(WMR) -- The
Christmas Day attempt by the son of a prominent Nigerian banker and business
tycoon connected closely to top Nigerian leaders to detonate a chemical
improvised explosive device aboard Delta Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam
Schiphol to Detroit was a false flag operation carried out by the intelligence
tripartite grouping of the CIA, Mossad, and India�s Research and Analysis
Wing (RAW), according to WMR�s Asian intelligence sources who closely monitor
the activities of the three agencies in India and Southeast Asia.
The tripartite alliance of the CIA, Mossad, and RAW were
behind the terrorist attacks on Mumbai earlier last year and on December 28
Rupee News reported the three agencies worked together, along with former
Afghan KHAD intelligence agents, to assassinate former Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto: �The Benazir assassination was pre-planned and executed via
triangulation by KHAD, RAW, CIA and Mossad using the most modern radioactive
weapons available in the market. The Israeli PM publicly admitted helping India
in Kargil recently. The purpose of the covert KHAD, RAW, CIA, Mossad operations
is to destabilize Pakistan. The IMF plan to de-fang Pakistan in 2000 did not
work, but provincial autonomy will make the center bankrupt triggering an
The outcome of the failed terrorist attempt by Umar Farouk
Abdul Mutallab on the Detroit-bound plane has resulted in major Christmas
gifts for the neocons and militarists who still call the shots on U.S. policy:
the deployment of privacy-invasive millimeter wave (MMW) full body scanning
equipment at airports in North America and Europe. The ranking member of the
House Homeland Security Committee, Representative Peter King (R-NY), who is an
ardent defender of the Catholic Church and its prelates in Ireland, has
defended the scanning system which can image the naked bodies of passengers,
including children and babies, an increase in the U.S. military and
intelligence presence in Yemen, retention of US USAPATRIOT
Act surveillance provisions, an increase in racial profiling of Arabs and Muslims
-- and because Mutallab is African -- blacks in the United States, and more
cumbersome travel restrictions for airline passengers.
The neocon propagandists are already spinning counterclaims
to reports that indicate that Mutallab was a witting accomplice of a larger
plot cooked up by American, Israeli, ajd Indian intelligence agents to carry
out yet another false flag terror operation on American soil. The eyewitness
testimonies of Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell and his attorney wife Lori
Haskell are being pilloried by the corporate media after the two were featured
on major U.S. television networks. Haskell and his wife witnessed a �well-dressed
Indian man� arrange for Mutallab to board Delta 253 without a
passport at the check-in desk at Schiphol.
Haskell told CBS News: �Only the Indian man spoke, and what
he said was, this man needs to board the plane, and he doesn�t have a passport.
And the ticket agent then responded saying you need a passport to board the
plane, and the Indian man then said he�s from Sudan. We do this all the
WMR has learned that the Indian man is suspected by Asian
intelligence services of being a RAW agent who used his influence to convince
airline and airport security personnel that Mutallab was a bona fide Sudanese
refugee. Mutallab reportedly spent several hours in a Schiphol airport
lounge before boarding the Delta flight. Dutch agents are reportedly scanning
Schiphol CCTV footage and have reason to believe that Mutallab had accomplices
at the airport, which bolsters the witness accounts of the Haskells. The
FBI has interviewed the Haskells and the bureau, as is its modus operandi,
appears to be intimidating witnesses and pressuring them to support the
government�s party line.
The neocon spin machine is also refuting reports that
Mutallab traveled to the United States without a passport and that his ticket
was only one-way. The facts emerging are that Mutallab was not traveling on a
Nigerian passport but on an Italian passport. Mutallab�s father, Alhaji Umaru
Mutallab, happens to hold the Italian Order of Merit. In addition,
Mutallab�s ticket was purchased in Accra, Ghana, with $2,831 in cash
and was later re-issued, on December 16, with a different itinerary at the KLM
office in Lagos. The original itinerary was Lagos-Amsterdam-Detroit-Amsterdam-Accra
but the return leg on January 8, 2010, was changed from Amsterdam to Lagos
instead of Accra.
Previously, WMR reported that the security company that
cleared Mutallab in Schiphol is ICTS, a firm that is headquartered in Israel
and Amstelveen, Netherlands. The firm also cleared attempted shoe bomber
Richard Reid for a Miami-bound American Airlines flight from Paris in December
2001. Reid, who was bound for Antigua, was profiled after he purchased his
ticket at a travel agency in the 18th arrondissement in Paris. Reid had
previously traveled to Turkey, Pakistan, Israel, Egypt, the Netherlands,
Belgium and France and he obtained pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), a
component of the explosive Semtex, and his specially designed shoes in
Amsterdam. Reid was linked by French authorities to French convert to
Islam Jerome Courtailler, who, in 2004, was sentenced in absentia by a Dutch
court to six years for plotting to attack U.S. targets in Belgium and France.
Mutallab�s undershorts also contained PETN.
There is a possibility that Mutallab was recruited to carry
out a false flag attack after another one failed on November 13. A Somali man
was arrested at Mogadishu airport with the same chemicals, powder, and syringe
combination that Mutallab used to ignite his clothing. The Somali man was
attempting to board a Daallo Airlines flight from Mogadishu to Hargeisa, the
capital of Somaliland, Djibouti, and Dubai. Daallo is the national flag carrier
of Djibouti and is owned by Dubai World�s Istithmar World Aviation (IWA)
Holdings. Dubai World�s recent financial woes sent shock waves through the
global financial community. It is also noteworthy that Delta 253 passenger
Jasper Schuringa, the young man who wrestled Mutallab to the ground and
prevented him from carrying out his terrorist mission, was driven to Schiphol
on Christmas morning by his friend Chris Van Amersfoort. Van Amersfoort�s
Facebook page lists himself as a �fan of� Dubai World�s owner �His Highness
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum,� the Emir of Dubai.
Daallo Airlines has an interline agreement with a single
U.S. airline, which happens to be Delta Airlines, the same airline that saw
Mutallab successfully board its flight 253 in Schiphol. It has similar
agreements with other airlines that fly to the United States, including Qatar
Airways, Saudia, Ethiopian Airlines, and Alitalia.
Schuringa�s father works for Shell and, in 1993, they were
evacuated by the French foreign Legion from Gabon during riots by demonstrators
opposed to the tainted re-election of Gabon�s presidential dictator Omar Bongo.
The Curacao-born Jasper Schuringa attended film school in Miami and he also
lived in Oman. After accusations in the media that he was publicizing himself
over the Muttalab incident, Schuringa largely receded from public
view. Schuringa was en route to Costa Rica via Detroit to visit his
sister. The National Counter-terrorism office in The Hague is being mum about
any connections it had with Schuringa, according to the Dutch paper Parool.
On October 18, a little less than a month prior to
the attempt by the syringe- and chemical-armed Somali to board the Daallo
Airlines flight from Mogadishu, Shaykh Muqtaar Abu Zubeyr, the leader of
Somalia�s radical Al Shahab Islamic Movement, warned Somalis in leaflets
distributed in Mogadoshu�s Bakaraha market and other points in the city not to
fly on Daallo Airlines, Somalia�s largest carrier, because he said the airline
had �close ties� with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, the United
States and the �Jewish government� of Israel.
Before moving from Egypt, Mutallab was in an MBA course in
Dubai at the time of the Daallo warning. Mutallab later dropped out of school
Mutallab�s father, Umaru, the retired chairman of First Bank
of Nigeria (FBN), is among the top elite of Nigeria, counting among his
friends the top royalty of northern Nigeria, including the Emir of Gombe, the
Emir of Zazzau, and the Sultan of Sokoto, as well as Nigerian President Umaru Musa
Yar� Adua, who has been recovering from a mysterious illness in Saudi Arabia.
Mutallab�s empire included FBN (UK), which its president described as �the very
first UK bank owned by a Nigerian bank and could be counted as an equal to
other UK banks.� Mutalan was also a contender to be President of the National
Council of the Nigeria Stock Exchange. In 2003, Mutallab formed Nigeria�s first
Islamic bank, Jaiz International Bank.
The same bureaucratic stovepiping issues used by the U.S.
intelligence and law enforcement communities to explain away the lack of
intelligence on the 9/11 attacks are at play with the Delta 253 incident. Of
course, all these problems were to have been solved by the creation of the
Department of Homeland Security and the Directorate of National Intelligence.
Mutallab was entered as a terrorist suspect in the Terrorist Identities
Datamart Environment (TIDE) database of 500,000 names maintained by the director
of National Intelligence�s National Counter-terrorism Center (NCTC) but
not on the �no fly� list maintained by the Transportation Security
On November 19, just six days after the Somali attempted to
board the plane in Mogadishu with a syringe and chemicals, the elder Mutallab
met with the CIA Station Chief at the U.S. embassy in Abuja, the Nigerian
capital. Mutallab told the CIA official that he was concerned about the
radicalization of his son, who was called �Alfa� -- a term for an Islamic
scholar -- while attending the British International School in Lome, Togo. The
elder Mutallab was quite emphatic that his son posed a significant security
After dropping out of the MBA program in Dubai, the younger
Mutallab turned off his cell phone and destroyed the phone�s SIM card
before leaving Dubai for Yemen where it is said he wished to improve his
Arabic. It is not known who bought Mutallab�s ticket to Detroit in Accra
and why the return destination was changed from Accra to Lagos. Mutallab�s
multiple entry visa for the United States was issued on June 16, 2008, with an
expiration date of June 16, 2010.
In response to the elder Mutallab�s warning, the U.S.
embassy in Abuja sent a Visa Viper cable to the State Department and NCTC on
November 20. However, Mutallab�s name was not added to the no-fly list. The
State Department is refusing to disclose the classification of Mutallab�s visa
and State Department spokesman Ian Kelly is refusing to reveal information on
Mutallab�s visa application.
The Daily Trust of Abuja penned the following
editorial in the aftermath of the flight 253 incident: �The story caused
anxiety among regular air travellers, not only for the safety of planes, but
also for the kind of reception that Nigerian travellers to Europe and the US,
especially Muslim ones, are likely to get in the next months and years. The
story also excited Northern Nigeria�s many conspiracy theorists, who think
another grand Western plot is in the offing to tarnish the image of Muslims,
possibly as a prelude to another invasion.� The editorial added, �Among
officials of Nigeria�s embattled Federal Government, though, the story caused a
mix of anxiety and relief. Anxiety, because it threatens to throw this country�s
fitful Rebranding Campaign into further chaos. But it provided welcome relief
from endless newspaper commentaries on President Yar�adua�s health.�
The Nigerians are obviously suspicious also about those
behind the attempt on the aircraft. The Abuja editorial continues: �Bringing
down a plane is not a thought that comes easily to people in Northern Nigeria.
Most people here, with me as a typical example, cannot breathe easily in a
plane until it hits the tarmac. A man who holds fast to a plane�s aluminium
frame for support during a turbulent take-off hardly can think of bombing it.
This explosive substance that Faruk allegedly used in the Delta Airlines plane,
pentaerythritol or PETN, may be known to British school kids, but I have never
heard of it. To think that I once taught in a university�s Faculty of Science.
If indeed Faruk told the Americans that he was an Al-Qaeda operative, then he
was a very poor one, to be frank. His bomb, which he said he got in Yemen, was
weak [exploding like a fire cracker] and technically deficient [failed to go
off properly]. He was easily subdued by a film producer, did not struggle when
he was grabbed, did not say anything when they held him, and almost as soon as
he reached the FBI station, he began to sing like a canary. Sounds very much
like the gentle British lad that he is.�
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