Holly Bible, Genesis 42:31
"We are honest men; we are not spies"
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"We are honest men;|
we are not spies"
We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies."
Joseph said to them, "It is just as I told you: You are spies!
Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be kept in prison, so that your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth. If you are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!"
But we said to him, `We are honest men; we are not spies.
But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest men. Then I will give your brother back to you, and you can trade (Or move about freely) in the land.'"
After Moses had sent spies to Jazer, the Israelites captured its surrounding settlements and drove out the Amorites who were there.
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. "Go, look over the land," he said, "especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute ( Or possibly an innkeeper) named Rahab and stayed there.
So the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut.
Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof
The city and all that is in it are to be devoted (The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them) to the LORD. Only Rahab the prostitute (Or possibly innkeeper ) and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent.
But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho--and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
the spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, "Show us how to get into the city and we will see that you are treated well."
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.
So the spies questioned him: "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. (Or unbelieving)
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?
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William Colby's Death Mystery|
The Body Count: Add One More
By Christopher Ruddy, NewsMax.com Magazines
I called Davidson and asked him if he had heard the news about Colby. His voice became strained. He sounded stunned when I told him.
But, of course, Colby had not died that March. He died a month later. My agent was wrong. To this day, he swears he heard something, and to this day, we laugh about the Jungian wrinkle in time. Davidson was peeved at me for the false report, as he well should have been.
On April 29, 1996, the wires flashed with hot news: Former CIA Director William Colby had disappeared from his country home on the Wicomico River in Maryland. Authorities suspected he died in a canoeing accident, as his waterlogged canoe was found on the shore near his home.
A week later, his body surfaced in the marsh near his home. After a perfunctory autopsy, local police authorities closed the case as an accident.
Still, there were many reasons to suspect foul play.
These suspicions began as soon as the initial press reports came out. As expected, the Associated Press ran the first wire story. Colby "was missing and presumed drowned" the AP reported. The wire story said he died as the result of "an apparent boating accident."
Quoting a source close to Mrs. Colby, who was in Texas at the time her husband disappeared, the AP stated Colby had spoke via phone with his wife on the day he disappeared. He told her he was not feeling well, "but was going canoeing anyway."
This would be an important clue pointing to an accidental death, had it been true. But someone fabricated this story out of whole cloth. A week later, Colby's wife rebutted the AP report, telling the Washington Times her husband was well, and made no mention of canoeing.
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Clinton's CIA Connection
Well, go ahead, read this click-away story, but remember: Working for CIA does not mean one should become a President of the U.S.A. One could also get killed, sometimes by his own fellow intelligence colleague.
Under the Flag
To most Americans, the combination of three letters C I A conjures instant, powerful images of a secret world of power, deception and intrigue. Yet few people have a realistic understanding of what it means to work for the CIA, what it means to be a spy.
An Assessment of the Aldrich H. Ames Espionage Case and Its Implications for U.S. Intelligence
See also FACTS about this case.
Richard Bliss Russian "Spy" News
Bliss is NO Spy: Bliss is ONLY a Qualcomm Engineer Doing His JobDon't the Russians Want to Have Wireless Cellular & PCS Phones? In a country that was the first to put a man in space, the Russian FSB, formerly the Russian KGB, is so CLUELESS about high technology. Richard Bliss, an average joe working for the American company Qualcomm based in San Diego, California, United States, was just doing the job he was hired for. (Qualcomm makes wireless cellular and PCS telephones as well as the popular Eudora email program.) Bliss was using commercially available satellite mapping equipment that you can buy ANYWHERE in the world to map out areas where wireless cellular and PCS telephone service is to be provided in Russia.
Ex-spy offers Rosenberg account
New account: Retired KGB officer says wife was totally innocent WASHINGTON (AP) - Breaking decades of silence on perhaps the most sensational espionage case of the Cold War, a retired Soviet spy says Julius Rosenberg helped organize a 1940s espionage ring for Moscow but was not directly involved in stealing U.S. secrets about the atomic bomb. Rosenberg and his wife Ethel were executed in the Sing Sing electric chair in 1953 for what FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover called the "crime of the century" - helping the Soviet Union get their hands on blueprints for the atomic bomb in World War II. The Rosenbergs went to their deaths, the only Americans ever executed for spying, insisting they were innocent. (full text)
No Funny STU-III Stories
Economic / Industrial Espionage
by Ben N. Venzke
The days when spy vs. spy meant the CIA vs. KGB are no longer. In thisday and age of corporate espionage it all too often means French intelligenceagainst IBM, or even Mitsubishi against Ford Motor Company. Economic andindustrial espionage is being carried out around the world and US companiesare prime targets, not to mention easy ones.
US companies have remained blissfully unaware of corporate espionagepractices for some time. Unless a company worked as a defense contractor,there was no reason to worry about "spies." But France, Japan and severalother countries have been at it for decades, and now the threat posed byeconomic and industrial espionage is beginning to be taken seriously by USexecutives.
In Japan the underlying philosophy is, why spend 10 years and $1 billionon research and development when you can bribe a competitor's engineer for $1million and get the same, if not better, results. In France, the philosophyis that while France and the US may be military allies, we're economiccompetitors. Meanwhile, South Korea recently intensified efforts to collectinformation from foreign companies for South Korean corporations _ a factdiscussed openly on South Korean television.
Even Russia is getting on the industrial espionage bandwagon. PresidentBoris Yeltsin three months ago ordered top Russian officials to "close thetechnology gap with the West and told them to make better use of industrialintelligence to do so," according to Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceChairman Sen. Arlen Specter, who spoke at a recent hearing on the issue.
Intelligence Recruitment Approaches
Help wanted: spying on allies
The CIA's economic espionage operations
draw praise--but little scrutiny--from the press.
by Robert Dreyfuss
Uncovering a covert action by the Central Intelligence Agency is not supposed to be so easy. This classified ad, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on February 7 under "Positions Available," was supposedly placed by Selwyn, Bryant, and Brooke Associates in Stamford, Conn. But a call to Stamford's directory assistance revealed no firm by that name in the area. A second call to the Wall Street Journal's classifieds elicited the information that the ad was placed by Stackig Inc. of McLean, Va.--home base for the CIA. A call to Stackig confirmed that the company does work for the CIA, although their spokesperson refused further comment. As MoJo reported in "The CIA Crosses Over" (Jan./Feb.), the agency uses such blind ads to recruit businesspeople and professionals to serve with the CIA as "nonofficial cover" (NOC) officers. NOCs, who work overseas under clandestine cover, usually disguised as employees of major U.S. corporations, are key players in the CIA's economic espionage operations. As the end of the Cold War calls its very existence into question, the CIA is devoting substantial resources to economic spying on America's allies, using NOCs to gather intelligence on foreign technology, trade secrets, commercial contracts, and business deals.
The CIA Crosses Over
Even as a Congressional commission investigates the agency's cold war incompetence, the CIA has expanded a high-risk plan to spy on U.S. economic competitors. our exclusive report exposes this secret program.
Robert Dreyfuss' revelation that the CIA is engaged in economic espionage (" Company Spies", June 1994) was covered extensively in Japan, but so far no American newspaper or network has touched the story. Now, Dreyfuss offers more proof.
Espionage in the boardroom
Lawyers should watch out for economic spies
By Alan Gahtan
Home Page: http://gahtan.com/alan/ - April 3, 1995
While the threat of military espionage was restricted toforeign adversaries, the threat of economic espionage also existsfrom countries which have good relations with Canada. With thescaling down of the cold war, many countries have retargetedtheir intelligence operations to acquire economic advantage oftheir domestic corporations.
While most corporations already take steps to protect theirproprietary information from their competitors, most likely donot utilize sufficient safeguards to protect such informationfrom the resources available to a foreign government-sponsoredintelligence service.
Clandestine sources of access to proprietary information couldinclude employees, consultants, foreign exchanges, internationalorganizations, communications interception, waste materials andthe diversion of shipments to allow for reverse engineering ofthe contents. As well, information could be obtained fromcomputers and other equipment obtained through a disguisedburglary.
Business people on trips abroad are especially vulnerable.Briefcases and other luggage can be searched and copied covertlyeither at border crossings or hotel rooms. As well, phone and faxcommunications can be intercepted with much less effort.(Full text)
Clandestine methods used to disadvantage Canadian interests
A publication of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service
This special CSIS publication will be of particular interest to those concerned with the risks to Canadian government and private sector interests posed by the clandestine activities which certain foreign governments may pursue to obtain economic and commercial information. It is published as part of CSIS' national Liaison Awareness Program in the business, government, academic and scientific sectors. This program is intended as a vehicle to further liaison, through awareness-raising and dialogue, between CSIS and these sectors, on espionage activities potentially detrimental to Canada's economic, foreign policy and defence interests.
Reserve Intelligence Area 15
This web page is the home site for Commander, Reserve Intelligence Area 15 (RIA 15). It provides official and unofficial information for Naval Reserve units and members of RIA 15. It is a source of information for potential recruits into the program. The site contains separate pages for subordinate units, information on the the intelligence program in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA area, Career Counseling information, recently promulgated directives and links to other Navy and Intelligence-related sites.
RIA / RRIPO
Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command
Espionage: Why Does it Happen?
By Lynn F. Fischer, DoD Security Institute
Security Awareness Bulletin 4-94
The Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community have been taking a hard look at the possible causes of espionage and the betrayal of public trust. The results of systematic research have important implications for protecting the nation's secrets and critical technologies.
Spy On The Roof Of The World
A book by Sydney Wignall
True story of Himalayan mountaineering & Cold War espionage: author & climbing companions were recruited by Indian intelligence to report on Chinese military operations in newly invaded Tibet. Captured early in their journey, then released under international pressure, they trekked to safety across a deadly Himalayan pass in the depth of winter
Around 1977, Lt. Skip Atwater of the Army's Systems Exploitation Detachment (SED), which was under control of the office of the assistant chief of staff for intelligence (ACSI), suggested to the head of the SED, Col. Robert Keenan, that the Army develop a small, experimental group of psychics. The suggestion passed up the chain of command and was approved by the ACSI, Major General Edmund Thompson.
The project, which was codenamed Gondola Wish, had a small budget, and began the planning stages around late 1977. Lt. Atwater was given some funds, some office space, and a commanding officer, Lt. Scotty Watt. After consulting with the researchers at SRI, Atwater and Watt began screening possible recruits. The new recruits were to serve only part-time, and remain officially attached to their current units.
Soon after Gondola Wish was staffed, by early 1978, they had conducted only a few remote viewing sessions before the work was halted. The project was considered to be "human use experimentation", and the process of approval, consent, and medical evaluations had to be completed. Several months passed, and the six most promising candidates (Riley, Joe McMoneagle, Bell, Gauvin, Trent, and one of the civilians) were sent to SRI to be evaluated. Atwater and Watt were looking for the best three candidates, but all six seemed to fit the bill. Those that didn't go through training soon faded from the project.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 13-20)
Gondola Wish had the support of Ed Thompson, who participated in an experiment himself, and to a lesser degree was supported by INSCOM (Army Intelligence and Security Command) commander William Rolya, as well as the Chief of Staff and the Secretry of the Army. Due to this interest, in 1978 Gondola Wish was moved into better quarters and redesignated Grill Flame.(Schnabel, 1997, pg 23-5)
International Red Cross Accused of Being
"Used and probably controlled"
by German intelligence during WWII
From the Detroit Free Press, August 30, 1996, p. 6A:
WWII documents bolster Nazi-Red Cross connection
By Arthur Spiegelman, Reuters
Chicago -- The International Committee of the Red Cross, which prides itself on being nonpolitical, is accused in previously secret World War II documents of being used and "probably controlled" at its highest levels by German intelligence. The U.S. intelligence documents allege that ICRC representatives worked as agents conveying military information to Berlin, even using U.S. diplomatic mail to get material out. They also allege Red Cross pouches were used to ferry German assets into Switzerland and the group itself was used to smuggle German agents across European borders. Marked "Washington office items not previously released," the Office of Strategic Services documents were found recently in the U.S. National Archives by World Jewish Congress researchers trying to trace assets of Holocaust victims. In Geneva, ICRC spokesman Kim Gordon-Bates said: "We know that documents are being made available...from various archives but we have not seen them and cannot comment."
Military Intelligence Service: The Secret War
One of the lesser known contributions of the Japanese Americans serving in the military during World War II was their role as intepreters and intelligence gatherers. In the bloody battles to retake the Pacific islands, for example, Guadalcanal, the Marianas and the Philippines in the Pacific Theater to the jungles of the BCI (China-Burma-India) Theater with Merrill's Mauraders, these Nisei soldiers fought and died along with their white comrades in the Army, Navy and Marines. Some Nisei interpreters also were loaned out to allied forces&endash;British, Australian, New Zealand and Chinese units. Some Nisei interpreters were assigned to the U.S. Joint Intelligence Center in Hawaii, while others served with the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services). [Note: The O.S.S. headed by Bill Donovan was the forerunner to today's CIA.]
The Navajo Code Talkers
TOTSE - Banned book about Israel's chief spy agency
details intelligence operations
Washington (Sep. 13) UPI - A temporarily banned book about the Mossad, Israel's chief spy agency, says up to 27 Israeli intelligence agents operate in the United States chiefly to gather data about the Arab world but that U.S. companies and citizens have been targeted for information.
The agents recruit, organize and carry out covert activities, mainly in New York and Washington, as part of a top secret unit of the Mossad known as Al, the Hebrew word for ''above'' or ''on top,'' said the book, ''By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer.''
Further, the book said the Mossad believes that the official U.S. version of President John F. Kennedy's assassination Nov. 22, 1963, ''was pure, unadulterated hokum.''