The Alleged Saudi Envoy Assassination Plot: Mossad at Work


by Ismail Salami



Despite its evidently make-believe facade, the cooked-up story of the Saudi envoy assassination plot does not seem to be something which can be easily banished from the minds of the American powers that be.

The heat over Iran in the US government is growing rapidly. Some Republican congressmen have expressed their interest in waging an all-out war against Iran, a threat they keep refreshing every time they have an excuse. They have clearly stated that Washington should not dismiss the idea of resorting to military force against Iran, an idea which is being strengthened in Congress.

“I don’t think you should take it off the table,” Michigan Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has said.

It is quite natural that he was vehemently supported by the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator John McCain, who have always maintained an antagonistic approach towards Iran.

Hawkish Gingrich said on CNN, “Our goal should be the replacement of the Iranian dictatorship, and we have done nothing of consequence to systematically undermine the regime.”

The US government keeps preaching at others and talking of dismantling this or that regime which they term as ‘dictatorial’ or ‘sponsor of terrorism’. Now that the lot has fallen to the US government itself, they are at a loss and appear despondently desperate. The implosive voice that is eroding the American system from within cannot be easily smothered or contained.

Therefore, the US has to find a way to divert international attention from what is going on in the country and zoom in on Iran. This can be one simple reason but it is very plausible. However, a bigger scenario is at work in collaboration with the Mossad and other intelligence services.

Soon, Washington’s political equation was abruptly disturbed when a top ISI official revealed that the man involved in the alleged assassination plot of the Saudi envoy Adel al-Jubeir had received forged documents from Mossad.

“The accused man [Mansour Arbabsiar] received fake ID documents from Mossad three months ago,” the Pakistani Urdu-language Ummat Daily quoted the Inter-Services Intelligence officer as saying on condition of anonymity.

According to the Pakistani intelligence expert, the man in question was slated to carry out an operation codenamed Foss Fling for the notorious Israeli intelligence agency.

Mansour Arbabsiar, the man accused of involvement in the alledged Saudi envoy assasination plot

In parallel with this appalling revelation, The Independent ran a story about Adam Werritty, an unofficial “chief of staff” to British Defense Minister Liam Fox, his best man and former flat mate who accompanied him on a number of official visits and virtually made all his decisions and even held top level meetings. Things went wrong though when it became manifest that he had in February arranged a meeting between Fox and senior Mossad operatives at a security conference taking place in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, where they discussed effective plans to overthrow the ‘Iranian regime’. Werritty was said to have regularly met Iranian anti-government groups, Israeli operatives and right-wing US groups with an overwhelming interest in destabilizing President Ahmadinejad and overthrowing the Islamic government.

According to the report, Werritty had travelled to Iran on several occasions and held secret meetings with opposition groups with the express intention of expediting the fall of the Islamic government in Iran. Interestingly, MI6 was informed of his connections and debriefed him after he returned from overseas trips.

Werritty was financially backed by murky sources such as Bicom, an Israeli advocacy organization based in the UK. Bicom which stands for Britain Israel Communications Research Center is in fact a front organization based in London tasked with security and intelligence activities as well as promotion of Zionism. Apart from garnering support for the Zionist regime among Britons, the office also serves as a bridge between Mossad and MI6. The CEO of the office, Lorna Fitzsimons, a former MP, is noted for her constant support for the Zionists. She used to be a member of the campaign group, Labor Friends of Israel (LFI). It is basically a lobby group promoting Zionism within the British Labor Party in particular and in Britain, in general. And Werritty is an influential member of the organization and a highly regarded agent for Mossad.

These postulations aside, there has recently emerged an interesting piece of information about a second person held on suspicion of involvement in the alleged plot. The information reveals a man named Gholam Hussein Shakouri who is closely connected with the fabricated prime suspect. Shakouri, who is a cousin of Mansour Arbabsiar, is reportedly a member of the MKO, a notorious anti-Iranian terrorist organization now based at the Ashraf camp in Iraq and strongly supported by the US government although the organization has been widely designated as a terrorist organization. The MKO man has travelled to a number of countries with many fake IDs, including forged Iranian passports. He was last seen in Washington and at Camp Ashraf, where MKO members are based. One of the passports Shakouri used was issued on November 30, 2006 in Washington numbered K10295631. The terrorist organization MKO has more than 3,000 members at the camp. Members of the group have been involved in several assassination and sabotage activities in Iran.

The loosely-structured assassination plot is part of an extensive espionage and sabotage network supported and co-funded by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and CIA.

The marriage of the pernicious intelligence agencies e.g. Mossad, CIA and MI6 in trying to sabotage and cripple the Islamic government indicates a diligently wrought out plan over many years and one which has been heavily funded.

In the final analysis, what seemed at first to be a simplistic effort by the US to corner Iran into political isolation has begun to branch out into ramifications of Kafkaesque proportions.

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That’s the message Home Depot is sending with an alliance it announced Tuesday with ServiceMaster Co.

Facing slower sales of home improvement products and more demand for services, Home Depot plans to test lawn care, pest control, upholstery cleaning and other maintenance work through a pilot program with ServiceMaster.

Home Depot will test the services in 30 stores in three markets early next year. The test markets weren’t revealed because of competitive reasons, said Don Harrison, spokesman for the Atlanta-based retailer.

In recent years, Home Depot has moved into home service work such as vinyl siding, carpet installation and roofing. But those are once-a-decade services, at best. Now, the company is looking to make regular house calls for its customers.

The alliance with ServiceMaster, the nation’s top national provider of lawn care, termite and pest control, comes as Home Depot looks for alternative sales opportunities outside its core warehouse format.

The move also puts Home Depot into turf once owned by Sears, Roebuck & Co., which has gotten out of some service businesses in recent years. The risk for Home Depot should be limited because the services will be provided by ServiceMaster employees, said UBS Warburg analyst Aram Rubinson.

Neither company disclosed the financial terms of the venture, but Home Depot will likely get a cut from each ServiceMaster contract, Rubinson said.

“This is the right way to get into the business,” Rubinson said. “That’s great because they’re just collecting an annuity off of every contract.” Home Depot will promote the program through kiosks, signs and mailings to customers in the test markets. Home Depot stores will serve mainly as a sign-up spot for ServiceMaster. When Home Depot customers receive the services, they’ll see uniformed employees working under ServiceMaster brands such as Terminix pest control or Rescue Rooter plumbing. go to website home depot promotion code

The Home Depot venture is ServiceMaster’s first major alliance with a retailer, said ServiceMaster spokesman Steve Bono. The suburban Chicago company, known for its strong corporate emphasis on Christianity, has struggled financially after an acquisition spree in the late 1990s.

ServiceMaster recently bought the Sears pest control business, and it is narrowing its focus to housecleaning and home maintenance services.

The home maintenance industry, from carpet installation to roofing and lawn care, is a highly fragmented business. With only a handful of national players, most of the competition comes from regional and local independent firms.

Home Depot is moving more aggressively into installation and maintenance services, partly because its customers are getting older. Chief Executive Bob Nardelli said more customers are asking for services because they don’t have the time or the desire to take on remodeling projects.

Nardelli has estimated the home services market at $180 billion in annual sales. Home Depot has grabbed about $2 billion a year in service sales so far and has a goal of increasing that by 30 percent to 40 percent, although that target could drop in light of the current economy.

Rival Lowe’s Cos. also has been beefing up installation services to compete with Home Depot. But a successful pilot with ServiceMaster could set Home Depot apart, said Rubinson of UBS Warburg.

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Dr. Ismail Salami (also known as Simon Lee) is a high-profile Iranian journalist and author. He has written numerous books and is the chief editor of the Press TV website.