“The end of the Cold War did a lot to deepen international scientific collaboration, prompting universities to broaden their global activities. But this openness also exposed the vulnerability of academic institutions to scientific and industrial espionage, as well as to the theft of advanced technologies… China alone directed 76,830 students to US universities in 2010-2011, more than any other country.”
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“China’s deepening strategic penetration of Pakistan and joint plans to set up… oil pipelines/rail/roads as well as naval and military bases are a matter of concern”
“It’s not clear whether Dechert acted as a go-between to help Shi organize the interviews, but he asks helpfully, “Did you get enough information for your articles?”
“His lack of judgment, using his government email . . . points to weaknesses that would have been identified by a professional intelligence agency… the Chinese are past masters at this game.”
“The style of the operation, two couples, is standard Mossad operation style. The reason they have a man and a woman … it’s easy to pass unnoticed, unchallenged, and the woman acts as back-up you see.”
“As we speak now there are urgent inquiries going on around Europe whether the passports were French, Irish or even UK. Now those were the nationalities, passports that were used in the Dubai scandal which erupted last year and caused all hell to break out for Mossad.”
Coming through loud and clear in the current controversy over accusations of Mossad activity in New Zealand is what I see as a ‘disconnect’ between the actions and suspicions of the New Zealand police and SIS security agency, who feared that Israeli spies had used last February’s massive earthquake as ‘cover’ to try to compromise New Zealand’s computerized police records, and Prime Minister John Key’s repeated denials of any wrongdoing.
“Three Israelis were among the 181 people who died when the earthquake destroyed most of Christchurch’s central business district on February 22. One was found to be carrying at least five passports.”
“An unaccredited Israeli search and rescue squad was later confronted by armed New Zealand officers and removed from the sealed-off ‘red zone’ of the central city.”
“At his Senate confirmation hearing last month, new Defence Secretary Leon Panetta cited “a strong likelihood that the next Pearl Harbor” could well be a cyberattack that cripples the U.S. power grid and financial and government systems. He said last weekend that cybersecurity will be one of the main focuses of his tenure at the Pentagon.”
Referring to Washington’s failure to inform Pakistan before it tracked and killed Osama bin Laden three weeks ago, Svenska Dagladet insisted “the US has also carried out intelligence against terrorists on Swedish territory.”
“It’s been common practice for the Americans since September 11th, 2001 to carry out operations both with and without consent from the country where the operation takes place” – Swedish intelligence expert Professor Wilhelm Agrell.
As there are no indications that Colonel Leiderman was questioned and deported as a ‘reprisal’ or tit-for-tat response to Israel having deported a Russian military attache, then either this is a very serious warning to Israel over suspected activities, or he is guilty.
It seems the Russians have little regard for diplomatic status where spying is concerned. Neither should anyone else, particularly Canada with its serious ‘China problem’.
China and Pakistan are allies, and China has demonstrated an eagerness to use espionage and outright theft to obtain anything that might be of benefit to them. I would take the following extract as a valid hint as to what is really happening here… – JG.
“…we continue to be concerned about unilateral actions and would prefer if the US works with Pakistan instead of making Pakistan look like the bad guy” – Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US.