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  • Poisoned Door Handle Hints at High-Level Plot to Kill Spy, U.K. Officials Say

    04/01/2018 8:34:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies
    nyt ^ | 4/1/2018 | ellen barry
    LONDON — British officials investigating the poisoning of Sergei V. Skripal, a former Russian double agent, believe it is likely that an assassin smeared a nerve agent on the door handle at his home. This operation is seen as so risky and sensitive that it is unlikely to have been undertaken without approval from the Kremlin, according to officials who have been briefed on the early findings of the inquiry.
  • It's time to go after Vladimir Putin's money in the West

    03/30/2018 2:20:16 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2018 | Anders Aslund
    Putin controls the Russia's state institutions, its secret police and its big state companies. Together with a few old friends from St. Petersburg, the president is tapping the big state companies through overpriced no-bid procurement, transfer pricing, asset stripping and stock manipulation. They are also making money by extorting old oligarchs and taking loans from state banks, not to be returned. Overall assessments indicate a personal enrichment of Putin and his closest cronies of some $20 billion to $25 billion a year since 2006, a pilfering from Gazprom of $60 billion from 2004 to 2007...By now, this group would have...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wednesday in Holy Week: “Spy Wednesday” (Gueranger)

    03/27/2018 9:07:31 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Privileged Feria THE CHIEF PRIESTS and the Ancients of the people are met today, in one of the rooms adjoining the Temple, for the purpose of deliberating on the best means of putting Jesus to death. Several plans are discussed. Would it be prudent to lay hands upon him at this season of the Feast of the Pasch, when the City is filled with strangers who have received a favorable impression of Jesus from the solemn ovation given to him three days back? Then, too, are there not a great number of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, who took...
  • Obituary - Caroline Chojecki, analyst at Bletchley Park

    03/23/2018 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 10 replies
    The Herald ^ | 03-23-2018 | BILL HEANEY
    Analyst at Bletchley Park Born: November 11, 1920; Died: September 24, 2017 CAROLINE Chojecki, who has died aged 96, was a Second World War intelligence analyst who played a key role at the Bletchley Park codebreaking centre, reorganising its database and undertaking research into the possible range of Germany’s newest submarines. Later, she worked at the Soviet Studies Research Centre, which was established at Sandhurst in the 1970s to assess threats from the Soviet bloc.
  • Unlike in Litvinenko Case, Putin Wanted Moscow’s Involvement in Skripal Attack to Come Out

    03/16/2018 1:47:04 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | March 14, 2018 | Ilya Milshteyn
    The murder of Litvinenko, the author of "The FSB Blows Up Russia" says, was like the bombings of the apartment houses in 1999: everything pointed in one direction, but it was circumstantial rather than definitive; and thus his death became as it were “part of the psychological war of Russia and the West and its own compatriots. But the special operation carried out against Skripal “has different goals.” It is not excluded, that Moscow wanted to test the personality of the British prime minister who had to be forced to pursue the Litvinenko case but now is prepared to be...
  • Russian spy: Highly likely Moscow behind attack, says Theresa May

    03/12/2018 5:49:54 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 41 replies
    http://www.bbc.com ^ | 03/12/2018 | Unknown
    The PM said it was "highly likely" Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack. The Foreign Office summoned Russia's ambassador to provide an explanation. Mrs May said if there is no "credible response" by the end of Tuesday, the UK would conclude there has been an "unlawful use of force" by Moscow. The chemical used in the attack, the PM said, has been identified as one of a group of nerve agents known as Novichok. Mrs May said: "Either this was a direct action by the Russian state against our country, or the Russian government lost control of its potentially...
  • Spy tech: Voice jammers and microphone detectors

    03/11/2018 7:31:13 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 24 replies
    Vanity | 03/11/18
    Do any of you have knowledge or experience with voice jammers (not cell phone jammers which are illegal) to block recording of conversations? What about microphone detectors; do they work? What kind of covert microphones do undercover agents use and where do they wear them?
  • Russian spy: Sergei Skripal collapsed alongside daughter

    03/06/2018 5:13:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | Mar. 6, 2018
    The woman found slumped on a shopping centre bench alongside a former Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain is his daughter, it has emerged. Yulia Skripal, in her 30s, and father Sergei, 66, are critically ill in hospital after being found unconscious in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Sunday. UK police are trying to find out what "unknown substance" harmed the pair. A number of emergency services workers were assessed immediately after the incident - and one remains in hospital.
  • Ex-Russian spy who was MI6 double agent fights for life after ‘being poisoned’ in Salisbury

    03/05/2018 3:05:04 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    The Sun ^ | 5 March 2018 | By Olivia Loveridge-Greene and Ellie Cambridge
    AN ex-Russian spy who became an MI6 secret agent has been left fighting for his life in hospital after reportedly being poisoned. Sergei Skripal - who was jailed in 2006 for spying for Britain - collapsed alongside a younger woman in The Maltings shopping area in Salisbury yesterday afternoon. ...
  • Iran accuses West of using lizards for nuclear spying

    02/13/2018 6:45:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 1,936 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | 02/13/2018 | By AFP and Michael Bachner
    Adviser to Khamenei says aid collectors for Palestinians sought to deploy reptiles whose skin 'attracted atomic waves' ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The former chief-of-staff of Iran’s armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards to “attract atomic waves” and spy on his country’s nuclear program. It was the latest in a long line of incidents of Western countries, including Israel, being accused of deploying secret agents from the animal kingdom. Hassan Firuzabadi, senior military adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was responding to questions from local media on the recent arrest of environmentalists. He said he did not know the...
  • In March 2016 Carter Page Was an FBI Employee – In October 2016 FBI Told FISA Court He’s a Spy…

    02/06/2018 9:55:57 AM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/5/2018 | SUNDANCE
    In 2013 Carter Page was working as an “under-cover employee” (UCE) of the FBI, helping them to build a case against “Evgeny Buryakov”. In March 2016 Carter Page remained their informant pre-trial leading to a pleading of guilty from Buryakov. [Note – Pay close attention to dates, names in descriptions amid all citations] Sources: ♦ In 2013 the U.S. Department of Justice, Southern District of New York, announced an indictment against a Russian Operative Evgeny Buryakov. LINK HERE In March of 2016 Buryakov pleaded GUILTY:
  • Ingraham has CARTER PAGE ON!!!

    02/05/2018 7:28:32 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 39 replies
    This is a real 'master spy' alright....lol
  • Inside The HPSCI Memo – A Key Distinction Being Conflated “Title I” -vs- “Title VII”

    02/02/2018 11:04:34 PM PST · by whiterhino · 29 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/2/2018 | Sundance
    … To spy on Americans through a FISA court, the FBI must show the target is an “agent of a foreign power,” not merely in contact with a foreign power. (That spy would be Carter Page. - poster) There is a key distinction being overlooked, perhaps conflated, by many who are reviewing the recently released HPSCI memo as it relates to the outlined targeting of U.S. individual Carter Page. In the HPSCI outline it specifically notes the targeting of U.S. individual Carter Page was NOT a FISA Title VII search request. Title VII is FISA(702), the incidental collection of U.S....
  • Sorry, Alexa Is Not a Feminist

    01/25/2018 12:30:20 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 24, 2018 | The Atlantic
    If you ask Alexa, the voice-assistant software in Amazon Echo devices, if it’s a feminist, it will respond in the affirmative. “I am a feminist. As is anyone who believes in bridging the inequality between men and women in society,” it continues. At Quartz, Leah Fessler recently noted that it’s a vast improvement over just a year ago, when Alexa would take abuse like “you’re a bitch” or “you’re a slut” in stride. “Well, thanks for the feedback,” the robot used to say. Now, it disengages instead, saying something like, “I’m not going to respond to that.”
  • House Report Concluded Pakistanis Made ‘Unauthorized Access’ To Congressional Servers (Rosiak)

    01/17/2018 7:39:04 AM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe. Their behavior mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members’ data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according...
  • Former CIA officer arrested for keeping classified records

    01/16/2018 2:49:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, also known as Zhen Cheng, was arrested after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he began working for the CIA as a case officer in 1994 and maintained a top-secret clearance, according to a Justice Department announcement. The department alleges that Mr. Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the U.S. While traveling back to the United States, Mr. Lee’s family stayed in hotels in Hawaii and Virginia, where FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lee’s room and luggage, the Justice Department said.
  • Retired CIA Agent Working With Blackwater Claims H.R. McMaster Approved NSA Spy Job On Trump Family

    12/06/2017 5:34:29 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    One News Page ^ | 12-6-2017
    A retired CIA officer reportedly working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince to pitch the White House on a global, private spy network which as we reported yesterday would allow the White House to circumvent and counter "deep state enemies" within U.S. intelligence agencies, is said to have made the stunning claim that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked with the NSA to perform surveillance on Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report in The Intercept. Former CIA agent John R. Maguire and Blackwater founder Erik Prince The former CIA agent, John R. Maguire -...
  • Gohmert on Awan IT Scandal: “Hundreds of Potential Federal Charges Here”

    10/15/2017 5:42:11 AM PDT · by smileyface · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | GohmertTX01
    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) talked to Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends regarding the ongoing investigation around Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. He commented on the informal hearing he and several other Members of Congress attended this week and noted that they were “wanting to gather information and hopefully our leadership would become more interested because this is serious stuff.” He also added, “I was shocked to find out this week, when we were hearing people talk that did the investigating, that a lot of years he [Imran Awan] would spend three months...
  • Exiled Chinese billionaire warns of spy infiltration in US

    10/06/2017 9:42:59 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 5 replies
    Asia One, CNBC ^ | October 6, 2017 | DAN MANGAN
    A controversial Chinese billionaire in self-imposed exile blasted on Thursday what he said was a small clique of corrupt "kleptocrats" running China - as he also warned of a wave of Chinese spies being dispatched to the United States in recent months. "What they're doing is against humanity," said Guo Wengui, during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, two days after a previously scheduled appearance at a think tank in the same city was postponed due to what he called heavy pressure from the Chinese government. "What the US ought to do is take action, instead of...
  • Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

    09/26/2017 7:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2017 | Anna Mehler Paperny and Alastair Sharp
    Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday. Manning told Reuters via direct message on Twitter that she drove up to the Canadian border in Lacolle, Quebec, on Thursday evening, planning to vacation in Montreal and Vancouver. She said she was stopped at the border and detained overnight before being handed a report stating she was inadmissible “on grounds of serious criminality,” according to a picture of the report she posted online. The offenses Manning was convicted of under the...