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America’s Israeli Spying Problems

A recent article by Christopher Ketcham from AlterNet details how Israel runs one of the most aggressive and damaging espionage networks that targets the U.S. — Israel is no friend of the U.S. — and how the illegal Israeli spying is oft-ignored by the media and the U.S. government.

American politicians fear the Isreali lobby. So much so that U.S. citizens are usually on the receiving end of egregious ‘legislation,’ and repeatedly end up getting shafted by their representatives in Congress. Congressional lobbying has plaqued ‘we the people’ for years.

Isreal’s spying on the U.S. has been well documented. Isreal maintains an active program to gather proprietary information within the United States, oftentimes by computer intrusions.

According to AlterNet, in 1996, the Defense Intelligence Service, a branch of the Pentagon, issued a warning that “the collection of scientific intelligence in the United States is the third highest priority of Isreali Intelligence after information on its Arab neighbors and information on secret U.S. policies or decisions relating to Isreal.” Isreali wiretaps of U.S. missions and embassies in the Middle East were part of a “standard operating procedure.”

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