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Al Qaida affiliate in Africa using Twitter to attract potential recruits

Al Qaida affiliate in Africa using Twitter to attract potential recruits

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Somalian-based Al Qaida affiliate Al Shabaab is recruiting followers through its Twitter page, U.S. sources said. Those who follow the terrorist group’s Twitter account, @HSMPress, are located in Africa, mainly nearby Kenya, followed by South Africa, Somalia and Uganda. Others are from Europe and North America. The feed has […]

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U.S. intelligence penetrated most secret branch of Russian SVR

U.S. intelligence penetrated most secret branch of Russian SVR

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com A Russian newspaper disclosed last week that Western intelligence agencies scored a stunning intelligence coup by recruiting a colonel within the SVR intelligence service who operated for years and disclosed the identity of a network of deep cover illegals in the United States. Kommersant reported Nov. 11 that “the Russian […]

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Failed air freight attack draws attention to likely penetration of Al Qaida

Failed air freight attack draws attention to likely penetration of Al Qaida

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The shadow war against Al Qaida was highlighted last week during the failed attempt by Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula to blow up transport aircraft using the explosive PETN concealed inside printer cartridges shipped from Yemen. The discovery of two of the devices in Dubai and Britain demonstrated that […]

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Cloud computing secrets was target in China's cyber attack on Google

Cloud computing secrets was target in China's cyber attack on Google

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. intelligence sources said China’s attack on Google that was made public earlier this year appeared aimed at obtaining high-technology secrets related to cloud computing — an innovative method of digital development that uses shared systems on the Internet. Cloud computing allows people and institutions to share physical infrastructure, increase […]

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Coup fears in Iraq as tensions mount between Sunni, pro-Iran groups

Coup fears in Iraq as tensions mount between Sunni, pro-Iran groups

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. intelligence agencies are keeping a close eye on a possible military coup in Iraq amid concerns about growing political instability in Baghdad. The coup fears were prompted by worries that Iraqi leader Nouri al Maliki will not be able to remain in power and that the Iraqi military, or […]

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Pakistan chaos threatens U.S. alliance, conduct of war in Afghanistan

Pakistan chaos threatens U.S. alliance, conduct of war in Afghanistan

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. intelligence sources said growing instability in Pakistan is threatening to undermine U.S. relations with a key Southwest Asian ally needed for conducting the war in Afghanistan and other counterterrorism operations. The sources said recent events in Pakistan combined with the weakness of the civilian government have emboldened the younger […]

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Drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan disrupted Euro-terror plots

Drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan disrupted Euro-terror plots

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. intelligence officials said Al Qaida’s No. 3 official was involved in planning for a major terrorist attack in Europe but the planning was disrupted by stepped-up drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan. More than 10 drone strikes were carried out over the past week in remote regions of Pakistan […]