Fox in the henhouse: can we trust Israeli security companies?
This week we learned that Israel had staged scenes from the Freedom Flotilla attack using actors and common Hollywood special effects, called “double negative”. The actors were shown standing among peaceful humanitarian workers, waving weapons around. This became a problem when the stage Israel used wasn’t quite the same. We ended up with a film showing our Israeli “terrorists” walking through solid steel time and time again. Israel’s film industry has been suffering of late. Even the phony Bin Laden videos have given over to audio. The new Bin Laden they use was doing Marlboro commercials in Egypt before they took him on.
It is a given that Israel has destroyed any credibility it once had. It is one thing when a cheap set-up job is leaked but this one was sent out special delivery with “Government of the State of Israel” stamped all over it. This was pure suicide. Only idiots that want to be fooled – politicians in the pocket of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Fox News – were really taken in. Frankly, with no integrity to sacrifice in the first place, humiliation is impossible anyway. With the “news cycle” such as it is, a new massacre or terrorist bombing could happen at any time. As Israel needs one quickly, it is quite possible we may get one.
I guess I never thought that any country would go as far as to place people, spawned just like in a video game, in something to use as vital evidence in support of the notion of Israelis “defending themselves”. Not much hope of making that dog hunt anymore. Maybe that dog never should have been tossed in a well at birth. Israel’s continual ranting about terrorism might all have been movie magic from day one. We now have to go back decades and look for photos and videos that are now likely to have all been altered like the films Israel sent of the dancing Palestinians on 9/11. Nothing was altered on these; they were simply many years old, just like the still photos of weapons Israel claimed they found on the Freedom Flotilla, photos with digital signatures from as early as 2006.
What Israel has presented to us as “self-defence” is now an act of terrorism. I don’t know if putting armed terrorists in a film, Israeli actors dressed up, waving steel rods around, is a crime but it should be. Were there any question, the films make it clear. What we need to know is why has falsifying evidence of terrorist acts become an industry in Israel, a nation that handles the security, including the video security, of most world airports, including nearly all airports in the United States? Would you go to a doctor who worked in a germ warfare lab? Would you hire a cheque forger to work in a bank? Would you hire a child molester to watch your kids? Well, we have hired Israel to watch our ports, our nuclear facilities, our airports and much more – a country we know for certain will give us a phony video, an altered container scan or a falsified radiation reading if it serves its purpose.
Think of the Americans continually piping on about Israel as our ally, the great democracy, the bastion of liberty in the Middle East. Even the ill-named Simon Wiesenthal Centre or the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), issuing a mass fatwa declaring the entire population of the planet either “anti-Semites” or “self-hating Jews”, or a combination of both, won’t get them past this one. Israel already killed off their “Auschwitz card” when they were caught dubbing “Go Back to Auschwitz” over the screams for help from flotilla wounded, like ventriloquists. We have even heard that Israel is now telling the Palestinians to go back to “Gazauschwitz”. Odd sense of humour.
There is no doubt America was burned in the flood of intelligence received from Israel after 9/11. “Their” agenda, a long history of grudges, was settled at the cost of thousands of American lives, lives still being lost.
A question comes to mind: why develop an industry for falsifying evidence of terrorism? What comes to mind at first is, of course, that Israel has a multi-billion-dollar industry in selling security equipment and services, managed by Mossad personnel who are allowed now to work in the private sector and still actively serve their government. But does it go deeper? If you can and will, as Israel has shown us, add people into videos, then you can also remove them. When we see videos of “Arab terrorists” planting bombs or firing weapons as in Mumbai, what else are we not seeing? Have the players been switched? Have some people been removed? Why?
Thus far we have seen proof that Israel creates phony passports from any country and moves agents where they choose. We have also seen videos altered to cover the murder of innocent civilians. From this we can guess that when we see a video of a rock-throwing teen being shot it may well have been a child carrying school books instead. This is exactly the kind of thing done with the videos from the Freedom Flotilla and no reasonable person could imagine that Israel sat on this 35-year-old technology without ever using it.
Were phony videos and agents using falsified passports used to cover the 7/7 bombings in London? A curious set of circumstances involving the Netanyahu visit, alterations of his plans to avoid areas under attack, bring the videos showing “Arab-looking” suspects under suspicion. Now we know it could have been anyone or no one; the bombs could have been planted at any time and remotely activated.
Once you take that step into deception or the moment you are caught doing something you may have done for decades, you can’t close that door again.
Most intelligence professionals recognize that a significant percentage of Israelis who do business around the world are employed by their intelligence agencies. Many of these individuals carry Australian, German or British passports; many more seem to be Arabs, speaking local dialects with perfection. Many American contracting companies have had Israeli agents placed among their employees as have UN and non-governmental organizations, many well-known charities and, of course, the press. However, the majority are employed in selling, installing, maintaining equipment in high security installations or, in fact managing the installations themselves, providing broad services. This is, as it were, the rub. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the airport the Detroit “Crotch Bomber” hurried through with no passport, was an Israeli-run facility.
Where were the videos showing who our terrorist met with while in Schiphol, an airport with the broadest high-definition video of any facility outside Israel? Oh, the video is missing, it disappeared, the Israeli company running the airport misplaced it. Wasn’t there time to cut in a pack of dancing Palestinians who could have been shown strapping a bomb to his “johnson”? They could have all been carrying steel bars and walked right through the airport walls to get there. When they left, they might have just dissolved through the floor like vampires.
Times Square was supposed to get us to forget the Mossad fiasco in Detroit, another airport managed by Israelis. When the Indian passenger picked out by the bomb dogs was taken into custody, where did that video go? What was his name? Did he simply disappear? Was he sent back to Israel like the dancing Israeli video crew on 9/11? When the government of Yemen reported that the “Al-Qaeda” operatives, you remember, the ones Dick Cheney released from Guantanamo, had been in contact with Israeli handlers, where did that story go? Yemen has their laptops, filled to the brim with helpful hints on running operations, Mossad style.
The issue then is one of trust. Can an airport be guarded by the same people who shuffle assassins and terrorists through airports? Can we accept a group of special effect clowns to handle video security footage that we may end up going to war over? No matter how cheaply priced or how nicely packaged the stolen American technology being offered is, shouldn’t it matter who we do business with?