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  • Bombshell: Chalabi & Top INC Official Are Spies for Iran; Op Inadvertently Paid for by Pentagon
    The US-backed Iraqi National Congress was actually a front for Iranian intelligence, which used the group to help bamboozle the US into invading Iraq and then to receive stolen US military secrets, some of it classified above top secret. Patrick...
    Posted Sat 05/22/2004
  • Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress (INC) Illegally Used State Dept. Money to Disseminate Propaganda In US
    From Newsweek (4/5/2004): Ahmad Chalabi has never paid much attention to rules. As an international financier, he was convicted in absentia in 1992 of embezzling millions from his own bank in Jordan. In the mid-'90s, the CIA tried to make...
    Posted Wed 04/14/2004
  • Iraqi National Congress (INC) List of News Items Using Their Propaganda
    List distributed by the Iraqi National Congress (INC) summarizing articles in major English-language news outlets worldwide (October 2001-May 2002) using propaganda information disseminated by their Information Collection Program (ICP). The goal of the ICP was to plant information (much of...
    Posted Wed 04/14/2004
  • 'Routine' NSA Email Intercept Leads to Arrests in Britain & Canada; First Reported Bust from NSA Email Snooping
    Citing anonymous sources in the British intelligence community, The Sunday Times reported that an e-mail message intercepted by NSA spies precipitated a massive investigation by intelligence officials in several countries that culminated in the arrest of nine men in Britain and one in suburban Orleans, Ontario. It is the first time that routine US monitoring of e-mail traffic has led to an arrest.
    Posted Sat 04/10/2004
  • Declassified: Presidential Daily Briefing, Aug. 6, 2001 (text)
    The full text (as declassified) of the Presidential Daily Briefing of Aug. 6, 2001, titled "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US." Transcribed from a photographic copy. The text below is formatted similarly to the original. All italics and name...
    Posted Sat 04/10/2004
  • FBI, Customs Stole Declassified Docs From AP in 2003
    As reported here previously, in early 2003 the FBI and US Customs secretly "seized" a declassified government report being sent from one Associated Press reporter to another from a Federal Express facility in Indianapolis, IN. No warrant was ever issued,...
    Posted Tue 03/30/2004
  • FBI 'Warned' Magazine in 2002 That FOIAed Docs 'Might' Be Stolen
    In early 2002, Insight magazine reported it had been visited by FBI agents who "warned" the editors that if documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act were given to the periodical, "someone" might steal them. The report takes on...
    Posted Tue 03/30/2004
  • Kerry FBI Files Stolen From Author's Home in 'Very Professional Job'
    From CNN: FBI documents about FBI surveillance of John Kerry in the early 1970s have been stolen, according to their owner, a historian who lives near San Francisco, California. Gerald Nicosia, who spent more than a decade collecting the information,...
    Posted Tue 03/30/2004
  • GAO: CAPPS II Airline Screening Program Poses 'Severe Threats' to Civil Liberties
    A highly critical report by Congress' investigative wing released today [Feb. 12, 2004] vindicates the long-standing concerns of the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups from across the political spectrum that the controversial airline passenger screening system known as...
    Posted Sun 02/15/2004
  • COINTELPRO Reborn: Salon.Com Article Exposes Depths of US Spying on Legal Peaceful Dissent; Nonviolence = Terrorism?
    The undercover cop introduced herself to the activists from the Colorado Coalition Against the War in Iraq as Chris Hoffman, but her real name was Chris Hurley. Last March, she arrived at a nonviolence training session in Denver, along with...
    Posted Sun 02/15/2004
  • Senate Republicans Hacked Dem Computers For At Least a Year, Stole Secret Memos
    From the spring of 2002 until at least April 2003, Republican staff members of the US Senate Judiciary Commitee exploited a computer glitch that allowed them to access restricted Democratic communications without a password. The security hole dates from 2001, so the penetration may have began earlier. During that time, the GOP staffers "monitored" secret strategy memos and accounts of private meetings, periodically passing on copies to the media. One of the media recipients was Robert Novak, the columnist who illegally revealed the name of an active CIA deep-cover agent last year.
    Posted Sun 01/25/2004
  • Leaked: Restricted FBI Surveillance 'Guidance' for Voice-Over-IP Providers
    A restricted FBI document has leaked, detailing recent FBI "requirements" for "electronic surveillance capabilities" needed so the Bureau can tap "carrier-grade voice-over-IP" (CGVoP). The document, dated January 2003, was intended to "provide guidance" to "service providers and equipment manufacturers."
    Posted Fri 01/02/2004
  • FBI: Revealing Info About the Anthrax Probe Could 'Aid Terrorists'
    Disclosure of what the FBI knows about the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks could enable terrorists to engineer biological weapons to escape detection, the FBI says in documents filed in response to a lawsuit by a scientist labeled a "person of...
    Posted Fri 01/02/2004
  • Nov. Court Ruling Revealed FBI Use of OnStar-Type Services to Spy on Car Passengers
    From An appeals court this week [ca. 11/19/03] put the brakes on an FBI surveillance technique that turns an automobile driver's on-board vehicle navigation system into a covert eavesdropping device, after finding that the spying effectively disables the system's...
    Posted Wed 12/24/2003
  • DOJ Inspector General Confirms 'Significant' Abuses of US Detainees
    The Inspector General for the Justice Dept. has issued a report finding "significant problems" with how detainees rounded up following the 9-11 attacks have been treated. The report criticizes legal procedures used, detainees' access to legal counsel, the conditions under...
    Posted Tue 06/03/2003
  • Excerpts from DOJ IG Report on 9-11 Detainees
    Excerpts from: The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General US Department of Justice June 2, 2003 (Full...
    Posted Tue 06/03/2003
  • FBI & Customs Intercepts, Seizes Associated Press Mail
    The Associated Press has just gone public with an event that happened in September. US Customs intercepted and seized a package mailed between two Associated Press reporters and turned the contents over the FBI. Bureau spokesman Doug Garrison said the...
    Posted Sat 03/15/2003
  • A Spook in Every FBI Office: CIA Expands Domestic Ops
    The CIA is well on its way to installing analysts and covert action operatives in "each of the 56 FBI field offices in the United States." These CIA agents will liaison directly with both FBI and local police departments.
    Posted Mon 02/10/2003
  • Secret 'Patriot II' Law Even Worse Than the First
    The Bush Administration is preparing a bold, comprehensive sequel to the USA Patriot Act passed in the wake of September 11, 2001, which will give the government broad, sweeping new powers to increase domestic intelligence-gathering, surveillance and law enforcement prerogatives, and simultaneously decrease judicial review and public access to information.
    Posted Sat 02/08/2003
  • Secret Bush Order Authorizes CIA Assassination of Americans
    Anonymous sources in the Admin tell AP that Bush's secret 2001 finding authorizing the CIA to assassinate terrorists also tacitly includes American citizens as potential targets. Evidently, classifying an American as fair game can be done after the fact, in...
    Posted Wed 12/04/2002

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