News you may have missed #636

Lebanon

Lebanon

►►Careless codeword may have cost CIA its Lebanon network. Hezbollah have reportedly just rolled up the CIA’s network of spies in Lebanon. If so, it’s because of one of the stupidest, least secure code words in history. According to ABC News, Hezbollah operatives figured out that CIA informants, who had infiltrated the Iranian proxy group, were meeting with their agency handlers at a Beirut Pizza Hut. How could Hezbollah deduce that location? “The CIA used the codeword ‘PIZZA’ when discussing where to meet with the agents,” ABC reports.
►►UK spy chiefs to be publicly questioned for first time. The heads of British intelligence agencies are set to be questioned for the first time in public, under plans to make spies more accountable. The directors of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ will face Parliamentarians on the Intelligence and Security Committee. Although, they have recently begun to make rare public appearances, and deliver speeches, it will be the first time the intelligence agency heads will face public cross-examination over their activities.
►►Documents reveal largest domestic spy operation in Canadian history. Police organizations across Canada co-operated to spy on community organizations and activists in what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police called one of the largest domestic intelligence operations in Canadian history, documents reveal. Information about the extensive police surveillance in advance of last year’s G8 and G20 meetings in southern Ontario comes from evidence presented in the case of 17 people accused of orchestrating street turmoil during the summits.

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2 Responses to News you may have missed #636

  1. Big Al New York state says:

    More bullshit…don’t blame CIA RE: codeword “Pizza.” I’m guessing there are hundreds if not thousands of pizzerias in Beirut and pizza is a very common word. Sorry, ABC news, we need sharper reporting, not just a media circus around a famous scapegoat: The American CIA. I may blame CIA for somethings stupid, but not the codeword “pizza.” How ’bout a lack of CIA lobby in Congress? How ’bout cowboy behavior in the IC?

    Sorry, you guys better get more of a scoup next time around.

    Even so, sloppy tradecraft must be examined as a possibilty in the lost of Beirut station.

  2. Anonymous says:

    cue the ‘careless whispers’ tune

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