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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:18 PM
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Office of Special Plans under neocons Feith and Abram Shulsky and participated in the Rome meeting
Edited on Sat May-02-09 01:47 PM by seemslikeadream




http://www.counterpunch.org/leupp05012009.html

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(Franklin had worked in the Office of Special Plans under neocons Douglas Feith and Abram Shulsky and participated in the Rome meeting in December 2001 with Michael Ledeen that likely hatched the Niger uranium forged letters plot.) He was given a reduced sentence of 12 years for cooperating with prosecutors in January 2006.

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The Congressional leadership including Pelosi was subsequently notified of the wiretap, although Harman only became aware of it last week. But Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez declined to even authorize such an investigation, because, according to Stein and others, the Bush administration appreciated her services to date in supporting the administrations program of illegal surveillance and expected her to provide further services in future. (Okay, their reasoning apparently went, so she was wheeling and dealing politically with an Israeli agent. But she was helping them persuade the New York Times to sit on its story about their warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens. We need Jane, Gonzalez reportedly declared.)

So several years went by. Blue Dog Democrat Harman performed dutiful service to the Bush administration. In December 2005, Harman urged the Washington bureau chief of the New York Times to sit on a story about wireless wiretapping, and she was a consistent defender of the Iraq War. When the Democrats won the 2006 election, Pelosi, who had been informed about the wiretap of her colleague, declined to appoint Harman to the intelligence post

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Recall how two years ago neocon godfather Norman Podhoretz was praying for Bush to bomb Iran in an address to AIPAC, op-ed in the New York Times, and longer piece in Commentary, and meeting with Bush and Cheney to privately to make the case. George Bush had embraced the most paranoid language of the Lobby in referring to the Iranian regime. Ahmadinejad had supposedly threatened to wipe Israel off the map (no matter how many time journalists and scholars pointed out that, no, he was quoting Ayatollah Khomeini, about the occupation of Jerusalem passing from the pages of time like the Soviet Union, like the rule of the Shah) From August 2007 Bush deliberately intimated that Iran, with no nuclear weapons, threatened Israel, a country with over 100 nuclear weapons, with nuclear holocaust. He thus---very explosively---joined the memory of the Nazi slaughter of European Jewry with the Iranian civilian nuclear program.

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I think we should see the dismissal of the Rosen-Weissman case by the Justice Department in this context. Its a sop to the Lobby, and apparently the president had a personal hand in it. If the U.S. will not bomb Iran for Israel, neither will it prosecute AIPAC members for spying for Israel. Fair enough?

Last month an indignant official in the Justice Department, thinking, Oh no, theyre going to dismiss this case, decided to leak the Jane Harman transcripts to Jeff Stein just so to educate the public, in the absence of a trial, about how politics work in this country. Rosen, Weissman, Harman, and Gonzalez all walk free as AIPAC gears up for its annual conference (with Harman a featured speaker) and for a campaign around passage of HR 1985 (the Iran Diplomatic Enhancement Act) which, despite its name, is all about provoking war.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:32 PM
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1. GOP full of tricks and dirty dealing...then they use LIE CHEAT STEAL to remain in power
Assholes
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:50 PM
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2. DU history
Analyst Charged With Passing Iran Info: Franklin Turned Self InTo FBI
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Fieth resigns from Pentagon today
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Former CIA official looks to leak the truth
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
New Israeli spy probe has a 30-year history, insiders say
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Israel's Mole Inside the Pentagon
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
FBI probes Jewish sway on Bush government
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Money from Iran Fuels Iraq Insurgency -Rumsfeld
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Israeli spy nest in the U.S. - Ashcroft says: Dont arrest them!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
FBI probes DOD office (spy probe widens)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
F.B.I said to reach official suspected of passing secrets ....
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Analyst Who Is Target of Probe Went to Israel
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Knight Ridder:FBI espionage probe goes beyond Israeli allegations
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Pentagon Analyst Was Cooperating When Israel Spy Case Became Public
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Iran-Contra II? Fresh scrutiny on rogue Pentagon operation -Josh Marshall
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
AIPAC's Overt and Covert Ops
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
UK Express: (Perle) Faces (FBI) Quiz Over Links to Israeli Spy
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Israel Says It Has No Need to Spy on U.S.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
F.B.I. Is Said to Brief Pentagon Bosses on Spy Case; Charges Are Possible
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
LAT: FBI Questions Israeli Lobbyists (AIPAC) in Spying Probe ((Gilon mentioned)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
FBI briefs Wolfowitz on Israeli spy claim
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
F.B.I. Interviews 2 Suspected of Passing Secrets to Israel
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
FBI seizes computer from AIPAC offices
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Pentagon Office in Spying Case Was Focus of Iran Debate
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Leak Probe More Than 2 Years Old (AIPAC)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
AIPAC hires lawyers
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Spy probe scans neo-cons' Israel ties (long article from Asia Times)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
FBI Informed White House of AIPAC Probe Two Years Ago
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Alleged Pentagon Leak to Iraqi Is Under Investigation
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Serving Two Flags The Bush Neo-Cons and Israel
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Israeli political advisor may have received U.S. secrets
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Wider FBI Probe Of Pentagon Leaks Includes Chalabi - WaPo
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
LAT: Israel Has Long Spied on US,Say Officials(but CIA, Mossad "intimate")
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Defense, Cheney Iran Specialists Questioned in (Israeli Spy) Probe
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Leak Inquiry Includes Iran Experts in Administration (WaPo)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
A Web Of Intrigue Inside the Israel espionage investigation
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Pro-Israel Lobby Has Strong VoiceAIPAC Is Embroiled in Investigation of Pe
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Israel's Mole Inside the Pentagon
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
FBI probes possible Pentagon leak to Iraqi exiles
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Reporters' Files Subpoenaed
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Secrets: Classified Info: Springing a Leak
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:10 PM
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3. I can't fathom why this is not being persued.
Do I need it?

:sarcasm:

-Hoot
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:45 PM
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4. Jon Stewart explains it all
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