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A Slap on the Wrist for a Spy

Posted on May 30, 2009
Ben-Ami Kadish

On Friday, a former civilian engineer for the U.S. Army was let off with a mere fine after providing Israel with U.S. military secrets in the early 1980s. Ben-Ami Kadish has 60 days to pay $50,000 in the case, which was controversial for both the amount of time it took to charge the American and the relative lightness of the sentence.

BBC News:

An 85-year-old former civilian employee of the US Army has been fined for passing classified documents to Israel in the 1980s.

Ben-Ami Kadish was spared jail because of his age and health, but ordered to pay $50,000 (£31,000) by a US court.

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By Folktruther, June 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm Link to this comment

For some reason truthdig won’t let me comment on the Thread US-ISRAEL ON THE ROCKS despite my objective and impartial posts.  I will merely say here, therefoe, that US poppets ruling Muslim states appear to be getting nervous because of the disgust of the populations they rule for their servility.  that is the other reason for Obama’s speech on June 4, a few days before the Lebanon election.

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By squeaky jones, June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment
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Should not the Falcon and the Snowman be released? Israel can butcher, murder, mutilate, destroy what ever it likes and it will be fine with the U.S. government. That is why Israel and the U.S.of A. governments are just criminal hiding behind the word democracy. Squeaky.

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By Ed Harges, June 1, 2009 at 8:40 am Link to this comment

These recent legal developments only clarify what’s been obvious if unstated for so long now: in the American legal system, Israeli spies have rights far superior to those of mere American citizens.

I just have to quote at length from this acidly spot-on essay in sarcasm by Mark Crovelli [link to full essay at bottom of this post]:

Israeli spies in the United States ... are privy to information about what the federal government of the United States is actually doing. American citizens, on whose purported behalf the federal government exists, are not granted access to a great deal of information labeled “classified” by their betters, but if one becomes an Israeli spy, then all that changes. Want to know whether the federal government is considering starting a new war with Iran? You are not allowed to know such things as a mere citizen of the United States, but if you simply join a nefarious Israeli spy ring you will be privy to everything! Want to find out the federal government’s most secretive data on building a nuclear weapon? Don’t waste your life filing Freedom of Information Act requests, just start spying for Israel!

Israeli spies are not merely restricted to reading classified information about our government, however. On the contrary, they are able to take an active part in the “governing” process that is denied to mere citizens of the United States. If you are an individual American citizen seeking to influence, say, the appointment of an important official in the current administration, your chances of doing so are infinitesimally slim. But if you join the Israeli spy network or its enabling front organization [AIPAC], the sky is the limit! Don’t like a certain appointee? Just voice your concerns (and smear the candidate as an “anti-Semite”), and your wish shall be the U.S. government’s command. No one will worry one iota about the fact that you have admitted to handing documents over to a foreign government, because you are an Israeli spy – not the bad kind, you see….

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By Ed Harges, May 31, 2009 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment

American Jewish apologists for Israel become ever more brazen in their contempt for US law, as Israel itself drops its own mask of democracy - because the mask doesn’t and never could fit.

Israel’s “Jewish democracy” is a creature more purely mythical and inherently impossible than a unicorn or a sphynx:

”...the contradictions of a nation that claims to be both Jewish and democratic are fraying….”

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By PatrickHenry, May 31, 2009 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment

Hardly the first or last time.

As Thomas Jefferson noted:

“Dispersed as the Jews are, they still form one nation, foreign to the land they live in. ” (D. Boorstin, THE AMERICANS)

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By ExposeTheIsraelLobby, May 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm Link to this comment

Another act of treason was the Neocon plan for the disintegration of Iraq: Disband the Iraqi army and enforce a deep de-Baathification policy (thus depriving the Sunni population of their livelihood) which would stoke ethnic resentment and eventual civil war between the Sunni and Shia. The resulting ethnic cleansing and defacto Partitioning of Iraq into smaller, weaker states would be the ultimate goal.

Watch the following videos on the carving up of Iraq:

Washington Post Q&A with PBS Frontline director Michael Kirk

Q: In making your film, what were you able to learn about who originated the “deep deBaathification” and the “disband the Iraqi army” decisions? Did you learn what motivated these disastrous decisions?

KIRK: The idea of deBaathification seems to have grown out of the offices of Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith at the Pentagon.

VIDEO - Watch Rep. Jane Harman (D-California) say the following at AIPAC (1:20 minutes in)

“The Persian population in Iran is not a majority, it is a plurality. There are many different, diverse and disagreeing populations inside Iran. And an obvious strategy, which I believe is a very good strategy, is to work to separate those populations.”

Download an mp3 of Philip Weiss discussing the War for Israel agenda:

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By Fadel Abdallah, May 31, 2009 at 2:46 pm Link to this comment

Note that this piece of information is coming to you courtesy of BBC News. American media outlets don’t dare anymore to report any piece of news that shows a Zionist in bad light! A sign of how bad things are getting worse in our sad United States of America!

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By Thomas Mc, May 31, 2009 at 2:29 pm Link to this comment

Israel doesn’t ALLOW the USA to punish treason by Jews.

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By Fadel Abdallah, May 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment

* Ben Ami Kasish,
* Yosef Yagur,
* Jonathan Pollard,
* Bernard Madoff,
* Sam Israel… are just few of the latest Israeli-Zionists who are serving their beloved Israel while terrorizing, security wise and economic wise, this sad United States of America.

By analogical deduction, you can imagine how many others Israeli-American Zionists are doing all kinds of unholy work on behalf of Israel and against the interests and security of America. It is a common rule of thumb that for every one who is caught, there are, at least, a hundred who go undetected!

One interesting point about this Ben Kadish piece is the limiting of his sentence to $ 50 thousand penalty. In many countries spying is considered the ultimate treason and people are hanged for it.

For a long time now, I’ve been observing that the so-called American democracy is, en essence, all the democracy that money can buy! You know what I mean? Now, through Ben Kadish’s case, it seems that American justice, like American democracy, is going to be all about the justice that money can buy.

Do you see, like me, how American highest ideals are prostituted by the ideological Zionists and the the dirty money they can always afford?!

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By hidflect, May 31, 2009 at 12:53 pm Link to this comment

Purple Girl:

Michael Chertoff who was sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for the United States is a dual USA/Israeli citizen…

read here:

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By Purple Girl, May 31, 2009 at 6:40 am Link to this comment

Don’t Tell me He had a Duel Citizenship too!
Anyone in Public Service MUST Rebuke their Duel Citizenship to any other country. The take an Oath, and are delegated the Respsonsiblity to act only on behalf (and in the best interest of) the Ctiizens of the US.
In fact I can not phatom why we allow ANY Duel Citizenships- Is that not Why We ‘Pledge Allegience to the Flag”? We promise to foresake all others? To protect and Defend Her, and ONLY her? How can you legitimately sing “My Country ‘tis a thee” When you possess a duel citizenship, perhaps those with duel citizenship should be required to sit out the Pledge and all Patriotic Songs sung at national events. Sit down, shut up and be Honest about your Split Allegience. In fact if people insist on maintaining a Duel Citizenship we should call them Duel Nationalists, or Legal Aliens, instead of full fledged Citizens- it would be more accurate.And if you do carry a Duel citizenship don’t bother calling yourself a “Patriot” -because it will require We ask “Of Which?”

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By garth, May 31, 2009 at 3:45 am Link to this comment

And I’ll bet that Bernie Madoff does not spend much time, if any, in a U.S. prison.  He’ll be quietly moved to Israel where he’ll spend the rest of his days in comfort and relative obscurity.
Contributors to this thread with negative comments about any matters Jewish might be considered anti-semitic.  Well, I am not anti-semitic.  I like the Arabs.
As Juan Coles pointed out to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! after he was blackballed at Yale by the neocons, “The Jews have an absolute genius for getting people angry at them.”

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By johannes, May 31, 2009 at 2:58 am Link to this comment

If the Americans know everything so well, how is it
that the Blacks and the Jews are gething all the time more power, and the white old original citizen
are loosing out on all fronts.

I am not a racist, but I could become one.

In France its the same history, Sarkosy is from Hongarian Rabbi’s descent, ones he had the power, he made Straus kahn also from Jewes descent from the socialist party, Director of the IMF, Minister of state became the Frence Docter Bernard Kouchner   also from Jewes descent, their are more, most came from the opposition party, by giving them nice jobs, he killed of the opposition, very sensible, but the Frence people are not that stupid, he over played his hand as you say, his credit is gone, he will try
by the big happening in Normandie to play the small brother of Obama,but they forget they say to invite the Queen of the UK, well the problem is that the antisemitic thinking is on the rice, well its powered bij the behavior of a lot of Jews, maby a should say Zionisme, but where is the boundery.


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By cltx09, May 31, 2009 at 12:16 am Link to this comment

It’s past high time that the USA severed the umbilical chord with racist, Zionist Israel. When will America ever get out of its zombie, trance-like condition with Israel and break this cursed relationship? You can bet that in power in Israel and those Zionists in power in the States just love it. Why? Because they are dealing with a succession of US governments and the general American population who are at best, dumber than a bag of latkes.

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By Tom, May 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm Link to this comment
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So a man who was collecting donations and sending money to the needy and the homeless in Gaza is sentenced to 65 years in prison for “financing terrorism”, but someone who actually provided state secrets to a foreign nation gets off with a $50,000 fine?

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By idarad, May 30, 2009 at 9:07 pm Link to this comment
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“Five founders of a defunct Muslim charity have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms in a controversial case that critics have called a political witch-hunt. The Holy Land Foundation founders were convicted last year on charges of funneling money to the Palestinian group Hamas. Holy Land was the nation’s largest Muslim charity until the Bush administration shuttered it in 2001.” (DemocracyNow Thursday May 28) The sentences ranged from 15 years to 65 years for raising money to provide cooking oil, rice and food for Palestinians left to live as refugees in their own land. Justice, there is no justice in this country.  A mockery of the constitution, of law, of morality.
But commit war crimes, commit treason, violate the conditions of your position as an officer of the government of the us and, well 60 days.  I sure hope he can survive such cruel and unusual punishment!
Good thing ObamaaBush is on top of this justice stuff. Makes ya proud

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By Samson, May 30, 2009 at 7:31 pm Link to this comment

I’m surprised the judge didn’t order him to serve as something like an assistant secretary of defense.  That would have put him right with the other Israeli agents in our government.

Justice was last served with tea and crackers at a Nancy Reagan White House function in 1982.

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By mcthorogood, May 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment

How do you spell T-R-E-A-S-O-N?

He should be shot.

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By hidflect, May 30, 2009 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment

Actions speak louder than words. Here is the reality on the ground: justice will not be served.

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By artie, May 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm Link to this comment
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Kadish is a hero in Israel,as is Pollard. Both only a couple of the likely many pro-Israel traitors freely operating in Washington.

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