Israeli Terrorism and the Framing of Muslims
By Mishaal Al-Kadhi, Special to Arab News
The actions of Mossad, in misdirecting and suborning information, led to it pulling the wool over its allies eyes globally. It also enabled the Jewish state to put suspicion on Arab states with coordinated covert operations that led to some of the Arab and Muslim states being targeted by the United States.
The Israeli and Jewish lobbies, with their control over world media, managed to convince the world that the Muslims and the Arabs were responsible for the crimes that were committed by the Jews.
The incidents below, obtained exclusively from Jewish authors, former Mossad agents, US congressmen, senators and military personnel give us an insight into some of the Jewish crimes for which Arabs got blamed.
Example No. 3:
The year: 1986
Name of operation: Operation Trojan.
What happened?: Israel purposely manufactured false evidence of Arab terrorism tricking the US to go to war against an innocent nation, as related by a former Mossad agent in his book. Details: Israel had steadily learned valuable lessons from it’s previous aborted and failed attempts to frame the Arabs and prod the US to bomb and destroy them. This time they managed to hatch a truly devious scheme that actually succeeded in causing the US to wrongly go to war and militarily attack another nation. The Israeli secret spy agency (Mossad) planted a transmitter in Tripoli, Libya, and then broadcast terrorist messages in Libyan code making Libya responsible for the killing of two Americans in the bombing of the La Belle discothèque in Germany. It was later proven that Libya had nothing to do with the bombing. By use of this fraud, Israel induced the American bombing of Libya, resulting in the death of countless civilians including the adopted infant daughter of it’s president, Moammar Al-Qaddafi.
The manner in which Mossad tricked the US into attacking Libya was described in detail by former Mossad case worker Victor Ostrovsky in “The Other Side of Deception,” the second of two revealing books he wrote after he left Israel’s foreign intelligence service. The story began in February 1986, when Israel sent a team of navy commandos in miniature submarines into Tripoli to land and install a “Trojan,” a six-foot-long communications device, in the top floor of a five-story apartment building. The device, only seven inches in diameter, was capable of receiving messages broadcast by Mossad’s LAP (LohAma Psicologit-psychological warfare or disinformation section) on one frequency and automatically relaying the broadcasts on a different frequency used by the Libyan government.
The commandos activated the Trojan and left it in the care of a lone Mossad agent in Tripoli who had leased the apartment and who had met them at the beach in a rented van. “By the end of March, the Americans were already intercepting messages broadcast by the Trojan,” Ostrovsky writes.
“Using the Trojan, the Mossad tried to make it appear that a long series of terrorist orders were being transmitted to various Libyan embassies around the world,” Ostrovsky continues. As the Mossad had hoped, the transmissions were deciphered by the Americans and construed as ample proof that the Libyans were active sponsors of terrorism. What’s more, the Americans pointed out, Mossad reports confirmed it. “The French and the Spanish, though, were not buying into the new stream of information. To them it seemed suspicious that suddenly, out of the blue, the Libyans, who had been extremely careful in the past, would start advertising their future actions. The French and the Spanish were right. The information was bogus.”
Ostrovsky wrote: “Operation Trojan was one of the Mossad’s greatest successes. It brought about the airstrike on Libya that President Reagan had promised — a strike that had three important consequences. First, it derailed a deal for the release of the American hostages in Lebanon, thus preserving the Hezbollah as the No. 1 enemy in the eyes of the West. Second, it sent a message to the entire Arab world, telling them exactly where the United States stood regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict. Third, it boosted the Mossad’s image, since it was they who, by ingenious sleight of hand, had prodded the United States to [bomb Libya]”
Shortly thereafter a Pan Am Flight 103 from the USA blew up in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland. The “prime suspect” was labeled Libya, resulting in the USA labeling them a terrorist nation, imposing economic sanctions and placing them on their list of nations that “support terrorism”. Ostrovsky mentions in his explosive expose that even this bombing operation had nothing to do with the Libyans but rather could be directly traced back to a very cloak-and-dagger covert relationship between drug-running informants and the CIA. However, that is a story for another day.
Example No. 4
Israeli use of fake passports to implicate Arabs
In an article by former Israeli Mossad officer Victor Ostrovsky titled “Bungled Amman Assassination Plot Exposes Rift Within Israeli Government Over Peace Negotiations” we read:
“On Sept. 19, six members of the Israeli hit squad arrived in Amman and registered at the Amman InterContinental Hotel. Two had come on a flight from New York and registered as Canadian tourists. The others arrived from Europe, three with Canadian passports, one under the assumed name of Guy Erez, and the fourth on a French passport. All four posed as businessmen, and also had fake Egyptian passports in their possession to be left behind in the event of an accident, to point a finger in a different direction.”
Example No. 5
Israeli forgery and use of stolen or forged passports in their terror attacks and assassinations:
In his book “By Way of Deception” Victor Ostrovsky, former Israeli Secret Police (Mossad) officer, wrote about a visit to a factory the Mossad was using for forging currency and passports. “When I visited the factory as a trainee, I saw a large batch of blank Canadian passports. They must have been stolen. It looked like an entire shipment. There were over 1,000 of them. I don’t think the shipment was ever reported missing — not in the media, anyway.”
He continued: These passports “end up in a huge library-like room, containing many thousands of passports, divided by countries, cities and even districts ... many immigrants to Israel are also asked if they will give up their passports to save Jews.” One of these passports was later found left behind by a Mossad agent who had detonated a bomb under the bed of a man in Nicosia, Cyprus. Another was found in 1997 in the possession of a Mossad agent who had bungled an attempt to assassinate a man living in Amman, Jordan. A third, belonging to Patricia Roxborough was found in 1973 being used by female Israeli Mossad agent who mistakenly assassinated the wrong target.
Example No. 6
More fake IDs used by Israeli Mossad agents:
In a news report published on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998 by BBC News we read: “A UK MP has said that four members of the United Nations weapons inspection team in Iraq are Israeli spies. Labour’s George Galloway, who has campaigned against airstrikes on Iraq, named four people he alleged were agents of Mossad, the Israeli secret service, working under false names and papers with the UNSCOM team. ...The clash came in Commons exchanges after the foreign secretary made a statement on the deepening crisis over Iraq’s withdrawal of cooperation with the UN weapons inspectors. ...UNSCOM’s former chief of inspectors, Scott Ritter, has alleged the organization received substantial aid from Mossad. ... The Glasgow Kelvin MP went on: “In the last few hours it has been revealed that four inspectors working in Iraq under pseudonyms and carrying false passports were in fact Col. Khadouri, Lt. Shamani, Col. Rabscon and Jador Dalal Shamoni — all operatives of the Mossad Israeli intelligence.’”
Example No. 7
Israeli control of US foreign policy, media and public opinion:
Paul Findley is a former US Congressman who served for 22 years, with 16 of those years spent on the Committee on Foreign Affairs. In his book “They Dare to Speak Out” he says: “...[Israel] is able to stifle free speech, control our Congress, and even dictate our foreign policy.”
Similarly, Sen. J. William Fulbright is quoted in the same book as saying in 1973: “Israel controls the Senate...around 80 percent are completely in support of Israel; anything Israel wants it gets. Jewish influence in the House of Representatives is even greater.”
Example No. 8
How did Israel achieve this all-pervasive degree of domination of US affairs?:
On 29-May-2000, Insight magazine published an explosive expose titled “FBI Probes Espionage at Clinton White House” by J. Michael Waller and Paul M. Rodriguez. In that most devastating article, we are shown how dozens of FBI counterintelligence agents managed to uncover a massive wire-tapping and electronic eavesdropping scheme by which Israel was able to break into some of the most secure telephone lines in the USA, including the highest levels of the White House, State Department, Justice Department, Pentagon and National Security Council (NSC). It is feared that by way of this spying Israel has managed to not only obtain some of the most sensitive secrets of the US government in it’s highest levels, but may very well have managed to gain control over leading government figures through blackmail. Here are some quotations from that expose:
The FBI is probing an explosive foreign-espionage operation that could dwarf the other spy scandals plaguing the US government. Insight has learned that FBI counterintelligence is tracking a daring operation to spy on high-level US officials by hacking into supposedly secure telephone networks. The espionage was facilitated, federal officials say ... by a Justice Department unwillingness to seek an indictment against a suspect.
The espionage operation may have serious ramifications because the FBI has identified Israel as the culprit. ... More than two dozen US intelligence, counterintelligence, law-enforcement and other officials have told Insight that the FBI believes Israel has intercepted telephone and modem communications on some of the most sensitive lines of the US government on an ongoing basis. The worst penetrations are believed to be in the State Department. But others say the supposedly secure telephone systems in the White House, Defense Department and Justice Department may have been compromised as well.
The problem for FBI agents in the famed Division 5, however, isn’t just what they have uncovered, which is substantial, but what they don’t yet know, according to Insight’s sources interviewed during a yearlong investigation by the magazine. Of special concern is how to confirm and deal with the potentially sweeping espionage penetration of key US government telecommunications systems allowing foreign eavesdropping on calls to and from the White House, the National Security Council, or NSC, the Pentagon and the State Department. ... no government official would speak for the record. ... “It’s a huge security nightmare,” says a senior US official familiar with the super-secret counterintelligence operation. “The implications are severe,” confirms a second with direct knowledge. “We’re not even sure we know the extent of it,” says a third high-ranking intelligence official.
A senior government official who would go no further than to admit awareness of the FBI probe, says: “It is a politically sensitive matter. I can’t comment on it beyond telling you that anything involving Israel on this particular matter is off-limits. It’s that hot.” ... For nearly a year, FBI agents had been tracking an Israeli businessman working for a local phone company. The man’s wife is alleged to be a Mossad officer under diplomatic cover at the Israeli Embassy in Washington....When federal agents made a search of his work area they found a list of the FBI’s most sensitive telephone numbers, including the Bureau’s “black” lines used for wiretapping. Some of the listed numbers were lines that FBI counterintelligence used to keep track of the suspected Israeli spy operation. The hunted were tracking the hunters.
“It was a shock,” says an intelligence professional familiar with the FBI phone list. “It called into question the entire operation. We had been compromised. But for how long?” ...the FBI discovered enough information to make it believe that, somehow, the highest levels of the State Department were compromised, as well as the White House and the NSC. According to Insight’s sources with direct knowledge, other secure government telephone systems and/or phones to which government officials called also appear to have been compromised. ....A local phone manager had become suspicious in late 1996 or early 1997 about activities by a subcontractor working on phone-billing software and hardware designs for the CIA. The subcontractor was employed by an Israeli-based company.
This was not the first time the FBI had been asked to investigate such matters and, though it was politically explosive because it involved Israel, .... “This is always a sensitive issue for the Bureau,” says a former US intelligence officer. “When it has anything to do with Israel, it’s something you just never want to poke your nose into. But this one had too much potential to ignore because it involved a potential systemwide penetration.”
The activities of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard were uncovered by accident, but there remains puzzlement to this day as to how he was able to ascertain which documents to search, how he did so on so many occasions without detection, or how he ever obtained the security clearances that opened the doors to such secrets. In all, it is suspected, Pollard turned over to his Israeli handlers about 500,000 documents, including photographs, names and locations of overseas agents. “The damage was incredible,” a current US intelligence officer tells Insight. “We’re still recovering from it.”
“[The FBI] uncovered what appears to be a sophisticated means to listen in on conversations from remote telephone sites with ... real-time audio feeds directly to Tel Aviv,” says a US official familiar with the FBI investigation.
Monica Lewinsky told Kenneth Starr, as recounted in his report to Congress, that ... the president told her. “He suspected that a foreign embassy was tapping his telephones, and he proposed cover stories”.
Curiously, Starr never informed Congress whether the Lewinsky tale was true. For that matter, according to Insight’s sources, Starr never bothered to find out from appropriate agencies, such as the FBI or the CIA, whether the monitoring by a foreign government of the president’s conversations with Lewinsky occurred.
... fears were rampant of the damage that could ensue if the American public found out that even the remotest possibility existed that the president’s phone conversations could be monitored and the president subject to foreign blackmail. To the FBI agents involved, that chance seemed less and less remote.
The FBI has become increasingly frustrated by both the pace of its investigation and its failure to gain Justice Department cooperation to seek an indictment ... National security is being invoked to cover an espionage outrage ... Moreover, says a senior US policy official with knowledge of the case: “This is a hugely political issue, not just a law-enforcement matter.”
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2. Lilienthal, Dr. Alfred A., The Zionist Connection II, What Price Peace?
3. ‘The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs,’ December, 1986.
4. Ostrovsky, Victor., 1995 The Other Side of Deception: A Rogue Agent Exposes the Mossad’s Secret Agenda. New York: Harper
5. Ostrovsky, Victor, Hoy, Clair., 1990 By Way of Deception. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
6. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, DECEMBER 1997, Pages 7-8, 92.
7. Findley, Paul. They Dare to Speak Out. 1985, Westport Connecticut: Lawrence Hill & Company.
8. Ennes, James, Assault on the Liberty, 1980, Jr., Random House.