Wall Street Journal pushing discredited story
The Wall Street Journal reported that the IL-76 cargo plane detained on December 11 along with a Ukrainian and Belarusian crew at Bangkok's Don Muang Airport en route from North Korea was destined for Tehran with a consignment of North Korean weapons. However, WMR has learned from informed Asian intelligence sources that Tehran was not the final destination for the North Korean weapons. The weapons were destined for Sri Lanka and Ukraine.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili has denied any Iranian link to the weapons seized in Bangkok. The denial comes at the same time that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadiejad has condemned as a forgery a two-page Farsi document pointing to alleged Iranian development of nuclear weapons. The Bangkok incident and the forged Iranian document suggests that the disinformation campaign against Iran is reachng levels to that waged against Iraq and Saddam Hussein in the months before the U.S.-led attack on that nation.
The cargo plane used to transport the weapons from North Korea was chartered by an intricate web of CIA front and pass-through companies registered in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Georgia, British Virgin Islands, and Sharjah. The Air West Georgia plane is owned by Overseas Cargo FZE of Sharjah and was leased to SP Trading of Auckland, New Zealand. The IL-76 was previously owned by a Kazakhstan-based company linked to international weapons smuggler Viktor Bout, now imprisoned in Bangkok while the United States appeals a Thai court decision not to extradite him to the United States. Bout has flown charter missions for the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the United Nations, the CIA, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Bout apparently knows enough about U.S. intelligence operations, including 9/11-related information, for him to be a threat to the CIA.
The operation to smuggle weapons from North Korea was a CIA sting operation, conducted with the assistance of Mossad assets in Azerbaijan, where the IL-76 stopped en route to North Korea from Ukraine, and Georgian and Ukrainian intelligence. The North Koreans responded favorably to the request from Sri Lanka for arms because the two countries have been close allies in the Non-Aligned Movement. There is also a possibility, according to our sources, that the IL-76 picked up weapons in Azerbaijan while en route to Sri Lanka, Bangkok, and North Korea.
One of the organizations that served as a "source" for the Wall Street Journal's disinformation about Iran being the final destination for the North Korean weapons, TransArms of Chicago, is, according to our sources in China and Japan, linked to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. The only other time TransArms, a non-governmental organization, has surfaced in the main stream media in the recent past has concerned its reports about the smuggling of weapons to Hamas in Gaza.
Chinese intelligence sources report that the "sting" operation conducted against North Korea and Iran appears to have been part of a plan by the CIA to resurrect the pro-U.S. "GUAM" alliance of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. All four countries are now led by governments put into office by elements associated with George Soros and his Open Society Institute/Foundation.