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Zionist Spies in the U.S.?
FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2014 | Ari Lieberman

Posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:38 AM PDT by SJackson

Last week, Newsweek’s Jeff Stein ran a sensationalist story detailing alleged Israeli spy activities in the United States. Stein, citing dubious sources, claimed that Israeli spies attempted to monitor Al Gore’s bathroom activities (an image too frightening to imagine) while drugs and women are routinely employed by Zionist spies to entice U.S. officials into handing over information of value. The sources for these and other absurd allegations contained in the article were mainly anonymous with one notable exception, an obscure ex-intelligence character and former CIA employee named Paul Pillar.

One look at Pillar’s past articles, publications and speeches puts the Newsweek screed in proper context. Pillar is a rabid Israel basher. In March 2014, he spoke at the so-called “National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship’” where he attacked Israel on everything from its defensive military operations in Gaza to its concern over Iran’s procurement of nuclear weapons. He even attempted to downplay Iran’s threat to wipe Israel off the map claiming that it was a mere mistranslation. Pillar took his place at the summit alongside miscreants such as Cynthia McKinney and Alison Weir, whose radical views on the Jewish state veer uncomfortably into David Duke territory.

In 2012, Pillar authored an article featured in an anti-Semitic blog in which he likened Israel to Apartheid-era South Africa thus repeating the false and unsubstantiated narrative of the most vitriolic Israel haters. Pillar also demonstrates his extreme bias and ignorance by characterizing the Six-Day War as a war “that Israel launched and used to seize the West Bank and other Arab territory.” Clearly context and facts mean absolutely nothing to this wretched person.

Briefly, the Six-Day War began when Egypt blockaded the Gulf of Eilat to Israeli shipping, kicked UN peacekeepers out of Sinai and then deployed seven divisions there, violated Israeli airspace with Mig-21 overflights and fired mortar shells at Israeli border settlements. These belligerent actions were of course accompanied by the perfunctory threats to throw the Jews into the sea. Israel struck preemptively to thwart Egyptian aggression. It is important to note that Israel warned Jordan to stay out of the conflict. However, Jordan’s King Hussein, drunk on false Arab claims of victory, struck first prompting a swift and decisive Israeli military response. The deceitful Pillar neglects to note any of this in his one-way rant.

In 2013, Pillar wrote an article supportive of the anti-Semitic BDS movement, referring to Israel as a colonizer and again falsely asserting that Israel initiated the war on the Jordanian front. Pillar also authored another article titled “We can live with a nuclear Iran” where he of course downplays legitimate concerns of nuclear weapons falling into the hands world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism.

Like the insidious and deranged Israel bashers Alice Walker and Roger Waters, Pillar is a man guided by a venomous hate and is bent on vilifying the only democracy in the Mideast and sabotaging U.S. relations with Israel at all costs. No one really took note of Pillar and his regurgitated banal diatribes until Newsweek’s Jeff Stein decided to mainstream this fringe extremist and his fables.

Some have drawn parallels between Newsweek’s story and the infamous Dreyfus Affair, when French military officials motivated by base anti-Semitism accused a completely innocent French-Jewish captain of passing military secrets to the Germans. While this comparison may be a bit of an exaggeration, the instant circumstance clearly demonstrates that purveyors of hate and conspiracy theories still lurk within the echelons of government and radical elements within the media are all too willing to give them a platform to espouse their odious views.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alicewalker; alisonweir; arilieberman; cynthiamckinney; davidduke; frontpage; israel; jeffstein; newsweek; paulpillar; rogerwaters

1 posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:38 AM PDT by SJackson
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This story seems to have gotten very little coverage in the US press, the author and lack of facts likely the reason. For those who haven't seen the Newsweek article, the most incendiary accusation which other media have picked up

According to a senior former U.S. intelligence operative, a Secret Service agent who was enjoying a moment of solitude in Gore’s bathroom before the Veep arrived heard a metallic scraping sound. “The Secret Service had secured [Gore’s] room in advance and they all left except for one agent, who decided to take a long, slow time on the pot,” the operative recalled for Newsweek. “So the room was all quiet, he was just meditating on his toes, and he hears a noise in the vent. And he sees the vent clips being moved from the inside. And then he sees a guy starting to exit the vent into the room.”

Did the agent scramble for his gun? No, the former operative said with a chuckle. “He kind of coughed and the guy went back into the vents.”

The agent knew the "intruder" was Israeli because he was wearing a Mossad t shirt I suppose. And the agent did nothing because that's Secret Service policy dealing with intruders into Vice Presidential quarters. I believe that.

2 posted on 05/13/2014 5:27:31 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

I’m not sure what the least believable part of this guy’s story is. Newsweek. What a joke.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 5:42:27 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SJackson
Everybody spies on everybody.

Deal with it.

4 posted on 05/13/2014 5:43:55 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: SJackson
Zionist Spies in the U.S.?

Not the biggest problem! Let's get rid of the radical communist muzzies in the white hut first!

5 posted on 05/13/2014 5:49:13 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: SJackson
The most believable part:

"So the room was all quiet, he was just meditating on his toes, and he hears a noise in the vent. And he sees the vent clips being moved from the inside. And then he sees a guy starting to exit the vent into the room."

Ah yes, the most hackneyed device in cinema action movies, the bathroom vent duct that magically expands to allow adults to crawl on all fours unheard despite the tin timpani effect and undetected. Hidden ceiling and wall spaces more akin to C.S. Lewis' magic wardrobe. And of course Mossad, the KGB, British Secret Service, et al have the complete plans of all the utilities in any given building except for the vast dead end duct plenum with the slowly rotating fan back lit by a light suitable for Hollywood premieres or anti-aircraft artillery.

rats...trapped again.

Reporters should taken some time from their romantic encounters with bathroom mirrors to glance at their surroundings and ponder the paradox of the 12"x12" wall or ceiling registers that hide the tin superhighways behind the walls.

But reality and reporters like opposite poles of a magnet repel one another almost as forcefully as reporters and the sane reading public.

6 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:12 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SJackson

Israelis are welcome.

Muslimes (yes, spelling is intentional) are not.

At least mosques will provide very good targets...my air attach techniques are getting a bit stale.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 6:19:49 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Covenantor

Not to mention the fact that most HVAC ducts and commercials ceilings aren’t even close to being capable of bearing a person’s weight.

I’m always amused by people in movies crawling across ceilings. Most commercial ceilings are suspended, and probably won’t support 25 pounds. Even most drywall ceilings aren’t capable of supporting a person, and they would seldom have enough space above them anyways. Also in these movies nobody ever runs into a firewall blocking the way.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 6:23:00 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: uglybiker
Brings back memories.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 6:27:45 AM PDT by McGruff (Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: SJackson

Small summary from the John Batchelor Show last night (the podcast from last night hasn’t been uploaded yet)

Monday 12 May 2014 / Hour 3, Block B: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Joint Cobra exercises, one of the key training enterprises for both US and Israeli militaries. An Israeli spying in theUS? When VP Gore stayed at the King David, “security found a guy in he air conditioning duct” – what? Physically impossible, and the King David doesn’t have a/c ducts (it was build anciently)

http://johnbatchelorshow.com/schedule/2014/05/12

Another source:

King David Hotel Manager Dismisses Newsweek Spying Report – Air Conditioner Vent Too Small for ‘Even a Cat’

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/05/12/king-david-hotel-manager-dismisses-newsweek-spying-report-air-conditioner-vent-too-small-for-even-a-cat/


10 posted on 05/13/2014 6:38:53 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Irenic

Also, John Batchelor has stayed at the King David and as he recalled the rooms, Batchelor agreed that it didn’t seem feasible for somebody to have been in the vent. For what it’s worth Batchelor has claims he has a photograph memory (wasn’t claimed this show but in the past)...

Sheesh Batchelor was difficult to listen to last night, he’s pretty hardcore GOPe but he often does have good information on his show, so I continue to listen.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 6:50:14 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: SJackson

First thought on just reading the headline was ‘If I had us as an ally I’d have spies here too.’


12 posted on 05/13/2014 9:05:00 AM PDT by tbpiper
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13 posted on 05/13/2014 9:05:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Thanks SJackson.
Some have drawn parallels between Newsweek’s story and the infamous Dreyfus Affair, when French military officials motivated by base anti-Semitism accused a completely innocent French-Jewish captain of passing military secrets to the Germans. While this comparison may be a bit of an exaggeration, the instant circumstance clearly demonstrates that purveyors of hate and conspiracy theories still lurk within the echelons of government and radical elements within the media are all too willing to give them a platform to espouse their odious views.

14 posted on 05/14/2014 3:41:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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FWIW, I hold a very very very high security clearance.

And I am Israeli, working for an Israeli company that trains Americans on Israeli technology.

I routinely get flogged about everything I do, including what I post on F.R.

It’s no more or less intrusive than during Bush II.

Of course, I make no bones about being Israeli and the technology I deal with is of Israeli origin, so it’s not like I could steal something.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SJackson

He then immediately rushed out and reported the incident to Newsweek, but without a word to his superiors.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 4:15:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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:’)


17 posted on 05/14/2014 4:22:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Newsweak.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 7:45:36 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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