[Diary of a Vengeance Foretold] Part 126
NOVEMBER 5 1988
“I can not give you any further details regarding my involvement.”
Marwan Khreesat — Interrogation by BKA officers, October 27 1988
According to jugde Peters of the Dusseldorf District court, there was enough evidence against Khreesat to detain him pending a thorough investigation.
“Based on the evidence secured at Neuss, Isarstrasse 16, and Frankfurt, Sandweg 28, such as technical devices for the detonation of explosives and the object specified below from the Frankfurt residence, the certain conclusion is to be drawn that the above listed [Khreesat, Dalkamoni, Ghadanfar and Abassi] conspired to carry out a bomb attack on a target not yet know in the Federal Republic of Germany in the near future. […] The accused are strongly suspect,” Peters wrote in the arrest warrant he passed to Mandfred Klink.
In his interview with BKA officers, Khreesat acknowleged that he was aware of a terror plot. He offered some details regarding the organization of the PFLP-GC but surprisingly refused to speak about his own involvement.
“I can not give you any further details regarding my involvement,” Khreesat told the BKA.
Then, today Nov. 5 1988, he requested to make a phone call to Amman, Jordan. A BKA officer, fluent in Arabic, listened to the call. He believed that Khreesat was talking to an officer of Jordan Intelligence. Khreesat asked him to “expedite legal matters in Germany.”
Marwan Khreesat was born in 1945 in Amman, Jordan. At the age of four, he attended an Islamic College. He studied there until the age of fourteen.
He never did military service nor learned a trade. He helped his father business as an electrician. But in truth, Khreesat was no ordinary electrical appliance repairman. He was the senior bomb maker of Jibril PFLP-GC.
According to MOSSAD, Khreesat was implicated in the 1970 bombing of a Swissair airliner in which 47 people died. There is also strong evidence that Khreesat had been instrumnental in the 1972 bombing of an El Al plane. The bomb consisted of 250 grammes of explosive hidden in a radio and triggered by a barometric switch.
Khreesat retired from terrorism activities soon after the bombing of the El Al airliner. And then, in 1986, he rejoined the PFLP-GC for reasons that have never been explained.
In early October, Jibril has personally ordered him to join Dalkamoni in Neuss. During his stay at Neuss, Khreesat built four IEDs and wired a fifth one, all devices specifically designed to explode in airliners.
The Race to the White House
Today, John B. Oakes, a former editorial page editor of the New York Times, reflects on the presidential campaign. Oakes has harsh words to describe the style of the Bush campaign. Here follows some of his views.
“Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
With these words, addressed to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in the midst of the Army-McCarthy hearings, the lawyer Joseph N. Welch awakened a nation. The date was June 9, 1954.
The same question could be addressed to Presidential candidate George Bush today. It would spotlight the level of indecency that has marked the Bush campaign, for which Mr. Bush and his mentor, James Baker, are basically responsible.
Never in this century has there been such a campaign of personal vilification at the Presidential level. It is all the more sickening because it stems not from a few guttersnipe pols conspiring in a backroom but from the United States’s topmost political elite.
NOTES AND REFERENCES
Bush’s Calumnies: A Dangerous Game – November 5, 1988