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Foreign Spy to Air Pro-Romney Ads in Florida

2:09 pm in Uncategorized by EdwardTeller

Bibi Mugshots

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears in 30-second TV spots in the Florida market, beginning this week, according to the Burns and Haberman Blog at Politico.com:

Bibi Netanyahu is not running a campaign in the US – it just looks that way in this new ad.

A spot featuring only the Israeli prime minister talking about Iran is set to hit the airwaves in select Florida markets tomorrow, a media tracking source confirms.

The spot is the work of a c4 called Secure America Now – which, thanks to its tax status, doesn’t have to disclose its donors.

A Republican involved with the project said its airing in Miami, West Palm Beach and Ft. Myers. The flight is ultimately going to be $1 million, the official said – a media-tracking source said about $400,000 has been placed so far.

Those markets house some of the state’s largest Jewish communities.

The spot comes just after Netanyahu, who all but endorsed Mitt Romney in Israel in July, appeared on “Meet the Press” and distanced himself a bit from the GOP candidate’s criticisms of President Obama, but also discussed Israel’s concern about a nuclear Iran.

The pollster for Secure America Now is John McLaughlin, who has worked with Netanyahu’s Likud Party.

Here’s a link to the article, which includes a video of the TV spot.

In early July, Grant Smith, writing for Antiwar.com, published an article severely implicating Netanyahu in a ring that smuggled a lot of nuclear weapon materials from the USA.  Mondoweiss picked up on Smith’s story three days later, in an article that contained this English translation of a Hebrew article on this, published in Ma’ariv:

According to FBI documents released by the United States, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was involved in smuggling in the 70s from the U.S. components of Israeli nuclear program, and assisted by the businessman Arnon Milchan, who according to previous publications was a former Mossad agent.

The documents, declassified in part by the FBI after partial classification removed, describe the findings of the investigation has been performed between the years 1985 to 2002 on about how a network of front companies a U.S. security firm illegally smuggled equipment used for weapons seeds out of the U.S..

Smith was interviewed later in July, by Scott Horton, for Antiwar Radio:

Netanyahu should not be injecting himself into our politics.  He should be Persona Non Grata in the United States.  As soon as he sets foot in the USA, after he leaves public office, he should be arrested.  He is infinitely more dangerous than Julian Assange.

I’ve made a handy WANTED poster:

Netanyahu wanted poster

Will a DOJ Indictment of GOP Daddy Whorebucks Sheldon Adelson be The October Surprise?

12:00 pm in Uncategorized by EdwardTeller

Sheldon with his Girls in Macau

In a recent development in the ongoing lawsuit against Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp,  for the wrongful discharge of Steven Jacobs, onetime President of Adelson’s Macau casinos, it was revealed that Adelson’s attorneys may have lied repeatedly to various authorities in China-Macau and in the United States.  The lies, which were probably criminal acts, covered up even more serious criminal violations in both countries.

Adelson’s attorneys presently are trying to put their best face forward lie their asses off to Nevada District Judge Elizabeth Gonzales:

On June 28, Judge Gonzalez convened a hearing on the matter.

“Mr. Peek, I’ve got a question,” she began, addressing the Holland & Hart lawyer who had read Jacobs’ emails on Kostrinsky’s laptop.

“Why didn’t somebody tell me 11 months ago or so that the Macau Data Privacy Protection Act wasn’t going to be an issue because somehow the Read the rest of this entry →

My Letter to Sens. Murkowski and Begich Requesting Espionage Investigation of Benjamin Netanyahu

12:53 pm in Uncategorized by EdwardTeller

Biden-Netanyahu-Boehner at Joint session

(Israeli spy Netanyahu addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress in 2010)

I delivered this letter today to the local offices for Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Mark Begich:

July 6, 2012

Hon. Lisa Murkowski
Hon. Mark Begich

United States Senate

Dear Senators Murkowski and Begich,

A number of sources have been reporting since the 4th of July that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been implicated in participation in a ring which stole nuclear technology from the United States over a period of years, dating from 1972, with the formation of front companies in Israel and the United States designed to illegally obtain and receive items for the former country’s nuclear armament programs.

Aspects of these illegal and controversial espionage activities have been known for years, and were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation between 1985 and 2002. Documents that are part of that investigation came to light on June 27th, 2012. Even with many redactions, they clearly implicate the current Prime Minister of Israel with participation in an extensive criminal conspiracy that did serious damage to American interests worldwide.

The first American story on this was written on July 4, by Grant F. Smith, Director of the Institute for Research, Middle Eastern Policy in Washington DC. In part, Mr. Smith writes:

On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages [.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.* The newly released FBI files detail how Richard Kelly Smyth — who was convicted of running a U.S. front company — met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the smuggling operation. At that time, Netanyahu worked at the Israeli node of the smuggling network, Heli Trading Company. Netanyahu, who currently serves as Israel’s prime minister, recently issued a gag order that the smuggling network’s unindicted ringleader refrain from discussing “Project Pinto.”

The FBI information release states in part, in reference to Prime Minister Netanyahu:

FBI agents interviewed Smyth on April 16-17, 2002, at the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles. The secret interview report details how during a trip to Israel Smyth was “spotted” by Milchan, who claimed he worked as an exclusive purchasing agent for the Ministry of Defense. Smyth was introduced around to high military officials including then-general Ariel Sharon. Smyth was also put in contact with Benjamin Netanyahu, who worked at Heli Trading Company. According to the FBI report, “Smyth and [Netanyahu] would meet in restaurants in Tel Aviv and in [Netanyahu's] home and/or business. It was not uncommon for [Netanyahu] to ask Smyth for unclassified material.”

I have attached the relevant part of the FBI report below:

FBI assessment - Netanyahu espionage

My concern regarding this serious matter is as follows:

1. Sen. Begich, as a member of Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; and Sen. Murkowski, as a member of the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security; you both have direct responsibilities of oversight on issues concerning national security. As part of those duties I request you find out more about what damage Mr. Netanyahu may have done to our national interests in his capacity as a member of an immensely damaging foreign espionage ring.

2. Should information you find reflect actual damage to our interests, I would like to request that you seek an indictment against Mr. Netanyahu through the U.S. Department of Justice, to be activated the day he leaves office.

3. Until an investigation has been made and concluded, I would like to request that you investigate the possibility that Prime Minister Netanyahu be declared a Persona non Grata within the borders of the United States and its possessions, and that no information of strategic value to our national interests be shared with him or with any member of his cabinet.

Yours very truly,

Philip Munger

Live Blogging the Gaza Flotilla’s Run to the Gaza Coast Or ….

7:05 pm in Uncategorized by EdwardTeller

It will soon be dawn on the Eastern Mediterranean, and unless the Israeli Navy has ventured far out into international waters to intercept the boats and ships, the run to the coast should begin soon:

The live streaming isn’t at a host that I can download to The Seminal, but here’s the link.

Here is a link to freegaza.org’s twitter page.

The live video feed went blank about four hours ago. For a while, there was test pattern, then blank screen with the little round logo on it. The twitter feed has not been updated in over seven hours. Maybe everyone is just asleep. Hopefully, there are very active watches at the rails and on the radars.

It is 5:05 a.m. in Cairo and Tel Aviv right now. First light comes at just before 6:00 a.m. there.

I’ll bring more information to this post as comments, as the day there unfolds. I’ll try to remain here until the vessels either run the blockade or are intercepted and captured.

The best articles to have appeared on Saturday did not come from the American Press. BBC did a video scene that shows they have reporters in Gaza, on a ship in the flotilla, and near the detention facility the Israelis have set up in the port of Ashdod.

The most recent story, posted minutes ago in the Jerusalem Post, by Yaakov Katz, reports the following:

The Israel Navy was gearing up on Saturday night for what could become a dramatic showdown with five protest ships on their way to test the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Technical difficulties held up the fleet, which was initially scheduled to arrive off the Gaza coast on Saturday but is now expected on Sunday. While eight ships were initially scheduled to sail to Gaza, in the end a total of five ships were reported to be on their way after three suffered technical malfunctions.

One of the highest profile figures on the ships is Balad MK Haneen Zoabi, who said she was proud to do her part to end what she called a siege on Gaza. Right-wing MKs called for Zoabi’s arrest and ouster from the Knesset.

“Zoabi is working together with Israel’s enemies to encourage terrorism and harm Israel’s image internationally, and these acts constitute treason,” Likud MK Danny Danon wrote to Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein in his request for him to order Zoabi’s arrest upon her arrival in Israel.

Part of the delay was caused by difficulties the organizers encountered in trying to have two dozen more would-be passengers, including 19 European legislators and a Holocaust survivor, join the ships anchored in international waters off Cyprus. The Cypriot government did not allow smaller boats to ferry the group to the flotilla.

Authorities in Cyprus said the decision was made to protect the island’s “vital interests,” including economic ties with Israel.

Organizers then appealed to the Turkish government to get the group out via a Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus port. Turkish Cypriot officials have said they want to help the group as much as they can.

In addition to encountering diplomatic obstacles and mechanical problems, the ships reportedly lost their satellite phone connections twice.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday that Israel would not allow the protest ships to violate its sovereignty, and that they would be stopped.

Let’s hope and pray nobody gets hurt.