Beautiful actresses, betrayal, double dealing, Mossad chief blabbed about double agent."Egyptian Flu" stops double talk about Al Yamamah
Egyptian film star Soad Mohamed Hosny (سعاد محمد حسني) was taping her fascinating diaries. Alone at the age of 58 , her body was found on a London sidewalk in front of 'Stuart Tower' (105 Maida Vale), June 1, 2001.
Overweight, a result of spinal disease and medication , troubled with financial probems she allegedly jumped off the balcony of her friend’s sixth floor apartment.
Wire netting on the balcony had been cut, she had one shoe on , the other was in the bedroom - had she been dragged and thrown off the balcony ? A British coroner’s inquest ruled that it was suicide and the case was closed.
She was buried in Egypt . The tapes she was using to record the fascinating memoirs of a much loved young and beautiful actress who mingled with the high society of Egypt remain (as yet) undiscovered.
The First mysterious murder of an Egyptian
They may perhaps have shed some light on the mysterious and brutal murder of Major General Ali Shafik who also lived in London with glamorous with his glamorous wife, a singer Maha Sabry. Major General Ali Shafik was also head of the field marshal Abdel Hakim Amer’s office, who worked closely with Egyptian chief-of-staff Saad el Shazly in preparations for the Yom Kippur war.
It was the smell of his ten day old corpse that alerted the housekeeper of his his rented apartment in 133 Harley Street, London on Tuesday the 5th of July 1977 . Marylebone police station received a phone call from the house keeper who opened the door of the house after the weekend to find the terrible smell of the decayed apartment owner’s body lying in a pond of blood.
Ali Shafik was found dead, killed, he was dressed in full suit, the apartment was a blood messy, Shafik, an big man and ex boxer had struggled with his attacker(s) , he was hit with heavy item,, crushing his skull, and he had been stabbed many times.
In his right hand he was clutching a small suitcase. It contained one million pounds sterling.
The third mysterious murder of an Egyptian
Which is why there was such litle official interest in the apparent de-fenestration of 63 year old Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of the late President Gamel Abdel Nasser, found dead beneath his fourth-floor flat in Carlton House Terrace on June 27th 2007.
He was also the seller of a minor interest in Chelsea Harbour, owners of Chelsea Football Club , friend of their owner Ken Bates . he was also associated with rich gangsters, Adnan Khashoggi***, Tiny Rowland and even the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
Police were treating the case as murder but nothing has surfaced.. until a nasty little spat has just surfaced amongst Mossad spies.
Marwan, was fingered by Harold Bloom in his book Eve of Destruction The Untold Story of the Yom Kippur War as a double agent stringing his Israeli contact along, telling them what they wanted or needed to believe, until the last hours before the shooting started. Son in law of Gamal Nasser he was also part of the gilded and rich inner circle of his successor, Anwar Sadat, who started the massively successful Yom Kippur war , 4 years earlier.
The Egyptian chief-of-staff Saad el Shazly developed his own concept of a limited war in which Egypt would seize positions; Israel would then have to counteract, with Egypt then bleeding its enemy dry.
A postwar Israeli inquiry commission said that there was a “ source”, that had been a closely guarded secret. Evidence pointed towards someone high in the Egyptian Establishment.
Israeli storytellers say Marwan was a “walk-in” who entered an Israeli embassy in Europe and offered his services in 1969.
The truth is that Marwan had come to London, ostensibly to consult a Harley Street doctor about a stomach ailment. The doctor he had chosen had offices that had been used previously for a covert meeting between King Hussein of Jordan and the general director of the Israeli prime minister's office.
Along with his X-rays, Marwan handed the doctor a file crammed with official Egyptian state documents. He wanted them delivered to the Israeli Embassy in London
Extensive checks convinced Mossad that he was not a double agent. Marwan was contacted by the Mossad in the champagne bar at Harrods, a shop, now owned by Mr Mohamed Fayed.
In the ensuing years Mr Marwan provided information on Egypt and the Arab world that Moshe Dayan, the Israeli Defence Minister, and others would later term priceless. Because of him he warned of the Yom Kippur war - 6 months too early. The Israeli army was mobilised - then stood down, he warned again. The Army and reserves were not called up.
Some believed that he was a double agent.
Mr Marwan denied the claims. he laughed at them claiming that he had never worked for the intelligence communities on any side. He was a simple, hard working business man, who just had a lot of money - said to be over £400 Mn.
Gamal Mubarak, the president's son and possible successor, and Omar Suleiman, the head of the Egyptian intelligence service, attended Marwan's funeral. Sheik Mohammad Seyed Tantawi, Egypt's highest-ranking imam, led the prayers over the coffin, covered with an Egyptian flag.
On the following day, in response to reporters' questions, President Hosni Mubarak called Marwan "a patriot," . "He carried out patriotic acts which it is not yet time to reveal."
His sister saw him some days before his death and said he was well and in good spirits. He was said to be writing a book, but no manuscript has been found.
That's 2 books unwritten, unpublished, unread.
Now we hear that The Shin Bet security service and the Israel Police are investigatingMilitary Intelligence (MI) chief Eli Zeira. Mongers of rumours say he is suspected of disclosing state secrets.
The state secret is that he revealed the name of Ashraf Marwan as a Mossad agent.
Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan, took over the case after Attorney General Menachem Mazuz recused himself for fear of the appearance of a conflict of interest, in light of his family connection with one of the figures associated with the case. Media restrictions have been eased since Haartez newspaper obtained the removal of 4 month gag order, started 2 months ago in Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court.
It seems that 2 former officers from the Israel Defense Forces' intelligence section, Brigadier General Amos Gilboa (President Shamir's first Advisor on Arab Affairs and co-founder of Jewish People Policy Planning Institute ) and Colonel Yossi Langotsky, filed a complaint against Zeira over four years ago. So did Mossad chief Zvi Zamir.
Zeira implied and explicitly stated to Israeli and foreign journalists that Ashraf Marwan was the Mossad agent who informed Israel about Egypt's plans to attack Israel on October 6, 1973. Zeira claimed that Marwan was a double agent who deceived Israel. This apparently happened at "some time in the 90's".
Dr. Aharon Bregman, an Israeli historian who teaches at King's College London in an interview to the Egyptian daily Al Ahram. in late 2002 was the first to reveal Marwan's role.
In claims for libel against Zamir by Zeira in June 2007, former Supreme Court justice Theodor Or found for the Zamir, ruling that Zeira had indeed leaked Marwan's name.
Last year after Marwan's death, Zamir said he had no doubt that Marwan had killed himself because of Zeira's disclosures. He did not of course mention or suggest that Marwan had any contact with BAE and the hideous prospective revelations of Swiss bank accounts and the Al-Yamamah deal.
*** Jonathan Aitken MP and Defence Minister for procurement was very much invoved with the BAE Al Yamamah deal. Petrina b.1981 was his daughter by Adnan Kashoggi's (ex) wife Soraya (AKA Sandra Jarvis- Daley from Leicester ). This was only made clear to Jonathan when she was 16 and proven with DNA tests. Adnan's's sister Samira (other of Dodi) was the first wife of Mohamed al Fayed whose revelations of Aitkens meetings at the Ritz (which he owned) led to Aitken's downfall, imprisonment and finding God.
Tiny Rowland was sometime friend of Mohamed al Fayed amd sometime enemy and played dirty poker throughout Africa.
Mohamed al Fayed has been married to gorgeous blonde , former Finnish model and wannabe Miss Suomi Heini Wathén since 1985 and has four living children by her: Jasmine (who has one child, Delilah), Karim, Camilla and Omar.
"We don’t have the luxury to have the debate we’ve been having about should we talk, should we not talk; the—the time for diplomacy here is rapidly coming to an end.”
—Elizabeth Cheney, former deputy secretary of state for Near East affairs (and daughter of VP and war criminal Dick Cheney, AIPAC Policy Conference Round Table, June 2, 2008
Dick Cheney publicly accused House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of "bad behavior" for visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Elizabeth Cheney supported her dad and published an op-ed in the April 12, 2007 Washington Post. She argued that "conducting diplomacy with the regime in Damascus while they kill Lebanese democrats is not only irresponsible, it is shameful." She added: "Talking to the Syrians emboldens and rewards them at the expense of America and our allies in the Middle East. It hasn't and won't change their behavior. They are an outlaw regime and should be isolated."
Elizabeth (the Cheney child who digs heterosexual sex -
He told a meeting finalising legislation to grant regulatory authority over chemical security to the EPA. “If you send up this legislation,” he told the gathering, “it will be dead on arrival on the Hill.”
He left to lobby for the Washington law firm , Latham & Watkins - No 2 in American Lawyers List (he stated his legal life there along with a man called Chertoff who has miracle guts with feelings - both of them are also members of the conservative Federalist Society) that represents the American Chemistry Council, and also strong-arming the Department of Homeland Security for Lockheed Martin and General Electric.
Then Perry is back with the Administration as general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, he gained authority for DHS to oversee chemical plant security. (see this)
So that's good news for the US Chemical Industry.
It was only in January last year that Perry stepped down as general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security and returned to Latham & Watkins. Elizabeth Cheney, Perry’s wife, had given birth to the couple’s fifth child in July 2006. Chertofff had gut feeling agian and supported Perry’s “decision to put his family first.” But there were other reasons for Philip Perry to leave government, too. After all, he’d done what he came to do.
Families - where would we be without 'em?