Thursday, March 15, 2007

I Spy with My Little Eye

And, indeed, the party that flatters itself that they protect America better is the party that has exhausted the military, left the ports wide open and purposefully outed a CIA agent, Valerie Plame.That's not treason anymore? Outing a spy? Did I mention it was one of our spies? And how despicable that Bush's lackeys attempted to diminish this crime by belittling her service, like she was just some chick who hung around the CIA. - Bill Maher

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." - Edward Abbey

Valerie Plame Wilson Was Considered "Fair Game" By the Busheviks. As a Result, Cheney and Bush Weakened Our National Security.
A Buzzflash Interview
Yes, the reason why this is a treasonous act -- taking me and my particular case out of it -- is that this sort of thing jeopardizes assets who are trying to help our national security -- not to mention future potential sources of information, foreign ones. They may say to themselves: "I really have critical intelligence. I’d like to work with the CIA, for whatever host of motivations. But, gee, it looks like they couldn’t even protect one of their own. Why should I put myself in the line of fire? I’m going to go talk to the Russians down the street."
-- Valerie Plame Wilson, retired covert CIA operative, and author, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House

Long-time readers know that BuzzFlash has had a special relationship with the Valerie Plame Wilson case since shortly after she was outed as a CIA operative in a Bob Novak column, in a leak orchestrated by Dick Cheney, and it appears with the knowledge of George W. Bush.
David Corn of the Nation first wrote a commentary about the dangerous significance of the Plame disclosure by Novak -- and BuzzFlash quickly followed up with a series of commentaries about it. It remained low on the radar of the Internet and the mainstream press, outside of the Nation and BuzzFlash, until the CIA -- and the right wing loves to overlook this fact -- formally filed a request with the Justice Department to launch an investigation as to whether a CIA operative had been illegally exposed.
So, it was the CIA itself that brought the Plame outing to the forefront and considered it harmful enough to merit legal scrutiny. At that point, the short mention in the Novak column (placed there by the White House) began to get periodic bursts of mainstream media coverage, building up over months and a series of events (including Ashcroft's mysterious recusal from the DOJ investigation) to the indictment, trial, and sentencing of Scooter Libby.
Now, in Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, Valerie Plame Wilson tells her side of the story, and we encourage you to read this account of a patriot betrayed.
Ironically, but perhaps predictably, the Bush Administration continued to pursue its vengeance on Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame by having the CIA require her to redact sections of the book that were already on the public record. So the publishers, Simon & Schuster invited the knowledgeable journalist Laura Rozen to pen an informative afterword that fills out the details that Plame was prohibited from including, even though many of them have been corroborated by the CIA itself!
BuzzFlash is proud to be up there with 60 Minutes and the major networks in getting one of the first interviews with Valerie Plame Wilson this week. Of course, you will find our conversation a bit different than theirs.
We interviewed Valerie on the morning of Tuesday, October 23.
[go to site for full interview]
Alexander Litvinenko
Dead Russian Spy was Israeli Double Agent: Murdered Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko passed documents to former Yukos CEO in Israel months before his death . . . the Russian ex-spy is believed to have been a double agent, who sold trade secrets to different parties in and outside Russia, among them some of the Russian oligarchs living in exile in the West. Livinenko served as a colonel in a Russian Federal Security Services unit which investigated and carried out special operations against businessmen.
Who killed Alexander Litvinenko? He made scandalous accusations that struck at the heart of the Kremlin— and ended up in a real-life spy story of political intrigue and murder: Paul Joyal, Russia expert, security consultant: A message has been communicated to anyone who wants to speak out against the Kremlin: “If you do, no matter who you are, where you are, we will find you and we will silence you—in the most horrible way possible”.
Spy 'Poisoned by Radiation': A large quantity of radiation, probably from a substance called Polonium 210, has been found in the body of dead ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.,,30000-13553599,00.html They also revealed that police have found radiation at three locations: his Muswell Hill home, a central London sushi bar where he ate shortly before falling ill, and a hotel where he had met two Russians that morning.
Alexander Litvinenko: the poison of power by Zygmunt Dzieciolowski. A poisoned Russian defector in London is only the latest official enemy to be targeted. Their dream was a poison which would kill a man instantly but which could not be found in a corpse's blood during the post-mortem examination.
Obituary: Alexander Litvinenko Born in the Russian city of Voronezh, Mr Litvinenko first became a security agent in the FSB's predecessor, the Soviet-era KGB, after transferring from the military. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He is reported to have fallen out with Russian President Vladimir Putin, then head of the FSB, in the late 1990s, after failing to crack down on corruption within the organisation. The nature of his job, as a specialist in fighting organised crime, meant he would certainly have made enemies.

Other Spy Articles
"I, spy -- Russia's most wanted" by Christopher Shulgan from Saturday's Globe and Mail: Oleg Kalugin, now living quietly as a grandpa, was once the most senior agent ever to turn against the KGB. As critics of his fellow ex-spy Vladimir Putin keep having 'accidents,' Mr. Kalugin may be a prime target.
"FBI Discovers Biggest SpyOperation In US History - Scores Israelis Held" by Charles R. Smith: In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attack, the FBI has stumbled on the largest espionage ring ever discovered inside the United States. The U.S. Justice Department is now holding nearly 100 Israeli citizens with direct ties to foreign military, criminal and intelligence services.
FBI History - Famous Cases: 33 Members of the Duquesne Spy Ring: On January 2, 1942, 33 members of a Nazi spy ring headed by Frederick Joubert Duquesne were sentenced to serve a total of over 300 years in prison. They were brought to justice after a lengthy espionage investigation by the FBI.
Remote Viewing - The ESP of Espionage - We may all have latent psi powers, but our ability to develop them is being blanked out by socially engineered stress, and with the collusion of covert agencies. Military/intelligence interest in remote-viewing (RV) goes back to at least the 1950s. Remote-viewing-the ability to see things far from one's physical body-was developed during the Cold War to enable security organisations to gain information about top-secret enemy sites in which they had no assets.
Canada's Spy Agency from the Inside - by Nomi Morris: The agency's name is absent from the address board in the lobby. But on the fifth floor of an unassuming office tower at Ottawa's Billings Bridge Plaza - right beside a local Zellers - are several sub-offices of the Communications Security Establishment, Canada's most secret and least-accountable spy service.
3,500 Chinese spy companies identified in Canada and U.S. The FBI is warning lawmakers that China has more than 3,000 "front" companies in the US whose real purpose is to direct espionage efforts. In Canada, similar warnings involving an estimated 500 firms have fallen on deaf ears. The situation is now being called the most significant threat to North America's security.
'Home-grown terrorists' living in Canada: CSIS - Canada's spy service is warning of an increasing threat from "home-grown terrorists" already living in communities across the country. He says young Canadians from immigrant backgrounds are becoming radicalized through the internet and are looking for targets at home, not abroad.
Profumo Affair Exposed Illuminati Control: By Henry Makow Ph.D. May 25, 2008
As a fan of the 1989 movie Scandal, I recently bought Christine Keeler's memoir "The Truth At Last" (2001) at a used book store. Keeler's memoir puts the scandal which helped topple Harold Macmillan's government in 1963 in the context of the Illuminati conspiracy.Keeler's mentor Stephen Ward was a Russian agent, part of a ring that included royal art curator Sir Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, head of MI-5 (1956-1965.) In her presence they conspired to give British Defence secrets to the USSR. She told the police and Lord Denning but it was suppressed. This is confirmation, added to what we know about Victor Rothschild and from Heinrich Muller, that Communism was a creation of British Freemasonry which in turn is an instrument of the Rothschild banking empire. (The Illuminati is the top rung of Freemasonry.)