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  • 2004 February
    Agency s imposing headquarters at Fort Meade Maryland ringed by a double chain fence topped by barbed wire with strands of electrified wire between them America bugs the world Nothing politically or militarily significant whether mentioned in a telephone call in a conversation in the office of the secretary general of the United Nations Kofi Annan or in a company fax or e mail escapes its attention Its computers measured in acres occupied by them rather than simple figures vacuum the entire electromagnetic spectrum homing in on key words which may suggest something of interest to NSA customers is being conveyed 0 comments The spooks are untouchable February 1 2004 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The Hutton inquiry has confirmed what we all should have guessed Britain s secret intelligence services are untouchable It does not matter how badly wrong they were on Iraq and how often they have got things wrong in the past They will continue to go from strength to strength because as Lord Hutton realised they are in bed with the government and a major power in the land Lord Hutton s narrow terms of reference did not allow him to examine the intelligence services role in making the case for war and the accuracy of the dodgy dossier This was he said beyond my remit 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying

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  • 2004 January
    job certainly not nine to five with a reasonable pension and like the mafia secret recognition from those in the know There are downsides lots of moral dilemmas the shame of using people bitter bureaucratic infighting and the constant nagging doubt about whether it makes any difference to the bigger picture 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co

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  • 2003 December
    to define what he stood for offer the slightest hint of what he planned to do about the state s economic crisis or debate anything at all with his political rivals is bound to be copied and is another blow to democratic process 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co uk Widgets Archives May 2012 December 2010 May

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  • 2003 November
    Spy as Bureaucrat Patriot Fantasist and Whore Andre Deutsch London and as The Second Oldest Profession Spies and Spying in the Twentieth Century W W Norton New York is a comprehensive and controversial history of espionage in our times The first permanent intelligence agency was created in 1909 and within a few years all the great powers had similar agencies Concentrating on Britain France Germany Russia and the United States the book reveals why these services are not worth the enormous sums they cost are not effective in predicting enemy actions and cause more trouble than they prevent Buy The Second Oldest Profession UK US Comments on this entry are closed Book Review Black Kettle and Full Moon November 1 2003 0 comments in Articles Australia review This is history at its sparkling best interesting enlightening painstaking and objective If you want to know about prime ministers and politicians wars and class economics and production religion and sport then look elsewhere This is a book about people ordinary Australians and how they organised their daily life a long while ago It describes where they lived how they shopped what they ate and how they cooked it what they drank and why It tell us how they kept warm and cool how they lit their houses what they wore and where they bought it It begins in the middle of the 19th century when there were less than half a million white Australians and ends with the First World War when there were five million 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm

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  • 2003 October
    our winter closes in may be too much even for Rugby fans 0 comments The Master Spy The Story of Kim Philby 1989 October 6 2003 3 comments in Books Philby the agent double agent traitor and enigma revealed all to Knightley just before his death Few knew the real man that for years fooled British Intelligence the CIA and the FBI and was simultaneously head of the British Intelligence Service s anti Soviet section and a long time KGB agent After he defected to Russia in 1963 he maintained a code of silence for 25 years until a few weeks before his death He invited Phillip Knightley to his Moscow apartment and in six days of conversation bared his soul Buy The Master Spy The Story of Kim Philby UK US Comments on this entry are closed A wilderness of mirrors October 5 2003 0 comments in Articles spying Poor old James Bond has had a terrible thrashing this week First former British ambassador Sir Peter Heap accused Bond and his colleagues in the British Secret Intelligence Service SIS of being useless spies who frequently made things up Then the the Iraq Survey Group ISG reported that it could find no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus underlining a fundamental failure of intelligence and removing at a stroke Britain s justification for going to war 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous

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  • 2003 August
    2003 1 comment in Articles propaganda spying James Bond and his masters will never be the same again The changes in the relationship between the British intelligence community and the government revealed by the Hutton Inquiry are for better or worse here to stay Intelligence bureaucracies such as Britain s Secret Intelligence Service SIS and America s Central Intelligence Agency have traditionally seen their role as identifying monsters Their officers go out into the world keep their eyes and ears open and return with warnings for their masters of threats to the well being of the nation they serve 1 comment Of secrets and spies August 17 2003 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The Hutton Inquiry has surprised everyone It was meant to look at the circumstances surrounding the death of the government scientist Dr David Kelly Instead it has been revealing who wields power in Britain and how Most of the facts in the Kelly affair were clear in the public mind long before Lord Hutton called his first witness at the Royal Courts of Justice this week Tony Blair wanted to attack Iraq and hoped for help from the Secret Intelligence Service SIS in making the case for war 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin

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  • 2003 June
    allegiance to the realm and not the government of the day they are there to report as objectively and as dispassionately as possible what they believe to be the state of the world The government s view is that like any other department they are there to do whatever is required of them to support government policy 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday

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  • 2003 April
    well have been made in Moscow 0 comments History or bunkem April 1 2003 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda The Pentagon made it clear from the beginning of the war against Iraq that there would be no censorship What it failed to say was that war correspondents might well find themselves in a situation similar to that in Korea in 1950 This was described by one American correspondent as the military saying You can write what you like but if we don t like it we ll shoot you The figures in Iraq tell a terrible story Fifteen media people dead with two missing presumed dead If you consider how short the campaign was Iraq will be notorious as the most dangerous war for journalists ever This is bad enough But and here we tread on delicate ground it is a fact that the largest single group of them appear to have been killed by the American military 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy

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