‘A Complicated Relationship’: U.S. Reportedly Sees Israel as Biggest Spy Threat in the Near East
This is clearly an attempt by the Muslim-Brotherhood-infiltraded White House to present Israel as “an evil entity”. The “officials” who passed these smears to the AP are more than certainly Muslim Obama operatives like Huma Abedin. They want to instill hate in the public opinion. The current Administration is using the same antisemitic narrative than the Third Reich and Iran’s regime.
“This means the CIA believes that U.S. national secrets are safer from other Middle Eastern governments than from Israel”–ReadÂ MoreÂ Â»
The Associated Press reports:
The CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division, the group that oversees spying across the Middle East, according to current and former officials. Counterintelligence is the art of protecting national secrets from spies.Â This means the CIA believes that U.S. national secrets are safer from other Middle Eastern governments than from Israel.
Israel employs highly sophisticated, professional spy services that rival American agencies in technical capability and recruiting human sources. Unlike Iran or Syria, for example, Israel as a steadfast U.S. ally enjoys access to the highest levels of the U.S. government in military and intelligence circles.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk publicly about the sensitive intelligence and diplomatic issues between the two countries.
The AP continues to say that, contrary to political rhetoric, Israel is by no means America’s closest ally:
Israel is not America’s closest ally, at least when it comes to whom Washington trusts with the most sensitive national security information.Â That distinction belongs toÂ a group of nations known informally as the “Five Eyes.”Â Under that umbrella,Â the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand agree to share intelligence and not to spy on one another. Often, U.S. intelligence officers work directly alongside counterparts from these countries to handle highly classified informationÂ not shared with anyone else.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has called the Associated Press article a “false report,” and the spokesman of Israel’s ambassador in Washington reportedlyÂ said: “[U.S. intelligence agencies] are our partners in confronting many mutual challenges. Any suggestion otherwise is baseless and contrary to the spirit and practice of the security cooperation between our two countries.”