Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Multiple casing activities of government buildings during San Antonio intelligence conference. Mossad fingered....
Retired CIA sources in Texas tell us that the recent break-in of the Bexar County Court House in San Antonio was not the work of a few drunk French nationals, said to be of Moroccan descent, but part of a larger intelligence operation directed against the United States by a foreign intelligence service, reportedly that of Israel.
On October 22, 2011, WMR reported: "although they broke into a court house and were, allegedly, French citizens of Moroccan descent, charges against three of the five 'tourists' were dropped by Bexar County Magistrate Judge Amalia 'Molly' Cavazos" The decision puzzled the Bexar County Sheriff's office and the county district attorney's office.
The incident at the Bexar County Court House also worries U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee. Cuellar KSAT-TV in San Antonio that the night before the "French" nationals broke into the court house, a Turkish national was detained for suspiciously taking photographs of the old main post office building, which is next to the Alamo. Like the French nationals, the Turkish national was said to be a tourist.
Sources believe the presence of the "French" nationals in the court house was related to the nearby GEOINT Symposium, billed as the nation's largest annual intelligence event, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center was related to the operations of the team at the court house.
The word is that law enforcement and U.S. intelligence are prohibited from arresting and bringing charges against Israeli intelligence agents in the United States, even if the agents are found to be involved in operations that impact on U.S. national security and threaten the safety of American citizens. To pursue Israeli intelligence operations, against an unwritten prohibition, is for an FBI or CIA agent to sign his or her own professional death sentence, with a charge of "anti-Semitism" sealing the fate of anyone who dares challenge the "hands-off" policy on Israeli agents.
We received the following from a veteran U.S. intelligence source in Texas:
"Too many unanswered questions. The charges against the three were dropped by a Magistrate Judge even before the search of the RV was completed. I can't help but wonder if they installed some type of listening devices inside of the Court House? Also, if it is the Court House that I am thinking of, there is a direct line of sight to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. If it is that specific Court House then they could have easily installed a micro-transmitter capable of intercepting signals intelligence from the National Geospatial Intelligence Convention somewhere in the Court House, which has yet to be discovered. Their computers would have the requisite receivers and they could have lingered in the area and picked up intelligence from the convention center. I also find it interesting that the charges were dropped by a Magistrate Judge before the RV was searched and before the computers could have been gone through. The five are probably on their way to whatever their next destination is.
Israel appears to have learned its lesson from past intelligence exposures on U.S. soil. By using nationals of France and Turkey, both of which have an ample number of sayanim, Jewish collaborators for Israeli intelligence, Israeli consular officials can avoid the diplomatic and public relations fallout, such as what arose after arrests across the country of Israeli "art students," "movers," and mall kiosk vendors. Instead of Israeli diplomats with egg on their faces, that fell to French and Turkish consular officers in Texas. There was also the odd report that the French consulate in Dallas was contacted to handle the matter of the five burglars at the San Antonio Court House. However, the French are represented in Dallas by an Honorary Consul, hardly the sort of individual who would get involved in a potential criminal matter involving French nationals. France maintains a full consulate in Houston.
The five French nationals arrested claimed not to be conversant in English, however, they were all proficient in English. Israelis, when arrested, often claim to not understand English, which results in a delay in interrogations until Israeli diplomatic officials can bail them out.
We also received the following item of interest from intelligence sources in Texas: "This district for U.S. District Courts [Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Southern District of Texas] has more CIA operatives in it than anywhere else in Texas outside of Houston. I am told that. St. Mary's Law School in San Antonio is a major player in security and terror. In reading this story, couple the highest ranking Mossad spy in Texas with that program at St. Mary's."
On October 25, 2011, WMR reported: "Retired CIA sources in Texas tell WMR that the recent break-in of the Bexar County Court House in San Antonio was not the work of a few drunk French nationals, said to be of Moroccan descent, but part of a larger intelligence operation directed against the United States by a foreign intelligence service, reportedly that of Israel . . . Sources believe the presence of the "French" nationals in the court house was related to the nearby GEOINT Symposium, billed as the nation's largest annual intelligence event, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center was related to the operations of the team at the court house."
WMR has now been informed by law enforcement sources in Texas of the following concerning the break-in: "[A] further analysis of the photo of the two men walking down the hall in the Bexar County Courthouse: At the top left it indicates:
CH18.104.22.168.1:14AM. As I interpret that data, it is Camera 32 and the photo was taken at 1:14 AM which is consistent with the alleged entry at or about 0100, which means that the photo released to the media is only one of many others and was, by the reports, taken 14 minutes after the alarm on the fire escape went off. Both men are carrying boxes and the front man has what appears to be a pouch hanging from his belt on his right side.
Two of the five "drunk Frenchmen" seen on court house security cameras.
The conclusion of law enforcement in Texas who are not trained. i.e., brainwashed,| by the Israelis is that there was something in the boxes being carried by the "drunk Frenchmen" and it is reminiscent of suspicious Israeli "art student" and "mover" behavior around federal and state buildings prior to 9/11. However, considering that the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the military were ordered to "stand down" on pursuing criminal investigations of pre-9/11 Israeli intelligence activities, it is unlikely that further proof that the Bexar court house break-in will go anywhere since San Antonio judges and law enforcement officials appear to be taking their orders from elsewhere on the "drunk Frenchmen...."
Wayne MADSEN (USA)
Although known to historians and religious experts, the centuries-old political and economic influence of a group known in Turkish as the “Dönmeh” is only beginning to cross the lips of Turks, Arabs, and Israelis who have been reluctant to discuss the presence in Turkey and elsewhere of a sect of Turks descended from a group of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition in the 16th and 17th centuries. These Jewish refugees from Spain were welcomed to settle in the Ottoman Empire and over the years they converted to a mystical sect of Islam that eventually mixed Jewish Kabbala and Islamic Sufi semi-mystical beliefs into a sect that eventually championed secularism in post-Ottoman Turkey. It is interesting that “Dönmeh” not only refers to the Jewish “untrustworthy converts” to Islam in Turkey but it is also a derogatory Turkish word for a transvestite, or someone who is claiming to be someone they are not.
The Donmeh sect of Judaism was founded in the 17th century by Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi, a Kabbalist who believed he was the Messiah but was forced to convert to Islam by Sultan Mehmet IV, the Ottoman ruler. Many of the rabbi’s followers, known as Sabbateans, but also “crypto-Jews,” publicly proclaimed their Islamic faith but secretly practiced their hybrid form of Judaism, which was unrecognized by mainstream Jewish rabbinical authorities. Because it was against their beliefs to marry outside their sect, the Dönmeh created a rather secretive sub-societal clan.
The Dönmeh rise to power in Turkey
Many Dönmeh, along with traditional Jews, became powerful political and business leaders in Salonica. It was this core group of Dönmeh, which organized the secret Young Turks, also known as the Committee of Union and Progress, the secularists who deposed Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II in the 1908 revolution, proclaimed the post-Ottoman Republic of Turkey after World War I, and who instituted a campaign that stripped Turkey of much of its Islamic identity after the fall of the Ottomans. Abdulhamid II was vilified by the Young Turks as a tyrant, but his only real crime appears to have been to refuse to meet Zionist leader Theodore Herzl during a visit to Constantinople in 1901 and reject Zionist and Dönmeh offers of money in return for the Zionists to be granted control of Jerusalem.
Like other leaders who have crossed the Zionists, Sultan Adulhamid II appears to have sealed his fate with the Dönmeh with this statement to his Ottoman court: “Advise Dr. Herzl not to take any further steps in his project. I cannot give away even a handful of the soil of this land for it is not my own, it belongs to the entire Islamic nation. The Islamic nation fought jihad for the sake of this land and had watered it with their blood. The Jews may keep their money and millions. If the Islamic Khalifate state is one day destroyed then they will be able to take Palestine without a price! But while I am alive, I would rather push a sword into my body than see the land of Palestine cut and given away from the Islamic state.” After his ouster by Ataturk’s Young Turk Dönmeh in 1908, Abdulhamid II was jailed in the Donmeh citadel of Salonica. He died in Constantinople in 1918, three years after Ibn Saud agreed to a Jewish homeland in Palestine and one year after Lord Balfour deeded Palestine away to the Zionists in his letter to Baron Rothschild.
One of the Young Turk leaders in Salonica was Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey. When Greece achieved sovereignty over Salonica in 1913, many Dönmeh, unsuccessful at being re-classified Jewish, moved to Constantinople, later re-named Istanbul. Others moved to Izmir, Bursa, and Ataturk’s newly-proclaimed capital and future seat of Ergenekon power, Ankara.
Some texts suggest that the Dönmeh numbered no more than 150,000 and were mainly found in the army, government, and business. However, other experts suggest that the Dönmeh may have represented 1.5 million Turks and were even more powerful than believed by many and extended to every facet of Turkish life. One influential Donmeh, Tevfik Rustu Arak, was a close friend and adviser to Ataturk and served as Turkey’s Foreign Minister from 1925 to 1938.
Ataturk, who was reportedly himself a Dönmeh, ordered that Turks abandon their own Muslim-Arabic names. The name of the first Christian emperor of Rome, Constantine, was erased from the largest Turkish city, Constantinople. The city became Istanbul, after the Ataturk government in 1923 objected to the traditional name. There have been many questions about Ataturk’s own name, since “Mustapha Kemal Ataturk” was a pseudonym. Some historians have suggested that Ataturk adopted his name because he was a descendant of none other than Rabbi Zevi, the self-proclaimed Messiah of the Dönmeh! Ataturk also abolished Turkey’s use of the Arabic script and forced the country to adopt the western alphabet.
Modern Turkey: a secret Zionist state controlled by the Dönmeh
Ataturk’s suspected strong Jewish roots, information about which was suppressed for decades by a Turkish government that forbade anything critical of the founder of modern Turkey, began bubbling to the surface, first, mostly outside of Turkey and in publications written by Jewish authors. The 1973 book, The Secret Jews, by Rabbi Joachim Prinz, maintains that Ataturk and his finance minister, Djavid Bey, were both committed Dönmeh and that they were in good company because “too many of the Young Turks in the newly formed revolutionary Cabinet prayed to Allah, but had their real prophet [Sabbatai Zevi, the Messiah of Smyrna].” In The Forward of January 28, 1994, Hillel Halkin wrote in The New York Sun that Ataturk recited the Jewish Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”), saying that it was “my prayer too.” The information is recounted from an autobiography by journalist Itamar Ben-Avi, who claims Ataturk, then a young Turkish army captain, revealed he was Jewish in a Jerusalem hotel bar one rainy night during the winter of 1911. In addition, Ataturk attended the Semsi Effendi grade school in Salonica, run by a Dönmeh named Simon Zevi. Halkin wrote in the New York Sun article about an email he received from a Turkish colleague: “I now know – know (and I haven’t a shred of doubt) – that Ataturk’s father’s family was indeed of Jewish stock.”
It was Ataturk’s and the Young Turks’ support for Zionism, the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, after World War I and during Nazi rule in Europe that endeared Turkey to Israel and vice versa. An article in The Forward of May 8, 2007, revealed that Dönmeh dominated Turkish leadership “from the president down, as well as key diplomats . . . and a great part of Turkey’s military, cultural, academic, economic, and professional elites” kept Turkey out of a World War II alliance with Germany, and deprived Hitler of a Turkish route to the Baku oilfields.” In his book, The Donme: Jewish Converts, Muslim Revolutionaries and Secular Turks, Professor Marc David Baer wrote that many advanced to exalted positions in the Sufi religious orders.
Israel has always been reluctant to describe the Turkish massacre of the Armenians by the Turks in 1915 as “genocide.” It has always been believed that the reason for Israel’s reticence was not to upset Israel’s close military and diplomatic ties with Turkey. However, more evidence is being uncovered that the Armenian genocide was largely the work of the Dönmeh leadership of the Young Turks. Historians like Ahmed Refik, who served as an intelligence officer in the Ottoman army, averred that it was the aim of the Young Turks to destroy the Armenians, who were mostly Christian. The Young Turks, under Ataturk’s direction, also expelled Greek Christians from Turkish cities and attempted to commit a smaller-scale genocide of the Assyrians, who were also mainly Christian.
One Young Turk from Salonica, Mehmet Talat, was the official who carried out the genocide of the Armenians and Assyrians. A Venezuelan mercenary who served in the Ottoman army, Rafael de Nogales Mendez, noted in his annals of the Armenian genocide that Talat was known as the “renegade Hebrew of Salonica.” Talat was assassinated in Germany in 1921 by an Armenian whose entire family was lost in the genocide ordered by the “renegade Hebrew.” It is believed by some historians of the Armenian genocide that the Armenians, known as good businessmen, were targeted by the business-savvy Dönmeh because they were considered to be commercial competitors.
It is not, therefore, the desire to protect the Israeli-Turkish alliance that has caused Israel to eschew any interest in pursuing the reasons behind the Armenian genocide, but Israel’s and the Dönmeh’s knowledge that it was the Dönmeh leadership of the Young Turks that not only murdered hundreds of thousands of Armenians and Assyrians but who also stamped out Turkey’s traditional Muslim customs and ways. Knowledge that it was Dönmeh, in a natural alliance with the Zionists of Europe, who were responsible for the deaths of Armenian and Assyrian Christians, expulsion from Turkey of Greek Orthodox Christians, and the cultural and religious eradication of Turkish Islamic traditions, would issue forth in the region a new reality. Rather than Greek and Turkish Cypriots living on a divided island, Armenians holding a vendetta against the Turks, and Greeks and Turks feuding over territory, all the peoples attacked by the Dönmeh would realize that they had a common foe that was their actual persecutor.
Challenging Dönmeh rule: Turkey’s battle against the Ergenekon
It is the purging of the Kemalist adherents of Ataturk and his secular Dönmeh regime that is behind the investigation of the Ergenekon conspiracy in Turkey. Ergenekon’s description matches up completely with the Dönmeh presence in Turkey’s diplomatic, military, judicial, religious, political, academic, business, and journalist hierarchy. Ergenekon attempted to stop the reforms instituted by successive non-Dönmeh Turkish leaders, including the re-introduction of traditional Turkish Islamic customs and rituals, by planning a series of coups, some successful like that which deposed Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan’s Refah (Welfare) Islamist government in 1996 and some unsuccessful, like OPERATION SLEDGEHEMMER, which was aimed at deposing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2003. Some Islamist-leaning reformists, including Turkish President Turgut Ozal and Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, died under suspicious circumstances. Deposed democratically-elected Prime Minister Adnan Menderes was hanged in 1961, following a military coup.
American politicians and journalists, whose knowledge of the history of countries like Turkey and the preceding Ottoman Empire, is often severely lacking, have painted the friction between Israel’s government and the Turkish government of Prime Minister Erdogan as based on Turkey’s drift to Islamism and the Arab world. Far from it, Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) seem to have finally seen a way to break free from the domination and cruelty of the Dönmeh, whether in the form of Kemalist followers of Ataturk or nationalist schemers and plotters in Ergenekon. But with Turkey’s “Independence Day” has come vitriol from the Dönmeh and their natural allies in Israel and the Israel Lobby in the United States and Europe. Turkey as a member of the European Union was fine for Europe as long as the Dönmeh remained in charge and permitted Turkey’s wealth to be looted by central bankers like has occurred in Greece.
When Israel launched its bloody attack on the Turkish Gaza aid vessel, the Mavi Marmara, on May 31, 2010, the reason was not so much the ship’s running of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. The brutality of the Israelis in shooting unarmed Turks and one Turkish-American, some at point blank range, according to a UN report, indicated that Israel was motivated by something else: vengeance and retaliation for the Turkish government’s crackdown on Ergenekon, the purging of the Turkish military and intelligence senior ranks of Dönmeh, and reversing the anti-Muslim religious and cultural policies set down by the Dönmeh’s favorite son, Ataturk, some ninety years before. In effect, the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara was in retaliation for Turkey’s jailing of several top Turkish military officers, journalists, and academics, all accused of being part of the Ergenekon plot to overthrow the AKP government in 2003. Hidden in the Ergenekon coup plot is that the Dönmeh and Ergenekon are connected through their history of being Kemalists, ardent secularists, pro-Israeli, and pro-Zionist.
With tempers now flaring between Iran on one side and Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States on the other, as the result of a dubious claim by U.S. law enforcement that Iran was planning to carry out the assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil, the long-standing close, but secretive relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia is coming to the forefront. The Israeli-Saudi connection had flourished during OPERATION DESERT STORM, when both countries were on the receiving end of Saddam Hussein’s Scud missiles....
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Britain's intelligence services are taking off the gloves over Mossad's high-level penetration of the British government. As a result of leaks to the press, one high-level Tory Cabinet minister, Defense Secretary Liam Fox, was forced to resign over his granting of access to classified defense information to his reputed homosexual love partner and Israeli-connected lobbyist Adam Werritty. On October 16, the Independent on Sunday (IOS), reported that Werritty arranged for a high-level 2009 dinner meeting in Herzliya, Israel, the location of Mossad headquarters, between Fox, British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould, and top Mossad officials. The major item on the menu was the overthrow of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The IOS reported that Werritty was working closely with neocons in the United States to carry out the Iranian operation.
Werritty, who falsely passed himself off as Fox's chief of staff, also attended high-level meetings between Fox and government officials of Sri Lanka and Dubai. In addition, Werritty used his connections to Fox to approach the governments of South Sudan and Iraq, as well as the Libyan rebel leadership in Benghazi, for lucrative contracts.
According to The Guardian, Werritty used a charity called Atlantic Bridge, which succeeded an entity known as Security Futures, to fund his lobbying operations. Atlantic Bridge, via Pargav Ltd., a not-for-profit firm set up by Werritty, was partly funded by pro-Israeli lobbyist and head of the British Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) Poju Zabludowicz, a Finnish Jew based in London who owns Liechtenstein-based Tamares Investment Group, formerly a major investor in casinos in Las Vegas with its partner Barrick Gaming Corporation. A former vice chairman of BICOM, Michael Lewis, is reported by The Guardian to have made payments directly to Pargav, Atlantic Bridge, and Fox. Werritty's travel expenses were paid for from Pargav funds.
Another major donor to Pargav, according to The Guardian, was Good Governance Group (G3), a private intelligence firm started by South African Andries Pienaar, formerly with the CIA-connected Kroll special investigations firm. A number of ex-MI6 officers work for G3.
A U.S. branch of Atlantic Bridge was set up by the right-wing Republican entity American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which is backed by major U.S. corporations, including Koch Industries. The U.S. Atlantic Bridge was a contrivance to launder U.S. corporate funds to Tory politicians in the U.K. in the same manner it laundered campaign funds for Tea party candidates in the Republican Party.
Zabludowicz, whose father founded the Israeli weapons firm Soltam, which mainly manufactured mortars, is the chairman of Pocal Industries, Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania, which supplied mortars to the U.S. military.
Werritty was an important British liaison between Fox, American neocons and Israel supporters, and the Republican-controlled Tea Party. During the 2009 trip to Herzliya, Werritty passed himself off as "Dr. Adam Werritty, Advisor, Office of Shadow Defense Secretary; UK Executive Director, The Atlantic Bridge." Werritty was invited by an entity called the Atlantic Forum of Israel.
Michael Hintze, the chief of the Convertible & Quantitative Strategies (CQS) hedge fund in London and a former Australian Army captain who served as the head of equity trading for Goldman Sachs before starting CQS, provided Werritty with an office at CQS and provided the CQS private jet to fly Fox and Werritty to the United States in May. Hintze also serves as a papal knight in the Order of St. Gregory. The new Defense Secretary, Philip Hammond, who has praised his predecessor, has been hosted by Hintze at plush political fundraising dinners.
Another one of Fox's "advisers" was identified by the Daily Mail as John Falk, an American who is managing director of Kestral-USA in Washington, DC. Kestral-USA is a branch of the Pakistan-based Kestral Holdings, which was a sub-contractor in Pakistan to the former Blackwater, now known as Xe Services. Kestral Holdings was sub-contracted to Blackwater SELECT, which was based in Karachi. Kestral is linked to former Blackwater head Erik Prince; Vision Americas, a firm run by former U.S. State Department chief for Latin American affairs, Roger Noriega, and former State Department South Asian affairs chief and CIA South Asian specialist Christina Rocca; and Firecreek Ltd., self-described as a "Washington D.C. based Advisory Firm providing its clients with International government relations, federal contracts and procurement law expertise, and strategic business development advice in the Defense, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Advanced Technology sectors." Firecreek's managing director is John Falk. One of Vision Americas' partners is Demoman International Ltd., a military and intelligence training firm based in Israel that has briefed members of Congress on the battle of Fallujah, Iraq.
In addition, intelligence surveillance information was tipped off to the Daily Mirror about Tory Cabinet Policy Secretary Oliver Letwin, who is closely connected to Israeli intelligence assets in London, tossing over a hundred classified and sensitive Cabinet documents in St. James Park rubbish bins for later retrieval by Israeli embassy intelligence operatives. Letwin's document dumping operations were secretly photographed and published by the Mirror. Only due to the Mirror retrieving some of Letwin's documents from the rubbish bins, does the public know about their contents: five letters from the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, Al Qaeda links to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Letwin's "disposal" of documents for his Mossad handlers arose at the same time that the scandal involving the Israeli-connected Fox and Werritty had reached a crescendo. The Mirror has reported that one of the documents thrown away by Letwin involved a defense company that was under the purview of Fox.
The British media is under tremendous pressure from Israeli and Jewish interests in London not to link the Fox/Werritty and Letwin scandals because of the exposure factor for Israel. However, British intelligence is having none of it and there is an expectation that further information on Mossad's thorough penetration of the British Conservative-Liberal Democratic government, including Number 10 Downing Street, will be forthcoming.
The chairman of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a Tory, has defended Letwin, even though one letter "thrown away" by Letwin was addressed to Rifkind. Along with Letwin, Rifkind is a major supporter of Israel. Letwin and Rifkind are both Jewish. Letwin covered his activities by being a vocal critic of government security breaches.
British intelligence has been on the warpath with Mossad ever since the Israeli intelligence agency was implicated by MI-6 in the murder of Gareth Williams, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) employee who was seconded to the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) and whose badly decomposed body was found stuffed into a sports bag in an MI-6 safe house in the Pimlico neighborhood of London on August 23, 2010. Williams was a victim of a professional Mossad hit team. A "Mediterranean looking" young man and woman, believed to be between 20 and 30 years of age, are still suspects in Williams's death, now believed by British police to have been due to poisoning. "Mediterranean" is a politically-correct code phrase used by British police to describe the Israeli Mossad hit team. The FBI uses a similar code phrase, "Middle Eastern-looking," to describe Israeli spies in the United States. The Mossad duo was last seen entering the MI-6 residence where Williams lived in July 2010.
With an Israeli-connected homosexual duo, Fox and Werritty, being exposed and Letwin feeding rubbish bins Cabinet documents for Mossad handlers, MI-6 and MI-5 have had enough of Israeli espionage in the United Kingdom. The word is that other gay caballero Tory officials with connections to Israel are in MI-6's exposé sights -- with Foreign Secretary William Hague at the top of the list....
British intelligence sources report to us that the sudden early retirement of Britain's most powerful civil servant, Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell, who will receive a £2.3 million pension package, at the height of the investigation by the Cabinet Secretary into allegations that British Tory Defense Minister Dr. Liam Fox shared highly-classified information with Adam Werrity, a close friend, who may have parlayed the information into personal financial gain.
O'Donnell had been investigating the affair but his departure will now open the door for the powerful post of Cabinet Secretary to be split up into three weaker positions by Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron's press secretary, Gabby Bertin, has now been implicated in the Fox-Werrity scandal.
Werrity holds no official government job and he lacks a security clearance for the classified information he was allegedly given access to by Fox. It is believed that Werrity may have passed classified information on to his multi-billionaire lobbying clients, former Goldman Sachs official Michael Hintze and now manager of the CQS hedge fund; hedge fund mogul Lord Stanley Fink; and real estate tycoons Simon and David Reuben.
The departure of O'Donnell, who has served four Prime Ministers -- John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and David Cameron -- during a major inquiry into scandal surrounding the Prime Minister and Defense Minister, has many in the intelligence community wondering if there is something more that is being covered up.
O'Donnell may have been able to link the Werrity scandal to past defense ministry scandals involving the illegal exports of certain restricted defense items, including nuclear material, to embargoed nations or the international black market. O'Donnell has now left the civil service with a generous retirement. One of O'Donnell's predecessors as Cabinet Secretary, Lord Butler, later chaired an inquiry board that looked into the intelligence Britain used to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Not surprisingly, Butler concluded that some of the intelligence on Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction was inconclusive but that the intelligence that Iraq was pursuing yellow cake uranium in Africa was "well-founded." The document on Iraq trying to obtain yellow cake from Niger turned out to be a crude forgery. Butler later was named a director of the banking giant HSBC.
From the Matrix Churchill scandal involving banned British military technology to Saddam Hussein to serious allegations surrounding the disposition of apartheid South Africa's nuclear weapons, successive British governments have been mired in military technology and weapons smuggling scandals. O'Donnell's hasty departure during a major inquiry indicates that the successive cover-ups of British weapons smuggling and other illegal defense deals with certain problematic regimes, including Israel and India, continue to the present day.....LOL
Gus O’Donnell’s report deliberately omitted evidence that Werritty and Fox were scheming with British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould to prepare the diplomatic ground for a military attack on Iran.....
O’Donnell listed two meetings between Fox, Werritty and Gould. But he left out a key meeting of the three, before Fox became Secretary of State for Defence, while Fox was still in opposition. The fact that the three had met before casts a whole new light on their three subsequent meetings, of which O’Donnell mentions only two.
This is what O’Donnell says of one Gould/Fox/Werritty meeting, in para 6 of his report:
This leaves a meeting between Dr Fox and Matthew Gould, the then UK Ambassador Designate to Israel in September 2010. I understand that this was a general discussion of international defense and security matters to enable Mr
Gould better to understand MOD’s perspective of the security situation in the Middle East. Mr Werritty was invited to attend as an individual with some experience in these matters. As a private citizen, however, with no official locus, it was not appropriate for Mr Werritty to have attended this meeting. Dr Fox has since acknowledged this.
It is a lie by omission for O’Donnell to leave out the fact that the three had met up before. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has refused to answer the following questions:
When and where did Gould meet Fox and Werrity while Fox was shadow Defense Secretary?
What position did Gould hold at the time?
There are very strict protocols for officials meeting and briefing opposition front bench spokesmen. Were they met?
In what capacity was Werritty there?
What was discussed and was the meeting minuted?
This is the FCO’s official response to my questions:
Mr Gould’s meeting with the Defense Secretary was arranged by his office as part of his pre-posting briefing calls. Mr Gould was not aware of likely attendance at that meeting in advance; nor does he recall the nature of any introductions made.
As noted in the Cabinet Secretary’s recent report, this was a general discussion of international defense and security matters to enable Mr Gould better to understand MoD’s perspective of the security situation in the Middle East. No classified material was discussed at this meeting.
We are not aware of any record of the meeting having been taken. This is quite normal for routine pre-posting meetings of this kind.
Mr Werritty was also present at an earlier meeting Mr Gould had with Dr Fox in the latter’s capacity as shadow Defense Secretary.
The conference which both Mr Gould and Mr Werritty attended in Israel in February this year was the latest in the series of annual Herzliya Conferences. A programme and other documents related to the conference can be found on the Herzliya Conference website. As noted in the Cabinet Secretary’s report, Mr Gould also attended a private dinner with the Defense Secretary, Mr Werritty and senior Israelis in the margins of that conference, at which there was a general discussion of international affairs.
Why were the facts in bold omitted from Gus O’Donnell’s report?
The programme is worth looking at: nobody could accuse the Herzilya conference of balance in its agenda or its participation.
But to return to the detail. The FCO is quite wrong to describe Gould’s meeting with Fox as a “routine pre-posting briefing meeting.” This is in fact another deliberate lie. Briefings for even the most senior Ambassadors on their pre-posting briefing tours are not normally at Secretary of State level. Liam Fox did not meet any other British Ambassadors to give them pre-posting briefing. And when an Ambassador does call on the Secretary of State for Defense, there would always be a private secretary in attendance in case any action points arise. Not only was there no private secretary, but I am told by an inside source this meeting was not in Fox’s office but in the MOD dining room.
Not a “routine pre-posting briefing meeting” at all then.
O’Donnell omits the Herzilya Conference but includes the dinner. Again, what O’Donnell says is quite extraordinary to any FCO insider:
6 February in Tel Aviv. This was a general discussion of international affairs over a private dinner with senior Israelis. The UK Ambassador was present.
The idea that the Secretary of State for Defense can have, together with the British Ambassador to a country, a “Private dinner” with officials of that country is just plain nonsense. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office refuse to say who the “Senior Israelis” with Fox, Gould and Werritty were. They also refuse to say who paid for that dinner.
My information is that the reason that dinner is characterized as “Private” is that it included senior Israeli military and Mossad representatives and that the subject of discussion was preparing the diplomatic ground for a military attack on Iran.
Matthew Gould is British Ambassador. He represents this country at all times and every utterance he makes on diplomatic or policy questions to an official of his host country is “official”. We are entitled to know:
Who paid for the dinner?
Which senior Israelis were at that dinner in Israel on 6 February 2011 with Gould, Fox and Werritty?
What was discussed?
O’Donnell omits the fact that Gould, Fox and Werritty were plotting from before Fox became Secretary of State. O’Donnell mentions only two of the four meetings between all three that we know about. He separates those two meetings by seven paragraphs, does not mention Gould by name at the second reference, and gives deliberately false characterizations of those meetings. This is misdirection on an epic scale.
Werritty visited Iran to meet opposition groups while Gould was serving in the Embassy there. Atlantic Bridge, the Fox-Werritty fake charity, was operating in the US when Gould was serving in the British Embassy in Washington with specific responsibility for US-Iranian relations.
Both O’Donnell and the FCO have listed only meetings at which Fox, Gould and Werritty were all three present. They have refused to say how many times Gould met Werritty without Fox, or how many telephone conversations or written or electronic communications there have been between Gould and Werritty.
I started this investigation on a tip-off. The FCO’s confirmation that Gould met Werritty and Fox while Fox was still in opposition confirms that some of what my informant says is true. An overwhelming mass of circumstantial evidence and the government’s lies, misleading statements and refusal to clarify some very simple facts, leaves me convinced that the truth has been found.
Werritty received such large amounts of Zionist lobby funding because he was, with Fox, promoting an attack on Iran – an agenda in which Matthew Gould had got himself wrapped....