Friday, 20 May 2011

New "Al Qaeda" Leader: Evidence Suggests al-Adel Figure is Another Intelligence Ghost.

In July 2010, journalist Camille Tawil of the leading daily pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat published a report detailing two letters that had been sent purportedly by Muhammad Ibrahim Makkawi, via a third party, to the newspaper.

In the letters, which were also sent to the UN in Pakistan, the man claiming to be Makkawi, outlined in detail that he has no connection to al Qaeda and that his identity is being used synonymously by Western intelligence with the Saif al-Adel figure.

Camille Tawil’s report can be found on the Al Hayat website here. Translating them into English via the web browser reveals some interesting details.

Makkawi, who claims to live in Islamabad, says he fled Egypt after being linked to the attempt to topple the government there in the late 80s. In the letters he says that in 2005 he requested that US authorities receive him and allow him access to a fair trial, following the assertions that he was involved with al Qaeda.

Makkawi wrote that for years after 9/11 the US and Pakistan, which he describes as “puppets in her hand”, as well as al Qaeda and even Iran, pressured him to work with them to “maximize the alleged role the sword of justice, (Saif al-Adel) ” and to be “used as a tool and a client” in the so called war against terrorism.
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Makkawi also wrote that since he refused to “accept the counterfeit identity of the al Qaeda number 3, and the big lie of September 11th”, there have been attempts on his life and the lives of his family. He contends that his name is now “being exploited for hidden motives”.

He also says he has requested aid from the Qatari authorities, and from Saudi Arabia, but has received no response.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), an organisation riddled with neocons, responded to the publication of this information by writing:

“The strange letters make clear that Makkawi is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, and that he likewise believes that the U.S., Iran, and others have been trying to force him to assume the identity of Saif Al-’Adl for nefarious ends…”

Camille Tawil is no conspiracy theorist, however. Rather he is a respected investigative journalist and expert on Arab Jihadists, having had first hand contact with many key players. This gives the report legitimacy and raises some extremely weighty questions.

In October 2010, Spiegal published a report claiming that al-Adel/Makkawi had suddenly reappeared in Waziristan, in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and was “operating as al-Qaida’s military chief”. The source of this information was… you guessed it, Noman Benotman. The same Western backed source who now claims that al-Adel/Makkawi has become the leader of al Qaeda.
http://www.infowars.com/new-al-qaeda-leader-claims-he-has-nothing-to-do-with-al-qaeda/


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 20th, 2011.]

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