Badheim, Germany - (AssoCIAted Mess): US intelligence sources are probing reports that the Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan, code-named Curve Ball, who spun such whopping great big porkies about Iraq's purported WMD program, is really a stooge for UK intelligence fantasist and former England football team captain David 'Bend-It-Like' Beckham.
"There are too many coincidences in this cover-up," an MI6 source said today after admitting the moniker Curve Ball was created hastily to protect Beckham after he managed to persuade British Intelligence operatives to put their lifetime savings on an England 7-0 thrashing of West germany in the 2007 World Cup Final.
The English team were famously thrashed in the quarter finals.
And hundreds of millions of UK taxpayers' pounds were pumped by the Blair Puppet Government into a damage limitation exercise over the 'dodgy dossier' that took the country into war in 2003.
Meanwhile Rafid Ahmed Alwan, who arrived at a German refugee center in 1999 claiming to be a Saddam top-notch chemical engineer in charge of a nuclear weapons facility at Djerf al Nadaf, has turned out to be a failed cookery student whose lemon cupcake recipies may have been behind the uranium yellowcake fantasy disaster that eventually ruined Valerie Plame's CIA career.
Faria Alam may have been the lynchpin hooker whose madcap fumblings with England 2004 coach Sven Goran Erikson ultimately outed Beckham.