Police see ‘professional job’ in British spy’s death
August 30, 2010 1 Comment
By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org |
As authorities investigate the recent death of British spy Dr. Gareth Williams, the country’s notorious tabloid media industry is having a field day disorienting interested observers. It is thus easy to miss important news breakthroughs in the cacophony of sensationalized headlines about Williams, whose body was discovered a week ago, stuffed in a sports duffle bag in the bath of his London apartment. One such breakthrough was yesterday’s report by Britain’s widely respected Channel 4, which said that law enforcement investigators described Williams’ death as “a neat job”, a term used to refer to professional killings. The Channel 4 report was preceded by strong official denials by police that Williams’ murder was sex-related, as had been previously reported. Some investigators now believe that Williams was killed by a foreign agent, who then deliberately “planted a trail of clues” pointing to a homosexual link to the death. Pending the results of toxicological analysis, there is even suspicion that Williams, who was most recently working for British external intelligence agency MI6, may have been poisoned or drugged. In other important news about the case, multiple sources have confirmed that General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain’s electronic surveillance agency, which technically employed Williams, dispatched him twice to Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2008, and routinely to the National Security Agency (GCHQ’s American equivalent) in Fort George F. Meade, Maryland. It is for this reason that the CIA now appears implicated in the investigation into Williams’ mysterious death. Interestingly, the precise job post of Dr. Williams, a mathematician, in GCHQ and MI6 remains unknown. Intelligence author Gordon Thomas claims Williams worked on the cybersecurity of Britain’s financial infrastructure, whereas other sources suggest he was tasked with devising methods of breaking encrypted voice-over-Internet-protocol (VOIP) communications.