- Top U.S. Army analysts believe Israel's intelligence
agency, the Mossad, is "ruthless and cunning," "a wildcard"
that "has [the] capability to target U.S. forces and make it look
like a Palestinian/Arab act."
- This eye-opening assertion about America's supposed closest
ally was reported in a front page story in The Washington Times on September
10 - just one day before the terrorist attacks in America that are being
blamed on "Arabs."
- The Times reported that this serious charge by U.S. Army
officers against the Israelis appeared in a 68-page paper prepared by 60
officers at the U.S. Army's School for Advanced Military Studies, a training
ground for up-and-coming Army officers.
- Then, just hours after the terrorist tragedies, a well-known
pro-Israel analyst, George Friedman, proclaimed Israel as the primary beneficiary.
- "The big winner today, intended or not, is the state
of Israel," wrote Fried man, who said on his Internet website at stratfor.com
that "There is no question ? that the Israeli leadership is feeling
relief" in the wake of the terrorist attack on America as a result
of the benefits that Israel will glean.
- Considering the U.S. Army's questions about possible
provocations by Israel, coupled with this noted intelligence analyst's
suggestion that Israel was indeed "the big winner" on Sept. 11,
a previous report in the Aug. 3, 1993 issue of The Village Voice that Israel's
Mossad was perhaps involved in (or had foreknowledge of) the previous "Arab
terrorist" attack on the World Trade Center, takes on new dimensions.
- The events of Sept. 11 do require careful attention in
light of the fact that Israel has had a long and proven record in planting
"false flags"-orchestrated assassinations and acts of terrorism
for its own purposes and pinning those atrocities on innocent parties.
- Perhaps the best-known instance in which Israel used
a "false flag" to cover its own trail was in the infamous Lavon
Affair. It was in 1954 that several Israeli-orchestrated acts of terrorism
against British targets in Egypt were carried out. Blame for the attacks
was placed on the Muslim Brotherhood, which opposed the regime of Egyptian
President Gamul Abdul-Nasser. However, the truth about the wave of terror
is found in a once-secret cable from Col. Benjamin Givli, the head of Israel's
military intelligence, who outlined the intended purpose behind the wave
- [Our goal] is to break the West's confidence in the existing
[Egyptian] regime. The actions should cause arrests, demonstrations, and
expressions of revenge. The Israeli origin should be totally covered while
attention should be shifted to any other possible factor. The purpose is
to prevent economic and military aid from the West to Egypt.
- Ultimately the truth about Israel's involvement became
public and Israel was rocked internally in the wake of the scandal. Competing
political elements within Israel used the scandal as a bludgeon against
their opponents. But the truth about Israel's use of a "false flag"
had come to international attention and demonstrated how Israel was willing
to endanger innocent lives as part of its grand political strategy to expand
its influence in the Middle East.
- BLAMING 'RIGHT WING' EXTREMISTS
- A shadowy "right wing" group known as "Direct
Action" was accused of the attack on Goldenberg's Deli in Paris on
Aug. 9, 1982. Six people died and 22 were injured. The leader of "Direct
Action" was Jean-Marc Rouillan who had been operating in the Mediterranean
under the cover name of "Sebas" and had been repeatedly linked
to the Mossad. All references to Rouillan's Mossad links were deleted from
the official reports issued at the time.
- However, the Algerian national news service, which has
ties to French intelligence, blamed the Mossad for Rouillan's activities.
Angry French intelligence officers were believed to have leaked this information.
Several top French security officials quit in protest over the cover-up
of Mossad complicity in Rouillan's crimes. However, other Mossad false
flag operations also took place on French soil.
- FALSE CLUES
- On Oct. 3, 1980, a synagogue on Co pernicus Street was
bombed in Paris. Four bystanders were killed. Nine were injured. The media
frenzy which followed the incident was worldwide. Reports held that "right
wing extremists" were responsible. Yet, of all the "right wing
extremists" held for questioning, none was arrested. In fact, all
were released. In the upper echelons of French intelligence, however, the
finger of suspicion was pointed at the Mossad.
- According to one report: "On April 6, 1979, the
same Mossad terror unit now suspected of the Copernicus carnage blew up
the heavily guarded plant of CNIM industries at La Seyne-sur-Mer, near
Toulon, in southeast France, where a consortium of French firms was building
a nuclear reactor for Iraq.
- "The Mossad salted the site of the CNIM bomb blast
with 'clues' followed up with anonymous phone calls to police-suggesting
that the sabotage was the work of a 'conservative' environmentalist group-'the
most pacific and harmless people on earth' as one source put it."
- MORE OF THE SAME
- o On June 28, 1978, Israeli agents exploded a bomb under
a small passenger car in the Rue Saint Anne in Paris, killing Mohammed
Boudia, an organizer for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Immediately
afterward, Paris police received anonymous phone calls accusing Boudia
of involvement in narcotics deals and attributing his murder to the Corsican
Mafia. A thorough investigation subsequently established that Mossad special-action
agents were responsible for the terrorist killing.
- o In October 1976 the same Mossad unit kidnapped two
West German students named Brigette Schulz and Thomas Reuter from their
Paris hotel. Planted "clues" and anonymous phone calls made it
appear that a Bavarian "neo-nazi" formation had executed the
abduction. French intelligence established that the two German youths had
been secretly flown to Israel, drugged, tortured, coerced into a false
"confession of complicity" in PLO activities, and then anonymously
incarcerated in one of the Israeli government's notorious political prisons.
- o In February 1977 a German-born, naturalized U.S. citizen
named William Jahnke arrived in Paris for some secretive business meetings.
He soon vanished, leaving no trace. Paris police were anonymously informed
that Jahnke had been involved in a high-level South Korean bribery affair
and "eliminated" when the deal went sour. A special team of investigators
from SDECE, the leading French intelligence agency, eventually determined
that Jahnke had been "terminated" by the Mossad, which suspected
him of selling secret information to the Libyans. Along with other details
of this sordid case, the SDECE learned that Jahnke had been "fingered"
to the Mossad by his own former employer, the CIA.
- BLAMING THE LIBYANS
- One of Israel's most outrageous "false flag"
operations involved a wild propaganda story aimed at discrediting Libyan
leader Muamar Qaddafi. In the early months of the administration of President
Ronald Reagan, the U.S. media began promoting a story that a "Libyan
hit squad" was in the United States to assassinate the president.
This inflamed public sentiment against Libya.
- Suddenly, however, the "hit squad" stories
vanished. Ultimately it was discovered that the source of the story was
Manucher Ghorbanifar, a former Iranian SAVAK (secret police) agent with
close ties to the Mossad. Even the liberal Washington Post acknowledged
that the CIA itself believed that Ghorbanifar was a liar who "had
made up the hit-squad story in order to cause problems for one of Is rael's
- The Los Angeles Times had already blown the whistle on
Israel's scare stories. "Israeli intelligence, not the Reagan administration,"
reported the Times, "was a major source of some of the most dramatic
published reports about a Libyan assassination team allegedly sent to kill
President Reagan and other top U.S. officials . . . Israel, which informed
sources said has 'wanted an excuse to go in and bash Libya for a longtime,'
may be trying to build American public support for a strike against [Qaddafi]."
- In other words, Israel had been promoting the former
SAVAK agent, Ghorbanifar, to official Washing ton as a reliable source.
In fact, he was a Mossad disinformation operative waving a "false
flag"-yet another Israeli scheme to blame Libya for its own misdeeds,
using one "false flag" (Iran's SAVAK) to lay blame on another
"false flag" (Libya).
- The Mossad was almost certainly responsible for the bombing
of the La Belle discotheque in West Berlin on April 5, 1986. However, claims
were made that there was "irrefutable" evidence that the Libyans
were responsible. A U.S. serviceman was killed. President Ronald Reagan
responded with an attack on Libya.
- However, intelligence insiders believed that Israel's
Mossad had concocted the phony "evidence" to "prove"
Libyan responsibility. West Berlin police director Manfred Ganschow, who
took charge of the investigation, cleared the Libyans, saying, "This
is a highly political case. Some of the evidence cited in Washington may
not be evidence at all, merely assumptions supplied for political reasons."
- BLAMING THE SYRIANS
- On April 18, 1986, Nezar Hindawi, a 32-year-old Jordanian
man was arrested in London after security guards found that one of the
passengers boarding an Israeli plane bound for Jerusalem, Ann Murphy, 22,
was carrying a square, flat sheet of plastic explosive in the double bottom
of her carry-on bag.
- Miss Murphy told security men that the detonator (disguised
as a calculator) had been given to her by her fiancee, Hindawi. He was
charged with attempted sabotage and attempted murder.
- Word was leaked that Hindawi had confessed and claimed
that he had been hired by Gen. Mohammed Al-Khouli, the intelligence director
of the Syrian air force. Also implicated were others including the Syrian
ambassador in London. The French authorities warned the British prime minister
that there was more to the case than met the eye-that is, Israeli involvement.
This was later confirmed in reports in the Western press.
- BLAMING THE PLO
- In 1970, King Hussein of Jordan was provided incriminating
intelligence that suggested the Palestine Liberation Organization was plotting
to murder him and seize power. Infuriated, Hussein mobilized his forces
for what has become known as the "Black September" purge of the
PLO. Thousands of Palestinians living in Jordan were rounded up, some of
the leaders were tortured, and in the end, masses of refugees were driven
from Jordan to Lebanon.
- New data, coming to light after the murder of two leading
Mossad operatives in Larnaka, Cyprus, suggested that the entire operation
had been a Mossad covert action, led by one of its key operatives, Sylvia
Roxburgh. She contrived an affair with King Hussein and served as the linchpin
for a major Mossad coup designed to destabilize the Arabs.
- In 1982, just when the PLO had abandoned the use of terrorism,
the Mossad spread disinformation about "terror attacks" on Israeli
settlements along the northern border in order to justify a full-scale
military invasion of Lebanon. Years later, even leading Israeli spokesmen,
such as former Foreign Minister Abba Eban, admitted that the reports of
"PLO terrorism" had been contrived by the Mossad.
- It is also worth noting that the attempted assassination
in London of Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov was initially blamed on the
PLO. The attempted assassination was cited by Israel as one excuse for
its 1982 incursion into Lebanon. In fact, the diplomat was one of Israel's
"doves" and inclined toward a friendly disposition of Israel's
conflict with the PLO and an unlikely target of PLO wrath.
- It appears that the assassination attempt was carried
out by the Mossad-under yet another "false flag"-for two purposes:
(a) elimination of a domestic "peacenik" friendly toward the
Palestinians; and (b) pinning yet another crime on the PLO. H