WILL THE E.U. & UN USE NATO TO TAKE ISRAEL?

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WILL THE E.U. & UN USE NATO TO TAKE ISRAEL?

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By: Emanuel & Gail Winston – Archived in: Pollard – March 2nd, 2015

WILL THE E.U. & UN USE NATO TO TAKE ISRAEL?

By: Emanuel Winston Archived in: European Union Policy Against Israel Published on: 07/07/2006

7/7/06 1 year ago Four Islamic Suicide Bombs & Murders 52 London Commuters

Some time ago I noticed a small article in U.S. Defense News about the Europeans ‘somehow’ planning to employ NATO as their military arm as a Rapid Response Force. My alarm bells started ringing that this was a threshold move to gather sufficient military power to cross the Mediterranean Sea and occupy the Jewish nation of Israel, claiming it was a “necessary move toward regional peace”for the good of all”.

Nothing in that small article suggested that there was a far greater ‘Game Plan’, intended to pacify the Arab and Muslim oil nations by driving the Jews either onto a smaller sliver of land, as originally proposed by the U.N. or to extinction….whatever was doable first. That translates to seeing that which was not supposed to be seen.

Sometimes clues expose the intentions without the hard evidence of what is called the “‘smoking gun”. So, let’s start accumulating the bits and pieces which, by themselves, don’t tell all of the story but point us in the right direction.

We know that in 1947 the U.S. State Department worked diligently at the behest of the Saudis, Egypt and the oil corporations to kill the U.N. proposal to allow the Jews to have their ancient homeland, the only place in the world where they could be safe as Jews and upon which to settle themselves a State.

When the State Department’s strenuous efforts failed, thereafter they used every hostile stratagem to subvert Israel’s existence by arming the Muslim Arab countries to a point that it would be a foregone conclusion that Israel would be easily overrun, occupied and driven off the planet. They also created small enclaves of Arabists within America’s most important government institutions to act with hostility toward Israel and threatened American Jewish leaders to force them into silence.

Instead of their hostile plans succeeding, the constant assaults of the Arab Muslim nations by wars and incessant terrorism, forced the Jews of the new born State of Israel to develop an army of consequence and a people with strength, fortitude and courage. As a result, despite being mightily armed, the 7 Arab armies shamefully lost 6 wars and resorted to terrorist proxies to attack the Jews in order to save their Muslim Pride.

The Arab Muslim oil nations went ballistic and employed their international oil servants, the multi-national oil companies, to carry their message of hate into Washington and to the Generals of the Free World. The Europeans were easy recruits to Arab Muslim plans of Genocide as proven, age-old Jew-haters. By adding their vested interests in escalating oil needs and prices, the Arabs had a dedicated ally. All oil-using nations began pandering to the Middle Eastern oil states and their consummate hatred of the Jewish State.

Perhaps that is why the NSA (National Security Agency) developed a secret center nicknamed: “The Jew Room” in which various Intel agencies exchanged information about Israel specifically and Jews generally. According to John Loftus’ book “The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People – 1920-1992″(1) this “Room” was off limits to all American Jews. (2) As I recall, fundamentalist Christians who supported Israel were likewise unwelcome. Clearly, subverting an ally by misusing the word ‘democracy’ as cover is not something Washington Arabists would want exposed to the American people.

At that time, according to our laws, American Intelligence Agencies were restricted in their ‘domestic’ spying so they traded with British Intelligence Agencies to by-pass those restrictive laws as follows: the Brits agreed to monitor the American Jews in the U.S., while the CIA reciprocated by monitoring British Jews for the Brits in England.

Clearly, in deference to the foreign influence of the Saudis, among other Arab Muslim nations, American Jews and all their organizations were under surveillance. The American “Jew Room” was where the various Intelligence Services traded information about Jews when needed which was also passed on to Egypt, the Saudis and others. This was particularly true of Israel’s defensive and offensive plans regarding their hostile neighbors. Presumably, this would include electronic surveillance both from satellites and, on the ground, from HUMINT (Human Intelligence).

While Israel was adhering to the M.O.U. (Memorandum of Understanding) – Agreement signed by American Presidents to share vital intelligence with Israel), Arabists in the State Department would simply pass it on to the Arabs and conceal it from the Israelis. Apparently, that twisted arrangement continues today for whatever benefits it brings government and commercial interests from grateful Muslim nations like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, ‘et al’.

The American people admired the plucky little Jewish nation that could beat a well-armed Muslim civilization numbering 1.5 Billion. But small Arabist cabals in Washington were dedicated to the rivers of oil and the trillions of dollars that flowed out of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf States. These became the ‘Shadow Government’ (4) that drove American foreign policy in the Mid East.

Every new Secretary of State seemed to change character upon entering the hallowed halls of ‘Foggy Bottom’ – the State Department. Please note that our current Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice hardly ever voiced a negative word against Israel while she was President Bush’s National Security Advisor. However, after entering the State Department, her public statements seem to be extraordinarily slanted against Israel. The recommendation called: “restraint” was more than a mere word spoken through back channels and publically to Israel.

The word: “Treason” doesn’t even approach what these evil people were doing in the name of true Americans via a hijacked foreign policy. The oil interests lined their pockets, as crude oil was conveniently ramped up. While plundering the national treasury, they insured that Americans began to spiral down in their ability to afford daily living – which rose exponentially with the extortionate price of oil. Seniors saw their retirement savings diminished to the point that they had to choose between food and their medications. This meant absolutely nothing to the oil barons who joined the Arabs in posting profits which escalated beyond mere petty thievery into the stratosphere. Quietly being whispered in Washington was that, when gasoline reached $4 per gallon at the pump, it would be necessary to nationalize the oil industry.

So, what is the next move for the Arabists and their “Shadow Government” in Washington despite their clout in the Oval Office?

One ‘band-aid’ solution was that they need a war sufficiently large enough between Israel and the Arab Muslim Palestinians which (to save the ‘poor Palestinians’) would warrant a U.N. call for Global intervention. “Intervention” means the use of a mix of military forces under the umbrella of the U.N. but, actually driven by Washington Arabists with the E.U. (European Union) of the world with words of “Peace”,”Saving the Jews” and “we must save those poor Palestinians” to justify t led by France, Germany and England, among others. The well-informed propagandists are prepared to flood the communities heir moving troops into Gaza, Judea and Samaria (the so-called ‘west bank’). This, of course also includes forcing the Jews out of the Jordan Valley, off the Golan Heights in order to establish an elevated U.S. military base to oversee the vested interests of the major multi-national oil corporations in the region. Goebbels understood the need to manipulate the minds of the people if Genocide was to be willingly accepted.

But before that venture, a small war is needed. The present clash in Gaza may suffice when Israel is forced to re-occupy Gaza merely to stop the rain of Kassam Rockets and Katyusha Missiles – with the ongoing unification of the various deadly terrorist organizations into one protected base of global terrorist operations. When Israel starts to clean out the terrorists from Gaza, the Global Media will be urged by Washington to show Palestinian families suffering, to justify intervention by the Free West. Israeli suffering from Arab Muslim Palestinian Terror and cascading missiles will be positioned in the media as Israel’s own fault for daring to strike back at her tormentors. Should Israel refuse to passively allow occupation of their ancient homeland, there could be a manipulated conflict, staged like the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

A report entitled, “Israel, Foreign Preference – Foreign Influence Cases” in “INSIGHT MAGAZINE” of the Washington Times (3), said the Pentagon has sought to increasingly restrict access to Americans Jews with relatives in Israel for jobs in the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. This report, authored by Sheldon Cohen, reviewed 47 security clearances hearings held by the Pentagon since 1996. Eighteen of the 47 applicants were granted clearances but the report cited other cases in which the Pentagon banned security clearance from dozens of Americans, mostly Jews, who either lived, worked or have relatives in Israel.

Within that article the authors outline the question posed by the Pentagon to American Jewish applicants for security clearance: “Would you be willing to join a U.S. attack on Israel and abandon your relatives if the Jewish State was threatened?” That’s like asking anyone: “If the situation arose where there is a choice of saving their mother or their father – or your daughter or your son? Who would you choose?” It’s a question that should never be asked and, if asked, never answered unless, of course, the game plan by Arabist moles in Washington is to indeed, create a pretext to invade our ally, Israel.

When the Jews of Europe were gathered up for extermination by the German Nazis and Europeans, they too were asked exactly that question when they were off-loaded from the cattle cars before entering the Nazi death camps. For example, if a woman held two children, the Nazi officer would ask which child would she keep and which would she give up to be taken away.

Is this what the Pentagon questioners are asking to entrap the Jews? Will you fight against the country where your religion and soul resides or will you fight against that country because Arabists, slaved to oil, want the only Jewish nation to be obliterated as the Europeans – at the behest of the German Nazis attempted to do? Is this then the role to be adopted by American officers while telling the American people and Congress that, it’s not Saudi Arabia or other Muslim nations who hate America’s Judeo-Christian ethics but, somehow, it’s the Jewish nation which threatens our national security? If Hitler and Goebbels were able to sell this Orwellian psychosis to the German people, why not sell it to the Americans?

Looking past what I shall call “The Weinberger Doctrine” of subverting both the Jewish State whenever possible, there were Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger’s extensive opportunities of threatening American Jews. Jonathan Pollard blew the whistle on Weinberger’s scheme to withhold vital information from Israel on the development by Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and others – of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) including NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) weapons – much of which was paid for by Saudi Arabia. Weinberger used the exposé by Pollard to exclude Jews from research programs that could similarly expose collusion to occupy Israel or to subvert her. The question arises: Was there a (hopefully) small, limited circle within U.S. Intelligence who spied upon our ally, Israel, as we spy on all others but, act as hostiles while pretending friendship? When Gen. Alexander Haig (Sec. Of State) was asked (on TV) if America spies on her friends, he answered: “I certainly hope so.” (4)

Why were Weinberger and his cronies so deeply tied to Saudi oil, while overlooking their role as deep pockets for global terrorists? He and his cronies were never investigated for treason for these crimes, acting as a rogue operation within American Intelligence. Perhaps that was why President Reagan accepted Weinberger’s resignation or, in other words, fired him. Some believe that Weinberger was dismissed for countermanding President Reagan’s order to have Americans fire on Syria after the Marine Barracks was blown up in Beirut at Syrian instigation killing 242 American Marines in 1983.

Have you ever noticed how Syria is always so carefully protected in Washington, no matter what they do? Imagine what James Baker and former President George Herbert Walker Bush could tell us about the inner workings of a doctrine that put a wall around Syria.

SHADOW GOVERNMENT

Was the arrest of Jonathan Pollard a pretext to expand a supposedly closed down illegal covert operation by the FBI called “SCOPE” whose purpose was to compile lists of Jews in government, research and institutional leadership, ‘et al’? This operation was revealed publically in the WALL ST. JOURNAL January 17, 1992. (5)

Jews have played a disproportionate role in advanced research and development, assuring that America stayed well ahead of her enemies, like the Soviet Union. Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, among many other Jews were the reason that American could build a nuclear weapon (before Germany) which subdued Japan in two blasts, saving an estimated million plus American soldiers who could have died trying to take Japan with conventional forces. The Weinberger Cult, buried deep in the State Department, Pentagon, CIA, ‘et al’ has continued to flourish with its primary victim being the Jewish State of Israel. Would the Congress dare to investigate the existence of a “Shadow Government” and would the New York Times or any other major Media sources publish this story? [Please note list of 11 major articles below out of 68 written by E. Winston discussing “Shadow Government”] (6)

American Jews need not apologize for bettering the lives of all Americans, all humans, for their work in medicine and technology both in the civilian and military sector while the Islamists bring us nothing but global grief. As for Israel, the Israelis were always ready to fight side-by-side with American soldiers against such threats from Iraq, Iran, Syria, or any other hostile Muslim nations. I cannot help but wonder if this same “Shadow Government would dare to evolve such plans to invade England, France, the Netherlands, Germany and then, as cover, question the loyalty of dual citizens from those nations?

One: If the Defense Department is supposedly asking questions of loyalty to protect America, perhaps it would best start within the bowels of State Department, whose employees – especially those who have cycled back into the American system after serving abroad in any one of the 26 Arab Muslim countries or 56 total Muslim countries. It seems that the Muslim cult is both invasive and pervasive to those who served there, absorbing the Muslim prejudices by osmosis and by money enticements for their future jobs.

It is often noted that the State Department (Foggy Bottom) has a ‘revolving door’. Once someone serves in such Muslim governments of the world, he (or she) returns to take up ‘expert’ residency at the Middle East desk, biases intact and well-honed. Worse yet, when these former diplomats leave ‘official’ government service and are now on the direct pay roll to Middle East oil sheiks, do they act as moles deep within our American government institutions?

Two: As gate-keepers for those who enter this country, how is it that the State Department colluding with the Department of Immigration has worked so diligently to permit the entry of Muslims, to flood America with hostile Muslims, both in our vital industries and universities where the incoming Muslim students invariably choose Nuclear Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Most of these fields have military application when the young zealous Muslim students return to their countries of origin (or proceed to fit into America as ‘loyal’ citizens who can subvert from the inside).

Both Britain and Canada are first beginning to learn about second generation Muslims who adopt the extreme religious hatred of Saudi or Taliban Wahhabism. France is experiencing a massive increase in violent anti-Semitic acts from the ‘critical mass’ of Muslims now in France. [Esp. today after 11/13/15]

I cannot help but wonder if other Americans, both Christians and Jews who come under suspicion if they believe that Israel is a true friend and devoted ally, while the Saudis are looked upon as hostile enemies? Remember that of the 9/11 hijacking bombers, 15 of the 19 were Saudis and the other 4 were Egyptian. Not all Muslims are terrorists, for sure. But, all the terrorists (except for Oklahoma City) have been Muslims.

When WMD were transferred directly or indirectly to Saddam Hussein during his 8 year war with Iran, little to nothing was investigated. It all fell into that black hole entitled National Security well used by father President George H.W. Bush and James Baker – as described by the 9/11 Commission and prior to that as Iran-Contra.

When Saudi Arabia acquired long range missiles from China, the U.S. State Department remained unusually silent, despite the probability that they were probably nuclear capable and stationed in the Rubi Kahli Desert of Saudi Arabia. (The Saudis refused to allow inspection.)

Why was not the Pentagon and the State Department questioning the visits by the notorious Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of the Islamic Atom Bomb of Pakistan who made frequent visits to Egypt with his nuclear ‘package’ – as he did to Libya, Iran and Iraq? Do I hear a resounding silence? Who at State, the Pentagon, the Oval Office decide to keep this buried tightly under wraps as a matter of national security? Who created what I hope is a limited secret policy to protect and preserve hostile Muslim regimes while using American resources to cast Israel as a threat?

Am I being paranoid to think that the same German doctrine of World Rule (as in the Third Reich) is still alive and thriving as it did all through the last WW2? There we found cooperation by U.S. and European companies, like the Ford Company, through their subsidiaries, selling trucks to the German Army. Have we forgotten the sale of the mobile SCUD missile launchers to Saddam which were reportedly sold by Matrix Churchill, a subsidiary of a major American corporation. How deeply are they entrenched in the State Department, Pentagon, Intelligence, ‘et al’?

What should irk all Americans and Congress is that we rely upon the State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA, NSA to reflect American values and protect us from our enemies and not from our friends. Has a secret America become like East German Stasi where everyone was under surveillance? Americans do not anticipate secret cabals within these organizations to run a “Shadow Government” and make their own policy. As mentioned earlier: I don’t remember Condoleezza Rice, then as National Security Advisor, being an outspoken representative of pro-Arab Muslim policies as she is now ever since she entered the portals of the State Department. It seems as if State runs America’s foreign policy and almost all those at the top, represent the ideals of those unknown and unidentified ‘experts’ within who drive that Agency.

This is how Adolph Hitler came to power because neither the German Parliament nor the German people recognized that Power had slipped from their hands into evil. It all looked legal then and it is looking legal now. They have good PR. (I am not accusing anyone in America of assuming a Nazi style agenda but, this is how it happens.)

Clearly, it is time to question the insiders about their loyalty to America or, is it their loyalty to their own doctrine? Weinberger and associates had a doctrine with a bias in favor of “their good friends” the Saudis which embodied a reverse bias against Israel. A Hitler-ian legacy brings no honor to the great nation of America because that is NOT who we are. To allow a gang of Dr. Strangeloves to subvert and trash the American way is a mistake which cannot be undone, unless Congress takes a sword to that Gordian knot.

A Game Plan for occupying Israel in deference to the Saudis and their proxy terrorists has been lying on the shelf, awaiting the right moment to be utilized. (Its time may have come.) The present face-off between Israel and the Palestinian Arab Muslim terrorists can be the opportunity for Washington Arabists to claim to bring “Peace” but, the underlying reason will be to force Israel to cede more of her G-d given Land under supposedly U.N. “Peace”-keeping soldiers. This would be a replay of U.N. collaboration with terrorists in Lebanon when they were there as so called “Peace-Keepers”.

The so-called Peace-Keepers would, of course, be primarily U.S. and European soldiers, formed into combat units, straight out of NATO. It is here the Pentagon wants to know if Americans (including especially American Jews) would go along with an attack against Israel, in deference to Saudi and other Muslim countries’ wishes. Perhaps a better question is to ask all Americans (both Jews and Christians): Would they agree to serve in an attack on the only Democratic nation in the Middle East so the oil companies can continue to post astronomical profits?

This also requires the pre-recruitment of accommodating Leftist Jews in Israel’s government NOT to fight occupation but to accept such an invasion in passive silence and thus become something like a Bosnia under U.N. supervision. That recruitment has been in progress for some time, led by Shimon Peres, then Ariel Sharon and now Ehud Olmert – all following the failure of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

Wherever Good establishes itself, Evil is sure to follow. Evil comes to nest and, like any parasite, it hides itself, using the coloring of Good as its cover. Most parasites know that, as long as it does not kill the host but merely feeds on it, they too will live on. But, when Evil truly takes over and, in its greed, devours its host, it will eventually die – unless it can transfer itself to another host. We have in this great land [USA] Islamo-Fascists burrowing deeper inside of our most valuable institutions. The Pentagon, the CIA, the NSA are not supposed to be servants of the Saudis through the offices of the State Department. We have watched Eurabia flourish as France, England, the Netherlands, Germany have started down that slippery slope where Muslim critical mass has started to take control through violence.

We have many Good institutions in America which is what makes it a great country. But, the parasites of Evil have found it too comfortable and safe a nesting place while the Good acts too late to survive. Strong indicators of a nation’s decay are when they first use the Jews as an explanation for evil behavior. That is happening now across Europe and within certain American institutions which cater to the predatory nature of Islamo-fascism. None of the Muslim nations can achieve a decent living standard for their people so the leading dictators blame the Jews and recruit the oil parasites of the West to support their failure to achieve. Therefore, we should not be surprised to see the Arabists in the Pentagon, State Department, CIA cut open the familiar wound of Jew-hatred. We have excellent patriots in our American Services but, some have been brain-washed to see things through an Arabist lens. In effect, shifting the focus of the failure in Iraq and Afghanistan to win over the hearts and minds of hostile Muslims of Iran, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia and that bunch called Palestinians so the sacrifice of Israel will buy some time.

To build up a case against Jews so we can accommodate the Muslim oil world by attacking Israel is what Arabists hope to achieve. It is the enemy within our institutions which endanger us – not our proven allies as Israel is. Let us start the clean-up and clean-out to bring the State Department, Pentagon, Oval Office and Intelligence Agencies back to the American way and the awareness that they are not the Government..

Some will recall the old movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” where Jimmy Stewart as an elected Congressman, fights corruption in Congress against deals in his home state run by the party bosses and subversion at the highest levels of Government. I do not know if it is possible anymore to take back America from the hustlers and special interests whose loyalty lies with Arab oil nations who openly express their hatred for anything American and Democratic. Here I address the President, the Congress and Institutions which should be serving Americans and not adopting the secret ways of subverting what we Americans stand for.

Does it really pay to allow the crippling of Israel by advancing the cause of Palestinian Islamists so they can run wild as they now do in Iraq and in Gaza? Israel has often been referred to as America’s Aircraft Carrier in the Middle East. Some will recall that it was Israel who provided the on-ground HUMINT Intel to Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell and General Norman Schwarzkopf when America took back Kuwait from Saddam Hussein. Israel also supplied air cover for incoming U.S. cargo planes for much of the 6 months it took for a reluctant President George H.W. Bush and James Baker and Colin Powell to get ready to fight Saddam.

One American General publically congratulated Israel for her invaluable assistance, whereupon the Bush, Baker, Powell clique relieved him of command. The pretense that the Saudis, Syrians, Egyptians, actually helped free Kuwait without Israeli assistance was a charade that had to be maintained.

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1. “The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People/1920-1992″ by John Loftus & Mark Aarons St. Martin’s Press 1994

2. “Room With A View of virtually every Jewish citizen, organization & charity in the world” by Geoffrey Paul LONDON JEWISH CHRONICLE Oct. 28, 1994

3. “Defense Dept. Imposes Loyalty Test on American Jews” INSIGHT Magazine of the Washington Times June 27 to July 4, 2006

4. “Spying on Friends…Or Enemies” December 20, 1988 Chicago Sun-Times

5. “Operation Scope” Wall St. Journal January 17, 1992

6. List of articles (9 key ones listed out of 68) by Emanuel Winston re: “Shadow Government:

a. “THE AGONY OF THE POLLARDS” June/July 1988

b. “JONATHAN POLLARD DISCOVERED A SHADOW GOVERNMENT” 11/11/88

c. “IN THE SHADOWS OF JONATHAN POLLARD” January 15, 1993″

d. “BIAS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY” December 24, 1998

e. “WHY WON’T CLINTON RELEASE POLLARD?”December 9 & 30, 1998

f. “TREASON AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS: A STORY THAT MAY NEVER BE TOLD” January 10, 1999

g. “ISRAEL SPIES ON ARABS IN AMERICA” December 15, 2001

h. “TROLLING FOR JEWS” June 26, 2005

i. “A JEW WHO SUBVERTS JEWS” December 8, 2002

Poison Gas

By: Emanuel Winston
Archived in: Pollard
Published on: 01/01/1989

Poison Gas

WHAT WAS SAID

A major breaking story, January 1, 1989 in the New York Times by Stephen Engelberg and Michael Gordon reports on a vast chemical plant shipped by West Germany to Libya. American analysts assert that it is the largest chemical weapons factory in the third world, capable of producing between 22,000 and 84,000 pounds of mustard gas and nerve agent daily. They say that the United States has concluded that West German companies indeed played a central role in designing these facilities. West German President Helmut Kohl claims his country does not have effective laws to prosecute companies exporting material and expertise needed for chemical weapons (Why not?).

They quote the former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Robert M. Gates (nominated to be Deputy National Security Advisor to President Bush) who confirms this, and adds that the plant was built with assistance from companies of a “dozen other nations, East and West.”

The NY-TIMES described this chemical plant as part of an industrial park that also includes an elaborate metallurgical works by the Japan Steel Works Co., which has the equipment needed to make bombs and shell casings.

WHAT WAS NOT SAID:

Apparently our U.S. intelligence agencies had accumulated this information several years ago. We observed its use by Iraq against Iran but regretfully, no Western country spoke out forcefully against its use. We knew that Syria and Iraq were also receiving gas and germ warfare plants from Germany and other nations. Both Syria and Iraq are far in advance of Libya in this science.

 

In 1984 Jonathan Pollard, then a civilian analyst in the Naval Intelligence Terror Alert Unit spotted this information. He asked his superiors why this data wasn’t being forwarded to our ally Israel. He was told that this was none of his concern, and besides, “Jews are too sensitive about gas.” Although President Ronald Reagan had signed a 1983 M.O.U. (Memorandum of Understanding) to exchange this sort of vital security information with Israel, certain individuals in the Administration decided to keep Israel in the dark. Pollard eventually gave this information to Israel, accepting the risk of imprisonment. He was caught and sentenced to life in prison with no parole after an in-camera hearing (no trial). Pollard has been in solitary confinement going on four years.

The disingenuous statements of amazement (that poison gas is now in the Middle East Muslim countries) now coming out of bureaucratic Washington is a macabre joke. Considerable energies have been expended to not inform the public years ago.

Jonathan Pollard is being kept in the deep freeze because he carried out the orders and wishes of the President and Congress. Others, being protected by the old boy system, not only knew that Israel was being made vulnerable by gas coming into the Middle East, but may have been gratified by it. There are two men who thought that they knew better and have thrust Israel and perhaps the entire Middle East into a position where war could break out using germ and gas missiles for which the only possible defense would be nuclear.

One man most certainly has most of the answers, IF Congress would only use its subpoena powers. That man is former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. Everything worth knowing flowed through the Department of Defense and across his desk, including all intelligence and which contractors received military orders through the Pentagon. No one has yet laid the Pentagon procurement scandal at his door. This extraordinary misappropriation of funds occurred during his watch and he appears to have escaped responsibility.

It was Caspar Weinberger who requested a death sentence for Pollard but remained relatively uninterested and silent about the Walkers who spied for 17 years for the Soviets, a declared enemy.

Why was Weinberger so insistent that Jonathan Pollard be silenced even to the degree of keeping him in solitary confinement? What role did Edward Meese play as head of the Justice Department? J. Michael Quinlan, head of the Bureau of Prisons told a group of Christian clergy on August 29, that Meese was behind the prosecution, sentencing and treatment of the Pollards from day one. Why was Anne Pollard, who had no access or knowledge of security information sentenced to 2 concurrent 5 year terms with no parole, even though the judge knew she had a serious medical condition which has resulted in her losing sixty pounds, enduring constant pain and deterioration in jail?

There is the appearance that a second covert foreign policy was being shaped in the Middle East. Like keeping a second set of books, the hidden agenda called for the defeat of Israel by a combination of Arab and Muslim forces using gas and germ warfare carried into Israel by various long range missiles.

The (U.S.) Congress has remained conspicuously silent on this issue but the mounting evidence of collusion, bypassing Congress and a secret foreign policy, may force them to mount an investigation.

Spying on Friends … or Enemies. Pollard: The Desire to Know

By: Emanuel Winston
Archived in: Pollard
Published on: 12/13/1985

Spying on Friends … or Enemies. Pollard: The Desire to Know

The intelligence communities here in the U.S., and in other countries, are laughing their heads off over the arrest of an American who was caught spying for Israel. The reason for their mirth is that Americans are actually spying on every friendly and unfriendly country in the world. It is in America’s best “interest” to know what is happening not only in Russia, but in England, France, Italy, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and all other countries. It is simply does not matter that a country is designated a friend or foe. Our embassies and consulates are staffed with senior intelligence gathering personnel…both military and civilian.

So, too are the embassies and consulates of all other countries located in the U.S., and all other countries. It is no secret to the military or civilian intelligence gathering institutions that in spite of any official statement to the contrary, we do spy on allies. Each side understands that this is the case, and each side allows this intelligence gathering to go on, provided they do not become flagrant. Each side, of course, also attempts to quietly thwart the other. All of this is known in government circles, and among the sophisticated media people. It’s only when the media wishes to spectacularize some event that they feign ignorance about friendly spying. The question is why was this particular incident exploded on the front pages within hours after Pollard’s arrest?

Apparently Americans have been previously caught in Israel, and other friendly countries, spying on military institutions and attempting to penetrate Scientific/Military Development Laboratories. The Israelis chose not to publicize the events and merely shipped the offender quietly back to the U.S., as had previously been the custom between allies. Although there is a high degree of cooperative interchange of information between the U.S. and Israel, there is also a considerable amount held back. Each would like to know the essence of these secrets and each believes that it is imperative to know what its friends intended, as well as its enemies.

Israel has provided the U.S. with extraordinary information, some of which has been useful in allowing the U.S. to save Arab leaders from assassination. Israel also has captured Soviet equipment: missiles, radar, and aircraft, passing it back to the U.S. to be incorporated into our weapons systems.

But, although the U.S. is a friend of Israel, it also is a friend to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and any other Arab country who will allow U.S. close to them. To these Arab countries we supply our most sophisticated weapons. Most of these Arab countries have pledged to eliminate Israel when (not if) they can. This includes Egypt who signed the Camp David Peace Accords, and has yet to implement any of the substantial provisions of normalization.

Israel has become a veritable battle laboratory for U.S. equipment. When Israel creates a break through weapon and passes it back to the U.S., these advancements soon find their way into the equipment that the U.S. is selling to the Arabs. For example, Israel developed the long range conformal fuel tanks for the F-15 and F-16. The president pledged to Congress he would not sell these to the Arabs. He later changed his mind and sold them to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis may now store their aircraft out of range of Israel retaliation and can mount long range attacks when they choose.

When Israel destroyed 100 Syrian (Russian) MIGS and 20 ground to air missile batteries, without a single loss, the U.S. and Soviets were astonished. The Israelis were fearful of sharing their breakthroughs with the U.S. because Caspar Weinberger refused to guarantee that these developments would not be given to the Arabs.

Eventually, Israel was pressured into sharing this information without any safeguards. Israel may very well suffer heavy losses in future wars when the keys to their suppression systems are passed to the Arabs through the sale of new equipment.

Israel has an overriding goal, namely to keep over 100 million Moslem Arabs and their purchased allies at bay. The U.S. on the other hand wishes to be friends with both moderate and radical Arab countries and maintains this “friendship” through the sale of weapons, with its ancillary benefits of profits.

The U.S., particularly the Department of State, would like to know what the Israelis are planning, especially that which regards inevitable future wars against certain Arab client states. The U.S. military would simply like to know what new weapon system Israel has developed against Soviet … or American weapon systems.

The Israelis on the other hand would like to know what the Americans are doing for its enemies: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, etc. … Israel would like to know the results of the “Bright Star” maneuver between the U.S. and Egypt using American equipment. Since the U.S. is supplying the same equipment to both Israel and Egypt, how are the Americans advising the Egyptians using these weapons. Needless to say, in spite of the Camp David Accords, which Egypt has all but abrogated, the Israelis will very likely one day face a consortium of Arab armies supplied with Soviet and American weapons with Egypt and Syria being the main combatants.

The business of gathering intelligence in friendly countries is well established and well-known. We spend billions of dollars attempting to penetrate the military and scientific centers of friendly countries. Our friends equally attempt to penetrate U.S. centers, particularly those that may effect them in various situations, i.e. politically, militarily, and/or economically.

For example:

 

$ THE TAIWANESE are very interested in:  Would the Americans allow the Chinese to mount a full scale invasion?  Would they close their eyes?  Or would they warn off the Chinese?

 

$  OUR NATO allies would like to know:  Would America fight a nuclear war in their behalf?  Or would the U.S. merely decide that it cannot risk retaliatory hits on U.S. soil and, therefore, abandon Europe to the Soviets?

 

$  THE ISRAELIS would like to know:  If the Arabs achieved a point of weapon and manpower superiority that is overwhelming, would the U.S. intercede or merely stand by until the massacre was more or less over, and then make some sort of “humanitarian” gesture?

 

$  THE AMERICANS would like to know:   Would the Israelis actually attack the Soviet fleet in the Mediterranean if the U.S. were in trouble militarily?

 

Therefore, the sensationalization of the capture of an American spying for Israel or an Israeli spying for the U.S. is merely a news opportunity.

On the official government level, the heads of state must say that they do not spy on friendly countries or allies. But when Richard Helms, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, was asked, on national television, if we were spying on NATO, he replied, “I hope so!” He went on to say that friendly countries spy on other friendly countries. That espionage is basically illegal, and when your spy is caught it’s bad, if not, it’s fine.

The Pollard matter speaks of embarrassing an ally for some purpose yet to emerge. Will Israel be willing to remain silent on the arms package to Jordan recently rejected by Congress?   Will Israel be silent on a forthcoming arms package for Saudi Arabia? Will Israel be embarrassed sufficiently to talk to a PLO/Palestinian delegation and thereby allow the U.S. to speak directly to the PLO?   Will Israel ask for cancellation of a bill in Congress to lower its rate of interest on the debt owed to the U.S.? In essence, was Israel humiliated in the public press in order to force acceptance of things not previously acceptable?   Was Congress to be made sufficiently angry for a short time so certain Arab arms programs could be pushed through?

Based on 3 previous  anti-Israel P.R. accusations against Israel in the Media this year [1985]  – just before an attempt to push through a dangerous Arab arms package – one must be suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the “great” spy catch.

Emanuel A. Winston is on the Board of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a Chicago businessman engaged in mass communications and marketing, and a writer whose articles have appeared in over 200 national and International newspapers and magazines, including: The Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Israel Today, and many other Jewish and secular publications.

“Discreet Cooperation” Against Pollard and Israel

By: Emanuel Winston
Archived in: Pollard
April 9th, 2013

“Discreet Cooperation” Against Pollard and Israel

Never in our recorded history have so many Intelligence Agencies, the Military and the Politicians conspired to keep one man in jail. Their zeal verges on mass hysteria which is so blatant it makes one wonder if they are anxious to protect the United States – or themselves.

Jonathan Pollard betrayed a trust – or did he? He gave Israel information about Soviet supplied weapons to Iraq, Syria, Libya and other Arab countries, including NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) materials and missile technology to deliver it. According to several prior M.O.U.s (Memorandums of Understanding) including 1983 by a long line of American Presidents and Congress, this vital information was to be shared with Israel as part of American policy to insure Israel’s defensive viability against a host of surrounding hostile Arab countries. And yet powerful men like Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, Deputy CIA Director embargoed this life and death information from Israel. Inman was enraged by Israel’s bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1991 and from that point on, deliberately withheld this information from Israel. Weinberger tried to insure a “Level Playing Field” for the combined Arab confrontation States arrayed against Israel. (What exactly was the Weinberger – Inman relationship with Saddam which enraged them?)

Caspar Weinberger revealed his knowledge of Saddam Hussein’s intentions to use gas capability against Israel during a radio interview at 3:49 AM – which we heard during the first SCUD attack on Israel, January 18, 1991. Weinberger said: “It’s a shame that Saddam is using poison gas against Israel.” In 1983 when Pollard protested the embargo of this information from Israel, he was told by his superiors: “Don’t tell the Jews. They’re too sensitive about gas.”Weinberger’s secret memorandum to Judge Aubrey Robinson before his sentencing of Pollard to “Life with No Parole” has never been shown to any of Pollard’s lawyers, violating American justice of the defendant’s rights to confront his accusers. We know from Justice Arthur Goldberg’s admission that Weinberger falsely accused Pollard of spying for South Africa to enrage Judge Robinson (who is black).

After the US government abrogated its plea agreement with Pollard, they locked him down in solitary first in a prison for criminally insane and then at Marion Illinois’ maximum security prison for over 7 years. He is now in his 14th year of prison – 4 times what others who spied for allies received. Clearly, the conditions of lock-down were more than to keep him isolated and more like an effort to break him, possibly ending in a staged suicide.

Whenever the American and Israeli people, the Congress and the Knesset have moved in unity to urge commutation of Pollard’s sentence to time served or for any kind of leniency against his sentence of “Life with No Parole”, the Intelligence community has arisen in a vast coordinated movement to stop it. By now the punishment has gone beyond any imprisonment of any spy, particularly one who warned an ally that Saddam Hussein was building up his NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) arsenals – with Israel as his first target. Several spies for enemies like the Soviet Union have been released after 4, 6, 9 and 19 years (of a 40 year sentence) respectively. The maximum sentence for spying for an ally is 10 years; the median sentence is 2-4 years or nothing.

Was the release of Jonathan Pollard after 14 years a risk to the nation years after the secrets were stale? Or were these same Intelligence Agencies, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Defense Secretaries acting so maliciously because of their own risk of exposure as co-conspirators in a nefarious plan to eliminate an ally, Israel, whose presence disturbed their Arab oil market clients? Angelo Codevilla, professor of International Studies at Boston University and former Naval Intelligence officer served on the staff of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during the Pollard arrest and conviction. He has written that: “Some USintelligence experts say the Intelligence community in Washington no longer opposes Pollard’s release. The group that wants to keep Pollard in jail consists mostly of those who dealt with the case in the mid-1980s: Weinberger, Bobby Ray Inman and the US prosecutors [possibly one desperate former President]. It is a straightforward political matter. “In briefings to the Senate Committee, US officials never claimed that Pollard gave intelligence methods and sources to Israel. Instead, he relayed data, analysis and photographs – the sort of material that Israel had received from the US. Pollard angered US government leaders by his effort to undermine what he regarded as a pro-Iraqi policy by Washington. The US policy of aiding Iraq was a disastrous policy which led to the Gulf War. The authors of that policy were Shultz, Weinberger and Inman.” “Inman said they [the Israelis]had used US satellite pictures to plan the bombing [of Osirak]…and had harmed sophisticated US efforts to build an important relationship with Saddam. Therefore, he [Inman] personally cut Israel off from satellite information about Iraq and later began to send satellite pictures to Saddam.” (1)

 

George Bush, then VP (former Director of the CIA) and Jim Baker (Reagan’s Treasury Secretary) were deeply involved in manipulating the Reagan administration’s buildup of Iraq, a policy they continued as President and Secretary of State until the day Saddam invaded Kuwait. And, since Bush ended his Desert Storm after only 4 days on the ground, allowing Saddam and his top Revolutionary Army to survive, facilitating his transfer of 100 jets to Iran (later shipped to Syria), one wonders about their complicity in building Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and responsibility for its eventual victims. This includes victims of the Gulf War – as well as those casualties of Saddam’s poison gas attacks against Iran and his own Kurdish citizens.

 

Another question begging for an answer: Was Saddam given President Bush and Sec. of State Baker’s approval to invade Kuwait, to take its $80 billion in assets so Saddam could continue his massive purchases of weapons and continue fulfilling our aberrant foreign policy? According to reports, US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, under orders from Baker, told Saddam “the US Isn’t interested in your border disputes.” This was the “green light” for Saddam to invade Kuwait.

 

Saddam still claims Kuwait Iraq’s sovereign territory. So it’s not over yet. Thanks to Bush/Baker’s premature halt to the first Gulf War and to Clinton’s wimpy occasional bombing, Saddam is still the power and threat to the Middle East. Denials notwithstanding, Col. Scott Ritter disclosed that Secretary of State Albright had interfered with UNSCOM’s surprise inspections to avoid a political confrontation with Saddam in order to continue our foreign policy to protect him. (2) Is it OK for the CIA to spy in Iraq today in order to expose Saddam’s NBC arsenal, but in 1984 it wasn’t OK for Pollard to blow the whistle on Saddam’s intention to eliminate Israel? Saddam declared that he would “burn half of Israel”  and he had the weapons from the West to do it.

 

For years Pollard’s accusers hinted mysteriously that he had done terrible things such as betraying the intelligence methods and identities of American spies in the Soviet Union. But, lo and behold, the spy who did this turned out to be a deep and powerful CIA mole who himself created the disinformation against Pollard because he was in charge of that brief. Aldridge (Rick) Ames, chief of the CIA’s Soviet/Eastern Europe counterintelligence, was convicted of the very crimes for which he accused Pollard and which precipitated the deaths by execution of at least 34 of these American and allied agents in the Soviet Union. Ames identified 55 clandestine US and allied operations in the Soviet Union, thus causing the deaths of many others.

 

However, even after Ames was revealed as the spy and mole who caused these deaths by his leaks to the USSR, Pollard was then and is still being falsely accused by the Intelligence Agencies of Ames’ crimes. Pollard has been wrongfully blamed for the deeds of a CIA Director (Ames) who had for years transferred every secret he could lay his hands on. One can understand why the present CIA Director, George Tenet tasked to improve the image of the CIA, would threaten to resign if Pollard were released. The coverup of the CIA failure was to be erased from the American mind by keeping Pollard as their permanently jailed scapegoat.

 

According to former Justice Department attorney John Loftus, “In order to hide his own espionage for the Russians, Rick Ames successfully point the finger of suspicion at Pollard for the spate of serious leaks that crippled US networks inside the Soviet Union.” How does Loftus know? He cites: “recent disclosures in the ‘intelligence community’. Several investigations from the CIA and NIS (Naval Investigative Service) have made sheepish admission that Pollard was the victim of hysterical over-reaction.” The first key to this turnaround, says Loftus, is “the recent confession of CIA agent Ames that he (not Pollard) was responsible for leaking top level secrets to the Kremlin.” Loftus quotes Naval Intelligence sources as admitting that “90 percent of the things we accused [Pollard] of stealing, he didn’t even have access to.” (3)

 

John Loftus wrote in “Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People 1920-92” that Pollard had little access either to communications intercepts or satellite data , let alone secret NSA codes. His primary access was to US Navy data banks on ocean shipping. His private focus was on arms shipments to terrorists.” Which, according to Loftus, is where the ugly truth lies. Pollard noticed a pattern of vessels back and forth from Greece to Yemen, where the PLO had a major base. Summer of 1984 the Israelis tipped off the Greek authorities to seize an entire shipload of arms destined for the PLO. Neither Pollard nor Israel was aware that they had smashed George Bush’s first shipment of arms to Iran. The British Secret Service had arranged the Greek shipment to ransom American hostages held in Lebanon. Pollard never realized that he had busted the most secret White House operation of modern times. The summer 1984 Greek shipment was a dagger over George Bush’s head. The Greek shipment in 1984 exposes the entire White House coverup.” (4)

 

Jerry Agee, Pollard’s superior in Naval Intelligence told Wolf Blitzer, he and another colleague were suspicious of the number of classified documents Pollard was taking home with him. They concluded that the information was almost certainly going to Israel. As the materials dealt with Soviet weapons systems and Arab military capabilities, it was not something the Soviets would be interested in. As Agee said to Blitzer: “It didn’t take a fool to find out that the Soviets were not buying back all their own information.” (5)

 

Now, with President Clinton about to commute Pollard’s sentence, the Intelligence, Military and Justice Department communities have become frantic. As a desperate measure they released, through a journalist who was fed the “correct” information, the great secrets that Pollard was to have transferred. On January 11, the deadline day of Clinton’s promised clemency decision, an article was printed in the NEW YORKER by Seymour Hersh. Of course, the article was cooked and planted by the same Intelligence Agencies, and “leaked” it to a journalist known for his susceptibility for sensational stories. Of course, Seymour Hersh is known for gullibly accepting the disinformation, including rumors, he propagates in the Pollard chapter of his book “The Samson Option.” Hersh gains much profit by the credibility the NEW YORKER article lends to his reputation and his book. But, Hersh is thought to be an ‘empty vessel’ into which the disinformation entities pour their vitriol.

 

What is so outrageous about the NEW YORKER article is that Hersh drowns his listener in what even he calls “Tom Clancy” stuff – details and extrapolations of technical espionage that the US carries on against friends and allies alike. He fails to footnote, uses numerous “unnamed” sources: and quotes all the defamatory false accusations we’ve seen piled up against Pollard since 1985. One man he does quote by name is a former convict, now journalist. However,inter alia, Hersh reveals that the US does indeed spy on its friends and allies, including especially Israel. Nothing is mentioned regarding US transfer of this information to such nations as Saudi Arabia, Syria or Iraq – consistent with an aberrant foreign policy pushed by special oil interests.

 

And, of course, in this day of the Internet and instant communications, it simultaneously appears in the NEW YORK TIMES: “US Now Tells of Must Deeper Damage by Pollard Than Thought” by Tim Weiner and repeated in the JERUSALEM POST: “Pollard Stole 10-volume Intelligence ‘Bible’”, etc. They threw in every false accusation printed before and made up now for “effect” – to scare off those members of Congress, Knesset, American and Israeli publics who smell a collective rat. Most have appeared before and been refuted:

 

Volume of material: an absurdity. He would have needed a moving van on several occasions.

 

Inveterate liar: (9 months of polygraphs proved Pollard told the truth.)

 

Cocaine abuser: Accuser a convicted felon. Disproved along with spurious and salacious charges of alcoholism and homosexuality. A test for drug use by a private physician was negative. Strangely, that medical file disappeared.

 

These now-to-be released “secrets” of what Pollard was to have stolen include a “10 Volume Directory of electronic frequencies and signals intercepted by the NSA (National Security Agency – the US primary electronic eavesdropping service and its biggest espionage entity) which listens to every nation in the world.  Hersh admits there is no documented proof for the accusations leaked to him.

But, if this was that important, why hadn’t the Soviets tasked Aldridge Ames to secure these volumes. Clearly, Ames had the highest level of security rating and access to this information years earlier. It would seem that our Intelligence Agencies, in an effort to keep hidden some of their ugly work against Israel, huddled and thought up a number of chilling scenarios which they could feed to the President (distracted by his own personal trials) and the American citizens via the media to justify their unjust continued imprisonment of Pollard. But, mostly they acted to assure their own personal safety and continued employment.

Have our Presidents, Military Intelligence, CIA, NIA, NSA or politicians every lied to us? You bet. Do Politicians lie? Examine the Iran/Contra and Iraq-gate lies. Yes, indeed, these people are following the psychology explained by Carl Jung, wherein you blame your victim for what you are about to do to him.

“They” are telling us Pollard committed “Treason” (which he was never accused of nor indicted for). But, it was “They” who aided Saddam to build up his NBC arsenal, that, according to VP Al Gore, could kill off all the people on Earth. The “They” who should be questioned includes, among others: George Bush, Caspar Weinberger, Bobby Ray Inman, prosecutor Joseph Di Genova, George Shultz, James Baker, Brent Scowcroft, and various heads of the Intelligence Agencies and Justice Departments during the 1980s and 1990s. They have been aided and abetted by willing journalists, always eager for the scoop and sensation that gets them and their papers or TV/radio stations profits and good ratings.

The great American nation and its wonderful people have been an example to the world in its humanity for others. True, we have our crooks, our dirty politicians, our murderers and rapists – like all other nations. The problem is that as a super-power, we attract the power brokers who believe they know best. We find them often at the highest levels of government and in our Intelligence Agencies. They all believe they are doing right for the country and themselves by using any means – illegal or unethical – to a achieve their goals. They know the American people would not approve of their methods and so they go underground.

“They” tell us Pollard is guilty of crimes not originally spoken about during his “in camera” hearing. Pollard never had a trial. He gave up his right to a trial because they promised his ill wife Anne better treatment with no prison term and a light sentence for Pollard. The government broke its plea agreement and Pollard received a life sentence. Let us then have an open, fair trial where his accusers can openly charge Pollard and then have their accusations tested by lawyers who know to dig out the facts from this reluctant cabal bent on keeping themselves out of the docket and possibly jail. Let the liars lie under oath and we’ll see where it leads.

Some may recall the hearing at an Appeals Court where three judges heard some of the evidence. Two concluded on a technicality that it was too late for such a trial. One was Ruth Bader Ginsberg who shortly thereafter was appointed to the Supreme Court. But the third Judge Stephen Williams said that “This was a gross miscarriage of justice.” No, Judge Williams did not receive an appointment to higher position.

So, we have an amoral President, a twisty State Department, Intelligence Agencies who will do anything to achieve their goals and cover their backsides, certain industrialists connected to Arab oil and their markets – all seemingly coalesced to assure that this one man stays in prison til he dies. You have to wonder why.

The true story of the Wye fiasco was exposed by Kenneth Timmerman. “Apparently, at 4 am on Friday at the Wye Plantation President Clinton agreed to a request – not from Mr. Netanyahu but from PLO Chairman Yassir Arafat – to release Pollard as part of a prisoner exchange to get Israel to drop its demand that Israel extradite the 36 Palestinians wanted on terrorism charges. The key terrorist of the 36 was the commander of the Palestinian Police, Ghazi Jabali. Arafat wanted to exchange Pollard for Jabali. President Clinton agreed. Several hours later, after the CIA jawboned him, he back out. And when Mr. Netanyahu balked at Clinton’s reversal, Clinton threatened the US would recognize a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood in May – the equivalent of dropping a nuclear weapon on Netanyahu and his supporters.” (6) Of course, the head of the CIA, George Tenet had to threaten to resign to achieve this full score effect.

This sounds like the Dreyfus Affair, except that Pollard readily admits his guilt for transferring vital intelligence to Israel and has often expressed deep remorse. However, his accusers seem to have adopted a plan to elevate Arab military power to a level that could wipe out Israel.

Pollard was not charged with nor convicted for treason but it is highly probable that his accusers may have committed treason and are now desperately trying to cover up their black deeds.

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1. “Israel’s Spy Was Right About Saddam” by Prof. Angelo M. Codevilla WALL STREET JOURNAL  August 6, 1998

2. “Richard Perle Suggest Albright May Need to Resign Over Iraq: “Day-Long AEI (American Enterprise Institute) Symposium (Oct. 14, 1998) Demonstrates Flaws of Clinton ME Policy as Wye Summit Threaten to Compound Them” by Frank Gaffney Center for Security Policy #98-D 174

 

3. “Whose Crimes? Pollards or Ames’s?” by Hershel Shanks, Editor MOMENT MAGAZINE 12/95

 

4. “Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People 1920-1992” by John Loftus & Mark Aarons, St. Martin’s Press 1994 p. 402

 

5. “CIA Aims at Pollard for Scapegoating” by Arnold Forster & David Kirschenbaum HERITAGE SOUTHWEST 11/25/94

 

6. “Peace Process or Spin Politics?” by Kenneth Timmerman WASHINGTON TIMES 10/27/98

Pollard and the Nuremberg Tribunal

By: Emanuel Winston
Archived in: Pollard
Published on: 2/11/2000

Pollard and the Nuremberg Tribunal

History teaches us that freedom on this planet is precious and rare. The legacy we have today in America is the result of tyranny in governments around the world. As a result we have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights. But there were other documents that recognized the potential excesses of man. In 1920 we had the Versailles Treaty to deal with the aftermath of the Great War, where poison gas was first introduced. We established the United Nations after World War II, presumably to deal with each other and practice the collective malaise of war. All of our treaties recognized the fact that, in all nations there was a minority whose ambitions were to remove the freedom of the masses and dictate terms of life. They plotted wars; they plotted to destroy nations, groups and outspoken individuals. Most of those men were not extraordinary humans but merely driven by a desire to rule at any cost.

The Nuremberg Tribunals were convened after World War II to mete out justice to Germany who had set out to conquer the world. The German people joined a small group of leaders called Nazis and worked diligently to prepare and use a killer war machine that swept through Europe. This machine killed with wanton abandonment, ignored the acceptable standards of war such as treatment of prisoners and treatment of non-combatants. They killed, butchered, committed genocide and used every tortuous methods of killing that the human mind could conceive.

The Nuremberg Tribunals were formed to apply sanctions of the law to those found criminally responsible for the heinous acts mentioned earlier. Justice Robert H. Jackson acted as Chief of counsel for the United States. The Tribunals were established in London, August 8, 1945. Its key signators were General J.T. Nikichenko (Soviet Union), Lord Chancellor Jowitt (United Kingdom), Mr. Justice Jackson (United States) and Judge Robert Falco (France).

The Nuremberg Tribunals found that the men they were judging were guilty on many counts. Rejected was the plea that they were“Only Obeying Orders”. The court recognized the crimes against humanity and particularly acknowledged the atrocities committed against the Jewish people under their plan of Genocide. The plan was well-conceived from its first days. The earlier Nuremberg Laws depriving the Jews of their rights under German law, later confiscation of property to help pay for their war and finally, the  elimination of the Jewish people in Germany and all the nations they would conquer. It is under the following Nuremberg Principles of International Law of 1946, recognized in the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal.

Principle I: Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefor and liable to punishment.

Principle II: The fact that internal law does not impose a penalty for an act which constitutes a crime under international law does not relieve the person who committed the act from responsibility under international law.

Principle III: The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as Head of State or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law.

Principle IV: The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.

Principle V: Any person charged with a crime under international law has the right to a fair trial on the facts and law.

Principle VI: The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:

a. Crimes against peace: (i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances; (ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).

b. War crimes: Violations of the laws or customs of war which include, but are not limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation to slave labor or for any other purpose of civilian population of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity.

c. Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhuman acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution   of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime.

Principle VII: Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law.

Although the segment of the article deals with the fate of the Jewish people after World War II, I will mention that the Jews met similar hostile treatment at the hands of the Arabs in prior centuries. History documents massacres of Jews inspired by the Muslim leaders up to and through World War II, when the Arabs joined the Nazis’ efforts. Upon the founding of the state of Israel, seven Arab armies joined together and publicly declared that they would massacre every man, woman and child in the newborn state of Israel. They failed but tried again with 5 more all-out wars, a total economic boycott, and countless terrorist attacks. Like the Germans, they too committed atrocities against captured soldiers but with less efficiency. Between the each war they committed cruel acts against children and civilians, even blowing up foreign airlines to propagandize their cause. In a word, they neither intended nor did nothing less than the Germans in their war against the Jews. The Nuremberg Tribunals would have found little difference, except for the usual circumstances of civilized nations ignoring international crime because its perpetrators were oil-laden Arab nations.

The Arabs were growing more frustrated after each battlefield defeat. They embarked upon a four phase program to achieve a victory:

1.      Accumulate conventional weapons.

2.      Build nuclear weapons.

3.      Establish poison gas manufacturing facilities.

4.      Develop missile-launchers capable of targeting Israel with nuclear, gas and/or chemical weapons.

For each of these, they required the cooperation of all the nations who had the technology to transfer or sell. These included all the signatories of the Nuremberg Convention. Each nation understood the goals of Arab genocide against the Jews, but each nation chose to break international law for the large amount of money they gained. The rulers of each supplying nation allowed technology and materials to be transferred, recognizing that the finished product would be atom bombs, poison gas (nerve and biological) and the missiles or shells to deliver them on the Jewish target of Israel. In the pursuit of profits the source nations ignored that these same weapons could also be used against the originating countries by terrorists or Arab nations who grew hostile to the West.

American, European and Russian intelligence knew that these technological transfers were being made because often they were the originating source. They knew of the ultimate plans of war wherein these weapons would be targeted against Israel. It was incumbent upon these signators to the Nuremberg Laws not to assist in the preparation of war for the total elimination of a victim nation, although the obfuscation that they were only assisting in defense would be used: “I was only obeying orders.” These nations were also obligated to warn the victim nation. In fact, individuals within those nations were required by international law, which each had ascribed to, to obey the higher law and alert the victim.

It seems aptly clear that the democracies who knew about the growing nuclear, gas and missile capacity of the Arab nations, with malice aforethought chose not to warn Israel. In fact, there were individuals within each of the governments, signatories to the Nuremberg Convention on work directly with the Arab nations to assist in the battlefield defeat of a co-democracy or an ally.

Jonathan Pollard now sits in a 4×8 cell, three floors below the ground for discharging the obligation of the United States for warning the victim nation, according to the Nuremberg Laws. The men who broke international law remain free and work diligently to keep Pollard in solitary confinement to insure that these criminal plans will not be exposed. As in Nazi Germany, a few men of incredible influence were able to co-opt many institutions of the U.S. Government, to assist in a plan that can only be compared to the genocidal program of Hitler against the Jews. Influenced by the riches of Arab oil, contracts and bank deposits, these men will maintain they were only doing it for the good of their country. Hitler too, savaged the world for the good of his country, but the judges of Nuremberg recognized the crime.

These ambitious men convinced the U.S. Intelligence Agencies to withhold vital information from Israel, insuring that in the next war Israel would be misled in its defense. These men knew and assisted the transfer of the hideous technology of poison gas production. West Germany shipped turn-key gas plants to Syria, Iraq and Libya; whole chemicals to produce Tabum, Sarin and Mustard Gas, came from chemical plants all over Europe and yes…even America.

If Jonathan Pollard acted within the laws of international policy to which the United States was a signatory, then we must ask more specific questions.

Did Jonathan Pollard betray West Germany, other European countries and the United States when he warned the intended victim, Israel, that poison gas plants and chemicals were being shipped from these countries?

Did Jonathan Pollard betray Egypt and Argentina when he notified the victim nation Israel that a medium range missile of a very high quality was being made which could carry nuclear, gas or germ warheads, and that Egypt had insisted the range be such that it could reach all the population centers of Israel?

Was Pollard guilty under the specific laws of the Nuremberg principles when he informed the victim nation that certain information held by U.S. Intelligence Agencies was given to them in a form which would mislead them in their defenses, or was withheld entirely to keep them blind to the growing threat? Was not the U.S. bound under the Nuremberg Laws to warn the victim nation?

Did not the U.S. in memorandum of Understandings agree to exchange vital information with its ally Israel? Was this M.O.U. Reaffirmed by a succession of presidents and approved by a succession of Congressional  bodies?

Can a nation walk two sides of the street when the choice is Genocide with the victim nation vulnerable in the extreme? Were the Nuremberg Judgments restricted to the vanquished Germans, or was it an explicit recognition that men in any nation can be held accountable when they defy international law?

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Pollard’s Iraqi Connection

By: Emanuel Winston
Archived in: Pollard
Published on: 8/30/1990

Pollard’s Iraqi Connection

How very strange it is to review the case of Jonathan Pollard through the lens of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

Pollard asked his superiors in the U.S. Navy’s Terrorist Alert Unit why they had terminated vital intelligence to Israel. They refused to answer and, finally, Pollard felt the urgency was great enough to break his commitment of confidentiality. He told the Israelis. He informed them about the gas, biological and nerve gases being brought from West Germany and elsewhere in Europe and shipped to Iraq, Libya and Syria. He alerted them to the probability that vital information on Israeli military positions and weaknesses were being transferred to Saudi Arabia. From there this information was undoubtedly disseminated to Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Libya. Israel was clearly being prepared as a present day sacrifice to satisfy a host of Arab nations with a battlefield defeat for a hated enemy.

The Grand Jury found that Jonathan Pollard didn’t betray the United States. He did betray the plans of men who were dedicated to the Arab nations assignment that Israel was to be destroyed. Pollard betrayed the fact that Egypt had teamed up with Argentina and Iraq to build what we now know as the Condor II missile. Its range was specified to be able to reach Israel.

Jonathan Pollard broke the back of the plans to weaken Israel so nations like Iraq, Syria, Libya, possibly even Egypt, could coalesce their forces and destroy her.

We know now that Jonathan Pollard did a great service for Israel and helped the United States keep its pledge and written commitment to assist our ally, Israel. That didn’t help him when the powers who served the Arab interests used every bit of their considerable influence within the government to insure Pollard was tricked into a life sentence with no parole. To further insure his silence he has spent the past five years in solitary confinement. The Justice Department claims they are only protecting him and are concerned he will release other U.S. secrets. The secrets are apparently the names of those in high government or former government officials who brought us today’s disaster with Iraq.

As a relevant aside, Jonathan’s attorney has petitioned Judge Aubrey Robinson for a release of the memo sent by former Sec. of Defense Casper Weinberger to Judge Robinson. Although legally entitled to this information, the court has so far refused to release this information even after a lengthy review. Speculation is rife that this memo informs the court that it was the intention of the U.S. government to distance itself from Israel in favor of a closer relationship with the Arab oil nations…including Iraq. If the judge received and acted upon this information, then he has become part of the case as a biased representative of the government’s case. If there is any hint of an anti-Israel bias in Weinberger’s memo, the resulting exposure would be most embarrassing and politically costly.

It would also confirm the fact that there was a deliberate cut off of intelligence as previously agreed to by several successive administrations which also expressed the will of the Congress. If the memo amounts to an exposé of a betrayal of a friend and loyal ally then the relationship between the current administration and Iraq can be more easily understood. Regretfully, it appears that the presiding Judge Robinson can refuse to rule for as long as he wishes. Perhaps it is time to prod the good judge in every legal way possible.

We find that these same men arranged loans to Iraq from Lavoro, a branch in Atlanta, Georgia of an Italian bank. This $3 billion loan effectively financed Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. There are questions being raised as to why Saddam felt so confident the U.S. would not intervene when he made his move to force the price of oil upward. This connects to the price of oil which, if it were successfully forced up by Iraq, would also cause the price of domestic oil in America to rise. There are questions being asked about the connection of the bailout of the S & L’s, which are located mostly in Texas, with the Big Oil interests which are also located in Texas. If oil goes up by $3.7 a barrel, the American tax-payer will pay twice for the multi-billion losses centered in Texas and the Southwest – once for the oil increase and once for the S & L bailout.

Jonathan Pollard tipped off the Israelis because his own superiors wouldn’t listen. What else has been hidden from the American public? Pollard, in retrospect, has done us a significant favor. Perhaps we ought to follow the information back to its source…and, OH YES, pardon Pollard.

Jonathan Pollard Discovered a ‘Shadow Government’

By: Emanuel Winston
Published in The Jewish Week (NY)
Archived in: Pollard
Published on: 11/11/88

Jonathan Jay Pollard was convicted of spying for Israel and providing that country with American military intelligence. His real crime, however, may have been something else entirely. Pollard appears to have stumbled onto an intricate “government of the shadows” that was pursuing an unauthorized foreign policy without presidential approval or congressional consent.

Pollard thus was more a whistle-blower than a spy.

Israel, he found, was being set up for battlefield defeat by the severe restriction of vital U.S. intelligence. Some data was being withheld; other materials were being doctored to mislead Israeli military planning.

This was happening despite a “memorandum of understanding” signed in 1983, which stipulated that, as allies and fellow democracies, Israel and the United States would share vital intelligence. It was expanded and reconfirmed by another such memorandum in 1987.

A clue to a cover-up was the desperation shown by the U.S. Justice Department, under Attorney General Edwin Meese, in resorting to questionable legal maneuvers to put Pollard in deep freeze. The government seemingly reneged on the agreement under which his confession was part of a plea bargain for a promised short sentence and medication for his ill wife, Anne Henderson-Pollard. Pollard was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The federal prison authorities, under orders from the Justice Department, have kept him in solitary confinement for three years.

Pollard thus has been the object of a clear attempt to silence him. The motive was to keep Congress from knowing the truth. Congress, after all, never would accept a change in foreign policy intended to weaken – or eliminate – Israel.

There are numerous instances that can be cited of this effort to bypass Congress.

Congress, for example, frequently has vetoed weapons packages for Arab nations hostile to Israel. But the “shadow government” plans to operate offshore manufacturing plants as “surrogates,” presumably to avoid the scrutiny of a congressional investigation.

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The Washington Post exposed an Egyptian operation linking Egypt’s Defense Minister Abdul-Halim Abu Ghazala to the stealing of numerous U.S. missile technologies such as rocket fuel formula, propulsion hardware, telemetry and a super-secret carbon which is used on re-entry nose cones for long-range missiles.

The article points out that senior State Department officials persuaded the Justice Department to delete references to Ghazala in all correspondence – another cover-up of a dual foreign policy in the Middle East.

Another unknown factor is the source of the Egyptians’ basic missile system. Is any U.S. technology involved?

This could have been an extension of the surrogate manufacturing plan. In March 1988, Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghazala, giving Egypt the status of strategic ally, allowing Egypt to receive certain technologies.

Why has a covert operation seemingly been launched against Israel? Who are its operatives? Who benefits?

There are three philosophies behind U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East:

1. Israel is a democratic ally with an effective military. Israel’s air force by its mere presence has thrown a large protective umbrella over all of Jordan and parts of Saudi Arabia, thus keeping the radical states of Syria and Iraq in check. The United States quietly depends on Israel as the only adequate and reliable military counterbalance to Soviet goals in the region. Although it has armed Egypt in the hope it will side with the West in a showdown, even the Sixth Fleet relies on Israel as a line of defense on its eastern flank. Israel is considered a given in U.S. planning but is discounted at times, particularly when some members of the administration are pursuing Arab good will.

2. Saudi Arabia, a “moderate” entity, is a key interest in the region due to its large reserves of oil. The United States wishes to protect this asset from the Soviets, Iran, Iraq, Syria or any combination of these forces. America has placed weapons in Saudi Arabia although it is highly doubtful the United States will be able to reach these weapons in a war where Saudi Arabia is the target.

3. A more venal attitude is expressed by those who trade on Arab hatred to establish themselves as friends of the Arabs. A significant by-product is the selling of large quantities of arms and securing lucrative contracts for goods and services. This generates cash flow and complies with Arab demands to overcome Israel’s superiority. The United States and the West hope to be accepted as true friends of the Arabs.

The conclusion of all three philosophies is the expectation that the Arabs will link their policy with the United States and stand firmly against Soviet encroachment in the Middle East. Israel plays a key role in all philosophies. However, even where Israel is regarded as a military asset to the United States, there remains the overriding desire to accommodate Arab aspirations.

Those who are dedicated to the philosophy that the United States must hitch itself to the Arab/Muslim star are working diligently to accomplish this goal. Closing down vital intelligence to Israel is only one method of doing so. Another is passing doctored information so that Israel’s military planning becomes off balance and inadequate.

Other techniques involve preventing Israel from receiving the most advanced technology (promised by the United States after the Camp David accords); denying it large U.S. military contracts and thus halting a healthy cash flow; keeping it in debt and insuring stagnation of its manufacturing growth.

When Sec. of Defense Caspar Weinberger discovered that Pollard had informed the Israelis of what was going on, he was furious. Weinberger only could have been so angry if he was aware of what had been happening and preferred a weakened Israel.

When a nation presumes it is receiving good information from an ally, it may not need its own operation. U.S. intelligence agencies always have been viewed by the Israelis as friends, a trustworthy ally, supplying reliable information. If, however, a friendly source turns against you and eliminates certain information or alters it, future defense planning becomes flawed. That nation finds itself walking into a military trap.

The only sane option now before the U.S. public is to demand:

 

  • Congress must break its silence and investigate the use of U.S. intelligence agencies who are trying to cripple Israel in exchange for benefits from the Arabs.
  • Allow Pollard the return of his constitutional rights taken from him when the government reneged on the plea bargain. He must have a fair trial and be represented by counsel of his choice with a new judge presiding. If he acted on principle in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed between the United States and Israel, his sentence should be reduced to time served. His ill wife should be released immediately to a private hospital and doctor specializing in her illness, since her actual offense should be classified as a misdemeanor.
  • The time has come to face the danger lurking within us and to redress a wrong. America owes it to herself and to its most dependable ally in the Middle East – Israel.Emanuel A. Winston is an international trustee of Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.

 

Vital Intelligence – A Nation’s Right

By: Emanuel Winston
Published in Midstream
Archived in: Pollard
Published on: 7/30/1987

When asked on national television of the United States was spying on its allies, Alexander Haig, former commander of NATO and Secretary of State, replied, “I hope so.”  He understood how vital it is for America to not only know what its adversaries are up to, but its friends as well. If America, with the most powerful military and economic base in the world, considers it vital to spy on its enemies and friends, how much more so for Israel?

Israel must contend with collusion of intelligence operations among the surrounding Arab countries, all of whom except Egypt, maintain a state of war against it. Add to this the interchange of sophisticated information between the Soviet Union and its client states, and the sale of major weapons systems to Israel’s enemies by France, England, Italy, Sweden, Spain, East and West Germany , and the Soviet bloc nations. Even the U.S., Israel’s strongest supporter, has cordial, active defense relationships with some of Israel’s most dangerous enemies and sells them the most sophisticated weapons systems to maintain the “balance of power in the Middle East” to quote Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.

The U.S., like all other countries, operates a vast network of agents and electronic devices in full service, surveying every other nation in the world. It employs nationals of these countries to feed information into an elaborate grid of intelligence. Often information comes into their hands that may be vital to the stability of an ally. This information is usually shared, with an understanding of a quid pro quo.

Israel is vulnerable in the extreme; any attack, whether economic or military, can be gravely damaging. The need for advance knowledge of what its enemies plan cannot be underestimated. The first information offered to Israel by Jonathan Jay Pollard apparently indicated that data of vital importance to the well-being of Israel was being withheld. The nature of this information was so critical that Israeli intelligence chose to risk a breach with the United States in order to obtain it. Although there was an agreement to exchange such information, certain officials in the U.S. government, for reasons yet to be made public, chose to deny Israel access. No American or Israeli inquiry has yet been convened to discover why this information was blocked.

Clearly, the first Pollard flow of information to Israel was shocking and established the fact that other information had been and was being withheld by certain American officials. Israeli intelligence maintained its link to Pollard in anticipation of other discoveries by America’s intelligence network that would affect Israel.

Officials like Rafael Eitan and Col. Aviem Sella should think twice about the issue; the threat of biological warfare is real and cannot be ignored. Pollard passed classified data on Syria’s purchase of gas manufacturing facilities from West Germany, as well as on Soviet-supplied long range missiles designed to deliver just such deadly materiel to Israel’s population centers. When U.S. spy satellites pass over Syria or Egypt and see military preparations that could mean war against Israel, but an official in the U.S. chooses not to share this information, for whatever reasons, is this not a betrayal of a friend and ally?

Israeli survival has often meant taking matters into Israeli hands. Israel violated the U.S. and Canadian arms embargo imposed in 1948. Many Canadian and American Jewish and Christian supporters of the birth of the Jewish state were tried and jailed for their courageous defiance at the time. In 1969, Israelis commandeered French gunboats at Cherbourg paid for by Israel but embargoed by President Charles DeGaulle. A Christian Swiss engineer was arrested in 1967 for passing on the secrets of the Mirage jet fighter, after DeGaulle, Israel’s main arms supplier, imposed an arms embargo.

To date, it is known that Pollard passed in information about Syrian and Iraqi gas, chemical, and biological warfare; Soviet arms shipments to Arab countries; Pakistan’s efforts to build an atom bomb; U.S. intelligence assessments of PLO-planned activities and of a new Soviet-made fighter; Soviet Fleet movements in the Mediterranean; and Libyan air defenses, the knowledge of which enabled Israel to bomb PLO headquarters in Tunisia.

Since the Pollard arrest, there seems to have been a concerted effort by the American news media to portray Israel in a negative light. Reagan’s staff and the media seem to have done everything possible to shift the blame for the Iran/Contra arms affair to Israel but, fortunately, too many facts have emerged to make the story credible. Reagan’s admission of wrongdoing was timed to coincide exactly with Pollard’s sentencing to divert the effects of Reagan’s tacit admission of guilt — a telling manipulation of the media’s excessive fascination with anything harmful to Israel. It therefore seems absurd to follow the demands of some Israeli and American Jews who insist Israel should search her soul in public.

The Pollard case has not affected the closeness of the American-Israeli defense relationship. As David Shipler wrote in The New York Times of March 16, 1987, intelligence sharing and cooperation between the two countries continue on all levels of operation. In April, Senator Robert Dole indicated his support for an increased role for Israel in NATO.

Still, it is a sad comment on the times that two democracies with similar values and many of the same enemies find themselves in such an awkward position because of the excessive outrage of some highly placed individuals.

The other side of the story is yet to be written, possibly by a special Congressional committee, to determine who caused this blockage of information to Israel. Perhaps such a report will reveal that some U.S. officials were operating covertly in the interests of some adversaries of Israel. Since the orders from the highest echelons of the White House were to share all vital defense intelligence with Israel, on whose behalf were these lower officials acting?

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It is well known that pro-Arab interests are well represented by many in Washington’s high positions, some of whom have left public service for lucrative working relationships with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Libya, etc. Some prominent examples are former vice president Spiro Agnew; Senator William Fulbright; former senator Charles Percy, now a consultant in Washington; Tower Commission member and former senator Edmund Muskie, who represents prominent Arab interests in Washington and sits on the board of the Association of Arab Americans; Michael Deaver, former Reagan aide, who had a two-year, $500,000 contract with Saudi Arabia and who has been indicted for lying to Congress about using his government position to wield influence.

Where, in this network of competing interest, does the matter of withholding vital intelligence from a strategic ally fit? What is the role of the Justice Department? What is the role of the U.S. Customs Department, whose agents showed up with T.V. cameramen at a raid to recover equipment purported to be illegally held by Israelis? (Later it was determined Israel had licenses to import this equipment.) Where does the FBI fit in, when it picks up Jonathan Pollard and provides a news release within hours of his arrest?

Senator David Durenberger (R-Minn.) stated publicly that when he was head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he discussed with the late CIA director, William Casey, the matter of the CIA breaking an agreement with Israel not to engage in any intelligence gathering in each other’s countries. It was reported that the CIA had recruited an Israeli intelligence officer to provide information during the war in Lebanon, which covered a period of two years. Durenberger said Casey had conferred with the FBI (presumably with William Webster, then head of the FBI and now head of the CIA) about easing up on the Pollard matter in view of the CIA’s earlier breach. But rather than handle it in a quiet, diplomatic fashion, as had been the custom when American or other allies had been caught in each other’s pockets, the FBI refused and pursued the Pollard matter in the most vigorous and public manner possible.

Clearly there is a need for a commission to investigate the activities of U.S. citizens who may be in the direct employ or are about to be employed by Middle East nations, their connections and motivations, and to analyze the influence these people have after they leave their official employment with the U.S. government.

Does the spate of Israel-bashing indicate that Israeli and American Jews will be expected to accede to Arab demands that directly affect Israel’s well-being?

State-of-the-art weapons and ammunition worth $600 million are being offered for sale to Saudi Arabia; the Administration plans sales of other ammunition to Egypt and Jordan. Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) has warned that this ammunition has not been sold previously to any foreign country and could “jeopardize the deterrent abilities of our ally Israel…”

All nations have a legitimate right to protect themselves from harm or extinction, even though they take the risk of offending allies. This philosophy has governed the actions of all countries from time immemorial. Israel should not be made the exception.

Emanuel A. Winston is an international trustee of Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.