Saturday, January 30, 2010

"... Israel has no sense of us as an ally, any more than do any of the Arab states ..."

Lang on Philip Giraldi via SST/ here
"A 1996 Defense Investigative Service report noted that Israel has great success stealing technology by exploiting the numerous co-production projects that it has with the Pentagon. "Placing Israeli nationals in key industries …is a technique utilized with great success." A General Accounting Office (GAO) examination of espionage directed against American defense and security industries described how Israeli citizens residing in the US had stolen sensitive technology to manufacture artillery gun tubes, obtained classified plans for a reconnaissance system, and passed sensitive aerospace designs to unauthorized users. An Israeli company was caught monitoring a Department of Defense telecommunications system to obtain classified information, while other Israeli entities targeted avionics, missile telemetry, aircraft communications, software systems, and advanced materials and coatings used in missile re-entry. The GAO concluded that Israel "conducts the most aggressive espionage operation against the United States of any US ally." In June 2006, a Pentagon administrative judge overruled an appeal by an Israeli who had been denied a security clearance, stating, "The Israeli government is actively engaged in military and industrial espionage in the United States. An Israeli citizen working in the US who has access to proprietary information is likely to be a target of such espionage." More recently, FBI counter intelligence officer John Cole has reported how many cases of Israeli espionage are dropped under orders from the Justice Department. He provides a "conservative estimate" of 125 worthwhile investigations into Israeli espionage involving both American citizens and Israelis that were stopped due to political pressure from above. "

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting info.
Israeli foreign policies are extremely aggressive and manipulative. I believe they will backfire because they're basically giving arguments to conspirationalists and antisemitic propaganda of all sorts.

A couple of decades ago, one could easily brush off any talk of jewish dual allegiance and cross national jewish networks aimed at promoting jewish interests. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to do that today because the successive Israeli governments have been actively participating in building and reinforcing such networks, convincing leaders and citizens of jewish faith worldwide that their personal and communal interests and those of the Israeli state are one and the same.

The only thing that's delaying the backlash is the justified guilt western nations have toward the holocaust, but how long will it hold? Aren't Israeli think-tanks and politicians aware of this danger?