INTELLIGENCE                                ISSN 1245-2122

N. 490, 8 January 2007

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 490, 8 January 2007

 

FRONT PAGE

 

USA - GITMO, NO TERRORISTS; PENTAGON, NO TORTURERS p.1

 

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

 

TIMELINE FROM 15 DECEMBER TO 31 DECEMBER p.2

CRYPTO-GRAM REPRINT ON ECHELON TECHNOLOGY p.3

HOMEMADE TASERS & MICRO SPY SATELLITES p.4

E-VOTING - Analysis of Florida's System. p.5

BOOKS - Recently Published Works. p.6

 

PEOPLE

 

USA - HENRY A. CRUMPTON p.7

 

AGENDA

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 16 MARCH 2007 p.8

 

INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD

 

USA/IRAQ - SURGE OR PHASED WITHDRAWAL UNDER DEM CONGRESS p.9

USA - POLITICS, MOON PROPAGANDA & "BYE BYE" DOLLAR p.10

    - PENTAGON'S COCAINE, SPACE WAR & BIO WEAPONS p.11

    - FBI, POLICE & INTERNAL SECURITY p.12

    - CIA'S LEVERETT WRITES TO THE "TIMES" p.13

    - "RATIONAL JOURNALISTIC THINKING COULD NOT OCCUR" p.14

GREAT BRITAIN - CARNE ROSS CASE & NEW MI5 BOSS p.15

EASTERN EUROPE - BAD GUYS, LITVINENKO POISONING & YUKOS p.16

SOMALIA - ISLAMISTS PUSHED OUT OF MOGADISHU p.17

ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN - APARTHEID AS OFFICIAL POLICY p.18

IRAQ - BUSH GETS SADDAM HANGED & MARTYRED p.19

     - THE WAR ON THE GROUND p.20

IRAN - CONFLICT CONTINUES p.21

MIDDLE EAST - LIBYA, SYRIA & SAUDI ARABIA p.22

ASIA - AFGHANISTAN, NORTH KOREA & PHILIPPINES p.23

"INTELLIGENCE" (471-489) 2006 TABLES OF CONTENTS p.24

 

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Intelligence, N. 490, 8 January 2007, p. 2

 

 

TIMELINE FROM 15 DECEMBER TO 31 DECEMBER

 

 

The most obvious major topic over the past fortnight is the

Iraq "surge" plan of the Bush White House and growing

opposition to it in all quarters, including among the US

military.

 

As we mentioned in our previous issue, "Although there may be

some major developments over the Christmas-New Year's holiday,

it doesn't seem that likely unless one of these simmering

conflicts suddenly explodes, which is not typical of this

season." Indeed, other than the Iraq "surge" plan, all the

ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Iran and North

Korea have continued "on course" -- with a flare up in Somalia

-- but the Christmas-New Year holiday season did not bring any

surprises or major developments.

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Intelligence, N. 490, 8 January 2007, p. 11

 

 

USA

 

PENTAGON'S COCAINE, SPACE WAR & BIO WEAPONS

 

 

In the category "worse than the normal bad news", the Pentagon

seems to bottomed-out with 1217 Arizona Daily Star, Tucson

Military Recruiters Ran Cocaine - Some kept visiting schools

for 3 years after FBI caught them on tape, Carol Ann Alaimo: A

Midtown strip mall that should have housed the best of the best

served as Corruption Central in Tucson. Two military recruiting

stations sit side-by-side there, one run by the Army, the other

by the Marines. Between them, a total of seven recruiters were

on the take, secretly accepting bribes to transport cocaine,

even as most spent their days visiting local high schools. They

had help from several more recruiters at an Army National Guard

office, where one recruiter was said to be selling cocaine from

the trunk of his recruiting vehicle.

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