Nov 3, 2007

AIPAC Agents Charged With Spying -- Rice and Neocons Subpoenaed

Look at how the media cover this story, "Rice Subpoenaed" the headline reads. That is NOT the story, only an article in it. Journalism 101 says you headline the main subject, not the peripheral subjects. Let's cut through the double talk on this article that treats Israel, AIPAC and the Israeli agents with kid gloves. Headline should read: "AIPAC Agents Charged With Spying -- Rice and Neocons Subpoenaed". Now that would sell newspapers!

Now the article goes on to say (listen to this), the lobbyist received information from a "now convicted Pentagon official and passed it on..." (why not name him?). That would be Larry Franklin, who was a "runner" from the Office of Special Plans, "spying" (collaborating) through Douglas Feith's office.

This article is designed to save Israel and AIPAC's arse from a second round of public humiliation. Look at the very special treatment of the "news" for AIPAC--the most powerful lobby and "agents of a foreign government", that virtually control Congress! (Only Kucinich and Ron Paul voted "no" on the recent bill to reprimand the UN for "singling out Israel" for UN violations. Welcome to the United States of Israel). You have to look so close to see the real story here. Notice that two major neocons--Richard Armitage and Paul Wolfowitz are not mentioned in headline either, just Rice--were also subpoenaed. (AIPAC is certain that the neocons will lie for them). Bottom line is if media wanted to increase rating and sell papers they would make the REAL STORY the headline, like we did above.

For more context on Israel and the neoconservatives and collaborative espionage see the articles "Serving Two Flags: Neocons, Israel, and the Bush Administration" and also "Spy Probe Scans Neocons"
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Rice to be subpoenaed in espionage case

Judge OKs calls for intel officials to discuss talks with pro-Israel lobbyists

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and more than a dozen other current and former intelligence officials must testify about their conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists, a federal judge ruled Friday in an espionage case.
Lawyers for two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists facing charges have subpoenaed Rice, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams and several others to testify at their trial next year. Prosecutors had challenged the subpoenas in federal court.
Lobbyists Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman maintain the Israeli interest group played an unofficial but sanctioned role in crafting foreign policy and that Rice and others can confirm it.
The lobbyists are accused of receiving classified information from a now-convicted Pentagon official and relaying it to an Israeli official

The Power of AIPAC, the Israeli Lobby, on U.S. Government