"weapons of mass deception..."
3 04 2009
Dean's suspicions that Israeli agents may have also been involved in the mysterious plane crash in 1988 that killed Pakistan's president, General Mohammed Zia ul Haq, led finally to a decision in Washington to declare him mentally unfit, which forced his resignation from the foreign service after a thirty-year career. After he left public service, he was rehabilitated by the State Department, given a distinguished service medal and eventually encouraged to write his memoirs. Now 82, Dean sees the subsequent positive attention he has received as proof that the insanity charge (he calls it Stalinist) was phony, a supposition later confirmed by a former head of the department's medical service.
Dean, whose memoir is titled Danger Zones: A Diplomat's Fight for America's Interests, was American ambassador in Lebanon in August 1980 when a three-car convoy carrying him and his family was attacked near Beirut.
"I know as surely as I know anything that Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, was somehow involved in the attack," Dean wrote, describing how he had been under sharp criticism from Israeli politicians and media for his contacts with Palestinians. "Undoubtedly using a proxy, our "ally" Israel's MOSSAD had tried to kill me."
Letter form Ambassador John Gunther Dean to Bruce Laingen
Ambassador John Gunther Dean donates personal papers to the Jimmy Carter Library
http://www.ame ri can-iranian.org/pubs/articles/Bruce2.pdf
To be fair, the Syrians have no monopoly on assassinating ambassadors in Lebanon… But they do have the largest market share by far.... working on behalf of the notorious White House Murder INC, and the Siamese twins, CIA2/MOSSAD.... for decades, and the Lebanese continued to be fooled at their own expense....
Not that they need to try hard to find willing murderers… but I digress.
Louis Delamarre was assassinated during a time when
In addition to growing opposition in
The conditions today are different. For all the Russian support, this is no Soviet backing. The Russians today may well be playing up the great power confrontation, but their main interests are far more “business” focused, centred on retooling their industry towards civilian applications. Rather than just “Great Game” politics, it is more likely that Putin is leveraging his support of
The environment being different, Ambassadors like Khoja should be logically safe from
Pace the rants of otherwise venerable commentator, this regime is not about to embrace change; it is in strict survival mode, since it knows very well that it cannot maintain control over Damascus without power over Lebanon and its juicy rackets.
But in its struggle for survival, this regime is still reading from the “old book” bequeathed by Hafez El-Assad. Yet the father’s book was not written for the son’s world, his time has passed,
The “old book” was only “valid” in the 1990’s, when many kidnappings and assassinations were visited upon the Lebanese. It was becoming less valid soon after 9/11, when the West realized the long term price of its long term support for “unresponsive” dictators….
Waiting for the Democrats....LOL
So Khoja is right to be careful…Yes, he escaped for good, to join with Bandar and recalibrate the infamous White House Murder INC, for future operations....