In a report today at Australia’s ABC online news source, it is alleged that Australian-Israel Ben Zygier, who was murdered/died in a high security Israeli prisoner in December 2010, had also been spying, or at least been in contact with, Australia’s own spy organisation ASIO. It is further alleged that it was for this reason that he was arrested, secretly imprisoned, and later died or was murdered. If this is the case then why did not the Australian government speak out about Israel holding an Australian citizen without trial or due process? Why did not ASIO protect one of their own? Were they complicit in whatever dark deeds Zygier and Mossad were up to?
Whatever way one looks at it, the Australian government has let down an Australian citizen either through plain incompetence or deliberately because whatever big secret Zygier had, it was embarrassing not just for Israel but for Australia as well.
It should be noted that the head of ASIO in 2010 was the same person who is head of ASIO today; David Irvine, and the minister responsible at the time was Robert McClelland who conveniently announced his intention not to run for parliament at the next election. I wonder why.
Since the Australian passport scandal broke ages ago, one should be asking what else is so important that Australia should be complicit in hushing up whatever it was that Zygier had to say by letting him hang out to dry at the hands of the Israel’s Mossad.
If that’s the way ASIO treats its agents, why should Australia’s spooks have any faith in those they work for?