US scientist charged with spying for Israel

US Scientist Accused of Trying to Spy for Israel

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/10/20/headlines#7

A Maryland scientist has been arrested for attempted espionage after he offered to sell military secrets to an undercover FBI agent that he believed was an Israeli spy. The scientist, Stewart Nozette, used to work for the Department of Energy, where he had top secret clearance and access to nuclear weapon design information. Nozette is also alleged to have worked as a consultant for an Israeli aerospace company from 1998 up until last year.

US scientist charged with spying for Israel 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8315538.stm

Source: NASA investigation opened doors to espionage probe

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime/Source_-NASA-investigation-opened-doors-to-espionage-probe-8414868-65076627.html

US scientist nabbed over attempted ‘spying’ for Israel

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=109101&sectionid=3510203

Israeli spy in US wanted $2 million for his secrets

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=109966&sectionid=3510203

Asia Times: The [Israeli] spy who lost his thumb drives

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KJ23Ak01.html

Accused Israeli spy told FBI both his parents were Jewish

http://mondoweiss.net/2009/10/national-security-and-dual-loyalty-watch.html

Alleged Israeli Spy: ‘I Thought I Was Working for You Already’

http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2009/10/20/alleged-israeli-spy-i-thought-i-was-working-for-you-already.aspx

The drones in question are being used in Iraq and Afghanistan..

Israeli drones operating over Iraq and Afghanistan:

http://america-hijacked.com/2009/12/03/israeli-drones-operating-over-iraq-and-afghanistan/

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US scientist charged with attempted spying for Israel

(AFP) http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hzSuUWAoHfqUsAXeT4wBk8Hzk97w

WASHINGTON — The US authorities arrested Monday a leading American scientist who had worked for the Pentagon and NASA and charged him with attempted spying for Israel.

Stewart Nozette, 52, was apprehended after a sting operation involving an undercover FBI agent, the Department of Justice said, adding that there was no wrongdoing by Israel.

He is charged with “attempted espionage for knowingly and willfully attempting to communicate, deliver, and transmit classified information relating to the national defense of the United States to an individual that Nozette believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer.”

Nozette, who was arrested in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland and taken into custody, could make his first court appearance Tuesday on the charge, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

“The conduct alleged in this complaint is serious and should serve as a warning to anyone who would consider compromising our nation’s secrets for profit,” said David Kris, assistant attorney general for national security.

Nozette, 52, developed an experiment that fueled the discovery of water on the south pole of the moon, and previously held special security clearance at the Department of Energy on atomic materials.

In addition to stints with NASA and the Department of Energy, Nozette worked at the White House on the National Space Council under then-president George H.W. Bush in 1989 and 1990.

“From 1989 through 2006, Nozette held security clearances as high as top secret and had regular, frequent access to classified information and documents related to the US national defense,” the Justice Department said.

In early September, Nozette received a phone call from a person “purporting to be an Israeli intelligence officer, but who was in fact an undercover employee of the FBI,” the DOJ said.

“Nozette met with the UCE (undercover employee) that day and discussed his willingness to work for Israeli intelligence,” informing the agent that “he had, in the past, held top security clearances and had access to US satellite information.”

The scientist offered to “answer questions about this information in exchange for money.”

Over the next several weeks, Nozette and the undercover agent exchanged envelopes of money for answers to lists of questions about US satellite technology.

“In addition, Nozette allegedly offered to reveal additional classified information that directly concerned nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, and other major weapons systems,” DOJ said.

FBI agents retrieved a manila envelope left by Nozette in a designated location this month that “contained information classified as both top secret and secret that concerned US satellites, early warning systems, means of defense or retaliation against large-scale attack, communications intelligence information, and major elements of defense strategy.”

In 1987, the United States sentenced Navy analyst Jonathan Pollard to life in prison for providing Israel — from May 1984 to his arrest in November 1985 — thousands of confidential military documents on US spying, particularly in Arab nations.

Israel has appealed for his release repeatedly, and in vain. And Pollard supporters in Israel and the United States have done the same for the man who since has obtained Israeli citizenship.

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US Pentagon scientist arrested for ‘agreeing to be Israeli spy’

By AP AND JPOST.COM STAFF
WASHINGTON

A scientist who worked for the US Defense Department, a White House space counsel and other agencies was arrested Monday on espionage charges.

The Justice Department said Stewart David Nozette, 52, of suburban Chevy Chase, Maryland, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information to an individual he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer.

The complaint does not allege that the government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf violated US law.

Officials in Jerusalem refrained comment on Monday night, telling Israel Radio they were not familiar with the case.

Nozette was arrested Monday by FBI agents. He is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Washington on Tuesday.

In an affidavit supporting the complaint that was unsealed Monday, FBI agent Leslie Martell said that on September 3, Nozette received a telephone call from an individual purporting to be an Israeli intelligence officer. The caller was an undercover FBI agent.

Nozette agreed to meet with the agent later that day at a hotel in Washington and in the subsequent meeting the two discussed Nozette’s willingness to work for Israeli intelligence.

Nozette allegedly informed the agent that he had, in the past, held top security clearances and had access to US satellite information, the affidavit said.

Nozette also was alleged to have said he would be willing to answer questions about this information in exchange for money. The affidavit said the agent explained that the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, would arrange for a communication system so Nozette could pass on information in a post office box.

Nozette agreed to provide regular, continuing information and asked for an Israeli passport, the government alleged.

 

Spy Nozette 09 10 22 distressing


 
—– Original Message —–
 
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 1:40 PM
Subject: Fw: Secrecy News — 10/22/09
NOZETTE AND NUCLEAR ROCKETRYStewart D. Nozette, who was arrested and charged this week under the
Espionage Act, is an unusually gifted and accomplished technologist.  The
allegation that he provided classified information to an FBI agent posing
as an Israeli intelligence officer in exchange for cash is distressing on
several levels.Among other things, Nozette had exceptionally broad access to a range of
classified programs in defense, space and nuclear technology.  According
to an FBI affidavit, Nozette stated that he “held a DOE Q clearance from
1990-2000, which involved insight into all aspects of nuclear weapons
programs
.  Held TS/SI/TK/B/G clearance 1998-2006,… Held at least 20+ SAP
[special access program clearances]… from 1998-2004.”

    http://www.fas.org/irp/ops/ci/nozette-complaint.pdf

In fact, however, Nozette’s participation in Department of Defense special
access programs dates back even earlier, to 1990 or so.  At that time he
was read into an unacknowledged special access program called Timber Wind,
which was an effort by the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization to
develop a rocket engine powered by a nuclear reactor.  Dr. Nozette’s name
appears on a Timber Wind master access list we obtained which identified
the several hundred persons who were authorized to be briefed on that
nuclear rocket program.

The discovery of the hyper-classified Timber Wind program was an
inspiration for the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, since we considered
it a compelling instance of classification abuse.  On a number of occasions
I asked Dr. Nozette about the program, but he was always quite scrupulous
about rebuffing my inquiries.

Timber Wind was canceled shortly after it became public, and other nuclear
rocket initiatives likewise faded away in the 1990s, as the effort to
develop nuclear rocketry for military or civilian applications surged and
then collapsed, leaving behind only a bunch of good stories.

An idiosyncratic new memoir by Tony Zuppero, one of the would-be nuclear
rocketeers, tells those stories as he recalls them, with sometimes
alarming candor, humor, and disappointment.  Dr. Zuppero had his own
concept of a nuclear rocket that would open a path for human expansion
into the solar system.  But, he laments, “after all the effort, all the
visions, I got old instead of making it happen.”

Dr. Nozette, myself and the Federation of American Scientists make a few
cameo appearances in Dr. Zuppero’s new memoir, entitled “To Inhabit the
Solar System.”

    http://www.neofuel.com/inhabit/inhabit.pdf

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The Dark Side of the ‘Special Relationship’

Spy vs. spy, Israel vs. America

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2009/10/20/the-dark-side-of-the-special-relationship/

Israeli espionage against the US:

http://www.counterpunch.org/husseini08302004.html

 

11 Responses to “US scientist charged with spying for Israel”

  • James says:

    http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/07/04/050704fa_fact

    quote:

    Aipac’s leaders can be immoderately frank about the group’s influence. At dinner that night with Steven Rosen, I mentioned a controversy that had enveloped aipac in 1992. David Steiner, a New Jersey real-estate developer who was then serving as aipac’s president, was caught on tape boasting that he had “cut a deal” with the Administration of George H. W. Bush to provide more aid to Israel. Steiner also said that he was “negotiating” with the incoming Clinton Administration over the appointment of a pro-Israel Secretary of State. “We have a dozen people in his”—Clinton’s—“headquarters . . . and they are all going to get big jobs,” Steiner said. Soon after the tape’s existence was disclosed, Steiner resigned his post. I asked Rosen if aipac suffered a loss of influence after the Steiner affair. A half smile appeared on his face, and he pushed a napkin across the table. “You see this napkin?” he said. “In twenty-four hours, we could have the signatures of seventy senators on this napkin.”

    unquote

  • James says:

    It’s now official – there’s been no actual shortage of Holocaust survivors:

    ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million’ (extract from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso, London and New York, 2000, p.83).

    [Googling “holocaust survivor” supplies 1,710,000 items]

    And see Wikipedia article: List of Holocaust survivors
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Holocaust_survivors – quote:
    “There are many famous Holocaust survivors who survived the Nazi genocides in Europe and went on to achievements of great fame and notability. Those listed here were, at the very least, residents of the parts of Europe occupied by the Axis powers during World War II who survived until the end of the Holocaust (and the war). The majority of these people survived incarceration in the Nazi concentration camps, but that is not strictly necessary for the purposes of this list…”

    Statement by Richard Lynn, Professor Emeritus
    University of Ulster, December 5, 2005:

    “I’ve checked out the six volumes of Churchill’s Second World War and the statement is quite correct – not a single mention of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

    Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; Churchill’s Second World War totals 4,448 pages; and De Gaulle’s three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages.

    In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.”

  • James says:

    Interesting arithmetic – the astronomical numbers

    Have a look at a typical account by one of the seemingly endless number of survivors: Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys: a woman survivor’s true story of Auschwitz (Granada/ Ziff-Davis, 1947, 1972).

    The blurb on the cover of the book quotes the New York Herald-Tribune: “Passionate, tormenting”. Albert Einstein, the promoter of the US construction of the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is quoted as offering “You have done a real service by letting the ones who are now silent and most forgotten speak.”

    According to Lengyel, ‘After June, 1943, the gas chamber was reserved exclusively for Jews and Gypsies.. Three hundred and sixty corpses every half-hour, which was all the time it took to reduce human flesh to ashes, made 720 per hour, or 17,280 corpses per twenty-four hour shift. And the ovens, with murderous efficiency, functioned day and night. However, one must also reckon the death pits, which could destroy another 8,000 cadavers a day. In round numbers, about 24,000 corpses were handled each day. An admirable production record, one that speaks well for German industry.’ (Paperback edition, pp80-81). [No trace of any remains of or in ‘death pits’ has been found.]

    This implies almost 100,000 corpses per four working days, or a million in 40 days, or six million in 240 days (eight months).

    Could this claim be a misprint?

    Kitty Hart, in spite of her name a Jewish survivor born in Poland, fully confirms these figures:

    ‘Working around the clock, the four units together could dispose of about 18,000 bodies every twenty-four hours, while the open pits coped with a further 8,000 in the same period.’ (p 118; Return to Auschwitz – paperback edition by Granada (1981, 1983).

    According to the cover blurb, ‘The subject of the award-winning Yorkshire television documentary of the same name.’ ‘Both engaging and harrowing…an important addition to the growing holocaust literature, very little of which conveys so courageously both the daily torment and the will to survive’ – Martin Gilbert, The Times.

    Martin Gilbert, indefatigable Jewish campaigner on behalf of the ‘Holocaust’ and biographer of Winston Churchill, adds to the rich flavour and makes his own numerical claims, certainly not without chutzpah:

    In his book Auschwitz and the Allies (1981) he states

    ‘The deliberate attempt to destroy systematically all of Europe’s Jews was unsuspected in the spring and early summer of 1942: the very period during which it was at its most intense, and during which hundreds of thousands of Jews were being gassed every day at Belzec, Chelmo, Sobibor and Treblinka.’ (p.26).

    If we assume a minimum figure of 200,000 per day, this amounts to say a million a five-day working week, or 6 million in six weeks, and this does not include the truly awe-inspiring claims for Auschwitz put forward by Hart and Lengyel with Gilbert’s blessing.

  • James says:

    A detailed forensic examination of the site of the wartime Treblinka camp, using sophisticated electronic ground radar, has found no evidence of mass graves there.

    For six days in October 1999, an Australian team headed by Richard Krege, a qualified electronics engineer, carried out an examination of the soil at the site of the former Treblinka II camp in Poland, where, Holocaust historians say, more than half a million Jews were put to death in gas chambers and then buried in mass graves.

    According to the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (1997), for example, “a total of 870,000 people” were killed and buried at Treblinka between July 1942 and April 1943. Then, between April and July 1943, the hundreds of thousands of corpses were allegedly dug up and burned in batches of 2,000 or 2,500 on large grids made of railway ties.

    Krege’s team used an $80,000 Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) device, which sends out vertical radar signals that are visible on a computer monitor. GPR detects any large-scale disturbances in the soil structure to a normal effective depth of four or five meters, and sometimes up to ten meters. (GPR devices are routinely used around the world by geologists, archeologists, and police.) In its Treblinka investigation, Krege’s team also carried out visual soil inspections, and used an auger to take numerous soil core samples.

    The team carefully examined the entire Treblinka II site, especially the alleged “mass graves” portion, and carried out control examinations of the surrounding area. They found no soil disturbance consistent with the burial of hundreds of thousands of bodies, or even evidence that the ground had ever been disturbed. In addition, Krege and his team found no evidence of individual graves, bone remains, human ashes, or wood ashes.

    “From these scans we could clearly identify the largely undisturbed horizontal stratigraphic layering, better known as horizons, of the soil under the camp site,” says the 30-year old Krege, who lives in Canberra. “We know from scans of grave sites, and other sites with known soil disturbances, such as quarries, when this natural layering is massively disrupted or missing altogether.” Because normal geological processes are very slow acting, disruption of the soil structure would have been detectable even after 60 years, Krege noted.

    While his initial investigation suggests that there were never any mass graves at the Treblinka camp site, Krege believes that further work is still called for.

    “Historians say that the bodies were exhumed and cremated toward the end of the Treblinka camp’s use in 1943, but we found no indication that any mass graves ever existed,” he says. “Personally, I don’t think there was a mass extermination camp there at all.”

    Krege prepared a detailed report on his Treblinka investigation. He says that he would welcome the formation, possibly under United Nations auspices, of an international team of neutral, qualified specialists, to carry out similar investigations at the sites of all the wartime German camps.

  • James says:

    Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Wiesel has been one of the most prominent spokesman for the very sizeable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. [According to Norman Finkelstein of the City University of New York in his book The Holocaust Industry published in the year 2000, ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million’ (p.83)]. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize…
    Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

    ‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? “I will never know” he says. “I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?”

    Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

    “In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions.”

  • Patriot says:

    “Israel Lobby Celebrates Espionage in New York” – IRmep

    http://america-hijacked.com/2009/12/04/israel-lobby-celebrates-espionage-in-new-york-irmep/

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