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Friday, September 03, 2004
  The people in charge work for Israel

Bill at thoughts on the eve of the apocalypse points to this news story, Spy Probe Scans Neo Con-Israel Ties by Jim Lobe:
SEATTLE, Aug 31 (IPS) - The burgeoning scandal over claims that a Pentagon official passed highly classified secrets to a Zionist lobby group appears to be part of a much broader set of FBI and Pentagon investigations of close collaboration between prominent U.S. neo-conservatives and Israel dating back some 30 years.
And I think it's important enough to post here and elsewhere. I have been watching arms deals, and our dealing with Israel in particular, for quite a while. This is exactly what I have been ranting about, when I'm ranting on the "merchants of death" and secret cabals. Consider:
Some of these past investigations involve top current officials, including Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz; Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith, whose office appears to be the focus of the most recently disclosed inquiry; and Richard Perle, who resigned as Defense Policy Board (DPB) chairman last year.

At the same time, another Pentagon office concerned with the transfer of sensitive military and dual-use technologies has been examining the acquisition, modification and sales of key hi-tech military equipment by Israel obtained from the United States, in some cases with the help of prominent neo-conservatives who were then serving in the government.

Some of that equipment has been sold by Israel -- which in the last 20 years has become a top exporter of the world's most sophisticated hi-tech information and weapons technology -- or by Israeli middlemen, to Russia, China and other potential U.S. strategic rivals. Some of it has also found its way onto the black market, where terrorist groups -- possibly including al-Qaeda -- obtained bootlegged copies, according to these sources.

Of particular interest in that connection are derivatives of a powerful case-management software called PROMIS that was produced by INSLAW, Inc in the early 1980s and acquired by Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, which then sold its own versions to other foreign intelligence agencies in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.

But these versions were modified with a ”trap door” that permitted the seller to spy on the buyers' own intelligence files, according to a number of published reports.

A modified version of the software, which is used to monitor and track files on a multitude of databases, is believed to have been acquired by al-Qaeda on the black market in the late 1990s, possibly facilitating the group's global banking and money-laundering schemes, according to a 'Washington Times' story of June 2001.

According to one source, Pentagon investigators believe it possible that al-Qaeda used the software to spy on various U.S. agencies that could have detected or foiled the Sep. 11, 2001 attack.
The article itself is well worth your time to read in its entirety due to the number of details it provides.

Now, it is not the malfeasance of the players in the article that surprises me, it's the fact that there actually is an on going investigation by the FBI, and no one in the administration appears to be putting pressure on the FBI to cease and desist. In fact, the existence of the investigation is, as A.Q. Jensen points out in FBI Informed White House of AIPAC Probe Two Years Ago, over at American Samizdat, well known in the upper circles of the administration, if not among the public.

The potential impact of this investigation could look like a blow job in the White House - serious enough for national concern and congressional investigations, though nothing in the article seems to implicate Baby Bush directly.

Still, here's the kind of scandal that will break through the Kobe/Peterson cases, and get America's attention. Well it would, if our mainstream media actually reports on it.

In fact, if this story would get some legs now, it could drastically impact the election. Americans don't like to think their government is under the influence of a foreign government. They may have accepted corporate rule, but they have not ceded rule to Israel. Besides, there is a great deal of anti-semitism in this country. It may not show itself on bowling league night, or be on any country clubs written policy material, but it exists in fairly large numbers. And there has been an undercurrent of this in the right wing hate groups - the Neo-Nazis, the Knights-of-Whomever and I don't know how many others.

And down here in the South, hell, probably in most of the Red States, and again not in public, the undercurrent of anti-semitism exists. Just ask a methodist or baptist what he believes concerning the jews or zionism, in an honest moment, they're likely to tell the jews are all going to hell. And this a large part of the coalition that supports this administration, so if this story and those like it, actually get to the public at large, I expect poll numbers to change radically.

So, my final point on this story is that it needs to get out. It deserves to get out. There are real issues of national security , especially in light of evidence that senior Baby Bush appointees armed and are arming our enemies, including terrorists, that deserve broad attention.

Besides, I really think it will make a great sound bite for the Kerry Campaign. All he has to do, and repeat often, is say:
"My administration will not arm our enemies." Or something to that effect.
This will resonate. It is not an allegation. It's an implication. 'I won't do it, so somebody else must be doing it.' Americans will catch on, and Americans love scandal.

A serious plug here for Inter Press Service The Global News Agency. I hadn't been aware of this news organization, but I went though some of the stories they've posted at their site, and wow!! It's actually filled with news - serious content and in-depth reporting. Granted, there may be a different slant in the reporting as outsiders instead of insiders when it comes to news on America, but I get enough news from the American corporate media with the pro-American slant.

Here are two examples that I found of interest, U.N. Rejects Private Peacekeepers and U.S.-Backed Armies Firing Blanks. There's more, and I can guarantee that I will be using Inter Press Service News Agency as a source for future posts here.
 
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