Phi Beta Iota: We started thinking about religious counterintelligence in 2003, after reading Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul, at which point we concluded that we not only needed an FBI division for commercial counter-espionage, but a religious division as well, one able to track not just Islamic support to terrorism, but Jewish, Catholic, Mormon and other penetrations of the U.S. Government working against the public interest. This all has to be understood in the context of a government that has sold out deliberately at the political level to 42 or 44 dictators and particularly to Israel and Saudi Arabia–regardless of which party is in power, they are not being held accountable for their broad betrayals of the public trust, hence, if the FBI won’t do it, this needs to be a public intelligence initiative, with a special focus on dual citizens of Israel and USA (see below the fold).
We were looking at Richard Perle and Douglas Feith. They had a list of individuals in the Pentagon broken down by access to certain types of information. Some of them would be policy related, some of them would be weapons-technology related, some of them would be nuclear-related. Perle and Feith would provide the names of those Americans, officials in the Pentagon, to Grossman, together with highly sensitive personal information: this person is a closet gay; this person has a chronic gambling issue; this person is an alcoholic. The files on the American targets would contain things like the size of their mortgages or whether they were going through divorces. One Air Force major I remember was going through a really nasty divorce and a child custody fight. They detailed all different kinds of vulnerabilities.
The epicenter of a lot of the foreign espionage activity was Chicago.
The issue of “dual-citizenship” is at its most pernicious is the case of Israel. Click on Richard Perle to see one “whodunit” for 9/11 and be astonished by the number of dual US-Israeli citzens in positions of power–some are mis-labeled, such as George Tenet, who is Eastern Orthodox. Religion is also abused by religions–Opus Dei has its Pentagon and CIA network; the Mormons have their CIA and FBI network, and so on. The matter of split or dual loyalties also becomes harder to manage when the “national” loyalty is undermined by policy decisions and foreign behavior that are clearly not in the best interests of Americans, and even less so those of other players in a position to penetrate an inattentive government.
NOTE: the list is an old one, a single-citizen endeavor that is based on the more thorough History Commons Complete 9-11 Timeline, but includes obvious flaws, for example, listing General Peter Schoomaker, USA (Ret) instead of LtGen Keith Alexander, USA (now at NSA) as the senior person responsible for gutting ABLE DANGER, a perfectly good form of advanced analysis that produced results. More to the point, it raises the question: why do we NOT have a list of all dual US-Israeli citizens with clearances, and what measures are we taking to detect and prevent their misbehavior?