Wiretapped:  Police, Security Agencies, Political Leaders, Military…and Some Other Folks


A “clear and present danger.”

by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor – Veterans Today


A week or so ago, I was at a meeting with the intelligence chief of a major American ally.  With me were good friends, experts in counter-terrorism, surveillance and political intelligence, former top level members of American “alphabet soup” agencies.

Nothing sinister was going on.  There was a problem to be addressed, very real terrorism and a very real threat against a democratic government.  The solutions involved training, technical support and the use of highly classified equipment.

This same equipment, these same capabilities are being used in Britain, we were told, against celebrities.  Then we found the parents of a poor dead girl were victimized, the families of dead servicemen and, finally, police, government and security officials.  What was uncovered was a massive espionage operation using the world’s largest news organization as cover, an organization operating against every free government in the world.

What we found was a story that will never be told anywhere but here.

Let’s take a second and talk about “hacking.”  You don’t “hack” a mobile telephone.  You wiretap.  This is a huge legal difference.  Both are illegal but wiretapping is far more serious.  When done in the name of “national security,” it is subject to abuse and a huge threat to any democratic system.  When used by others, it is called spying.

The case in Britain, reported by the criminals themselves, yes, that’s right, the newspapers that were caught also own the news agencies that report the news.  It goes further, the newspapers and news agencies responsible for the “not so innocent” and “not so limited” spying activities aren’t simply independent companies.  They are owned by Rupert Murdoch and operated as part of the intelligence agencies of the State of Israel.  Murdoch, an Israeli, a fact not known to many, is the most powerful media mogul in the world.  His corporations own, not just Fox News, but networks, magazines, websites and newspapers around the world, the biggest, the most scandalous, the most biased and the most politically extreme.

They are also mechanisms for an Israeli intelligence operation using their vast resources to control governments, the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Greece, so many governments.  Spying operations such as the one uncovered in Britain are part of that capability.

Is this a danger?  Should we allow it because, as we hear every few minutes,

“(Nuclear) Israel is in danger of being pushed into the sea by armies of Muslim fanatics.”

Let’s take a second and talk about an Israeli spy doing life in prison.  His name is Jonathan Pollard.  He worked for the US Navy but spied for Israel.  Israel and American politicians ‘friendly’ to Israel demand his release every year.

This is what his crimes are claimed to be:

Pollard stole information on Palestinian terror camps and passed it on to Israel

Why then, with the tremendous pressure the powerful Israeli lobby puts on the US, does the US military and the various intelligence and law enforcement agencies insist Pollard die in prison?  The answer is simple.  What Israel and Barney Frank and friends say about Pollard’s crimes is a lie.  This is what Pollard did:

At the height of the Cold War, Pollard accessed and passed on this information:

  • NATO defense plans against a Soviet/Eastern Bloc attack
  • Exact locations of all American strategic nuclear forces
  • Names of all American intelligence agents and assets operating in nations “unfriendly” to the United States
  • Technical plans for advanced nuclear weapons and missile guidance systems
  • Everything else…

This information was given to Israel and directly transferred to the Soviet Union.  It is believed that tens of thousands of Russian Jews and selected “others” were allowed to emigrate to Israel in exchange.  Other considerations, financial in nature, were part of the deal.

What did Pollard cost the United States?

  • Estimates indicate that 1,100 people died because of Pollard, tortured and executed or died in Soviet gulags.  These people were America’s “eyes and ears,” the heart of our intelligence community during the most dangerous period, thus far, in the history of the world.
  • Billions of dollars of technology was transferred to the Soviet Union, pushing some of their defense sectors forward more than a decade.
  • Pollard nearly caused World War III.

This is why he is still in jail.

The “spin,” from Israel, from the Murdoch “press machine” and from Israel’s friends in congress, demands Pollard’s release.  Much of the “leverage” behind this push, the push toward an attack on Iran, manipulation of American public opinion on Libya, on the Palestinian issues and the other areas is likely from “information” gained by illegal electronic eavesdropping, “wiretapping” done under the guise of “journalism.”

The “front” or “durable cover” for these spy activities is “news.”  The ‘news,” of course, is “dirt” for scandal rags, not really news at all.

The issue from a national security standpoint is that the news agencies themselves are directly affiliated with the same intelligence agencies tied to Pollard and now being tied to 9/11.

These “shadow” Israeli owned news agencies that we know as Fox News or the Wall Street Journal are part of a robust operational capability, intelligence gathering, propaganda and broad political infiltration.

The entire concept of “neocon” is another expression of a partnership between the Israel lobby, Israeli run news organizations in the US and right wing extremists responsible for looking the other way on 9/11, for looking the other way when the economy was looted, for looking the other way when constitutional rights were suspended or elections rigged or phony wars planned and executed or when the United States took over Afghanistan in order to set up an opium farm to control 92% of the world’s heroin business.

Let’s talk eavesdropping.  Let’s talk about the equipment that Rupert Murdoch gets for his reporters.

Back in that meeting with a national intelligence chief, accessing such equipment was on the table.  There were a couple of sources, one in Israel and one elsewhere.  The equipment has legitimate counter-intelligence uses and is available to police and intelligence agencies.  These are systems that can wiretap mobile phones and text messages over large areas.  One such piece of equipment manages “slave” units, receiver and transmitter units that can be used to intercept calls and messages over many miles and many hundreds of phones.

This is how the equipment at this level, the things “reporters” keep in their car in London, has to be demonstrated and purchased:

The country purchasing this equipment sends technical experts to a third country.  These experts enter the embassy of the producer nation and the equipment is demonstrated.  It is then paid for in cash, some units cost up to $2.5 million each, and transferred to the embassy of the purchasing nation.

The units are then transferred to the end users by diplomatic courier.

These things aren’t made in Britain.  They can’t be imported.  They can only be smuggled into the country, the act of doing so is espionage. The US has dozens of these units.  They are with the CIA, NSA, Homeland Security and other such organizations.  The use of these units under FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) was found to be illegal, a violation of constitutional rights.

This is when used by the NSA, not by “reporters” or “anti-defamation” groups.

When James O’Keefe of “Acorn” fame was picked up for breaking into a congresswoman’s office, one of these units was seized.  O’Keefe was trained in Israel.

One of the services offered “Israel friendly” members of congress, other than a deluge of laundered drug money for their campaigns is the services of clandestine intelligence agents using highly classified and illegal surveillance equipment smuggled into the United States to spy on their opponents.

These units are also used to spy on law enforcement organizations, as in Britain, tasked with investigating political corruption.  This is called “counter-intelligence” by some.  Others call it “perversion of the course of justice.”

Remember, the spying on celeb’s is the “cover.”  As long as you are intercepting Tiger Wood’s text messages, you can spy on the FBI or Special Branch all day long.

In Britain it went further, investigators at Scotland Yard received bribes to suppress the initial investigations.  If it went on there, it is going on here.

When the story was still being successfully managed as “celeb phone hacking” and not national security level espionage,  the genie was ‘still in the bottle.’

Now we have another story but nobody we can trust to report it, nobody we can trust to investigate it, not in Britain and not in the United States.

What we have is simple.  Embassies are bringing in highly classified and restricted equipment that can only legally be used by security agencies under strict supervision (ouch) and giving it to “reporters.”  The fun and innocent side is celeb gossip.  The darkside, no longer speculation involves spying and bribing police.

The real issues aren’t about news or celebs or even torturing the families of murder victims of dead soldiers.

The real story is spying, managing false flag terror cells and outwitting police and security agencies.

Here in the US, we call such actions a “clear and present danger.”

These are acts of war.

Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran.  A 100% disabled vet.  He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world. He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues.  Duff is Senior Editor at one of  the most widely read Veterans Online publications Veterans Today

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  1. Debbie on the 08. Jul, 2011 remarked #

    Well done Gord.

    “We shall go on to the end; we shall fight in (Italy); we shall fight on the seas and oceans; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength (on) the air; we shall defend our (network) whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on the beaches; we shall fight on the landing grounds; we shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender! –- Rupert, you have been warned.

    It is amazing how News Corporation who owns FOX News has been able to consolidate the news industry including newspapers and television stations. This allows his company to control what is being reported and to push his own personal agenda. So what does Murdoch’s News Corporation own:

    Fox, MyNetworkTV. In the United States, News Corp. owns 27 television stations.

    Fox Business Channel, Fox Movie Channel, Fox News Channel, Fox College Sports, Fox Regional Sports Networks (16 owned and operated), Fox Sports En Espanol, Fox Sports Net, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Reality, Premier Media Group (Australia 50%), Premium Movie Partnership (Australia 20%), Cine Canal (Latin America 23%), Telecine (Latin America 13%), FUEL TV, FX, FX HD, National Geographic Channel (US 67% and Worldwide 52%), National Geographic Channel HD, SPEED Channel, SPEED HD, Big Ten Network & Big Ten Network HD (49%), Premier Media Group (Australia 50%).

    Satellite Television:
    Fox International owns 120 channels around the world.

    SKY Italia includes Sky Sport, Sky Calcio, Sky Cinema, Sky TG 24, Premiere AG (25%). British Sky Broadcasting (39%) includes Sky News, Sky Sports, Sky Travel, Sky One, Sky Movies, Artsworld. News Corp. also owns Balkan News Corporation.

    Latin America:
    LAPTV (33%), Telecine (13%).

    STAR Channels, Space TV (India DBS 20%), Phoenix Satellite Television (18%), Hathway Cable and Datacom (22%), China Network Systems (17 affiliated cable systems), Vijay, Xing Kong Channel , ESPN Star Sports (50%), ANTV (20%), TATA Sky (20%).

    Australia & New Zealand:
    Sky Network Television Limited (44%), FOXTEL (25%).

    United States: Newspaper holdings include the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Newswire; News Corp. also acquired the Ottoway group of community newspapers through its takeover of Dow Jones in 2007.

    More than 150 titles including: The Wall Street Journal Asia, the Fiji Times, Daily Telegraph, Nai Lalakai, Shanti Dut, Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun, Newsphotos, Newspix, Newstext, NT News, Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (63%), Sunday Herald Sun, Sunday Mail, Sunday Tasmanian, Sunday Times, Sunday Territorian, The Advertiser, The Australian, The Courier-Mail, The Mercury, News Limited, The Sunday Mail, The Sunday Telegraph, Weekly Times, The Weekend Australian, MX, Brisbane News, Northern Territory News, Cumberland (NSW), Leader (VIC), Quest (QLD), Messenger (SA), Community (WA), Darwin Sun/Palmerson Sun (NT).

    United Kingdom: News of the World, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Times, News International.

    Books: HarperCollins Publishers.

    Fox Interactive Media manages Fox’s online holdings:
    MySpace.com, Scout.com (a college sports site), ign.com (Internet gaming), Simply Hired (an online job search site), FoxSports.com, Fox News.com, Fox.com, Intermix, IGN.com, IGN.com.au, NYPost.com, MSN.Foxsports.com, WeeklyStandard.com, Broadsystem.com, NewsOptimus.co.uk, NewsOutdoor.com, RottenTomatoes, Fox.com, AmericanIdol.com, MarketWatch.com, Photobucket.com, Hulu.com (45%), jamster.com (51%), askmen.com, whatifsports.com, ksolo.com, springwidgets.com, flecktor.com milkround.com, nds.com, newsoutdoor.com, wsj.com, dowjones.com, barrons.com.

    News Corp. owns:
    News Digital Media (a group of Australian Web sites). Mobile Web sites include Fox Business and Fox News. Fox is also now offering a mobile entertainment package called Mobizzo on Cingular and T-Mobile phones.

  2. Earlaiman on the 09. Jul, 2011 remarked #

    News Corp.’s James Murdoch Defends Rebekah Brooks

    The eulogy always comes before tripping the latch on the guillotine.

    “Ready!” “Aim!” (We all know you meant well, but you f….d up….) “FIRE!”

    And, what else would one expect from the WSJ, the other side of the NOTW coin?

    Linking the News of the World hacking scandal, Murdoch, Israel, and Pollack and summarizing it in one fell swoop is a masterpiece of journalism as well as Intel, and a major coup.

    Very well done.

    Eventually, more of the people of the US will wake up, if exposed to enough of this. Unfortunately, some of them never will.

    As the Bloomberg article has already pointed out, Brooks will be (already has been) selected as the sacrificial goat, and we will discover nothing related which has Murdoch’s signature or fingerprints on it, and he will have complete deniability of any knowledge, sanctions or approval.

    There are a great many layers of protection between this sleaze bag and the “dirty” facts. Just as a firemen wears both suspenders and belts, and true hygienic paranoids use multiple condoms.

    Not much will come of this. Damage control is being set up globally, and the firemen are on the way to put out the fires.

    Like the Bankers and the Insurance Groups, Murdoch and his Empire will be “bailed out” of this one, too!

    Good crooks and successful Mafiosi cover for and “take care of” their “friends!”


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