163 articles tagged "Intelligence"
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Ilan Grapel at al Tahrir Square
US-Israeli backdoor exchanges with Cairo to free alleged Israeli spy
DEBKAfile Special Report June 13, 2011, 7:46 PM (GMT+02:00)

Jerusalem insisted Monday that no Cairo notification had been received of the arrest of dual US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel as an alleged Israeli spy, while Washington is checking to see if any word came through. Western intelligence circles suggest Egypt may have preferred to "find" a Mossad spy even if they suspected him of working undercover for other Western organizations. debkafile: The US and Israel are seeking his quick release before agitation against an alleged fomenter of Muslim-Coptic strife makes this impossible.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
An Israeli-Saudi Strategic Understanding
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2011, 10:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

With a new strategic partner in hand after losing Turkey and Mubarak's Egypt, the Israeli prime minister was in a position to underline Israel's continued adherence to its military option against Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. Secret Saudi-Israeli intelligence parleys are now joined by Jordan.

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Strife in Assad's Top Military and Intelligence Command
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2011, 10:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

The military and intelligence cliques of Assad's inner circle are sharply divided among themselves over the handling of the Syrian uprising: One group calls for a letup and compromise, while the other threatens to resist any easing of the crackdown by force.

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Smashed aircraft at PNS Mehran base in Karachi
Al Qaeda's Saif al-Adal masterminded Pakistani base assault
DEBKAfile Special Report May 23, 2011, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

The fingerprints of Al Qaeda's operations commander Saif al Adal were all over the assault on the important Pakistani Mehran naval air base in Karachi, which began Sunday night, May 22 and ended only after 17 hours of fierce combat, debkafile's counter-terror sources report. The attack  hit a shared strategic Pakistani-US-Chinese installation, destroying US surveillance aircraft. It also impaired Pakistani reconnaissance capabilities against al Qaeda's strongholds in North Waziristan and its watch over the Arabian Sea dividing Pakistan from India. 

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Gazans burn Israeli flag
Israel hunts Syrian, Hizballah spies who slipped in through Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2011, 10:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

Army and security services across the West Bank are out hunting for between five and eight Syria and Hizballah secret agents believed to have slipped across the Golan border under cover of the May 15 Palestinian mob incursion. debkafile's sources report that Hamas and Hizballah West Bank cell members drove them to their hideouts.
Syria plans its next mob border assault for June 5. Hamas is staging a mass offensive to smash the Gaza-Israel border fence Friday, May 20.

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Pentagon released videos of Osama bin Laden rehearsing his own terrorist clips
The US pushes Pakistani intelligence to the wall
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 7, 2011, 1:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration is presenting the successful Osama bin Laden hit as an epic American solo operation, unparalleled in military and intelligence annals, while leaning hard on Islamabad to sack certain officers of the powerful military intelligence army ISI including its head Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha, accusing them of keeping the dead al Qaeda leader hidden for eight years. Islamabad is fighting both US tactics. debkafile: The feud could boomerang against Washington as a Taliban revenge attack.

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The No-Fly Zone is Embryonic, Intelligence Input Haphazard
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2011, 12:59 AM (GMT+02:00)

Although the Western coalition has gone beyond just enforcing the no-fly zone, it has not crippled the pro-Qaddafi army or its ability to move large forces across long distances and keep its supply routes open.

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Dianne Feinstein
US and Israeli intelligence Blinded Themselves on Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2011, 12:18 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US and Israel made the same mistake of using Intelligence Minister Omar Suleiman as their single line of information on Egypt - and were caught napping. They are still woefully wanting on Egyptian political and military intelligence.

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Majid the terminator and champion kick boxer
The confessed Mossad spy is Majid the IRGC terminator
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2011, 10:43 AM (GMT+02:00)

The young Iranian man who "admitted" on Iranian TV last Tuesday, Jan. 11 that he had acted for the Israeli Mossad in the murder of Iranian nuclear scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi is revealed in real life by debkafile's Iranian sources as Majid Jamali Fashi, a champion kick boxer and member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' secret reserve death squad of brawny sportsmen used to cut down opponents of the regime and break up protest rallies.

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Tamir Pardo
Trying to Catch New Mossad Chief Off-Balance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2011, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iranian intelligence banks on "Israel spy" episodes to upset the new Mossad chief, restore public confidence, deter neighbors from aiding Israel and enemies for waging covert war. It has acquired an eager new collaborator: Turkish MIT secret service.

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Iran exhibits handguns, one fitted with silencer, allegedly used by Mossad agents
Iran now threatens neighbors hosting "Zionist facilities"
DEBKAfile Special Report January 11, 2011, 8:33 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tuesday, Jan. 11, Iran's intelligence minister Heidar Moslehi called his second news conference in two days to pour more abuse on Israel and its spy agency and accuse them of trying to retard "scientific progress in Muslim nations." He displayed weapons allegedly used by "more than 10" suspected Mossad agents against Iran's nuclear scientists and threatened neighbors harboring "Zionist facilities" with "heavy blows."
debkafile: Iran is only just starting its intelligence war on Israel. No comment from Jerusalem. 

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Majid Majali poses as Mossad agent for Iranian TV
Iran opens three intelligence fronts against Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2011, 11:08 PM (GMT+02:00)

Monday night, Jan. 10, Tehran launched against Israel a full-scale intelligence onslaught on three fronts: It claimed to have rolled up a Mossad network implicated in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist last January; accused Israel of kidnapping a former deputy defence minster; put a young man posing as a Mossad agent on television and invented a new blood libel.
debkafile: The "agent's" performance was unconvincing, but the blood libel could imperil Iran's 20,000 Jews.

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The heavy water plant at Arak - for the plutonium track to a bomb
Iran's short cuts to an N-bomb before 2015
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2011, 12:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Mossad ex-chief Meir Dagan's estimated timeline of 2015 for Iran to attain a nuclear bomb may well be superseded if Tehran takes advantage of available shorts cuts, debkafile's intelligence sources report. Iran is likely to have hidden still undiscovered uranium enrichment facilities and research labs. It could use allied facilities like those of North Korea to reach its target, or again outsource nuclear production like the North Korean plutonium plant in Syria which Israel destroyed in 2007.

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Tehran's Tit for Tat: The First Agent Is Hanged
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2010, 11:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran is holding more accused spies ready for execution as a bargaining chip to hang over the heads of the Six Powers when nuclear negotiations resume in the first week of January in Istanbul. This threat is also present for halting the secret war now in full spate.

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US, Israel, Iran in a Wilderness of Mirrors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2010, 11:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

The CIA and Mossad are presumed to maintain an undercover command center inside Iran for conducting major subversive operations against Tehran's nuclear program and military infrastructure. Iranian intelligence is fighting fire with fire. All three are caught up in the endless maze of double agents.

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Alireza Asgari missing for 4 years
Vahidi says Israel murdered his ex-deputy. Israeli braces for terror reprisal
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2010, 8:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

As the Iranian-Israeli clandestine war heated up, Iran's Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi bluntly accused Israel  Wednesday, Dec. 28, of  "the suspected death" of "Iranian prisoner Ali-Reza Asgari." He said: "If the credibility of this report is proved, the dossier on Israel's kidnappings, assassinations and murders will become thicker." debkafile's military sources: The Iranian charge was serious enough to raise fears that a large-scale act of terror may be on the way. Israel has blacked out news relating to Asgari.

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Alleged mountain site of spy devices. Where was the winter storm?
Spy devices on Lebanese peaks monitored long-range missile activity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 16, 2010, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

The espionage devices found on Mount Sannine, northeast of Beirut and Barouk Mountain in the Chouf east of the capital, and dismantled by the Lebanese army Wednesday, Dec. 15 after receiving a tipoff from Hizballah, were there to detect and keep track of ground-to-ground missiles installed and operating in central and western Syria and all of Lebanon, debkafile's intelligence sources report. The photos released show no sign of the winter conditions prevailing in the region.

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Tamir Pardo, new Mossad Director
Riyadh signals: Secret Saudi-Israeli meetings on Iran must go on
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2010, 9:56 AM (GMT+02:00)

Riyadh has signaled its intention for the secret Saudi-Israeli meetings on Iran taking place for more than a year to continue after the changing of the guard at the Mossad, debkafile's intelligence sources reveal. This message Tamir Pardo found on his desk when he took over from Meir Dagan this week as head of Israel's external spy agency. It means that, regardless of WikiLeaks disclosures, the Saudis stand by their conviction that Iran's nuclear program must be destroyed.

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STL HQ in The Hague
Lebanese Intelligence Chief Betrays US Mid-East Secrets to Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2010, 11:50 PM (GMT+02:00)

Lebanese Director of Intelligence Col. Wissam al Hassan has been a Hizballah mole has since 2004, keeping his masters a few steps ahead of American and Arab Middle East activities. The Lebanese tribunal found himself also in charge of Rafiq Hariri's security at the time of his murder in ...

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Vladimir Putin
Putin and Medvedev Face up to Shakeup of Russian Spy Agencies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 19, 2010, 12:38 AM (GMT+02:00)

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev were persuaded by the betrayal of 10 Russian sleeper agents in America and the capture of the Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout that the time had come to reform Russia's spy agencies.

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