligence), Direction du

Renseignement Militaire (DRM, military intelligence), Direction

de la Protection et de la Securite de la Defense (DPSD,

internal military security) -- but that is impossible in

practice since the DGSE reports to the French president and the

Defense Minister, and the two others to the General Staff.

However, that does permit a detailed analysis of these services

and their budget by the SGDN.

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AGENDA

 

 

Intelligence, N. 430, 10 November 2003, p. 6

 

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 15 DECEMBER 2003

 

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11-13 November, London, Airport, Port & Terminal Security's

International Aviation Safety & Security Conference,

www.terminalsecurity.info/page.cfm.

 

15-16 November, Nellis Air Force Base & Las Vegas, Nevada,

Aviation Nation 2003, www.nellisairshow.com/03

 

17-20 November, Washington, Defense Research & Engineering

Conference, www.rdexpo.com/drex.

 

18 November, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Justice Talking -

National Public Radio Trespassing in Cyberspace,

www.justicetalking.org.

 

18-19 November, League City, Texas, American Astronautical

Society's 2003 National Conference, www.astronautical.org.

 

18-20 November, Seal Beach, California, National Forum on

Weapon System Effectiveness; www.aiaa.org/events/wse.

 

1-2 December, Washington, Shepard Group's Helicopter & Homeland

Security Conference, www.shephard.co.uk.

 

2-5 December, Shanghai, Chine, Marintec China 2003,

www.marintecchina.com.

 

4-5 December, Ottawa, Canada, OSS & Royal Military College of

Canada, 2nd Annual Peacekeeping Intelligence Conference, with

the theme of "New Players, Extended Boundaries."

martin_rudner@carleton.ca.

 

4-5 December, Washington, Shepard Group's UAV-USA,

www.shephard.co.uk.

 

6-8 December, Amman, Jordan, Arab Archives Institute's Media

Freedoms and the Arab World meeting, aainstitute@yahoo.com.

 

6-11 December, Dubai, UAE, Dubai 2003 Airport Expo and Defense

News Middle East Air Chiefs Conference,

conferences@defensenews.com.

 

8-11 December, Fairfax, Virginia, NDIA's Precision Target

Geolocation from Airborne Platforms, www.ndia.org.

 

8-12 December, Las Vegas, Nevada, 19th Annual Computer Security

Applications Conference, www.acsac.org.

 

9-11 December, El Paso, Texas, Association of the US Army's

Space & Missile Defense meeting, www.ausa.org.

 

10-12 December, Geneva, World Summit on Information Society,

www.geneva2003.org.

 

15 December, deadline for submissions for Canada's Air Forces @

Eighty meeting in Ontario on 31 March-4 April 2004,

tdube@archives.ca.

 

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