issue fifteen




Published 30 January 2003


Main News Features and Reports
• Deadly ricin discovered in al-Qaida terror raid in London.
• Star Wars Comes to UK: Green light for RAF Fylingdales participation.
• Special Branch officer Stephen Oake stabbed to death in Manchester during ricin raid.
• Al-Qaida’s secret trading in diamonds exposed.
• Three al-Qaida suspects arrested in Jordan in connection with the murder of US diplomat Laurence Foley.
• CIA and MI6 clash over intelligence on Iraq.
• Reach for the Skies: High altitude security - the use of sky marshals by aviation companies.
• Now the Mossad Go Pre-emptive: Controversy as Israel green lights assassination squads.

• Retired USAF man Patrick Regan sold US secrets.
• Spy Story: Top secret material carried in a plastic shopping bag.
• CIA man was the “right stuff.” Theodore Shackley dies.
• The Shadow War: Secret intelligence collection flights during the Korean War.
• Russia expels Swedes in tit-for-tat expulsions.
• Denis Donaldson, Sinn Fein official bailed after spying charges.

• The Assassins Deadly Touch: How Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was killed with an umbrella top laced with ricin.
• Was Iraqi super gun engineer assassinated by Mossad? New information of the murder of Gerald Bull.
• Spy Moscow: A tour of Moscow showing famous locations and sites.
• Photographic Interpretation: What can photo intelligence analysts see that the public can’t?
• The Masha’al Incident: Bizarre assassination of Khaled Masha’al by Mossad,
• Operation Wallflowers: Several bizarre files released in UK - including exploding US bats in Tokyo and an A-Bomb on Berlin.
• The Strange Case of Howard Benjamin Burgess.

Intelligence Briefs
• Major clues found in Mombasa attacks that link al-Qaida to atrocity.
• Pakistan’s ISI arrest two senior al-Qaida commanders (Abu Umar).
• Kuwait police arrest al-Qaida agent Mohsen al-Fadhill.
• French Intelligence arrest Simane Khalfaoui, believed to be linked to poison gas plot in London Underground.
• UAE security police arrest Abdel Rahim al-Nashire, regarded by the FBI as one of the “top ten” commanders in al-Qaida.
• Pakistan police shoot dead Asif Ramzi, wanted in connection with the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl.
• Former MI5 officer David Shayler released early from prison.
• FBI bring down last great Mafia boss Joseph Massino.Intel Snips
French Intelligence believes 100 al-Qaida agents are in France; US Navy spy plane forced down in China flies again; no release yet for Mordechai Vanunu; John Browne, Director of the Los Alamos research centre sacked; North Korea restart nuclear programme.

Tool Box Series
NEW SERIES: Number Five: Vehicle Tracking.

Photograph Specials
Remarkable photographs showing overhead view of the new Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Book Reviews
The Assassination of Robert Maxwell; Covert Entry: Spies, Lies and Crimes Inside Canada’s Secret Service; Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly; Milestones in Murder; Bush at War; The Billy Boy; Within These Walls.

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