SUCCESS: The CIA in Guatemala, 1954

Lobster Issue 60 (Winter 2010) FREE

[PDF file]: […] University of Texas Press, 1998) and John Prados, Presidents’ Secret Wars (Chicago: Elephant, 1996), Cullather (see note 1) and Stephen E. Ambrose, Ike’s Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment (Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1981). 8 See Schlesinger and Kinzer (see note 3). 17 Winter 2010 such as Spruille Braden, were not satisfied; and […]

South of the border

Lobster Issue 80 (Winter 2020) FREE

[PDF file]: […] stands out is how we are told that the Soviet deepcover controller Konon Molody (a.k.a. Gordon Lonsdale) had been eventually ‘exchanged for a British citizen accused of espionage in Moscow’. Why so coy? This ‘British citizen accused’ was none other than Greville Wynne. In his 1967 book The Man from Moscow, Wynne is more […]

ValentinePiscesCIA

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[…] The twelfth is the house of secrets and dreams. Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions and rules everything below the surface – deception, espionage, foreign things, prisons and religion. According to my astrologer friend Helen Poole, my leaving and returning during a Pisces moon, and traveling throughout the sun sign […]

I helped carry William Burroughs to the medical tent

Lobster Issue 59 (Summer 2010) FREE

[PDF file]: […] a thriller writer and admitted that he was given ‘top secret information’ by the CIA in the 1970s and ‘80s to place in, and spice up, his espionage novels.1 4 Mention should also be made of Philip Birch, the UK Head of Radio London. Birch, who was recommended for the position by Pierson, was […]

Did the Mossad steal John le Carré’s cunning plan?

Lobster Issue 79 (Summer 2020) FREE

[PDF file]: […] of a Jewish family in Manchester. Olivia Frank, an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, before her training at the Mossad academy. When the West’s second largest espionage agency 12 decided to make an eleventh hour strike against an Abu Nidal bomb-maker who was being supplied with explosives by neo-Nazis, the Mossad sent their […]

ValentinePiscesMoonCIA

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[…] The twelfth is the house of secrets and dreams. Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions and rules everything below the surface – deception, espionage, foreign things, prisons and religion. According to my astrologer friend Helen Poole, my leaving and returning during a Pisces moon, and traveling throughout the sun sign […]

Spookaroonie!

Lobster Issue 58 (Winter 2009/2010) FREE

[PDF file]: […] really review them. However, there are some things I can say about them. I’m not quite sure why but I have never taken Gordon Thomas’s books on espionage and parapolitics seriously. Partly, it is just that he writes a lot, and I don’t trust people who are prolific in these fields because this material […]

The Man Who Played With Fire, and, The Man in the Brown Suit

Lobster Issue 79 (Summer 2020) FREE

[PDF file]: […] in 1935 at the office of Violet van der Elst (an anti-capital punishment campaigner). He claimed, at various times, to be involved in the Italian and German espionage efforts in London and provided reports on these to MI5 – though their accuracy and value were disputed. In 1936 Bannigan gave a garble account to […]

Friends of Israel

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[PDF file]: […] Israel officials Lord Pickles and Lord Polak: ‘In any other country the conduct of Eric Pickles and Stuart Polak would in my view be seen as entrenched espionage that should prompt an inquiry into their conduct.’ (Alan Duncan, In The Thick of It p. 61) Pickles and Ed Balls are co-chairs of the UK […]

The view from the bridge

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[…] it possible that he was kept out of the loop? We simply don’t know. This one might run and run but these days, who knows? 52 https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/national-security/cia-cryptoencryption-machines- espionage/ 53 See, for example, or < https://www.quora.com/Where-didall-of-the-thousands-of-Enigma-machines-end-up-after-the-end-of-WW2> 54 Nick Must commented: It is mentioned, very briefly, in the ‘After the War’ section of the Enigma History […]

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