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.
Everyone has noticed the contradiction of those who recently characterized the Islamic Emirate as "freedom fighters" in Syria and who are indignant today faced with its abuses in Iraq. But if that speech is incoherent in itself, it makes perfect sense in the strategic plan: the same individuals were to be presented as allies yesterday and must be as enemies today, even if they are still on orders from Washington. Thierry Meyssan reveals below US policy through the particular case of Senator John McCain, conductor of the "Arab Spring" and longtime partner of Caliph Ibrahim.
The European Court of Human Rights, in a non-final ruling, condemned Poland for failing to fulfill its obligations by allowing the CIA to open a secret prison (code name "Quartz") on its territory.
The Court received the cases of the Palestinian Abu Zubaydah and the Saudi national Al-Nashiri who provided proof of their detention in Poland in 2002 and 2003, and of having been tortured. The proof was based in particular on Senator Dick Marty’s report to the Council of Europe .
The Polish (...)
China’s Ministry of State Security (Guoanbu) and the Jordanian General Intelligence Department (GID) have concluded an exchange of information agreement on the presence of Chinese nationals in Syria and Iraq.
The Chinese authorities strongly suspect that the Turkish national security agency, Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı (MIT), mobilizes Turkic Uighurs, gives them jihad training in Syria and Iraq, and sends them back to perpetrate attacks in (...)
The German government decided to put an end to the tacit agreement, established in 1945, through which it pledged to abstain from monitoring the espionnage activities on its soil of the British, French and U.S. intelligence agents.
This decision comes as a result of two major scandals: first, the revelations last year of NSA’s tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, then the discovery this week of a double agent planted in Germany’s intelligence service, who transmitted more than 300 (...)
The "antiterrorist" forces unleashed by Kiev to ward off the independence of Donbass are led by the Pole Jerzy Dziewulski.
Security advisor to former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski (1995-1997) and a member of parliament (1991-2005), Jerzy Dziewulski is a Polish officer who underwent operational training in the United States and worked in Israel.
In this photo taken near Slavjansk last week, he is seen on the left-hand side sitting next to Alexander Turchinov (former intelligence (...)
The new president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, welcomed a delegation of secret services from Atlanticist countries, headed by the CIA Director of the National Service of Covert Operations, Frank Archibald.
The delegation included former CIA chief in Ukraine Jeffrey Raymond Egan and his successor Mark Davidson, Mark Buggy (CIA, Istanbul), Andrzej Derlatka, a CIA agent in the Polish intelligence Agency and CIA member Kevin Duffin who is working as senior Vice President of the insurance (...)
For several months, U.S. intelligence services have ramped up their efforts to destabilize Venezuela. Protests circumscribed to a few neighborhoods have been widely relayed by the media to give the impression that they engulf the entire country. However, there are growing signs that Washington’s hand behind these strange events.
The world is changing. Formerly, there was a capitalist right and a socialist left. Today, the world is dominated by the United States and the first question that arises is whether to serve or to resist them. As in World War II, we find all ideologies in each camp. For now, Washington coordinates the alliance between the Nazis and jihadists in Europe with the blessing of the anti-Putin Russians.
The Atlanticist media stubbornly presents the crimes committed in Odessa on May 2 as the result of an accidental blaze, while the photos and video footage available leave no doubt that the victims were tortured and murdered before being burned. We bring you first-hand information on how the operation was organized and executed under the direct and personal authority of coup-appointed acting President Alexander Turchinov and Ukrainian-Israeli oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy.
The Ukrainian army made fraudulent use, on 13 May 2014, of a Mil Mi-24 helicopter displaying the colors of the UN to attack the federalists.
On 25 April, the Ukrainian government had slammed the arrest of eight military inspectors by Slavjansk federalists, asserting they were part of an OSCE delegation. The Federalists, on their part, announced that the people arrested were spies, arguing that the only mission approved by the OSCE involved 500 civilian inspectors and no military (...)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation a White Paper on violations of human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine that have occurred since November 2013.
The book is divided into six chapters:
Violations of Human rights;
Interference by the European Union and the United States;
Weapons and violent methods used by the protesters;
Restrictions on basic freedoms and crackdown on dissidents;
Discrimination based on ethnic background;
Religious persecution. (...)
The Obama administration weighs sending man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) to the mercenaries who are committed to overthrowing the Syrian government. However, it has remained opposed to this day for fear of seeing them turn up in other theaters of operation and used against its ally, Israel.
Hence, the CIA has been mulling two options :
Either to restrict missile firing to referenced mercenaries, who would be identified through a fingerprint-keyed security device;
Publications sympathetic to the Polish government harshly criticized Thierry Meyssan’s article discussing the training drills set up by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Ukrainian Pravy Sector activists in September 2013, i.e. prior to the Maidan events in Kiev .
In their opinion, Thierry Meyssan’s denunciations seriously harmed their country by giving the impression that Poland had participated in the organization of a coup in Ukraine, while she generously interceded to resolve (...)
The current tug of war between Washington and Moscow has made us lose sight of the circumstances surrounding the regime change in Kiev and the consequences thereof. Beyond the invectives slung from each side of the US/Russian divide, the fact remains that the new Ukrainian government came into power as the result of a coup orchestrated by the United States. Even if today a part of the Ukrainian population appears to be satisfied, it will inevitably get caught in the trap and eventually open its eyes.
The spokesman of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Marcin Wojciechowski, refuted the claims made by Nie magazine about Pravy Sector activists being trained at the Polish police academy. He stated that the magazine had never interviewed the officials named in the article and wrote off the matter as a regrettable April Fool’s day caper.
Nie is a satirical and anti-clerical weekly publication, along the lines of the French Le Canard Enchainé, but with twice the circulation. It is directed by Jerzy (...)
Four French hostages held by the Islamic Emirate of Iraq and the Levant ("Daesh") were freed on April 19, 2014 and arrived in France on April 20 where they were greeted by President François Hollande and Foreign Affairs Minister, Laurent Fabius.
Journalists Edward Elias (Europe 1), Didier François (Europe 1), Nicolas Henin (freelance) and Peter Torres (documentary maker) were kept prisoners for 10 months.
According to Alain Marsaud, MP for French citizens overseas covering a constituency (...)
Lies have shorter and shorter legs. Two months after the change of regime in Kiev, the Polish press has disclosed the role of Donald Tusk’s government in preparing the coup. The new revelations belie Western discourse and demonstrate that the current interim government of Oleksandr Tourtchynov was imposed by NATO in violation of international law.
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.
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