Why is the American public generally unaware of Israel’s theft of U S military secrets?
The Western media adamantly refuses to report anything critical of Israel.
Gordon Duff, Senior Editor at Veterans Today, observed that “America learned, long ago with the infamous Jonathan Pollard case, that secrets going to Israel end up in the hands of America’s enemies.”
According to Duff, “America’s most vital Cold War defence information, nuclear technology, air defence systems, classified weapons and even NATO defence plans in case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, all went to Russia as part of an arrangement between the Soviets and Israel. Pollard is doing life in prison for this.”
Why is the American public generally unaware of Israel’s theft of U S military secrets? The Western media adamantly refuses to report anything critical of Israel.
British writer Jonathan Cook, relating experiences of having his articles ditched by the Western press, notes that journalists “learned to tailor their reporting to what was expected by the news desks.”
During the last presidential campaign in America, Reverend Jeremiah Wright became persona non grata with Barack Obama because of a remark the reverend made about the chickens coming home to roost.
Reverend Wright was impeccable in his sermon. Here’s what he said that some found offensive:
“We bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to payback for the attack on our embassy. We killed hundreds of hard-working people; mothers and fathers who left home to go that day, not knowing that they would never get back home.”
Wright recounted more U. S. state terrorism: “We bombed Hiroshima! We bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye! Kids playing in the playground, mothers picking up children after school, civilians – not soldiers – people just trying to make it day by day.”
Wright challenged, “We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant?
Because the stuff we have done overseas has now been brought back into our own front yards! America’s chickens are coming home to roost! Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred and terrorism begets terrorism.”
Terrorism isn’t the only breed of chickens that come home to roost. The analogy also applies to dirty secrets involving military technology.
America gives technology to Israel. Israel sells it to China; China gives it to North Korea. North Korea is ready to use it against America.
The evidence is clear. Jonathan Reingold, a military analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, notes that “Israel is China’s second largest supplier of arms.”
Says Reingold, “The real danger comes in Israel’s habit of reverse engineering U.S. technology and selling to nations hostile to U.S. interests.”
American taxpayers pay to provide military technology to Israel and Israel turns around and sells it to China and others.
Are we worried about Iran’s nuclear aspirations and missile technology? Reingold adds, “China sold over 100 missiles and launchers to Iran.” Remember, they were supplied by the US to Israel and sold to the Chinese by Israel.
According to Jayshree Bajoria, Senior Staff Writer for the Council on Foreign Relations, “China has supported North Korea ever since Chinese fighters flooded onto the Korean peninsula to fight for their comrades in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1950.”
At the time of writing this, the North Koreans threaten war against South Korea and the US. If they follow through, our chickens will have come home to an uncomfortable roost.
Paul J. Balles is a retired American university professor and freelance writer who has lived in the Middle East for many years. He’s a weekly Op-Ed columnist for the Gulf Daily News. Dr. Balles is also Editorial Consultant for Red House Marketing and a regular contributor to Bahrain This Month.