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HBO_ped Phill's AP Op-Ed
"Unnoticed but Deadly, the I.R.A.'s Secret 'Sleeper' "
Members of a counterterrorism force stormed the building
where Mr. O'Neill lived, threw tear-gas canisters into
his second-floor back apartment and shot him six times
as he stood in the doorway. The police said Mr. O'Neill
made a threatening gesture at them, but he was later
found to have been unarmed. An intelligence officer
said, "The sleeper is totally committed, aware of all
the surveillance techniques and our ability to penetrate
the organization. He knows when to keep his mouth shut.
He stays as anonymous as possible."
"South African Links Top Spy To the Slaying Of Olof Palme"
The commander of a police hit squad testified today that
the assassination, by a lone gunman who shot Mr. Palme
in the back of the head, had been the work of Operation
Long Reach, a secret apartheid-era program intended to
harass, silence and gather information about opponents
of South Africa's white-led Government abroad. "It was
one of Craig Williamson's Operation Long Reach
projects," he said.
Officially, Mr. Williamson left the police department in
1985, ostensibly to go into business with an Italian
millionaire operating from the Seychelles. In reality,
he then started Long Reach, a company that did some
legitimate international security work, but which was
largely created to give him the cover to do whatever he
pleased around the world.