Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Another story of manufactured enemies and regional destabilization operations by covert agencies hitting the mainstream media. It’s increasingly clear this is standard operating procedure in this rarefied, self-righteous environment. The Star even mentions the term ‘false flag’, which is huge news in and of itself. And as for Ottawa – if their only concern was to recover the passports used by Mossad and no substantial diplomatic censure was used, it really gives one the impression that CSIS played an enabling role in this operation. Indeed, this question was raised at the time by none other than the former Canadian ambassador to Israel and editor of the Jerusalem Post, Norman Spector. Mr. McGeough is to be commended for his investigative efforts.
Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
February 28, 2009
Book sheds new light on Israeli spy service’s attempt to assassinate Hamas leader in 1997, Hamas ascendency linked to Israeli and US actions
WASHINGTON — He drilled down to the very heart of Hamas, spending 50 hours in a Syrian bunker with its leader. He went just as deep into the inner workings of Israel’s famed spy service, the Mossad, with the most embarrassing of questions.
But could author Paul McGeough penetrate the layers of secrecy in Ottawa to get the rest of his riveting inside story of global espionage involving fake Canadian passports?
Yes, but it was difficult — more difficult even than unearthing all that he found in the Middle East itself.
“Canada, I discovered, is a place where information held by the government appears to be deemed the property of the government, rather than the property of the people,” McGeough, one of Australia’s most respected journalists, told the Toronto Star.