It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Major Israeli Shipping Firm Accused of Doing Illicit Business with Iran (owner dies of illness?)

page: 1
4

log in

join
share:

posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 03:23 PM
link   

Major Israeli Shipping Firm Accused by Washington of Doing Illicit Business with Iran


www.bl acklistednews.com

Ofer Brothers Group, owned by Israel’s richest family, denied wrongdoing after its surprise inclusion on a U.S. State Department blacklist last week, but its refusal to address a slew of media speculation about past links with Israel’s security services only deepened the mystery.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seeing influential compatriots charged with undermining the sanctions against Tehran that he has championed, gave a muted response, saying that his government had approved no deals wi
(visit the link for the full news article)


edit on 3/6/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 03:23 PM
link   
Ok, first this...


But US state department Mark Toner dismissed the denials, saying: "Ofer Holdings Group is the parent of a company called Tanker Pacific, and that's the company that actually sold this tanker to the Iranians.


Then this past Sunday:


Then on Sunday, it emerged that several tankers part-owned by Tanker Pacific had repeatedly transported oil and petroleum products to and from Iran over the past decade, while Israeli officials were engaged in an intense diplomatic effort to tighten international sanctions.


And now... Scandal-hit Israeli billionaire Sami Ofer found dead .


Israeli media reported the 89-year-old had passed away after a long illness.


Uh huh.. yeah right, got it. Long illness...

Poor guy didn't stand a chance did he?

Ironman he wasn't...

www.bl acklistednews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 3/6/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)

edit on 3/6/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 03:38 PM
link   
The plot thickens...


After the sanctions announcement, Ofer Brothers Group said it had never sold ships to Iran, and that the Israeli government would confirm this.

The Israeli parliament's economic committee tried to debate the affair, but its meeting was halted after only 15 minutes when the chairman received a note warning that such a discussion could be "damaging".

This prompted speculation that the Ofer brothers might have been helping the Israeli security services spy on Iran.


Were they spying on Iran? Were they selling to Iran?

Who killed him? Israel? The U.S.? Iran?

So many questions...



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 03:38 PM
link   
Hmm... I don't think you can just pull into port and start offloading your international cargo. Gov't had to be involved at some level. But offing the old guy will help create a major dead end to any investigation.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 04:03 PM
link   
All smoke and mirrors...everyone's doing business with one another.
On the MSM, everyone is fighting with one another.
S&F! Great post!



new topics

top topics
 
4

log in

join