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'But Mossad rarely leaves tracks'
Columnist Eric Margolis (pictured) gives a soapbox to former US ambassador John Gunther Dean, who blames Israel for the mysterious death of Pakistani dictator Gen. Zia Ul-Haq. As if that’s not enough, Margolis also accuses Israel of trying to assassinate Dean himself:
Israel’s Mossad had apparently tried to assassinate Dean while he was serving as Ambassador to Lebanon. Dean had been reporting to the State Department about Israel’s attempts to subvert Lebanon and turn it into a protectorate -and the Israelis and their friend sin Washington were not amused. After making his claims about Zia’s murder, Dean was removed from his position, declared mentally unfit -shades of the Soviet Union - and then forcibly retired.
In fact, there was nothing wrong with Dean except for being too outspoken. He became a marked man by the powerful Israel lobby, which swiftly ended his diplomatic career.
We previously noted that Dean offers no proof of Israeli involvement in the 1988 plane crash, which was widely attributed to hydraulic failure. But Margolis isn't concerned about that point:
I wish Amb. Dean would come up with more details for his claim. But Mossad rarely leaves tracks and, like the old KGB, from which many of its officers and killer toxins have come, is very good at making murder look like an accident.
Earlier this year, Margolis suggested Israel was also responsible for the death of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. We hope he reads the full Mehlis Report to the UN on the Hariri assassination.
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A shorter list would be the people whom Margolis does NOT think Israel tried to kill.
"This writer believes Arafat may have been murdered by an untraceable toxin brought to Israel from the KGB’s Moscow labs."
This after saying in 1998 (6 years before):
"Yasser Arafat suffers from advancing Parkinson’s disease. Like many other Arab leaders, he also has hypertension, digestive problems and nerve disorders."
This Margolis guy sounds not only an anti-Semite, but an imbecile. One who is not just stupid, but childishly stupid. The image he has of the Mossad wont fitt a b-movie action flick.
If Eric Margolis would be an espionage expert or a historian that knows a thing or two about the Mossad he would be much more careful with his accusation to keep his credability and to maintain a serious attitude of his readers. By issuing articles which look more like pathetic fairy tales then a serious journalism he renders himself to a joke, he never tried to base his claims on facts or evidence he simply airs his tales straight from his immagination. This kind of journalism passes masses with a poor intellectual filter and is more known as propaganda. If Mr. Margilis is doing it intentionally he must be thinking that the majority of his readers are stupid but if he is doing it unintentionally he himself must be stupid.
There's no shortage of comparable incidents from the annals of Israeli military/black ops history. How outrageous that someone should suspect a country with a history of assasinations, blacks ops bombings and other skullduggery of being involved in the assasination of one of its enemies. Yeah, what a flaming anti-Semite.
Zia had aggressive ambitions , by controlling afghanistan and planning to overthrow the indians from kashmir he employed a nuclear doctrine to make pakistan a nuclear state , surely he made a lot of enemies , particularly in the eyes of americans and israelis , nations strive to protect their interests , Mosad did what intelligence agencies around the globe do 24/7, analyze , research and retaliate, thwart a potential threat to their sovereignty and security/interest, im sure they killed Zia ,the sudden dismissal of Mr.Dean and everything else point towards israels policy and its ambitions in the middle east ,anyway,Zia had been successful in realizing his dream , atleast the pace at which he was going , he would have emerged as a major player in global politics, being a strong ideological muslim and being aware of israel and the threat it pose to muslim solidarilty in the middle east. Thumbs up ,Eric Margolis, keep it up.
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