Tuesday, 16 February 2010

intel updates: dubai, india, russia-poland

Names of Mossad Death Squad Published

Lt. Gen. Dhafi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai’s police chief, stated during a press conference on Sunday that the team which carried out the killing of Mahmud al-Mabhouh in a room at the Al-Bostan, Rotana hotel in Dubai on January 20 consisted of six British passport holders, three Irish passport holders including the woman, and the holders of each a German and a French passport.

Pictures of the death squad members.

“This is a list of all the wanted suspects. The list will be given to the press, newspaper and the Interpol”, said Khalfan. Dubai will soon issue arrest warrants for 11 Europeans suspected in the killing of senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh, but the police chief said on Monday that he was still not ruling out Israeli involvement.

Khalfan said that two Palestinians suspected of providing logistical support in Mabhouh’s murder were being held by police. Al Arabiya television said that the pair had been handed over by Jordan.

Khalfan said that the 11 suspects were believed to have rented a room across the corridor from al-Mabhouh around the time of the murder, and left Dubai shortly after. Al-Mabhouh entered the United Arab Emirates a day before his death using a passport that did not bear his family name.

Khalfan described the assassination of Al-Mabhouh, who was unarmed and alone, “by more than a dozen people” as a cowardly act and not an act of heroism. In an apparent reference to the possibility of state involvement in the assassination of Mabhouh, Khalfan said “if leaders of some countries export orders to their intelligence and security services to commit murders in another country, this is repugnant and unacceptable.”

The names of the suspected persons as published by Al-Quds:
Peter Ilevenger (sp?) – French passport
Kevin Davron – Irish passport
Gael Voallard (female) – Irish passport
Ivan Diningz (sp?) - Irish passport
Paul John Keely – British passport
Melvin Adam Mildainer – British passport
Steven Daniel Hodge – British passport
Michael Lawrence Barney – British passport
James Leonard Clark – British passport
Jonathan Lewis Graham – British passport
Michael Bodenhaimer – German passport

If you know anybody who uses these names, or if you recognize any of the individuals on the pictures, please contact the police station nearest to you.



Dubai to issue arrest warrant for Netanyahu if Mossad behind Hamas killing

Dubai is to issue an arrest warrant for Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, if investigators conclude that the Mossad intelligence service was behind the killing of a senior Hamas official in the emirate last month.

Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem

The threat to detain the Israeli leader came as police in Dubai linked the apparent murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior member of the Hamas military wing, to the Jewish state for the first time.

Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's police chief, claimed that the dead man was killed using methods known to be employed by Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence agency. He added that Mr Netanyahu would be held personally responsible if Mossad was identified as the culprit.

"Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, will be the first to be wanted for justice as he would have been the one who signed the decision to kill al-Mabhouh in Dubai," Gen Tamim told The National, an English language newspaper in Dubai.

"We will issue an arrest warrant against him."

Mr Mabhouh was found dead in his Dubai hotel room on January 20. According to initial forensic reports, he was given an electric shock before being suffocated. Police are still investigating other factors that could have contributed to his death, including poisoning.

Israel has yet to comment on whether or not it was involved in the killing, although it did issue a statement claiming that Mr Mabhouh played"z central role in smuggling weapons from Iran to Gaza militants".

In recent years Israel has been linked to the assassination of several Hamas leaders, both inside the Gaza strip, which is controlled by the Islamist movement, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Any arrest warrant issued against Mr Netanyahu is likely to deal a setback to unofficial efforts to improve relations between Dubai and Israel.


update feb 10 2010


Published: 4:55PM GMT 08 Mar 2010

Interpol issues alert for 16 more suspects in Dubai hotel room assassination

Interpol has issued an alert for 16 more suspects in connection with the assassination of a Hamas commander in a Dubai hotel room, bringing the total number of notices to 27.

16 suspects wanted by Dubai and Interpol
Interpol has issued an alert for 16 more suspects Photo: INTERPOL

The French-based organization says it issued red notices, its highest-level alert, for a 16-strong team accused of shadowing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh before his killing. The total number of people sought by Interpol notices in the case is now 27.

Of the newly listed suspects, only one had never before been identified by Dubai police. Interpol revealed his face and alias for the first time, releasing a photo of a smiling, dark-haired young man and listing his alias as Joshua Aaron Krycer. It did not give his age or nationality.

The group of 16 is believed to have assisted another team, which Interpol described as a "smaller core group alleged to have carried out the killing" and whose members already were sought through Interpol notices.

According to the Dubai police probe, the "second team, the members of which are now also subject of red notices, is believed to have aided and abetted the first team by closely watching, following and reporting al-Mabhouh's movements from the moment he landed at Dubai airport until his murder on Jan. 19," Interpol said.

Interpol issued the alerts at the request of authorities in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Interpol had issued its first batch of 11 red notices in the case in February.

The methodical stalking and killing of al-Mabhouh in a luxury hotel room has been widely blamed on Israel's Mossad spy agency. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.

The statement from Interpol said police in Dubai have agreed to enter evidence _ including DNA profiles _ into Interpol's international databases. It also said that Interpol was to join a Dubai-based international task force on the killing.



with permission from Wayne Madsen

February 15-16, 2010

Pune bombing was a planned false flag accidental explosion

WMR's knowledgeable Asian intelligence sources report that the February 13 improvised explosive device blast at the German Bakery in Pune, India, was likely the result of an accidental premature bomb blast carried out by a covert Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) network responsible for conducting false flag and other terrorist attacks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Asian intelligence sources believe that the blast was part of a series of planned blasts in Pune, a city popular with western tourists, and that the back pack containing the bomb blew up in the bakery because of a failed pick-up by a pre-designated false flag agent.

It is known that David Coleman Headley, aka Daood Gilani, the Pakistani-American double agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), CIA, and the Pakistani/Kashmiri terrorist group Laskar e Taiba (LET), arrested in Chicago last October on charges that he conducted a reconnaissance operation of targets in Mumbai prior to the terrorist attack on that city on November 26, 2008, visited Pune in July 2008 and March 2009. Headley's father, Sayed Salim Gilani, was a Pakistani diplomat and director of Radio Pakistan and is related to the present Pakistani Prime Minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, who approved the staioning of Blackwater/Xe mercenaries in Pakistan. It is suspected that the young Headley was recruited by the CIA after he was arrested by U.S. authorities for the smuggling of heroin in 1988. In fact, Headley often represented himself as being with the CIA during his trips to India.

Indian law enforcement was investigating how Headley obtained an Indian visa from the Indian Consulate in Chicago in order to travel to India but Headley's original visa application papers are now missing from the Indian Consulate in the Windy City. In addition, the FBI is refusing to allow Indian authorities to have access to Headley.

It is also noteworthy that Headley's accomplice, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, also arrested by the FBI as part of an alleged LET cell in Chicago, has the name "Rana" that is not common in Pakistan but predominant among Hindus in Rajasthan state, India. In the criminal charges filed against Rana in Chicago, his contact in Dubai is referred to as "Pasha." Asian intelligence sources do not believe that "Pasha" is either Arab or Pakistani, since the honorific in Arab states and Pakistan is "sheikh" or "emir." "Pasha" is a Turkic, Turkic Khazar Jewish, and Baghdadi Jewish title used since the days of the Ottoman Empire.

Headley stayed in the Koregaon Park neighborhood of Pune and he visited the Hasidic Jewish Chabad House in the same neighborhood, as well as the German Bakery and the nearby Osho Ashram International Meditation center, founded by the late Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the founder of an international mystic cult that established its headquarters at Rajneeshpuram in Oregon in 1981. The communal headquarters collapsed in 1985 after Rajneesh stated that leaders of the commune committed a bio-terror attack on the people of The Dalles by contaminating their food. Rajneesh was arrested and deported from the United States and eventually settled in Pune. He died in 1990, with some people believing the CIA poisoned him to ensure his silence. The Rajneeshpuram colony in Oregon was swimming in weapons, saw a number of murders, and involved a number of CIA operatives. After the catastrophe at Jonestown in Guyana in 1978, it is believed Rajneeshpuram represented yet another CIA MK-ULTRA psyop and mind control operation.

Headley traveled to Pune from Goa, another center of heavy Mossad and Chabad activity. The German Bakery is very close to the Chabad House. Among those killed in the German Bakery blast was an Iranian national, with five other Iranians injured. Since Rajneeshpuram was connected to the CIA's training of El Salvadorean and Laotian mercenaries in the 1980s, there is some speculation that the Iranians in Pune were part of an operation to train them for operations in Iran, especially if they turn out to be Bahais who have also been connected to the Osho ashram.

As reported by WMR, the Chabad House in Mumbai was among the targets of the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. The attack was carried out by operatives of the Pakistan-based part-time CIA facilitator Dawood Ibrahim, the head of the D-Company mafia that controls much of the drug trade in Mumbai, Bollywood, and Nepal. Ibrahim struck Mumbai in retaliation for what he believed was a CIA double-cross to have him captured in Pakistan and extradited to his native India for prosecution.

What links the Osho cult and Chabad, WMR has been told, is sex and Ecstasy, with both groups jointly involved in the prostitution and drug trade in Pune.

The Osho ashram cult has also expanded its operations in the last few years in Nepal where it is supporting a revived paramilitary infrastructure involving the Tibetan exile authority. Osho Nepal has provided Tibetan activists to support Free Tibet protests across Nepal and to help re-establish covert guerrilla operations on behalf of RAW and the CIA in Tibetan monasteries on Nepal's border with China.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was feted at President Obama's first state dinner at the White House on November 24 last year, said the following about Osho (Rajneesh):

""Osho is one of India’s greatest mystics.... I see him as one of the world’s great teachers, thinkers, philosophers and guides of our times. I have enormous respect for his world vision and the kind of International Communities he is building. I have always felt his influence in my life." And the Dalai Lama, who is due to meet Obama in Washington, said of Osho: "Osho is an enlightened master who is working with all possibilities to help humanity overcome a difficult phase in developing consciousness."

The Osho group is the main sponsor of Friends of Tibet, which Nepalese journalists have linked to paramilitary weapons training for Tibetans in Quebec and another branch in the United States. Ironically, the blast in Pune comes just before President Obama is scheduled to meet the Dalai Lama of Tibet in Washington, much to the consternation of the government of China. WMR's Beijing sources report that there is a belief by Chinese intelligence and sources in Nepal that the bomb that detonated at the German Bakery may have been an accidentally detonated device that might have been used in a terrorist training program by the Osho group in cooperation with the local branch of Students for Free Tibet, the more militant wing of the Tibetan independence movement, its more peaceful counterpart being the Tibetan Youth Congress.

Osho operations in Nepal, where George Soros is also active on behalf of the Tibetans, are also being used to spread the Rajneesh philosophy in Russia and other former Soviet republics, as well as Iran. The Osho cult has 55 religious center throughout Nepal and missionaries from the centers often travel to Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to spread the Osho's message.

On November 29, 2008, WMR reported: "WMR previously reported that the violent and bloody attack on Mumbai represents a pay-back from exiled Indian Muslim Mumbai gangland warlord Dawood Ibrahim who fears that the CIA was conspiring with the Pakistani government to extradite him from Pakistan to India. Such an event would effectively cede control of Mumbai's lucrative organized crime territory to Hindu extremist criminal syndicates allied with the Hindu terrorist Shiv Sena group. The targeting of the Lubavitcher Chabad House in Mumbai, where a New York rabbi and his wife were killed by one team of gangsters that arrived by sea from Pakistan, was likely more score settling by Ibrahim who suspected that Israeli Mafiosi were conspiring with Hindu extremist gangs to supplant Ibrahim's criminal influence in Mumbai."

On December 1, 2008, WMR reported: "A report in Kashmir Times, since removed from its website, claimed that the terrorists that entered the Taj Mahal Palace hotel had identified two senior U.S. intelligence officers in the crowd. The fact that the two CIA agents were singled out lends more proof to WMR's original report that Ibrahim was retaliating against his old CIA friends because he suspected them of working with India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) agency to extradite him from his sanctuary in Quetta, Pakistan to India. Ibrahim is a veteran of CIA "off-the-books" operations during the mujaheddin war against the Soviets in Afghanistan and currently in CIA drug and weapons smuggling and money laundering activities in South Asia, particularly in facilitating the shipment of bumper crop opium from U.S.-occupied Afghanistan to enrich the coffers of CIA slush funds . . . WMR has learned from Asian intelligence sources that the Russian-Israeli gangsters operating out of Chabad House tried to take over Mumbai's drug trade with the help of local Jewish mobsters so Ibrahim, while settling scores with India, the CIA, and Britain, decided to have his sub-contractor LET terrorists pay a visit to Chabad House and 'collect on a debt with high interest.' Ibrahim has always been careful to kill more criminals than he employs and after his attacks on Hindu and Israeli mobsters in Mumbai, the ratio has reportedly gotten better. Ibrahim eliminated practically every one of his criminal rivals in Mumbai during the 1980s and he is not about to see Hindu and Israeli crime syndicates replace him in his fiercely fought-for turf in Mumbai and other parts of India. Ibrahim's drug and other smuggling operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Africa, and Sri Lanka have also faced new and increased competition from Russian-Israeli gangsters operating in the same regions."

WMR has learned that the Pune bombing does not involve Ibrahim but a network of RAW-supported right-wing false flag terrorist operatives intent on driving a wedge between India and Pakistan before new diplomatic negotiations between the two sub-continental nuclear powers were to begin thus scuttling the talks.

Pune is a hub of joint RAW, CIA, British MI-6, Mossad, and possibly, Blackwater/ Xe, intelligence operations in the sub-continent. The headquarters of the Indian Army's Southern Command, Pune is also the location of more than a dozen Indian military bases and military research laboratories. Pune is also the location of the National Defense College, where Headley also paid a visit during his stay in the city. Pune is a key meeting ground between the RAW and its operative in the Osho group and Israeli intelligence counterparts using Chabad House as cover. The Military Intelligence Training School and Depot (MITSD) in Pune has also been used to train Sri Lankan military intelligence officers in methods to battle the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Israel's Mossad also provides military and intelligence support to Sri Lanka's military intelligence service.

In 2004, a joint Mossad/Shin Bet unit quietly slipped into Pune to teach surveillance courses to Indian military intelligence units at the MITSD in Pune. The Mossad operatives are reportedly still stationed at the school and are reportedly involved in teaching the RAW the finer points of conducting false flag terrorist attacks. The chief RAW entity for conducting false flag attacks is the Counter Intelligence Team X (CIT-X), which conducted false flag attacks in Pakistan;'s Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Pakistan proper as part of the joint RAW-CIA-Mossad OPERATION PARKARAM between December 2001 and October 2002. RAW agents, masquerading as "Al Qaeda" operatives lured recruits, particularly from the Taliban, with cash, weapons, and ammunition.

Indian police investigators are reporting that the IED used at the German Bakery consisted of 1 to 1.5 kilograms of RDX. WMR has learned that the source of the RDX was the MTSD's weapons depot, another indication that the explosion was the result of a botched training exercise and/or a false flag operation.

On January 4, 2010, Israel's national security adviser Uzi Arad, the former Mossad chief in Washington who handled Israel's Pentagon spy Larry Franklin, was in Delhi after Israel publicly warned of a possible terrorist attack in Goa in October of last year.

It is believed that Headley was originally part of Ibrahim's heroin-smuggling D-Company but that after his arrest he became a key link between the CIA and Ibrahim, as well as to the LET for purposes of running false flag attack operations in the region.

WMR has learned that the most plausible scenario for the detonation at the German Bakery was that it was the result of sloppiness by someone in the Rashneesh/Osho group, likely an intermediate whose job it is to transfer weapons and bombs from the RAW to militant Hindus of the anti-Pakistan dialogue Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena movement, Tibetans, Tamils, and others for use in false flag provocation attacks.

WMR's sources report that the following is the likely scenario behind the bomb explosion in the German Bakery: The device (in a backpack) was being dropped off under a table at the bakery, but the pick-up was late and was possibly waiting for the table to clear of guests.
It went off only when the waiter tried to open it, setting a self-destruct trigger. With 70 people in the bakery, the back pack was practically invisible in a crowd and a good place
for a transfer without police surveillance. The police are spinning the "usual suspects" - including the little -known Indian Mujaheddin, a shadowy group responsible in the past for planting bombs on treetops in parks.

Our sources also point out that the Indian authorities did not cite the Deccan Mujaheddin, as they have in the past, since there are few Muslims in the part of the Deccan where Pune is located. The problem of a targeted bombing hypothesis is the "target" - the German Bakery. The bakery as a target makes no political statement, its munch too small time after the Taj hotel in Mumbai was attacked in November 2008.

To recap in more detail, if the blast at the bakery was an accident that occured during a transfer by a cut-out en route to another target in Pune, the following are the outstanding questions:

The militant Hindus would not target the bakery right in the middle of their assets, the Osho ashram and a friendly Chabad House, so the militant Hindus obviously were planning to hit a public site to "scare" the Indian politicians away from the planned talks with Pakistan. Also, the Hindu militants would have had some sort of Laskar-e-Taiba insignias or markings (a fake ID, a letter, a flag, or name card) "found" at the attack site.

The actual target or targets would probably be in a public square or plaza near a major transport hub, either a bus terminal or train station, with security cameras, as lots of
people have to be visibly running for their lives for maximum effect to sway the opinions of the television audiences. It is likely that the German Bakery device was probably one among many IEDs en route to targets in Pune.

By blowing prematurely in the middle of their own prized assets, the Hindu right now risks exposing their entire false flag operations, along with the involvement of RAW assets, Osho ashram, the CIA, and Mossad (Chabad House). Now that the Indian police have investigators scouring all over the Koregaon Park section, there is little likelihood of a
rightist operation being pulled off before the scheduled Indo-Pakistani talks. INdian police are now reporting that closed circuit TV footage shows two men at a 5-star hotrel across the street from the German Bakery. One has a bag in his possession, while the other is talking on a cell phone. It is a vital clue in the scenario that the back pack exploded at the bakery because of a late pick-up.

The incident also reveals the source of explosives for the Hindu "false-flag" (Lashkar colors) attacks as the same huge cache of weapons distributed to Tibetan,
Tamil, Assamese, and other "terrorist" movements that are covertly fed by RAW to enable Indian military interventions or security agreements with neighboring countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. He has written for The Village Voice, The Progressive, Counterpunch, Online Journal, CorpWatch, Multinational Monitor, News Insider, In These Times, and The American Conservative. His columns have appeared in The Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.



Did missing Polish intel officer defect to Russia?

February 13, 2010

Stefan Zielonka

Stefan Zielonka

By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org |

We have been keeping an eye on the mysterious case of Stefan Zielonka, a senior SIGINT officer with Poland’s Military Intelligence Services (SWW), who disappeared without trace in early May of 2009. The seriousness of Zielonka’s disappearance stems from his extensive knowledge of Polish undercover intelligence networks operating overseas, including names and contacts of illegals –i.e. agents operating without diplomatic cover. Consequently, Polish intelligence officials have expressed fears that, if Zielonka defected, or was kidnapped by foreign intelligence agents, “much of the country’s intelligence network could be compromised”. The possibility that Zielonka actually defected increased after it became known that his wife and young child also disappeared. In December, a report in Poland’s Dziennik Gazeta Prawna claimed that the signals intelligence officer’s mysterious disappearance is connected with a “trail leading to the Far East”, with “all clues lead[ing] to China”. Earlier this week, however, Russian weekly Argumenti Niedieli suggested that Zielonka was in fact recruited by Russian military intelligence. This was the original theory behind the SIGINT officer’s disappearance, to which intelNews alluded when we first reported the story. It is worth pointing out, however, that Polish intelligence sources dismiss this theory, in favor of the purported Chinese link. Instead, they explain Argumenti Niedieli’s claim as an attempts by Russian intelligence services to strike back at Poland after the arrest of a Russian illegal in Warsaw. The unidentified man was detained in 2009 by Poland’s Internal Security Agency (ABW), but his arrest was announced earlier this month.

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