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British Publisher Robert Maxwell
Was Mossad Spy New Claim
On Tycoon's Mystery Death
By Gordon Thomas And Martin Dillon
The Mirror - UK
12-6-2




Eleven years after former Daily Mirror owner Robert Maxwell plunged from his luxury yacht to a watery grave, his death still arouses intense interest. _ Many different theories have circulated about what really happened on board the Lady Ghislaine that night in May 1991. Some believe the _ 67-year-old tycoon simply slipped into the sea, perhaps after a few drinks. _ Others think Maxwell took his own life amid increasing troubles in his business empire - after his death investigators discovered he had been secretly diverting millions of pounds from two of his companies and from employee pension funds in an effort to keep solvent. _ But now, after two and a half years of investigative journalism, we believe we have unearthed the true story of Maxwell's death and can reveal how he was murdered by the Israeli secret service, Mossad. _ Our work, supported by documents, including FBI reports and secret intelligence files from behind the Iron Curtain, shows Maxwell had _ worked as a secret super spy for Mossad for six years. _ The Jewish millionaire and former Labour MP [born Ludvik Hoch _ in Czechoslovakia] died the way he had lived - threatening. _ He had threatened his wife. Threatened his children. Threatened the staff of this newspaper. _ But finally he issued one threat too many - he threatened Mossad. _ He told them that unless they gave him £400million to save his crumbling empire, he would expose all he had done for them. _ In that time, he had free access to Margaret Thatcher's Downing Street, to Ronald Reagan's White House, to the Kremlin and to the corridors of power throughout Europe. _ On top of that he had built himself a position of power within the crime families of eastern Europe, teaching them how to funnel their vast wealth from drugs, arms smuggling and prostitution to banks in safe havens around the globe. _ Maxwell passed on all the secrets he learned to Mossad in Tel Aviv. In turn, they tolerated his excesses, vanities and insatiable appetite for a luxurious lifestyle and women. _ He told his controllers who they should target and how they should do it. He appointed himself as Israel's unofficial ambassador to the Soviet Bloc. Mossad saw the advantage in that. _ Having learned many of the key secrets of the Soviet empire, Maxwell was given his greatest chance to be a super spy. _ Mossad had stolen from America the most important piece of software in the US arsenal. Maxwell was given the job of marketing the stolen software, called Promis. _ Mossad had reconstructed the software and inserted into it a device which enabled them to track the use any purchaser made of the it. Sitting in Israel, Mossad would know exactly what was going on inside all the intelligence services that bought it. In all, Maxwell sold it to 42 countries, including China and Soviet Bloc nations. But his greatest triumph was selling it to Los Alamos, the very heart of the US nuclear defence system. _ The more successful Maxwell became the more risks he took and the more dangerous he was to Mossad. At the same time, the very public side of Maxwell, who then owned 400 companies, began to unwind. _ He spent lavishly and lost money on deals. The more he lost, the more he tried to claw money from the banks. Then he saw a way out of his problems. _ He was approached by Vladimir Kryuchkov, head of the KGB. Spymaster and tycoon met in the utmost secrecy in the Kremlin. _ Kryuchkov had an extraordinary proposal. He wanted Maxwell to help orchestrate the overthrow of Mikhail Gorbachev, the reformist Soviet leader. That would bring to an end a fledgling democracy and a return to the Cold War days. _ In return, Maxwell's massive debts would be wiped out by a grateful Kryuchkov, who planned to replace Gorbachev. The KGB chief wanted Maxwell to use the Lady Ghislaine, named after Maxwell's daughter, as a meeting place between the Russian plotters, Mossad chiefs and Israel's top politicians. _ The plan was for the Israelis to go to Washington and say that democracy could not work in Russia and that it was better to allow the country to return to a modified form of communism, which America could help to control. In return, Kryuchkov would guarantee to free hundreds of thousands of Jews and dissidents in the Soviet republics. _ Kryuchkov told Maxwell that he would be seen as a saviour of all those Jews. It was a proposal he could not refuse. But when he put it to his Mossad controllers they were horrified. They said Israel would have no part in such a madcap plan. _ For the first time, Maxwell had failed to get his own way. He started to threaten and bluster. He then demanded that, for past services, he should receive immediately a quick fix of £400million to bale him out of his financial difficulties. _ Instead of providing the money, a small group of Mossad officers set about planning his murder. They feared that he was going to publicly expose all Mossad had done in the time he worked for them. They knew that he was gradually becoming mentally unstable and paranoid. He was taking a cocktail of drugs - Halcion and Zanax - which had serious side effects. _ The group of Mossad plotters sensed, like Solomon, he could bring their temple tumbling down and cause incalculable harm to Israel. The plan to kill him was prepared in the utmost secrecy. A four-man squad was briefed. _ Then Maxwell was contacted. He was told to fly to Gibraltar, go aboard the Lady Ghislaine and sail to the Canary Islands. There at sea he would receive his £400million quick fix in the form of a banker's draft. Maxwell did as he was told. _ On the night of November 4, 1991, the Lady Ghislaine, one of the world's biggest yachts, was at sea. Unknown to its crew, the death squad had cast an electronic net over the yacht to block all radio transmissions. The security cameras on board had been switched off. _ After midnight there were only two men on the bridge. One hundred and twenty feet behind them, Maxwell appeared on deck. _ He had been instructed to do so in a previous message from Mossad. _ A small boat came alongside. On board were four black-suited men. Three scrambled on to the yacht. In a second it was all over. _ Two held Maxwell. The third plunged a syringe into his neck behind his ear. A measured dose of nerve agent was injected. Robert Maxwell was immobilised. He was lowered off the deck into the water. _ As Victor Ostrovsky, a former Mossad agent told us: "On that cold night Mossad's problems with Robert Maxwell were over." _ The incontrovertible facts about his murder are contained in a previously-unseen autopsy report by Britain's then-leading forensic pathologist Dr Iain West and Israel State Pathologist Dr Yehuda Hiss. Of all the documents in our possession, these reports confirm the truth about Maxwell's death. _ _ Gordon Thomas & Martin Dillon are authors of The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel's Super Spy, published by Robson Books. _ _ http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12419168&method=full&siteid=50143

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With all due respect to the Daily Mirror and its impeccable journalists who aren't desperately trying to flog a book...



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Maxwell: Superspy

I can't quite see Robert Maxwell involved in ski chases in the Alps and fistfights on top of stranded cable cars with the muscular henchman of an evil megalomaniac that wants to take over the world.

Nice story. Now how about some evidence.
 

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Re: Maxwell: Superspy

Originally posted by Dark Detective


Nice story. Now how about some evidence.


Now that's a novel concept.
 

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My money's on got pissed and fell in the sea. Sorry.
 

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Tories blocked Maxwell inquiry

Tories blocked Maxwell inquiry
An official inquiry into the death of Robert Maxwell was secretly blocked by ministers in John Major's Conservative government, records reveal.
Malcolm Rifkind, then transport secretary, ordered that no investigation be held in Britain.

Mr Maxwell had looted an estimated £400m from the Mirror Group pension fund and was crippled by debt.

The political manoeuvring was revealed in records released to the National Archives at Kew, London.

Files show that there were fears among officials that an inquiry in Britain would spark a media frenzy.

International relations

There were also concerns that any investigation in Spain - the tycoon's body was found off the Canary Islands - would damage international relations.

Mr Maxwell, 68, went missing from his luxury yacht, MV Lady Ghislaine, during a cruise off the Canaries in November 1991.


His body was found floating in the sea.
The documents show that the Foreign Office did not want British officials on Gran Canaria to conduct an investigation for fear of upsetting the Spanish.

Officials in the Department of Transport also warned that an inquiry in Britain would attract massive media attention and become "a drawn out affair".

The British Consul on Gran Canaria, GK Hazell, was "somewhat reluctant" to get involved, having conducted only one low-level inquiry 10 years earlier and fearing the intense media scrutiny he would be subjected to.


I see no point in foisting an inquiry on a country whose authorities will at best be uncooperative and, quite possibly, hostile
Patrick Fearn

Patrick Fearn, the British ambassador in Madrid, also wanted to prevent a British inquiry taking place on Gran Canaria, as the Spanish authorities were still holding their own investigations.
'Hostile'

In a cable to London, he warned: "It would have been an extraordinary vote of no confidence in their ability to hold such an inquiry.

"I see no point in foisting an inquiry on a country whose authorities will at best be uncooperative and, quite possibly, hostile: and which could react adversely on UK-Spanish relations."


An official in the Department of Transport, P Kitchen, found a loophole in the Merchant Shipping Act which would avoid the need for an inquiry.
The act stated that an investigation had to be held into any death on a British-registered vessel.

But an amendment said that when someone died after being "lost" from a boat, it was up to the secretary of state to decide whether an inquiry should be held.

Mr Kitchen was notified that his findings had been accepted by junior transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Mr Rifkind, and no inquiry would take place.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3681364.stm

Published: 2004/09/23 00:24:59 GMT

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From the BBC:
War crimes police tracked Maxwell

Media tycoon Robert Maxwell was under investigation for alleged war crimes at the time of his death, it has emerged.

Detectives were considering Maxwell's admission that while serving as a British Army captain in World War II he shot dead a German civilian.

Maxwell drowned in mysterious circumstances in 1991. It later emerged he had looted an estimated £400m from the Mirror Group pension fund.

The latest investigation is detailed in documents obtained by the Independent.

A Metropolitan Police file was released to the paper under the Freedom of Information Act.

Body found

It shows that detectives at the Metropolitan Police were preparing a case for the Crown Prosecution Service.

The incident is said to have taken place in April 1945, when his platoon was trying to capture a German town.

Maxwell said he shot dead the town's mayor after a tank opened fire on them.

The details of the shooting were first disclosed in 1988, when he confessed to it in a biography of him written by Joe Haines.

Police began an investigation into the killing when the War Crimes Act came into effect in 1991, following a complaint from a member of the public.

The inquiry was apparently still under way when Maxwell's body was found at sea.

The police file says the case was closed the following year, because it could be "progressed no further".

At the time of his death he was aware he was under investigation and the latest revelation is likely to fuel speculation that he killed himself.

But the author of a book on Maxwell, Tom Bower, said this was "fanciful" - because Maxwell had never shown any remorse or regret over the shooting.

Scotland Yard said it was not yet in a position to comment.
 

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I'm betting he probably thought being found out for looting the Mirror pension fund was a lot more shameful than shooting a German Mayor at the end of WWII.

Although, the possibility than he was actually done away with by one, or other secret service for some unknown financial reason still rates high in my book. 8)
 
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What was Maxwells connection to Mossad ? Was he finanacing Mossad groups in Europe?
 

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wowsah156 said:
What was Maxwells connection to Mossad ? Was he finanacing Mossad groups in Europe?
The other way about, the book I read The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel's Superspy claimed he had worked for Mossad and attempted to use that connection to exthort money from Israel to get himself out of the corner he had painted himself into with the pension fund. It was (the authors claimed) this threat of disclosure that prompted Mossad to kill him.

The book does go off on a bit of a tangent about Maxwell's involvement in Promis (a piece of software that allegedly gave a backdoor into any system sold by the US) which rather dents the other allegations made.
 
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