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N. 574, 14 March 2011
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TABLE OF CONTENTS, N. 574, 14 March 2011
PAKISTAN - CIA – ISI OPEN WARFARE p.1
TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES
TIMELINE FROM 19 FEBRUARY TO 11 MARCH p.2
WIKILEAKS, ASSANGE & MANNING NEWS & REPORTS p.3
ENVIRONMENT, MONSANTO & EARTHQUAKES p.4
ARTICLES, REPORTS & BOOKS p.5
ECONOMICS - “Worldwide Economic Tyranny”. p.6
USA - FRANK GEORGE WISNER II p.7
- DENNIS MONTGOMERY p.8
GREAT BRITAIN - SHERARD LOUIS COWPER-COLES p.9
CALLS & COMING EVENTS THROUGH 30 APRIL p.10
INTELLIGENCE AROUND THE WORLD
USA - RADICAL RIGHT IN WISCONSIN CAUSES OPEN REVOLT p.11
- “USUAL” POLITICS AS WISCONSIN REVOLTS p.12
- “BACK TO WORK” AT “LAW-FREE” GITMO & DOD PSY-OPS p.13
- FBI “BREAD & BUTTER” IN QUESTION p.14
- CIA – GRAVE MISTAKES, THEN PROMOTIONS p.15
GREAT BRITAIN - MI5 CLAIMS IGNORANCE AT BOMBING INQUEST p.16
- MOD "RECYCLES" BAD AFGHAN WAR INFO p.17
- RISE OF THE ENGLISH RADICAL RIGHT p.18
NORTHERN IRELAND - SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT p.19
GERMANY - JOSEPH RATZINGER CALLED TO ACCOUNT p.20
WESTERN EUROPE - SARKOZY'S GOOD MUSLIMS & BRIT LIBYAN “FRACE” p.21
RUSSIA - ARMED FORCES "LESS THAN IMPRESSIVE" p.22
EASTERN EUROPE - RUSSIA, SERBIA & KOSOVO p.23
CHILE - KEEPING AN EYE ON THE IRANIANS WITH MOSSAD p.24
LATIN AMERICA - Secret US Arms in Argentina. p.25
AFRICA - POPULAR REVOLTS & ELECTION “BAD LOSERS” p.26
LIBYA - SETTLING DOWN TO CIVIL WAR p.27
- ARMING MIDDLE EAST DICTATORS p.28
ISRAEL/PALESTINE - USA NO LONGER A CREDIBILE NEGOTIATOR p.29
IRAN - NO “DAY OF RAGE” & A NUCLEAR SETBACK p.30
MIDDLE EAST - POPULAR REVOLT THROUGHOUT THE REGION p.31
AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN - WAR GOES ON WITH CLAIMS OF "PROGRESS" p.32
MONGOLIA - LONDON'S DISCOURTEOUS SPY CHIEF ARREST p.33
ASIA - “REPORTIUNG-FREE CHINA” & OTHER NON-NEWS p.34
TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES
Intelligence, N. 574, 14 March 2011, p. 2
TIMELINE FROM 19 FEBRUARY TO 11 MARCH
In the preceding issue of "Intelligence", two new major topics had arrived at the top of dominant security and intelligence topics treated by world media: Tunisia and Egypt. Those two major topics have in turn been replaced by Libya and the US radical right in Wisconsin, which have been joined by the Middle East and its collection of popular revolts in several countries. These three top topics are also joined by AfPak (Afghanistan/Pakistan) to form the top tier of media topics.
This top tier of four topics is followed by a middle tier including, respectively, Africa, US domestic politics, DOD/Pentagon, IsPal (Israel/Palestine), Asia and Western Europe. The remaining eight topics constitute the lower tier.
This is reflected in the volume and number of press reports on these various topics: US radical right, 33K Kilobytes, 85X reports; Libya, 17K, 83X; Middle East, 16K, 89X; AfPak, 14K, 42X; Africa, 10K, 60X; US domestic politics, 10K, 19X; DOD, 10K, 17X; IsPal, 8K, 31X; Asia, 7K, 30X; Western Europe, 7K, 27X; environment, 5K, 14X; FBI, 5K, 8X; CIA, 5K, 6X; Wikileaks, 4K, 12X; Iran, 3K, 10X; Eastern Europe, 3K, 8X; economics, 2K, 4X; Latin America, 1K, 1X.
There have been 16 rather important media releases during the past three weeks.
Concerning the US radical right and Wisconsin:
0222 Truthout/Buzz Flash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker expected opposition to his union busting from the Democratic minority in the legislature, but what he didn't anticipate was a general uprising
0224 Truthout/Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Police Chief Asks Scott Walker to Explain "Troubling" Statements [using "agents provocateurs"]
0225 Truthout/TPM, Town Hall Attendee Asks Georgia GOP Congressman When Someone Is Going to Shoot Obama, but Representative Doesn't Condemn Remark
0227 Truthout/CNN, Arizona State Law Gives Immunity to Arizona Legislator Involved in Domestic Violence Incident [so some people are "above the law"]
0306 This Can't Be Happening, Madison a Foretaste of Things to Come - the Next Big Occupation Could be Boomers Taking Over the Capitol Building [Wisconsin]
0310 McClatchy, Wisconsin Republicans Bypass Democrats With Union-Busting Bill
0212 IHT/NYT, Inmate directed bombers, Kabul says - Taliban commander gave targets and instructions to his network outside
0223 IHT/NYT, Long war weakens Taliban unity - Weary field commanders complain about their leaders' orders to fight
0224 AP, Pakistan's intelligence ready to split with CIA
0227 The Australian, Pakistani shooting exposes "spy war" [Raymond Davis]
0228 IHT/NYT, Afghan insurgents turn to an offensive of fear
0219 NYT, US Blocks Security Council Censure of Israeli Settlements
0228 Xinhua, Hamas - Israel releases false reports about Gaza rockets
0311 Haaretz, Palestinian family ordered to share East Jerusalem home with Israelis
0220 Renseignor/Radio Iran, Argentina protests after the discovery of arms and drugs on board a US military aircraft
0302 WP, US supports war crimes tribunal for first time
Intelligence, N. 574, 14 March 2011, p. 10
CALLS & COMING EVENTS THROUGH 30 APRIL
15 March, submissions are due for volumes I and II of "Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror" to be published by ABC-CLIO in 2011. Volume I consists of six chapters (sections). Section 1 is devoted largely to definitional issues and serves as a foundation for further discussion in subsequent sections on the 21st century terrorist threat. Section 2 addresses the evolution and effectiveness of select nation-state counter-terrorism policy. Sections 3 and 4 address key issues which impact counter-terrorism strategy and the post-9/11 global counter-terrorism campaign respectively. Regional counter-terrorism efforts and an agenda for future research are discussed in sections 5 and 6. Volume 2 provides a section containing articles on some of the world’s elite counter-terrorism forces and a chronology of major global counter-terrorism operations. Volume 2 also includes a compilation of national and international treaties, laws, conventions, agreements, and protocols which have been implemented in an attempt to counter this ongoing threat to public safety and international security. Volume 2 concludes with a glossary containing organizational and individual profiles and a comprehensive bibliography. If you are interested in contributing, the editors can email you a list of available articles and a full description of the project. Contact email@example.com.
20 March, deadline for abstract submission for the International Workshop on Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems on 20-25 June, in Zurich, Switzerland, at ETH Zurich, see ifb.ethz.ch/comphys/conferences/ccss-workshop2011/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-2 April, Starkville, Mississippi, the History Department at Mississippi State University's Fifth Regional International Security/Internal Safety Conference, email@example.com
4-6 April, South Beach, Florida, Offshore Alert conference on Fraud & Asset Recovery, Money Laundering & Compliance and Investigations & Intelligence, offshorealertconference.com/2011/
6-9 April, Spokane, Washington, international conference on "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Nature of Hate, Crafting Models for Combating Hatred, and Implications for Practice", firstname.lastname@example.org or gonzaga.edu/hatestudies
13-15 April, Miami, Florida, the 2011 Crime Mapping Research Conference, "Crime, Social Ills, and Place-based Solutions", organized by the National Institute of Justice of the US Department of Justice, ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/maps/welcome.htm.
29-30 April, in Nottingham, England, at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council sponsored conference, "Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory". April 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs episode, when the CIA’s failed attempt to overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba placed the Agency under the public spotlight and triggered debates over its role in US foreign policy that have never really subsided. Focusing on the place of the CIA in post-war of American diplomacy and foreign policy, and also the more general public reception of the subject, the conference seeks to integrate international and cultural perspectives to provide a comprehensive approach to CIA history. Speakers include: Matthew Aid, Richard Aldrich, Christopher Andrew, Nick Cullather, Richard Immerman, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Loch Johnson, Edward Keefer, Robert J. McMahon, Timothy Naftali, Len Scott, David Stafford, Wesley Wark, Michael Warner and Hugh Wilford. For further conference information and for details of how to register as a conference delegate please visit nottingham.ac.uk/American/Landscapes/intro.aspx
Intelligence, N. 574, 14 March 2011, p. 14
FBI “BREAD & BUTTER” IN QUESTION
When the FBI's "bread and butter" – eavesdropping on political opposition or protesters -- is under review, it takes much longer than confidential FBI interrogation information on terrorist "suspects" to hit the front pages (0302 FAS, Bush OLC opinions on wiretapping still under "review"): “In June 2009, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) asked the Obama Administration to rescind certain classified legal opinions issued by the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) that asserted legal justifications for the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program. But more than a year and a half later, those OLC opinions remain under review and no action has been taken to invalidate them, the Justice Department indicated in a newly published hearing volume.”
But neither the FBI, nor the “activists” will go away (0210 New Clear Vision, FBI versus peace activists - To Protect and Serve? - Despite Harassment, Peace Activists Vow to Continue Work for Justice): “On January 25, 2011, people gathered in cities across America to demonstrate against the ongoing harassment of peace organizations and individual activists by law enforcement agencies. In particular, these 'solidarity actions' were focused on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who had served subpoenas and raided the homes of people involved in anti-war and international solidarity work in Minneapolis and Chicago in late September 2010. From Boston to Los Angeles, activists rallied at federal buildings, collected petition signatures, distributed pamphlets, and peacefully demonstrated on street corners as part of the 'National Day of Action to Stop FBI Repression and Grand Jury Witch Hunts'.”
And now, FBI agents are “abandoning the ship” and “joining the enemy” (0210 Daily Tech, FBI agent turned ACLU counsel - Feds Spy On Citizens Based on Religion, Politics): “Mike German was fired by the FBI for exposing their cover up. He now Works for the ACLU and is speaking out about how the government targets people based on religion and politics, with little oversight.” He and the ACLU certainly have their work cut out for them (0307 Truthout, Why the Towery File Matters - Illegal Surveillance in Washington State): “Here, in the Pacific Northwest, the latest in a long line of First Amendment abuses by local police has fanned concerns about government spying. Domestic surveillance of peaceful activism is not only offensive and illegitimate, but also a serious threat to our Constitution that we must stop before it grows even worse.”
Other FBI news includes:
0213 Science Daily, Science alone does not establish source of anthrax used in 2001 mailings, report finds: A US National Research Council committee asked to examine the scientific approaches used and conclusions reached by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during its investigation of the 2001 Bacillus anthracis mailings has determined that it is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion about the origins of the anthrax in letters mailed to New York City and Washington, D.C., based solely on the available scientific evidence.
0222 Democracy Now, Journalist returning from abroad has notes, computer and cameras searched and copied by US authorities at airport: Independent journalist Brandon Jourdan had all of his documents, computer, phone and camera flash drives searched and copied upon arriving at a US airport.
Intelligence, N. 574, 14 March 2011, p. 27
SETTLING DOWN TO CIVIL WAR
The regimes recently overthrown in Tunisia and Egypt were oligarchies under autocratic leaders, but these countries had had regular elections, although the latter were systematically criticized by international observers. Libya has been an autocracy under Moamar Qaddafi for several decades and there has been no pretension of holding open elections, running a democratic system or enforcing laws that apply to all citizens. In short, the idea of “corruption” or “illegal action” does not apply in Libya: you are either with the system and Qaddafi or against them. According to the BBC (0223 BBC, Libya - Who is propping up Gaddafi): “Unlike in Egypt or Tunisia, it is not the conventional military that holds the balance of power in Libya. Instead, it is a murky network of paramilitary brigades, 'revolutionary committees'." Reportedly many European mercenaries have been recruited recently by the regime (0227 Renseignor/Medi-1): “Mercenary Serb and Ukrainian pilots for combat aircraft in Libya” and Polisario ground troops paid by Gaddafi. Therefore, overthrowing the Qaddafi regime cannot be done in the name of respecting national institutions or making them work as they are supposed to work; it can only be done by replacing or destroying the existing regime, which is an open invitation to coup d'etat politics or civil war. Qaddafi came to power by a coup d'etat and has managed to prevent one against his regime. This leaves civil war as more-or-less the only solution for getting rid of Qaddafi and his regime, and that's were developments are at present.
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