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> Sunday Herald (Glasgow, Scotland)
>19 March 2000
>
>Mandela is named as MI6 agent
>
>By Neil Mackay Home Affairs Editor
>EXCLUSIVE
>
>Publication Date: Mar 19 2000
>
>NELSON Mandela is to be named as an MI6 agent who aided British
>intelligence officers with operations against Colonel Gadaffi's Libyan
>weapons programmes, supplied his handlers with details of arms shipments
>to Ulster terrorists and allowed UK spying operations to be based in
>South Africa.
>
>Allegations of Mandela's recruitment by the British intelligence service
>will be revealed in a controversial new book, MI6: Fifty Yearsof Special
>Operations, by the acclaimed intelligence expert Stephen Dorril. The
>book is due to be published at the end of this month.
>
>MI6 launched an unsuccessful legal challenge to get the book's
>publisher, Fourth Estate, to release its contents. Special Branch
>officers also raided the London publishing house and seized computer
>equipment, but did not unearth details of Mandela's recruitment by MI6.
>British intelligence chiefs are outraged that they failed to access the
>contents of Dorril's book after an Old Bailey judge ordered on Friday
>that the Guardian and Observer newspapers hand over documents relating
>to the former MI5 officer David Shayler. The ruling was made on the
>grounds that the papers could help police prosecute the rogue spy under
>the Official Secrets Act. Shayler had made claims that MI6 was involved
>in a plot to a**a**inate Colonel Gaddafi.
>
>Stephen Dorril's book will stun the world with its allegations about
>Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. It is thought that Mandela's
>recruitment would have been motivated partly by his virulent
>anti-communism. In return MI6 offered information about potential
>a**a**ination attempts on his life.
>
>Dorril claims highly-placed MI6 officers told him about Mandela's
>recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service - the arm of British
>intelligence which undertakes espionage activities overseas, recruits
>foreign spies and engages in counter- espionage against foreign agents
>working in the UK.
>
>Sources within the Foreign Office and the intelligence service have said
>that Dorril's claim "is entirely credible". Last night, the Foreign
>Office did nothing to deny the allegation that Mandela worked for MI6.
>There were also no denials, or threats of legal action against the book,
>from either Nelson Mandela's office in Johannesburg, South Africa or his
>London-basedlawyers.
>
>Part of Dorril's book, on the activities of MI6 in Africa, reads:
>"Another MI6 catch was ANC leader Nelson Mandela. Whether Mandela was
>recruited in London before he was imprisoned in South Africa is not
>clear, but it is understood that on a recent trip to London he made a
>secret visit to MI6's training section to thank the service for its help
>in foiling two a**a**ination attempts directed against him soon after he
>became president."
>
>Dorril says the a**a**ination attempts referred to probably included one
>from within a faction of the African National Congress (ANC) which was
>bitterly opposed to Mandela's successful manoeuvring to oust Communist
>Party leaders from under the umbrella of the African National Congress.
>Another is believed to have been planned by a covert operations wing of
>the apartheid government's military.
>
>Dorril, a writer on intelligence issues and a lecturer at Huddersfield
>University, claims Mandela was of use to MI6 as his friendliness with
>Colonel Gadaffi's Libyan government paved the way for the hand-over of
>the two Libyan agents accused of the Lockerbie bombing.
>
>Both the British and American governments are keen to rebuild relations
>with Libya to exploit the country's rich oil fields. "Mandela was the
>key to turning Libya from a terrorist state to one open to the West,"
>Dorril told the Sunday Herald. "The result of his actions will be a huge
>economic boost to western economies. It can be said that he charmed
>Gaddafi for western economic interests." He claimed MI6's psychological
>warfare, or IOps, department - responsible for propaganda - helped
>ma**age international opinion allowing Mandela to visit Gadaffi without
>courting virulent western opprobrium.
>
>Dorril added: "Mandela helped MI6 with information over Libya's funding
>and arming of the IRA, and the sending of arms to loyalist terrorists in
>Ulster from apartheid South Africa." Dorril claimed Mandela told his MI6
>handlers about Libya's attempts to develop chemical and biological
>warfare capabilities, and informed them about South Africa's own secret
>nuclear arsenal.
>
>Dorril claims in his book that Britain did not push for full disclosure
>of South Africa's biological weapons programme as part of its plan to
>support Mandela when he was president, and Mandela helped stem the tide
>of South African scientists being recruited by Libya to build Gadaffi's
>bio-weapons programme.
>
>One of MI6's biggest overseas stations is in South Africa. It was a key
>spy centre during the Cold War as Russia and America fought to take
>countries like neighbouring Mozambique and Angola into their sphere of
>influence. South Africa is also key to Britain's economic interests
>because of its natural uranium, gold and platinum deposits.
>
>It is unclear exactly when Mandela was recruited. Nor is it clear
>whether MI6 courted Mandela with warnings about a**a**ination attempts
>in order to lure him into the service's clutches, or if he was recruited
>and provided MI6 with information and then received the warnings in
>return.
>
>The publisher of the book, Fourth Estate, has been under intense
>pressure to reveal the contents of Dorril's 900 page work to MI6 prior
>to its publication on March 30. MI6 made a request through its lawyers
>for a full disclosure of the contents but Fourth Estate successfully
>fended off the challenge. However, the publishing house was raided under
>a search warrant by Special Branch officers who seized the computer of
>Fourth Estate editor-in-chief Clive Priddle which contained notes on the
>book. According to Nicky Eaton, Fourth Estate's publicist, the
>intelligence service is unaware of the Mandela claim. The book has been
>meticulously poured over for accuracy by Fourth Estate's own lawyers.
>Both Neil Harold, from Mandela's personal office, and Mandela's London
>lawyer, Iqbal Meer, of Meer Care Desai, were stunned by the allegations
>coming to light. They were both unable to contact Mandela last night to
>brief him on the claims. It is thought he is holidaying in the South
>African countryside, and is not contactable. Dorril claims his
>revelations are not damaging to Mandela's reputation. "There is nothing
>defamatory about being a recruit for MI6," he said.
>
>Officially the Foreign Office said it could not comment on the
>allegation as it was a secu rity matter. However, unoffi cially senior
>Foreign Office sources hinted that the recruitment claim was credible.
>One said: "If we focus on the allegations referring to a**a**ination
>claims, it is not surprising that the ANC would have sought security
>advice from the UK, or its intelligence services, to protect key
>individuals."
>
>Foreign analysts and African experts also claim that Mandela's
>recruitment into MI6 is not only credible but will also have a seismic
>effect internationally.
>
>One expert on Southern Africa said: "His life history shows how he would
>have been attractive to MI6 and MI6 would have been attractive to him.
>Mandela is deeply anti- communist. As a young man he would break up
>Communist Party meetings with his fists. Later in life, he came to
>realise that to end apartheid he needed every ally he could get and he
>pragmatically decided to get into bed with the Communists.
>
>"Mandela admires Britain, its parliamentary democracy and its judicial
>system. Once he went into jail, Mandela moved further and further away
>from the Communists, privately pouring scorn on their policies. When he
>was freed, a struggle began for the soul of the ANC between the
>Communists and the 'democrats', like Mandela."
>
>There has been intense speculation, including allegations by Winni
>Mandela, that the South African Communist leader, Chris Hani, who was
>a**a**in ated in 1992, apparently by white extremists, may in fact have
>been a victim of this internal feud. "Many of the demo crats in the ANC
>certainly hated the Communists enough to have them killed.
>
>"British diplomats were also central to smoothing the end of apartheid
>during negotiations between Mandela and President De Klerk. It can not
>be underestimated how many MI6 and CIA officers were working in this
>area. Their numbers were colossal."


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I believe it, but the world is so caught up in the image of the old man as some demigod who can do no wrng, most people will just dismiss any claims that paint him as otherwise.




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Mandela's been suspect for a minute so I also think this is possibly true. Mandela works for white folk I believe.


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thank goodness sum1 is bringin light to these blinded mice of SA. i'd so love it when they would challenge and root up his involvement in HANI's murder/a**asination.

what ever happened in 1982 with him foiling the planned attack on the then SA government, is the root of all evil in that man.
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Kids.

It called politics which is what he was.

Written by someone different - meaning not wanting to be sensational- the book would be about how shrewd he was.
Being saved twice by M16
Thwarting the Libyian dictator (he is)
That's if it's true.     

 "There is nothing defamatory about being a recruit for MI6," he said.
 
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Oh noo!! This thing will be swept under rag in no time!!!


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Oh noo!! This thing will be swept under rag in no time!!!

That must be one pretty big rag. Maybe they should rather get a rug next time and try and sweep it under that.
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Oh noo!! This thing will be swept under rag in no time!!!

That must be one pretty big rag. Maybe they should rather get a rug next time and try and sweep it under that.

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Fools I say! So quick to devour any rubbish fed to you by the british without even checking merits...fools I repeat! I spit on you. There obviously would've been interaction between Mandela & British inteligence for various reasons, that doesnt warranty him being an operative though...This could be just another ploy by the British to take jabs at communism...
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Yeah, cos the cold war is still obviously in full swing and they really need to step up their war against the Red threat.




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> Sunday Herald (Glasgow, Scotland)
>19 March 2000
>
>Mandela is named as MI6 agent
>
>By Neil Mackay Home Affairs Editor
>EXCLUSIVE
>
>Publication Date: Mar 19 2000
>
>NELSON Mandela is to be named as an MI6 agent who aided British
>intelligence officers with operations against Colonel Gadaffi's Libyan
>weapons programmes, supplied his handlers with details of arms shipments
>to Ulster terrorists and allowed UK spying operations to be based in
>South Africa.
>
>Allegations of Mandela's recruitment by the British intelligence service
>will be revealed in a controversial new book, MI6: Fifty Yearsof Special
>Operations, by the acclaimed intelligence expert Stephen Dorril. The
>book is due to be published at the end of this month.
>
>MI6 launched an unsuccessful legal challenge to get the book's
>publisher, Fourth Estate, to release its contents. Special Branch
>officers also raided the London publishing house and seized computer
>equipment, but did not unearth details of Mandela's recruitment by MI6.
>British intelligence chiefs are outraged that they failed to access the
>contents of Dorril's book after an Old Bailey judge ordered on Friday
>that the Guardian and Observer newspapers hand over documents relating
>to the former MI5 officer David Shayler. The ruling was made on the
>grounds that the papers could help police prosecute the rogue spy under
>the Official Secrets Act. Shayler had made claims that MI6 was involved
>in a plot to a**a**inate Colonel Gaddafi.
>
>Stephen Dorril's book will stun the world with its allegations about
>Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. It is thought that Mandela's
>recruitment would have been motivated partly by his virulent
>anti-communism. In return MI6 offered information about potential
>a**a**ination attempts on his life.
>
>Dorril claims highly-placed MI6 officers told him about Mandela's
>recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service - the arm of British
>intelligence which undertakes espionage activities overseas, recruits
>foreign spies and engages in counter- espionage against foreign agents
>working in the UK.
>
>Sources within the Foreign Office and the intelligence service have said
>that Dorril's claim "is entirely credible". Last night, the Foreign
>Office did nothing to deny the allegation that Mandela worked for MI6.
>There were also no denials, or threats of legal action against the book,
>from either Nelson Mandela's office in Johannesburg, South Africa or his
>London-basedlawyers.
>
>Part of Dorril's book, on the activities of MI6 in Africa, reads:
>"Another MI6 catch was ANC leader Nelson Mandela. Whether Mandela was
>recruited in London before he was imprisoned in South Africa is not
>clear, but it is understood that on a recent trip to London he made a
>secret visit to MI6's training section to thank the service for its help
>in foiling two a**a**ination attempts directed against him soon after he
>became president."
>
>Dorril says the a**a**ination attempts referred to probably included one
>from within a faction of the African National Congress (ANC) which was
>bitterly opposed to Mandela's successful manoeuvring to oust Communist
>Party leaders from under the umbrella of the African National Congress.
>Another is believed to have been planned by a covert operations wing of
>the apartheid government's military.
>
>Dorril, a writer on intelligence issues and a lecturer at Huddersfield
>University, claims Mandela was of use to MI6 as his friendliness with
>Colonel Gadaffi's Libyan government paved the way for the hand-over of
>the two Libyan agents accused of the Lockerbie bombing.
>
>Both the British and American governments are keen to rebuild relations
>with Libya to exploit the country's rich oil fields. "Mandela was the
>key to turning Libya from a terrorist state to one open to the West,"
>Dorril told the Sunday Herald. "The result of his actions will be a huge
>economic boost to western economies. It can be said that he charmed
>Gaddafi for western economic interests." He claimed MI6's psychological
>warfare, or IOps, department - responsible for propaganda - helped
>ma**age international opinion allowing Mandela to visit Gadaffi without
>courting virulent western opprobrium.
>
>Dorril added: "Mandela helped MI6 with information over Libya's funding
>and arming of the IRA, and the sending of arms to loyalist terrorists in
>Ulster from apartheid South Africa." Dorril claimed Mandela told his MI6
>handlers about Libya's attempts to develop chemical and biological
>warfare capabilities, and informed them about South Africa's own secret
>nuclear arsenal.
>
>Dorril claims in his book that Britain did not push for full disclosure
>of South Africa's biological weapons programme as part of its plan to
>support Mandela when he was president, and Mandela helped stem the tide
>of South African scientists being recruited by Libya to build Gadaffi's
>bio-weapons programme.
>
>One of MI6's biggest overseas stations is in South Africa. It was a key
>spy centre during the Cold War as Russia and America fought to take
>countries like neighbouring Mozambique and Angola into their sphere of
>influence. South Africa is also key to Britain's economic interests
>because of its natural uranium, gold and platinum deposits.
>
>It is unclear exactly when Mandela was recruited. Nor is it clear
>whether MI6 courted Mandela with warnings about a**a**ination attempts
>in order to lure him into the service's clutches, or if he was recruited
>and provided MI6 with information and then received the warnings in
>return.
>
>The publisher of the book, Fourth Estate, has been under intense
>pressure to reveal the contents of Dorril's 900 page work to MI6 prior
>to its publication on March 30. MI6 made a request through its lawyers
>for a full disclosure of the contents but Fourth Estate successfully
>fended off the challenge. However, the publishing house was raided under
>a search warrant by Special Branch officers who seized the computer of
>Fourth Estate editor-in-chief Clive Priddle which contained notes on the
>book. According to Nicky Eaton, Fourth Estate's publicist, the
>intelligence service is unaware of the Mandela claim. The book has been
>meticulously poured over for accuracy by Fourth Estate's own lawyers.
>Both Neil Harold, from Mandela's personal office, and Mandela's London
>lawyer, Iqbal Meer, of Meer Care Desai, were stunned by the allegations
>coming to light. They were both unable to contact Mandela last night to
>brief him on the claims. It is thought he is holidaying in the South
>African countryside, and is not contactable. Dorril claims his
>revelations are not damaging to Mandela's reputation. "There is nothing
>defamatory about being a recruit for MI6," he said.
>
>Officially the Foreign Office said it could not comment on the
>allegation as it was a secu rity matter. However, unoffi cially senior
>Foreign Office sources hinted that the recruitment claim was credible.
>One said: "If we focus on the allegations referring to a**a**ination
>claims, it is not surprising that the ANC would have sought security
>advice from the UK, or its intelligence services, to protect key
>individuals."
>
>Foreign analysts and African experts also claim that Mandela's
>recruitment into MI6 is not only credible but will also have a seismic
>effect internationally.
>
>One expert on Southern Africa said: "His life history shows how he would
>have been attractive to MI6 and MI6 would have been attractive to him.
>Mandela is deeply anti- communist. As a young man he would break up
>Communist Party meetings with his fists. Later in life, he came to
>realise that to end apartheid he needed every ally he could get and he
>pragmatically decided to get into bed with the Communists.
>
>"Mandela admires Britain, its parliamentary democracy and its judicial
>system. Once he went into jail, Mandela moved further and further away
>from the Communists, privately pouring scorn on their policies. When he
>was freed, a struggle began for the soul of the ANC between the
>Communists and the 'democrats', like Mandela."
>
>There has been intense speculation, including allegations by Winni
>Mandela, that the South African Communist leader, Chris Hani, who was
>a**a**in ated in 1992, apparently by white extremists, may in fact have
>been a victim of this internal feud. "Many of the demo crats in the ANC
>certainly hated the Communists enough to have them killed.
>
>"British diplomats were also central to smoothing the end of apartheid
>during negotiations between Mandela and President De Klerk. It can not
>be underestimated how many MI6 and CIA officers were working in this
>area. Their numbers were colossal."


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