Today's secrets, tomorrow's scandals
Olivier Schmidt

ISBN: 978-0932863423
$14.95 / 240 pp. / 2005

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    This collection of the decade's "best-of" from the online journal, Intelligence, offers a
    shocking glimpse into the frequently illicit and routinely immoral undertakings of
    states, whose harm to individuals, groups and countries is seldom recognized or
    understood by the public at large.

    Fifteen thoroughly researched and documented chapters probe the clandestine
    workings of the world’s intelligence services­from the CIA and the FBI in the US, MI5
    and MI6 in Britain, the DGSE and DST in France, the Sûreté d'Etat in Belgium, all the
    way to the DINA in Chile and its ties with both the CIA and with the international
    "Black Orchestra" and its neo-Fascist assassins in Italy and Portugal.

    Who would have thought that Western intelligence would use the wildlife
    conservation movement in Africa to secretly back right-wing rebel groups? That
    peaceful Norway would be a veiled contributor furthering the expansion abroad of
    "Star Wars"? That environmentalist activists might be the targets of FBI
    COINTELPRO, resurrected?

    From the trumped-up proof of Libyan implication in the Lockerbie Pan Am bombing,
    and the bungled military operation behind Bloody Sunday to the improbable sinking
    of the Kursk off the Russian coast, intelligence services manipulate and shape
    major world events in a manner not readily visible even to knowledgeable followers
    of world events.

    Careful surveillance and analysis of open source information­media, books,
    technical literature, patents­by the French Association for the Right to Information
    (ADI) and its Franco-American editor, Olivier Schmidt, permit the non-specialist to
    read about and understand these secrets and the scandals they cause when
    exposed to light at last.


    Olivier Schmidt is an associate of the ADI (Association de droit a l'information), for
    which he founded and directed all publications, including Parapolitics, Intelligence
    Newsletter and the current ADI journal, Intelligence. He was guest speaker at a
    "Datanet Security" conference in Miami along with former NSA Counsel Stewart
    Baker and the first woman CIA Deputy Director, Ruth Davis, and "designated
    contradictor" at the Western Europe Union intelligence conference in Paris with the
    former French DGSE foreign intelligence chief Admiral Pierre Lacoste and the
    "political father" of the French atomic bomb, Jacques Baumel. He holds US, British
    and French degrees in logic and information sciences, and enjoys dual nationality,
    American and French. His family members served in the armed forces of both


    Intelligence and the ADI

    Chapter 1
    Car-bombed Environmentalists and the FBI:
    COINTELPRO Resurrected?

    Chapter 2
    The Secret History of the Wildlife Conservation

    Chapter 3
    Switzerland: Anti-Money-Laundering
    and Domestic Surveillance

    Chapter 4
    “Son of Star Wars”––Alive and Well . . . in Norway!

    Chapter 5
    The Trumped-up Proof of Libyan Terrorism

    Chapter 6
    Secrecy Rights for Citizens:
    The Fight for Public Encryption

    Chapter 7
    Pinochet Today, Kissinger Tomorrow?

    Chapter 8
    Losing a Spy Elite:
    The Chinook Crash and Operation Madronna

    Chapter 9
    The Sinking of the Kursk and
    “Retired” US Navy Spy Edmond Pope

    Chapter 10
    “Bloody Sunday”:
    The Search for the Truth Continues

    Chapter 11
    New Europe’s Old Belgium: Murder, “Passive
    Corruption” and the Pink Ballet

    Chapter 12
    Bull’s “Supercannon” and Moyle’s “Suicide”

    Chapter 13
    The FBI’s Wen Ho Lee Scandal:
    Much Ado About Something Chinese

    Chapter 14
    Terrorists’ Networks and Traffic Analysis
    Before and After September 11

    Chapter 15
    Now You See Them, Now You Don’t:
    Executive Outcomes and Sandline International

    Index 233

    "Intelligence probes where others fail to
    look and offers interpretations that
    challenge the conventional wisdom."
        -- Steven Aftergood,
    Federation of American Scientists