Al-Azzawi apparently knew “Carlos” prior to the OPEC attack and recently described his current appearance.”
Hartley developed close links to the Arab world and was a supporter of the Palestinian cause. He was also tight with the Gadaffi regime of Libya (1969-2012). In 1975 Hartley together with Australia’s Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and ALP National Secretary David Combe raised $500,000 election campaign funds from the Iraqi regime but the money never arrived–a middleman embezzled the cash !
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch broke the story about the shadowy Henri Fischer and his involvement in the Iraqi cash. See the Phillip Dorling story, link below:
link: The plot to get Gough
ASIO kept many volumes of files on Hartley’s activities, and the de-classfied documents can be found in the National Archives of Australia.
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