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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    I think, it was a ship's anchor, or so the story went.
    Several.
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    A former senior Military Intelligence officer has questioned Ireland's readiness to deal with the fallout of the current tensions between European countries and Russia and the commitment at political level to strengthening the State's defences against hostile espionage activity.

    His remarks come as the Government has said Ireland will carry out a security assessment of Russian diplomats in Ireland with a view to possible further measures in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK on 4 March.

    Former deputy director of Military Intelligence Michael Murphy raised concerns about Ireland's ability to carry out such an independent assessment.

    Speaking on RTÉ's This Week, the retired Lieutenant Colonel said: "That decision must be made on good information and good intelligence and you have to ask 'how good is our intelligence'?

    "We do not have a civilian intelligence agency. We have Military Intelligence and we have Garda Intelligence.

    "I'm hearing a lot that our European partners will be helping us as well in making that assessment. One has to understand that there is no such thing as a friendly foreign intelligence service - all intelligence services have a purpose and some foreign intelligence services have the purpose of the economic well being of their own country.

    "So you cannot depend on foreign intelligence agencies to help your decision."
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    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018...ty-assessment/
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    The Skripals seem to have disappeared in the UK 60 days ago: their own family members and even their dog don't know where they are. Questions being asked online but not in the main stream media.

    http://thesaker.is/the-skripals-will...lowed-to-talk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    The Skripals seem to have disappeared in the UK 60 days ago: their own family members and even their dog don't know where they are. Questions being asked online but not in the main stream media.

    http://thesaker.is/the-skripals-will...lowed-to-talk/
    If I were in their position I'd be anxious to disappear in a hurry too, rather than wait around in the hope that there wouldn't be a 2nd attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    If I were in their position I'd be anxious to disappear in a hurry too, rather than wait around in the hope that there wouldn't be a 2nd attempt.
    Well, that would be the first assumption, but would you not let your family know you were alive ? Whether or not abducted and if so by whom, the whole story really smelled like a big fat furry rat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Well, that would be the first assumption, but would you not let your family know you were alive ? Whether or not abducted and if so by whom, the whole story really smelled like a big fat furry rat.
    Family may know they're alive, but not they're location, and/or have been asked to say they know neither. That would be the smart thing.
    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    Family may know they're alive, but not they're location, and/or have been asked to say they know neither. That would be the smart thing.
    It would.
    Do you believe in the nerve gas story ? All of these weird deaths in the UK. Government scientists, M15 men found in bags - can't all be Putin, surely ?
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    Stunning read: Worthy of your time
    Courtesy WIRED
    WIRED's September cover story ... "NotPetya, the most devastating cyberattack in history," a Russian hit on Ukraine in June 2017 that went global — by senior writer Andy Greenberg (adapted from his forthcoming book, "Sandworm"):

    • "Crippled ports. Paralyzed corporations. Frozen government agencies. How a single piece of code crashed the world."
    • "For days, ... one of the world’s most complex and interconnected distributed machines, underpinning the circulatory system of the global economy itself, would remain broken."
    • "The result was more than $10 billion in total damages, according to a White House assessment."

    Why it matters: "This is the confounding geography of cyberwarfare: In ways that still defy human intuition, phantoms ... in a gritty corner of Kiev spread chaos into the gilded conference rooms of the capital’s federal agencies, into ports dotting the globe ... and across the global economy."

    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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