Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Enemy, the State of Israel

"Among nations considered to be friendly to Washington, Israel leads all others in its active espionage directed against American companies and the Defense Department," reports Philip Giraldi in his latest — Mossad in America.

The former CIA Officer and now Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest states, "FBI sources indicate that the increase in Mossad activity is a major problem, particularly when Israelis are posing as U.S. government officials, but they also note that there is little they can do to stop it as the Justice Department refuses to initiate any punitive action or prosecutions of the Mossad officers who have been identified as involved in the illegal activity."

He mentions the "bizarre case" in which "U.S.S. Liberty* survivor Phil Tourney was recently accosted in Southern California by a foreigner who eventually identified himself as an Israeli government representative." More:
    Tourney was taunted, and the Israeli threatened both him and journalist Mark Glenn, who has been reporting on the Liberty story. Tourney was approached in a hotel lounge, and it is not completely clear how the Israeli was able to identify him. But he knew exactly who Tourney was, as the official referred to the Liberty, saying that the people who had been killed on board had gotten what they deserved. There were a number of witnesses to the incident, including Tourney’s wife. The threat has been reported to the FBI, which is investigating, but Tourney and Glenn believe that the incident is not being taken seriously by the bureau.
"It is hard to avoid the conclusion that spying for Israel is consequence free," says Mr. Giraldi, bringing to mind Pepe Escobar's question, which I have never seen answered: "How come Oded Ellner, Omer Marmari, Paul Kurzberg, Sivan Kurzberg and Yaron Shmuel had set up a video camera on top of their white van pointing at the Twin Towers even before they were hit?" — More questions on 9/11. Mr. Escobar elaborates:
    Later they were seen celebrating. The FBI established that two were Mossad agents and that their employer, Urban Moving Systems, was a front operation. The investigation about them was killed by the White House. After being deported from the US, they admitted on Israeli TV that they had been sent to New York to "document" the attacks.
Justin Raimondo, on the same incident, reminds us, "It wasn’t some anti-Semitic conspiracy crank sitting in his parents’ basement, or Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who first linked Israeli nationals to the events of 9/11: it was the U.S. government, specifically its law enforcement arm." He then details, quoting stories at the time reporting that "the number of detained Israelis had risen to 120" and "investigators suspect that the Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it" — The High-Fivers.

*A twelve-year-old Korean I taught was well aware of the USS Liberty incident; I wonder how many fully-grown American are.

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Blogger John from Daejeon said...

*Probably the same amount of fully-grown Koreans that are aware of the "real" history of the Korean war. I bet China finally admitting to which side actually started the war was something that not only caught the North's agents here in the South off-guard but also all those high school history teachers here pushing their own agendas.

11:25 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

The vast majority of the university students I now teach are under no illusions that North Korea launched the invasion.

My thirteen years of experience tell me that the foolishness you report on is a thing of the past, but I admit that I'm pretty isolated in Pohang, at a science and tech university in a very conservative region. (Thank God!)

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not know about the USS Liberty until I started reading the alternate press on the internet. As stated elsewhere on this blog, there is a spectrum of opinion promoted in the official avenues of the media, public education system etc.

That said I did have an excellent history teacher in High school that promoted thinking outside the box. He would have us read newspaper accounts of an historical event form both sides of the conflict.


2:54 AM  
Blogger Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

As an Australian of British descent - it never ceases to surprise me how self-righteous Israelis are in justifying their terrorist acts. You only have to go on youtube and look at videos mentioning the King David Hotel Bombing - and watch them attempt to blame the deaths on British "racism" not apparently the Irgun's planting of large amounts of explosives.

8:41 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Anon, I never knew about it either, until the Internet.

Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., very well said.

11:42 PM  

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