News you may have missed #823

Richard FaddenBy IAN ALLEN | |
►►Canada spy chief won’t rule out more double spies. Canadian Security Intelligence Service Director Richard Fadden has told a Senate committee that the Jeffrey Delisle spy case was neither “catastrophic” nor an incident that could be dismissed as a one-off. Fadden said that the Delisle case “is one case that we caught. I suspect there will be others over time, both here and within our allies”. Last week, Delisle was sentenced to 20 years in jail for passing secret material to Russian agents over nearly a five-year period.
►►Former CIA operative’s trial postponed again. Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor who made national headlines for killing two Pakistani men in 2011 in what he said was self-defense, had been scheduled to be tried this week for allegedly assaulting a 50-year-old man over a parking space in Colorado. The trial was supposed to begin in September but was pushed until February due to the two sides not being ready. If no settlement is reached prior to March 1, all offers will be off the table and the trial will be set for July 15 with a pretrial hearing scheduled for June 28.
►►Obama officials say Iran building militias inside Syria. Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus, US and Middle Eastern officials have told The Washington Post. A senior Obama administration official cited Iranian claims that Tehran was backing as many as 50,000 militiamen in Syria, saying: “It’s a big operation. The immediate intention seems to be to support the Syrian regime. But it’s important for Iran to have a force in Syria that is reliable and can be counted on”.

2 Responses to News you may have missed #823

  1. Pete says:

    Re the Syrian story. Not only Iranian backed opposition groups are a problem in Syria, but as I’ve been saying, al Qaeda style jihadis :

    “The threat of an attack on the UK from British jihadists trained in Syria is growing because the conflict is dragging on, [UK Foreign Secretary] William Hague has warned. The Foreign Secretary said the war torn country was now “number one” destination for British extremists and other Europeans to train in guns and explosives.”

    I wonder if some young Muslim men are similarly being radicalized in Syria before they return as jihadis to the US?

  2. TFH says:

    News you have missed is FBI trying two years ago to mount a sting operation in Iceland with Icelandic citizen acting as bait without the aid or knowledge of Icelandic government. That alone shows some arrogance and supports recent claims of the FBI actually being the brain behind multiple thwarted terrorist plots against America, e.g. in the L.A. airport turn of new year 2000.

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