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Dear BIS, Intelligence Service of the Czech Republic, We Disagree


In response to my last blog, Security Information Service (BIS) Intelligence Service of the Czech Republic, Annual report Of The Security Information Service For 2016, I received a response from a Czechian source who shall remain anonymous. 2.3 – “The Czech Republic was not a primary target of Russian hybrid campaign in 2016 (or before). It was,… Continue reading Dear BIS, Intelligence Service of the Czech Republic, We Disagree

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Security Information Service (BIS) Intelligence Service of the Czech Republic


ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECURITY INFORMATION SERVICE FOR 2016 Table of Contents 1. The Nature and Scope of Intelligence Activities 2. Intelligence Activities and Findings 2.1. Protection of Major Economic Interests 2.2. Organized Crime 2.3. Counterintelligence Activities 2.4. Protection of the Constitutionality and of the Democratic Foundations of the Czech Republic 2.5. Terrorism 2.6. Proliferation… Continue reading Security Information Service (BIS) Intelligence Service of the Czech Republic

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How To Make Everybody Angry – Czech President Zeman


Here is the title of the RT article, Russia could ‘compensate’ Ukraine for Crimea with money or oil – Czech president Here are the three key paragraphs: Ukraine’s representatives staged a walkout after Czech president Milos Zeman told European parliamentarians the stand-off over Crimea could be resolved by Moscow paying compensation to Kiev. Russia also… Continue reading How To Make Everybody Angry – Czech President Zeman

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Need An Alibi Or Need Illegal Intelligence? Have These Guys Got A Deal For You


Seldom have I had the stuffings scared out of me by something which appears so sinister, right out of a Spectre role in a James Bond film. Seriously, if these guys do not remind you of the former KGB, you don’t know enough about the KGB. They also destroy almost any faith I have in… Continue reading Need An Alibi Or Need Illegal Intelligence? Have These Guys Got A Deal For You

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‘Transparent’ Account Backfires for Czech President


Is this a new form of political warfare, information warfare, Kompromat, or just a “transparent policy” gone wrong?  Bottom line, be careful what you ask for.  In this case, a probable well-meaning law is creating havoc for politicians in Czechia.  Deservedly?  Perhaps.   In this case, comments made as “contribution” became public, allowing embarrassing statements… Continue reading ‘Transparent’ Account Backfires for Czech President

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Seznam.CZ Prioritizes Russian Websites


This Forbes article is all peaches and cream unless one has insider information.  According to my anonymous Czech expert: Collection of news and search results available through this portal, https://www.seznam.cz, is an indicator of the key problem in the information environment in the Czech Republic. Without this amplifier that prioritizes obscure sites like Aeronet in… Continue reading Seznam.CZ Prioritizes Russian Websites

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Orbán is a tool in Putin’s information war against the West


By PANYI SZABOLCS Czech analysts found after investigating 22,000 Russian-language online sources that Moscow’s propaganda started two years before the military intervention in the case of Ukraine and four weeks in advance concerning Syria. First came the journalists, then tanks and bombs. From the 2010s the Russian army and its military intelligence service started dominating the… Continue reading Orbán is a tool in Putin’s information war against the West