The view from the bridge

Lobster Issue 71 (Summer 2016) FREE
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[PDF file]: […] and its complex of groups. Amongst Cercle intelligence contacts are former operatives from the American CIA, DIA and INR, Britain’s MI5, MI6 and IRD, France’s SDECE, Germany’s BND, BfV and MAD, Holland’s BVD, Belgium’s Sûreté de l’Etat, SDRA and PIO, apartheid South Africa’s BOSS, and the Swiss and Saudi intelligence services. Politically, the Cercle […]

The view from the bridge

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[PDF file]: […] and its complex of groups. Amongst Cercle intelligence contacts are former operatives from the American CIA, DIA and INR, Britain’s MI5, MI6 and IRD, France’s SDECE, Germany’s BND, BfV and MAD, Holland’s BVD, Belgium’s S ret de l’Etat, SDRA and PIO, apartheid South Africa’s BOSS, and the Swiss and Saudi intelligence services. A little […]

Wilson, MI5 and the rise of Thatcher

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[PDF file]: […] to reports from West German intelligence (in Intelligence/Parapolitics (Paris) December 1984) Violet had links with South African, American, British, Swiss and West German intelligence. The West German BND is said to be one of his sources of finance. With these contacts Violet had put together an informal group of conservative, anti-communist politicians, bankers, journalists […]

White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa by Susan Williams

Lobster Issue 82 (Winter 2021) FREE

[PDF file]: […] level since the early 1950s. It was only recently revealed (in February 2020) that Crypto AG had been directly placed into the hands of the CIA and BND in 1970. . . and that they had been cracking the encrypted messages – of both allies and enemies – since day one, anyway! See (e.g.) […]

South of the border

Lobster Issue 82 (Winter 2021) FREE

[PDF file]: South of the border (occasional snippets from) Nick Must Soldier F, 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment There was quite a furore when leader of the SDLP in the House of Commons, Colum Eastwood MP, used Parliamentary Privilege to name the member of 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment who was involved in the shootings of Bloody Sunday […]

Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

Lobster Issue 80 (Winter 2020) FREE

[PDF file]: […] citizens and legislators were appalled to learn that the NSA was surveilling German communications and had even targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s smartphone. At the same time, the BND, Germany’s premier intelligence agency, had collaborated with the NSA in numerous operations . . . .’ (p. 330) Earlier, in his discussion of Section 702 of […]

South of the border

Lobster Issue 78 (Winter 2019) FREE

[PDF file]: […] enemy is my friend’. It was relatively unshocking, then, to learn that SS-chief Heinrich Himmler’s daughter, Gudrun Burwitz (an unrepentant Nazi), had worked for the West German BND (in a relatively minor administrative role) for two years between 1961 and 1963.45 41 or 42 See or 43 See the section ‘All is forgiven (pp. […]

The view from the bridge

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[PDF file]: […] and English speaking countries. They were mixed in with twelve current or past directors or senior staff of Five Eyes intelligence and security agencies, including the German BND, France’s DGSE, Sweden’s sigint agency FRA, Australia’s ASIO and ASIS, Canada’s CSIS and a former Director and a former Director of Intelligence of the CIA, as […]

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