We have no information on WHY this guy's security clearance was pulled. Typically these matters are not commented upon by those in authority. Obviously something happened beyond just being Jewish to get his clearance yanked. Him running to the foreign press at first opportunity does suggest that he might not have been trustworthy. Too bad, pal, holding a security clearance is not a civil right.
posted on 10/23/2001 9:44:57 AM PDT
Uh, maybe he went to the US press, and the US press didn't cover it.
One thing I have noticed is that beyond "Bubba and the Rednecks" kinds of antisemitism, real-world antisemitism never gets called for what it is--it's always framed as "you must try to understand the complex issues of diversity and multiculturalism" (insert obligatory BARF here).
For example, the folks in the Southwestern US who agitate for establishing "Aztlan" tend to make extremely anti-semitic remarks--and usually call for any and all Jews in or NEAR "Aztlan" to be exterminated. Does the mainstream press ever discuss this? Hell, no!
posted on 10/23/2001 9:52:44 AM PDT
Exactly. Dual citizenship calls into question the decision to grant a high security clearance. It may have been part of a routine review of clearances, which happens from time to time.
posted on 10/23/2001 6:23:29 PM PDT
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