送信日時 :2001年 12月 19日 水曜日 9:49 PM
日時 2001 年 12 月 13 日 14:25:45:
(回答先: ９・１１絡みでもイスラエル人が６０人拘束中 投稿者 あっしら 日時 2001 年 12 月 13 日 13:39:02)
●９・１１事変がらみで米国では大量の外国人が検挙されましたが、そのうちのかな りの数はイスラエル人だというのは“公然の秘密”でした。なぜ“公然の秘密”とい う表現を使ったかというと、マスメディアがこれまでこの事実をほとんど報じてこな かったからです。しかし、一部の調査報道やミニコミはこれを伝えてきたわけです。
●イスラエルのシャロン政権が、パレスチナ“ゲットー”の永久支配に向けた――と 考えるほかない――露骨な軍事的弾圧を行なっていることは、米国の“グローバル・ ヘゲモニー”追求にとっては障害となるだけですから、両国間の政治的暗闘がこうい う形で噴出してきたのかも知れません。
日時 2001 年 12 月 13 日 13:39:02:
Suspected Israeli Spies Held by U.S.
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
By Carl Cameron
WASHINGTON -- Some 60 Israelis, who federal investigators have said are part of a long-running effort to spy on American government officials, are among the hundreds of foreigners detained since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Fox News has learned. The Israelis, a handful of whom are described as active Israeli military or intelligence operatives, have been detained on immigration charges or under the new Patriot Anti-Terrorism Law.
Federal investigators said some of them failed polygraph questions inquiring about alleged surveillance activities against and in the United States.
There is no indication the Israelis were involved in the Sept. 11 attacks, but investigators suspect that they may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance and not shared it.
A highly placed investigator told Fox News there are "tie-ins," but when asked for details flatly refused to describe them. "Evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified, I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered.
It is classified information," the source said. An Israeli Embassy spokesman offered categorical denials, and said any suggestion of Israelis spying on or in the United States is simply not true.
But Fox News has learned that one group of Israelis spotted in North Carolina recently is suspected of keeping an apartment in California to spy on a group of Arabs who the U.S. authorities are investigating for links to terrorism.
Numerous classified documents obtained by Fox News indicate that even prior to Sept. 11, as many as 140 other Israelis had been detained or arrested in a secretive and sprawling investigation into suspected espionage by Israelis in the United States.
Investigators from numerous government agencies are part of a working group that has been compiling evidence in the case since the mid-1990s.
These documents detail hundreds of incidents in cities and towns across the country that investigators say quote "may well be an organized intelligence-gathering activity."
Investigators are focusing part of their efforts on Israelis who said they are art students from the University of Jerusalem or Bezalel Academy and repeatedly made contact with U.S. government personnel by saying they wanted to sell cheap art or handiwork.
Documents say they "targeted" and penetrated military bases, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, dozens of government facilities and even secret offices and unlisted private homes of law enforcement and intelligence personnel.
Another part of the investigation has resulted in the detention and arrest of dozens of Israelis working at kiosks in American malls, where they had been selling toys called "Puzzlecar" and "Zoomcopter." Investigators suspected a front.
Shortly after the New York Times and Washington Post reported the detentions of Israelis on immigration charges last month, the carts began vanishing.
Why would Israelis spy in and on the United States?
A General Accounting Office investigation referred to Israel as Country A and said, "According to a U.S. intelligence agency, the government of country A conducts the most aggressive espionage operation against the U.S. of any U.S. ally."
A Defense Intelligence report said Israel has a "voracious appetite for information." "The Israelis are motivated by strong survival instincts which dictate every facet of their political and economic policies," the DIA report said. "It aggressively collects military and industrial technology and the U.S. is a high priority target. "Israel possesses the resources and technical capability to achieve its collection objectives," the document concludes.
●下記のフォックスニュースは「読者の声」を紹介する形で９・１１事変へのイスラ エル諜報部の関与を示唆するところまで踏み込んでおり、どのような報道意図が働い ていたのかまことに興味ぶかいものです。
Readers Divided Over Israeli Spies
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
By Garett R. Nadrich
News that a group of Israelis detained by the United States may have had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks and not shared it with the U.S., "Suspected Israeli Spies Held by U.S.," provoked a rapid but divided response from readers. Suspected Israeli Spies Held by U.S.
Readers expressed many views on the different sides of the issue. While some said Israel should not be spying on the U.S. because of they are an ally, others feel that Israel's intentions were compatible with U.S interests -- to seek out Arab terrorists. Here's a sample of this week's mail: -- I have always been a proponent of our relationship with Israel until now.
I find your article provocative and condone the actions of the Israeli government. What good are allies if they can’t even share information ?
I vote for severing ties with Israel. -- Your article about Israeli spies repeats inuendo and unconfirmed statements. Every country has spies.
It seems to me that Israel must spy on Arab terrorists networks wherever they may be. They can't and shouldn't rely on the U.S. to share info with them. By repeating an "unnamed source" that Israel may have known something before 9/11 you are stirring up hatred and suspicion of Israelis and Jews in America.
Our intelligence in the U.S. also had prior information that these terrorist groups existed, but insufficient info to do anything about it. -- This revelation into the investigation conducted by our government authorities in identifying the true threats to this nation is a critical component to the security of us all.
It is imperative that no bias exists in seeking out all of those who target this nation for their own national interests whether they be Arab operatives, Russian spies, or Israeli intelligence agents. -- There is one important thing you have forgotten to mention in the article ? the reason why one of the most loyal American allies is forced to spy on the U.S. And the answer is this: The U.S. and Israeli intelligence services have an agreement on sharing information.
However, the U.S. very often chooses not to keep its end of the deal, and not to disclose to the Israelis a lot of important information, vital to Israel's very existence. -- Your story "Suspected Israeli Spies Held by U.S." is full of unwarranted innuendo, allegations, and insinuation. Not to understate the horrific terrorist acts of 9/11, it must also be said that no country in the world has suffered more from the scourge of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism than Israel.
That Israel would be using whatever information-gathering techniques at its disposal to avert any further terrorist acts is wholly understandable. -- I have a brother who lives in Israel, just outside of Tel Aviv. On 9/12, we spoke and he told me then that the Mossad had communicated about a potential attack with the U.S. authorities.
This "inside" information was later confirmed in both the New York Times and Washington Post who wrote that Israeli intelligence shared this information with the proper U.S. authorities, but sadly, there was little information about the details -- what, where or when. However, what information they did have was shared. -- Israel needs an appetite for information in order to defend itself from the countries all around it that wish to destroy it.
It has in no way been shown that this information gathering is detrimental to the U.S. Additionally, it would be quite valuable to the U.S. in the future if that information could help identify actual terrorists. -- I think the Israel Moussad knew about 9-11, they have the best spy organization in the world.
They had knowledge and failed to warn those who have been their only friends. I think you are on the right track by investigating this.