Analyst: All NSA intel goes directly to Israel

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PostTue May 13, 2014 11:05 pm » by All Creation

All NSA intel goes directly to Israel: Analyst

The US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“We now know that all of the NSA’s spying is going directly to Israel,” James H. Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, said in a Saturday interview.

“I believe that all of our allies should discontinue sharing their intelligence with the Unites States unless they are willing that it should go directly to Tel Aviv,” the analyst said.

“It would be advisable for the Unites Nations to undertake an exploration of this because it appears to be a violation of national sovereignty for one nation to be spying on the communications of its highest executive officials,” Fetzer added.

He said even if the UN passed a resolution against spying, there would be no guarantee that the two countries would stop their illegal acts of espionage.

“That would be a very appropriate thing for the United Nations to do. But I must admit that Israel and the United States have regularly violated international law and its constraints with impunity,” Fetzer noted, adding, “So, there is no guarantee that even if the United Nations were to pass a resolution against it, that they would discontinue their massive spying efforts especially on the leaders of foreign nations.”

The remarks come against the backdrop of revelations by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, a former employee of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who leaked two top secret US government spying programs against American and foreign nationals.

The NSA scandal took even broader dimensions when Snowden revealed information about US espionage targeting friendly countries.

Last October, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff canceled a visit to Washington after it was revealed that her cellphone was monitored by the US surveillance program, as were the state oil company Petrobras and Brazilian citizens. ... to-israel/

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PostTue May 13, 2014 11:08 pm » by mistermassive1

Huh? Then what is Pine Gap doing in Aussie land?


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PostThu May 15, 2014 11:19 pm » by All Creation

New Snowden Document Implies NSA May Be Putting Israel’s Security Ahead of America’s
Posted on May 14, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog
NSA Routinely Shares Raw Intelligence Data With Israel WITHOUT First Sifting It To Remove Information About US Citizens

The following leaked slide from Edward Snowden was released today by Glenn Greenwald in his new book, No Place to Hide:

If you can’t read the slide, it says:

Balancing the SIGINT exchange equally between US and Israeli needs has been a constant challenge in the last decade, it arguably tilted heavily in favor of Israeli security concerns. 9/11 came, and went, with NSA’s only true Third Party CT relationship being driven almost totally by the needs of the partner.

That is a stunning statement. It implies that the signals intelligence exchange between the American and Israeli governments has been driven almost entirely by the NSA giving information to the Israelis, instead of Israel giving information to the U.S. … even though we were the ones attacked on 9/11.

Remember, the raw data on American citizens collected by the NSA is shared with Israel. As the Guardian reported in September:

The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.


According to the agreement, the intelligence being shared would not be filtered in advance by NSA analysts to remove US communications. “NSA routinely sends ISNU [the Israeli Sigint National Unit] minimized and unminimized raw collection”, it says.


A much stricter rule was set for US government communications found in the raw intelligence. The Israelis were required to “destroy upon recognition” any communication “that is either to or from an official of the US government“. Such communications included those of “officials of the executive branch (including the White House, cabinet departments, and independent agencies), the US House of Representatives and Senate (member and staff) and the US federal court system (including, but not limited to, the supreme court)”.

This not only raises major privacy concerns for American citizens, but it might mean that Israel is spying on the American Congress and other high-level politicians.

We have nothing against Israel, but – as American citizens – we want our intelligence agencies to put the American people and American security first. ... ricas.html

Trying to keep tabs on our politicians to make sure they toe the line and do not cross AIPAC and the Zionist lobby, huh? Also, I am sure it is a great way to keep track of us and see who is criticizing and speaking out against Israeli policy and its treatment of the Palestinians.

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PostThu Jun 05, 2014 2:33 am » by All Creation

Israel spied on Bill Clinton phone conversations: Report

The Israeli spy agency Mossad eavesdropped on diplomatic phone conversations of former US President Bill Clinton with Arab leaders, a report says.

British-Israeli political scientist Ahron Bregman said he has evidence that Mossad spied on Clinton’s conversations, most importantly with former Syrian President Hafez Assad, in 1999.

According to a Friday report by Newsweek magazine, Bregman plans to make these claims public in his forthcoming book entitled, Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Bregman says his accusations are backed by secret transcripts of the telephone calls.

Bregman also alleges that the Israeli regime tapped calls between Clinton and Ehud Barak, former Israeli minister for military affairs.

The allegations are the latest in a series of reports regarding Israeli spying on US targets.

Earlier this month, US media also published documents of National Security Agency (NSA), stating that the Israeli regime conducts espionage activities against the United States to learn its positions on the Middle East issues. ... ersations/

And this:

Israel spies on US to make ‘preemptive moves’
Sat May 31, 2014 4:18PM GMT

The Israeli intelligence agencies spy on the United States so that Israel can make a “preemptive move” to thwart any US-brokered plan in the Middle East that the regime deems against its interests, an analyst says.

“They want to get the jump on any surprises that might be put their way by the United States whose assistance they totally rely on,” Bill Jones of the Executive Intelligence Review told Press TV on Saturday.

Jones made the remarks as Newsweek reports that Israeli spy services eavesdropped on phone calls between former US president Bill Clinton and late Syrian leader Hafez Assad during critical stages of Middle East talks in 1999. At the time, the US was brokering talks that would have led to a “peace agreement” between Israel and Syria.

The analyst added that Israel is probably targeting US officials today as Secretary of State John Kerry has been leading efforts to broker a deal between Israelis and Palestinians.

The spying certainly gives the Israelis an “advantage” in the talks, Jones said, because they can always make a “preemptive move” to undermine any agreement they are not pleased with.

US intelligence officials have recently expressed concerns about the scope of Israeli espionage against the United States. ... by-spying/

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