In 1972, Sir Gyles wrote a letter wondering if the Irgun had somehow contrived for him to be absent from Jerusalem the day the King David Hotel was bombed. It is quoted in Bruce Hoffman’s authoritative book on the Revisionist militants Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel. Hoffman told The Daily Beast he had found it by a “stroke of luck” among Sir Gyles’ papers, which had been left to the archive in Northamptonshire at the end of a long career. … [Read more...] about How Secret Russian Spy Kim Philby Helped Set Up Israel
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Simeonov, too, wasn’t quite the rehabilitated “patriot” he appeared to be even under surveillance in East Berlin. He was found to be a “provocateur” working for his adoptive fatherland, West Germany. But rather than cut ties, the KGB shifted the operation from trying to run the group to using it to try to reverse-engineer the network of West German agents who had penetrated it. The Russians even went so far as to gauge the possibility of poaching some of these German assets. The takeaway in the instruction manual, however, was to emphasize the need not only to influence émigrés through the dissemination of ideology but of owning and controlling them outright, lest they fall prey to hostile intelligence forces. … [Read more...] about The KGB Playbook for Turning Russians Worldwide Into Agents
'We responded to those calls to make sure we could again explain why it was important, encourage people to comply with them, and in those very small number of occasions use the enforcement powers that we've got where that very small minority of people just refuse to comply with what is required'. … [Read more...] about Police were warned against heavy-handed lockdown enforcement five days ago… before officers handed out dozens of fines, banned the sale of Easter eggs, stalked ramblers with a drone and dyed lagoon black
Under Georgia’s current special election setup, the more candidates that run, the greater the odds of a January 2021 runoff between the top two finishers, which is required if no candidate receives a majority of votes in November. Some state lawmakers had been pushing legislation to force party primaries in May. Kemp has threatened to veto that proposal, and it was sent back to a state House committee Thursday morning, lessening its chances of moving forward. State House Speaker David Ralston told WSB Radio on Thursday that the bill would likely not affect this year’s race. … [Read more...] about Ebenezer pastor Raphael Warnock enters US Senate race
Investors will get a chance to have their say at WPP's annual meeting in June, with some complaining the board is too quick to kowtow to the company founder's will. "WPP will probably trot out 'oh but he formed this company from scratch …', and he has sold [people] that [line] over and over again," says one City source. "Entrepreneurs only tend to get paid out once when they float their company. Sorrell likes to be paid like an investment banker." … [Read more...] about WPP: Big is beautiful at Sorrell’s marketing group – but for how long?
Hospitals have long been a tempting target for hackers, particularly for ransomware attacks, in which a system is locked out and hackers ask for money to unlock it. Hospitals and health care centers, where access to networks can mean the difference between life and death for patients, are seen as more likely to pay those ransoms. … [Read more...] about Hackers target health care AI amid coronavirus pandemic