My previous article today mentioned the report of Dr Fawzi from Egypt. He says he saw many patients in the Jeddah hospital suffering from amnesia. He floated the idea that this was caused by a gas used on the people during the stampede. I am unable to comment further on that. Here I cover the other accusation that has been made. It has to do with the disproportionate number of Iranians who died in the 2015 Hajj – and the peculiar number of Iranians who are missing.
I am not able to verify how many died or are missing, so I do not know if the Iranian accusation is well founded. But I will state what is being claimed – that the Saudis and Israelis together arranged that some members of Iran’s Intelligence agency would be kidnapped while on Hajj. It is further claimed that the stampede was ‘made to happen” in order to cover up such a kidnap.
Miscellaneous Reports as of October 1, 2015:
- The Times of Israel reported that 464 Iranian pilgrims were thought to have died in the stampede near Mecca last Thursday, including the senior Iranian diplomat and former ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi.
- A Nigerian official told the BBC the bodies of 1,075 victims had been taken to mortuaries in the city of Jeddah – higher than the official toll of 769.
- PressTV and an Iranian official estimate an overall death toll of 4,173.
- Awdnews reported that Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies have probably collaborated to abduct IRGC commanders, diplomats and staff working in Iran’s Supreme Leader’s office. (The acronym IRGC stands for Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.)
Sinister Stuff at the Hajj?
The alternative website Beforeitsnews.com carries the major story so far. I quote it:
“… (Mossad) cooperated with a Saudi Prince, who drove his entourage out in to the middle of the crowd at the Hajj, where there were millions of people. His entourage then had 150 heavily armed guards draw their weapons on the crowd and at that time, they threw canisters of poison gas (presumably the extreme irritant Carbon Sulfide) into the crowd. This caused a stampede, where thousands of people got crushed to death. In the mayhem, the Israeli Mossad kidnapped approximately 225 prominent members of Iran’s government, a number which included most of the key advisors to Ayatolla Kahmeni and many of the key people in Iran’s missile defense program.”
“Emperical evidence strongly indicates that the Saudis gave Israeli Mossad full access to the Hajj biometric system and facial recognition systems to help them bag Iran’s government… The former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon, Ghazanfar Roknabadi, is also believed to have been kidnapped in the deadly stampede. Mr. Roknabadi is a prominent member of the Supreme Leader’s office staff and a figure who is well informed regarding the secrets of the Hizbullah missile armament by Tehran.”
Let me quote Nigerian Watch , as the Nigerians are also complaining that 64 of their people are dead and 244 still missing. They allege that Mossad, with assistance of the Saudi’s, created the stampede at the Hajj in order to kidnap key people in Iran’s government – as an intelligence gathering exercise:
“European intelligence agencies have suggested that Israeli foreign intelligence agency Mossad may have perpetuated the recent stampede in Saudi Arabia to enable it abduct visiting Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders.”
Is there any merit in the claim? Of course I do not know. Readers of Gumshoe are aware that I am in the habit of beating a dead horse – I believe it to be a live horse – in regard to the well-planned destruction of nations in the Middle East. Retired US Army General Wesly Clark admitted in a Youtube interview that the Pentagon, back in 2001 had listed the countries it would destroy —
“starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
For that reason alone, I am open to the idea that the US or NATO or Israel has an eye for destroying Iran. One way that this could be done is similar to the way the US justified its attack on Iraq in 2003. Namely, it said that Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction.” Recently Bibi Netenyahu spoke gravely to Congress about the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program.
“Iran is busy gobbling up the nations.” (APPLAUSE), and “We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation and terror.” (APPLAUSE)
“…the greatest dangers facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons. To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war.”
We should be on the lookout for proxy attempts to destroy Iran.
On the 1st of September, a headline in the English FARS News Agency: “Commander: IRGC Fully Ready to Confront Proxy Wars.” A commander of the IRGC (Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari (from Tehran) said, “The IRGC has come with all its power to confront the proxy wars and opponents of the resistance front and it has (special) plans.” The Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan blasted the US for hiring the ISIL terrorist group to fight proxy wars against the regional states.
Ali Asghar Fouladgar, the head of institute for IRGC strategic studies is one of the persons currently identified as missing in the Hajj group. Other members of the group who are missing are: Hussein Danesh, Fo’ad Mashghali, Ammar Miransari and Seyyed Hasan Hasani.
I am carrying the two ‘conspiracy’ stories here: the use of gas at the stampede, and the suggestion that the stampede was deliberately caused. Yet, as stated above, I am not able to do anything more about investigating them.
It would be interesting to find out whether there were the CCTV cameras on those streets, and if they were, whether they were operating or not. I would bet that if there were, those cameras were probably not operating that day (like the Pentagon cameras on 9/11).
I offer another observation from this screen-grab (below) – from a Sky News report. As soon as the camera swung around, this man with a green surgical-type mask, quickly dropped his head, so as to not be “visible” on camera. Just looked odd to me.
Mary Maxwell wrote an article on the Stampede yesterday for RumourmillNews