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By Linda S. Heard  (Gulfnews)

Germany’s treatment of suspected Mossad assassin Uri Brodsky makes a mockery of justice and rule of law

Image Credit: Illustration: Guillermo Munro/©Gulf News

Imagine that you could fraudulently obtain a German travel document to be used by assassins, utilising the name and personal details of a still-living individual to do so, and even if you were caught, arrested and extradited to Germany for trial, you would be allowed to return to your home country.

It’s possible if you happen to be an Israeli. Given that Germany is known for its strict adherence to rules and laws, this really is mind-boggling.

I’m referring to the alleged Mossad agent Uri Brodsky, who is believed to have illegally obtained a German passport that was used to enter Dubai by one of Israel’s gang of assassins behind the murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud Al Mabhouh. Brodsky was arrested in Warsaw Airport in June; not for spying or conspiracy to murder but for the lesser crime of illegally procuring a passport.

On August 12, he was extradited from Poland to Germany where a German judge happily released him on bail and told him there was no bar to his return to Israel provided he returns in the event he is sentenced to prison. However, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, Israel is likely to have done a deal with the German authorities whereby Brodsky will probably get away with a fine. There’s a word that springs to mind: conspiracy.

It seems that Poland, Germany and Israel have been in cahoots to spring this unsavoury individual who goes under several aliases to save Tel Aviv from embarrassment. What other explanation can there be when there is little doubt that Brodsky is linked however tenuously to a pre-planned and ruthless murder? Their actions have made a mockery of the concept of justice and the rule of law.

Brodsky should have been handed over to Interpol and interrogated or sent to Dubai for questioning. Dubai Police have spent an inordinate amount of man hours on this case and have used every kind of cutting-edge forensics and technology in an attempt to crack it.

Yet, the Polish and German authorities didn’t even have the courtesy to allow Dubai’s intelligence agents to speak with the only person in custody who potentially holds the key to the truth.

If the shoe had been on the other foot, and foreign agents had penetrated Germany with murder on their mind, there would have been an outcry had Dubai patted a possible killer on the back and sent him back home to mama.


While it’s true that a co-founder of Hamas would be viewed by most European capitals as a persona non grata and there were no tears shed in Poland or Germany following Al Mabhouh’s demise, that is not the point. Neither European nor international law blesses extrajudicial assassinations — irrespective of the victim in question.

As despicable as the inaction of Poland and Germany to aid Dubai in solving this crime is, it is hardly surprising. It appears that Arabs are fair game in some European countries where for decades the Mossad has been given a virtual carte blanche to target Israel’s enemies.

At least six Arab men have been murdered by Israeli agents in France over the past 28 years, including Palestine Liberation Organisation leaders Zuhair Mohsin and Atef Bseiso, as well as the Egyptian nuclear scientist Yahia Al Meshad, who was found in a Paris hotel room with his throat slashed.  Several Palestinians have been killed in Greece, Cyprus and Malta while a Moroccan waiter was mistakenly killed by Mossad agents in Norway while out walking with his pregnant wife.

Yet Israelis with a government licence to kill get away with murder and abductions time and time again. Not so the Russians. When former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 whilst in London, Britain demanded the extradition of chief suspect Andrey Lugovoy from Moscow. The refusal of the Russians to comply caused a serious diplomatic rift and cooling of British-Russian relations.

Another country that conspires with Israel to protect its spies is, of course, the US. When cells of Russian spooks were recently caught in suburban America living under fake aliases, they were arrested before being swapped for agents held in Russian jails for spying for Washington.

But it’s altogether another story when it comes to Israeli agents spying on the US. In 2004, Jane’s Intelligence reported that Israeli intelligence has been “spying on the US and running clandestine operations since Israel was established”.

When Israelis are caught in the act, such as the Israeli ‘art students’ who were arrested prior to the 9/11 attacks or the five Israeli ‘removal men’ who were seen dancing as they videotaped planes flying into the World Trade Centre twin towers, they are packed off to Israel.

Even the Jewish weekly The Forward confirmed that at least two of the men were working for the Mossad.

Former CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi maintains his former colleagues were very concerned about Israeli espionage against the US but they knew they wouldn’t get promoted if they spoke out. He explains why the US government is laissez-faire when it comes to Israeli moles. “Israel has a privileged position and that’s the way things are. It’s crazy. And everyone knows it’s crazy.”

Crazy maybe, but a far more appropriate word to describe a culture that massages one country’s spies and assassins is ‘sick’.

Linda S. Heard is a specialist writer on Middle East affairs. She can be contacted at lheard@gulfnews.com

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4 Comments

  1. Ano on the 31. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnawBg11q4Q

  2. Rehmat on the 31. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    Any ‘political aware’ person will tell you that thanks to Zionist grip on the US Executive, Senate, Congress, Justice Department, Homeland Security, FBI, etc. – Israeli lobby groups or Americans with dual citizenship or Israeli spies operate freely and without concern in the US. Most of the Federal branches have been (or currently) headed by Zionist Jews or pro-Israel Christians. Under Dubya Bush, both the Attorney General (Rabbi Michael Mukasey) and the head of the Department of Homeland Security (Michael Chertoff) – were committed Zionist Jews. The current FBI director Robert Mueller II, is allegedly a Zionist Jew (an so was the former director George Tenet aka David Cohen).

    While ignoring the racial tune – Adam Austin posted an interesting article on this subject titled Catching Jew Spies on ‘Subverted Nation’ blog.

    “The FBI has a special way they go about catching the bad guys, especially those involved in espionage, so how do they go about it? They ignore the real bad guys, and create their own patsies to arrest and parade before the media. That was simple, wasn’t it?

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/spies-in-the-room/

  3. Egoigwe on the 01. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    “Former CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi maintains his former colleagues were very concerned about Israeli espionage against the US but they knew they wouldn’t get promoted if they spoke out. He explains why the US government is laissez-faire when it comes to Israeli moles. “Israel has a privileged position and that’s the way things are. It’s crazy. And everyone knows it’s crazy.”

    Crazy maybe, but a far more appropriate word to describe a culture that massages one country’s spies and assassins is ‘sick’.”

    There is a reason why Israel has a privileged position and why it’s that way. In the very beginning, the US sought to maintain Israel as its pit-bull in the Middle East. This desire came about from the awareness that they needed some kind of ‘enforcer’ in the region (that would not be dogged by rule of law and the ‘shackles’ of democracy-which America was but guaranteed nevertheless with its several vetoes and blind eye) to beat and bully the Arab governments into line, safeguard the oil tracks of Arabia and blackmail them into keeping oil prices steady and flowing. America, as the purveyor of Democracy, was inhibited and could not be seen to involve itself in direct conflict with these Arab nations. But that was then, now Israel is the pretext for their involvement; like in, if they can get away with it why can’t we? It is for this reason that the ‘victimhood’ of Israel must remain unchallenged.

    It continued like this for a while, until Israel realized how badly America was hooked on Arabian oil. Israel was also quick to realize that this oil constituted a life line for America and that it’d do anything to keep it flowing westwards to its shores. This realization emboldened Israel to pile on one demand and pressure after another until the realization dawned that they could get away with anything, without as much as a whimper from the US Government. In fact, America often would encourage them to do the unimaginable-test the waters as it were (think USS Liberty).

    But Israel was not content with the billions that flowed in. This money that folks call military aid to Israel are in actuality funds dedicated to espionage, subterfuge and sabotage of Mid-Eastern states, funds applied to keeping them on the ‘straight and narrow’ path. Of course, it also included state of the art weaponry and training in their various uses and applications.

    That done, Israel set upon America with the tool it is most versed in; blackmail and deception. It’d go something like this; if you can’t give us that stuff, we can’t work efficiently. How do we guarantee those Mullahs won’t go and blow up something? We need the best surveillance there is to keep an eye on the gulf and straits. We need the best kind of protection we can get to make sure these Mullahs don’t descend on us for keeping the oil safe for you. Whenever Israel needed something, it would set of a false flag ops and blame it on one Arab nation or the other.

    The next stage was to make an accomplice out of America, in the event it ever thought of turning its back on Israel and to perpetually cement the status of the state of Israel. American politicians were cornered by their pedophile, homosexual and lesbian activities archived in Israeli libraries.

    AIPAC is not an Israeli lobby as much as the voice of the master that must be obeyed. It has never been about campaign funds because funds can easily be sourced elsewhere. It has been, will always be, about blackmail materials detrimental to one’s political career. It is for this reason that politicians who come with a luggage full of skeletons are preferable to clean ones. These politicians offer bullets that ensure they can be shot down in a hurry, politically, when they resist instructions.

    There is nothing laissez-faire to it, its all calculated. When some folk decides to run for high political office in America, the first question the Israelis ask themselves is “What have we got on him?”. From there on, it was easy to infiltrate the US Government, Congress and businesses with Knights of Malta and dual-citizen Israelis (it would be a misnomer to call them dual-citizen Americans) and place them in positions that made sure if people like Giraldi decided to spill the beans they got the boot up their you-know-where!

    Ultimately, it must be reiterated here that Israel is Rothschild’s private country, ditto the IDF etc and all the accessories that come with nationhood. This family compares to another, through its several affiliations with secret societies. It is tied to the Jesuit Order and its Grand Patron, together and severally, they have overrun most intelligence agencies of the world with Israel’s Mossad as pathfinder. The Jesuits has under their wings the Knights of Malta who are, to all intents and purposes, sovereign entities. Likewise the Jesuits to which the Vatican are enamored. In other words, they both have their own little worlds immune from the worries, politics and laws of ours. In league, they control the tools for violence and mayhem in our world, they maintain and have absolute monopoly over violence in our world.

    It’s not crazy but calculated and far-gone. And yes, sick, very sick! As it is with Philip Giraldi, so it is with Obama, Bush, Clinton, Blair, even the Queen of England and the Pope that sits atop the Catholic church. They are invisible and coordinated and they all seek one thing, to rule over us by hook or by crook.

  4. Cold Wind on the 01. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Well now, it is exposed; the Mossad kills, maims and threatens anyone Israel doen’t like. They do this here in the US under the watchful eye of the FBI,CIA,DIA and you name it, and nothing is done. Apparently, the Mossad has carte blanche to kill anywhere in the West. Does Israel rule or not? How pathetic is this?

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