Intelligence

Everything you need to know about the recently released Bin Laden documents

Letters old 2b LLLLL

U.S. intelligence officials have finally released a trove of documents recovered during the 2011 raid which ended Osama bin Laden’s life. The documents, declassified on May 20, offer a rare window into al Qaeda’s operations and its leader’s involvement in leading the network from his Pakistan hideaway. Australian National Review – By: Gabriela Motroc There are dozens of letters, some from the ... Read More »

How Was Bin Laden Killed?

Watch 1a

Seymour Hersh’s sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative. The American Conservative – By PHILIP GIRALDI * Some might argue that knowing exactly how Osama bin Laden was killed really doesn’t matter. Some might even argue that he is still alive, which, if nothing else, would demonstrate the persistence of urban legends relating to conspiracies allegedly ... Read More »

US arrests Chinese professor, indicts five others, for stealing secrets from Silicon Valley

Huawei's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Shanghai 1a LLLL by Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

Washington: The Obama administration has announced the arrest of a Chinese professor and the indictment of five other Chinese citizens in what it contended was a decade-long scheme to steal microelectronics designs from Silicon Valley companies. The Age * – David E. Sanger The indictment was the broadest since five members of the People’s Liberation Army were indicted last year by the ... Read More »

Tech giants don’t want Obama to give police access to encrypted phone data

James Corney 1a LLLL

Tech behemoths including Apple and Google and leading cryptologists are urging President Obama to reject any government proposal that alters the security of smartphones and other communications devices so that law enforcement can view decrypted data. The Washington Post - By Ellen Nakashima * In a letter to be sent Tuesday and obtained by The Washington Post, a coalition of tech firms, ... Read More »

Julian Assange stuck in detention after losing appeal in Sweden’s Supreme Court

Assange unshaved 1a LLLL

Stockholm: Sweden’s Supreme Court said on Monday it rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault. The 43-year-old Australian has been stuck inside Ecuador’s London embassy since June 2012 to avoid a British extradition to Sweden, which wants to question him on allegations of sexual assault. The detention order was issued ... Read More »

Syria’s Assad regime arrests spy chief over suspected coup

Jays 4d

New coalition shakes Syria’s Assad regime Syria war: more than 76,000 killed in 2014 Beirut:  The Assad regime has placed Syria’s intelligence chief under house arrest after suspecting he was plotting a coup, in a sign that battlefield losses are setting off increasing paranoia in Damascus. Brisbane Times – Ruth Sherlock * Ali Mamlouk, head of the national security bureau and one ... Read More »

Explosive, Controversial Report by Seymour Hersh Says Obama Administration Lied About Bin Laden Raid

Patro 1a

In an explosive new story for the London Review of Books, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh asserts that the Obama administration has lied repeatedly and extensively about the circumstances and events that led to Osama bin Laden’s assassination on May 2, 2011. Slate – By Seth Maxon “The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll,” Hersh writes. But ... Read More »

Terrorism, radicalization main threats to Canadian security: spy agency

Canadian police 1a LLLL

OTTAWA – The risk of Canadians becoming radicalized into extremism is a legitimate and significant concern, the country’s spy agency said Friday. Global News – By Staff – The Canadian Press In its 2013-14 public report, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said terrorism remains the most persistent threat to national security. The agency also said espionage against Canadian economic, political and ... Read More »

Russia intends to restore Cuban spy base – MP

Lour 1a

RT - As Russia restores its military-industrial cooperation with Cuba it may soon reopen the Lourdes signal intelligence center near Havana, claims a senior member of the State Duma Security Committee. “I think that in the nearest future we can restore the radio intelligence base in Lourdes that had been used first by the USSR and then by the Russian ... Read More »