IS ISRAEL WIRETAPPING AMERICA?
By Rev. Ted Pike with Aaron
and Harmony Daws
27 Jun 13
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the National Security Agency on June 11th, charging that NSA has been illegally obtaining from Verizon customer records of phone and email communications.
The Republican-sponsored "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act" (CISPA) would give NSA official rights to obtain all telecommunication records of the customers of internet giants such as Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T. Passed by the U.S. House, CISPA is now stalled in Senate committee because Senate liberals share the ACLU's abhorrence of giving NSA such rights.
Yet, clearly, NSA has been going ahead, in cooperation with Verizon, to spy on all Verizon customers.
This reprint of my article "Is Israel Wiretapping America" (April 20, 2010) documents how former Jewish CEO Ivan Seidenberg was strongly pro-Israel, applauded by the Anti-Defamation League. It establishes the very high probability that Verizon makes use of Israeli companies who also have the ability to monitor U.S. communications. They may possess the same private phone and email correspondence of Verizon customers that Verizon now illegally gives NSA.
The surveillance industry in America got its start in 1994 with passage
of CALEA (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act).
The law mandated that telecom companies configure their networks to
supply the government with intercepts authorized by a court-issued
warrant. Soon after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush enacted
a secret executive order for massive, warrantless wiretapping. Only
eight members of Congress and one FISA judge were privy to this information.
Today, the FBI is also authorized to eavesdrop and a warrant is no
longer needed to tap telecommunications of United States’ citizens.
It’s bad enough that the government can listen to you whenever
they want. There is an even more troubling side to this Orwellian reality.
Israeli companies are wiretapping America. Authorized by our government,
they are doing the actual work of listening to and recording the phone,
email, and internet communications of at least 100 nations, including
Mass surveillance business and competition grew exponentially after
9/11. Each company wanted to build bigger and better mass surveillance
systems which were then sold to whomever would pay the price, “including
some of the most repressive and authoritarian governments on the planet,” says
journalist James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret
NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America.
Bamford reveals that America’s largest telecom companies, AT&T
and Verizon, have outsourced the job of eavesdropping through their
networks, which carry billions of American communications daily, in
cooperation with the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance
program. The spy job for these major companies was outsourced “to
two mysterious companies with very troubling foreign connections.”
AT&T uses a company called Narus to keep records of everything
said on their systems. Narus was founded by an Israeli entrepreneur
in Israel with ties to Unit 800 (the NSA of Israel). Verizon’s
spy system also relies on an Israeli company named Verint. The founder
of Verint is an FBI fugitive who remains so. Congress granted retroactive
immunity to these companies (AT&T and Verizon) for allowing their
systems to be used to spy on American citizens. Stated plainly, American
consumers are subject to warrantless surveillance by Israeli-founded
companies without Congressional oversight or public knowledge!
Bamford details how an “Israeli spin-off” of Verint is
able to do “advanced voice-mining” that finds one person’s
voice in a mountain of intercepted calls.
'With remote access to the internal and international voice and
data communications of over one hundred countries around the world,
including the United States, Verint’s headquarters in Tel Aviv
has a capacity rivaled only by NSA’s, if not greater, especially
when coupled with PerSay’s voice-mining capability.
'PerSay is an example of how close and interconnected these companies
are with Israel’s intelligence community—a factor of
great concern considering how much of their bugging equipment is
now secretly hardwired into the American telecommunications system.'
A former senior official in Shin Bet— Israel’s secret
intelligence—is on PerSay’s board of directors. The advisory
board for the company that backs PerSay includes a former chief of
Israeli Mossad! Bamford says the “greatest potential beneficiaries
of this marriage between the Israeli eavesdroppers and America’s
increasingly centralized telecom grid are Israel’s intelligence
In 2004, a former intelligence official told LA Times reporters,
'There is a huge, aggressive, ongoing set of Israeli [intelligence]
activities directed against the United States. Anybody who worked
in counterintelligence in a professional capacity will tell you the
Israelis are among the most aggressive and active countries targeting
the United States. They undertake a wide range of technical operations
and human operations. The denials are laughable.'
Last year, a judge dismissed charges against two top AIPAC lobbyists
accused of leaking classified information to Israel. US Justice Dept.
prosecutors said the case should be dropped because it would require
exposing sensitive military intelligence—obvious evidence the
lobbyists had been spying!
Most Americans might not even be startled to learn about Israeli espionage
because they are so firmly convinced that Israel is our ally and has
American interests at heart. This is not true. In their now famous
paper, The Israel Lobby, Mearsheimer and Walt write bluntly
'does not behave like a loyal ally. Israeli officials frequently
ignore US requests and renege on promises (including pledges to stop
building settlements and to refrain from ‘targeted assassinations’ of
Palestinian leaders). Israel has provided sensitive military technology
to potential rivals like China, in what the State Department inspector-general
called ‘a systematic and growing pattern of unauthorised
According to the General Accounting Office, Israel also ‘conducts
the most aggressive espionage operations against the US of any
In addition to the case of Jonathan Pollard, who gave Israel large
quantities of classified material in the early 1980s (which it
reportedly passed on to the Soviet Union in return for more exit
visas for Soviet Jews), a new controversy erupted in 2004 when
it was revealed that a key Pentagon official called Larry Franklin
had passed classified information to an Israeli diplomat. Israel
is hardly the only country that spies on the US, but its willingness
to spy on its principal patron casts further doubt on its strategic
Israel : Part of Every Phone Call?
It is naïve to expect Narus and Verint to remain independent
of control by the government of Israel.
Which Americans might be most threatened by telephone, email, and
internet spying from Israel? Answer: critics of Israel and Israel's
PR representative, the Anti-Defamation League. In every way that matters,
ADL is Israel. Israel/ADL is particularly troubled by widespread
criticism of Israel and matters Jewish from both the intellectual left
and the populist right. Their “conspiracy theories” have
a way of always leading back to the Jews. ADL and Jewish-dominated
media in America are very apprehensive of Tea Party and right-wing
efforts to overthrow liberal Democrat power in Congress (See, “Jews
Confirm Big Media is Jewish”). Victory for the right would, among
other things, curb ADL's ability to pass more of its anti-Christian
hate crime legislation.
Can these movements of the left or right, potentially threatening
Zionist interests, create lasting—even revolutionary—change
if Israel/ADL can listen to their every conversation? Of course not.
Already, ADL boasts of monitoring all Christian/conservative media
to discover any hint of criticism of Israel or Jewish control. Are
they also listening as you plan your next Tea Party rally, militia
training exercise or protest of Israeli oppression in Gaza? No one
can answer that outside the US Government, AT&T and Verizon, Israel – and
probably ADL. One thing we know: There may be little to prevent them.
What can be done? Until there is widespread awareness of Israel's
fundamental disloyalty to America and continuing spy operations against
us, Americans can do little to protect our most intimate phone and
Unfortunately, Christian/conservative America continues to believe
Jews and Israel are especially good and trustworthy, being
unconditionally blessed by God. This superstition must give way to
a truly biblical (and accurate) knowledge that Israel, founded on the
Christ-hating Talmud and set up largely by Marxists, is especially disloyal to
our Christian/capitalist society. (This is why Israel had no qualms
about attempting to sink the USS Liberty during the 1967 war.)
We must become suspicious of dual-loyalty Jews in the highest levels
of our government (read Rahm Emanuel), as well as those who control
mass media and telecommunications.
This includes Verizon head Ivan Seidenburg, who fraternizes with Jewish
internationalists intent on corrupting society and establishing world
government. Seidenburg is a Jewish liberal whose internet bio claims
he "champions diversity both within and outside” Verizon.
What kind of "diversity" is Seidenburg advocating? He serves
on the board of directors of Jewish-owned Viacom, the world’s
largest communication empire, which also promotes a cable network called "Gay
TV." In 2003, he was feted at a fundraiser dinner for the UJA-Federation,
helping raise $1.2 million for this Jewish charity. He received the
Stephen J. Ross Award in honor of the deceased Jewish owner of Warner
Bros. Communications. Warner Music, a division of Ross's company, is
now corrupting the minds of tens of millions of young people worldwide
with “gangsta” rap. This “music” utterly degrades
women, encouraging teenage boys to rape "bitches." Filled
with unspeakable profanity, it encourages violence against whites and
even murder of police.
Among the "good old boys” of the Jewish mega media attending
this benefit were Edgar Bronfman, Jr., heir of the Seagram’s
liquor empire. Bronfman owns Vivendi Universal which, merged with NBC,
produced "The Book of Daniel" TV series denigrating Jesus
and the Christian family. (See, " Was
the Talmud Behind NBC's 'Book of Daniel'?") Bronfman also
owns Interscope Records, the largest producer of ‘gangsta’ rap
in the world today.
Howard Stringer, Jewish CEO of Sony of America, also attended. Sony
helped NBC create "The Book of Daniel." Even more assaulting
to Christianity, Sony created The Da Vinci Code movie, portraying
Christ as having had sex with Mary Magdalene. (See " The
Jews Behind Da Vinci Code")
Also conspicuous at the UJA dinner was Viacom head Sumner Redstone
(Murray Rothstein). Viacom, owner of CBS, produced the "The Mystery
of Christmas" special several years ago which speculated that
Jesus was a bastard. Viacom, a cable TV giant, also owns MTV which
pumps acid rock and rap music into 210,000,000 homes. MTV’s blatant
degeneracy is the dominant influence on youth between 12 and 24 in
the world today, encouraging teenage rebellion, gratuitous sex, degradation
of women and occultry.
Yet the US Government considers Seidenburg of such irreproachable
character that he is trusted to monitor every American's conversations
and emails. He may also be trusted to outsource his eavesdropping to
those he trusts in Israel.
The time must come, and soon, that Americans realize that the "bonds
of loyalty" between America and Israel should long ago have stretched
to breaking. Such bonds, now causing us to naively place our most sensitive
and important information gathering in the hands of Israelis, could
actually become the chains of our destruction.