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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 25 2017

From Russia With Blood — Why has Italy been spared mass terror attacks in recent years? — UK Parliament hit by cyber-attack — Ottawa to create new group to oversee all intelligence agencies’ activities

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Unholy Alliance: General William “Wild Bill” Donovan and Pope Pius XII

‘The American section of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta has about 1,000 members—including 300 dames. They represent the vanguard of American Catholicism, the point at which the Vatican and the U.S. ruling elite intersect. The Knights of Malta comprise … Continue reading

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Introduction to Italian Intelligence Agencies — PART IV : The Mission of the Oversight Committee

“In special cases, the Committee may also summon Intelligence and Security officers, without prejudice to the power of the Prime Minister to challenge the summons on justified grounds. The Committee may hear anyone, also outside the intelligence community, who is … Continue reading

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Introduction to Italian Intelligence Agencies — PART III : The 2007 Legal Reform

“The intelligence services are forbidden from employing or commissioning advisory or co-operation services from elected politicians at the European, national, regional and local level, members of governing bodies or constitutional bodies, judges, religious ministers and journalists.” Corriere della Sera — 25.7.2007 … Continue reading

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Introduction to Italian Intelligence Agencies — PART II : The last scandal under the 1977 Legal Framework

“Could societies do without spies altogether? He [Italian President Francesco Cossiga] wished to know. What did I think? How was a supposed democracy to control its spies?  How should Italy control them? – as if Italy was a separate case, … Continue reading

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Introduction to Italian Intelligence Agencies — PART I : The Scandals

“Here in Italy, the possible complicity of the government of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister at the time, is one of the most difficult issues in the case. Among the Italians indicted Friday were Nicolo Pollari, who until earlier this … Continue reading

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Former CIA Officer Sabrina de Sousa forced to testify in Italy on ‘rendition program’

“The Italian Intelligence Oversight Committee has contacted my lawyer in Italy asking that I come testify on a CIA operation. Several members have been pushing the Italian intelligence services for release and declassification of documents related to this case.” Former … Continue reading

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Italian Intel Agencies: ISIS Terrorism Risk “increasingly acute”

“Fundamentalist terrorism is spreading to a worrying degree in other areas, such as Southeast Asia, Afghanistan and Sub-Saharan Africa as well as the Balkans.” DIS — Annual Report 2016 The 2016 annual report by the Italian Department of Intelligence and … Continue reading

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Ex-CIA Sabrina De Sousa: Extradition cancelled, to be released in Portugal

“The Milan prosecutor revoked the detention order. The Italian Interpol agents who are here to extradite her have been informed and the extradition is no longer happening.” Manuel Magalhaes e Silva — Sabrina de Sousa’s lawyer  BREAKING NEWS — Last … Continue reading

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Ex-CIA Sabrina De Sousa Detained in Portugal — to be Extradited to Italy

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