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Blood on the Corn: A DEA Agent is Tortured and Killed in Mexico – Matter – Medium
It strikes me as central to the story that the DEA's source was network analysis of AT&T CDRs, as we know thanks to Edward Snowden. Camarena either died protecting the secret, or was tortured to death because he didn't know about it and therefore couldn't answer the questions
cocaine  CDR  sigint  networks  mexico  cia 
january 2017 by yorksranter
Willy Brandt bekam geheime US-Zahlungen ab 1950 - SPIEGEL ONLINE
So ließen die Amerikaner 1950 Brandt 200.000 Mark zukommen, was etwa einem Drittel der jährlichen SPD-Mitgliedsbeiträge in Berlin entsprach. Später sei noch mehr Geld geflossen. Das geht aus Archivunterlagen hervor.
coldwar  history  germany  brandt  cia  suitcaseofcash 
june 2016 by yorksranter
Duane ‘Dewey’ Clarridge, CIA official enmeshed in Iran-contra affair, dies at 83 - The Washington Post
“If you have a tough, dangerous job critical to national security, Dewey’s your man. He’s talented, one of our best operations officers. Just make sure you have a good lawyer at his elbow. Dewey’s not easy to control.” also, liked white suits - you wonder if he was one of the models for Raoul Duke
thompson  hst  cia  biography 
april 2016 by yorksranter
Afghan Spy Agency Arms Villagers to Hold Off Islamic State - WSJ
His men recently came under fire from the government for leaving the decapitated heads of Islamic State fighters by the side of the road as a warning.
isis  afghanistan  coin  nds  cia 
april 2016 by yorksranter
The CIA Corrected Its Own Corrections Of The Torture Report Without Telling Anyone - BuzzFeed News
One of the report’s defenders said admitting this “sequencing error” is significant, as it undermines a key claim of the agency: that its controversial interrogation methods produced “otherwise unavailable intelligence.”
cia  torture 
february 2016 by yorksranter
‘The attacks will be spectacular’ – POLITICO
"There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months. The attacks will be spectacular. They may be multiple. Al Qaeda’s intention is the destruction of the United States." > I mean, so ambiguous, so nuanced...great piece.
al-Qa'ida  bush  history  cia  from twitter_favs
november 2015 by yorksranter
▶ Black Hat USA 2013 - OPSEC failures of spies - YouTube
fascinating the way they thought Analyst's Notebook was just so awesome the Italians and Hezbollah couldn't figure it out.
networks  networkx  hezbollah  cdr  cia  gsm  surveillance 
may 2015 by yorksranter
Untitled (http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2014/09/john_t_downey_cia_agent_captured_by_china_during_the_korean_war_the_story.single.html)
CIA agent who spent 20 years in prison in China, after bungled Korean War mission, finally tells his story. With airsnatch! Also:

Correction, Sept. 25, 2014: The caption on this article’s final photo misstated where it was taken. It was in New Britain, Connecticut, not New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Correction, Sept. 25, 2014: The caption on this article’s final photo misstated where it was taken. It was in New Britain, Connecticut, not New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
china  cia  prison  downey  coldwar  airsnatch  from twitter_favs
september 2014 by yorksranter
(W)Archives: He Rode a Tank, Held a General’s Rank, But Did He Direct Latin America’s Coups? Vernon Walters’s Diaries
Walters was not in fact setting up shop only “a few streets back from the Hotel Carrera” on Sept. 11, 1973. He was not even on the same continent
chile  cia  history 
september 2014 by yorksranter
SAS and US special forces forming hunter killer unit to 'smash Islamic State' - Mirror Online
“cut the head off the snake” by hitting the command structure...We need to go into Syria and Iraq and kill as many IS members as we can.

Some strategy! News here is recreation of TF 121 and its placement under CIA command.
tf121  specialforces  sas  iraq  cia  isis  to_blog 
august 2014 by yorksranter
Interpreter Accused of Torturing and Killing Afghan Civilians Is Arrested - NYTimes.com
Mr. Kandahari had been transferred to Nerkh from Camp Gecko in Kandahar, which is a C.I.A. substation. He was ostensibly part of a team of Afghans working for a mine-clearing aid group, which was a cover for paramilitary activity

> oy. you decided to stink-up the mines guys? as well as the vaccinators? are you trying to target anyone basically decent?
afghanistan  spooks  cia 
july 2013 by yorksranter
‘Shadow Warrior,’ by Randall B. Woods - NYTimes.com
In 1983, Colby left his wife for a younger woman and stopped attending Mass. “You know he loved to dance,” his new wife recalled. “We frequently danced after dinner just right there in our dining room.” In 1989, after the Berlin Wall came down, Colby took a walk, alone, through Red Square in Moscow. He noticed that no one was following him. “That was my victory parade,” he told his son John.
may 2013 by yorksranter
News from The Associated Press: Inside Romania's secret CIA prison
I think the address was identified a while back, but this is the first report from inside I've seen
blacksite  cia  torture 
december 2011 by yorksranter
U.S. Made Covert Plan to Retrieve Iran Drone - WSJ.com
Berserk commando raid to retrieve hostages = not such a good idea. Similar to retrieve robot = terrible idea.
iran  rq170  cia  badideas 
december 2011 by yorksranter
Drug Enforcement Administration vs. Super-Crooks | Danger Room | Wired.com
How the DEA got into the arms business - basically, because the neocons hadn't destroyed it like they did the CIA. Teh terrorz was sexy, boring cop stuff wasn't.
DEA  armstrade  CIA 
february 2010 by yorksranter
Spy Chips Guiding CIA Drone Strikes, Locals Say | Danger Room | Wired.com
This is sensible in an evil way. But is Baer serious? How does he think the other side manage?
CIA  NWFP  UAV  assassination  racist 
june 2009 by yorksranter
MotherJones Blog: Former CIA Director Porter Goss's Dusty Foggo Problem
This guy sounds like James Bond (casino gambling and philandering on the firm's time in cold-war Vienna?), just as bad as he would have been in real life
CIA  corruption  ViktorBout  spy 
october 2008 by yorksranter
Foggo plays the fink card
Takes the BAE option: do anything and I'll TERRORISTS!!!!
terrorism  Abramoff  corruption  CIA 
september 2008 by yorksranter
Europhobia: Extraordinary rendition update
CounEur investigation into mystery jets staggers on
Europe  Poland  rendition  torture  CIA 
november 2006 by yorksranter

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