Wikileaks (Stratfor): Mabhouh hit was subcontracted by the Mossad

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

clip_image001I’m sure that many of you remember Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the Hamas murderer who was liquidated in his Dubai hotel room in January 2010, allegedly by the Mossad.
One of the Stratfor email chains that was released by Wikileaks on Monday claims that the Mossad did not liquidate Mabhouh itself. According to the email – which unfortunately has no further follow-up that I have seen – Mabhouh’s demise was brought about by a subcontractor acting on the Mossad’s behalf. (Unlike previous emails I have posted, this one is in reverse chronological order).

Email-ID 1593553
Date 2010-06-14 16:41:36
I have VERY good information this was a contract job. The mission was contracted by the MOSSAD. In essence, subbed out under contract. The last few hits have been subbed out. I also have VERY good information that the Iranian physicist hit was also a subbed out job. More in person at the T meeting Tuesday, can’t put anything in writing.
Sean Noonan wrote:
> Ah, that makes more sense. That daily mail story was pretty sensationalized.

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ICSR – The International Centre For The Study Of Radicalisation And Political Violence

Sep 2011

As American As Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad

ICSR is pleased to announce the release of its newest report, As American As Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad, by Research Fellow Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens.  This study provides the first forensic analysis of Anwar al-Awlaki’s work, which tracks his ideological path from a supposedly moderate preacher to an al-Qaeda recruiter.


Foreword 2

Letter of Support from START 3

Glossary of Terms 4

Executive Summary 6

Chapter 1

Introduction 9

Chapter 2

Methodology and Key Concepts 13Social Movement Theory 13Framing and Frame Analysis 14Frame Alignment 16Boundary Activation 17Al Wala’ Wal Bara’ 17 The Fluidity of Salafi and Islamist Thought 20

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Silva Carvalho também ‘espiado’ na Wikileaks

A WikiLeaks publica um documento com a análise de Jorge Silva Carvalho sobre as interferências e manobras da Austrália em Timor e a transmissão das preocupações portuguesas face à interferência australiana que fez à embaixada americana em Lisboa. Pelo vista, até há uma tradição de intercepção das comunicações da secreta portuguesa… Mal sabia o discreto Silva Carvalho que a tanta exposição e visibilidade estava destinado! O documento é muito interessante, sobretudo, porque mostra bem como o SIED estava bem informado sobre a situação no terreno em Timor e sobre as manobras australianas e seus objectivos (controlo do gás e petróleo de Timor).

Portugal’s intelligence chief accused Australia

of “fomenting unrest” in East Timor

By Patrick O’Connor  25 April 2011

Leaked diplomatic cables sent from the US embassy in Lisbon, Portugal in June 2006 have revealed that a leading Portuguese intelligence official told American diplomatic officials that the Australian government had repeatedly “fomented unrest” in East Timor, in order to advance its “geopolitical and commercial interests.” The extraordinary exchange occurred two weeks after Canberra had dispatched a military intervention force to the oil and gas rich state, as part of its “regime change” campaign against Timorese Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri.

The Australian government, then led by John Howard, targeted Alkatiri because of his perceived alignment with rival powers, especially Portugal, Timor’s former colonial ruler, and China. The Fretilin party leader was also despised by Canberra for his extraction of unwelcome concessions during negotiations over the division of the Timor Sea’s energy resources. Continue reading

Terrorist list’s release sparks official outrage

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accuses the Government of 'ratting out' 23 Australians to the US. Photo / AP


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accuses the Government of ‘ratting out’ 23 Australians to the US. Photo / AP

Australia has reacted furiously to the publication of names of Australians on the United States terror watch-list, revealed in cables released by global whistleblower WikiLeaks.

The 23 people identified in cables signed by US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich were alleged to have links with Yemeni-based Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who has advocated violence against the West and who has been implicated in planned terror attacks against America.

The list includes a grandmother once described as the matriarch of Australian Islamist militancy, a woman arrested in Yemen after her passport was cancelled, and the wife of a French terror suspect alleged to have had links with Australian terror cells. Continue reading

Israeli ex-spy boss: Iran strike ‘stupid’

An interior view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is shown on October 26, 2010 as Iran began to load fuel into the core of its first atomic power plant some 745 miles south of Tehran. The Russian-built power plant is supervised by the United Nation’s nuclear agency. UPI/Mehr News Agency/Majid Asgarpour


TEL AVIV, Israel, May 12 (UPI) — Meir Dagan, Israel’s recently retired intelligence chief who spent eight years trying to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, has declared a military strike against that contentious project “is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”

Dagan’s comments Sunday during a symposium on regional strategy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the first time he has publicly opposed military action against Iran, challenged hard-line Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

That has made it more difficult for Netanyahu to press the case for an attack with his own Cabinet, with Washington or with the Israeli public. Continue reading

Declaring War on Cyber Metaphors

Seal of the Office of the Director of National...

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Top men tell us that dark forces — China, Russia, criminal elements, spies, terrorists, and hackers — are burrowing deep into America’s digital infrastructure, looking to exploit weaknesses, wreck security and cause mayhem. Last month, CIA Director Leon Panetta testified to Congress that “the potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber-attack,” adding to a list of terrifying analogies used to describe the cyber peril, “Cyber 9/11” and “Cyber Armageddon” among them. And the future looks bleak. As former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Michael McConnell wrote a year ago, “The United States is fighting a cyber-war today, and we are losing. It’s that simple.” Continue reading

Ransom’ for Canadian diplomats benefited al-Qaeda: WikiLeaks

Robert Fowler speaks at a University of Ottawa reception in honour of his and Louis Guay's safe return to Ottawa 

David Kawai / The Ottawa Citizen

Robert Fowler speaks at a University of Ottawa reception in honour of his and Louis Guay’s safe return to Ottawa

· Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

A “ransom” that was paid for the release of two kidnapped Canadian diplomats increased the strength of al-Qaeda in Africa, Libya’s foreign minister complained, according to a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.

The cable dated 2009, describes comments made by Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa regarding the release of the Canadians that year.

Robert Fowler, who had been appointed as a special UN envoy to Niger, and Louis Guay, were captured in December 2008 and spent 130 days being held by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) before being released. Continue reading

Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb’

By Heidi Blake and Christopher Hope, The Daily Telegraph February 1, 2011 6:00 PM

Al-Qaida members participate in military training in Afghanistan in this file photo.

Photograph by: Agence France-Presse Files, National Post, With Files From News Services


Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons after sourcing nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build “dirty” bombs, according to leaked diplomatic documents.

A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a “nuclear 9/11”.

Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing “workable and efficient” biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.

Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph detail the international struggle to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear, chemical and biological material around the globe. Continue reading

Google-China cyber espionage saga


With more details emerging on the inner workings of the targeted malware attack that hit Google and over 30 other companies (ZDNet News Special Coverage – Special Report: Google, China showdown), it’s time to summarize all the events that took place during the past week, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions such as – How did the attack take place? Did Google strike back at the attackers? Was the Chinese government behind the attacks, and if not who orchestrated them and for what reason? Go through the FAQ and their answers.

Q: Which companies were affected in the targeted malware attacks?

According to the initial post confirming the targeted malware attacks, Google stated that “at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses–including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors–have been similarly targeted.” On the same day, actual details on who’s been targeted started to emerge, Continue reading