Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Juval Aviv: America has become Complacent


A fellow The Conservative Underground (TCU) in the Obama Watch Central group has posted some information about the huge potential of future Islamic terrorist attacks on American soil. The reason I find this information important for a big part of the warning is that Americans have become complacent about being wary to look for the signs that could save their lives and the lives of other Americans.

Now the warning comes from Jewish terrorist expert Juval Aviv.

Now the TCU post is in all probability a part of a chain e-mail. As many of you should know chain e-mail are hugely unreliable as a viable source. For one thing, even if the chain e-mail is actually based on truth, the further down the chain it goes the truth becomes fractured and/or outdated.

Here is what Snopes.com says about the Juval Aviv chain e-mails that have passed around:

Origins: Juval Aviv is indeed the president of New York-based Interfor Inc. (a corporate investigations firm), he was reportedly the source for the 1984 book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team (the basis for the 2005 Steven Spielberg film Munich), he is the author of Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business, and he has made predictions about imminent terrorist attacks on the United States (and the forms they might take) similar to the ones described above.

However, some critics have expressed skepticism about Aviv's background, claiming that he has grossly exaggerated his "spymaster" credentials, as the Guardian maintained in a 2006 article about the film Munich:

    Our investigations show that Aviv never served in Mossad, or any Israeli intelligence organisation. He had failed basic training as an Israeli Defence Force commando, and his nearest approximation to spy work was as a lowly gate guard for the airline El Al in New York in the early 70s. The tale he had woven [in Vengeance] was apparently nothing more than a Walter Mitty fabrication.


We also couldn't verify the claim that Mr. Aviv predicted the July 2005 London bombings on Fox News just one week before they occurred. Although Aviv was a frequent guest on American news programs in the years after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, our search of television news transcripts did not turn up any appearances by him on such programs between 5 November 2004 and the day after the London bombings (8 July 2005).

More important, though, the above-quoted predictions Aviv made about terrorists hitting the U.S. in "six, seven, or eight cities simultaneously" sometime "within the next 90 days" are outdated, as he issued them back in July 2005. It seems safe to say from this vantage point that those predictions were not correct, as no such attacks occurred.

Last updated: 16 January 2009


I included the phrase “Last updated” to be fair to Snopes.com. It appears to me that Snopes.com only cited one source for their conclusions of “false”. That source is The Guardian. As a source The Guardian is as Left Wing as any MSM English publication can be.

If Snopes.com would have a bit more due diligence they would discover that Juval Aviv and his security business are well respected in the realm of security both privately and by the U.S. government. Hence The Guardian accusation that Aviv’s bona fides was the delusions of a Walter Mitty fantasy are questionable and more than very likely skewed to fit the Leftist appeasement agenda with Islamic terrorists such as Hamas and the terrorists operating under the PA aegis.

Here are some bona fides that are closer to reality:

Juval Aviv holds an M.A. in Business from Tel Aviv University and is President and CEO of Interfor, Inc., an international corporate intelligence and investigations firm.

Founded in 1979, Interfor, Inc. works with U.S. and foreign law firms, leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, insurers and governmental agencies in conducting investigations throughout the world. Interfor's services encompass white-collar crime investigations, asset search and recovery, corporate due diligence, litigation support, fraud investigations, internal compliance investigations, security and vulnerability assessments. Interfor is, in particular, highly regarded for its investigation services in cases where assets have been fraudulently hidden offshore. Since its inception, Interfor’s asset investigation services have recovered over $2 billion worldwide for its clients.

Before founding Interfor, Aviv served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force (Major, retired) leading an elite Commando/ Intelligence Unit, and was later selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of intelligence and special operations in many countries in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Consequently, for over 30 years, Aviv has worked with corporations and other entities, both domestically and internationally, on security measures for the protection of assets and personnel.

Aviv’s security experience is broad and includes high profile clients such as El Al Airlines. While working as a consultant with … (There is more FOX News 2003)


And here:

YARMOUTH, Maine--International security expert Juval Aviv will keynote Security Profiling for Survival, a conference dedicated to the use of behavior profiling and technology to protect people and assets.

Juval Aviv is currently president and CEO of Interfor, Inc., an international corporate intelligence and investigations firm. Before founding Interfor, Aviv served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force (Major, retired) leading an elite Commando/Intelligence Unit and was later selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of intelligence and special operations in the late 1960s and 1970s. In 1984, a true account of one mission that he led was published in a book entitled Vengeance, by George Jonas. The book became a best seller and was later the basis for the HBO film, Sword of Gideon and Steven Spielberg's Munich.

A leading authority on terrorist networks and their inner workings, Aviv served as lead investigator for Pan Am Airways into the Pan Am 103-Lockerbie terrorist bombing. In addition, while working as a consultant with El Al Airlines, he conducted a survey and update of the airline's security program.

Aviv has been a speaker and panel participant for many organizations including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee, the Internal Revenue Service, Smith Barney, Aon Insurance, INSOL and the American Bankers Association. In addition to his speaking engagements, he has also been a frequent contributor to articles and programs on U.S. preparedness relative to various forms of terrorism. He serves as a consultant on counterterrorism for the FOX News Channel and has been a frequent guest on ABC's "Nightline", CNN, CNN International, MSNBC, ESPN and The History Channel, and has been featured in numerous articles in major publications worldwide such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and The Economist.

Aviv is the author Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business, which outlines the essential tools for personally for the security and safety. He is also the author of … (There is more Security Director News 2008)


These sources from both FOX News and Security Director News simply do not match up with The Guardian assessment of Juval Aviv. I mean many of the American MSM organizations that have used Aviv as an expert are quite Leftist as well; yet Aviv was consulted by them. For me that is mud on the face of The Guardian and Snopes.com.

You can Juval Aviv interviews on YouTube on a couple of local news networks in cities such as New York City:





Well I think I have established the credibility of Juval Aviv. With that in mind, read the post on the Obama Watch Central group from TCU. If there is anything outdated, don’t sweat it. The point is Islamic terrorist are more than capable to attack in the fashion outlined.

JRH 6/16/09

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