25 October 2010


The Secret Iraq Files

20 October 2010

Dubai says hit team suspect arrested in Canada, Canada denies it

Further to my recent post "New arrest revealed in Mabhouh assassination", in which I speculated "So, it's a 'western nation' that's not European...The US, Canada, Australia? "

Well, the answer is......CANADA!

According to Reuters, in their article "Dubai says hit team suspect arrested in Canada":

"Canadian police have arrested a suspect in the assassination of a Hamas militant in Dubai".

According to the Dubai police chief, who has received death threats from Mossad, Canadian police have offered Dubai police no information on the matter:

"Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim said he was frustrated by the lack of any details or information from Canadian authorities regarding the arrest.
"We want clarity on this issue. We want the Canadian authorities to tell us exactly what the details are -- the thing that is discomfiting is the lack of transparency on this," he told Reuters.
Tamim said he had been informed that Canada would send a representative to Dubai to provide further information, but did not know when a debriefing would take place.
Canadian officials have not responded to requests for comment from Reuters."

The Jerusalem Post goes further: "According to Tamim, the suspect arrested was a member of the so-called assassination team that was caught on video in Dubai’s Al-Bustan Rotana hotel, where Mabhouh was killed in January. The suspect he claimed was arrested by Canada is seen in video footage carrying tennis equipment and stepping out of an elevator after Mabhouh."

So it's one of these two terrorists:

Further, the Dubai police chief told the Globe & Mail that he had been informed by a "senior Canadian security official" who told him "in July".

"Lt.-Gen. Tamim said “the person informed me then that this information was not to be released in the media and was only for the police. Since then we have not heard any more information and I don’t understand the secrecy.

Now, Ottawa is denying any of this ever took place: "“Baseless,” was the word one well-placed Ottawa official used to describe the general’s claim. " and is looking to muddy the waters even further by accusing the Dubai police chief of being involved in a plot "to embarrass Canada amid an ongoing row over airport rights"

According to the Globe & Mail "the reaction in Ottawa is mostly one of confusion. “We have nothing to say at this point,” said Sergeant Greg Cox, a spokesman for the RCMP...Two senior sources at the Canadian Embassy in the UAE told The Globe they did not inform the Dubai police chief about any arrest. “We are trying to verify this information with our colleagues in Ottawa,” one said, asking to remain anonymous. “Tamim said we gave this info to the Dubai police, and we didn’t.”"

The Dubai police chief has no reason to invent this story, regardless of any Canadian disinformation about a row over airport rights, but the Canadian police and government have every reason to deny it and obscure the affair, if as I originally and still maintain that "this terrorist...has probably already been sent home..." to Israel, the gangster state.

Shame on Canada!

19 October 2010

Reply from BBC re July 2010 Complaint

After a delay of nearly 3 months and a further complaint, the BBC has deigned to reply to my July 2010 complaint to their article on the resignation of Deputy Director of the IAEA, Olli Heinonen. The original said ""Mr Heinonen's department's five-year investigation drew on Western intelligence to help to build the IAEA's case that Iran was working to develop a nuclear-armed missile. Tehran says the intelligence is forged and that its atomic work is for civilian purposes only.""

"Dear Mr Sketchley,
I am very sorry that this has not been dealt with sooner.
You are quite right. The relevant line should read: "The five-year investigation by Mr Heinonen's department drew on Western intelligence to help an IAEA inquiry into whether Iran had conducted research into developing a nuclear warhead for a missile.
This is a genuine mistake. We did not mean to say and are quite aware that the IAEA has never formally stated that Iran is making or trying to make nuclear weapons.  As we have reported, Mohammed ElBaradei specifically stated that there was no credible evidence of this.  
We apologise for the mistake. I have made the correction, with a note at the bottom of the story to recognise the mistake.
Regards and thanks,   
Tarik Kafala
Middle East Editor
BBC News website"

11 October 2010

New arrest revealed in Mabhouh assassination

As I pointed out last week in my post "AFP: Mossad 'issued death threats' to Dubai police chief" : "However, the real news in the AFP story - conveniently left out by the NYT - is not the Mafia-style behaviour of the Zionist state, which is nothing new, but the fact that a "Western country" has arrested a suspect involved in Mabhuh's assassination", I also asked the question: "When do you think the corporate media will enlighten us further?"

The answer appears to be never because the country concerned has probably pressured the press not to.
This is an article from the National of UAE:

"New arrest revealed in Mabhouh assassination".

"DUBAI // The Dubai Police chief says a major suspect in the killing of Mahmoud al Mabhouh was arrested in a western country about two months ago – but authorities in that country asked that nothing be made public.
“The suspect who was arrested played a key role in the killing, but we were informed by the ambassador during a meeting that they did not wish to release the information,” Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim, who declined to give any further details on the identity of the suspect, said yesterday.
Al Mabhouh, 50, a Hamas commander, was suffocated on January 19 in his hotel room at the Al Bustan Rotana in Dubai. His killers left the Emirates that day, before the murder was discovered.
The country that arrested the suspect two months ago is not believed to be European.
Lt Gen Tamim said investigators in that country need to be more forthcoming with information about what they have found.

“I do not have an explanation for why they do not want to make it public, but there is a need for more transparency in this case. Why is it that every time an Israeli is involved in a crime, everyone goes mute?” Lt Gen Tamim asked.
“We want anyone who is dealing with this case to deal with it as security case, and not to pay attention to any other consideration,” he added.
It is not clear whether the western nation is still holding the suspect."

This comes hot on the heels of another story, yesterday, in the Wall Street Journal:

"In Global Hunt for Hit Men, Tantalizing Trail Goes Cold", (echoed in Haaretz.: "Report: Suspect in Dubai assassination used identity of fallen IDF soldier")

in which the WSJ claims "No other arrests have been made"!

"In 1994, according to the investigation, someone named Lockwood had been known as Yehuda Lustig, born in Glasgow, Scotland to a Jewish family that had lived in British Mandatory Palestine and was killed in Sinai during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The question of who the real Christopher Lockwood was remained open. On the Internet, conjecture even surfaced that Yehuda Lustig, whose name was inscribed on a memorial, had not been killed and that 40 years later, Lockwood is the same person.
A glance at the side-by-side photographs of Lustig, the young soldier, and Lockwood provided by Interpol reveals an uncanny resemblance, particularly in their eyes, noses, mouths and the outlines of the chins.
An examination of Interior Ministry registration documents pointed to even more mystery regarding the true identity of Lustig-Lockwood.
An Israeli citizen by the name of Yehuda Lustig is registered within the state's information archives. The details of this Lustig's life are suspiciously similar to that of the fallen IDF soldier: He was born in 1948 in Britain, and his father was also named Martin.
The living Lustig is listed by the Interior Ministry as a bachelor, with an address at Allenby 10 in Tel Aviv. That address, however, proved to be false: there is no residential building at Allenby 10, only a convenience store."

So, it's a 'western nation' that's not European... Who could that realistically be and why would the WSJ publish a verifiable lie? The US, Canada, Australia? If it's one of those 3, this terrorist will never see the inside of a prision cell he so richly deserves, and has probably already been sent home...And why the WSJ story now? Answers on a postcard, please...

07 October 2010

PressTV - Ex-senator: US manipulating UNSC

PressTV - Ex-senator: US manipulating UNSC

Tariq Ali | Obama No Better Than Bush

Tariq Ali | Obama No Better Than Bush

Prof. John Mearsheimer: The Two State Solution Is Effectively Dead

John Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago and co-author, along with Stephen Walt, of 'The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy ,' spoke with JPS about the Israel lobby.

Cléa Thouin, Assistant Editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, asked Mearsheimer about the state of the Lobby and the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.


This interview took place on September 28, 2010 :

02 October 2010

Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed

AFP: Mossad 'issued death threats' to Dubai police chief

If there were any doubts that the Israeli state in general and its Mossad enforcers are anything but gangsters, here is the proof:

AFP: Mossad 'issued death threats' to Dubai police chief

The NYT also carries the story:

"United Arab Emirates: Police Chief Accuses Israeli Spy Agency of Threats"

"“Protect your back if you are still talking,” one message said"

Hoever, the real news in the AFP story - conveniently left out by the NYT - is not the Mafia-style behaviour of the Zionist state, which is nothing new, but the fact that a "Western country" has arrested a suspect involved in Mabhuh's assassination:

"The person arrested was among a number of suspects for which international red notices had been issued by global police agency Interpol on behalf of the UAE, he added, without giving details of the country or the person involved.
The UAE is seeking the extradition of the suspect, the daily added."

When do you think the corporate media will enlighten us further?