2005-03-08

Al Qaida versucht angeblich die CIA zu unterwandern

--- Also, also, jetzt versucht al Qaida oder wer immer dahinter stehen koennte laut LA Times, gar schon die mächtige CIA und andere US-Geheimdienste zu unterwandern: U.S. counterintelligence officials are increasingly concerned that Al Qaeda sympathizers or operatives may have tried to get jobs at the CIA and other U.S. agencies in an effort to spy on American counterterrorist efforts. So far, about 40 Americans who sought positions at U.S. intelligence agencies have been red-flagged and turned away for possible ties to terrorist groups, the officials said. Several such applicants have been detected at the CIA. "We think terrorist organizations have tried to insinuate people into our hiring pools," said Barry Royden, a 39-year CIA veteran who is a counterintelligence instructor at the agency. Also, three senior counterintelligence officials said they feared terrorist groups may be trying to place an "insider" in America's fast-growing counterterrorist planning and operational networks as part of a long-term strategy to compromise U.S. intelligence efforts. But unlike Royden, the officials added that it was still unclear if anyone had been assigned to infiltrate U.S. intelligence to commit espionage for a terrorist group. No one has been arrested, and no one has been linked to any new "sleeper cell" of suspected terrorists in America. Agenturberichte auf Deutsch gibt es auch bereits dazu. Eigentlich gehört die Gegenspionage natürlich mit zum Geschäft der Geheimdienste zwischen Staaten. Aber bei der vielköpfigen, formlosen und staatenlosen Hydra al Qaida handelt es sich eben um einen besonders undurchsichtigen und unberechenbaren Gegner.

Die selbsternannten Terrorjäger vom NEIN machen derweil auf ein neues, grafisch aufgepepptes "Online-Magazin" von al Qaida aufmerksam mit dem mysteriösen Titel: "Die Spitze des Kamelhöckers". Demnach wandern die USA selbst wieder verstärkt ins Zentrum der Aktivitäten der Terrororganisation: The recent creation of a glossy, on-line magazine publication by Zarqawi's group Qaeda't al Jihad, entitled Tharwat al Sanam (literally translated to Tip of the Camel's Hump), along with a broader assessment of current and historical communications is a demonstrative example of a perceptible shift in focus of the terrorist leaders. Simply stated, bin Laden et al are calling on operations to shift from Muslim countries to targets inside the U.S. Contrary to the arguments advanced in the major media, there is no desperation. There is anger, and there is an increased determination and shift of focus, but no desperation.