How Hezbollah Captured American Spies ?

Hezbollah Captured American Spies by Tracking Cellphone Data With Commercially Available Software

The latest story seeping out of the Middle East claims Hezbollah has recently tracked down, arrested and outed a significant, but undisclosed, number of American spies working for the CIA. And their techniques for discovering the cloak and dagger operatives? Disconcertingly simple.

Citing anonymous sources, the AP says that the terrorist organization, whom the State Department calls “the most technically capable terrorist organization in the world,” has a dedicated spy combat unit. This time around, they merely looked for unusual cellphone activity using non-proprietary software.

Using the latest commercial software, Nasrallah’s spy-hunters unit began methodically searching for spies in Hezbollah’s midst. To find them, U.S. officials said, Hezbollah examined cellphone data looking for anomalies. The analysis identified cellphones that, for instance, were used rarely or always from specific locations and only for a short period of time. Then it came down to old-fashioned, shoe-leather detective work: Who in that area had information that might be worth selling to the enemy?

The effort took years but eventually Hezbollah, and later the Lebanese government, began making arrests. By one estimate, 100 Israeli assets were apprehended as the news made headlines across the region in 2009. Some of those suspected Israeli spies worked for telecommunications companies and served in the military.

And what’s disturbing is that prior to this debacle, there were memos circulating through the CIA pointing out that spies in Lebanon were particularly vulnerable. It’s just the latest feather in the CIA’s incompetency cap.

Gizmodo

  • antar2011

    if only they target such dedication to the benefit of Lebanon rather then their own little iran in the south.

    • LEBANON101

      the fact that the americans are coming out and said blatantly that yes hizballah caught our spies makes me thik that something is not right . usually when american spies are caught America denies they even exist

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

        Common the americans dont lie,we all know that,they have very honest leaders ;)

        • LEBANON101

          are you slow or something ? that is exactly my point the fact that they are admitting hizballah caught some of their spies probably means something about it is not true. i bet hizballah caught some low level no bodies but american wants them to think they got their top guys . why else would america put in its news papers that its spys were caught . makes no sense

      • KhalidH

        Exactly my thoughts, 
        Do you remember talk of Iraqi WMDs, links to terrorism etc this is normal for some countries to inflate their opponents capabilities before a conflagration. I wonder if linking the blast at the Hezbollah arms Cache this morning, to the CIA report is reading too much into it???

        BTW I have notice for a while now Pro Khomeinist commentators using increasingly western or christian names, I wonder if this is coincidence or organised ?

  • Anonymous

    if only they target such dedication to the benefit of Lebanon rather then their own little iran in the south.

    • Anonymous

      the fact that the americans are coming out and saying blatantly that yes hizballah caught our spies makes me this that something is not right . usually when american spies are caught America denies they even exist

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

        Common the americans dont lie,we all know that,they have very honest leaders ;)

        • Anonymous

          are you slow or something ? that is exactly my point the fact that they are admitting hizballah caught some of their spies probably means something about it is not true. i bet hizballah caught some low level no bodies but american wants them to think they got their top guys . why else would america put in its news papers that its spys were caught . makes no sense

      • Anonymous

        Exactly my thoughts, 
        Do you remember talk of Iraqi WMDs, links to terrorism etc this is normal for some countries to inflate their opponents capabilities before a conflagration. I wonder if linking the blast at the Hezbollah arms Cache this morning, to the CIA report is reading too much into it???

  • Damos Abadon

    This is very good news, indeed! Imperialist America should learn a lesson from this – that it should get out of foreign lands and stop meddling in other’s affairs!

    • 5thDrawer

      I guess you haven’t heard about the ‘world economy’ yet … it’s something Mikati and Hezzy (Big Business) make money in while meddling in foreign affairs.

    • master09

      Yes I would rather China, Iran or even HA …….Lol  Those governments are meddling in Arabs nation but behind the door like a snake…  The Arab goverments have not come within a wisker of  treating  their people as well as the US.   Yes America has millions of faults as well  .
      The only reason China and Russia are so good to the Arabs because they make billions from weapons and a pay day for a VETO. Big business funny business. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/gaahlskaggh Daemous Abadonus

    This is very good news, indeed! Imperialist America should learn a lesson from this – that it should get out of foreign lands and stop meddling in other’s affairs!

    • Anonymous

      I guess you haven’t heard about the ‘world economy’ yet … it’s something Mikati and Hezzy (Big Business) make money in while meddling in foreign affairs.

    • Anonymous

      Yes I would rather China, Iran or even HA …….Lol  Those governments are meddling in Arabs nation but behind the door like a snake…  The Arab goverments have not come within a wisker of  treating  their people as well as the US.   Yes America has millions of faults as well  .
      The only reason China and Russia are so good to the Arabs because they make billions from weapons and a pay day for a VETO. Big business funny business. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/gaahlskaggh Daemous Abadonus

    This is very good news, indeed! Imperialist America should learn a lesson from this – that it should get out of foreign lands and stop meddling in other’s affairs!

  • plomca

    No matter what happens, if U.S. spies are revealed, the West and Israel will never stop spying on the terrorist group Hezbollah. It is the duty of these nations to protect their citizens from this terrorist organization.  In doing so, one of these methods will be spying. It is unfortunate that from time to time, spies will be caught and probably killed. But, we should never give up on the process of spying, in a form of defense. It is part of war. And our war is against the evil empire of Hezbollah/Syria/Iran.

  • Anonymous

    No matter what happens, if U.S. spies are revealed, the West and Israel will never stop spying on the terrorist group Hezbollah. It is the duty of these nations to protect their citizens from this terrorist organization.  In doing so, one of these methods will be spying. It is unfortunate that from time to time, spies will be caught and probably killed. But, we should never give up on the process of spying, in a form of defense. It is part of war. And our war is against the evil empire of Hezbollah/Syria/Iran.

  • LEBANON101

    they used the same technique that wissam eid used to discover that they killed hariri. at least he taught them one thing before THEY KILLED HIM TOO

    • antar2011

      may Allah have mercy on him….he was indeed a genius.

  • Anonymous

    they used the same technique that wissam eid used to discover that they killed hariri. at least he taught them one thing before THEY KILLED HIM TOO

    • Anonymous

      may Allah have mercy on him….he was indeed a genius.

  • Anonymous

    they used the same technique that wissam eid used to discover that they killed hariri. at least he taught them one thing before THEY KILLED HIM TOO

  • ralphsrouji

    So they call the communication data corrupt when Wissam Eid links their cell phones to Hariri’s murder, and then they call it divine when it leads to arresting spies??

  • Anonymous

    So they call the communication data corrupt when Wissam Eid links their cell phones to Hariri’s murder, and then they call it divine when it leads to arresting spies??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

    LEBANON101,
     
    I wouldnt say Im slow but I wouldnt say im biased either, I say what I feel thats my point no blind support just the facts that lie in front of me and I try to puzzle them together cause there is always a bigger picture,My reasoning the USA came out with this is to draw more support from the conservatives to go to war in Iran, if you notice they linked both Iran and HA together, so it gave the writers an opportunity to make HA look like an animal and Iran supports that animal, it all goes back to Iran and to make sure peopel understand the neccesity of a war with Iran…same propgnada that lead to invasion of Iraq,build on peoples fear….anyway good day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

    LEBANON101,
     
    I wouldnt say Im slow but I wouldnt say im biased either, I say what I feel thats my point no blind support just the facts that lie in front of me and I try to puzzle them together cause there is always a bigger picture,My reasoning the USA came out with this is to draw more support from the conservatives to go to war in Iran, if you notice they linked both Iran and HA together, so it gave the writers an opportunity to make HA look like an animal and Iran supports that animal, it all goes back to Iran and to make sure peopel understand the neccesity of a war with Iran…same propgnada that lead to invasion of Iraq,build on peoples fear….anyway good day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

    LEBANON101,
     
    I wouldnt say Im slow but I wouldnt say im biased either, I say what I feel thats my point no blind support just the facts that lie in front of me and I try to puzzle them together cause there is always a bigger picture,My reasoning the USA came out with this is to draw more support from the conservatives to go to war in Iran, if you notice they linked both Iran and HA together, so it gave the writers an opportunity to make HA look like an animal and Iran supports that animal, it all goes back to Iran and to make sure peopel understand the neccesity of a war with Iran…same propgnada that lead to invasion of Iraq,build on peoples fear….anyway good day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

    LEBANON101,
     
    I wouldnt say Im slow but I wouldnt say im biased either, I say what I feel thats my point no blind support just the facts that lie in front of me and I try to puzzle them together cause there is always a bigger picture,My reasoning the USA came out with this is to draw more support from the conservatives to go to war in Iran, if you notice they linked both Iran and HA together, so it gave the writers an opportunity to make HA look like an animal and Iran supports that animal, it all goes back to Iran and to make sure peopel understand the neccesity of a war with Iran…same propgnada that lead to invasion of Iraq,build on peoples fear….anyway good day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

    LEBANON101,
     
    I wouldnt say Im slow but I wouldnt say im biased either, I say what I feel thats my point no blind support just the facts that lie in front of me and I try to puzzle them together cause there is always a bigger picture,My reasoning the USA came out with this is to draw more support from the conservatives to go to war in Iran, if you notice they linked both Iran and HA together, so it gave the writers an opportunity to make HA look like an animal and Iran supports that animal, it all goes back to Iran and to make sure peopel understand the neccesity of a war with Iran…same propgnada that lead to invasion of Iraq,build on peoples fear….anyway good day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

    LEBANON101,
     
    I wouldnt say Im slow but I wouldnt say im biased either, I say what I feel thats my point no blind support just the facts that lie in front of me and I try to puzzle them together cause there is always a bigger picture,My reasoning the USA came out with this is to draw more support from the conservatives to go to war in Iran, if you notice they linked both Iran and HA together, so it gave the writers an opportunity to make HA look like an animal and Iran supports that animal, it all goes back to Iran and to make sure peopel understand the neccesity of a war with Iran…same propgnada that lead to invasion of Iraq,build on peoples fear….anyway good day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TKSQO6IJPJ5BDOROR75RY5YNQ Michael

    LEBANON101,
     
    I wouldnt say Im slow but I wouldnt say im biased either, I say what I feel thats my point no blind support just the facts that lie in front of me and I try to puzzle them together cause there is always a bigger picture,My reasoning the USA came out with this is to draw more support from the conservatives to go to war in Iran, if you notice they linked both Iran and HA together, so it gave the writers an opportunity to make HA look like an animal and Iran supports that animal, it all goes back to Iran and to make sure peopel understand the neccesity of a war with Iran…same propgnada that lead to invasion of Iraq,build on peoples fear….anyway good day.

  • ralphsrouji

    So they call the communication data corrupt when Wissam Eid links their cell phones to Hariri’s murder, and then they call it divine when it leads to arresting spies??