- The other day I was scanning the news reports and came
across a rather mundane item that really got me to thinking. It simply
- Cloudcroft, New Mexico Police Chief Stops
Israelis With Suspicious Cargo
- By Michael Shinabery
Alamogordo Daily News
- CLOUDCROFT, NM -- That they
were speeding through the school zone first got his attention.
- That they had Israeli driver's licenses and expired passports
made him suspicious.
- Cloudcroft Police Chief Gene Green stopped the 2-ton
van on Thursday, for speeding. Initially, Green thought the truck was commercial
because of exterior markings. But when he found it was out of Chicago,
he asked for documentation such as logs books and manifests.
- "They said this is a U-Haul truck and handed me
a rental agreement (for) in-town delivery only in Illinois, (which) had
expired two days before," Green said. He called for backup, and Otero
County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Anders, who patrols the Sacramento Mountains,
arrived, along with Capt. Norbert Sanchez and Det. Eddie Medrano.
- "We got them out and started digging a little deeper,"
Green said, "got permission to search the truck. They claimed they
were hauling furniture from Austin to Chicago." When officers advised
the men they were not exactly en route from one town to another, Green
said the two men claimed they were Deming bound. "But they couldn't
give us an address in Deming they were going to," he said. "Once
we got into the truck, they had some junk furniture I wouldn't have given
- Also inside the vehicle were, Green said, "50 boxes"
they claimed was a "private" delivery, but the men insisted they
had no "idea what was in them."
- At that point, the officers called for drug-sniffing
and bomb-sniffing dogs. The men were turned over to the Immigration and
Naturalization Service, and U- Haul recovered the truck.
- Contents of the boxes remain unknown, pending investigation.
- Well, don't that just beat all? Yet another "moving
company" with Israeli drivers with bad papers, and nobody even noticed...
- Well, I noticed.
- Not only did I notice, I remembered a strange story about
a similar event:
- On May 7, 2002, local police authorities pulled over
a Budget rental truck in Oak Harbour, Washington near the Whitney Island
Naval Air Station. The driver and his passenger were Israeli nationals,
one of which had entered the country illegally. The other had an expired
visa. Tests performed on the vehicle revealed that there were traces of
TNT on the gearshift and RDX plastic explosives on the steering wheel.
But no actual explosives were reported to have been found in the truck.
[Fox News, 5/13/02]
- A report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer the following
day reported that the FBI performed follow-up tests on the truck which
turned-up negative. One source speculated that perhaps the original tests
had actually detected just cigarette residue, and not explosives. [Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, 5/14/02, Jerusalem Post, 5/14/02].
- Critics argued that it would make no sense for U.S. authorities
to use a method of testing that could be skewed by cigarette residue. The
website whatreallyhappened.com remarked:
- 'The specific claim is made that residue from a cigarette
lighter confused the tests for TNT and RDX. That doesn't explain why the
trained bomb-sniffing dog, who surely knows the difference between explosives
and cigarettes [else he would false-positive every smoker, ashtray,
and convenience store he came across] gave the first indications of explosives
in the truck that led to the tests in the first place. Likewise, were the
chemical tests unable to discriminate between tobacco and TNT/RDX, which
are chemically quite different from tobacco combustion products, they would
give false positive results for every vehicle ever tested in which smokers
had ever ridden. Given the likelihood of finding tobacco residues in any
car, such tests would have to be designed to tell the difference. The same
is true for other products from non- electric cigarette lighters, the vast
majority of which are butane.'
- The same website also provided references to three documents
with detailed information on the tests used to detect TNT and RDX. None
of the documents indicated that the presence of cigarette residue might
induce inaccurate test results. [International Society for Optical
Engineering 1984; Cold Regions and Research Engineering Laboratory 5-1996;
Security Management n.d.]
- I also remembered another peculiar item: the so-called
Company that some researchers suggest was a cover for Mossad.
- Many observers have suggested that Israel had foreknowledge
of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. Some have even argued that they may have
been behind the attacks, and it seems that the funny stories about Israelis
with trucks and bad papers just keep popping up here and there.
- On September 11, five employees of Jewish owned Urban
Moving Company were detained as a result of witness accounts that they
were taking pictures of the flaming ruins of the World Trade Center and
- Yes indeedy! Shortly after the collapse of the towers
a witness called the police and reported that the 5 individuals were, 'going
to unusual lengths to photograph the World Trade Center ruins' and they
were obviously and blatantly 'making light of the situation.' The witness
stated that these men were on the roof of the office of their employer,
Urban Moving Company, and were posing, dancing, and laughing. [New York
Times 10/8/01; Bergen Record 9/12/01; Ha'aretz 9/17/01; Gotham Gazette
- After their indiscreet celebration on the roof of the
building, the five Israelis headed down to a nearby parking lot where they
mounted the roof of their truck and resumed their photographing and celebrating.
Another witness called the police and told them that the men were smiling,
dancing, and giving each other high-fives while viewing the destruction
of the symbol of Free Enterprise in America. [Gotham Gazette 11/2/01; ABC
- A few hours later, the five Israelis were stopped by
police while driving their truck. One individual had $4,700 in cash hidden
in his sock, while another had two foreign passports. They were also found
to be in the possession of a box- cutter, which they presumably had because
of their job as professional movers. [New York Times 10/8/01; Gotham Gazette
11/2/01; ABC News, 6/21/02]
- On September 14, Dominic Suter, the owner of the moving
company, left the country very abruptly after FBI agents indicated that
they wanted a second interview with him. According to ABC Newsí
2020 [ABC News 6/21/02], 'Three months later 2020's cameras photographed
the inside of Urban Moving, and it looked as if the business had been shut
down in a big hurry. Cell phones were lying around; office phones were
still connected; and the property of dozens of clients remained in the
warehouse. The owner had also cleared out of his New Jersey home, put it
up for sale and returned with his family to Israel.' [New Jersey Department
of Law and Public Safety, 12/13/01; Gotham Gazette 11/2/01; ABC News, 6/21/02;
- Shortly after the arrest of the men, FBI officials suspected
that the Urban Moving company was an Israeli intelligence front. Vince
Cannistraro, a former chief of operations for counterterrorism, told ABC
News that the FBI was concerned that the moving company had been 'set up
or exploited for the purpose of launching an intelligence operation against
radical Islamists in the area, particularly in the New Jersey-New York
area.' [ABC News, 6/21/02]
- The five employees that were taken into custody were
all former members of the Israeli Army. After being transferred to jail,
the FBIís Criminal Division sent the case to the Counterintelligence
Section on account of suspicions that they were Israeli spies. They were
then detained for more that two months. Some of them spent 40 days in solitary
confinement. [New York Times 11/21/01; ABC News, 6/21/02]
- Naturally, several individuals attempted to research
this item. One high-ranking U.S. intelligence source told Forward magazine
that intelligence agentsí investigation of Urban Moving Company
led them to believe it was a front for the Israeli Mossad. It should be
noted that, at present there is no publicly available information that
conclusively confirms this allegation. However the above described incident,
reported by various news sources, certainly casts a very dark shadow of
suspicion on the company and its employees.
- It seems that Urban Moving Company was not an isolated
- According to a small local newspaper in Pennsylvania,
The Mercury, three Israeli employees working for Moving Systems, Inc. were
detained by police on October 11, 2001, after being caught illegally dumping
garbage from their moving truck into the dumpster of a restaurant. The
suspects had fled the seen after being confronted by the restaurantís
manager, who immediately reported the incident to the police. [The Mercury
- The Mercury reported: 'The area was searched by township
police, and the vehicle was spotted parked on the curb in front of John
Kennedy Ford on Ridge Pike, just west of Industrial Way. An officer proceeded
to make contact with the occupants of the truck by knocking on the cab,
according to reports.
- A Middle Eastern [an Israeli according to Executive Intelligence
Review 3/29/02] man, later identified as Ron Katar, 23, exited the sleeper
area of the cab and said that the operator - Elmakias - was across the
street as he pointed toward the Don Rosen Porsche dealer, reports said.
- Elmakias and a white female, Ayelet Reisler, 23, were
approaching the vehicle from the dealership, but the female then began
walking in a different direction, acting as if she were not with Elmakias,
according to reports. . . .
- Elmakias said that his destination was New York and that
he was also coming from New York. He said he was in Plymouth because he
was supposed to make a pickup from a male in the morning and pointed toward
the Storage USA facility on Belvoir Road and West Ridge Pike, police said.
Elmakias could not, however, provide a name or telephone number of the
customer.' [The Mercury 10/17/01]
- A search of the truck turned up detailed video footage
of the Sears Towers along with several other suspicious articles. It was
also discovered that the driver of the truck had falsified his driver log.
- As of this date, no ties to Israeli intelligence have
been made. [The Mercury 10/17/01]
- Then, of course, there was the "Art Scandal."
- It seems that Israeli ëart studentsí - Israelis
posing as ëart studentsí selling their art [actually made in
China], - were suspected of spying for Israel. They were detained by the
FBI and later deported to Israel on account of visa violations. The FBI
first took notice of them in January of 2001.
- A highly detailed DEA report that was acquired by French
intelligence analysts documented 180 cases of Israeli art students infiltrating
DEA facilities. It provided names, drivers' license numbers, addresses
and phone numbers of the Israelis. [DEA report 6/01; Insight 3/11/02]
- Despite official confirmations of the report, other U.S.
officials denied its existence. In response, Intelligence Online released
the document to CreativeLoafing.com who published it on the Internet for
the public. [DEA report 6/01] The Associated Press also reported that it
had a copy [AP 3/9/02] The report acknowledged that the art students 'may
well be an organized intelligence-gathering activity.' [DEA report 6/01;
AP 3/5/02; Sun Sentinel 3/7/02]
- Bill Carter, a spokesman for the FBI, said, 'After an
agency reported suspicious activities by those so-called students, the
FBI conducted an investigation and determined that there was no credence
to the assumption that this was an Israeli spying operation. None of the
Israelis were charged with espionage and they were all deported by the
INS for visa violations.' [Forward 3/15/02]
- Now, here is where things get VERY INTERESTING!
- You see, five of the so-called Israeli Art Students that
weren't really art students, had been living at 4220 Sheridan St in Hollywood,
- What is so interesting about that address?
- It just so happens that four of the five so-called 9/11
hijackers that were on AA Flight 11 [Mohammed Atta, Abdulaziz Al-Omari,
Walid and WaÔl Al- Shehri] and one of the five hijackers [Marwan
Al-Shehhi] from UA Flight 175 had at one time or another also resided in
- Where in Hollywood?
- Why, it just happens that Mohammed Atta, the presumed
lead hijacker had lived at 3389 Sheridan St, only a few blocks away from
the Fake Israeli Art Students! [Le Monde 3/5/02; Reuters 3/5/02; Jane's
Intelligence Digest, 3/15/02; Salon, 5/7/02]
- Well, don't that just beat all! And to think, Florida
Senator Bob Graham was having breakfast with Pakistani ISI chief <http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/mahmoud_ahmed.htm>Mahmoud-Ahmad
on the morning of September 11 - the same ISI chief who was later linked
to Mohammed Atta by virtue of the fact that he transferred a LOT of money
to the guy.
- Hmmm... I smell a rat somewhere!
- Of course, the Israelis have a good reason for this:
they were "investigating terrorists!" We are assured by German
news sources that: 'between December 2000 and April 2001 a whole horde
of Israeli counter-terror investigators, posing as students, followed the
trails of Arab terrorists and their cells in the United States. In their
secret investigations, the Israelis came very close to the later perpetrators
of Sept. 11. In the town of Hollywood, Florida, they identified the two
former Hamburg students and later terror pilots Mohammed Atta and Marwan
al-Shehhi as possible terrorists. Agents lived in the vicinity of the apartment
of the two seemingly normal flight school students, observing them around
the clock.' [Der Spiegel 10/1/02]
- I guess they didn't observe them "around the clock"
enough to see when they were getting on those planes that were hijacked.
A failure of intelligence? What's more, this truly pathetic "explanation"
doesn't explain the joy of the Israelis at the collapse of the World Trade
Center Towers, nor why Bob Graham was <http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/mahmoud_ahmed.htm>having
breakfast with the guy who paid off Mohammed Atta...
- Well, it gets deeper: In addition to the close proximity
of the Israeli ëart studentsí to the Florida-based hijackers,
other ëart studentsí in Texas, California, and Arkansas were
operating close to several of the other hijackers suspected of taking part
in the 9-11 attacks. [DEA report 6/01]
- And if that doesn't just crumble your cookies, how about
the fact that six of the students had mobile phones that had been purchased
by a former Israeli vice consul in the U.S.? [Le Monde 3/5/02]
- The passports of the students revealed that they had
been visitors in several different countries including, Thailand, Laos,
India, Kenya, Central and South America, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands
and Canada. [Insight 3/11/02]
- In spite of the findings of the DEA report, the students
were deported back to Israel on account of visa violations. [AP 3/5/02]
- Now, let me try to understand this: at that point in
time when every single American citizen was subject to being a suspected
terrorist, a gang of Israelis with "SPY" practically branded
on their foreheads, were simply shipped home with NO QUESTIONS ASKED?!
- EXCUUUSE ME?!
- We had to stand in line for four hours - with our dog
and children - at the Miami Airport to have our luggage searched by hand,
to be scanned, inspected, questioned, suspected, and in every way insulted
by privacy violations - and these thugs just went home to do the happy
- Is the U.S. government complicit in Israeli spying activities?
Are the Israelis spying on Americans with the permission of America's own
elected officials? Ooops! sorry. Lost my head. I forgot for a moment and
thought we had elected officials. Now I remember: America is the new Banana
Republic with fixed elections, courtesy of the Bush gang.
- Well, anyway, back to the problem at hand: It just so
happens that Israeli suspects appear to know when they are being investigated.
- In several investigations of Israeli suspects, the suspects
quickly modified their behavior after U.S. enforcement agencies began wiretapping
them. This suggests that the suspects may have known that they were being
monitored. [Fox News 12/12-13/01]
- In other words, either somebody very high in the U.S.
government is warning them when those silly lower level bureaucrats get
nosey. Either that, or there is a major mole in the U.S. intelligence services.
- According to Executive Intelligence Review, 'A well-placed
Washington source has alerted EIR that there is growing suspicion among
U.S. government law enforcement and intelligence agencies that Israeli
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has dispatched special operations teams into
North America. The warning came in the context of a discussion about the
recent deportation of five Israelis who were detained on Sept. 11 for suspicious
- "Portions of the funds garnered from the illegal
operations, according to sources, are funneled to offshore bank accounts
of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Some of these dirty funds were
reportedly diverted to Sharon's election campaigns. This Israeli mafia
apparatus receives technical support via a number of Israeli communications
firms, that subcontract with major American telephone companies and government
law enforcement agencies' [EIR 12/13/01]
- What does seem to be true is that, in spite of the U.S.
federal agency claims that "there is no Israeli spy network,"
several of the same federal agencies have in the past year taken steps
to protect themselves against espionage! It seems that things were
getting mighty sticky because the U.S. Office of the National Counterintelligence
Executive officially warned federal employees in March 2001 about the art
students and urged them to report any contact with such art students! The
warning read, 'These individuals have been described as aggressive. They
attempt to engage employees in conversation rather than giving a sales
pitch.' [Insight 3/11/02; AP 3/9/02; Forward 3/15/02]
- What seems to be emerging as the obvious solution to
this mystery is that there is both high level U.S. government complicity
AND a major mole in the U.S. intelligence services.
- DEA communications employees were put on alert. According
to John Sugg, 'a Dec. 18 e-mail among DEA communications employees makes
clear that the agency underwent self-scrutiny as the ëresult of the
Fox network expose on Israeli counterintelligence activitiesí.'
[Creative Loafing, Atlanta 3/27/02]
- Pentagon and DOD ended practice of awarding foreign companies
contracts involving sensitive projects. The World Tribune [World Tribune
3/12/02] reported, 'Israeli nationals could be banned from participating
in U.S. defense contracts under new regulations that seek to keep foreigners
out of sensitive projects.' The article revealed that these restrictions
were specifically targeted at 'IT' and other 'computer-related' contracts.
- Pete Nelson, the deputy director for personnel security
in the Pentagon, stated, 'Some foreign nationals ó those in the
most sensitive positions ó may not be permitted to remain in those
positions. As we review our security requirements as a nation, we need
to ensure all people with access to sensitive IT [information technology]
systems are cleared and properly vetted for the material to which they
- On December 13, 2001 the EIR's Washington Bureau Chief
Bill Jones asked Colin Powell, 'There were 60 Israeli citizens who have
been picked up in the post- Sept. 11 sweep, many of whom, if not all of
whom, are connected to Israeli intelligence. Are you concerned about such
intelligence operations on U.S. soil, and have you taken up this issue
with your counterpart in Israel?'
- Powell responded: 'I'm aware that some Israeli citizens
have been detained, and I've been in touch with the Israeli government
as to the fact that they have been detained, in making sure that they have
rights of access to Israeli diplomatic personnel here in the United States.
With respect to why they are being detained, and the other aspects of your
question, whether it's because they are in intelligence services or what
things they were doing, I will defer to the Department of Justice
and the FBI to answer that; because, frankly, I deal with the consular
parts of that problem, not the intelligence or law-enforcement parts of
that problem.' [Fox News 12/17/01; EIR 12/28/01]
- Justice Department Susan Dryden, spokesperson, referring
to the numerous articles citing the leaked DEA report, claimed, 'At this
time, we have no information to support this.' [Le Monde 3/5/02; AP 3/9/02;
Fox News Service 3/5/01] Ms. Dryden went even further to say
that the story was 'an urban myth that has been circulating for months. The
department has no information at this time to substantiate these widespread
reports about Israeli art students involved in espionage.' [Washington
- According to one independent journalist who was investigating
the ëart studentsí a CIA officer had told him, 'Weíve
just closed the book on it. And I recommend that you do the same.' [Salon,
- Whoa! Now what's THAT supposed to mean? Is that a threat?!
Again I ask why law-abiding American citizens must submit to the loss of
all their constitutional freedoms while very suggestive evidence exists
that Israel may be complicit in the 9-11 attacks - from which THEY AND
THE BUSH GANG ALONE BENEFITTED - is "closed" to scrutiny?
- One official of the present administration stated that
the 'evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell
you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information.'
[Fox News 12/12-13/01]
- Which brings up the question as to why the Bush Administration
is not only blocking an unbiased investigation into the events of September
11, but are also stalling on releasing the reports that HAVE been assembled?
What do they REALLY have to hide?
- Well, maybe the following provides a clue:
- Pro-Israeli director of the Middle East Forum Daniel
Pipes wrote an op-ed piece asserting that the whole espionage story was
just a ëmyth.í In spite of all the above evidence, he claimed
the story was baseless and amounted to little more than fodder for the
ëconspiracy theorists.í [New York Post 3/11/02]
- Critical media coverage of investigations into Israelis
has been virtually non-xistent. The major media, with the exception of
Fox News, completely ignored the Israeli spy scandal. But Fox soon canned
the story under pressure for pro-Israeli lobbies.
- Well, that's not a surprise considering that Jews control
the media in the U.S. As Kevin MacDonald has written:
- The rise of Jewish power and the disestablishment of
the specifically European nature of the U.S. are the real topics of <http://www.csulb.edu/%7Ekmacd/Preface.htm>CofC.
The war to disestablish the specifically European nature of the U.S. was
fought on several fronts. The main thrusts of Jewish activism against European
ethnic and cultural hegemony have focused on three critical power centers
in the United States: The academic world of information in the social sciences
and humanities, the political world where public policy on immigration
and other ethnic issues is decided, and the mass media where 'ways of seeing'
are presented to the public. [...]
- By all accounts, ethnic Jews have a powerful influence
in the American mediaófar larger than any other identifiable group.
The extent of Jewish ownership and influence on the popular media in the
United States is remarkable given the relatively small proportion of the
population that is Jewish. [<http://www.csulb.edu/%7Ekmacd/Preface.htm>The
Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in
Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements
- I guess warnings to "close the book" carry
a lot of weight. Salon reported, 'Oddly, four days after the Cameron investigation
ran, all traces of his report -- transcripts, Web links, headlines -- disappeared
from the Foxnews.com archives. [Normally, Fox leaves a story up for two
to three weeks before consigning it to the pay archive.]
- Asked why the Cameron piece disappeared, spokesman Robert
Zimmerman said it was ëup there on our Web site for about two or three
weeks and then it was taken down because we had to replace it with more
breaking news. As you know, in a Web site you've got x amount of bandwidth
-- you know, x amount of stuff you can put stuff up on [sic]. So it was
replaced. Normal course of business, my friend.í Ö
- When informed that Cameron's story was gone from the
archives, not simply from the headline pages [when you entered the old
URL, a Fox screen appeared with the message ëThis story no longer
existsí], Zimmerman replied, ëI don't know where it is.í
- Le Monde, attempted 3 times to acquire the transcripts
from Fox. The requests were ignored until February 26, when Fox explained
that there was some sort of ëproblemí preventing them from
sending it. The ëproblemí was not explained. [Le Monde 3/5/02;
see also Salon, 5/7/02]
- Several pro-Israeli organizations put pressure on Fox
to halt its probe and retract its story.
- In response to the Fox News stories, the Israeli embassy
stated the following, 'The report on Fox News contains no quoted source,
it has in no way demonstrated anything more than anonymous innuendo, and
should be regarded accordingly. Israel does not spy on the United States
of America.' [Jerusalem Post, 5/14/02]
- In response to the DEA report that was publicized by
Intelligence Online, a spokesperson at the Israeli embassy in Washington
claimed, 'No one in the US is taking this story seriously. I categorically
deny the claims and my embassy has received no complaints from the US.
. . . I am not aware of a single Israeli who has been charged with espionage.'
- Forward, after initially denying the allegations of an
Israeli spy ring, acknowledged its existence in mid March 2002, [Forward,
12/21/01] but claimed, 'far from pointing to Israeli spying against US
government and military facilities, as reported in Europe last week, the
incidents in question appear to represent a case of Israelis in the
United States spying on a common enemy, radical Islamic networks suspected
of links to Middle East terrorism.' [Forward, 3/15/02]
- This, of course, begs the question as to why 9-11 occurred
if the "Israeli spy-ring" was "on top of things," so
to say. It also begs the question as to why individuals who are suggestively
implicated in such a spy ring were doing the Happy Dance when the WTC towers
- August 23, 2001: According to German newspapers, the
Mossad gave the CIA a list of 19 terrorists living in the US and said that
it appeared that they were planning to carry out an attack in the near
future. It is unknown if these are the same exact 19 names as the actual
hijackers or if the number is a coincidence. However, at least four names
did refer to actual 9/11 hijackers: Nawaf Alhazmi, Khalid Almihdhar, Marwan
Alshehhi, and Mohamed Atta. [Die Zeit, 10/1/02, Der Spiegel, 10/1/02, BBC,
10/2/02, Haaretz, 10/3/02]
- The Mossad appears to have learned about this through
their "art student" spy ring; the same "art student spy
ring" that the U.S. government warned their agencies to beware.
- So what's the story? Is there an Israeli spy ring that
the U.S. is trying to circumvent? Or is there an Israeli spy ring that
tries to cooperate with the U.S.? If they are cooperating, that begs the
question as to why the purported "warning and list" was not treated
as particularly urgent by the CIA and also were not passed on to the FBI.
- Would that constitute a "failure of intelligence?"
Or criminal negligence? The next item, however, suggests complicity.
- It is not clear if this warning influenced the adding
of Alhazmi and Almihdhar's names to a terrorism watch list on this same
day, and if so, why only those two. [Der Spiegel, 10/1/02]
- These details create additional problems since Israel
continues to deny that there were any Mossad agents in the US. [Haaretz,
10/3/02] and the US has denied knowing about Mohammed Atta before 9/11,
despite other media reports to the contrary and despite the fact that Florida
Senator Bob Graham was, on the morning of September 11, 2001, having breakfast
with the <http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/mahmoud_ahmed.htm>Pakistani
ISI chief who was later directly linked to Mohammed Atta.
- None of this matter is cut and dried. On September 10,
2001, the Army School of Advanced Military Studies issued a report written
by elite US army officers, which was made public just prior to 9/11. The
report gave the following description for the Mossad: "Wildcard. Ruthless
and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a
Palestinian/Arab act." [Washington Times, 9/10/01]
- Hmmm... I guess that the Bush Gang didn't read that particular
item of Intell. They were too busy reading the "cooked intell"
that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, I guess.
- At this point, things take a strange turn. With all the
questions about an Israeli Spy Ring being brought up again and again, a
neat solution has been found: They aren't really Israelis! They are Islamic
terrorists PRETENDING to be Israelis!
- EIR reported that a number of the Israelis that were
detained after the terrorist attacks 'have been linked to suspected ëIslamicí
terrorist cells in southern California' [EIR 1/11/02]
- As it happens, we had our own experiences with a "Moving
Company" with what turned out to be extremely questionable status:
<http://globemovers.com/contact-globe-movers.html>Globe Movers, purportedly
owned by a couple named Baruch (Barry) and Megan Karpick. I will be chronicling
this in an upcoming chapter of <http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/france1.htm>The
French Connection, but let me just say that the recent months - as a consequence
of this very disturbing interaction - have really made me think about the
Jewish/Islamic question in a different way.
- Here is another interesting item along that line from
awhile back that ought to give us pause:
- On January 12, 2000, 11 Islamic preachers were detained
in India prior to boarding a flight headed for Dhaka, Bangladesh on suspicions
of being terrorists. Although, the Indian official eventually cleared the
clerics to leave, officials in Bangladesh indicated that they would not
grant them visas.
- The Muslims, who all had Israeli passports, were allowed
to board a flight to Israel ñ under Israeli pressure. An Indian
intelligence analyst, Ashok Debbarma, explained to The Week, 'It is not
unlikely for Mossad to recruit 11 Afghans in Iran and grant them Israeli
citizenship to penetrate a network such as Bin Laden's. They would begin
by infiltrating them into an Islamic radical group in an unlikely place
like Bangladesh.' He added that Israel obvious concern for the men, and
the haste with which they were flown back indicated a possible 'aborted
operation.' [The Week, 2/6/00]
- There is another spin being put on the whole thing:
- In March 2003, the U.S. State Department published a
fact sheet, in which it reported, 'In the United States, approximately
80% of ecstasy seized in 2000 came from or through the Netherlands. Israeli
trafficking syndicates are currently the primary source to distribution
groups operating in the United States, smuggling through express mail services,
via couriers aboard commercial airline flights, or more recently, through
air freight shipments.' [U.S. Department of State, 3/20/03, also cited
in the Haíaretz, 4/6/03]
- So now, they could be Islamic terrorists disguised as
Jews, or they could be a maverick Jewish drug ring. But in NO CASE can
they possibly be Israeli spies that are spying against the U.S.
- Now, let's go back a minute to the fact that Senator
Bob Graham was having breakfast with the Pakistani ISI chief on the morning
of September 11, 2001. Keep in mind that this man, Mahmoud Ahmad, was later
linked directly to Mohammed Atta, the purported "head terrorist"
of the 9-11 attacks. With that in mind, read the following report in which
Pakistan's ex spy chief "blames Mossad" for the 9-11 attacks:
- Wednesday, 26 September 2001 15:05 (ET)
- By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
- RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The Sept. 11
terrorist attacks on the United States were perpetrated by renegade U.S.
Air Force elements working in conjunction with Mossad, the Israeli intelligence
service, according to the retired Pakistani general who is closest to the
Taliban and Osama bin Laden.
- Gen. Hameed Gul, head of Inter Services Intelligence,
the equivalent of a CIA-cum-FBI combination, during the war against the
Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, spent two weeks in the war-torn country
immediately prior to Sept. 11. He has been acting as "strategic adviser"
to Pakistan's extremist religious political parties. Four religious leaders
left his house in the army's principal garrison town as this reporter arrived
at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The interview lasted 90 minutes.
- Already countless millions of Muslims believe that the
World Trade Center and Pentagon suicide attacks were part of a Mossad plot
to force the United States into confrontation with the Muslim world.
- [Notice in the next line that what Gul is saying is pronounced
to be "disinformation" that those poor, misguided Muslims will
- Now Gul has added a new disinformation wrinkle to the
plot. And what Gul says or writes is taken at face value by religious leaders
and is repeated in thousands of mosques at Friday prayers.
- In an exclusive interview with United Press International,
the fundamentalist general said it is now clear that there was also a plot
by U.S. Air Force officers against the Pentagon.
- [Actually, we have been saying that almost from the beginning.
See our report on <http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/boeing.htm>The
- "The twin towers were first attacked at 8:45 a.m.,"
he said, "and four flights were diverted from their assigned air space,
and yet Air Force jets didn't scramble until 10 a.m. That smacks of a small-scale
Air Force rebellion, a coup attempt against the Pentagon perhaps? Radars
are jammed, transponders fail. No IFF -- friend or foe identification --
challenge ... This was clearly an inside job. (President) Bush was afraid
and rushed to the shelter of a nuclear bunker.
- "(Bush) clearly feared a nuclear situation. Who
could that have been? Will that also be hushed up in the investigation,
like the Warren report after the Kennedy assassination?"
- Gul said that his friend bin Laden had sworn to him on
the Koran that he was not involved.