Archiv: CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)


16.02.2019 - 21:42 [ Granma ]

Roger Waters steht auf der richtigen Seite

Die CIA war für die große Unterdrückungsoperation und den Kulturkrieg verantwortlich, womit die Yippie-Bewegung und die Gegenkultur zerstört wurden. Bei Bill Grahan steht zu lesen: „Die kulturelle Projektion von Rock wurde zu einem schönen utopischen Traum reduziert. Die angebliche Gegenkultur wurde aufgesammelt und in die Freizeitbranche integriert“

Roger Waters weiß, auf welcher Seite er sich befindet. Seine Stimme trägt Licht. Die Mächtigen dieser Welt haben ihm den Krieg erklärt. Wir sind mit dir, Roger.

13.02.2019 - 23:43 [ Brown.edu ]

Indictments and Pleas: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELLIOTT ABRAMS, Defendant.

(7. Oktober 1991) From July 1985 through 1988, ELLIOTT ABRAMS was Assistant Secretary of State and headed the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.

As Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, MR. ABRAMS chaired a Restricted Interagency Group („RIG“) comprised of, among others, representatives of the United States Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Central Intelligence Agency („CIA“), the National Security Council („NSC* 1 ), and the Department of State. During 1985 and 1986, the RIG met regularly to coordinate the activities of these agencies in Central America.

13.02.2019 - 23:33 [ New York Times ]

Elliott Abrams Admits His Guilt On 2 Counts in Contra Cover-Up

(8. Oktober 1991) As the State Department’s point man on Latin America, Mr. Abrams headed the Restricted Interagency Group, a panel that coordinated the Administration’s Central America policy among officials at the White House, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon.

Other members included Mr. North, the Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and White House aide who managed the day-to-day operations of secretly aiding the Nicaraguan rebels, and Alan D. Fiers Jr., who supervised Central Intelligence Agency activities in Central America.

In this capacity, Mr. Abrams operated as a high-visibility figure who seemed to relish his combative public role in defending Administration policy in Central America, while at the same time working closely with officials who were engaged in secret efforts to supply the rebels with arms after Congress barred direct military assistance in late 1984.

13.02.2019 - 18:19 [ Financial Times ]

Huawei accuses US of ‘political’ campaign against telecoms group

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“Some say that because these countries are using Huawei equipment, it makes it harder for US agencies to obtain these countries’ data,” he added.

Mr Xu also revealed that Huawei would spend more than $2bn to restructure the code used in its telecoms services worldwide after a series of “confrontational” meetings with Britain’s cyber security agency over the issue.

13.02.2019 - 18:01 [ sdxcentral.com ]

Huawei Works With Arm, Not Intel, on New CPU

(7.1.2019) William Xu, director of the board and chief strategy marketing officer of Huawei, noted that Huawei had worked extensively with Intel. But he said a diversity of applications and data is driving varied computing requirements. “Huawei has long partnered with Intel to make great achievements,” said Xu in a statement. “Together we have contributed to the development of the ICT industry. Huawei and Intel will continue our long-term strategic partnerships and continue to innovate together.”

13.02.2019 - 17:56 [ theVerge.com ]

Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

During his testimony, FBI Director Chris Wray said the government was “deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks.” He added that this would provide “the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information. And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.”

10.02.2019 - 17:01 [ New York Times ]

THE C.I.A. AND LUMUMBA

(2. Aug 1981) Others, including the C.I.A.’s critics, warn that if these restraints are loosened, the United States may well find itself slipping back to the situation that prevailed in the 1960’s, when the agency was virtually unbridled, when assassination of inconvenient foreign political figures was an acceptable technique, and when top officials cultivated a deliberate fuzziness that obscured the line of command from the President to the Director of Central Intelligence and on down to the operatives in the field. These critics fear that if the C.I.A. is given too much leeway in the means it employs, it may once again be tempted to interpret a President’s wishes in a way that will damage the good name and long-range interests of the United States.

10.02.2019 - 16:33 [ theGuardian.com ]

President ‚ordered murder‘ of Congo leader

(10. Aug 2000) The evidence comes in a previously unpublished 1975 interview with the minute-taker at an August 1960 White House meeting of Eisenhower and his national security advisers on the Congo crisis.

The minute-taker, Robert Johnson, said in the interview that he vividly recalled the president turning to Allen Dulles, director of the CIA, „in the full hearing of all those in attendance, and saying something to the effect that Lumumba should be eliminated“.

Mr Johnson recalled: „There was stunned silence for about 15 seconds and the meeting continued.“

10.02.2019 - 15:51 [ Mail & Guardian / alphalink.com.au ]

CIA and MI5 linked to Hammarskjöld death

(28. Aug 1998) The documents, found by a truth commission researcher investigating an apparently unrelated matter, implicate then CIA chief Allen Dulles in Operation Celeste. They also claim that the explosives used for the bomb that downed the aircraft were supplied by a Belgian mining conglomerate, Union Miniere. The company had extensive interests in copper-rich Katanga, and is known to have backed to Tshombe’s use of mercenaries, including the group led by South Africa’s Colonel „Mad Mike“ Hoare.

The most damning report refers to a meeting between MI5, Special Operations Executive, the CIA and the SAIMR at which it was recorded that Dulles „agrees … Dag is becoming troublesome and … should be removed“.

09.02.2019 - 12:10 [ Electrospaces.blogspot.com ]

Dutch-Russian cyber crime case reveals how the police taps the internet

(8.6.2017) Since 2009, regular meetings are held in the Netherlands, in which also officials from the FBI participate. The aim is to cooperate in tracking down and eventually arresting cyber criminals. The Volkskrant’s front page report is accompanied by an extensive background story, which contains some more worrying details, but is only available in Dutch.

The cooperation with the Russians dates back to September 2007, when the head of THTC attended a conference in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, at which CIA, FBI, Mossad, BND and other agencies were present. The head of THTC was able to create a connection to the FSB and their deputy head of the department for cyber crime, Sergei Mikhailov, became the liaison for the Dutch police and would regularly visit the Netherlands.

14.01.2019 - 02:49 [ Granma ]

Vom Gesang der Spottdrossel zu dem der Grille

Die Operation Mockingbird (Spottdrossel), in deren Rahmen seit 1948 Hunderte von Pressemedien weltweit der CIA unterstellt waren und Tausende von Journalisten bezahlt wurden, ist auch heute noch in vollem Gange, wenn es darum geht, Kampagnen wie die der sogenannten „Schallangriffe“ zu zimmern

06.01.2019 - 13:29 [ Andrej Hunko, Mitglied des Bundestages / Twitter ]

Jetzt bestätigt: Die EU-Polizeiagentur @Europol bereitet die Anschaffung von Trojanern vor! Wir vermuten wieder Zusammenarbeit mit dem @BKA. Deshalb unsere Kleine Anfrage zu neuen Fähigkeiten zur Entschlüsselung bei #Europol:

(2.1.2019)

06.01.2019 - 13:13 [ Heise.de ]

Europas größte Polizeidatenbank wird ausgeweitet

(2.1.2019) Seit drei Jahren können SIS-Ausschreibungen zur „unverzüglichen Meldung“ genutzt werden. Die interessierte Behörde muss der Fahndung einen Hinweis anhängen und wird dann auf dem schnellsten Weg über einen Treffer unterrichtet. Eine Ausschreibung zur „gezielten Kontrolle“ kann außerdem als „Aktivität mit Terrorismusbezug“ gekennzeichnet werden. Damit werden etwa Polizeikräfte vor Gefahren bei einer Durchsuchung der Person oder ihres Fahrzeugs gewarnt.

Nicht alle Länder, die am SIS teilnehmen, erlauben „gezielte Kontrollen“, etwa wenn diese von Geheimdiensten angefordert werden.

06.01.2019 - 13:09 [ Andrej Hunko, Mitglied des Bundestages / Twitter ]

Der BND nimmt in Syrien an einem Datentauschring der NSA teil, auch Europol macht dabei mit. Darüber kann auch das BKA entsprechende Informationen erhalten. Dies würde jedoch das deutsche Trennungsgebot verletzen. Meine PM dazu: #GallantPhoenix

(12.2.2018)

06.01.2019 - 12:57 [ New York Times ]

Fight Against Last Vestige of ISIS in Syria Stalls, to Dismay of U.S.

(6.11.2018) In Jordan, state intelligence officials said they had worked closely with the C.I.A. to thwart more than a dozen terrorist plots in the past several months in the Middle East and Europe.

A classified American military program in Jordan, called Operation Gallant Phoenix, is scooping up data collected in commando raids in Syria and Iraq and funneling it to law enforcement agencies in Europe and Southeast Asia, according to United States military and intelligence officials who described details of the initiative on condition of anonymity because of its secretive nature.

06.01.2019 - 12:54 [ Olivier Guitta ‏/ Twitter ]

A classified #US military program in #Jordan, called Operation Gallant Phoenix, is scooping up data collected in commando raids in #Syria and #Iraq and funneling it to law enforcement agencies in #Europe and Southeast #Asia.

(8.11.2018)

03.01.2019 - 14:22 [ James Risen / theIntercept ]

The Biggest Secret: My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

I was sitting in the nearly empty restaurant of the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, getting ready for a showdown with the federal government that I had been trying to avoid for more than seven years. The Obama administration was demanding that I reveal the confidential sources I had relied on for a chapter about a botched CIA operation in my 2006 book, “State of War.” I had also written about the CIA operation for the New York Times, but the paper’s editors had suppressed the story at the government’s request. It wasn’t the only time they had done so.

02.01.2019 - 16:31 [ Nick Turse, TomDispatch / Truthout.org ]

America’s Black-Ops Blackout: Unraveling the Secrets of the Military’s Secret Military

(7. Januar 2014) As Special Operations Command chief Admiral William McRaven put it in SOCOM 2020, his blueprint for the future, it has ambitious aspirations to create “a Global SOF network of like-minded interagency allies and partners.” In other words, in that future now only six years off, it wants to be everywhere.

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While Congressional pushback has thus far thwarted Admiral McRaven’s efforts to create a SOCOM satellite headquarters for the more than 300 special operators working in Washington, D.C. (at the cost of $10 million annually), the command has nonetheless stationed support teams and liaisons all over the capital in a bid to embed itself ever more deeply inside the Beltway. “I have folks in every agency here in Washington, D.C. — from the CIA, to the FBI, to the National Security Agency, to the National Geospatial Agency, to the Defense Intelligence Agency,” McRaven said during a panel discussion at Washington’s Wilson Center in 2013. Referring to the acronyms of the many agencies with which SOCOM has forged ties, McRaven continued: “If there are three letters, and in some cases four, I have a person there.“

02.01.2019 - 15:58 [ New York Times ]

U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast

(24. Mai 2010) The order, which an official said was drafted in close coordination with Adm. Eric T. Olson, the officer in charge of the United States Special Operations Command, calls for clandestine activities that “cannot or will not be accomplished” by conventional military operations or “interagency activities,” a reference to American spy agencies.

While the C.I.A. and the Pentagon have often been at odds over expansion of clandestine military activity, most recently over intelligence gathering by Pentagon contractors in Pakistan and Afghanistan, there does not appear to have been a significant dispute over the September order.

A spokesman for the C.I.A. declined to confirm the existence of General Petraeus’s order, but said that the spy agency and the Pentagon had a “close relationship” and generally coordinate operations in the field.

02.01.2019 - 15:46 [ theAtlantic.com ]

The Special Ops Command That’s Displacing The CIA

(1. Dezember 2009) The military at large has also felt the growing influence of JSOC. Indeed, General Stanley McChrystal, now the top military commander in Afghanistan, led JSOC from 2003 to 2008. McChrystal’s extensive special operations in Iraq, credited as crucial in the country’s stabilization, earned both him and JSOC wide support in the military and in Washington. In his high-powered role in Afghanistan, McChrystal is increasingly turning to his old command. Spencer Ackerman reports that JSOC’s current leadership is „playing a large and previously unreported role in shaping the Obama administration’s Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy.“ That new influence includes strategic decision-making and direct involvement in the more traditional warfare conducted by the conventional military. Ackerman writes:

„In his Afghanistan review, McChrystal said that a key goal for him would be to increase coordination between his NATO command and the independent command of JSOC, which suggested that the dichotomy between using Special Operations Forces for counterterrorism and conventional forces for counterinsurgency was eroding.“

02.01.2019 - 15:44 [ Seymour Hersh / New Yorker ]

Defending the Arsenal: In an unstable Pakistan, can nuclear warheads be kept safe?

(16. November 2009) An American former senior intelligence official said that a team that has trained for years to remove or dismantle parts of the Pakistani arsenal has now been augmented by a unit of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the élite counterterrorism group. He added that the unit, which had earlier focussed on the warheads’ cores, has begun to concentrate on evacuating the triggers, which have no radioactive material and are thus much easier to handle.

“The Pakistanis gave us a virtual look at the number of warheads, some of their locations, and their command-and-control system,” the former senior intelligence official told me. “We saw their target list and their mobilization plans. We got their security plans, so we could augment them in case of a breach of security,” he said. “We’re there to help the Pakistanis, but we’re also there to extend our own axis of security to their nuclear stockpile.” The detailed American planning even includes an estimate of how many nuclear triggers could be placed inside a C-17 cargo plane, the former official said, and where the triggers could be sequestered.

02.01.2019 - 15:02 [ Jeremy Scahill / theNation.com ]

The Secret US War in Pakistan

(23. November 2009) “I think Cheney and Rumsfeld went directly into JSOC. I think they went into JSOC at times, perhaps most frequently, without the SOCOM [Special Operations] commander at the time even knowing it. The receptivity in JSOC was quite good,” says Wilkerson. “I think Cheney was actually giving McChrystal instructions, and McChrystal was asking him for instructions.” He said the relationship between JSOC and Cheney and Rumsfeld “built up initially because Rumsfeld didn’t get the responsiveness. He didn’t get the can-do kind of attitude out of the SOCOM commander, and so as Rumsfeld was wont to do, he cut him out and went straight to the horse’s mouth. At that point you had JSOC operating as an extension of the [administration] doing things the executive branch–read: Cheney and Rumsfeld–wanted it to do. This would be more or less carte blanche. You need to do it, do it. It was very alarming for me as a conventional soldier.”

02.01.2019 - 14:44 [ New York Times ]

C.I.A. Sought Blackwater’s Help to Kill Jihadists

(19. August 2009) The C.I.A. this summer conducted an internal review of the assassination program that recently was presented to the White House and the Congressional intelligence committees. The officials said that the review stated that Mr. Panetta’s predecessors did not believe that they needed to tell Congress because the program was not far enough developed.

The House Intelligence Committee is investigating why lawmakers were never told about the program. According to current and former government officials, former Vice President Dick Cheney told C.I.A. officers in 2002 that the spy agency did not need to inform Congress because the agency already had legal authority to kill Qaeda leaders.

02.01.2019 - 14:31 [ New York Times ]

Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project

(11. Juli 2009) The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program from Congress deepened the mystery surrounding it, suggesting that the Bush administration had put a high priority on the program and its secrecy.

02.01.2019 - 14:02 [ Democracy Now ]

Seymour Hersh: Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations in a Dozen Countries, Including in Latin America

(31. März 2009) AMY GOODMAN: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh created a stir last month when he said the Bush administration ran an executive assassination ring that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney. Hersh made the comment during a speech at the University of Minnesota on March 10th.

SEYMOUR HERSH: Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination wing, essentially. And it’s been going on and on and on. And just today in the Times there was a story saying that its leader, a three-star admiral named McRaven, ordered a stop to certain activities because there were so many collateral deaths. It’s been going in — under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or to the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving.

AMY GOODMAN: Yesterday, CNN interviewed Dick Cheney’s former national security adviser, John Hannah. Wolf Blitzer asked Hannah about Sy Hersh’s claim.

WOLF BLITZER: Is there a list of terrorists, suspected terrorists out there who can be assassinated?

JOHN HANNAH: There is clearly a group of people that go through a very extremely well-vetted process, inter-agency process, as I think was explained in your piece, that have committed acts of war against the United States, who are at war with the United States, or are suspected of planning operations of war against the United States, who authority is given to the troops in the field and in certain war theaters to capture or kill those individuals. That is certainly true.

WOLF BLITZER: And so, this would be, and from your perspective — and you worked in the Bush administration for many years — it would be totally constitutional, totally legal, to go out and find these guys and to whack ’em.

JOHN HANNAH: There’s no question that in a theater of war, when we are at war, and we know — there’s no doubt, we are still at war against al-Qaeda in Iraq, al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and on that Pakistani border, that our troops have the authority to go after and capture and kill the enemy, including the leadership of the enemy.

AMY GOODMAN: That’s John Hannah, Dick Cheney’s former national security adviser. Seymour Hersh joins me now here in Washington, D.C., staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. His latest article appears in the current issue, called “Syria Calling: The Obama Administration’s Chance to Engage in a Middle East Peace.”

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02.01.2019 - 13:58 [ CNN ]

Reporter alleges secret ‚assassination wing‘

(30. März 2009) A Special Operations Command spokesman rejected Hersh’s report, saying their forces operate under established rules of engagement and the law of armed conflict. He adds that the vice president has no command-and-control authorities over the U.S. military. Two former Cheney aides also reject the claim, as does the former Bush homeland security adviser, now a national security analyst. Hersh did not disclose any sources in the speech or in the CNN interview, nor was he asked about sources.

The assassination of political leaders has been banned since 1976 – but suspected terrorists are a different story.

02.01.2019 - 13:39 [ minnpost.com ]

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes ‘executive assassination ring’

(11. März 2009) “In many cases, they were the best and the brightest. Really, no exaggerations. Really fine guys that went in to do the kind of necessary jobs that they think you need to do to protect America. And then they find themselves torturing people.

“I’ve had people say to me — five years ago, I had one say: ‘What do you call it when you interrogate somebody and you leave them bleeding and they don’t get any medical committee and two days later he dies. Is that murder? What happens if I get before a committee?’

“But they’re not gonna get before a committee.”

02.01.2019 - 12:37 [ Seymour Hersh / New Yorker ]

Preparing the Battlefield

(Juli 2008) The covert operations set forth in the Finding essentially run parallel to those of a secret military task force, now operating in Iran, that is under the control of JSOC. Under the Bush Administration’s interpretation of the law, clandestine military activities, unlike covert C.I.A. operations, do not need to be depicted in a Finding, because the President has a constitutional right to command combat forces in the field without congressional interference. But the borders between operations are not always clear: in Iran, C.I.A. agents and regional assets have the language skills and the local knowledge to make contacts for the JSOC operatives, and have been working with them to direct personnel, matériel, and money into Iran from an obscure base in western Afghanistan. As a result, Congress has been given only a partial view of how the money it authorized may be used. One of JSOC’s task-force missions, the pursuit of “high-value targets,” was not directly addressed in the Finding. There is a growing realization among some legislators that the Bush Administration, in recent years, has conflated what is an intelligence operation and what is a military one in order to avoid fully informing Congress about what it is doing.

22.12.2018 - 15:08 [ Brasco_Aad ‏/ Twitter ]

Wow “All US State Department personnel are being evacuated from Syria within 24 hours.“ | US official. The CIA is also leaving Syria.

(19.12.2018)

07.12.2018 - 20:18 [ antikrieg.com ]

Es ist gut, über tote Präsidenten zu diskutieren

Die erschreckende Tatsache ist, dass unser nationaler Sicherheitsstaat zu erschreckenden Verbrechen fähig ist – unabhängig davon, wer das Land regiert. Es ist beunruhigend. Es besteht also die starke Versuchung, sich auf die privaten Tugenden des Individuums zu konzentrieren, das an seiner Spitze sitzt, und nicht auf die schmutzige Maschinerie darunter.

Und sehen Sie nur, was sich dahinter verbirgt.

Wenn Sie keinen Umgang mit Leuten aus der progressiven Bewegung haben, ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit groß, dass Sie nie jemanden sagen hören, dass der erste Golfkrieg problematisch gewesen sein könnte. Wenn Sie es nicht erlebt haben, haben Sie vielleicht überhaupt nichts von Panama gehört, geschweige denn von den tieferen CIA-Intrigen während des Kalten Krieges.

22.11.2018 - 21:14 [ Times of India ]

‚David Coleman Headley is a master liar‘

(12.4.2018) It was extremely difficult to play David Cole Headley because he is a very broken person; someone who lied throughout his whole life hurting and manipulating everyone he ever knew. I have had to truly explore this from the inside out. To play him honestly, I have had to delve into what the meaning of truth and lies really is and how do we as individuals define these things.

Is he a person with many shades to his personality?

David Coleman Headly is a master liar, with countless shades. He knows how to reflect back to each person a version of himself that he knows that will correspond with that person.

22.11.2018 - 21:12 [ csmonitor.com ]

David Headley pleads guilty in 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack

(18.3.2010) The agreement, announced in federal court in Chicago, is contingent on Mr. Headley’s full cooperation with US intelligence officials and prosecutors. Under sentencing guidelines he could receive a prison term of up to life in prison. But his prison time could be reduced based on the value of his cooperation.

Headley’s plea agreement says he’s been cooperating with US officials since his arrest in October 2009, and that he has already provided “substantial assistance.”

22.11.2018 - 21:02 [ Tagesschau.de ]

ARD-Themenabend „Saat des Terrors“: US-Agent mit Terror im Gepäck

Er sitzt im Gefängnis und schweigt bis heute. Doch es gibt Videoaufnahmen von den Verhören mit ihm. In der Dokumentation im Rahmen des ARD-Themenabends „Saat des Terrors“ sind Ausschnitte daraus zu sehen.

Die Nachforschungen der US-Ermittler lassen das Bild von Headley schließlich immer klarer werden: Der Geheimagent im Dienste der US-Regierung war der Mastermind hinter den Anschlägen von Mumbai und Kopenhagen.

19.11.2018 - 22:39 [ Jacob G. Hornberger / antikrieg.com ]

Der Grund für das Töten von Iranern

Aber das ist der Punkt hinter den Sanktionen: so viele Iraner wie möglich zu töten, in der Hoffnung, dass sie in einer gewalttätigen Revolution aufstehen, das anti-amerikanische Regime des Iran von der Macht verdrängen und ein anderes pro-amerikanisches Regime installieren, wie das des Schahs des Irans, den die CIA durch ihren Putsch von 1953 an die Macht brachte, der das Experiment des Iran mit der Demokratie zunichte machte.

12.11.2018 - 14:24 [ NBC News ]

Pentagon and CIA enlist video games

(10.3.2003) With “Full Spectrum Warrior,” currently in testing at Fort Benning, Ga., squad leaders learn how to command nine soldiers in complex, confusing urban warfare scenarios. The game isn’t not about sprinting, “Rambo”-like, through alleys with guns blazing.

“It’s not really about shooting at things,” Macedonia said. “Learning how to shoot your weapon is easy. The challenging thing is leading.”

The game the Institute for Creative Technologies has been working on with the CIA for about a year — at a cost of several million dollars — will let agency analysts assume the role of terror cell leaders, cell members and operatives.

“Our analysts would be accustomed to looking at the world from the perspective of the terrorists we are chasing, and learn to expect the unexpected,” CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield said.

08.11.2018 - 19:02 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Russia: FSB in frequent contact with FBI, CIA – Bortnikov

Head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov said that the Russian special services have regular communication with the CIA and the FBI, despite the state of the US-Russia relations. He was speaking after the meeting of heads of intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies of foreign countries in Moscow on Thursday.

06.11.2018 - 06:17 [ Heise.de ]

50 Jahre „Verschwörungstheoretiker“: 1967 verteilte die CIA eine geheime Handreichung zur Diskreditierung von Zweiflern

(4.4.2017) Das Dokument endete mit der Aufforderung, es zu zerstören, wenn es nicht mehr gebraucht werde. Nicht alle Exemplare wurden zerstört, vielmehr wurde der Dispatch 1976 auf Betreiben der New York Times freigegeben.

03.11.2018 - 00:45 [ Jacob G. Hornberger / The Future of Freedom Foundation ]

Why Do We Need a National-Security State?

There was also no need for a CIA or NSA or vast military-industrial-congressional complex. In fact, if the proponents of the Constitution had told our American ancestors that they were bringing into existence a government that had the omnipotent power to take them into custody, hold them forever without a trial, torture them, spy on them, experiment on them, and assassinate them, they never would have approved the Constitution.

03.11.2018 - 00:38 [ Jacob G. Hornberger / antikrieg.com ]

Warum brauchen wir einen nationalen Sicherheitsstaat?

Das Beste, was das amerikanische Volk jemals tun könnte, wäre seine national sicherheitsorientierte staatliche Regierungsstruktur zu demontieren und in unserem Land wieder eine begrenzte Republik aufzubauen. Das würde natürlich den Abbau und nicht die Reform der NSA, der CIA, des Pentagons und dessen, was der ehemalige Präsident Eisenhower als militärisch-industriellen Kongresskomplex bezeichnete, bedeuten.

27.10.2018 - 12:20 [ thisisInsider.com ]

Whoever sent pipe bombs to a series of Trump critics appears to have spelled John Brennan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s names wrong

The package addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan — which Business Insider has seen pictures of — misspelled his name as „Brenan“ and misidentified the TV network he contributes to.
It listed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as the sender but spelled her name as „Shultz“ and her home state as „Florids.“

21.10.2018 - 10:49 [ Frank Juston ‏/ Twitter ]

@gruenehessen lt. Wahlomat lehnt ihr die Videoüberwachung öffentl. Plätze ab, in der Regierung seit ihr bei dem Thema dabei?!

21.10.2018 - 10:41 [ finews.ch ]

Credit Suisse soll US-Spionagefirma an die Börse bringen

Das geheimnisumwitterte Datenanalyse-Unternehmen Palantir aus den USA will an die Börse. Mit im Emissions-Boot soll die Credit Suisse sitzen. Die Schweizer Grossbank war einst eng mit Palantir verbunden.

21.10.2018 - 10:35 [ derStandard.at ]

Palantir-Chef Alex Karp: Datensammler mit einem Faible für Karl Marx

Seine Software soll Terrorverdächtige ebenso wie Kreditbetrüger aufstöbern können. Angeblich hat das US-Militär Al-Kaida-Chef Osama bin Laden auf diese Weise gefunden. „Angeblich“, da weder über Kundschaft noch über Algorithmen geredet wird. Bekannt ist, dass sämtliche US-Geheimdienste und einige große Banken Dienste von Palantir nutzen.

20.10.2018 - 12:20 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wahl in Hessen Grün-Rot-Rot – Alternative oder Katastrophe?

Für ein erneutes Bündnis aus CDU und Grünen würde es nach diesen Ergebnissen nicht mehr reichen, für eine Jamaika-Koalition oder ein Dreierbündnis aus SPD, Grünen und Linkspartei schon. Für ein erneutes Bündnis aus CDU und Grünen würde es nach diesen Ergebnissen nicht mehr reichen, für eine Jamaika-Koalition oder ein Dreierbündnis aus SPD, Grünen und Linkspartei schon.

20.10.2018 - 12:12 [ Der Maschinist ‏/ Twitter ]

#Grüne gewählt, #Palantir bekommen

20.10.2018 - 12:04 [ DatenschutzRheinMain ‏/ Twitter ]

#Hessentrojaner und andere Angriffe auf Freiheit und Rechtsstaat: CDU und Grüne beschließen im Landtag Änderungen im hessischen Verfassungsschutz- und im hessischen Polizeigesetz (HSOG)- #Palantir wird sich freuen…

(22.6.2018)

20.10.2018 - 11:52 [ inside-it.ch ]

Geht Data-Mining-Gigant Palantir mit CS an die Börse?

Laut ‚Wall Street Journal‘ könnte Palantir eine Bewertung von 36 bis 41 Milliarden Dollar erzielen. Dies wäre das 55-fache des Jahresumsatzes, rechnet die Zeitung vor.

20.10.2018 - 11:36 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Düsterer Dienst: Recherche deckt Geschäftspraktiken von Palantir auf

(15.8.2017) Der Datenkonzern Palantir arbeitet zunehmend mit US-amerikanischen Polizei- und Stadtbehörden zusammen und hat über die Jahre auf immer mehr staatliche Aufzeichnungen Zugriff bekommen. Darunter fallen nicht nur Verdachtsmitteilungen der Polizei, sondern auch aufgezeichnete Notrufe und Gefängnisstatistiken. Ab 2011 konnte Palantir zudem Autokennzeichendatenbanken mit ausführlichen Informationen über Autobesitzer durchsuchen; Menschen also, die mit der Justiz keinen direkten Kontakt hatten. Auf der Grundlage von freigekämpften Dokumenten zeichnet nun eine ausführliche Recherche von Wired die Dienstleistungen des kommerziellen Überwachungsunternehmens nach.

20.10.2018 - 11:34 [ Techdirt ]

Billionaire Backer Of Palantir & Facebook Insists He’s Bankrupting Journalists To Protect Your Privacy

(16.8.2016) We’ve already made it quite clear where we stand on Peter Thiel financing a number of lawsuits against Gawker Media as some sort of retaliation for some articles he didn’t like. Lots of people who really hate Gawker don’t seem to care how problematic Thiel’s actions are, but you should be concerned, even if you dislike Gawker — in part, because many of the lawsuits Thiel appears to be backing are clearly bogus and just designed to bankrupt the company, which happened a couple months ago.

This week is the auction to see who ends up with Gawker, and Thiel is taking a weird victory lap with a silly and misleading oped in the NY Times where he argues that this was really all about making a stand for privacy and has nothing to do with shitting on the First Amendment. There’s a lot in the article that’s bullshit, and it deserves a thorough debunking, so here we go.

20.10.2018 - 11:24 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering

(18.10.2018) Palantir is discussing with investment banks Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley plans to go public as soon as the second half of 2019, the people said. Some bankers have told the firm it could go public with a valuation of as much as $41 billion—depending in part on the timing—or twice what it was most recently…

20.10.2018 - 11:16 [ Jannis Brühl / Süddeutsche.de ]

Palantir in Deutschland: Wo die Polizei alles sieht

Otto ist Teil eines kleinen Teams, das seit 2017 für das Land Hessen die Zukunft der Polizeiarbeit testet – oder, aus Sicht der Skeptiker: die Zukunft des Überwachungsstaates. 200 Staatsschützer sind im Umgang mit Gotham, das nach Batmans Heimatstadt benannt ist, schon geschult.

Die für Hessen angepasste Version von Gotham heißt „Hessendata“ und ist ein Programm des Unternehmens Palantir aus Palo Alto.

13.10.2018 - 19:42 [ Southfront.org ]

US Sends More Diplomats to Coalition-Controlled Areas of Syria: What’s Behind the Move?

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on Oct. 2 that the number of US diplomats in Syria had doubled. No specific number was mentioned, but the move was motivated by the need to intensify the diplomatic effort, with “the military operations becoming less.” Under the label of “Syria,” the secretary was referring to more than a quarter of the country, with an estimated population of 1.5 million to two million people. This territory is controlled by the US-supported and Kurdish-dominated SDF and its political wing, the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC).

21.09.2018 - 05:25 [ New York Times ]

Overt and Covert: ‘The Brothers,’ by Stephen Kinzer

(8.11.2013) Anyone wanting to know why the United States is hated across much of the world need look no farther than this book. “The Brothers” is a riveting chronicle of government-sanctioned murder, casual elimination of “inconvenient” regimes, relentless prioritization of American corporate interests and cynical arrogance on the part of two men who were once among the most powerful in the world.

John Foster Dulles and his brother, Allen, were scions of the American establishment.

20.09.2018 - 19:39 [ Heise.de ]

50 Jahre „Verschwörungstheoretiker“: 1967 verteilte die CIA eine geheime Handreichung zur Diskreditierung von Zweiflern

(4.4.2017) Das Dokument endete mit der Aufforderung, es zu zerstören, wenn es nicht mehr gebraucht werde. Nicht alle Exemplare wurden zerstört, vielmehr wurde der Dispatch 1976 auf Betreiben der New York Times freigegeben.

15.09.2018 - 16:24 [ libcom.org ]

Lies, slaughter, capital: The 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, part two

(13.1.2014) By 1981, the country that was picked for this purpose by the National Security Council (NSC) was Libya. Libya was an OPEC country with few powerful connections, lots of nearby enemies, and a small population. In short, the perfect target. Once Libya was chosen by a few higher ups in the NSC, what was needed was to get the president, Ronald Reagan, on board. Seymour Hersh details in his New York Times report, Target Gaddafi, how the NSC and the CIA quickly accomplished this goal. “’It was clear early in the Administration,‘ one former White House aide recalls, ‚that the best way to get the President’s attention was through visual means.’” This led to the creation of a 15 minute long video, “to show the nature of the beast. If you saw it, there’s little doubt that [Gaddafi] had to go.” Once the president was on their side, the NSC, in cooperation with the CIA, began to leak reports endorsed by Reagan that Libyan hit squads were roaming the United States, planning assassinations on diplomats and even the president.

“One involved official recalls, ‘we came out with this big terrorist threat to the U.S. Government. The whole thing was a complete fabrication.’”

11.09.2018 - 08:15 [ Radio Utopie ]

15 JAHRE TERRORKRIEG UND 11. SEPTEMBER: „Stehen die Befehle noch?“

(11.9.2016) Der Verkehrsminister (wörtlich: Transportminister, „Secretary of Transport“) Norman Mineta sitzt an diesem Morgen des 11. September zusammen mit Vizepräsident Dick Cheney im „Situation Room“, also der Zentrale des PEOC Bunkers. Minetas Aussage vor der 9/11-Kommission zufolge – die untenstehend in der Dokumentation als Aufzeichnung zu sehen ist – betritt mehrfach ein Mann den „Situation Room“ und berichtet Vizepräsident Dick Cheney über die Entfernung eines sich Washington nähernden Flugzeugs.

„Das Flugzeug ist 50 Meilen entfernt“, dann: „Das Flugzeug ist 30 Meilen entfernt.“ Als der Mann schließlich dem Vizepräsidenten meldet: „Das Flugzeug ist 10 Meilen entfernt“ fragt der Mann den zu diesem Zeitpunkt amtierenden Oberkommandierenden der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Dick Cheney:

„Stehen die Befehle noch?“ („Do the orders still stand?“)

Laut Mineta wendet Cheney dem Mann nun den Kopf zu und sagt:

„Natürlich stehen die Befehle noch! Haben Sie irgendetwas Gegenteiliges gehört?“

Minuten später erfolgt der Einschlag im Pentagon.

11.09.2018 - 08:11 [ Radio Utopie ]

DER 11. SEPTEMBER: Duplikat, Drone, Plan

(12.9.2014) Bereits vor Jahrzehnten entwickelte das Militär der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika den Plan ein eigenes ziviles Passagierflugzeug in der Luft gegen eine unbemannte „Drone“ auszutauschen, um diese dann selbst zur Explosion zu bringen und einen Abschuss vorzutäuschen. Ebenso wurde der Plan einer „Terrorkampagne“ in der eigenen Hauptstadt Washington, sowie die Versenkung eines US-Kriegsschiffes autorisiert. Ziel war es, diese Vorfälle einer feindlichen Macht zu unterstellen, vor der Weltöffentlichkeit das Opfer zu spielen und nachfolgend eine Invasion starten zu können.

Jahr der Entwicklung des Plans: 1962. Zielobjekt: Kuba.

11.09.2018 - 08:04 [ Radio Utopie ]

DER 11. SEPTEMBER: Langer Marsch eines Molochs

Entgegen der heutigen Wahrnehmung rauschte die Regierung der USA Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts keineswegs unvorbereitet in die Attentate des 11. Septembers.

11.09.2018 - 07:55 [ Radio Utopie ]

DER TERRORKRIEG: Das Paradoxon vom ungewinnbaren, endlosen Krieg gegen den Krieg

(24.1.2016) Der 2001 durch die Führung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ausgerufene weltweite „Krieg gegen den Terror“ kann nicht gewonnen werden und kann nie enden.

06.09.2018 - 06:01 [ Axios.com ]

Scoop: Palestinian intelligence delegation in D.C. for talks with CIA

(2.9.2018) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli members of the Knesset during a meeting in his office in Ramallah Sunday that — despite the deep crisis with the Trump administration — a Palestinian delegation of security and intelligence officials is in Washington, D.C. for talks with the CIA.

Why it matters: The connection between the CIA and the Palestinian General Intelligence service is one of the few functioning channels of communication …

06.09.2018 - 03:22 [ Dawn ]

PM Imran Khan, US Secy of State Pompeo discuss bilateral ties during meeting at PM House

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford at the PM House in Islamabad.

“We have worked closely with the Pakistanis in my role as CIA [Central Intelligence Agency] director. Our teams have been working together for a long time. There are lots of challenges between our two nations for sure, but we’re hopeful that with the new leadership, we can find common ground and begin to work on some of our shared problems together,” he added.

23.08.2018 - 09:49 [ Consortium News ]

US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

(12.12.2016) we draw on decades of senior-level experience – with emphasis on cyber-intelligence and security – to cut through uninformed, largely partisan fog. Far from hiding behind anonymity, we are proud to speak out with the hope of gaining an audience appropriate to what we merit – given our long labors in government and other areas of technology. And corny though it may sound these days, our ethos as intelligence professionals remains, simply, to tell it like it is – without fear or favor.

We have gone through the various claims about hacking. For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them. The email disclosures in question are the result of a leak, not a hack.

23.08.2018 - 09:46 [ CBS News ]

FBI, DNI back CIA judgment that Russia meddled in election and favored Trump

(16.12.2016) “Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” Brennan wrote, U.S. intelligence sources confirmed. “The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI.”

18.08.2018 - 10:21 [ Radio Utopie ]

Admiral William McRaven: der Letzte der Viererbande

(17.11.2013) In den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika findet diese Strategie des unkontrollierbaren Tötens ihren vorläufigen Höhepunkt mit den Visionen des Chefs des U.S.S.O.C.O.M., Admiral McRaven (Vortrag vom Frühjahr 2013 am Woodrow Wilson Center „U.S. Special Operations 2020“). Dieser Mann ist, wenn ihm nicht durch die eigene Regierung Einhalt geboten wird, im Prinzip der mächtigste Kriegsfürst auf diesem Planeten.

Dem mit der C.I.A. eng verbandelten Admiral wird in Kürze alles ohne Rechenschaftspflicht wegen der Geheimhaltung im Rahmen der nationalen Sicherheit zur Verfügung stehen: Geld ohne Ende, die Elite der Elite der eigenen sowie ausländischer Spezialeinsatzkommandos (auch deutscher), ein Strom von Informationen von internationalen detaillierten Daten über fast jeden Ort und Bürger dieses Planeten durch befreundete Geheimdienste, die neuesten Errungenschaften militärischer Techniken, Einbindung des Heimatschutzministeriums, staatlicher und nichtstaatlicher Behörden und vieles mehr. Für die Bewilligung des dazu benötigten Kapitals sorgen die Profiteure im U.S.-Senat und Kongress.

Eine Kontrolle ist so gut wie unmöglich, da alle Aktivitäten und Informationen als „Top secret“ eingestuft sind. Dem Präsidenten können zur „legalen“ Absegnung der Einsätze Märchen serviert werden oder laufen ohne jegliches Wissen darüber im Geheimen ab.

18.08.2018 - 10:20 [ Kurier.at ]

Kampfschrift: US-Nationalheld steigt gegen Trump in den Ring

„Wenn Du die Welt verändern willst, beginne damit, dein Bett zu machen“. Mit Buch-Lebensweisheiten wie diesen ist normalerweise selbst in Amerika nicht viel Auflage zu machen.

Es sei denn, der Autor ist ein hochdekorierter Navy-Admiral namens William H. McRaven und verwickelt den Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten gerade, um im Bild zu bleiben, in eine beispiellose politische Kissenschlacht.

18.08.2018 - 10:20 [ William H. McRaven / Washington Post ]

Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

Dear Mr. President:

Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.

Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.

18.08.2018 - 08:09 [ Fox News ]

Special ops shoot down Brennan and his defenders: ‚You put your politics before us‘

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and private security contractor who was part of the CIA team that fought back during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, accused Brennan of putting his “politics” before those in the field.

“He is lucky the security clearance is all he is getting away with,” Paronto told Fox News in an interview on Friday.

18.08.2018 - 08:03 [ Kris Paronto, 2/75 Army Ranger ‏/ Twitter ]

..Or caught lying to congress OR caught spying on Pres. candidates OR caught using their positions to influence US elections OR caught fabricating stories about attacks on US personnel in Libya OR providing weapons to ISIS backed militias in Syria ..should I go on @JohnBrennan ?

18.08.2018 - 07:56 [ Sean Davis / Twitter ]

John Brennan was CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia when the Khobar Towers were bombed. He was deputy exec. director of the agency on 9/11. He was CIA chief of staff during the Iraq WMD debacle. And he ran the CIA when it spied on Congress (which he lied about under oath).

18.08.2018 - 07:47 [ Kurier.at ]

Scharfe Kritik von mehreren Ex-CIA-Chefs an Trump

Mehrere frühere CIA-Chefs haben in einem ungewöhnlichen Schritt die Entscheidung von US-Präsident Donald Trump angeprangert, dem früheren CIA-Chef John Brennan die Sicherheitsfreigabe zu entziehen. Trumps Vorgehen sei „unangemessen und zutiefst bedauerlich“, hieß es in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung. Unterzeichner waren u.a. Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta und David Petraeus.

05.08.2018 - 13:06 [ Consortium News ]

The Victory of ‘Perception Management’

(28.12.2014) To understand how the American people find themselves trapped in today’s Orwellian dystopia of endless warfare against an ever-shifting collection of “evil” enemies, you have to think back to the Vietnam War and the shock to the ruling elite caused by an unprecedented popular uprising against that war.

While on the surface Official Washington pretended that the mass protests didn’t change policy, a panicky reality existed behind the scenes, a recognition that a major investment in domestic propaganda would be needed to ensure that future imperial adventures would have the public’s eager support or at least its confused acquiescence.

This commitment to what the insiders called “perception management” began in earnest with the Reagan administration in the 1980s but it would come to be the accepted practice of all subsequent administrations, including the present one of President Barack Obama.

29.07.2018 - 12:29 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

CIA ‚had source close to Putin‘ and told Donald Trump that Russian leader ordered election hacking

(19.7.2018) The CIA had a top secret informant close to Vladimir Putin who confirmed the Russian president’s personal involvement in hacking the 2016 US election, it has been claimed.

According to the New York Times the source was giving information to the CIA during the Obama administration.

The information, and the source, were reportedly considered so sensitive that John Brennan, the CIA director at the time, gave details to Mr Obama in an envelope, separate from the daily presidential intelligence briefing that is delivered in the Oval Office, the New York Times reported.

29.07.2018 - 12:24 [ businessinsider.com ]

Former CIA director asks what Trump is ‚hiding‘ by meeting with Putin alone

(16.7.2018) John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, on Monday asked what President Donald Trump was „hiding“ by meeting alone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Trump sat with Putin alone with only translators for roughly two hours on Monday. This was reportedly the first time in history a US and Russian president have met alone.

24.07.2018 - 13:48 [ Radio Utopie ]

TOP SECRET AMERICA (II): „Nationale Sicherheit AG“

(24.Juli 2010) Die Recherchen der „Washington Post“ ergeben eine zweite Landkarte von Amerika, eine Welt des „Top Secret“ die nach dem 11.September erschaffen wurde. Diese wird effektiv nicht kontrolliert, während der eigentliche Nutzen dieser geheimen Welt ebenfalls nicht mehr feststellbar ist.

Gleichzeitig sind Privatfirmen so „durch und durch verstrickt“ in die „prekärsten Aktivitäten“ der US-Regierungsapparate, dass ohne sie wichtige militärische und geheimdienstliche Missionen eingestellt werden müssten oder gefährdet wären. Beispiele:

– Von den 854.000 Personen mit dem Sicherheitszugang „Top Secret“ sind 265.000 kommerzielle Vertragsnehmer, rund 30 Prozent des Arbeitspersonals im Spionage-Komplex.

– Im „Ministerium für Heimatschutz“ („Department of Homeland Security“ DHS) arbeiten genauso viele staatliche Beamte wie Vertragsnehmer, in der Spionageabteilung stellt das „private“ Personal sogar 60 Prozent. Das Heimatschutz-Ministerium hat Verträge mit 318 Konzernen, von denen allein 19 sich ausschließlich mit der Rekrutierung neuer Vertragsnehmer beschäftigen.

– 56 Firmen im Spionage-Komplex sind nur damit beschäftigt, ständig neue Linguisten, Sprachwissenschaftler und Dolmetscher zu rekrutieren. Anschliessend werden sie an die US-Regierungsbehörden weitervermietet, um auf dem ganzen Planeten abgehörte Telefonate und Gespräche, sowie abgefangene emails und Telekommunikation zu übersetzen und zu interpretieren.

15.07.2018 - 11:06 [ For a People’s Party ‏/ Twitter ]

CHRIS HEDGES: “A new and ‘diverse’ group of Democratic Party candidates, over half of whom have been recruited from the military, the CIA, the National Security Council and the State Department, is hoping to rise to political power based on the old con.”

24.06.2018 - 09:38 [ Pulse.com.gh ]

The DOJ has turned over additional FISA records to Republicans, and former intelligence officials say the implications could be ‚catastrophic‘

The immediate concern, according to the former CIA operative Glenn Carle, is that turning over information related to FISA records could compromise sources and methods.

„Congressional oversight is not operational control, it’s policy control,“ Carle said. „So it’s not really appropriate for an oversight body and its members to have detailed knowledge of sources and methods, because they are not trained in how to handle that.“

20.06.2018 - 15:53 [ Heise.de ]

Spionage unter Freunden

(29.4.2017) Vor allem die USA besaßen in Westdeutschland im Kalten Krieg zunächst als Siegermächte geheime Abhörrechte. Warum ließ man dies nach 1990 einfach weiterlaufen?

Erich Schmidt-Eenboom: Die Zwei-plus-Vier-Verhandlungen, durch die die wiedervereinigte Bundesrepublik souverän wurde, haben die Frage der Abhörrechte ausgespart, um die östliche Seite nicht an der Diskussion zu beteiligen. Hinter den Kulissen gab es offensichtlich Bonner Zugeständnisse – vor allem Richtung Washington -, die der „Führungsmacht“ des Westens die uneingeschränkte nachrichtendienstliche Kontrolle der deutschen Telekommunikationsnetze auch für die Zukunft zugestanden haben.

16.06.2018 - 15:16 [ diePresse.com ]

BND-Überwachung: Regierung kommt zu Krisensitzung zusammen

Österreichs Regierung berät in einer Krisensitzung über Berichte, der deutsche Bundesnachrichtendienst hätte jahrelang österreichische Telekommunikation überwacht. Die Opposition fordert …

04.06.2018 - 14:15 [ Radio Utopie ]

C.I.A.-Affäre: Der Offenbarungseid von Dianne Feinstein – Video, Zusammenfassung, Einschätzung

(12.3.2014) Die Rede von Senatorin Dianne Feinstein vor dem Senat der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika über die Sabotage der verfassungsmäßigen Kontrolle des Parlaments über die Central Intelligence Agency durch die Central Intelligence Agency ist vielleicht das Erbärmlichste, was ich in meinem Leben je gesehen und gehört habe. Es ist nicht nur der Offenbarungseid eines Ausnahmezustands, eines über sich selbst und die Welt verhängten Kriegsrechts des mächtigsten Imperiums auf dem Planeten, in seinem Krieg „on terror“, weltweit geführt mit seinen „Einflussgebieten“, „Alliierten“, Ablegern, schlechten Kopien und Kolonien. Es ist der Offenbarungseid seiner bis auf die Knochen korrupten, feigen, abgetakelten, unfähigen Zuträger, Mitwisser, Kollaborateure und Funktionäre.

Was Senatorin Feinstein hier zeigt, was sie da zeigt, ist so unbeschreiblich, das sogar mir die Worte fehlen um es zu beschreiben. Ich will hier den Inhalt ihres Statements nur deshalb zusammenfassen, weil ich davon ausgehe dass die ganzen Feinsteins der deutschsprachigen Presse dies alles weder hören, lesen, geschweige denn darüber berichten wollen, genauso wie deren KundInnen.

29.05.2018 - 14:04 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Verhaltene Reaktionen auf Tod von Ex-CIA-Mann Posada Carrile

Seit 1961 arbeitete er zudem im Auftrag des US-Auslandsgeheimdienstes CIA. 1967 wurde Posada Carriles als „Sicherheitsberater“ zu den Militärdiktaturen in Argentinien, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala und Venezuela geschickt.

26.05.2018 - 13:47 [ Heise.de ]

50 Jahre „Verschwörungstheoretiker“: 1967 verteilte die CIA eine geheime Handreichung zur Diskreditierung von Zweiflern

(4.4.2017) Das Dokument endete mit der Aufforderung, es zu zerstören, wenn es nicht mehr gebraucht werde. Nicht alle Exemplare wurden zerstört, vielmehr wurde der Dispatch 1976 auf Betreiben der New York Times freigegeben.

21.05.2018 - 16:23 [ Creators.com ]

Could the FBI and MI6 Have Planted a British Mole in Trump Campaign?

The entire allegation of collusion with Russia may have been dreamed up by MI6. Consider (reprinted from „Rogue Spooks“):

1: It was Government Communications Headquarters — Britain’s NSA — that first warned the U.S. that the Russians had hacked the Democratic Party’s computers. Back in September 2015, long before the FBI and CIA knew anything about it or showed any interest in it, GCHQ was waving warning flags about Russian hacking. For a long time, the U.S. did nothing about it.

2: During the campaign and even after, both MI6 and GCHQ routinely passed along classified intelligence information to the U.S. intelligence community about Trump’s associates.

3: It was Christopher Steele, an ex-MI6 spy, who says he wrote the dossier that contained all the unsubstantiated and unreliable but nevertheless explosive material about Donald Trump. Was Steele only a former MI6 agent? Bear in mind what the Russian embassy said: „MI6 officers are never ex.“