A follow-up on the "German Guy" flap touched on in Saturday's post
If this is a hoax, it is of a high order of sophistication.
"Why did Mr Wolfowitz pressure John Ashcroft to order an FBI closure of the investigation of the murder of nuclear physicist John Mullen, who, as we already know, had been briefed by a network contact man to provide an hypothetical schematic of a remote-controlled nuclear device to be detonated in an 'hypothetical' city 'the size of Houston'?"
Dec 14, 2004: Scientist's Death Blamed On Poisoning
Dr John Mullen
The death of a well known Chesterfield scientist has been ruled a murder.
In June, Dr. John Mullen complained that he didn't feel good. He was rushed to the hospital and within hours, the 67 year old was dead.
Dr. John Mullen was a nuclear physicist and a former McDonnell Douglas research scientist.
Toxicology reports are back and investigators have released the findings. They say high levels of arsenic were found in Mullen's system.
"Why did Mr Wolfowitz ask Avner Meir to provide Kamran Akhtar with video equipment and explicit instructions to film public buildings and vital civilian infrastructure in Houston, Atlanta and Dallas?"
Oct 8, 2004: Pakistani videotaper to plead guilty
Kamran Akhtar, detained in July after a police officer spotted him videotaping Charlotte's skyscrapers, has agreed to plead guilty in a deal with prosecutors that could keep him behind bars for up to six months, his attorney said Thursday.
Other tapes in Akhtar's possession showed buildings in the downtown areas of Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston
and Austin, Texas, authorities said.
The charges Akhtar faces carry maximum punishments of up to 33 years in prison. If federal authorities can link his activities to terrorism, the charges would be punishable by up to 55 years' imprisonment. But Akhtar has no criminal record, Miller said, and will likely only face a maximum of six months in prison.
Aug 12, 2004: Meet Kamran Akhtar
According to cops, Akhtar, who is a Pakistani citizen, was videotaping buildings in the downtown area of Charlotte, NC, which happens to be a major financial center of the U.S. (Who knew?) Akhtar allegedly also had videotape in his possession showing buildings in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and New Orleans that were apparently cased as well. Here's our question - if he's a tourist, why is he so interested in financial buildings? And if he's a terrorist, why is he so stupid?
"Mossad has committed a large number of crimes in Germany and we have been able to prove it. But our political masters always prevent us from finishing the job. You may have heard about Uwe Barschel who ran foul of Mossad? Murder made to look like suicide that was a classic Kidon killing. Or the Free Democrat leader Jürgen Möllemann who suffered an unfortunate accident when his parachute failed to open?"
1987: Uwe Barschel "suicide"
CDU-politician, Uwe Barschel, was, according to ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky, murdered
in 1987 by a Mossad hit team in a Swiss Hotel. According to Ostrovsky, Barschel had to die because he disturbed Israeli arms trade with the Iranian regime and an Israeli training programmes for Iranian fighter pilots on the soil of "Schleswig-Hostein" (German state of which Uwe Barschel was Prime Minster, comparable with a US-governor). The murder of Uwe Barschel, despite Ostrovsky's revelations in his book "The Secret Mossad-File", is still today called "suicide".
June 5, 2003: German politician in death plunge
One witness, who jumped from a plane at the same time as the politician, said all the group's parachutes had opened normally.
Mr Moellemann was "easily recognisable by the big letters JWM on his blue and yellow parachute," he said.
Then suddenly the chute broke free from Mr Moellemann's body, said the witness, himself an experienced skydiver.
"He must have detached it. At that stage in the descent that's all that could happen. There is no other possibility."
Mr Moellemann's spare chute then failed to open, and an automatic safety system, which would open it even if the parachutist had lost consciousness, did not activate it, the witness said.
"Why did Mr Wolfowitz order the assassination of an undercover CIA operative, Kamel Derwish, who had worked so faithfully for him by recruiting and importing Mossad-trained al-Qaeda agents under the codename 'Operation Haeremai'? Was it because Kamel Derwish was under investigation by dedicated FBI agents and thus exposed Wolfowitz to charges of treason and material conspiracy in planning acts of terrorism against the American people?"
Nov 13, 2002: In a show of superpower might, the CIA kills a Qaeda operative and his American ally in Yemen
Had the United States taken out the terrorists with a well-aimed Hellfire missile? By Tuesday morning, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz was not only confirming the story, he seemed to be boasting
The story took a surprising twist
when Yemeni officials told reporters that one of the men blown away by the Predator was a U.S. citizen. Kamel Derwish grew up in the grim industrial suburb of Lackawanna, N.Y., migrated with his family to Saudi Arabia, became swept up in radical Islam – and returned to upstate New York in the late 1990s.
"Why has Mr Wolfowitz provided Mossad super-spy Rafi Eytan with a free pass into the United States, despite a long-standing prohibition?"
Feb 14 2003: "Dirty" Rafi Eytan
Rafi Eytan was once the controller of Jonathan Pollard, and there is a standing warrant for his arrest accordingly in the United States.
According to an Israeli source who has previously proven to be reliable, this Sharon henchman last week snuck into the United States under a phony Canadian passport and landed in Las Vegas, proceeding from that city to an unknown location in Ohio on Saturday.
His mission is suspected to be the setting up of a false-flag "Islamic" terrorist attack to drive the American populace over the edge with fear and so aid the "chickenhawk" faction in Washington and London to get their desperately desired Iraq war off the ground. Skeptics are asked to consider previous acts of betrayal by our alleged "allies" in the Mossad, who are responsible for the Lavon affair of the 1950s, and the above-mentioned Pollard affair.
Aug 17, 2003: Rafi Eitan Plotting New 9/11?
On July 30, United Press International intelligence correspondent Richard Sale reported that Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who recruited Jonathan Jay Pollard to spy against the United States, ``has reemerged on American soil
and is being scrutinized by the FBI.'' Sale elaborated, ``According to federal law enforcement officials, Eitan has, for the last year or so, been traveling to the United States on an Israeli passport, but using an alias.
These sources told UPI that Eitan lands at Columbus, Ohio, and then moves about the Midwest, to cities such as Indianapolis. Eitan has been seen and photographed in the company of `known dealers who belong to a ring dealing in the drug ecstasy,' one federal law enforcement official said.''
In a followup UPI story on Aug. 7, Sale wrote, "U.S. officials said Eitan, at first described by former Israeli officials as being 'sidelined' and 'in mothballs' as far as Israel is concerned, has, in fact, been brought back into government life by Sharon who is employing him as a counter-terrorism adviser... 'We all thought he he
was in disgrace,' a federal law enforcement official said. 'We were wrong.''
Sale quoted from a June 1997 interview with Eitan by the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot, in which the former chief of Mossad operations in Europe said, "I failed in the Pollard affair, just as I failed in other intelligence operations behind enemy lines. That is the lot of the intelligence officer who runs complex operations.'' Note Eitan's reference to the United States as "behind enemy lines.''
"Why did Mr Wolfowitz authorise a 120,000 dollar transfer to Frank Riley (also known as Terence Lawley) via the CIA-backed Mara Salvatruchas syndicate on April 14, 2004?"
Dec 14, 2004: Terror at the Border
Earlier this month, border patrol agents working near Brownsville arrested 14 people who entered the country illegally from Mexico. Why was this collar different from others? Among the group taken into custody was a man named Fakhrul Islam, who comes from the Muslim nation of Bangladesh.
Moreover, according to a report in the Brownsville Herald, federal court records indicate that a man arrested in the same group as Mr. Islam belongs to Mara Salvatruchas, a violent Salvadoran gang. U.S. law enforcement officials believe the gang is working with al-Qaeda to smuggle its operatives into the United States
across the Mexican border.
U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz, a Democrat who represents the Corpus Christi and Brownsville areas, called the arrests alarming. Aside from serving as an entryway for terrorists, our porous border with Mexico could be a conduit for deadly materials. Time magazine has cited a report circulating among U.S. officials that quotes a top al-Qaeda prisoner as saying the terrorist group is trying to smuggle nuclear material across the U.S. border
Sept 10, 2004: Can Terrorist Gang Members be Found in Mexican Prisons?
They are called the Mara Salvatruchas. A gang from El Salvador. Its' members are said to be dangerous and vicious. They, along with Honduran gangs are reportedly being trained by al Qaeda terrorists
to infiltrate the U.S. through Mexico.
But there is no doubt they are in the U.S. The tell tale signs can be see on walls in many U.S. cities. The gangs initials M.S. followed by the numbers 13, 14 and 18.
Despite the conflicting reports Mexican authorities here tell us they will keep the United States advised if they see anyone coming from central America who are members of a gang or any other suspicious characters.
"Houston has been primed for months via deliberate mismanagement, incompetence, corruption and embezzlement at its FEMA-independent Emergency Center. The police and fire services have been deliberately and systematically sabotaged and thrown into administrative chaos so as to ensure maximum fatalities in the aftermath of the detonation. However, the existence of the center will provide the Bush administration with a 'we did everything we could' excuse."
Dec 12, 2004: Mismanagement and system failures at the Houston Emergency Center are creating a crisis
After more than a year of operation
, a project that was touted to become another of the our city's shining jewels has turned out to be just another hyped-up monument to mismanagement and malfeasance
The Houston Emergency Center was conceived as a multimillion dollar, state-of the-art, high-tech, low-maintenance emergency communications center. But it has been a deep and bitter disappointment.
The promoted cost savings anticipated by consolidating all emergency dispatch functions under one roof are, for all practical purposes, nonexistent. The dispatch center, bought (or more accurately, leased) and paid for, remains, as one Houston City Council member described it, a work in progress.
Why is the problem-plagued dispatch center still a center of controversy?
Why has the local affiliate of the largest police labor organization in the nation refused to lift last year's vote of no confidence? Why have veteran dispatchers, call takers and supervisors chosen to retire early or seek employment elsewhere in droves?
"No one was more devastated by the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon than my colleagues at the BND. Everything they had predicted transpired exactly as they thought it would. Please try to imagine that feeling as you watch those towers tumble and you see the men responsible for those horrific crimes winking mischieviously into a television camera, blaming a (CIA) contract man sitting in a dirt hole in Afghanistan. The only consolation for us was that the French too had some information that tallied with ours, and Chirac (privately) informed his deputies that he was not going to allow the Americans to hoodwink his executive."
Nov 1, 2001: CIA agent alleged to have met Bin Laden in July
Two months before September 11 Osama bin Laden flew to Dubai for 10 days for treatment at the American hospital, where he was visited by the local CIA agent, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.
The disclosures are known to come from French intelligence
which is keen to reveal the ambiguous role of the CIA, and to restrain Washington from extending the war to Iraq and elsewhere.