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Flotilla Group Behind Millennium Bomber

A little detail we will never hear from our (frothing) worldwide media watchdogs, from Canada’s National Post:

Turkish group linked to Montreal cell

History Of Weapons Trafficking: Investigator; ‘Important Role’

Stewart Bell, National Post, Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Turkish group behind the Gaza flotilla, the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), has a history of weapons trafficking and was linked to a Montreal terrorist cell, according to a former French counter-terrorism investigator.

Jean-Louis Bruguiere testified about the IHH during the 2001 trial of "Millennium bomber" Ahmed Ressam, the Montreal-based Algerian terrorist who tried to bomb Los Angeles airport.

Mr. Bruguiere testified that the IHH played an "important role" in the Montreal cell and was also "implicated or involved in weapons trafficking," according to the court transcript.

"Weapons trafficking"? What would they be doing trafficking in weapons in Gaza?

Although a judge, under the French system, Mr. Bruguiere played the role of terrorism investigator. He investigated the Montreal cell in the late 1990s because of its links to attacks in France.

A report that Mr. Bruguiere wrote following his investigation of the Montreal cell says that Turkish authorities began investigating IHH in 1997, following allegations it was buying automatic weapons.

Police searched the group’s Instanbul offices and seized weapons, explosives and bomb-making instructions. The IHH president Bulent Yildrim was also arrested, the report says.

They sound like your typical "peace activists," don’t they?

The group was accused of planning the violent overthrow of the Turkish government in order to impose Shariah law, Mr. Bruguiere wrote in his report.

So these are not quite the every day Turks, who are Israel’s closest ally in the region. They are a group that wants to overthrow the current sectarian Turkish government.

"In particular, men were sent to Muslim countries at war for combat experience," he wrote, adding the group also sent firearms, knives and explosives to countries, as well as financial aid, to secure their political support.

Would it be too far-fetched to suggest that they may have been doing the same thing with the Hamas terrorists in Gaza? Since they were willing to risk life and limb rather than have their supplies inspected.

Mr. Bruguiere’s testimony at Ressam’s trial in Los Angeles was disallowed by the judge, who ruled that "the force of his reputation" might taint jurors. He has since left the judiciary.

Mr. Bruguiere’s testimony was "disallowed" because he was too credible? How typical.

Israel does not dispute that the IHH foundation provides relief compatible with its official status, including supplying food and medicines to orphans and conflict zones, and investing in education.

But the Israelis also accuse it of overtly supporting Hamas, designated as a terrorist group by both the United States and the European Union, and also of being in contact with al-Qaeda cells and with the Sunni insurgency in Iraq.

Oh, those crazy Israelis.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Flotilla Group Behind Millennium Bomber”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    If they had nothing to hide, why put up a futile fight?
    Silly me, the media was covering this “peaceful” voyage of relief supplies to an area that had an up and running naval blockade.

    Note to the media:
    A snail leaves a visible trail.
    You can see where it has been and where it is going.
    Seems you missed that in Journalism 101.

  2. proreason says:

    Anybody want to bet that Obamy is not connected to this group somehow?

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