Skip to comments.US Pentagon scientist arrested for 'agreeing to be Israeli spy'
Posted on 10/19/2009 3:51:46 PM PDT by SJackson
A scientist who worked for the US Defense Department, a White House space counsel and other agencies was arrested Monday on espionage charges.
Department said Stewart David Nozette, 52, of suburban Chevy Chase, Maryland, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information to an individual he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer.
The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated US law.
Nozette was arrested Monday by FBI agents. He is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Washington on Tuesday.
In an affidavit supporting the complaint that was unsealed Monday, FBI agent Leslie Martell said that on September 3, Nozette received a telephone call from an individual purporting to be an Israeli intelligence officer. The caller was an undercover FBI agent.
Nozette agreed to meet with the agent later that day at a hotel in Washington and in the subsequent meeting the two discussed Nozette's willingness to work for Israeli intelligence.
Nozette allegedly informed the agent that he had, in the past, held top security clearances and had access to US satellite information, the affidavit said.
Nozette also was alleged to have said he would be willing to answer questions about this information in exchange for money. The affidavit said the agent explained that the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, would arrange for a communication system so Nozette could pass on information in a post office box.
Nozette agreed to provide regular, continuing information and asked for an Israeli passport, the government alleged.
I see Barry has been reading “How to Slander the Mossad in 10 Easy Steps”.
No spying was even done....More BS from 0bama administration
Now the Obama Justice Dept. wouldn’t be doing this just to embarass Israel, would they?
Anything to turn the American people against Israel.. IMHO.. Not going to work..
Israel is the new enemy. The Muslims are our new friends.
Down is up, right is left . . . .
And Obama is a natural born American.
What a great arrangement...we send them billions of dollars of our hard-earned tax dollars each year...they turn around and use the money to spy on us...and nobody complains.
Isn't that entrapment?
"The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated US law."
Will this guy be so lucky?
No need to make excuses for this traitor.
Throw him in a rat infested cage with Pollard, Big Bubba, and 'Tiny' Leroy, until he dies of old age. And make sure he can't suicide his way out early.
Isn’t that entrapment?...No. Unless the FBI agent was asked “are you an FBI agent?” For instance, a bar owner sees what is obviously a drunk patron and the drunk asks for another drink. If he asks him are you a liquor agent and the guy says “No.” the bartender serves him, and then is thus arrested for selling to an obviously intoxicated person, he has a case of entrapment.
"What a great arrangement...we send them billions of dollars of our hard-earned tax dollars each year...they turn around and use the money to spy on us...and nobody complains."The problem began when we started giving equal amounts of $upport to the islami-nazi countries. Also I believe that Israel probably feels that they need more info on things than we're giving because if the US Gov't fails to defend Israel then it's up to Israel to save itself. I know one thing: Israel isn't going to use the info they get, through spying, back on us. I'd rather have Israel spying on us than China-North Korea-Russia.
No need for a trial comrade! Just put him against a wall and shoot him!
Barack Hussein Obama would be proud of you!
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!
“No need for a trial comrade!”
no, that’s for al qaeda and other people that actually want to kill Americans.
Did you read the same article the rest of the responding FREEPERS did?
It was NOT an Israeli Agent he met with but an FBI Agent. The Israeli Government is not alleged to be involved in this.
And what exactly do you mean by 'we send them' and 'they turn around'? Got a problem with JEWS, BOY YOO?
Your wind seems to be coming from where the Sun doesn't shine!
It is generally understood that other countries have spies working in the United States. They are trying to get specific secret or top secret information about the US. The ChiComs do it aggressively. Russia does it aggressively. Israel in particularly aggressive and they share (for their own purposes) secret information with certain other countries.
A US citizen with a secret or higher clearance that will sell our nations technical secrets for money should be put where they will never again see the light of day. They are lower that whale dung and that is found at the bottom of the ocean. When such information in compromised, our overseas agents may be immediately killed or disappear never to be seen again. The US must take counter actions which cost millions of dollars and thousands of technical man hours of labor when such info gets into the wrong hands.
Like Jonathan Pollard never happened.
Like Jonathan Pollard, and many other Israeli spies, never happened.
>And what exactly do you mean by ‘we send them’ and ‘they turn around’?
I think it’s obvious that in this context “we” means the USA, and “they” means Israel.
Got a problem with PRONOUNS, BOY YOO?
And yet, Obama, HR Clinton, and the rest of them are going to open up all of our military nuclear facilities to the Russians (and ultimately the Chinese, cuz once the ruskies know it’s only a matter of time before the info gets disseminated to all of our “friends”) for them to go over with a fine-toothed comb.
Hell, why even have secrets anymore? Just give them away openly!
I got the message the first time.
You won't find a supporter of Johnathan Pollard here. He was actually working with the Israelis and his crime has been punished. He will never get out unlike the Terrorist let go by the Clinton Administration.
I just did not like the way northwinds phrased his response. It had a ring of antisemitism and I called him on it.
Just JEW HATING Miscreants.
If the accounts are true, then this man is a vile traitor, willing to sell his country out to the highest bidder. He should be given a fair trial, and then boiled in oil. Since it would be a great waste to let a good pot of boiling oil go to waste, I would favor pushing all of you in turn. I volunteer to be the pusher.
I don’t understand the link between using pronouns and you throwing a hissy fit.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Go see a psychiatrist... Preferably a Jewish one
>I just did not like the way northwinds phrased his response.
Oh I see; I’m dealing with an Abe Foxman race hustler type.
The Phrasing Police have arrived, watch out!
This has nothing to do with Israel.
Any time you feel like coming to kill me, better come well armed asshole!
Have you ever known a traitor? Have you ever had one who worked for you? I can answer yes to both questions. Most traitors don’t care if you are a Jew, a Communist, Al Qaida, or the Andrews Sisters. They will sell out their country in order to feed their pathological egos, their hatred for their country and for the institution that has placed them in a position of trust.
These people are scum. And any who support them, for whatever delusional reason, are no different.
Don't know what it means, if anything at all, with this sting arrest; but makes me go "hmmmmm."
Go ahead...name the traitor.... you can drop names around here
If you had bothered to read the article you will find that no spying was ever done. The man was entrapped
You don't understand? I will bet both Palin and Bachmann do.
Perhaps your ticket is really Wright-Farrakhan!
You sound more like Joe Biden!
You might want to reconsider what kinds of scum you defend. If you really think that this sub-human slime is worthy of your support, then I stand by my remarks.
If, on the otherhand, you acknowledge that you were attacking those who are today running the country and not defending this low life, then I will withdraw my remarks in your case and we can stand together arm in arm as Devil in Baggy Pants brothers.
For whatever reason they targeted him, he bit, so it doesn't matter.
The traitor was Clyde Conrad. And this scum deserves the same fate, as do you.
His attorney can make that arguement, but it's irrelevant, he's a traitor in the common rather than legal usage of the term. Hope he gets a great defense, and if guilty enjoys prison.
You left out money and sex.
So, it’s okay for some countries to recruit Americans to spy on their own government and give away secrets?
I don’t stand with anyone who tries and convicts a man summarily.
That’s not what I fought for. That’s not what I fight for.
And you can’t “withdraw” a threat.
You are right, but money and sex are usually just the way they keep score, the ego and the arrogance are the main thing.
For the FBI to recruit Americans to spy on their own country, sure, that's how you catch them.
Good for you, scum like him need all the help they can get.
Good luck using that excuse in Court. I'm sure everybody will get a good laugh out of it.
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time, and
And if/when he is tried and convicted, I'll be cheering with the rest.
But I won't be part of a lynch mob.
You talk too much for a real fighting man. Stick to video games!
Should also have noted I read a handful of other articles before posting this one, and they all seem to focus on his “agreement” to “spy”. If that’s all there is, you could well be right that there’s reason to go “hmmmmm”. I have to assume he did something, passed documents, received funds, some actual violation.
And Obama has plenty of people like you, but he’ll gladly take one more.
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