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February 2nd, 2014
News stories released in the press today tell of a US government report stating evidence of North Korea supplying nuclear material to Iran. No such report exists. The stories are a hoax.
The Daily Beast
Is AIPAC a protected Israeli Intelligence Operation?
Now that Iran has opened its doors to unprecedented inspection demands, the press, responding to emailed talking points from AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is now warning that Iran will be receiving weapons grade uranium from North Korea.
In a story today in the Daily Beast, it was claimed that a “U.S. intelligence report” stated that North Korea could resume exporting nuclear technology and material.
This story, and those like it, all based on misrepresentations and fabrications, have dotted major newspapers and fill the airwaves at CNN and Fox. This is the flip side to Jim Dean’s “You just can’t make this stuff up.” The can…and they do.
This story, however, is not only egregious but blatantly inane as well. The Newsweek organization, long a front for Israeli intelligence, has again turned to long “burned” assets in an attempt to smear President Obama and bring about a war with Iran.
Their “Axis of Resistance” story’s source, claimed to be an official intelligence assessment begins with wild claims.
However, when we read further, we found there was no such “US” report but rather one from an organization run by David Albright, an Israeli publicist:
“The Institute for Science and International Security, a think tank that closely monitors Iran’s nuclear program, issued a report on Jan. 15 on a possible agreement that would actually preclude Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The report said that if Iran is allowed to maintain any nuclear-enrichment program, the supply channel for that program should be dictated by the United Nations Security Council and overseen by a panel of international experts, to ensure North Korea is not involved.”
Albright’s group has oft been cited for its outrageous and unsupported statements.
Clinton Bastin, Veterans Today editor, former Marine and chief nuclear weapons designer for the US Department of Energy, who died this week, said this of Albright:
“David Albright, a physicist, former colleague, president of the non-government Institute for Science and International Security in Washington and a former consultant for IAEA inspectors, is recognized by the US news media as an expert on nuclear weapons but is not.
I called David several months ago to correct inaccurate information attributed to him by New York Times reporter William J. Broad. I also mentioned that Pakistan probably did not have many nuclear weapons because gun-type weapons require about 100 pounds of highly enriched uranium.
David said that he had seen drawings of Pakistan’s weapons and they had solid cores but were implosion, not gun-type. With that statement, I realized that David did not understand basic concepts of nuclear weapons.”
The Daily Beast article quoted Albright, the man Bastin exposed as a media fraud:
“You don’t want North Korea to become Iran’s supplier for critical components for their centrifuge program. Raw materials that Iran needs to go out and buy. If Iran can buy the raw materials they need from North Korea, there’s no way to control that or stop it,” said David Albright, president of ISIS.
What is clear is that Albright’s statements are not just based in his lack of understanding of nuclear physics or his personal “moral flexibility.”
Albright’s “report,” misrepresented as coming from an official US government source, was “broken,” if we can use that term, in an online publication run by the Newsweek organization.
The owner is Jane Harman, former member of congress forced to leave office after being implicated as an Israeli agent during the AIPAC spying scandals.
Petraeus “Set Up” by AIPAC
In a scandal deeply reminiscent to the Monica Lewinsky/Clinton debacle of the 1990s, CIA director General David Petraeus was forced to resign after only one year as CIA director.
We now know that that Petraeus was part of an Israeli “sting” meant to put Jane Harman into the role as CIA director, turning that agency over to an accused Israeli agent.
Alison Weir describes Harman’s pedigree in a Counterpunch article:
CNN, Politico, and others have all listed former Congresswoman Jane Harman as a potential new CIA head.
Oddly, however, none have mentioned reports in 2006 and again in 2009 that an NSA wiretap in 2005 had picked up Harman promising a suspected Israeli agent that she would aid people indicted for espionage on behalf of Israel.
According to reports, Harman allegedly told the Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two top officials for the powerful Israel lobby organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
In return, the suspected Israeli agent (who may have been a dual-citizen American) reportedly pledged to help lobby for Harman to become chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Harman was already the ranking Democrat on the committee.
Where the article falls short is in the fact that Harman was successful in derailing the prosecutions of both Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman who faced life imprisonment.
Veterans Today editor, Gwyneth Todd, a long-time associate of Rosen, aided FBI investigators in making hours of recordings that led to the AIPAC arrests.
However, after calls from Harman to friends at the DOJ, including John Ashcroft, then Attorney General of the United States, charges were dropped and the FBI investigation quashed.
Sources indicate that the FBI, which openly recognizes AIPAC as the single greatest security risk to the United States, is no longer allowed to investigate or even accept evidence or testimony we are told ties AIPAC to Chinese spy rings operating inside the Department of Defense.
The real “proliferationists”
While actively accusing Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, Israel has been implicated in supplying, not just weapons grade centrifuges but functioning nuclear weapons to three nations, South Africa, Libya and North Korea.
Were North Korea to supply a weapon to Iran, it would have to buy it from Israel, where it got its only real nuclear weapon; something verified by sensor comparisons by US the US VELA satellite system, capable of identifying any nuclear test and the origin of the fissile material and components.
In 1975, Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding with then apartheid South Africa to develop several weapons capabilities, all illegal, all in violation of sanctions.
The first program was in bio-chemical warfare, the attempt to develop nerve toxins that would only kill those of African heritage. Variants of VX nerve gas were developed and tested on villages in Angola. Additionally, genetically modified anthrax and Ebola based biological weapons were developed at the Roodeplaat Research Laboratories and tested by the South African military and Israeli advisors.
At the joint Israeli/South African nuclear facility at Pelindaba, ten nuclear weapons were built, one tested on September 22, 1979 on a barge off Prince Edward Island, south of Cape Town.
After the end of apartheid, those weapons were supposed to be destroyed but three disappeared, transferred to Israel in a joint arrangement between the Thatcher government and a Zimbabwean arms dealer.
One of those weapons was exploded in North Korea, their only nuclear test, an 18.2 kiloton gun type nuclear weapon, 80-millisecond flash, with a uranium signature read by US VELA satellites as being of South African origin.
By that standard, North Korea does not have a “successful nuclear program” but rather receives weapons from Israel when needed to back joint geopolitical goals.
As late as 2006, a joint South African/Israeli program to arm Libya with nuclear weapons was discovered. An Israeli businessman was arrested but disappeared from custody. The news media then blamed the delivery of German built weapons grade centrifuges to Libya by an Israeli group on a “Pakistani operation.”
The continued and accelerated use of wild conspiracy theories like this one involving North Korea is a sign of the increasing desperation on the part of groups seeking global destabilization. As to whether Israel is the “prime mover” or not is unclear. What is clear, however, is that Israeli leaders and Israeli assets around the world are taking a leading position in advocating acts that are clearly war crimes.
However, it should be noted that special interest groups who benefit, not only from war and petroleum market instability, but express long-term goals of population reduction are closely aligned.
One needs only to look, not just at Iran or Syria but to Georgia, Kurdistan, the Ukraine and into Africa to begin to see the wider picture.
Editing: Jim W. Dean