Mossad’s Yossi Cohen Gets Away with Murder…Again
You’ve probably read the posts I wrote earlier this week about the Mossad assassination of Mohammed al-Zoari in Tunisia. Israeli politicians and journalists have strongly hinted at Mossad’s culpability. Tunisian authorities have been more forceful in blaming an Israeli assassination squad for the murder. This is at least the second such murder under Yossi Cohen’s watch as agency chief.
The first hit was last year in Bulgaria. There Cohen engineered the killing of Omar Nayef Zayed, who had murdered an Israeli settler in 1986 and later escaped Israel and found refuge in the eastern European nation. There he ran a grocery store, married and had children. As I reported earlier at Mint Press News, Yossi Cohen is reported to have been chief of European operations for Mossad during the period of Zayed’s escape. I suggested that the murder was Cohen’s form of payback, warning both Palestinians and his own personnel that he is a tough son of a bitch who “always gets his man.”
After Zayed was beaten and thrown to his death from a fourth floor window in the Palestinian embassy in Sofia, the authorities there immediately rushed to exonerate themselves of any responsibility for his death. They suggested that Zayed, despondent after seeking refuge in the embassy to escape extradition to Israel, and finding no likelihood of escaping his fate, committed suicide. That seems as likely as Donald Trump nominating Barack Obama for the next Supreme Court vacancy.
Today, the Bulgarians announced they were closing the case, finding that the victim had indeed killed himself. Case closed. Yossi Cohen gets away with murder…again.
No doubt, we’ll be hearing that Israel has “sweetened the pot” by offering one of the most corrupt nations in Europe trade and arms deals, easing of visa requirements (thousands of destitute Bulgarians serve as foreign workers in Israel), etc. It’s payback and a sleazy business the way Israel plays it. It happened to Ukraine in the case of Dirar Abu Sisi. It’s possible someone in Tunisia may have looked the other way in permitting the al-Zoari killing as well–though Israel must be more discreet with an Arab-Muslim nation with which it has no formal relations. Palms are greased. Men are murdered. All in the name of reputed state interests: Israeli state interests. It’s also murder to burnish professional reputation. What a fraud! A shame and a fraud.
Cohen? He comes out of it smelling like a rose rather than a stinking cesspool. He’s Meir Dagan with his knife in his teeth killing Arabs, as Sharon urged him to do in appointing him Mossad chief. The nation will love him. Bibi will love him. Sara? The jury’s out on that one. But as long as he doesn’t step on Bibi’s applause lines he’s probably even OK with her.
But what does he really represent? He represents murder for murder’s sake. He represents rule by blood, the Israeli version of Richard III. A man liable to kill anyone for any reason as long as it’s possible to do it, get away with it, and it will advance his interest.
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There is zero proof that Zayed was murdered.
Israel was successfully trying to extradite Zayed so that he could serve out his prison sentence in Israel. The Palestinians refused Zayed sanctuary, so he killed himself.
“Omar Nayef Zayed, who had murdered an Israeli settler in 1986 ”
No. Omar and his two friends stabbed a young yeshiva student to death on the street. How many times did Zayed stab the student? A dozen?
And how did those Mossadniks manage to enter the Palestinian Embassy in the first place? They must have used a kabbala spell to shape-ship into cockroaches and infiltrate the building. Than they retook human form, killed Zayed, and exfiltrated as cockroaches.
Zero. Point. Zero,
Are you paid to produce damage control comments ? Even the JPost said Israel is the prime suspect. How the Mossad managed to enter the embassy ? Read Victor Ostrovsky’s book on their methods: entering the Palestinian embassy which had no surveillance cameras nor any protection would be an easy thing. Omar Zayed’s family had raised great concern about the security aspect even before he was ‘died’ (cf article on Electronic Intifada, Samidoun etc published before his death), he had called his brother in Jordan (also on the night or the night before he was killed), he heard noices in the embassy during the night (maybe they were drilling somewhere, cf. Ostrovsky).
According to Bulgarian law, non-Bulgarian doctors aren’t allowed to participate in authopsies but according to witnesses Zayed’s body had bruises that didn’t correspond to a fall (I also remember reading that his body was found in a place that didn’t correspond to a fall from the balcony or that it has been moved).
So you think Omar Zayed who had a good life in Bulgaria, a wife and three kids, just killed himself ….
@Deir Yassin: Hasba-neil “thinks” whatever he’s paid to think or write.
Let me see if I got this straight. Omar was drugged and beaten before he was thrown off a balcony, but his body wasn’t found under a balcony. And, he heard voices at night. And maybe he was alive after his staged suicide. And Palestinian diplomats and Bulgarians colluded with Israel to kill Omar, and now aide in the cover up his murder. And Yossi Cohen was the European Bureau Chief when Omar escaped from the Middle East. And Mossad didn’t kill Omar while he was quietly living in Eastern Europe, but instead, waited to kill Omar only after he became an international cause celebre with media exposure.
My cockroach scenario suddenly seems more plausible.
PS I love you, Deir
It seems Hasbara 101 teaches students to begin comments: “let me see if I’ve got this straight.” They invariably don’t, as I’ve wriiten here before.
Your comment violates the comment rules. Snark is not wit. Nor is it substantive. If you have a comment containing substance or a real argument, publish it. If you have nothing to say except snark, don’t. Your next comment violation will result in moderation.
As for “cockroaches,” look in the mirror.
@Hasba-neil: Hmm. Let’s see: I wrote several thousand words offering reams of circumstantial evidence that Mossad murdered Zayed. Ronen Bergman acknowledged that the claim is credible. So who are we to believe? Bergman & I or your lyin’ hasbar-eyes??
Yeshiva students in Occupied Jerusalem, again read the linked story I wrote which offers the background of incitement & violent provocation of these Juseo-madrasas, is most definitely a “settler.”
As for entering the embassy: No Mossadnik has ever broken into an embassy before, right? Nor do they the skills to do so, right?
Before you comment on another post of mine, you will read every link in every post on which you comment. If you don’t & waste my time again pointing out weaknesses in yr claims which you would’ve known had you read the linked post, I will have to offer you a moderation warning.
Why do you use the word murder when terrorists are killed but killed when Jews are murdered?
John F: First, you mean “Israelis.” Not “Jews.”
Why do you use the word “murder” when Israelis are killed but “killed” when Palestinians are killed? And why do you call Palestinians “terrorists” and not “Palestinians?” And why are you a Palestine-phobic?