送信日時 :2001年 12月 25日 火曜日 12:04 PM
内容は、言わずと知れた9.11. イスラエル関与説である。以下は、昨日届いた転送電子手紙であるが、そこに記された4本の記事もすでに入手した。後刻、そのすべてを点検し、編集して送るが、とりあえず急ぎ、以下のPart 1 of 4 を送信する。できれば直接、以下に記された4本のURLと、フォックス・チャンネルのVIDEO ARCHIVEを覗いて頂きたい。
FOX NEWS CHANNEL VIDEO ARCHIVE
Fox Channel: Online site of Rupert Murdoch's cable news network.
(This is forwarded message)
Fox Channel removes story of suspected Israeli espionage
Fox News reporter Carl Cameron ran a four-part story on 11 December
discussing possible Israeli espionage in the U.S. prior to 11 Sept., and
the suspicion of U.S. law-enforcement officials that Israel withheld prior knowledge of the attack on 9/11.
The report also outlines the manner, for example, in which Israeli-based telecom companies in the U.S. rout most phone calls. It concludes by stating that once wiretaps were placed on suspects, those suspects changed their behavior and telecommunication processes, suggesting they were warned by persons within the FBI or other agencies.
Full story below.
Fox News has removed this report from its website at the address:
If you access that address you will find the statement "This story no longer exists." It would appear that strong Israeli pressure forced this action. Israeli officials are quoted in the articles as stating that Israel does not spy on the United States. We know better but this action is noteworthy.
Links to the now censored Fox News articles have been redirected to the Free Republic web site, below:
The question remains as to why Fox News decided to pull these stories, in a clear act of self-censorship.
Carl Cameron Investigates Part 1
Fox News Channel
Friday December 14 2001
by Carl Cameron
[This partial transcript of Special Report with Brit Hume, Dec. 11, was
provided by the Federal Document Clearing House.
Part 1 of 4
BRIT HUME, HOST: It has been more than 16 years since a civilian working
for the Navy was charged with passing secrets to Israel. Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage and is serving a life sentence. At first, Israeli leaders claimed Pollard was part of a rogue operation, but later took responsibility for his work.
Now Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are
Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may
have known things they didn't tell us before Sept. 11. Fox News
correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a four-part series.
CARL CAMERON, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Since Sept. 11, more than 60
Israelis have been arrested or detained, either under the new patriot
anti-terrorism law, or for immigration violations. A handful of active
Israeli military were among those detained, according to investigators,
who say some of the detainees also failed polygraph questions when asked about alleged surveillance activities against and in the United States.
There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9/11
attacks, but investigators suspect that they Israelis may have gathered
intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it. A highly
placed investigator said there are "tie-ins." But when asked for details,
he flatly refused to describe them, saying, "evidence linking these
Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has
been gathered. It's classified information."
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 United States is also 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's been compiling evidence since the mid '90s. These documents detail hundreds of incidents in cities and towns across the country that investigators say, "may well be an organized intelligence gathering activity."
The first part of the investigation focuses on Israelis who say they are
art students from the University of Jerusalem and Bazala Academy. They
repeatedly made contact with U.S. government personnel, the report says, by saying they wanted to sell cheap art or handiwork.
Documents say they, "targeted and penetrated military bases." The DEA, FBI and dozens of government facilities, and even secret offices and unlisted private homes of law enforcement and intelligence personnel. The majority of those questioned, "stated they served in military intelligence, electronic surveillance intercept and or explosive ordinance units."
Another part of the investigation has resulted in the detention and
arrests of dozens of Israelis at American mall kiosks, where they've been selling toys called Puzzle Car and Zoom Copter. Investigators suspect a front.
Shortly after The New York Times and Washington Post reported the Israeli detentions last months, the carts began vanishing. Zoom Copter's Web page says, "We are aware of the situation caused by thousands of mall carts being closed at the last minute. This in no way reflects the quality of the toy or its salability. The problem lies in the operators' business policies."
Why would Israelis spy in and on the U.S.? 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 operations against the U.S. of any U.S. ally."
A defense intelligence report said Israel has a voracious appetite for
information and said, "the Israelis are motivated by strong survival
instincts which dictate every possible facet of their political and
economical policies. It aggressively collects military and industrial
technology and the U.S. is a high priority target."
The document concludes: "Israel possesses the resources and technical
capability to achieve its collection objectives."
(END VIDEO CLIP)
A spokesman for the Israeli embassy here in Washington issued a denial
saying that any suggestion that Israelis are spying in or on the U.S. is
"simply not true." There are other things to consider. And in the days
ahead, we'll take a look at the U.S. phone system and law enforcement's
methods for wiretaps. And an investigation that both have been compromised by our friends overseas.
HUME: Carl, what about this question of advanced knowledge of what was
going to happen on 9/11? How clear are investigators that some Israeli
agents may have known something?
CAMERON: It's very explosive information, obviously, and there's a great
deal of evidence that they say they have collected.