INTELLIGENCE                                ISSN 1245-2122

N. 492, 5 February 2007

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 492, 5 February 2007

 

FRONT PAGE

 

CHINA - USA CAN'T DICTATE SPACE ARMS POLICY ANY MORE p.1

 

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES

 

TIMELINE FROM 19 JANUARY TO 1 FEBRUARY p.2

NEW NIXON TAPE TECH AT BLAIR'S DOWNING STREET p.3

OFF-THE-SHELF COPS WITH EXPERIENCE AND ATTITUDE p.4

RUSSIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT HI TECH FOR IRAN p.5

 

PEOPLE

 

USA - EVERETTE HOWARD HUNT p.6

GREAT BRITAIN - LORD CARLISLE p.7

 

AGENDA

 

COMING EVENTS THROUGH 31 MARCH 2007 p.8

 

INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD

 

USA - BUSH'S "SNOOPGATE" TAKES THE DEEP SIX p.9

    - CIA KIDNAPPING & TORTURE ON TRIAL... ABROAD p.10

    - FIREWORKS AT LIBBY TRIAL p.11

    - THE OTHER IRAQ WAR BEING FOUGHT IN WASHINGTON p.12

    - A SEASON FOR LIES & SMEARS p.13

    - CIA, Duke Cunningham & "Super" Counterfeiting. p.14

    - Pentagon, Fraud & "Mercenaries". p.15

    - FBI, Anthrax Attacks & Border Wars. p.16

GREAT BRITAIN - SAS IN THE CITY p.17

NORTHERN IRELAND - RUC SPECIAL BRANCH COLLUSION REPORT p.18

IRELAND - THE CORRUPT WORLD OF CHARLES HAUGHEY p.19

WESTERN EUROPE - Britain, France & Global Warming. p.20

CZECH REPUBLIC - "STAR WARS" EXPANDS INTO EUROPE p.21

RUSSIA - VLADISLAV FOR BEREZOVSKY WITH LONDON p.22

       - CHECHENS & GEORGIA IN THE NEWS AGAIN p.23

SOUTHERN AFRICA - THE LONG ARM OF BAE CORRUPTION p.24

SOMALIA - US Admits Air Attacks Not Successful. p.25

TURKEY - United Reaction Against Dink's Assassination. p.26

LEBANON - Trying to Buy Peace With Dollars. p.27

ISRAEL/PALESTINE - CONFLICT EVERYWHERE p.28

IRAQ - FAKE US TEAMS, CHOPPERS DOWN, ALL BAD NEWS p.29

IRAN - BUSH ATTACKS IN IRAQ FIRST, THEN IN TEHRAN p.30

SAUDI ARABIA - For London, Fraud vs. Anti-Terror Aid. p.31

AFGHANISTAN - The Failing US "Military Only" Solution. p.32

 

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Intelligence, N. 492, 5 February 2007, p. 1

 

 

CHINA

 

USA CAN'T DICTATE SPACE ARMS POLICY ANY MORE

 

 

On 11 January, China launched a medium-range ballistic missile

that hit and destroyed an orbiting and aging Chinese weather

satellite, causing a major stir in the governments of those

nations that are increasingly seeing China as a military and

strategic adversary; that is, the United States, Japan and

Australia. China's neighbor, Russia, and the EU simply noted

the news, and India, China's other "major" neighbor, now knows

that, even with its nuclear weapons, it too must show it can

destroy targets in space if it intends to remain a "major

power". That, according to many specialists, is the real

"message" of the Chinese test: "We are a major power, like the

US and Russia which have space arms."

 

Actually, the major press is wrong in stating that only Russia

and the US have targeted satellites in orbit and that no tests

have taken place in over twenty years since those two countries

came to an agreement to stop such tests.

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Intelligence, N. 492, 5 February 2007, p. 2

 

 

TIMELINE FROM 19 JANUARY TO 1 FEBRUARY

 

 

Over the past fortnight, all to the major political and

military conflicts have continued to evolve in a more-or-less

anticipated manner. This includes the Iraq war and the

Congressional-presidential confrontation in Washington, the

Afghanistan war, the Israel/Palestine conflict with its

additional Hamas-Fatah confrontation, the Iranian and North

Korean nuclear program, and the armed conflicts in Sudan and

Somalia.

 

The "real" news was not on the ground by in space the world

press noting China's successful anti-satellite test (and

"forgetting" others) and the US push for "star-wars" Eastern

Europe anti-missile bases. There have been several other major

but much-less-noticed developments recently concerning the

increasing militarization of space by all major powers. The

subject is the topic of this issue's "Front Page" article.

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