By Alex Constantine
Egypt loathes Israel, the enmity is mutual, and tensions were exacerbated early on, in July 1954, when Israel bombed Egypt. The New York Times reported that the Israelis tried to pin responsibility on the Muslim Brotherhood.
From the Cooperative Research web site 9/11 timeline:
"Bombs explode in British and American cultural centers and libraries, and in post offices in Alexandria and Cairo. The campaign ends when a bomb explodes prematurely in the pocket of an Israeli agent who is about to plant it in a British-owned cinema. The plan is to damage the relations between Egypt and the US and Britain by placing the blame for the bombings on the Muslim Brotherhood.... An initial inquiry places blame on the Minister of Defense, Pinhas Lavon, but a subsequent inquiry authorized by Sharett finds that Lavon was set up using forged documents, and that the true author of the false-flag attack was none other than David Ben Gurion, the “father of the Israeli State" (NY Times, April 30, 1975; NY Times, January 11, 1955) These events, which later become known as the Lavon Affair, will be documented in the diaries of Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett." (Source: http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/context.jsp?item=western_support_for_islamic_militancy_2026)
After the speedway deaths of the Dodi Al-Fayed and the Princess of Wales in 1997, the press noticed in passing that Adnan Khassoghi is the brother-in-law of Mohamed Al-Fayed, a former business partner of Cairo attorney El-Amir Atta, father of accused hijacker Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta. Al-Fayed was a veteran of the same American Pinay Circle that recruited Adnan Khashoggi to its ranks. Back in 1953, GHW Bush, whose name would be linked to Khashoggi's in the Iran-contra affair, and Al-Fayed were directors of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Both Bush and Al-Fayed were coevals of George de Mohrenschildt, a Nazi spy during WW II, according to FBI records, and later Lee Harvey Oswald's sponsor in the United States after his return from the Soviet Union. I
"The Al-Fayeds - Mohamed, Ali and Salah - are members of one of Egypt's most distinguished families, and have had a close association with Britain. The origins of their wealth go back to 1876 when their grandfather began business in Egypt, shipping cotton to Liverpool. The brothers were raised in Alexandria and educated at British schools...." Sunday Telegraph, March 3, 1985
In June 1964, according to a number of CIA memos, Al-Fayed and some half dozen others had dinner party at the Haitian enclave of George de Mohrenschildt and his wife, Jeanne. At this time, Al-Fayed's citizenship was a mystery. A CIA investigation into friends and associations of de Mohrenschildt determined that Al-Fayed was a citizen of the "United Arab Republic," the name President Gamal Nasser (another Nazi collaborator, but one who had no use for the Muslim Brotherhood) bestowed upon Egypt. "Visa files show Mohamed Abdel Moneim Ali Fayed, DPOB 27 Jan 1929, Alexandria Egypt, was UAR [citizen], June 1964,' chimed in one Agency memo.
Another states, "It was reported from Saudi Arabia by a friendly Western service that Subject was a representative of the al-NASR Trading Company, which was believed to be cover firm for the Egyptian Intelligence Service." (See http://www.guardianlies.com/Section%206/page40.html) Adnan Khashoggi, age 18 at the time, founded the Al-Nasr Trading & Industrial Corporation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1953. Al-Nasr was renamed the Triad Group of Companies twelve years later.
The 9/11 Commission restrained itself from tracing such connections, of course, but the Iranian government - citing a vague accusation in the panel's final report - knew the score, turned the accusation around. Chandigarh, India's Tribune reported on July 25, 2004: "Iran rejects 9/11 report on Al-Qaeda": "... it is utterly without truth,” foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said of the report. "Nobody believes them because of serious ideological difference between [Iran] and the Al-Qaeda.... And unlike the people who created the Al-Qaeda, Iran has fought them in a practical way.” The 9/11 Commission maintained that the Iranians were in contact with Al-Qaeda for years, and may have provided transport for eight or nine of the 19 hijackers. The Commission made the claim that anonymous "intelligence" reports pointed to "the persistence of contacts between Iranian security officials and senior Al-Qaeda figures” beginning in 1997 with bin Laden's return to Afghanistan from Sudan. The Tribune story notes, "it also said it found 'no evidence' that Iran was aware of the planning for the terror attacks on the USA."
A small division of Iranian officials "lined up to dismiss the report, playing up their long-term differences and hostility to the Al-Qaeda and their Taliban hosts."
An op-ed in the same issue of the Indian newspaper observed that the Kean Commission "concludes that the most important failure was one of imagination." No one in the administration foresaw the terrorist strike, according to the Kean panel. "While the Commission is right in focusing on lack of imagination, it could have gone into it further. Earlier in the report, the
Commission just blandly records about young Muslims from around the world going to Afghanistan in the 1980s to join as volunteers in the Jehad against the Soviet Union. Thereafter, the Commission switches to Bin Laden perverting Islam to generate hatred against the US and the West. If the Commission had devoted some of its attention to the efforts of the CIA and resources it spent during the ‘80s to nurture various extremist Islamic groups in Afghanistan and to support the spread of Wahabism with Saudi money, then it would have had a lot more to say on the lack of imagination of the CIA, the State Department and the National Security Council. They nurtured the beast in the 80s and yet in the ‘90s could not recognise the nature of the beast."
But two years before Iran was said to have dealt covertly with one underworld figure on intimate terms with Al Quaeda, namely Adnan's brother-in-law, Al-Fayed, Poppy Bush's old ally. In April 2002, the prestigious French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche reported that Fayed was under investigation by Intelligence bureaus in France and Portugal for his role in the illegal procurement of Uranium-235, sold to Iran in August 2001: "Al-Fayed was implicated in the deal to provide Iran with the material with which to build atomic weapons by his Portuguese partner, Jose dos Santos Ferreira [an evangelical pastor and founder of the Khárisma Church[, 46 years old, a resident of Porto, in whose residence investigators found the originals of faxes discussing the deal in detail between himself and Al-Fayed. In the documents, which are in English, Santos Ferreira speaks about his Russian contacts and discusses also the problems which would arise were the shipments made through Paris." Al-Fayed had long been kept under scrutiny by British intelligence services. Acting on Information from MI-6 (British CIA) the French DST (Intelligence Service) discovered quantities of uranium in the possession of one Serge Salfati. Salfati and other members of the Al-Fayed smuggling ring, Yves Ekwalla and Raymond Lobe, have been detained in France and may be charged. According to the examining magistrate, Al-Fayed may also be charged. Intelligence sources in France and Israel have revealed that evidence in their possession places Al-Fayed as a member of a group of wealthy Arabs living in the United Kingdom who have been engaged in the clandestine funding of Hamas, Al Qaeda, and more recently, the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade."
UK's Sunday Telegraph ran the story but was forced to retract when it was flatly denied by Mohammed Al-Fayed, who claimed that the newspaper had a "vendetta" against him.
If the story is true, then Al-Fayed is allied with terrorists on both sides of the Patriot Act. His former brother-in-law, for instance.
But it is more probable that there was no truth to the French report, since Al-Fayed is still a free man. Perhaps the article was planted. The press had done its utmost to make a fool of Al-Fayed since he began making public accusations concerning CIA and British intelligence involvement in the murder of his son. Is it possible that the western intelligence services had a motive for discrediting him?
After all, he may have been had something there ...
Diana Inquiry More Complex Than Expected
Jan 27 10:31 AM US/Eastern
By DAVID STRINGER?Associated Press Writer
An inquiry into the death of Princess Diana is "far more complex than any of us thought," the official leading the investigation said Friday without commenting on the conspiracy theories that persist nearly nine years after her death.
Lord Stevens, the former head of London Metropolitan Police acknowledged that some of the issues raised by Mohammed al Fayed _ whose son, Dodi, was killed in the 1997 car crash with Diana _ were "right to be raised." He did not elaborate....
"It is right to say that some of the issues that have
been raised by Mr. Fayed have been right to be
raised," he told the program, to be broadcast Sunday.
"We are pursing those. It is a far more complex
inquiry than any of us thought."
A transcript of his comments were released Friday....
The Al-Fayed uranium smuggling imbroglio forces us to choose between two highly inflammatory conclusions: If the story was accurate, there is reason to believe that Mohammed Al-Fayed is in league with terrorists. If it was indeed planted to sheep-dip Fayed in the public's perception of him, or otherwise to frame, then he is correct, the CIA and British intelligence operatives are suspects in the murder of Princess Diana and Adnan Khashoggi's nephew.
That "complex" inquiry into their deaths dragged on. In January 2006, it was still going strong, the Daily Express reported: "Flood of fresh evidence extends inquiry by a year." It was reported that MI6 agents visited the morgue holding Princess Diana's body shortly after the crash, raising the possibility that her body was examined for unexplained reasons. The MI6 agents also had access to the bodies of Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul. "The British investigation into the tragedy is to extend into next year following fresh evidence of a cover-up. It includes the revelation, first disclosed by the Daily Express, that blood samples taken from the body of Paul were tampered with." Well, not merely tampered with - Paul's blood had been stolen and another sample depostied in its place. "Such is the level of concern over the involvement of British spies in the hours after Diana's death that investigators working for Lord Stevens, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner who is leading the probe, are interviewing MI6 agents who were known to have been operating in the French capital that night." In private, members of the Operation Paget inquest voiced "growing exasperation" at the Niagara of new evidence that spilled forth.
One source close to the investigation said: ""What needs to be established is whether Paul's blood samples were swapped in the morgue with those of a drunk suicide victim, so as to make it look as though Paul was drunk."
The European Court of Human Rights wanted to know "why it took so long for Diana to reach hospital, why pathologists broke French law by allowing her body to be embalmed - so make making pregnancy tests invalid - and why blood tests on her so-called "drunk driver" have never been verified independently.
Mohamed Al-Fayed's attorneys argued that relatives of the deceased had a right to a proper inquiry. "Scores of questions have been presented, including which security agencies were operating in Paris on the night of Diana's death on August 31 1997, whether Diana's car been tampered with and why it took so long for the French emergency services to get her to a hospital where she could have received life-saving attention. An official French inquiry concluded that Paul was drunk and speeding in a car he did not normally drive when he lost control. The blood tests, allegedly taken from Paul soon after he died, were central to their findings."
Lord Stevens acknowledged that many of Fayed's claims were substantiated by the evidence. The press passed them off as the burblings of an obvious psychotic.
Another conspiracy "theorist" mishandled by the media was James Hatfield, author of Fortunate Son, concerning GW Bush's political rise on a stairway of moral lapses. Hatfield was found dead of an apparent prescription medication overdose in a Springdale, Arkansas motel room on July 18, 2001. Hatfield told the story of the infamous James R. Bath, who befriended George W. Bush while serving in the Texas Air National Guard in Ellington. In a parenthetical note, Hatfield reported that Bush and Bath were "suspended from flying in 1972 for 'failure to accomplish annual medical examinations'" (p. 56). Bath was an early investor in Arbusto, Bush's oil exploration venture a cut-out, in fact, for the bin Laden clan (a charge that gathers credence in the fact that he had no appreciable savings at the time). The Bush family later denied any contact with Bath, Hatfield wrote: "In 1990, in an attempt to distance himself and his father from the growing BCCI scandal, George W. stated in an interview that neither he nor the elder Bush had ever conducted business with James Bath."
The Arbusto-bin Laden partnership, if converted into public knowledge after 9/11, would no doubt have proven inconvenient to Bush. The timely death of Hatfield and the burning of his book made the events of 9/11 easier to blame on outside agitators. Some other odd and suspicious deaths tied to the Bush clan: Prescott Bush business partner William S. Farish (keeled over in 1942 during a phase of intense Senate probing into his business dealings with the Hitler regime), Florida speedboat designer Donald Aronow, Enron vice chairman J. Clifford Baxter, Danny Cassolaro, Ron Brown (died in a plane crash with a group of Enron officers), John F. Kennedy, George DeMohrenschildt, Orlando Letelier, Ronny Moffit, Olof Palme, William Casey (dead two days before he was to testify before Lawrence Walsh), Iran-contra money launderer Edmond J. Safra, Salem bin Laden, very nearly Ronald Reagan and James Brady ... and interminable trail of gore, that is the Bush Book of the Dead.
Trivia question: When did the first terrorist strike by a member of the bin Laden family take place? A: Nearly thiry years ago, with an attempted coup in Saudi Arabia:
"November, 1979: In the 1960’s Osama bin Laden’s brother Mahrous bin Laden joined a rebel group opposed to the Saudi
government. With his assistance, in 1979 the rebels smuggle weapons into Mecca, Saudi Arabia, using trucks belonging to
the bin Laden family company. 500 rebels then seize the Grand Mosque in Medina, Islam’s holiest mosque in its holiest city. They try, but fail, to overthrow the Saudi royal family. All the men who took part are later beheaded except Mahrou. Eventually he is released from prison because of the close ties between the bin Ladens and the Saudi royal family. Mahrous apparently abandons the rebel cause and joins the family business. He is eventually made a head of the Medina
branch and a member of the board. He will still hold these positions on 9/11. But a newspaper reports that “his past [is] not forgiven and most important decisions in the [bin Laden family business] are made without Mahrous’ input.” [Sources: http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/context.jsp?item=a10070brothersties - Ha'aretz, January 18, 2003; New Yorker, December 5, 2001; Sunday Herald (Glasgow), November 7, 2001]
October 1970-1981: After Nasser’s death, Sadat welcomed back the Muslim Brotherhood and its American partners in secret operations, the CIA.
When Egyptian President Gamal Nasser died in October 1970, Vice President Anwar Sadat of the Muslim Brotherhood immediately reinstated them as a government-sheltered organization. Sadat was a crony of Kamal Adham, director of Saudi intelligence. Through Adham, Sadat developed diplomatic ties with the Saudis, the CIA and Henry Kissinger. Egypt was turned into a breeding ground of ranting fundamentalists, including Sheikh Rahman and Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Sadat, no doubt, would have regretted the decision ... if he hadn't been murdered in 1i981 by Islamic fundamentalists from Ali Mohammed's Army unit (See: New York Times, January 1, 1999; Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2001). (At the moment the fateful shots were fired - by Ali Mohammed's old Army unit - he was taking further military training at Fort Bragg. Mohammed would go on to work for the CIA, in which capacity he joined a branch of Hezbollah ... and quickly let on that he was an American spy. When the Agency learned of this, all ties to Mohammed were severed.)
The secret deal between the Saudi "Royals" and Al Qaeda was struck in 1996, the one attended by Saudi businessman Abdullah Taha Bakhsh - Baksh, recall, bailed GW Bush from bankruptcy when Harken Oil listed on the sea of bankruptcy. Adnan Khashoggi also attended the meeting. (See Santa Fe New Mexican, April 20, 2003) The lingering question: Did Khashoggi sit in as a representative of the CIA, the Saudis, the Bushes or the bin Ladens?
The centrality of Adnan Khashoggi in this extended Pinay Circle, and his relationship with Al-Fayed, and his relationship with the father of Mohammed Atta, beg certain questions. It is known that El-Amir Atta paid a visit to his son in the weeks preceding the air attacks on the World Trade Center. (It's a pity that Khashoggi didn't cobble together an agreement with Al Qaeda on behalf of the United States at that Saudi conference.) El-Amir has publicly engaged in streams of invective against Babylon, and looks forward to the next attack. It is highly probable, given his well-known hatred for the United States, that his Florida visit was related to the events of 9-11-01, but his ties to Al-Fayed (and thus Khashoggi ((and thus Bush)) assure that no official investigation will ever recognize this particular Egyptian beast.