Western Collusion in Assassination 46

Robert Fisk’s impeccable Arab sources strongly suspect, with good evidence, that Britain colluded in the murder in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. I have been working my own British sources since seeing Fisk’s article in February.


This morning I can say that information has reached me that confirms that Fisk is right and these were not forged British passports, but real British passports given to Mossad by MI6. But my source cautions that you cannot conclude from that, that they were given for the purposes of this particular operation, or of assassination in general. The provision or exchange of blank passports between “friendly” intelligence agancies is not an uncommon practice.

Let us not be naive about this. Our most closely allied intelligence agency, the CIA, regularly assassinates people – and is even openly authorised to assassinate US citizens.


Anwar al-Alauqi denies any connection to terrorism. But he is most unlikely ever to be tried, as the US government plans just to execute him. Assassination squads are also a fundamental part of the plan for the “Surge” in Afghanistan, aimed to disrupt alleged Taliban networks, and operating on precisely the same plans the CIA death squads used in South and Central America. Drone attacks in Pakistan attempt assassinations on a regular basis, killing a great many women and children in the process, and British special forces are engaged in providing targeting information.

It seems most probable that Miliband’s synthetic anger at the Israeli use of British passports was really a reaction to the Israelis acting in a manner that was cavalier about our collusion being exposed.

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46 thoughts on “Western Collusion in Assassination

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  • ingo

    Sop this will be a case of same shame, just new excusers?

    If a member of the Israeli diaspora, Mossad or not, was to be killed here in this country in retribution, all hell would be let loose to find the assasin.

    The new Lib dem Conservative axis of continued support for Israel will make sure that no stone would be left unturned.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    One of many reasons why I do not trust the Conservatives and David Cameron.

    Calls to THE CONSERVATIVES to press the government to again break relations with MOSSAD have fallen on deaf ears even after William Hague said: ‘We are agreed that the misuse of British passports is a grave matter that must be prevented.’

    He called for ‘assurances from Israel as a friendly nation that it will not sanction for whatever reason, including in any intelligence operation, the misuse of British passports’.

    Hague then wrote to David Miliband urging him to “establish the facts as rapidly as possible” to “prevent further such abuses from happening.”

    Hague FINALLY suggested that ministers, civil servants or members of the security services should be called before parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee to explain what they knew, and when. NOTHING DONE!!

    Under pressure again Hague demanded to know when the Foreign Office had first found out that British passport holders were involved in the affair. TOTAL BOLLOCKS


  • MarkU



    “In an interview aimed at cementing his reputation as a “friend of Israel,” incoming British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed to see British law changed so as to hold Israeli officials immune from war crimes charges, and promised to take a tough line against Iran’s civilian nuclear program, calling it the “most urgent thing” for him to tackle.”

    (This was apparently based on an interview with the Jewish Chronicle.)

    See also:-


    In which Hague comments on the recent passports issue.

  • Hatari

    The whole sordid affair with our government’s collusion has jeopardized thousands of British Citizens working and living in the Gulf who are increasing viewed with suspicion. Qatar has introduced Visa for British Business men. William Haig’s sycophancy and subserviences to Israel even exceed that of little Millipede.

  • Anonymous

    subserviences to Israel even exceed that of little Millipede.


    A plague on ALL thoir houses.

    They’re as bad as each otehr.

  • craig


    Clegg raised complicity with torture in the second leadership debate. The Lib Dem position is explixitly against torture, assassination and other international illegality.

    Sorry to disappoint you. You have a warped world view in which only certain people who hold your own precise beliefs have any humanity.

  • Mr M

    All people appointed to MI5 and MI6 are all carefully chosen to increase ties to Mossad in the assumption that it knows more about USA, Europe and ME.

    It is scary when our own intelligence is suffering from such low confidence.

  • lwtc247

    Craig, you misrepresent me, deliberately so. If my uncomprimising anti-war stance upsets you, then I’m not going to apologise.

    Part of the reason why i asked is becuase I felt like illustrating the fact that the LD’s are going to say one thing and involved in completely the other.

    It’s my opinion the LD’s should NOT have entered a formal coalition, but rather as the minority CON govt Laboured on (yes, Laboured on) then Clegg should say say “If I support you on the next policy issue” you do the referendum on PR. That way the LD’s could be clean of the forthcoming killings in Iraq, Afghanistan and keep its pro-Zion element somewhat in check.

    As they HAVE decided to dancing with the latest Devil of Downing St, the LD’s deserve every criticism for each single illegal and murderous activity they have decided to become part of, which WILL incllude war and tortue and global poverty.

    You are very tetchy over criticism realting to your formal decision to support the LDs. I wish you would break off from this foolish exercise and one again support the much adored Craig Murray instead of leaping at hoops to justify whats coming.

    Are you at least willing to renounce then some stage in the future or is it till death do you part?

  • Craig

    Mr M

    I don’t believe that is true. I know quite a few people in MI6 who are personally very critical indeed of Israel.

  • woody

    Since the LibDems knew (or should have known) the extent to which the Tories are hirelings of Israeli and US interests and therefore not Britain-firsters, they should never have entered into a coalition with Cameron/Hague any more than Broon/Millipede. Indeed the LibDems have demonstrated their own lack of integrity. The only useful position gained is Vince Cable’s. The rest is window dressing. Bollox to it!

  • Craig


    I don’t misrepresent you. On another thread you characterised the Lib Dem position as “War will continue. We will do nothing ot stop it”. Now that is a misrepresentation.

    I genuinely cannot understand your unremitting hostility to the only major party that opposed the Iraq war.

  • lwtc247

    Lets clarify about “opposing the war”… What the LD’s opposed was that bLiar doing it without the UN. If bLiar had got UN authorisation the LD’s would have been beating the drum just as loudly.

    Is it a misrepresentation to say the LD’s will do nothing to stop the war? What will they do then?

    I am happy they did put in an anti-war ‘guest appearance’ if you will, but forgive me for not bowing down before them for letting the UN override common sense, scrutiny, and moral behaviour.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    My Goodbye,

    This is my formal farewell to Gordon Brown and his family. Gordon has broken out of the political shell. His experiences have been life changing and he knows from those experiences that it is best in this life and at this moment to quietly focus on a background charity to contribute in some small way to humanity.

    Thank-you Gordon for personally writing to the families of soldiers passed and going that extra mile to say sorry.

    I wish you all the best in your endeavours knowing you are free from the ‘sword of Damocles.’

    “Judge no one happy until his life is over” – that part of your life is now over – enjoy.

  • craig


    now that is a strange argument. There was never any chance the UNSC would support the war as there was no genuine reason for it. No was without UNSCR approval is the standard position of internationalists everywhere, including me, perfectl logical and a simple statement of the international legal position.

    The UNSC is the main obstacle to a US/Israeli attack on Iran. Don’t knock it in this context.

  • Jon

    @lwtc247 – I enjoy your input, but I wonder if you are not being realistic on this one. I am perhaps midway between your position and Craig’s, but consider what might be the case if the Tories had formed a minority govt.

    They would not have any moderating influence from the LDs, and the leadership cabal in main opposition is generally militarist and prone to flourishes of aggression, in line with their appalling Blairite/New Lab record – and they may be inclined to go along with an attack on Iran. That, potentially, would be a worse situation for human rights and the rule of international law.

  • Craig

    Mark –

    sorry deleted that as too far off topic. I am going to post something tomorrow about Mordechai Vanunu’s new jail sentence – it will be on topic there!

  • anno

    Miliband is one of the leaders of the pro Israel party in the UK. His game is easy to unravel. Any collusion with Israel or Israeli influence in the U.S. is natural between allies. The public are expected to collude in all the UK’s collusion with Israel. Exposing the truth about Israel’s control over the UK increases the public’s guilt, rather than the likes of Miliband.

    It is a stand which reminds one of Saddam Hussain. Amongst M.P.s ‘You are free to disagree, but then you will be shot, and if you agree, you are guilty anyway of condoning my crimes. For now, these revolting leaders of New Labour have been temporarily disenfranchised. Cameron would be well advised to expose them on the banking and the war-crimes front now, before it is too late. His own Israel lobby will be pressing for an amnesty on the crimes of New Labour, similar to Obama’s. Does David Cameron have the balls to prosecute the New Labour criminal class? I predict that he will not survive if he doesn’t. He will also not survive if he does. Somebody, sometime, has to tell the Israel lobby where to get off.

  • lwtc247

    “now that is a strange argument.”

    Absolutely Not! It’s factual history the LD’s would only support a war if the UN authorized it. It’s also fact that they did NOT say “we demand the UN authorises the war because we know they never will”. Your missing my point somewhat.

    Come on Craig. You are displaying one factor of why I so hate party politics. People become mental contortionists to support ‘the party’ and it usually eats away at people – good people.

    I don’t think the UN is why Israel hasn’t decided to attack Iran (whence the US will follow after Iran retaliates) Speaking in the conventional sense, Israel isn’t doing it because of Iran’s energy connection with China and China is the one holding US by the financial goolies!

    Maybe I’m just envious that you have such faith in this govt Craig. My hope ran out a long time ago. To me radical revolutionary change is the only thing that can stop this crazy neoliberal global hegemonic.


    …and I yours, like most of the writers on this blog – even though at times I deeply disagree on the odd topic (AGW for example).

    But the problem is with ‘consider the alternative’ is that is stays firmly within the box. To me total disengagement from the system and formation of an alternative system with REAL legitimacy is my alternative.

    I’m still left wondering what the LD’s will do to stop a) torture b) intelligence gleaned c) war. I see nothing.

  • Larry from St. Louis

    “Robert Fisk’s impeccable Arab sources”?

    Robert Fisk can’t really be trusted – he’ll go to any length to blame the world’s problems on the West. Not surprisingly, he makes the silliest arguments in favor of U.S. right-wing-sponsored 911 conspiracy theories:


    At his most silly: “Why did flight 93’s debris spread over miles when it was supposed to have crashed in one piece in a field?”

    Any pre-teen with Yahoo Maps can easily refute that.

  • Larry from St. Louis

    lwtc247, are you dense? I challenge what Robert Fisk regards as good sources. I also challenge his ability to think though issues.

    As is typical for a 911 truther, you’re really not that smart, are you?

    So you now have a new government – when is the truth about 911 or 7/7 going to come out?

  • lwtc247

    lol @ larry. I’ve actually met and talked to Fisk, you obviously haven’t. His ME sources e.g. Israyhelli assassination squads proved to be spot on. Fisk questions some of the anomalies of 911, but entertains the mainstream notion of Al Qaeda, and I don’t agree with his opinion on the matter. But you probably knew that. P.S. This isn’t the 911 thread so p off over there would ya.

  • Jon

    @ltwc. Thanks. I would assert that I don’t regard myself as constrained within the box – I am one of the few that make small financial contributions to Media Lens, for example, and they’re considered off the scale in the mainstream, probably at the same level as Chomsky.

    I agree a radical alternative is necessary (“another world is possible”) but I am not inclined towards ignoring the plight of the downtrodden in the meantime, which is in my view one of the legitimate criticisms of some parts of the left.

    And I am of the opinion, though not strongly, that the Tories must give some ground to the LDs on foreign policy and HR generally in the new coalition. The alternative is a minority Tory govt opposed by a war criminal Labour executive – which would make the LDs irrelevant on foreign policy and take the militarist wing of the Tory party off the leash.

    I might be wrong about that, but I should be interested to read your response to it. The point I am making now is that given the will of the electorate, it is possibly the best outcome we could have hoped for. (I would agree that, given the state of the media, most of the public are ignorant or misinformed about key issues, but that’s not within our immediate control.)

    (On AGW and 9/11 etc, I confess I have not looked into alternative theories in detail. But when I have asked inquisitive questions on this board on the latter topic, I was accused by some of The Great Converted of wilful denialism, and I quickly lost interest. Given my focus on other activism, I have not had chance to revisit.)

  • lwtc247


    Just to be clear about this, I meant defining a new political box {I wasn’t being drawing upon any insult by insinuating the idiom: “not being able to /think/ outside the box.”}

    I think the desired revolutionary change in politics will, in the medium and long term, lead to the betterment the peoples interests to a much greater extent then than what would be the case by trying to do it within the political constraints we have today.

    I think many members (past and present) of NeoLabour should be tried for war crimes and the kween for that matter.

    I might have said I have no hope, well that’s not quite correct. I am utterly pessimistic about what’s happening, bit I do get hope in the belief that I may be wrong. There’s much more to life than meets the eye.

    I understand about the infusion of LD’s in the Tory party and from a conventional p.o.v. it seems (on paper at least) there could be some change, but like other sentiments expressed, I simply cannot trust the Tories. Their Zionist connections are simply far too strong (as were NeoLabours) and they don’t give a toss about those who don’t fit into their social class. I can’t see the LD’s restraining the Tory thirst for war. I remember Tony Benn (or was it GG) who was flabbergasted that a Labour government would launch so many horrific wars. {To believe the grass roots labour party was more significant than it’s Neocon executive, was a bit strange. One gets the feeling Smith could have offered REAL Labour but at the same time one’s cautious that he could have done a __bLiar betrayal__. I remember in 1997 feeling a so positive about the explosion of the Tories. Rapidly afterwards, (Iraq sanctions and illegal RAF ariel bombing in Iraq that I saw a nightmare unfurling}

    As for 911 and 77, I’ve given up hope that the real and serious questions surrounding those events has gone too. It’s not in the interests of the establishment to move away from the position it’s tried so hard to build up.

  • Owen Lee Hugh-Mann

    He called for ‘assurances from Israel as a friendly nation that it will not sanction for whatever reason, including in any intelligence operation, the misuse of British passports’.

    Hague then wrote to David Miliband urging him to “establish the facts as rapidly as possible” to “prevent further such abuses from happening.”


    Any such assurances are meaningless because this isn’t the first time Mossad has done this. They gave assurances they wouldn’t do it again last time! The passports in the latest case appear to have been genuine rather than forged, thanks to UK government complicity, so noises will be made about it but no real action will be taken. All they are bothered about is the contempt shown by Mossad for the UK in using the passports so blatantly on an operation of this kind.

    “The expulsion of an Israeli diplomat from London is the first since 1988, when attache Arie Regev was removed for “activities incompatible with diplomatic duties,” a euphemism for espionage. Britain also barred a second Israeli, Jacob Barad, from returning to Britain in 1987. Both men were suspected of coordinating Mossad activity in the U.K. and of involvement in the forgery of British passports.

    At the time, Shimon Peres, now Israel’s president, promised Britain it would never again forge British documents.”

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