Sunday, September 05, 2004

Spies at the Pentagon

As a follow-up to this post, here are some recent articles about the espionage being uncovered at the Pentagon. Apparently this has been going on since 2001. Longer if you go back to the stuff that happened during the Clinton administration, the Bush 1.0 administration and going all the way back to the 60s.

The Mother of All Scandals
Bush Administration Briefed About Spy Probe Early
FBI Probed of Pentagon Extends to Iran Stance
Neocons Preparing the Sequel to Plan of Attack
Traitorous Conservatives
Serving Two Flags

Friends in High Places
Israeli spy nest in the U.S. - Ashcroft says: "Don't Arrest Them!"

It's interesting to me that a) this story isn't making bigger headlines in the mainstream media, b) George W spoke to to AIPAC on May 18th while apparently fully aware of the FBI investigation according to USA Today (George should know better, considering his father apparently admitted back in 1991 that he had been blackmailed by AIPAC) and c) the fact that Mr. Department of Justice John Ashcroft basically said leave them alone is baffling. WTF? On top of that, you have AIPAC saying either that "it's no big deal" because the US and Israel are "friends", or that it's another conspiracy set out to demonize the Jewish people of the world and, of course, they wont stand for it. Ahh the old race card.

First of all, it is a big deal. Especially if people are in the God-damn Pentagon influencing what countries are on the list to invade and American lives (and safety) are at stake. People don't like when you invade their countries based on lies. Neither do other countries who are friends with countries on the invasion list and happen really have nukes. "Support the troops" the warhawks and their supporters say repeatedly to the point it's drilled into your head. Yeah, lets support them going into a country and dying in the thousands, because a foriegn nation that is supposed to be our friend has strong influence over our politicians to the point they can basically say "jump" and our elected monkeys say "how high?"

Second, when you're caught read handed (again) by the FBI no less, trying to say the investigation itself is "anti-Semitic" is not only sad, but kind of amusing because of how much that tactic is used. It's really amusing when you consider how many Jewish people don't like what these few extremists have done in their name. When you think about it, it's really not much different than how real Conservatives feel the Republican party has been hijacked or compromised by extremists here at home. Hell, Pat Buchanan, who many would consider an "ultra Republican Conservative", seems to be pissed off about it to the point that he wrote a couple books and started a magazine. He appeared on Meet The Press today, by the way.

If the A in AIPAC stood for "Arab", they would have been rounded up, shipped off to Guantanamo and had their offices closed before the story made national headlines in all the mainstream media outlets the next morning.

Freelance journalist Laura Rozen is on top of this story. In fact, I believe she discovered the name of the spy before it was published elsewhere. Her War and Peace blog is a great source of news and links on the subject and highly recommended, if you're actually interested.


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