Although the principle of state sovereignty lies at the heart of international law, the super powers have not refrained from corrupting governments, destabilising societies, eliminating their leaders and even overthrowing regimes by means of covert action. While this form of interference is relatively inexpensive when weighed against the potential gains, it inevitably undermines trust among nations.
The Anglo-Saxons have become the masters of the game. As joint signatories to a 1948 secret military pact (UK-USA + Canada, Australia, New Zealand), they fashioned espionage and covert action tools to serve their common project: the Cold War. They were rivaling in this field against the Soviet Union, over which they had already attained undeniable superiority. Both Maoist China and post-colonial France also resorted to analogous means with a view to securing zones of interest, mainly in Africa.
The landscape changed completely after the demise of the USSR. China stopped financing armed revolutionary groups all around and concentrated on pragmatic intelligence efforts to sustain economic cooperation development. France withdrew from its private reserve in Africa to leave room for the European Union. Having outlived the Yeltsin abyss, Russian intelligence set about restructuring at the national level and in their historical area of influence (newly independent ex-Soviet states) by mobilizing against external intrusions rather than interfering in the affairs of other countries.
As of 1995, the Anglo-Saxons invested massively in their secret services, whose budget tripled over a 15-year period. In addition, they have drawn the Israeli services into their structure either as full members or as subcontractors. In 2009, the Anglo-Saxon services (except Israel) operate on an employment level of 250,000 men and a budget exceeding 100 billion dollars (i.e. 15 times higher than Russia’s, virtually their main competitor). In effect, espionage and covert action have become the essential tools of forced globalisation.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has, by royal decree, been relieved of his duties as national security adviser and director of Saudi intelligence services. According to the national news agency, the decision was made "at his request."
A brilliant personality, born to Prince Sultan and a slave, he was the right-hand man of King Fahd who had appointed him ambassador to the United States upon his accession to the throne. There, he was befriended by former CIA chief and then (...)
One of three vice-chiefs of the South Korean intelligence service and three other officers resigned after the press revealed they had forged documents in order to indict a person suspected of spying for the benefit of North Korea.
The Director of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), Nam Jae-joon, apologized and announced there would be a major overhaul of his service.
Conservative President Park Guen-hye (daughter of dictator Park Chung-hee) also apologized to the nation at the close (...)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov revealed that CIA director John Brennan was in Kiev last weekend. One of his advisors told the newspaper Vzgliad that Brennan had not come to oversee the "anti-terrorist" operations conducted by the Ukrainian authorities, but to seek information and rescue twenty Greystone Ltd mercenaries of whom there has been no news.
The coup government in Kiev and its Western allies refer to the democratic political opposition as "terrorists".
Hundreds of (...)
In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government for allegedly crossing the ‘red line’ he had set in 2012 on the use of chemical weapons. Then with less than two days to go before the planned strike, he announced that he would seek congressional approval for the intervention. The strike was postponed as Congress prepared for hearings, and subsequently cancelled when Obama accepted Assad’s offer to relinquish his chemical arsenal in a deal brokered by Russia. Why did Obama delay and then relent on Syria when he was not shy about rushing into Libya? The answer lies in a clash between those in the administration who were committed to enforcing the red line, and military leaders who thought that going to war was both unjustified and potentially (...)
The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) told the Senate he couldn’t say from where the idea had come to launch a "social network" to foment unrest in Cuba.
During a hearing, 8 April 2014, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee probing into the USAID budget, the agency administrator, Rajiv Shah (Pictured), attempted to deny the Associated Press revelations by stating that the creation of a "social network" program for Cubans was not a clandestine (...)
Swedish diplomat and United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane explosion, 18 September 1961, over Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia).
An international commission of retired judges, including Sir Stephen Sedley and Sir Richard Goldstone, was established by the United Nations in February 2014. It has appealed to the United States to declassify several documents, including the NSA radio intercepts.
The document released is a cable from the U.S. ambassador to the Congo, Ed (...)
In a recent interview in Havana, a former CIA collaborator, Cuban Raúl Capote, revealed the strategy of the CIA in Venezuelan universities to create the kind of destabilizing opposition student movement the country is currently facing. He also discusses media manipulation, and alleges that one of the U.S. diplomats that President Maduro expelled from Venezuela last September was in fact a CIA agent.
Leaked audiotapes of Turkish National Security meetings, released anonymously on 27 March 2014 through YouTube, reveal the existence of a plot by the Erdoğan government to enter into open war against Syria. Seized with panic, the administration immediately moved to block access to YouTube, while denouncing a violation of National Defense secrets.
Looking back to the coup in Kiev and the information provided in our columns during the course of the events, Manlio Dinucci describes a decades-old device used by the United States and NATO as it appears today: a new "Gladio," that is to say a secret military structure capable of manipulating political facts.
To paraphrase a famous U.S. television series: "The Pentagon will deny all knowledge of your actions ..."
The CIA has suspended Jonathan Bank, the chief of its Iran espionnage cell.
Mr. Bank, 46, was top assistant to James Pavitt, who from 1999 to 2004 headed the CIA’s clandestine operations. He also served in the Balkans, Moscow, Baghdad and finally in Islamabad. In 2010, he came into conflict with the Pakistani government, who leaked his name and blew his cover, forcing him to return to the United States.
According to the Pakistani press at the time, Jonathan Bank was responsible for (...)
The blast that devastated a Turkish restaurant near a shopping centerl in the Qatari capital of Doha, 27 February, was not accidental, but was instead sponsored by the Saudi secret services, as we learned from an authoritative source.
According to state media reports, the explosion of a gas canister on the roof of the Istanbul restaurant at Landmark Mall, had caused the roof to collapse, killing 12 people and wounding 32.
Qatar allegedly retaliated against Saudi Arabia by organizing an (...)
It has become a ritual that works every time: whenever Washington engages in regime change, mysterious snipers turn out to kill both government forces and opposition protesters. Then they disappear and are in principle never found. That is the case today in Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. In Syria, the events in Daraa pitted part of the population against the government for a year. In Venezuela, forensic experts have shown that the shooters were the same on both sides and the protest movement is losing momentum. As for Ukraine, the leaked telephone conversations and the ensuing reactions leave little doubt that it is a repetition of the same recipe, observes Wayne Madsen.
The U.S. strategy, devised by Zbigniew Brzezinski, using support for Islamist obscurantism to fight both progressive Muslim policies and against Russia, sparked an alliance to resist it. Now, China, Russia, Iran, Syria and Hezbollah are forced to stick together to survive. Ultimately observed André Charny, the trap has sprung on those who set it.
According to the Israeli website alyaexpress-news.com, a unit of 35 armed and masked men and women on Maidan square is commanded by four former Israeli Army officers, who wear a kippah under their helmets.
The site claims that these former officers, who live today in Ukraine, joined the movement since the beginning of the events alongside the Freedom Party (Svoboda), although the latter has a reputation for being virulently anti-Semitic.
With the help of the Israeli Embassy, this (...)
The power of a state is measured by its ability to defend itself and to attack on one or more fronts. In this context, Washington is trying for the first time to show it can overthrow three governments simultaneously: Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela. If it succeeds, no government would be henceforth able to resist it.
Poland, the eager American servant that it has been, has now officially taken on the role of the ‘Slavic Turkey’ in relation to Ukraine. Just as Turkey has been a geopolitically convenient conduit for arms, personnel, and material support for the Syrian terrorists, so too has Poland begun to officially fulfill this role for their Ukrainian counterparts.
The US National Security Council States brought together the secret services chiefs of the main State actors in the secret war against Syria, revealed the Washington Post . The two-day seminar was held during the Geneva 2 peace conference, even though the invitation stipulates that all parties are committed to stopping violence.
Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and Turkey were present, just to mention a few.
National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, received Saudi Interior Minister Prince (...)
Yesterday’s leak of the flagrant telephone talk between the US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt has already hit the international media headlines. In short, it turned out that the US officials were coordinating their actions on how to install a puppet government in Ukraine.
A group of young Maidan Square protesters, members of the Nazi organization Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense (UNA-UNSO), were trained in NATO terrorist camps in Estonia, in 2006.
The training included manufacturing and handling of explosives, as well as shooting.
These young people went to fight alongside Georgian forces during their aggression against South Ossetia.
Ukraine’s “peaceful pro-European” protesters leave a burnt land behind. Photo of a burnt police bus taken by S.Morgunov at the Euromaidan in Kyiv on January 20, 2014
Rioters have seized the administration building in Lvov and forced the governor to resign. It is not known who is currently in power in this region, but a puppet government formed by ‘opposition forces’ may soon be set up. Demands for ‘autonomy’, or quite possibly, explicit separatist flirtations, may give Klitschko and his thugs (...)
The United States Congress split in half the budget allocated to the Defense Clandestine Service, an espionage program created two years ago by the Department of Defense within the Defense Intelligence Agency.
According to the lawmakers, it behooves the Defense Secretary to prove the usefulness of this expenditure before underwriting his funding requests. Chuck Hagel’s spokesperson simply indicated that this program was recycling a concept that had proven fully satisfactory in the late 80’s, (...)
The State Department released a new volume of its diplomatic history, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), Volume XXII, Congo, 1960-1968, comprising numerous documents concerning it’s secret operations.
Washington therefore recognizes, 50 years later, it’s implication in the overthrow and assassination of Patrice Lumumba.
This publication profoundly modifies the portrayal of the crisis given in the 1994 edition of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume XX, Congo (...)
The Chinese authorities have announced the extension of their protected air zone, which has been challenged by Japan when it comes to the Senkaku islands. Henceforth, China demands that the planes flying over its territory should identify themselves and provide their flight plan within 100 miles (185km) of its coast.
However, this decision would appear to be a guise for deploying a defense system intended to thwart US drone surveillance. According to Aerospace Electronic Warfare, a (...)
Ever since the democracy manipulation efforts of international hedge fund brigand George Soros were joined with the artificial street revolution tactics of CIA tactician Gene Sharp to form the core strategy of the U.S. neo-conservative goal of imposing a «New American Century» on the entire world, Ukraine has served as the prize of America’s interventionist foreign policy. And the neocons are still alive and active as ever inside Secretary of State John Kerry’s State Department.
In Kiev, for more than a week, massive demonstrations are trying to force the government to go back on it’s decision not to sign the association agreement with the European Union.
In fact, Ukraine has been historically divided into two populations: in the West, the pro-European Union supporters, and in the East, the pro-Russians. It is on this division that the ’’orange revolution’’ had bloomed and that the protesters would like to revive.
Yet, the crowd control contingent at these protests is (...)
Srda Popovic—one of the founding members of Otpor! (the group that organized the coloured revolution in Serbia) and the current director general of CANVAS (the group that trains activists throughout the world with the aim of promoting coloured revolutions)—and his wife were Stratfor employees, a private intelligence firm based in Texas.
According to Carl Gibson and Steve Horn, who scrutinized the Stratfor e-mails outed by Wikileaks and have verified the facts with those concerned, Srda (...)
The agreement that was concluded between the 5+1 and Iran, on November 24th 2013 in Geneva, had been preceded by secret negotiations between Tehran and Washington, reported the Associated Press.
According to the agency, at least five high-level meetings took place since March 2013 (in other words, under the stewardship of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad). The US delegation was headed by Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and the Vice-President’s national security counsellor Jake Sullivan. The (...)
For four years, 2003-2006, the CIA ran a program to turn Al-Qaeda members trapped in Guantánamo into double agents. The latter were trained in a secret facility located on the military base, known as "Penny Lane".
According to the officials who divulged the information, this program has conditioned enough terrorists to become informants, thereby serving as precious assets during the arrest or execution of Al-Qaeda leaders.
However, this narrative is actually a smokescreen: the majority of (...)
What has been happening in Syria for the past three years? According to NATO and GCC media reports, the "regime" has shed blood to suppress a democratic revolution. However this version is contradicted by the current support for the government estimated at, according to sources, between 60 and 90 % of the population. The truth is quite different: NATO and the GCC have successively lost a war of succession and a fourth generation Nicaraguan-type war. It is they, and they alone, who organized and financed the death of 120,000 Syrians.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has suspended Vice Admiral Ted Branch and Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless, in connection with an NCIS investigation into a bribery scandal.
For two months, several superior officers and an NCIS agent were arrested for having sold military secrets to Leonard Glenn Francis, director of the Malaysian-based Glenn Defense Marine company. The investigation revealed that the two admirals had accepted sexual favors from prostitutes and cash.
Vice Admiral Ted Branch (shown (...)
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