FPF-fwd. Barry Chamish
Sarkozy, Peres, Olmert - Survivors of failed assassination plot?
by Barry Chamish - June 24th - 2008
Call it an update. Twelve hours ago, a shot rang out near the goodbye ceremony for French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Ben Gurion Airport.
The band had just started up its loud farewell repertoire. At the moment Sarkozy, President Peres and Prime Minister Olmert clasped hands in unity for the cameras, a shot was heard. If anyone thought this was an assassination, security went out the window. Instead of jumping on their leaders, security rushed them to their cars and plane. Sarkozy was a wide-open target as he climbed to his plane.
But then the truth was learned. At the moment that the band began and the leaders shook hands for the cameras, a clever longtime soldier assigned to an elite Border Guard unit, thought, great time to kill myself. And just when he was in perfect position; 100 yards from the ceremony with a 400 yard range rifle, on a roof, with the politicians in his sites! Darn.
Plus, he didn't just choose the right moment to die noticed, his dying post was perfect. If he shot himself from a roof, maybe he could arrange for his body to fall off the roof, too. And best of all for the full drama, he decided to kill himself in front of his, "guarding partner," and two women soldiers who fainted and were taken to the hospital. Now, we have seen Israeli woman soldiers after countless ghastly, hideous terror acts, where their sense of duty prevents open shows of revulsion. They don't faint. But today, TWO female soldiers fainted at the same moment and required hospital treatment, which would include terrifying scenarios of what would happen if they opened their mouths.
You see, the entire media was removed from the airport as soon as the shot was fired. No pesky "Kempler" films, which revealed the Shin Bet's role in the Rabin murder, would suddenly appear, exposing the murderers, maybe this time for good. The eye-witnesses just needed coaching under duress.
Now if I was investigating this latest incident, suspect number one would be the victim's partner. However, I know from my Rabin expose, the coverup has already begun in earnest. All relevant physical and ballistic evidence will be rigged to suit the crime and the eye-witnesses will become quiet, like the Rabin family.
I admit, this is early in the game, but still, from what you know about suicide, would anyone really kill himself on the job, without a note? Would he really wait for them to strike up the band to cover his shot? Some attention seeker. He shoots himself just as Peres, Olmert and Sarkozy are hand-hugging, but makes sure the band covers up the act.
There is nothing conclusive here. Just the proper balance of suspicion and intelligence so you take the official explanations with a hugely delicious special double grain of salt.
You can bet on one thing though; Sarkozy will be the last world President to visit Israel in a long while.
Ha'aretz - A border policeman shot himself dead on Tuesday 200 meters from where French President Nicolas Sarkozy was getting ready to board a plane ending his trip to Israel.
Bodyguards that heard the shot over the music being played by a band feared it may have been an assassination attempt, and rushed Sarkozy into the plane alongside his wife Carla Bruni, who ran up the stairs ahead of her husband.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres, who came to bid farewell to the French president, were hurried into their bullet-proof vehicles until the origin of the gunshot could be determined.
Shin Bet security service officials immediately ran toward where they had heard the shot, and found the border policeman, who was positioned on top of a building, lying on the ground below.
Officials soon ruled out the option that he accidentally shot himself before the fall, or that his gun misfired upon impact with the ground, and concluded that he apparently committed suicide using his M-16 rifle, causing him to fall off the building. An autopsy of the body confirmed their conclusion.
Border Police officials said the man, a member of the Druze community, had served as a border policeman for eight years since he was discharged from mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces." - Ha'aretz - Url.: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen
Airport spokeswoman, Ronit Ekstein, ordered the full media removed, though the police did not object to media scrutiny. - Url.: http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1
After the gunshot was heard, security forces began searching for the shooter, who was found lying on the ground. A security officer who witnessed the shooting recounted the incident to the police. - Url.: http://www.ynetnews.com
OFFICER'S FAMILY: HE DIDN'T COMMIT SUICIDE
The dead Border Guard officer was identified as Raid Asaad Ghanan, 32, of the Druze village of Beit Jan. his family members refused to believe that he had committed suicide.
"We scornfully reject the claims that our son took his own life," a family member said. "He was a kindhearted and happy person. He had a family and there was no reason for him to do such a horrible thing."
The officer's father, Asaad Ghanan, said that his son had left the house on Tuesday morning in good spirits. "He had a family, he had friends, he had plans for the future and had no reason to commit suicide," the father said.
Naif, Raid's brother, said that the police representatives who informed the family of their son's death, had told them that the circumstances of the incidents were unclear and would be probed by an investigating officer.
"It is unthinkable that my brother took his own life. We believe this was an accident, or even an incident in which my brother was accidentally shot by one of the security officials in the area."
Story from Telegraph News (UK) - TinyUrl.: http://tinyurl.com/5oadx8
There were reports the border policeman, unnamed as yet, shot himself in the head as he stood about 100 yards from the VIP party as part of the guard of honour while a military band played. Two female Israeli soldiers were reported to have fainted at the sight but apart from that there were no other casualties.
"This was in no way an assassination attempt," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. "A border policeman committed suicide during the farewell ceremony."
According to Rosenfeld, the guard who shot himself was a paramilitary policeman and had been assigned to a security patrol at the airport. - Url.: http://www.ynet.co.il/articles
PERES, OLMERT AND SARKOZY HAD JUST CLASPED HANDS AS THE SHOT RANG OUT.
The victim's guarding partner was found by the Shin Bet, huddled over the body. He gave testimony to the police.
The incident took place as French President Nicolas Sarkozy boarded a flight back to Paris, concluding a three-day visit to the region. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres had accompanied Sarkozy to the airport. A military band greeted the leaders, and a picture-perfect ceremony commenced, marking the end of an important state visit seen by many as symbolizing the increasingly warm relations between Jerusalem and Paris.
Suicide was the likely cause of death for the border policeman - struck by his own bullet while guarding the departure ceremony, a border police spokesman said. - Url.: http://www.jpost.com/servlet
BUT THE POST'S READERS WERE HAVING NONE OF IT!
Suicide, my foot. This explanation sounds like a cover-up, as suicides don't usually take place in wide, open spaces nor
near a large crowd & certainly not by a security guard. Suicides usually take place when no one's around, in empty houses & far from the madding crowd.
Now we hear that the dead man was a Druse border policeman, that he fell off the rooftop where he was on guard & his rifle went off accidentally. So accidentally (but 'accurately' it seems) that a bullet hit him in a way that made his accidental fall look like a suicide. Wow, how convenient.
So what was it - an accident or a suicide? Or something else? If it was 'something else', wanna bet we'll never know what - or who the shot was really for?
Come on now!! What is the REAL story here??
''This is the craziest damn story I have ever heard! It makes absolutely now sense. Almost as bad as the Bush Admin propaganda in America!'' - Skywatcher - USA (06/24/2008 22:57)
''This is not the whole story. I am sure this is not the whole story... There is just too much oddness. The initial scenario played out by the press is in no way trustworthy, so hold your judgments until the facts come out...'' - Iz from USA
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