Thursday, February 16, 2012

5 Best Intelligence Agencies of the World

                                  Inter Services Intelligence – Pakistan
Inter Services Intelligence or ISI is premier intelligence agency of Pakistan and is responsible for protecting Pakistani interests nationally and internationally ,it is also first line of defense for Pakistan Army. It was created as an independent unit in 1948 in order to strengthen the performance of Pakistan’s Military Intelligence during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. It is believed to have the highest number of agents worldwide, close to 10,000.

ISI is no. 1 is our list because of its role in defeating ex-super power Russia in Afghanistan through a proxy war backed by CIA.That CIA-backed effort flooded Pakistan with weapons and with Afghan, Pakistani and Arab “mujahideen”. The CIA relied on the ISI to train fighters, distribute arms, and channel money. The ISI trained about 83,000 Afghan mujahideen between 1983 and 1997, and dispatched them to Afghanistan. It is widely believed that the Central Intelligence Agency through the ISI promoted the smuggling of heroin into Afghanistan in order to turn the Soviet troops into heroin addicts and thus greatly reducing their fighting potential.
Since 9/11, ISI has actively worked with the CIA in engaging in counter-terrorism against both Al-Qaeda, and Taliban. ISI is also responsible for capture and killing of many top Al-Qaeda leaders.
                                                                 Mossad Isreal
Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection and covert operations including targeted killings and paramilitary activities beyond Israel’s borders, bringing Jews to Israel from countries where official Aliyah agencies are forbidden, and protecting Jewish communities worldwide. Mossad was formed on December 13, 1949 as the “Central Institute for Coordination” at the recommendation of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to Reuven Shiloah. Later in March 1951, it was reorganized and made a part of the prime minister’s office, reporting directly to the prime minister.
Major achievements of Mossad include search and killing of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, killing of Hussein Al Bashir in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1973, killing of Zaiad Muchasi by an explosion in his Athens hotel room, killing and arrest of many Hezbollah agents in America. In August 2001 Mossad informed FIA that as many as 200 terrorists were slipping into the United States and planning “a major assault on the United States.” The Israeli intelligence agency cautioned the FBI that it had picked up indications of a “large-scale target” in the United States and that Americans would be “very vulnerable.”
                                                                   CIA –USA

CIA or Central Investigation Agency is the largest of the intelligence agencies and is responsible for gathering data from other countries that could impact U.S. policy. CIA is the successor of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed during World War II to coordinate espionage activities against the Axis Powers for the branches of the United States Armed Forces.
CIA is undoubtedly Highly funded and technologically most advanced Intelligence set-up in the world.
CIA is very famous because of its sting operations including The Bay of Pigs Invasion, Operation Phoenix in Vietnam , Operation Paperclip, Operation Gladio , Operation CHAOS and many more.
                                                                 MI6 – England
MI6 is the Secret Intelligence Service of England. It was created just prior to World War I to keep a close eye on the activities of the Imperial German government. Even before the 9/11 attacks, MI6 actively collaborated with CIA and FBI in order to share intelligence and carry out covert operations. In the Cold War, MI6 recruited Oleg Penkovsky, who played a key part in the favorable resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Oleg Gordievski, who operated for a decade before MI6 extracted him via Finland.
The MI6, in conjunction with the CIA, effected the toppling of several regimes, most notoriously in the Congo in 1961 and Iran in 1953.
                                                              BND Germany
The Bundesnachrichtendienst is the foreign intelligence agency of the German government, under the control of the Chancellor’s Office. Its headquarters are in Pullach and Berlin The BND has 300 locations in Germany and foreign countries. The annual budget of the BND for 2009 was €460,000,000. it allegedly acts as an early warning system to alert the German government of threats to its interests from overseas, depending very heavily on wiretapping and electronic surveillance of international communications.BND agents in Baghdad managed to obtain a copy of Saddam Hussein’s plan to defend the Iraqi capital. A German official passed the information on to American commanders one month before the invasion.

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