News you may have missed #309

  • Iran claims arrest of US cyberspies. Iranian security forces have arrested 30 people accused of waging cyberwar against the country, with the backing of the United States. The Iranian government accuses them of running a network of websites funded by US intelligence, which aims to “collect information about Iran’s nuclear program”.
  • Nazis planned to infiltrate Vatican with spies. Nazi Germany hatched a plan during World War II to infiltrate the Vatican with spies disguised as monks, according to secret MI5 intelligence reports. The codename for the plan was Operation GEORGIAN CONVENT.
  • US misled even us on detainees, says ex-MI5 chief. Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former head of the Britain’s foremost domestic spy agency, MI5, has said that United States intelligence agencies misled even MI5 about the mistreatment of suspected terrorists.

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3 Responses to News you may have missed #309

  1. Van says:

    Any comment on Mubarak’s illness and what seems to be a crisis in Egypt?

  2. intelNews says:

    Good question. There was intense speculation in Egypt that Mubarak was dead, but the Egyptian stock market rose yesterday after state-owned TV showed pictures of him working at Heidelberg’s University Hospital. I’m told his quarters at Heidelberg are very closely guarded. What is important to remember is that right now there is no obvious successor to Mubarak, and several people in the US, Damascus, Jordan, and Israel are monitoring the situation very closely. [JF]

  3. Van says:

    Thanks for that response.

    I thought Mubarak looked surprisingly healthy in the hospital videos.

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