Saturday, August 2, 2008

July Intelligence Summary

Just days after the downing, the Iranian charge d'affaires in Beirut, Hussain Niknam, invited Jibril at the Iranian Embassy. A few days later, several meetings occurred in Tehran. Among the participants, one finds Mohtashemi-Pur, Jibril and several representatives of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah.According to the minutes of one of these meetings obtained by a German magazine, Iran ordered the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 to avenge the shooting down of an Iranian civilian jet by the US Navy in the Persian Gulf. Tehran paid Ahmed Jibril about $1 million in advance to carry out the attack (1)."We had advanced notice. The smoking gun came in July," Former CIA case officer Bob Baer told me earlier this month. Read full story

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