Zionist Spies in the U.S.?

Ari Lieberman is an attorney and former prosecutor.


newsweek_620x350Last week, Newsweek’s Jeff Stein ran a sensationalist story detailing alleged Israeli spy activities in the United States. Stein, citing dubious sources, claimed that Israeli spies attempted to monitor Al Gore’s bathroom activities (an image too frightening to imagine) while drugs and women are routinely employed by Zionist spies to entice U.S. officials into handing over information of value. The sources for these and other absurd allegations contained in the article were mainly anonymous with one notable exception, an obscure ex-intelligence character and former CIA employee named Paul Pillar.

One look at Pillar’s past articles, publications and speeches puts the Newsweek screed in proper context. Pillar is a rabid Israel basher. In March 2014, he spoke at the so-called “National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship’” where he attacked Israel on everything from its defensive military operations in Gaza to its concern over Iran’s procurement of nuclear weapons. He even attempted to downplay Iran’s threat to wipe Israel off the map claiming that it was a mere mistranslation. Pillar took his place at the summit alongside miscreants such as Cynthia McKinney and Alison Weir, whose radical views on the Jewish state veer uncomfortably into David Duke territory.

In 2012, Pillar authored an article featured in an anti-Semitic blog in which he likened Israel to Apartheid-era South Africa thus repeating the false and unsubstantiated narrative of the most vitriolic Israel haters. Pillar also demonstrates his extreme bias and ignorance by characterizing the Six-Day War as a war “that Israel launched and used to seize the West Bank and other Arab territory.” Clearly context and facts mean absolutely nothing to this wretched person.

Briefly, the Six-Day War began when Egypt blockaded the Gulf of Eilat to Israeli shipping, kicked UN peacekeepers out of Sinai and then deployed seven divisions there, violated Israeli airspace with Mig-21 overflights and fired mortar shells at Israeli border settlements. These belligerent actions were of course accompanied by the perfunctory threats to throw the Jews into the sea. Israel struck preemptively to thwart Egyptian aggression. It is important to note that Israel warned Jordan to stay out of the conflict. However, Jordan’s King Hussein, drunk on false Arab claims of victory, struck first prompting a swift and decisive Israeli military response. The deceitful Pillar neglects to note any of this in his one-way rant.

In 2013, Pillar wrote an article supportive of the anti-Semitic BDS movement, referring to Israel as a colonizer and again falsely asserting that Israel initiated the war on the Jordanian front. Pillar also authored another article titled “We can live with a nuclear Iran” where he of course downplays legitimate concerns of nuclear weapons falling into the hands world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism.

Like the insidious and deranged Israel bashers Alice Walker and Roger Waters, Pillar is a man guided by a venomous hate and is bent on vilifying the only democracy in the Mideast and sabotaging U.S. relations with Israel at all costs. No one really took note of Pillar and his regurgitated banal diatribes until Newsweek’s Jeff Stein decided to mainstream this fringe extremist and his fables.

Some have drawn parallels between Newsweek’s story and the infamous Dreyfus Affair, when French military officials motivated by base anti-Semitism accused a completely innocent French-Jewish captain of passing military secrets to the Germans. While this comparison may be a bit of an exaggeration, the instant circumstance clearly demonstrates that purveyors of hate and conspiracy theories still lurk within the echelons of government and radical elements within the media are all too willing to give them a platform to espouse their odious views.

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  • herb benty

    I was thinking how very strange it is that supposedly “educated” people can be so blatantly ignorant, biased and hateful. Then I remembered that Oregon cult leader, the Bagwan Shree Rashneesh, who bilked his followers out of millions before being deported to India. Most of his blind worshipers had university degrees. When you reject our good Holy Creator God, you are immediately open to all wickedness.

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      As the saying goes, if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

      • herb benty

        Yup, kind of sums up what happened to America and the West in general.

  • Andy_Lewis

    Spying on Al Gore in the bathroom? Please.

    The Newsweek article just goes to show that 90% of the media chit about Israel is just a buncha chit.

  • 47iscool .

    They’ve been here longer than you know, that’s why they control just about everything here.

    • American Patriot

      @the47iscool:disqus Hello Mr. Schicklegruber. What other wild conspiracy theories have you conjured up in that thing you call a brain? Are you a subscriber to the Roger Waters monthly?

      • 47iscool .

        American Patriot? More like marxist/commie/libtard patriot.

        bit.ly/1lrHRWk

        • reader

          If you’re taking Newsweek articles seriously, YOU are a marxist/commie/libtard. I noticed a lot of projection emanating from moveon/huffpo trolls.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Marxist libtard? His link leads to a neo-Nazi site with rants about Jews forcing race mixing, making Newsweek look rational by comparison. So of course liberal Newsweek’s story about an Israeli spy popping into Al Gore’s bathroom must be true, because, of course, Jew race mixing.

          • reader

            I see Nazis as spin-off Marxists. There’s a thick but obscure layer of history that makes me think so:

            http://www.amazon.com/dp/1591148383/?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=3524403608&ref=pd_sl_3fw3lsltam_ee

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Huge difference, though, as to ownership of private property, who controls the means of production and how directly, and a host of other economic issues. Neither one, or course, has much use for freedom or human dignity, and both are willing to deliberately spill untold amounts of innocent blood in pursuit of some supposed greater good.

          • reader

            Excuse me, but “controlling the means of production” is a line coined by Marx, and I don’t acept Marx as an economist. I think he was a crack pot and a hater, particularly a Jew hater. As for his “economics,” Milton Friedman took apart his “surplus value” nonsense in one paragraph.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Would you feel better if I put ‘means of production’ in quotation marx — I mean marks? I’m not endorsing Marx. But Marx thought that no private individual or group of individuals should have capital or the means to use it, or the ability to make anything at all. He insisted on state ownership, supposedly to be followed by the ‘withering away of the state’, and claimed to be a total break from outmoded systems of the past.
            The national socialists had no problem with private ownership, or accummulation of wealth, but insisted that all be subordinated to the needs of the national state, and promised a restoration of mythical past national glory.
            In practice, both systems were brutal dictatorships that caused untold misery. But in theory they had serious differences on significant issues, even though they overlapped on others. It seems to me that arguing over whether they were the same is a distraction from their brutal similarities.

          • Th_Ph

            Can I drag you into a discussion where a poster has made certain claims about abortion and Jewish law?

            http://www.nationalreview.com/article/377865/i-still-want-see-abortion-video-christine-sisto

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Th-Ph, I clicked on the link but it took me to the top of a thread with 501 comments. Is there any way to link to the specific claims?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            They’re both Socialists.

            National Socialists and Soviet Socialists.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Go play Gaydolf in his Berlin bunker on Aprii 30, 1945.

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      That didn’t take long. How long until the other Jew-hating trolls show up?

      • 47iscool .

        Here, this should make you feel a lot better:
        http://chimpmania.com/forum/forum.php

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          One site of ignorant hate-filled troglodytes is supposed to make me feel better about another site of ignorant hate-filled troglodytes?

          Still pleasantly surprised that your fellow knuckle draggers aren’t here yet, though.

          • 47iscool .
          • 95Theses

            What is up with all this troll race-baiting and Anti-Semitism? Don’t you guys have a real life?

          • 47iscool .
          • UCSPanther

            Hah! Palestine won’t survive the 21st century at the rate things are going.

          • Drakken

            Please by all means, join your poor pali friends, I hear Rachel Corrie is absolutely screaming for some company.

          • 47iscool .

            The reason we have bombings in America is because joos let the muslimes here in the first place. First off I could care less for third-worlders, second they wouldn’t hate America and attack us so much if you Zionists would stop making America and Israel seem like friends. In reality Israel is just a parasite that is using America to fight their wars for them, that’s one reason why Palestine and Islam hate us so much. They know who runs America and they loathe us for letting them (Zionists) do it. Not only that but they are stopping intermarriage in their own country but promote it in white countries.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdq58yfq1qI&bpctr=1400045134

          • UCSPanther

            This is you in front of a synagogue:

          • 95Theses

            Just go someplace where you’re welcome. Clearly you are not part of the FPM community, interloper.

            “We don’t have to listen day after day to arguments that Goebbels put forth for killing all Jews, do we? No. We listen to them once, we conclude that they are barbarous and inhumane, and then we shut our ears to them”.
            — William F. Buckley, Jr. on Ted Koppel’s Nightline, circa
            1982

            Take your ignorant anti-Semitism someplace else.

          • 47iscool .

            That is what you all do when confronted with the truth, you start the name calling. I am surprised the joo mods haven’t banned me yet, which I really hope they do. I came here to spread truth but as usual you won’t have it so…

          • UCSPanther

            Your “truth” is a bunch of trash.

          • 95Theses

            Scroll past the troll.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Beaten Nazis Sign Historic Surrender 1945
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMMJdeVoBv0

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Go back to Mecca and await the nuking of the Hajj.

    • UCSPanther
    • iluvisrael

      envious?

      • 47iscool .

        Not really, just upset that J3w$ control everything in the USA.

        • iluvisrael

          you must be one weakazz girly man if a sweet lil Jewish gal like me has gotcha by your tiny balls

          • Drakken

            Brilliant! Careful, you will give junior a serious case of the vapors, and he will have to go crying to his mommy for cookies and milk and a pat on the head.

          • 47iscool .

            Such a childish reply, nice to see the level of your intelligence. I might take some of you serious if you made statements that looked professional but you can’t, you all give a typical 12 year old child-like response.

          • UCSPanther

            I only see one person acting like a childish idiot, and it is you.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Cry baby socialist.

          • Drakken

            When dealing with witless folks as yourself, I have to dumb it down for you to understand.

          • 47iscool .

            Since you replied to me and got pissed off first you’re the one who has her panties in a bunch. I don’t dislike all joo$, only the Zionists who has America doing everything they want it to.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          It’s the moon that controls everything. You never noticed? Always there?

          How could you miss that?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            And who controls the moon???

            The joooz.

    • Drakken

      How can you argue with an idiot? Israel is a western ally you dumbsh*t, there just ain’t no fixing stupid, not even with duct tape.

      • 47iscool .

        Of course they are allies, joos do run the US as well. It only makes sense.

        • Drakken

          The fact that people like you exist in the 21st century really is an amazing feat, God, I do love future Darwin Award winners.

  • American Patriot

    Are secret service agents now trained to “clear their throats” when confronted with potential threats to the Veep? Newsweek has some serious explaining to do for running this ridiculous story.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    I wonder how many of the reconstituted dead tree version of Newsweek editorial board are “british”.

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      Nasty, British and short?

      • Andy_Lewis

        Very punny.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          Okay, maybe they’re not short.

  • retired

    Hey,these people need to make a living like everyone else! for the right price they will take off their journalistic clothes for anyone willing to pay.Going after Jews & Israel will always generate activity for the purchasers.Sort of like Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson only instead of rural whites they attack Jews,either way the money is good!

  • American Patriot

    I am tired of all the lies and smear attacks that are directed at Israel. Israel is not an apartheid state. Sudan is. Sudan practices Islamist apartheid, much like Iran and Saudi Arabia. Where is the outrage over Islamist apartheid?

  • Joe The Gentile

    The US spies on Israel. Israel spies on the US. No biggie. Allies spy on each other. Always have, always will. France, Britain, Germany do it on the US. It’s called ‘friendly spying’ and it is here to stay. It only looks evil when the US does it ( a la Snowden) or double-plus evil when ze Jews do it, in the eyes of the antisemitically or anti-Israel biased.

    Here’s a good article on friendly spying that puts it in perspective:

    http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/29/why-america-spies-on-its-allies-and-probably-should/

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Russia spies on the US.

      China spies on the US.

      • Bert

        And the NSA spies on all Americans and just about everyone else in the world and does it secretly and with no Congressional oversight.

      • ahad_ha_amoratsim

        “I hit Krako, Krako hits Tepo, Tepo hits me.”

  • rubber stamp

    The leftwing anti-Semitic Jews like Jeff Stein is what scares me the most…

  • Ken Kelso

    Thank you Ari for this great article and exposing Paul Pillar’s anti Israel agenda.

    Pillar also wrote this article
    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/marchapril_2012/features/we_can_live_with_a_nuclear_ira035772.php?page=all
    We Can Live with a Nuclear Iran
    Fears of a bomb in Tehran’s hands are overhyped, and a war to prevent it would be a disaster.
    By Paul Pillar
    March/April 2012

  • 47iscool .

    Here are some excellent facts, of course the Zio-bots will deny it:
    bit.ly/1mTaPlC

    • UCSPanther

      Keep posting your trash, loser.

      We’ll just flag it down like the spam it is.

  • Gee

    The air ducts in the King David Hotel are so small that not even a cat could move through them, so how did a man do that?
    The US Secret Service has confirmed that it is impossible to do that

  • FrontPgSubscr

    Orthodox Judaism has some antipathy toward Biblical protestantism.

  • 47iscool .

    Google: Brother Nathanael

    He is Jewish and has plenty of answers for those who have questions about all of this. I have much respect for him so calling me an “anti-semite” is yet another lie.

    • UCSPanther

      Your propaganda may appeal to the feeble minded that you clearly are part of, but it means nothing to us.

      • 47iscool .

        http://www.dailystormer.com/section/jewish-problem/page/3/

        You are confusing propaganda with truth, learn to know the difference.

        • UCSPanther

          Do you think I’m that stupid?

          That is propaganda, loser. A textbook example.

          • 47iscool .

            How so, name-caller?

          • UCSPanther

            Telling you why wouldn’t be worth the effort.

            Trying to explain something to you is like trying to reason with a mentally unstable vagrant.

          • 47iscool .

            Wow! What you said in that second line is mutual.
            I feel exactly like that toward you too!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4qihvOPP5Y

          • UCSPanther

            More worthless propaganda from an equally worthless individual.

            You, sir, are wasting your time.

          • 47iscool .

            Unless you are showing me otherwise you are the one who is in the wrong. You have disproved nothing I posted because it’s all true, you don’t want people to wake up to the truth of who rules over them. Did you even watch the video?

            How about this below, care to explain it? How sick can you be?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP4Y3xupOpg

          • UCSPanther

            If that turns you on, then who am I to judge.

          • 47iscool .

            It doesn’t, but it must for you because you either are or you support those who do it.

            Talking to you or anyone else on here is a waste of time, you ignore the obvious and call me a liar when I post links to back up what I say. You and your friends are the losers here.

            “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”


            Voltaire

          • UCSPanther

            Your kind have been saying the same trash since the Medieval times, and every time, you fall flat on your face. To be frank, your idiocy is rather amusing.

            And yes, I bet that bit of propaganda turns you on, seeing how obsessed you are with it.

            I’m glad I could offend your little feeble mind just by showing you what I exactly think of your delusional garbage.

            I heard you can find an Elmo Suit on Craigslist if you want to hang out in a public area spewing your foolishness.

            Don’t let the door how you on the way out.

          • 47iscool .

            You have your propaganda don’t lie, I’m sure you believe the holohoax too right?

          • UCSPanther

            I thought you were gonna hit the road.

          • 47iscool .

            Okay, bye bye from this “goy” as you call us.

          • UCSPanther

            Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, deutsch-bag.

          • 47iscool .

            Don’t worry it didn’t, also a going away present:
            http://www.angelfire.com/folk/bigbaldbob88/jew6.gif

          • UCSPanther

            Thanks for wasting your time, loser.

            Now, if you’re gonna leave, leave.

            If you want to stick around for more mockery and abuse, that is perfectly fine by me.

            You’re cute when you’re angry…

          • UCSPanther

            Thanks for showing me how pathetic you truly are by marking up your own comments.

            You never fail to make me laugh.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Against Israelis, 5 attacking Arab armies LOSE.

            BTW socialist filth, YOU will LOSE as your 1940′s predecessors LOST.

            Beaten Nazis Sign Historic Surrender 1945
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMMJdeVoBv0

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Bye, Bye socialist!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Happy Eternal Nakba!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Where’s his black straitjacket?

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          The truth is you are a dumb sack of SHlTler.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Google “nazis surrender to the US, UK and commies”.

  • tickletik

    Good article, I read about those allegations and took them at face value. I’m glad to know they had zero foundation, and whose only open source was an unhinged hate filled liar.

  • irmep

    The U.S. needs to start rolling up these networks. In the recent case of Stewart Nozette stealing secrets for Israel Aerospace Industries, IAI should have been barred from further access to US tax dollars. Instead, an FBI sting sealed off Nozette’s Israeli handlers, costing taxpayers millions. Adding insult to injury, US Attorney Ron Machen publicly denied what Nozette had already admitted, that he was spying for pay from Israel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RK-acJmFPg

  • DimondBack

    They bee spyin’ and sheetz! A serect agenda!
    They din do nuffin!