(Wayne Madsen) In the latest leak from WikiLeaks of hacked e-mails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor, Fred Burton, Stratfor’s vice president for intelligence, reveals that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is an intelligence source for Stratfor. However, the e-mails sent by Burton strongly indicate that Stratfor, which was founded by pro-Israeli businessman George Friedman; Netanyahu, and Mossad are of the same mindset when it comes to a perception that President Barack Obama is a threat to Israel.
In a May 12, 2009 e-mail, Burton wrote: “BB [Netanyahu], being the man of honor that he is, intends to let Obama know (I’ve been told man to man) that he is the vanguard of the State of Israel, with the hell bent intentions (Bush like I may add) of neutralizing the Iranian nuclear menace, because he trusts this Presidency about as much as I do. For that, he gets my man of the year award.”
It is a February 22, 2010 e-mail from Burton that should be causing the most concern for the U.S. Secret Service, which is charged with protecting the life of the President of the United States, Burton writes: “One can look at MOSSAD’s recent covert activities and get a sense of their mindset. I also think they will assassinate A-Dogg. His helo will have a
In a March 19, 2010 e-mail, Burton wrote: “BB dislikes Obama immensely. After hosting Biden, the last thing he wants to do is kiss Obama’s arse. From my lips to your ears.” On November 10, 2009, Burton wrote again of Netanyahu’s dislike for Obama: “From my lips to your ears. I would imagine that my good friend BB Netanyahu told Obama what the Sword of Gideon has in store for the Iranian menace. I also have it on good word that BB trusts Obama about as much as he trusted Arafat or Waddi [sic] Haddad.”
Arafat is a reference to the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat and Wadi Haddad was the leader of the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who died in 1978 in East Germany after eating Belgian chocolates that were reportedly laced by Mossad with slow-acting poison.
It is clear from a December 11, 2009 e-mail that Burton’s source on all the anti-Obama references ascribed to Netanyahu are from Netanyahu himself. The e-mail, referencing Burton’s source, states: “Fred Burton wrote: my source is bb (eyes only).”
However, the most important statement is Burton’s comment, keeping in mind that Netanyahu was passing on to Burton the strategic thinking of Mossad, that “I think they [Mossad] will assassinate A-Dogg. His helo will have a malfunction.”
Burton is a former Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) special agent at the Department of State. From other leaked Stratfor e-mails, Burton, who previously served as the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Assistant Director for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism and currently serves on Governor Rick Perry’s Texas Border Security Council, is known for making racist references to minorities, including describing Arabs as “towel heads,” “camel jockies,” and “sleezy arsehole ragheads.” Burton has also referred to Pakistanis as “Pakis” and has charged that “black Dems” commit election fraud in the United States and that Obama has a “black thing” going with Nigerian anti-oil drilling activists.
Burton was part of a State Department team that investigated the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir, a known supporter of Netanyahu.
While Burton may have been referring to either Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Ayatollah Khamenei in his reference to “A-Dogg” having a “helo malfunction,” courtesy of Mossad, the spelling of “Dogg” indicates a racial reference. Burton spells “dog” as “Dogg,” a likely reference to the rapper “Snoop Dogg.” The “A” in “A-Dogg” would indicate that he referring to an “A” or “top Dog,” a possible reference to President Obama. Nevertheless, Ahmadinejad and Khamenei do occasionally travel around Iran by helicopter.
In addition to Burton’s boss, Friedman, being a major supporter of Israel, the Mossad threat to Obama’s life is not isolated to the Stratfor e-mail. In a January 13, 2012, editorial in theAtlanta Jewish Times, the paper’s then-owner and publisher, Andrew Adler, laid out three scenarios open to Netanyahu regarding the Iran issue. Adler’s third option was for the Mossad to assassinate Obama. WMR previously reported on Adler’s close connection to Israel’s Consul General in Atlanta. The Atlanta Consulate General is also a major Mossad base of operations in the southern United States.