Category Archives: Animal Spies & Warriors

Animal Spies & Warriors — The MI5-Trained Gerbils (UPDATE: US TSA Adopts Program; Replaces Gerbils with US Marshals)

“For most of the twentieth century, the combination of ineptitude and secrecy created an organisation (MI5) that retreated more and more into a world of fictional conspiracies in order to disguise its repeated failures. The question is whether the same … Continue reading

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Animal Spies & Warriors — CIA Used Tiger Droppings as a Covert Tracking Device

“Today, we continue to develop creative technical collection systems to further US national security objectives. Whether it’s a reconnaissance satellite circling the earth, invisible ink concealing coded messages, or a seismic intruder detection device hidden inside faux tiger droppings.  Throughout … Continue reading

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Animal Spies & Warriors — WWII : British Hawks vs Nazi Pigeons

“But the sad truth is that the only pigeons they [the MI5 British hawks] managed to kill were British ones because hawks don’t have a friend or foe identification system. An MI5 report at the end of the war noted that … Continue reading

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Animal Spies & Warriors — Meet The Fearsome Russia Navy Seals

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” Richard Marcinko —  Rogue Warrior The US NAVY SEALs are trained to operate in all environments. The SEALs are among the most feared warriors and their reputation sends … Continue reading

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Animal Spies & Warriors — The MI5 -Trained Gerbils

“For most of the twentieth century, the combination of ineptitude and secrecy created an organisation (MI5) that retreated more and more into a world of fictional conspiracies in order to disguise its repeated failures. The question is whether the same … Continue reading

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