ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 7

November 2001
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Enigma 2000 article

Farzad Bazoft, Mossad spy?

Israel and Iraq had a formal state of war for some years. The French government not only provided Israel with the nuclear capability, built at Dimona and whistleblown by Mordechai Vananu in 1986, but also presented a reactor and technical assistance to Iraq. The facility was built at Al-Tuweitha, north of Baghdad.

Israel discovered this 'assistance' and eventually destroyed the Iraqi reactor and associated plant with an air strike on 7th June 1981.

The Iran-Iraq war waged from September 1980 to the uneasy cease-fire on 20th August 1988.

On 29th April 1988 arms dealers were present in the Baghdad 'Palestine-Meridian Hotel' ready to trade their respective state of the art weaponry to the Iraqi military machine.

Also present, according to the Hotel registration details was the Chief Foreign Correspondent of The Observer. [British Sunday national newspaper]. That fact had been noticed by Iraqi security agents, as had his activity of noting down the names of those present in the hotel.

The Chief Foreign Correspondent was a freelance journalist who had penned a few pieces for the Observer on Middle Eastern matters and who did not have the blessing of the newspaper to use the title of Chief Foreign Correspondent. That man was Iranian born Farzad Bazoft.

Bazoft had arrived in London from his native Tehran around 1985. He had been outspoken and feared for his life after voicing his thoughts on Iran's new ruling Class; the Khomeini regime. With his own utterances he had endangered his life.

In London Bazoft found the exile Iranian population boorish and sought the company of the exile Iraqi population in London. During his search he met an Iraqi businessman at a party and immediately struck a chord with him. This businessman was a Mossad case officer who was instructed to cultivate Farzad Bazoft. Whatever the arrangements Bazoft joined the BBC for a research assignment, did well and eventually became a regular contributor to the Observer on matters concerning the Middle East, including Iraq.

Shortly after his arrival, in Great Britain, Bazoft was imprisoned for a serious offence. On his release he suffered from bouts of depression and was also short of funds. These facts were not missed by Mossad who formerly recruited him. Using Mossad money Bazoft researched various matters and produced quality articles. Apart from those that ran in the newspapers he also had input into television news.

Later, in September 1989, Bazoft travelled to Iraq and used his fluency of Farsi to interject with Iraqi officials on the behalf of other reporters; for all this he remained a solitary figure and did not readily mix with the other foreign journalists.

He was also taken to going out alone and remained in Iraq after the other journalists had left the country.

Mossad had exploited Farzad Bazoft to the full. His remit, whilst in Iraq, was to investigate the 'supergun' operation, Project Babylon, run by the Canadian Dr.Gerald Bull. A cover was arranged which would protect Mossad but clearly indicate that Bazoft was working for a British company, Defence Systems Limited, DSL.

Farzad Bazoft was arrested by Iraqi authorities near a supergun test site and in the company of a British nurse, Daphne Parrish. His whereabouts, prior to his appearance on television had been unknown for several weeks. He appeared on video-tape and made a firm confession that he was spying for Mossad.

The London based DSL denied any knowledge of Farzad Bazoft whilst Members of Parliament commented on the sending of Bazoft to Iraq by the Observer newspaper.

On 15th March 1990 Farzad Bazoft was executed, by hanging, in the Abu Ghreib prison.

The Head of Project Babylon, Canadian Dr Gerald Bull, the world authority on long range ballistics was assassinated outside his Brussels flat on 22nd March 1990.

He was shot five times with a silenced 7.65mm automatic pistol. No blame was ever apportioned for this murder but rumours were rife that Mossad was involved.

On 28th March 1990 HM Customs and Excise officers at London's Heathrow Airport impounded a shipment of Krytrons, nuclear triggers, on information received from US Intelligence.

On 10th April 1990 HM Customs and Excise impounded a shipment of sections of Gun Barrel destined for Iraq, starting repercussions that would cause some official departments and Industrial companies embarrassment in Britain as a MI6 source became the prime suspect in the resultant Customs and Excise investigation.

The following newscast was intercepted, that in parenthesis are intercept info or corrections:

[INA 13524kHz 1956Z 18/03/90 50R]
ZCZC INA 18/03/1957
93 IRAQ-SUDANESE DAILIES
KHARTOUM MARCH 18 INA --- TWO SUDANESE DAILIES HAVE DENOUNCED THE BRITISH CAMPAIGN AGAINST IRAQ WHO IS USING HIS NATURAL RIGHT IN DEFENDING HIS SOVEREIGN TERRITORY, INDEPENDENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY.

CARRYING AN ARTICLE HERE TODAY THE PAPER AL-INQATH AL WATANI SAID IRAQ HAD EMPLOYED THE SIMPLEST FORMS OF SOVEREIGNTY THAT EVERY INDEPENDENT STATE WOULD EXERCISE TO MAINTAIN SECURITY, REALISE TOTAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND OBSERVE BEHAVIOUR OF THE FOREIGNER'S RESIDING WITHIN THE TERRITORY

MORE ----
2/HAJ
NNNN
ZCZC INA 18/03/1958
94 IRAQ - SUDANESE DAILIES
(2) KHARTOUM

THE DAILY ADDED THAT THE IRAQI COURT MADE NO EFFORT IN CONDEMNING IRANIAN SPY FARZAD BAZOFT FOR THE ZIONIST IDENTITY AND BRITAIN FOR IT MADE ITS JUDGE[MENT] ON THE GROUND OF BAZOFTS OWN AND WRITTEN CONFESSION.

INQUIRING WHETHER MARGARET THATCHERS GOVERNMENT BELIEVES THAT IRAQ IS STILL UNDER BRITAINS MANDATE THE PAPER MADE IT CLEAR THAT THATCHERS DESCRIPTION OF BAZOFTS EXECUTION AS BRUTAL WAS ACTUALLY APPLICABLE TO HER, FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS ALWAYS IGNORING PRINCIPLES AND LAW

MORE ----
2/HAJ
NNNN
ZCZC INA 18/03/2000
95 IRAQ - SUDANESE DAILIES
(3) KHARTOUM

ANOTHER SUDANESE DAILY SAID BRITAIN AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY HAD MADE THE BAZOFT EXECUTION AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY THEIR POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE ON IRAQ, NOW BEYOND THE SCOPE OF FOREIGN INFLUENCE AND INTERESTS. AL-DAN L HADITH DAILY WENT ON SAYING THAT IRAQ HAD USED HIS RIGHT OF DEFENDING HIS SECURITY AND PREPARED FOR PREVIOUSLY COUNTED AND EXPECTED REACTIONS

MORE ----
2/HAJ
NNNN
ZCZC [IN]A 18/03/2002
96 IRAQ - SUDANESE DAILIES
(4) KHARTOUM

IT STRESSED THAT IRAQ WHO HAD SENT INTO SPACE A SATELLITE-CARRIER ROCKET AND HAD A CAPABLE MILITARY POWER AND OIL AND HUMAN RESOURCES COULD NOT BE FEARED BY SUCH A FEVERISH ASSAILANT.

THE PAPER CLARIFIED THAT THATCHER'S GOVERNMENT AND PRESS MEDIA THAT CLAIMED FREEDOM AND DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS WERE STILL THE LARGEST SOURCES OF MORA[L] AND MATERIAL SUPPORT TO RACIST REGIMES

2/HA[J]
NNNN

Just before he was executed, Farzad Bazoft denied that he had ever spied for Mossad. It is known that he was drugged at the time of his taped confession.

Since this piece was written an article appeared in the Sunday Times concerning an actual nuclear bomb that had [the article claims] been produced by Iraq. The area where it was produced was apparently highly secret and known only to the few who lived there. The soil sample taken by Farzad Bazoft was rumoured to have come from that site.

©P.Beaumont


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