“The AIPAC espionage scandal refers to allegations that information regarding United States policy towards Iran was passed to Israel through the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Larry Franklin, a former Defence Department employee, has pled guilty to several espionage-related charges. Two former AIPAC employees have been indicted as well.
“The investigation and prosecutions, which began in 1999, have attracted attention because critics of U.S. Israeli policy have long claimed AIPAC has served as a conduit for Israel’s intelligence gathering efforts with near impunity due to its powerful connections in Washington. Franklin’s indictment mentioned but did not name several foreign diplomats, widely believed to be Israeli, as being involved with his efforts.”
The case has received relatively little media coverage in the US and Australia. A new piece in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs continues the investigation and reveals that AIPAC is worried its influence in Washington may be waning. Furthermore, virtually every US administration is in thrall to the Jewish state, but the Bush administration takes this love affair to new levels of incestousness.
Certain members of the Bush cabinet arguably saw their first priority as Israel, and the US second. Such attitudes helped convince key decision makers that invading Iraq would be good for Israel. Sadly, the greatest beneficiary of the war has been Iran, and now Likud wannabe, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is calling for strikes against Iran’s suspected nuclear facilities.
Zionists should be very pleased with their handiwork over the last years.