CIA knows Israel can’t be trusted — viewed as primary counterintelligence threat in the region

The Associated Press reports: The CIA station chief opened the locked box containing the sensitive equipment he used from his home in Tel Aviv, Israel, to communicate with CIA headquarters in Virginia, only to find that someone had tampered with it. He sent word to his superiors about the break-in.

The incident, described by three former senior U.S. intelligence officials, might have been dismissed as just another cloak-and-dagger incident in the world of international espionage, except that the same thing had happened to the previous station chief in Israel.

It was a not-so-subtle reminder that, even in a country friendly to the United States, the CIA was itself being watched.

In a separate episode, according to another two former U.S. officials, a CIA officer in Israel came home to find the food in the refrigerator had been rearranged. In all the cases, the U.S. government believes Israel’s security services were responsible.

Such meddling underscores what is widely known but rarely discussed outside intelligence circles: Despite inarguable ties between the U.S. and its closest ally in the Middle East and despite statements from U.S. politicians trumpeting the friendship, U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be, at times, a frustrating ally and a genuine counterintelligence threat.

In addition to what the former U.S. officials described as intrusions in homes in the past decade, Israel has been implicated in U.S. criminal espionage cases and disciplinary proceedings against CIA officers and blamed in the presumed death of an important spy in Syria for the CIA during the administration of President George W. Bush.

The CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division, the group that oversees spying across the Middle East, according to current and former officials. Counterintelligence is the art of protecting national secrets from spies. This means the CIA believes that U.S. national secrets are safer from other Middle Eastern governments than from Israel. [Continue reading…]

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6 thoughts on “CIA knows Israel can’t be trusted — viewed as primary counterintelligence threat in the region

  1. joefiasco

    hey guys cant continue reading the notice is inoperative like to continue reading check it out eh?

  2. Norman

    Seems the I.-Fer’s are meddling again. Nothing is sacred anymore, especially when it comes to dissing Israel. It just might prove interesting if the U.S. pulled out of the M.E., let Israel go it alone, as that seems to be the only thing they understand.

  3. DE Teodoru

    Once again this provokes my opinion based on my study of Zionist Revisionism. The trouble with Israel’s Holocaust Psychosis is that it becomes both a driver and an excuse for screwing its friends. But there’s more. Basic to the Holocaust Psychosis is the assumption that Jews are– even for atheistic Zionists that substitute Marxist historical dialectics for God– the most superior creatures in the world, deserving of domination wherever they seek it. Their thinking would be amusing, were it not an ideology that literally transcribes from a grade B science fiction movie– like some version of WAR OF THE WORLDS– where an intellectually far superior conquering invader easily takes over. But its violent powers are vulnerable to some local planetary quirk (like a virus or bacterium) and so it must be surreptitious in duping humans to serve their extermination strategy. And so it is that, in no way threatened by Egypt in 1956 and 1967, the IDF had to trap the Egyptian army to massacre its soldiers, either in combat or as helpless disarmed POWs. The latter was much more appreciated than the former because it replays, with the shoe on the other foot, the slaughter of the lambs notion basic to the Holocaust Psychosis. Similarly, it superior intellect is assumed affirmed by manipulating the US to start wars in the Middle East to massacre Arabs so that it could feel confident about its intellectual superiority over US leaders. Per the Holocaust Psychosis, it is not enough to know that you can dupe your “dumb goyim” allies devoted to Israel’s security, but to also constantly affirm your superiority by deceiving, robbing and raping them to establish the all around “mensh-hood” of the superior beings. Most importantly, this gives the Israeli leaders that– having duped their allies and betrayed them– the needed fear of getting caught which will insure that they will never soften and fall into trusting these unholy and un-chosen inferiors. All this goes on to such an obsessive level that it is self-defeating….but then that’s what “psychosis” is all about.

    Of course, I hope it is clear that when I say “Israel” I don’t mean the Israeli Sabras and most Israelis. I mean the “revisionist” strain for whom deception, theft, back-stabbing and massacre are a needed tonic for their “mensch-hood” (mostly European Ashkenazi) and so was really reinforcing a sort of Napoleonic statue complex, along with the Holocaust psychosis. Most Israelis, having come from rich intellectual and moral endowment in both Eastern and Western cultures were among the first to denounce the madness of Revisionism. Indeed, most Diasporic Jews, as leaders in Western societies, decry privately the Revisionist position. Many of them wrote the histories that document the Revisionist collaboration with the Nazis and the betrayal of Diasporic Jews seeking shelter in Western refuge rather than Zionist-Marxist tribalism (clearly a dialectic, meaning a contradiction in terms). Fact is that for every Israeli manifesting the Holocaust Psychosis, there are ten that fearlessly decry it in astonishing frankness, though no less Israeli patriots, and 100 Diasporic Jews that– though silenced by the confusion between Zionism and the Holocaust educated into them by the Zionists since the Holocaust– privately denounce what they consider an abomination of the Jewish Ethic by these manifestations of subterfuge characterizing Revisionist Holocaust Psychosis.

    Much will be released by US Gov Intel insiders in the coming decade, outraged by this repeated and obsessive betrayal of such a devoted ally as the US. The weakening of the US and its Eastern as opposed to Middle Eastern security focus will provoke far more scandalous media accounts than the avalanche barraging us today. But we should never smear our focus to look suspiciously upon our mass majority loyal Jewish compatriots and decent Zionists. Let us also not forget that Israel has been exploited for electoral advantage by non-Jewish politicians who will on one day invite Revisionist screwing of America in order to get themselves to power and the next day, in power, release, damning evidence of Israeli Revisionist betrayal. Romney, for example, an incompetent swindler directed by a cult in ways only suggested by its history, went to Israel to exploit the revisionists knowing that they exploit America. This can only raise grave questions about his loyalty to the nation whose presidency he seeks. These are perilous times, not so much because smart swindlers are upon us, but because we as a nation are at the mercy of greedy blind fools hoping to steer the Ship of State!

  4. Paul Woodward

    sorry I left out the link. But please note: the “continue reading…” link is always the same as the link at the beginning of the post. So, chances are that even when I happen to omit the second link, you can still reach the article from the link at the top. It’s rare that I fail to put in either link.

  5. BillVZ

    As always DE Teodoru your comments and insight are of interest. Today as the visiting psychoanalyst you pose that:
    “Basic to the Holocaust Psychosis is the assumption that Jews are the most superior creatures in the world, deserving of domination wherever they seek it.”
    Yet according to American liberals, as much as American conservatives,they share the implicit assumption that “we own the world.”
    Both Jews and Americans proudly assert they can do whatever they like.
    Your diagnosis of Holocaust Psychosis as the cause for such an obsessive level that Jews are the most superior creatures in the world becuase- that’s what “psychosis” is all about; to what cause then would you attribute the assumption that the American Empire owns the world while being wound around the little finger of Israel? Just curious…

  6. DE Teodoru

    The American “exceptionalism” is a result of what Stalin ruefully once said: “If I had as able a propaganda machinery as Madison Avenue I could rule the world.” Americans suffer from no psychosis, only from a willful neurotic self-deception based on “we do because we can!” As a very practical people, Americans see the truth once it is placed inescapably in front of them or applied to their skin so they can personally feel it. Then, duly chastened, each will try to deflect his individual failure of judgement for the mess America made. There is where I fear the Israel bashing that almost occured after Israel has made a dumb Bush-it administration choke and the American people could no longer be distracted from their “ain’t my kid going to war” “disconnection syndrome” as the bill for the war came due. As was the case with Vietnam, it is the cost to American voters that turned them people against exceptionalist aggression. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ran a polls study showing that it was not the 1968 Tet Offensive that turned Americans against the Vietnam War but the 10% surtax that LBJ had to impose in the Fall of 1967 in order to pay for it. Bush had tried to defer payment for his Iraqi, Afghan and everywhere else where Israel (through the neocons) asked him to go to war. But costs became apparent thanks to the tireless fire bell ringing by scholars like Prof. Stiglitz (an American Jew like most of them) of Columbia University. The rest of what Obama inherited is history thanks to tireless scholars, mostly American Jews, amongst the most outspoken critics of Bush’s exploitation of 9/11; Scholars like Stiglitz and brave journalists like Nir Rosen and Weiss, realized that Bush was so dumb and bamboozled by the neocons (the latter known personally to many American Jews as shysters) that many Jews bravely stood up to the neocon slander of “self-hating Jew” and did all they could so that Jews not be blamed for America’s Mideast catastrophes. These courageous outspoken Jews also were as patriotic as most Americans but, like Stiglitz, a lost smarter and saw the looming economic catastrophe from Bush’s “deferred payment” for wars and all his expensive gifts to his big-bucks constituents by Bush. The Wall Street collapse was more avidly predicted by Jewish scholars than by any one else. Furthermore, they understood well the cannibalistic feeding frenzy tendency of the Revisionist crowd leading Israel. So, when Bush finally chickened out on attacking Iran because the Joint-Chiefs had threatened to all quit en masse if he were to do so, the Israelis pushed their neocon employees to denounce him vociferously while others would plead with him (obvious good-cop-bad-cop tactic). Note that Israel was not satisfied with massive gift of munitions (some were even illegal) for use in Lebanon and Gaza. It also insisted that the US to get fully entangled in further Mideast Wars; so Bush couldn’t end his term with a pull-out from Iraq. It was, once again, a critical element of the “psychosis” that the US not hesitate to comply with Israeli commands for direct American involvement in the wars Israel knows it can only start but not finish. By the end, the Israeli leaders told Bush in the last days of his presidency: “To us you are now nobody!” If one still has doubts about the “psychosis” just read the new materials on the 1967 USS Liberty incident, where Israel attacked the US in open waters when it was about to be exposed. Then, as now, license came from the “never again” crazy rationale for betraying all allies in order to maintain a sense of superiority, a major component of the psychosis. Accustomed only with Soviet diplomacy, no Americans in any administration knows how to deal with Israeli psychotic paroxysms because anyone who in the past called for sternness was removed in fear of “punishment” of a US president, as was Jimmy Carter. If we don’t wrap our heads around the psychosis, to deal with it rationally, when it can no longer be tolerated by American interests, they then will know no way of dealing with it than as it dealt with rogue Latin American allies. It wouldn’t take much more than cutting off and undermining of Israel for it to collapse. Since we don’t want that, we had better learn how to curb, if not cure Revisionist Israel’s psychosis of convenience. We want, after all, an Israel at peace with and helping modernize its Arab cousins.

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