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Eye Spy Issue 83 Operational Article Briefing

January 18, 2013

AFRICA AN ARC OF INSTABILITY
Welcome to this brief overview of Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine – issue 83.


Several international armed forces are currently engaged in an unconventional war with groups claiming allegiance to al-Qaida. In Somalia and
Mali French Special Forces are fighting large terrorist outfits which are both organised and well armed. Sadly in Mali, a captive secret service officer
in the person of Denis Allex was executed – this as French troops launched an unsuccessful raid to free him. Spearheading the battle against al-Qaida in many countries in north Africa is AFRICOM. This is but one of nine US Unified Combatant Commands supported by many Special Forces elements’ including US
Navy SEALS and Delta Force troops. They are tackling al-Qaida groups from the west coast all the way across the Sahara to the Horn of Africa. Supportive of these efforts, many African armed forces are working with the Command to remove the terrorists. And of course, several intelligence services are operational in the region, including MI6 and the CIA. A number of highly secret programmes such as Creek Sand, Tusker Sand and Aztec Archer are examined in this authoritative feature prepared by our editors and based on information from first class sources. Many of the al-Qaida groups in north Africa previously operated within national borders, but there is now an effort to
unite the franchises. If this happens then more governments like that in Mali will probably topple.

In this edition of Eye Spy, we have a special feature on this most important theatre, and endeavour to explain why the region has become a magnet for those wishing to join al-Qaida. As for AFRICOM, it is now fighting a secret and bloody war which should it lose, will have repercussions for everyone.


Besides several fascinating and absorbing features in this edition, we also take an indepth look at spy cases involving submariners. ‘Secret Silent Service’ explains why intelligence services regard submarine-related intelligence as vital. Any loss of technical information or systems technology could jeopardise boats and would undoubtedly affect national security.


A Happy New Year to all our readers.


A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF EYE SPY INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE – ISSUE 83 FOLLOWS…

BUGS AND SPIES KGB V THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR
A fascinating feature which examines spying operations performed against members of the Royal Family and senior political and intelligence figures. Also new
information that could shed light on an old Cold War mystery – did a former head of Britain’s MI5 have links to the KGB?

An Arc of Instability – AFRICOM AND AL-QAIDA’S JOURNEY ACROSS AFRICA
As the Defense Intelligence Agency starts its ambitious programme to build the world’s most powerful pseudo-military intelligence service, Eye Spy reports on one region of the world where it may be forced to deploy its clandestine forces – Africa. This timely and information-packed feature provides a deep insight into the terror group’s African ambitions, and reveals the on-going secret military and intelligence war that now spans the length of the Sahara Desert…

SPECIAL FEATURE
AGENTS OF THE STATE – INTO THE HANDS OF THE KGB…

REVIEW OF 1989 ASSASSINATION CASE

 A British Government review into the shooting dead of a prominent solicitor in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles, reveals ‘agents of the state’ were involved in carrying out serious violations including murder. Eye Spy examines background and the emergence of new para-military organisations.

ZERO DARK THIRTY

Langley and the Sony movie which has caused controversy and divided opinion in the US Intelligence Community

CIA AND THE BIN-LADEN PICTURE

NAPOLEON’S CODES AND THE ART OF NIGHTWRITING
A revealing feature which shows how Napoleon’s failed campaign in Russia and a letter written in code led to a most remarkable medical breakthrough…

TOP SECRET BENGHAZI
Benghazi drone footage, classified e-mails withheld and unanswered questions about the consulate attack… the decisions taken or not taken on night of attack may come back to haunt President Obama

SECRET SILENT SERVICE
SUBMARINES, TECHNOLOGY AND ESPIONAGE
The incredible importance of securing naval intelligence secrets. Eye Spy presents a brilliant overview of espionage and the ‘silent services’. New case files, MI5 and FBI sting operations and why losing secrets in this field inevitably compromises national security…

WWII CODE CONTROVERSY – MYSTERY CODE BAFFLES INTEL SERVICES
The discovery of a WWII code found on the remains of a carrier pigeon, has baffled professional and amateur codebreakers alike. A Canadian researcher believes he
has decoded the message, but Eye Spy has been told the message remains unexplained…

DISGUNTLED SPIES – REASONS FOR ESPIONAGE

There are three primary reasons why people spy: Ideology, financial, discontent. Eye Spy examines a number of recent spy cases which fall into these categories including one new incident at a European spy agency which could have serious implications for MI6 and the CIA

NSA 60TH ANNIVERSARY – PIVOTAL MOMENTS IN TIMELINE OF SUPER SECRET AGENCY
As the National Security Agency celebrates 60 years of intelligence collection, Eye Spy looks at a number of important events and incidents which this super-secret organisation has dealt with…

COUNTERTERRORIST CENTRE – UAE HOSTS IMPORTANT NEW RESEARCH PROGRAMME
An ambitious new international research project has been announced in the United Arab Emirates. Its prime objective being to search out the reasons for terrorism…

IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES – THE WORLD OF COUNTER TERRORISM AND INTELLIGENCE
In this important feature Eye Spy examines the global menace of IEDs and how terrorists have embraced technology to enhance the capability of these deadly
devices. Our editors also report on future IEDs and countermeasures…

ALEXSANDER LITVINENKO – PRE-INQUEST HEARS EX-FSB OFFICER WAS MI6 CONTACT MAN
A look at the pre-inquest recently held concerning the assassination of former FSB officer Alexsander Litvinenko. Eye Spy also provides new information which may yet lead to a surprising twist and the possibility MI6 and FSB officers will give evidence

REMOTE VIEWING INTEL CYCLE – PROJECTS OF THE US INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

At the height of the Cold War, the CIA and other intelligence services engaged in the subject of Remote Viewing – this as it attempted to discover if it was really possible to glean intelligence without the need to despatch operatives. In this feature Mike Finn explores the various types of remote viewing programmes which were
initiated by the Pentagon, Langley and a major research institution…

IRAN INTEL MIND GAMES? BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Evidence mounts that Tehran knows the whereabouts of missing former FBI agent Robert Levinson as new images emerge. Eye Spy examines background of case
and that of missing US pilot Ben Charles Padilla. He disappeared several years ago in Angola… along with his aeroplane

NSA ANNIVERSARY – PART TWO
60 YEARS OF CRYPTOLOGIC EXCELLENCE
Cryptology authority David Hamer reports on recent events at NSA Fort Meade – this as the Agency celebrates its 60th anniversary. Plus a special feature on the Agency’s fascinating museum

2009 NEW YORK SUBWAY PLOT – LINKS TO MANCHESTER RAIDS AND A SECRET CODE

LEAKS AND THEORIES – NEW INFORMATION EMERGES ON THE STRANGE DEATH OF MI6-GCHQ OFFICER GARETH WILLIAMS

SPY BLIMPS OF AFGHANISTAN – INTEL FEARS AS ISAF PREPARES TO LEAVE
As several international military forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, Eye Spy examines one device which is helping defeat IEDs and insurgents…

BENGHAZI DEBACLE – RESIGNATIONS AND WHO AVOIDED POLITICAL TRAPDOOR

FBI MOVING TO NEW HQ – BUREAU PREPARES TO LEAVE HOOVER BUILDING
As the FBI prepares to officially announce it is moving from its famous Washington DC headquarters, Eye Spy reveals the locations that are favourite to host this
famous investigative agency…

ALSO FEATURING
ACTING CIA DIRECTOR MICHAEL MORELL
HILLARY CLINTON
THE PLOTS TO KILL INTEL CHIEF
Eye Spy looks at the intelligence chief who has survived three assassination attempts in as many years
UAE ARREST ‘DEVIANTS’
SECURITY SERVICES DETAIN SPONSORED OPERATIVES
JONATHAN EVANS JOHN BRENNAN
GCHQ, END OF AN ERA…
TRINITY SPY CASE
MATERIAL GIVEN TO RUSSIA BY CANADIAN NAVAL SPY
FRENCH INTEL AGENT CAPTURED AND KILLED BY AL-QAIDA
PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE…

Eye Spy Magazine Issue 82 Operational Article Briefing

November 16, 2012

NO OFFICIAL COVER – Eye Spy examines the tradecraft of Cover and Legend – two crucial subjects for spies operating with No Official Cover

UNIVERSAL EXPORTS LTD’

SECRETS OF MI6 REVEALED – As Eye Spy researched the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s ‘007’ agent, a journey to seek out more clues led to a most dramatic discovery

AMERICA’S CYBER PEARL HARBOR – US set to launch pre-emptive cyber attacks as critical infrastructure endangered by foreign hackers

MOST SECRET – The WWII MI9 tradecraft manual which inspired America’s fledgling intelligence services and helped Allied operators behind enemy lines ‘Per Ardua Libertas’

LETTERBOX BOMBS – Eye Spy examines the deadly tradecraft of letter and parcel bombs used by terrorists and the counter-measures deployed by intel and security services to protect

ENIGMA AND THE POLISH ODEBREAKERS – The Polish Government is seeking more recognition of its famous codebreakers of the Polish Cipher Bureau who first broke the Enigma code

LIBERTY STREET STING – Joint FBI-NYPD sting operation stops would-be bomber blowing up New York Federal Bank and home to world’s largest gold reserves

THE TRAVELLERS

FORBIDDEN EXPORTS – US counter-intelligence investigate alleged Russian front company illegally exporting high-end technology back to Moscow – one recipient is FSB

OPERATION SHOW OF FORCE – Israeli censor allows publication of interview with Special Forces commando revealing government involvement with assassination of a senior PLO man

SPIES IN SYRIA – Eye Spy examines the secret intelligence war being played out by many agencies in Syria, this as many fighting factions have been infiltrated or joined by al-Qaida operatives

JAMES BOND: 50 YEARS – As ‘James Bond’ reaches 50, Eye Spy presents a new series of 007 prints produced by the artist who recently spent a year with MI6. Also… examination of 20 people who have been named as the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond character. Fleming was of course an MI6 officer

A BAG OF SECRETS  – A British historian has unearthed a Cold War MI5 file which reveals how one of Britain’s greatest intelligence secrets was left in London’s ‘Ye Old Bell Tavern’ public house

LITVINENKO: MI6 AND FSB SET TO APPEAR? – The pre-inquest into death of former KGB officer Alexsander Litvinenko from Polonium-210 has taken place. Official says both MI6 and Russia FSB could give evidence

OPERATION OLYMPIC GAMES

WHITE HOUSE DITHERED – CIA SHACKLED

EVERYTHING OR NOTHING

THE HINDAWI CASE – A look back at one of the most infamous operations ever performed by Syrian Intelligence… in London

SECRET SIGNALS: STONEGHOST – FIVE EYES – Canadian intel worker Jeffrey Delisle has pleaded guilty to charges he spied for Russia. Eye Spy reveals just how much literature he gave Moscow and information on programm

THE NEW RECRUITERS – All three British Intelligence services have joined in a initiative to attract the best young talent in the country – this in an endeavour to stop the brain drain’ to the private sector

REMOTE VIEWING AND INTELLIGENCE – Mike Finn continues his investigation into the controversial subject of remote viewing and psychic spies. In this article he looks at some notable scientists involved with related work

Eye Spy Magazine Issue 81 Operational Overview Briefing

November 12, 2012

GOING UNDERGROUND

Iran’s nuclear bomb beyond reach

ANNIVERSARY BOMBERS

Intel world hunts deadly terror cell

US NAVY SEAL 

No Easy Day, controversial book about death of Bin Laden

BUSH HOUSE

Famous spy haunt

ASSASSINATION LIST

MI5 search for creators

 

 

Issue 81

IMPORTING NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY

German Intelligence uncover bogus European companies smuggling nuclear technology into Iran 

LONDON CALLING

The BBC ends its association with Bush House after 70 years. A look back at some famous moments associated with this iconic building used by MI6 to house several front companies 

THE SECRET AGENT

Shakil Afridi, the doctor who allegedly helped the CIA find Osama bin-Laden, reveals he liaised with a British agent. And why he might yet escape Pakistan via a prisoner exchange 

SPY CYPRUS

A fascinating feature which explains how this popular Mediterranean island has become one of the most important spy locations in the world 

TRINITY TOP SECRET – ‘FIVE EYES’ INTEL

Following the security breach at Canada’s main intelligence hub, Eye Spy reveals that the incident is far more serious than first reported. This resulted in a series of meetings around the world involving senior intel, military and political figures

 REACH FOR THE STARS

The US Army and Air Force test some quite astonishing devices – a look at the implications for airborne surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence collection

 MI6 AND THE IRANIAN THEATRE

Sir John Sawers – Chief of MI6, said his Service stopped Iran building a nuclear device as early as 2008. Eye Spy reveals the operations which helped slow down Tehran’s research

 FBI STING OPERATION

Famed for numerous successful sting operations, the Bureau has been at it again – this time its targets were Iranian fronts

 QUIET BEFORE THE STORM

Several meetings between senior Mossad and US Intelligence officials have taken place – on the agenda – Iran’s nuclear bomb programme and the implications should Israel attack

 OPERATION COLDFEET PART 2

Christopher Eger continues his superb feature which explores a Cold War multi-agency operation to glean intelligence from an ex-Soviet base floating in the frozen waters of the Arctic

 CIA,SYRIA AND WMD INTELLIGENCE CHOICE

As the battle for Syria rages on, the CIA and MI6 are monitor- ing large quantities of chemical weapons which Langley and Vauxhall Cross believe could fall into the hands of terrorists

 ETA FALLING DOWN?

Research by MI5 and other services across Europe leads to arrest of numerous ETA operatives wanted for terror crimes

COUNTER-TERRORISM AND INTEL PART 5

Eye Spy’s absorbing series continues. In this revealing feature our editors focus on the sponsors of terrorism and the reasons behind such support 

REMOTE VIEWING AND INTELLIGENCE

Mike Finn begins his new series which looks at the controversial subject of remote viewing. In this article a look at some of the official research conducted by the CIA and DIA

Eye Spy Magazine Operational Briefing Issue 80

July 11, 2012
  • Published July 2012

EYE SPY INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE ISSUE 80

 

MEDIA LINKS AND POLYGRAPHS US

intelligence agencies to introduce more polygraph testing for operatives following leaks to the media

CLEAR, PRESENT AND FUTURE DANGERS

MI5 Director General Jonathan Evans has warned his Service cannot guarantee total security for the 2012 Olympic Games

 

FLAME VIRUS – PERFECT ESPIONAGE TOOL

An examination of the recent Flame virus attacks indicates it was created by those with intimate knowledge of Stuxnet

 

CIA AND THE ‘PRETTY WOMAN’ TRAP

An alleged CIA agent has been arrested in China. The official, who works in the country’s Ministry of State Security, was reportedly recruited following a honeytrap operation

 

A HISTORY OF ESPIONAGE WARS

China’s intelligence services have been particularly active of late, but MI6 and the CIA have not been sleeping either

 

RIPPLES OF RUSSIAN SPY RING CONTINUE

A Dutch diplomat has reportedly been arrested on charges of espionage. He allegedly received documents from two contact agents in Germany – associates of Anna Chapman

 

ASSANGE SEEKS UNLIKELY EXIT

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has applied for political asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, this as he attempts to avoid deportation to Sweden

 

SMERSH – DEATH TO SPIES

St Ermin’s Hotel in London has hosted the inaugural intelligence book of the year award. This year’s winner details the sinister operations of the Russian spy outfit – SMERSH

 

MI6 SPY DEATH

A pathologist who gave evidence at the inquest into the death of MI6-GCHQ spy Gareth Williams, has called for the case to be reopened following new developments

 

COUNTER-TERRORISM AND INTEL PART 4

Eye Spy authors examine intel relations with informants and how trust is vital between an operative and handler

 

WHEN INFORMATION TURNS TO INTEL

 A fascinating insight into the world of media and intel liaisons and why some journalists and media outlets are favoured

 

OPERATION COLDFEET PART 1

Christopher Eger describes in depth one of the most amazing Cold War operations against a Soviet target floating in the frozen waters of the Arctic

 

ROULETTE TO ESPIONAGE

A BBC investigation that sought information on an alleged blackmail plot targeting a former prime minister, turns up evidence of a Cold War spy working in Parliament

 

THE LATAKIA INCIDENT

Paul Beaumont provides background to the shoot down of a Turkish warplane by Syria – what was the aircraft really doing?

Eye Spy Magazine Issue 79 Operational Briefing

May 15, 2012
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  • Published for Newsstand release date 23 May 2012

EYE SPY INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

 

MAJOR EYE SPY FEATURE

The Artists of Alderney Street  – Who murdered MI6-GCHQ spy GARETH WILLIAMS?

 

Defense Clandestine Service

US unveils powerful new military/civilian spy agency

 

Codebreaking Gems

 

HACKING MENACES

 

INVISIBLE OPPONENTS

INTELLIGENCE AND COUNTER-TERRORISM

 

Tapping the Internet? THE UTAH DATA CENTER

 

SHOOT TO KILL

UK issues order to armed forces to bring down rogue aircraft as missile systems sited across London

 

THE INSIDE MAN

Elite military unit and French President targeted by al-Qaida’s CERN nuclear scientist


CODE-BREAKING-COMPUTING PAPERS

Secret papers written shortly after WWII by Britain’s most famous codebreaker, Alan Turing, have been released

 

DCS – DEFENSE CLANDESTINE SERVICE

The CIA and Pentagon have put their differences aside and have created a new intelligence fusion agency which will staffed by civilian and military operatives

 

MIRROR, MIRROR

Saudi Arabia provides CIA with intelligence leading to discovery of a new type of bomb which could defeat airport countermeasures

 

9/11 ULTIMATE END GAME

The military trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four AQ operatives has begun at Guantanamo Bay

 

THE INTEL WALK-IN

A fascinating feature on a tri-service agent who helped expose an al-Qaida supporter using a London mosque

 

MI5 CONFIRM THE ‘ASSASSINATION LIST’

Following an assassination attempt and the arrival of known underworld figures, MI5 reveals the existence of a hit list. Eye Spy investigates the chilling events being played out in London, Moscow and elsewhere

 

TURNING QUEEN’S EVIDENCE

Convicted AQ man Saajid Badat, an associated of shoe bomber Richard Reid, gives evidence at the trial of a man accused of plotting to attack New York transit hubs

 

MI6 NEW ARGENTINA LOOKING GLASS

Britain’s Secret Service has stepped up operations in South America, this as Argentina’s angry rhetoric

towards the UK over the Falkland Islands increases

 

TAPPING THE INTERNET

As the NSA’s new Utah Data Center nears completion, a look at concern from some commentators who believe it is a “catch all” for every communication

 

COUNTER-TERRORISM AND INTEL PART 3

In this pulsating feature our authors look at terrorist types, objectives and supposed motives

 

WWII INTERROGATION – BRITISH STYLE

Author Sophie Jackson looks at how Britain dealt with some prisoners in wartime London

 

CYBER SPIES AND ESPIONAGE

Senior US Eye Spy editor Kevin Coleman presents a new overview of how cyber attacks are damaging economies

 

INTEL HACKERS

Paul Beaumont adds weight to the theory that sooner or later a hacking incident or similar against the security services will lead to loss of life

Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine Issue 78 Operational Briefing

March 15, 2012

Subscribed to by all the world’s leading intelligence and security agencies

 

EYE SPY e-MAGAZINE AND APP
Welcome to this brief overview of Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine – issue 78.


I’m happy to report Eye Spy’s fantastic electronic edition will soon be available for the iPad, iPhone and Smartphones. We’ve had literally thousands of requests for such a magazine from readers across the world, thus our team has worked tirelessly over the last year to create, what I consider, a first class copy. However, this is no ordinary magazine. The electronic version has films, background information, additional files and a plethora of inter-active media. Look out for the launch date via our web site. And as an addition to our product range, readers will also soon be able to download Eye Spy’s exciting new App.
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It’s been an eventful few weeks on the intelligence front since our last edition. Incidents in Afghanistan and the Middle East have once again dominated our television screens and other news media. On a military front, the Taliban killed six British soldiers (five from the Yorkshire Regiment) in a cowardly IED attack against their vehicle: the enormity of the blast surprising many intelligence watchers. Taliban agents have also been responsible for the shooting dead of NATO intel people and military figures inside supposed secure areas of Kabul. One can only image trouble for the Afghanistan government when NATO forces
depart in a few years time. I’ve no doubt, however, that a powerful intelligence element will remain – watching the situation.

As for the Taliban itself, made up of a mosaic of groups from various tribal areas and foreign-based outfits, they are already making plans and forging contacts with officials. Some ill-informed people insist talks with the Taliban should already be taking place. If it was so simple. The fragmented nature of the Taliban means that whilst some individuals and gangs are happy to sit down and discuss the fighting, others are not. And few commentators care to admit several of these groups or factions, are supported by foreign governments, including Iran. Operating amidst this most complex situation – troops such as the British unit above which failed to return from their routine patrol. Western and NATO officials have some tough decisions to make.

Meanwhile, the “nuclear situation” in Iran remains tense, with yet the assassination of another scientist. Iran, however, has hit back targeting Israeli diplomats in three foreign countries. These case files are examined in this edition.


Intelligence gathering in Syria has increased, this as the civilian death toll rises to almost ten thousand. It is a dire situation which the international community seems unable to control, this despite intense diplomatic efforts from Arab countries led by the UAE. President Assad, backed by Russia and his powerful army, shows no sign of stepping down. Nevertheless, it’s my understanding an intelligence assessment created in Washington, has predicted his fall by the end of the year. We shall see.

Al-Qaida remains a potent force and its prowess is on the increase in parts of Africa and the Middle East. Some governments there have requested the assistance of US and UK Special Forces to tackle the terror outfit. The successful outcome of a US Navy SEAL operation against an AQ-backed pirate gang is highlighted in the magazine. In this case two hostages were rescued. Not so fortunate were Chris McManus, a British engineer and Franco Lamolinara, an Italian. The men were kidnapped by al-Qaida (Boko Haram franchise) in Nigeria last May. An SBS (Special Boat Service) operation to rescue the men followed a lengthy surveillance operation. Mr McManus and Mr Lamolinara sadly died in the resultant fight to free them. These events reflect accurately the dangerous landscape where intelligence gathering and military operations are necessary.


MARK BIRDSALL, MANAGING EDITOR


A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF EYE SPY INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE – ISSUE 78 FOLLOWS…

TRINITY BREACH
RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE PENETRATES INTEL FUSION BASE

Canada’s Arctic intentions and security plans exposed as navy intel officer arrested following ‘mystery’ departure of Russian diplomats from Ottawa

A 40-year-old Canadian naval intelligence analyst and long-time staffer has been charged with espionage. Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle was arrested
by security officials who now fear he could have been supplying a Russian agent with hugely important material for the last four or five years. Eye Spy examines the wider implications of the case and reveals the secret intelligence battle being played out between Russia and Canada – this as both countries lay claim to much of the important Arctic.


MI6 SOUTH ATLANTIC WATCHERS
INTEL WARNING AS ARGENTINA EYES FALKLAND ISLANDS CAPTURE


As Argentina’s President Cristina de Kirchner ramps up the rhetoric over the strategically important Antarctica gateway islands, Eye Spy presents evidence showing how MI6 and Royal Navy Intelligence outflanked Buenos Aires – this as the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war nears

PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINS
THREE DAYS OF THE JACKALS
FBI THWARTS PLOTS TO ATTACK WASHINGTON AND THE PRESIDENT


Three FBI case files surrounding attempts to kill President Obama and other US politicians have been discussed by senior intel and security officials in Washington, however, one in particular has been the focus of much FBI and CIA interest…

THE IRAN FILES
DEEP BLACK:
TOOLS OF INTELLIGENCE CONTROL AS ALLEGED IRANIAN FRONT COMPANY DISAPPEARS FROM SKY NEWS PLATFORM

Eye Spy is aware of several media organisations that are perceived to be little more than conduits of powerful intelligence services and government media sections. However, proving as much is a legal minefield and as complex as any investigation tackled by our analysts. Nevertheless, as revealed in several major features in Eye Spy, most intelligence organisations, including MI6 and the CIA, have in the past created ‘front offices’ and companies to help issue comment or influence public opinion. Iran’s intelligence network is no different. Over three decades ago its intelligence workers learned much from their close association with the CIA and MI6 – this when the country was a major Middle East ally. The situation is very different today and the threat of a major conflict in the region looms.
A fascinating insight into the UK decision to remove one of Iran’s most popular news stations from the BSKY platform…

A FEARFUL MOVING DISTRACTION
ANOTHER IRANIAN SCIENTIST ASSASSINATED


As a senior scientist involved in Iran’s nuclear programme is assassinated in Tehran magnet bomb attack, Eye Spy examines the numerous situations and sub-plots that are evolving – some of which could yet ignite a chilling conflict that will affect everyone… On the morning of 11 January 2012, a motorcyclist assassin riding pillion attached at least one magnetic bomb to a Peugeot 405 travelling towards a university in Tehran. As the riders accelerated away in rush hour traffic, two explosions followed and within seconds the vehicle came to a halt. Behind the car door was a senior Iranian scientist attached to the country’s nuclear research programme – 32- year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, the deputy director of Iran’s uranium enrichment facility at Natanz. Alongside Roshan, and still alive,
was his security minder, Reza Qashaqei. He died later. In this information-packed feature, Eye Spy continues its coverage of these disturbing events and presents further information on several lesser known assassination cases. These seem inextricably linked to Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

SEAL TEAM 6 SWDG
US SPECIAL FORCES CREATING THEIR OWN LEGEND

Members of SEAL Team 6 (Special Warfare Development Group), have been active again, this after a daring operation to free two hostages from an al-Qaida backed pirate group. Eye Spy reports on this mission and why many analysts now consider this Special Forces element to be the best covert and
overt fighting force in the world.


CODENAME: AMIR
GEVORK ANDREYEYEVICH VARTANYAN


One of the KGB’s most famous WWII and Cold War spies has died at the age of 87. Gevork Andreyevich Vartanyan, the son of an Iranian businessman, is perhaps best known for his wartime exploits which helped thwart a daring 1943 German plot to assassinate the three great Allied leaders at a summit
(code-named Eureka) in Tehran. A fascinating feature which provides a revealing insight into the mind of this brilliant spy and casts doubt on one important aspect of the assassination operation code-named ‘Long Jump’.

ASIAN SPY GAMES
LIBYAN GHOSTS COME BACK TO HAUNT MI6 AND CIA


Hong Kong, the former ‘jewel’ in Britain’s Far East Empire has been named as the location where MI6 allegedly provided information about a Libyan wanted by
Colonel Gaddafi. The suspect was subsequently watched and detained, flown to Libya and allegedly tortured… now he is suing the UK and an ex-MI6 man…

SECRET CIA AGENT?
‘HERO’ PAKISTAN DOCTOR ACCUSED
OF STATE TREASON


Pakistan state prosecutors have accused a doctor of acting on behalf on a foreign country – this in relation to part of the CIA’s undercover surveillance of Osama bin-Laden’s compound in Abbottabad.

THE WORLD OF COUNTER-TERRORISM AND INTELLIGENCE – PART 2
• CONTACT • CREATION • INSURGENCY
EYE SPY’S UNMISSABLE SERIES CONTINUES


Most terror groups publicly announce they are fighting for a cause and therefore acts of bloody violence, hijacking, kidnapping, robbery or criminality can be justified. From anarchists, to militias, right and left wing groups, resistance movements, revolutionaries and even single person or issue terrorists, the catch all “umbrella of terrorism” is full of quests, explanations and reasons for motivation. This “catch all” phrase remains as relevant today as ever. And just as
important, what actions really constitute terrorism and how does one differentiate an insurgency from a terrorist quest?

EXTRACT:
OBJECTIVES AND OPTIONS


Terrorism (in all its forms) is nearly always premeditated. Associated violence is often committed to gain a political or military advantage and/or influence people and government. This is why a terrorist attack cannot be categorised simply as a crime. A good case example is the 2004 Madrid train bombings.
Here a series of coordinated attacks killed 191 people and injured over 1,500. Al-Qaida’s Spanish element deliberately carried out the bombings just three days prior to the country’s general election. The terror group (and many Spaniards) blamed the government for involving Spanish troops in the Iraq War.
Huge public demonstrations followed, the government lost the election, and shortly thereafter a statement was issued from Madrid announcing Spain was withdrawing its troops.


The file highlighted here has been simplified, but for those who planned the attack, they earnestly believed a positive outcome had been achieved. Indeed, despite the capture and conviction of a number of people responsible for the atrocity, many intelligence, military and political officials believed the terrorists had scored a huge victory, albeit a soft one….


IRAN STRIKES BACK IN SECRET WAR
MIRROR OF THE MOSSAD
THREE ATTACKS LINKED BY… A MAGNET


Israel has blamed Iran’s intelligence service for two simultaneous attacks on members of its overseas political staff in New Delhi and Tbilisi. And on Valentine’s Day, three Iranian operatives described as “professional assassins” by intelligence officials in Thailand, caused mayhem in Bangkok in a botched terror attack. Eye Spy investigates…

MI5 INTEL CASE FILES RELEASED
SEVERAL EXTRAORDINARY INVESTIGATIONS


Britain’s National Archives has released several fascinating MI5 investigative case files, including further details of an audacious WWII German counterfeit plot code-named Operation Bernhard. There’s also a huge and fascinating file on the comedian actor – Charlie Chaplin, this as Washington sought to discover his alleged Communist links…


Eye Spy analysis
THE MV ARCTIC SEA MYSTERY
RUSSIA POINTS ACCUSING FINGER AT INTEL CHIEF


In the summer of 2009, a Maltese flagged cargo vessel disappeared for weeks after it set sail from Finland enroute to Algeria. Its strange journey and
tales of adventure provided the genesis for a number of conspiracy theories – and the mystery of just what it was carrying, where it was going, and who was really behind its hijacking continues to this day. Eye Spy investigates this extraordinary incident.

THE AGE OF CYBER CONFLICT
CYBERWARFARE – AS IMPORTANT AS COUNTER-TERRORISM


A recent study in the United States estimated the country will need an additional 700,000 cyber security practitioners by 2015. Kevin Coleman explains why this huge employment opportunity may present a problem, especially intelligence and military chiefs…

HAVAS
COVERT MINI SUBMARINES – A SECRET HISTORY


Eye Spy naval consultant Christopher Eger takes a fascinating look at the genius of French submarine designer Jean Claude Havas. His revolutionary designs changed the industry forever and may well have been responsible for some of the incredible covert mini-submarines in use today…

TRADECRAFT
SURVEILLANCE PHOTOGRAPHY 7
USING VIDEO CAMERAS IN SURVEILLANCE


International surveillance authority PETER JENKINS concludes his series on the importance of photography and film in information and evidence gathering. In this feature he explains the growing use of video…


FALLING DOWN
1. CHICKEN FARM PLOT
2. LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
3. UNDERPANTS BOMBER


Three significant terrorist trials conclude as operatives engaged in international al-Qaida plots against USA and UK receive lengthy jail terms. Eye Spy examines the background to each case, including how one gang plotted to attack the London Stock Exchange and the devastation that could have resulted…

FSB WATCHERS HAD MI6 MEN UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE
MI6 MOSCOW SPY GAMES


Six years on, MI6 acknowledge ‘spy rock’ operation was rumbled by FSB in Moscow park… A former British Foreign Office official has finally confirmed what everyone in the world of intelligence knew anyway – that the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) was behind the ‘spy rock’ communications’ device discovered in a Moscow park. A look at the implications of the admission…


TRADECRAFT
MIND CONTROL PRINCIPLES IN THE INTELLIGENCE CYCLE PART 15
THE PHENOMENA OF MEME & WORDS


Words are very powerful, but their use in mind control can be devastating, affecting not only one individual but innumerable numbers of people through the principle of viral transmission. Mike Finn continues his fascinating examination of word usage and its relevance to mind control in the intelligence cycle.

NEW THREATS AGAINST USA
IRAN MAY USE “TERROR PROXIES” TO OPERATE INSIDE AMERICA


US intelligence estimates say Iran already has the ability to perform operations inside the United States, though a “new” 9/11-type attack is unlikely.

INTEL CRYSTAL BALL
MI6 WARNS OF MIDDLE EAST IMPLOSION


British analysts have reported that al-Qaida has begun forming groups in Egypt and Libya and could possibly use the fragility of both nations as platforms to perform operations.


THE RELUCTANT SPY
CIA CHARGES FOLLOW “LEAK” OF INTEL


A former CIA officer has been charged with leaking classified information to the media. John Kiriakou, an agent who participated in the interrogation of
senior AQ man Abu Zubaydah recalled his work in his powerful book – ‘The Reluctant Spy’.


US INTEL DIE IN HOA AIRCRASH
HURLBURT FIELD INTEL LOSS


Several US intelligence operatives die following an aircrash in the Horn of Africa.


IRAN HOLDS EX-MARINE
SPY GAMES CONTINUE BETWEEN IRAN AND AMERICA


A former US Marine who visited his family in Iran has been charged with espionage. Eye Spy examines the strange case of Amir Hekmati.

THE MOTORBIKE ASSASSINS
SUSPICIOUS EVENTS EXAMINED


As Eye Spy continues its investigation into the motorcyclist assassins who are operating against nuclear workers inside Iran, we also examine other strange events and deaths which could very well be related, including case files originating outside of Iran and involving poisons.

Plus there’s an interesting feature on OPERATION
BABYLON – Israel’s first strike against a nuclear target.


SPIES AND IDENTITY THEFT
WHEN SPIES TRADE PLACES WITH SPIES


Eye Spy looks at recent case files involving the CIA and Israel’s Mossad.

LETTER FROM FORT MEADE
CRYPTOLOGIC TREASURES WITH DAVID HAMER
A look at a number of incredibly rare intelligence-related items which have gone in display at America’s fantastic National Cryptologic Museum. Plus the NSA honour some of its greatest staffers.

THE PLOT TO KILL PUTIN
SPECIAL FORCES ARREST SUSPECTS IN AQ-BACKED PLOT


Russian and Ukrainian Special Forces detain suspects in alleged plot to assassinate Vladimir Putin. Eye Spy reveals a strange London connection.

SPIES ON SCREEN
SUBJECT OF ESPIONAGE CONTINUES TO FASCINATE


Espionage on the big and small screen has been in the news of late, and 2012 will see the release of even more productions, again proving the subject has retained its popularity with audiences at home and those who enjoy the thrill and experience of the cinema. Eye Spy looks at the latest offerings from Hollywood and beyond, plus we list the top twenty espionage and intelligence feature films as chosen by our editors…

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