Wednesday, November 23, 2005

James Rusbridger

James Rusbridger died in 1994.

The following is taken from:

His excellent book "The Intelligence Game" has been the main source for a lot of the stories that have been featured in the SPIES 'R' US section of Eat The Rich, including:-

The Hilda Murrel Story, detailing MI5's role in the murder of a little old lady whose sole crime was to show concern for the environment.

The CIA Middle East car bomb, where the CIA detonated a car bomb in a packed Middle Eastern street killing 80, and maiming a further 200.

The failed Mossad plan to bomb London, where they hoped to leave enough forensic evidence to blame the Arabs, thereby ruining British-Syrian relations.

And also, the Madeline Haigh story, detailing how a housewife found herself on MI5's subversive list after writing a letter, expressing concern of the siting of American missiles in the UK, to her local newspaper, and also detailing an exact list of just exactly who the Security Services keep files on.

Not surprisingly, in view of the material he was publishing, his death was shrouded in mysterious circumstances.

I haven't been able to dig much up on this, as I was completely unaware of this until a few weeks ago. But apparently he was discovered hanging from the rafters of his cottage in Cornwall, wearing a gas mask, and oilskins, shortly after talking to journalists investigating the 1992 General Election results. He was of particular interest in their investigation into the alleged rigging of the 1992 Election, after going on the record as saying that MI5 routinely trace the voters of extremist candidates, by matching the ballot papers to the voter registration numbers on their stubs.

The official verdict, unsurprisingly, was suicide.

Quite why a suicidal man would dress up in oilskins and a gasmask when hanging himself is anyones guess.

The whole thing stinks of an MI5 murder to me, the gas mask, and oilskins being key pointers. It looks like someone was trying to say that he was "dirty and smelly".

Nevertheless, the fact of the matter remains that whilst the good guys are one man down, James Rusbridger lives on in his excellent book, "The Intelligence Game", which is available from all good bookshops, and public libraries.

I'd strongly reccomend you read it. It's excellent stuff, it really is.

P.S. If you're a businessman staying in Britain for important business matters, it might be a good idea to stay away from Claridges. Apparently it's bugged from top to bottom!


Saturday, November 12, 2005

Security services reportedly involved in carrying out bombings in Turkey

Turkey, November 2005:

A bomb went off in a bookstore in Semdinli. Local people broke into the car used to transport the bombers. The occupants of the vehicle turned out to be three Turkish black-op sergeants from the Turkish Intelligence Service. The vehicle was found to belong to the Turkish security forces: Special Operation Team. Automatic weapons, death lists and a map pinpointing the bombed bookstore were found in the vehicle.

The locals found one of the sergeant's military ID. The sergeants were taken by the local police to the local prosecutor. They confessed that they had carried out the attack on the bookstore, which killed one person.They also confessed that they had carried out the bomb attack on 1 November outside a military residency in the city that injured 23 people, among them 3 Turkish police officers, 4 Turkish soldiers and 16 Kurdish civilians.

In 1996 there was a similar case in Turkey: the Susurluk case. A car accident revealed a "wanted" hit man was in the same car with those who were supposed to bring the man to the justice. 14 people including special police teams were brought to court.

Xymphora comments:

It is relatively rare for these black operations to be caught, which may explain why it is so difficult to convince people of how common they are. This is exactly what happened to the two British soldiers in Basra who were caught red-handed trying to create some atrocity which would then be blamed on Iranians or al-Qaeda or local insurgents or whatever group the British had decided to defame.

According to Reuters:

On 10 November 2005 the Turkish media reported that Turkey's security forces appeared to be involved in the bombing of a bookstore in the country's troubled southeast which almost led to their lynching by an angry crowd.

Wednesday's bomb blast in the town of Semdinli near the Iraqi border on Wednesday killed one person and a second was shot dead amid two days of violent protests by local people triggered by the explosion.

"A dark incident," said the top-selling Hurriyet daily in a banner headline, saying suspicions that the security forces were acting outside the law had rattled the Turkish state.

Justice Minister Cemil Cicek vowed to uncover what exactly had happened but urged Turks to await the results of an official investigation.

"We have the political determination to deal with this issue," Cicek said in televised remarks.

Newspapers said three suspects detained by police after their near-lynching had turned out to be intelligence agents of the gendarmerie, a paramilitary body under civilian supervision which is charged with looking after security in rural areas.

The men were quoted as saying they had been passing through the town by chance when the explosion had occurred and the crowd turned on them.

But the newspapers said police had found in the men's car three Kalashnikov assault rifles, two grenades, a detailed map of the province and a map pinpointing the bombed bookstore.

A national police spokesman in the capital Ankara said on Friday police were still holding one suspect over the incident and were examining weapons found at the scene.

Spokesman Ismail Caliskan gave no further details but he urged local citizens not to take the law into their own hands.

"We do not want our public to be provoked. We want them to show commonsense and await the results of the probe," he said.

On Thursday, demonstrators set fire to a police checkpoint, erected barricades and pulled down powerlines in Semdinli in protest against the bombing.


Turkey, terror bombs, the CIA and Mossad

Top al Qaeda operative, Sakra, 'worked for the CIA'.

Edelman, Turkey...


Monday, November 07, 2005

Edelman, Turkey...

An excerpt from 5 November 2005:

"According to FBI sources, Edelman used his position as ambassador to Turkey to cement a triad of weapons and drug smuggling and money laundering involving Turks, Israelis, and Americans.

"The CIA and US Customs Service busted one nuclear smuggling ring involving South African-Israeli national Asher Karni, a Pakistani businessman named Humayun Khan, and a Turkish Jew with strong Israeli ties named Zeki Bilmen.

"The smuggling network involved companies in Cape Town; Secaucus, New Jersey; and Islamabad, Pakistan. Karni was convicted by a US court for smuggling nuclear triggers to Pakistan via South Africa.

"The identification of Edelman in the Libby indictment as one of those possibly involved in the outing of a CIA agent and a covert company bears directly on the use of Turkey as a major facilitator in the trafficking of WMD components, particularly to the AQ Khan network in Pakistan..."

Monday, October 24, 2005

Uganda - profits from war

Uganda's war against the Lord's Resistance Army may be coming to an end. But many ask, why is it taking so long?

"Some have charged that the Ugandan government has dragged its feet in ending the war for two main reasons.

"First, the Acholi people of the north have never been big supporters of the current government, so prolonging the war keeps them marginalized.

"Second, the war has become too profitable for the government, with members of parliament and even military officers buying hotels in the north where they know they will have ongoing business from humanitarian groups, journalists and other organizations monitoring the war."


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Puerto Rica

"Longtime Puerto Rican nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios has been killed by the FBI. The shooting occurred Friday after FBI agents surrounded a house where he was staying. According to an autopsy, Rios bleed to death after being hit with a single bullet. Officials didn’t enter his home until Saturday, many hours after he was shot.

"The FBI claimed the 72-year-old Ojeda Rios fired first but independence activists accused the FBI of assassinating him.

"For the past four decades Ojeda Rios had been a leading figure in the fight for Puerto Rican independence and against U.S. colonial rule."


Saturday, September 24, 2005

Professor Paul Wilkinson, Frank Kitson and pseudo gangs.


General Frank Kitson first thought up the concept that was later used in the formation of Al Qaeda. He called it the ‘pseudo gang’—a state sponsored group used to advance an agenda, while discrediting the real opposition.

Kurt Nimmo, has an article entitled 'General Frank Kitson: Trail Blazing Fake Terrorism'


Ian Buckley, in an article appearing on the Truth Seeker website, makes mention of General Frank Kitson, a British officer “who first thought up the concept that was later used in the formation of Al Qaeda.

He called it the ‘pseudo gang’—a state sponsored group used to advance an agenda, while discrediting the real opposition.

The strategy was used in both Kenya and Northern Ireland.

In the case of Northern Ireland, most of the violence that was attributed to ‘Loyalists’ was in actuality not their handiwork, but the result of the activities of the death squads affiliated to the British secret state...

The Rhodesians also used the “pseudo gang” concept to bomb churches (and murder missionaries) and blame the violence on “communist atheists” or Patriotic Front guerrillas fighting for national determination against the racist government.

“The Rhodesians had extensive experience in counter-insurgency doctrine dating back to 1956 when British Commonwealth forces in Malaya had included the Rhodesian African Rifles, and the Rhodesians had also modeled their ‘pseudo gangs’ along the lines of the British counter-insurgency strategy during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising in Kenya,” writes Stan Winer.

In addition, South Africa staged violent “black-on-black” incidents, using “Soviet-made AK-47 rifles and Makarov pistols to create the impression that ANC ‘terrorists’ were responsible, and police reports always blamed the ANC.”

The South African police “diverted taxpayers’ money to a police-run strategic deception unit called Stratcom,” Winer explains.

“Jailed security police death-squad commander Colonel Eugene de Kock later admitted in court that his own involvement in Stratcom during the 1980s included clandestine attacks on white people, where were falsely attributed to black people, in order to provoke a right-wing backlash.”

It is precisely this sort of “backlash” the Anglo-American fake terror effort is designed to provoke against Muslims and Arabs, as per the neocon plan to wage a Thirty Years’ War (or longer) against Islamic societies.

It should be noted the original Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) had a distinct religious coloration, although the central motive was entirely political—the self-preservation of the Habsburg dynasty.

In much the same way, the “clash of civilizations” crew (the current predominant clique is distinctly of the Straussian-Machiavellian stripe) currently in control of the Anglo-American globalist empire desire to preserve and expand their hold on much of the world (especially the oil and resource rich Middle East and East Asia) and a faux schism or conflict between western and eastern civilization fits the ticket.

General Frank Kitson simply paved the way as an innovator of techniques for the current round of dirty and murderous covert tricks carried out by moles and patsies under the guise of Islamic terrorism.

Islam is a near perfect manufactured enemy due to the lingering xenophobic and cultural legacy of the Crusades and the widely held western fear and mistrust of the “Saracen” hordes who want nothing more than to install a world-wide caliphate (Islamic leader), as we are now told incessantly, most recently in the wake of the patsy bombings and non-bombings in London.

Extracts from an article entitled "Embedded Experts in the ‘War on Terror’"

Embedded experts are able to conceal their partisan roles behind the façade and legitimacy of academic status...

They reinforce US neoconservative propaganda about a global ‘Al Qaeda’ organisation, ever ready to carry out military operations...

Embedded experts play a propaganda role...

This role can be illustrated by the ‘ricin conspiracy’ case, which started with high-profile arrests in north London in the run-up to the US-UK attack on Iraq, and then continued for two years with mass-media scares about the threat of public poisoning.

During the trial the jury heard no evidence of useable ricin, nor credible plans to poison anyone, nor an Al Qaeda link.

The jury was not persuaded of any conspiracy to murder, though one defendant was convicted of plotting to ‘cause disruption, fear and injury’.

He had no co-conspirators, except perhaps government Ministers who had encouraged public fears of poison attacks. The most specific evidence against him came from a detainee apparently tortured in Algeria.

Even though the prosecution case collapsed, acquitted defendants were widely portrayed as ‘terror suspects’.

Terrorism ‘expert’ Professor Paul Wilkinson commented:The police inquiry obviously showed up a much wider network of people who had been plotting to use poison in other parts of Europe. We should take the threat seriously (Evening Standard, 14 April 2005, p.5)

Likewise, after the Home Office withdrew a warning over ‘dirty bombs’, Wilkinson suggested that the warning should be heeded, thereby perpetuating public fear (BBC, 2002).

Such academic terrorism ‘experts’ – or terrorologists – are deeply embedded in the elite power structure.

They conveniently blur distinctions between political dissent, resistance to oppressive regimes, and violent threats to populations.

These experts advise governments on counter-terrorism, thus sanitising Western state terror as legitimate techniques for self-defence (George, 1991).

Where did these terrorologists come from? How do they gain influence and credibility? How can they be countered?

Counter-insurgency school: ‘total war’

In the 1960s and 1970s the ‘counter-insurgency school’, which dominated academic and policy research on terrorism, aimed at influencing military strategy.

Writers such as Richard Clutterbuck and Frank Kitson drew on their extensive experience in counter-insurgency campaigns, which set out to eradicate any resistance to Britain’s declining system of direct rule over its colonies.

Backing up British rule, Clutterbuck and Kitson faced a sustained resistance which took the forms of both political and armed struggle.

In response, their writings described a ‘continuum of insurgency’ or ‘spectrum of political conflict’.

With such language, popular protest, industrial action and terrorism were located on various points along a continuum of political violence.

In his book, Low Intensity Operations, Kitson (1971) argued that military forces must recognise that subversion and insurgency were now a part of ‘one total war’.

Counter-insurgency theory provided a strategic framework for how a state should respond to insurgency, by treating political resistance as a military problem.

According to Clutterbuck: ‘history has shown that terrorism can be and has been eliminated by a ruthless response to it, for power does ultimately lie with the government and its security forces’.

These military theorists played a hands-on role in suppressing anti-colonial insurgency.

Militantly anti-Communist, they shared a view that most anti-colonial resistance was funded by the KGB. They conflated labour disputes, popular protest movements and ‘terrorist’ activity. In particular they advocated greater support for special military forces.

As Kevin Toolis has noted: ‘The counter-terrorist solution to revolt was always the same: military repression, assassinations, torture programmes and state-licensed killing squads’ (2004: 26).

According to Kitson and Clutterbuck, infiltration of the local population can be achieved by covert operations, normally conducted by special forces rather than regular military units. At the heart of this was the strategy of ‘turning.’

In the 1950s colonial war in Malaya, ‘turning’ was described as follows:

The method of acquiring and using agents was to spy on the guerrilla’s contacts with the people, identify who those were in touch with them, persuade a number of those to turn traitor, and so disrupt the rest of the organisation so that the guerrillas were fairly sure to go on relying on at least some of those people that would in the end betray them by giving ‘advance precise information’ (Clutterbuck, 1973: 212).

This technique would be used to facilitate the further surrender of enemy personnel and the murders of those who allied themselves with the insurgents. Local populations who did not conform could be manipulated by, for example, cutting off their food supplies until they withdrew support for insurgent groups. Influenced this strategy, British colonial campaigns were notoriously brutal, infringing the Geneva conventions (Curtis, 2003) – as does ‘low-intensity warfare’ today.

St Andrews-RAND nexus: redefining terrorism

Just as journalists who attach themselves to military units are now seen as ‘embedded’ with the military, the counter-insurgency theorists are embedded as experts in universities and think tanks. Today an analogous network connects academics with militarist agendas, especially through the RAND Corporation, which has held numerous contracts to advise the US military.

In 1993 Bruce Hoffman temporarily left RAND to found the Centre for Studies in Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews. Hoffman is currently an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the CSTPV. Brian Jenkins, a Senior Analyst at RAND who founded the corporation’s terrorism research programme in 1972, is currently a member of the CSTPV Advisory Council.

The relationship is further strengthened through the collaborative establishment of the RAND-St Andrews database of ‘international terrorism incidents’.

The RAND-St Andrews nexus skews understandings of ‘terrorism’, especially through its pivotal role in the peer review and publishing of research. Members of the Centre and of RAND hold key editorial positions on the two foremost academic journals in the field: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Terrorism and Political Violence. Those journals emphasise political violence directed against states, while largely ignoring violence by states, except those not allied to US or Western European countries – i.e., those described as ‘rogue states’ by the US government (Burnett and Whyte, 2005).

Embedded experts define ‘terrorism’ selectively, with a bias towards US-led alliances and against any resistance. According to Prof. Paul Wilkinson, Director of the CSTPV, extra-judicial assassinations by Israel are ‘ruthless acts of counter-terror’, i.e. self defence (Wilkinson, 2002: 68). Within this perspective the USA, the UK and their client states never carry out ‘terrorism’.In a mid-1990s government inquiry on terrorism, Wilkinson emphasised violence by oppressed groups, while ignoring state violence against them.

In particular he problematised trans-national support for ‘the weak’:

… almost any prolonged and significant terrorist campaign is likely to have an international dimension: almost every terrorist group tends to look across the borders of the state where it is based, and further afield, not only for weapons, funds, training and safe-haven, but for any ideological, political or diplomatic support it can manage to obtain; sub-state terrorism is typically the weapon of the weak (Wilkinson, 1996: 4).

Such diagnoses justified permanent anti-terrorist legislation to target the weak.

That report led to the Terrorism Act 2000, which broadened the definition of terrorism. It blurred any distinction between political protest and organised violence, as well as any distinction between ideological and material support. This law redefined terrorism to include simply 'the threat' of 'serious damage to property', in ways 'designed to influence the government' for a 'political cause'.

Moreover, it banned organisations on the basis that their activities abroad fit that broad definition, and criminalised any ‘association’ with such organisations in Britain. After the September 11 attacks, the EU Council redefined terrorism in even broader ways. Predictably, such powers have been used to intimidate (and sometimes prosecute) political opponents of oppressive regimes allied to the UK. These developments ominously bring home to Britain the counter-insurgency theory that was deployed in its colonies, and in Northern Ireland during the 1970s, to counter political revolt.

An associate of the CSTPV, Rohan Gunaratna (2003), has offered expert testimony in UK prosecutions for supposed membership in ‘terrorist’ groups. In the court case of Meziane, several refugees in Leicester were accused of fund-raising for terrorist activities abroad. After Gunaratna claimed that they were Al Qaeda members, he was challenged by the defence to provide documentation, but he did not. Consequently, the allegations were dropped and he was not recalled as a witness. Neither did the prosecution take up his similar offer in another case against refugees for alleged membership of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Nevertheless Gunaratna is still quoted as an expert by journalists.

Embedded in the Iraq occupationBeyond its academic roles, the RAND-St Andrews nexus has close professional links with key political and corporate players in the ‘war against terror’. An important example is Bruce Hoffman, founder member of the CSTPV and currently RAND Corporation’s key expert on terrorism.

In 2004 he was appointed as senior advisor on counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency to the Constitutional Provisional Authority in Iraq. Hoffman argued that the occupation strategy can be successful only if it adopts a British colonial model of counter-insurgency, comparable to perspectives in Kitson’s Low Intensity Operations.

The CSTPV also has institutional ties to the private military industry. One example involves founder member of the CSTPV and current Honorary Senior Research Fellow, David Claridge.

In 2001 Claridge established Janusian Security Risk Management Limited, a private military intelligence and security company, as a subsidiary of the political risk firm The Risk Advisory Group.

The company claimed to be the first Western security firm with an independent operational office and a country manager permanently based in Iraq. In the press statement accompanying its launch, Janusian acknowledges their link with the CSTPV in this collaboration, which ‘includes shared access to research, intelligence sources and databases, and the expertise of the Centre’s staff, as well as the development of sector-specific studies into areas of political risk’.

Like their antecedents in counter-insurgency theory, present-day embedded experts emphasise techniques for total war against both political and military resistance. Hoffman blames the USA’s inadequate planning for the ‘insurgency’ problem in Iraq. According to him, ‘a critical window of opportunity was lost because we failed to anticipate the widespread civil disorder and looting that followed the capture of Baghdad’; this key mistake ‘breathed life into the insurgency.’ In his analysis, the insurgency originated independently of the invasion; it has no link with the occupiers’ activities there.

Conclusion: the threat of terrorologyTerrorology is the theoretical arm of counter-insurgency, both at home and abroad. Counter-insurgency theory provides a basis for homogenising all resistance, protest and dissent as ‘terror’ threats. Subversion is understood as all tactics that attempt to force governments to take a particular course of action (or to refrain from some action). Such a broad definition could include political and economic pressure, strikes, protest marches and counter-hegemonic propaganda.

Moreover, by locating ‘terrorist threats’ within entire communities, today’s counter-insurgency theory legitimises a low-intensity total war at home and abroad. Strategies for ‘containing’ terrorist threats involve counter-insurgency methods against entire populations, which then conveniently become targets for state persecution in their own right. Its ‘anti-terror’ weapons include bans on organisations, exemplary prosecutions, stop-and-search powers, freezing the bank accounts of Muslim charities, blackmail against refugees to act as police informers, etc. (CAMPACC, 2003).

Terrorology has become a political basis for anti- democratic agendas built into ‘anti-terror’ laws. In response, we can systematically challenge terrorology – its neutral façade and claim to independence. Still better, critical voices should be heard in their own right as terrorism experts, emphasising the role of multinational companies and occupation forces (e.g. in Palestine, Iraq, Chechnya, etc.) as obstacles to a peaceful world. In countering the partisan expertise of terrorology, we all have a role to play – political activists, academics, lawyers, journalists and many others – especially by supporting each other and working together.


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Friday, September 23, 2005

Iraq - divide and rule

Larry Chin, at Global Research, 20 September 2005, writes that the British prison break and blown covert operation in Iraq exposes the war on terrorism as a lie.

Chin writes:

This incident is as obvious and embarrassing as the 1986 downing of Oliver North’s Southern Air Transport/CIA supply plane over Nicaragua (piloted by Eugene Hasenfus), which started what is known as the Iran-Contra scandal...

What this scandal confirms, in spectacular fashion, is that the "war on terrorism" is a lie. It has been a lie, from the manufactured 9/11 to the present; one huge covert operation spearheaded by the US and the British governments, built upon endless faked intelligence and Downing Paper lies.

It further confirms that the lie itself is becoming increasingly difficult to control.

Here we have British agents caught planting explosives, setting up a bombing and the murder of civilians, and fighting between the British and the Iraqi police ("allies"). Why?

In the timely and thorough analysis 'Al-Qaeda and the Iraqi Resistance Movement'2, Chossudovsky asks:

"Has the US [and Britain] created as part of a covert intelligence operation, a bogus ‘resistance movement’ made up of its own Al Qaeda sponsored ‘terrorists’? Their suicide attacks target Iraqi civilians rather than the US military. The suicide bombings tend to encourage sectarian divisions not only within Iraq, but throughout the entire Middle East. They serve Washington's interests. They contribute to undermining the development of a broader resistance movement uniting Shia, Sunni, Kurds and Christians against the illegal occupation of the Iraqi homeland. They also tend to create, at the international level, divisions within the antiwar and peace movements."

The answer to the question, emphatically underscored by the British prison break, is yes.

A manufactured and guided "terrorism", including suicide bombings set up by Western forces, and blamed on "terrorists" (Zarqawi, etc.), and "real" blowback violence (anti-occupation resistance) - fomented by the West, for geostrategic purposes.

The real terror threat originates from Washington, and its brethren in London and Tel Aviv.




Monday, August 22, 2005

DATES used by the Pentagon?

The significance of dates:

According to Northstarzone:

9 11 1941 - The Pentagon had its ground breaking ceremony, and the beginning of its construction.

9 11 1990 - President George Bush Senior gave a major address to Congress entitled, 'Toward A New World Order'.

9 11 2001 - The 9 11 attacks on America.

There were 911 days BETWEEN the day of the 9/11 Attacks and the 2004 Madrid Train Bombings on March 11.


Monday, August 15, 2005

Top al Qaeda operative, Sakra, 'worked for the CIA'.

Ercan Gun, at 15 Agust 2005, reports on the Syrian 'Al Qaeda Militant' Luai Sakra who was arrested for organizing the double bomb attacks in Istanbul on 15-23 November 2003.
Sakra 'has confessed to Turkish police that he provided the attackers of 9 11 with passports'.

Sakra 'claims that he knew Muhammad Ata'.

Sakra 'claims he drinks alcohol and does not pray'.

Sarka reportedly said: “I was one of the people who knew the perpetrators of September 11, and knew the time and plan before the attacks. I also participated in the preparations for the attacks to WTI and Pentagon. I provided money and passports.”

Reportedly, some of the passports, which Sakra claimed to have provided himself, were found in the ruins of WTI.


Ercan Gun, on 15 August 2005 at, wonders if Al-Qaeda is a Secret Service operation?

Sakra has been interrogated for 4 days at the Istanbul Anti-Terror Department Headquarters. Reportedly this has provided some important information.

According to Ercan Gun, Turkish intelligence specialists now believe:

1. Al-Qaeda is the name of a secret service operation.

2. Al Qaeda is linked to a strategy of tension.

Operation Gladio ; Turkey, terror bombs, the CIA and Mossad

3. Sakra, the fifth most senior man in al-Qaeda, was offered employment by the CIA. The CIA gave him a large sum of money.

The CIA claimed it eventually lost contact with him.

Reportedly, in 2000 the CIA asked the Turkish security service MIT to capture Sakra. MIT caught Sakra in Turkey and interrogated him.

At a different period of time, Sakra was sought and caught by Syria's al-Mukhabarat. Syria too offered him employment. Sakra eventually became a triple agent for the secret services.


Sunday, August 14, 2005



After the 1988 Lockerbie bomb, the police assembled evidence linking the explosion to a lebanese called Abu Talb.

Later the police changed their minds.

There is a suspicion that Abu Talb had links to a drugs ring allegedly run by the CIA.

After the 7 July 2005 London bombs, the police reportedly assembled evidence linking the explosions to Haroon Rashid Aswat.

Later the police changed their minds.

There have been reports that Aswat was working for MI6.


Sources include:

Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland, on 21st December 1988. 270 people died.

The Dumfries and Galloway police investigated the crime.

The chief suspects included members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—General Command (PFLP—GC) .

Abu Talb belonged to the PFLP-GC cell in West Germany.

Discussion between Dumfries and Galloway police and the West German police revealed that members of the PFLP had already been arrested in West Germany in possession of a bomb similar to the one blown up over Lockerbie.

It was also discovered that four other bombs, disguised in cassette players, had been made but were unaccounted for.

Crash investigators assembled evidence indicating a link between the Lockerbie explosion and the PFLP.

Clothing found in the case that had contained the bomb was identified as having been bought in Malta. A PFLP associate, Abu Talb, recently returned from Malta was later identified in the shop where the clothes were bought.

By 1990, Dumfries and Galloway police announced they were on the brink of arrests.

When the Swedish police raided Talb's apartment in May 1989, they found a calendar with a pencil ring around the fatal date, 21 December 1988, and when they returned later with the Scottish police on a second raid, they found some 200 pieces of clothing manufactured in Malta.

In The Sunday Times, David Leppard wrote:

"Talb flew out of Malta on November 26 last year - only three days after a man walked into a boutique in the tourist resort of Sliema and bought clothes which were later wrapped around the Pan Am suitcase bomb ... He also visited a flat in Frankfurt, West Germany, where the bomb was almost certainly built."

David Leppard, on Christmas Eve 1989, wrote: 'Police hunting the bombers of the Pan Am jet which blew up over Lockerbie last year have uncovered important new forensic evidence linking a group of suspected Palestinian terrorists in West Germany to the bombing.

'Ministry of Defence scientists now believe a white plastic residue recovered from the crash site is the same material as that in alarm clocks bought by the group at a shop in Neuss, near Dusseldorf, two months before the bombing,' Scottish detectives, Leppard went on, 'believe the white residue provides "a hard link" between the bombs found at Neuss and Frankfurt and the Lockerbie bomb'.

A year later, it was the Libyans who were getting the blame. There was speculation that the USA wanted to remain friendly with Syria and Iran, two countries that allegedly had links to the PLFP. The USA was about to invade Iraq.

'The Syrian President's brother, Rifat Assad, controls the production and export of Lebanese heroin to the United States'; the Syrian arms and drugs dealer, Monzer al- Kassar, 'has been identified as Assad's marketing manager'; and al-Kassar 'has been linked to the PFLP-GC'.

Reportedly, in 1988, drugs were being smuggled through Cyprus and Frankfurt to the United States.

An internal investigation by Pan Am is believed to have found that the bomb planted on Flight 103 was put on the plane during a stop-over in Frankfurt, and not in Malta by the Libyan suspects, as alleged by the prosecution in the Lockerbie trial.

The Pan Am report is believed to have concluded that the bomb was not aimed at the killing of Americans in general, but was targeted specifically to kill a small band of DIA operatives that had uncovered a drugs ring run by a "rogue" CIA unit in Lebanon.

The drugs-ring and the connection to Hezbollah is said to have been set up by Israeli Mossad agents.

Charles McKee, ostensibly a military attache for the DIA (US Intelligence agency) in Beirut, Matthew Gannon, CIA Deputy (CIA) Station Chief in Beirut were on board Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, in Scotland.

It was the McKie team that reportedly uncovered evidence that a 'rogue' CIA unit called COREA, based in Wiesbaden, was doing business with Monzar Al-Kassar, Syrian 'arms dealer and drug trafficker'. 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/terrorism', the McKee team 'decided to fly to CIA HQ in Virginia to expose COREA'. They flew on Pan Am flight 103.


On October 30, 1990, NBC-TV News reported that "PanAm flights from Frankfurt, including 103, had been used a number of times by the DEA as part of its undercover operation to fly informants and suitcases of heroin into Detroit..."

The NBC report quoted an airline source as saying: "Informants would put [suit]cases of heroin on the PanAm flights apparently without the usual security checks, through an arrangement between the DEA and German authorities."

There have been many reports of heroin being found in the field around the crash, from "traces" to "a substantial quantity" found in a suitcase.

Sunday Times (London), April 16, 1989 (traces); Johnston, op. cit., p.79 (substantial). "The Maltese Double Cross" film mentions other reports of drugs found, by a Scottish policeman and a mountain rescue man.


'Haroon Rashid Aswat... is reported to have flown out of Heathrow just hours before 56 people were killed and hundreds injured when blasts wrecked three tube trains and a London bus.

'Aswat... is said to have entered the UK by ferry a fortnight before the first wave of bombings.

'Searches of mobile phone records by British anti-terrorist police and secret service agents are understood to have found that he made numerous phone calls to the four suicide bombers.

'American authorities have revealed they have been hunting the man for several years. They claim he master-minded the London horror...

'Aswat's phone number is thought to have been found on Khan's mobile phone.' (Khan was allegedly one of the 7 July bombers.)


13 August 2005

The police no longer believe that Aswat was involved in the London bombings.


Saturday, August 13, 2005

Zarqawi and psy-ops

An American psy-ops operative recently told the Australian newspaper The Age:

“We were basically paying up to US$10,000 a time to opportunists and criminals who passed off fiction and supposition about Zarqawi as cast-iron fact, making him out as the linchpin of just about every attack in Iraq.”