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Israeli Spy Scandal

Israeli Spy Investigation Expands Beyond Larry Franklin to the 'Whole Ball of Wax'
04-Sep-04
Israeli Spy Scandal

Knight-Ridder says the FBI "appears to be looking into other controversies that have roiled the Bush administration, some of which also touch Feith's office. They include how the Iraqi National Congress, a former exile group backed by the Pentagon, allegedly received highly classified U.S. intelligence on Iran; the leaking of the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame to reporters; and the production of bogus documents suggesting that Iraq tried to buy uranium for nuclear weapons from the African country of Niger. Bush repeated the Niger claim in making the case for war against Iraq. 'The whole ball of wax' was how one U.S. official privy to the briefings described the inquiry."

Ledeen's Meeting with Ghorbanifar Blocked the Handover of Al Qaeda Terrorists in Iran - That's Treason!
29-Aug-04
Israeli Spy Scandal

Juan Cole: "MEK is a terrorist organization by any definition of the term, having blown up innocent people in the course of its struggle against the Khomeini government. MEK had allied with Saddam, who gave them bases in Iraq from which to hit Iran. When the US overthrew Saddam, it raised the question of what to do with MEK. The pro-Likud faction in the Pentagon wanted to go on developing their relationship with the MEK and using it against Tehran. So it transpires that the Iranians were willing to give up 5 key al Qaeda operatives in return for MEK members. Franklin, Rhode and Ledeen conspired with Ghorbanifar and SISMI to stop that trade. It would have led to better US-Iran relations, which they wanted to forestall, and it would have damaged their proteges, MEK. Since high al-Qaeda operatives like Saif al-Adil and possibly even Saad Bin Laden might know about future operations, or the whereabouts of Bin Laden, for Franklin and Rhode to stop the trade grossly endangered the US."

Douglas Feith is at Center of 'Broader' Investigation of Israeli Spying
29-Aug-04
Israeli Spy Scandal

Columbia Tribune: "An FBI investigation into the handling of highly classified material by Pentagon civilians is broader than previously reported and goes well beyond allegations that a single analyst gave a top-secret Iran policy document to Israel, three sources familiar with the investigation said yesterday. The investigation, which has been going on for more than two years, also has focused on other civilians in the secretary of defense's office. In addition, one said, FBI investigators in recent weeks have conducted interviews to determine whether Pentagon officials gave classified U.S. intelligence to a leading Iraqi exile group, the Iraqi National Congress, which might in turn have passed it on to Iran. INC leader Ahmed Chalabi has denied his group was involved in any wrongdoing. The link, if any, between the two leak investigations remains unclear. But they both center on the office of Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith, the Pentagon's No. 3 official" - and a top Neocon.

Iran-Contra II - Neocons Plot with Ghorbanifar to Overthrow Iranian Government
29-Aug-04
Israeli Spy Scandal

Joshua Micah Marshall, Laura Rozen, and Paul Glastris teamed up for a powerhouse investigative report about the machinations behind the Larry Franklin/Harold Rhode/Doug Feith/Michael Ledeen spy scandal. When they were caught holding unauthorized secret meetings with Manucher Ghorbanifar in Rome in December 2001, alarm bells went off at the CIA and State Dept. Eventually Condi Rice's "deputy" Stephen Hadley told Ledeen & Co. to end the meetings, but a second meeting was held in June 2002 and a third in June 2003. When challenged publicly, Rumsfeld said the meetings were unimportant and accidental, but Ghorbanifar "laughs off that idea." Senate Intelligence Committee Dems are trying to investigate but Repulicans are blocking it because they support the Neocon policy of using corrupt exiles to overthrow anti-US governments. Substitute "Chalabi" for "Ghorbanifar," and it's the identical corruption that got the US into Iraq. Impeach Bush Now!

The Israeli Spy in the Neocon Nest
28-Aug-04
Israeli Spy Scandal

Anonymous Busheviks are pointing the finger at Larry Franklin, a Defence Intelligence Agency analyst on loan to Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith. Franklin worked closely with Harold Rhode, Mr Feith's top Middle East specialist. Rhode, who was coordinated Ahmed Chalabi's activities. "Rhode worked with Feith to purge career Defense officials who weren't sufficiently enthusiastic about the muscular anti-Iraq crusade that Wolfowitz and Feith wanted." Rhode is a protege of Michael Ledeen, who was a National Security Council consultant in the mid 1980s when he introduced Iranian arms merchant Manucher Ghorbanifar to Oliver North, the NSC official at the center of the Iran-Contra scandal. Ledeen's daughter Simone went to Iraq with the CPA at age 28 and shortly became one of 6 young Busheviks managing Iraq's $13 BILLION budget, "making decisions affecting millions of Iraqis."

 


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