Did Zygier visit Iran, Syria, Lebanon?
Published: 13.02.13, 19:59
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1. The plot thickens
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (02.13.13)
2. Right -- blond, blue-eyed ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.13.13)
... and supposedly working for the Mossad in Iran, Syria and Lebanon. He'd not be a very effective spy, and would stick out like a sore thumb and be viewed with considerable suspicion. Probably the other way around. Working for Iranian, Syrian and Lebanese elements AGAINST Israel, which may be why he was arrested in the first place. Israel can draw upon native Farsi speakers and people who are fluent in Arabic -- Lebanese dialect; Syrian dialect; probably every other Arab dialect, too. People who fit seamlessly into the countries to which they are sent.
3. #1 The BS thickens. All that's needed is a shred of evidence
Jake   (02.13.13)
to substantiate any of the media's claims. So far, all we can confirm is that the alleged "Mossad agent" was being hounded by Australian intelligence.
4. "Cleared for publication"
Joy ,   NJ   (02.13.13)
Welcome to North Korea.
5. prisoner "X"
Mordechai ,   Beit Shemesh   (02.13.13)
so far no evidence, all hearsay. and if you think Israel stands alone in censoring the press over security matters ask the Brits what is a "D" notice, which is liberally used. As he is dead and his family have not asked for any investigation, whoever is instigating the demand for disclosure must have an ulterior motive. He may well be an unsung hero for all we know and will know. or a traitor, whichever.
6. Suicide? And idf only shots at legs.
Watcher   (02.13.13)
7. If....
If the Mossad did hire him, it was obviously because he did not look Israeli or Jewish. He had an Australian passport, perfect Australian English, and looked like an Australian non-Jew. The big question is why did Israel jail him? I wonder if we'll ever know the true story.
8. extremely strange
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.13.13)
are we to believe that an australian journalist knew that this man was a spy?! are we to believe that the australian secret service knew that this man was a spy for mossad but did nothing about it? nothing makes sense, except that someone very powerful has been leaking israel's national security secrets for the past four years. this person and his cronies are not friends of israel.
9. Spy.?. With a mid east name like "Ben". Wake up
Adi ,   zurich   (02.13.13)
Spy.?. With a mid east name like "Ben". Wake up
10. #8 Indeed Cipora...
Keren ,   IL-BR   (02.13.13)
First of all,I would like to see documents of the alleged "interrogatory"by Australian Inteligence"years ago".Australia should show that. And also hear the alleged interview by correspondent Jason Koutsoukis also"years ago". This whole midiatic affair seems to be something mounted with a purpose ,to begin with this elaborated Youtube film,which must have taken quite a long time to be so well elaborated with the purpose of creating something Hitchcocknian ,drawing so the attention of the whole world. In this case ,Israeli MKs donĀ“t have to bear any guilt since they spoke about it after it was exposed around the world. The question is to know WHO leaked this whole affair to midia since it was under gag order.
11. To: No. 4
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.13.13)
Do you think that the United States does not issue prior restraint orders barring publication of sensitive matters? Well, think again. Moreover, the U.S. has the comfort of two oceans and a very friendly border with Canada. The U.S. is not surrounded by countries and terrorist elements determined to effect the destruction of the United States. The national security of the United States is rarely at risk. The national security of the State of Israel is always at risk. Who are you to pass judgment, anyway?
12. you americans have no idea what is going on here
naftules ,   jerusalem   (02.13.13)
sorry sarah in your plush home in the USA, your view of israel is pure ideological and not reality
13. As I read...
Keren ,   IL-BR   (02.13.13)
This case was indeed published in 2010 but taken out of news justly because it was under gag order ,and, if not by this strange Youtube film,the case would had been forgotten. I ask again:can Australian goverment disclose documents about their alegations? If not,they should be prosecuted by Israel ,or by another anti-defamation organiztion, for creating a Hitchcoknian affair about Israel and creating suspicions on Israel that they would not like if Israel would create about them. What Australia is doing can and should be highly exposed and condemned.
14. #4, Does the US clear for publication info on its spies?
Jake   (02.13.13)
15. #12 , and apparently vice versa
Jake   (02.13.13)
The streets of America are paved with gold, and everyone in America lives in a "plush home", don't they? Twit.
16. 12 - She is a space Cadette and not worth
Eitan ,   Rannana   (02.13.13)
even arguing with. :Lives in fantasy world and flattening countries with her keyboard. Waste of time and energy.
17. The dark side to Israels underworld...
Hakim ,   Palestine   (02.13.13)
David ,   New York, NY   (02.13.13)
Take a deep breath and relax. Through another shrimp on the barbie and have a Foster's. Does anyone believe he was kept under such conditions because he missed a deadline in filng a report for his PRESUMPTIVE employer, Mossad? Caught spying AGAINST Israel, an act of treason and on this you can "bet the farm."
19. for the willfully ignorant or naive
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.13.13)
both the uk and the us use super gag orders which allow the secret services to search and seize without warrants and forbid any individual under such a gag order to even contact a lawyer. both countries engage in the murder of suspected spies when deemed necessary.
20. 10 Keren
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.13.13)
i have no doubt that this story is leaked by foreign powers in an effort to pressure and embarrass israel. i suspect that the outline of the story is grossly true, though not certain. the fact that an australian reporter was tipped off about him by the australian secret service is suspect. there is a good possibility that this man was being blackmailed by any number of foreign powers who found out that he was a mossad agent. there is even the possiblity that he was given up by a mole inside israel, though that is just speculation. whatever the case might be, it is in fact quite tragic. he was most likely not mossad material. such work requires nerves of steel and superhuman dedication.
21. THE ZIONIST WILL ALWAYS............#11
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (02.13.13)
Remain in state of fear.Yes,it is of their own doings,Srah.So,don't look for excuses here.
22. And while this story is interesting.....
Ed Selzer ,   Boston, MA   (02.13.13)
70,000 dead in Syria
23. Sarah 1- My apologies- you were right
Stephen in New York   (02.13.13)
I hadn't read anything about Zygier yesterday when I thought you were an imposter in your post to me. Sorry about that. Now I understand what you meant and you were right.
24. Isreal
Sam ,   Belgium   (02.14.13)
I think that u should look at ur Muslim countries first.... U don't have to look far,,
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