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..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.

 
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..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
if this is ture....all hell is about to break out...paladin



April 6-8, 2007 --

The CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division (CPD) and British intelligence have evidence that then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney lost three nuclear weapons in 1991. This was later used as a pretext to create the phony Niger yellowcake uranium story in the event the nukes showed up in Iraqi hands. At least one of the nukes, however, ended up in the hands of North Korea. WMR has been told by a well-placed intelligence source in Britain that in early February 1991, the Pentagon sent out an emergency message rarely seen: three "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons in U.S. possession, were jettisoned in the Indian Ocean by a U.S. Air Force B-52, which had caught fire en route from Diego Garcia with three weapons of mass destruction being transported from South Africa after that nation began dismantling its nuclear weapons program. On a return emergency route back to the U.S. base on Diego Garcia, the crew of the aircraft disposed of the bombs to avoid a cook off of their heat-triggered fuses. The B-52 later crashed. The three bombs landed in shallow waters off the Somali coast. Rather than retrieve the weapons, Cheney and the Bush I administration sat on their hands. In May 1991, the bombs were allegedly recovered by mercenaries working for Zimbabwean arms dealer John Bredenkamp, who is close to the regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. The North Koreans have had a long standing military relationship with Mugabe and Bredenkamp.



Cheney's 1991 "lost" nukes: possible pretext for the invasion of Iraq and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and the outing of a covert CIA network.

WMR has learned that, although there was speculation the lost nuclear weapons ended up in the hands of Iran (and a strong but false belief by Cheney and his neo-con advisers that they went to Iraq), at least one was transferred to North Korea. Dr. Stephen Dresch, a former Michigan legislator and head of Forensic Intelligence, Inc., who helped criminally link FBI agent Lindley DeVecchio and mobster Greg Scarpa, Sr. of the Colombo crime family, discovered that the lost U.S. nuclear weapons wound up on the international black market and his report on the incident reached MI-6 in December 2003. Dresch also attended, along with a professional photographer, the coroner's inquest of British Ministry of Defense weapons of mass destruction expert Dr. David Kelly in 2004. There is reason to believe that Kelly was fully aware that one of the lost nuclear weapons was transferred to North Korea by international arms smugglers and that this information was also known to Vice President Cheney. Dresch died last August at age 62 of lung cancer.

On August 21, 2006, WMR reported the following: "As the Bush-Cheney administration gears up for a planned military attack on Iran, there is renewed interest by European intelligence analysts in the July 17, 2003 reported "suicide" of British Ministry of Defense weapons of mass destruction (WMD) specialist and UN Iraq weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly. In what is widely believed to have been a Blair government cover-up, Lord Hutton, in his official report, concluded that Kelly committed suicide in a wooded area near his Oxfordshire home using a dull knife to cut his left wrist and ingesting 29 over-the-counter analgesic tablets.

With the Bush administration now using the Iraq playbook to justify an attack on Iran, Kelly's knowledge about the disappearance of two South African nuclear-tipped missiles from a U.S. B-52 that crashed in the Indian Ocean in February 1991 may have sealed the British scientist's fate. The two tactical nuclear weapons, being shipped to the United States for de-arming after South Africa's majority government scrapped the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, created by the apartheid government with the technical assistance of Israel, were lost after a U..S. Air Force B-52 carrying them from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia to the United States crashed as a result of multi-engine failure off the Somali coast. The plane had developed electrical problems after leaving Diego Garcia and was attempting a return to the island with its sensitive cargo. Three crew members of the B-52 parachuted to safety but three others were killed when the plane crashed into shallow waters off the Somali coast.

Kelly was a British security services asset who knew about the South African nuclear weapons program. He was also aware that a neo-con disinformation story that the two South Africans tactical nukes were retrieved by weapons dealers, sent to Oman, and sold to Iran for the cannibalization of their weapons-grade uranium was false. In fact, Kelly knew that then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney was well aware of the loss and subsequent retrieval of the nuclear weapons by covert U.S. intelligence assets but failed to warn the United Nations pursuant to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as required under U.S. law. The United States was a party to the NPT at the time of the "loss" of the South African weapons. Moreover, all of the countries reported to have been involved in the weapons shipment -- South Africa, Oman, and Somalia -- were also parties to the NPT. It is feared that the weapons-grade uranium from the South African nukes will be used as a "smoking gun" to show Iran's possession of nuclear weapons -- perhaps in a dirty bomb "found" entering Lebanon to Hezbollah forces from Syria. Such an event would give the neo-cons justification for simultaneous attacks on Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran."

British intelligence assets met with the arms smugglers in an attempt to have the three W-69M-type nuclear warheads bought back by apartheid South Africa using false shipping documents. However, there was no interest in selling the nuclear weapons back to the outgoing apartheid regime, so the Bush I administration finally decided to act. One of the reasons George H. W. Bush and Cheney decided to send Delta Force and the Marines into Somalia in February 1991 was to try and recover the lost weapons. But they were too late. The nukes had already landed on the international black market. Bredenkamp's network was soon supplemented by additional players, including Russian smugglers like Viktor Bout and members of the post-Soviet Russian-Israeli Mafia. The lost South African warheads were plutonium devices and the North Korea N-test was a plutonium blast, not a uranium test.

There were three, not two, missing nuclear weapons. Although there was an attempt by the British to secure the weapons, they were never recovered. Bredenkamp's offices and home in Britain were searched last October by the British Serious Fraud Office allegedly for bribes paid to Saudi princes in return for lucrative Saudi arms and defense systems deals for British companies to which Bredenkamp was linked. However, WMR has learned that the Saudi bribe story was a cover and that the actual investigation was to uncover records of the smuggling of the three nuclear devices. WMR has also learned that a major reason for Cheney and Scooter Libby falsifying the Niger yellowcake uranium documents was to provide an explanation for the presence of the lost nuclear weapons in Iraq, even though had this been the case, the nuclear material would have been plutonium, not uranium. There is also informed speculation that all three missing nukes are accounted for, but that all three were obtained by the North Koreans.

Although WMR has learned that the lost nuclear weapons did not go to either Iraq or Iran, Cheney could have been caught up in a major scandal of his cover-up of the three lost nukes in 1991. WMR has learned that British Prime Minister Tony Blair was informed about the lost U.S. nukes before the Iraq War in 2003. He was also informed by British intelligence that these nuclear weapons had not ended up in Iraqi hands and that the massive U.S. military build-up against Saddam Hussein was a product of Cheney wrongly believing that the lost nukes were in the possession of the Iraqis. Cheney also later falsified intelligence to show that the North Korean bomb was procured from a DIY (do-it-yourself) kit obtained from the A Q Khan nuclear smuggling network in Pakistan.

Cheney chose to attack and roll up Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings and Associates non-official cover firm network in an attempt to throw them off the trail of the missing nukes. There is speculation that missing retired Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and FBI agent Robert Levinson, a private investigator who recently disappeared on the Iranian free trade island of Kishn on a trip from Dubai, may have been tracking the lost nukes. Levinson is a veteran of investigating Russian-Israeli mobsters, weapons smugglers operating out of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and drug smuggling. Levinson is quoted in the late Robert Friedman's trailblazing book on the Russian-Israeli Mafia, Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America.



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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
very fucking interesting!

i was just wondering about the FBI agent who came up missing in iran, ??? now i have a clue
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very fucking interesting!

i was just wondering about the FBI agent who came up missing in iran, ??? now i have a clue
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hey malu..

I fell on the floor when I read this..

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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
This should be pinned
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
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Which means... NOT... FUCKING... GOOD...

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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
i hear ya paladin, i have to read this again, and try to keep my head from exploding this time

i have gotten tid bits of this here , there, and everywhere, this is much more concise than i have seen before
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war."

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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
A former FBI agent missing in Iran since early last month has been identified as Robert A. Levinson of Coral Springs, Fla., according to U.S. officials and a former colleague. Levinson was a 28-year veteran of both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI, according to a biography on the Web site of Business Integrity International, a consulting firm where he worked until two years ago.

The State Department has not received a response from Iran after a formal query about his whereabouts and welfare, an agency official said yesterday. It was the second message sent by Washington to Tehran through Swiss diplomatic intermediaries since Levinson was last heard from on March 8. The initial message was sent a few weeks ago, with a follow-up at a higher level on Monday, U.S. officials say. The Swiss Embassy in Tehran has represented U.S. interests in Iran since relations were cut off in 1980.

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Business Integrity's Web site says Levinson has "extensive international experience and has focused on criminal activities, business intelligence projects, asset location and recoveries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Russia and Europe." It also says he represented the United States while serving on task forces dealing with organized crime and money laundering in Europe and the Eastern bloc. The site also says that Levinson, a graduate of the City College of New York, knows Russian and Spanish.

Levinson had been involved recently in investigations in Ukraine and Russia, according to a former colleague. Calls to Levinson's office and cellphone were not returned.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said yesterday that the United States does not have credible information about Levinson's situation. The State Department has been communicating with Levinson's family and has been trying to track his movements for more than two weeks, U.S. officials said. He was visiting Kish Island, an Iranian resort and free-trade zone off the southern coast that does not require a visa to visit. He had traveled to Iran from the United Arab Emirates, U.S. officials said.

The FBI and State Department have said that Levinson -- a tall, middle-aged man who retired from the FBI more than a decade ago -- was not working for the U.S. government. He worked in private investigations for corporate clients, according to FBI spokesman John Miller. As an FBI agent, Levinson was not assigned to Middle East issues, officials said.

The State Department said Levinson was in Iran to meet someone to set up an interview for a project involving a book and a documentary by a producer and author believed to be from Canada. A senior U.S. official said Levinson's project was "innocuous" and "had no connection with anything political." Levinson also may have been doing some consulting work, U.S. officials said.
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war."

Israel's Mossad

"The truth shall set you free."

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Motto
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
Iran has nukes and will test same in Israel!!

they have the worlds best delivery ssytem, Hamas and Hizzy-bullies.

who will say anything after we use bunker nukes on Iran. the rest of the world will get behind closed doors and laugh at President Dickweed.

a whole lot will hope it ends the pesky Joos for a few years.
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
if John Bredenkamp got those wmd's it wasn't by accident.
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
hey Malu.....thanks for the post....it all adds up.....

my first thought is ...Robert Levinson, a private investigator is working for the CIA....AKA..Brewster Jennings and Associates

the same ...Valerie Plame Wilson
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yes paladin, i was getting a little futher using google, trying some different things, found a site on him, with some interesting details, and got one of those, you have performed an illegal operation,, crash,,, back up and running now, so i will go snooping some more

this is really something,, what i don't know yet?
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war."

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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
this just posted at GLP:

Apr 6, 2007
Iran to mark nuclear day

TEHRAN: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit the key Iranian nuclear plant in the central city of Natanz on Monday to mark the national day of nuclear technology. “Ceremonies marking the national day of nuclear technology will be organised in the presence of President Ahmadinejad in Natanz on April 9,” said a statement from Iran's atomic energy organisation. Ahmadinejad has promised that he will soon be announcing “good news” about Iran's nuclear programme, and news of his visit is likely to fuel speculation he will choose the occasion to make an important announcement.

The head of Iran's atomic energy organisation, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, had said on Monday that the Islamic republic would be announcing good news on its nuclear programme next week. Natanz is the plant where Iran carries out enrichment of uranium, a sensitive process that the West fears could be diverted to make nuclear weapons. Iran insists the atomic drive is peaceful.—AFP


hmmm? coincidence? probably nothing
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war."

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this just posted at GLP:

Apr 6, 2007
Iran to mark nuclear day

TEHRAN: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit the key Iranian nuclear plant in the central city of Natanz on Monday to mark the national day of nuclear technology. “Ceremonies marking the national day of nuclear technology will be organised in the presence of President Ahmadinejad in Natanz on April 9,” said a statement from Iran's atomic energy organisation. Ahmadinejad has promised that he will soon be announcing “good news” about Iran's nuclear programme, and news of his visit is likely to fuel speculation he will choose the occasion to make an important announcement.

The head of Iran's atomic energy organisation, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, had said on Monday that the Islamic republic would be announcing good news on its nuclear programme next week. Natanz is the plant where Iran carries out enrichment of uranium, a sensitive process that the West fears could be diverted to make nuclear weapons. Iran insists the atomic drive is peaceful.—AFP


hmmm? coincidence? probably nothing
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hey malu..

do you think he will say we..Iran already has nukes
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
The nukes were allegedly lost in 1991.

Nothing has happened for 16 years.

Stand down from red alert.
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if this is ture
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IF it were true...

A) Wayne would NOT know about it, AND

B) Someone OTHER than Wayne WOULD be talking about it!





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I'm glad this one is pinned.
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
this story sounds fishy to me. I read somewhere that a nuke only has a shelf life of 10 yrs. why would we need to invade iraq for expired nukes that probably dont even funtion anymore.
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
Broken Arrow is not a reference to lost nukes, but nice try.
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
It's sad that this guy gets pinned...his stuff is no more accurrate than Sorcha Faal or whatever that person's name is.

Pat Wayne Madsen "sources" told him that Bush and Cheney had been indicted, that the military was about to stage a coup, etc...

TOTAL B.S.
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
this story sounds fishy to me. I read somewhere that a nuke only has a shelf life of 10 yrs. why would we need to invade iraq for expired nukes that probably dont even funtion anymore.
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The nation's nuclear weapons were originally designed to last for 20 to 25 years. Each year, the directors of the Department of Energy's three nuclear weapons labs must certify that the stockpile weapons will perform as designed. If the performance of an older weapon becomes questionable, lab scientists must decide how to replace its aging parts in order to restore its peak performance.

Aging weapon parts are a major topic for materials scientists Paul Dunn, Rusty Gray, Dave Teter, and Dan Thoma, who are working to extend the lifetimes of stockpile weapons in two of Los Alamos' highest-priority programs. The goal of one of these programs is to extend the lifetime of a 25-year-old weapon system to 75 years, which will guarantee its performance until at least 2042. Materials science is key to these efforts because, as Thoma says, "The only things that change in a stockpiled nuclear weapon are the materials." These scientists must determine how the materials are changing so they can predict when a part will fail.

it would be worth worrying about, and i think, i would be more worried about an unstable weapon over an unstable ruler
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
Since we are fleshing out the MADSEN piece...

Mind you, I'm posting the following not because I believe it, but because where one source piece leaves off, many more might be buried within, or linked from outside.

NOTE: there are links imbedded in the article...

03 April 2007
[link to writingcompany.blogs.com]

Still missing in Iran

The State Department and the FBI seem to be spinning the story of Bob Levinson's disappearance in Iran.

A story by Robin Wright in today's Washington Post characterizes Levinson's background this way:

The ex-agent, whose name is not being disclosed by the State Department for privacy reasons, had a long career in investigating organized crime in the United States. A middle-aged man who retired from the FBI more than a decade ago, the American worked in private investigations for corporate clients, according to FBI spokesman John Miller. As an FBI agent, he was not assigned to terrorism or Middle East issues, officials said.

Here's a press release about him that appeared in 2006 on the website of SafirRosetti LLC:

Seasoned Investigator Robert Levinson to Head New Office

Robert A. Levinson, formerly the CEO of his own investigative firm, will head the division, which is located at 4530 Conference Way South, Boca Raton. The new office will significantly enhance SafirRosetti's accessibility to industries in Latin America and enable the firm, with a strong presence already in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to help companies secure their facilities, fight counterfeiting, conduct due diligence and other investigations on a global scale.

Mr. Safir said, "The addition of Bob Levinson to our team gives us the ability to build a successful Latin American operation able to reach new markets, offering the skill and experience of an extremely seasoned professional."
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Mr. Levinson said, "I am proud to join the SafirRosetti team and be part of what is becoming the most important sector of modern business - physical and intellectual security and protection."

Prior to joining SafirRosetti, Mr. Levinson was both the principal of R.A. Levinson & Associates, an investigative security firm, and also the Managing Director in charge of the Miami Office of Decision Strategies. In each of these capacities, Mr. Levinson directed worldwide investigations involving litigation support, the collection of business intelligence, due-diligence, product piracy, and threats to legitimate businesses.

Mr. Levinson was employed by the U.S. Department of Justice for 28 years, serving for six years as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in its New York and Denver field offices and also at DEA Headquarters. Subsequently, Mr. Levinson transferred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and served that agency as a Special Agent in Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

While with the government, Mr. Levinson specialized in the investigation of international organized crime, international fraud, and money laundering activities. He served as a representative of the U.S. on a number of international organized crime task forces attacking such problems as the Colombian drug cartels and the criminal groups operating in the former Soviet Union.

During his government service, Mr. Levinson taught as a guest lecturer at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Academy in Ottawa, Canada, the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia and the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary.

SafirRosetti may be reached in Miami at 561-982-5338.

(Levinson, by the way, no longer appears on the SafirRosetti website.)

Here's another bio of Levinson from the website of Business Integrity International LLC, for whom he seems to have been working at the time of his disappearance:

Bob Levinson is a twenty-eight year veteran of both the DEA & FBI. He offers extensive international experience and has focused on criminal activities, business intelligence projects, asset location and recoveries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Russia and Europe. He has represented the USA while serving on international Task Forces dealing with organized criminal and money laundering activities in Europe, Russia/Eastern Block countries.

Previously he was the Managing Director for an international investigative firm and was responsible for consulting and directing investigations in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Russia and the former Soviet republics. Bob is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of CCNY, and a member of numerous organizations. Bob is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Russian.

Levinson also has his own private security business, R. A. Levinson & Associates. (His email account at BII still seems to be functioning, however.)

Levinson's emphasis in recent years has been money laundering cases, especially ones connected to Russia. (He was a witness in the trial of Russian mob boss Sergei Mikhailov.)

Here are some Levinson quotes from a 2003 article published on moneylaundering.com:

As of late 2003, Western law enforcement and security/intelligence agencies have been directed by their governments to afford the highest priority to counter-terrorism matters,” says Robert Levinson, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent with extensive experience combating Russian organized crime. “This has left a large gap in the detection of traditional money laundering organizations which service organized crime groups, drug trafficking networks, arms dealers and other international criminals, particularly from the former Soviet Union, "

Levinson, now with the investigative firm SafirRosetti, warns, “It has now become incumbent on financial institutions, multinationals, and other business organizations dealing on an international scale to insure that an adequate defense is mounted against those criminal groups seeking to exploit the fact that law enforcement is focused elsewhere. Russian organized crime and corrupt financial operatives are continuing efforts, begun in the 1990s, to penetrate Western business. The Bank of New York scandal was, for all intents and purposes, just a beginning.”

Levinson is extensively quoted as a source (p. 274: "the ex-FBI agent based in Miami who specialized in the Russian mafia") in Robert Friedman's 2000 book, Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America.

He was also interviewed extensively for the PBS Frontline documentary, Mafia Power Play: An investigation into the connections between Russian NHL players and Russian organized crime.

The production was directed by Neil Docherty of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who has done a number of other Frontline documentaries for PBS, including Canada: The Cell Next Door (2007) Al Qaeda's New Front (2005) and, interestingly, Terror and Teheran (2002).

According to the Washington Post article:

The State Department said the missing man was going to meet someone to set up an interview or interviews for a project involving a book and a documentary by an independent producer and author believed to be from Canada, U.S. officials said.

Anyone want to wager that the "independent producer and author" was Neil Docherty?

And does anyone still believe Levinson's disappearance had nothing to do with Iran's ties to terrorism and international money laundering—or that it's just a another missing person case?
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It's sad that this guy gets pinned...his stuff is no more accurrate than Sorcha Faal or whatever that person's name is.

Pat Wayne Madsen "sources" told him that Bush and Cheney had been indicted, that the military was about to stage a coup, etc...

TOTAL B.S.
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Forgot to read the disclaimer at the bottom huh ?
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
And does anyone still believe Levinson's disappearance had nothing to do with Iran's ties to terrorism and international money laundering—or that it's just a another missing person case?


definitely just another missing person case, move along people , nothing to see here

otherwise it could be something very serious that could be why we attacked iraq and potentially iran, which so far has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousand of innocent people and billions of dollars of tax payers money on false pretenses.... nah
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war."

Israel's Mossad

"The truth shall set you free."

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Motto
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
DEFINITIONS

The following terms are taken verbatim from U.S. Defense Department Directive 5230.16, "Nuclear Accident and Incident Public Affairs (PA) Guidance," issued December 20, 1993:

BROKEN ARROW
A Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff term to identify and report an accident involving a nuclear weapon or warhead or nuclear component.


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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
I've been telling everyone at GLP for years that Iran acquired nukes from a Russian syndicate in 1998. All the main intel agencies know this and that's why the war of words will always be just that -- words.

There will be NO attack on Iran. Not now, not ever.
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
I'm interested in how the Russian mafia figures into it. Oh, and the Brits who killed Kelly! Yeah, don't want to forget them. Is it just Iran? Nope. Lots of people are involved in the illegal arms markets. Lots. Some of them are from the same nation that screams about Iran loudest. Hmmmmm...whodahthunkit?
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Re: ..3.. "Broken Arrows," or lost nuclear weapons ..by..Wayne Madsen.
I'm interested in how the Russian mafia figures into it.
 Quoting: Redheaded Stepchild



It wasn't the Russian Mafia.

During the days anarchic and corrupt Yeltsin regime, many nuclear scientists and nuclear plant security operatives were so poor they sometimes went without food. Paychecks simply weren't honored because the entire system had collapsed.

Syndicates were formed to leverage their experience and access to hardware. It was these oligarchic syndicates who sold nuclear weaponry to Iran, not the mafia. The mafia got involved in small-scale weapons trafficking, that's all.





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