June 7-8, 2010 — Mossad fingerprints on Cheonan propaganda war launched by Seoul
June 7-8, 2010 — Mossad fingerprints on Cheonan propaganda war launched by Seoul
Israeli intelligence has been involved in the propaganda war created by the attack on a vessel in strategic waters. No, we are not talking about the attack by the Israelis on the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara off of Gaza. According to WMR’s intelligence sources in Asia, Mossad’s fingerprints are all over the propaganda actions by the South Korean government of right-wing President Lee Myung-bak in the aftermath of the March “false flag” attack on the South Korean anti-submarine warfare corvette Cheonan in waters near a joint U.S.-South Korean intelligence base near North Korea.
Israel and the Blue House
President Lee’s major conduit for his covert intelligence relationship with Israel is through his Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan, South Korea’s ambassador to Tel Aviv from 2002 to 2004.
Israel’s propaganda support for the Seoul regime also involved the Obama administration, which was keen to create a tense situation on the Korean peninsula to convince the Japanese government of Yukio Hatoyama on changing its mind about seeking to move a U.S. Marine Corps base from Okinawa. The tactic worked. Hatoyama flipped on the American base and supported its continuing presence in Okinawa, citing the post-Cheonan sinking rise in tensions in Korea. As an added benefit for the neocons in the Obama administration, particularly Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the Hatoyama government fell after it flipped on an important election campaign plank.
Almost immediately after South Korean, Chinese, Australian, and American journalists began to question the “facts” presented by the South Koreans and a hand-picked team of “independent” investigators from the United States, Australia, Britain, and Sweden, the Mossad propaganda mills in Asia went into full operation.
Chinese intelligence is increasingly convinced that the “North Korean” torpedo that was used to “prove” Pyongyang’s role in the sinking of the Cheonan was not only of German manufacture but was provided to the South Korean and the American sabotage team by Israel.
The Lee government in Seoul maintains close economic links to the Israeli shipping firm ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (formerly ZIM American Israeli Shipping and ZIM Israel Navigation Company), which, although in massive debt, has been ordering container ships from the South Korean Hyundai Shipyards and Samsung Ships. Lee is financially connected to the large Hyundai conglomerate. ZIM’s Chairman, Nir Gilad, is a former top official of Israel’s Finance Ministry.
In 2005, after Australia expelled Israeli diplomat Amir Lati, aka “Laty,” on suspicions he was involved in the stealing of New Zealand passports and of employing “honey trap” operations against the daughter of Australian Attorney General Phillip Ruddock and female Australian intelligence agents, Lati was reassigned to the Israeli embassy in Seoul.
Mossad and ZIM
Israel’s influence in Asia was propelled by Israeli shipping tycoon Shaul Eisenberg, who died suddenly in Beijing in 1997 at the age of 76. Eisenberg, a close friend of Israeli President Shimon Peres, was linked to Mossad activities, especially those in Asia. Eisenberg arranged for the sale of a Canadian nuclear reactor to South Korea, a reactor that U.S. non-proliferation officials stated was capable fo producing nuclear weapons. Eisenberg also helped launch South Korea’s massive industrial base, a base that is now closely linked financially to Lee’s right-wing government. Eisenberg also controlled the Israel Corporation, a massive holding company that is a major share holder in ZIM. In the late 1970s, the Soviet KGB discovered that Mossad and Chinese intelligence were cooperating in Laos, India, Burma, Iran, Lebanon, and Afghanistan to carry out joint espionage activities and subvert governments.
The word from Asia is that Israel has as much influence in Seoul’s Blue House, the South Korean presidential mansion, as it does in the White House in Washington.
One of Israeli intelligence’s more influential influence-peddling operations in Asia is the Israel-Asia Center (IAC), founded in 2008. WMR’s sources in Asia report that IAC is one of the largest Mossad non-official cover (NOC) operations in China, particularly in Shanghai where it is linked to ZIM shipping activities. The Israeli Consulate General in Shanghai is also an important Mossad station in China. New York-based ultra-Orthodox Jewish Chabad Lubavitch Houses in Asia also serve as covers for Mossad activities, ranging from drug and weapons smuggling to covert support for terrorist groups and human organ trafficking.
Other Mossad fronts in China include the Israel-China Institute; the Israel-China Coordinating Committee, which maintains operations in Beijing; and Israeli commercial offices in Hong Kong and Macao.
Mossad and its Asia “double game”
Israeli intelligence has played a “double game” in Asia. On December 5, 2007, the Japanese paper Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Israel was conducting secret operations with North Korea in the early 1990s that involved proposed Israeli investments in a North Korean gold mine. The paper also reported, “a senior official of the Israeli Foreign Ministry received a phone call at home from a senior North Korean official, and was asked, ‘Would you like to hold talks with the husband of Kim Il-sung’s daughter, Kim Kyong-hui, as he is in charge of missile development?” The son-in-law of Kim Il sung was Chang Song-taek, the first vice director of the Organization and Guidance Department of the Korean Worker’s Party.
Mossad activities in Asia are primarily headquartered in Singapore where the Israeli military and intelligence establishment, which includes Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, maintains close links to the Singapore military. After Defense Secretary Gates was told by the Chinese government to stay away from Beijing, he participated in the Rothschild family-linked International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. After succeeding in destroying the center-left Japanese government of Hatoyama over the Okinawa base issue and after Hatoyama flipped on the Okinawa base, Gates triumphantly proclaimed that America’s long-standing defense ties with both Japan and South Korea remained strong.
Gates, a former CIA director, also told the Singapore gathering, “. . . the president [Obama] spent some of the early years of his childhood in Indonesia, and he has written about how it impacted him – how it demonstrated that citizens of a vibrant, pluralistic society could live together in harmony.” Gates failed to mention that young Obama arrived with his mother in Indonesia in 1967, two years after a CIA-installed military regime slaughtered a million Indonesian citizens, mostly ethnic Chinese and others, including supporters of ousted President Sukarno and Indonesian Communists. Obama’s step father, Lolo Soetoro, was a senior military officer in the General Suharto army that carried out the executions of Indonesian Chinese and Communists on behalf of the CIA. Obama has postponed two visits to Indonesia.
The events of 1965-1966 were popularized in the 1982 film “The Year of Living Dangerously.”
Not coincidentally, South Korea’s Lee was invited at the last minute to deliver the keynote address at the Shangri-La conclave. The word from Beijing is that Lee received a bonus speaking fee plus “contracts” for money and resources that he needs to subvert democracy in South Korea and stage more false flag events like the Cheonan sinking. WMR has been told by reliable sources that the Shangri-La Dialogue is sponsored by the CIA and British intelligence and receives lucrative financial support from Rothschild interests in London and Paris.
The IISS activities in Asia are sponsored by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, chairman of E.L. Rothschild Ltd. and the person who is largely the impetus behind the Shangri-La Dialogue and the IISS-Citi India Global Forum in Mumbai. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IISS is Fleur de Villiers, a former public affairs consultant to the South African diamond conglomerate De Beers and an opponent of sanctions against the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Mossad and the CIA are increasingly working together in Asia. Both intelligence agencies advise the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) of the Philippines. NICA, Mossad, and the CIA are focused on the International League of Peoples Struggle, led by Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Secretary General Jose Maria Sison from exile in the Netherlands. Sison is accused of “terrorism” in his struggle against global exploiters of poorest of the poor, especially in the Philippines. Mossad, using its Chabad network, has been spying on CPP activities in India and Thailand. Mossad and the CIA are also active, along with Thai military intelligence, in operations against Pattani Muslims in the south of Thailand.