Potentatus - Politics and Policy
Politics and Policy Blog
Saturday, August 28, 2004
Isreal Spying on US
The FBI has a full-fledged espionage investigation under way and is about to apprehend someone, allegedly Larry Franklin, for spying for Israel from within the office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.
The spy allegedly supplied Israel with classified materials that include secret White House policy deliberations on Iran. Two people who work at The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington, are central to the investigation.
The suspected spy, described as a trusted analyst at the Pentagon, turned over a presidential directive on U.S. policy toward Iran while it was in the draft phase when U.S. policy-makers were still debating the policy. This opens the possibility that Israel received sensitive information on Iraq and could have used that information to influence the US to invade Iraq.