Americans know that something fundamental is amiss. They
sense -- rightly -- that they are being misled no matter which political party
does the leading.
A long misinformed public lacks the tools to grasp how
they are being deceived. Without those tools, Americans will continue to be
frustrated at being played for the fool.
When the �con� is clearly seen, �the mark� (that�s us) will
see that all roads lead to the same duplicitous source: Israel and its
operatives. The secret to Israel�s force-multiplier in the U.S. is its use
assets and sayanim
(Hebrew for volunteers).
When Israeli-American Jonathan Pollard was arrested for
spying in 1986, Tel Aviv assured us that he was not an Israeli agent but part
of a �rogue� operation. That
was a lie.
Only 12 years later did Tel Aviv concede that he was an
Israeli spy the entire time he was stealing U.S. military secrets. That
espionage -- by a purported ally -- damaged our national security more than any
operation in U.S. history.
In short, Israel
played us for the fool.
From 1981-1985, this U.S. Navy intelligence analyst provided
Israel with 360 cubic feet of classified military documents on Soviet arms
shipments, Pakistani nuclear weapons, Libyan air defense systems and other
intelligence sought by Tel Aviv to advance its geopolitical agenda.
Agents differ from assets and sayanim. Agents possess the requisite
mental state to be convicted of treason, a capital crime. Under U.S. law, that
internal state is what distinguishes premeditated murder from a lesser crime
such as involuntary manslaughter. Though there�s a death in either case, the
legal liabilities are different -- for a reason.
Intent is the factor that determines personal culpability.
That distinction traces its roots to a widely shared belief in free will as a
key component that distinguishes humans from animals.
Agents operate with premeditation and �extreme malice� or
what the law describes as an �evil mind.� Though that describes the mental
state of Jonathan Pollard, Israeli leaders assured us otherwise -- another
example of an evil mind as the U.S.
was played for the fool.
Played for the fool, again
Pollard took from his office more than one million documents
for copying by his Israeli handler. When those classified materials were
transferred to the Soviets, reportedly in exchange for the emigration of
Russian Jews, this spy operation shifted the entire dynamics of the Cold War.
To put a price tag on this espionage, imagine $20 trillion
in U.S. Cold War defense outlays from 1948-1989 (in 2010 dollars). The bulk of
that investment in national security was negated by a spy working for a nation
that pretended throughout to be a U.S. ally.
Pollard was sentenced to life in prison. Israel suffered no
consequences. None. Zero. Nada. Not then. Not now. Then as now, we were played
for the fool.
At trial, Pollard claimed he wasn�t stealing from
the U.S.; he was stealing secrets for Israel -- with whom the U.S.
has long had a �special relationship.� He thought we should have shared our
military secrets with them. That�s chutzpah. That also confirms we were played
for the fool.
Looking back, it�s easy to see how seamlessly we segued from
a global Cold War to a global War on Terrorism. In retrospect, the false
intelligence used to induce our invasion of Iraq was traceable to Israelis,
pro-Israelis or Israeli assets such as John McCain (see below).
Even while in prison, Pollard�s iconic status among Israelis
played a strategic role. Was it just coincidence that Tel Aviv announced a $1
million grant to their master spy less than two weeks before 911? Is that how
Israel signaled its operatives in the U.S.?
Did that grant have any relationship to the �dancing
Israelis� who were found filming and celebrating that mass murder as both
jets smashed into the World
Absent that provocation, would we now find ourselves at war
in the Middle East? Surely, no one still believes that America�s interests are
being advanced in a quagmire that has now become the longest war in U.S.
�I know what America is,� Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of
Israelis in 2001, apparently not knowing his words were being recorded.
�America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction.�
Let�s face it: the
U.S. was again played for the fool.
With oversight by Israeli case officers (katsas),
Israeli operations proceed in the U.S. by using agents, assets and volunteers (sayanim).
Let�s take a closer look at each.
The sayanim system
Sayanim (singular sayan) are shielded
from conventional legal culpability by being told only enough to perform their
narrow role. Though their help may be essential to the success of an Israeli
operation, these volunteers (sayanim also means helpers)
could pass a polygraph test because their recruiters ensure they remain
ignorant of the overall goals of an operation.
In other words, a sayan can operate as an
accomplice but still not be legally liable due to a lack of the requisite
intent regarding the broader goals -- of which they are purposely
kept ignorant. Does that intentional �ignorance� absolve them of liability
under U.S. law? So far, yes.
Much like military reservists, sayanim are
activated when needed to support an operation. By agreeing to be available to
help Israel, they provide an on-call undercover corps and force-multiplier that
can be deployed on short notice.
How are sayanim called to action? To
date, there�s been no attempt by U.S. officials to clarify that key point. This
may explain why Pollard was again in the news on July 13 with a high-profile
Israeli commemoration of his 9,000th day of incarceration.
To show solidarity with this Israeli-American traitor, the
lights encircling Jerusalem were darkened while an appeal was projected onto
the walls of the Old City urging that President Obama order Pollard�s release
from federal prison.
Pollard has long been a rallying point for Jewish
nationalists, Zionist extremists and ultra-orthodox ideologues. In short, just
the sort of people who would be likely recruits as sayanim. The news coverage given this Day of
Adoration may help explain how Israel signals its helpers that an
operation is underway and in need of their help.
Are pro-Israelis once again playing Americans for the fool?
When not aiding an ongoing operation, sayanim
gather and report intelligence useful to Israel. This volunteer corps is deeply
imbedded in legislative bodies, particularly in the U.S.
Thus far, this Israeli
operation has advanced with legal impunity as the Israel lobby -- though acting
as a foreign agent -- continues even now to pose as a �domestic� operation.
Morris Amitay, former
executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, explains
how this invisible cadre aids the Israel lobby in advancing its geopolitical
�There are a lot of guys at the working level up here [on
Capitol Hill] . . . who happen to be Jewish, who are willing . . . to look at
certain issues in terms of their Jewishness . . . These are all guys who are in
a position to make the decision in these areas for those senators . . . You can
get an awful lot done just at the staff level.�
What sayanim are not told by their katsas
is that an Israeli operation may endanger not only Israel but also the broader
Jewish community when these operations are linked to extremism, terrorism,
organized crime, espionage and treason. Though sayanim �must be 100
percent Jewish,� Ostrovsky reports in By
Way of Deception (1990):
� . . . the Mossad does not seem to
care how devastating it could be to the status of the Jewish people in the
Diaspora if it was known. The answer you get if you ask is: �So what�s the
worst that could happen to those Jews? They�d all come to Israel. Great!��
[Mossad is the intelligence and foreign operations directorate for Israel.]
Assets, agents and sayanim
Assets are people profiled in sufficient depth that they can
be relied upon to perform consistent with their profile. Such people typically
lack the state of mind required for criminal culpability because they lack the
requisite intent to commit a crime.
Nevertheless, assets are critical to the success of Israeli
operations in the U.S. They help simply by pursuing their profiled personal
needs -- typically for recognition, influence, money, sex, drugs or the
greatest drug of all: ideology.
Thus the mission-critical task fulfilled by political assets
that the Israel lobby �produces� for long-term service in the Congress -- while
appearing to represent their U.S. constituents.
Put a profiled asset in a pre-staged time, place and
circumstance -- over which the Israel lobby can exert considerable influence --
and Israeli psy-ops specialists can be confident that, within an
acceptable range of probabilities,
an asset will act consistent with his or her profile.
Democrat or Republican is irrelevant; the strategic point
remains the same: to ensure that lawmakers perform consistent with Israel�s
interests. With the help of McCain-Feingold campaign finance �reform,�
the Israel lobby attained
virtual control over the U.S. Congress.
The performance of assets in the political sphere can be
anticipated with sufficient confidence that outcomes become foreseeable -- within
an acceptable range of probabilities.
How difficult was it to predict the outcome when Bill Clinton, a classic asset,
encountered White House intern Monica Lewinsky?
John McCain has long been a predictable asset. His political career traces
its origins to organized crime from the 1920s. It was organized crime that
first drew him to Arizona to run for Congress four years before the 1986
retirement of Senator Barry Goldwater.
By marketing his �brand� as a Vietnam-era prisoner of war,
he became a reliable spokesman for Tel Aviv while being portrayed as a �war
hero.� No media outlet dares mention that Colonel Ted Guy, McCain�s commanding
officer while a POW, sought his indictment for treason for his many broadcasts
for the North Vietnamese that assured the death of many U.S. airmen.
As a typical asset, it came as no surprise to see McCain and
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, a self-professed Zionist, used to market the
phony intelligence that took us to war in Iraq. McCain�s ongoing alliance with
transnational organized crime spans three decades.
His 1980s advocacy for S&L crook Charles Keating of �The
Keating 5� finds a counterpart in his recent meetings with Russian-Israeli
mobster Oleg Deripaska who at age 40 held $40 billion in wealth defrauded from
his fellow Russians.
McCain conceded last month in a town hall meeting in Tempe,
Arizona, that he met in a small dinner in Switzerland with mega-thief Deripaska
and Lord Rothschild V.
For assets such as McCain to be indicted for treason, the
American public must grasp the critical role that such pliable personalities
play in political manipulations. McCain is a �poster boy� for how assets are
deployed to shape decisions such as those that took our military to war. In the
Information Age, if that�s not treason, what is?
The predictability of a politician�s conduct confirms his or
her qualifications as an asset. They are routinely developed and �produced�
over lengthy periods of time and then -- as with John McCain -- maintained in
key positions to influence decision-making at key junctures.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was candid in his
assessment four weeks after 911. He may have been thinking about John McCain
when he made this revealing comment:
�I want to tell you something very clear, don�t worry about
American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the
Americans know it.� [October 3, 2001]
Indictments for Treason
Are assets culpable? Do they have the requisite intent to
indict them for treason? Does John McCain possess an evil mind? Did he betray
this nation of his own free will or is he typical of those assets with
personalities so weak and malleable that they can easily be manipulated?
As federal grand juries are impaneled to identify and indict
participants in this trans-generational operation, how many sayanim
should the Federal Bureau of Investigation expect to uncover in the U.S.? No
one knows because this subtle form of treason is not yet well understood.
Victor Ostrovksy, a former Mossad katsa (case
officer) wrote in 1990 that the Mossad had 7,000 sayanim in London
alone. In London�s 1990 population of 6.8 million, Israel�s all-volunteer corps
represented one-tenth of one percent of the residents of that capital city.
If Washington, DC is ten times more critical to Israel�s
geopolitical goals (an understatement), does that mean the FBI should expect to
find ten times more sayanim per capita in Washington?
What about sayanim in Manhattan, Miami, Beverly
Hills, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver,
Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix,
Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toledo?
No one knows. And Tel Aviv is unlikely to volunteer the
information. This we know for certain: America has been played for the fool.
And so has our military.
This duplicity dates back well before British Foreign
Secretary Alfred Balfour wrote to an earlier Lord Rothschild in 1917 citing UK
approval for a �Jewish homeland.� In practical effect, that �homeland� now
ensures non-extradition for senior operatives in transnational organized crime.
To date, America has blinded itself even to the possibility
of such a trans-generational
operation inside our bordersand imbedded inside our government. Instead the
toxic charge of �anti-Semitism�
is routinely hurled at those chronicling the �how� component of this
Making this treason transparent is essential to restore U.S.
national security. That transparency may initially appear unfair to the many
moderate and secular Jews who join others appalled at this systemic corruption
of the U.S. political system.
Yet they are also concerned that somehow they may be
portrayed as guilty
by association due to a shared faith tradition. That would be not only
unjust to them but also ineffective in identifying and indicting those
This much is certain: a
Democrat as president offers no real alternative to a Republican on those
issues affecting U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Today�s corruption predates the duplicity
in 1948 that induced Harry Truman to extend recognition to this extremist
enclave as a legitimate
nation state. Our troubles date from then.
That fateful decision must be revisited in light of what can
now be proven about the
�how� of this ongoing duplicity -- unless Americans want to continue to be
played for the fool.
Gates is author of Guilt By Association, Democracy at Risk and The Ownership
Solution. See criminalstate.com.