The ECHLON Connection
|The Following information was taken
from Physics forum
“There is profoundly increasing
evidence that foreign espionage and intelligence
activities are being practised
in Australia on a wide scale… I believe the
evidence is so grave and so
alarming in its implications that it demands the
fullest explanation. The
deception over the CIA and the activities of
foreign installations on our
soil… are an onslaught on Australia’s
http://www.wakeupmag.co.uk/articles/cia9.htm - (Article moved)(Archived)
http://cia_oz_files.tripod.com/pages/The_CIA_in_Australia_Part_1.htm - (Archived)
http://cia_oz_files.tripod.com/pages/The_CIA_in_Australia_Part_2.htm - (Archived)
http://cia_oz_files.tripod.com/pages/Christopher_Boyce_60min.htm - (Archived)
I’ve placed this thread here because of the increasing flak I am receiving regarding CIA/stat-sponsored terrorism. This is what the CIA is capable of doing to it supposed friends (Australia, in this case). Remember that we were, and still are one of it’s “key” allies.
The US only
released Boyce this
I'd bet most
have read the book
"The Falcon and the Snowman"?
|San Francisco Chronicle
U.S. spy freed after 25 years in prison Christopher Boyce sold secrets to Soviets
Chuck Squatriglia, Chronicle Staff
Christopher Boyce, the Cold War traitor whose spying for the Russians was chronicled in the film "The Falcon and the Snowman," is free after spending almost half his life in federal prison.
Boyce, 50, was paroled at 4 a.m. Friday from a halfway house he hated in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. He will remain on parole until Aug. 15, 2046, his original release date.
It was not immediately clear where Boyce was headed, but he recently married a San Francisco woman he met several years ago. Boyce, an intensely private man who shuns the media, could not be reached for comment.
Boyce was 22 when his father, a former FBI agent, helped him land a job at TRW Inc. in Redondo Beach. He eventually gained access to the "Black Box" vault that held communications with CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.
Boyce and his childhood friend Andrew Daulton Lee -- they had been altar boys together -- soon started selling classified intelligence documents to the Russian Embassy in Mexico City.
They sold thousands of documents, compromising a sensitive satellite system and damaging negotiations over nuclear weapons treaties, over the course of a year. They were paid $77,000 before they were caught.
Boyce was convicted of espionage in 1977; Lee also was convicted of espionage and was paroled in 1998.
In 1997, Boyd persuaded the U.S. Parole Commission to grant him early release. After spending almost half of his life in various federal prisons, Boyce was released in September from a medium-security prison in Sheridan, Ore. , and sent to a halfway house in San Francisco.
He made headlines in 1980 when he escaped from federal prison in Lompoc; he remained on the run for 19 months and supported himself by robbing banks in the Pacific Northwest.
But it was the 1985 film "The Falcon and the Snowman" that cemented his fame. The film starred Timothy Hutton as Boyce, who loved falconry, and Sean Penn as Lee, nicknamed "Snowman" because of a drug habit.
E-mail Chuck Squatriglia email@example.com.
This article appeared on page A - 2 of the San Francisco Chronicle
|History of the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition|
Agreement between the Government
of the Commonwealth of Australia and the
Government of the United States
of America relating to the Establishment of a
Joint Defence Space Research
Facility [Pine Gap, NT]
Series 1966 No 17
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH
OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA RELATING
TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT DEFENCE SPACE
HAVE AGREED as follows:
(1) The Australian Government shall take the necessary steps to facilitate the admission into Australia of all equipment, materials, supplies and other property provided by or on behalf of the United States Government in connection with the facility. No duties, taxes or like charges shall be levied on such property which is certified by the United States Government to be imported for use in the construction, maintenance or operation of the facility and which it is certified at the time of entry is or will become the property of the United States Government.Article 9:
(1) Income derived wholly and exclusively from performance in Australia of any contract with the United States Government in connection with the facility by any person or company (other than a company incorporated in Australia) being a contractor, sub-contractor, or one of their personnel, who is in or is carrying on business in Australia solely for the purpose of such performance, shall be deemed not to have been derived in Australia, provided that it is not exempt, and is brought to tax, under the taxation laws of the United States. Such contractors, sub-contractors and personnel, and the dependants of any of the above other than those persons who, immediately before becoming dependants, were and at all times thereafter have continued to be ordinarily resident in Australia, shall not be subject to Australian tax in respect of income derived from sources outside Australia.Article 10:
The communications services of the Australian Government and its instrumentalities shall be used, as appropriate, for the purposes of the facility in accordance with arrangements to be made between the cooperating agencies.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned,
by their respective Governments, have signed this
So now you’ve seen the above dodgy “Note” exchanged on the Pine Gap facility between the US and Australian governments.
Now note the deletion of the words “ARPA” from the notes in 1977 (incidentally, the same time Boyce was imprisoned for exposing ARPA research at Pine Gap and the CIA role in overthrowing Whitlam).
“With reference to Article 3 of the Agreement the Government of the United States of America proposes the deletion from that Article of the words "the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of". Article 3 would thus read as follows:
"The facility shall be established, maintained and operated by the co-operating agencies of the two Governments, and information derived from the research programs conducted at the facility shall be shared by the two Governments. These agencies are the Australian Department of Defence and the United States Department of Defense."
This is taken from the website.
Simply type in a search for keywords “Pine Gap”;
Australian Pine Gap personnel
are exempt from juror duty (as of 1979). Refer to
“1989 No. 185 JURY EXEMPTION
REGULATIONS (AMENDMENT) - REG 1 Exemptions
relating to public administration”.
Echelon isn't exactly the great big spooky system some seem to imply. There is no single unified system which links all electronic data from around the world. The way it works is that various countries share information through defence agreements, diplomatic channels, chats between politicians and police and others... For example, we give data from JORN to the Americans under an agreement called Project Dundee (yes, it's a damn silly name). When an agency or other group finds some information which it thinks might benefit an ally, or if it meets certain criteria, then it will be shared, as long as they don't have reasons to keep it to themselves.
Don't make the mistake of thinking Australian groups enjoy passing intelligence to foreign agencies. They do it because the politicians and entrenched bureaucrats have forged a system which makes them do it.
ECHELON is worse than most people imagine. It IS a single unified system which DOES link global electronic data. The data is linked independent of language or encryption. ALL mobile phone calls, credit card transactions, landline phone calls, e-mails, microwave and radio transmissions, etc. are AUTOMATICALLY INTERCEPTED, SEARCHED AND CATALOGUED. Satellites run and positioned by the NSA are placed in geostationary orbits in order to intercept communications. Nicky Hager has done some great work exposing the network in NZ. As soon as an AUSSAT satellite was launched above NZ, the listening post appeared. It is very well documented.
Sceptical? Here’s an example
(from an amateur) of how a fax may be intercepted
using a system such as
The US does not “share” the information they obtain with our Defence Signals Directorate (DSD). In fact, it is used by the Americans against us in most facets. They use the info to gain economic advantages in trade deals (eg. so they can underbid our farmers on commodities). The Americans have a history of “giving us” technology that can be used against us. Menashe exposed PROMIS, and how the Americans created a backdoor to infiltrate the system. Australia used this system.
At DSD, Australians get the crap
the Americans don’t want or need. False
information (propaganda) is often
fed to DSD in order to influence political
objectives (eg. faulty intel
As for the politicians, they are kept right out of the “inner circle” of the Intelligence world. They are as ignorant as the normal citizen of activities within DSD.
There was an
excellent 1 hour
program on the “Sunday” program back on May 23,
1999. Link below; Here’s
Signals Directive letter
from Martin Brady to Sunday:
of Intelligence & Security to Sunday program:
this program and
can pirate a copy for you.
Dude, it's really not a single unified system linking all that stuff around the world. I used to do some of that stuff myself, and it just doesn't work that way.
So then I
assume you worked at
|Echelon System: FAQs and website
May 23, 1999
Reporter : Ross Coulthart
http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_transcripts/article_332.asp - (Archived)
Parliament Report on Intelligence
The STOA Report written by Campbell is available at: Link to STOA Report
Alternate Name: Down Under Early Warning Experiment
Associated Country: Australia
Project DUNDEE (Down Under Early Warning Experiment) was a series of missile defense experiments conducted in September 1997 by the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). The purpose of Project DUNDEE was to test whether Australia’s Jindalee over-the-horizon radar and other sensors could detect theater ballistic missile launches.(1)
During these experiments, the BMDO and the DSTO launched four Terrier-Orion tactical surface-to-air rockets, modified with radar cross-sections which resembled typical theater ballistic missiles. The four missiles were fired from a coastal military launch area on the northwest corner of Australia between Broome and Port Hedland, and traveled 100 km out to sea. The BMDO and DSTO were thus able to test the capacity of a range of land- and space-based sensors, including the Jindalee over-the-horizon radar based at Alice Springs near Central Australia.(2) In the end, the Jindalee radar worked as expected, and the experiments were successful.
Project DUNDEE exists today as a high profile example of international contribution to U.S. missile defense development, and evidence of Australia’s close relationship with the United States. Although Australia’s former Minister for Defence Ian McLachlan remarked at the time that Australia had no plans to develop its own theater missile defense system, he noted that it was important to acquire an understanding of missile defense technologies.(3)
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