Fox/Sky News is reporting:
Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on board the Air France flight which crashed with the loss of 228 lives, it has emerged.
French secret servicemen established the connection while working through the list of those who boarded the doomed Airbus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 31st.
Soon after news of the fatal crash broke, agents working for the DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), the French equivalent of MI6, were dispatched to Brazil.
It was there that they established that two names on the passenger list are also on highly classified documents listing the names of radical Muslims considered a threat to the French Republic.
A source working for the French security services told Paris weekly L’Express that the link was “highly significant”.
Commenter “Patricia” has other interesting links in the comments section that may be related.
LuckyBogey Comment: “Now we know why the French Gov’t initially said that” We cannot rule out Terrorism.”
As the news broke last week about missing AF Flight 447, most of the general public also noticed the Drudge Report link to a bomb threat in Argentina a few days prior to the Air France disaster. The media said: “move along folks, nothing here!”
As a new Twitter, I used a search command to track twits on the disaster and I noticed a twitter’s twits that I believe to be an employee at the Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport writing a twitt saying that on the day AF Flight 447 went missing, there was a bomb threat, a terminal was closed down, traffic blocked, this airport worker was not happy, and then said they are keeping this very low key and will not discuss further.
I sent a twit to this individual requesting confirmation as well to several others that may have been at the the Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport without any responses. This individual’s twitts have been deleted beginning the morning of May 28 through Jun 1.
I believe the facebook account is also now protected due to my twit requesting confirmation and I probably scared the young airport worker. This individual seems to have the same followers on several of the above mentioned social networking websites. My goal is to find the truth.
- Name Kleber Ribeiro
- Location Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
- Bio … just tryin ´ to reach my dreams … no matter what it costs … if u know what i mean
The Facebook Account for this person appears to now be protected, however the individual may be listed on Socico. I don’t speak Portuguese and I’m not familiar with Brazilian names nor am I certain this individual is the same on Facebook and Socico? Since the world-wide media has also gone missing, I’m asking for assistance from the blogging community tracking down this GIG airport “bomb threat” mystery.
AMID THE media frenzy and speculation over the disappearance of Air France’s ill-fated Flight 447, the loss of two of the world’s most prominent figures in the war on the illegal arms trade and international drug trafficking has been virtually overlooked.
Pablo Dreyfus, a 39-year-old Argentine who was travelling with his wife Ana Carolina Rodrigues aboard the doomed flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, had worked tirelessly with the Brazilian authorities to stem the flow of arms and ammunition that for years has fuelled the bloody turf wars waged by drug gangs in Rio’s sprawling favelas.
Also travelling with Dreyfus on the doomed flight was his friend and colleague Ronald Dreyer, a Swiss diplomat and co-ordinator of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence who had worked with UN missions in El Salvador, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Angola. Both men were consultants at the Small Arms Survey, an independent think tank based at Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International Studies. The Survey said on its website that Dryer had helped mobilise the support of more than 100 countries to the cause of disarmament and development.
According to the International Action Network on Small Arms Control (IANSA), Dreyfus’s work was instrumental in the introduction of landmark small arms legislation in Brazil in 2003. Under this legislation, an online link was created between army and police databases listing production, imports and exports of arms and ammunition in Brazil.
When Rio agents smashed a cell of drug traffickers who had sourced their weapons from the tri-border area, Dreyfus noted its leaders were prominent businessmen living in apartments in the plush Rio suburbs of Ipanema and São Corrado, “not in the favelas”.
In a recent report posted on the Brazilian website Comunidade Segura (Safe Community), Dreyfus noted that the Brazilian arms firm CBC (Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos) had become one of the world’s biggest ammunition producers by purchasing Germany’s Metallwerk Elisenhutte Nassau (MEN) in 2007, and Sellier & Bellot (S&B) of the Czech Republic in March. This would not be particularly noteworthy but for the fact that CBC’s exports had tapered off in recent years due to legislation restricting exports to Paraguay, arms that often found their way back into Brazil and on to the Rio drug gangs – the “boomerang effect”, as Dreyfus called it. “The commercial export of weapons and ammunition from Brazil to the bordering countries stopped in 2001,” wrote Dreyfus. “CBC lost commercial markets in Latin America, but Brazil won in public security.”
Dreyfus and Dreyer were on their way to Geneva to present the latest edition of the Small Arms Survey handbook, of which Dreyfus was a joint editor. It was to have been their latest step in their relentless fight against evil.
Commenters on above YouTube
Pablo Dreyfus addressed the committee in Brazil that investigated the flow of arms across the border to Brazil Argentina. On several occasions he met in Buenos Aires with Carlos Lobos Oroño lawyer, who is investigating arms trafficking to Brazil Argentine. Oroño is one of the complainants against Menem lawyers in the case involving the smuggling of weapons to Croatia and Ecuador.
Terrorism respects no boundaries….
Key Geneva Declaration documents: A Summary of the Geneva Declaration Process – July 2008 (pdf) English