Re Israel spying on U.S., just listened to an old 4-pt series by FoxNews (linked from the above veteranstoday article) on how the entire U.S. phone network is controlled by companies with ties to an Israel company with known wire-tapping expertise, with leaked info having compromised various FBI investigations - unrelated and related to 911. This is a company with ties to the Israeli government. Both the company and Israel denied any wrongdoing. And so where did the FBI's investigation into the matter ever go?
This issue of Israel spying on the U.S., including Israel's wiretapping of the CIA, remains to the current time. Oh, this is reassuring. "Such meddling underscores what is widely known but rarely discussed outside intelligence circles: Despite inarguable ties between the U.S. and its closest ally in the Middle East and despite statements from U.S. politicians trumpeting the friendship, U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be, at times, a frustrating ally and a genuine counterintelligence threat."
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