The Daily Telegraph added some tantalizing new details to its reporting on the Liam Fox-Adam Werrity case. Fox, you’ll recall resigned last week as defense minister in the Tory led government. He had allowed a close personal friend to masquerade as a trusted aide in meetings around the world. All the while the friend, Werrity seemed to be carrying on his own personal freelance foreign policy that included, among other things, attempting to topple the Iranian regime à la Michael Ledeen. The difference is that Werrity actually had entre to the British political élite, while Ledeen seems to be a wannabe warrior long removed from his days of influence during the Reagan era.
Now the Telegraph reveals that Werrity and Fox met not just with Mossad agents at a dinner during an anti-Iran security conference held in Herzliya (probably this conference), they actually met with Meir Dagan, Mossad chief at the time:
The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Mr Werritty and Dr Fox had a private meeting with the head of Mossad, Israel’s secret service. The meeting may undermine the former defence secretary’s assurances that national security was not jeopardised.
We know that the Mossad is extremely interested in promoting violence, disruption and regime change in Iran. It’s why it has assassinated nuclear scientists and possibly been involved in massive sabotage at Iranian missile facilities and other acts of state sponsored terror. It appears interested as well in supporting the Iranian insurgencies represented by the MEK and Jundallah.
That Dagan would meet with Werrity and Fox to discuss these issues isn’t surprising. Of course, Dagan would want to find out what Werrity knew. Even MI6 appeared interested enough to hold debriefings with Werrity after his return from trips to Iran where he supposedly met with the political opposition. But the real question should be what specifically was discussed in these meetings. Did they discuss regime change? If so, I would think the British government and its citizens would be interested in the fact that someone masquerading as a British government official was jetting around the world in order to foment rebellion in Iran, in contradiction to the official position of the actual government.
Another new development in the story is the addition of yet another Anglo-Jewish fatcat to Werrity’s donor list. The new arrival is Mick Davis, a mining magnate who has been the chair of the British Board of Deputies, the leading body of UK Jewry. He is now chair of the United Jewish Appeal, the leading fundraising body for British Jewry. One of its purposes is to raise funds that support English and Israeli charities. The Guardian reveals that three of Britain’s wealthiest pro-Israel donors gave at least 140,000 pounds to support Werrity’s Bondsian jaunts on behalf of a new pro-Israel world order.
I find it laughable that the government investigation into Werrity’s dealings finds he derived no financial advantage from his relationship with Fox. What do you call those 140,000 pounds? Do you really think six of the most powerful UK British Jewish leaders gave him that money because they thought he was a fine chap? Of course they were wowed by his access to Meir Dagan and Liam Fox. And Werrity used these funds to live in a grand style flying first class in his world travels while staying at the finest luxury hotels. If this isn’t corrupt at the worst and a conflict of interest at the least, then British politics are even more ethically-challenged than I thought.