Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lockwood is Lustig

"In Global Hunt for Hit Men, Tantalizing Trail Goes Cold"

"WSJ on the Mabhouh assassination"

"Report: Suspect in Dubai assassination used identity of fallen IDF soldier" (my emphasis in red - the Ha'aretz comments notwithstanding, it is an amazing resemblance, so close that there is no doubt in the matter):
"In 1994, according to the investigation, someone named Lockwood had been known as Yehuda Lustig, born in Glasgow, Scotland to a Jewish family that had lived in British Mandatory Palestine and was killed in Sinai during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The question of who the real Christopher Lockwood was remained open. On the Internet, conjecture even surfaced that Yehuda Lustig, whose name was inscribed on a memorial, had not been killed and that 40 years later, Lockwood is the same person.

A glance at the side-by-side photographs of Lustig, the young soldier, and Lockwood provided by Interpol reveals an uncanny resemblance, particularly in their eyes, noses, mouths and the outlines of the chins.

An examination of Interior Ministry registration documents pointed to even more mystery regarding the true identity of Lustig-Lockwood.

An Israeli citizen by the name of Yehuda Lustig is registered within the state's information archives. The details of this Lustig's life are suspiciously similar to that of the fallen IDF soldier: He was born in 1948 in Britain, and his father was also named Martin.

The living Lustig is listed by the Interior Ministry as a bachelor, with an address at Allenby 10 in Tel Aviv. That address, however, proved to be false: there is no residential building at Allenby 10, only a convenience store."
It appears we've stumbled on some of the Israeli tradecraft in action.  I suspect that Ha'aretz wouldn't be allowed to provide this much detail if Lustig/Lockwood wasn't safely hidden away.
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