Thursday, December 30, 2010

Prisoner X?

This is coolbert:

This is BIG?

The "retired" Iranian Revolutionary Guard general officer Asgari has committed suicide in an Israeli prison.

Held incommunicado for a number of years, finally ending his own life? So it is reputed.

"Iranian general killed in Israeli jail?"

"A source says retired Iranian general Ali-Reza Asgari may have been killed by Mossad in an Israeli prison"

"There have been 'new and astonishing developments in the case of Prisoner X,' . . . a source within the 'inner circle' of Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has identified the prisoner as the Iranian general [Asgari]."

"Asgari may have been murdered, and not committed suicide as reports of the prisoner's mysterious death suggested."

I can recall very well this case when it first was made public. This high-ranking Iranian Revolutionary Guards general officer, reputed to be now "retired", disappeared while on the trip to Istanbul, presumably on "business". All sorts of speculation was bandied about at the time. To include:

* He had defected to the Americans.
* He had defected to the Israeli.
* He was kidnapped by the Americans/Israeli/Iranian.


The whereabouts of the man were then [2007] and still is a mystery. Prisoner X is Asgari? Who knows.

My instantaneous and intuitive reaction to this case was - - RON ARAD! The missing IAF airman shot down decades ago now over Lebanon and supposedly held captive for many years by the Iranian.

The Israeli had kidnapped Asgari to either learn what exactly had happened to the disappeared Israeli airman [Arad], or were holding Asgari as a bargaining chip. "you want Asgari - - we want Arad"!

NOW, Asgari is gone? This is all speculative.


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