August 27, 2004

Israeli mole in Pentagon, AIPAC link suspected...

Pentagon officials and the FBI are investigating the likely presence of an Israeli agent who is relaying sensitive information to two representatives of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel lobby organization.

Surveillance operations have revealed efforts to pass information from the mole to the AIPAC representatives and then to Israel. Some of the sensitive materials include an early draft of a Presidential policy directive on the U.S. position towards Iran. CBS News broke the story.

This may be significant for more than obvious reasons since some of the sensitive information obtained involved material regarding US policy toward Iran. Israel is allegedly planning covert operations to strike Iran's nuclear capabilities if need be, regardless of American support. The Israelis may have sought the information acquired by their mole in the Pentagon for this very operation.

According to Reuters,

"The network (CBS) described the spy as a 'trusted analyst' assigned to a unit within the defense department tasked with helping develop the Pentagon's Iraq policy. It said the analyst had ties to top Pentagon officials Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, both regarded as leading architects of the war on Iraq. Asked about the CBS report, a spokesman for the Israeli embassy told reporters: 'We categorically deny these allegations. They are completely false and outrageous.'"
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred with our ally.

In 1985, Jonathan Pollard, while working with U.S. Navy intelligence, "was arrested in November of 1985 at the gates of the Israeli embassy in Washington. He was tried, convicted and handed a life sentence."(Haaretz)

Yet the case does not end there. Oh yes, there's more...and more.

His voice broke and he burst into tears as he begged,
Please, you can’t do this.

Posted by Kyer at August 27, 2004 07:46 PM