Release of the ‘Dancing Israelis’, Coincidence or Blackmail? Following what ABC News reported were “high-level negotiations between Israeli and U.S. government officials”, a settlement was reached in the case of the five Urban Moving Systems suspects. Intense political pressure apparently had been brought to bear. The reputable Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported that by the last week of October 2001, some six weeks after the men had been detained, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and two unidentified “prominent New York congressmen” were lobbying heavily for their release. According to a source at ABC News close to the 20/20 report, high-profile criminal lawyer Alan Dershowitz also stepped in as a negotiator on behalf of the men to smooth out differences with the U.S. government.
L’UE soupçonne Israël d’avoir installé des micros d’espionnage au siège du Conseil de l’Union Européenne
Source: The Judas Goats – pdf
The FBI-ADL-Mossad Nexus
In the First Attack on the World Trade Center:
The Little-Known (and Chilling) Story
Neil Herman, a 27-year FBI veteran, succeeded Gail Gans who was appointed to the post upon the death of longtime ADL spymaster Irwin Suall.The former head of the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force, Herman was not only a key player in the World Trade Center “investigation” but he also oversaw the equally suspicious FBI inquiry into the downing of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island on July 16, 1997.
That a veteran FBI official would take a key post with the ADL is an ominous signal that the long-standing covert relationship between the FBI and the ADL—forged in the years prior to World War II—was now “going public” with a vengeance.
As the ADL’s chief spymaster, Herman was able to provide the ADL far more wide-ranging contacts within the FBI and the intelligence community than ever before, but, strangely, he evidently did not remain in the post for long.
In fact, shortly after his appointment was announced in the New York press, Herman seemed to have dropped off the radar screen and—even today—very little can be found on the Internet about him. He was succeeded as chief of spying operations by one Mark Pitcavage.
It is, of course, possible to speculate as to why he departed so quickly from the ADL realm—if indeed he did—but the fact is that Herman, positioned as he was in the investigation of the first attack on the World Trade Center, was clearly part of a cover-up of the little-known, seldom-commented-upon Israeli connection to the first attempt to bring down the twin towers that finally fell on September 11, 2001.
Here are the facts about the Mossad connection to the tragedy first revealed by investigative reporter Robert I. Friedman in the August 3, 1993 article in The Village Voice, an independent left-wing New York weekly that has occasionally dared to criticize Israel.
Friedman reported that Ahmad Ajaj, a 27-year-old West Bank Palestinian held in federal custody for conspiring to bomb the World Trade Center, may have been a Mossad mole, according to Friedman’s own Israeli intelligence sources.
Ajaj was arrested at Kennedy Airport on September 1, 1992, after he arrived on a Pakistani International flight from Peshawar carrying a forged Swedish passport and bomb-makng manuals. He was taken into custody, and subsequently pleaded guilty to entering the country illegally.Ajaj’s traveling companion was Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, an Iraqi who law enforcement sources say is a “key player” in the World Trade Center bombing.’
Although the FBI identified Ajaj as a senior intifada terrorist, with links to Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist organization, Kol Ha’ir, a respected Hebrew-language weekly published in Jerusalem, said Ajaj was never involved in intifada activities or with Hamas or even the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Instead, according to Kol Ha’ir, Ajaj was actually a petty crook arrested in 1988 for counterfeiting U.S. dollars out of a base in East Jerusalem. Ajaj was convicted of the counterfeiting charges and then sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
According to Friedman, writing in The Village Voice:“It was during his prison stay that Mossad, Israel’s CIA, apparently recruited him, say Israeli intelligence sources. By the time he was released after having served just one year, he had seemingly undergone a radical transformation.” Friedman reported that Ajaj had suddenly become a devout Muslim and an outspoken hard-line nationalist. Then, Ajaj was arrested for smuggling weapons into the West Bank, supposedly for El Fatah, a faction of the PLO.
But Friedman says this was actually a sham. Friedman’s sources in Israeli inteligence say that the arrest and Ajaj’s subsequent deportation were “staged by Mossad to establish his credentials as an intifada activist. Mossad allegedly ‘tasked’ Ajaj to infiltrate radical Palestinian groups operating outside Israel and to report back to Tel Aviv. Israeli intelligence sources say that it is not unusual for Mossad ro recruit from the ranks of common criminals.”
After Ajaj’s “deportation” from Israel, he showed up in Pakistan, where he turned up in the company of the anti-Soviet Mujihideen rebels in Afghanistan.
This, in itself, could point further evidence that Ajaj was working for the Mossad, for—according to Covert Action Information Bulletin (September 1987)—the funding and supply lines for the Mujahideen were not only the “the second largest covert operation” in the CIA’s history, but they were also, according to former Mossad operative Victor Ostrovsky (writing in The Other Side of Deception) under the direct supervision of the Mossad.
According to Ostrovsky:“It was a complex pipeline, since a large portion of the Mujahideen’s weapons were American-made and were supplied to the Muslim Brotherhood directly from Israel, using as carriers the Bedouin nomads who roamed the demilitarized zones in the Sinai.”
After Ajaj’s ventures with the Mujahideen, he popped up in New York and purported to befriend members of a small so-called “radical” clique surrounding Sheikh Abdel-Rahman who was accused of being the mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing.
On February 26, 1993, the actual day of the World Trade Center bombing,Ajaj was “safe” in federal prison serving a six-month sentence for entering the country on a forged passport. Later, he was indicted for conspiracy in the WTC bombing.
According to Robert Friedman, “If Ajaj was recruited by Mossad [Freidman’s emphasis], it is not known whether he continued to work for the Israeli spy agency after he was deported. One possibility, of course, is that upon leaving Israel and meeting radical Muslims close to the blind Egyptian sheikh, his loyalties shifted.”
However, Friedman also reported another frightening possibility: “Another scenario is that he had advance knowledge of the World Trade Center bombing, which he shared with Mossad, and that Mossad, for whatever reason, kept the secret to itself. If true, U.S. intelligence sources speculate that Mossad might have decided to keep the information closely guarded so as not to compromise its undercover agent.”
Friedman broke amazing ground with these revelations that were ignored by the mainstream press.
What Friedman did not mention—and which only came out later—was that the copy of the infamous “Al Qaeda Terrorist Training Manual” that received widespread publicity following the second attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 had been uncovered . . . in the possession of Ahmad Ajaj, the Mossad undercover informant in the first WTC attack. And that point speaks volumes, far more than we can address in these pages.
However, there’s much more to the story of the first WTC attack: It also turns out that the FBI itself had its own undercover informant inside the “Arab bomb plot” and did nothing—repeat nothing—to prevent the tragedy from happening.
The facts indicate that the FBI had an informant inside the so-called “Arab terrorist cell” that may have fronted for Israel’s Mossad in the World Trade Center bombing.Although Americans have been told that a blind Arab sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, was the mastermind of the bombing, what they don’t know is that one of the sheik’s security guards, Emad A. Salem, was an FBI informant who had filled in the FBI, in advance, of the specifics of the bomb plot.
The FBI officially severed its contacts with Salem seven months before the bombing. However, in the aftermath of the tragedy, the FBI opened up relations with Salem once again. At that time, however, Salem—unbeknown to the FBI—began recording his exchanges with his FBI handler.
Salem’s recorded conversations confirmed that the FBI, in fact, had extensive prior knowledge of the plot to bomb the World Trade Center. The recordings indicate that Salem had told the FBI that he would sabotage the plot by replacing the explosive components of the bomb with an inert powder, after which time the FBI could come in and capture those involved in the conspiracy.
In his book, The Medusa File, investigator Craig Roberts, a well-regarded 26-year veteran police officer and U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran, outlined the parameters of this outrageous scandal that has been effectively buried by the mainstream media. According to Roberts:
It seems that the FBI actually had more than a simple “informant” inside Rahman’s terrorist cell.What they actually had was an Egyptian intelligence officer named Emad Salem, who reported directly to his FBI control agent, Special Agent John Anticev. Salem, it turns out, was hired to infiltrate the Rahman group long before the bombing took place, and consistently reported on the activities of the radicals—including their plans to conduct bombings in the New York City area.
What the FBI did not know was that Salem recorded his conversations with his control agents.The tapes tell a far different story than the official versions of the “investigation.” According to The New York Times, which managed to obtain secret transcripts of some of the conversations, the FBI knew in advance when the bomb was going to be planted, who was going to do it, the names of everyone in the terrorist cell, and where the truck was rented. But worse, one tape went even further. It seems that the FBI not only knew about the planning, they actually assisted the bombers in obtaining and constructing the bomb!
The original FBI plan was for the informant to provide a non-explosive substance that would be labeled “ammonium nitrate,” then use it to construct a “bomb” that would not go off.All the FBI needed to show in court was the elements of conspiracy and intent. It would be a classic “sting” operation and the FBI would come out in the media as heroes—a much-needed polishing of their tarnished image since the earlier debacle at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
Instead of arresting the conspirators when they received inside information that the bombing was being planned, the FBI instead kept their source in place and continued to monitor the progress of the terrorists in planning and preparing for their goal. According to the transcripts, the plan was changed and the informant was directed to provide the terrorists with real explosive materials.The reasoning behind this may have been simply that showing “intent” might not be enough to make a terrorism case in court, and that if real explosives were discovered then the case would make itself. But whatever the reason, the plan moved into stage two: building the bomb.
According to reports and transcripts, Salem was instructed to not only provide the materials, but to give instruction and help in building the bomb itself . . . In [one] transcript [Salem] admitted [to his FBI handlers] that he used government funds to procure the materials and build the bomb for the Rahman group, as he was instructed to do.
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