(WMR) -- Israel
appears intent on maintaining its image as a pariah state that flouts
international law in carrying out political assassinations using what many
Israelis now see as a revived Mossad -- an intelligence agency that provides
the same type of national self-esteem for Israelis as the Waffen SS did
for German Nazis.
Israel is now suspected to using two Israel Defense Force
(IDF) Gulfstream V intelligence aircraft in the skies over Budapest to
assassinate Bassam Trache, a Hungarian-Syrian citizen. Trache was shot in
his car by a single assassin on foot while he was stopped at
a traffic light in the suburbs of Budapest. Trache�s assassin, who
has not been identified, also removed a briefcase from his car.
The United States and the rest of NATO failed to respond to
the Israeli aggression by using the collective defense clause that states that
and attack on one NATO nation -- in this case, Hungary -- is an attack against
every NATO country. In fact, there is now evidence that three NATO nations --
Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania -- conspired with the Israelis in allowing the
IDF planes to overfly their territories to complete their deadly mission in
Budapest. The Turkish General Staff and Air Force Command admitted that it had
granted �conditional� overflight rights to the Israelis. The conditions stated
by the air force were that the aircraft had to stay within set air corridors,
could not refuel in mid-air, and not be �equipped with electronic apparatuses
intended for photography, exploration and intelligence.�
The Israeli aggression against Hungary follows the Mossad�s
assassination in a Dubai hotel of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. The
assassins used cloned passports from the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Ireland, and Australia to enter the United Arab Emirates. The actions resulted
in Britain expelling from the Israeli embassy in London the Mossad station
chief and Dubai restricting the entry of Israelis into the city-state.
The Israeli incursion into Hungarian airspace took place on
March 17 and Hungary�s security services claimed they were not informed that
the planes were flying into Hungary. The political toll in Hungary over the
incident has already resulted in the suspension of the chief of the air
transport division of Hungary�s National Transport Authority (NKH) and
members of his staff. Hungarian Defense Minister Imre Szekeres countered
the Hungarian security services by saying the Defense Ministry had
previously been informed of the Israeli aircraft �training exercise� over
Budapest. However, Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai appeared to have been caught by
surprise by the Israeli action and he ordered a full investigation.
Israeli Ambassador to Budapest Aliza Bin-Noun denied the
Israeli planes conducted an intelligence mission even though Israel Radio
reported the planes were equipped with the IDF�s most sophisticated
intelligence systems. After the Dubai incident and Israel�s surprise
announcement of further settlements building in east Jerusalem during Vice
President Joe Biden�s visit, a number of governments are inclined
to disregard Israeli diplomatic statements as lies and distortions.
There were also reports that Hungary�s Defense Ministry had
not been informed of the Israeli aircraft mission. Defense Ministry spokesman
Istvan Bocskai denied his ministry had been informed about the flights, while
Szekeres said the Israeli flights had been cleared with NATO and the European
civil aviation administration, EUROCONTROL.
According to the Hungarian MTI news agency, Peter Honig, the
transport minister, said the Israeli aircraft flight was not in full compliance
with Hungarian law, while Gyorgy Keleti, a Socialist MP, said the planes
represented a �national security risk� to Hungary.
Bajnai, a Socialist, faces a
parliamentary election on April 11 and Jewish propaganda outlets in Israel
and Hungary suggested that the opposition conservative Fidesz Party was hyping
the Israeli aircraft incident to cater to anti-Semitic voters. However, polls
conducted before the Israeli action showed Fidesz would trounce the
Socialists without any grandstanding to anti-Semitic voters.
The overflight of several eastern European countries by two
Israeli F-16s on the same day the Gulfstream Vs flew over Budapest was also
reported by some eastern European media outlets.
On March 24, the Hungarian newspaper Nepszabadsag reported
in an editorial that the Israeli aircraft were merely flying missions to
collect radar signature data on the Russian-supplied advanced radar system at
Slovak Nyitra in Slovakia and other Russian-manufactured radar systems used in
Bulgaria and Romania. The paper, which generally leans to a pro-George Soros
and Zionist line, suggested that the Israelis were collecting radar electronic
signature data on the systems because they are also used by Iran. The editorial
also suggested that Israel�s operation was carried out with the knowledge of
the United States.
published in the Wayne
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