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Was Gary Webb 'Suicided' To Kill New Book on Mossad's South American Drug Running?  12/27/2004 Portland Indy Media 

U.S. accuses officials of spying  12/16/2004 Washington Times: "Israeli defense officials in the United States have been accused by the FBI of industrial espionage, the second spying complaint leveled against Israel in four months, Israel's Army Radio has reported."

Subpoenas issued for officials of pro-Israel lobby group  12/1/2004 Knight Ridder 

Evangelist warns Bush over Jerusalem  10/4/2004 Al Jazeera: "American evangelist Pat Robertson has warned President George Bush that he will risk losing the support of evangelical Christians if he changes his support for Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. "

Official heading AIPAC probe linked to anti-Semitism case  9/20/2004 JTA 

New Israeli spy probe has a 30-year history, insiders say  9/14/2004 Final Call 

White House Draws Fire From Congress, Officials Over Leak of FBI Probe - Wexler: Community 'Broadbrushed'  9/10/2004 Forward: "Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank said that the investigation "does appear to be an effort to discredit, to get Aipac." He said: "I'm troubled by it. It's a very inappropriate effort to criminalize a policy debate. It's John Ashcroft, and the president and [Vice President Dick] Cheney." Also voicing criticism were the two Jewish Republican senators, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Specter told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Ashcroft should launch an investigation into the leaks. "I know Aipac; I know its integrity," he said. "It's a smear." Coleman said that "the real issue here is preventing leaks — of classified materials and about ongoing investigations." The Minnesota senator argued that "to leak details about an ongoing FBI investigation and the alleged role of Aipac is premature at best and a smear campaign at worst." "

Spy-scandal lobby blitz - AIPAC secures wide backing after secrets charges  9/8/2004 The Hill: "But Rep. John Conyers (Mich.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, gave an indication of how the FBI probe might be politicized on Capitol Hill. In a letter to Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), chairman of the committee, Conyers asked for a formal congressional investigation. “It now appears that these allegations may be only the tip of the iceberg of a broader effort of the Pentagon employees working in the office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Douglas Feith, to conduct unauthorized covert activities, without the knowledge of the Central Intelligence Agency,” Conyers wrote. Republicans, however, cautioned that Democrats would suffer political consequences if they sought to demonize or slur AIPAC, especially in conjunction with the Iraq war."

Treason in high places: Pentagon zionists, AIPAC and Israel  9/7/2004 Rebelion: knowledgeable discussion of the following topic - "The FBI investigation into Israeli espionage agents in the Pentagon is part of a major struggle between prominent Zionists in the Pentagon and the US security apparatus. Ever since the Bush regime came to power there has been a fierce political and organizational war between the Pentagon Zionists and their militarist collaborators, on the one hand, and the professional military and intelligence apparatus, on the other."

FBI painting ugly picture  9/5/2004 Sun: "The growing scandal over the U.S. possibly being misled into a war by neocons and various supporters of Israel is proving a field day for anti-Semites, as this writer long warned it would. Many feel these neocon ideologues arrogated to themselves the right to decide what was good for Israel and the Jewish people, even though many American Jews opposed war against Iraq. In my view, what the neocon ideologues and their media allies have done is to inflame anti-Semitism, encourage anti-U.S. terrorism, and destabilize the entire Mideast."

Wider FBI Probe Of Pentagon Leaks Includes Chalabi  9/3/2004 Washington Post 

Secretive Pentagon office target of FBI probe, sources say  9/2/2004 KRT 

Conyers Calls for Hearings on ‘Spy’ Case  9/2/2004 NY Sun: "In an August 31 letter that his staff made public yesterday, Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat of Michigan, wrote that it was not yet known whether the analyst in question, Larry Franklin “was acting at the behest of his superiors,” speculating that a “rogue element in the American government may have been working with a foreign government.” The letter was released as the New York Sun learned that the FBI investigation into Mr. Franklin and the alleged leaking of a draft Iran policy paper may be significantly scaled back. According to sources familiar with the investigation,the U.S.district attorney in charge of the probe, Paul McNulty, has ordered the FBI not to move forward with arrests that they were prepared to make last Friday when the story broke on CNN and CBS. “He put the brakes on it in order to look at it,” a source familiar with the investigation told the Sun. “To see what was there. Basically the FBI wanted to start making arrests and McNulty said ‘Woa, based on what? Let’s look at this before you do anything.’”

FBI Informed White House of AIPAC Probe Two Years Ago  9/2/2004 Reuters 

Analyst at center of spy flap called naive, ardently pro-Israel  8/30/2004 Haaretz, Israel 

And Now a Mole? In the Pentagon, a suspected spy allegedly passes secrets about Iran to Israel  8/30/2004 Newsweek: "...officials familiar with the case suggest that the political damage to Bush and the Pentagon may prove to be more serious than the damage to national security."

Officials Say Publicity Derailed Secrets Inquiry  8/30/2004 NYT: "The Pentagon official under suspicion of turning over classified information to Israel began cooperating with federal agents several weeks ago and was preparing to lead the authorities to contacts inside the Israeli government when the case became publicly known last week, government officials said Sunday."

Pentagon/Israel Spying Case Expands: Fomenting a War on Iran  8/29/2004 Juan Cole: "Franklin's movements reveal the contours of a rightwing conspiracy of warmongering and aggression, an orgy of destruction, for the benefit of the Likud Party, of Silvio Berlusconi's business in the Middle East, and of the Neoconservative Right in the United States. It isn't about spying. It is about conspiring to conscript the US government on behalf of a foreign power or powers."

Report on Iran Key to Spying Inquiry  8/29/2004 LA Times 

Suspected Israeli Spy in Pentagon: First the Leak, Then the Fallout  8/28/2004 Debka 

FBI espionage probe goes beyond Israeli allegations, sources say  8/28/2004 Knight Ridder: "In addition, one said, FBI investigators in recent weeks have conducted interviews to determine whether Pentagon officials gave highly classified U.S. intelligence to a leading Iraqi exile group, the Iraqi National Congress, which may in turn have passed it on to Iran. INC leader Ahmed Chalabi has denied his group was involved in any wrongdoing. The linkage, if any, between the two leak investigations, remains unclear. But they both center on the office of Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith, the Pentagon's No. 3 official. Feith's office, which oversees policy matters, has been the source of numerous controversies over the last three years. His office had close ties to Chalabi and was responsible for post-war Iraq planning that the administration has now acknowledged was inadequate. Before the war, Feith and his aides pushed the now-discredited theory that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was in league with al-Qaida."

FBI probes DOD office  8/28/2004 UPI: "Yet according to Green, in March 1983, Feith, then a Middle East analyst on the National Security Council, was fired by Judge William Clark, who had replaced Richard Allen as national security adviser, because Feith "had been the object of an inquiry into whether he had provided classified material to an official of the Israeli Embassy in Washington" and that the FBI "had opened an inquiry." Former Counterterrorism Chief Vince Cannistraro confirmed that Feith was fired from the NSC for leaking classified data to Israel. In 1982, Feith went to work for Pentagon official Richard Perle, according to Green and confirmed by U.S. intelligence sources. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who an administration official described as having played a "large role in getting Feith" his current job, was working for the Arms Control and Disarmament agency in 1978 and was the subject of an investigation that alleged he had provided "a classified document on the proposed sale of U.S. weapons to an Arab government to an Israeli government official" via "an AIPAC intermediary," according to Green. The probe was eventually dropped."

FBI Probe Targets Pentagon Official Analyst Allegedly Gave Data to Israel  8/28/2004 Washington Post: "The FBI is investigating a mid-level Pentagon official who specializes in Iranian affairs for allegedly passing classified information to Israel, and arrests in the case could come as early as next week, officials at the Pentagon and other government agencies said last night. The name of the person under investigation was not officially released, but two sources identified him as Larry Franklin. He was described as a desk officer in the Pentagon's Near East and South Asia Bureau, one of six regional policy sections. Franklin worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency before moving to the Pentagon's policy branch three years ago and is nearing retirement, the officials said. Franklin could not be located for comment last night… Even so, the case is likely to attract intense attention because the official being investigated works under William J. Luti, deputy undersecretary of defense for Near East and South Asian Affairs. Luti oversaw the Pentagon's "Office of Special Plans," which conducted some early policy work for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. That office is one of two Pentagon offices that Bush administration critics have claimed were set up by Defense Department hawks to bypass the CIA and other intelligence agencies, providing information that President Bush and others used to exaggerate the Iraqi threat… Franklin's name surfaced in news reports last year that disclosed he and another Pentagon specialist on the Persian Gulf region had met secretly with Manucher Ghorbanifar, a discredited expatriate Iranian arms merchant who figured prominently in the Iran-contra scandal of the mid-1980s. That meeting, according to Pentagon officials, took place in late 2001. It had been formally sanctioned by the U.S. government in response to an Iranian government offer to provide information relevant to the war on terrorism. Franklin and the other Pentagon official, Harold Rhode, met with the Iranians over three days in Italy. Ghorbanifar attended these meetings. Rumsfeld has said that the information received at the meetings led nowhere."

FBI Probes Pentagon Spy Case  8/27/2004 CBS News: "The FBI investigation, headed up by Dave Szady, has involved wiretaps, undercover surveillance and photography that CBS News was told document the passing of classified information from the mole, to the men at AIPAC, and on to the Israelis. CBS sources say that last year the suspected spy, described as a trusted analyst at the Pentagon, turned over a presidential directive on U.S. policy toward Iran while it was, "in the draft phase when U.S. policy-makers were still debating the policy." This put the Israelis, according to one source, "inside the decision-making loop" so they could "try to influence the outcome." The case raises another concern among investigators: Did Israel also use the analyst to try to influence U.S. policy on the war in Iraq? With ties to top Pentagon officials Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, the analyst was assigned to a unit within the Defense Department tasked with helping develop the Pentagon's Iraq policy."

FBI looks at Pentagon worker in Israel spy probe  8/27/2004 CNN: "The suspect could have been in a position to influence Bush administration policy toward Iran and Iraq, the senior official said."

Israeli Agents Believed Involved in Abu Ghraib  5/24/2004 NewsMax: "Word in NYC diplomatic circles is that some of the "civilians" seen in recent Iraq prison photos are in fact Israeli nationals "advising" U.S. forces."

Navy Crew Remembers 1967 Israeli Attack  5/22/2004 AP:  For the nearly 20 surviving crew members of the USS Liberty, a gathering after 37 years was as much about the future as it was about the past… ``We all believe we're finally getting to the point where the truth may be told and the world is ready to listen,'' said Cmdr. David Lewis, who oversaw intelligence on the ship and remembers most of the attack that left him with superficial burns and destroyed his eardrums."

Israeli link possible in US torture techniques - In exchange for interrogation training, did Washington award security contracts?  5/11/2004 Daily Star, Lebanon: "Meanwhile, more evidence has emerged undermining the US thesis that the abuses at Abu Ghraib was the work of a "few bad apples." The Guardian reported that the "sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors." This system, known to insiders as "R2I," short for resistance to interrogation, also includes such methods as "hooding, sleep deprivation, time disorientation and depriving prisoners not only of dignity, but of fundamental human needs, such as warmth, water and food." These are all techniques long employed by Israel. The visit of the US delegation that included the CACI head exposes a rarefied web of influence sharing in which US government officials and congressmen, defense contractors and lobbyists parcel out huge contracts, and siphon significant portions off to Israel."

The Israeli Torture Template - Rape, Feces and Urine-Dipped Cloth Sacks  5/10/2004 Counterpunch: "In fact, the Taguba report does reference the presence of non-U.S. and non-Iraqi interrogators at Abu Ghraib. The report states, "In general, US civilian contract personnel (Titan Corporation, CACI, etc), third country nationals, and local contractors do not appear to be properly supervised within the detention facility at Abu Ghraib." The Pentagon is clearly concerned about the outing of the Taguba report and its references to CACI, Titan, and third country nationals, which could permanently damage U.S. relations with Arab and Islamic nations. The Pentagon's angst may explain why the Taguba report is classified Secret No Foreign Dissemination."

Poll: More Now Believe Jews Killed Jesus  4/2/2004 AP: "The survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found 26 percent of respondents believe Jews were to blame for the Crucifixion, up from 19 percent in ABC News poll in 1997. The greatest increase was among young people and blacks. Thirty-four percent of those under age 30 now believe Jews were responsible, compared to 10 percent in 1997, the Pew Center said. And 42 percent of blacks hold that view, compared to 21 percent seven years ago. The poll was conducted amid controversy over Mel Gibson's epic "The Passion of the Christ." Some say the film unfairly portrays the role of Jews in Jesus' death, while Gibson and others insisted the movie is not anti-Semitic and is faithful to Gospel accounts."

Israel and the state of Democracy in Miami  4/1/2004 Progreso Weekly: "It’s not even just the fact that the paper’s regular Op/Ed contributors include Israeli columnists while Palestinian columnists don’t appear in the paper even as occasional guest columnists. It’s also, and especially, the fact that the paper’s opinion columns lean heavily toward the harder line positions while almost invariably excluding critical voices in Israel and in the American Jewish community. On all the points above, the Herald’s editorial reaction to the assassination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, by the Israeli military is instructive. Or rather, the Herald’s lack of reaction; the newspaper that probably publishes more commentary about Israel than any other daily in the United States failed to take editorial notice of a very major event. Silence can be more significant than words. Would the Herald have been silent had this kind of extra-judicial execution been carried out by any another state?"

9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel  3/30/2004 Anti War 

An Academy Award for Bigotry  3/8/2004 Znet: "Indeed, the high priest Caiaphas and his colleagues are such exact, blatant replicas of Suess that I suspect they must be direct borrowings. Moreover, Passion is one of the most manipulative films ever made and, after two hours watching mobs howling in delight at Christ's suffering, it is no wonder that many devout American viewers, like their German predecessors, have left theaters muttering, "I hate the Jews." The Romans, on the other hand, are shown as noble imperialists. In contrast to the vile Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate is depicted by Gibson as a sympathetic, even saintly figure, tragically trapped between orders from Rome (no more uprisings) and the implacable machinations of the high priests."

Muslim terror groups stepping up activities in Latin America  2/10/2004 Haaretz, Israel 

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Israel Deliberately Attacked US Ship  2/6/2004 Memory Hole: "Moorer was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff from 1970 to 1974. He is joined in the independent commission of inquiry by Gen. Ray Davis (recently deceased); Rear Adm. Merlin Staring, former Judge Advocate General of the Navy; and Ambassador James Akins."

Anti-Defamation League accuses the Bay View of ‘being anti-Semitic’  1/28/2004 SF Bay View 

Desperation and Drastic Measures - The Use and Abuse of Martin Luther King Jr. by Israel's Apologists  1/18/2004 Counterpunch: using a phony letter from MLK - "Soon afterwards, CAMERA, a rabidly pro-Israeli organization, published a statement declaring that the letter was "apparently" a hoax. CAMERA explained how it gained so much currency. The "letter" came from a "reputable" book, Shared Dreams, by Rabbi Marc Shneier. Martin Luther King III authored the preface for the book, giving the impression of familial approval."

State Dept.: Attack on U.S.S. Liberty was act of negligence  1/13/2004 Haaretz 

Leading Authority on 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S.S. Liberty to Speak at Two Events Next Week  1/7/2004 Cristol: "Most recently, Cristol was responsible for forcing the declassification by the U.S. National Security Agency of the transcripts of transmissions by two Israeli helicopter pilots that had been kept secret for 37 years. The recordings proved that Israel had mistaken the U.S.S. Liberty for an Egyptian ship." Indeed.

State Dep't plans conference on Israeli attack on U.S. ship  1/7/2004 Haaretz, Israel: "The State Department will cast a spotlight next week on the 1967 Israeli attack on the U.S. spy ship Liberty where 34 American servicemen were killed. Israeli, Arab, British and Canadian diplomats have been invited to attend a conference Monday and Tuesday at the department's Henderson auditorium. A. Jay Cristol, a former U.S. bankruptcy court judge who has written about the incident, will be a featured speaker. The two-day conference involves the release of historical research on the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. David Saterfield, a deputy assistant secretary of state, will deliver the keynote address."

Critique of The Liberty Incident: Who is A. Jay Cristol  1/7/2004 USS Liberty Inquiry: "Cristol claims to have conducted interviews with people who deny that they were ever interviewed by him, including several Liberty survivors. Cristol’s interaction with Captain Ward Boston provides an excellent example of this sort of claim."

Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq  12/9/2003 Guardian, UK: "Israeli advisers are helping train US special forces in aggressive counter-insurgency operations in Iraq, including the use of assassination squads against guerrilla leaders, US intelligence and military sources said yesterday. The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has sent urban warfare specialists to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the home of US special forces, and according to two sources, Israeli military "consultants" have also visited Iraq… US special forces teams are already behind the lines inside Syria attempting to kill foreign jihadists before they cross the border, and a group focused on the "neutralisation" of guerrilla leaders is being set up, according to sources familiar with the operations. "This is basically an assassination programme. That is what is being conceptualised here. This is a hunter-killer team," said a former senior US intelligence official, who added that he feared the new tactics and enhanced cooperation with Israel would only inflame a volatile situation in the Middle East. " The return of the Viet Nam era Phoenix program.

Group Contests Casino Owned by Pro-Israel Extremists' Backer  12/6/2003 Antiwar 

Navy Captain, Other Officials Call for Probe of Israel’s Attack on USS Liberty  7/16/2003 Arab News: "Nearly every former senior government and military official who has examined Israel’s 1967 attack on the USS Liberty agrees it was deliberate. Now, thanks to the publication of Judge A. Jay Cristol’s book “The Liberty Incident: The 1967 Attack on a US Navy Spy Ship”, they are going public. Cristol’s book tour included a December 2002 presentation at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC, where he touted his version of the attack which, based primarily on Israeli sources, he says was unintentional… Boston also watched the bodies of the dead carried out of the hold and saw boys throw up as they retrieved body parts and mopped up after the shelling and torpedo attack. He recalled seeing the shot-up US flags that had clearly marked the ship as an American vessel. Boston flatly dismisses the claims of Cristol and Israel that Israeli fighter pilots mistook the electronically advanced spy ship, complete with an 18-foot-wide satellite dish, a microwave dish, and antennae, for the El Quseir, a 1920s-era Egyptian horse transport ship… “Adm. Kidd called me two hours after an interview with Cristol,” Boston related, “and said, ‘I think Cristol’s an Israeli agent.’”

White man's burden  7/10/2003 Haaretz, Israel: By Ari Shavit - "The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history. Two of them, journalists William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer, say it's possible. But another journalist, Thomas Friedman (not part of the group), is skeptical ."

Mossad: Masterminds of Global Terrorism?  6/28/2003 Jihad Unspun 

Zionist meeting brands 'road map' as heresy  5/20/2003 Washington Times: "The land of Israel was originally owned by God," said Gary Bauer, president of American Values and a Republican presidential contender in 2000. "Since He was the owner, only He could give it away. And He gave it to the Jewish people." Terrorists, he said, "don't understand why Israel and the United States are joined at the heart." Called the "Interfaith Zionist Leadership Summit," the conference attracted to the Omni Shoreham Hotel about 1,000 participants, who debated how evangelical Christians could best unite with Jews to support Israel… About three dozen people protested outside the hotel. "It involves fundamentalist Christians, who tend to be ethnocentric and racist, siding with Jews who practice the same policies in Israel," said David Kirshbaum, representing SUSTAIN (Stop U.S. Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now). A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews, who oppose Israel's existence on theological grounds, stood beside him."

Spinning Israeli Policy on the Hill - Internal Documents Show the Way  4/29/2003 Counterpunch 

Israeli Communications Priorities 2003  4/29/2003 The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: "ADC has obtained, and is publishing in full, a vital new Israeli propaganda strategy document for the period following the war in Iraq. The document, entitled “Wexner Analysis: Israeli Communications Priorities 2003,” was prepared for the Wexner Foundation, which operates leadership training programs such as the “Birthright Israel” project which offers free trips for young Jewish Americans to Israel, by the public relations firm the Luntz Research Companies and the Israel Project. However, please note that the report’s suggested language is written in a distinctly Israeli, as opposed to a Jewish American, voice."

Israeli Spies in Texas  4/9/2003 Cryptome 

Gary Baurer and Likud - An Unholy Allliance with the Christian Right  4/8/2003 Counterpunch 

US general with Iraq role linked to hardline Israelis  3/26/2003 Independent, UK: "The retired general named as civilian governor of occupied Iraq has visited Israel on a trip paid for by a right-wing group that strongly backs an American military presence in the Middle East. Lieutenant-General Jay Garner, the co-ordinator for civilian administration in Iraq, put his name in October 2000 to a statement blaming Palestinians for the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence and saying that a strong Israel was an important security asset to the United States. The statement was sponsored by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (Jinsa), which pays for retired US military officers to visit Israel for security briefings by Israeli officials and politicians. Richard Perle, one of the architects of the US invasion of Iraq, is a member of the institute's board of advisers, as was Vice-President Dick Cheney before he took office in 2001."

U.S. Diplomat Who Threaten "Internment of Mexican-Americans" Identified  3/16/2003 Aztlan: "Marc Grossman, this high level U.S. Department of State official who would not hesitate to "intern" Mexican-Americans in "concentration camps" if Mexico is declared an enemy nation in a war against Islam, is a member of the super powerful Zionist cabal in the Bush Administration that is dictating foreign policy to Bush Jr. He and his other Zionist cohorts like Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz are the driving force behind the 250,000 US troop build-up that is ready to decimate Iraq on behalf of Israel and to take control of Iraq's oil fields."

Perle passing secrets to Israel in "Kissinger and Nixon in the White House"  3/14/2003 Atlantic: from the May 1982 issue - "The less-than-precise document in question in Sonnenfeldt's case, however, was an FBI summary of a wiretap on the Israeli Embassy in which Richard N. Perle, an aide to Senator Henry Jackson, was overheard discussing classified information that had been supplied to him by someone on the National Security Council staff. Hoover, following normal practice with sensitive materials from embassy wiretaps, had sent the document to Kissinger. Kissinger hesitated a few days. Then, despite his insistence that he was out of the internal-security business after May of 1970, he forwarded the material to Haldeman, who immediately telephoned Hoover, according to FBI documents, and ordered that the FBI be assigned to determine which NSC staffer was in contact with Richard Perle. Haldeman and Nixon must have hit the roof. In a telephone call on October 15, 1970, to Hoover, Haldeman invoked the name of Henry Kissinger in asking for another wiretap on Sonnenfeldt. Kissinger had to realize that Haldeman and Hoover would suspect Sonnenfeldt, who was known from previous wiretaps to have close ties to the Israelis as well as to Perle."

Perle Threatens Lawsuit Over Hersh Article In New Yorker  3/14/2003 Washington Post: "Salon columnist Joe Conason says Perle "arguably should be required to resign" from the Defense Policy Board "because of his grossly intemperate public attack on Hersh." But former Bush speechwriter David Frum writes in National Review Online: "Would such an investment have been improper if it had been discussed? Despite Hersh's heavy breathing, the article has to concede that the answer is once more no: Richard Perle is a private citizen, who serves the U.S. government without pay, and is entitled to earn a living so long as he avoids conflicts of interest -- of which Hersh could show none." " - Let's see, Perle's business profits from war and he is chickenhawk in chief…

The Lost Perle  3/13/2003 New York Press: "Hersh and Perle do have a bit of a history. In the former's book, The Price of Power, Hersh notes that Perle was recorded with a wiretap discussing classified information with someone at the Israeli embassy when Perle was working in the Nixon administration."

Perle Sues, Hersh Voices Fears  3/13/2003 NewsMax: "During an interview Sunday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Perle said "Sy Hersh is the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist, frankly." Now he says he's going one step further, planning to file a lawsuit in the UK, where he said "the burden on plaintiffs is much less. "I intend to launch legal action in the United Kingdom. I’m talking to Queen’s Counsel right now," Mr. Perle, who chairs the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board, a non-paying position, told The New York Sun last night."

Put Up or Shut Up, Richard Perle - I double-dare him to sue Seymour Hersh.  3/13/2003 Slate, MSN: "In mounting Perle's prosecution, the Sun article calls upon Perle protégé Laurent Murawiec, a former follower of Lyndon LaRouche. Murawiec, who made news last year when he gave a PowerPoint presentation before the Defense Policy Board that called for the invasion of Saudi Arabia and the seizure of its oil fields, said to the Sun, "Richard has been in public life for over 30 years and his ethics have never been challenged by anybody." Not surprisingly, no Perle critic or Hersh partisan comments in the piece."

PERLE SUING OVER NEW YORKER ARTICLE  3/12/2003 NY Sun: "The editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, is sticking by Mr. Hersh’s piece. "It went through serious reporting, with four members of the board talking to Sy [Hersh], and rigorous factchecking, legal-checking and all the rest," Mr. Remnick told the Sun. He said he took issue with Mr. Perle’s description of Mr. Hersh on CNN Sunday as "the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist." "I would have thought after all this many years, Mr. Perle would be a bit more refined than that," Mr. Remnick said. The Saudi Arabian ambassador to America, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, is quoted in the article accusing Mr. Perle of "blackmail." "

LUNCH WITH THE CHAIRMAN by SEYMOUR M. HERSH Why was Richard Perle meeting with Adnan Khashoggi?  3/10/2003 New Yorker: the article that made Perle call Hersh a terrorist - "During the Reagan Administration, Khashoggi was one of the middlemen between Oliver North, in the White House, and the mullahs in Iran in what became known as the Iran-Contra scandal. Khashoggi subsequently claimed that he lost ten million dollars that he had put up to obtain embargoed weapons for Iran which were to be bartered (with Presidential approval) for American hostages. The scandals of those times seemed to feed off each other: a congressional investigation revealed that Khashoggi had borrowed much of the money for the weapons from the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (B.C.C.I.), whose collapse, in 1991, defrauded thousands of depositors and led to years of inquiry and litigation. Khashoggi is still brokering. In January of this year, he arranged a private lunch, in France, to bring together Harb Saleh al-Zuhair, a Saudi industrialist whose family fortune includes extensive holdings in construction, electronics, and engineering companies throughout the Middle East, and Richard N. Perle, the chairman of the Defense Policy Board, who is one of the most outspoken and influential American advocates of war with Iraq… Perle is also a managing partner in a venture-capital company called Trireme Partners L.P., which was registered in November, 2001, in Delaware. Trireme’s main business, according to a two-page letter that one of its representatives sent to Khashoggi last November, is to invest in companies dealing in technology, goods, and services that are of value to homeland security and defense. The letter argued that the fear of terrorism would increase the demand for such products in Europe and in countries like Saudi Arabia and Singapore."

Israeli Spies Aided Feds In Readying 'Jihad' Case  2/28/2003 Forward: "Intelligence supplied by Israel played a key role in the indictment last week of University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian on charges that he is a leader of the Islamic Jihad Palestinian terrorist group, the Forward has learned. An FBI delegation traveled to Israel late last year to collect intelligence obtained by Israel during the mid-1990s, a former top counterterrorist official said on condition of anonymity. "The evidence the U.S. government has is intelligence, much of it from the Israeli government, relating to 1994 — when the Mossad had a penetration of [Islamic Jihad] headquarters in Damascus," the official said. "Much of the intelligence was turned over to the FBI on a recent visit to Israel." "

Press Ganging Sami Al-Arian  2/26/2003 Counterpunch: Sami is said to have been a Mossad target.

A 'TOXIC' MEME? Israel's 'amen corner' is cornered  2/19/2003 "The authors of this paper were addressing themselves to then Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but their prescription for a new Israeli policy bears an eerie resemblance to America's post-9/11 stance in the Middle East, and the world at large. And no wonder. Richard Perle, from his perch at the Pentagon Defense Policy Board, is the Lenin of the War Party. Douglas Feith is an Undersecretary of Defense, and David Wurmser is a special assistant to Undersecretary of State for arms control and international security affairs John Bolton. Bolton's recent visit to Israel shows us how far advanced the ideas presented in that 1996 paper have come."

Reclaiming Anti-Semitism  2/14/2003 Jewish Voice for Peace: "Those of us who are involved in activism around Israel/Palestine, and take a position critical of the standard American and Israeli views of the conflict are constantly peppered with accusations of anti-Semitism; or, in the case of Jews, we are told we are “self-hating”… In fact, it can become so tiresome that many people, Jewish or non-Jewish, who have to deal with it can easily become so frustrated that they cannot or do not wish to hear about genuine issues of anti-Semitism… It is worthwhile to remember that this branch of right-wing Christianity is the source of much of the power of the incorrectly-named “Jewish lobby”. The Christian Right is what gives pro-Israel lobbying its voter power, generates stacks of letters to representatives and pressures editorial boards with potential loss of circulation. There just aren’t enough Jews on the planet to have that kind of impact, and, anti-Jewish rhetoric notwithstanding, the greatest concentration of power continues to rest in the same hands it has for centuries. Right-wing Christian support for Israel, motivated not by love of Jews but antipathy for us, is a threat that must be confronted, yet the major Jewish organizations have steadfastly refused to do this, because of their support of Israel."

Bush and Sharon Nearly Identical On Mideast Policy  2/9/2003 Washington Post: "Sharon was describing what his American supporters call the closest relationship in decades, perhaps ever, between a U.S. president and an Israeli government. "This is the best administration for Israel since Harry Truman [who first recognized an independent Israel]," said Thomas Neumann, executive director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a think tank that promotes strategic cooperation with Israel as vital to U.S. security interests… The Bush administration's alignment with Sharon delights many of its strongest supporters, especially evangelical Christians, and a large part of organized American Jewry, according to leaders in both groups, who argue that Palestinian terrorism pushed Bush to his new stance. But it has led to a freeze on diplomacy in the region that is criticized by Arab countries and their allies, and by many past and current officials who have participated in the long-running, never-conclusive Middle East "peace process."

Benador Associates Speakers list  2/7/2003 Benador Associates: a who's who of media manipulators on Iraq and US Foreign Policy in this Israeli-American PR firm.

« La France n'est plus l'alliée des États-Unis » déclare le président du Conseil de la politique de défense du Pentagone  2/7/2003 Réseau Voltaire: "La presse française analyse le refroidissement des relations diplomatiques entre Paris et Washington comme une simple crise, comparable à celle qui vit le retrait par Charles De Gaulle du commandement intégré de l'OTAN. Au contraire, pour les « faucons » états-uniens, il ne s'agit plus d'une crise, mais d'une rupture. Celle-ci est mise en scène par Benador Associates, un cabinet de relations publiques israélo-états-unien."

The French journalist, Jean Guisnel: "The War in Iraq is to strengthen Israel’s position in the Region."  2/4/2003 Zayed International Center 

The Attack On Liberty  2/1/2003 Washington Post: the ever gullible Americans - ' The Six-Day War was "a turning point in our relationship with Israel," says former ambassador Richard Parker, political counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo in 1967. The war did more than double the size of Israel with captured lands still the focal point of Israeli-Arab turmoil: "Up to that point we had avoided being a major arms supplier to Israel. And afterward, the security of Israel became one of our strategic objectives, which it had never been . . ." ...Last month, during a program on the Liberty at the Middle East Institute here, Parker said those on record as believing that the Israeli attack was deliberate include former secretary of state Dean Rusk, former CIA chief Richard Helms, Adm. Thomas Moorer (a former chief of naval operations) and a host of former directors of the National Security Agency, as well as then-President Lyndon B. Johnson."

After Iraq: killing all the terror regimes  1/30/2003 Boston Globe: Jacoby and Ledeen are Likudniks seeking to guide America through the paths of Armaggedon.

On the road with Murder Inc  1/25/2003 Asia Times: "But the most surprising thing about the announcement was the subsequent silence from the Bush administration, which until recently has been a vocal critic of Israel’s use of extrajudicial killings. Indeed, it seems that both Washington and Tel Aviv, to some extent in interplay with each other, have come a long ways toward rehabilitating the legitimacy of state-sanctioned assassination… Many worry that if the CIA and Mossad begin killing more suspected terrorists in more countries, it will surely have the effect of "legitimizing" terrorist attacks against US military officers at home or abroad."

Too Many Smoking Guns to Ignore: Israel, American Jews, and the War on Iraq  1/25/2003 Counterpunch: "Anyone who has the temerity to suggest any Israeli instigation of, or even involvement in, Bush administration war planning is inevitably labeled somewhere along the way as an anti-Semite. Just whisper the word "domination" anywhere in the vicinity of the word "Israel," as in "U.S.-Israeli domination of the Middle East" or "the U.S. drive to assure global domination and guarantee security for Israel," and some leftist who otherwise opposes going to war against Iraq will trot out charges of promoting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the old czarist forgery that asserted a Jewish plan for world domination."

Sen. Joe Lieberman announces his candidacy, but not his association with lunatic fringe of Biblical prophecy  1/25/2003 Hartford Advocate: "The half-hour appeal aired on the afternoon of Jan. 2 on Paxson Broadcasting (PAX) stations across the nation (locally on WHPX, channel 26), according to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), the Chicago-based nonprofit that paid for the spot. Alongside Lieberman, testimonials come from stars of the Christian Right, including convicted Watergate felon Charles Colson, Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson, and Moral Majority head Jerry Falwell… Yet from 1994 to 1999, Lieberman, who on Monday announced his bid for the presidency, served as co-chair of one of IFCJ's projects, the Washington-based Center for Jewish and Christian Values. Lieberman's long association with the IFCJ is, if not a secret, a little-known detail of his biography. No examination of it was made during Lieberman's bid for the vice presidency in 2000. The secular, mainstream press has taken no notice. "

Going Too Far: Israel Plans Killings on US Soil  1/24/2003 "Just as disturbing, UPI was unable to get a single American official to condemn the policy change. The FBI told Mr. Sale that "This is a policy matter; we only enforce federal laws." So what exactly does that mean? Is the FBI not interested in foreign powers committing acts of murder in the United States?"

The Mossad Role in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy  1/24/2003 Michael Collins Piper: "[Cuban American Frank] Sturgis was a "Hagannah mercenary during the first (1948) Israeli-Arab war," and Sturgis also had a girlfriend in Europe in the 1950s who worked for Israeli intelligence and with whom he worked. Sturgis himself said that he assisted his girlfriend as a courier in Europe in a number of her endeavors on behalf of the Mossad. It was also well known among anti-Castro Cuban exiles that Sturgis had also worked for the Mossad and had done so for a long period of time."

Israel to Use Targeted Killings in U.S., Friendly Countries: Report  1/18/2003 Palestine Chronicle: "An FBI spokesman only said: "This is a policy matter. We only enforce federal laws."

LANGUAGE WARS: Nativo Lopez vs. Unz, Gersten & Tuchman  1/17/2003 Aztlan: "There will be a major battle fought in the city of Santa Ana, California on February 4th that will have nationwide repercussions for all Mexican-Americans. The battle will take place among the voters of the Santa Ana Unified School District and will pit the district's majority Mexican-American immigrant population against powerful and well funded national organizations whose stated missions are to destroy public bilingual education for Mexican immigrant children, to stop immigration from Mexico and to control the birth rate within Mexican-American communities… The most effective attack on Spanish language rights has been against Bilingual Education for Mexican immigrant children. In 1998, a group of wealthy Jews, in conjunction with the Jewish media, launched a powerful campaign to effectively outlaw Bilingual Education in the state's public schools through their successful passage of a ballot initiative called Proposition 227… Ron Unz, a Jewish racist, does not hide his views of Mexican-American children. He was quoted by the Los Angeles Times on August 31, 1997 using crude ethnic stereotypes. He compared today's Spanish speaking Mexican children unfavorably to his own Jewish grandparents, "who came to California in the 1920s and 1930s as poor European immigrants." He said, "They came to WORK and become successful . . . not to sit back and be a burden on those who were already here!" "

Israel to kill on U.S., allies' soil  1/15/2003 UPI: "Israel is embarking upon a more aggressive approach to the war on terror that will include staging targeted killings in the United States and other friendly countries, former Israeli intelligence officials told United Press International. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has forbidden the practice until now, these sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Israeli statements were confirmed by more than a half dozen U.S. foreign policy and intelligence officials in interviews with UPI… Dagan has already removed Mossad officials whom he regards as "being too conservative or too cautious" and is building up "a constituency of senior people of the same mentality," one former long-time Israeli operative said. Dagan is also urging that Mossad operatives rely less on secret sources and rely more on open information that is so plentifully provided on the Internet and newspapers. "It's a cultural thing," one former Israeli intelligence operative explained. "Mossad in the past has put its emphasis on Humint (human intelligence) and secret operations and has neglected the whole field of open media, which has become extremely important." - Long a fig leaf, the US constitution is finally ended.

MEXICO: The Undiplomatic Diplomat Jorge Castañeda Gutman Ousted  1/9/2003 Aztlan: "One month later, on October 10, 2001, there was an attempt to bomb the Mexican Congress by two Israelis, one a MOSSAD Colonel and the other an undocumented alien from Israel. Gutman's high level meetings with Shimon Perez of Israel resulted in the release of the two Jewish terrorists and the whole matter being swept under the rug."

Note: NewsMax is owned by Christopher Ruddy, who achieved initial media notice through a tape on the alleged murder of Vincent Foster, an aide to Clinton. See and scroll down.

FoxNews is owned by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, an Australian conservative.

This story has several interesting ramifactions:

1) links between the Israeli government and Israeli gangsters, who maintain ties to New York and South Florida, where many gangsters outed by the Israeli media relocated. See Who killed Broward hotel owner?  7/7/97 Miami Herald: They must have felt at home with the Miami Mafia, with whom they likely continued the Meyer Lansky - Santo Trafficante relationship - "...a famous list of 11 top Israeli organized crime figures. The list, leaked to newspapers in 1977 by the Israeli national police, became a news event of Watergate proportions in Israel. Many of those with ties to the list, all proclaiming their innocence, left the country and settled here. [South Florida]"

2) previous instances of Israeli spying, through agents such as Jonathan Pollard, who is alleged by CIA director William Casey to have passed on US war fighting plans, and surrogate organizations such as ADL. The plans were said to have been used by Israel to bargain for the release of Russian Jewish professionals to help stem the tide of Arab demographics in Eretz Israel. See Justice for Jonathan Pollard and


American Council on Middle Eastern Policy

The 'Israeli Art Student' Files -

Israel Files
Information on the Vast Israeli Spy Ring in the United States  -

DEA report on Israeli spying - original text

What Really Happened - full list of references - Ukrainian Archives, for Russian Jewish organized crime  - compendium from Jewish sources
see CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: 'Russian' Mafia (and General Drugs) Department

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