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The French intelligence website reported that detained Israeli “art students” and “moving company workers,” strangely released by U.S. authorities after the worst attack on American soil in history were actually “employed by tech companies, military special forces, intelligence officers, explosive ordinance/combat engineers, electronic intercept operators and the son of an Israeli army general.” ( Paris, France )

Congress hides Israeli telecom spying, permits ‘classified’ FISA evidence

Senate agrees to House ‘classified annex’ provision added to FISA bill ‘Report on Bush Surveillance Program’ effectively allows retroactive lawsuit immunity for Israeli wiretapping espionage technology used by federal agents in 50 states & U.S. Capitol.

105 Democrats join 188 Republicans to disregard evidence of Israeli spying on American hard-line, cell phone, fax, instant message and email accounts prior to September 11 attacks to present. Senate debates FISA retroactive telecom amnesty this week, could connect Israel to foreign telecom spying documented by French intelligence, Fox News. Senate helps House strip 4th Amendment with 69-28 vote to send new FISA bill to Bush to be signed into law.

Did a House member cover up Israeli bomb threat while Director of Navy anti terrorism?

by Tom Flocco

Washington—July 9, 2008—TomFlocco.comAccording to Fox News, “virtually all records and billing in the U.S. are done for the telephone companies by Amdocs Ltd., an Israeli-based private telecommunication company, contracting with the 25 biggest phone companies in America, and more worldwide,” said Fox chief political correspondent Carl Cameron in a four-part series—the video and transcript content of which were removed from Fox’s website after both were preserved by internet sources.

The Senate voted today to approve the House version of the new Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill, “President Bush’s Surveillance Program,” and retroactive telephone company immunity from civil and/or criminal lawsuits for past compliance with presidential directives to eavesdrop on electronic communications of American citizens without a warrant.

The House/Senate option permits a “classified annex,” effectively allowing the Inspector General’s (IG) report on Mr. Bush’s spy program to conceal evidence confirmed by France’s Intelligence Online that “Israeli espionage agents, electronic communication intercept operators and military explosive ordinance/combat engineers,” detained immediately after the 9/11 attacks and quickly deported to Israel by Bush Attorney General John Ashcroft, were linked to an Amdocs, Ltd. employee who reportedly posted bail for at least one of the Israeli military operatives.

A congressional contract permitted Israel’s Foxcom/Mobile Access to recently install cell-phone systems in the U.S. Capitol building—yet House members have not explained why they are placing their own communications at risk of espionage, given the astonishing evidence.

Fox News also reported that two Israelis were arrested after 9/11 with TNT and RDX plastic explosives residue in their truck and on the driver’s body at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and then released after a Navy intelligence investigation of the terrorist threat at the same time when Pennsylvania Congressman Joseph Sestak was then Director of Navy anti-terrorism.

“It is virtually impossible [for any U.S. citizen] to make a call on normal phones without generating an (Israel-based) Amdocs record of it,” said Fox’s Carl Cameron in part I of his special investigation of Israeli spying in America before and after the September 11 attacks, the congressional cover-up of which could still reach network news via civil actions and/or criminal prosecutions if the Senate balks at retroactive immunity and a “classified” annex.

In Part II of Fox’s now-spiked series, Brit Hume said “we have learned about an Israeli-based private communications company for whom a half-dozen of those 60 detained suspects worked. American investigators fear information generated by this firm may have fallen into the wrong hands and had the effect of impeding the 9/11 terror inquiry.”


After U.S. denials of Cameron’s now purged-from-the-internet Israeli spy series, Intelligence Online editor Guillaume Dasquie threatened to post a sensitive 61-page Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) task-force report online [the same report Cameron referenced], revealing “The document we have in our possession details not only the identities of the members of this network, but also their activities in the Israeli army—even their serial numbers in the intelligence services, their passport numbers and their validity, and their visas and their validity.”

This raises questions as to why respected Paris editor Dasquie was not invited to testify publicly before the House Armed Services Committee, and whether legislators are more intimidated by predictable anti-Semitism charges than protecting U.S. citizens from foreign espionage and Bush agents’ eavesdropping. [click here to view the roll-call vote of House Republicans and Democrats who supported obstruction of evidence of Israeli telecom espionage linked to President Bush’s unconstitutional spy program. Does your legislator support concealment loopholes?]

“…defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic” was informed about the House Inspector General’s secrecy option by Rep. Joseph Sestak (D-PA-7) who said “the IG review will be an especially important vehicle for reporting to Congress on the facts of the President’s [surveillance] program, as well as to the public, to the extent classification permits.”—as to the need for state secrecy—from Sestak’s five-page letter to this writer in response to our call.

Sestak’s GOP opponent in his November House race, W. Craig Williams, may have questions to ask the Delaware County, Pennsylvania Democrat as to new strategies employed regarding the outcome of a top-secret navy intelligence terrorist bombing probe involving Israelis at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station eight months after 9/11 at the time when Sestak was “the first Director of ‘Deep Blue,’ the Navy’s anti-terrorism unit where he worked to establish new strategies for the Navy to fight the Global War on Terror,” according to his congressional website— .

The naval intelligence investigation of the Israeli bombing suspects, reported by Fox News on 5/13/2002 OR,2933,52681,00.html [miraculously still online] involved two illegal Israeli nationals who said they were “moving van” operators “delivering furniture,” and found with TNT and RDX plastic explosives residue in their truck and on the driver’s body immediately next to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (NAS) in Washington state on 5/7/2002.

Carl Cameron said “sources tell Fox News that in 1999 [end of Clinton presidency], the super secret National Security Agency (NSA) headquartered in northern Maryland, issued what’s called a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmentalized Information report (TS/SCI), warning that records of calls in the U.S. were getting into foreign hands, in Israel, in particular.”

Sestak’s letter to this writer concerning his stance on FISA contained no mention of Israeli telecommunications espionage links to the bill or terrorist explosive evidence related to the Navy intelligence terrorism probe of Whidbey Island NAS’s Israeli bombing threat—which would likely have been the subject of a briefing involving the Navy anti-terrorism unit under Sestak’s command or the probe under his direction, since his area of authority concerning terrorist bomb threats at Navy installations was in fact, Navy anti terrorism.

Whidbey Island NAS was just one of several instances linking Israel to telecom spying, compromised drug enforcement investigations and/or military espionage and bombing threats—even White House espionage—which should under normal circumstances scream for serious probes and/or prosecution calls by House Armed Services Committee members such as Congressman Sestak—given his military background. Here are more examples:

House Homeland Security and Armed Services Committee members failed to explain why Israel’s Odigo computer instant messaging company said two of its workers received messages two hours before September 11 that the attacks would happen—according to the online edition of Haaretz Newspapers in Israel.

A WHOIS database search revealed that Comverse (also Verint Systems) subsidiary company Odigo was located at 40 Ramland Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962 with headquarters in Herzliya, Israel, domain listed as ODIGO.COM and with administrative contact and address as / Comverse Corp., 11 Broadway Suite 365, New York, NY 10004—a few blocks from the World Trade Center

In Part III of his Fox series, Cameron revealed that “Comverse Infosys (Verint), a subsidiary of an Israeli-run private telecommunication firm, with offices throughout the U.S…provides the wiretapping equipment for law enforcement use” by such agencies as the FBI, Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local or state police.

President Clinton confirmed in the Kenneth Starr report on Whitewater that he informed his White House consort Monica Lewinsky that their phone-sex conversations had been recorded, after which he ordered the FBI to cease hunting for an Israeli mole known to be operating inside the White House itself.

Government agencies and House members knew about Israel’s thorough espionage penetration before 9/11 since Fox News and France’s Intelligence Online said federal investigators had documented concerns over compromised telecom communications systems—specifically involving Israel—throughout America before Mr. Bush assumed office in January, 2001—seven months before the World Trade Center attacks.

Rep. Sestak’s letter assures that “there will be accountability if abuses are found to have occurred,” but the new FISA legislation requires the Attorney General to certify that Mr. Bush—who may ultimately be adjudicated a co-conspirator to unconstitutional wiretapping—ordered telephone company eavesdropping to save America from terrorists, after which some 40 civil suits are required to be dismissed subject to District Court review and plaintiff-filed briefs, notwithstanding links to foreign telecom espionage which may or may not have already been introduced in court.


“A Budget truck was pulled over in Oak Harbor, Washington on 5/7/2002 near the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and found to have traces of TNT explosives on the gearshift and traces of RDX plastic explosive on the steering wheel,” according to Carl Cameron in a separate Fox report still not removed from the internet, adding that “traces of explosives were also found on one the truck’s two occupants.”

“Government officials said the May 7, 2002 roadside stop was so close to the naval air station that military personnel took part in the initial arrest and naval intelligence has also been involved in the subsequent investigation,” but more importantly, “documents read to Fox News indicate that both driver and passenger were Israeli nationals…delivering furniture from California…a bomb-sniffing dog first detected explosives on the two Israelis…(and) high-tech equipment was used later to confirm the presence of TNT and RDX plastic explosives,” according to Cameron.

This raises questions as to why Sestak—Director of the Navy’s anti terrorism unit at the time—never went public during his congressional campaign regarding how he handled strong evidence of a terrorist bomb threat at one of his Naval air stations by two Israelis on American soil, one of whom “had not entered the country legally” while “the other was in violation of his visa,” according to Carl Cameron of Fox News.

Sestak could have promulgated his military qualifications and expertise handling a key terrorist bombing threat to the U.S. homeland while also using the incident to highlight the travesty of illegal immigration involving two Israeli military operatives likely intent on bombing Whidbey NAS who passed through America’s porous borders—i.e. these were not illegal Mexicans, both issues of which are still lost on the part of his GOP opponent Craig Williams—who supports the Bush spy program, espionage ties notwithstanding.

Sestak had to have been intimately involved with the Navy’s May, 2002 terrorist bombing probe since Congressman Sestak was Director of Navy Anti-Terrorism at that time; but incredibly, “Both (Israelis) were taken into custody for immigration violations,” however, “officials said no other charges have been filed against the driver and passenger,” said Cameron.

Instead of publicly challenging Sestak to discuss the Whidbey Island NAS bombing investigation and its curious outcome, Sestak’s GOP opponent Williams is “bashing Sestak for passing this version of the [FISA] bill and caving to Republican demands,” while also gloating that “we were right from the beginning,” according to Delaware County Daily Times reporter Alex Rose who is closely following the race.

While this writer has had a cordial relationship—via several in-person and mail contacts—as a constituent of Congressman Sestak since his election, these issues reported by Fox News and leaked by U.S. intelligence agents need to be explained since his opponent will not ask the questions.

We began to internally consider why our series of reports on Dr. Stephen Cambone’s explosive notes [via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)] of his discussions with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during the September 11 attacks were politely ignored by Rep. Sestak after his August 16, 2007 town meeting, attended by 200 constituents at Swarthmore College—another issue that his opponent should be addressing as to why Rep. Sestak did not call for House Armed Services hearings on the contents of Dr. Cambone’s staggering 9/11 notes while the attacks were in progress—given his Navy anti-terrorism background.

Local Delaware County voters in Pennsylvania’s 7th District may not have much of a choice, since Craig Williams was likely briefed on Israeli espionage and military terrorist threats himself while serving as a legal adviser to two former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace and [9/11] Gen. Richard Myers—Did Williams advise Myers to keep quiet about 9/11?

Curiously, Air Force General Richard Myers remained in then-Georgia Senator Max Cleland’s office until the September 11 attacks were over and all four planes had crashed—despite being told the U.S. was under air attack, and instead of directing the air defense of his country as the nation’s top U.S. general—a little-known fact not lost on the part of impartial career federal prosecutors waiting until Mr. Bush leaves office.

The post-Bush White House and military accountability factor involving 9/11 and Iraq alone raises immeasurably Mr. Bush’s need for someone to attack Iran or facilitate a biological event in order to temporarily suspend the U.S. Constitution’s civil protections, leading to a form of martial law to silence and/or remove dissenters so Mr. Bush can save us from terrorists.

Congressional compliance with foreign espionage is a symptom which continues toward November, raising questions whether Americans will continue to tolerate a self-serving, two-party Congress that fails to exercise its sworn duty to protect the citizenry from electronic eavesdropping—foreign and domestic, bombers, assassins, illegal immigrants draining taxpayer services and Federal Reserve currency counterfeiters who are destroying our economy and way of life by “injecting liquidity” into the U.S. banking system which debases the value of our work and savings.

Candidates who swear to uphold the rule of law by seeking prosecution of public officials who have committed crimes against America should be the only ones worthy of the public’s vote—for America has endured 28 years of Bush-Clinton crime family control, Mafia-style operatives attired in expensive business suits.)

Associated Press (AP) reports of French daily Le Monde’s full coverage of the Israeli spy network in the U.S. were almost immediately spiked by AP editors not called by Congress to testify why they dropped such an important story when it concerns all Americans.

U.S. intelligence sources had revealed to Le Monde that the special cell phones had a certain walkie-talkie feature that was “virtually impossible to intercept” by U.S. authorities.

The Oklahoman newspaper reported that four Israelis selling artwork while carrying military IDs were detained near Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, while Le Monde in Paris revealed that six detained “students” had cell phones purchased by an Israeli vice consul in the U.S., proving further that the state of Israel was assisting in alleged espionage.

Dasquie told American Free Press (AFP) in March, 2002 that “he had acquired solid evidence of the authenticity of the DEA report and could reveal new evidence to counter Justice Department claims that there had been ‘no case of Israeli espionage.’ ”

AFP added that Dasquie said the Israeli spy ring was “examined at the highest levels of the Bush administration, and that “on March 10, 2002 Intelligence Online was informed by a Justice Department official that the DEA report had been handed over to the Department’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, and that same day at a DEA press conference, Asa Hutchinson, the DEA head, said that he had passed the document along to ‘other agencies’ working on the matter.”

The French intelligence website reported that detained Israeli “art students” and “moving company workers,” strangely released by U.S. authorities after the worst attack on American soil in history were actually “employed by tech companies, military special forces, intelligence officers, explosive ordinance/combat engineers, electronic intercept operators and the son of an Israeli army general.”

The evidence raises serious questions as to how the French government was able to report strong evidence of Israeli espionage in America, yet the FBI, CIA, NSA, Justice Department and the White House were unable to identify the spies while denying the existence of Israeli espionage despite a multi-billion dollar budget and the finest equipment and training.

Guillaume Dasquie reported that the Israeli operatives were living close to Arabs in San Diego, Little Rock, Irving, Texas and in South Florida where 10 of the 19 September 11 “hijackers” lived, speculating that the Israelis had advanced knowledge of the attacks but had not passed on the critical intelligence to the Bush administration who would likely spend blood and treasure to retaliate against Muslim terrorists—notwithstanding a little war profiteering on the side.


AFP quoted the March 15, 2002 issue of the Forward, a respected Jewish newspaper in America, which said “Despite angry denials by Israel and its American supporters, reports that Israel was conducting spying activities in the U.S. may have a grain of truth, the Forward has learned,” with assuredness that “both French and Fox reports were dismissed by Israel and its supporters, and received limited coverage in the American media.” [AP story on Le Monde spy reports was spiked & Cameron’s four-part series was removed from]

British intelligence & military analysis publication Jane’s Information Group reported on the absence of coverage in the American media on the “explosive story of the huge network of Israeli spies that made headlines around the world…reports of Israeli ‘art students’ calling on DEA employees across the country began as early as 2000 and continued through June, 2001,” according to AFP.

The independent AFP said “What is not clear is what the ring of more than 120 agents was up to and why some Israelis linked to the attacks in New York and Washington, DC were allowed to flee or were sent back to Israel after 9/11 on visa violations, rather than being charged and prosecuted.

According to other reports, alleged lead “hijacker” Mohammed Atta lived at 3389 Sheridan St. in Hollywood, Florida while a team of Israeli operatives lived a few blocks away at 4220 Sheridan.

In perhaps an even more controversial issue, convicted and imprisoned former Ohio GOP House member Bob Ney, then-chairman of the House Administration Committee, approved a 2002 license for an Israeli telecommunications company to install equipment to improve cell phone reception in the U.S. Capitol building and adjacent House office buildings where all legislative and many military decisions are debated.

The company was then Foxcom Wireless, an Israeli start-up firm, which has moved its headquarters from Jerusalem to Vienna, Virginia while changing its name to MobileAccess Networks, paid convicted and now imprisoned Republican operative Jack Abramoff $280,000 for lobbying fees and donated $50,000 to Abramoff’s Capital Athletic Foundation, a non-profit entity Abramoff used to redistribute money for personal and political gain according to reports.

House Democrats have not made public the documents Rep. Ney signed in agreeing to contract Israeli Foxcom which would shed light on whether the selection process was neutral, raising serious questions as to why one foreign country controls so many parts of the United States telecommunications network,technical, law enforcement and billing systems and whether Israeli espionage also penetrates congressional communications in addition to the average citizen.

Cameron said that “Fox News has learned that some American terrorist investigators fear certain suspects in the 9/11 attacks may have managed to stay ahead of them by knowing who and when investigators are calling on the telephone. How?  By obtaining and analyzing data that’s generated every time someone in the U.S. makes a call.”

In Part III, Cameron revealed that “according to another briefing, the U.S. relies too much on foreign companies like Israeli Amdocs for high-tech equipment and software. Many factors have led to increased dependence on code developed overseas.”

Explaining the strength of U.S. espionage penetration by Amdocs, Cameron added that “we buy rather than train or develop solutions. Fox News has documents [not subpoenaed or publicly probed by Congress or the Justice Department] of a 1997 drug trafficking case in Los Angeles, in which telephone information, the type that Israeli Amdocs collects, was used to ‘completely compromise the communications of the FBI, Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Los Angeles Police Department.’ ”

One U.S. law enforcement official told AFP, “The higher-ups don’t want to deal with this and neither does the FBI because it involves Israel,” while also revealing that the DEA report mentioned earlier found that “several military bases also had experienced unauthorized entries by Israelis, including two bases from which Stealth aircraft and other secret military units operate.”

“Unauthorized photographing of military sites and civilian industrial complexes such as petroleum-storage facilities was also reported,” according to the DEA report accessed by Fox News, French Intelligence Online and American Free Press.

According to all three, the DEA document “contains, in great detail, ‘scores of encounters’ between federal agents and Israeli agents posing as art students.”

According to AFP reporter Christopher Bollyn—who was beaten by government agents in front of his own home in Chicago while his wife and child watched helplessly, and who has since fled the U.S. to Europe for his family’s safety—the “seemingly innocuous [art student] cover was used to gain access to sensitive U.S. offices and military installations such as MacDill AFB in March 2001 and Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City one month later, where a ‘special alert’ was issued because of the aggressive Israeli agents.”

Horrified Americans must wonder where the people’s Representatives are; but it gets worse.

“Tinker houses AWACS surveillance planes and repairs B-1 bombers,” said Bollyn, adding, “The Oklahoman, prompted by the French revelations, recently reported that around May, 2001, four Israeli agents carrying military IDs were detained at Tinker AFB,” raising more questions about congressional espionage compliance.

"The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation," said Wisconsin Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, an uncompromising, constitutionalist Jewish-American and the only senator who voted against the Patriot Act in 2001—but who has a difficult FISA week ahead.

"The House and Senate should not be taking up this (FISA) bill, which effectively guarantees immunity for telecom companies alleged to have participated in the President’s illegal program, and which fails to protect the privacy of law abiding Americans at home," said Feingold, a patriot who places his country ahead of his heritage.


The Department of Homeland Security surveillance activities included more than the previously admitted “Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP),” which President Bush conceded was an ongoing program targeting Americans to intercept their international phone calls and emails without acquiring court approval according to December, 2005 news reports.

The House failure thus far to hold telephone company officials, Mr. Bush and his operatives liable for criminal prosecution for violating constitutional protections against spying could partially explain why Barack Obama is not leading John McCain by 25% in the polls instead of single digits—given current harsh economic conditions and Israeli threats to attack Iran, both favorable to Democrat chances—raising the possibility that Americans will consider an alternative to Obama or McCain in November with four announced candidates so far.

105 House Democrats joined 188 GOP members--all but one House Republican—in a 293-129 vote (13 members including GOP constitutionalist Ron Paul declined to take a stand by not voting!) to obstruct meritorious evidence of Israeli spying on American citizens which would likely be exposed except for amnesty from courtroom prosecution. [click here to view the roll call vote of House Republicans and Democrats who supported obstruction of evidence of Israeli telecom espionage linked to President Bush’s unconstitutional spy program. Does your legislator support concealment loopholes]

Carl Cameron told Fox News host Brit Hume about Israeli Amdocs “widespread data mining techniques and algorithms…combining both the properties of the customer (e.g., credit rating) and properties of the specific ‘behavior,’ specific behavior such as who the customers (U.S. citizens) are calling.”

Curiously however, the House bill authorizes an oversight provision, referring to the “President’s Surveillance Program,” also revealing that the TSP is just one part, confirming that much more unilateral surveillance of citizens occurred than Mr. Bush or his lawyers have ever admitted—something many reporters have written about and many Americans have suspected.

House legislators can potentially be subjected to Israeli surveillance-acquired blackmail “control files” tied to off-shore financial or real estate bribery, adultery, pedophilia and/or Israeli-American activist retaliation charging hate crimes or anti-Semitist racism toward legislators to acquire prosecution amnesty for prior Bush telecom spying activities linked to Israel and the 9/11 attacks.

293 House members voted not to commit “career suicide,” voting to support President Bush’s illegal wiretapping of Americans, holding Mr. Bush and telecommunication companies safe and harmless from criminal prosecution for as yet publicly undisclosed Israeli-abetted surveillance of U.S. citizens.

Former Florida Democrat Senator Bob Graham, chairman of the Senate Committee on Intelligence, said during a 12/2/2002 PBS NewsHour interview, “I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the (September 11) terrorists were assisted not just in financing—although that was part of it—by a sovereign foreign government…It will become public at some point when it’s turned over to the archives, but that’s 20 or 30 years from now.”


According to Fox’s Carl Cameron and Brit Hume, “U.S. counterintelligence analysts say (Israeli Amdocs) could be used to spy through the phone system. Fox News has learned that the NSA has held numerous classified conferences to warn the FBI and CIA how Amdocs records could be used.”

 “Another (NSA) briefing document said, ‘It has become increasingly apparent that systems and networks are vulnerable. Such crimes always involve unauthorized persons, or persons who exceed their authorization…citing on exploitable vulnerabilities,’ ” said Cameron in part II of his series.

“Comverse Infosys (now Verint), a subsidiary of an Israeli-run private telecom firm…provides wiretapping equipment for law enforcement,” said Cameron in Part III, adding, “Every time you make a call, it passes through the nation’s elaborate network of switchers and routers run by the phone companies.”

The complete story was confirmed via information gleaned from the 2002 DEA  “Report on Israeli Spies in the US,” posted in several news reports: “At the same time, American intelligence services were increasingly worried by the dominance of many highly sensitive areas of telecommunications by Israeli companies.”

“Comverse Infosys (now called Verint) provides U.S. lawmen with computer equipment for wiretapping. Speculation is that ‘catch gates’ in the system allowed listeners to be listened to. Software made by another Israeli outfit, Amdocs, provided extensive records of virtually all calls placed by the 25 largest U.S. telephone companies. The relationship of those companies to the detained Israelis is detailed in the 60-page document.”

“The DEA’s intense interest in the case stems from its 1997 purchase of $25 million in interception equipment from Israeli companies, according to a March 14, 2002 report by Intelligence Online, a website based in Paris that first revealed the existence of the 60-page document,” according to John Sugg, an Atlanta online journalist.

“Custom computers and software made by companies like Comverse are tied into that network to intercept, record and store the wiretapped calls, and at the same time transmit them to investigators (spying on American citizens),” said Cameron, also reporting, “manufacturers have continuing access to the computers so they can service them and keep them free of glitches—all authorized by the 1994 Communication Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).”

House members on both sides of the aisle are reportedly so intimidated that they have not sought prosecution of those known to be listening in on phone calls and monitoring faxes and email according to reports quoting law enforcement personnel.

Cameron revealed that officials were warned after 9/11, reporting that “Fox News has learned that then Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller were both warned on 10/18/2001 in a hand-delivered letter from 15 local, state and national law enforcement officials, who complained that ‘law enforcement’s current electronic surveillance capabilities are less effective today than they were at the time CALEA was enacted.”

Importantly, Cameron added that “the complaint about this (CALEA) system is that the wiretap computer programs made by (Israel’s) Comverse have, in effect, a back door through which wiretaps themselves can be intercepted by unauthorized parties.”

Cameron also told Brit Hume that “adding to the suspicions is the fact that in Israel, Comverse works closely with the Israeli government, and under special programs, gets reimbursed for up to 50% of its research and development costs by the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade.”

Cameron also indicated that officials are intimidated, reporting that “investigators within the DEA, INS and FBI have all told Fox News that to pursue or even suggest Israeli spying through Comverse/Verint  is considered career suicide,” another failure by House members intimidated themselves—so much so that Israeli interests are more important to their careers than U.S. voters. [click here to view the roll-call vote of House Republicans and Democrats who supported obstruction of evidence of Israelitelecom espionage linked to President Bush’s unconstitutional spy program. Does your legislator support concealment loopholes?]


Tragically, Fox reported uninvestigated obstruction of justice in that “sources said while various FBI inquiries into Comverse/Verint have been conducted over the years, they’ve been halted before the actual equipment has ever been thoroughly tested for leaks,” indicating that successful espionage probes prior to September 11 may have prevented the attacks—revelations which could still lead to potential presidential and congressional accountability.

According to Cameron, “A 1999 Federal Communications Commission document indicates several government agencies expressed deep concerns that too many unauthorized non-law enforcement personnel can access the wiretap system; and that the FBI’s own nondescript office in Chantilly, VA that actually oversees the CALEA wiretapping program, is among the most agitated about the threat.”

It is not known whether citizen plaintiffs have included government officials in their lawsuits, given evidence of seemingly intentional actions implying obstruction of justice or worse.

Fox News added, “There is a bitter turf war internally at FBI. The FBI’s office in Quantico, VA has jurisdiction over awarding contracts and buying intercept equipment. For years, they’ve thrown much of the business to Israel/Comverse. A handful of former U.S. law enforcement officials involved in awarding Comverse/Verint government contracts over the years now work for the company.”

Incredibly, Cameron reported in Part IV of his Fox series that “numerous sources say some of those individuals were asked to leave government service under what knowledgeable sources call [secret] ‘troublesome circumstances’ that remain [for how long?] under ‘administrative review’ [career suicide?] within the Justice Department.”

Fox News added that “what troubles investigators most, particularly in New York, in the counter-terrorism investigation of the World Trade Center attacks, is that on a number of cases, suspects that they had sought to wiretap and survey [officials within the Bush administration or Israeli operatives?] immediately changed their telecommunications processes. They started acting much differently as soon as those supposedly secret wiretaps went into place.”

Cameron actually confirmed that Mr. Bush and Congress knew about Israeli spying: “Beyond the 60 apprehended or detained, and many deported since 9/11/2001, another group of 140 Israeli individuals have been arrested and detained in this year [2002] in what government documents describe as ‘an organized intelligence gathering operation,’ designed to ‘penetrate government facilities.’ ”

Recently, America’s pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, cited an increase of U.S. aid to Israel from $2.38 billion to $2.55 billion dollars in fiscal year 2009 while American levees break, bridges tumble down, homes foreclose, gas nears $5.00, and war with recession plague a U.S. dollar that’s not worth the paper it’s printed on, compliments of legalized Federal Reserve currency counterfeiting and debasement. [Adding “liquidity” to the banking system]

So the House and Senate reward a foreign nation able to listen in on U.S. phone calls using undetectable wire-tapping devices built into the phone system software technology while using the information gleaned from American calls to blackmail or compromise legislators and U.S. citizens into any action it desires.

This, while foreign and domestic spying is tolerated, condoned, covered up and rewarded by U.S. legislators sworn to protect and defend the Constitution from enemies, foreign and domestic, the American people none the wiser.

Mary Schneider contributed additional research for this report.

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