Did the late Irv Rubin have inside knowledge about the fact that Israeli intelligence operatives were trailing the alleged 9-11 hijackers while they were “on the ground” in California?
When JDL chief Irv Rubin’s friends cry that their leader may have been murdered in federal custody, they may not be far off the mark. Rubin may have known too much for his own good and threatened to reveal-during his scheduled trial-his Mossad connection.
Undoubtedly, Rubin and his henchman, Earl Krugel, were as surprised as anybody when the Justice Department charged them last year with conspiring to blow up a mosque and the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
For years Rubin and Krugel and the JDL were almost “untouchable,” given free rein to practice their terrorist activities with virtually no sanction whatsoever.
As such, there appears to be a lot more to the quite unexpected indictment of Rubin and Krugel than meets the eye.
As a growing body of evidence indicates, much of which has already been reported in AFP, Israeli intelligence operatives were almost certainly monitoring at least some of the Sept. 11 hijackers when the hijackers-to-be were operating in California prior to 9-11. And considering the fact that the JDL is known to have closely cooperated on numerous fronts with Israeli intelligence, it is likely that Rubin-now conveniently dead by “suicide”-and Krugel may have been aware of this operation.
The history of the JDL and its founder, Brooklyn-born Meir Kahane-best-remembered today as the “militant rabbi” gunned down after being elected to the Israeli parliament-indicates that the JDL has functioned as an arm of Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad.
Kahane’s biographer, Robert Friedman, revealed that “high-ranking members of Mossad” were directing Kahane and that the “central player” was former Mossad operations chief (and later prime minister) Yitzhak Shamir, an outspoken critic of America.
Kahane himself had been an asset of the FBI and the CIA, including a stint for the CIA in Africa, posing as a “news correspondent.”
In 1965, under the name “Michael King,” Kahane and one Joseph Churba formed a group to mobilize campus support for the Vietnam War, a venture that was part of a CIA operation “working both sides” of the Vietnam War issue, with the CIA funding anti-war groups at the very same time.
In 1968 Kahane shed his “Michael King” personage and evolved into the Meir Kahane we remember today. His colleague Churba (also a rabbi) rose to power as an influential behind-the-scenes asset for Israeli intelligence in U.S. foreign policy-making circles, promoted by the John Birch Society, and funded by the CIA-backed empire of Korean cult leader Sun Myung Moon, now a major figure promoting the interests of Israel in American “conservative” circles.
The ultimate trial of JDL figure Krugel-if it ever happens-should be watched closely.
If the Justice Department of Israel’s strong supporter, Attorney General John Ashcroft, suddenly decides-citing “national security,” perhaps-to conceal information in the course of Krugel’s prosecution, a lot of “conspiracy theorists” might start thinking that it’s all part of the official 9-11 cover-up.
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