Monday, April 30, 2012

Libya's former Oil chief found floating in the Danube

Don't you worry. Foul play is NOT a factor.
And if you believe that........

                                           Shokri Ghanem
Libya's former top oil industry official, Shokri Ghanem, has been found floating dead in the River Danube in Austria, police said on Sunday.
Ghanem, 69, had been chairman of Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) before defecting last year several months after opponents of Muammar Gaddafi had risen up against the Libyan leader and begun a rebellion.

As NOC chairman since 2006, Ghanem helped steer Libya's oil policy and held the high-profile job of representing Libya at OPEC meetings, often visiting Vienna for meetings in that role.

"He was found dead in the Danube river at 8:40 a.m. EDT (0640 GMT). There is no suspicion at all of foul play at this stage. The corpse exhibited no signs of violence," a Vienna police spokesman said.

He was believed to have been living in Europe in exile since then but was still closely associated with Gaddafi's rule by Libya's new leaders and had ruled out returning home.

Why wouldn't he return home if he has been closely associated with the new NATO leaders?
Wouldn't you think there would have been some nice rewards laying in wait? 

“There would be no signs of violence if someone pushed him in,” Mr Hahslinger said. “But it’s also possible that he became ill and fell into the water.”

An Austrian foreign ministry official (notice the official is UNNAMED????) said family members initially told the ministry that Mr Ghanem, 69, had died of a heart attack, adding that their version appeared to be plausible.

 The heart attack story from the unnamed official is the cover story. We have no idea what the family said or didn't say.
Someone killed this man and threw him in the Danube. Obviously he was not associated with the NATO regime in what is left of Libya.
Did he really defect?


  1. BBC and CBC have buried the story on the back pages. All their reporting asks us to believe there is no fowl play, nothing to see here folks just move along now.

    One tiny little point from our friends as PressTV....

    "Considered a member of Gadhafi's inner circle until his defection, he insisted that Libya bore no responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people."


  2. When I see suspicious deaths and Vienna connected, I think of Timothy Hampton.

    Oh Oh! No signs of third party involvement (as usual) Report in German here. But no suicide note, naturally. He also disputed the involvement of the Libyan Government in the killing of Policewoman Fletcher in London in 1984, which may well have been a false flag op.

  3. Was a false flag op.

  4. I see, so he held to the truth that Libya had nothing to do with Lockerbie

    Awkward is right.
    Of course they didn't

    Felix: I recall that story! Any idea who wanted him killed and why?
    Somehow Israel would seem to be a factor, IMO.

    Anonymous: dish what you know!