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TOP HEADLINES
5900/14 MI6: Alex Younger named as new head
5901/14 Loyalist Gary Haggarty faces 212 charges, court told
5902/14 Gen. Joseph Dunford takes over as new top Marine Corps general
5903/14 U.S. denies claim FBI withheld info on missing Israeli soldier in Gaza war
5904/14 Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns
5905/14 FBI identifies 'Jihadi John'
5906/14 Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden
Hot Spots/Wars
5907/14 Islamic State 'training pilots to fly fighter jets'
5908/14 Iraq crisis: Baghdad Shia mosque hit by suicide attack
5909/14 Hundreds of Taliban launch deadly Afghan attacks
5910/14 Fierce fighting rages in Syria's Kobane
5911/14 Six Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai attack
5912/14 Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels near Iraq
5913/14 Iraq crisis: Wave of attacks in Baghdad leave 40 dead
NSA Special/Edward Snowden Leaks
5914/14 Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany
5915/14 Australia’s defence intelligence agency conducted secret programs to help NSA
5916/14 NSA Reviewing Deal Between Official, Ex-Spy Agency Head
5917/14 Luftbilder zeigen NSA-Station im IZD-Tower
5918/14 NSA-Ausschuss: Bundesregierung will Akten-Schwärzungen prüfen
5919/14 NSA-Ausschuss: BND betreibt gesetzeswidrig Datenbanken
5920/14 NSA-Skandal: Wer beendete "Operation Eikonal"?
5921/14 BND-Agent im NSA-Ausschuss: "Wir sind keine Zweigstelle der NSA"
5922/14 Folgen der NSA-Affäre: Google-Chef warnt vor Zerstörung des Internet
5923/14 Greenwald spricht von neuer NSA-Quelle
5924/14 Other NSA News
Terrorism
5925/14 Afghan intel agency captures two senior Haqqani Network leaders
5926/14 Pakistani Taliban To Send Fighters To Help IS
5927/14 AQAP executes Yemeni intelligence director
5928/14 Who runs the militant group Islamic State?
5929/14 Chechen unit from Islamic State reportedly fighting at Kobane
5930/14 Source: Al Qaeda group in Syria plotted attack against U.S. with explosive clothes
5931/14 Al Qaeda leader claims key operative in so-called 'Khorasan group' was killed
5932/14 Egypt army kills militant commander in Sinai: security sources
5933/14 Über Facebook in den heiligen Krieg
5934/14 US-backed Hazm Movement, Muhajireen Army working together in Aleppo
5935/14 Lone wolves are biggest terror threat
5936/14 German, Saudi, and Turkish Islamic State fighters launch complex suicide attack
5937/14 State Department adds Chechen, Moroccan-led jihadist groups to terrorist list
5938/14 Ansar al Sharia video features jihadist once thought to be US ally in Benghazi
5939/14 AQIS leader, 'good' Taliban commander killed in 2 US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas
5940/14 Al Qaeda external operations leader reported killed
5941/14 Who Was Behind The Grozny Suicide Bombing?
5942/14 Battle-Tested Chechens Drive Islamic State Gains
5943/14 15,000-plus for Fighting: The Return of the Foreign Fighters
5944/14 Has the ISIS crisis pushed the CIA into bed with Hezbollah?
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5945/14„Nicht bomben, korrumpieren!“
5946/14 How ISIS Shook Off al Qaeda And Became Even More Powerful In Iraq
5947/14 Der Terror wird stark, wenn der Westen schwächelt
5948/14 Entering the Black Hole: The Taliban, Terrorism, and Organised Crime
5949/14 Islamisten: Daten-Analyse zum Netzwerk in Deutschland
5950/14 Terrorisme : la France, premier soutien financier des djihadistes
5951/14 Other Terrorism News
US
5952/14 The Quiet Rise of the Satellite Spy Agency
5953/14 Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth
5954/14 US Names 4 to Lead Secret Service Review
5955/14 Who Is Joe Clancy, the New Secret Service Director?
5956/14 Indian jailed for stealing trade secrets in US
5957/14 CIA: Waffenlieferungen an Rebellen selten erfolgreich
5958/14 Twitter sues US over spy programmes
5959/14 US Attorney General Eric Holder resigns
5960/14 Intelligence Agencies Granting Fewer Security Clearances
5961/14 Emails shed new light on UK link to CIA 'torture flights'
5962/14 Pentagon considers how to target ISIS leader in drone strike
5963/14 FBI: No credible threats to US from Islamic State
5964/14 White House intruder faces additional charges
5965/14 U.S. transportation security chief to retire: Homeland Security
5966/14 Report: White House knew of possible tie to Secret Service prostitution scandal
5967/14 Syria-Iraq Fight Gets a Name: 'Inherent Resolve'
5968/14 Islamic State crisis: US ‚no evidence‘ of subway plots
5969/14 Failure Is Success: How American Intelligence Works in the Twenty-First Century
5970/14 FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism
5971/14 U.S. Energy Exports
5972/14 Other News From the US
Former Soviet Union
5973/14 Estonia faces standoff with Russia
5974/14 US, Russia vow intel-sharing on Islamic State
5975/14 Lithuania accuses Russia over fishing boat seizure
5976/14 Putin kündigt Internet-Überwachung an
5977/14 Bulgaria's military warned of Soviet-era 'catastrophe'
5978/14 Russian Army Drafting Men From Chechnya For First Time In 20 Years
5979/14 The Mysterious Professor Haag: Russian Media's Favored 'Expert' Has Dubious Credentials
5980/14 Polen, Litauen und Ukraine unterzeichnen Abkommen über gemischte Brigade
5981/14 Japans Premier: Militärübung Russlands auf Kurileninseln unzulässig
5982/14 One Year After Leader’s Death, North Caucasus Insurgency Soldiers On
5983/14 Forget the Economy—It’s Geopolitics, Putin
5984/14 What We Can Learn from Russian State TV and Russian-Backed Separatist Propaganda Videos
5985/14 Other News From Russia
Crisis in Ukraine
5986/14 Ukrainian President Appoints National Guard Commander New Defense Minister
5987/14 East Ukraine rebel leader Gubarev unconscious after ambush
5988/14 Ukraine far right battles police at parliament in Kiev
5989/14 American becomes a rebel with a cause in east Ukraine
5990/14 Wer sabotiert die Aufklärung der Maidan-Todesschüsse?
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5991/14 Ukraine crisis: Dnipropetrovsk prepares for rebel advance
5992/14 At least 9 killed when shells hit Ukrainian school and bus, officials say
5993/14 Ukraine conflict: Heavy fighting for Donetsk airport
5994/14 Ukrainian separatist fighter gives carefree interview as shrapnel flies – video
5995/14 Ausländische Kämpfer in der Ostukraine „Neurussland oder Tod“
5996/14 Ukraine’s ‘Shadow’ Army, Explained
5997/14 Other News From Ukraine
Near/Middle East
5998/14 Intelligence: Israeli Satellites Guide Arab Warplanes Over Iraq
5999/14 Israeli Mossad spy Mike Harari dies, aged 87
6000/14 Mossad launches new website to recruit potential spooks
6001/14 My father was a Hamas leader. I was an Israeli spy
6002/14 Iran secret services structure revealed
6003/14 Intelligence Minister: CIA, Mossad, MI6 Seeking to Target, Sabotage Iran's N., Defense
Programs
6004/14 Rouhani urges Iran universities to open up, dismisses spy fears
6005/14 Israel says Iran used Parchin military site for testing nuclear detonation technology
6006/14 Jordan: Israeli spy equipment from 1960s unearthed
6007/14 How Yemen's capital Sanaa was seized by Houthi rebels
6008/14 The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
6009/14 Jewish teen among dozens of French girls joining jihad in Syria
6010/14 The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist
6011/14 Where Does the Islamic State Get Its Weapons?
6012/14 Other News From NEME
Battle Against IS
6013/14 ISIS executes their own for suspected spying and theft
6014/14 Beyond The Islamic State: Iraq's Sunni Insurgency
6015/14 Profiles of Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq
6016/14 ISIS Advances in Anbar
6017/14 Joint Chiefs chairman: 'I don't see' Baghdad falling
6018/14 US Says Priority Is IS In Iraq, Not Kobani
6019/14 Islamic State 'adapting to US-led air strikes'
6020/14 US-led Strikes Kill 'Several Hundred' as Iraq, Kurds Battle Islamic State
6021/14 Islamic State finds fertile ground in Jordan
6022/14 Iranian intelligence helping Iraq and Syria tackle Islamic State
6023/14 Islamic State crisis: Syrian Kurds battle to keep hold of strategic Kobane
6024/14 Islamic State crisis: Al-Nusra threat over air strikes
6025/14 The fearsome Iraqi militia vowing to vanquish Isis
6026/14 Other IS News
Africa
6027/14 The Life and Death of Al-Shabab Leader Ahmed Godane
6028/14 Boko Haram video shows Abubakar Shekau alive
6029/14 Egypt, Libya announce deeper security cooperation to "fight terrorism"
6030/14 Tunisia cracks down on jihadists as elections loom: PM
6031/14 Blast rocks Somalia's capital, killing at least 10 people, police say
6032/14 Anti-Balaka Fighters Kidnap Cameroonians to Press for Leader’s Freedom
6033/14 Mali: Die Rückkehr der Dschihadisten
6034/14 France destroys al-Qaeda convoy in Niger
6035/14 CAR crisis: Gunfire and explosions heard in Bangui
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6036/14 Other News From Africa
Far East & Asia-Pacific
6037/14 New Developments in Australian Foreign Fighter Activity
6038/14 Australia shooting: Teen was 'known terror suspect'
6039/14 Australian spy agency spies on itself
6040/14 NZ faces claims of spying on friends
6041/14 Taiwan upholds jail term for China spy
6042/14 China military calls for stronger cybersecurity, domestic software: state media
6043/14 China angered after FBI head says Chinese hacking costs billions
6044/14 Taliban executes woman over espionage charges in Kunar
6045/14 Pakistan is eyeing sea-based and short-range nuclear weapons, analysts say
6046/14 Afghanistan Signs Deal To Keep 10,000 US, NATO Troops
6047/14 Pakistan appoints new chief for its premier spy agency, ISI
6048/14 Malaysia arrests 13 over 'Islamic State links'
6049/14 Überwachung in Nordkorea: "Sie wissen alles über jeden"
6050/14 Other News From FEAP
Europe (Geograph.)
6051/14 Sweden hunts suspected foreign submarine off Stockholm coast
6052/14 Profile: Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg
6053/14 Russia’s eavesdropping on phone calls examined by Strasbourg court
6054/14 Major terrorist attack is ‘inevitable’ as Isis fighters return, say EU officials
6055/14 Belgium begins largest 'terrorism' trial
6056/14 France blames Turkey for 'jihadi' arrest fiasco
6057/14 Dutch troops told don't wear uniform on bus, train
6058/14 Poland holds two suspected Russian spies
6059/14 Lithuania Creates Response Force To Prevent Ukraine Scenario
6060/14 Estonia agrees to resettle a Guantánamo detainee
6061/14 Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses
6062/14 Hinweise auf Pläne für Anschlag im Vatikan
6063/14 Spain and Morocco arrest 9 in terror cell
6064/14 Cypriot National Amongst Russian Spies
6065/14 Romania spy chief steps down to run for president
6066/14 Karadzic denies criminal role in Balkans war
6067/14 Kosovo-Geheimdienst befreit Junge aus Dschihadisten-Hand
6068/14 Macedonia court convicts 17 in espionage case
6069/14 Serbia charges 5 over transferring Syria fighters
6070/14 Greek police destroy suspected bomb sent to bourse
6071/14 Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot
6072/14 Other News From Europe
UK
6073/14 Call to probe UK firm over Bahraini 'spying' claims
6074/14 First details of Government’s lawyer-client spying policies revealed
6075/14 Terrorism chief's plots warning
6076/14 Former UK Defence Staff Chief Joins DynCorp
6077/14 UK intelligence agencies need stronger oversight, says David Blunkett
6078/14 Prosecutor: Britain's Blair may have been terrorism target
6079/14 Johnson Warns Of 'Thousands Of Terror Suspects'
6080/14 Lifting the veil of secrecy on the intelligence service
6081/14 Moazzam Begg was in contact with MI5 about his Syria visits, papers show
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6082/14 PM orders spy chiefs to find Jihadi John
6083/14 First alleged Isil terror plot on UK foiled amid growing fears of beheadings
6084/14 Alan Henning 'killed by Islamic State'
6085/14 Other News From UK
Northern Ireland
6086/14 IRA informer names senior Provo in charge of gang who murdered Paul Quinn
6087/14 Government destroyed Stalker Sampson files weeks before 'Shoot to Kill' inquest was due to
open
6088/14 Coroner in request for Pat Finucane documents
6089/14 Pair accused of dissident plot to kill Johnny Adair and jail governor
6090/14 Loyalists try to pin attack on republicans
6091/14 INLA in drugs cash showdown
6092/14 Kincora: campaigners call for Official Secrets Act suspension to allow former intelligence
officers to give evidence
6093/14 Official IRA say they will ‘retaliate’
6094/14 Other News From NI
Austria, Germany&Switzerland
6095/14 Ministerium betont Eurofighter-Flugbereitschaft
6096/14 Isis’s Austrian poster girl jihadi brides 'have changed their minds and want to come home'
6097/14 Dschihadisten beschäftigen Österreichs Behörden
6098/14 Austrian police arrest couple sought in Germany on suspicion of terrorism
6099/14 Aufklärung. Der amerikanische Geheimdienst und das österreichische Heeresnachrichtenamt
sollen eng zusammenarbeiten
6100/14 US-Botschafterin Wesner: Keine "geheime" Spionage in Wien
6101/14 Neonazi-Internetforum abgeschaltet
6102/14 200 000 Mark für den V-Mann
6103/14 Gewalt gegen Asylbewerber: NRW will Flüchtlingsheime stärker überwachen
6104/14 Irakischer Geheimdienst: BND wusste von Waffenkäufen
6105/14 Neue Regeln für Hessens Verfassungsschutz
6106/14 Mutmaßlicher Kopf der „Düsseldorfer Zelle“ will aussagen
6107/14 De Maizière will IS-Kämpfern Ausweise entziehen
6108/14 Machte Bayern einen Neonazi zum Richter?
6109/14 IS verleiht dem Schweizer Geheimdienst Schub
6110/14 Deshalb lässt die Schweiz die NSA mithören
6111/14 18 mutmaßliche Jihad-Rückkehrer in der Schweiz
6112/14 Terrormiliz IS plante Anschlag in der Schweiz
6113/14 Die Schweiz verbietet den IS
6114/14 Die USA warnten die Schweiz vor Terrorzelle
6115/14 Wer ist wie gefährlich?
6116/14 Internet-Spione der Polizei zurückgepfiffen
6117/14 Other News From AGS
America (Continental)
6118/14 CSIS granted more power to track Canadians suspected of terrorism activity
6119/14 Canada to join anti-Islamic State air strikes
6120/14 Canadian police investigating extremists
6121/14 Canada seeks to jail 80 who took part in foreign terror plots
6122/14 Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva
6123/14 Mexico nabs boss of once-feared Juarez drug cartel
6124/14 Guatemala gov't responds to news story before it is published
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6125/14 Kolumbien: Anführer der Terrororganisation “FARC” getötet
6126/14 Other News From America (Continental)
The Cyber Battlefield
6127/14 Russian hackers use ‘zero-day’ to hack NATO, Ukraine in cyber-spy campaign
6128/14 JPMorgan Cyber Attack Hits 83m Bank Accounts
6129/14 FBI warns industry of Chinese cyber campaign
6130/14 New 'Bash' software bug may pose bigger threat than 'Heartbleed'
6131/14 Dropbox Claims 7 Million Account Credentials Stolen From ‘Unrelated Services’
6132/14 Average Cyber Crime Incident Costs Companies $12.7 Million
6133/14 Microsoft and FS-ISAC Announce Collaboration to Combat Cybercrime
6134/14 Young Israeli cyberwarriors learn to duel in the dark
6135/14 Beware: Cybercriminals Using Ebola Scare to Spread Malware
6136/14 Other News From the Cyber Battlefield
Anti-Terror Law and Civil Rights
6137/14 The Coalition's national security laws herald a new era in the Australian security state
6138/14 ‘Extremism disruption orders’: it’s the IRA broadcasting ban all over again
6139/14 FBI Director: Actually, We Do Sometimes Spy Without a Warrant
6140/14 Libya rendition victims demand disclosure of UK surveillance policy
6141/14 UN accuses Islamic State of 'gross rights abuses'
6142/14 Foltergefängnis im Irak: Was wurde eigentlich aus Abu Ghuraib?
6143/14 Frankreich macht Terrorist Carlos neuen Prozess
6144/14 Jurist: Sichtvermerke auf dem Personalausweis nicht erlaubt
6145/14 Court Mulls Secrecy of National Security Letters
6146/14 Can the U.S. send domestic terrorists to international courts?
6147/14 Other News Concerning Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Spycraft and Technology
6148/14 Staat setzt "stille SMS" zur Strafverfolgung und Spionageabwehr ein
6149/14 Sewer sensors to sniff out bomb ingredient
6150/14 This Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics
6151/14 This Is How America’s Spies Could Detect Lying in the Future
6152/14 Revealed: Super- Safe Online Password System
6153/14 The jihadi hunters
6154/14 A Two-Way Street: Organizing Intelligence Cooperation for the Maritime Transport Industry
6155/14 Other Spycraft News
Intel History
6156/14 2 top former Yugoslav agents go on trial in Germany over 1983 killing of dissident near Munich
6157/14 How The CIA Tried To Raise A Lost Soviet Submarine With A Giant Crane — And Sort Of
Succeeded
6158/14 Der Mann, den es nie gab
6159/14 BND setzte Spionin auf KGB-Agent Putin an
6160/14 Declassified Photos Show The US's Final Preparations For The Nuclear Attacks On Hiroshima
And Nagasaki
6161/14 The Congressman Who Spied for Russia
6162/14 David Greenglass, US Cold War spy, 'died in July'
6163/14 Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance
6164/14 Deutscher BND wollte im Krisenfall nach Spanien fliehen
6165/14 More Intelligence History
Hot Docs Online, Conferences & Literature
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6166/14 Newly-Declassified Documents Strongly Suggest That 'The Father Of The Atomic Bomb'
Wasn't A Soviet Spy
6167/14 Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba following Angola incursion
6168/14 David Greenglass’ False Grand Jury Testimony Against his Sister Ethel Rosenberg “The
Smoking Gun” in Espionage Case, Still Classified
6169/14 Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued “enemies,” many killed
or disappeared
6170/14“Did your fruit fund terrorists?” New Report Asks Why Chiquita Blocked 9/11 Victims Bill
6171/14 Clandestine U.S. Back-Channel History with Fidel and Raul Castro Revealed in New Book
6172/14 IIHA Zagreb Conference 2015: Invitation and Call for Papers
6173/14 Other Hot Docs
ACIPSS-JIPSS
6174/14 Weiterer NSA-Lauschposten in Wien. Interview mit Siegfried Beer im Ö1 Mittagsjournal vom
23.9.2014
6175/14 Cafe Babel Magazin: Interview mit Professor Siegfried Beer zum Thema: „Spionage in
Österreich: Europas Geheimdienst-Hotspot.“
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Top Headlines
5900/14
MI6: Alex Younger named as new head
(bbc) The next chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, has been named as
Alex Younger.
The 51-year-old career SIS officer, who oversaw MI6's work on counter-terrorism in the run-up to the
London Olympics, will take over the post next month.
He succeeds Sir John Sawers, who is stepping down as chief of the agency.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29476943
http://news.sky.com/story/1346798/new-secret-service-chief-named-as-alex-younger
5901/14
Loyalist Gary Haggarty faces 212 charges, court told
(bbc) About 10,000 pages of evidence have been compiled in a case against a so-called loyalist
supergrass, a court has heard. Gary Haggarty, 42, faces 212 charges, including murder, conspiracy to
murder and directing terrorism.
A preliminary enquiry involving the alleged former Ulster Volunteer Force commander-turned
assisting offender was due to take place in Belfast on Monday. But proceedings were adjourned after
the defence sought a two-month stay. Mr Haggarty, whose address was given as c/o the Police
Service of Northern Ireland, is believed to be living at a secret location in England.
He did not appear for the brief hearing before Belfast Magistrates Court.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-29602133
b) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/10000-pages-ofevidence-against-uvf-supergrass-gary-haggarty-court-hears-30659488.html
c) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/inside-the-uvf-money-murders-andmayhem-the-loyalist-gangs-secrets-unveiled-30659663.html
d) http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/northern-ireland/winston-irvine-and-uvfsstockman-and-graham-to-be-outed-by-ombudsman
5902/14
Gen. Joseph Dunford takes over as new top Marine Corps general
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(washington post) Gen. Joseph Dunford, who led coalition military forces in Afghanistan for most of
the last two years, took over as the new top officer in the Marine Corps on Friday, replacing retiring
Gen. James F. Amos in a ceremony on the lush green lawn at Marine Barracks Washington.
Dunford, 59, will lead the service as it continues to shift focus after more than a decade of war in Iraq
and Afghanistan. The Marine Corps is shrinking from a peak of about 202,000 service members at the
height of the Afghanistan war in 2010 to no more than 182,100, and has launched a number of new,
land-based crisis-response units to respond to emergencies that threaten Americans and U.S.
interests abroad.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/10/17/gen-joseph-dunford-takesover-as-new-top-marine-corps-general/
5903/14
U.S. denies claim FBI withheld info on missing Israeli soldier in Gaza war
(haaretz) Senior officials in the American administration said Sunday that the FBI had conveyed
information to the Shin Bet security service about the Facebook account of IDF soldier Oron Shaul, in
an attempt to locate him during the recent war in Gaza. The officials denied reports of the past few
days in three Israeli media outlets that on an “order from above,” the FBI had not conveyed
information that Israel had asked for.
On Friday morning Israel Hayom and the Jerusalem Post, and on Friday night Channel 1, published
reports by Steven Emerson, executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, claiming that
after Oron’s APC blew up in the Shujaiyeh quarter of Gaza City during Operation Protective Edge,
Israeli intelligence officials had asked the FBI for information about Shaul’s Facebook page and been
turned down.
The Israeli request came after Hamas hacked into Shaul’s Facebook page and posted claims that it
had captured him. Emerson said the Israelis believed that by checking activity on Shaul’s Facebook
account they could glean information as to his whereabouts, as at the time he was still classified as
missing in action. Israel wanted the FBI to use its authority to obtain a court order to receive the
relevant information directly from Facebook’s server.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.621635
5904/14
Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns
(bbc) The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, has
resigned following several high-profile security lapses.
Julia Pierson offered her resignation to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on
Wednesday.
A day earlier, she faced angry questions in Congress about a major breach of White House security.
News of another incident involving an armed man allowed in a lift with Mr Obama compounded calls
for her to go.
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a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29452829
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29445666
c) https://de.nachrichten.yahoo.com/secret-service-chefin-%C3%BCbernimmt-verantwortungf%C3%BCr-sicherheitspannen-164226595.html
d) https://www.radio-utopie.de/2014/09/30/nach-zaunspringer-geheimdienst-offeriert-infuehrender-u-s-zeitung-ku-klux-klan-militaerfuehrer-fuer-den-u-s-secret-service/
e) https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.nzz.ch/international/loechrigerschutz-des-amerikanischen-praesidenten1.18394462&ct=ga&cd=CAEYASoUMTE0MDcyOTQ2MjA0MTYxNjQ2NDUyGTliYmJhOTMyZTQ
1ZGRmMTg6YXQ6ZGU6QVQ&usg=AFQjCNEGo1mPg6oS_kDTGlOK7YRJb39Whg
f) http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/skandal-um-secret-service-auf-den-fluren-des-weissen-hauses-/de/News/39220650
g) http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/us-secret-service-seven-recent-blunders--/de/News/39220143
h) http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3879217/USA_Chefin-des-Secret-Servicemuss-gehen?from=suche.intern.portal
i) http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3878231/Weisses-Haus_Eindringlinggelangte-bis-in-den-East-Room?from=suche.intern.portal
j) http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3878893/Bewaffneter-fuhr-mit-ObamaAufzug-?from=suche.intern.portal
k) http://www.focus.de/politik/videos/secret-service-hoerte-schuesse-nichtsicherheitsskandal-im-weissen-haus-wie-sicher-ist-der-us-praesident_id_4166652.html
l) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/eindringling-ins-weisse-haus-kam-inempfangssaele-13181325.html
m) http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/ken-walshs-washington/2014/09/29/secret-serviceunder-fire-for-security-lapses
n) https://uk.news.yahoo.com/us-secret-director-julia-pierson-face-congress-failing232145812.html#IRGN3OD
o) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/09/report-obama-rode-elevator-witharmed-man-2014930223317779744.html
p) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/09/intruder-ran-deep-into-us-white-house2014929234139194904.html
q) http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/10/us-secret-service-broken-how-ca201410473512840732.html
r) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29437755
s) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/23/us/white-house-securityincident/index.html?iref=allsearch
t) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/secret-service-moving-forward-inwake-of-scandal/2014/10/03/50e297f8-4abb-11e4-a4bf-794ab74e90f0_story.html
5905/14
FBI identifies 'Jihadi John'
(belfast telegraph) The US says it believes it has identified the British masked man in the videos
depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker.
FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau's headquarters he would not reveal the man's
name or nationality.
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Mr Comey did not address whether the US believes the man actually carried out the killings himself.
The beheadings are not shown in the videos.
In the three videos, the man - dubbed 'Jihadi John' - speaks with a British accent. He holds a long
knife and appears to begin cutting the three men, American reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff
and British aid worker David Haines.
a) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/fbi-identifies-jihadi-john30616460.html
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29371707
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-29373288
d) http://news.sky.com/story/1342227/fbi-islamic-states-jihadi-john-identified
e) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/07/us/fbi-isis-jihadist-videoidentification/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
5906/14
Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden
(bbc) The Russian defence ministry has denied reports that one of its submarines got into trouble in
the waters off Sweden.
The Swedish military has been searching the sea since Friday, following what the military said was
foreign underwater activity.
It has denied looking for a submarine, and said that it was conducting an intelligence operation.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29680960
b) http://news.sky.com/story/1355426/sweden-hunts-foreign-submarine-off-stockholm
Hot Spots/Wars
5907/14
Islamic State 'training pilots to fly fighter jets'
(bbc) Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State are training its members in Syria to fly three captured
fighter jets, according to a UK-based activist group that monitors the conflict.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said witnesses had seen the planes being flown
around a military airport in Aleppo.
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Meanwhile, Iraqi forces have launched an attack on IS militants near Tikrit. The city was among the
areas in Syria and Iraq seized by IS this year. Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the SOHR, said IS was using
Iraqi officers who were pilots under ex-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to train fighters in Syria.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29660029
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28918792
c) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/islamic-state-captures-key-syrian-airbase-2014825595372569.html
5908/14
Iraq crisis: Baghdad Shia mosque hit by suicide attack
(bbc) A suicide attacker has killed at least 18 people at a Shia mosque in Iraq, the latest in a spate of
similar bombings.
The attacker blew himself up in a crowd gathered for a funeral in western Baghdad's affluent
Harthiyah area.
Dozens have been killed in similar attacks in recent weeks that have been widely blamed on Islamic
State (IS).
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29684355
5909/14
Hundreds of Taliban launch deadly Afghan attacks
(bbc) Hundreds of Taliban fighters have launched two deadly attacks in Afghanistan, local officials
say.
In Logar province, in the east, at least four soldiers were killed when militants attacked security
posts. In the central province of Ghor, up to 500 Taliban attacked two villages, a senior official told
the BBC. The number of casualties is still unclear.
The Taliban have been launching attacks ahead of the planned withdrawal of most foreign forces at
the end of 2014.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29681120
5910/14
Fierce fighting rages in Syria's Kobane
(al jazeera) Kurdish fighters repel ISIL advance on Kobane, as besieged border town witnesses its
most "intense clashes in days".
The Syrian border town of Kobane has been hit by the fiercest fighting in days as Kurdish forces
repelled advancing fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group monitoring
the violence has said.
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The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 48 mortars had been fired at
Kurdish areas in the past two days with two car bombs hitting Kurdish positions on Saturday evening
leading to casualties.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/fierce-fighting-rages-syria-kobane20141019122812238305.html
5911/14
Six Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai attack
(al jazeera) Remotely detonated bomb targets armoured vehicle in restive region, as several
universities witness student protestsAt least six Egyptian soldiers have been killed in the Sinai
Peninsula, in the most recent of attacks targeting government troops in the eastern restive region.
A remotely detonated roadside bomb exploded on Sunday as an armoured vehicle responsible for
protecting a natural gas pipeline passed by, sources said.
Hundreds of soldiers and police officers have been killed in attacks since the army-led overthrow of
president Mohamed Morsi in July last year.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/six-egyptian-soldiers-killed-sinai-attack20141019123849789615.html
5912/14
Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels near Iraq
(bbc) Turkish F-16 and F-4 warplanes have bombed Kurdish PKK rebel targets near the Iraqi border,
as their ceasefire comes under increasing strain.
The air strikes on Daglica were in response to PKK shelling of a military outpost, the armed forces
said.
Both sides have been observing a truce and it is the first major air raid on the PKK since March 2013.
Kurds are furious at Turkey's inaction as Islamic State (IS) militants attack the Syrian border town of
Kobane.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29611582
b) http://kurier.at/politik/ausland/tuerkei-griff-stellungen-der-pkk-an/90.904.218
5913/14
Iraq crisis: Wave of attacks in Baghdad leave 40 dead
(bbc) More than 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of attacks in mainly Shia
areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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In the deadliest incident, two car bombs exploded simultaneously in the western district of Dawlai,
killing 14.
No-one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the hallmarks of previous operations by
Islamic State. The Sunni jihadist group has seized large swathes of Iraq and is only 20km (12 miles)
west of Baghdad's airport.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29651914
NSA Special/Edward Snowden Leaks
5914/14
Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany
(first look.org) The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea
working on programs that use “physical subversion” to infiltrate and compromise networks and
devices, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.
The documents, leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, also indicate that the agency has
used “under cover” operatives to gain access to sensitive data and systems in the global
communications industry, and that these secret agents may have even dealt with American firms.
The documents describe a range of clandestine field activities that are among the agency’s “core
secrets” when it comes to computer network attacks, details of which are apparently shared with
only a small number of officials outside the NSA.
a) https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/10/core-secrets/
b) http://derstandard.at/2000006721117/NSA-soll-Undercover-Agenten-in-deutsche-Firmeneingeschleust-haben
c) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/NSA-sabotiert-offenbar-auch-direkt-inDeutschland-2415559.html
5915/14
Australia’s defence intelligence agency conducted secret programs to help NSA
(guardian) Australia’s defence intelligence agency has conducted secretive programs to help the US
National Security Agency hack and exploit computer networks, according to documents published by
the Intercept.
The documents, which were leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveal new details
about some of the NSA’s most closely guarded secrets. The documents describe a class of
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“exceptionally compartmentalised information” (ECI) that strictly classifies information about select
NSA programs.
The information is so secret that some parts of these operations are only released on the approval of
the NSA director. The US’s “five-eyes” partner countries, which include Australia, Canada, Britain and
New Zealand, have access to some of this information although release is handled “on a case-by-case
basis”.
a) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/australias-defence-intelligence-agencyconducted-secret-programs-to-help-nsa
b) http://derstandard.at/2000006792176/Australien-als-bester-Spionage-Freund-der-USA
5916/14
NSA Reviewing Deal Between Official, Ex-Spy Agency Head
(huffington post) The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review of a senior
official's part-time work for a private venture started by former NSA director Keith Alexander that
raises questions over the blurring of lines between government and business.
Under the arrangement, which was confirmed by Alexander and current intelligence officials, NSA's
Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd, is allowed to work up to 20 hours a week at IronNet
Cybersecurity Inc, the private firm led by Alexander, a retired Army general and his former boss.
The arrangement was approved by top NSA managers, current and former officials said. It does not
appear to break any laws and it could not be determined whether Dowd has actually begun working
for Alexander, who retired from the NSA in March.
a) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/nsa-reviewing-deal_n_6004942.html
b) http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/17/senior-nsa-official-moonlightingprivate-cybersecurity-firm
c) http://derstandard.at/2000005581010/Synack-Area-1-und-Co-Die-NSA-als-Startup-Schmiede
5917/14
Luftbilder zeigen NSA-Station im IZD-Tower
(futurezone) Aus Dokumenten des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden, die im November 2013
veröffentlicht wurden, geht hervor, dass es den „Vienna Annex“ gibt – eine Abhörstation der NSA in
Wien.
Diese Angaben sind einem streng geheimen Standortplan einer amerikanischen GeheimdienstSondereinheit entnommen worden. Seither wurde von vielen gerätselt, wo sich diese Abhörstation
befinden könnte und welchen Zweck sie genau hat.
Der ORF-Journalist Erich Möchel hat nun am Daten, Netz und Politik-Kongress (#DNP14) unter
Anwesenheit des Fotografen Luftfotografien einer bis dato „nicht dokumentierte Anlage zur
elektronischen Spionage im 22. Wiener Gemeindebezirk“ präsentiert.
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Diese Anlage sei der erwähnte „Vienna Annex“, wie Möchel am Kongress erklärte. „Der Vienna Annex
befindet sich in den Dachgeschoßen des IZD-Towers neben der UNO-City“, so Möchel. Dies ließe sich
zweifelsfrei zuordnen.
http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/luftbilder-zeigen-nsa-station-im-izd-tower/87.234.208
5918/14
NSA-Ausschuss: Bundesregierung will Akten-Schwärzungen prüfen
(heise) Die Bundesregierung hat etwas mehr Offenheit beim Herausgeben an Akten an den NSAUntersuchungsausschuss des Bundestags zugesagt. Der Ausschuss hat sich zudem verständigt, wie er
weiter vorgehen will.
Obleute aller Fraktionen haben sich am Donnerstag auf einen neuen Fahrplan für den NSAUntersuchungsausschuss des Bundestags verständigt.
Die Bundesregierung habe dabei eine weniger strikte Geheimhaltung zugesagt, hieß es von den
Abgeordneten. Beispielsweise wolle sie "einzelne Schwärzungen" übergebener Dokumente
zurücknehmen, erklärte SPD-Obmann Christian Flisek. Zudem sei geplant, einen "Großteil der Zeugen
öffentlich zu vernehmen". Bei geheimen Befragungen sollten die Protokolle zumindest nachträglich
freigegeben werden.
a) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/NSA-Ausschuss-Bundesregierung-will-AktenSchwaerzungen-pruefen-2414518.html
b) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/US-Zustimmung-noetig-NSA-Ausschussbekommt-wichtige-Akten-nicht-2402360.html
c) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Opposition-will-vor-BundesverfassungsgerichtSnowden-Vernehmung-erzwingen-2403385.html
d) http://www.n-tv.de/ticker/Opposition-Regierung-enthaelt-NSA-Ausschuss-hunderte-Aktenvor-article13661006.html
e) http://www.zeit.de/news/2014-09/25/geheimdienste-nsa-untersuchungsausschuss-willrolle-des-bnd-ausleuchten-25010605
f) http://www.taz.de/Akten-fuer-NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss/!147771/
5919/14
NSA-Ausschuss: BND betreibt gesetzeswidrig Datenbanken
(heise) Die Datenschutzbeauftragte des Bundesnachrichtendiensts (BND) hat im NSAUnterschuchungsausschuss erklärt, dass in Pullach Inhalts- und Metadaten ohne vorherige
grundrechtliche Prüfung gespeichert und verarbeitet werden.
Im Rahmen eines Aufklärungsprojekts hat die BND-Datenschutzbeauftragte festgestellt, dass zwei
elementare Datenbanken des Auslandsgeheimdienstes "ohne das förmlich geforderte
Anordnungsverfahren" betrieben werden.
Dies räumte die Juristin am Donnerstag bei ihrer Zeugen vernehmung im NSAUntersuchungsausschuss des Bundestags ein. Es handle sich dabei um einen "formalen Verstoß
gegen das BND-Gesetz".
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a) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/NSA-Ausschuss-BND-betreibt-gesetzeswidrigDatenbanken-2414734.html
b) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/NSA-Ausschuss-Streit-im-BND-uebermassenhafte-Datenerfassung-2414969.html
5920/14
NSA-Skandal: Wer beendete "Operation Eikonal"?
(heise) In einem Pressegespräch hat der SPD-Bundestagsabgeordnete Christian Flisek offenbar
erklärt, nicht der BND, sondern die NSA habe die Datenweiterleitung von "Operation Eikonal"
beendet. Nun soll wohl geprüft werden, ob Flisek das sagen durfte.
Nicht der BND selbst soll aufgrund rechtlicher Bedenken für ein Ende der Weiterleitung von Daten
deutscher Staatsbürger an die NSA gesorgt haben, sondern die NSA soll kein Interesse mehr gehabt
haben.
Nach der Vorfilterung durch den BND – um deutsche Staatsbürger zu schützen – seien die
Informationen aus "Operation Eikonal" für den US-Geheimdienst nur noch von geringem Interesse
gewesen, zitiert Golem Christian Flisek. Der SPD-Bundestagsabgeordnete ist Obmann im NSAUntersuchungsausschuss und hat in dieser Position auch Einblick in geheime Dokumente zu dem
Sachverhalt.
a) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/NSA-Skandal-Wer-beendete-Operation-Eikonal2414238.html
b) http://www.n-tv.de/ticker/NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss-beleuchtet-Kooperation-von-BNDund-NSA-article13671786.html
c) http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/bnd-uebermittelte-jahrelang-daten-deutscher-buerger-annsa/89.213.495
d) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3757060/bnd-uebermittelte-jahrelangdaten-deutscher-nsa.story
e) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/geheimdienste-codewort-eikonal-der-albtraum-derbundesregierung-1.2157432
f) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/spaeh-operation-eikonal-opposition-warnt-vordeutscher-schnueffelfiliale-der-nsa-1.2158990
g) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/operation-eikonal-totalverlust-eines-grundrechts1.2157335
5921/14
BND-Agent im NSA-Ausschuss: "Wir sind keine Zweigstelle der NSA"
(heise) Der Chef des BND-Horchpostens in Bad Aibling hat Behauptungen zurückgewiesen, deutsche
Spione bildeten für die NSA eine Art Subunternehmen. Den Einsatz von XKeyscore erläuterte er
knapp, zu vielen Aspekten sagte er nur nicht-öffentlich aus.
Der Leiter der Dienststelle des Bundesnachrichtendiensts (BND) in Bad Aibling, der nur seine Initialen
R. U. mitteilte, hat am Donnerstag im NSA-Untersuchungssauschuss des Bundestags Einblicke in die
Zusammenarbeit mit US-Geheimdiensten gegeben.
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Seiner Ansicht nach ist die Abhörstation, die sich schwerpunktmäßig der Fernmelde- und
Satellitenaufklärung im Ausland widmet, "keine Zweigstelle der NSA". Die Auswertung werde allein
von BND-Mitarbeitern in einem "abgeschirmten Netzwerk" betrieben. Dabei könnten die hiesigen
Agenten nicht auf Datenbestände der NSA zurückgreifen und anders herum.
a) http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/BND-Agent-im-NSA-Ausschuss-Wir-sind-keineZweigstelle-der-NSA-2403859.html
b) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/aussage-im-nsa-ausschuss-abhoeraktionenverhinderten-anschlaege-13173485.html
c) http://www.n-tv.de/ticker/Leiter-von-BND-Lausch-Anlage-Abhoeraktionen-verhindertenAnschlaege-article13675491.html
d) http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Was-wir-alles-nicht-wissen-duerfen-article13676526.html
e) http://www.zeit.de/2014/31/geheimdienst-bnd-cia-kooperation
f) http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/geheimdienste-der-bnd-muss-prioritaetensetzen.694.de.html?dram:article_id=294885
5922/14
Folgen der NSA-Affäre: Google-Chef warnt vor Zerstörung des Internet
(spiegel) Die Internetriesen Google, Facebook und Microsoft fürchten im Zuge der NSA-Affäre um
ihre Pfründe. Google-Chef Eric Schmidt warnte bei einer Veranstaltung in Kalifornien vor ernsthaften
wirtschaftlichen Schäden infolge des globalen Spähskandals. "
Am Ende droht das Internet zu zerbrechen", sagte Schmidt bei einer Podiumsdiskussion des USSenats, an der er gemeinsam mit weiteren Vertretern der Internetbranche teilnahm.
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/google-chef-eric-schmidt-warnt-vor-folgen-der-nsaaffaere-a-996172.html
5923/14
Greenwald spricht von neuer NSA-Quelle
(ntv) Gibt es nach Edward Snowden eine neue "undichte Stelle" bei den Geheimdiensten der USA?
Dies jedenfalls legt eine Dokumentation über Snowden und die NSA-Affäre nah, in der Journalist
Glenn Greenwald den Informanten über seinen Nachahmer informiert.
a) http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Greenwald-spricht-von-neuer-NSA-Quelle-article13766391.html
b) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/whistleblower-in-den-usa-noch-ein-leck-1.2170270
5924/14
Other NSA News
1) Sen. Wyden: NSA Tech Spying Hurts Economy
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/sen-wyden-nsa-tech-spying-hurts-economy26051056
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2) E-Government: Sorgen über Datensicherheit steigen
http://futurezone.at/digital-life/e-government-sorgen-ueber-datensicherheit-steigen/88.305.247
3) Snowden reloaded
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/dokumentarfilm-von-laura-poitras-snowden-reloaded1.2169808
4) Privatsphäre-Tipps: Edward Snowden rät von Facebook, Google und Dropbox ab
http://derstandard.at/2000006756855/Privatsphaere-Tipps-Edward-Snowden-raet-von-FacebookGoogle-und-Dropbox
5) Surveillance had ‘outpaced democratic controls’ before Snowden
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/surveillance-had-outpaced-democratic-controlsbefore-snowden-1.1961994
6) NSA-Ausschuss: Experten fordern Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung ein
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/NSA-Ausschuss-Experten-fordern-Ende-zu-EndeVerschluesselung-ein-2239587.html
7) More than 17,000 sign up to Austrian student's Facebook privacy class action
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/05/sign-up-austrian-student-facebook-classaction-data-violations
8) Report: NSA Eyed Preset Strikes in Cyber Attacks
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/report-nsa-eyed-preset-strikes-cyber-attacks-24965389
9) What Did Julian Assange's WikiLeaks Achieve?
http://news.sky.com/story/1320664/what-did-julian-assanges-wikileaks-achieve
10) Vienna court orders Facebook response on ‘Facebook v Europe’ privacy case
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/22/court-orders-facebook-response-onfacebook-v-europe-privacy-case
11) How Snowden Complicates the Prevention of Future Leaks
http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/08/how-snowden-complicates-prevention-futureleaks/92216/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
12) Snowden’s Revelations Bring Changes to US Intelligence Gathering
http://www.voanews.com/content/snowden-revelations-bring-change-to-us-intelgathering/2405978.html
13) Edward Snowden: It was worth it
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/edward-snowden-new-yorker-festival-111808.html?hp=l5
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Terrorism
5925/14
Afghan intel agency captures two senior Haqqani Network leaders
(long war journal) The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's intelligence service, captured
Anis Haqqani, the son of the group's leader and the brother of its operational leader, and Hafiz
Rashid, the network's military commander for southeastern Afghanistan, during a special operations
raid.
The NDS released a statement on the raid and the two Haqqani Network leaders, which was
excerpted by Khaama Press:
The statement further added that Anis Haqqani is one of the powerful members of Haqqani Network
who is arrested by National Directorate of Security (NDS). Anis was the deputy of his brother
Sirajudin Haqqani, the leader of Haqqani Network and was playing key role in strategic decisions of
this network.
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threatmatrix/archives/2014/10/afghan_intel_agency_captures_t.php
5926/14
Pakistani Taliban To Send Fighters To Help IS
(sky news) The Pakistani Taliban has declared its allegiance to Islamic State (IS), just hours after the
group murdered British hostage Alan Henning.
Addressing IS in a message sent to the news agency Reuters, Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid
ordered fighters to support the jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.
a) http://news.sky.com/story/1347462/pakistani-taliban-to-send-fighters-to-help-is
b) http://news.sky.com/story/1347412/even-al-qaeda-tried-to-free-alan-henning
c) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/pakistan-taliban-pledges-allegiance-isil2014104162057352436.html
5927/14
AQAP executes Yemeni intelligence director
(long war journal) Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) announced yesterday that its members
have executed an intelligence director in the central province of al Dale'.
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The intelligence director, identified as Mohammad Taher al Shami, was killed along with four of his
associates in the city of Rada'. Some reports identify al Shami as a political security director in the
province.
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threatmatrix/archives/2014/09/aqap_executes_yemeni_intellige.php
5928/14
Who runs the militant group Islamic State?
(reuters) Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, has seized a third of Syria and large areas of
Iraq and this year proclaimed a caliphate across the two countries in the heart of the Middle East.
The group, which U.S-led forces are bombing in Iraq and Syria, is made up of thousands of fighters
from both countries as well as foreign recruits from around the world. Its leadership draws from
militants with combat experience in Iraq.
Here are some of the group's main figures:
a) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/04/us-mideast-crisis-is-penpixidUSKCN0HT04J20141004
b) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/is-islamischer-staat-kalif-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-unddie-is-spitze-a-993128.html
5929/14
Chechen unit from Islamic State reportedly fighting at Kobane
(long war journal) In a video released by 'Amaq News, an unofficial news organization affiliated with
the Islamic State, several Russian-speaking fighters are shown taking positions overlooking the
Kurdish city of Kobane (or Ayn al Arab in Arabic).
The fighters, according to the video's title, are Chechen and more than likely belong to a group loyal
to Omar al Shishani, a senior military leader in the Islamic State. The Islamic State has been battling
forces from the PKK-linked People's Protection Units, or YPG, for control of the Syrian town. [See
Threat Matrix report, Islamic State advances near Kobane.]
According to Joanna Paraszczuk of From Chechnya to Syria, a website that tracks Russian-speaking
fighters in Syria, this group is known as the al Aqsa Brigade. The group is comprised of those fighters
who left the Chechen Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar (Muhajireen Army) with Omar after he swore
allegiance to the Islamic State.
The Muhajireen Army is a Chechen-led group that considers themselves to be the Syrian branch of
the Islamic Caucasus Emirate. The US State Department added the Muhajireen Army to its list of
Foreign Terrorist Organizations on Sept. 24. [For more on the Muhajireen Army, see LWJ report State
Department adds Chechen, Moroccan-led jihadist groups to terrorist list]
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threatmatrix/archives/2014/10/chechen_unit_from_islamic_stat.php
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5930/14
Source: Al Qaeda group in Syria plotted attack against U.S. with explosive clothes
(cnn) Among the targets of U.S. strikes across Syria early Tuesday was the Khorasan Group -- a
collection of senior al Qaeda members who have moved into Syria.
President Obama called them "seasoned al Qaeda operatives." "Once again, it must be clear to
anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe
havens for terrorists who threaten our people," Obama said.
The strikes targeted "training camps, an explosives and munitions production facility, a
communication building and command and control facilities," the military said in a statement.
a) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/22/world/meast/al-qaeda-syriakhorasan/index.html?iref=allsearch
b) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/24/world/meast/isis-al-nusra-khorasandifference/index.html?iref=allsearch
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/29334548
d) http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/09/khorasan-group-was-planning-imminentattack-west/94853/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
e) http://bigstory.ap.org/article/88a24ecab52f4007bb46432a6e1e0876/us-official-sayskhorasan-group-threat-aviation
f) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29330395
5931/14
Al Qaeda leader claims key operative in so-called 'Khorasan group' was killed
(long war journal) A senior al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr (a Saudi whose real name is
Abdul Mohsin Abdullah Ibrahim Al Sharikh) has claimed on his Twitter feed that Muhsin al Fadhli is
now an al Qaeda "martyr."
Al Fadhli has been publicly identified by US officials as a key operative in the so-called "Khorasan
group," which was dispatched to Syria by al Qaeda's senior leadership.
The al Qaeda group, which is suspected of planning mass casualty terrorist attacks in the West, was
struck last week as part of the US-led bombing campaign in Syria.
a) http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/09/al_qaeda_leader_clai.php
b) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-strikes-in-syria-against-alqaedas-khorasan-group-kill-one-of-its-leaders/2014/09/24/3049aa80-442c-11e4-b47cf5889e061e5f_story.html
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29350271
d) http://bigstory.ap.org/article/12e16712aa854b1ba75b21b891444364/airstrikes-not-endthreat-syrian-terror-cell
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Egypt army kills militant commander in Sinai: security sources
(reuters) Egypt's army killed a field commander in Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the country's most
dangerous Islamist militant group, during clashes on Thursday in the lawless north of the Sinai
Peninsula, security sources said.
Mohamed Abu Shatiya, among militants behind the kidnapping of seven Egyptian soldiers in Sinai last
year, died during fighting with the army south of Rafah, on the border with Gaza.
Two tonnes of explosives were confiscated from a nearby tunnel connecting Sinai to Gaza during the
incident, they said. Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and
police over the last year and beheaded several people in recent weeks, saying they were spies for
Israeli intelligence.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/02/us-egypt-security-ansar-idUSKCN0HR1J620141002
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Über Facebook in den heiligen Krieg
(standard) So beginnt die Geschichte einer Höllenfahrt, die gerade noch rechtzeitig gestoppt werden
konnte. "Die Leute", das waren Islamisten. Sie schickten Lea Videos des französischen Films "19HH",
der die Terroranschläge auf die New Yorker Twin Towers unterschwellig in die Apokalypse der Welt
einordnet.
Bald wurde die Frau aufgefordert, als humanitäre Helferin in den "Shâm" - arabisch für die Levante zu reisen. Man zeigte ihr Videos von der Vergasung von Säuglingen durch das syrische Assad-Regime.
"Sie sagten mir, wenn ich dorthin reise, würde das 70 Menschen ins Paradies bringen", berichtete
Lea, die bald einwilligte, in die Türkei und mit einem Schlepper nach Syrien zu reisen, um dort einen
ihr zugeteilten Mann zu heiraten.
Kurz vor der Abreise entdeckten die Eltern die Internetkontakte. Lea kam auf die Polizeiwache und
vor den Jugendrichter. Dabei blieb es vorerst, auch wenn sie ohne ihr Wissen überwacht wurde. Ihre
Internetkontakte schickten ihr nun Bilder getöteter palästinensischer Kinder und wiesen sie an, einen
Terroranschlag in Frankreich zu verüben.
a) http://derstandard.at/2000006646666/Frankreich-Ueber-Facebook-in-den-Heiligen-Krieg
b) http://derstandard.at/2000006762232/Terrormiliz-IS-bedroht-Twitter-Mitarbeiter
c) http://kurier.at/politik/ausland/mubin-shaikh-enthauptungsvideos-waren-fuer-unscool/87.881.173
d) http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/10/isis-better-al-qaeda-usinginternet/96308/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
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US-backed Hazm Movement, Muhajireen Army working together in Aleppo
(long war journal) The US-backed Harakat Hazm, or Hazm Movement, has joined several groups,
including Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar, a Chechen-led jihadist group, and the Islamist Jaish
Mujahideen (Army of Mujahideen) in fighting the Assad regime in the Handarat District of Aleppo.
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In the video posted above, one can clearly see Hazm fighters use a US-supplied BGM-71 TOW antitank missile to destroy a regime tank. Hazm has also posted a video on its YouTube account showing
the destruction of a regime BMP in Handarat.
Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (the Army of the Emigrants and Helpers), also known as the
Muhajireen Army, is an al Qaeda-allied jihadist group that is populated by commanders and fighters
from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate as well as a large number of Syrians.
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014/10/usbacked_hazm_movement_muhaji.php
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Lone wolves are biggest terror threat
(cnn) On Sunday, ISIS released a new audio recording calling for Muslims to kill Americans and
Europeans. In it, an ISIS spokesman states, "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European,
especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian or any other disbeliever, then
rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be."
Last week's federal indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh provides a reminder of the potential for acts of
violence by Americans inspired by al Qaeda's ideology that the new recording by ISIS seeks to exploit.
In a new report which we helped co-author, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security Project,
a successor to the 9/11 Commission, assessed the current threat posed by such "homegrown"
militants.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/23/opinion/bergen-sterman-terror-threatreport/index.html?iref=allsearch
5936/14
German, Saudi, and Turkish Islamic State fighters launch complex suicide attack
(long war journal) The Islamic State has claimed a deadly, complex suicide attack in a town north of
Baqubah in Iraq's Diyala province that killed at least 25 people.
The suicide attack in Diyala took place today in the town of Qara Qubah, and targeted a government
complex. Reuters reported that the attack was executed using three car bombs driven by suicide
bombers, and 25 people, including civilians and troops, were killed and more than 60 were wounded.
The Islamic State claimed that the attack was carried out by three foreign fighters: Abu Sarah al
Almani, from Germany; Abu Muhammad al Jazrawi, from Saudi Arabia; and Abu Turab al Turki, from
Turkey, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which obtained and translated three statements
from the group that were released on Twitter.
a) http://www.longwarjournal.org/threatmatrix/archives/2014/10/german_saudi_and_turkish_islam.php
b) http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Deutscher-veruebt-Selbstmordattentat-article13767836.html
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State Department adds Chechen, Moroccan-led jihadist groups to terrorist list
(long war journal) The US State Department added ten individuals and two organizations to its list of
Specially Designated Global Terrorists today.
The designated parties include the Chechen-led Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar and the Moroccan-led
Harakat Sham al Islam, as well as Murad Margoshvilli, the leader of the Junud al Sham.
The two groups and the jihadist leader are closely allied with the Al Nusrah Front for the People of
the Levant, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and other jihadist organizations in the region. Harakat
Sham al Islam was founded by three former Guantanamo Bay detainees.
a)
b)
c)
d)
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/09/us_adds_chechen_moro.php
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/09/senior_islamic_state.php
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/09/us_adds_harakat-ul-m.php
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/24/treasury-designation-terroristisil/16162321/
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Ansar al Sharia video features jihadist once thought to be US ally in Benghazi
(long war journal) Ansar al Sharia Libya, the jihadist group notorious for its role in the Sept. 11, 2012
terrorist attack in Benghazi, has released a 42-minute video highlighting its recent operations.
The video, titled "Enter Upon Them By The Gate," focuses on Ansar al Sharia's opposition to General
Khalifa Haftar's forces. Haftar is a former Libyan general who has opposed the jihadists' advances in
eastern Libya.
In the video, Ansar al Sharia's leaders again emphasize their goal of establishing Islamic governance
inside Benghazi. And the production also features Wissam Bin Hamid, a jihadist leader US officials
once considered an ally in post-Muammar Qaddafi Libya.
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/one-time_us_ally_in.php
5939/14
AQIS leader, 'good' Taliban commander killed in 2 US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas
(long war journal) The US reportedly killed a senior leader in the newly formed al Qaeda in the Indian
Subcontinent as well as a Taliban commander who serves under Hafiz Gul Bahadar in a pair of drone
strikes today in Pakistan's tribal agencies of Khyber and North Waziristan.
In the first strike, CIA-operated remotely piloted Predators or Reapers fired several missiles at a
compound in the village of Chancharano Kandaw in Khyber's Tirah Valley, The Express Tribune
reported.
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Sheikh Imran Ali Siddiqi, who is also known as Haji Shaikh Waliullah, was among the four people
killed in the airstrike. Two others were wounded. Usama Mahmood, the top spokesman for AQIS,
confirmed that Siddiqi was among those killed,
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/us_drones_kill_good_1.php
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Al Qaeda external operations leader reported killed
(long war journal) Al Qaeda leader Ahmed Abdulrahman Sihab Ahmed Sihab, who is also known as
Abdulrahman al Sharqi, from a tweet by a jihadist from the Islamic State.
Jihadists linked to the Islamic State reported that a wanted Bahraini citizen who served as a leader in
al Qaeda's external operations branch has been killed.
The al Qaeda leader is on the US list of specially designated global terrorists for training "members of
al Qaeda in terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures."
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/post_8.php
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Who Was Behind The Grozny Suicide Bombing?
(rferl) A young man blew himself up late on October 5 in the center of Grozny, killing himself and four
police officers and injuring a further 12 people.
He has been identified as Opti Mudarov, 19, who reportedly disappeared without a trace two months
ago from his home in Grozny’s Staropromyslovsky district.
According to Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov, the suicide bomber, holding a pistol,
approached a police post near the entrance to a theater where a concert was scheduled to begin as
part of the celebrations for Grozny Day (marked on October 5, coinciding with Kadyrov’s birthday).
When the police officers asked for his identity documents, he blew himself up.
a) http://www.rferl.org/content/grozny-suicide-bombing-explanations/26622374.html
b) http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/police-suicide-bomber-chechnya-killspolice-25975398
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29498909
5942/14
Battle-Tested Chechens Drive Islamic State Gains
(voa) Among the legions of foreign fighters who have turned the Islamic State into the world’s most
dangerous terrorist organization, the Chechens stand out.
They crow on YouTube videos about battlefield successes, wave Arabic language flags referencing the
war-torn Russian region, and in some cases, sport striking red beards. In all, hundreds of fighters
from Russia’s North Caucasus, where Chechnya is located, and other Russian-speaking regions are
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believed to be fighting in Syria and Iraq, alongside the Islamic State and al-Qaida-linked groups like
the Al-Nusra Front.
The Chechens aren’t the largest group among the thousands of foreigners in Syria, but they may be
playing an outsized role, as many, battle-hardened by years fighting Russian forces, help spearhead
the Islamic State’s sweeping successes through Syria and Iraq, experts said.
http://www.voanews.com/content/syria-chechens-islamic-state-iraq/2462711.html
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15,000-plus for Fighting: The Return of the Foreign Fighters
(war on the rocks) - After years of being treated as a niche topic, the rise of the “Islamic State” in
Syria and Iraq has moved the issue of foreign fighters from academic journals and wonky conferences
to the front pages of major newspapers.
But this has long been a topic of both personal and professional interest to me, beginning when I
served alongside an Iraqi infantry battalion in western Ninevah province in 2006-2007.
During my deployment in Ninevah, al Qaeda in Iraq exploited the numerous wadis (or dry riverbeds)
across the Iraqi-Syrian border as their “ratlines” to move in and out of Iraq and to carry out
horrendous acts of sectarian violence and terror. I returned to the United States to run a number of
conferences and panels on foreign fighters at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
http://warontherocks.com/2014/10/15000-plus-for-fighting-the-return-of-the-foreign-fighters/
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Has the ISIS crisis pushed the CIA into bed with Hezbollah?
(newsweek) Washington wants Lebanon to stop ISIS at its borders. So does Hezbollah. It's a tricky
minuet for two longtime lethal foes.
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/10/10/has-isis-crisis-pushed-cia-bed-hezbollah-274517.html
5945/14
„Nicht bomben, korrumpieren!“
(tagesspiegel) Loretta Napoleoni beschäftigt sich seit langem mit den ökonomischen Grundlagen des
Terrors. Die Strukturen des „Islamischen Staats“ hält sie für modern. Ein Gespräch über Steuern und
Pragmatismus.
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/terrorexpertin-ueber-is-nicht-bombenkorrumpieren/10764126.html
5946/14
How ISIS Shook Off al Qaeda And Became Even More Powerful In Iraq
(ibi times) ISIS, the organization that now controls northern Iraq, was until this winter a branch of al
Qaeda. How did it become so powerful?
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a) http://www.ibtimes.com/how-isis-shook-al-qaeda-became-even-more-powerful-iraq1604032
b) http://www.fpri.org/geopoliticus/2014/10/al-qaeda-versus-isis-campaign-jihads-top-slotyemen-swing-state
5947/14
Der Terror wird stark, wenn der Westen schwächelt
(tagesspiegel) In Kobane stoßen zwei Welten aufeinander - der Westen und der "Islamische Staat".
Wer den Aufprall überlebt, befeuert die eigene Sache. Dem Verlierer stehen harte Zeiten bevor.
Höchste Zeit, dass auch die Nato eingreift. Ein Kommentar.
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/is-und-kurden-kaempfen-um-kobane-der-terror-wird-starkwenn-der-westen-schwaechelt/10804996.html
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Entering the Black Hole: The Taliban, Terrorism, and Organised Crime
(journal of terrorism research) Cooperation and imitation among crime and terror groups in recent
years has given rise to a crime-terror nexus. A linear conceptualisation of a crime-terror spectrum,
suggests that complete convergence of crime and terror in a failed state can give rise to a ‘black
hole.’ Theoretical models of the crime-terror nexus, however, do not specify the means by which a
crime-terror group enters this black hole state, yet others do not. Using the Taliban movement as a
case study, this article presents a theoretical extension of black hole theory, using organisation-level
characteristics to merge black hole theory with the crime-terror continuum.
http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/jtr/article/view/945
5949/14
Islamisten: Daten-Analyse zum Netzwerk in Deutschland
(spiegel) Straßenschlachten in Norddeutschland, junge Männer auf dem Weg in den Dschihad: Die
Islamistenszene in der Bundesrepublik ist in Aufruhr. Unsere Datenanalyse zeigt, wie systematisch
sich die radikale Untergrund-Szene vernetzt - und in welchen Regionen sie am stärksten ist.
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/islamisten-daten-analyse-zum-netzwerk-in-deutschlanda-995153.html
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Terrorisme : la France, premier soutien financier des djihadistes
(contrepoints) En payant près de 60 millions de dollars de rançons, la France est le premier financier
du terrorisme islamiste et met en danger ses ressortissants.
http://www.contrepoints.org/2014/09/28/182693-terrorisme-la-france-premier-soutien-financierdes-djihadistes
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Other Terrorism News
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b)
c)
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b)
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Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-29340656
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-29342471
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29342467
French hostage Herve Gourdel beheaded in Algeria
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29352537
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29365318
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29368422
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29319226
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11114782/Isil-linked-jihadiststhreaten-to-murder-French-hostage.html
3) US drone strike kills veteran jihadist turned senior AQIS official
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/us_drone_strike_kill_32.php
4) US drone strike kills AQAP commander in Shabwa
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/us_drone_strike_targ_1.php
5) US Drone Strike Kills Senior Uzbek Commander in Pakistan
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-us-drone-strike-kills-senior-uzbek-commander-inpakistan/2473354.html
6) AQAP Twitter-warrior killed in latest US drone strike in Yemen
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014/09/aqap_twitter-warrior_killed_in.php
7) Islamic State suicide bomber kills Badr militia leader in Baghdad
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threatmatrix/archives/2014/10/islamic_state_suicide_bomber_k.php
8) Al Qaeda in Yemen says it executes 14 soldiers
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/09/us-yemen-qaeda-executionsidUSKCN0HY0DH20141009
9) Al Qaeda resurgent in Yemen amid political turmoil
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/15/world/meast/yemen-crisis/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
10) Al Qaeda portrays US-led bombing campaign as 'Crusade' against Islam
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/al_qaeda_portrays_us.php
11) Jihadists launch multiple suicide bombings in Libya
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/ansar_al_sharia_cond.php
12) Al Nusrah Front releases photos of training camp in northwestern Syria
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/al_nusrah_front_rele_1.php
13) Islamic State releases video of training camp in Ninewa
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/islamic_state_releas.php
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14) Al Nusrah Front releases video, photos from battle against Hezbollah
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/al_qaeda_branch_batt.php
15) Bin Laden spokesman sentenced to life in prison for al-Qaida role after 9/11
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/bin-laden-spokesman-abu-ghaith-sentencing-911
16) AQAP attacks Yemeni military in Hadramout
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/aqap_attacks_yemeni.php
17) AQAP, Houthis clash in central Yemen
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/aqap_houthis_clash_i.php
18) 3000 Jihadisten aus EU in Syrien und im Irak
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3748242/3-000-jihadisten-eu-syrien-irak.story
19) Sinai-Islamisten enthaupten vermeintliche Spione
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3758351/sinai-islamisten-enthauptenvermeintliche-spione.story
20) Times: Türkei tauschte 49 Geiseln gegen 180 Dschihadisten ein
http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42973/1.html
21) Central Asian Jihadists Head To Syria To Join Islamic State Militants
http://www.rferl.org/media/video/syria-central-asia-militants-is/26630561.html
22) Sulaiman Abu Ghaith sentenced to life in prison
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29331395
23) Bradford 'terror trip' accused brothers get suspended jail terms
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-29363717
United States
5952/14
The Quiet Rise of the Satellite Spy Agency
(the atlantic) As far as intelligence agencies go, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has
remained relatively low profile—attracting neither the intrigue of, say, the CIA nor the umbrage
directed toward the National Security Agency.
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But even as other realms of spycraft have been battered by revelations over intrusive government
surveillance, the role of geospatial intelligence—interactive mapping and satellite imagery—appears
poised for primetime.
A telling detail that encapsulates the growing primacy of GEOINT in the intelligence world: Prior to
taking over as the new NGA director Friday, Robert Cardillo, the 31-year intelligence community
veteran, most recently worked in close consult with the White House—Customer No. 1, in
intelligence parlance—to compile and present the top-secret Presidential Daily Brief.
a) http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/10/the-quiet-rise-of-the-satellite-spynational-geospatial-intelligence-agency/381179/
b) http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140908/TRAINING/309080017/Geospatial-CenterDrills-Down-GIS-Army
5953/14
Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth
(bbc) A US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in
California.
The aircraft, resembling a miniature space shuttle and known as the Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B,
spent 674 days in orbit around the planet.
It touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday morning. The purpose of the plane remains
unclear - a theory that it was taking a look at China's space lab has recently been downplayed by
experts.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29669205
5954/14
US Names 4 to Lead Secret Service Review
(abc) Four former senior government officials will lead an independent review of the embattled
Secret Service after the disclosure of a series of breaches in presidential security, the Homeland
Security Department announced Friday.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the four panelists — two who served during the
Obama administration and two from the administration of former President George W. Bush — will
submit their findings and recommendations for White House security by Dec. 15.
The panelists are former Obama administration Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli; former
Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip, who served during Bush's term; Danielle Gray, a former
assistant to the president for President Barack Obama; and Joe Hagin, deputy chief of staff for
operations during the Bush administration.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/dhs-names-people-lead-secret-service-review-26108318
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Who Is Joe Clancy, the New Secret Service Director?
(us news) Secret Service agents who have worked for Joe Clancy have described him as disciplined,
levelheaded and consummately professional. Those who know him well say he relishes a chance to
lead from the front and take on a challenge.
For the 27-year veteran of the Secret Service and the agency's new acting director, those leadership
qualities perhaps were never more on display than at the North Korean border two decades ago.
They also are indicative of the man President Barack Obama picked to resurrect the battered agency
after a string of scandals and public failures.
In 1993, Clancy was working on the protective detail for President Bill Clinton, who during a trip to
South Korea decided to add a stop at the country's border with its vitriolic and unpredictable
northern neighbor. The demilitarized zone on the 38th parallel has remained an active war zone
since 1953, fueling tensions among troops stationed on both sides there.
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/10/08/who-is-joe-clancy-the-new-secret-serviceacting-director
5956/14
Indian jailed for stealing trade secrets in US
(gulf today) A 38-year-old Indian engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to
pay $32,000 in restitution for stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology firms based
in the US state of New Jersey.
Ketankumar Maniar, a former New Jersey resident had previously pleaded guilty before US District
Judge Joel Pisano to an information charging him with two counts of theft and attempted theft of
trade secrets for his own economic benefit. Maniar has been in custody since his arrest in June, 2013.
In addition to the prison term, Pisano ordered Maniar to pay over $32,000 in restitution and ordered
him to forfeit items used for his crimes, including computers and storage devices.
http://gulftoday.ae/portal/c0ab0b32-47af-4f41-a67b-75e786cfcb30.aspx
5957/14
CIA: Waffenlieferungen an Rebellen selten erfolgreich
(faz) Der amerikanische Geheimdienst CIA ist nach Angaben der „New York Times“ in einer Studie zu
dem Schluss gekommen, dass die Bewaffnung von Rebellen selten zum Erfolg führt.
Diese Erkenntnis habe zu verstärkter Skepsis bei Washingtoner Regierungsmitgliedern gegen eine
Unterstützung syrischer Oppositionskämpfer geführt, berichtete die Zeitung am Mittwoch unter
Berufung auf aktive und frühere Beamte.
Demnach zählte die geheime Studie zu mehreren, die 2012 und 2013 in Auftrag gegeben wurden inmitten der Debatte innerhalb der Regierung über eine Einmischung in den syrischen Bürgerkrieg.
Das Ergebnis der Untersuchungen sei dann dem Weißen Haus vorgelegt worden.
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http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/amerika/geheimdienst-studie-cia-waffenlieferungen-anrebellen-selten-erfolgreich-13211098.html
5958/14
Twitter sues US over spy programmes
(al jazeera) Under current regulations, Twitter cannot reveal certain information about government
requests for users' data. Twitter is suing the FBI and the US Department of Justice to allow it to
disclose more about its demands for user data, saying that its free speech rights are being violated by
restrictions.
In a lawsuit filed in California, Twitter argued that the current rules prevent it from even stating that
it has not received any national security requests for user information.
a) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/10/twitter-sues-us-over-surveillanceprogrammes-2014107194527420586.html
b) http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/twitter-sues-fbi-doj-release-nsa-request-info26022908
5959/14
US Attorney General Eric Holder resigns
(bbc) US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced he is stepping down, as President Barack
Obama praised him as "the people's lawyer".
One of the longest serving members of the president's cabinet, Mr Holder led the justice department
for six years.
Mr Holder is the first black US attorney general and has had the fourth longest tenure in the post in
history.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29365988
b) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/25/politics/eric-holderresignation/index.html?iref=allsearch
5960/14
Intelligence Agencies Granting Fewer Security Clearances
(defense one) The number of new security clearances provided by the federal government — both
initial clearances and renewals — has decreased by 9 percent since 2011, according to a new report.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report showing the number of approved
clearances dropped for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2013, to just more than 777,000.
While the ODNI attributed the trend to the enforcement of a Clinton administration executive order,
one expert said this marked the natural reverse flow after the number of individuals with security
clearances had ballooned prior to 2011.
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http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/04/intelligence-agencies-granting-fewer-securityclearances/83269/?oref=search_intelligence
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Emails shed new light on UK link to CIA 'torture flights'
(guardian) Crucial logs revealing flights to a British overseas territory when it was allegedly used as a
secret US prison are in the possession of the police, the Observer has learned.
The revelation has raised concerns about why, despite repeated demands, details of the flights have
not been shared with lawyers and MPs, who for years have been investigating the role played by
Diego Garcia, an atoll in the Indian ocean, in the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme.
A Whitehall official was photographed last week carrying documents marked "sensitive" confirming
that the logs recording details of planes landing and taking off at the atoll have been handed to
detectives. The documents, a series of printed emails and handwritten notes made by the official,
reveal internal Foreign Office discussions about the line to take in response to questions about the
British territory raised by lawyers and MPs.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/12/uk-cia-torture-flights-rendition-programme
5962/14
Pentagon considers how to target ISIS leader in drone strike
(cnn) The Pentagon is considering under what circumstances it will recommend President Barack
Obama authorize the use of a missile-equipped drone to kill the leader of Islamic State in Iraq and
Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, CNN has learned.
Any such mission to kill al-Baghdadi would have to be approved by Obama, according to several
defense officials CNN has spoken to at length. All of the officials have direct knowledge of the
intelligence gathering efforts in Iraq, but declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the
information.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/09/world/pentagon-isis-leader-drone/index.html?iref=allsearch
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FBI: No credible threats to US from Islamic State
(washington post) The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible
terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.
An intelligence bulletin, issued to state and local law enforcement, says while there’s no credible
threat to the U.S. as a result of recent American airstrikes in Iraq, officials remain concerned that
Islamic State supporters could attack overseas targets with little warning.
U.S. law enforcement has been trying to identify Islamic State sympathizers who could help export
the group’s brand of violent jihad to the United States. U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group
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intensified after militants beheaded American journalist James Foley. The group called Foley’s killing
revenge for previous strikes against militants in Iraq.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-no-credible-threats-to-us-fromislamic-state/2014/08/22/c8cda486-2a29-11e4-8b10-7db129976abb_story.html
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White House intruder faces additional charges
(mc clatchy) A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned another indictment Thursday
charging Omar Gonzalez with three additional crimes after he scaled the White House fence armed
with a knife.
Gonzalez was charged with two federal counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers or
employees, and one D.C. count of unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding
device.
The intrusion, and other problems, led to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.
Joseph Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret
Service who retired in 2011, was named as acting agency director.
a) http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/10/16/243673_white-house-intruder-facesadditional.html?sp=/99/104/244/106/&rh=1
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29315017
c) http://www.rp-online.de/panorama/ausland/secret-service-erwaegt-kontrollpunkte-in-derinnenstadt-aid-1.4544828
d) http://www.rp-online.de/panorama/ausland/secret-service-verhoerte-eindringling-schonim-sommer-aid-1.4550056
e) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29452826
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U.S. transportation security chief to retire: Homeland Security
(reuters) The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will retire after four and a half
years leading the 60,000-employee agency, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday.
John Pistole, who has led TSA since June 2010, has overseen security operations at more than 450
airports around the United States, the department said.
Pistole "has been integral in leading TSA's transformation to a risk-based, intelligence-driven
counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting our transportation systems," Homeland Security
Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.
http://www.reuters.com/search?blob=intelligence
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Report: White House knew of possible tie to Secret Service prostitution scandal
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(tampa bay.com) Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret
Service, including moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and breaking up its mission.
The proposals come as lawmakers assess how to improve the agency after a series of scandals,
including a White House break-in by a man with a knife last month. The agency's director, Julia
Pierson, resigned amid the controversy, but lawmakers are promising they'll continue their focus
once Congress reconvenes after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
In the latest development, the Washington Post reported Thursday on evidence implicating a White
House advance team member in a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia in
2012. White House officials have denied involvement by anyone on their team, but the Post story
said White House officials were informed at the time.
a) http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/report-white-house-knew-of-possibletie-to-secret-service-prostitution/2201388
b) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/09/politics/cartagena-secret-service/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
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Syria-Iraq Fight Gets a Name: 'Inherent Resolve'
(abc) It‘s less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East – remember
Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks against Saddam Hussein? – but the Pentagon has
finally named its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria: Operation Inherent Resolve.
The naming, which took weeks of deliberation behind closed doors at U.S. Central Command and at
the Pentagon, 36 spart of an effort to organize a long-term military campaign.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-names-syria-iraq-campaign-inherent-resolve-26213848
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Islamic State crisis: US ‚no evidence‘ of subway plots
(bbc) US officials have said they have seen no evidence Islamic State militants were plotting to attack
underground rail networks in the US and Paris.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said his intelligence officials had uncovered plans for such an
attack.
Speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, he said the details he received
seemed credible. But senior US sources have said they had no knowledge of a plot on any subway
systems.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29369855
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29360301
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Failure Is Success: How American Intelligence Works in the Twenty-First Century
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(mintpress news) While taxpayer dollars flowed into your coffers, no one considered it a problem
that the country lacked 17 overlapping outfits bent on preventing approximately 400,000 deaths by
firearms in the same years; nor 17 interlocked agencies dedicated to safety on our roads, where
more than 450,000 Americans have died since 9/11.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/failure-success-american-intelligence-works-twenty-firstcentury/197234/
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FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism
(washington free beacon) The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism
makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the
2009 Fort Hood shooting - both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/fbi-national-domestic-threat-assessment-omits-islamistterrorism/
5971/14
U.S. Energy Exports
(cfr) Calls for lifting U.S. controlling on energy exports are mounting as production nears a forty-fiveyear high. This backgrounder examines the debate.
http://www.cfr.org/energy-and-environment/us-energy-exports/p33532
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Other News From the US
1)
a)
b)
c)
US Begins Air Strikes in Syria
http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/09/US-Begins-Air-Strikes-in-Syria/94787/
http://gove-media.com/portal/wts/ugmcfObjgz%5ebbx-r6cqDwrec6Njy7za
http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/09/air-strikes-syria-are-onlybeginning/94865/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
d) http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/09/f-22-finally-makes-its-combat-debutagainst-syria/94829/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
2) Man Accused of Plotting Mass Shooting Is Sentenced
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/probation-suspect-utah-mall-shooting-plot-24968409
3) All clear after gunman alert at US Army's Fort Lee base
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28927729
4) US allows TV and film companies to use drones
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29373188
5) US Border Control Warns Off Armed Militias
http://news.sky.com/story/1325296/us-border-control-warns-off-armed-militias
6) Pilot Missing After F-15 Jet Crash In Virginia
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http://news.sky.com/story/1325682/pilot-missing-after-f-15-jet-crash-in-virginia
7) Inspector general censures senior FBI official for remarks about disabled veteran
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/inspector-general-censures-senior-fbiofficial-for-remarks-about-disabled-veteran/2014/08/27/76ec9502-2e1e-11e4-9b98848790384093_story.html
8) Nearly 8 out of 10 ‘Small’ Federal Contractors Are Actually Giants
http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/08/nearly-8-out-10-small-defense-contractors-areactually-giants/91802/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
9) Wedding guests vetted by Secret Service ahead of Obama’s visit
http://pagesix.com/2014/08/29/wedding-guests-vetted-by-secret-service-ahead-of-obamas-visit/
10) Utah teen arrested after bomb threats shut down school
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-usa-utah-bomb-threat-idUSKBN0GM1WV20140822
11) USA wollen weitere Geisel "mit allen Mitteln" retten
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/reaktion-auf-is-video-usa-wollen-weitere-geisel-mit-allenmitteln-retten-1.2158921
12) DNA Could Be Key to Solving FBI Most-Wanted Case
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dna-key-solving-fbi-wanted-case-26107194
13) Unit at Fort Carson under lockdown after property goes missing
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/10/us/fort-carson-property-removed/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
14) Secret Service 'Aware' of Apparent ISIS Flag Photo in Front of the White House
http://abcnews.go.com/US/secret-service-aware-apparent-isis-flag-photo-front/story?id=24985241
15) Convicted terrorist Padilla given new 21-year sentence
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29131833
16) FBI study: Deaths in mass shootings increasing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29357199
17) US police officer shot in Ferguson, Missouri
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29399022
18) U.S. House panel probes EPA over employee misconduct
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/07/us-usa-epa-misconduct-idUSBREA4613I20140507
19) California prisoner seeks to vacate terrorism conviction
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/01/us-usa-california-militants-idUSBREA400ZZ20140501
20) Israelis deny claims of excessive spying on U.S.
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http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2014/05/08/israelis-deny-claims-ofexcessive-spying-on-u-s-.html
21) China, U.S. go tit for tat over student spying cases
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-us-student-spying-20140507-story.html
22) Spying or no flying?
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/05/spying-no-flying-201457125644834437.html
23) Suspicious Deaths of Bankers Are Now Classified as “Trade Secrets” by Federal Regulator
http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/04/suspicious-deaths-of-bankers-are-now-classified-as%e2%80%9ctrade-secrets%e2%80%9d-by-federal-regulator/
24) Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander to Launch Private Cybersecurity Firm
http://mashable.com/2014/05/09/keith-alexander-cybersecurityfirm/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSSFeedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner
25) Republicans Earmark $69 Million for New Secret Prison at Guantanamo
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/khalid-sheik-mohammed-guantanamo-secretprison/2014/05/09/id/570501/
26) Newly Revealed Portions of CIA Torture Manual: Doctoring Tapes, Foreign Detentions,
Interrogating 'Defectors"
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Newly-Revealed-Portions-of-by-Jeffrey-KayeCIA_Counterintelligence_Detention_Exploitation-140509-518.html
27) Spy sat launch wannabe SpaceX fails to stop rival gobbling Russki rockets
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/09/spacex_ula_injunction_removed/
28) House intel surprises on NSA surveillance
http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2014/05/house-intel-surprises-on-nsa-surveillance188205.html
29) Former U-2 spy plane pilot, flight student killed in Utah crash
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57919212-78/hawes-crash-crouse-flight.html.csp
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Estonia faces standoff with Russia
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(cnn) While the world is pre-occupied trying to find a way to stop ISIS, on Russia's border, war games
and psychological warfare continue.
Apart from its obvious attempt to halt Ukraine's tilt westwards, worrying new questions now about
Russia’s aim – and game – in the Baltic States.
What happened in Estonia last month reads like a John le Carre novel. One of their intelligence
agents was snatched in a cross border raid by Russian FSB agents, and recently paraded on Russian
TV as a spy.
a) http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2014/10/15/estonia-faces-standoff-withrussia/?iref=allsearch
b) http://intelnews.org/2014/10/07/01-1569/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
c) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/world/europe/estonia-russia-cold-war-eston-kohverborder.html
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US, Russia vow intel-sharing on Islamic State
(yahoo) The United States and Russia vowed Tuesday to renew cooperation on a broad array of
global security matters, including intelligence sharing on Islamic State militants, even as the two
powers remained deeply at odds over the crisis in Ukraine.
Although Secretary of State John Kerry didn't use the term "reset" — a relationship-mending term
President Barack Obama coined in his first term to tighten US-Russian ties — he employed familiar
language about managing differences and forging a better partnership on matters where they agree.
After meeting for more than three hours in Paris with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry
said both sides need to recognize they have "major responsibilities" as world powers, from
combating Islamist extremism in the Middle East to dealing with Iran and North Korea's nuclear
programs. As a concrete example of their work together, he said the U.S. and Russia would start
sharing intelligence on the Islamic State militants, which the U.S. and allies are fighting in Iraq and
Syria.
http://news.yahoo.com/top-us-russian-diplomats-seek-thaw-tensions-080312352--politics.html
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Lithuania accuses Russia over fishing boat seizure
(bbc) Russia has been accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a
Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.
The EU protested earlier over the 18 September incident, saying Russian border guards had
conducted a "forced apprehension" of the vessel.
Russia says the vessel, Juros Vilkas, was illegally fishing for crabs - a claim denied by Lithuania. It is
now in the Russian port of Murmansk awaiting a court ruling.
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The incident is the latest involving alleged Russian provocation of its Baltic neighbours. The seizure
comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and the EU.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29445378
b) http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lithuanias-president-russia-is-terrorizing-itsneighbors-and-using-terrorist-methods/2014/09/24/eb32b9fc-4410-11e4-b47cf5889e061e5f_story.html
5976/14
Putin kündigt Internet-Überwachung an
(futurezone) "Die Zahl von Attacken auf russische IT-Ressourcen ist extrem gewachsen", sagte er am
Mittwoch der Agentur Interfax zufolge bei Beratungen in Moskau. Sicherheitsratschef Nikolai
Patruschew sprach von mehr als 57 Millionen Hackerangriffen seit Jahresbeginn.
"Der Verlust vertraulicher Informationen muss ausgeschlossen werden", sagte Putin. Hacker müssten
mit empfindlichen Strafen rechnen, zudem lasse die russische Führung Webseiten sperren, die
Extremismus und Gewalt propagierten. Eine "völlige Zensur" finde aber nicht statt, betonte Putin.
"Wir haben nicht vor, den Internetzugang einzuschränken und das Netz unter totale Kontrolle zu
stellen oder zu verstaatlichen. Das wird nicht einmal erwogen", sagte der Präsident.
In Russland gelten zahlreiche Einschränkungen für das Internet. So müssen sich etwa Blogger bei der
Medienaufsicht registrieren lassen.
a) http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/putin-kuendigt-internet-ueberwachung-an/88.724.430
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29310545
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Bulgaria's military warned of Soviet-era 'catastrophe'
(bbc) "Catastrophic consequences" await the Bulgarian armed forces if they are not weaned soon
from dependence on old Russian equipment and repairs, according to outgoing Defence Minister
Velizar Shalamanov.
He was speaking in a BBC interview amid a war of words that has broken out between Bulgaria and
Russia over Russian involvement in Ukraine and Russian pressure to speed up work on the South
Stream gas pipeline, which will cross Bulgaria.
As an EU and Nato member with strong traditional links to Russia, Bulgaria is walking a tightrope
between East and West. Bulgaria was said to have frozen work on the Russian gas pipeline project in
August, under EU and US pressure. According to Russia, work on the ground continues.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29593405
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Russian Army Drafting Men From Chechnya For First Time In 20 Years
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(rferl) Young men from Chechnya are being drafted into Russia's armed forces for the first time in 20
years.
Some 500 men aged 18-27 will be drafted this autumn. Officials at Russia's Southern Military District
said on October 1 that drafting commissions had started working in Chechnya's 17 districts and that
the first group of conscripts will be sent to military units in 10 days.
http://www.rferl.org/content/chechnya-draft-soldiers-war-commission-armedforces/26614987.html
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The Mysterious Professor Haag: Russian Media's Favored 'Expert' Has Dubious Credentials
(rferl) German Professor Lorenz Haag is what you'd call a Kremlin apologist. Russian media regularly
quotes him as praising President Vladimir Putin's leadership, defending Russia's actions in Ukraine,
and urging the West to take a softer line toward Moscow.
"Professor" Haag, however, is by all accounts no professor. And the organization he allegedly heads,
the German "Agency for Global Communications," has also been denounced as bogus.
Dmitry Khmelnitsky, a noted Russian architectural historian based in Berlin, was the first to cast
doubt on the purported academic's credentials.
http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-media-professor-haag-dubious-credentials/26632541.html
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Polen, Litauen und Ukraine unterzeichnen Abkommen über gemischte Brigade
(ria) Polen, Litauen und die Ukraine haben nach mehrjährigen Verhandlungen eine gemischte Brigade
aufgestellt. Ein Vertrag darüber wurde in Warschau im Beisein von Polens Präsident Bronislaw
Komorowski von den Verteidigungsministern der drei Länder unterzeichnet, wie ein RIA-NovostiKorrespondent vor Ort berichtete.
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20140919/269590476.html
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Japans Premier: Militärübung Russlands auf Kurileninseln unzulässig
(ria) Japan hält das Abhalten einer russischen Militärübung im Raum der Kurileninseln für unzulässig
und hat vor, über diplomatische Kanäle einen „entschiedenen Protest“ zu erheben, meldete die
Agentur Jiji unter Hinweis auf eine Erklärung des Premierministers des Landes, Shinzo Abe.
Wie der TV-Sender NHK berichtet, sammeln Vertreter des japanischen Außenamtes weiterhin
Informationen über die russische Übung. Ihrer Meinung nach wird diese einseitig im Raum der
nördlichen Territorien (so werden in Japan die Inseln der Kurilenreihe genannt) durchgeführt, die
Japan als sein unabdingbares Territorium betrachtet.
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Die Übung einer Truppengruppierung des Militärbezirks Ost, bei der die Elemente der Verteidigung
der Meeresküste mit dem Absetzen von Luftlandetruppen trainiert werden, begann am Vortag auf
den Kurileninseln.
a) http://de.ria.ru/politics/20140813/269275542.html
b) http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20140821/269358278.html
c) http://de.ria.ru/politics/20140821/269350386.html
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One Year After Leader’s Death, North Caucasus Insurgency Soldiers On
(rferl) September 7 marks the first anniversary of the death from poisoning of Doku Umarov, the
Chechen field commander who abandoned the cause of an independent Chechen Republic Ichkeria
in 2007 and instead proclaimed a Caucasus Emirate (IK) encompassing the entire North Caucasus.
While Umarov’s death has had only minimal impact on the military capabilities of the Islamic
insurgency, it nonetheless ushered in a new stage in the ongoing evolution of the Chechendominated resistance of the late 1990s and early 2000s into a supranational force.
Reflecting the shift over the past five to seven years of the center of military activity from Chechnya
to Ingushetia (in 2007-09), to Kabardino-Balkaria (2010-11), to Daghestan, the new IK head, Aliaskhab
Kebekov (Amir Ali Abu-Mukhammad) is an Avar, not a Chechen. As Kebekov himself acknowledges, is
a theologian and ideologue, rather than an experienced general and military strategist.
http://www.rferl.org/content/blog/26571155.html
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Forget the Economy—It’s Geopolitics, Putin
(the jamestown foundation) The trickle of sad and sour economic news continues to exacerbate
Russia’s stagnant economic outlook, but the Kremlin authorities remain resolutely indifferent to
these negative trends.
They presume that the arrival of a “technical” recession does not constitute a political challenge
because the “below-middle” classes have rallied around the flag of confrontation with the West,
while the business elites are lined up to follow the government’s “patriotic” instructions. It is the
urban middle classes that tend to sink into discontent, but they remain disheartened by the hardhitting propaganda and divided by selective repressions.
This confidence in political control over the economic fundamentals was supposed to be
demonstrated last week at the traditional investment forum “Russia Calling,” but a reminder has
come instead that such control is a recipe for disaster .
a) http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=42921&tx_tt
news%5BbackPid%5D=27&cHash=e2e4b010d70d67449fa62afc98fb8544
b) http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/10/05/the-weak-attack-the-strong/
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What We Can Learn from Russian State TV and Russian-Backed Separatist Propaganda Videos
(the interpreter) This past week during the prolonged battle for the Donetsk Airport, there has been
a series of Russian-backed separatist propaganda videos, as well as Russian state TV news programs
reporting from the same scenes and using militants’ footage. These have been widely discussed on
social media because they give away the fact that the militants [...]
http://www.interpretermag.com/what-we-can-learn-from-russian-state-tv-and-russian-backedseparatist-propaganda-videos/
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Other News From Russia
1) Paris verschiebt Liefertermin von Mistral, aber vorläufig im Vertragsrahmen
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20141010/269759717.html
2) Ukraine crisis: Putin 'orders Russian troop pullback'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29586627
3) Moskau drängt Paris zu Lieferung von Kriegsschiffen
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/syrien/3762141/moskau-draengt-paris-zulieferung-kriegsschiffen.story
4) Russian Opposition Newspaper Officially Warned Over 'Extremism'
http://www.voanews.com/content/russia-novaya-gazeta-newspaper-warnedextremism/2480189.html
5) Kleiner russischer Krisenherd
http://kurier.at/sport/fussball/kleiner-russischer-krisenherd/90.058.393
6) Putin zieht Truppen von Grenze zu Ukraine ab
http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Putin-zieht-Truppen-von-Grenze-zu-Ukraine-ab-article13766876.html
7) Former Prosecutor's Aide In Daghestan Gets 11 Years In Jail
http://www.rferl.org/content/daghestan-terror-banditry-khasavyurt-prosecutor-jailedamirov/26607189.html
8) USA räumen Militärbasis Manas in Kirgisien
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20140603/268665815.html
9) Militant Killed, Police Officer Wounded In Daghestan
http://www.rferl.org/content/daghestan-terror-alil-makhachkala-police-militant-idgrenade/26607182.html
10) Kazakh Gets Five Years On Terror, Extremism Conviction
http://www.rferl.org/content/kazakh-extremism-terror-conviction-jail-trial-courtislam/26627376.html
11) Four Members Of Banned Islamic Group Jailed In Tatarstan
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http://www.rferl.org/content/hizb-ut-tahrir-tatarstan-chally-trial/26617547.html
12) Two Militants Killed In Kabardino-Balkaria
http://www.rferl.org/content/two-militants-killed-in-karbardino-balkaria/26621620.html
13) Jagd-U-Boot „Schwarzes Loch“ wird zu Wasser gelassen
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20140825/269387553.html
14) Secretive Russian Oil Giant Has No Fear of Sanctions
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-secretive-russian-oil-giant-has-no-fear-ofsanctions/2463179.html
15) Georgien: Saakaschwilis Killerkommandos liquidierten Regimegegner
http://de.ria.ru/zeitungen/20140611/268736511.html
16) Putin über Lage in Afghanistan: GUS-Geheimdienste müssen auf alles gefasst sein
http://de.ria.ru/politics/20140710/268971958.html
17) Flugabwehr-Übung: Russland verlegt Raketensysteme ins Gebiet Astrachan
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20140811/269256680.html
18) Amerikanisches U-Boot wurde aus grenznahem Gewässer Russlands verdrängt
http://de.ria.ru/politics/20140810/269249724.html
19) Division nach Tscheka-Chef benannt
http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik/russischer-geheimdienst-division-nach-tscheka-chefbenannt,10808018,28493502.html
Crisis in Ukraine
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Ukrainian President Appoints National Guard Commander New Defense Minister
(defense news) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Col. Gen. Stepan Poltorak the
country’s new Defense Minister. Prior to taking the helm of the ministry, Poltorak served as the
commander of the National Guard of Ukraine. Parliament approved the move on Tuesday.
Poroshenko said the appointment comes at a time when the Ukrainian military is operating in a
rapidly changing environment, according to a statement released by his office. In his former role,
Poltorak helped coordinate Ukraine’s anti-terrorist operation against Russia-backed separatists in the
country’s east.
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Poltorak is replacing Valeriy Heletey, whose resignation Poroshenko accepted on Sunday. While the
reason behind Heletey’s leaving were not disclosed, Poroshenko said that the change at the Defense
Ministry’s helm and the recent decisions to dismiss the head of the State Border Service and
establish an Intelligence Committee were designed to enhance Ukraine’s defense capacity and
overhaul its security structures.
a) http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141014/DEFREG01/310140031/UkrainianPresident-Appoints-National-Guard-Commander-New-Defense-Minister
b) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3769439/ukrainischerverteidigungsminister-entlassen.story
5987/14
East Ukraine rebel leader Gubarev unconscious after ambush
(bbc) A top rebel politician in eastern Ukraine, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after
gunmen fired at his car and it crashed into a pillar, Russian media report.
Sources in Mr Gubarev's pro-Russian "Novorossiya" movement said his car was attacked in the
Donetsk region, en route from Rostov-on-Don in Russia.
He is now in a Rostov hospital. Reports say fellow rebels in the car at the time were not injured.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29593949
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Ukraine far right battles police at parliament in Kiev
(bbc) Ukrainian nationalists have hurled smoke canisters and stones at riot police during clashes
outside the parliament in Kiev.
Violence erupted when the protesters demanded that MPs pass a law to recognise a World War Two
nationalist group which opposed Soviet forces.
Fifteen policemen were injured and at least 50 protesters had been arrested, the Ukrainian interior
ministry said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29611588
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American becomes a rebel with a cause in east Ukraine
(reuters) With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his
shoulder, "Hunter" looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine.
What distinguishes him from his brothers in arms in the Vostok (East) battalion, an irregular proRussian militia fighting government forces, is his American accent - and English is the only language
he knows.
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"I'm an American. I joined an independence movement," said Hunter, flashing a U.S. passport as
proof of his nationality. Using his "nom de guerre" and refusing to reveal his real name, age or home
town, he described himself as a veteran of the American military without a job in the United States.
He did not explain the reasons for his commitment to helping the rebels.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/29/us-ukraine-crisis-american-idUSKCN0HO17020140929
5990/14
Wer sabotiert die Aufklärung der Maidan-Todesschüsse?
(heise) Alle paar Monate werden neue Verhaftungen verkündet, aber die Aufklärung kommt nicht
voran - Folge einer Taktik?
Der Chef des ukrainischen Geheimdienstes SBU gab die "Festnahme und Verhaftung" von vier
ehemaligen SBU-Offizieren bekannt, nannte aber keine Namen.
Die Generalstaatsanwaltschaft erklärte dagegen, Niemand sei in Haft. Der ukrainische Innenminister
fürchtet Image-Verlust wegen rechter Ausschreitungen.
a) http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42990/1.html
b) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/maidan-in-kiew-toedliche-schuesse-ausverschiedenen-richtungen-1.2161097
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Ukraine crisis: Dnipropetrovsk prepares for rebel advance
(bbc) The authorities in Dnipropetrovsk - a major city in eastern Ukraine - don't have to go far to
appreciate the impact of the war in the neighbouring Donetsk region.
Stuck to the front window of the regional administration building is a list with the names of about
800 local people - men and women, young and old, military and civilians - who are missing or being
held prisoner by pro-Russian rebels.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29503377
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At least 9 killed when shells hit Ukrainian school and bus, officials say
(cnn) A shell landed near a school as children began their school year in the war-weary eastern
Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday morning, killing at least three adults and shattering what
would have been a step toward normalcy for dozens of students.
Shells also hit a public transit bus in the city about the same time, killing six people in or near the
vehicle, city officials said.
The shelling in Donetsk, held for months by pro-Russian rebels, came despite a ceasefire that
Ukraine's government reached with separatist leaders last month.
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a)
b)
c)
d)
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/01/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.html?hpt=ieu_c2
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29439743
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29449975
http://de.ria.ru/politics/20141001/269683827.html
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Ukraine conflict: Heavy fighting for Donetsk airport
(bbc) There have been more fierce clashes in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are
trying to capture Donetsk airport.
Heavy firing could be heard near the airport - strategically important for both sides in the conflict.
A government spokesman said the rebels had broken into one of the terminals but were later pushed
back. The rebels say they have seized the airport. A truce agreed in eastern Ukraine on 5 September
looks increasingly fragile.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29481979
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29473617
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29455133
5994/14
Ukrainian separatist fighter gives carefree interview as shrapnel flies – video
(guardian) A separatist fighter in eastern Ukraine gives a nonchalant interview as Ukrainian
government forces shell a nearby building.
The man calmly smokes a cigarette and discusses the ongoing conflict in Donetsk as fragments
ricochet off the car next to him. It is not known where or when this unverified footage was filmed. It
was uploaded to YouTube on 5 October
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/oct/08/ukraine-separatist-fighter-interviewshrapnel-video
5995/14
Ausländische Kämpfer in der Ostukraine „Neurussland oder Tod“
(faz) Während der Fußballweltmeisterschaft protestierte Rafael Lusvarghi in São Paulo gegen
Korruption und Geldverschwendung. Er wurde festgenommen - und in ganz Brasilien bekannt. Jetzt
kämpft er in der Ostukraine an der Seite prorussischer Milizen.
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/auslaendische-kaempfer-in-der-ostukraineneurussland-oder-tod-13186103.html
5996/14
Ukraine’s ‘Shadow’ Army, Explained
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(medium) Ukrainian volunteer battalions fight for Eastern Ukraine, as some critics worry about their
future loyalty.
https://medium.com/@Hromadske/ukraines-shadow-army-b04d7a683493
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Other News From Ukraine
1) At Least 10 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Shelling
http://www.voanews.com/content/donetsk-ukraine-school-shelled-at-least-10-killed/2468559.html
2) Separatists Claim Three Civilians Killed In Donetsk Shelling
http://www.rferl.org/content/ukraine-donetsk-civilians-killed-shelling/26632339.html
3) Belarusians Fighting In Ukraine To Be Jailed
http://www.rferl.org/content/minsk-belarus-vakulchyk-kgb-ukraine-donestk-luhanskmercenary/26617097.html
4) Drohnen aus Österreich sollen es richten
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/ukraine/3759065/drohnen-oesterreich-sollenrichten.story
5) Kessel von Ilowajsk: 24 ukrainische Soldaten tot aufgefunden
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20140915/269549591.html
6) Österreich stellt Drohnen für OSZE-Mission in Ostukraine bereit – Kurz bei Poroschenko
http://de.ria.ru/politics/20140915/269550402.html
7) SBU: Ukrainischer Pilot wollte Bomber nach Russland entführen
http://de.ria.ru/society/20140930/269678658.html
8) 55 Tote im Osten der Ukraine innerhalb einer Woche
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20141010/269762819.html
9) IKRK-Mitarbeiter bei Beschuss von Donezk getötet – EU besorgt über Eskalation
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20141002/269699283.html
10) Ukraine says 12 rebels killed in Donetsk
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/10/ukraine-says-12-rebels-killed-donetsk2014104144315551537.html
11) The volunteer war fighters of Ukraine
http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/10/03/pkg-sayah-ukraine-volunteerfighters.cnn.html
12) Ukrainian troops killed by rebel shelling
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/09/ukrainian-troops-killed-rebel-shelling201492982724841486.html
Near/Middle East
5998/14
Intelligence: Israeli Satellites Guide Arab Warplanes Over Iraq
(strategy page) It was recently revealed that Israel had quietly and anonymously contributed some
vital targeting information for the air campaign against ISIL in Iraq (and possibly Syria as well).
It wasn’t that the U.S. doesn’t have spy satellites that could have provided this, but the Israeli fleet of
spy satellites does not have worldwide responsibilities and spend most of their time over Middle
Eastern nations and have been doing so for a long time.
Thus the Israelis had satellite data right now that it would take weeks, months or longer for American
satellites to compile. The Israeli contribution were kept quiet and Israeli data had been “scrubbed” to
remove any evidence that it was from Israel.
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20141017.aspx
5999/14
Israeli Mossad spy Mike Harari dies, aged 87
(bbc) One of Israel's best-known spies, who oversaw a string of operations involving the assassination
of Palestinian militants abroad, has died.
Mike Harari, 87, orchestrated missions including the targeting of militants whom Israel held
responsible for the massacre of its Olympics team in 1972.
The Mossad agent also played a key role in the rescue, by Israeli commandos, of hostages at
Entebbe, Uganda, in 1976. In 1998 he was indicted in Norway for a killing in a case of mistaken
identity.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29310798
6000/14
Mossad launches new website to recruit potential spooks
(middle-east online) Israel spy agency launches new website to recruit potential spooks, as well as
espionage thriller-type video hoping to hook new talent.
Israel's secretive overseas spy agency, the Mossad, launched a new website Monday to recruit
potential spooks, as well as an espionage thriller-type video hoping to hook new talent.
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The site, Mossad.gov.il, available in Hebrew, English, Russian, French, Arabic and Persian, features
inspirational quotations from Israeli leaders past and present, and an unattributed "This is my secret
-- always and forever", which links to the careers section.
The "introduction questionnaire" asks candidates to pick their best qualities, such as sociability,
charisma, analytical ability and inquisitiveness, and inquires about favourite hobbies and other
indicators of personality.
a) http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=68152
b) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/22/us-israel-mossadidUSKCN0HH1T220140922?rpc=401
c) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/israel-mossad-spy-agency-recruitment
6001/14
My father was a Hamas leader. I was an Israeli spy
(channel 4) It's not surprising that Mosab Hassan Yousef's life has been turned into a film. He is the
son of a Hamas founder who became a key informer for the Israelis and later converted to
Christianity.
"To collaborate with Israel is the most shameful thing you can do in my culture. If somebody raped
his mother, that's very shameful. But if he collaborated with Israel, that's much more shameful."
So says Mosab Hassan Yousef in a documentary film, The Green Prince, which charts an
unprecedented relationship between sworn enemies.
http://www.channel4.com/news/mosab-hassan-yousef-my-father-a-hamas-leader-i-was-israeliinformer-green-prince
6002/14
Iran secret services structure revealed
(gulf news) Tehran: Iran drew back the veil - if slightly - over its intelligence services on Wednesday,
with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic’s atomic
program from attempts at sabotage.
In a first, Iran provided public information about the structure of its secret services in an Intelligence
Ministry magazine published for the 30th anniversary of the creation of the ministry.
According to the magazine, entitled “30 years of Silent Devotion,” Intelligence Minister Mahmoud
Alavi heads a coordination council overseeing 16 different agencies. The Guard, Iran’s most powerful
military force, separately operates two other intelligence agencies.
a) http://gulfnews.com/news/region/iran/iran-secret-services-structure-revealed-1.1399603
b) http://www.nzz.ch/newsticker/iranischer-geheimdienst-mit-16-verschiedenen-behoerden1.18404804
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Intelligence Minister: CIA, Mossad, MI6 Seeking to Target, Sabotage Iran's N., Defense Programs
(fars news) Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alawi warned that foreign spy agencies,
including the CIA, Mossad and MI6, are seeking to target and carry out sabotage operations against
Iran's nuclear and defense programs, yet he stressed that his forces know how to fool the foreign
spies.
"Some (spying) services like Mossad, the MI6 and the CIA and the countries which are enemies of
Iran are naturally in pursuit of negative objectives in the Islamic Republic or sometimes they act
directly and leave negative effects in political, economic and social fields," Alawi said in a press
conference in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon.
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930723000306
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Rouhani urges Iran universities to open up, dismisses spy fears
(reuters) President Hassan Rouhani called on Tuesday for Iran's universities to admit more foreign
students and lecturers, dismissing conservatives' fears that more interaction with the outside world
would encourage espionage.
His remarks at Tehran University appeared to be a fresh riposte to hardliners in the Islamic Republic's
faction-ridden political leadership who have been waging a determined campaign against his policies
of international engagement.
In a speech marking the start of the academic year broadcast live on state television, Rouhani urged
the establishment of a university teaching in English and suggested Iranian academic life had much to
gain from more international exposure.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/iran-rouhani-idUSL6N0S22KP20141007
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Israel says Iran used Parchin military site for testing nuclear detonation technology
(reuters) Israel said on Wednesday that Iran has used its Parchin military base as the site for secret
tests of technology that could be used only for detonating a nuclear weapon.
The Jewish state has been a severe critic of six big powers' negotiations with Iran on curbing its
nuclear energy programme, suspecting Tehran is only trying to buy time to master sensitive nuclear
know-how and would evade the terms of any final deal.
The Islamic Republic says allegations that it is seeking a nuclear weapons capability are false and
baseless. Tehran says it is Israel's assumed atomic arsenal that is a destabilising threat to the Middle
East.
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a) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/24/us-nuclear-iran-israelidUSKCN0HJ1UX20140924
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29550156
c) http://derstandard.at/2000006484722/Zwei-ToteExplosion-in-Sprengstofflager-in-Teheran
6006/14
Jordan: Israeli spy equipment from 1960s unearthed
(bbc) Jordan says it's unearthed hidden Israeli spy equipment and explosives dating from the late
1960s.
The surprise announcement was made when Jordan's army chief, Gen Mashal Mohammed al-Zaben
finally revealed the purpose of a mysterious dig that's been the subject of numerous rumours for more
than a year, the Jordan Times reports.
The secretive excavation, near the northern town of Ajloun, had prompted speculation in the Jordanian
social media that archaeologists had uncovered Roman or Greek remains, and possibly even treasure
worth billions.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29445672
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How Yemen's capital Sanaa was seized by Houthi rebels
(bbc) Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have signed a deal for a new unity government, little over a month
after organising the first armed protest camps in the country's capital, Sanaa. The events have left the
city's residents in shock, as Iona Craig reports.
Squeezed into the back of a pick-up truck around an anti-aircraft gun, while parked outside Yemen's
parliament, three young men stuff green khat leaves into their mouths.
Chewing the mild, narcotic plant is a daily routine for most Yemenis. The men have curved daggers at
their waists and AK-47 rifles resting in the laps of their traditional long, loose robes. The plate on the
back of the sand-coloured truck says "al-Jaysh" - the army, but these men are not soldiers.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-29380668
Links to Houthi Rebellion in Yemen
1) Houthi rebels seize Hodeidah and Dhamar
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/houthi_rebels_seize.php
2) Houthi fighters seize Yemen city of Ibb
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/houthi-fighters-seize-yemen-city-ibb2014101643647369813.html
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3) Yemen Bombs Rebels After Cease-Fire Falters
http://www.voanews.com/content/yemeni-bombs-shiite-rebels-after-ceasefirefalters/1951457.html
4) Yemen Army Continues Fight in North
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-yemen-army-continues-fight-in-north/1951698.html
5) Yemen Houthi rebels capture Red Sea port of Hodeida
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29611677
6) Shia Houthi rebels and al-Qaeda clash in south Yemen
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29629357
7) Shia rebels and suspected Sunni al-Qaeda militants have been engaged in heavy fighting in
southern Yemen.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29627772
8) Houthi and al-Qaeda fighters clash in Yemen
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/houthi-al-qaeda-fighters-clash-yemen201410178283970675.html
9) Yemeni troops clash with 'al-Qaeda fighters'
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/yemeni-troops-clash-with-al-qaeda-fighters201487142136753280.html
10) Abducted soldiers killed in Yemen
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/abducted-soldiers-killed-yemen20148821246965759.html
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The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
(new york times)From 2004 to 2011, American and Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and at times
were wounded by, chemical weapons that were hidden or abandoned years earlier.
It was August 2008 near Taji, Iraq. They had just exploded a stack of old Iraqi artillery shells buried
beside a murky lake. The blast, part of an effort to destroy munitions that could be used in makeshift
bombs, uncovered more shells.
Two technicians assigned to dispose of munitions stepped into the hole. Lake water seeped in. One
of them, Specialist Andrew T. Goldman, noticed a pungent odor, something, he said, he had never
smelled before.
a) http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraqchemical-weapons.html?_r=1
b) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/15/us/iraq-chemical-weapons/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29631829
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Jewish teen among dozens of French girls joining jihad in Syria
(haaretz) Some 100 girls and young women from France alone have left to join jihad in Syria, up from
just a handful 18 months ago.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.620177
6010/14
The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist
(national review online) - It’s a fictitious name the Obama administration invented to deceive us.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/388990/khorosan-group-does-not-exist-andrew-c-mccarthy
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Where Does the Islamic State Get Its Weapons?
(foreign policy) Many of the weapons the militant group fights with in Iraq and Syria came from the
United States.
a) http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/10/06/the_source_of_the_islamic_state_s_we
apons_united_states_russia_syria_iraq
b) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/world/isis-ammunition-is-shown-to-have-origins-inus-and-china.html
6012/14
Other News From NEME
1) Syrian rebels overrun intelligence base on Golan Heights used to spy on Israel
http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syrian-rebels-overrun-intelligence-base-on-Golan-Heights-usedto-spy-on-Israel-378587
2) Hezbollah repel al-Nusra attack on Lebanon-Syria border
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29498972
3) Israel worries as al-Qaeda affiliates gain control of Syrian side of Golan frontier
a) http://www.dailynewsen.com/world/israel-worries-as-al-qaeda-affiliates-gain-control-ofsyrian-side-of-golan-frontier-h2669811.html
b) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2014/09/23/dd6e2df2-4306-11e4-b4371a7368204804_story.html
4) Prince Nasser of Bahrain torture ruling quashed
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29521420
5) Dozens of women killed in Baghdad raid
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/dozens-women-killed-baghdad-raid2014712194735368780.html
6) Egypt: Army Offensive Kills 16 Militants in Sinai
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/egypt-army-offensive-kills-16-militants-sinai26010913
7) Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29591916
8) Iraq forces 'killed 255 Sunni prisoners' – HRW
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28274742
b) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/iraqi-security-accused-executingprisoners-20147128545219102.html
9) Children killed in Homs double blast
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/children-killed-homs-double-blasts201410113272780724.html
10) Suicide explosions rock Iraqi capital
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/suicide-bombing-hits-iraqi-market20141011134110493334.html
11) Iraq violence: Baghdad car bombs kill dozens
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29585351
12) Israel downs Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29324424
13) Triple suicide attack hits Kurds in Iraq
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/triple-suicide-attack-hits-kurds-iraq2014101295710614574.html
14) Why Hamas stores its weapons inside hospitals, mosques and schools
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/31/why-hamas-stores-itsweapons-inside-hospitals-mosques-and-schools/
15) US journalist Theo Curtis released from Syria captivity
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28922601
16) Mortar Bombs Land in Saudi Arabia Near Iraq Border
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-mortar-bombs-land-in-saudi-arabia-near-iraqborder/1953039.html
17) 5 Killed in Cairo on Anniversary of Morsi Ouster
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-five-dead-in-cairo-on-anniversary-of-morsiouster/1950153.html
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18) UN: more than 5,000 killed in Iraq this year
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/un-more-than-5000-killed-iraq-this-year201471891834252304.html
19) At least 12 dead as Kurds protest in Turkey
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29530640
20) Syria declares new chemical weapons facilities
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29534926
21) Deaths in bomb attacks in Baghdad area
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/deaths-bomb-attacks-baghdad-area2014717125018700218.html
22) 9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/01/9-attempts-to-explain-thecrazy-complexity-of-the-middle-east/
23) A New Plan for Syria
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/sep/26/how-stabilize-syria/
24) The Islamic State Will Not Survive - But it Has Already Won Big
http://www.blogsofwar.com/the-islamic-state-will-not-survive-but-it-has-already-won-big
25) IRBIL, Iraq: Sources: U.S. air strikes in Syria targeted French agent who defected to al Qaida
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/10/05/242218_sources-us-air-strikes-in-syria.html
26) ISIS Fantasies of an Apocalyptic Showdown in Northern Syria
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/10/03-isis-apocalyptic-showdown-syriamccants
27) Many Missteps in Assessment of ISIS Threat
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/world/middleeast/obama-fault-is-shared-in-misjudging-ofisis-threat.html
28) Turquie & Etat Islamique, dans le secret des échanges...
http://www.gctat.org/fr/component/content/article/1-latest-news/246-turquie-a-etat-islamiquedans-le-secret-des-echanges.html
29) John Cantlie: Third video of UK hostage released
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29420897
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Battle Against ISIS
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ISIS executes their own for suspected spying and theft
(al bawaba) ISIS militants have reportedly publicly executed at least two of their own fighters in the
Syrian city of Al-Bukamal, on charges of spying and embezzlement.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the first militant was executed for “banditry and
robbing Muslims’ money”. The second militant was allegedly killed for “dealing with the regime and
throwing electronic chips to keep track of Mujahedeen”.
The electronic chips are understood to be a reference to electronic chips used for geo-location of
targets in air strikes.
http://www.albawaba.com/news/isis-executes-their-own-suspected-spying-and-theft-613379
6014/14
Beyond The Islamic State: Iraq's Sunni Insurgency
(understanding war) The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) is not the only violent group opposed
to the government of Iraq. Groups ranging from Salafist-jihadist to Sunni nationalist have also been
mobilized against Baghdad since at least 2013.
They remain a threat to the government even if ISIS is removed, especially if the core concerns of
Iraqi Sunnis remain unaddressed by the Iraqi government. The primary grievances of most Iraqi
Sunnis include the integration of Shi‘a militias into the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), attacks by the ISF in
Sunni civilian areas, and political exclusion in Baghdad.
http://www.understandingwar.org/report/beyond-islamic-state-iraqs-sunni-insurgency
6015/14
Profiles of Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq
(ctc) In February 2003, the Central Intelligence Agency published a “National Strategy for Combating
Terrorism.” Drawing on lessons learned from the failures that led to the devastating terrorist attacks
in New York and Washington on 9/11, the CIA warned that “terrorism cannot have a place of refuge”
and, as such, the United States must “ensure effective governance over ungoverned territory, which
could provide sanctuary to terrorists.”
This decision was directly based on the example of Afghanistan, where the United States had
detachedly observed—to its later regret—as up to 20,000 foreign fighters traveled to the region in
search of paramilitary training and expertise to launch a Sunni Muslim revolution.
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The events of 9/11 made it painfully clear that there could be severe consequences for permitting
ungoverned spaces to lapse into the control of stateless extremists. Had more of this first generation
of “muhajirin” possessed European or North American travel documents and citizenship—as in the
case with the Syria and Iraq conflicts today—the United States might have faced an unprecedented
security threat in the pursuant years.
https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/profiles-of-foreign-fighters-in-syria-and-iraq
6016/14
ISIS Advances in Anbar
(understanding war) ISIS is advancing in Anbar and threatening Baghdad from the west, and U.S.
airstrikes have not blunted their advance into key cities such as Ramadi. As of October 7, ISIS controls
most of the territory between Qaim on the Syrian border and Abu Ghraib, only 40 km from Baghdad.
ISIS has conducted a sophisticated campaign in Anbar Province over the past four weeks in order to
capture additional cities in the Euphrates River Valley.
a) http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis-advances-anbar-september-1-october7-2014
b) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/isil-sunni-militias-battle-iraqi-town201410281343980744.html
c) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/11/world/meast/isis-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
d) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/isil-sunni-militias-battle-iraqi-town201410281343980744.html
6017/14
Joint Chiefs chairman: 'I don't see' Baghdad falling
(cnn) The U.S. has a "winning strategy" to defeat ISIS, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
told CNN exclusively Wednesday, adding that he "can't foresee" sending "large ground combat forces
into Iraq."
Gen. Martin Dempsey also touched on his concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus and what's
more to come in the coalition battle against murderous Islamic extremists.
ISIS has inched closer to the Iraqi capital Baghdad this week and continued fighting in strategically
important Anbar Province. Is it possible that ISIS could gain control of Baghdad?
a) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/15/politics/dempsey-ebola-isisthreat/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
b) http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/10/07/pkg-wedeman-iraqbaghdad-frontlines.cnn.html
c) http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/10/10/tsr-dnt-sciutto-isis-iraqanbar.cnn.html
d) http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2014/10/10/exp-erin-sot-sciutto-isisthreatens-area-near-
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baghdad.cnn&hpt=hp_t1&from_homepage=yes&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fedition.cn
n.com%2F
e) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/12/politics/isis-baghdad-martindempsey/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
6018/14
US Says Priority Is IS In Iraq, Not Kobani
(sky news) A leading member of the Obama administration admits that the defence of the embattled
Kurdish city of Kobani is not a priority.
America is putting the defence of the Iraqi government and the destruction of Islamic State's
command structures ahead of defending the embattled Kurdish city of Kobani, a leading member of
the Obama administration has admitted.
Tony Blinkin, US Deputy National Security Advisor, said on a visit to London that the focus of the
American-led coalition was "in the first instance in Iraq".
a) http://news.sky.com/story/1351017/us-says-priority-is-is-in-iraq-not-kobani
b) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/un-envoy-invokes-srebrenicamassacre-in-call-for-help-for-syrian-town-of-kobane/2014/10/10/0190e856-50a3-11e4babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html
c) http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/10/07/kobane-in-crisis-a-lookat-a-syrian-town-at-the-center-of-the-islamic-state-fight/
d) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-frustration-rises-as-turkeywithholds-military-help-from-besieged-kobane/2014/10/08/311cb190-4f0e-11e4-babee91da079cb8a_story.html
e) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/kerry-saving-kobane-not-partstrategy-2014101223481559892.html
f) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29606089
g) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/iraq-army-withdraws-from-last-basehit-20141013105557467561.html
h) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29550641
i) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29606089
j) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/13/world/meast/isis-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
k) http://news.sky.com/story/1351637/the-hypocrisy-of-kobani-from-the-hill-of-shame
6019/14
Islamic State 'adapting to US-led air strikes'
(bbc) Nearly two months on since the US began air strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions in
northern Iraq, there are signs that the militants are adapting to the new reality.
Witnesses and tribal sources in IS-controlled areas have told Reuters news agency of a drop in the
number of militant checkpoints and fighters using mobile phones less, apparently to avoid being
targeted by air raids.
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Reuters also reported that militants have been seen to ditch conspicuous convoys of armoured vehicles
in favour of motorcycles.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29423776
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US-led Strikes Kill 'Several Hundred' as Iraq, Kurds Battle Islamic State
(defense news) US-led air strikes on a Syrian border town killed “several hundred” Islamic State
fighters but it may still fall, officials warned Wednesday, acknowledging significant jihadist gains in
Iraq and Syria.
While Iraqi troops prevented the jihadists from seizing a lynchpin provincial capital near Baghdad, a
senior US envoy admitted IS forces have scored important advances in Iraq.
John Allen, a retired four-star general and US envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, said it
would take time to build up local forces to defeat them there and in Syria.
In the border town of Kobani, Kurdish defenders backed by a flurry of US-led airstrikes were reported
to have stopped IS fighters from gaining ground and even recaptured some positions.
a) http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141015/DEFREG04/310150052/US-led-Strikes-KillSeveral-Hundred-Iraq-Kurds-Battle-Islamic-State
b) http://news.sky.com/story/1350972/airstrikes-missing-is-front-line-say-fighters
c) http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/10/how-determine-success-air-strikessyria/95564/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
d) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29479616
e) http://news.sky.com/story/1344468/syrian-opposition-in-the-dark-over-us-airstrikes
f) http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/08/us-air-strikes-continueiraq/91073/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
g) http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/08/hillary-clinton-iraqcrisis/91070/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
h) http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/08/iraq-vets-congress-support-air-strikes-arewary-another-war/91061/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
i) http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/08/congress-divided-over-way-forwardiraq/90983/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
j) http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/08/americas-moral-obligationsiraq/90980/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
k) http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/08/us-bombs-islamic-fighters-northerniraq/90944/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
l) http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/08/pentagon-says-more-strikes-are-possibleiraq/90995/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
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Islamic State finds fertile ground in Jordan
(bbc) It is unusual to meet jihadists in a public place in Jordan, as they tend to steer clear of security
services.
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However, I met Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, the spiritual leader of the Jordanian Salafist jihadist
movement, at a book fair in Amman.
Maqdisi, also known as Isam Mohammad Taher al-Barqawi, was once described by an American think
tank as the world's most influential jihadist ideologue.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29335811
b) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/06/18/ozy-jordan-stability/10734219/
c) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/jordan-fears-homegrown-isis-morethan-invasion-from-iraq/2014/06/27/1534a4ee-f48a-492a-99b3-b6cd3ffe9e41_story.html
d) http://news.sky.com/story/1343472/jordanians-fear-is-backlash-after-airstrikes
e) http://news.sky.com/story/1344190/raf-airstrikes-cypriots-urged-not-to-panic
f) http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42974/1.html
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Iranian intelligence helping Iraq and Syria tackle Islamic State
(jerusalem post) Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alawi said that while Islamic State,
which has proclaimed a caliphate across northern Iraq and Syria, was threatening the national
interests of Iran, but his ministry had a handle on the group's plots.
Tehran was aware of the jihadist group's activities and was cooperating with countries battling the
group, Alawi told journalists at a press conference in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.
Iran's intelligence community has assisted Iraq and Syria since the advance of Islamic State began.
a) http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-intelligence-helping-Iraq-and-Syria-tackleIslamic-State-379010
b) http://www.welt.de/newsticker/news2/article133020511/Iranischer-Geheimdienst-vereiteltangeblich-Anschlag-auf-Heiligtum.html
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Islamic State crisis: Syrian Kurds battle to keep hold of strategic Kobane
(bbc) The Syrian town of Kobane, near the border with Turkey, was the first city from which Kurdish
troops expelled Syrian government forces and established self-rule in July 2012.
Now the city risks falling to the hands of Islamic State (IS), which launched an offensive to capture the
town on 15 September.
Kurdish forces are heavily outgunned by IS, which has tanks and other heavy weapons. They have
managed to slow down IS's advance, but militant fighters have now reached the south-west corner of
the town.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29486130
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29479615
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c) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/03/world/meast/isis-airstrikes/index.html?iref=obinsite
d) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/30/world/meast/isis-iraq-syriastrikes/index.html?hpt=ieu_c2
e) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/04/world/meast/isis-airstrikes/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
f) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/turkey-crackdown-on-oil-smugglersfeeding-is-group/2014/10/06/6162ac5e-4d44-11e4-877c-335b53ffe736_story.html
g) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29532291
h) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/isil-fighters-withdraw-from-partskobane-20141089442610279.html
i) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/06/world/meast/isis-airstrikes/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
j) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/05/politics/isis-biden-erdoganapology/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
k) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/isil-pushes-deeper-into-besiegedsyrian-town-2014101012223792262.html
l) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3763820/kaempfe-um-grenzuebergangbei-kobane.story
m) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/14/world/meast/isis-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
n) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29581728
o) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/isil-bid-storm-syrian-town-repelled20141011122119400795.html
p) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/us-hundreds-isil-rebels-killed-kobane2014101614044473902.html
q) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29585459
r) http://www.n-tv.de/politik/US-Truppen-bombardieren-Erdgasanlage-article13690041.html
s) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3768442/is-vormarsch-kobane-scheintvorerst-gestoppt.story
t) http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Der-Vormarsch-des-IS-in-Kobane-stockt-article13767566.html
u) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29585459
v) http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3886736/Die-Schmuggler-vonKobane?from=suche.intern.portal
w) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29611673
x) http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/09/30/Syrian-City-Faces-Massacre-As-ObamaAdmits-Underestimating-ISIS-Threat
y) http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3879350/Kobane_PKKFuhrer-Ocalandroht-mit-Ende-desFriedensprozesses?_vl_backlink=/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3873370/index.do&direct=387
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z) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29509828
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Islamic State crisis: Al-Nusra threat over air strikes
(bbc) Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam".In
an online statement, the al-Qaeda-linked group called on jihadists around the world to target Western
and Arab countries involved.
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It comes as the US and other nations widened air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and
Syria. A Syrian activist group said overnight strikes hit three local oilfields near the Syrian IS stronghold
of Raqqa.
The group, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said one civilian was killed in
a strike on a plastics factory on the outskirts of Raqqa. Previously, the Pentagon confirmed that jets hit
Raqqa on Saturday as well as IS positions near the Turkish border.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29398882
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The fearsome Iraqi militia vowing to vanquish Isis
(bbc) The commander Haji Jawad al-Talabwi fixed me with an unblinking stare and warned me that
he was a hard man.
He told me I'd better not reveal the secrets of Asaib Ahl al-Haqq - Iraq's most powerful Shia Muslim
fighting group - to foreign intelligence.
We'd just heard him laying down the law on the phone, issuing a warning to whoever was on the
other end that suicide vests had been smuggled in. If the Sunnis helped Isis militants they would be
killed, one by one if necessary.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28199741
b) http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2014/07/splits-emerge-among-iraq-sunnirebels-2014710104948187328.html
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Other IS News
1) Islamic State ambushes Iraqi military column near Ramadi
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/09/islamic_state_overru_4.php
2) Islamic State photos highlight group's grip on Ramadi
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/islamic_state_pictur.php
3) Syria: US begins air strikes on Islamic State targetsPreviousLatest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29321136
4) US air strikes 'destroy IS tanks'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29379537
5) Battle for Iraq and Syria in maps
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27838034
6) Islamic State crisis: Iraq air strikes 'halt IS advance'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29408101
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7) Hitting Islamic State’s oil operations
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29362252
8) Islamic State crisis: US hits IS oil targets in Syria
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29357934
9) ISIL booby traps leave Iraq town deserted
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2014/10/isil-booby-traps-leave-iraq-town-deserted2014108103551529687.html
10) U.S. strikes Islamic State targets inside Mosul
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-strikes-islamic-state-targets-inmosul/2014/10/08/c0961086-4f3c-11e4-babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html
11) IS-Ingenieure reparieren eroberten Staudamm
http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article131054996/IS-Ingenieure-reparieren-erobertenStaudamm.html
12) Jihadisten töteten 115 Menschen
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/syrien/3688928/is-jihadisten-toeteten-syrien-90menschen.story
13) Iraq conflict: Why Irbil matters
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28711493
14) ISIS Battle Plan for Baghdad
http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis-battle-plan-baghdad
15) 'Islamic State' Kills 270 in Syria Gas Field Takeover
http://www.voanews.com/content/islamic-state-kills-scores-in-syria-gas-fieldtakeover/1961060.html
16) Isis tötet und kreuzigt acht Männer in Syrien
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/islamistische-terrorgruppe-isis-toetet-undkreuzigt-acht-maenner-in-syrien-13017400.html
17) While Iraq burns, Isis takes advantage in Syria
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28347456
18) What the rise of ISIS means for other ISISes
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/10/what-the-rise-of-isis-meansfor-other-isises/
19) Islamic State: Turkey MPs back Iraq-Syria deployment
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29455204
20) Kurds clash with Turkish security forces on Syria border
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29490256
21) Coalition considers 'buffer zone' for Syria
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/coalition-considers-buffer-zone-syria2014108173358371784.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/08/world/meast/isis-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
22) 40 Kilo Urangemisch in Hand von Aufständischen
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/unruhen/3682209/40-kilo-urangemisch-handaufstaendischen.story
23) Syria conflict: Jihadist rebels abduct Franciscan friar
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29519109
24) Ten Arab States Sign US Pact To 'Destroy' IS
http://news.sky.com/story/1334271/ten-arab-states-sign-us-pact-to-destroy-is
25) Helicopter Shot Down By IS Rocket Launcher
http://news.sky.com/story/1347009/helicopter-shot-down-by-is-rocket-launcher
26) ISIS recruits Kurdish youths, creating a potential new risk in a peaceful part of Iraq
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/isis-recruits-kurdish-youth-creating-a-potential-new-risk-ina-peaceful-part-of-iraq/2014/06/23/2961ea2e-defd-4123-8e31-c908f583c5de_story.html
27) China builds another island in South China Sea
http://www.janes.com/article/43757/china-builds-another-island-in-south-china-sea
28) Chinese Autonomous Tanks: Driving Themselves to a Battlefield Near You?
http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/eastern-arsenal/chinese-autonomous-tanks-drivingthemselves-battlefield-near-you
Africa
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The Life and Death of Al-Shabab Leader Ahmed Godane
(ctc) On the night of Monday, September 1, 2014, a U.S. airstrike targeted two vehicles near a
wooded area of Sablale district in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, an area used by the Somali
militant group al-Shabab to train its military forces.
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The strike killed Ahmed Godane, the elusive amir of al-Shabab, upon whom the United States had
placed a $7 million bounty in June 2012. The U.S. government officially confirmed Godane’s death on
September 5, 2014.
Godane’s death, significant in itself, comes at a particularly sensitive time for al-Shabab. The group is
facing a renewed offensive, Operation Indian Ocean, by the African Union Mission in Somalia
(AMISOM) and Somali federal government that aims to capture Baraawe, the last major port town
that the insurgents still control.
https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/the-life-and-death-of-al-shabab-leader-ahmed-godane
6028/14
Boko Haram video shows Abubakar Shekau alive
(bbc) A video has been released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko
Haram dismissing the military's allegations that he is dead.
In the video, Abubakar Shekau says his fighters shot down an air force jet that went missing three
weeks ago.
Last week, the military claimed a man posing as the Boko Haram leader in videos had been killed and
in August 2013 said that Shekau may be dead. Security analysts have questioned the credibility of the
military's claims.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29461095
b) http://www.voanews.com/content/boko-haram-chief-dismisses-claims-of-hiskilling/2470211.html
c) http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/09/25/the-deadly-mystiqueof-the-boko-haram-leader-who-cant-be-killed/
d) http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/02/dead-boko-haramleader-tells-nigeria-im-still-alive/
e) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/25/world/africa/nigeria-bokoharam/index.html?iref=allsearch
f) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29352927
Links to Boko Haram Violence
1) War on Boko Haram grips Cameroon in fear
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/09/war-boko-haram-grips-cameroon-fear2014924204444464863.html
2) Report: 11,000 Dead in Boko Haram Insurgency
http://www.voanews.com/content/report-11000-dead-in-boko-haram-insurgency/2475164.html
3) Nigeria and Boko Haram 'agree ceasefire and girls' release'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29665165
4) Ten Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed in Cameroon
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/11/us-cameroon-hostages-idUSKCN0I006J20141011
5) In Nigeria, Boko Haram Strike Kills Dozens
http://www.voanews.com/content/cameroon-boko-haram-attack-nigeria/2456678.html
6) Cameroon says 8 troops, 107 Boko Haram militants killed in fighting
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Cameroon-says-8-troops-107-Boko-Haram-militants-killed-infighting-379089
7) Chibok abductions: Will Nigerian schoolgirls ever be freed?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29612345
8) Cameroon Troops Kill 8 Suspected Boko Haram Members
http://www.voanews.com/content/cameroon-boko-haram-refugees/2476659.html
9) Islamist gunmen kill eight in northern Nigeria attack
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/10756582/Islamistgunmen-kill-eight-in-northern-Nigeria-attack.html
10) Boko Haram: A bloody insurgency, a growing challenge
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/17/world/africa/boko-haram-explainer/index.html?hpt=hp_c4
11) The Boko Haram insurgency, by the numbers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/10/06/the-boko-haram-insurgencyby-the-numbers/
12) Security Forces Identify Abuja Bomber, Body Recovered
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/security-forces-identify-abuja-bomber-bodyrecovered/176239/
13) NLC Calls for Implementation of Report on Boko Haram
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nlc-calls-for-implementation-of-report-on-bokoharam/176225/
14) Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency & the value of Fulbright research
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/14/nigerias-islamist-insurgencythe-value-of-fulbright-research/
15) Boko Haram militants blow up second bridge, abduct wife, 2 kids
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2014/May-11/256007-boko-haram-militants-blowup-second-bridge-abduct-wife-2-kids.ashx#axzz31PqJi249
16) Nigeria Kidnapping: Militants 'Have Laid Traps'
http://www.juicefm.com/news/local/nigeria-kidnapping-militants-have-laid-traps/
17) More attacks from Boko Haram as kidnap response grows
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http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/more-attacks-from-boko-haram-as-kidnapresponse-grows-630166.html
18) Rock band Procol Harum blamed for abducting Nigerian schoolgirls in terrorist group mix-up
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/378098/Rock-band-Procol-Harum-blamed-forabducting-Nigerian-schoolgirls-in-terrorist-group-mix-up
19) How far does Boko Haram's reach extend?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27647844
20) Survey Finds Muslims Concerned About Extremism
http://www.voanews.com/content/survey-finds-muslims-concerned-aboutextremism/1949804.html
21) Boko Haram insurgency tearing Nigerian families apart
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29477760
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Egypt, Libya announce deeper security cooperation to "fight terrorism"
(reuters) Egypt will train Libyan forces to fight terrorism and help secure a shared border, the prime
ministers of the two states announced in Cairo on Wednesday, stepping up efforts against Islamist
insurgents in both countries.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has expressed concerns over militants who have capitalised
on the chaos in post-Gaddafi Libya to set up operations there and sneak across the border into Egypt.
They have forged ties with Egypt's Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the Sinai-based militant group that has
stepped up attacks on soldiers and policemen since Sisi as army chief removed the Muslim
Brotherhood from power last year.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/08/egypt-libya-security-idUSL6N0S333120141008
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Tunisia cracks down on jihadists as elections loom: PM
(reuters) Tunisia has arrested some 1,500 suspected jihadists this year, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa
told Reuters, part of a security crackdown aimed at safeguarding the North African country's fragile
transition to democracy.
Among those held are hundreds of militants who have fought in Syria's civil war and who could now
pose a danger at home, Jomaa said, as Tunisia prepares to hold parliamentary elections on Oct. 26
and a presidential poll next month.
Jomaa also cited the political turmoil in neighboring Libya as a key security threat and said his
government had stepped up border cooperation with Algeria, which shares Tunisia's concerns that
Islamist militants are using Libyan territory as a refuge.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/11/us-tunisia-security-idUSKCN0I00F120141011
6031/14
Blast rocks Somalia's capital, killing at least 10 people, police say
(cnn) A car packed with explosives blew up outside a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital Sunday
evening, killing at least 10 people, police said.
Fifteen others were wounded in the blast in the heart of Mogadishu, senior Somali police Officer
Farhah Aden said.
The car was parked at the gate of the Oromo restaurant before it was detonated, Aden said. The
hotel is popular with Somalian government officials and is just a few kilometers from the country's
parliament compound.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/12/world/africa/mogadishu-blast/index.html?iref=allsearch
6032/14
Anti-Balaka Fighters Kidnap Cameroonians to Press for Leader’s Freedom
(voa) Suspected anti-balaka fighters from the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) have kidnapped a
dozen Cameroonians and are demanding the release of one of their leaders and 10 others detained
in Cameroon's capital.
Governor Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua of Cameroon's eastern region told VOA that the
suspected anti-balaka fighters were disguised as refugees when they kidnapped people in the border
locality of Garoua Boulaï earlier this week.
He said the kidnappers have broken the law and they will have to answer charges in a court of law.
He said they cannot expect to harass Cameroonians and go free. The kidnappers are demanding the
release of other anti-balaka militia, including one of the leaders, Abdoulaye Meskine, who was
arrested by Cameroon authorities a year ago while hiding in a border town. The men are being held
in Yaoundé.
http://www.voanews.com/content/anti-balaka-fighters-kidnap-cameroonians-press-for-leadersfreedom/2461789.html
6033/14
Mali: Die Rückkehr der Dschihadisten
(heise) Nach dem Abzug französischer Truppen greifen bewaffnete Gruppen die UN-Friedensmission
an. Der Außenminister Malis wandte sich nun an den UN-Sicherheitsrat
Erfolgreiche Strategien gegen Terrorismus sind schwierig, Kurzzeiterfolge mögen darüber hinweg
täuschen, die militärische Option alleine reicht nicht.
Die Einsicht bestätigt sich gerade im Norden Malis. Die Anti-Terror-Operation der französischen
Armee namens "Serval" galt als erfolgreich.
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a) http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/43/43000/1.html
b) http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-un-says-five-peacekeeps-killed-three-wounded-inmali-blast/2454684.html
c) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/10/mali-rebel-attack-kills-un-peacekeeper201410722429269216.html
d) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/10/niger-peacekeepers-remain-mali201410414124285639.html
e) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/10/un-chief-outraged-deadly-mali-ambush201410425341768552.html
f) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/10/nine-un-peacekeepers-killed-mali-ambush201410312210524407.html
6034/14
France destroys al-Qaeda convoy in Niger
(al jazeera) French forces destroy large convoy of weapons travelling from Libya to Mali, and capture
AQIM fighters. French troops have reportedly destroyed an al-Qaeda convoy in Niger that was
transporting weapons from Libya to Mali, and also captured some of the group's fighters, the French
presidency has said.
The office of President Francois Hollande said in a statement on Friday that its forces, in cooperation
with local authorities, had destroyed a convoy in northern Niger and captured fighters from al-Qaeda
in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/france-destroys-al-qaeda-convoy-niger20141010152013860828.html
6035/14
CAR crisis: Gunfire and explosions heard in Bangui
(bbc) Fresh clashes have broken out in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), amid
growing tension between rival militias.
Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the night and again on Thursday. Shops have
shut and residents are staying indoors.
The Red Cross says its workers have been unable to respond to calls for help after being threatened.
At least 5,000 people have been killed in religious violence in CAR this year.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29551397
b) http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-french-forces-kill-at-least-five-after-central-africaclashes/2469969.html
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29565551
d) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/new-probe-into-car-atrocities-opens30612697.html
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Other News From Africa
1) Somalias Präsident entging Mörserangriff
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3767259/somalias-praesident-entgingmoerserangriff.story
2) Cameroon has reinforced its troops in its northern regions.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29581495
3) Spanish Diplomat Dies in Khartoum Stabbing
http://www.voanews.com/content/spanish-diplomat-dead-in-khartoum-stabbing/2465944.html
4) Kenyatta appears at ICC in Hague for landmark hearing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29530638
5) Official: Suicide bombers kill 7 at Libyan airport
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/8d19115dee8545658e0919f888121c31/official-suicide-bombers-kill-7libyan-airport
6) At Least 3 Dead as South Sudan Soldiers Rampage
http://www.voanews.com/content/south-sudan-unrest-spla/2475516.html
7) Libya says 24 soldiers killed in Benghazi attacks
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6011451a6e344d81ad92d45b2d24b610/libya-says-24-soldiers-killedbenghazi-attacks
8) Völkermord in Ruanda - Haftstrafen bestätigt
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3753179/voelkermord-ruanda-haftstrafenbestaetigt.story
9) Kenia lieferte mutmaßliche deutsche Kämpfer aus
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3746206/kenia-lieferte-mutmassliche-deutschekaempfer.story
10) Somali pirates in 'deadly clashes over ransom'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29386718
11) DR Congo ex-fighters 'starve in demobilisation camp'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29440436
12) Somalia battles al-Shabab for Galgala mountains
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29444355
13) Libya turmoil: Benghazi hit by air strikes and clashes
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29637424
14) Libya’s parliament moves to small port city as dangers in Tripoli increase
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/tripoli-is-so-dangerous-that-even-libyasparliament-has-moved-out/2014/10/03/9952b54e-4053-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html
15) Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/01/us-mideast-crisis-egypt-libyaidUSKCN0HQ2Z620141001
16) Suspected al Qaeda-linked militants decapitate Tuareg man in Mali
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/24/us-mali-security-idUSKCN0HJ0QF20140924
17) Libya Dawn militia rejects UN talks
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/09/libya-dawn-militia-rejects-un-talks2014930133049859809.html
18) Somali troops capture key port town from al-Shabab
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29495801
19) Somali troops in 'full control' of Barawe
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29510216
20) Libyan soldiers killed in Benghazi clashes
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/libyan-soldiers-killed-benghazi-clashes201410402947400231.html
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New Developments in Australian Foreign Fighter Activity
(ctc) Australian citizens continue to join jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, and this trend has been
identified as a national security priority. In mid-September 2014, the Australian federal government
raised the National Terrorism Public Alert from “medium” to “high,” citing the foreign fighter threat.
Within a week, the country experienced its largest ever counterterrorism operation, when a series of
raids by more than 800 federal and state police officers uncovered an alleged terrorist plot,
reportedly instigated by a senior Australian member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Security was also enhanced at the Parliament House following “chatter” about a potential attack.
a) https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/new-developments-in-australian-foreign-fighter-activity
b) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/06/us-mideast-crisis-australia-insightidUSKCN0HV06D20141006
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Australia shooting: Teen was 'known terror suspect'
(bbc) A teenager shot dead after he stabbed two police officers was a "known terror suspect" whose
passport had been cancelled on security grounds, Australian officials say.
The incident happened at a Melbourne police station late on Tuesday. The 18-year-old, who had
been asked to attend an interview, stabbed two counter-terrorism officers several times. One of
them then shot him.
Police would not confirm reports he made threats against PM Tony Abbott.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29339120
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29339241
c) https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/national/a/25091950/terror-suspect-killed-after-copsstabbed/
d) http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/terror/joint-police-antiterrorism-raids-launchedin-melbourne/story-fnpdbcmu1227074700670?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&u&nk=6060dc831cb57a35d0
296a8f2c9ffbf8
e) http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-australia-counter-terrorism-raidsmelbourne/2466956.html
f) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-24/police-name-man-shot-dead-outside-melbournepolice-station/5765364
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Australian spy agency spies on itself
(zdnet) You wouldn't use an agency that didn't realise it was spying on itself; and spying on its own is
exactly what Australia's domestic spy agency did.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) accidentally intercepted calls made by one of
its own regional offices.
The interception was a breach of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act, which
allows ASIO to use listening devices and computer access. The breach, which was revealed in the
agency's annual report, was self-reported by ASIO staff and blamed on a technical glitch.
http://www.zdnet.com/australian-spy-agency-spies-on-itself-7000034783/
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NZ faces claims of spying on friends
(nzherald) New documents released by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden suggest New Zealand's
embassies have been involved in spying on friendly nations on behalf of the United States, just as this
country is seeking all the support it can get to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
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New Zealand's seven-year campaign for a seat on the Security Council goes down to the wire this
week with a final vote on Friday (NZT).
Snowden's documents raise the possibility that New Zealand may have been using its overseas
diplomatic missions to spy on at least some of the countries it is looking to for support for its bid.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11341861
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Taiwan upholds jail term for China spy
(gulf today) Taiwan’s top court on Monday upheld a High Court ruling that sentenced a retired army
major to five years in prison after finding him guilty on charges of spying for China, officials said.
Chen Shu-lung, who worked at the Ministry of National Defence, was recruited by a Chinese
intelligence unit in 2006, the Supreme Court said in its verdict.
It added that he had told the mainland authorities that a colleague he worked with had served time
as a diplomat in Japan, before luring that colleague to Shanghai in 2007.
a) http://gulftoday.ae/portal/17af202e-70a9-4003-ab70-09e9d2a085c5.aspx
b) http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141011/DEFREG/310110021/Chinese-EspionageNow-Rampant-Taiwan
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China military calls for stronger cybersecurity, domestic software: state media
(reuters) China's armed forces will ramp up their cybersecurity and speed domestic development of
software, state media said on Wednesday, as the world's largest military seeks to shore up potential
technological weaknesses.
The statement underscores China's increasingly vocal concern over the Internet and cybersecurity,
which it sees as dominated by Western powers and values.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/08/us-china-military-tech-idUSKCN0HX12F20141008
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China angered after FBI head says Chinese hacking costs billions
(reuters) China accused the United States on Thursday of faking facts, after the head of the FBI said
that Chinese hacking likely cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year.
Charges over hacking and internet spying have increased tension between the two countries. In May,
the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies, prompting
China to suspend a Sino-U.S. working group on cyber issues. China has denied wrongdoing.
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Speaking on CBS' 60 Minutes program on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey said Chinese hackers
were targeting big U.S. companies, and that some of them probably did not even know they had
been hacked.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/09/us-china-usa-cybersecurity-idUSKCN0HY0NO20141009
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-us-fabricating-cyber-attack-claims-1469302
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Taliban executes woman over espionage charges in Kunar
(khaama) Taliban commander killedTaliban militants have executed a young woman over espionage
charges in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
According to local government officials, the woman was accused of spying to American fores and was
shot dead by Taliban militants inside her residence.
Provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel confirmed that the woman was shot dead late
Sunday night in Sarkano district.
http://www.khaama.com/taliban-executes-woman-over-espionage-charges-in-kunar-8802
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Pakistan is eyeing sea-based and short-range nuclear weapons, analysts say
(daily news) The development of nuclear missiles that could be fired from a Navy ship or submarine
would give Pakistan “second-strike” ability if a catastrophic nuclear exchange ruined all landprimarily based weapons.
But the acceleration of Pakistan’s nuclear and missile plans is renewing international worry about the
vulnerability of these weapons in a country property to far more than two dozen Islamist extremist
groups.
http://www.dailynewsen.com/world/pakistan-is-eyeing-sea-based-and-short-range-nuclearweapons-analysts-say-h2666600.html
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Afghanistan Signs Deal To Keep 10,000 US, NATO Troops
(defense one) After almost a year of delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a bilateral security
agreement Tuesday that will allow nearly 10,000 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after the end of
the year.
The deal “will enable American and coalition troops to continue to help strengthen Afghan forces,
counter terrorist threats, and advance regional security,” said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a
statement. That includes, he added, working to “build an enduring strategic partnership” as the
official U.S. combat mission winds down.
Not all U.S. troops are coming home. Approximately 9,800 soldiers are expected to stay in
Afghanistan after the end of 2014, down from about 38,000 at the beginning of the year. By the end
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of 2015, that number will be cut in half to about 4,900, and soldiers will be located in two areas: the
capital city of Kabul and Bagram Air Base, roughly an hour north of the capital.
a) http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/09/afghanistan-signs-deal-keep-10000-us-natotroops/95471/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29415170
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Pakistan appoints new chief for its premier spy agency, ISI
(fox news) Pakistani army says it has appointed a new chief for the country's premier intelligence
agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, also known by its acronym ISI.
An army statement says Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general on
Monday will head the spy agency.
The statement says five more officers have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general to
replace officers who retire in October.
Akhtar, who previously headed a Pakistani paramilitary force in the southern city of Karachi, is
replacing Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam. Both the military and the ISI wield tremendous power in Pakistan,
even after a successful transition of power to civilians last year.
a) http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/22/pakistan-appoints-new-chief-for-its-premierspy-agencyisi/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fw
orld+%28Internal+-+World+Latest+-+Text%29
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29307393
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29340680
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Malaysia arrests 13 over 'Islamic State links'
(bbc) Malaysian police have arrested 13 men and women planning to join the militant group Islamic
State (IS) in Syria.
Officials have released no further details, but reports said the suspects included students and factory
workers.
The authorities say a total of 36 Malaysians suspected of trying to join IS have been detained since
April, and at least 30 others have managed to join the militant group.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29628049
b) http://www.voanews.com/content/malaysia-struggles-to-stop-people-joiningjihad/2467392.html
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c) http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5c94783f9eee4a14a90dd00b5dde7c55/malaysia-detains-3militants-heading-syria
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Überwachung in Nordkorea: "Sie wissen alles über jeden"
(spiegel) Choe Ju Hwal war Oberst in Nordkoreas berüchtigtem Geheimdienst - bis er desertierte. Im
Interview spricht er über Vergeltung an seiner Familie, Machtkämpfe im Regime und eine heimliche
Führungszelle in der Partei.
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/nordkorea-interview-mit-ex-geheimdienst-choe-ju-hwal-a995548.html
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Other News From FEAP
1) Suicide bomber targets Afghan army bus
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/afghanistan-kabul-explosion201410241536639862.html
2) New Chinese Catamaran Spy Ship Learns All About Japanese Water
http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/eastern-arsenal/new-chinese-catamaran-spy-ship-learns-allabout-japanese-water?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=1&con=new-chinese-catamaran-spy-ship-learnsall-about-japanese-water
3) First U.S.-China-Australia Joint Military Drills Begin in Darwin
to work together in practical ways.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-07/first-u-s-china-australia-joint-military-drills-begin-indarwin.html
4) Philippine militants release two German hostages
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29665728
5) China Declares Cyber-war on Hong Kong Protesters
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-declares-cyber-war-on-occupy-central/2474288.html
6) Australia approves strikes against IS in Iraq
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29460743
7) Japan Student Suspected of Trying to Join Islamic State
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-japan-student-suspected-of-trying-to-join-islamicstate/2474980.html
8) China May Be Using App To Spy On Protesters
http://news.sky.com/story/1346133/china-may-be-using-app-to-spy-on-protesters
9) A Teenage Terrorism Suspect Is Shot Dead in Australia After Attacking Police
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http://time.com/3423975/isis-australia-melbourne-police-terrorism-suspect-abdul-numan-haider/
10) Taliban routs Afghan military convoy in ambush
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/10/taliban_routs_afghan.php
11) Philippine rebels free German hostages
a) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/philippines-abu-sayyaf-hostages2014101713310373157.html
b) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/24/us-philippines-militantsidUSKCN0HJ0NQ20140924
12) Mindestens 21 Extremisten in Pakistan getötet
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3768339/mindestens-21-extremisten-pakistangetoetet.story
13) Proteste in Hongkong: Vermummte greifen erneut Demonstranten an
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/hongkong-protestgegner-greifen-demonstranten-an-a996802.html
14) Viele Tote bei Aufständen in Uiguren-Provinz
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/china-viele-tote-bei-aufstaenden-in-uiguren-provinz-1.2147787
15) Afghanistan Taliban 'kill 22' in mountain ambush
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29592581
16) China sentences 12 to death for south Xinjiang attacks
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29592882
17) Drone strikes kill 8 in Afghanistan, Pakistan, sources say
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/11/world/asia/pakistan-afghanistan-dronestrikes/index.html?iref=allsearch
18) Afghan official and guard killed in ambush
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/afghan-official-guard-killed-ambush201410156234863824.html
19) China likely to expel disgraced security chief from party-sources
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/china-corruption-zhou-idUSL3N0SA2V520141015
20) Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/12/us-india-pakistan-idUSKCN0I103H20141012
21) U.S. commander in Afghanistan says recent Taliban gains fleeting
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/02/us-afghanistan-usa-idUSKCN0HR2EI20141002
22) Rare glimpse inside North Korea security zone
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia-pacific/2014/10/rare-glimpse-inside-north-korea-securityzone-201410163291831860.html
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23) Rival Koreas exchange fire at border: army
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/rival-koreas-exchange-fire-at-border-army201410109565295746.html
24) Kidnapped German Aid Worker Freed in Afghanistan
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/kidnapped-german-freed-afghanistan-26104715
25) Accused plotted home-soil terror attack
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/national/a/25280751/accused-plotted-home-soil-terror-attack/
Europe (Geograph.)
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Sweden hunts suspected foreign submarine off Stockholm coast
(defense news) The Swedish armed forces announced a military operation in islands off Stockholm
late Friday evening following reports of suspicious "foreign underwater activity."
"We have begun an intelligence operation ... involving ships, helicopters and several ground units,"
Commander Jonas Wikstroem told reporters, adding that the operation was based on a tip-off from a
"credible source."
Wikstroem did not specify how close the operation was to the Swedish capital but said that the
military was informing the public as the area is "heavily trafficked."
http://www.defensenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310170026
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Profile: Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg
(bbc) Nato's 13th secretary general, former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, looks an
unlikely choice on several counts: an economist with no defence background, a social democrat who
built up good relations with Russia, another Scandinavian hard on the heels of Anders Fogh
Rasmussen.
Actually, the veteran social democrat presents a sharp contrast to his predecessor, the conservative
former prime minister of Denmark, who could come over as strident and uncompromising about
Russia.
There is likely to be concern among some east Europeans that he may be too accommodating
towards Russia in the crisis over Ukraine.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29424512
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Russia’s eavesdropping on phone calls examined by Strasbourg court
(guardian) Russia’s secret surveillance programmes came under the scrutiny of the European court of
human rights on Wednesday when a journalist brought a case complaining about pervasive state
snooping on mobile phone calls.
Under Russian legislation the Kremlin’s powerful FSB spy agency is able to intercept domestic
telephone calls and can collect emails, texts and other data.
Russian law compels mobile phone providers to install special equipment which allows the agency to
conduct remote eavesdropping using a system known as Sorm. The country’s spy agencies are not
obliged, however, to inform operators about their targets.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/strasbourg-court-human-rights-russiaeavesdropping-texts-emails-fsb6054/14
Major terrorist attack is ‘inevitable’ as Isis fighters return, say EU officials
(guardian) A major Islamist terror attack in Europe is almost inevitable as European members of
Islamic State (Isis) return from Syria and Iraq, according to senior EU officials familiar with the
diplomatic, intelligence, and security planning taking place to try to counter the threat.
They said the EU’s bodies and its 28 governments were under intense US pressure to get to grips
with the menace represented by thousands of European citizens fighting in Syria, but that Europe
was struggling to develop coherent instruments to reduce the risk of an atrocity.
He put the number of EU citizens fighting in Syria at around 3,000. “We don’t have harmonised
statistics. But the flow of fighters has not dried up. It’s a significant number and it has not stopped,”
he said.
a) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/major-terrorist-attack-inevitable-isis-eu
b) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p027d3gf
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Belgium begins largest 'terrorism' trial
(al jazeera) Prosecutors accuse 46 men of belonging to a "terrorist group" and indoctrinating young
men to join war in Syria.
Belgiian prosecutors have begun the country's biggest-ever terrorism trial, accusing 46 men of being
members of a terrorist organisation that indoctrinated young men to fight in Syria.
Nine of those charged were present in court in Antwerp on Monday, including the alleged ringleader
Fouad Belkacem. The others were allegedly still in Syria, with many possibly dead in the fighting
there.
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/09/belgium-begins-largest-terrorism-trial2014929152217774668.html
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France blames Turkey for 'jihadi' arrest fiasco
(bbc) A senior French minister has criticised Turkey after plans to arrest suspected jihadis returning
from Syria collapsed when they were put on the wrong flight.
As security agents waited at a Paris airport, the three suspects were flown to Marseille in southern
France, where they left the airport unchallenged.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said there had been a "mix-up".The three suspects have
now handed themselves in to police in southern France.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29341796
b) http://bigstory.ap.org/article/58b608a6ebd54b3eb922607ab2c4bdcb/3-suspected-syriajihadis-face-charges-france
c) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/02/world/europe/france-jihadis-isis-syriairaq/index.html?iref=allsearch
d) http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a6c53eee860a4f52beb5fb5ffc7dd419/french-familysuspected-waging-jihad-syria
e) http://www.voanews.com/content/suspected-french-jihadis-surrender-to-police-aftersecurity-failures/2460664.html
f) http://www.voanews.com/content/french-jihadis-linked-to-1012-toulouse-gunmanarrested/2459437.html
g) http://derstandard.at/2000005981506/Anti-Jihad-a-la-francaise-Aufruhr-nach-FlughafenPanne
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Dutch troops told don't wear uniform on bus, train
(ap) The Dutch Defense Ministry is advising military personnel not to wear their uniforms on public
transport, as fears mount that the country could be targeted by radical Muslims.
Spokeswoman Marloes Visser said Thursday the decision was taken Wednesday evening — around
the time that the government announced it will send six F-16 fighter jets to launch air strikes on the
Islamic State terror group.
Announcing the deployment, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher acknowledged that the
Dutch role in the fight against Islamic State brings risks.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7bf4eea6959c42aaa5cd6603fd82c8d1/dutch-troops-told-dont-wearuniform-bus-train
6058/14
Poland holds two suspected Russian spies
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(the news) Two men arrested by Polish authorities on suspicion of spying were working for Russian
intelligence, a member of the Polish parliament’s intelligence committee said on Friday.
Prosecutors say the two men are an officer serving in the Polish military, and a Warsaw lawyer, but
they have not revealed in public for what country they are alleged to have been spying.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-1-279034-Poland-holds-two-suspected-Russian-spies
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Lithuania Creates Response Force To Prevent Ukraine Scenario
(defense news) Lithuania on Monday announced a new rapid reaction force designed to meet what it
termed new unconventional security threats highlighted by the Ukraine crisis.
The Baltic nation’s top general said 2,500 troops will be on high alert as of November to counteract
so-called “hybrid warfare” involving unconventional attacks by unmarked combatants, like those in
eastern Ukraine.
The move comes after NATO last month approved a rapid-response force in the wake of Russia
deploying new combat tactics in Ukraine amid its March takeover of Crimea.
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141013/DEFREG01/310130032/Lithuania-CreatesResponse-Force-Prevent-Ukraine-Scenario
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Estonia agrees to resettle a Guantánamo detainee
(miami herald) The Baltic nation of Estonia said Thursday it had agreed to resettle one of
Guantánamo’s 79 pre-cleared captives — a day after Uruguay’s president linked his commitment to
take in six prisoners to a dialogue with his successor.
The Estonian government made the announcement in a statement that did not name the captive it
would offer an opportunity to start a new life there after likely more than a decade at the prison in
Cuba.
The last time Europe took in a detainee for resettlement was in December 2013. Slovakia took in
three Uighur men, Muslims from China who’d been ordered released by the courts years before but
feared repatriation to their homeland.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nationworld/world/americas/guantanamo/article2634879.html
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Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses
(washington post) An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents
paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was
premier.
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Claudio Fava, vice president of Parliament’s anti-Mafia commission, told reporters Tuesday that
magistrates who investigate Italy’s organized crime syndicates were kept in the dark about the
practice, described in a written protocol between the now-defunct intelligence agency Sisde and the
national prison administration agency.
he practice came to light after Premier Matteo Renzi declassified the document in July, and the
arrangement was subsequently made public at the appeals trial of a former Sisde chief, Mario Mori,
in Palermo, Sicily.
The arrangement ran from about 2003 to 2007. The commission will begin hearings Wednesday to
learn if information bought from bosses was useful. Fava said he suspects the information might
have been used to derail investigations into whether politicians had links with the Mafia.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/lawmaker-italian-spy-agency-paid-mafiabosses/2014/09/30/8606385a-48d0-11e4-a4bf-794ab74e90f0_story.html
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Hinweise auf Pläne für Anschlag im Vatikan
(standard) Die italienischen Behörden haben einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge Hinweise auf Pläne für
einen Anschlag im Vatikan erhalten.
Die Tageszeitung "Il Messaggero" berichtete am Samstag, ein ausländischer Geheimdienst habe ein
Gespräch zwischen zwei Arabisch sprechenden Männern abgefangen, in dem von einer
"überzeugenden Tat am Mittwoch im Vatikan" die Rede gewesen sei.
In der zurückliegenden Woche seien die italienischen Behörden darüber informiert worden. Diese
wiederum hätten festgestellt, dass einer der Männer vor rund acht Monaten in Italien unterwegs
gewesen sei.
http://derstandard.at/2000005828361/Erhoehte-Sicherheitsvorkehrungen-im-Vatikan
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Spain and Morocco arrest 9 in terror cell
(ap) A cross-border cell in the Spanish enclave of Melilla and the neighboring Moroccan city of Nador
to recruit jihadis to fight for the Islamic State group has been dismantled, the two countries claimed
Friday.
Spain's Interior Ministry said the leader of the cell coordinated with his brother, an ex-Spanish soldier
currently fighting with the Islamic Group.
A specialist in arms and explosives, the former soldier had originally joined the al-Qaida splinter
group, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO, in 2012, which was fighting in
the African state of Mali.
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a) http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/c4c99a34c706469681c447a23ed939fe/spain-andmorocco-arrest-9-terror-cell
b) http://bigstory.ap.org/article/f0a45ceb6be54b3da7951da7a19c5372/spanish-judge-ordersjail-terror-cell-suspect
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Cypriot National Amongst Russian Spies
(greek reporter) A Cypriot citizen, identified as Christopher R. Metsos, who was released on bail last
week by a court in his country and is now a fugitive, is amongst 11 people formally accused of spying
on behalf of Russia.
According to FBI, Metsos is the only one currently not in custody while all of them face charges of
conspiring to act as secret agents and nine of them are charged with conspiracy to commit money
laundering. In addition, the indictment demanded from those accused of money laundering to return
any assets used in the offense.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/10/13/cypriot-national-amongst-russian-spies/
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Romania spy chief steps down to run for president
(gmanetwork) The chief of Romania's foreign secret service has resigned to run for the presidency of
the Balkan nation, officials confirmed Monday.
Teodor Melescanu, 73, a senator and former foreign minister before being named head of the SIE spy
agency in 2012, will stand against Prime Minister Victor Ponta in the vote in six weeks' time.
Romanian law bars members of the secret service from joining political parties but allows them to
enter politics as soon as they step down.
a) http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/380384/news/world/romania-spy-chief-stepsdown-to-run-for-president
b) http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3888234/Rumaenien_Praesident-nenntPremier-einen-Spion?from=suche.intern.portal
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Karadzic denies criminal role in Balkans war
(al jazeera) Ex-Bosnian Serb leader admits 'moral responsibility' but rejects criminal charges in
genocide that killed 8,000 Muslims.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has denied responsibility for the death of 100,000
people during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, claiming UN prosecutors have no "shred of evidence"
against him.
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Karadzic, a leading political figure during the war, is facing charges of war crimes, crimes against
humanity and genocide for atrocities committed as his ethnic army tried to rid Bosnia of Croats and
Muslims, killing 8,000 people in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
a) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/10/karadzic-says-prosecutors-lying-at-histrial-201410161653549882.html
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29438460
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29524146
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Kosovo-Geheimdienst befreit Junge aus Dschihadisten-Hand
(yahoo) Im Zuge einer Geheimdienstoperation ist ein Junge aus dem Kosovo nach fünf Monaten aus
den Händen der Dschihadisten in Syrien befreit und zu seiner Mutter in die Heimat zurückgebracht
worden.
Der acht Jahre alte Erion Zena traf nach offiziellen Angaben auf dem Flughafen der KosovoHauptstadt Pristina ein. Erions Vater Arben Zena hatte seinen Sohn mit nach Syrien genommen, um
sich dort den Dschihadisten anzuschließen.
In einer Erklärung des Kosovo-Regierungschefs Hashim Thaçi hieß es, der nationale Geheimdienst
habe die Aktion zum Aufspüren und zur Rückführung des Jungen "erfolgreich abgeschlossen". Details
über die Aktion wurden nicht genannt.
a) https://de.nachrichten.yahoo.com/kosovo-geheimdienst-befreit-junge-dschihadisten-hand162214431.html
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29641802
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Macedonia court convicts 17 in espionage case
(bbc) A court in Macedonia has convicted at least 17 people in a spying case involving an unnamed
nation or nations.
The leading suspect was Marijan Efremov, AFP reported, an ex-intelligence agency employee accused
of leading a spy ring. He was jailed for 15 years.
Much of the trial was held behind closed doors and the defendants were not officially identified. It is
the country's first espionage trial since independence in 1991.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29510996
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Serbia charges 5 over transferring Syria fighters
(ap) Serbia has charged five people with fighting in Syria and helping to organize the transfer of
fighters from Europe for the Islamic State group.
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The Organized Crime Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday that three men have been in detention since
March, while two others were charged in absentia.
The group is suspected of "conspiring to finance terrorism, train and recruit for terrorist actions."
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/868833ee388840b494ebc19ebe634374/serbia-charges-5-overtransferring-syria-fighters
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Greek police destroy suspected bomb sent to bourse
(miami herald) Greek police have destroyed a suspicious parcel sent to the Athens Stock Exchange
that was stopped at the mailroom and did not disrupt trading.
Police said the parcel sent to the stock exchange contained gunpowder and batteries, but it was
unclear whether it was fully rigged to explode. A police statement says the anti-terrorism squad is
investigating Thursday's incident.
The stock exchange building has been targeted in recent years by an extremist anarchist group,
which exploded a large bomb outside it, while other anarchist groups have engaged in parcel bomb
campaigns.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article2480341.html
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Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot
(ap) Greek police said Thursday they foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant
group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day
it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias said plans for Saturday's attack were found in a police raid in
Athens, where a suspect was arrested and held on terror-related charges.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/89cf39ac4b744a3cae980401446a35e6/greek-police-foil-far-leftmilitant-bomb-plot
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Other News From Europe
1) Französischer Ex-Geheimdienstler bei Al-Kaida
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/syrien/3759177/franzoesischer-exgeheimdienstler-bei-al-kaida.story
2) Facebook, Twitter and Google to attend EU anti-extremist meeting
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29505103
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3) Der Albanische Geheimdienst Skandal des SHIS, der die eigene Regierung, Diplomaten und
Politiker abhörte
http://alb.albania.de/shiu-shis/
4) Poland Says French-Russian Warship Deal Raises Issues for Missile Shield
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140929/DEFREG01/309290025/Poland-Says-FrenchRussian-Warship-Deal-Raises-Issues-Missile-Shield
5) Norway Extends Military Conscription To Women
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141014/DEFREG01/310140029/Norway-Extends-MilitaryConscription-Women
6) Dutch bikers join fight against Islamic State in Iraq
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29635394
7) How 2 French Girls Were Lured to Jihad Online
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/french-girls-lured-jihad-online-26095719
8) EU court cancels Tamil Tiger sanctions on technicality
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/sri-lanka-ltte-eu-idUSL6N0SB1VA20141016
9) EU-Kommission redet mit Facebook über ISIS-Gegenmaßnahmen
http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/eu-kommission-redet-mit-facebook-ueber-isisgegenmassnahmen/90.026.235
10) EU, China agree to step up cooperation against terrorism: EU
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/us-iraq-crisis-eu-china-idUSKCN0I501H20141016
11) Verfassungsgericht kippt Verschärfung von Internetgesetz
http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/verfassungsgericht-kippt-verschaerfung-voninternetgesetz/88.963.176
12) EU-Innenkommissar: Anlauf für neue Vorratsdatenspeicherung
http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/eu-innenkommissar-anlauf-fuer-neuevorratsdatenspeicherung/88.696.296
13) Slowakei lehnt Nato-Stützpunkte ab
http://de.ria.ru/politics/20140918/269578214.html
14) NATO general calls for 'more bang for the buck' from arms makers
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/02/nato-arms-industry-idUSL2N0RX1T020141002
15) Serbia condemns drone flag stunt at Albania match
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29627615
16) Turkey denies reaching accord with U.S. on use of air base against Islamic State
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a) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/turkey-denies-reaching-accordwith-us-on-use-of-air-base-against-islamic-state/2014/10/13/9f705cd0-52da-11e4-809b8cc0a295c773_story.html
b) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/tuerkei/tuerkisches-militaer-koennteangriff-von-isis-alleine-nicht-abwehren-13204458.html
17) Belgrad: Polizei-Fehler bei Angriff auf Botschaft
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3763102/belgrad-polizei-fehler-bei-angriffbotschaft.story
18) Italien will EU-Polizeiposten im Maghreb errichten
http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42833/1.html
19) Türkische Polizei nimmt deutsche Reporter fest
http://derstandard.at/2000006744764/Tuerkische-Polizei-nimmt-deutsche-Reporter-fest
20) UK Condemns 'Dangerous' Gibraltar Incursion
http://news.sky.com/story/1348389/uk-condemns-dangerous-gibraltar-incursion
21) Mutmaßliches Massengrab im Kosovo wird untersucht
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3759102/mutmassliches-massengrab-kosovountersucht.story
22) Neuer EU-Kommissar will "Safe Harbor"-Abkommen prüfen
http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/neuer-eu-kommissar-will-safe-harbor-abkommenpruefen/89.730.655
23) Theresa May to push EU to stem flow of jihadis to and from Syria and Iraq
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/theresa-may-lead-eu-push-stem-flow-jihadissyria-iraq
24) Briefbombenattentat auf Athener Börse vereitelt
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3755864/briefbombenattentat-athener-boersevereitelt.story
25) Anschlag auf spanisches Rathaus: Keine Verletzten
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3754863/anschlag-spanisches-rathaus-keineverletzten.story
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Call to probe UK firm over Bahraini 'spying' claims
(bbc) The National Crime Agency has been asked to investigate a British company for allegedly aiding
the surveillance of Bahraini activists living in the UK.
In a complaint sent to the NCA by Privacy International on Monday, Gamma Group is accused of
supplying software and providing support to Bahrain.
Privacy International held a press conference, where Gamma Group was not represented, to
announce the action. Gamma Group has not responded to requests for comment.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29596586
b) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/bahrain-spied-on-political-activists-living-inthe-uk-9792191.html
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First details of Government’s lawyer-client spying policies revealed
(ekklesia) A rare public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has for the first time
revealed details of UK security services’ secret policies on the interception of private calls between
lawyers and their clients, says the legal charity Reprieve.
The existence of the secret policies on legally-privileged material emerged in the course of a torture
case brought by Reprieve and others, on behalf of Libyan rendition victims Abdel-Hakim Belhaj, Sami
al-Saadi and their families.
Lawyers for Mr Belhaj and Mr al-Saadi – who in 2004 were abducted with their families in a joint
MI6-Libyan operation and rendered to Libya, where they faced years of torture – are fighting to have
these policies disclosed, saying they fear their conversations with their clients have been spied on.
The confidentiality of those conversations is bound by legal professional privilege (LPP).
http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/20959
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Terrorism chief's plots warning
(yahoo) Britain's counter-terrorism chief has warned officers are grappling with "exceptionally high"
numbers of investigations as they foil several murderous plots a year.
Amid heightened fears over the influence of extremist group Islamic State, Scotland Yard Assistant
Commissioner Mark Rowley, who is the National Policing Lead for Counter Terrorism, took the
unusual step of revealing details of the scale of the deadly threat that police face.
It came as Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond suggested British jihadists who go to fight in Iraq or
Syria could be tried for treason.
a) https://uk.news.yahoo.com/big-rise-anti-terror-probes-230133044.html#ST5vKbB
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b) http://news.sky.com/story/1354762/hundreds-of-uk-terror-arrests-this-year
c) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/10/terrorist-chatter-raises-threat-level-ukpolice
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Former UK Defence Staff Chief Joins DynCorp
(defense news) The former head of Britain’s armed forces, Gen. Sir David Richards, has been
recruited by DynCorp International to head the support company’s business activities here just
weeks ahead of the UK government naming the winner of a competition to privatize the state-owned
Defence Support Group (DSG), in which the US concern is a prominent bidder.
The British Army general retired last year as the chief of the Defence Staff after a three-year tenure
in office as the UK’s top soldier.
Richards becomes chairman of DynCorp’s UK advisory board, beefing up the company’s presence in
the UK as the fight to secure the DSG military vehicle and small arms maintenance operation reaches
its final stages.
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141015/DEFREG01/310150050/Former-UK-Defence-StaffChief-Joins-DynCorp
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UK intelligence agencies need stronger oversight, says David Blunkett
(guardian) The former home secretary David Blunkett has called for stronger oversight of the UK’s
intelligence agencies and warned that the “old-fashioned paternalism” of secrecy based on perceived
security interests was undermining public confidence in their activities.
Blunkett called for the legal framework on mass surveillance to be updated on a regular basis and for
judicial oversight to be made much more robust and transparent.
The Labour MP’s call came during only the second public evidence session ever held by the
intelligence and security committee. Its inquiry into security and privacy was set up following the
disclosures by Edward Snowden of the scale of the bulk collection of personal data by GCHQ and the
US National Security Agency.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/uk-intelligence-agencies-stronger-oversight-davidblunkett
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Prosecutor: Britain's Blair may have been terrorism target
(europe online) Former British prime minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie may have been the
target of a terror plot thwarted by police, a court heard Tuesday.
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Erol Incedal, the defendant in Britain‘s first terrorism trial held mainly in secret, had the address of
one of Blairs‘ properties when he was stopped by police last year, Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC
said at the opening of the trial.
Police found the address on a piece of paper inside Incedal‘s glasses case after stopping the 26-yearold on September 30, 2013, for a road traffic violation, Whittam told jurors.
http://en.europeonline-magazine.eu/prosecutor-britains-blair-may-have-been-terrorismtarget_359534.html
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Johnson Warns Of 'Thousands Of Terror Suspects'
(sky news) London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed that thousands of terror suspects are being
spied on every day by UK security services.
He said the number of suspects in London alone is said to be in the "low thousands", suggesting the
threat from home-grown terrorism may be far more widespread than that from Syria or Iraq.
Mr Johnson told the Daily Telegraph: "In London we're very very vigilant and very very concerned.
Every day - as you saw recently, we had to raise the threat level - every day the security services are
involved in thousands of operations.
http://news.sky.com/story/1351149/johnson-warns-of-thousands-of-terror-suspects
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Lifting the veil of secrecy on the intelligence service
(bbc) For the first time a former director of GCHQ talks about his time working in the UK
government's intelligence service in Cheltenham.
Sir Arthur Bonsall is a former director of GCHQ who lived a life in the shadows for almost 40 years. He
was recruited to the government's secret code breaking service in 1939 to undertake confidential
war work at Bletchley Park.
Sir Arthur rose through the ranks and became the sixth director at GCHQ in 1973 and has never
spoken on camera about his work until now.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-23878101
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Moazzam Begg was in contact with MI5 about his Syria visits, papers show
(guardian) The terrorism case against former Guantánamo inmate Moazzam Begg collapsed after
MI5 belatedly gave police and prosecutors a series of documents that detailed the agency’s extensive
contacts with him before and after his trips to Syria, the Guardian has learned.
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The documents included minutes of meetings that MI5 officers and lawyers held with Begg, at which
he discussed his travel plans and explained he was assisting opposition fighters in their war against
Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
On seeing the material, Crown prosecutors realised it corroborated Begg’s defence case: he insists he
was always perfectly candid with MI5, and says the agency assured him no attempt would be made
to hinder him if he wanted to return to Syria.
a) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/02/moazzam-begg-contact-mi5-agentspapers
b) https://uk.news.yahoo.com/terror-charges-against-ex-guantanamo-detainee-dropped102203829.html#f2dREPc
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29447505
d) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/moazzam-begg-malicious-vindictivedetainment
e) http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/oct/03/moazzam-begg-video-interview
f) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29528116
g) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29518323
6082/14
PM orders spy chiefs to find Jihadi John
(sunday times) DAVID CAMERON yesterday ordered spy chiefs to find Alan Henning’s murderer so he
can send the SAS to capture or kill the man known as “Jihadi John”.
The prime minister summoned the heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to his Chequers country retreat and
told them he wanted them to provide him with targets for a special forces raid on the Isis kidnappers.
The meeting came 12 hours after the terrorists released video showing the British-born terrorist
beheading Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver from Salford.
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1467520.ece
6083/14
First alleged Isil terror plot on UK foiled amid growing fears of beheadings
(telegraph) The first alleged Isil-linked terror plot on UK soil has been foiled by police and MI5 amid
fears jihadists are returning from Syria to carry out beheadings on British streets.
Four men were arrested in dramatic armed raids in London during which one suspect had to be
Tasered by police.
The men are feared to have been in the “early stages” of planning a “significant” attack and it is
understood one line of inquiry is whether they wanted to emulate the sort of brutal execution that
has become Isil’s hallmark on a British street.
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a) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11147495/First-alleged-Isilterror-plot-on-UK-foiled-amid-growing-fears-of-beheadings.html
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29532703
c) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/09/world/europe/uk-terror-arrests/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
d) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/08/student-four-arrested-terror-plotattack-britain
6084/14
Alan Henning 'killed by Islamic State'
(bbc) A video purporting to show UK hostage Alan Henning being beheaded has been released by
Islamic State militants.
The Salford taxi driver was delivering aid to Syria in December when he was kidnapped and then held
hostage by IS.
IS threatened to kill him in footage last month showing the death of Briton David Haines, and in this
video they threaten US aid worker Peter Kassig. David Cameron said Britain would do all it could "to
hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice".
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29485405
b) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/world-leaders-condemn-latest-isilbeheading-201410410241115131.html
c) http://news.sky.com/story/1347412/even-al-qaeda-tried-to-free-alan-henning
d) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/05/isis-murder-alan-henning-british-muslimcommunity
6085/14
Other News From UK
1) Bernard Gray: Extended Interview With UK Defence Materiel Chief
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140929/DEFREG01/309290031/Bernard-Gray-ExtendedInterview-UK-Defence-Materiel-Chief
2) UK To Add Reapers to Air Power Operating in Iraq
http://www.defensenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014310160025
3) Terror Suspect 'Recorded Discussing Drive-Bys'
http://news.sky.com/story/1353817/terror-suspect-recorded-discussing-drive-bys
4) John Cantlie: Father appeals for UK hostage's release
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29480694
5) Fake bomb detector husband jailed for three years
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29477894
6) RAF Tornados in fresh air strike on Islamic State
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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29508951
7) Theresa May questioned by intelligence and security committee: Politics live blog
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2014/oct/16/theresa-may-questioned-byintelligence-and-security-committee-politics-live-blog
8) British RAF Now Flying Improved Typhoon Aircraft
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141017/DEFREG01/310170024/British-RAF-Now-FlyingImproved-Typhoon-Aircraft
9) Police Arrest Six On Suspicion Of Terrorism
http://news.sky.com/story/1352588/police-arrest-six-on-suspicion-of-terrorism
10) Counter-terror police arrest two men on M6 motorway
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29375108
11) London man in court over Iraq roadside bombs
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29353253
12) Anti-terror police arrest man over 'Iraq explosives'Scotland Yard sign
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29324814
13) 'Extreme anarchist link' to Bristol crimes investigated
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-29285280
14) RAF jets sent on Iraqi combat mission against IS
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29393379
15) Two more RAF jets sent on Iraqi mission against IS
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29405978
16) British Troops Back In Iraq To Help Beat IS
http://news.sky.com/story/1351487/british-troops-back-in-iraq-to-help-beat-is
17) Three arrested in terror probe
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/three-arrested-in-terror-probe30661299.html
18) Ex-Sunday Mirror journalist charged with phone hacking
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29629455
19) Charlie Brooks and Stuart Kuttner lose hacking costs case
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29630079
20) Anti-terror officers seize £250,000
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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/antiterror-officers-seize-25000030660040.html
Northern Ireland
6086/14
IRA informer names senior Provo in charge of gang who murdered Paul Quinn
(nuzhound) An informer within IRA ranks has come forward with crucial new information about the
murder of South Armagh man, Paul Quinn, seven years ago.
The disillusioned Provo has told gardai the name of the senior republican from the border area
whom he alleges led the gang who brutally beat the 21-year-old to death in a barn in Co Monaghan.
Sources close to the investigation said the IRA veteran has recently been quizzed by detectives
leading the murder inquiry as a result of this information.
http://www.nuzhound.com/articles/breen/arts2014/oct12_informer_PaulQuinn___SBreen_Sunday-Life.php
6087/14
Government destroyed Stalker Sampson files weeks before 'Shoot to Kill' inquest was due to open
(the detail) Top secret files relating to the killing of nine men in Co Armagh more than 30 years ago
were destroyed by the British government just weeks before an inquest into the deaths was due to
begin, The Detail can reveal.
In the mid 1980s two senior British police detectives, John Stalker and Colin Sampson, were each asked
to investigate a series of incidents which resulted in the killing of three RUC officers and weeks later
six unarmed nationalists.
RUC officers Sean Quinn, Alan McCloy and Paul Hamilton were killed by an IRA landmine near Lurgan
in October 1982. Within weeks Gervaise McKerr, Sean Burns, Eugene Toman, Seamus Grew, Roddy
Carroll and 17 year-old Michael Tighe were all shot dead by the RUC’s Special Support Unit (SSU) in a
series of controversial shootings in Co Armagh.
a) http://www.thedetail.tv/issues/347/stalker-sampson-files-destroyed/governmentdestroyed-stalker-sampson-files-weeks-before-shoot-to-kill-inquest-was-due-to-open
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-29318291
6088/14
Coroner in request for Pat Finucane documents
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(belfast telegraph) A coroner's bid for information from an official review of the Pat Finucane murder
is being considered by the Government, an inquest has been told.
It involves the death of Gerard Slane (27), a father-of-three shot by the UDA at his home at Waterville
Street, west Belfast, in 1988.
Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review by Sir Desmond de Silva into the murder of solicitor
Mr Finucane, which also touched on the Slane case. The Slane family's solicitor has said previous
probes into alleged security force collusion with loyalists, including the De Silva report, had already
revealed material.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/coroner-in-request-forpat-finucane-documents-30598252.html
6089/14
Pair accused of dissident plot to kill Johnny Adair and jail governor
(belfast telegraph) Two men accused of a dissident republican plot to murder two leading former UDA
leaders and a prison governor have appeared in court in Scotland. Anton Duffy (38) and John Gorman
(57) allegedly conspired to murder Johnny Adair and Samuel McCrory, between August 2010 and
October 2013.
Martin Hughes (35) and Paul Sands (31) are alleged to have assisted on the second charge. The four
men, who deny all the charges, appeared at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday. They are all accused
of planning to carry out terrorist acts by procuring vehicles, explosives and firearms including a Type
56 assault rifle.
The charge alleges they recruited individuals and communicated with the IRA and the Real IRA. They
are accused of carrying out, and getting others to carry out, surveillance on prison officers, Derek
McGill, governor of Barlinnie Jail in Glasgow, and "individuals perceived by you to belong to, or who
you believed had an association with, loyalist organisations, namely Samuel McCrory and John Adair."
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/pair-accused-of-dissidentplot-to-kill-johnny-adair-and-jail-governor-30592169.html
6090/14
Loyalists try to pin attack on republicans
(irish news) DISSIDENT loyalists have attempted to blame republicans for a pipe-bomb attack in north
Belfast in which the car of senior loyalist John Bunting was damaged.
http://www.irishnews.com/news/loyalists-try-to-pin-attack-on-republicans-1371705
6091/14
INLA in drugs cash showdown
(sunday world) North Belfast is on the brink of a vigilante turf war as republican splinter group the
INLA put the squeeze on drug dealers.
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Known dealers in the New Lodge area of the city are facing huge cash demands after coming under
pressure from the dissident organisation.
The Sunday World understands that significant payments have already been made, with dealers
being told ‘pay up or else.’
http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/northern-ireland/inla-in-drugs-cash-showdown
6092/14
Kincora: campaigners call for Official Secrets Act suspension to allow former intelligence officers to
give evidence
(belfast telegraph) The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers
to give evidence about alleged cover-ups during the child abuse inquiry, campaigners have said.
First Minister Peter Robinson has also called for full access to information from intelligence agencies,
labelling Kincora “a national scandal”.An ex-soldier has claimed he was told to stop investigating
sexual abuse at Kincora Boys' Home in the 1970s.
Brian Gemmell said he was ordered to halt his probe into the east Belfast home by a senior MI5
officer in 1975 after presenting a report on allegations.
a) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/kincoracampaigners-call-for-official-secrets-act-suspension-to-allow-former-intelligence-officers-togive-evidence-30477730.html
b) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-kincora-scandal-mi5-tried-to-blackmailbelfast-homosexual-says-whistleblower-9644610.html
c) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/kincorawestminster-probe-will-see-suspects-shaking-in-their-boots-30480647.html
d) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-28597343#
e) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/kincora-howthree-men-alerted-mi5-officers-to-homes-dark-secret-and-still-nothing-was-done-to-stopthe-child-sex-abuse-30486053.html
6093/14
Official IRA say they will ‘retaliate’
(belfast media group) The Official IRA are threatening to “retaliate” against individuals who they
claim are using the organisation’s name.
The Andersonstown News has learned that men claiming to represent the Official IRA have entered
several homes in West and North Belfast in recent weeks, confronting the occupants and issuing
threats against them.
One man was told to leave the country. But the OIRA has now warned those using its name that they
should “consider their precarious positions should they continue with such actions”.News that the
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Official IRA are threatening to take violent action will come as a surprise to political observers, many
of whom thought the organisation had disappeared.
http://belfastmediagroup.com/official-ira-say-they-will-retaliate/
6094/14
Other News From NI
1) Man shot by gunman on bike in Coolock, Dublin
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29295396
2) Bomb made safe at house in Bray, County Wicklow
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29292938
3) Reshuffle of PSNI senior command team is confirmed
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/reshuffle-of-psni-seniorcommand-team-is-confirmed-30601416.html
4) Woman held over Sean McParland UVF Belfast 1994 murder
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-29312649
5) Loyalist Jackie McDonald and republican Sean 'Spike' Murray in peace message
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/loyalist-jackie-mcdonaldand-republican-sean-spike-murray-in-peace-message-30604348.html
6) Alliance Party politicians receive bullets in post: Pair will 'not be deterred' by death threats
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/alliance-party-politiciansreceive-bullets-in-post-pair-will-not-be-deterred-by-death-threats-30605370.html
7) Taoiseach Enda Kenny backs IRA murders probe call
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/taoiseach-enda-kennybacks-ira-murders-probe-call-30604339.html
8) Kingsmills inquest date is set
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/kingsmills-inquest-date-isset-30595122.html
9) IRA threats letters: Londonderry man gets suspended jail term
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-29236124
10) 'Data laws broken' over Brown case
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/data-laws-broken-overbrown-case-30593898.html
11) Teen 'shot by appointment' is Derry's 13th victim this year
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/teen-shot-byappointment-is-derrys-13th-victim-this-year-30592172.html
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12) 13 shot by paramilitary vigilantes this year
http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/13-shot-by-paramilitary-vigilantes-thisyear-1-6302541
13) Terrorist outfits and emblems banned from Derrylin republican commemoration
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/terrorist-outfits-andemblems-banned-from-derrylin-republican-commemoration-30476168.html
14) Pipe bomb thrown at car in Belfast
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/pipe-bomb-thrown-at-carin-belfast-30482369.html
15) Gun cache found under garden gnomes
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/offbeat/gun-cache-found-under-garden-gnomes30493344.html
16) Suspect vehicle which prompted security alert in Lisburn 'nothing untoward'
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/suspect-vehicle-whichprompted-security-alert-in-lisburn-nothing-untoward-30492702.html
17) Police investigate report of shot fired in Antrim
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-28722175
18) McKevitt joins prisoners seeking early release after High Court ruling
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/mckevitt-joins-prisoners-seeking-early-release-afterhigh-court-ruling-30494680.html
19) Belfast riots: 56 police officers injured during parade protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-23645607
20) Petrol bomb attack in PortadownPolice are investigating an overnight petrol bomb attack in
Portadown, County Armagh
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-28731121
21) Republican march: Belfast city centre parade which sparked rioting last year passes off
largely peacefully
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/republican-march-belfastcity-centre-parade-which-sparked-rioting-last-year-passes-off-largely-peacefully-30496890.html
22) Plea over son's murder: PSNI urged to revisit probe into 1996 killing of Catholic man John
Molloy
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/plea-over-sons-murderpsni-urged-to-revisit-probe-into-1996-killing-of-catholic-man-john-molloy-30497991.html
23) Report praises PSNI success in thwarting terrorist attacks
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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/report-praises-psnisuccess-in-thwarting-terrorist-attacks-30497775.html
24) Two people are injured in County Limerick shootingGarda car
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28772526
25) Video: HET admits evidence mix-up on Kingsmills Massacre
http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/regional/video-het-admits-evidence-mix-up-on-kingsmillsmassacre-1-6234155
26) Fury over paramilitary display at funeral of IRA killer Tony 'TC' Catney
a) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/fury-overparamilitary-display-at-funeral-of-ira-killer-tony-tc-catney-30507102.html
b) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/convicted-ofmurder-when-he-was-just-16-30507097.html
Austria, Germany&Switzerland
6095/14
Ministerium betont Eurofighter-Flugbereitschaft
(kleine zeitung) Das Verteidigungsministerium versucht, im Wirbel rund um die Bohrlöcher der
Eurofighter zu kalmieren. Flugbetrieb und Sicherheit seien "in keiner Weise eingeschränkt", wurde in
einer Aussendung festgehalten.
Minister Gerald Klug (SPÖ) betonte im Ö1-"Mittagsjournal", dass "aktuell an der richtigen Stelle
gearbeitet" werde.
Zuletzt waren Spekulationen laut geworden, dass die nicht ausreichend gereinigten Bohrlöcher am
Rumpfhinterteil des Fliegers ein Grund für einen Ausstieg aus dem Abfangjäger-Deal sein könnten.
Darauf ließ sich Klug indes nicht ein: Er verwies generell auf die "Task Force" im Ministerium, die den
Ankauf und mögliche Korruptionsfälle "in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der Staatsanwaltschaft" prüft.
a) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3755841/ministerium-betont-eurofighterflugbereitschaft.story
b) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3754781/oesterreichs-eurofighter-werdenueberprueft.story
c) http://www.nzz.ch/international/oesterreichs-armee-ruestet-massiv-ab-1.18396667
6096/14
Isis’s Austrian poster girl jihadi brides 'have changed their minds and want to come home'
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(belfast telegraph) When they first arrived in the Middle East via Turkey, 15-year-old Sabina
Selimovic and 17-year-old Samra Kesinovic were used as poster girls for the militant group, and social
media posts purported to show how much fun they were having.
Interpol became involved when the girls left Austria in April, despite the fact that they wrote a note
telling their parents: “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah – and we will die for him.”
But now the Austrian government has said the girls want to come back, and have been in contact
with their families, the Austrian newspaper Oesterreich reported.
a) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/isiss-austrian-poster-girl-jihadi-brideshave-changed-their-minds-and-want-to-come-home-30658370.html
b) http://derstandard.at/2000006832517/Jugendliche-erkennen-Mitschueler-in-JihadistenVideo
6097/14
Dschihadisten beschäftigen Österreichs Behörden
(kurier) Der heimische Verfassungsschutz und die Staatsanwaltschaften sind mit einer Flut an
Verfahren gegen mutmaßliche Dschihadisten, deren Freunde und Unterstützer konfrontiert.
Das ergibt sich aus einer Bilanz des Innenministeriums: Derzeit laufen knapp 100
Ermittlungsverfahren gegen mutmaßliche Dschihadisten. Das gab das Innenministerium am Montag
der APA bekannt.
a) http://kurier.at/chronik/oesterreich/dschihadisten-beschaeftigen-oesterreichsbehoerden/90.940.724
b) http://kurier.at/chronik/wien/islamismus-expertin-claudia-dantschke-hier-zu-rekrutieren-istfuer-den-is-einfacher/89.110.896
c) http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/austrian-youth-flocking-isil2014108101425255506.html
d) http://diepresse.com/home/politik/aussenpolitik/3886747/Osterreich-wird-Zielgebiet-furIS?direct=3873370&_vl_backlink=/home/index.do&selChannel=103
6098/14
Austrian police arrest couple sought in Germany on suspicion of terrorism
(fox news) Austrian police have arrested a couple alleged to have trained with radical Islamic fighters
in Syria and sought in Germany on suspicion of terrorism.
Law enforcement officials say a 20 year-old man and his 33-year old partner were detained early
Thursday on a train headed for Germany shortly before it reached the border. An 8-year old child
traveling with them has been handed over to childcare authorities.
State prosecutor spokesman Markus Kitz says an extradition hearing is set for next week.
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a) http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/16/austrian-police-arrest-couple-sought-ingermany-on-suspicion-terrorism/
b) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/us-mideast-crisis-austria-arrestidUSKCN0I525220141016
6099/14
Aufklärung. Der amerikanische Geheimdienst und das österreichische Heeresnachrichtenamt
sollen eng zusammenarbeiten
(sn) Der amerikanische Abhörskandal bringt nun auch die heimische Politik in Bedrängnis. Die
Staatsanwaltschaft prüft, ob ein Vertrag zwischen dem US-Geheimdienst NSA und dem
österreichischen Heeresnachrichtenamt (HNA) „strafrechtlich relevant“ ist.
Die Vereinbarung des HNA mit den USA soll aus der Zeit des Kalten Krieges stammen und nach den
Terroranschlägen vom 11. September 2001 erneuert worden sein.
Was die dafür Verantwortlichen übersehen haben dürften: Wer in Österreich eine fremde Macht,
einen militärischen Nachrichtendienst wie auch immer unterstützt, kann nach dem Strafgesetzbuch
zu bis zu zwei Jahren Haft verurteilt werden.
a) http://search.salzburg.com/display/sn2717_27.07.2013_41-48016453
b) http://www.salzburg.com/nachrichten/oesterreich/politik/sn/artikel/pilz-anzeige-wegenangeblichen-nsa-geheimvertrags-68114/
c) http://www.salzburg.com/nachrichten/oesterreich/politik/sn/artikel/klug-fallweisezusammenarbeit-mit-nsa-70776/
d) http://www.salzburg.com/nachrichten/oesterreich/politik/sn/artikel/klug-warnt-vor-fusionvon-nachrichtendiensten-72529/
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US-Botschafterin Wesner: Keine "geheime" Spionage in Wien
(standard) Die US-Botschafterin Alexa Wesner hat erneut "geheime" Aktivitäten von USGeheimdiensten in Wien dementiert und sich ausführlich zur sogenannten "NSA-Villa" in WienPötzleinsdorf geäußert.
Laut Wesner würden dort "öffentlich zugängliche Daten" ausgewertet werden, auf die jeder
zugreifen könne. Weiters seien dort "Österreicher, keine NSA-Mitarbeiter" beschäftigt, die
Analysetätigkeiten für die USA ausführen würden.
http://derstandard.at/2000006163175/US-Botschafterin-Wesner-Keine-geheime-Spionage-in-Wien
6101/14
Neonazi-Internetforum abgeschaltet
(kleine zeitung) Gemeinsam mit deutschen Kollegen ist dem Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und
Terrorismusbekämpfung ein Schlag gegen den Rechtsextremismus gelungen.
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Das Neonazi-Forum "Nationale Revolution" wurde abgeschaltet und zwei Hauptverdächtige in beiden
Ländern in Haft genommen. Bei Hausdurchsuchungen am Donnerstag wurden zahlreiche
Beweismittel sichergestellt, gab das Innenministerium am Samstag bekannt.
Das neonazistische Diskussionsforum ist laut DÖW seit 2007 im Internet aktiv, nach der Schließung
des Thiazi-Forums habe es massiv an Bedeutung zugenommen. Unter Pseudonymen wie "Linzer
Reichsmarschall", "14Ostmark88" oder "RächerGermanias" seien auch österreichische Neonazis dort
mit Einträgen vertreten gewesen.
a) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3775191/neonazi-internetforumabgeschaltet.story
b) http://derstandard.at/2000006344073/Rechtsextreme-AFP-versammelt-sich-in-Salzburg
c) http://search.salzburg.com/display/ks080600_08.10.2014_41-54935758
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200 000 Mark für den V-Mann
(süddeutsche) Computer, Handys und ein stattliches Honorar: Der frühere V-Mann und Thüringer
Neonazi Tino Brandt offenbart im NSU-Prozess, wie spendabel der Verfassungsschutz ihn versorgte.
Erst dadurch hätten seine Kameraden bundesweite Bedeutung erlangt.
Im NSU-Prozess werden auch die dunklen Ecken des Rechtsstaats ausgeleuchtet. Der frühere V-Mann
und Thüringer Neonazi Tino Brandt gewährt Einblicke in das trübe Treiben des Verfassungsschutzes.
Wenn stimmt, was der Zeuge sagt, warnte der Geheimdienst den Spitzel vor Hausdurchsuchungen
der Polizei und bezahlte sogar seine Anwaltskosten, wenn ihm eine Verurteilung drohte. Die
Beamten belieferten den Verräter, der stets ein überzeugter Rechtsextremist geblieben ist, auch mit
einer Antifa-Zeitschrift. So bekam die rechte Szene Informationen über den politischen Gegner frei
Haus vom Amt.
a) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/nsu-prozess-mark-fuer-den-v-mann-1.2144947
b) http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/rechtsterrorismus/detail/-/specific/NSUProzess-Mundlos-und-Boehnhardt-sollen-Mitwisser-mit-Pistole-bedroht-haben-1181866308
c) http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/suche/detail//specific/Verfassungsschutzspitzel-Brandt-musste-offenbar-nicht-ueber-Straftaten-vonNeona-1164480560
d) http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/suche/detail/-/specific/NSU-Prozess-Spitzelschmaeht-NSU-Verfahren-als-Schauprozess-1371266962
e) http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/suche/detail/-/specific/RechtsextremismusForscher-Verfassungsschutz-beging-grenzenloses-Verbrechen-an-357008646
f) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/nsu-prozess-das-ist-hier-ja-keinekinderspielplatzbefragung-1.2142898
g) http://derstandard.at/2000005984108/Rechtsextreme-profitierten-von-VerfassungsschutzGeld
h) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/jerzy-montag-kontrollgremium-setzt-gruenen-als-nsusonderermittler-ein-1.2161861
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http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/mordserie-der-nsu-die-fotos-destoten-v-manns1.2155614
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/nsu-prozess-geheimnisse-um-einen-toten-v-mann1.2145835
http://www.n-tv.de/ticker/Verfassungsschutz-hatte-NSU-CD-schon-2005article13710776.html
http://www.n-tv.de/politik/War-der-NSU-ein-Quartett-article13693086.html
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/nsu-prozess-verfassungsschuetzer-sagen-uebertino-brandt-aus-a-994687.html
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/nsu-prozess-tino-brandt-sagt-aus-a-993551.html
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/nsu-verfassungsschutz-hatte-seit-2005-cd-mit-nsukuerzel-a-994895.html
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/nsu-innenausschuss-erhaelt-schreiben-vonarbeitskreis-nsu-a-993368.html
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Gewalt gegen Asylbewerber: NRW will Flüchtlingsheime stärker überwachen
(spiegel) Nordrhein-Westfalen will Flüchtlingsunterkünfte künftig strenger kontrollieren. Auch
Sicherheitsleute sollen genauer überprüft werden, möglicherweise durch Checks beim
Verfassungsschutz.
- Die Landesregierung in Nordrhein-Westfalen bemüht sich nach den Übergriffen privater Wachleute
gegen Flüchtlinge um Schadensbegrenzung. Innenminister Ralf Jäger (SPD) will entsprechende
Maßnahmen vorstellen, kündigte eine Ministeriumssprecherin an.
Jäger hatte bereits mehr Personal für die Überwachung der Standards in den Flüchtlingsheimen
zugesagt. Überlegt wird dem Vernehmen nach auch, die privaten Sicherheitskräfte durch eine
Abfrage beim Verfassungsschutz zu überprüfen.
a) http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/gewalt-gegen-fluechtlinge-nrw-will-heime-staerkerueberwachen-a-994499.html
b) http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/misshandlung-fluechtlinge-in-hamburgsollen-geschlagen-worden-sein-a-995187.html
c) http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/kommentar-zu-kraft-fluechtlingen-burbachscheinheilige-scham-a-994935.html
d) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/nach-uebergriffen-im-fluechtlingsheim-brutalerwachmann-erhaelt-gutes-fuehrungszeugnis-1.2168041
e) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/uebergriffe-auf-asylbewerber-in-nrw-nachts-suchteder-ss-trupp-streit-1.2155608
f) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/uebergriffe-auf-asylbewerber-kraft-raeumt-nachmisshandlungsskandal-fehler-ein-1.2157030
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Irakischer Geheimdienst: BND wusste von Waffenkäufen
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(spiegel) Vor drei Jahren waren neun Männer des umstrittenen irakischen Geheimdienstes in
Deutschland, unter anderem um bei der Waffenfirma Schmeisser einzukaufen.
Der BND wusste nach SPIEGEL-Informationen davon, nicht aber die Bundesregierung.
a) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bnd-wusste-von-waffenkaeufen-irakischergeheimdienstler-a-996680.html
b) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/kampf-gegen-is-flugzeugdefekt-verzoegert-deutschewaffenlieferung-in-den-irak-1.2144039
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Neue Regeln für Hessens Verfassungsschutz
(faz) Als Konsequenz aus den Versäumnissen der Sicherheitsbehörden bei den Ermittlungen zur NSUMordserie hat Innenminister Peter Beuth (CDU) am Freitag zwei Gesetzentwürfe zur Neuausrichtung
des Landesamts für Verfassungsschutz vorgestellt.
Darin wird unter anderem ein „Leitbild“ für die Arbeit der Behörde formuliert. Ferner werden
Anwerbung und Einsatz von Informanten aus der extremistischen Szene, sogenannten V-Leuten,
normiert. Das Gesetz über das Landesamt solle neu gefasst werden. Auch sei die parlamentarische
Kontrolle des Verfassungsschutzes in einem neuen, eigenständigen Gesetz zu regeln, sagte Beuth.
a) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/hessen/nach-nsu-morden-neue-regeln-fuer-hessensverfassungsschutz-13201840.html
b) http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/suche/detail/-/specific/Wer-ueberwachtkuenftig-Bodo-Ramelow-1179866319
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Mutmaßlicher Kopf der „Düsseldorfer Zelle“ will aussagen
(faz) Der seit mehr als zwei Jahren am Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf laufende Prozess gegen eine
„Düsseldorfer Zelle“ könnte an diesem Donnerstag eine entscheidende Wendung nehmen.
Der Marokkaner Abdeladim El-K. der mutmaßlich Kopf der Zelle, will am 155. Verhandlungstag sein
Schweigen brechen und sich ausführlich äußern – auch zur Anklage. Nach Erkenntnissen des
Bundeskriminalamts (BKA) war El-K. vor mehr als drei Jahren gemeinsam mit drei weiteren
angeklagten jungen Männer intensiv mit den Vorbereitungen für einen aufsehenerregenden
Anschlag beschäftigt.
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/terrorprozess-in-duesseldorf-wegen-geplantenterroranschlags-13185289.html
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De Maizière will IS-Kämpfern Ausweise entziehen
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(faz) Bundesinnenminister Thomas de Maizière (CDU) will deutsche Dschihadisten durch den
Austausch des Personalausweises gegen einen Sonderausweis von der Reise in den Irak und nach
Syrien abhalten.
Anstelle ihres Personalausweises sollten ausreisewillige, radikalisierte Islamisten etwa ein
Ersatzdokument erhalten, das ihnen das Verlassen der Bundesrepublik untersage, sagte er nach
einem Treffen mit Vertretern deutscher Sicherheitsbehörden im Gemeinsamen
Terrorabwehrzentrum in Berlin.
Zudem werde erwogen, Dschihadisten mit einer doppelten Staatsangehörigkeit die deutsche zu
entziehen. Von den 450 bisher ausgereisten Dschihadisten, die dem Verfassungsschutz bekannt sind,
wären davon hundert betroffen.
a) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/kampf-gegen-islamischen-staat-de-maiziere-willis-kaempfern-ausweise-entziehen-13188176.html
b) http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/web/zgt/suche/detail/-/specific/Mit-dem-Reisebus-inden-Krieg-Sportstudent-aus-Jena-zog-in-den-Dschihad-nach-Sy-881646407
c) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/terrorgefahr-in-deutschland-behoerden-foerdertenausreise-von-islamisten-1.2156946
d) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/deutscher-dschihad-allahs-irregeleitete-anhaenger1.2169394
e) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/islamischer-staat-deutsche-islamisten-an-reisenach-syrien-gehindert-a-995716.html
f) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/extremismus-essener-polizei-nimmtterrorverdaechtigen-fest-a-994023.html
g) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/is-terror-deutsche-behoerden-ermitteln-gegenmehr-als-200-islamisten-a-996522.html
h) http://www.n-tv.de/suche/?at=all&q=Terrorismus
i) http://www1.wdr.de/daserste/monitor/extras/monitorpresse-isis100.html
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Machte Bayern einen Neonazi zum Richter?
(ntv) An einem bayerischen Amtsgericht ist ein Richter beschäftigt, der einen rechtsradikalen
Hintergrund haben soll. Der Mann soll Mitglied einer Neonazi-Band und beim Verfassungsschutz
bekannt sein. Jetzt wird geprüft, ob die Vorwürfe zutreffen.
Die bayerische Justiz hat möglicherweise einen Rechtsradikalen zum Richter berufen. Ein Zivilrichter
in Probezeit am Amtsgericht im oberfränkischen Lichtenfels wird deshalb auf seine Vergangenheit
hin überprüft, wie ein Sprecher des Landesjustizministeriums mitteilte. Falls sich die Vorwürfe
bestätigen, will Bayern nun "unverzüglich die rechtlich möglichen Konsequenzen" ziehen, wie es
hieß.
a) http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Machte-Bayern-einen-Neonazi-zum-Richterarticle13765776.html
b) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/rechtsextremer-richter-bayern-wurde-rechtzeitiggewarnt-1.2170006
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IS verleiht dem Schweizer Geheimdienst Schub
(berner zeitung) Öffentliche Hinrichtungen von Geiseln, ethnische Säuberungen, Völkermord. Täglich
werden neue Schreckensmeldungen über die Terrororganisation Islamischer Staat (IS) bekannt.
Nun scheint klar zu sein: Die Jihadisten haben auch die Schweiz erreicht. Drei Iraker sind verhaftet
worden, wie die Bundesanwaltschaft bestätigt hat. Die Männer stehen im Verdacht, einen Anschlag
geplant zu haben.
«Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass in der Schweiz etwas passieren könnte, ist grösser als viele bisher
gedacht haben», sagt der Zürcher SVP-Nationalrat Hans Fehr. Er ist Mitglied der
Sicherheitskommission (SIK), die derzeit den Entwurf zum neuen Nachrichtendienst-gesetz berät.
http://www.bernerzeitung.ch/schweiz/standard/IS-verleiht-dem-Schweizer-GeheimdienstSchub/story/27924471
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Deshalb lässt die Schweiz die NSA mithören
(20 min) Was in Deutschland momentan ein riesiges Thema ist, geriet in der Schweiz beinahe in
Vergessenheit. Edward Snowden enthüllte, wie der US-Geheimdienst NSA mit PRISM die
Kommunikation weltweit überwachte.
In Deutschland wurden deswegen bereits Untersuchungen eingeleitet. In der Schweiz wollte man
ebenfalls etwas dagegen tun, weshalb eine Strafanzeige gegen Unbekannt eingereicht wurde. Doch
die Bundesanwaltschaft lässt die Anzeige um Martin Steiger und der Digitalen Gesellschaft abblitzen.
Die eingereichte Anzeige erfülle die «Bedingungen für die Eröffnung eines Strafverfahrens» nicht.
Steiger ist davon überzeugt, dass die Bundesanwaltschaft befangen ist. Wenn sie nämlich ein
Verfahren eröffnen würde, könnte der hiesige Geheimdienst nicht mehr von den Informationen der
NSA profitieren. Deshalb fordert Steiger in der «Tageswoche», dass ein unbefangener,
«ausserordentlicher Bundesanwalt» eingesetzt wird.
a) http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/19952574
b) http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/us-geheimdienstaffaere-bundesanwaltschaft-trittnicht-auf-anzeige-wegen-spionage-ein-id3203521.html
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18 mutmassliche Jihad-Rückkehrer in der Schweiz
(nzz) In der Schweiz leben 18 mutmassliche Jihad-Rückkehrer. Bei einem davon ist der
Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) sicher, dass diese Person an jihadistisch motivierten Kämpfen
teilgenommen hat. Zwei unabhängige Quellen würden dies bestätigen. Bei den anderen 17 Personen
besteht ein starker Verdacht.
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31 mutmassliche Jihadisten aus der Schweiz halten sich gemäss dem NDB derzeit in einem
Kampfgebiet auf. Bei 17 der Kämpfer hat dieser bestätigte Informationen, wie einer Grafik zu
entnehmen ist, die der Nachrichtendienst des Bundes der sda zur Verfügung gestellt hat.
Bei fünf der 31 Personen dürfte es sich um sogenannte Pendler handeln, also um Personen, die
zwischen verschiedenen Staaten umherreisen. Gesicherte Informationen hat der NDB nach eigenen
Angaben bei zwei der Pendler. Auch bei fünf der sechs als tot gelisteten Personen verweist der NDB
auf gesicherte Informationen.
a) http://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/mehr-ausreisen-von-jihadisten-aus-der-schweiz-1.18404508
b) http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/us-botschafterin-suzi-levine-gut-dass-die-is-gefahr-inder-schweiz-sichtbar-ist-id3175458.html
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Terrormiliz IS plante Anschlag in der Schweiz
(bazonline) Die entscheidenden Tipps kommen oft aus dem Ausland. In solchen Fällen schreibt der
Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) dann in vertraulichen Papieren, ein «befreundeter Dienst» habe
einen Hinweis gegeben.
Dies war beim Bieler Gymnasiasten so, den es nach Somalia in den vermeintlichen heiligen Krieg zog.
Dies war so, als Diktatoren wie der Syrer Bashar al-Assad oder die iranischen Ayatollahs bei
schweizerischen Unternehmen Komponenten für Massenvernichtungswaffen einkaufen wollten.
Bevor die Deals abgewickelt werden konnten, kam eine Warnung aus den USA. Der Bund schritt ein,
aus den Geschäften wurde nichts. Fazit: Der kleine Schweizer Geheimdienst, dem das Gesetz (noch)
wenig Überwachungsmöglichkeiten bietet, kann sich auf den grossen Bruder und dessen Verbündete
verlassen.
a) http://bazonline.ch/schweiz/standard/Terrormiliz-IS-plante-Anschlag-in-derSchweiz/story/10694719
b) http://www.n-tv.de/ticker/Mutmassliche-IS-Anhaenger-sollen-Anschlag-in-der-Schweizgeplant-haben-article13669106.html
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Die Schweiz verbietet den IS
(nzz) Die Regierung hat den in Syrien und im Irak wütenden Islamischen Staat verboten. Noch vor
knapp drei Wochen hatte er davon abgesehen. Das nun erlassene Verbot ist befristet und entbehrt
einer gesetzlichen Grundlage.
a) http://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/die-schweiz-verbietet-den-is-1.18399828
b) http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/Politiker-wollen-TerrorVerbot-ins-Gesetzschreiben/story/24738332
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Verordnung über das Verbot der Gruppierung «Islamischer Staat» und verwandter Organisationen:
Der Bundesrat hat an seiner heutigen Sitzung die Verordnung über das Verbot der Gruppierung
«Islamischer Staat» und verwandter Organisationen verabschiedet. Die Verordnung tritt morgen, am
9. Oktober 2014, in Kraft.
Pressemitteilung: https://www.news.admin.ch/message/index.html?lang=de&msg-id=54773
Text: http://www.news.admin.ch/NSBSubscriber/message/attachments/36830.pdf
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Die USA warnten die Schweiz vor Terrorzelle
(tagesanzeiger) Die schweizerischen Ermittlungen zur möglichen IS-Zelle führen in die USA – und
nach Finnland. Seit der Verhaftung der drei Verdächtigen haben sich die «belastenden Indizien» laut
einem Bericht weiter verdichtet.
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/Die-USA-warnten-die-Schweiz-vorTerrorzelle/story/23581899
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Wer ist wie gefährlich?
(tagesanzeiger) Im Fall der drei wegen Terrorverdachts verhafteten Iraker lässt die Strafverfolgung
die Bevölkerung im Ungewissen und schürt indirekt Ängste.
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Wer-ist-wie-gefaehrlich/story/20289263
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Internet-Spione der Polizei zurückgepfiffen
(tagesanzeiger) Das Bundesgericht sagt, dass ein Artikel im Zürcher Polizeigesetz rechtswidrig ist. Die
Polizei dürfe bestimmte Fahndungen im Internet nicht auf eigene Faust durchziehen.
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/stadt/InternetSpione-der-Polizeizurueckgepfiffen/story/24694776
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Other News From AGS
1) Stadt der Spione: Was 7000 Agenten über Wien aussagen
http://www.srf.ch/kultur/literatur/stadt-der-spione-was-7000-agenten-ueber-wien-aussagen
2) Oberösterreich geht gegen islamistische Radikalisierung vor
http://derstandard.at/2000006644297/Oberoesterreich-plant-Massnahmen-zur-Deradikalsierung
3) Schilder überklebt: Islamfeindliche Aktion in Floridsdorf
http://derstandard.at/2000006242765/Schilder-ueberklebt-Islamfeindliche-Aktion-in-Floridsdorf
4) Austro-Hassprediger heiratet und schließt sich IS an
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http://kurier.at/chronik/oesterreich/austro-hassprediger-mohamed-mahmoud-heiratet-undschliesst-sich-dem-is-an/91.034.253
5) NSA-Affäre: Wien will Druck auf USA erhöhen
http://kurier.at/politik/inland/nsa-affaere-wien-und-eu-wollen-druck-auf-die-usaerhoehen/88.163.324
6) E-Government: Sorgen über Datensicherheit steigen
http://futurezone.at/digital-life/e-government-sorgen-ueber-datensicherheit-steigen/88.305.247
7) Politiker wurden 71-mal gefährlich bedroht
http://kurier.at/chronik/oesterreich/politiker-wurden-71-mal-gefaehrlich-bedroht/86.542.071
8) Ist das Heer noch zu retten?
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3767560/heer-noch-zu-retten.story
9) Ausgehöhlte Neutralität
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/aussenpolitik/3750000/ausgehoehlteneutralitaet.story
10) Klug verabschiedet 31. KFOR-Kontingent in den Kosovo
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/oesterreich/3749790/klug-verabschiedet-31-kforkontingent-den-kosovo.story
11) Frauen bekommen gleiche Pflichten bei Milizübungen
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3748539/frauen-bekommen-gleiche-pflichten-beimilizuebungen.story
12) Militärgymnasiasten protestieren gegen Schulschließung
http://derstandard.at/2000006245664/Militaergymnasiasten-protestieren-gegen-Schulschliessung
13) Polizei warnt vor 'Stellvertreterkrieg'
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/syrien/3761459/deutsche-polizeistellvertreterkrieg-droht.story
14) Deutsche Armee erfüllt NATO-Anforderungen nicht
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3751823/deutsche-armee-erfuellt-natoanforderungen-nicht.story
15) Im Jemen entführtes deutsches Ehepaar und Sohn tot
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3747648/jemen-entfuehrtes-deutsches-ehepaarsohn-tot.story
16) Ließ von der Leyen Akten schreddern?
http://www.n-tv.de/politik/Liess-von-der-Leyen-Akten-schreddern-article13767981.html
17) Polizei vermutet Rechtsextremismus bei Brandanschlag auf Reichstag
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http://www.n-tv.de/ticker/Polizei-vermutet-Rechtsextremismus-bei-Brandanschlag-auf-Reichstagarticle13696976.html
18) Edathy-Affäre: Merkels Geheimdienstaufseher Fritsche unter Druck
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/edathy-affaere-merkels-geheimdienstaufseher-fritscheunter-druck-a-993355.html
19) Deutsche Fotoreporter wieder frei
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/medien/journalisten-in-der-tuerkei-deutsche-fotoreporter-unterauflagen-wieder-frei-1.2171174
20) Radioaktive Zigaretten alarmieren Zoll
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/flughafen-warschau-radioaktive-zigaretten-alarmieren-zoll1.2170544
21) Verdacht gegen SPD-Obmann
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/verdacht-gegen-spd-obmann-wo-der-nsa-ausschuss-ein-leckhat-1.2166940
22) Stadtrat weist Islamfeinde in die Schranken
a) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/buergerbegehren-gegen-moschee-stadtrat-weistislamfeinde-in-die-schranken-1.2155900
b) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/muslime-in-muenchen-extremisten-sind-einekleine-minderheit-1.2156016
23) Fahnder durchsuchen Wohnungen von Salafisten
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/is-unterstuetzer-in-deutschland-fahnder-durchsuchenwohnungen-von-salafisten-1.2143578
24) German vice chancellor urges stricter rules for Google and peers
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/14/germany-google-idUSL6N0S92X920141014
25) Antifaschistisch statt linksextremistisch
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/prozess-gegen-staatsregierung-antifaschistisch-stattlinksextremistisch-1.2155510
26) Gysis Sieg gegen den Verfassungsschutz
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/urteil-ueber-datenloeschung-gysis-sieg-gegen-denverfassungsschutz-1.2117243
27) Ex-Geheimdienst-Chef Peter Regli: «Ein IS-Verbot alleine bringt nicht viel»
http://m.aargauerzeitung.ch/schweiz/ex-geheimdienst-chef-peter-regli-ein-is-verbot-alleine-bringtnicht-viel-128381340
28) Former UBS banker fined in Switzerland for handing data to U.S.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-swiss-usa-tax-idUSKCN0I21W820141013
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America (Continental)
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CSIS granted more power to track Canadians suspected of terrorism activity
(toronto sun) CSIS is being granted more powers to track Canadians abroad who are suspected of
taking part in terrorist activities.
Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced Thursday
coming changes to the CSIS Act, which will give Canada’s primary intelligence agency greater
authority to monitor and track Canadians suspected of taking part in terrorist activities abroad.
a) http://www.torontosun.com/2014/10/16/csis-granted-more-power-to-track-canadianssuspected-of-terrorism-activity
b) http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/new-anti-terror-tracking-measures-will-address-blackhole-csis-1.2800404?cmp=rss
c) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/16/us-mideast-crisis-canadaidUSKCN0I52BD20141016
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Canada to join anti-Islamic State air strikes
(bbc) Canada plans to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq,
its government has said.
A motion authorising the mission is expected to pass on Monday in the House of Commons. The sixmonth mission will include CF-18 fighter jets and refuelling and surveillance aircraft, but not ground
troops.
PM Stephen Harper said it was intended to "significantly degrade" IS. Canada has more than two dozen
military advisers already in Iraq.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29483160
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29531945
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Canadian police investigating extremists
(ap) The head of Canada's national police force says there are about 63 active security investigations
on 90 suspected extremists who intend to join fights abroad or who have returned to Canada.
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Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, told a Parliament public safety
committee on Wednesday the pace and tempo of police operations is brisk but says it's nothing that
"Canadians need to be alarmed about."
Michel Coulombe, the director of Canada's intelligence agency, says they know of about 80 people
who have returned to Canada who are suspected of supporting terror-related activities in countries
like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Lebanon and regions such as North Africa.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a4eb366811484098a407008288c7ca70/canadian-police-investigatingextremists
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Canada seeks to jail 80 who took part in foreign terror plots
(reuters) Canada wants to arrest 80 people who returned to the country after taking part in
suspected terrorism-related activities, the public safety minister said on Wednesday.
Canadian security officials have fretted for years about the number of young men traveling abroad to
join militant groups, including Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The Canadian Parliament approved a government plan on Tuesday to send six fighter jets to the
Middle East to join a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/08/us-mideast-crisis-canada-idUSKCN0HX2BW20141008
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Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva
(bbc) The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a drug crime syndicate, Hector
Beltran Leyva.
They say DNA testing is being done to confirm his identity.
This is the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrests in the country and if confirmed will be seen as
a victory for President Enrique Pena Neto. The US authorities had offered a reward of up to $5m for
information leading to Beltran Leyva's capture.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29454272
b) http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/10/mexico-captures-top-drug-lord-beltranleyva-201410123233361174.html
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Mexico nabs boss of once-feared Juarez drug cartel
(reuters) Mexican security forces on Thursday captured the leader of the once-feared Juarez Cartel in
the country's restive north on Thursday, the second drug kingpin to fall in just over a week.
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Vicente Carrillo, 51, long-time head of the Juarez Cartel, was a fierce rival of Joaquin "Shorty"
Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and the world's most wanted drug boss until his capture in
February.
A turf war between the two cartels in 2009-2011 unleashed a bloodbath in Ciudad Juarez, in
Chihuahua state on Mexico's border with Texas, making it one of the most violent places in the
world.
Carrillo, alias "The Viceroy," was captured after identifying himself with a false name at a checkpoint
in the northern city of Torreon, national security commissioner Monte Rubido said in a press
conference.
a) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/10/us-mexico-drugs-idUSKCN0HY2EA20141010
b) http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/09/world/americas/mexico-juarez-cartel-leadercaptured/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29561723
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Guatemala gov't responds to news story before it is published
(reuters) Guatemala's government posted an online response to a newspaper article about the
country's vice president before it was published, provoking criticism the government was spying on
the country's media.
Pictures of the article, which linked a luxury property owned by Vice President Roxana Baldetti to
businessmen who have benefited from government contracts, were put up on the government's
website, along with a written response.
"This is espionage that violates the confidentiality of the press and generates uncertainty and
intimidation," Frank La Rue, an ex-U.N. special freedom of expression investigator, said in a
telephone interview.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/guatemala-journalism-idUSL6N0RH5UV20140917
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Kolumbien: Anführer der Terrororganisation “FARC” getötet
(latina press) Bei einer Militäroperation gegen die linksgerichtete Terrororganisation “FARC”
(Revolutionäre Streitkräfte Kolumbiens) ist im Südwesten des Nachbarlandes von Venezuela ein
Anführer der kriminellen Organisation getötet worden.
Aníbal Guarín Herrera, alias “Tomate”, war ein Führer der 55. Front, die Regierung hatte für Hinweise
auf den Aufenthaltsort des Guerilla-Führers seit Oktober 2013 eine Belohnung von bis zu 745.000 USDollar ausgesetzt.
http://latina-press.com/news/186133-kolumbien-anfuehrer-der-terrororganisation-farc-getoetet/
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Other News From America (Continental)
1) Kolumbien: Armee demontiert Ausbildungszentrum der ELN-Terroristen
http://latina-press.com/news/186884-kolumbien-armee-demontiert-ausbildungszentrum-der-elnterroristen/
2) Kolumbien: Über drei Tonnen Sprengstoff der FARC-Terroristen beschlagnahmt
http://latina-press.com/news/186537-kolumbien-ueber-drei-tonnen-sprengstoff-der-farcterroristen-beschlagnahmt/
3) Guantanamo Inmate Transfer Heats Up into Uruguay Election Controversy
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-guantanamo-inmate-transfer-uruguay-election/2472134.html
4) Polizisten schießen deutschen Studenten an
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/kriminalitaet/mexiko-polizisten-schiessen-deutschenstudenten-an-13206659.html
5) Missing Mexican students 'not found in mass grave'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29624801
6) Mexico missing students: New mass graves found in Iguala
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29563379
7) Google beteiligt sich an Unterseekabel im Atlantik
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Google-beteiligt-sich-an-Unterseekabel-im-Atlantik2415583.html
8) Mexico: Iguala mass grave bodies 'not all of missing students'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29585715
9) 5 Dead in Venezuela After Tense Police Standoff
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/dead-venezuela-tense-police-standoff-26043412
10) Mexican army holds troops over June killing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29373797
11) Kidnapped Mexican Congressman Gabriel Gomez killed
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29352527
12) Mexico frees drug lord's nephew Martin Beltran Coronel
http://www.bbc.com/news/world/latin_america/
13) Venezuelan lawmaker Robert Serra shot dead in Caracas
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29455219
14) Aristide supporters clash with Haiti police
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/10/aristide-supporters-clash-with-haiti-police2014101102052475831.html
15) Mexico military under probe over deaths
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2014/09/mexico-military-under-probe-over-deaths2014927124021195660.html
16) Former Haiti president Duvalier dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29492262
17) Mexico mass grave found near Iguala after protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29493797
18) Three Afghan soldiers found at Canada border after leaving Cape Cod base
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/afghan-soldiers-cape-code-missing-searchmassachusetts
19) Mexico mass grave: Officials seek to identify bodies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29501835
The Cyber Battlefield
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Russian hackers use ‘zero-day’ to hack NATO, Ukraine in cyber-spy campaign
(washington post) A Russian hacking group probably working for the government has been exploiting
a previously unknown flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to spy on NATO, the Ukrainian
government, a U.S. university researcher and other national security targets, according to a new
report.
The group has been active since at least 2009, according to research by iSight Partners, a
cybersecurity firm. Its targets in the recent campaign also included a Polish energy firm, a Western
European government agency and a French telecommunications firm.
a) http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-hackers-use-zero-day-tohack-nato-ukraine-in-cyber-spy-campaign/2014/10/13/f2452976-52f9-11e4-892e602188e70e9c_story.html
b) http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/25/russian-malware-privateer-hackersukraine
c) http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/14/russian-hackers-suspected-kremlinties-used-windows-bug-to-spy-on-west
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d) http://www.salzburg.com/nachrichten/medien/sn/artikel/russische-hacker-sollen-natoausspioniert-haben-124310/
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JPMorgan Cyber Attack Hits 83m Bank Accounts
(sky news) More than 80 million bank account details were breached during a summer cyber attack
on America's biggest bank, it has been revealed.
JPMorgan Chase & Co said that a security breach in the summer allowed details of 76 million
household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were at risk of compromise.
The scale of the breach further heightens concern over the safety of consumer data kept by finance,
retailers and other organisations.
a)
b)
c)
d)
http://news.sky.com/story/1346762/jpmorgan-cyber-attack-hits-83m-bank-accounts
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29470381
http://futurezone.at/digital-life/cyberattacke-auf-83-mio-jpmorgan-kunden/89.021.067
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/hackerangriff-auf-banken-jpmorgan-chase-citigroupadp-a-996179.html
e) http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42947/1.html
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FBI warns industry of Chinese cyber campaign
(washington post) The FBI on Wednesday issued a private warning to industry that a group of highly
skilled Chinese government hackers was in the midst of a long-running campaign to steal valuable
data from U.S. companies and government agencies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-warns-industry-of-chinese-cybercampaign/2014/10/15/0349a00a-54b0-11e4-ba4b-f6333e2c0453_story.html
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New 'Bash' software bug may pose bigger threat than 'Heartbleed'
(reuters) A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as "Bash,"
could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the "Heartbleed" bug that surfaced in April, cyber
experts warned on Wednesday.
Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Linux computers. Hackers can
exploit a bug in Bash to take complete control of a targeted system, security experts said.
The "Heartbleed" bug allowed hackers to spy on computers, but not take control of them, according
to Dan Guido, chief executive of a cybersecurity firm Trail of Bits.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/24/cybersecurity-bash-idUSL2N0RP32520140924
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Dropbox Claims 7 Million Account Credentials Stolen From ‘Unrelated Services’
(tripwire) Following recent allegations that the file hosting service Dropbox was hacked, the company
has responded by announcing the leaked database of nearly seven million login credentials was
stolen from “unrelated services, not Dropbox.”
Millions of plaintext usernames and passwords were reportedly made publicly available on Pastebin
Monday evening, with the guest poster claiming there were “more to come” if users sent Bitcoin
donations.
Dropbox responded to the incident by stating the allegations of the compromise are false. “Your stuff
is safe,” said Anton Mityagin of Dropbox in a blog post. The company believes the login credentials
came from other services, instead:
a) http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/dropbox-claims-7-millionaccount-credentials-stolen-from-unrelated-services/
b) http://futurezone.at/digital-life/bericht-sieben-millionen-dropbox-accountsgehackt/91.078.903
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Average Cyber Crime Incident Costs Companies $12.7 Million
(tripwire) A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute revealed cyber crime incidents are now
more costly than ever, costing U.S. organizations an average of $12.7 million to detect, recover,
investigate and manage incident response following an attack.
Additionally, the 2014 Global Report on Cost of Cyber Crime found the time for organizations to
resolve an incident is also on the rise, with incidents lasting an average of 31 days, accompanied by a
$20,000 price tag per day—up 23 percent from last year.
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/average-cyber-crime-incident-costscompanies-12-7-million/
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Microsoft and FS-ISAC Announce Collaboration to Combat Cybercrime
(tripwire) Earlier this week, Software giant Microsoft announced a new collaboration with the
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to share cyber-threat
intelligence when thwarting cybercriminals in an effort to better protect customers, partners and
themselves.
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/microsoft-and-fs-isac-announcecollaboration-to-combat-cybercrime/
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Young Israeli cyberwarriors learn to duel in the dark
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(washington post) There are a lot of secrets kept in Israel’s intelligence community, but this is not
one of them: Israel aims to become a cybersecurity superpower, and to do that, the Israeli military is
launching an ambitious program to groom the next generation of cyberwarriors while they are still in
high school.
The little Jewish state that prides itself on the sobriquet “Start-up Nation” has set cybersecurity as a
national goal, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a prominent cheerleader.
Netanyahu sees cyberspace as both Israel’s new frontier and new frontline. The prime minister wants
Israel to not only have the best military wonks in the world, but to partner Israel’s high-tech military
with the country’s venture capitalists and young computer talent to offer clients defensive strategies
against the kind of hack attacks that have hit eBay and Target, South Korean banks and Google in
China.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/young-israeli-cyberwarriors-learn-to-duel-in-thedark/2014/10/07/e07a9031-1e01-4815-8938-5fab87495e82_story.html
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Beware: Cybercriminals Using Ebola Scare to Spread Malware
(tripwire) The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an advisory
alerting users of email scams and cyber campaigns using the highly-publicized Ebola virus disease as
phishing bait.
“Phishing emails may contain links that direct users to websites which collect personal information,
such as login credentials, or contain malicious attachments that can infect a system,” read the
advisory.
Ken Westin, Tripwire security researcher, said its uncommon for cyber criminals to leverage current
events as a tactic to social engineer people into clicking links and downloading malicious files.
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/beware-cybercriminals-using-ebolascare-to-spread-malware/
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Other News From the Cyber Battlefield
1) How to gain control of any Addthis user account
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/
2) ICS-CERT states that manufacturing organization compromised for several months
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/
3) Kmart, another ordinary story of Credit Card Data Breach
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/page/2
4) Millions vulnerable UPnP devices vulnerable to attack
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/29278/cyber-crime/millions-upnp-devices-worldwide.html
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5) Millions Android Cyanogenmod users exposed to MitM attacks due to Code re-use
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/
6) Anonymous app Whisper denies tracking claims
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29660260
7) Malware Infects Supervalu, Albertson’s Stores Once Again
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/malware-infects-supervalualbertsons-stores-once-again/
8) AT&T Discovers Second Insider Breach This Year
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/att-discovers-second-insider-breachthis-year/
9) Firefox könnte Tor-Browser als Privatmodus integrieren
http://derstandard.at/2000006290469/Firefox-koennte-Tor-Browser-als-Privatmodus-integrieren
10) Smart meters in Spain can be hacked to hit the National power network
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/29353/security/smart-meters-hacking.html
11) Security Breach At Oregon Employment Department: Names, Addresses, SSN
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/security-breach-at-oregonemployment-department/
12) Payment Systems Vendor Hacked, Hits 216 Jimmy John’s and 108 Other Restaurants
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/payment-systems-vendor-hackedhits-216-jimmy-johns-and-108-other-restaurants/
13) USB Attacks with Mobile Devices Using Kali NetHunter
http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/top-security-stories/usb-attacks-with-mobile-devicesusing-kali-nethunter/
Anti-Terror Law and Civil Rights
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The Coalition's national security laws herald a new era in the Australian security state
(guardian) The Australian government paraded its new national security laws through the Senate last
week, enthusiastically heralding a new era for the security state.
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They did so with help from the Labor opposition, whose dutiful acquiescence turned the normally
lively Senate floor into something more closely resembling the kangaroo court of a one party state.
Only a group of independent Senators and the Greens stood against Brandis’ national security bill,
which, despite its name, may make Australia more insecure.
It delivers draconian penalties for national security whistleblowers, with defiant denialism for public
interest disclosure. Without proper protections – such as anonymous reporting channels and
protected external avenues – corruption can flourish anywhere, especially in secret organisations.
a) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/the-coalitions-national-securitylaws-herald-a-new-era-in-the-australian-security-state
b) http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/03/detention-without-charge-mpscomplain-of-inadequate-time-to-review-laws
c) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/senate-passes-security-laws-fears-pressfreedom
d) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/spy-agencies-to-get-stronger-powers-butwhat-exactly-will-they-be
e) http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/australia-ban-foreign-hate-preachers26029658
f) http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/07/how-australia-justbecame-a-national-security-state/
g) http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/07/how-australia-justbecame-a-national-security-state/
h) http://www.voanews.com/content/australian-intelligence-agencies-get-more-powers-withnew-laws/2468398.html
i) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29306392
j) https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/national/a/25225442/coag-beefs-up-counterterrorism/
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‘Extremism disruption orders’: it’s the IRA broadcasting ban all over again
(guardian) Theresa May, backed by a casually enthusiastic prime minister on the Today programme,
has suggested that a ban on some nonviolent extremist groups and speakers appearing on television
and social media should be introduced.
It seems a shame neither politician seems to have spoken to that wily, principled Conservative
former home secretary Douglas Hurd before they proposed something as unworkable, ineffective
and dangerous.
a) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/01/extreme-disruption-orders-irabroadcasting-ban-cameron-may
b) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/30/tory-plan-silence-extremists-20-yearsend-ulster-broadcast-ban
c) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/30/theresa-may-ban-extremists-television
d) http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/30/theresa-may-extremism-disruptionorders
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FBI Director: Actually, We Do Sometimes Spy Without a Warrant
(national journal) James Comey admitted on Thursday, “There are exceptions” to the agency’s
warrant-first rule for surveillance.
"It remains true in the over-, over- overwhelming number of our cases—we have court authority to
collect the content of emails or telephones," Comey said during a discussion at the Brookings
Institution. "But there are exceptions to the warrant requirement. "
Comey gave a speech warning that strengthened encryption measures in Apple and Google's new
phones could lock out law enforcement from conducting the surveillance necessary to pursue
criminal investigations and thwart terrorist plots. He cautioned that the "post-Snowden wind"
blowing toward heightened privacy has swung too far and that electronic data should not be
"beyond the law."
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/fbi-director-actually-we-do-sometimes-spy-without-awarrant-20141016
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Libya rendition victims demand disclosure of UK surveillance policy
(guardian) Secret government policies which set out when lawyers’ or journalists’ phones and emails
can be intercepted should be published, a court has been told.
In an open hearing of the investigatory powers tribunal (IPT), which examines complaints against the
intelligence services and government use of surveillance, lawyers for two Libyan victims of rendition
have called for the documents to be released.
The government’s refusal to reveal the policy papers has emerged as a key issue in the claim brought
on behalf of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Sami al-Saadi who, along with members of their families, were
kidnapped and sent to face punishment in Libya in 2004.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/17/libya-rendition-disclosure-uk-surveillance-policy
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UN accuses Islamic State of 'gross rights abuses'
(bbc) A "staggering array" of human rights abuses has been committed by Islamic State (IS) militants
and associated armed groups over a nine-week period in Iraq, the UN says.
It says that abuses committed between 6 July to 10 September may amount to war crimes or crimes
against humanity.
It also accuses Iraqi security forces and their associates of violations. Turkish MPs are to meanwhile
vote on a motion on military action against Islamic State. Jihadist militants are said to have reached
within a few kilometres of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town, sending tens of thousands of refugees into
Turkey.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29456711
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Foltergefängnis im Irak: Was wurde eigentlich aus Abu Ghuraib?
(spiegel) Salah Hassan arbeitet noch immer für den arabischen Fernsehsender Al Jazeera. Genau wie
damals vor elf Jahren, als er mit seiner Kamera verhaftet und ins Gefängnis von Abu Ghuraib
gebracht wurde.
Doch er ist nicht mehr derselbe wie damals. "Meine Frau sagt: Du bist ein anderer Mann geworden ungeduldiger, aggressiver", erzählt der inzwischen 43-Jährige im Interview mit der britischen BBC.
Der Journalist berichtete, dass er zwischen November 2003 und Februar 2004 in Abu Ghuraib
gefoltert worden sei. Das Gefängnis betrieben die Amerikaner: Militärpolizisten, CIA-Angestellte und
Mitarbeiter von privaten Sicherheitsfirmen. Sie terrorisierten ihn mit Wachhunden, zwangen ihn, sich
auszuziehen und überschütteten seinen Körper mit brühendem und eiskaltem Wasser. Oft wurden
Salah Hassan Essen und Schlaf verweigert. Er wurde immer wieder gezwungen, stundenlang in
schmerzhaften Positionen auszuharren. Eine offizielle Anklage gegen ihn gab es nie.
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/abu-ghuraib-folter-im-irak-verfolgt-die-opfer-a-990916.html
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Frankreich macht Terrorist Carlos neuen Prozess
(kleine zeitung) Seit 20 Jahren sitzt der Terrorist Carlos alias Ilich Ramirez Sanchez schon im
Gefängnis. Nun wird dem 64-Jährigen in Frankreich wegen eines Anschlags aus dem Jahr 1974 ein
neuer Prozess gemacht. Eine Anti-Terror-Richterin ordnete an, Carlos vor ein Sondergericht in Paris
zu stellen.
Der Venezolaner soll für einen Granaten-Anschlag auf ein elegantes Geschäft auf dem bekannten
Boulevard Saint-Germain verantwortlich gemacht werden, bei dem am 15. September 1974 zwei
Menschen getötet und 34 weitere verletzt worden waren.
Der Terrorist sitzt bereits seit 20 Jahren im Gefängnis, nachdem ihn französische Beamte 1994 im
Sudan aufgespürt und festgenommen hatten. Er verbüßt zwei lebenslange Haftstrafen: Die eine
wegen der Ermordung von drei Männern - unter ihnen zwei Polizisten - in Paris im Jahr 1975, die
zweite wegen vier Sprengstoffanschlägen in Frankreich in den Jahren 1982 und 1983 mit insgesamt
elf Toten und knapp 150 Verletzten.
a) http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/politik/3759906/frankreich-macht-terrorist-carlosneuen-prozess.story
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29519645
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Jurist: Sichtvermerke auf dem Personalausweis nicht erlaubt
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(heise) Über die Kennzeichnung von Personalausweisen wird diskutiert, um Terrorverdächtige an der
Ausreise hindern zu können. Doch sind Sichtvermerke auf dem PA nicht erlaubt, meint der Jurist
Nikolaos Gazeas.
In der Debatte um eine Kennzeichnung von Personalausweisen hat sich der Jurist Nikolaos Gazeas im
Deutschlandfunk zu Wort gemeldet. "Nach derzeitiger Gesetzeslage nicht möglich" sei es, einen
optisch sichtbaren Sperrvermerk auf dem Ausweis anzubringen, weil dieser den Ausweisinhaber
stigmatisieren könne. Einen solchen Sperrvermerk auf dem Chip des neuen Personalausweises (nPA)
zu speichern, sei allerdings erlaubt.
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Jurist-Sichtvermerke-auf-dem-Personalausweis-nichterlaubt-2410477.html
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Court Mulls Secrecy of National Security Letters
(abc) Three years ago, a telecommunications company in the San Francisco Bay Area received a
"national security letter" from the FBI demanding a customer's information said to be related to a
terrorism investigation. The letter also barred the company from telling anyone about the FBI's
demand.
Rather than comply as hundreds of its competitors, Internet service providers, financial institutions
and other businesses have done when receiving such letters, the telecommunications company
challenged the gag order with a lawsuit.
The case pits civil libertarians who say that the letters trample individual rights against government
officials who maintain that secrecy is necessary tool to protect the country against terrorism and
other threats.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/court-mulls-secrecy-national-security-letters-26036030
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Can the U.S. send domestic terrorists to international courts?
(washington post) Does Article III of the Constitution allow the United States to create international
tribunals to try American or foreign illegal combatants or terror suspects? Could such a tribunal
expand its mandate to include drug trafficking?
This is the question that kicks of my newly published article, “Three International Courts and Their
Constitutional Problems,” which I mentioned yesterday. Consider this hypothetical:
Imagine the United States grappling with an outbreak of domestic terrorism. Many suspects are
detained, but prosecuting them would be difficult because evidence was obtained in violation of the
Fourth Amendment, or because the large number of defendants would clog the federal court system.
Or consider U.S. policymakers confronted with the problem of closing Guantanamo Bay. Civilian trials
in domestic courts are politically unpopular, but the detainees cannot simply be freed.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/10/02/can-the-u-s-senddomestic-terrorists-to-international-courts/
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Other News Concerning Anti-Terrorism Legislation
1) U.S. files death penalty charges against Benghazi suspect
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/us-usa-security-benghazi-idUSKCN0I32R620141015
2) Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/egypt-court-jails-68-pro-morsi-protesters201410111251919982.html
3) Boston bomb trial delayed two months
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29365983
4)
a)
b)
5)
UNSC Resolution 2178: How easily can it be enforced?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29359901
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29283286
Arab Bank found liable by US court in Hamas attacks
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29316080
6) Bin Laden’s son-in-law sentenced to life in terrorism case
a) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/bin-ladens-son-in-law-sentenced-to-life-interrorism-case/article20738176/?cmpid=rss1
b) http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/09/al-qaedas-former-spokesman-sentenced-lifeprison/94898/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
7) Bahrain human rights activist arrested over tweets
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29454283
8) ‘Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act should be repealed’
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/sri-lankas-prevention-of-terrorism-actshould-berepealed/article6459779.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndi
cation
9) Uzbekistan 'unspeakable abuse' of political prisoners
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29365617
10)
a)
b)
11)
Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/29/us-usa-secrets-iran-idUSKBN0GS2DZ20140829
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/29/iran-usa-sanctions-idUSL1N0QZ0ZB20140829
Grundrechte-Report 2014: Geheimdienste im Informationskrieg gegen alle
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Grundrechte-Report-2014-Geheimdienste-imInformationskrieg-gegen-alle-2215147.html
12) Geheimdienstkontrolle: die PKGr-Taskforce als Wachhund
http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42152/1.html
13) Irom Sharmila: India hunger striker re-arrested
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28892317
14) NY Court OKs $1.75B Award in Iran Terror Cases
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ny-court-oks-175b-award-iran-terror-cases-24487476
15) Zu geringe Strafen für US-Spione
http://kurier.at/politik/ausland/zu-geringe-strafen-fuer-us-spione/75.052.961
16) Holder: 'No reporter is going to go to jail.'
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/27/holder-reporter-jail/9639641/
17) DNP14: Datenschutz im Alltag und NSA-Überwachung
http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/dnp14-datenschutz-im-alltag-und-nsa-ueberwachung/73.327.136
18) Only three political prisoners among thousands released in Myanmar
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/08/us-myanmar-prisonersidUSKCN0HX0UE20141008
19) Jordan Delays Terror Verdict on Radical Cleric
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/jordan-delays-terror-verdict-radical-cleric-25324427
Spycraft and Technology
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Staat setzt "stille SMS" zur Strafverfolgung und Spionageabwehr ein
(süddeutsche) Strafermittlung, Spionage und Gegenspionage - selbst Krieg findet längst auch im Netz
statt, der Staat rüstet deshalb digital auf. Ermittlungsbehörden und Geheimdienste nisten sich in
Leitungen, Computern und Handys ein. Doch die Beamten haben ihre liebe Not mit der digitalen
Technik.
Vor allem dann, wenn die Gegenseite ebenfalls aufrüstet. Dokumente, die der Süddeutschen Zeitung
vorliegen, geben einen seltenen Einblick in Erfolge und Misserfolge der Regierung bei ihrem Versuch
zu überwachen und mitzuhören. Oft sind die Hindernisse sehr schlicht.
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/digital/geheimdienste-staat-setzt-stille-sms-zur-strafverfolgung-undspionageabwehr-ein-1.2176673
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Sewer sensors to sniff out bomb ingredient
(bbc) Hidden beneath the streets of Stockholm, the city's sewage plant is working at full throttle.
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As we head into one of the tunnels, the stench is overpowering: through here, the waste of 700,000
people flows.
But sewer systems have been earmarked for a new use: the fight against terrorism is moving
underground.
a) http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29354579
b) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29421952
c) http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29416842
6150/14
This Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics
(defense one) The floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., was an
obstacle course this week, as the Association of the United States Army convention brought
together, among other defense contractors, various robot makers from around to demo their goods
to military leaders and the curious.
Despite the drawdown in Afghanistan and the end of the war in Iraq, the military still needs robotic
systems to detect improvised explosive devices as well as provide tactical intelligence or to look
around the next corner, so to speak.
In the up-and-coming category is a young Israeli firm called Roboteam, which markets a variety or
robots, the coolest of which is the Micro Tactical Ground Robot, or MTGR. The two-year-old MTGR
made some news last summer as Israeli Defense Forces deployed them to search out Hamas tunnels
in Gaza.
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/10/could-be-future-battlefieldrobotics/96593/?oref=defenseone_today_nl
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This Is How America’s Spies Could Detect Lying in the Future
(defense one) Polygraph-based lie detection technology remains the standard method of deceit
spotting in the government.
MRI-based lie detection systems are better, so long as you can get the person you are evaluating
over to a huge neural imager and can afford $2,600 per scan.
But what the national security community has long wanted is lie detection system that works in the
field, can be deployed anywhere and can spot deceit on site and immediately, a polygraph encoded
in software.
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/10/how-americas-spies-could-detect-lyingfuture/96245/?oref=d-mostread
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Revealed: Super- Safe Online Password System
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(sky news) The best online passwords should be complex, hard to guess, and different for every
single web service we use.
But in reality most people find more than one password too hard to remember, so often end up
using the same simple pass phrase across their online life.
Now researchers have come up with a way to create hard-to-crack passwords which are different for
every website, yet still easy to remember.
http://news.sky.com/story/1350006/revealed-super-safe-online-password-system
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The jihadi hunters
(boston globe) The rise of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took much of the world by surprise.
When it swept into Mosul and swiftly turned most of northern Iraq into the cornerstone of a
regressive new caliphate, the organization was an unknown quantity even to many professional
analysts, reporters, and policy makers.
But very quickly, some new go-to sources emerged. Two of them were Twitter streams that
unleashed a torrent of crucial links and information. They revealed the depth of the group’s beef
with Al Qaeda, which ISIS seemed to consider a higher-priority enemy than even the unbelievers it
had executed.
They published extracts of the recruitment literature the group had used to lure Western fighters,
and shared some of its previously unknown ideological treatises. They brought to light the extensive
ISIS propaganda network, while countering some of its claims. Since the United States declared war
on the group and started bombing sites in Iraq and Syria, the sources have continued their
indispensable work, providing details on little known targets like the “Khorasan Group” and the
reaction of ISIS to the American strikes.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/10/02/the-jihadihunters/tTC2t6UNIyzlioSoGBs5VO/story.html
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A Two-Way Street: Organizing Intelligence Cooperation for the Maritime Transport Industry
(piracy-studies.org) - Threats to the maritime industry include threats to ships/vessels, ports, port
facilities, passenger terminals, national and international waterways including their locks and
approaches; international straits and multinational rivers; navigation facilities; waterside and
landside moorings; human and multi-modal vehicular traffic; seaplane operations, and finally threats
to Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs).
To organize a pre-emptive, protective, defensive and problem-solving security network for a countrywide coverage of such expanses surely calls for sophisticated functional and well-tested security and
intelligence systems. Some threats are occasional, others are recurrent, accidental or endemic to a
particular region, and the reasons behind them are diverse.
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Planning and reacting to the variety of threats calls for different approaches, a good chunk of which
relies on how intelligence is organized, shared and handled in cooperation with other players such as
the military, the Department of Transport, the political leadership, and industry stakeholders. In this
contribution Hassan M. Eltaher, the author of “Aviation & Maritime Security Intelligence”, provides a
few insights into how this process is to be organized.
http://piracy-studies.org/2014/a-two-way-street-organizing-intelligence-cooperation-for-themaritime-transport-industry/
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Other Spycraft News
1) W80-1 Warhead Selected For New Nuclear Cruise Missile
http://fas.org/blogs/security/2014/10/w80-1_lrso/
2) Time to start thinking about land-based anti-ship missiles
http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/
3) Belauschen per Chipstüte
http://www.heise.de/tr/artikel/Belauschen-per-Chipstuete-2356953.html
4) Strategien gegen die Überwachung durch Geheimdienste
http://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/strategien-gegen-die-ueberwachung-durchgeheimdienste/87.161.137
5) Islamic State crisis: Coalition weaponry
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29349918
6) Aufschub für einen Killer
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/gesundheit/die-letzten-pockenviren-aufschub-fuer-einen-killer1.1968153
7) The Military Is Building Brain Chips to Treat PTSD
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/05/D1-Tucker-military-building-brain-chips-treatptsd/85360/?oref=d-channelriver
8) Experten-Warnung: USA bekommen Konkurrenz im Drohnenkrieg
a) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/drohnen-experten-warnen-us-regierung-vor-risikena-977579.html
b) http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/05/every-country-will-have-armed-droneswithin-ten-years/83878/?oref=d-river
9) Shifting Threats Spur Demand for Fighter Jets
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/business/international/shifting-threats-spur-demand-forfighter-jets.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
10) Ist die "E-Mail made in Germany" tatsächlich sicher?
http://www.n-tv.de/suche/?q=Geheimdienst&at=all&page=9
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11) Einzigartige russische Drohne erstmals auf Ausstellung Innoprom 2014 präsentiert
http://de.ria.ru/security_and_military/20140709/268956668.html
12) A Breakthrough in the Checkered History Of Brain Hacking
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/07/breakthrough-checkered-history-military-brainhacking/87709/?oref=d-channelriver
13) Pentagon Says Asian Spies Are Targeting Radiation-Hardened Electronics
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2013/07/pentagon-says-asian-spies-are-targetingradiation-hardened-electronics/67505/?oref=search_espionage
14) New private calling plan for the surveillance age
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/10/us-mobilephone-secrecy-idUSKBN0FF0Q020140710
15) 'NSA-proof' Protonet server crowdfunds $1m in under 90 minutes
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2348718/nsa-proof-server-crowdfunds-usd1m-in-under90-minutes
Intel History
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2 top former Yugoslav agents go on trial in Germany over 1983 killing of dissident near Munich
(fox news) The former head of Yugoslavia's secret service and a one-time subordinate have gone on
trial in Germany over the 1983 killing of a Yugoslav dissident in Bavaria.
Zdravko Mustac and former subordinate Josip Perkovic, who later created independent Croatia's spy
agency, are both charged with being accessories to the murder of Stjepan Djurekovic. The dissident
was shot and beaten on July 28, 1983, in a garage in Wolfratshausen, near Munich.
Both men refused to testify on the charges against them as their trial opened at the Munich state
court on Friday, news agency dpa reported. Prosecutors allege that Mustac ordered Perkovic to plan
and prepare Djurekovic's killing.
a) http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/17/2-top-former-yugoslav-agents-go-on-trial-ingermany-over-183-killingdissident/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews
%2Fworld+%28Internal+-+World+Latest+-+Text%29
b) http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/prozess-um-auftragsmord-an-exilkroaten-attacke-aufden-wichtigsten-zeugen-1.2178844
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c) http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/Der-Marschall-und-dieMoerder/story/27178717
d) http://www.welt.de/regionales/bayern/article133399604/Die-Herren-im-Anzug-und-dieGeheimdienst-Morde.html
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How The CIA Tried To Raise A Lost Soviet Submarine With A Giant Crane — And Sort Of Succeeded
(business insider) In August 1974, the United States undertook a top-secret mission that one CIA
document disclosed in 2010 "ranks in the forefront of imaginative and bold operations undertaken in
the long history of intelligence collection."
As the declassified article in the internal CIA journal Studies in Intelligence explains, Project AZORIAN
was a collaboration among the CIA and private marine firms to recover a sunken Soviet submarine
from the depths of the Pacific Ocean some 1,500 miles northwest of Hawaii.
The Soviet G-II class ballistic missile submarine had sunk years before, killing all aboard in March
1968. It was diesel-powered, but US intelligence suspected the vessel was armed with nuclear
weaponry.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-story-the-hughes-glomar-explorer-2014-10
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Der Mann, den es nie gab
(bluewin) Im April 1943 gelang es dem britischen Geheimdienst mit einer Leiche vor der spanischen
Küste die Deutschen zu täuschen. Die glaubten nicht mehr an eine Invasion auf Sizilien. "Mincemeat
Swallowed Whole" textete der britische Geheimdienst MI 5 (Military Intelligence, Sektion 5) im April
1943 an Winston Churchill.
Kriegssprache ist bekanntlich nicht zimperlich, und schon gar nicht die der Geheimdienste.
"Hackfleisch komplett geschluckt" lautete die Parole übersetzt.
Sie gab der Freude darüber Ausdruck, dass einer der tollsten Bauerntricks des Zweiten Weltkriegs voll
gelungen war: Um die Deutschen über die Invasion der Alliierten auf Sizilien hinwegzutäuschen, hatte
der schlaue Brite Ewan Montagu die Leiche eines Unbekannten in eine Uniform gesteckt und mit
falschen Invasionsplänen vor der spanischen Küste zu Wasser gelassen. Die Deutschen fielen darauf
rein und gaben Sizilien für mehrere Wochen preis.
https://www.bluewin.ch/de/entertainment/tv/2014/10/10/der-mann--den-es-nie-gab.html
6159/14
BND setzte Spionin auf KGB-Agent Putin an
(zeit) Der Geheimdienst hatte in den achtziger Jahren eine junge Übersetzerin bei dem heutigen
russischen Präsidenten positioniert. Sie beschaffte auch private Informationen.
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Der Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) hat in den achtziger Jahren eine Spionin im Umfeld des heutigen
russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin geführt. Wie der Geheimdienstexperte Helmut MüllerEnbergs der ZEIT sagte, warb der BND in der Dresdner KGB-Filiale in der Angelikastraße eine
sogenannte Innenquelle an. Dort bildete der damals 33-jährige Putin DDR-Bürger zu Funkagenten
aus.
Die Dolmetscherin erhielt den Decknamen Lenchen. Sie sei auch mit Putins Ehefrau Ljudmila
befreundet gewesen, sagte Müller-Enbergs. "Der BND bekam so also auch Informationen über sein
Privatleben." Nach einer Liaison mit einem KGB-Offizier wurde die Agentin aber abgezogen und in
der Bundesrepublik mit neuer Identität versehen.
http://www.zeit.de/wissen/geschichte/2014-10/putin-kgb-bnd-guillaume/komplettansicht
6160/14
Declassified Photos Show The US's Final Preparations For The Nuclear Attacks On Hiroshima And
Nagasaki
(business insider) On August 6th and 9th of 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs over the
Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing significant death and destruction in both areas.
To this day, the bombings remain history's only acts of nuclear warfare.
Many things are known about the sequence of events leading up to the dropping of the bombs,
known as "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," which were loaded onto airplanes on the North Field airbase on
Tinian Island, part of the Northern Mariana Islands to the south of Japan.
Until recently, though, few photographs were available documenting the final preparations before
the bombings. But newly declassified pictures shed additional light on the hours leading up to the
nuclear attacks, showing how and where the bombs were loaded.
http://www.businessinsider.com/atomic-bombs-declassified-photos-2014-10?op=1
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The Congressman Who Spied for Russia
(politico) Samuel Dickstein was short and silver-haired, “a slim little man in a natty gray suit,” the
New York Times once characterized him. It was said he never left his red brick home on the Lower
East Side of Manhattan without his Malacca walking stick, strolling past the teeming tenements with
the air of what his Jewish immigrant constituents would call a big macher.
But Dickstein, a Democrat from New York City who served in the House of Representatives from the
early 1920s to the mid-1940s, conducted himself in public life with none of the refined elegance that
his self-presentation suggested.
At a time when Joseph McCarthy was still an unknown lawyer in Wisconsin, Dickstein invented the
modern practice of naming names—broadcasting the identities of suspected subversives without the
slightest pretense of due process. If anyone can be credited (or blamed) with introducing the phrase
“un-American activities” into the nation’s lexicon, it is he.
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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/samuel-dickstein-congressman-russian-spy111641.html#.VEFyYelxnIX
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David Greenglass, US Cold War spy, 'died in July'
(bbc) An American spy who passed nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union in one of the most high-profile
espionage scandals of the Cold War has died.
David Greenglass, who was 92, stole atomic research data while working on the wartime Manhattan
Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
After being arrested he then lied on oath and gave evidence which sent his own sister to the electric
chair. Greenglass's death was in July but it has only now been reported.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29628350
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Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance
(la times) Charles Warren Hostler was born in Chicago on Dec. 12, 1919. Like many Americans, the
family was financially devastated by the 1929 stock market crash. The Hostlers moved to California
and Charles helped the family by selling newspapers on the streets of San Francisco.
He attended UCLA, joining the Reserve Officer Training Corps to help pay his college expenses. After
graduation in 1942, Hostler went on active duty.
His fluency in French made him a natural for the OSS, which assigned him to help the French
resistance and root out collaborators. He landed on Utah Beach on D-Day, armed with a pistol, a spy
camera, a list of suspected collaborators, and, in hopes of persuading French women to provide
information, several pairs of stockings and tubes of lipstick.
For decades the work of Hostler and other OSS operatives was classified. But once the veil of secrecy
was lifted, one of Hostler's proudest moments was recalling a comment by President Eisenhower
that the OSS had saved thousands of lives by hastening the end of the war.
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-charles-hostler-20141015-story.html
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Deutscher BND wollte im Krisenfall nach Spanien fliehen
(standard) Der deutsche Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) hat im Kalten Krieg konkrete
Vorbereitungen für eine Verlegung ins Ausland im Konfliktfall getroffen.
Im Jahr 1947 habe BND-Gründer Reinhard Gehlen zunächst mit der Schweiz über ein
Ausweichquartier verhandelt, zitierte der "Spiegel" am Sonntag im Vorausbericht aus einem Buch des
offiziellen BND-Historikers Bodo Hechelhammer.
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Ein Jahr später habe Gehlen während der Berlin-Blockade die Flucht des deutschen
Auslandsgeheimdiensts nach Spanien geplant: Dort sicherte sich der BND dem Historiker zufolge zwei
Landgüter 170 Kilometer südlich von Madrid für die Ersatzzentrale "El Doctor". 1953 dann wollten
sich Gehlen und seine Leute im Notfall der CIA anschließen und ihre Ehefrauen mit Kindern in die
USA schicken.
http://derstandard.at/2000005853300/Deutscher-BND-wollte-im-Krisenfall-nach-Spanien-fliehen
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More Intelligence History
1) ‘Argo’ hero Tony Mendez battling Parkinson’s
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/local/wp/2014/10/15/argo-hero-tony-mendez-battlingparkinsons/?tid=hpModule_d39b60e8-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394
2) Chile: Ex-Präsident Eduardo Frei Montalva wurde ermordet
http://latina-press.com/news/187052-chile-ex-praesident-eduardo-frei-montalva-wurde-ermordet/
3) NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg And His Top-Secret KGB Past
http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20141011/193962457/KGB-Past-Still-Haunts-NATO-Chief-Jens-StoltenbergFormer.html
4) Breaking 43 Years of Silence, the Last FBI Burglar Tells the Story of Her Years in the
Underground
a) http://www.thenation.com/article/181878/breaking-43-years-silence-last-fbi-burglar-tellsstory-her-years-underground?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow#
b) http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/Last-fugitive-from-1971-Media-FBI-burglarygoes-public.html
5) Helmut Schmidt wollte NS-Dokumente nicht
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/tv-kritik/tv-kritik-die-akte-d-helmut-schmidt-wolltedie-ns-dokumente-nicht-13204173.html
6) Dying to Fight – Two Thousand Years of Suicide Attackers
http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/10/17/just-dying-to-fight-two-thousand-years-of-suicideattackers/
7) 1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War
http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/home/
8) Terrorismus und Geheimdienste in Österreich - historische Rückschau: Doch nur der
„Mülleimer des Dritten Reichs“
http://oesterreichterrorismus.blogspot.ch/2014/10/doch-nur-der-mulleimer-des-dritten.html
9) Fraternal Support: The East German ‘Stasi’ and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the
Vietnam War
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/fraternal-support-the-east-german%E2%80%98stasi%E2%80%99-and-the-democratic-republic-vietnam-during-the
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Hot Docs Online, Conferences & Literature
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Newly-Declassified Documents Strongly Suggest That 'The Father Of The Atomic Bomb' Wasn't A
Soviet Spy
(business insider) A freshly declassified tranche of documents seemingly resolves one of the major
espionage controversies of the early decades of the Cold War.
Transcripts of the 1954 hearing that ended in disgrace for Manhattan Project physicist Robert
Oppenheimer were finally declassified by the Department of Energy on October 3rd.
Oppenheimer got his security clearance revoked after the hearing, and "lived out his life a broken
man," according to the New York Times. Yet several experts who spoke to the Times agreed that the
transcripts offer nothing to justify the Red Scare-era prejudice against the legendary scientist, who
had relatives and acquaintances in the Communist Party.
a) http://www.businessinsider.com/newly-declassified-documents-clear-oppenheimer-2014-10
b) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/us/transcripts-kept-secret-for-60-years-bolsterdefense-of-oppenheimers-loyalty.html?referrer=&_r=0
c) https://www.osti.gov/opennet/hearing.jsp
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Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba following Angola incursion
(gwu) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered a series of secret contingency plans that included
airstrikes and mining of Cuban harbors in the aftermath of Fidel Castro's decision to send Cuban
forces into Angola in late 1975, according to declassified documents made public today for the first
time.
"If we decide to use military power it must succeed. There should be no halfway measures," Kissinger
instructed General George Brown of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a high-level meeting of national
security officials on March 24, 1976, that included then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. "I
think we are going to have to smash Castro," Kissinger told President Ford. "We probably can't do it
before the [1976 presidential] elections." "I agree," the president responded.
a) http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB487/
b) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/world/americas/kissinger-drew-up-plans-to-attackcuba-records-show.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=2
c) http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/10/08/the-cuban-army-abroad-fidel-castros-forgottenforeign-wars/
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David Greenglass’ False Grand Jury Testimony Against his Sister Ethel Rosenberg “The Smoking
Gun” in Espionage Case, Still Classified
(national security archive) On the condition that he be paid for his story, David Greenglass agreed to
give New York Times reporter Sam Roberts an interview for what would become Roberts’ 2001 book,
“The Brother: The Untold Story of Atomic Spy David Greenglass and How He Sent His Sister, Ethel
Rosenberg, to the Electric Chair.” During the course of their sessions, Greenglass admitted to Roberts
“he had lied on the witness stand about the single most incriminating evidence against his sister —
that she typed his handwritten notes for delivery to the Soviets. Without that testimony, Ethel
Rosenberg might well have never been convicted, much less executed.”
Greenglass, who justified providing false testimony against his sister in order to protect his wife Ruth
for her minor role in the conspiracy, died earlier this week at the age of 92.
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/david-greenglass-false-grand-jury-testimony-againsthis-sister-ethel-rosenberg-the-smoking-gun-in-espionage-case-still-classified/
6169/14
Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued “enemies,” many killed or
disappeared
(gwu) A 1980s-era document from the archives of El Salvador’s military intelligence identifies almost
two thousand Salvadoran citizens who were considered “delinquent terrorists” by the Armed Forces,
among them current President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, a former guerrilla leader.
Other individuals listed include human rights advocates, labor leaders, and political figures, many
known to have been victims of illegal detention, torture, extrajudicial execution, forced
disappearance, and other human rights abuses.
Called the Libro Amarillo or Yellow Book, the report is the first-ever confidential Salvadoran military
document to be made public, and the only evidence to appear from the Salvadoran Army’s own files
of the surveillance methods used by security forces to target Salvadoran citizens during the country’s
12-year civil war.
Now the Yellow Book has been posted on-line, along with related analysis and declassified U.S.
documents, through a collaboration between the National Security Archive, the University of
Washington Center for Human Rights and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG).
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB485/
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“Did your fruit fund terrorists?” New Report Asks Why Chiquita Blocked 9/11 Victims Bill
(national security archive) A new story from the Fusion television network looks into reports that
Chiquita Brands International, the famous banana producer, this year poured hundreds of thousands
of dollars into a campaign to block a bill in the U.S. Congress meant to support the victims of the
September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.
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So why is Chiquita taking a stand against 9/11 victims? Perhaps because the bill would make it easier
for victims of terrorism to sue companies—like Chiquita—who have funded terrorist groups.
It’s easy to forget that the company that spawned Miss Chiquita also admitted to making more than
$1.7 million in security payments to a terrorist organization known as the United Self-Defense Forces
of Colombia (AUC). The AUC was a drug-trafficking militia group responsible for thousands of
murders and forced displacements during years of conflict in Colombia.
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/did-your-fruit-fund-terrorists-new-report-asks-whychiquita-blocked-911-victims-bill/
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Clandestine U.S. Back-Channel History with Fidel and Raul Castro Revealed in New Book
(gwu) In July 1975, Henry Kissinger sent two of his deputies to meet with representatives of Fidel
Castro at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. It was there-in room 727-that the historic first secret
talks between Washington and Havana to normalize relations were held. But they would not be the
last...
For over fifty years, U.S. and Cuban diplomats, emissaries and intermediaries have met secretly in
airport lounges, dingy cafeterias, fancy French restaurants, and posh apartments in locations ranging
from New York and Washington to Guadalajara, Paris, London, and Havana, to address the myriad of
issues that divide these two perennial adversaries. The history of these negotiations, and the lessons
they hold, are especially relevant at a time when both President Obama and President Raul Castro
have publicly declared the urgency of moving beyond the legacy of perpetual hostility.
Returning to the historic site of the first of the secret negotiations to actually change the framework
of what Kissinger called the "perpetual antagonism" between Washington and Havana, the authors
of an explosive new book, Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between
Washington and Havana, will reveal the untold details of this covert diplomacy. They will have
recently declassified top secret documents on hand to present to the press, and will identify the key
secret intermediaries used by Washington and Havana to conduct this diplomacy. The who's who of
colorful characters includes a Nobel prize-winning novelist, the chairman of the board of Coca Cola, a
leading American television news journalist, and even a former U.S. president. And the authors will
share the lessons for Obama as he considers a presidential legacy that includes ending hostilities and
improving relations with the Castro government.
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20140926/
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IIHA Zagreb Conference 2015: Invitation and Call for Papers
(IIHA) Arbeitskreis Geschichte der Nachrichtendienste e. V. / International Intelligence History
Association (IIHA) in cooperation with Croatian Defence Academy (CDA) and St. George Association
08.05.2015-10.05.2015, Zagreb, Hotel I, Zagreb, Croatia
Deadline: 15.11.2014
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The historical development of intelligence is closely related to the techniques and technologies used
in the process of collection, storage, use, processing and delivery of information and intelligence. At
the same time, the development of new technologies revolutionized warfare, crisis management and
diplomacy. In the past, security and warfare aimed for victory in the physical domain. Today, we shift
towards an era of information and cyber conflicts, a move fuelled by constant advances in
technology. Armed conflicts turn into low-intensity conflicts (LIC) where kinetic weapons are used
side by side with 'soft and smart power'.
The 2015 IIHA annual conference aims to explore past, current and future interdependence and
interactions between intelligence and technology. We invite paper proposals dealing with every
aspect of intelligence services, operations and activities relevant to the theme of the
conference, of any period, from Alexander the Great to the present day. The conference theme is
broad, both in terms of the periods covered and of the focus of papers. This will provide a wide
discussion and a variety of themes relating to intelligence and technology. We especially
encourage paper proposals from young researchers and doctoral students as well as from
established scholars and former practitioners.
a) http://intelligence-history.org/?p=771
b) http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=25975
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Other Hot Docs
1) CIA Posts Hundreds of Declassified Journal Articles
http://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2014/09/scudder-declass/
2) Pentagon Sees Climate Change as Immediate National Security Risk, CIA Rebel Training
Largely Unhelpful, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 10/16/2014
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/pentagon-sees-climate-change-as-immediate-nationalsecurity-risk-cia-rebel-training-largely-unhelpful-and-much-more-frinformsum-10162014/
3) Declassified U.S. Documents Help Fill Void Left by Thailand’s Silence on 38th Anniversary of
Thammasat University Massacre
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/declassified-u-s-documents-help-fill-void-left-bythailands-silence-on-38th-anniversary-of-thammasat-university-massacre/
4) DEA Uses Woman's Intimate Photos for Fake Facebook Page in Drug Investigation, the FBI's
National Security Letters Under Judicial Scrutiny Again, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM
10/10/2014
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/dea-uses-womans-intimate-photos-for-fake-facebookpage-in-drug-investigation-the-fbis-national-security-letters-under-judicial-scrutiny-again-and-muchmore-frinformsum-10102014/
5) The FOIA Request that Cost Agency Employee Jeffrey Scudder His Job Finally Results in CIA
Posting Trove of Studies in Intelligence Articles
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/the-foia-request-that-cost-agency-employee-jeffreyscudder-his-job-finally-results-in-cia-posting-trove-of-studies-in-intelligence-articles/
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6) DOE to Review Classification Guidance After Retroactively Classifying Article and Firing
Employee Who Wrote It, Problems Mounting at the DHS, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM
9/25/2014
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/doe-to-review-classification-guidance-afterretroactively-classifying-article-and-firing-employee-who-wrote-it-problems-mounting-at-the-dhsand-much-more-frinformsum-9252014/
7) Open Government Advocates Encourage Classification Reform Committee to Improve the
MDR Process and “Rescue Declassification”
http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/open-government-advocates-encourage-classificationreform-committee-to-improve-the-mdr-process-and-rescue-declassification/
8) How Presidents Arm and Disarm
http://fas.org/blogs/security/2014/10/stockpilereductions/
9) New START: Russia and the United States Increase Deployed Nuclear Arsenals
http://fas.org/blogs/security/2014/10/newstart2014/
10) Report on Disclosures to the Media is Classified
http://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2014/10/authorized-disclosures/
ACIPSS-JIPSS
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Weiterer NSA-Lauschposten in Wien
Interview mit Siegfried Beer im Ö1 Mittagsjournal vom 23.9.2014
Link zum Soundfile auf http://www.acipss.org/
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Cafe Babel Magazin: Interview mit Professor Siegfried Beer zum Thema: „Spionage in Österreich:
Europas Geheimdienst-Hotspot.“
Im Kalten Krieg wurde Wien zur Geheimdiensthochburg. Dann fiel der Vorhang. Und die Dienste
blieben. Auch 25 Jahre später sind kaum weniger Agenten in der Stadt unterwegs.
Geheimdienstexperte Siegfried Beer über das geheime Geschäft, was die österreichische Mentalität
damit zu tun hat und warum Merkel weiterhin abgehört werden wird. Ein Interview.
http://www.cafebabel.de/artikel/spionage-in-osterreich-europas-geheimdienst-hotspot.html
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