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Mossad Black Ops and False Flags

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 5, 2008 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

mossad A Brief history of Mossad Black Ops and False Flags, Mossad: a shell organization for Jewish/Israeli terrorism all over the world. False Flags: Committing an atrocious act, and blaming another party or nation for it. The point is to turn public opinion against an entity, and have someone else fight your battles for you.

Lusitania Churchill, who was 1/2 Jewish, leaked intelligence to Germany that Lusitania carried munitions, and then it was sent it in a U-boat infested area. The ship was supposedly torpedoed, and a massive bomb exploded, killing 1200. This set the stage for Wilson to bring the USA into WW2, at a later date.

Kristallnacht When government officials were away, Jewish-paid thugs went on a rampage in Berlin and some border towns. Nazis were blamed, and world opinion favored Jews

Bromberg massacre An estimated 58,000 German civilians lost their lives in the massacres carried out prior to the 1939 invasion. A website on the atrocity at Bromberg explains how Polish Bolshevik Jews massacred 5,500 Germans, on one ‘Bloody Sunday, in 1939. This was the flashpoint for the Polish invasion.

The King David Massacre July 22, 1946 Jewish terrorists blew up a hotel, and killed 91 British soldiers, and blamed the atrocity on Arabs. When later caught, they said the British had a list of their Arab spies and were going to turn them over to the Palestinians. The goal of the False Flag was to pit the British against the Palestinians.

Lavon affair In 1954, Israeli agents working in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including a United States diplomatic facility, and left evidence behind implicating Arabs as the culprits. The ruse would have worked, had not one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to capture and identify one of the bombers, which in turn led to the round up of an Israeli spy ring

RFK Assassination June 1968 Robert Kennedy is shot by a PLO bus-boy named Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy was running for President, and would have sought revenge over the Israeli killing of his brother. The use of a Palestinian was a little too ‘Hollywood’.

USS Liberty ….June 6th, 1967 Six fighters, three torpedo boats and two assault helicopters attacked the USS Liberty. There were 24 dead and 177 maimed. F-4 phantoms were enroute when President Johnson stopped the rescue. Israel’s plan was to blame Egypt, and have the US retaliate against Egypt.

Black September 5, 1972 Eight Palestinian “Black September” terrorists seized 11 Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany. In the rescue attempt by West German authorities, nine of the hostages, and five terrorists were killed. Israel, and it’s Jews, are once again the victim, and the Palestinians are demons.

1976 … Entebbe Israel faked a hijacking to Kenya (Idi Imin was an Israeli puppet), and then pulled a rescue, portraying themselves as elite commandos. Arabs looked like monsters and the Israelis, having suffered countless persecutions, have decided to fight back.

1982 Abu Nidal, who was an Israeli Black Ops agent, attacked the Jewish Goldenberg’s delicatessen in Paris. 6 were killed, and 20 were wounded, of which 2 were Jewish.

Pan Am flight 73 A 747 was enroute from Karachi, to Frankfurt, to its final destination of New York. Four hijackers took control of the airplane, and for the next 16 hours, they held 379 passengers at gunpoint, while the pilots escaped. The plane was stormed and 20 died.

Beirut Marine barracks …October 23,1983 241 Marines died when a truck packed with explosives blew up a Marine barracks at Beirut International Airport

Achille Lauro …1985 Abu Abbas, and 15 Arabs, took over a cruise ship and threw a Leon Klinghoffer overboard. After two days of negotiations, the seajackers abandoned the ship. In this False Flag, the Israelis turned world opinion against the Arabs, while once again portraying themselves as victims.

English policewoman shot….1984 In 1984, Zionist Jews staged a protest outside the Libyan embassy in London. Approximately 25 English Bobbies were used for crowd control. During the middle of the demonstration, a shot rang out and a female Bobby named Yvonne Fletcher was hit and killed. The shot came from a building used by the Mossad to spy on the Libyan embassy, but the newspapers overlooked that and blamed Libya. Israel used this false flag murder of Policewoman Fletcher, to turn world opinion against Libya.

Alia airliner…1985 Nidal’s Black September group hit a jet with an SAM as it took off from Athens airport. Although the rocket did not explode, it left a hole in the fuselage.

Lockerbie ….Dec 1988 Mossad blew up Pan AM 103 and blamed it on Libya. Unfortunately, the plane was late and blew up overland, and all the evidence pointed towards Israel. Israel’s goal was to demonize the Muslims, and lay the groundwork for 9/11.

AMIA ….1992 Mossad blew up AMIA and the Israeli Embassy in Argentina. Over 100 killed, and practically all of them were Argentineans.

Luxor, Egypt … 1992 An attack on Luxor, by militants, in which 58 foreigners, most of them Swiss, were killed (71 Killed in total). Arabs blamed the Mossad. six gunmen disguised as police emerged from nearby cliffs and fired randomly at tourists visiting Luxor’s Temple of Hatshepsut, the Egyptian Information Ministry said. The Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya group ( “Vanguards of Conquest” according to CNN) is a revival of the Jihad organization (Headed by Ayman Al Zawahiry) which killed president Anwar Sadat in 1981. Israel destroyed Egyptian tourism, and turned world opinion against Muslims.

Khobar Towers …1996 Khobar Towers was bombed. It housed an F-15 unit. Israel said it was done by Hezbollah, but US military investigators linked it to Mossad.

Karin-A…… 2000 Israel intercepted a ship, the Karin-A, in the Red Sea. The ship contained massive weapons, which Israel claimed were destined for the PLO. A Jewish arms dealer set it all up. As a result, world opinion turned on the PLO, and Israel’s slaughter of rock throwing Arab children wasn’t questioned.

Two airports attacked …..1985 Terrorists of Abu Nidal’s Black Sept. struck at the Rome and Vienna airports. Nineteen were killed at Schwechat Airport and three at the Rome airport.

LaBelle Disco ……1986 As part of a Libya False flag, the Mossad sent a series of false messages out of Tripoli, talking of an impending attack. The Mossad then bombed a German Disco, the Labelle Club, killing three and wounding 230. President Reagan was convinced it was a Libyan attack, and retaliated by bombing Libya World opinion turned against Libya.

OKC Murrah Building …1993 One of the Mossad’s American arms, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), was concerned about the growth of Patriot movements such as Militias, so an attack was staged using a Timothy McVeigh patsy, who was out of Elohim City (Jewish-sponsored terror Mecca). The real brains behind the OKC bombing were Andreas Strassmeir and Daniel Spiegelman, who were/are both Jewish. The Zionists destroyed the Militia movement’s credibility, and brought the FBI down on them.

Flight 840 TWA’s Flight 840, a Boeing 727 flying from Rome to Athens with 115 passengers and seven crew members aboard, had already begun its descent toward the Athens international airport. Twenty minutes before landing, as it flew at 15,000 ft. over Argos, a town near the ancient site of Mycenae, an explosion shook the aircraft. Four were killed but 111 lived. Once again, Israel planted the seed of “Arab” terrorism.

World Trade Center…. 1993 In Dec. 1992, an Israeli soldier, Nissim Toledano, was kidnapped and killed. The Israeli government rounded up 1600 members of Hamas, and deported 415 of them to the no-mans land between the Israeli and Lebanese borders. In the brutally inhospitable weather, these 415 Hamas members were stranded without food and shelter. Furthermore, the Israeli authorities stopped any humanitarian aid from reaching these people. With media focus on the deportees, it triggered international outrage against Israel, which was followed by international pressure on Israel that refused to go away. This time, Israel had bit off more than it could chew. It was time to ‘deflect’ pressure off Israel.

Israeli intelligence services went into action. A detailed process that is too long to elaborate here, hatched a plan. In the third week of February 1993, a truck bomb exploded in the basement of the World Trade Center building. Muslims used as scapegoats took the blame for it, while the real culprits were safely back in Israel. Thus world opinion and pressure was shifted away from Israel.

Port Arthur Massacre …..1996 A 2-man Israeli Counter-Terrorism team wounded 25, and killed 35 at a remote tourist (It took them only 90 seconds in the Broad Arrow Cafe to kill 20.) center at Port Arthur, Tasmania. The blame fell on a mentally challenged man named Martin Bryant, Photographs of Martin Bryant had been digitally manipulated with the effect of making Bryant appear deranged. He has served as the designated patsy for this crime ever since.

Zionists got their long-awaited draconian gun control laws passed in Australia as a result of this massacre. funny how Bryant never even had a gun license.

Birmingham ….1998 Birmingham abortion clinic bombed and two people killed. As a result of the bombing, abortion opponents were portrayed as lunatics, while the Jewish-dominated abortion industry special laws passed to protect their trade.

Egyptair 990 (MSR990)…..1999 Israel planted a bomb in the aircraft tail (unconfirmed). the plane dived 60 miles south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, in international waters, killing all 217 people on board. Included in the passenger manifest were over 30 Egyptian military officers; among them were two brigadier-generals, a colonel, major, and four other air force officers. Transatlantic commercial air traffic travels via a system of routes called North Atlantic Tracks, and Flight 990 was the only aircraft at the time assigned to fly North Atlantic Track Zulu. There are also a number of military operations areas over the Atlantic, called “Warning Areas,” which are also monitored by New York Center, but records show that these were inactive the night of the accident. Air Traffic Controller Peter Zalewski was responsible for both New York Tower crashes and also was controller for Egypt 990 crash in 1999

USS Cole Sayanims in the Pentagon had the Cole directed to a part in Yemen, where Israeli agents had Arab patsies approach the Cole with a small boat, in order to be seen by crewmen, while they attacked it with a shape charge.

Sept 11 …..2001 The most brazen of all Israeli attacks.

Flight 587….2001 Mossad blows up a Fl 587 out of NY, and it crashes in Rockaway.

Bali Bomb Mossad sets off a micro nuke on the island of Bali, killing 182. Israel blamed the attack on Al Qaeda (which is really an Israeli false flag patsy intel op), and the USA invaded Iraq.

Kenya missile …. 2002 In 2002, Israel claimed AL Qaeda shot two SAM missiles at a jet on take-off. Israel used this incident to help lay the groundwork for shooting down a US airliner.

Manila…. 2003 Mossad planted a bomb on a Manila ferry, killing 103. Israel blamed the attack on Al Qaeda.

CIA Bomb In Gaza….2003 Three CIA agents are traveling in Gaza, when a Mossad bomb exploded. Palestinians were blamed for the attack.

Madrid Train … 2002 Mossad killed 198 in the Madrid bomb blast. Al Queda was blamed.

2004 Mossad bombed two airliners over Russia. Israel claimed it was Al Qaeda.

Mossad Black Ops and False Flags

The world’s worst-kept secrets: the Jewish state’s atomic arsenal. or is it all a big show

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2008 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

nuclearstar The Samson Option the term used to describe Israel’s alleged deterrence strategy of massive retaliation with nuclear weapons as a “last resort” against nations whose military attacks threaten its existence, and possibly against other targets as well. Israel refuses to admit it has nuclear weapons or describe how it would use them, an official policy of nuclear ambiguity, also known as “nuclear opacity.” This has made it difficult for anyone outside the Israeli government to definitively describe its true nuclear policy, while still allowing Israel to influence the perceptions, strategies and actions of other governments.and why In 2005 Vanunu charged with violating the terms of his release by giving interviews to foreign media and defying a travel ban.

The original conception of the Samson Option was only as deterrence. According to Seymour Hersh in his book titled “The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy” that the “surprising victory of Menachem Begin’s Likud Party in the May 1977 national elections…brought to power a government that was even more committed than Labor to the Samson Option and the necessity of an Israeli nuclear arsenal.” this same info was also made available by Israeli historian Avner Cohen in his book “Israel and the Bomb” Israeli leaders like David Ben-Gurion, Shimon Peres, Levi Eshkol and Moshe Dayan created the term in the mid-1960s. They named it after the Biblical figure Samson, who is said to have pushed apart the pillars of a Philistine temple, bringing down the roof and killing himself and thousands of Philistines who had gathered to see him humiliated. They contrasted it with ancient siege of Masada where 936 Jewish Sicarii greatly outnumbered by Roman legions committed mass suicide rather than be defeated and enslaved by the Romans. In March 1976 the CIA accidentally publicly admitted that Israel had 10-20 nuclear weapons “ready to use.” Arthur Kranish, “The Washington Post, March 15, 1976, and again in an article titled “Information Abstracts,” The New York Times, March 16, 1976, p. 1
Israel’s Secret Weapon was broadcast on BBC Two on Monday, 17 March, 2003. Israel’s nuclear, biological and chemical capabilities have remained un-inspected.Born in Marrakesh, Morocco in 1954, Vanunu was a nuclear technician in Israel when he disclosed Israeli nuclear secrets to western media in 1986. He went into hiding in Italy but was kidnapped by Israeli secret agents and convicted of treason in Israel, where he spent eighteen years in prison. He was released in 2004 but has been re-arrested on several occasions for alleged breaches of restrictions placed on his speech and movements. Amnesty International classified him in 2007 as a prisoner of conscience. Mordechai Vanunu was an employee at Israel’s nuclear reactor at Dimona. In 1985, before leaving his job, he took photographs inside the facility. He completed his sentence in Israel’s Ashkelon Prison on April 21, 2004, but the Israeli government imposed severe restrictions on his movement and speech, including the condition that he is not allowed to leave the country because he is still considered a security threat.
In March 2005, an Israeli court charged Vanunu with violating the terms of his release by giving interviews to foreign media and defying a travel ban.
Now living in Jerusalem’s St George’s Anglican cathedral, Vanunu is banned from using the internet or mobile phones, and may not approach embassies or borders.

The world’s worst-kept secrets: the Jewish state’s atomic arsenal. or is it all a big show


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 5, 2008 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

binladen seeing how the only source for this piece of news is, other sites reffrence his work but they relay on his info, and claiming that they have recheck his sources but I have yet to see a single document such as a birth certificate or any official papers, but we have this:(this irrefutably honest Israeli journalist, disclosed to me personally that bin Laden’s mother’s family lives in Israel “I will not print here the exact address which he provided me”.) that is not proof, that is more bull in my opinion. Jeff Rense Has been outed as a shill along time ago by DBS(for mixing TRUTH with BULL)

I do not doubt that BIN LADEN could be a CIA agent because of overwhelming evidence, which is very hard to dispute, eyewitnesses, (real) recordings, and early reports (glitches/slips). but he is not Jewish, for those of you who are not DBS regulars here why you should always beware of Jeff Rense:
1. over exaggeration of the power of Israel, and the fear that instills in people.
2. the mixing of UFOs, Aliens and Ghosts along with some of his version of the truth about Zionist Criminals.
3. has lots of strange friends (Mossad/CIA) as mentioned in allot of his work.
this guy is stinks of Bull, beware of so-called truth seekers of that sort, they distort and mislead serving the only the Talmudic-Zionist Criminals. these sites that are repeating this false info tend to pepper in lots of true facts about the Israeli 911 Demolition Job, but will always have a little something extra (LOTS of BULL) such as:
55000 YEMENITE JEW IN 1948 DECREASED UP TO 1000 IN 1976.
that is still no proof that BIN LADEN IS JEWISH


British Academics and Professionals boycotting Israel

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 5, 2008 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

Dr. Derek Summerfield

Dr. Derek Summerfield

Aljazeera Arabic, Frontiers. July 02, 2008 had an interview with one of the representatives of the British Academics and Professionals boycott Israel Dr. Derek Summerfield

Dr. Derek Summerfield is an honorary senior lecturer at London’s Institute of Psychiatry and a teaching associate at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.

In an October 16, 2004 editorial of Summerfield’s published by the British Medical Journal, concerning what he described as the level of Israeli violence against Palestinian children generated allot of attention.
After the Interview the interviewer asks the first caller “what is your question Mr. Mohamed From Dubai?” Mr. Mohamed’s reply “it’s more of a comment i guess, I think it’s great that you are showing us this but why is this and other programs like it are not shown on your English channel or website?” the interviewer quickly dismissed the caller and answers a dropped line (no one on the other end) and explained why all the callers to the show were no longer on, because they made them hold for too long.
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Academic and medical boycott of Israel: Derek Summerfield letter

Report by Derek Summerfield
Published Labournet: 13/07/06

In support of the British Committee for Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) and a medical boycott of Israel

Dear Colleague

Dr. Derek Summerfield on AlJazeera

Dr. Summerfield on AlJazeera

I am writing to you on behalf of BRICUP, an organisation of UK based academics whose mission is to support Palestinian universities and to oppose the continued illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands- with its concomitant breaches of international conventions of human rights, its refusal to accept UN resolutions or rulings of the International Court, and its persistent suppression of Palestinian academic freedom.

In 2004 nearly 60 of the most prominent academic, cultural and professional associations and trade unions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including the Federation of Unions of Palestinian Universities’ Professors and Employees and the umbrella organisation of Palestinian Non Governmental Associations, came together to issue an appeal to colleagues in the international community. This was for a comprehensive and consistent boycott of all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation, colonisation and system of apartheid. Excluded from a boycott would be Israeli academics and professionals who disassociated themselves from what their state was doing.

What of the medical profession? If I may start with a short personal account,

I have been involved with the Occupied Territories for the past 13 years. One struggle, alongside Palestinian and Israeli colleagues, was to highlight the use of torture by Israel as an instrument of state policy, which Amnesty International and a slew of reputable international and regional human rights organisations had long since proved was institutionalised in the interrogation suites handling large numbers of Palestinian detainees every year. Amnesty also concluded that the role being played by Israeli doctors working in and around these interrogation suites were fundamentally at odds with medical ethics. Amnesty, and others, who approached the Israeli Medical association (IMA) to urge them to take a stand were consistently rebuffed. This too has been my experience when I published articles in mainstream medical journals- notable the British Medical Journal and the Lancet. In response to one of these, published in the Lancet, the longstanding president of the IMA Dr Y Blachar actually justified the use of “ moderate physical pressure”, the euphemism in Israel for torture!

The moral position and strategic line taken over many years by the IMA was well captured by a remark made by Professor Eran Dolev, than IMA Head of Ethics (yes, Ethics!) in an interview in 1999 with a visiting delegation from the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London (for whom I was principal psychiatrist for 9 years). Prof Dolev stated that that “a couple of broken fingers” during the interrogation of Palestinians was worthwhile for the information it might garner. When I published this in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, verified by those present at the interview, Dr Blachar defended Prof Dolev.

When challenged in the BMJ or Lancet, the IMA continues to maintain that there are no medical ethical concerns arising out of the conduct of the Israeli army towards the Palestinian general population? Dr Blachar openly labels me (at and others as motivated by anti-semitism and near Nazi sentiments. Yet the IDF operates in a climate of near total impunity, with disproportionate force directed implacably towards the civilian population: over 3500 shot dead in the last 5 years, including over 600 children.

The recently published testimonies of the ‘Breaking the Silence’ group of ex-soldiers attest to shoot-to-kill policies that give the lie to Israeli Defence Force (IDF) mantras about minimising the risk to civilians. A veritable mass of documentation now confirms systematic and ongoing violations of the medical ethical sections of the Fourth Geneva Convention. There have been many deaths of seriously ill Palestinians, and of newborn infants, at army checkpoints because they were denied access to hospital.

Palestinian health professionals have been shot dead or wounded on duty. Ambulance drivers on duty are interrogated, searched, threatened, humiliated and assaulted. Wounded men have been taken from ambulances at checkpoints and sent directly to prison. There have been cases where ambulance drivers have been forced to act as a human shield against stone throwers, and on other occasions Israeli soldiers have commandeered ambulances as transport. On hundreds of occasions ambulances of the Palestinian Red Crescent society have been hit by IDF gunfire. On the 1st April 2004 the IDF fired missiles at Bethlehem psychiatric hospital, which had 250 patients and 75 staff present at the time. There was extensive damage and staff were arrested. Clearly identified medical clinics, including those run by the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres, have been hit by gunfire. The International Committee of the Red Cross and other aid agencies have at times been forced to limit their work in the West Bank because of threats to staff and attacks on vehicles by the IDF.

There has been wilful hampering of the distribution of food aid, on which half a million people are now dependent. A study by Johns Hopkins and Al Quds Universities found that 20% of Palestinian children under 5 years old were anaemic and 22% malnourished. The IDF has also wilfully destroyed water supplies, electric power and other elements of the public health infrastructure. The continued building of the apartheid wall and fence has hugely damaged the coherence of the Palestinian health system.

Bar the commendable Israeli doctors of Physicians for Human Rights, a minority group, these grave matters have attracted no condemnation from the medical profession in Israel, with their academic bases in Israeli medical schools and research institutes. Many of these doctors have international academic connections, and unlike their Palestinian counterparts their movements are unhampered, their respectability and probity unchallenged. Why is this? Indeed Israeli universities have maintained a studied silence about the tremendous harm done over many years to the capacity of their Palestinian counterparts to run as universities should run: the restrictions, the prolonged closures, the damage to property, the campus incursions by the IDF, the arbitrary expulsions, the harrassment and shooting of students on their way to lectures? We must sadly conclude that with honourable exceptions most doctors and medical academics are in active or passive collusion with an aggressive colonisation, with the control and,increasingly, the frank crushing of every sector of Palestinian civil society, and with a self-justifying discourse that trades on a dehumanising contempt for Palestinian as people in a different moral universe.

One central thread to the work of both Edward Said and Noam Chomsky, both truth tellers of our times, concerns the role of the academic and professional institutions of the Western world. These have seemed to embody the promise of an independent moral authority within a society, but in practice have generally acted to confer legitimacy to the dominant order and its interests. We see this starkly in Israel (though no less starkly, it might be added, in USA and UK). So what are we to do? The situation in the Occupied Territories has become grotesque and promises to get worse. Repeated efforts to reach out to the medical establishment in Israel has largely been unavailing, as my own experience bears out unambiguously. We do not lightly call for stigmatisation via an academic boycott but things have surely come to this. If not now, when? It was at a moment like this that calls went out (and there was considerable opposition then too) for the academic isolation of South Africa during the apartheid era. This rightly included a boycott of the medical profession for collusion of a very similar nature to what we see today in Israel. For instance, the Medical Association of South Africa was for a time suspended from membership of the World Medical Association, the official international body charged with overseeing medical ethics. On visits out there in recent years (I am South African born) I have heard it said more than once that the boycott played a distinct role in bringing the profession to its senses. As in South Africa, the Israeli medical profession, and the establishment generally, is sensitive to opinion in the Western world, not least from fellow doctors.

An academic boycott in an extreme situation is a moral and ethical imperative when all else has failed, for otherwise we are in effect turning away. It is not contrary to “academic freedom”, as some assert, but in its very spirit. Any Israeli doctor who publicly disassociates him or herself from state practice is not only exempt from boycott, but becomes part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

Please have a look at the BRICUP website BRICUP, which has much fuller arguments in support of boycott, including answers to frequently posed objections like “What about academic freedom?” and “Why only Israel?”


Derek Summerfield

Note: I would like to think that the just miss-informed about Noam Chomsky, and I would like to hear DBS interview him some time,

British Academics and Professionals boycotting Israel

Odigo says workers were warned of attack

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 5, 2008 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.

By Yuval Dror
Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack. Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the messages and immediately after the terror attack informed the company’s management, which immediately contacted the Israeli security services, which brought in the FBI.

“I have no idea why the message was sent to these two workers, who don’t know the sender. It may just have been someone who was joking and turned out they accidentally got it right. And I don’t know if our information was useful in any of the arrests the FBI has made,” said Macover. Odigo is a U.S-based company whose headquarters are in New York, with offices in Herzliya.

As an instant messaging service, Odigo users are not limited to sending messages only to people on their “buddy” list, as is the case with ICQ, the other well-known Israeli instant messaging application. Odigo usually zealously protects the privacy of its registered users, said Macover, but in this case the company took the initiative to provide the law enforcement services with the originating Internet Presence address of the message, so the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original message.
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Odigo says workers were warned of attack

Tracing a Civilian’s Path to Gruesome Fate in Iraq

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New York Times
By JAMES DAO Nicholas F. Berg This article was reported by James Dao, Richard Lezin Jones, Christine Hauser aizd Eric Lichtblau and was written by Mr. Dao. Nicholas F. Berg had a distinctive strategy for soliciting work for his communications tower company: conduct free spot inspections, then offer to fix any problems. Where others went sightseeing, he wen climbing and inspecting. Where others wrote postcards. he inventoried towers, from Texas to Africa.

May 26, 2004
New York Times
Tracing a Civilian’s Path to Gruesome Fate in Iraq By JAMES DAOThis article was reported by James Dao, Richard Lezin Jones, Christine Hauser aizd Eric Lichtblau and was written by Mr. Dao. Nicholas F. Berg had a distinctive strategy for soliciting work for his communications tower company: conduct free spot inspections, then offer to fix any problems. Where others went sightseeing, he wen climbing and inspecting. Where others wrote postcards. he inventoried towers, from Texas to Africa.

late last year, Mr. Berg, 26. had turned his sights on Iraq. An adventurous entrepreneur rnd religious Jew, Mr. Berg had a passionate belief in capitalism’s power to transform poor nations. He really )elieved, friends and relatives said, that he could help rebuild that war-shattered country one radio tower at time.

It was a vision that almost immediately aroused suspicions. In January, the Iraqi police. thinking Mr. Berg might be an Iranian spy, briefly detained him while he was touring towers near the south-central city of Diwaniya. “Isn’t this starting to read like a mystery novel,” he wrote to his friends and family following his Diwaniya adventure.

Two months later, Mr. Berg would not be so lucky. Late on the evening of March 24, the 1 aqi police in Mosul, apparently thinking Mr. Berg a spy, a smuggler or a terrorist, detained him while he was traveling to visit two business contacts. This time, he remained in an Iraqi jail for 13 days while the Federal Bureau of Investigation checked and checked his story. When he was released on April 6 — one day after his family filed suit demanding his i lease — Iraq was being swept by insurgent violence singling out foreign contractors.

On April 10, the day Mr. Berg planned to return home, he disappeared. On May 8, American troops found his body near a highway overpass in Baghdad. The Central Intelligence Agency has said Abu Musab alZarqawi, a Jordanian militant with ties to Al Qaeda, is probably the man seen beheading M:. Berg in a ghastly videotape.

Mr. Berg’s detention in Mosul has raised sharp questions about whether American officials did enough to get him releised as quickly as they could have. Mr. Berg’s family contends he had planned to leave Iraq on March 30, which might have enabled him to avoid the anti-Western kidnappings and killings of April.

“Were it not for Nick’s detention, I would have had him in my arms again,” Mr. Berg’s father, Michael, wrote in a letter in support of a demonstration by an antiwar group last week. In the letter, Mr. Bcrg blamed the Bush administration more than terrorists for his son’s death. But the many unexplained details of Mr. Berg’s fmal days, combined with the uncommon dtails of his unconventional life, have also prompted furious speculation on the Internet and talk radio about Mr. Berg himself. Some have argued that he was a spy for Israel or the C.I.A., or that the video of his murder was staged by pro-American forces to arouse anger toward Iraqi insurgents. Some have asserted that he had ties to the very Qaeda militants who are believed to be responsible for his death.

He was, after all, traveling alone, without a translator or a bodyguard, in a lawless land whose language he barely understood. He carried books about Iran and kept a detailed inventory of Iraqi communications towers. He was shown in the beheading video wearing orange clothing, which, to some, looked like the jumpsuits worn by prisoners held by the American military. Adding to the mystery, both the Iraqi police and the American military deny responsibility for Mr. Berg’s detention. The Iraqi police contend they promptly turned Mr. Berg over to the American military, an assertion Mr. Berg later confinned in e-mail home. But American officials, assert he remained in the custody of Iraqi police for the entire 13 days.

American law enforcement and intelligence officials have strenuously rejected the conspiracy theories. I4r. Berg was detained because his activities seemed suspicious, and once those suspicions were dispelled, he was released, they said. They are convinced, they said, that Mr. Berg was just a freelancing businessman with a high tolerance for risk, whose naïveté and idealism blinded him to Iraq’s treacherous corners. was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” an F.B.I. official said.

To Mr. Berg’s friends and family, there was nothing odd or mysterious about his wanderings in Iraq. He was just being Nick: a bright, fearless, iconoclastic man who saw himself as a modern-day Prometheus, bringing progress to a downtrodden nation. And like Prometheus, his friends say, he was punished for his good deeds.

“I’m sure that throughout the entire ordeal, he felt no fear,” a close friend, Luke Lorenz, said of Mr. Berg’s final hours. “I doubt that he thought they would hurt him. He really believed in the goodness of people. That if they took the time, they’d like him.” “When I see him sitting there in the video, it doesn’t seem any different than when I’d see him anywhere else,” Mr. Lorenz, 28, said. “Taking it all in.”

Mr. Berg, the youngest of three children, grew up in a comfortable community of split-level houses in West Whiteland Township, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. high school, he was a prolific inventor. Among his favorite gadgets was the “truth detector,” a palm-size box wrapped in duct tape that flashed lights when its wires were attached to a finger.

One summer, the police detained Mr. Berg and some friends, suspecting they had used the device to open garage doors. Mr. Berg became so animated in explaining his invention that a police officer put him in handcuffs until a detective checked out his story, friends recalled. When he was a teenager, a teacher gave him an old bike. He proceeded to strip away all but the 10th gear — the hardest. He christened the bike Ulysses and crisscrossed the steep hills of Pennsylvania and New York, riding as far as Georgia one summer. “He didn’t do much to fix it,” Mr. Lorenz said, “as if he wanted to make things harder for himself”

He attended Cornell University, distinguishing himself in engineering courses, a faculty adviser said. But his defining semester came in a small Ugandan village, where he spent the spring of 1998 in an exchange program. There he was exposed to poverty he had never imagined, friends said. He turned his inventiveness to good use, fashioning a brick-making machine to help villagers stabilize mud huts. In letters, he described schemes to help the Ugandans market mushrooms and make bricks from indigenous materials. “He was shaken by his experience,” a friend, James Wakefield, 52, said. “He had nothing but a pair of pants, a shirt and boots when he came home. He gave away his clothing.”

Friends say Mr. Berg’s Africa experience made him impatient with traditional academics. He left Cornell at the end of 1998, despite being on the dean’s list and having only one year left, school officials said. He spent the next two years searching for ways to transfonn his Africa ideas into a practical plan, studying at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania before transferring to the University of Oklahoma in Norman in the fall of 1999.

In Oklahoma’s construction science program, he began testing designs for paper bricks that snapped together like Lego blocks, believing they could be manufactured inexpensively in undeveloped countries. “He didn’t seei-n willing to sit around and wait to be spoon-fed stuff,” said William W. McManus, an associate professor of construction science at Oklahoma. “He was always pushing on his own.”

Oklahoma, Mr. Berg’s e-mail password was obtained by an associate of Zacarias Moussaoui. Mr. i oussaoui, who is awaiting trial on charges of assisting the Sept. 11 plot, attended flight school in Norman in 2001, but it is not clear that he ever met Mr. Berg.

F.B.I. agents interviewed Mr. Berg in 2002 and came away convinced that he had either shared the password with someone who passed it on to Mr. Moussaoui or that the password had been stolen from him. The F.B.I. cleared Mr. Berg of having links to terrorist groups, officials said. In Oklahoma, Mr. Berg also began learning about communications towers. As a youth he had loved climbing; he built a three-story treehouse in his backyard and in college was an avid rock climber. In 2000, he quit his studies in Norman and for more than a year wandered across Oklahoma and Texas working as a freelance contractor replacing lights, painting girders and fixing cables hundreds of feet above the ground. By 2002, he had returned to the Philadelphia area and formed his own tower company, Prometheus Methods Tower Service, using as a motto, “Man is more than fire tamed.” Through cold calls and free spot inspections, he had built a client list of 50 companies by 2003. Shur, of WCHE-AM in West Chester, Pa., received one of those cold calls and was suiprised by Mr. Berg’s youth when they met. “I thought he would have been a little bit older,” Mr. Shur said. ‘He knew exactly what to do, when to take charge.” As his business grew, Mr. Berg began plotting ways to resume his work in developing nations. With the help of the American Jewish World

Service, he visited Kenya for two weeks in March 2003, working on water projects and pledging to return in the summer of 2004. But it was Iraq that loomed large in Mr. Berg’s imagination. While traveling to Kenya, he wrote e-mail fondly describing some Texans “rushing toward the action” in Baghdad as the American-led invasion was getting under way, even as other Westerners were fleeing with “sweaty hands.”

Back in Pennsylvania, Mr. Berg defended the invasion, arguing that it had ousted a brutal dictator. And he argued that Americans had a moral obligation to help rebuild the shattered country. In part, friends said, he saw a business opportunity. In December 2003 he attended a convention in Virginia on rebuilding Iraq. Government officials and private contractors at the convention encouraged businesses to join in the reconstruction. But his feelings were heavily influenced by his Judaism and his moral beliefs, friends said. Mr. Berg was raised in a secular Jewish household but became increasingly religious after college, studying the Torah and learning to keep kosher. He seemed particularly attracted to the Hebrew concept of tikkun olam healing the world through social action.

“He went to Iraq to see if he could combine his professional skill with his desire to heal the world,” said Ruth W. Messinger, the foriner Manhattan borough president who leads the American Jewish World Service. His views differed sharply from those of many of his friends and his father, a retired high school teacher who actively opposed the war. But though his parents and friends warned him of the dangers of Iraq, they were not surprised when he decided to go.

“Nick was real good at recognizing physical danger; it’s part of the job,” Scott Hollinger, the foreman for Prometheus Methods, said. “He didn’t do too well at recognizing human danger because he never thought anybody was going to hurt him.” In late December, he flew to Israel and crossed by land into Iraq via Jordan. For the next month, Mr. Berg operated in Iraq much the same as he did in the United States: touring the countryside, usually by taxi,

•sPectin towers and building a database, he told friends. One trip took him to Abu Ghraib, the neighborhood outside Baghdad that is now famous for its prison complex. Another took him north to Mosul. He also made contact with an Iraqi businessman, Aziz al-Taee, who had lived in Philadelphia for 20 years before returning to Baghdad after the fall of Saddarn Hussein.

Mr. Taee, who owned electronic equipment stores in Philadelphia, pleaded guilty in 1994 to selling plastic vials that were used by crack dealers. Mr. Berg told friends that he found Mr. Taee “very competent” and that the two planned to create a company called Babylon Towers. “The fact alone that he and I are just now sitting in a free and open Internet shop is unbelievable to most Iraqis,” Mr. Berg wrote to friends in January.

Mr. Berg went home in February but returned to Iraq in March, expressing confidence about getting work from the Harris Corporation, a company based in Florida that had a $96 million contract to rebuild Iraq’s media industry. Jan Bosman, the regional program manager in the north for the Iraqi Media Network, said Mr. erg went to his office in Mosul in late March looking for work. Mr. Bosman said Mr. Berg seemed casual out the security situation in the country, traveling by taxi and staying in local hotels.

On March 24, while traveling to meet some business contacts, Mr. Berg was stopped at an Iraqi checkpoint near Mosul. “We were afraid for his life,” the police chief, Mohammad Barhawi, said in an interview. “And we had suspicions about him. So we turned him over to the coalition forces.” Mr. Barhawi said the Iraqi police took Mr. Berg to its headquarters and handed him over immediately to coalition forces in an operations room inside the same compound, where the American military police have a liaison office. He asserted that Mr. Berg was in Iraqi hands for “minutes,” but American officials contend that Mr. Berg remained in Iraqi police custody the entire time he was detained.

During his detention, Mr. Berg was interviewed three times by F.B.I. agents who asked wlLether he had ever built a pipe bomb, what he was doing in Iraq, why he had gone to Iran, Mr. Berg told friends and his family later. He had never been to Iran but was carrying a book about Iran and some Farsi language materials, he wrote. Mr. Berg also told friends that while he was in jail, other prisoners chanted “Isralein,” apparently believing he was an Israeli. (He had an Israeli stamp in his passport.) American soldiers ordered the Iraqi guards to put him in a separate cell near political and war criminals from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, Mr. Berg wrote.

By then, Mr. Berg’s parents, who had expected their son to return home on March 30, had become frantic. They contacted the State Department and were interviewed by the F.B.I., which corroborated Mr. Berg’s statements in Iraq. The F.B.I. then recommended that Mr. Berg be released, F.B.I. officials said. But when Mr. Berg was not immediately released, his parents filed a lawsuit on April 5, asserting that the American militaiy was violating their son’s civil rights. He was released the next day, April 6. Mr. Berg’s family contends that the swift release of Mr. Berg after the filing of the lawsuit proved that the American military had controlled their son’s detention all along.

Upon his release, Mr. Berg sent e-mail saying he planned to catch a flight home from Jordan on April 10. He disappeared soon after that. The next time Mr. Berg was seen publicly was on the grisly video showing his beheading. On the video, a asked man refers to the humiliation of Muslim prisoners at Abu Ghraib, prompting some to speculate that i’Ar. Berg was dressed in orange to simulate Muslim prisoners held there and at Guantánamo Bay.

Though Mr. Berg’s Moussaoui connection has fueled speculation that F.B.I. agents would not allow him to be released out of concern that he had links to terrorists, officials in Washington deny that. “What was this guy doing there in the first place?” an F.B.I. official said. “It’s not as if Iraq suddenly turned hostile.” Such comments anger Mr. Berg’s friends, who say he went to Iraq in part because he thought American officials and corporate leaders wanted American entrepreneurs to help rebuild the country. “They can keep looking for a conspiracy, but they won’t find anything at all,” said Douglas Strickland, 25, a close friend.

Mr. Strickland and other friends have created a Web site devoted to Mr. Berg’s memory,, are raising money for a memorial fund to support the kind of work he did overseas. Last week, Mr. Strickland and a friend cleaned out Mr. Berg’s one-bedroom apartment in West Chester, Pa. They found electronic devices, handwritten notebooks, prototype bricks, maps of the Middle East and Africa, and an American flag made of red and white duct tape on blue cloth. On the wall was a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon that struck Mr. Strickland as typically Nick. In it, Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, are surveying a field of virgin snow. “It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on!” Hobbes says. “It’s a magical world, Hobbes ol’ buddy,” Calvin replies. “Let’s go exploring.”
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5 Israelis detained for ‘puzzling behavior’ after WTC tragedy

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HA’ARETZ Article By Yossi Melman Five Israelis who had worked for a moving company based in New Jersey are being held in U.S. prisons for what the Federal Bureau of Investigation has described as ‘puzzling behavior’ following the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York last Tuesday. The five are expected to be deported sometime soon.

Five Israelis who had worked for a moving company based in New Jersey are being held in U.S. prisons for what the Federal Bureau of Investigation has described as ‘puzzling behavior’ following the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York last Tuesday. The five are expected to be deported sometime soon. The families of the five, who asked that their names not be released, said that their sons had been questioned by the FBI for hours on end, had been kept in solitary confinement for three days, and had been humiliated, stripped of their clothes and blindfolded. The mother of one of the young men explained the chain of events as she understands it to Ha’aretz: She said that the five had worked for the company, which is owned by an Israeli, for between two months and two years. They had been arrested some four hours after the attack on the Twin Towers while filming the smoking skyline from the roof of their company’s building, she said. It appears that they were spotted by one of the neighbors who called the police and the FBI. The mother said that the families and friends of the five in Israel had known nothing of the men’s whereabouts for a number of days. “When they finally let my son make a phone call for the first time to a friend in the United States two days ago, he told him that he had been tortured by the FBI in a basement,” the mother said. “He was stripped to his underwear; he was blindfolded and questioned for 14 hours. They thought that because he has citizenship of a European country as well as of Israel that he was working for the Mossad [Israel’s secret service].” Seven FBI agents later stormed the apartment of one of the Israelis, searched it and questioned his roommate. The Israeli owner of the company, who has U.S. citizenship, was also questioned. Both men were subsequently released. The families here complained that the Israeli consulate in New York and the situation room set up by the Foreign Ministry there to locate missing Israelis had done nothing to help their sons. The Foreign Ministry told the families that the FBI had denied holding the five and that the consulate had chosen to believe the FBI, the mother said. The five were transferred out of the FBI’s facility on Saturday morning and are now being held in two prisons in New Jersey by the Immigration and Naturalization Services. They are charged with illegally residing in the United States and working there without permits. The Foreign Ministry said in response that it had been informed by the consulate in New York that the FBI had arrested the five for “puzzling behavior.” They are said to have had been caught videotaping the disaster and shouting in what was interpreted as cries of joy and mockery.

nuclearstarthe five dancing israelis, the art students who were pulled over in a van which had bomb material that made the police dogs go nuts, or how Michael Chertoff set these Criminal jews free after they were detained. and then these Criminal appear on Israeli TV to explain how they were ready to film the disaster? “We were there to document the event.” can that be done without prior knowledge?.

5 Israelis detained for ‘puzzling behavior’ after WTC tragedy