The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

CIA considers Israel one of its biggest spy threats

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­By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
July 29, 2012

In “Best of friends? CIA considers Israel one of its biggest spy threats,” Russia Today reports:

While US politicians boast strong ties with Israel, CIA officials suggest Israel is one of its biggest counter-intelligence threats. With spyware that rivals that of American agencies, it is extremely difficult to detect the extent of its spying.

In a CIA ranking of the world’s intelligence agencies and their willingness to help the US fight the War on Terror, Israel fell below Libya.

Speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, current and former US intelligence officials blame Israel for incidents that indicate attempts to acquire secret information.

One CIA station chief noticed that the communication equipment that he used to contact CIA headquarters from Israel had been tampered with, even though it was in a locked box. Another CIA officer based in Israel had his home broken into. While nothing was stolen, the officer noticed his food had been rearranged.

In addition to home intrusions and equipment tampering, CIA officials also suspect that a leak by Israel led to the capture and presumed death of an important US agent inside Syria’s chemical weapons program.

The US suspects that Israel’s foreign intelligence service, Mossad, and its FBI equivalent, the Shin Bet, have been trying to steal American counter-intelligence secrets. In the CIA’s Near East Division, which oversees spying across the Middle East, Israel is considered the main counter-intelligence threat. This suggests that counter-intelligence secrets are thus safer from other Middle Eastern governments than from Israel.

Having purged Foggy Bottom and the GOP of its “Arabists,” it seems the Lobby still has some work to do to make Langley safe for Israel.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

July 29, 2012 at 6:19 am

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  1. Gee! And ‘anti-Semites like me always thought CIA-Mossad-MI6-RAW always work together in Muslim countries.

    To counter Iran’s rising political and military muscles under Ahmadinejad’s administration – CIA-Mossad-MI6 have been using drones for surveillance and covert terrorist operations inside Iran using MEK, Iranian Kurds and anti-Islam pro-royalist and communist groups. These groups have carried out anti-regime protests (Green movement), blowing up gas pipelines and assassinations of Iran’s nuclear scientists, military personnel and political figures.


    July 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

  2. I apologize ….

    You could delete the above post because I updated the topic links.

    Repost Update Here:

    US sees Israel, tight Mideast ally, as spy threat
    By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    July 28, 2012

    Additional Information:

    Archive Reference: On Topic
    Israel: Espionage – Spying:
    Library Content
    Audio/Visual and Documents – Including Descriptions
    Articles and Commentaries by various writers and media pundits.
    January 18 1999— May 05 2005–May05-2005.html
    May 06 2005 — May 05 2006–May05-2006.html
    May 17 2006 — July 28 2012–July28-2012.html



    July 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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