Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ahmed Jalabi: The basic lie!

A WIKILEAKS CABLE viewer dated on September 14, 2009 started by:

During a 5-day visit, the leaders of Bahrain's Shia opposition discussed national reconciliation and political participation with Iraq's religious and political leadership. The Bahraini parliamentarians felt particularly welcome in Iraq and expect bilateral ties to strengthen

Ended by a comment of the ex-U.S. ambassador in Bahrain Adam Ereli saying:

We expect links between the two Shia-majority countries will continue to grow

From 2009 to 2011 the Shia leaders in both countries didn’t wait too much to tighten there relations as Ahmed Jalabi one of the most notorious crooks in the history of the Middle East. The man, who did more than anyone else in persuading the U.S. to get rid of Saddam as he said, which lead to get rid of Iraq by the military invasion on 2003. Is now taking a new cause against Bahrain in attempt to persuade the U.S again to take an action against Bahrain which is not a Shia majority country!

Ahmed Jalabi the well-known U.S. stooge and a convicted criminal with an endless history of betrayal and corruption is collaborating with Hezbollah in Bahrain (Alwefaq) largest Shia opposition political society in Bahrain and others in the GCC who follow the Iranian political religious ideology of Wilayat Al-Faqih against the well of the majority of people of Bahrain who denied the coup against Al-Khalifa ruling family and fall of the regime.

Hezbollah in Bahrain leaders are always denying any foreign interventions in their failed coup earlier this year especially when it comes to Iran. In the same time they meet and collaborate with the Iranian agents in the GCC, Iraq and Lebanon and supporting the criminal regime in Syria who killed more than 3000 since March 15.  

To understand the relation between Hezbollah in Bahrain and Iran, I’ll put the spot on Ahmed Jalabi.

Ahmed Jalabi is simply an Iranian agent with a full history of corruption and betrayal!

Jalabi was one of the first exiled politicians to return to Iraq in the aftermath of the invasion. A US air convoy ferried him, along with approximately 600 members of his so-called Iraqi Free Forces from northern Iraq to Nasiriya. Some of these militiamen were fresh from training in a US military base in Hungary.

USA Today reported Jalabi’s militia looting private homes and intimidating Baghdad civilians. Several of his men were arrested by American forces while robbing a bank. These criminal acts, carried out by the very forces Jalabi hoped would form the nucleus of a rebuilt Iraqi national army, proved something of an embarrassment to the US occupation. The INC caused more trouble when one of its members proclaimed himself the mayor of Baghdad.

Jalabi was put on the U.S. payroll to the tune of $340,000 a month. He cemented his alliance with the neocon establishment by pledging to recognize and sign a peace treaty with Israel when he made it to the top of the emerging post-Saddam Hussein political establishment.

On May 18, 2004 US deputy defence secretary Paul Wolfowitz announced that the Pentagon was suspending a program under which it was paying US$340,000 a month to Jalabi's Iraqi National Congress (INC) party for "intelligence".

In 1992, Jalabi was sentenced in abstentia to 22 years hard labor by a Jordanian state security court on 31 charges of embezzlement, theft, misuse of depositor funds and speculation with the Jordanian dinar. The court also handed down harsh sentences and fines to 16 others, including several brothers and relatives who were members of the Petra board.

Not surprisingly, evidence has begun to emerge that Jalabi is, once again, involved in corrupt activity. Two contracts worth a total of $400 million have recently been awarded to a start-up company run by Jalabi’s old friend and business partner, Abdul Huda Farouki. One of the contracts was for securing Iraq’s oil infrastructure. Members of Jalabi’s militia now staff Farouki’s security force, which guards a number of oil installations and pipelines. Newsday cited an “industry source” who claimed that Jalabi received a $2 million kickback for ensuring that his friend won the contract.

Jalabi has spoken at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs in Washington, and, according to some reports, has visited Israel. He has called on all Arab countries to recognise the Zionist state On a trip to the US in 1985, Jalabi had already met and befriended Richard Perle, a leading “neo-conservative”. Perle, then working in the Reagan administration, became Jalabi’s fervent supporter in Washington. By the mid1990s, Jalabi had met with a number of powerful Republican figures, including Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney!

Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and other Republicans also promoted Jalabi as a pro-Israel ally.

In a 1998 interview with the Jerusalem Post, Jalabi described Arab hostility to Israel as “an esoteric confrontation that has become a substitute for real progress toward democracy and human rights in Iraq” The vehicle for Jalabi’s ambitions became the Iraqi National Congress (INC), founded in 1992. The INC was sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a loose alliance of Kurdish factions, monarchists, Islamists, former Baathist generals and exiled businessmen. The CIA poured an estimated $100 million into the organisation in the early 1990s.

The unprecedented act enshrined “regime change” in US law. Iraqi opposition groups were promised $97 million, not all of which was forthcoming. Most of what was, however, ended up in the INC. Following allegations of financial improprieties, an official audit was launched in 2001. This revealed widespread misuse of the funds, including the purchase of artwork for the INC’s Washington office and gym memberships for staff. According to the Washington Post, after the White House intervened, the audit was halted.


“The permutations are infinite, once you’ve brought off the BASIC LIE.”
George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Aram Roston, wrote on 2008 about Jalabi, “The Man Who Pushed America to War-The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Jalabi”

Under the Iran connection wrote:

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, which is tasked to propagate Iran’s Islamic Revolution, divided its operations in Iraq into three directorates after the U.S. invasion. The southernmost is referred to by the Quds Force as the “Ramadan,” or “Ramazan” (in Farsi), command, and the complex Iranian operations there are overseen by Gen.

Frouzanda is one of Iran’s master operatives. U.S. military and counterterrorism officials treated him as a “high-value” intelligence target for years, even before the Iraqi invasion, and they try to track
his whereabouts. They believe he cut his teeth working in Lebanese Hezbollah operations against the United States and Israel in the 1980s.

Jalabi had met him at least twice before the war, according to former INC offical Nabeel Musawi.
There can be no doubt about Frouzanda, according to American intelligence experts. “He is a murderer of Americans,” said a former CIA official familiar with Frouzanda’s file and with the hunt for him!

Once the United States invaded Iraq and Jalabi continued to accept DIA cash, according to U.S. intelligence sources, he did not cut himself off from Frouzanda or other members of Iranian  intelligence. In the late winter and spring of 2004, the United States was battling Sunnis in the west of Iraq and Shiites in the south, and cracking down on Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army. Jalabi had positioned himself ever more closely to the Shiite bloc.

It was in this same time frame that the NSC intercepted communications indicating that Tehran had been warned its codes had been broken. It was a high-level breach of U.S. intelligence. Soon, the FBI began investigating. “It was an enormous investigation,” said a CIA official on the ground at the time.

Certainly Jalabi continued to deal with Iran. Middle East intelligence sources maintain that Jalabi’s operation collecting Baathist files and documents after the U.S. invasion was useful for the Iranians. One intelligence source alleged in an interview that “He gave intelligence documents to the Iranian MOIS” (Ministry of Intelligence and Security). But if he did, there is no law against this, especially if they were not actually U.S. documents.

Officials began to reexamine the relationship Jalabi’s INC had maintained with the Iranians all along. “The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded that a U.S.-funded arm of Ahmed Jalabi’s Iraqi National Congress has been used for years by Iranian intelligence,” reported Newsday’s Knut Royce, “to pass disinformation to the United States and to collect highly sensitive American secrets, according to intelligence sources.”

After the war, some speculated that Jalabi may have been an Iranian intelligence “agent” throughout the 1990s and may have lured America into war on behalf of his real spymasters in Tehran. Both the CIA and the DIA suspected the INC was penetrated by the Iranians all along. But this new allegation ratcheted up the concerns several notches, in calling Jalabi an active agent.

A more precise analysis is put forward by former CIA officers who believe that Jalabi was probably an “agent of influence” for Iran. They doubt he was paid anything but believe there was a convergence of interests and a loyalty to the Shiite regime there. Whitley Bruner, who first contacted him all those years ago on behalf of the CIA, came around to that view after seeing how influential Iran was in the new Iraq. Bruner acknowledges that there are different ways to see it. “You can make a coherent case that he’s been an Iranian agent since the beginning. If you look at it from that prism, it makes sense,” he says. But Bruner actually discounts that “agent” theory in favor of the “agent of influence” interpretation. “It became a question to me: what were his long-term objectives, and where, other than himself, are there allegiances? I think when he thinks big, Iran plays a major role. I guess I come belatedly to the idea that there was a very close sense of identity with Jalabi in terms of Iran, and a very emotional tie. Whereas the Americans were always just a means to an end. We were much more of an instrument. The Iranian role was long-term.”

Robert Grenier, who also was part of the CIA’s Iraqi Operations Group in the early days and later during the U.S. invasion, says certainly in pure intelligence terms, weighing his behavior over the years, he was indisputably more helpful to Iranian intelligence than he was to the CIA.

Key is this: there is no evidence that he ever told U.S. intelligence anything about his contacts in Iran, while there is significant evidence that he told Iranian intelligence about his dealings with the United States.

For Jalabi, Iran is the place where power and Shiism have come together in the form of the Islamic Revolution. He is very loyal to Iran.He was loyal to the Shah, but when the Iranian Revolution took place he switched allegiance.” David Hirst, Jalabi’s friend at the Guardian, noticed the same thing after the Islamic revolution in Iran: “He was very, very excited about Shiite self-assertion.”

In other reports by Newsday  “Patrick Lang, former director of the DIA's Middle East branch, said he had been told by colleagues that Jalabi's US-funded program to provide information about weapons of mass destruction ... was an Iranian intelligence operation". Lang claimed it had been "one of the most sophisticated and successful intelligence operations in history"

What Ahmed Jalab i, Hezbollah in Bahrain (Alwefaq) and all the traitors of our nation desreves:





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