Friday, July 30, 2010

Lebanon teetering on brink over expected UN report on Hariri assassination culprits

http://www.voltairenet.org/article167581.html

Aug , 2010 -- Lebanon teetering on the brink over expected SHAM UN report on Hariri assassination culprits.....



After years of the sham UN investigating the culprits behind the 2005 assassination by a suicide truck bomber of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut, the final report is expected soon and a cross-section of political parties in Lebanon suspect the UN's cronies CIA/MOSSAD will blame Hezbollah for the attack, when, in fact, previously Syria was absolved of involvement by the UN...due to a grand bargain struck by Syria's military Intelligence thugs with CIA/MOSSAD/MI6/DGSE, which entails the assassination of Imad F. MOUGHNIEH by Asef SHAWKAT and his Syrian henchmen, and in order to preserve the plausible deniability for the infamous White House Murder INC, which started carrying out extra-judicial assassinations in Lebanon since January 24th 2002 with the assassination of Mr. Elie HOBEIKA and his party of three....

Without an official "Syria connection", Israel/CIA and their puppets and supporters in the UN, are expected to lay blame on Hezbollah, and, by association, Hezbollah's main external supporter, Iran. In fact, we have previously reported from intelligence sources that the Mossad and the United States CIA/OSP and the White House Murder INC, headed by Asef SHAWKAT in the Levant were behind Mr. Elie HOBEIKA and Hariri's assassinations....that has been proven by us since January 24th 2002....and the background demonization of Mr. HOBEIKA and Hariri since the April understanding of 1996....

The game plan of the ObamaBush White House and its friends in Jerusalem, according to our intelligence and Lebanese sources, is to drive a wedge between Bashar Assad in Syria and Iran over the expected naming of Hezbollah as being behind the assassination of Hariri. The move to link Hezbollah to the assassination and drive a wedge between Syria and Iran also isolates Turkey as Iran's only friend in the region.

The streets in Lebanon are buzzing about the UN report and its blaming of Hezbollah, even though most Lebanese believe it was Israel and the CIA, and the infamous White House Murder INC, headed by Asef SHAWKAT... not Hezbollah, that was behind the assassination of Hariri and HOBEIKA.... Hezbollah and its chief, Hasan Nasrallah, believe that it will be accused and key Hezbollah members will be indicted by UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) and result in the creation of havoc in Lebanon, and further ratchet up tensions in Iran and the Lebanon.

The "STL/CIA/MOSSAD" have rejected Hezbollah's denunciation of the expected report blaming it for Hariri's assassination....

Lebanese sources also report that Bashar Assad has been "bought and paid for" by the Saudis and CIA in order to put distance between Hezbollah and Damascus, and to attempt to rein them in and put some distance with Iran.... In return, Syria will be given wider influence in Lebanon, exactly as in the 1990s.... Saudi King Abdullah and Assad are planning on making an unprecedented visit to Lebanon on July 30 in a move that marks a dramatic change in Syria's tilt from Iran to Saudi Arabia, one of Iran's chief enemies in the region, next to Israel and Egypt and the UAE....

From a previous report: "On October 24, 2006, we reported: 'A senior French DGSE -- Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure-- intelligence officer has told me that Lebanon's ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was killed in a suicide truck bombing arranged by Israel's Mossad, CIA Siamese twins..., together with Asef SHAWKAT and Syria's military intelligence thugs. The revelation from French intelligence is significant as the French government of Jacques Chirac joined the Bush administration and the neo-con policy establishments in Washington and Israel in blaming Syria for the attack, in order to draw a hard bargain with Syria and get to the assassination of Imad F. MOUGHNIEH on Feb. 12th 2008...by Syrian military intelligence assassins of Asef SHAWKAT. According to the DGSE officer, Israel and its American backers wanted to blame Syria for the assassination of the popular Lebanese leader, thus forcing the popular Lebanese revolt that saw the withdrawal of Syrian forces as well.... That left Lebanon defenseless for the 'Clean Break' attack launched by Israel, with US support, against Hezbollah and Lebanon's infrastructure in 2006 where they were defeated. I was one of the first to report Israeli and American involvement in the assassination of Hariri, as well as those of Mr. Elie Hobeika, and other Lebanese politicians... by the odious White House Murder INC, since January 24th 2002... ."

With Syria being absolved by the STL/CIA/MOSSAD/DGSE as part of a wide Middle East game plan by the United States and Israel, the blame has now been re-assigned to Lebanon's Hezbollah as a pretext for a break-down in relations between Damascus and Tehran and an attempt to weaken Hezbollah's influence in the government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the son of the assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister.

On March 28, 2008, we reported: "A UN panel headed by former Canadian prosecutor Daniel CIA Bellemare has concluded that former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated by a 'criminal networK' which is a Cut-out for the odious White House Murder INC, headed by Asef SHAWKAT, and not by Lebanese Hezbollah as proffered by the neocon propaganda mill operating out of Washington, DC and Jerusalem. The UN panel said that a 'Hariri Network' had the ex-Prime Minister under surveillance before the Beirut massive car bombing that killed Hariri and 22 other people on Feb. 14th 2005. We previously reported that the 'criminal network' was composed of Lebanese and Syrian "Deep State" intelligence agents connected to Israel's Mossad/CIA/OSP and a White House operation run by Dick CHENEY and National Security Council senior staff member Elliott Abrams, the formerly convicted Iran-contra figure...."


The old proverb that nothing is more novel than the old is an adage that refuses to age... We can see this in its most astonishing form in the latest savage CIA/MOSSAD assassinations in the Levant, using Asef SHAWKAT and the infamous White House Murder INC, since January 24th 2002 and the cowardly assassination of Mr. Elie HOBEIKA....USA and SYRIA's criminal Tango continues unabated for decades....using Deep State tools and CIA/MOSSAD within the Syro-Lebanese military intelligence goons. The mutually beneficial Endeavour is fully protected by a wall of lies, deceit and deception.... It always comes full circle without any blowback...and the protection is the Golden rule for ALL parties....No Intell leaks of any kind here....[ case in point...how GHAZI KANAAN was "Suicided by Asef Shawkat's goons in his office in Damascus...when such Intell leak was feared...] and the STL is the latest CIA/MOSSAD ploy.... some poor Lebanese are so gullible, ignorant and ill-informed it seems....


The United States, using the United Nations as a proxy, is pressuring Hezbollah and Lebanon over the assassination of Rafik Hariri in order to foment low intensity conflict, sectarian divisions and civil war between Sunni and Shia and mayhem in Lebanon, with a wider game plan entailing accommodation with the PA and Abbas in Palestine, more pressure and possibly war on Iran and much much more, in the greater plan of dividing the whole Middle East into additional tribes with Flags from Quetta to Darfur....and for the Frenchies here, I will say this:

Le LIBAN est un étendard, un "message" pour le monde, qui démontre ce qu’une démocratie confessionnelle, ouverte et egalitaire peut atteindre dans les conditions les plus difficiles....et les plus extremes, dans des conditions Geopolitiques nefastes ....

A vrai dire, ni la France, ni la Grande Bretagne, ni l’Allemagne, ni les USA , ni le Canada, ni l'Australie, ni l’UE (évidemment), ni l’OTAN, ni l’OCDE ne veulent faire de la géopolitique globale à moyen et long terme basee sur la justice et le droit....

L’on veut relancer l’économie a tout prix....et dominer les sources d'energie et matieres premieres....et placer ses pions mafieux....

L’on est prêt, pour cela, à sacrifier la géopolitique. L’on est prêt, pour cela, à se coucher devant le Sionisme mafieux, raciste et violent, devant les USA qui sombrent petit a petit vers le totalitaire/securitaire/fasciste. L’on est prêt à diaboliser le Liban et sa Resistance Heroique, le Hezbollah.... L’on est prêt à se marcher sur les pieds, à raconter tout et son contraire, à gesticuler, à fanfaronner....

C’est affligeant.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The top secret Israeli-US program to establish "Al CIAda"


http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/07/29/gordon-duff-wiki-leaks-is-isreal-like-we-all-didnt-know/

July , 2010 -- The top secret Israeli-US program to establish "Al CIAda" and many more Islamist, Jihadist networks controlled and directed by intelligence operatives....
Operation "Tipped Kettle" may have returned to the US/Canadian Pacific Northwest....

Masterminds, Mosques and Mass Insanity: “War on Terrorism” Propaganda Ratcheted up Ahead of War Escalation: by Larry Chin

Heated arguments have exploded around religion, tolerance, democracy, etc.---everything except the only fact that matters: the wall to wall inside job of 9/11 was a false flag operation .......by the US/Israeli Deep State apparatus.....

Press clips gathered by the CIA and discovered in the National Archives' stored CIA files point to an agency keenly interested in any leaks about the highly-classified CIA-Mossad program to establish Osama Bin Laden and the most radical elements of the Afghan Mujaheddin as the primary leaders of the anti-Soviet rebels in the 1980s.

WMR has pored through the CIA files and a complicated picture emerges of America's and Israel's top intelligence agencies, in cahoots with Saudi Arabia, establishing financial links and carve out intelligence programs to provide manpower and financial support to Bin Laden and his allies in Afghanistan. It was these very elements that later created the so-called "Al CIAda," which the late British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook described as nothing more than a "database" of CIA front organizations, financial supporters, and field operatives. However, one component omitted by Cook in the Al Qaeda construct is the Israeli participation....

Thanks largely to the CIA station chief in Riyadh in 1986-87, millions of dollars from the Saudi government, particularly then-deputy Prime Minister Prince Abdullah, now King Abdullah, and wealthy Saudi businessmen were funneled to the most radical leader of the Afghan rebels, Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, for whom militant southern Philippines Muslim rebels named their organization, the Abu Sayyaf group.

Accounting for only two percent of the mujaheddin guerrillas in the field in Afghanistan, Sayyaf's group began receiving hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of recruits from other countries, more than other six major mujaheddin groups fighting the Soviets. The tilt to Sayyaf was a result of the intercession of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Saudi intelligence, the CIA, and Mossad. Another key Saudi intermediary was Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who the Bush family has dubbed "Bandar Bush" because of his close links to the Bushes, and who was the Saudi ambassador to the United States on the day of the inside job wall to wall of 9/11....

The Reagan White House's intermediary with Sayyaf's group during 1986 and 1987 was Michael Pillsbury, the Assistant Undersecretary of Defense for Policy who continues to serve as a Pentagon consultant. Eventually, with the urging of Salem Bin Laden, and his older brother Osama, the CIA gave the green light for Sayyaf to bring into Afghanistan a dedicated group of Arab fighters, recruited from countries such as Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab countries. Some of the Syrian volunteers were refugee survivors of Syrian President Hafez Assad's massacre of Sunni Muslims in Hama in 1982. Ironically, the first Arab training camp was established in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border and was known as Maasada, or the "Lion's Den." Masada is the site of the Roman siege of Jewish forces in 72 where the Jews committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans. Masada is Hebrew for "fortress."

Although the roles of Oliver North, National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane, Iranian Jewish interlocutor and con-artist Manucher Ghorbanifar in using the Israelis as a pass-through for weapons transfers to the Iranians are well-known, not much has been reported on Israel's role in providing financial and military assistance to Bin Laden's and Sayyaf's mujaheddin forces at Maasada in Afghanistan during the war with the Soviets.

The CIA kept articles, mainly written by Jack Anderson and Andrew Cockburn, on the highly-classified but leaked CIA-Mossad-Saudi operation. Two CIA front companies, Associate Traders of Vienna, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland, and Sherwood International Export Company, a license State Department arms broker with offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Miami, and London, arranged for 60,000 rifles, bought for $3.6 million from the Indian Defense Ministry in September 1983, to be shipped with a false end-user certificate for Portugal, to be shipped to "Any UK Port." In fact, the rifles were actually delivered to Saudi- and Pakistani-controlled mujaheddin forces in Afghanistan, including those controlled by Bin Laden and Sayyaf.

Sherwood also used what was believed to be a Mossad front, Shimon Ltd., registered in the Cayman Islands, to ship $1.8 million worth of Brazilian rifles to Nicaraguan contras in Honduras and Costa Rica. Again, a false end-user certificate was used, one that stated the ultimate destination of the Brazilian rifles was Baltimore. Another Israeli firm, Tahal Consulting, and the Israeli ambassador in San Jose, Costa Rica, David Tourgeman, were involved in providing further military logistics support to the contras in Costa Rica and Honduras.

Sherwood's Cayman Islands subsidiary Cromwell, Ltd., used the same registration agent in the Caymans that was used by Shimon Ltd. Shimon was discovered to have shipped $9.4 million in military equipment to Lagos, Nigeria, a shipment that was actually destined to Jonas Savimbi's UNITA guerrillas in Angola. Joint CIA-Mossad operations to send weapons to guerrilla groups in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa was code-named KK MOUNTAIN by the CIA. The specific CIA-Mossad operation to transfer weapons to the Nicaraguan contras and other forces around the world during the 1980s was called Operation Tipped Kettle by the CIA. Among the recipients of Israeli expertise and weapons in Tipped Kettle were the Medellin drug cartel's death squads and Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega. Tipped Kettle also involved the secret transfer of arms by Israel to Iran. Some of the key Israeli players in Tipped Kettle were Lt. Col. Amatzia Shuali; Noriega adviser Michael Harari; Amiram Nir, counterterrorism adviser to then-Prime Minister Shimon Peres; and former Mossad deputy director general David Kimche...

The money laundering for the arms shipments was conducted through the First National Bank of Maryland in Baltimore, which initiated the money transfers through off-shore banks in the Cayman Islands and Panama. The ultimate destination of the funds was Switzerland, from where the weapons purchases were made without either the CIA's or Mossad's fingerprints. Tipped Kettle also involved the laundering of Saudi proceeds for the radical Sayyaf and Bin Laden mujaheddin groups through Swiss bank accounts.

Another firm used in Tipped Kettle was Bophuthatswana International Ltd., a joint CIA-Mossad front, with a "do business as" [DBA] name of B International, operating from an office on Madison Avenue in New York. The firm was listed by the Justice Department as a registered agent of the apartheid-era self-proclaimed Republic of Bophuthatswana, an entity only recognized by South Africa. Mossad also used other apartheid republics in South Africa, including Ciskei and Transkei, to mask their illegal weapons smuggling operations. Tipped Kettle also involved the apartheid regime of South Africa and the military dictatorship of Argentina.... The network was also used to smuggle arms to Argentina during that nation's Falklands war with Britain.

CIA's Operation Tipped Kettle: The trinity of CIA, Mossad, and Saudi Arabia provided weapons and cash to Osama bin Laden and Rasul Sayyaf in Afghanistan during 1980s.

Now, some 25 years later, there appears to be another Mossad weapons smuggling operation, operating with a wink-and-a-nod from Langley, that has appeared in the Pacific Northwest.

An individual named Oliver King was arrested May 19 in Washington state. King, charged with weapons smuggling, was reported to be an Iranian-born citizen of Canada. However, King, 35, is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and has alleged links to the CIA, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Agency, according to published press reports. According to a July 15 report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, King's McMinnville, Oregon gun shop partner said King told him he was an agent of Mossad. King earlier told an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that he was a veteran of the IDF.

The Post-Intelligencer reported that INTERPOL records consist of a rap sheet for King that includes convictions for fraud, assault, and weapons charges while living in Denmark. INTERPOL files also reveal that King has claimed phony degrees from the Danish Technical Institution. Seattle-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Roe has insisted that King was born in Iran, although his reported service in the IDF and Mossad would negate such a claim, unless King is an Iranian Jew. King is said to have been born Hamid Malekpour in Tehran....

King was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents after he was tracked from the Canadian border to his associate's gun shop in McMinnville, called McMinnville Hunting and Police Supplies, and then to a rented storage unit in Ferndale, Washington, south of Blaine. The gun shop, located at 1000 Office Plaza on Highway 99 West, turned out to be an empty office. The Yamhill Valley News Register reported on May 24 that the gun store serves customers by appointment only. Local McMinnville and Yamhill County law enforcement officials were not aware of the federal investigation of the gun shop, which had failed to re-file for its Oregon state corporate license in February. The situation is reminiscent of local law enforcement seeing local criminal cases against Israeli art students and movers pre-empted by the FBI, CIA, NSA and other federal agencies before and after the iside job 9/11....by CIA/MOSSAD/DOD and COG...

From the storage unit, ICE agents seized a sniper rifle, semi-automatic weapons, high-powered scopes, and ammunition from King's storage unit and car. King is said to have been a resident of Canada since 2003 but his firearm's dealers license was revoked by Canadian authorities because of suspicions he was smuggling weapons. King's firearms license in Canada was issued under the name Hamid Malekpour. ICE's arrest of King capped an investigation that lasted for over a year. A previous search of King's car at the Blaine, Washington border crossing in February 2009, yielded a resume that claimed King operated businesses in Switzerland, Denmark, and the United States.

An Iranian visa issued this year and two issued last year were found in King's passport, which was not due to expire until 2013. Subsequently, the passport was revoked for unknown reasons. King gave ICE agents conflicting stories on the reason for his last visit to Iran: consulting for an unnamed company, a hunting trip, and to visit relatives. After the questioning, King returned to his stated home in Vancouver, Canada. The similarities between King's operations and Operation Tipped Kettle are striking. In the subsequent months, King crossed the border to the U.S. 18 times and said he was visiting a post office in Blaine.

In March of this year, ICE agents witnessed King stop on the shoulder of Interstate 5 and witnessed him performing "counter-surveillance" tactics. On May 19, at the Blaine crossing, King produced a newly-issued Canadian passport, without the Iranian visas that appeared in his original passport. In fact, the new Canadian passport bore the issue date of May 19, the same day King was arrested. King was then arrested at a storage unit in Ferndale after he picked up several boxes from the McMinnville "gun shop." King claimed he was a "consultant" and that the guns did not belong to him but the owner of the McMinnville gun shop, a man named Amir Zarandi. When arrested, King denied being a Canadian citizen and said that he lived in Seattle. An BATF agent said King told him that he was a veteran of the Israeli army and that he was born in Israel....a clear MOSSAD tactic...

King paid the rent for the gun shop with Canadian cashier's checks and no required federal firearms license logbooks or export licenses for weapons were found when federal agents searched the premises. Agents found no office equipment except for a single stool. Empty boxes from established weapons manufacturers and distributors were found in the shop. McMinnville Hunting and Police Supplies' actual owner said he met King at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, a preferred gateway for MOSSAD/CIA agents, and said King told him how he got around export controls to move ammunition from Israel to Iran.... King also said he knew how to ship guns and ammunition via the Netherlands and Israel to Chile because Israel has no requirement for tracking such shipments. The owner reiterated that King told him that he worked for Mossad, CIA and Canadian Intelligence...

The Seattle PI also reported that Danish officials had a record of King being born in Germany, not Iran or Israel but also a huge rap sheet, including forgery, violence, assault, offenses against public authorities, fraud, extortion, and violations of Denmark's weapons laws. King's attorney, who recently withdrew from the case, said King had official contacts within the CIA, NSA, and Department of Defense prior to his arrest. Roe admitted that a search of King's computer turned up evidence on "foreign parties" operating in foreign countries. King has been indicted on charges of being an alien in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and making false statements to federal officers. King remains in federal custody.

Aside from the Seattle P.I., most main stream media has been downplaying King's Israeli nationality, with KOMO-TV in Seattle reporting on May 26 that King was an Iranian with three Iranian visas in his Canadian passport. No mention was made of Israel. A recent report in the Seattle Times also made no mention of Israel or Mossad. However, Roe has convinced a federal judge to postpone King's trial, originally scheduled for August 9, because the government is seeking an additional indictment against King and others. Roe says the investigation is complex and involves witnesses in several other countries, including Iran, Denmark, and Canada. But curiously, Roe did not mention Israel. King fits the profile of an Israeli Unit 269 or Sayeret Matkal agent, a special commando assigned by the IDF to agencies like Mossad to carry out special missions deep within foreign locations....like Iran and Lebanon...

The King case has all the markings of a renewed Operation Tipped Kettle, with the government dragging its feet on prosecution and the Israeli connection being buried by everyone, save the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. As with the Israeli movers and "art students" detained before and after the inside job of 9/11, a covert Israeli intelligence operation, involving Iran and U.S. security agencies is being swept under the carpet....

As for CIA/DOD Wikileaks....Wikileaks is funded by Open Society Institute -- CIA/SOROS! That should say it all. SOROS ran anti-Soviet ops for the CIA and took over Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty archives from Langley. Now Assange says he doesn't know where these 91,000 Afghan documents came from -- it's called the George H W Bush center for Intelligence these days....

Release of Megrahi for BP oil concession in Libya was wrong reason for release: Megrahi had nothing to do with PanAm 103 bombing...


July , 2010 -- Release of Megrahi for BP oil concession in Libya was wrong reason for release: Megrahi had nothing to do with PanAm 103 bombing...Syrian CIA assets did it wall to wall.

Washington is yet to experience another "theater of the absurd" as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) prepares to hold hearings on Scotland's decision to release Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison where he was serving a life sentence after being the sole person convicted of planting a bomb on board PanAm 103 in 1988, resulting in the crash of the plane over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Kerry's committee, under pressure from Israel's leading allies in the Senate, is trying to pressure Britain and Scotland to come clean on 2007 negotiations between Tony Blair's government and BP over which Megrahi's release from Scotland to Libya was discussed as a way to improve the oil giant's chances of landing lucrative oil deals with Colonel Qaddafi's government.

President Obama feigned anger on more than one occasion over Megrahi's release last August but a recent letter that surfaced from the U.S. embassy in London indicates that the Obama administration was quietly backing Megrahi's release with BP being the ultimate winner. The letter is further proof of BP's influence over the Obama administration, which was painfully obvious to the residents of the U.S. Gulf coast when Obama allowed BP to run the show in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has charged that Blair was and continues to be involved in secret negotiations with Libya and BP on the consummation of oil deals. Salmond has told the Senate committee to call Blair to testify about the former prime minister's secret dealings with Colonel Qaddafi's government. The Scottish government denies having any contact with BP over Megrahi's release.

However, it appears that Obama had more than a passing interest in Megrahi's prison sentence in Scotland. On August 12, 2009, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in London, Richard LeBaron, sent a letter to Salmond stating that while the U.S. was opposed to Megrahi's transfer to Libya, the United States would not be opposed to his conditional release on compassionate grounds to live in Scotland. LeBaron is a career Foreign Service officer who has mainly served in the Middle East, including a 2001 to 2004 stint as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv. In 1988, when PanAm 103 was bombed over Scotland, LeBaron served at the U.S. embassy in Tunis, a stone's throw from Malta, where Megrahi and his Libyan intelligence colleague were said to have arranged for a suitcase bomb destined for PanAm 103 to be placed on a feeder flight to Frankfurt and on to Heathrow in London for transfer to the ill-fated Boeing 747 heading for New York. LeBaron would have been privy to classified U.S. embassy cables from Valletta concerning the investigation of Libya's intelligence operations in Malta, including the alleged Libyan involvement in the PanAm bombing.

Megrahi was reported to have been suffering from terminal cancer when he was released but his condition has reportedly improved since he has been in Libya. The Obama administration contends that it favored a release of Megrahi in Scotland so that he would not receive a "hero's welcome" in his native Libya, which, of course, he did upon his return last August. But, as the late columnist Jack Anderson reported, Britain's Tory government and Obama have reasons to insist on pushing the discredited story that Qaddafi was involved in PanAm 103's bombing.

On January 11, 1990, Anderson reported from Washington that "President Bush and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher secretly agreed last spring to play down the truth about who blew up PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. After both leaders had intelligence reports pointing the finger at a terrorist hired by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Thatcher called Bush. In that conversation, they agreed that neither could stand the political heat of making the evidence public because both were impotent to retaliate."

Anderson's column continued, "Highly placed White House sources told us that the phone call took place about mid-March. By that time, both the British and U.S. intelligence services had followed the trail of evidence to terrorist Ahmed Jibril as the hit man who was paid by Iran to blow up the plane. The intelligence services had evidence that Khomeini and Syrian CIA assets and partners in the Heroin trade... and his successor, Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, had approved the bombing."

It should be noted that Rafsanjani became a key backer of Mir-Hussein Mousavi, the failed presidential candidate who failed to unseat Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad last year. Ironically, Rafsanjani, a backer of the failed "Green Revolution," is now seen as a moderate by Washington and London. It is yet another reason to keep the Lockerbie heat on Libya.

Anderson's report stated, "The intelligence reports told Bush and Thatcher that Jibril and Syrian intelligence officers went to Iran in July 1988 and struck the deal with Khomeini and Rafsanjani to blow up an American plane in retaliation for the accidental U.S. downing of an Iranian airliner earlier that month. When the intelligence reports began to leak last March, Thatcher called Bush to discuss their problem. She said no purpose would be served by making public the evidence against Iran and Syria because neither the United States or Britain could respond." Thatcher's knowledge that it was Iran that brought down PanAm 103 would cause trouble for her Tory heir, Prime Minister David Cameron, who, in 1989, was a young Conservative Party operative serving Thatcher. For Obama, the knowledge that the CIA was cognizant of Iran's and Syria role in PanAm 103 could spell trouble as more details emerge about Obama's own past with the CIA.

According to Anderson, "Bush knew that Khomeini had proved the undoing of Jimmy Carter and had nearly proved the undoing of Ronald Reagan. Carter lost an election because he couldn't get American hostages back from Iran, and Reagan suffered the biggest blow of his presidency when he tried to trade arms to Iran for American hostages." However, it was Bush, himself, who helped arrange to keep American hostages in Iran until after the November 1980 election, in return for secret weapons, and who also helped arrange the weapons-for-hostages in Lebanon deals that ultimately ended up as the "Iran-contra" scandal. In 1990, Bush, who was known to have designs on Saddam Hussein's Iraq, had to ensure there were no fingers pointing at Iran, who Bush had to keep neutral in a U.S.-Iraqi military confrontation over Kuwait. Bush could not afford to alienate Syria, Jibril's main backer, since Bush needed Syria in the coalition that would later attack Iraq... and desperately needs Syria's military intelligence assassins who are the prime movers of the White House Murder INC, in the Levant for decades working closely with CIA/MOSSAD assassins in Lebanon and Syria...

Anderson continued, "So Bush didn't argue when Thatcher suggested that they 'low-key' the findings -- say that the investigation was inconclusive and long-term. After the call, word was quickly passed to top officials conducting the PanAm investigation that they were not to make any off-the-record remarks implicating Jibril or Iran. In Britain, when the press speculated about possible perpetrators, investigators called the speculation 'wild' and 'irresponsible.'

U.S. intelligence sources who told us about the call said the decision was political cowardice. Thatcher, the 'Iron Lady,' earned her reputation in a war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. But by last March, her popularity was on the wane and she didn't need to be embarrassed by Khomeini. Bush, still fighting his 'wimp' image, didn't want to face the ultimate calls for retribution."

And Cameron, inheriting the Tory leadership, doesn't want Thatcher to be shown as a liar and Obama, who has bent over backwards trying to placate the intelligence community, doesn't want to have to admit that the American people were subjected to yet another fraud courtesy of the dirty/killers/assassins boys at Langley....

“Whatever game is being played with Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, India, Russia, the Arc of Crisis of DOD and America, I know about all of it....”


28 07 2010

Forget about the CIA/DOD covert Wikileaks scandal for a moment and focus on the real threat to the games being played to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes... The CIA/DOD covert Wikileaks have brought the story of the kidnapping of Pakistani ISI agent Col. Imam to a head, and it is about to pop. The proof of the importance of this issue is found in the way that the story is being reported in the media. There is a strange consistency in all of the reports, regardless of where the story is surfacing in the “illegitimate MSM press.”

Every news site reports quotes this sentence, [I] will reveal all the weaknesses of our nation,” as though it reflected the real meaning of Col. Imam’s message. Coincidentally (?), every report omits Imam’s next sentence naming the weaknesses that he threatens to reveal....:

The fact that the message is being censored in both the Pakistani press and in all the Western media, reveals that it is not only Pakistan that wants to hide from Col. Imam’s secret revelations. If he spills his guts, then the world will know that the Afghan war has been nothing more than a massive “wild goose chase,” or an international “snipe hunt,” wasting billions of dollars and thousands of lives in pursuit of the dead terrorist mastermind and his merry band of alleged super-terrorists.

I hope that Col. Imam sings like a big bearded canary!

The following news is minimized or censored...:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20107\28\story_28-7-2010_pg1_5

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/Kidnapped-Former-Pakistani-Intelligence–99322154.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/27/colonel-imam-video-afghanistan-pakistan

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hkiMxbHNH0BqgpWA2ZG6VD6wVTmAD9H7AD5O2

http://www.thewesternstar.com/Canada—World/Society/2010-07-27/article-1618293/Former-Pakistani-spy-kidnapped-by-militants-threatens-to-reveal-state-secrets/1

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/27/1749244/pakistans-support-for-militants.html

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=253138

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CIA and OSP HAVE BEEN TICKLING PEOPLE TO DEATH FOR YEARS, in Lebanon and the whole Arc of Crisis from Quetta to Qana...and beyond...


http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/exclusive-google-cia/

[It is very revealing that the American side sent a Special Forces general to the ceremony in Balochistan, especially an intelligence officer who is a specialist in direct action operations intended to force a reaction from militants. Former CIA chief Michael Hayden called the process "tickling." Expect such US "tickling" operations to add to the misery of the Baloch people in the near future, or perhaps this has been going on for a while.]

The following info on Gen. Michael K. Nagata comes from the....
Dwight D. Eisenhower National security conference.

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Michael Hayden said the clandestine agency is using Predator missile attacks to “tickle” enemy groups, to provoke a reaction.

“We use military operations to excite the enemy, prompting him to respond.”

The agency director was jokingly referring to the policy of committing multiple mass-murders of innocent citizens of Pakistan, as a tactic for provoking retaliation by their relatives. This immoral terrorist act is considered to be a legitimate military strategy by the demented CIA mind. It sees no wrong in committing criminal acts, to cause others to commit further criminal acts, as a rationale for starting a divisive world war for resources, under the guise of “self-defense.” The idea that committing acts of war, to cause a greater war is not a war crime itself, is a product of a deranged psychopathic mind. This psychopathic mind personified by the CIA is the scourge of mankind.

The American use of the Israeli terror tactic of “targeted assassinations” to perhaps kill one “wanted” individual (remember no “war” has been declared there), without concern for the attendant civilian death is a war crime. The use of flying terror platforms to fire Hellfire missiles into crowds of innocent people, in a country that you call your “ally” is either pure idiocy or evil of the highest order. The choice to fight a ground war from the air reaps little military gain at the enormous cost of widespread civilian death.

Agency Director Hayden said that the CIA is “working closely with the military…where American troops have fought Sunni insurgents.” If the agency was really working with our own military or with military leaders in allied nations then the war might not be at an impasse. In all war theaters the secret war has served to escalate the real war that our troops must fight, for political reasons. The question is, is the CIA a “rogue” agency creating problems for our own military, or is it doing so on White House orders?

Did the agency bother to consult with our allies the Pakistani Army on June 12, when it sent a Predator to kill 11 Pakistani soldiers at Gora Pai Outpost in the Mohmand region?


Hayden said, “Our pilots are targeting not structures, but individuals.”

But clearly, after watching the video of the Predator attack, who could believe that it is possible to identify who is being targeted on the ground by these terminator-planes?

Did the CIA bother to consult U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen on the September 18 Predator strike that killed six and wounded three, a mere hours after he personally reassured Pakistan’s prime minister of “cooperation and coordination” on security issues?

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was one of those officials who met with Mullen, told reporters that Pakistani officials “were not informed” of the strike beforehand. Asked about Mullen’s statement, he said,

“It’s a clear, clear commitment to Pakistan to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty…and now if having said that there was an attack later in the night, that means there is some sort of an institutional disconnect on their side, and if so, they will have to sort it out,” he said.

Here we have evidence from a foreign perspective of the massive disconnect within the government of the United States, in this case, between the Pentagon and the CIA, over the spy agency’s running its own separate foreign policy in the war on terror. It is seen coming to a head over the covert military policy of the US spy bureau verses the legitimate policies of the actual military. This policy extends deep within the establishment reflecting the vast moral differences between most of our government and the super-secret spy bureau that flies our flag.

The brutal immoral CIA policies of terrorizing (sorry, I meant “tickling”) civilians to create panic and hopefully generate specific controlled reactions is not only the cause of the terror war, but it is the reason that the military cannot achieve anything approaching victory on either of the two other fronts. In Pakistan, as in all the world’s frontline states, the secret US policy actually creates terrorist groups to administer the “tickling” on behalf of the agency to the targeted people. This, in turn, make the local fight against insurgencies unwinnable, by any acceptable standards.

In Pakistan, the “local Taliban” (under the command of “public enemy number one,” Baitullah Mehsud), which US forces are allegedly targeting, are known among the local population as tools of the US, Indian, Afghan and Israeli secret services. Mehsud’s apparent immunity from American retaliation, his detailed knowledge of Pakistani troop movements and his highly-advanced communications equipment and weaponry is cited as proof of foreign sponsorship. In other words, the CIA is creating the justification (bombings in Pakistan and cross-border attacks from there into Afghanistan by CIA proxy fighters) that is providing a sort of legitimacy for military actions.

In Iraq, the same pattern of covert “tickling” was carried-out by shadowy US-connected terror groups, who drove the inter-religious civil war that successfully partitioned most of the country. The harsh attacks carried-out upon fellow Sunnis by these “al Qaida linked” groups pushed the Iraqis into fighting against themselves. The same thing was attempted in Lebanon with Sunni terrorist groups like Fatah al-Islam. In the Palestinian Territories the Security Forces carried-out the same function against the legitimate Hamas government forces. Before that, US-backed Muslim terrorists were brought into Yugoslavia who attacked (“tickled”) local Muslims to agitate for international intervention.

Before the demise of the Soviet Union and the creation of the new “Islamic threat” by the CIA, covert “tickling” operations were carried-out by our mercenary forces of right-wing extremist white guys in Europe, like Operation Gladio in Italy. The secret CIA armies there tickled our unfortunate European allies into electing hard-right political parties which supported American aggression.

Throughout all the previous examples, the CIA has followed the same “shock doctrine” of applying terror bombings to targeted populations in order to stimulate planned responses. This form of mind warfare has been developed by government psychologists and behavioralists studying the phenomenon since the fire-bombings of WWII were used to manipulate the German population. The link between political terrorism and democratic reactions was discovered when intensive fire-bombing pushed frightened enraged German citizens to demand government concessions to appease Allied bombers. The science of the “shock doctrine” was developed from these studies, over time, by government scientists, who refined it down to its essence, learning to use smaller shocks to achieve the same reactions.

This same policy of psychological warfare became the principle tool of the CIA, where it was used over many decades upon both friend and foe of the United States, even upon the American people themselves. Provocative “ticklings” of various types were administered to the American people to control social pressures, from the assassinations of our leaders, to the shocks of the destruction of our free press and our national economy. The American people were systematically shocked and demoralized, as we were driven like the cattle that they think we are down the road to the slaughterhouse.

On September 11, 2001, the wholesale slaughter of Americans began. American-allied intelligence agencies, worked in unison to administer the most severe “tickling” of all time, to a peaceful people who were normally slow to rouse to war, in order to start the stampede. Today, the CIA’s own war has been sabotaged by the very tactics it has chosen to employ, to the point where our voluntary military force is decimated and our national economy is following suit. The government psychiatrists and schemers overlooked their primary obstacle, they never figured on the depth of the human spirit to resist the great obscenity being cast upon us. Anyone who is given the ability to see automatically begins to fight back.

The CIA war against the people of the world and especially against the American people is one of the greatest tragedies and crimes of our time. Their hostile actions have brought the world to the edge of the cataclysm we now face. Whatever their ulterior reasons are for destroying the country that they have sworn allegiance to, they cannot be allowed to succeed in their terrorist plans. This is the government that must be overthrown, the secret government of the United States.

The CIA must be abolished. Our remaining moral leaders must step forward to de-fund the agency. Our military leaders must follow former Joint Chief Peter Pace’s example and refuse to carry-out immoral acts. The terminator planes being used by the CIA must be grounded. The proxy forces that they have created to “Balkanize” Pakistan just as they have done in Iraq must by stopped. Give the government there the help it needs by supporting the decisions it makes without attacking them for it.

Pakistan is not our enemy, but the CIA/MOSSAD/MI6/DGSE most definitely are.....

Saturday, July 24, 2010

BP to begin deep-water drilling off coast of Libya, Reaping the Lockerbie Rewards

Lockerbie, CIA, Heroin trade , Syrian CIA assets and more.....

http://takingaimradio.com/shows/audio.html


BP to begin deep-water drilling off coast of Libya

BP will start deep-water drilling off the coast of Libya within weeks, a company spokesman said on Saturday, DPAreporetd.

“Drilling will begin in the next few weeks,” spokesman David Nicholas told the German Press Agency dpa, confirming a report in the Final Times.

The move comes despite concerns about BP’s safety and environmental record, following the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after and oil rig that had been drilling a well for BP exploded in April.

BP purchased the rights to explore for oil in Libya’s Gulf of Sirte three years ago.

US authorities accuse BP of lobbying for the release of the Lockerbie bomber so it could begin drilling off Libya.

The bomber, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, was set free last year from a prison in Scotland and returned to his native Libya.

1. In the Lockerbie case, all the evidence against Megrahi has apparently been shown to be fake. (LOCKERBIE BOMBING EVIDENCE 'PLANTED' - Mail on Sunday 21 December 2008)

There is a growing belief that the CIA used its own agents to bring down PanAm 103.

The chief suspects, Khaisar Haddad and Abu Nidal of the PFLP-GC, reportedly worked for the CIA. Ahmed Jibril of the PFLP-GC had links to CIA-asset and drugs dealer Monzer al-Kassar.

(
Was Lockerbie suspect working for US? - Scotsman.com News / Reportedly, Khaisar Haddad, known as Abu Elias, was an agent of the US government and carried out the Lockerbie Bombing.)


2. The evidence against Iran would appear to be totally fake Mossad disinformation.

Ahmed Jibril, of the PFLP-GC, is alleged to have received $11 million from Iran. (
Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Facts.)

However, a banking audit trail to confirm the payment has never been presented. (disinformation about Iran?)

In 1986 there was a bomb in a Berlin disco.

German TV exposed the CIA, Mossad links to the 1986 Berlin La Belle disco bombing.

Victor Ostrovsky, former Mossad agent, testified that Mossad set up a transmitter in Tripoli to generate a false signal about the "success" of the Berlin disco bomb and thus falsely implicate Libya. (MORE EVIDENCE ON LOCKERBIE APPEARS TO IMPLICATE THE CIA)

Mossad wanted the Berlin disco bomb to be blamed on Libya rather than the CIA and Mossad.

PFLP-GC, part of the left-wing, secular Palestinian national liberation movement, was supposed to have been used by Iran.

However, it is unlikely that Iran would use "a secular, even Marxist, Arab nationalist" member of a Palestinian cell to attack the USA. - MORE EVIDENCE ON LOCKERBIE APPEARS TO IMPLICATE THE CIA

3. The Lockerbie release could topple the SNP government.

Lockerbie has had
Reverberations for the SNP.

4. Libya was framed and now Iran may be framed, but the evidence points to misdeeds by the CIA and the Scottish criminal justice system. -
$2m witness payment, bogus forensic evidence and Pentagon memo blaming Iran: How Lockerbie bomber appeal threatened Scottish justice

5. Reportedly, Khaisar Haddad, known as Abu Elias, was an agent of the US government and carried out the Lockerbie Bombing.

But if you look for this story on Google news, you may find it is given little prominence.

And many blogs will ignore this story.

Many Americans refuse to face the reality of Operation Northwoods and Operation Gladio.

6. Lockerbie is linked to 9 11


22 January 1963, Mexico City, at "La Reforma" nightclub. Shown, clockwise from front left, are alleged to be: David Sanchez Morales, Porter Goss (arm around Morales), Barry Seal, Guillermo Novo Sampol, Ignacio Novo Sampol; Carlos Alberto de Diego Aday, Richard Cain (unconfirmed), Arsenio Felipe de Diego Aday, Tosh Plumlee and Virgilio Gonzalez. A reader adds this correction: "The fellow w/ moustache in the front right is William Houston Seymour, an Oswald look-alike; next to him, hiding his face, is Frank Sturgis, one of the hobos caught in a train yard not far from the Grassy Knoll, and one of the Watergate burglars.The man in the front left 'is Felix Rodriguez, one of the CIA's most vicious assassins, whose long list of murders includes that of Che Guevara in Bolivia...'"

Reportedly, it was Mossad that suggested that the CIA, with the help of Monzer al Kassar, could smuggle heroin from Lebanon into the USA.

(BBC News WORLD Lockerbie: Conspiracy theories)

Reportedly, Monzer al Kassar, a Syrian, was a CIA asset.

Reportedly, profits from Lebanese heroin were used by the CIA to help finance 9 11.

Reportedly, Mohamed Atta flew heroin for the CIA into Florida.

Goss, allegedly linked to heroin and 9 11.

From an article entitled
Robert Gates, Lockerbie, October Surprise, Iran-Contra, we learn of the following allegation:

Reportedly, al Kassar would have known about Mohamed Atta 'flying Lebanese heroin into Florida for Porter Goss's 911 operation'.

Reportedly, tied to Porter Goss' 911 training operation in Florida were the Muslim Brotherhood, and agents of the intelligence agencies of Saudi Arabia, Germany, Syria and Pakistan.

Kassar, who may have been a CIA asset, and whose name is linked to Lockerbie.

On 20 November 2008, Monzer Al Kassar, following a three-week jury trial in Manhattan federal court, was found guilty of:

conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals, conspiracy to murder U.S. officers and employees, conspiracy to acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles, conspiracy to provide material support and resources to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and money laundering. (
International Arms Dealer and Cohort Convicted on Terrorism Offenses)

Reportedly, since the early 1970s, Al Kassar was a source of weapons and military equipment for groups engaged in violent conflicts around the world.

Some of those groups included the Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF).

Reportedly, Al Kassar developed an international network of criminal associates, as well as front companies and bank accounts in various countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.


Photo of Kassar

Monzer al-Kassar, born in Syria in 1945, is known as the "Prince of Marbella."

Kassar is married to a sister of Ali Issa Dubah, a former chief of Syrian intelligence, and a close associate of Rifat Assad, the brother of Syria's former President Hafez Assad.

Kassar is said to have been a CIA asset, involved with Colonel Oliver North and General Richard Secord. ('
Confession of an Iranian Terror Czar')

Reportedly, Rifat Assad, 'the Syrian boss of the Lebanese heroin industry', and Monzer al-Kassar took over Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in 1975 with the help of the Syrian Army.

Allegedly, heroin was transported from the Bekaa Valley to the USA on PanAm flights with the help of Kassar and elements of the CIA. (
If Not Megrahi Then Who Is Really Responsible (from The Herald ))

Kassar has been linked to the Lockerbie Bombing.

On board Pan Am 103, on 21 December 1988, were Major Charles McKee, of the the US Defence Intelligence Agency in Beirut, and Matthew Gannon, CIA Deputy Station Chief in Beirut.

McKie and his team had reportedly discovered evidence that a 'rogue' CIA unit called COREA, was involved in the drugs business with Monzar Al-Kassar. (
Part XIX(D): AN IRAN-CONTRA/AL QAEDA READER, cont'd)

Reportedly Al-Kassar 'was part of the secret network run by US Lt. Colonel Oliver North.'

Outraged that COREA was doing business with a Syrian 'who made money from drugs, arms and terrorism', the McKee team reportedly 'decided to fly to CIA HQ in Virginia to expose COREA'.

They flew on Pan Am flight 103 which came down over Lockerbie.

It has been alleged that Kassar has received regular CIA money deposited to his credit at the Katherein Bank, Vienna (A/c No. 50307495) and at the Swiss Bank Corporation in Geneva (A/c No. 510230C-86). ('
Confession of an Iranian Terror Czar')

Kassar is said to be a very major arms and drugs smuggler.

In 1987, investigations into the
Iran-Contra scandal found that al-Kassar had been paid 1.5 million pounds by someone in the U.S. government to sell arms to Nicaraguan Contras. (Monzer al-Kassar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

In 1992, al-Kassar made arms sales in the millions of dollars to Croatia, Bosnia and Somalia, violating United Nations arms embargoes to all three countries.

According to the US Drugs Enforcement Agency, Al-Kassar once imported 20 % of the heroin that came into the United States. (
FTR-109 Monzer Al-Kassar & Co)

In 1992, the Spanish government arrested Kassar for his alleged involvement in the Achille Lauro hijacking. In 1995, and he was found not guilty on all charges.

In July 2006, the government of Iraq placed Kassar at number 26 on their "most wanted" list, calling him one of the main suppliers for the Iraqi insurgents.

On 8 June 2007, the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) announced the arrest in Spain of Monzer al Kassar. This was said to be linked to arms sales to rebels in Colombia.

Kassar was arrested just days before the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was granted a second extraordinary appeal and 'just days after Blair went to Tripoli to negotiate a deal that would save him the embarrassment of a fresh appeal.' ('
Confession of an Iranian Terror Czar')

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Aviation Terrorism and Security - Google Books Result

I'm afraid a little correction is needed w/ respect to the identity of some of the guys (the CIA assassination squad Operation 40) being shown in the black and white photo (#6), taken on 22 Jan., 1963, in a Mexico City night club.
The fellow w/ moustache in the front right is William Houston Seymour, an Oswald look-alike; next to him, hiding his face, is Frank Sturgis, one of the hobos caught in a train yard not far from the Grassy Knoll, and one of the Watergate burglars.
The man in the front left "is Felix Rodriguez, one of the CIA's most vicious assassins, whose long list of murders includes that of Che Guevara in Bolivia..." As you say, next to him is the former CIA chief Porter Goss, w/ drug pilot Barry Seal to his left. I'm clueless as to the others at the table.
Source: Daniel Hopsicker's "Barry & 'the boys'. The CIA, the Mob and America's Secret History", 2006: pgs. 101 and 439.

Myth-debunking Snopes obscures Israel’s role in 9/11, an inside job wall to wall

Myth-debunking Snopes obscures Israel’s role in 9/11, an inside job wall to wall
By Maidhc Ó Cathail

http://www.bollyn.com/index.php#article_12327

July , 2010


Snopes.com, officially known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, has since its humble inception in 1995 come to be regarded as one of the most trusted debunkers of conspiracy theories on the internet. Described by one of its many fans -- it apparently has over 6 million visitors per month -- as “the granddaddy of all fact-checking sites,” Snopes is downright cavalier, however, in its attitude to facts surrounding Israel’s role in the 9/11 attacks....an inside job wall to wall

In its large section on urban legends relating to 9/11, Snopes purports to debunk a claim that “four thousand Israelis employed by companies housed in the World Trade Center stayed home from work on September 11, warned in advance of the impending attack on the World Trade Center.” A click on the link under “Israelis” brings the curious reader to an entry titled “Absent without Leave,” in which the “four thousand Israelis” have suddenly and inexplicably been replaced by “four thousand Jews.”

In “Absent without Leave,” Snopes reproduces a September 17, 2001, report by Lebanon’s al-Manar satellite television station, which claimed that the Israelis (not “Jews”) “remained absent that day based on hints from the Israeli General Security apparatus, the Shabak.” The Al-Manar piece cited also refers to the five Israelis arrested hours after the attacks, after having been witnessed filming and celebrating as the Twin Towers collapsed.

Below the al-Manar article, Snopes has appended a shoddily written, anonymous, unsourced Internet piece, in which the 4,000 Israelis have again been mysteriously transformed into 4,000 Jews. In contrast to the al-Manar report, this diatribe includes such absurd and provocative anti-Semitic statements as “the Jews knew and were prewarned” about 9/11.....an inside job wall to wall

Snopes makes no distinction between the two pieces, however, lumping them together as examples of what it calls the “plenty of anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist, and anti-Israeli groups eager to use the horrors of September 11 as fodder for propaganda to serve their own political ends.” Considering its tendentious conflation of legitimate criticism of Israel -- and the exclusivist ideology on which it is based -- with an irrational hatred of Jews, one doubts whether Snopes would level the same accusation against Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon.

Asked on the night of September 11 what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Netanyahu replied, “It’s very good.” Then he quickly edited himself: “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.” Later that night in an appearance on Israeli TV, the then Israeli prime minister, Sharon, indicated how Tel Aviv intended to exploit that “sympathy,” when he “repeatedly placed Israel on the same ground as the United States, calling the assault an attack on ‘our common values’ and declaring, ‘I believe together we can defeat these forces of evil... i.e. CIA/MOSSAD/MI6/DGSE.’”

Instead of attempting to debunk the well-documented claims that at least some Israelis were forewarned about the 9/11 attacks, Snopes peremptorily dismisses them, claiming they “scarcely merit the dignity of a rebuttal.” Yet, Haaretz reported that two employees of Odigo, the Israeli-owned instant messaging service, “received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen.” Asked whether Israeli agents had advanced knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, Fox News reporter Carl Cameron quoted U.S. investigators who concluded, “How could they not have known?” And then there were those “dancing Israelis” who later claimed on an Israeli talk show that their “purpose was to document the event.”

Disregarding evidence of Israeli foreknowledge, Snopes asserts that “no miracles, human intervention, foreknowledge, coincidence, or vagaries of fate saved more than a few World Trade Center workers from meeting their deaths that day.”

One of the lucky few (not mentioned by Snopes) was Larry Silverstein, who signed a 99-year lease on the World Trade Center six weeks before 9/11, insuring it for $3.5 billion. Silverstein’s wife’s insistence that he couldn’t cancel an appointment with his dermatologist that morning ensured that he missed his daily breakfast meeting with tenants at the Windows on the World restaurant on the top floors of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. His son and daughter, who worked with him in the Twin Towers, were also fortunate to be “running late” on September 11. Silverstein’s good fortune no doubt delighted his close friends in Israel. Soon after the attacks, the property developer received phone calls from no less than three Israeli prime ministers -- Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon -- inquiring how he was.

Seemingly puzzled by suspicions that Israelis had advance warning of the World Trade Center attack, Snopes asks rhetorically: “Why would Israel follow such a course of action, betray its staunchest ally, and doom thousands of innocent Americans to death?”

One could also ask why Israeli agents planted firebombs in American installations in Egypt in 1954? Or why Israel murdered 34 U.S. servicemen in a deliberate attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967? Or why Mossad decided not to warn the United States about the October 23, 1983, attack on its Marine barracks in Beirut which killed 241 troops? Or why Mossad’s Operation Trojan led Washington to believe that Libya was responsible for the April 5, 1986, Berlin disco bombing which killed two American soldiers?

To date, Snopes has yet to investigate any of these acts of betrayal by Israel of “its staunchest ally.”

Maidhc Ó Cathail is a widely published writer based in Japan.
 
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