Sun Dec 5th, 2021 at 01:35:40 PM EST
How high-level discussions about Pegasus spyware can lead to an unexpected order for fighter planes ... Labour PM Tony Blair suffered the same sickness with Saudi Arabia and the BAE Order of the Century.
Tool of Choice by Abusive Regimes Middle East
Project Raven : Ex-NSA operatives reveal how they helped spy on targets for the Arab monarchy -- dissidents, rival leaders and journalists | Reuters - 2019 |
Prosecuting Project Raven: A New Frontier for Export Control Enforcement | Lawfare Blog |
A previous diary in 2019 ...
Black-Ops Mercenaries On the Internet
Dark Matter, Leading UAE Hacking Firm, Entices IDF Cyberwar Veterans at $1-Million a Pop, Israeli Media Report Censored
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, now attorney to Prince Bandar
Business is booming for Freeh Group International Solutions, the consultancy he founded in 2007 | Fortune - July 2013 |
From my diary ...
Saudi Prince Bandar: The Butcher of Christians and Shiites Speaks Out
Prince Bandar Bin Sultan personally threatened Russian president Putin ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics with terror attacks ... after Vladimir Putin's reply, the Saudi Prince hastily retreated to the Kingdom.
Yep … the FBI Investigation put blame on Iran …. so much horse manure ...
Remembering the Khobar Towers bombing
As the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Near East and South Asia I was the most senior civilian Defense Department official in Saudi Arabia. The Air Force assigned to me a control officer as usual. She was a lieutenant who had been wounded in the attack. In our first meeting she was still bleeding a little.
I meet with the Saudi ambassador to the United States who had been home in Riyadh when the attack occurred and rushed to Dhahran immediately. Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz was an old friend; we had worked closely together after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 and the Gulf War in 1991. Bandar was careful not to state unequivocally that Iran was behind the attack but he certainly pointed in that direction.