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Australia demands explanation for Mossad ID thefts, fails to support Israel in UN Vote

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says Australia's failure to support Israel in a United Nations vote has nothing to do with recent tensions between the two countries.

The federal government has demanded Israel explain its role in the alleged theft of three Australian citizens' identities by its spy agency, Mossad, to carry out a political assassination.

Mr Rudd is unhappy with Israel's response so far. "Australia is not satisfied with the answer that we received from the Israeli government ... in relation to the use and abuse of Australian passports," he told reporters in Canberra on Monday.

At the UN General Assembly, Australia abstained from a resolution demanding Israel and Palestine investigate possible war crimes during the 2008-09 Gaza assault.


Chilean military takes control of quake-hit cities

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Soldiers guard the streets of Talcahuano, in southern Chile, after the earthquake.
Soldiers impose curfews and guard shops in attempt to control looters as death toll from disaster increases to more than 700

The Chilean military has taken control of towns and cities affected by the earthquake, it was reported today, imposing curfews and guarding shops from looters as the death toll from the disaster rose to more than 700.

The Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, signed a decree putting the military in charge of security in the province of Concepción, where looters have targeted markets and supermarkets, hitting food and water supplies.

"We are facing a catastrophe of such unthinkable magnitude that it will require a giant effort [for Chile to recover]," Bachelet said after meeting ministers and generals at the quake-damaged La Moneda Palace.


The Mossad hit and Israel's path of self-destruction

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Some of the agents suspected of involvement in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai
The assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a Hamas official in Dubai, almost certainly by a death squad dispatched by Israel's Mossad, is by no means the first such aggression against the sovereignty of another state. While Israel has literally gotten away with murder thousands of times, was this one killing too far?

Israel has a long, bloody history of murder, sabotage and outright terrorism all over Europe, in Beirut, Tunis, Amman, Damascus and now Dubai. And that is just what we know about. All of this is allegedly in "self-defense" against "terrorism" even though the Zionist movement in Palestine invented the sort of modern terrorism for which the Middle East became known. It started with countless Zionist bomb attacks on Palestinian civilians from the 1930s, often in markets and cafes, the bombing of the King David and Semiramis hotels in Jerusalem in the 1940s claiming dozens of innocent lives, and the murder of UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte. These crimes, on top of the long history of massacres of Palestinians, Lebanese and other Arabs over the past six decades, were all worn as badges of honor by Zionist leaders including Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir who later became prime ministers.


Dubai police: Soon we'll have proof against Mossad

Dubai police officials claimed on Saturday they expected to soon announce they have firm evidence that the Mossad was involved in the killing last month of Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Records of credit card payments and cellphone calls made by members of the 11-person hit squad that entered Dubai on European passports would provide the details needed to tie the assassination of Mabhouh to the Mossad, the police said.

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon denied on Saturday that Israel was behind the killing in Dubai or that it would damage Israeli-European relations.

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Dubai police to Mossad chief: Confess to Mabhouh murder or issue denial

Dahi Khalfan Tamim calls on Dagan to 'own up to his crime or deny Mossad's involvement in Mabhouh hit'; urges Arab states to thoroughly check Jews carrying non-Israeli passports.

After announcing that he was in possession of the DNA of at least one of the assassins of senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim called on Mossad Chief Meir Dagan to "own up to his crime or unequivocally deny his organization's involvement (in the assassination)".

According to Emarat Al Youm, a newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates, Tamim urged Arab countries to thoroughly check any Jewish person who carries a non-Israeli passport in order to "prevent Mossad's infiltrations".

The Dubai police chief also called on European countries to take more stringent measures in order to make certain "Mossad does not make use" of the passports they issue, Emarat Al Youm reported Saturday.


US promised Jundullah terrorist Rigi 'extensive aid' for conducting attacks inside Iran

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The captured ringleader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi, has confessed that the US administration had assured him of unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The following is the detailed transcript of Rigi's confession, stated in Farsi, as broadcasted on Press TV.
"After Obama was elected, the Americans contacted us and they met me in Pakistan.They met us after clashes with my group around March 17 in (the southeastern city of) Zahedan, and he (the US operative) said that Americans had requested a meeting."

"I said we didn't have any time for a meeting and if we do help them they should promise to give us aid. They said they would cooperate with us and will give me military equipment, arms and machine guns. They also promised to give us a base along the border with Afghanistan next to Iran."

Comment: Ex-CIA agent confirms US ties with Jundullah

Pakistani-based US branch of Terrorism Inc. "Jundullah" claim responsibility for Iran blast

Western intelligence agencies finance and train Jundullah terrorist group

Terrorist group inside Iran has been secretly advised by U.S. officials since 2005

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Australia summons Israeli envoy as number of Mossad passports grows to 26

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Dubai police release photographs of new suspects in the assassination of al-Mabhouh.
Australia has summoned the Israeli ambassador over forged Australian documents used by a terror team that assassinated a senior Hamas commander in Dubai last month.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Thursday that Australia "will not be silent on the matter" after three Australian passport-holders were named among 15 new suspects linked to the assassination of Mahmud al-Mabhouh in his hotel room in Dubai, AFP reported.

"If Australian passports are being used or forged by any state, let alone for the purpose of assassination, this is of the deepest concern and we are getting to the bottom of this now," said the premier.

"We will not leave a single stone unturned," he added.

The remarks were made amid the suspicion that the countries whose passports were held by the members of the terror team had been informed by Israel about the operation.


Gotcha! Iran to reveal evidence of Jundallah ties with US

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Smile for the camera! Jundallah terrorists, led by Abdulmalek Rigi, have staged a wave of bombings and other terrorist attacks in Iran.
Iran says it has irrefutable evidence confirming that terrorist ringleader Abdolmalek Rigi had been aided and abetted by the US government before his arrest.

The leader of the Jundallah terrorist group was on a flight from the United Arab Emirates to Kyrgyzstan when he was tracked down by Iranian security forces on Tuesday.

An informed source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Press TV that Rigi and one of his deputies were captured after Iranian security forces forced their plane to land at an airport in the Persian Gulf city of Bandar Abbas.

Iranian security forces said he was at a US base in Afghanistan 24 hours before his capture and had a forged Afghan passport issued by the US in his possession when he was detained.


China unlikely to buy gold from IMF (or so it says)

Contrary to much speculation China may not buy the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) remaining 191.3 tons of gold which is up for sale as it does not want to upset the market, a top industry official told China Daily yesterday.

"It is not feasible for China to buy the IMF bullion, as any purchase or even intent to do so would trigger market speculation and volatility," said the official from the China Gold Association, on condition of anonymity.

He said China would continue to shore up its gold reserves by acquiring gold mines abroad rather than purchases on the international market.

Some analysts had earlier said China would purchase the IMF gold in an effort to diversify its dollar asset-dominated foreign exchange reserves. According to estimates, over 70 percent of China's $2.4 trillion foreign exchange reserves are in dollar assets.

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Mossad's Murderous Reach: The Larger Political Issues

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Mossad motto: "By way of deception, thou shalt do war" – a principle the Israelis have always lived up to.
The recent assassination of Hamas top military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh is consistent with Israel's traditional policy of extrajudicial killings targeting Palestinian resistance fighters abroad. It raises the fundamental issue of violating the sovereignty of other countries, overriding their laws. Moreover, Israel's cynical use of dual citizens to achieve its murderous goals, as in this case, also raises the question of allegiance and to what extent the second passport-issuing countries are willing to look the other way to guarantee Israel's impunity.

On January 19 Israel's international secret police, the Mossad, sent an eighteen member death squad to Dubai using European passports, supposedly 'stolen' from Israeli dual citizens and altered with fake photos and signatures, in order to assassinate the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud al Mabhouh.

The evidence is overwhelming: The Dubai police presentation of detailed security videos of the assassins was corroborated by the testimony of Israeli security experts and applauded by Israel's leading newspapers and columnists. The Mossad openly stated that Mabhouh was a high priority target who had survived three previous assassination attempts. Israel did not even bother to deny the murder. Furthermore, the sophisticated communication system used by the killers, the logistics and planning surrounding their entry and exit from Dubai and the scope and scale of the operation have all the characteristics of a high-level state operation. Furthermore, only Mossad would have access to the European passports of its dual citizens! Only Mossad would have the capacity, motivation, stated intent and willingness to provoke a diplomatic row with its European allies, knowing full well that Western European governments' anger would blow over because of their deep links to Israel. After meticulous investigation and the interrogation of 2 captured Palestinian Mossad collaborators, the Dubai police chief has stated he is sure the Mossad was behind the killing.