14 articles tagged "US intelligence"
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Assessing Iran's Cyber Warfare Capacity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 28, 2014, 12:16 AM (GMT+02:00)

Washington holds back from engaging Syria in cyber warfare fearing unpredictable reprisals from Iran, whose cyber war capacity is largely unknown.

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CCTV footage of Nairobi mall under terror control
Kenya blames US, Israeli intelligence for no heads-up on Nairobi attack
DEBKAfile Special Report September 26, 2013, 11:49 AM (GMT+02:00)

President Uhuru Kenyatta is quoted as blaming the United States and Israel in private conversation for their undercover agencies’ failure to prevent the major terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall on Sept. 21. He counted on them for a heads-up, only to find they were as much in the dark as Nairobi. Israeli security sources are digging hard to find out how Al Qaeda spies conducted surveillance forays in the mall – and even smuggled in large stocks of ammo –  without Israel intelligence detecting them or sounding the alarm.

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A demonstration in Tehran
Obama prepares public to accept first Iranian nuclear test
DEBKAfile Special Report January 15, 2013, 10:56 AM (GMT+02:00)

After US intelligence admitted it cannot detect or stop a Syrian chemical attack, US experts now estimate that Iran will not be able to produce enough weapon-grade uranium for one or bombs before mid-2014 “without detection by the West.”  debkafile: Barack Obama is preparing the world for the “surprise” of an Iranian nuclear test.  The new, delayed dateline, moreover, is based on a false supposition. Already today, Iran has acquired or produced enough enriched uranium to build five nuclear bombs.

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Prince Bandar bin Sultan
Saudi Prince Bandar Pursues TV War on Assad. US Intelligence Is at Sea in Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2012, 12:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

As US intelligence gropes in the dark in Syria – unable to pin down the rebel leader or a suitable candidate to follow Sadat - Saudi secret service chief Prince Bandar uses Al Arabiya TV to release “classified Syrian security documents” for his propaganda campaign against Assad and other ...

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Ayman Zuwahiri threatens anti-US terror offensive
More Al Qaeda pre-US election attacks forecast: Americans quietly lifted out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 2, 2012, 11:00 AM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda’s Ayman Zuwahiri is preparing a string of terrorist attacks in the five weeks up to the presidential election as the sequel to the Sept. 11 Benghazi murders, says US intelligence. He seeks to influence the poll’s results, while building up his reputation as master of spectacular terrorist operations. debkafile: The Benghazi attack exposed al Qaeda networks' striking expansion across a broad region - Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Mali and Egypt (Sinai) - from which most US personnel have been quietly lifted out.

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Abdelmalek Droukdel
Ambassador Chris Stevens Knew his Killers. He Ran Them as Double Agents
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2012, 10:15 PM (GMT+02:00)

As the US tenses for more al Qaeda terror in Africa in the wake of the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, our researchers have turned up information indicating that the ambassador was running members of the group which murdered him as penetration agents against al Qaeda.

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Airports scanners can't register PETN
Double agent again exposed al Qaeda's use of undetectable PETN explosive
DEBKAfile Special Report May 9, 2012, 2:36 PM (GMT+02:00)

Word of upgraded underwear bombing devices and double agents should never have been released because without inside intelligence, the key PETN explosive is undetectable by airport security scanners. Running double agents inside terrorist cells is the most tricky and hazardous of undercover operations because no one ever has the whole picture. Compromising the penetration of al Qaeda’s Yemen cell has therefore caused inestimable damage to the counter-terror efforts against al Qaeda. Hence the dismay in US intelligence agencies on both these counts.

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Fake dollar bills
Kuala Lumpur seizes suitcases of counterfeit US dollars traced to Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report March 28, 2012, 6:19 PM (GMT+02:00)

Two Iranian traders were arrested in Kuala Lumpur for using counterfeit $100 bills for their purchases. Their suitcases with the equivalent of $356,000 in fake dollars were seized. They claimed they had been issued with the cash by the Iranian national bank in Tehran and had no idea the bills were not genuine greenbacks. Iran is threatening to sever trade ties with Malaysia over the incident.  US and Chinese secret agents are in the Malaysian capital to trace the fake currency’s provenance.

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Hizballah suspect Atris Hussein
Hizballah planned Mumbai-style attack on Habad Bangkok, Khao San restaurants
DEBKAfile Special Report January 16, 2012, 1:22 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Thai police's capture of a Lebanese-Swedish Hizballah suspect thwarted a terrorist attack on Bet Habad in Bangkok, involving the taking of hostages and blowing up the building - on the same lines as al Qaeda's 2008 assault on the Mumbai Habad center which killed 8 Israelis and Jews - only more ambitious. Habad Bangkok is much larger; its hostel has dozens of rooms. A second team was to have hit the Khao San Road restaurants popular with Israelis and Americans. The terror alert is still in force.

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Osama bin Laden looked back at his last video
Bin Laden stayed obsessed with mega-attacks in US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2011, 10:52 AM (GMT+02:00)

The al Qaeda leader never wavered from his basic conception that only a mega-attack on an American city devastating enough to rock the US economy would make Washington withdraw its forces from the Middle East. This is confirmed in the files taken from the Abbottabad villa after he was killed on May 2. Otherwise the materials examined so far contribute no hard intelligence to the war on al Qaeda or the prevention of another mega-attack in the US.

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UPS Boeing crash September 2010
US counter-terror to re-examine UPS crash in Dubai in September
DEBKAfile Special Report October 31, 2010, 5:29 PM (GMT+02:00)

The US president's counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan said the fatal UPS mail cargo flight crash over Dubai on September 2 is to be re-examined to find out if it was not caused by an explosive package collected from Yemen. He disclosed this in an interview to CNN Sunday, Oct. 31. debkafile's counter-terror sources report that if this is what happened, US intelligence missed picking up on al Qaeda's air package plot for two months.

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Two tapes in two days may hold coded trigger
US alert for terror attack anywhere in Europe
DEBKAfile Special Report October 2, 2010, 10:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile cites US intelligence Saturday night, Oct. 2, as using the term "imminent" for a possible Mumbai-style multiple terrorist strike originating in Pakistan a week after four European countries, the UK, Germany, France and Sweden went on high terror alert. The State Department plans will soon publish an advisory to American travelers to avoid public places anywhere in Europe. Two Osama bin Laden tapes in 24 hours may hold the coded trigger for the attack.

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Iranian mobile radar, installed in Lebanon
Syria posts Iranian radar atop tall Lebanese peak
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 3, 2010, 6:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syria has posted the advanced early warning radar received from Iran - not on its own soil but on the highest peak of neighboring Lebanon, according to debkafile's military and intelligence sources. From Mount Sannine in central Lebanon, the new facility provides early warning against a possible Israeli surprise attack on Iran's nuclear facilities and extends the span of Iranian and Syrian electronic surveillance to Israeli air space to the south and the eastern-central Mediterranean to the west.

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Bodies recovered from crashed Ethiopian Airliner
Ethiopian Airline crash off Beirut was an act of Al-Qaeda terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 10, 2010, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)

Evidence has reached debkafile that the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing which crashed after takeoff from Beirut on January 25, killing all 92 aboard, was blown up in mid-air in an al Qaeda attack, exactly one month after its failed attempt to destroy an American Northwest airliner bound for Detroit. French and Hizballah passengers were also targeted.

The bodies were found strapped to their seats with their heads and limbs blown off, typical sign of ...

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