Saturday, July 24, 2010

BP to begin deep-water drilling off coast of Libya, Reaping the Lockerbie Rewards

Lockerbie, CIA, Heroin trade , Syrian CIA assets and more.....

BP to begin deep-water drilling off coast of Libya

BP will start deep-water drilling off the coast of Libya within weeks, a company spokesman said on Saturday, DPAreporetd.

“Drilling will begin in the next few weeks,” spokesman David Nicholas told the German Press Agency dpa, confirming a report in the Final Times.

The move comes despite concerns about BP’s safety and environmental record, following the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after and oil rig that had been drilling a well for BP exploded in April.

BP purchased the rights to explore for oil in Libya’s Gulf of Sirte three years ago.

US authorities accuse BP of lobbying for the release of the Lockerbie bomber so it could begin drilling off Libya.

The bomber, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, was set free last year from a prison in Scotland and returned to his native Libya.

1. In the Lockerbie case, all the evidence against Megrahi has apparently been shown to be fake. (LOCKERBIE BOMBING EVIDENCE 'PLANTED' - Mail on Sunday 21 December 2008)

There is a growing belief that the CIA used its own agents to bring down PanAm 103.

The chief suspects, Khaisar Haddad and Abu Nidal of the PFLP-GC, reportedly worked for the CIA. Ahmed Jibril of the PFLP-GC had links to CIA-asset and drugs dealer Monzer al-Kassar.

Was Lockerbie suspect working for US? - News / Reportedly, Khaisar Haddad, known as Abu Elias, was an agent of the US government and carried out the Lockerbie Bombing.)

2. The evidence against Iran would appear to be totally fake Mossad disinformation.

Ahmed Jibril, of the PFLP-GC, is alleged to have received $11 million from Iran. (
Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Facts.)

However, a banking audit trail to confirm the payment has never been presented. (disinformation about Iran?)

In 1986 there was a bomb in a Berlin disco.

German TV exposed the CIA, Mossad links to the 1986 Berlin La Belle disco bombing.

Victor Ostrovsky, former Mossad agent, testified that Mossad set up a transmitter in Tripoli to generate a false signal about the "success" of the Berlin disco bomb and thus falsely implicate Libya. (MORE EVIDENCE ON LOCKERBIE APPEARS TO IMPLICATE THE CIA)

Mossad wanted the Berlin disco bomb to be blamed on Libya rather than the CIA and Mossad.

PFLP-GC, part of the left-wing, secular Palestinian national liberation movement, was supposed to have been used by Iran.

However, it is unlikely that Iran would use "a secular, even Marxist, Arab nationalist" member of a Palestinian cell to attack the USA. - MORE EVIDENCE ON LOCKERBIE APPEARS TO IMPLICATE THE CIA

3. The Lockerbie release could topple the SNP government.

Lockerbie has had
Reverberations for the SNP.

4. Libya was framed and now Iran may be framed, but the evidence points to misdeeds by the CIA and the Scottish criminal justice system. -
$2m witness payment, bogus forensic evidence and Pentagon memo blaming Iran: How Lockerbie bomber appeal threatened Scottish justice

5. Reportedly, Khaisar Haddad, known as Abu Elias, was an agent of the US government and carried out the Lockerbie Bombing.

But if you look for this story on Google news, you may find it is given little prominence.

And many blogs will ignore this story.

Many Americans refuse to face the reality of Operation Northwoods and Operation Gladio.

6. Lockerbie is linked to 9 11

22 January 1963, Mexico City, at "La Reforma" nightclub. Shown, clockwise from front left, are alleged to be: David Sanchez Morales, Porter Goss (arm around Morales), Barry Seal, Guillermo Novo Sampol, Ignacio Novo Sampol; Carlos Alberto de Diego Aday, Richard Cain (unconfirmed), Arsenio Felipe de Diego Aday, Tosh Plumlee and Virgilio Gonzalez. A reader adds this correction: "The fellow w/ moustache in the front right is William Houston Seymour, an Oswald look-alike; next to him, hiding his face, is Frank Sturgis, one of the hobos caught in a train yard not far from the Grassy Knoll, and one of the Watergate burglars.The man in the front left 'is Felix Rodriguez, one of the CIA's most vicious assassins, whose long list of murders includes that of Che Guevara in Bolivia...'"

Reportedly, it was Mossad that suggested that the CIA, with the help of Monzer al Kassar, could smuggle heroin from Lebanon into the USA.

(BBC News WORLD Lockerbie: Conspiracy theories)

Reportedly, Monzer al Kassar, a Syrian, was a CIA asset.

Reportedly, profits from Lebanese heroin were used by the CIA to help finance 9 11.

Reportedly, Mohamed Atta flew heroin for the CIA into Florida.

Goss, allegedly linked to heroin and 9 11.

From an article entitled
Robert Gates, Lockerbie, October Surprise, Iran-Contra, we learn of the following allegation:

Reportedly, al Kassar would have known about Mohamed Atta 'flying Lebanese heroin into Florida for Porter Goss's 911 operation'.

Reportedly, tied to Porter Goss' 911 training operation in Florida were the Muslim Brotherhood, and agents of the intelligence agencies of Saudi Arabia, Germany, Syria and Pakistan.

Kassar, who may have been a CIA asset, and whose name is linked to Lockerbie.

On 20 November 2008, Monzer Al Kassar, following a three-week jury trial in Manhattan federal court, was found guilty of:

conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals, conspiracy to murder U.S. officers and employees, conspiracy to acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles, conspiracy to provide material support and resources to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and money laundering. (
International Arms Dealer and Cohort Convicted on Terrorism Offenses)

Reportedly, since the early 1970s, Al Kassar was a source of weapons and military equipment for groups engaged in violent conflicts around the world.

Some of those groups included the Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF).

Reportedly, Al Kassar developed an international network of criminal associates, as well as front companies and bank accounts in various countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.

Photo of Kassar

Monzer al-Kassar, born in Syria in 1945, is known as the "Prince of Marbella."

Kassar is married to a sister of Ali Issa Dubah, a former chief of Syrian intelligence, and a close associate of Rifat Assad, the brother of Syria's former President Hafez Assad.

Kassar is said to have been a CIA asset, involved with Colonel Oliver North and General Richard Secord. ('
Confession of an Iranian Terror Czar')

Reportedly, Rifat Assad, 'the Syrian boss of the Lebanese heroin industry', and Monzer al-Kassar took over Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in 1975 with the help of the Syrian Army.

Allegedly, heroin was transported from the Bekaa Valley to the USA on PanAm flights with the help of Kassar and elements of the CIA. (
If Not Megrahi Then Who Is Really Responsible (from The Herald ))

Kassar has been linked to the Lockerbie Bombing.

On board Pan Am 103, on 21 December 1988, were Major Charles McKee, of the the US Defence Intelligence Agency in Beirut, and Matthew Gannon, CIA Deputy Station Chief in Beirut.

McKie and his team had reportedly discovered evidence that a 'rogue' CIA unit called COREA, was involved in the drugs business with Monzar Al-Kassar. (

Reportedly Al-Kassar 'was part of the secret network run by US Lt. Colonel Oliver North.'

Outraged that COREA was doing business with a Syrian 'who made money from drugs, arms and terrorism', the McKee team reportedly 'decided to fly to CIA HQ in Virginia to expose COREA'.

They flew on Pan Am flight 103 which came down over Lockerbie.

It has been alleged that Kassar has received regular CIA money deposited to his credit at the Katherein Bank, Vienna (A/c No. 50307495) and at the Swiss Bank Corporation in Geneva (A/c No. 510230C-86). ('
Confession of an Iranian Terror Czar')

Kassar is said to be a very major arms and drugs smuggler.

In 1987, investigations into the
Iran-Contra scandal found that al-Kassar had been paid 1.5 million pounds by someone in the U.S. government to sell arms to Nicaraguan Contras. (Monzer al-Kassar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

In 1992, al-Kassar made arms sales in the millions of dollars to Croatia, Bosnia and Somalia, violating United Nations arms embargoes to all three countries.

According to the US Drugs Enforcement Agency, Al-Kassar once imported 20 % of the heroin that came into the United States. (
FTR-109 Monzer Al-Kassar & Co)

In 1992, the Spanish government arrested Kassar for his alleged involvement in the Achille Lauro hijacking. In 1995, and he was found not guilty on all charges.

In July 2006, the government of Iraq placed Kassar at number 26 on their "most wanted" list, calling him one of the main suppliers for the Iraqi insurgents.

On 8 June 2007, the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) announced the arrest in Spain of Monzer al Kassar. This was said to be linked to arms sales to rebels in Colombia.

Kassar was arrested just days before the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was granted a second extraordinary appeal and 'just days after Blair went to Tripoli to negotiate a deal that would save him the embarrassment of a fresh appeal.' ('
Confession of an Iranian Terror Czar')


Aviation Terrorism and Security - Google Books Result

I'm afraid a little correction is needed w/ respect to the identity of some of the guys (the CIA assassination squad Operation 40) being shown in the black and white photo (#6), taken on 22 Jan., 1963, in a Mexico City night club.
The fellow w/ moustache in the front right is William Houston Seymour, an Oswald look-alike; next to him, hiding his face, is Frank Sturgis, one of the hobos caught in a train yard not far from the Grassy Knoll, and one of the Watergate burglars.
The man in the front left "is Felix Rodriguez, one of the CIA's most vicious assassins, whose long list of murders includes that of Che Guevara in Bolivia..." As you say, next to him is the former CIA chief Porter Goss, w/ drug pilot Barry Seal to his left. I'm clueless as to the others at the table.
Source: Daniel Hopsicker's "Barry & 'the boys'. The CIA, the Mob and America's Secret History", 2006: pgs. 101 and 439.

Myth-debunking Snopes obscures Israel’s role in 9/11, an inside job wall to wall

Myth-debunking Snopes obscures Israel’s role in 9/11, an inside job wall to wall
By Maidhc Ó Cathail

July , 2010, officially known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, has since its humble inception in 1995 come to be regarded as one of the most trusted debunkers of conspiracy theories on the internet. Described by one of its many fans -- it apparently has over 6 million visitors per month -- as “the granddaddy of all fact-checking sites,” Snopes is downright cavalier, however, in its attitude to facts surrounding Israel’s role in the 9/11 inside job wall to wall

In its large section on urban legends relating to 9/11, Snopes purports to debunk a claim that “four thousand Israelis employed by companies housed in the World Trade Center stayed home from work on September 11, warned in advance of the impending attack on the World Trade Center.” A click on the link under “Israelis” brings the curious reader to an entry titled “Absent without Leave,” in which the “four thousand Israelis” have suddenly and inexplicably been replaced by “four thousand Jews.”

In “Absent without Leave,” Snopes reproduces a September 17, 2001, report by Lebanon’s al-Manar satellite television station, which claimed that the Israelis (not “Jews”) “remained absent that day based on hints from the Israeli General Security apparatus, the Shabak.” The Al-Manar piece cited also refers to the five Israelis arrested hours after the attacks, after having been witnessed filming and celebrating as the Twin Towers collapsed.

Below the al-Manar article, Snopes has appended a shoddily written, anonymous, unsourced Internet piece, in which the 4,000 Israelis have again been mysteriously transformed into 4,000 Jews. In contrast to the al-Manar report, this diatribe includes such absurd and provocative anti-Semitic statements as “the Jews knew and were prewarned” about 9/ inside job wall to wall

Snopes makes no distinction between the two pieces, however, lumping them together as examples of what it calls the “plenty of anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist, and anti-Israeli groups eager to use the horrors of September 11 as fodder for propaganda to serve their own political ends.” Considering its tendentious conflation of legitimate criticism of Israel -- and the exclusivist ideology on which it is based -- with an irrational hatred of Jews, one doubts whether Snopes would level the same accusation against Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon.

Asked on the night of September 11 what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Netanyahu replied, “It’s very good.” Then he quickly edited himself: “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.” Later that night in an appearance on Israeli TV, the then Israeli prime minister, Sharon, indicated how Tel Aviv intended to exploit that “sympathy,” when he “repeatedly placed Israel on the same ground as the United States, calling the assault an attack on ‘our common values’ and declaring, ‘I believe together we can defeat these forces of evil... i.e. CIA/MOSSAD/MI6/DGSE.’”

Instead of attempting to debunk the well-documented claims that at least some Israelis were forewarned about the 9/11 attacks, Snopes peremptorily dismisses them, claiming they “scarcely merit the dignity of a rebuttal.” Yet, Haaretz reported that two employees of Odigo, the Israeli-owned instant messaging service, “received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen.” Asked whether Israeli agents had advanced knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, Fox News reporter Carl Cameron quoted U.S. investigators who concluded, “How could they not have known?” And then there were those “dancing Israelis” who later claimed on an Israeli talk show that their “purpose was to document the event.”

Disregarding evidence of Israeli foreknowledge, Snopes asserts that “no miracles, human intervention, foreknowledge, coincidence, or vagaries of fate saved more than a few World Trade Center workers from meeting their deaths that day.”

One of the lucky few (not mentioned by Snopes) was Larry Silverstein, who signed a 99-year lease on the World Trade Center six weeks before 9/11, insuring it for $3.5 billion. Silverstein’s wife’s insistence that he couldn’t cancel an appointment with his dermatologist that morning ensured that he missed his daily breakfast meeting with tenants at the Windows on the World restaurant on the top floors of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. His son and daughter, who worked with him in the Twin Towers, were also fortunate to be “running late” on September 11. Silverstein’s good fortune no doubt delighted his close friends in Israel. Soon after the attacks, the property developer received phone calls from no less than three Israeli prime ministers -- Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon -- inquiring how he was.

Seemingly puzzled by suspicions that Israelis had advance warning of the World Trade Center attack, Snopes asks rhetorically: “Why would Israel follow such a course of action, betray its staunchest ally, and doom thousands of innocent Americans to death?”

One could also ask why Israeli agents planted firebombs in American installations in Egypt in 1954? Or why Israel murdered 34 U.S. servicemen in a deliberate attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967? Or why Mossad decided not to warn the United States about the October 23, 1983, attack on its Marine barracks in Beirut which killed 241 troops? Or why Mossad’s Operation Trojan led Washington to believe that Libya was responsible for the April 5, 1986, Berlin disco bombing which killed two American soldiers?

To date, Snopes has yet to investigate any of these acts of betrayal by Israel of “its staunchest ally.”

Maidhc Ó Cathail is a widely published writer based in Japan.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Slaying the US intelligence and CIA/MOSSAD covert assassinations behemoth

Slaying the US intelligence and CIA/MOSSAD covert assassinations behemoth
By Philip Smucker

WASHINGTON - Most of the United States is still suffering through the final stages of a cataclysmic economic decline, but not so my home town of Alexandria, Virginia, nestled along the banks of the Potomac River, a silver dollar's toss away from the white marble statues of our founding fathers.

Recession - what recession? The military intelligence complex is thriving like never before as has been well described through the dog-days of July in the dark pages of the White House Murder INC, on the Potomac, CIA/MOSSAD, Syria and Asef SHAWKAT....since January 24th 2002 in Lebanon.....

A series of investigative reports in the Post have exposed the bloated beast of United States intelligence as is rarely done in the home of "Beltway bandits" and revolving door contracts.

It was the former US speaker of the House, Tip O'Neil, who said
that "all politics is local". You would think that - a decade into this "war on terror" - that the US would have learned by now that all war and peace are also local. Al-Qaeda and other global jihadis are tapping into a broad audience of 1.2 billion Muslims, always looking to turn a few more in their favor.

Meanwhile, Washington concentrates its dollars on feeding a voracious beast with no brains.

There is an essential disconnect at work: Islamic perceptions are not understood to be "hard intelligence". The US is still trying to fit a square peg into a round hole - or to apply conventional intelligence to an asymmetrical world.

So the beat goes on. This city relies on its big brains and intelligence re-spun from high-tech devices and analyzed, sliced and diced by "experts" in blue suits and pink ties. The mountain of dubious intelligence that this behemoth produces in one day buries the good work of even the best and brightest Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) linguists secretly ensconced in foreign cultures abroad.

Apart from its lack of focus, there are other troubles with the convoluted system. The Post points out that it includes "too many people obligated to shareholders rather than the public interest". The paper calculated that 854,000 persons are keepers of "top-secret" clearances and that 265,000 of these are contractors.

If there is a single profession that requires dedication and loyalty above all others, it is the work of intelligence gathering. But it has been outsourced.

In Washington, Maryland and Virginia, "loyalty" is bought in cash or in kind. As the Post also points out, "Because competition among firms for people with security clearances is so great, corporations offer such perks as BMWs and $15,000 signing bonuses."

An existing "TS" or "top secret" security clearance can bring a $50,000 bonus to a so-called "body shop" that provides the US government with a flesh and blood human who has passed the test. (Of course, it was Uncle Sam who paid for the clearance in the first place.)

Washington's intelligence-gatherers do important work. They spy on the bad guys and think of better ways to kill them. They also advise America's top brass and plan for futuristic wars in different galaxies.

In many cases, these intelligence-gatherers will have come from the same offices a year earlier and will then work at double the pay to sport a fresh blue suit rather than a grungy green one.

Even as the Post's investigative stories get digested over fillet mignon and washed down with sparkling water and French Champagne this summer, there are the standard calls to kill the bottomless gusher of money spewing forth across the land.

But the Washington establishment can rest assured that any effort to put the bloated intelligence genie back in the bottle won't ever come to much - at least not in anyone's lifetime.

Ever since George Washington warned that, "Over-grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty," vows to curtail military excess have gone largely unheeded in the city of his namesake. (Certainly, it won't be former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's "tea party" that changes the course of recent history.)

One source studying al-Qaeda's leadership explained to the Post how a new Washington intelligence "study" gets started.

She said, "It's about how many studies you can orchestrate, how many people you can fly all over the place. Everybody's just on a spending spree. We don't need all these people doing all this stuff."

Of course not! But if Washington stopped paying these "experts" to defend America, maybe it would have to deploy an army of gumshoe detectives across the globe to discover how to better defend the woeful public. The "intelligence" that they returned with might mean that Washington would have to suffer through the economic hard times along with everyone else in the nation.

And while American's defense requires peace - to achieve that peace the US actually would need to persuade Muslims the world over that it has their best interests in mind.

That is, unfortunately, largely a matter of foreign policy, not "intelligence". While travelling in the Islamic realm for my book, My Brother, My Enemy, the key issues that tend to radicalize young Muslims to take up arms against my own country became rather obvious.

These views spring from a series of key questions that linger like the smoke in a cafe full of Egyptian hookahs (water pipes): Why are American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why is there no peace deal in Israel and Palestine? Does President Barack Obama really want to use his brains and muscle (spelled "leverage") to stamp out a lasting two-state peace deal? And why in the world is Osama bin Laden still running around the mountains of Pakistan?

These questions burn for answers, but young Muslims do not have them. In fact, they don't even have many clues. As long as they remain open quandaries, al-Qaeda will fill the air with conspiracy theories. Its goal is to convince as many new recruits as possible that the US would like nothing better than to permanently "occupy" the Islamic world with its own troops and with its "proxies".

At this stage, some readers will blame Muslims for being suckers for conspiracy theories. It is worth remembering, however, that here in the United States there are at least as many bizarre theories about how the World Trade Center crashed to the ground in September 2001 and why Bin Laden is still at large as there are across the Islamic world.

In any case, let us consider the logic of how a young Muslim male or female might conclude from the facts on the ground that America is out to get them. The two "occupations" that concern them the most are America's in South Asia and Israel's in the West Bank.

These occupations were motivated by apparently unrelated events that unfolded at different times in history.

Seen through the rose-tinted lenses of Washington, these are not occupations at all. We still think that president Woodrow Wilson set the course of modern American foreign policy by opposing - at least in words - colonial designs. And unless anything has changed - which it clearly has not - Washington still stands for freedom, democracy and an end to all oppression.

To his credit, Obama is trying to pick up where his predecessor George W Bush dropped the ball. He has expressed abhorrence for pre-emptive war. He also wants to finish the job in Afghanistan - clean out the rat's nest as it were - and pressure Israel - at least a little bit - to end its occupation of the West Bank.

To this end, an army of "intelligence" experts is backing General David Petraeus as he pushes ahead with a counter-insurgency strategy that includes the implicit promise not to occupy Afghanistan. (Ironically, good counter-insurgency requires far less "American intelligence" and far more "Afghan intelligence" in the form of tip-offs from villagers and locals.)

It should not be hard to understand, however, that the Afghan population, which is the key to success, remains skeptical of American intentions. The war on their own soil is now the longest in America's history. This is thanks in good part to the "intelligence" errors that led to a bungled invasion of Mesopotamia.

Yet it is the other key occupation in the Islamic world that forever mires America's effort to be seen for what most of its citizen's would rather be: a peacemaker and an advocate of democracy.

Since 1967, there has been talk about ending Israel's occupation in the West Bank. Yet few Muslims I spoke to in my travels believe anymore that a peace deal is likely or even possible. They don't need to read or listen to Jewish author Akiva Eldar's excellent explanation in Lords of the Land about the Israel Defense Forces' intimate ties with the Israeli settlement movement to be convinced of this.....

They already have their own sources of information. Unfortunately, these include radical Hamas leader Khaled Meshal, who told me in an interview for my book that "without resisting the occupiers, the occupation, the occupier himself will never be convinced that he has to leave".

While Washington has convinced itself that it is facing an "offensive" jihad from across the Islamic world, that same "jihad" is usually viewed as a defensive one by the young Muslims susceptible to Hamas' manipulations. There is an even worse bit of loose intelligence just hanging out there waiting to be seized upon, however.

Israel's "occupation" in the Holy Land is conflated in the minds of Muslims with the idea of American military "occupation" in South Asia and beyond. Al-Qaeda's propaganda geniuses - as opposed to "intelligence experts" - have crafted their own stealthy recruitment campaigns to incorporate these views. Their simple and direct message: "America and Israel want you under their boot."

A handful of leaders at the Pentagon and within Obama's national-security apparatus already know this. Petraeus testified before the US Senate in March after his Central Command submitted a detailed 56-page "Posture Statement", that said, "The [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of US favoritism for Israel." The statement further added, "Meanwhile, al-CIAda and other CIA/MOSSAD puppet militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support."

It is hard to argue with perceptions, though, particularly when you are so busy lavishing billions on brain power inside the Beltway. As sure as George Washington never tossed a silver dollar across the Potomac, that won't change anytime soon.

Philip Smucker is the author of the just-released My Brother, My Enemy: America and the Battle of Ideas across the Islamic World. (Prometheus, July, 2010.) His previous book was Al-Qaeda's Great Escape. (Potomac, 2004.) His short HD videos that accompany the book are available on

A foreign intelligence angle to Harris County, Texas computer hacking case?

July 22, 2010 -- A foreign intelligence angle to Harris County, Texas computer hacking case?
Garcia has been linked to Mossad operations in Houston.....

Wilfrido Willie Mata was the IT director for the Harris County, Texas Sheriff's Office until this past May. Mata was fired after he contacted the FBI about Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia ordering him to do nothing as an outside hacker penetrated three Sheriff's Department's computer system. Garcia then ordered the IT official not to report the operation to anyone else in the county government. Mata has filed a lawsuit against Garcia for violation of the Whistleblowers Act and wrongful termination.

Garcia also ordered Mata not to conduct a required security audit of the department's computer system in October 2009, which resulted in an investigation by the Harris County District Attorney's Office, which later determined no crime was committed.

After being ordered to take no action as the outside hacker penetrated the Sheriff's Department computer system, Mata went to the FBI, which asked him to wear a wire. In October 2009, Mata informed the Sheriff's Department of his cooperation with the FBI. Mata was then fired.

The involvement of the FBI in the case may indicate a foreign intelligence angle to the outside hacking of the Sheriff's Department's computer system. WMR has previously reported on Garcia's contacts with a certain foreign government, contacts that were viewed suspiciously by Roland "Tony" Carnaby, the former CIA operative and President of the Houston chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) who was gunned down in April 2008 by two Houston police officers on a busy street after a high-speed chase.

On May 23, 2008, WMR reported: "If anyone knew more about Israel's penetration of the top echelons of Houston's city government and police force it was the one-time CIA station chief in Houston, Roland Carnaby, gunned down on April 29 by the very same police department he counted as among his friends.

WMR has learned that Adrian Garcia, a former Houston police officer, former chief of the Mayor's Anti-Gang Task Force, and current chairman of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee as City Councilman, paid a trip to Israel during the last few months, a trip paid for by the city of Houston and known to Houston Mayor Bill White. Garcia is currently running for Sheriff of Harris County. The trip to Israel raised a few eyebrows in Houston but Garcia claimed it was necessary and requested by the city. Garcia is a past "consultant" for the US State Department on "policing programs" in Central America. Garcia's trip to Israel is not the only one funded by the city for Houston law enforcement officials.

Carnaby was a frequent visitor to George Bush International Airport, where he often introduced Israeli security vendors and consultants to airport security officials, and NASA's Johnson Space Center."

On July 28, 2008, WMR reported: "Carnaby experienced an unusual incident the night before his death at a Houston restaurant, The Capitol Grille. A man, who appeared drunk carrying an open 'to go' order bag, approached Carnaby and asked him to look inside. Carnaby responded by stating he did not know the man, while, at the same time, reaching for his concealed pistol. The man apologized and quickly left the restaurant and got into a vehicle with diplomatic plates traced to Israel's Consulate General in Houston.

Houston is a center of intrigue for Israeli intelligence activity. Carnaby's associates voiced surprise that Adrian Garcia, current Houston city councilman and candidate for Harris County Sheriff, spent two weeks in Israel earlier this year, paid for by the city of Houston, for totally unknown reasons. Garcia was an acquaintance of Carnaby's, socially and professionally."

On November 24, 2009, WMR ran an additional story about Garcia: "Israel's search for replacement enriched plutonium hit pay-dirt when its intelligence service discovered that the Pantex nuclear facility near Amarillo, Texas, stores enriched plutonium fuel that is 99 percent pure plutonium that does not require reprocessing for another 60 to 90 years. However, the Department of Energy has plans to store much of the nuclear fuel now at Pantex at the very secure Yucca Mountain storage complex within the Nevada Test Site. WMR previously reported that Mossad agents are extremely active at military and nuclear sites in Nevada, including the Nevada Test Site. However, Israeli scientists may have already penetrated the security at the Nevada Test Site through a joint operation with the United States. WMR has learned that U.S. and Israeli scientists are co-testing newer electromagnetic core/pit compression techniques that does not use conventional explosives as the weapon detonator. Instead, the fuel is magnetically compressed. The technique overcomes the plutonium aging issue while allowing for the development of micro-nuclear weaponry.For example, 650 grams of force per square centimeter is all that is required to compress a plutonium core into a critical state. 750 grams is the minimum amount of plutonium that is needed in order to produce a nuclear explosion. One kilogram of plutonium produces an explosive yield equal to one kiloton of TNT.

The Israelis discovered that only U.S. nuclear cores composed of plutonium alloys were ripe for theft at Pantex. The 99 percent plutonium fuel was more well-guarded. Because the older plutonium cores required refrigeration to keep them cooler than 150 degrees, the Israelis used refrigeration trucks to move the cores through the port of Houston and into refrigeration containers loaded on board ships belonging to Zim-American Israeli Shipping Company, a firm with close links to the Mossad. From Houston, the plutonium alloy cores were shipped to Israel and Dimona.

One individual who had the port of Houston under close scrutiny was CIA contractor/informant/source Roland 'Tony' Carnaby. Carnaby had set up a number of video surveillance cameras at the port of Houston and routinely uploaded the stored videos from the camera units to his Macintosh computer. In April 2008, Carnaby was shot to death by two Houston police officers after what was reported to have been a high-speed chase by police. After he was killed, the Houston police took possession of Carnaby's Macintosh computer. WMR previously reported that Carnaby kept Israeli intelligence assets and agents under close scrutiny in Houston and that he had a strange encounter with an Israeli Consulate General official the evening before he was shot. WMR also previously reported on Mossad's penetration of the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has visited Israel and is considered close to the Israeli intelligence operation in Houston. Garcia's overall agenda was also never trusted by Carnaby, according to our sources in Houston. Conveniently, security for the port of Houston comes under Harris County and Garcia. Radiation detectors routinely scan containers at Houston for the presence of nuclear materials, hence, it is important for the Mossad to counteract security at the port.

On August 13, 2008, WMR reported: 'WMR previously reported that slain retired CIA station chief in Houston, Roland 'Tony' Carnaby, gunned down gangland-style on April 29 by Houston police after his vehicle ran out of gas, not after a 'high-speed chase' as alleged by Houston police, had a tepid and wary relationship with Israeli intelligence operatives in Houston. Carnaby was contracted to the Port of Houston, as well as the two Houston area international airports, to provide security consultative services. An Israeli firm, Orsus, is currently installing an integrated security monitoring system that will link video surveillance, visitor control, and police dispatch systems to a 24-hour Port Coordination Center. It is known that Carnaby used a number of cell phones to dial into port video cameras to turn them on, stop them, and download captured video data. The Israeli firm was scheduled to begin installation of its system this month.The financial backers of Orsus include ComSor Venture Fund LDC, a joint operation of Comverse Technology, which includes its subsidiary Verint Systems, and Soros Fund Management's Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd. Other investors in Orsus include Israel's Koor Industries, the leading shareholder of Tadiran, the Israeli defense electronics firm; Cial Industries and Investment, an Israeli holding company; the Cedar Fund, an 'Israeli-related' venture capital firm; Israel Infinity Venture Capital Fund; and Poalim Capital Markets, a subsidiary of Bank Hapoalim, Israel's largest bank.'

Carnaby was, reportedly, working with the FBI on the Israeli nuclear smuggling issue and the FBI office in Houston requested that the Houston police call off their chase of Carnaby. WMR has also learned that one of the Israeli agents involved in the Pantex smuggling is the agent known as "Stinky" by FBI surveillance teams. He is called "Stinky" because of his obeseness and sloppy eating habits. "Stinky" was linked to the clubbing death of CIA missile expert William Bennett in Landsdowne, Virginia, near Leesburg, in March of this year and the assassination of weapons developer Gerald Bull in 1990 in Brussels. Bennett had uncovered evidence that Israel had shared with or sold to China and Russia classified U.S. Patriot missile and stealth technology.

Stinky has been seen in the Amarillo area with a crew from New Jersey and he is believed to have re-entered the United States, after the hit on Bennett, on a false Canadian passport."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hellerstein ruling provides cover for U.S. intelligence illegal covert ops

July 20, 2010 --

Hellerstein ruling provides cover for U.S. intelligence illegal covert operations and extrajudicial assassinations on US soil and worldwide...

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein's July 15th 2010 decision to deny the American Civil Liberties Union's request to compel the government to release details of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" methods on 9/11 detainees provides the legal cover for the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies to hide their illegal covert methods used abroad and domestically. Hellerstein, who has been one of the most activist judges in denying requests for a full disclosure of government intelligence involving the inside job of 9/11 attacks, wrote in his decision, "Courts are not invested with the competence to second-guess the CIA director regarding the appropriateness of any particular intelligence source or method."

In 2008, Hellerstein tossed out a law suit filed by 9/11 victims' families asking for the debris at the Fresh Kills, Staten Island waste dump to be sifted for the remains of their loved ones so they could receive a proper burial. Hellerstein was obviously worried about what other evidence might be sifted from the debris piles, evidence that would point to more than airplanes bringing down the World Trade Center. In 2009, Hellerstein, again, ruled to cover-up the inside job of 9/11 by dismissing a lawsuit against New York City's Office of Emergency Management for negligence in helping cause the collapse of Building 7 of World Trade Center by permitting diesel fuel to be stored on the roof.

Hellerstein has now given a green light to U.S. intelligence agencies for continued protection from law suits and other sanctions under the guise of national security and the utterly corrupt Deep State in USA and CIA/MOSSAD White House Murder INC,.....

Obama and his four predecessors have continued to violate Executive Order after Executive Order in permitting U.S. intelligence operatives to blatantly engage in assassinations in the US, Lebanon and beyond, coups, and kidnappings. Hellerstein has provided judicial cover for these continued activities by ruling that intelligence sources and methods are more important that U.S. law or prior presidential orders.

Examples abound of such illegal U.S. covert operations, assassinations of the infamous White House Murder INC, conducted during the Clinton administration which launched the assassination of Mr. Elie HOBEIKA in 1999....(these operations will now become more commonplace)

Confidential worries about democracy itself....

Confidential worries about democracy itself....
By Russ Baker

Jul 20, 2010,

Amid the constant fracas of daily political life, it is often hard to see the big picture of power in America (and, for that matter, the world.) In researching my book, Family of Secrets, I came to a fresh appreciation of this big picture, assembling a vast amount of new evidence of the extent to which the visible democratic process has historically been covertly shaped by powerful interests, and how this shaping has gone largely unnoticed and unremarked-upon, right to the present.

My work has been praised by some and attacked by others, but since its publication, new evidence keeps emerging, in bits and pieces, that the public, its elected representatives (and often even presidents too) are being constantly manipulated to support outcomes favorable to wealthy elites.

The latest comes in the New York Times. In an article headlined “Records Show Doubts on ’64 Vietnam Crisis,” Elisabeth Bumiller reports on newly released documents that confirm this.

In an echo of the debates over the discredited intelligence that helped make the case for the war in Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday released more than 1,100 pages of previously classified Vietnam-era transcripts that show senators of the time sharply questioning whether they had been deceived by the White House and the Pentagon over the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident.

. . .”If this country has been misled, if this committee, this Congress, has been misled by pretext into a war in which thousands of young men have died, and many more thousands have been crippled for life, and out of which their country has lost prestige, moral position in the world, the consequences are very great,” Senator Albert Gore Sr. of Tennessee, the father of the future vice president, said in March 1968 in a closed session of the Foreign Relations Committee.

. . . President Lyndon B. Johnson cited the [Tonkin Gulf] attacks to persuade Congress to authorize broad military action in Vietnam, but historians in recent years have concluded that the Aug. 4 attack never happened. . . .

[T]he transcripts show the outrage the senators were expressing behind closed doors. “In a democracy you cannot expect the people, whose sons are being killed and who will be killed, to exercise their judgment if the truth is concealed from them,” Senator Frank Church, Democrat of Idaho, said in an executive session in February 1968.

. . . At another point, the committee’s chairman, Senator William Fulbright, Democrat of Arkansas, raised concerns that if the senators did not take a stand on the war, “We are just a useless appendix on the governmental structure.”

. . . . In the end, however, the senators did not further pursue their doubts. As Mr. Church said in one session that was focused on the staff report into the episode, if the committee came up with proof that an attack never occurred, “we have a case that will discredit the military in the United States, and discredit and quite possibly destroy the president.”

He added that unless the committee had the evidence to substantiate the charges, “The big forces in this country that have most of the influence and run most of the newspapers and are oriented toward the presidency will lose no opportunity to thoroughly discredit this committee.” [Italics added for emphasis]

Now, having read this, consider what happens when one tries to show how this is an ongoing problem - that those “big forces” Senator Church warned against have been doing much more than creating a false justification for a huge escalation in Vietnam. When I showed the pervasive role of these interests in shaping the American presidency, over decades, people began coming after me. A Los Angeles Times reporter angrily accused me of “paranoia,” and an outside reviewer selected by the Washington Post tried to minimize my work by suggesting that I was “overreaching.” Overreaching? I’d like to know what Albert Gore Sr., William Fulbright and Frank Church would say if they were alive today, about the long-term evidence of constant falsification of events-including, of course the case for invading Iraq, but also the scores of other false stories I lay out for the first time in the book.

Also, consider what the New York Times does not say in this article, and cannot quite bring itself to talk about: That when the military and the president mislead the people, they don’t do it always just on their own. They, too, have other masters to serve. What goes unsaid is about the basic nature of power in America-and ultimately, it leads not to government, with all its strengths and weaknesses, but to the “private sector,” where those “big forces” Frank Church cited can be found. That’s where we need to be looking, but so rarely do.