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Canadian Forces Member Accused of Leaking Secrets

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Canadian Forces Member Accused of Leaking Secrets (and vid)

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120116/canadian-forces-military-secur...

HALIFAX - A member of the military has been charged with communicating information to a foreign entity in a case the RCMP commissioner says is an indication that Canada is not immune to threats of espionage..."


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Id sure like to know what and to whom


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Me too. Here's more

Intelligence Officer Accused of Passing Secrets

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/01/16/ns-security-c...

"An intelligence officer with the Canadian Forces has been arrested for allegedly passing secrets to a foreign entity or terrorist group. Jeffrey Paul Delisle, who lives in the Bedford area of Halifax, was charged on the weekend...

A senior defense official told CBC News that Delisle joined the reserves in 1966 and became a regular soldier in 2001. The official said the alleged breaches did not pose a threat to public safety.

He said Delisle worked for a unit called HMCS Trinity. Trinity is an intelligence facility at the naval dockyard in Halifax. It tracks vessels entering and exiting Canadian waters via satellites, drones and underwater devices. The accused would have had clearance to at least top secret information, if not higher..."


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The Red Coats are coming. - General Jack D. Ripper 


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More information here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-intelligence-officer-charged-with-passing-secrets-to-foreign-interests/article2304213/

CTV has reported that the foreign entity is Russia but that's yet to be confirmed.


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I'm betting it's Québec.

 


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Spy Case Won't Hurt Canada's Reputation, MacKay Says

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/01/17/ns-security-c...

" Michael Juneau-Katsuya, a former intelligence officer at CSIS, said Delisle would have had access to sensitive information about 'protecting the Atlantic, our naval fleet out of Halifax and NATO.'

Juneau-Katsuya said the most likely culprit would be Russia, a country that has been trying to gather information about NATO and its members since the Cold War. Wesly Wark, a security expert with the Munk Centre at the University of Toronto, pointed to China and Iran as two other nations with an interest in Canadian secrets..."


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NDPP wrote:

Spy Case Won't Hurt Canada's Reputation, MacKay Says"

How could it?

http://thetyee.cachefly.net/Opinion/2012/01/08/conforeign-600.jpg


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US Encircling Russia with Military Bases

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The heavy militarization of bases in Middle East from Iraq to Qatar is a clear breach of the pact made by GHW Bush that paved way for German unification in 1990 and Soviet dissolution a year after. ...

"When we ask for the name of the countries that the shield is aimed at, we get silence. When we ask if the country has missiles (able to strike Europe), the answer is no. So who has those type of missiles" interceptors wish to deter? "We do. So we can only think that this system is being aimed against us."

There can be no legitimate purpose for nuclear weapons, missile "defense" shields, or the weaponization of space.


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Decoding The Case of Alleged Canadian Spy Jeffrey Paul Delisle

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/18/decoding-the-case-of-alleged-can...

"Today, Kathryn Blaze Carlson looks at the case of the Canadian navy intelligence officer accused this week of spying, reportedly for the Russians, since July 2007.."


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Spying Mystery Deepens With Lack of Information

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/20/pol-russians-depart.html

"Two Russian embassy staff in Ottawa have left Canada in the wake of spying allegations against a Canadian naval officer in Halifax, but there's little else that's clear about the murky espionage case.."


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I would not be surprised if they were spying on the Gladio Gang and their colonial troop forces stationed in "Canada." There will be, as it was during the cold war era, people in Government and the Military on this side who disagree with the imbalance of military power and illegally threatening countries militarily the way they are doing today. Gladio Gang is pulling out all the stops in trying to re-create the cold war while their hopelessly bankrupt economic ideology continues to fail in the Western world.


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Moscow Has Deal With Feds To 'Keep Quiet' on Spy Case (and vid)

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120209/moscow-has-deal-with-feds-...

"Russian Ambassador Georgiy Mamedov says Moscow has a deal with the Canadian government to 'keep quiet' about his country's involvement in the case of a naval intelligence officer accused of spying. 'There's a deal with your people to keep quiet,' Mamedov told CTV during a brief conversation at a Russian embassy event. 'But after this deal of silence is lifted, I will tell you and you will be very red-faced."

which probably means he wasn't spying for them...


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Manning 2.0? 'WikiLeaks-Scale Russian Spy Scandal Blinds 'Five Eyes'

http://rt.com/news/canada-intelligence-security-breach-wikileaks-655/

"The amount of data leaked to 'a foreign entity' by a Canadian Navy intelligence officer standing trial is reportedly comparable to the alleged WikiLeaks dump by Pvt. Bradley Manning. The officer is believed to have spied for Russia. Lt. Jeffrey Delisle is the first Canadian indicted for violation of the Security of Information Act, which was adopted after the 9/11 terror attack in the US. He is expected to appear for a bail hearing in a Halifax court on Wednesday.

There are few official comments on the accusations so far. But the leak may be among the largest security breaches in a decade, roughly matching the embarrasing WikiLeaks data loss, a source familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. The breach is said to have touched upon a system open to the the so-called Five Eyes, an intelligence alliance between the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Formed after WWII by the five English speaking countries, it processes and stores signals intelligence they gather across the globe.

'We share some sensitive information', said Lord Alan West, who was a senior UK security advisor under PM Gordon Brown. The quantity of the leak alarmed American officials...Canada should have been 'on top' of the breaches. 'Have you got proper procedures in place?' a US security official reportedly asked Canadians.

Delisle is believed to have leaked information to a foreign nation between 2007 and 2012. The foreign nation is said to be Russia, although neither party involved in the situation  confirmed it officially.."


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Navy Spy Sold Secrets to Russia

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/10/10/ns-delisle-spy-hea...

"Canadian Forces Sub-Lt. Paul Delisle walked into the Russian Embassy in Ottawa in 2007 and offered to sell secrets to that country's military intelligence agency, beginning an espionage career that lasted almost four years, according to Court material published by CBC News after the naval officer pleaded guilty to spying today..."


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Typical. One government after another can sell us and the natural resources of this country down the river hand over fist, and not even to the highest bidder but to their friends, and here they're worried about one freelancing entrepreneur. 


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Delisle Spy Story Elicits Shrugs From Allies

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/11/pol-delisle-spy-reactio...

"Paul Buchanan, a foreign intelligence consultant to the government now living in New Zealand, told TV New Zealand in an interview, 'Apparently he also passed on the methods of collection of the ECHELON network. For instance, that could be the positioning of the eavesdropping satellites so the Russians could get a better idea of what the satellites are listening to. So the security breach was quite grievous.

Buchanan pointed out that in the WikiLeaks case in the US, Manning had only secret clearance whereas Delisle's was top secret. 'It makes the WikiLeaks scandal look kindergartenish in comparison. This was secret compartmentalized information, 'EYES ONLY", and all of it was passed to the Russians."


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Brian Stewart: More Espionage Now Than During the Cold War (and vid)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/01/31/f-vp-stewart-espionage.html

"...The Canadian government has done everything it can to play down the espionage damage done to this country and our allies by naval Sub.,Lt, Jeffrey Delisle..."


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Slumberjack wrote:

Typical. One government after another can sell us and the natural resources of this country down the river hand over fist, and not even to the highest bidder but to their friends, and here they're worried about one freelancing entrepreneur. 

I wonder what the Russians, or Chinese, might do, if they caught one of their own up to the same thing.

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 Given what the US has done to Bradley I would shutter to think what they would do with a real traitor.


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Buchanan pointed out that in the WikiLeaks case in the US, Manning had only secret clearance whereas Delisle's was top secret. 'It makes the WikiLeaks scandal look kindergartenish in comparison. This was secret compartmentalized information, 'EYES ONLY", and all of it was passed to the Russians.

Delisle would have been granted higher access than level III top secret.  Much of the safeguarding of designated material depends on trust, more than procedural checks and balances, which have been proven inadequate in this instance.


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