10 May 2003. British FRU secret agent/killer Stakeknife has been named:
29 November 2002
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 13:51:49 EST Subject: MOST URGENT To: email@example.com CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com I have just been informed that my solicitor has been served with a court order demanding that the Claim (http://cryptome.org/fru-claimant2.htm) be removed from your web sit. Therefore can I ask that you temporally remove it until further notice, you must understand that I have to obay an order of the court, I am also now prohibited from talking with the press regarding this matter. Should you wish to confirm the same you are welcome to contact my Solicitor (Dan Rubinstein) on 00 44 207 636 6314 or alternivivly the Tresuary Solicior 00 44 207210 3282. Your sincerely Samuel Rosenfeld Cc: Daniel Rubinstein (Solicitor) Tony (Anthony) Aylett (Treasury Solicitor) Chris walker (Treasury Solicitor) Martin Truran (Treasury Solicitor) ----- Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 13:07:27 -0800 From: John Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Date Affirmed This affirms that the Claim form dated 26 November 2002 was received on 26 November 2002. The MoD injunction against publication would be most welcome for sharing with the public.
28 November 2002. On November 27, 2002, the UK Ministry of Defense served an injunction forbidding publication of this document.
Received 26 November 2002. Thanks to anonymous.
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More on the Force Research Unit and Stakeknife (and below):
Defense Intelligence and Security Centre: http://www.government-online.co.uk/Alphabet1.asp?Id=300047
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Stakeknife His Bloody True Story
by Greg Harkin, Sunday People
Britain's most senior spy inside the Provisional IRA has been personally responsible for more than FORTY murders, Sunday People can reveal today.
In devastating revelations set to add to the Government's embarrassment over agent Brian Nelson and his role in the murder of lawyer Pat Finucane, we lift the lid on the role of the Army's informer in the IRA. A former member of the Force Research Unit has spoken to Sunday People for the very first time and reveals how 'Stakeknife' had a role in the arrest and imprisonment of former Sinn Féin spin-doctor Danny Morrison
The secrets of Castlereagh
The break-in at Castlereagh barracks was carried out by British Army intelligence to preserve the identity of an army agent deep inside the IRA, writes Home Affairs Editor Neil Mackay
IT was around noon last Saturday when I received a phone call from a former British military intelligence officer which was to lead a day later to one of the most daring -- and illegal -- adventures by undercover army officers in the history of the Irish Troubles.
That phone call was part of a chain of events which would lead to the St Patrick's Day break-in by British Army spies into the Special Branch offices of the RUC in Castlereagh in Belfast -- supposedly the most secure security force barracks in western Europe. Their aim was simple: to steal secret documents relating to a spy they had been running within the ranks of the IRA. They pulled it off.
The military intelligence officer asked if I could help him . He was worried that the Irish Sunday Tribune newspaper -- with which the Sunday Herald has a close working relationship -- was about to 'out' a friend called Kevin Fulton (not his real name). Fulton is a British Army soldier sent deep under cover within the ranks of the IRA -- a prize agent for Britain. The threat to expose him would have signed his death warrant. The Tribune had no intention of 'outing' Fulton.
It is unclear how the rumour started, but Fulton is no longer a friend of the British state, so the claims could have been a nasty piece of black propaganda put about to frighten him. He has recently turned whistleblower and has been co-operating with investigations into some of the biggest intelligence scandals in the history of Northern Ireland's 'dirty war'. This included devastating claims that the RUC effectively allowed the Omagh bomb to go off in 1999, killing 29 people, despite receiving warnings from him that the atrocity was planned. The RUC's motive was allegedly to preserve the cover of a highly placed double-agent within the Real IRA.
Late last Saturday I spoke to Fulton and reassured him that the Tribune had no plans to 'out' him. But a few hours later other rumours began to circulate that Fulton was planning to 'out' the British Army's star agent within the IRA in revenge for his cover being put in jeopardy. It was this that led directly to the raid on Castlereagh a night later. The rumours filtered all the way up to the very highest echelons within the Ministry of Defence even though Fulton had no intention of 'outing' the agent.
The agent who Fulton was thought to be about to 'out' is a senior IRA man code-named Stakeknife. Unlike Fulton, he is not 'one of the good guys'. He isn't a British agent inserted into the IRA, he is a IRA gunman who turned double-agent for an estimated £75,000 a year from the army through a bank account in Gibraltar. And he's been in the pay of the British for around 30 years.
Stakeknife's role has been intensely scrutinised over the past 18 months. The Scotland Yard inquiry team investigating alleged collusion between British security forces, police and terrorists, led by Met Commissioner Sir John Stevens, has been unofficially sniffing around this shadowy character, and has spoken to former British Army personnel who know of his activities.