by IndepEnergy, Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 05:33:59 PM EDT
The act of state-sponsored terror by Mossad against Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai shatters the common notion portrayed in the corporate media that terrorism is a tactic limited to Islamic jihadists.
This was only one in a recent series of terrorist acts sponsored by Israel, including the bombing of a tourist bus in Damascus which allegedly carried members of Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The use of remotely controlled explosives also raises doubt to the knee-jerk explanation of such events as ‘suicide bombings’, which implies the guilt of Islamic fundamentalists and removes the impetus for criminal investigation.
These events contrast the belief sworn to by neoconservatives that the war on terror simply pits a radical Middle Eastern group of ideologues against Western ‘freedom’. It also puts into question the role of Israel in the war on terror. It is a country that has a well-known distate for its Islamic neighbors. A closer examination reveals that Israeli security agents have been present and complicit for a number of other high-profile terror events.
For example ICTS, the Israeli security firm established by Shin Bet agents, was responsible for allowing the Nigerian crotch-bomber onto his flight in Amsterdam. It is the same firm which ran security at Logan, Newark, and Dulles airports on September 11, 2001.
In addition to having accomplices inside airport security, the 9/11 planners were able to obtain prior knowledge that simulated terror attacks would be staged by NORAD on that day, providing a crucial smokescreen for the operation. This information would only have been available to those who could tap into US intelligence networks. Israel had access through its communication company Verint, formerly Comverse Infosys, which is the biggest provider and servicer of wiretapping equipment to the US government.
An Israeli spy ring consisting of hundreds of agents posing as art students was uncovered in the US in 2001. Three weeks prior to 9/11, the New York Times reported that art students had illegally installed a balcony at the World Trade Center on the 91st floor, of which 8 photographs were taken showing ‘a lone figure dressed in a white jacket, standing in a lectern-size box’ on the eastern facade. In "Accounts From the North Tower", survivor Mike McQuaid said that immediately below the plane’s impact the 91st floor was only 25% occupied, because WTC leaseholder Larry Silverstein was taking it over. He said that ‘some kind of artists’ had been placed in a ‘big open area’ on that floor. It would be the highest point from which the stairway remained accessible and provided for the perfect vantage point to confirm that the North Tower was hit.
Israel is the world’s leader in remote controlled aviation, producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) the size of Boeing 737’s.
An Army study published on Sept. 10, 2001 said that Mossad has the capability of targeting US forces, framing Arabs.