Imagine for a moment that during the last days of the USSR a communist spy ring was uncovered operating inside the United States, a spy ring of vast proportions, numbering in the hundreds, one that had succeeded in tapping the phones of virtually every American, including political leaders, indeed even within the White House itself, one able to constantly keep track and record who was calling who anywhere in the nation, and to use that information to blackmail our political and media leaders.
Imagine that when the FBI started arresting the spies that the government of the USSR as well as ex-patriot Russians living inside the United States complained that news reportage of the spy ring was unfair, that it portrayed the government of the USSR and the Russian people in a poor light, that it played to the stereotypes of a Soviet citizenry obsessed with espionage, that it was “anti-Slavic”.
Imagine still further that the American media bowed to such pressure and agreed to spike the story of the Soviet Spy and Phone Tapping ring, even as the FBI continued to make arrests. Imagine the story being pulled from circulation, never to be mentioned again.
Can you imagine anything sillier than the US Media being so concerned about the public image of the Soviets that they would withhold from the American public the story of the largest spy ring ever uncovered inside the United States.
Yet as silly as it may seem, the US media has actually committed such a crime of omission against the American people. Except that the largest spy ring ever uncovered inside the United States didn’t belong to the Soviet Union, but to Israel. And the arrests did not happen years ago, but in the weeks both before and after the attacks on the World Trade Towers.
The story of the Israeli spy ring was reported one time in the US Mainstream media, specifically on the Fox News channel, in a four part story by Fox News’ political commentator Carl Cameron. Nobody has ever refuted the facts reported in the story itself, yet Fox News removed the transcript of four part story from their website and canceled plans to re-air the original four part program. CNN followed by erasing their story in which one of the companies involved in the spy scandal had received a two hour advance warning of the attacks, even though the story is still being reported in Israel's own media
Fortunately, in this age of the internet, the transcripts of these spiked stories of the spy ring quickly reappeared on other web sites around the world.
"Israel does not spy on the United States of America."
-- Mark Regev, a spokesman at the Israeli embassy in Washington
Needless to say, the Fox News story prompted angry denials from Israeli interests, most of them hasty and inaccurate. Israel, which obtains 10% of its government budget from the United States does indeed spy on its benefactor. And far from the claims that such spying is somehow benevolent given the alignment of agendas,
the reality is that Israel has often used information gleaned from the United States to our detriment. Jonathan Pollard, whose arrest puts the lie to the statement made by Mr. Regev, obtained classified information on US Nuclear weapons and deployments which he gave to Israel. Israel in turn traded those secrets to the former Soviet Union in exchange for increased emigration quotas. NEWSMAX reported that Israel appears to have SOLD the data collected by the phone tracking/tapping system to other nations!
According to the FBI, the Israeli spy ring goes to the very top of the US Government. Even the Ken Starr Report describes how Bill Clinton warned Monica Lewinsky that their phone sex sessions had been recorded. Given that Clinton ordered the FBI to cease the hunt for a suspected Israeli White House mole code-named "Mega" at the same time, it may be deduced that Bill Clinton was aware of the phone sex tapes because he was being blackmailed with them. It subsequently became known that "Mega" was the top Israeli spy inside the US Government.
The Israeli lobby insists that mere mention of the spy ring and phone tapping story is racist, that somehow what would be appropriate media treatment of a spy scandal for the Soviets or the Arabs is somehow inappropriate and "anti-Semitic" when applied to the agents of Israeli government. But indeed the opposite is true. It is just as racist NOT to report the spy ring story because of the nationality of the suspects as it would be to focus on the suspects of one nation over another.
The startling revelation of this most recent spy scandal is not that Israel spies on the United States, for indeed they have always rewarded the generosity of the American tax payers with an endless stream of espionage agents, but that the espionage agents of Israel have become a protected class within America, not to be noticed, not to be reported on, not to be held up to scrutiny. They are, in essence, the new untouchable class.
The same US media that fearlessly exposed ENRON's links to the Bush White House trembles in fear before Israel's supporters and trips over is own feet in their haste to erase from their web sites the offending reports of Israel's phone taping and spy scandal, and more to the point, the existence of evidence that links some of the arrested Israeli Intelligence agents to the attacks of 9-11. But like the story of the spy ring itself, this information is not to be shared with the American people, by order not only of the media, but of the US Government itself.
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified.
I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified
-- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring.
Racism is not only the discrimination against a certain people because of their nationality. Racism is also the granting of special protected status and privilege because of nationality.
Had Soviet espionage agents been treated as gingerly as we have seen the media treat the latest Israeli spy scandal, the United States would have lost the cold war. and, if as many pundits have pointed out, the "War On Terror" is merely the revival of the cold war "cash sink", then the refusal of the media to cover the Israeli spy scandal in depth is tantamount to treason.
The Government of Israel gets 10% of its budget from the United States. Over the years, the tax payers of the United States have sent to the government of Israel four times as much money as it cost to fund all of the Apollo moon missions. Americans have a right to know what the government of Israel has been doing with that money, and more to the point, if that money sent by the United States has been sent back to the United States in the form of the electronic phone tapping systems Israeli owned companies (who receives R&D funding from the IDF) installed on American phone systems.
No nation that operates espionage rings in our nation is our friend. The two concept are mutually exclusive. Friendship requires trust, and clearly Israel does not trust us, or they would not have been running the largest
spy ring ever uncovered in our nation, using equipment our taxes have at least indirectly paid for.
America does not need a racist press that refuses to look at the espionage of a particular class of people. We need
an honest and objective press that dares to ask just what that evidence is that links those arrested Israeli spies to the events of 9-11 and why our government, as eager as it is to endlessly broadcast fraudulent and mistranslated video tapes that point in one direction, equally eager to classify all evidence that points someplace else. We need a press that dares ask if, by way of the phone tracking and phone tapping systems revealed in Carl Cameron's report, if Israeli Intelligence is able to blackmail our political and media leaders (and frankly, the longer our media delays, the more their delays reinforce the latter possibility).
We need a press that is willing to touch the untouchables.
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war"
-- Motto of Israel's MOSSAD
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