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Breaking the Taboo on Israel's Spying Efforts on the United States

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 04:10 AM
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Breaking the Taboo on Israel's Spying Efforts on the United States


www.alternet.org

Scratch a counterintelligence officer in the US government and they'll tell you that Israel is not a friend to the United States.

This is because Israel runs one of the most aggressive and damaging espionage networks targeting the US. The fact of Israeli penetration into the country is not a subject oft-discussed in the media or in the circles of governance, due to the extreme sensitivity of the US-Israel relationship coupled with the burden of the Israel lobby, which punishes legislators who dare to criticize the Jewish state.
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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 04:10 AM
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With friends like this, who needs enemies?

From the powerful israeli lobby, punishing anyone who speaks out, to the security services and their silence, complicit with the MSM and the politicians there is little doubt who pulls the strings in the relationship between the US and Israel.

This was never more apparent than when Bush was literally called out of a speech he was giving to take a phone call from the israeli PM not long before he left office.

The spying includes intelligence gathering on political figures, who can then be manipulated into doing what Israel wants, with the help of lobbyists.

Of course, most, if not all politicians have some skeletons in their closets, and together with lobbyists, the media and powerfull industrial figures, Israeli intel knows exactly which buttons to press as a result.

I would urge everyone to read the whole article - it seems as though the US is pretty much blackmailed into doing whatever Israel wants them to.

Some of the secrets of the politicians must be pretty bad if they are so ready and willing to bend over as soon as Israel whistles for them to do so.

www.alternet.org
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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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From the article:

And that, of course, is the elephant in the room. “Whether it’s a Democratic or Republican administration, you don’t bad-mouth Israel if you want to get ahead,” says former CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi. “Most of the people in the agency were very concerned about Israeli espionage and Israeli actions against U.S. interests. Everybody was aware of it. Everybody hated it. But they wouldn’t get promoted if they spoke out. Israel has a privileged position and that’s the way things are. It’s crazy. And everybody knows it’s crazy.”

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So what this is saying is that Israel controls what the CIA does and produces, at least to the extent where it involves Israel...

That's some way to run a government agency!

[edit on 10/3/2009 by budski]



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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I can't wait for the citizens of the USA to drop the left right paradigm and unite to oust these corrosive neo(fill in the blank) elements that subvert the rule of law and plot the destruction of our country. starred and flagged

I fear it is connected to a rapture end-times "christian" movement that is doing what they can to make their beliefs in an arcane and much molested historical text, the Bible, come to reality. I for one will not stand for it.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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A development in this area , according to CQ politics today :


Sources: Wiretap Recorded Rep. Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC



Rep. Jane Harman , the California Democrat with a longtime involvement in intelligence issues, was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the most powerful pro-Israel organization in Washington.

Harman was recorded saying she would “waddle into” the AIPAC case “if you think it’ll make a difference,” according to two former senior national security officials familiar with the NSA transcript.

In exchange for Harman’s help, the sources said, the suspected Israeli agent pledged to help lobby Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., then-House minority leader, to appoint Harman chair of the Intelligence Committee after the 2006 elections, which the Democrats were heavily favored to win.

Seemingly wary of what she had just agreed to, according to an official who read the NSA transcript, Harman hung up after saying, “This conversation doesn’t exist.”

Harman declined to discuss the wiretap allegations, instead issuing an angry denial through a spokesman.

“These claims are an outrageous and recycled canard, and have no basis in fact,” Harman said in a prepared statement. “I never engaged in any such activity. Those who are peddling these false accusations should be ashamed of themselves.”

It’s true that allegations of pro-Israel lobbyists trying to help Harman get the chairmanship of the intelligence panel by lobbying and raising money for Pelosi aren’t new.

They were widely reported in 2006, along with allegations that the FBI launched an investigation of Harman that was eventually dropped for a “lack of evidence.”

What is new is that Harman is said to have been picked up on a court-approved NSA tap directed at alleged Israel covert action operations in Washington.

And that, contrary to reports that the Harman investigation was dropped for “lack of evidence,” it was Alberto R. Gonzales, President Bush’s top counsel and then attorney general, who intervened to stop the Harman probe.

Why? Because, according to three top former national security officials, Gonzales wanted Harman to be able to help defend the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program, which was about break in The New York Times and engulf the White House.

As for there being “no evidence” to support the FBI probe, a source with first-hand knowledge of the wiretaps called that “bull****.”

“I read those transcripts,” said the source, who like other former national security officials familiar with the transcript discussed it only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of domestic NSA eavesdropping.

“It’s true,” added another former national security official who was briefed on the NSA intercepts involving Harman. “She was on there.”


www.cqpolitics.com...

and :

www.salon.com...


[edit on 20-4-2009 by Drexl]



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