Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has flatly denied a report that his nation planted hi-tech spying devices around the White House to conduct illegal and clandestine surveillance of their top ally.
“There is a longstanding commitment, and a directive from the Israeli government not to engage in any intelligence operations in the US,” Netanyahu said in a statement, calling the report “a blatant lie.”
President Donald Trump takes Netanyahu at his word, and does not believe the report either.
“I really would find that hard to believe, my relationship with Israel has been great,” Trump said, adding that the termination of the Iran nuclear deal and his decision to re-locate the US embassy to Jerusalem give Israel no reason to meddle.
“I wouldn’t believe that story. Anything’s possible but I don’t believe it,” he added.
Politico broke the story on Thursday that cell-site simulator devices, commonly referred to as “Stingrays,” were set up around the White House likely by the Israeli government to collect sensitive data for the purposes of surveillance. The FBI and other federal agencies reportedly made that determination after conducting an in-depth forensic analysis.
“It was pretty clear that the Israelis were responsible,” a former senior intelligence official told Politico.
Cell-site simulator devices are hi-tech spying equipment that spoof a cell phone tower and then collect personal data from nearby cell phones in a blanket manner. They have typically been used in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, but their usage has become commonplace in the United States in recent years.
“Cell-site simulators invade the privacy of everyone who happens to be in a given area, regardless of the fact that the vast majority have not been accused of committing a crime,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) explains in a primer about the dangerous devices.
“Cell-site simulators often disrupt cell phone communications within as much as a 500-meter radius of the device, interrupting important communications and even emergency phone calls,” the EFF writes.
While the state of Israel vehemently denies the spying charges, there have been several instances where they have behaved in similar ways toward their top international ally.
Legendary Mossad agent Rafi Eitan worked as the handler for Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. intelligence analyst who is serving life in prison under the Espionage Act for handing over classified data to the Israelis.
Former Department of Defense employee Lawrence Franklin was convicted of giving the state of Israel classified documents about U.S. policy toward Iran in 2006. He was given a 13-year prison sentence, but ultimately only served ten months on house arrest for his crimes.
Also, the infamous historical fact of Israel deliberately shelling the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 shows that no action regardless of how reprehensible it may be is outside the bounds of the Jewish state if they determine that it serves their national interest.
Whether Israel is responsible for the spying or not, President Trump is not expected to take any action against them.
Biden Shadow Secretary of State Urged Support of Iraq War in 2002
Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss.
Joe Biden is yet to be certified as the President-elect, but that hasn’t stopped from from touting tentative cabinet picks.
Without exception, his cabinet appears to be largely liberal globalists with a lengthy track record of supporting the failed policy proposals of the 2000’s and 1990’s.
Biden’s Secretary of State pick, Antony Blinken, urged the then-Delaware Senator to support the disastrous Iraq War as a policy advisor to Biden in 2002.
Blinken advised Biden to vote for the Iraq War. Also said US failed by not sending more troops to Syria. https://t.co/BisdYmdAuN
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 23, 2020
Blinken would go on to create an establishment political consulting company that secured cozy lobbying deals with Big Tech and a pharmaceutical giant during Donald Trump’s presidency.
TONY BLINKEN co-founded a consultancy @WEAdvisors that launched in 2018 to help clients navigate DC.
It doesn’t disclose most clients’ identities, but has acknowledged working with an unidentified drug maker & a Big Tech firm it helped with US-China trade https://t.co/cj4mKJbnBM
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) November 23, 2020
Journalist Glen Greenwald pointed to Blinken as a textbook example of a neoliberal corporate Democrat, infamous for touting a Beltway elite agenda largely disliked by the general public. In similar fashion to neocon warhawk John Bolton, it appears that Blinken’s support for the most disastrous foreign policy mistake in American history isn’t going to prevent him from sauntering into the avenues of power, if he ends up getting confirmed as a President Biden’s Secretary of State.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 23, 2020
Blinken would go on to support Barack Obama’s disastrous regime change operation in the 2011 Libyan Civil War, setting up the North African country for a decade of instability and eventually becoming a trafficking hub for exploited migrants seeking to reach Europe. Blinken was a National Security Advisor to the Vice President at the time.
If Biden ends up getting inaugurated, President Donald Trump will become the first US president in decades not to engage the United States in a new foreign conflict in office. (Bill Clinton and Barack Obama instigated US involvement in wars in Yugoslavia and Libya respectively.
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