Hipocrites, Please, Spare Us The Pieties On Gaza


Disproportion?  Really!  Innocents in Gaza?  Hah!  Give me a break!

They called it “peace” as long as the Arabs were doing the killing
and the Jews were doing the dying

By Jack Engelhard

Frankly, given a choice, I prefer the skinheads and other brutes who express their anti-Semitism openly. In such places, we know the enemy.  But please spare me the pieties and the righteous indignation of those so-called “good people” protesting throughout Europe against Israel’s defensive operation in Gaza. True, thousands have taken up banners in support of Israel and Jews all over the world are expressing support.  At the same time, however, the streets of Europe (and even some in America) are in an uproar.  These are the so-called “humanitarians” – the oh so “good”, “noble” and “refined”, who chant “peace, peace.”

Bastards of the world, unite!

Now you’re up and about?  Now you speak?  Where were you when, throughout the years, thousands of jihadist bombs fell on Israel?  The streets of Europe were empty.  There were no pictures in the newspapers of grieving Jewish mothers and fathers, of frightened old people and children. You called it “peace” as long as the Arabs were doing the killing and the Jews were doing the dying.  All was well with the world.

Suddenly, as Israel answers back, you found your “Cause”; and how self-righteous you are in your Cause!

You are the “best” and the “brightest” of Europe. You are educated. You attended the finest schools. You care for the birds, the bees, the bears, the trees. You favor free speech and freedom of religion.  Strange it is that the one and only place in the Middle East that shares your world-view is Israel, and it is Israel that you slander.

Israel is a Jewish State.  Is that your problem?  At the first hint of Jewish self-defense, how quickly you show your true colors!

I’ve seen the photos of your candlelight vigils along the streets and boulevards of Europe, all of it; all these tears in the service of those terrorists whom you call your brothers. Indeed you are related to Hamas (and Fatah) as once before, a mere generation ago, you were related to Hitler’s stormtroopers. Your angelic faces are touching and disgusting.  Your hypocrisy is transparent and nauseating.

You speak of “disproportion”.  You want proportion?  Give Israel a population of 300 million residing in 22 countries, similar to the Arab Muslims who surround and ambush Israel, instead of six million Jews in one single country. There’s plenty of “proportion” coming from your BBC, which delights in presenting one side of the story and picks up where Der Sturmer left off.  Now, with this type of “news”, we know how Europe was conditioned for a Holocaust.

Already we see Nights of Broken Glass. Thank you, Europe, for reminding us why America was discovered just in time (and why Israel was redeemed many generations too late).  You dare judge Israel?  In your deportations, your expulsions, your forced conversions, your inquisitions, your pogroms, you have no moral authority over Israel or even within your own borders.  You gave all that up from 1492 to 1942.

To those on the Left who sought peace, well, dear “peace-lovers”, your “peace” brought this on.  Your “Land for Peace” made this happen, as Land for Peace became Land for Jihad.  “Painful Concessions” caused this war.  Your “Goodwill Gestures” backfired. Want more “peace” you want?  Give up the Golan Heights.  Give up the entire Judea and Samaria, which you misnamed the “West Bank”.  Give up our own Capital, Jerusalem.  Imagine your “peace.”

As for those “innocent civilian”s” in Gaza, they were given a choice and they chose terrorist Hamas.  They chose this murderous pestilence.

As for those “refugee camps” – why are they “refugee camps” when Israel handed over all that territory for a nation to be built in peace and security alongside Israel?  Why are all Palestinians automatically refugees even after they’ve been given a home?  The only true refugees are the thousands of Israelis who were driven out from Gaza and still live in trailer parks.  But no tears for them in this world that still dreams of Auschwitz.

Once, in response to a column I wrote about Theresienstadt, someone responded that I was incorrect; that Theresienstadt was not a prelude to Auschwitz, but rather “a vacation resort.”  I wrote back wishing this person a lifetime in such vacation resorts.  I wish the same lifetime vacation resorts to all those parading throughout the streets of Europe or demonstating in New York at the Israeli Consulate, with banners crying, “Death to Israel.”

God bless the IDF!  Go Israel!

Source:  Arutz Sheva

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CIA Spies Smuggle 14 Stinger Missiles For Al Qaeda-Connected Syrian Rebels


The Ground-To-Air Weapons Were Delivered Across The Turkish Border
And Were Partly Paid For By The Regime Of Saudi Arabia.

The Cooperation Seen in Lybia is Seen Again.

In the 1980’s the CIA Created Al Qaeda in Afghanistan,
and Since then they Have Been Playing a Deceptive Little Game of Terror
for the Sake of the NWO where Islam is to Play the Part of
the Enforcer of the Law (Shariah).

 

What a Stinger missile looks like

What a Stinger missile looks like

 

CIA spies have smuggled up to 14 Stinger missiles into Syria so the Al Qaida-related rebels can defend themselves from air strikes of the Syrian government.

The ground-to-air weapons have been delivered across the Turkish border to the ‘Free Syrian Army’ and were partly paid for by Saudi Arabia, a security source has claimed.

Syrian Tyrant Bashar al-Assad’s MIG-23 warplanes and helicopter gunships have killed more than 1,000 people.

[ Of course, the also Islamic Free Syrian Army has done its part at killing civilians too, but to this moment the West is interested on the vile atrocities committed by only one side of the civil war that continues its trend toward becoming more and more internationalized. Ah, the wonders of voracious globalism, of the deceptive prostituted mass media and of modern technology applied to all kinds of evil causes ! What a beautiful world we all live in! Everyday it gets better and better … not ! ]

The source said: “The West and the rest of the Middle East is not going to be able to secure a no-fly zone above Syria any time soon so the only way to stop the carnage is to take on Assad’s air force from the ground.

“Knowing that Stingers are in the hands of the opposition forces will hopefully mean Assad’s air power will be much diminished but this will be a slow process.”

Activists say that more than 20,000 people have died in the 17 month civil war, and the daily death toll has risen past 500 this week. Meanwhile America and Russia continue their evil little game for world domination.

Source: Mirror

Valerie Jarrett The Muslim Agent Who Pulls Obama’s Strings — Moles in the W. House


Who is the Muslim Woman Co-President of America?

Who Chooses the Mohammedans Working for Obama?

 

Valerie Jarret and Obama

Valerie Jarret and Obama

An Enlightening Introduction

A lot has been said — in the press, by the president, by others — about president Obama’s affinity for the Muslim world.

From his promise that “I will stand with them (the Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction” to his description of the Muslim call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth” to his bowing before the Saudi king, Obama’s actions have convinced many people that the American president is a hidden Muslim, despite his politically-motivated protestations and claims to the contrary.

What hasn’t often been asked but should be, given recent evidence of infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood in most if not all levels of government, is whether there is a Muslim agent working in the White House to manipulate the president.

One of Obama’s few actions that has shown any willingness to combat Muslim terrorism in defense of the U.S. has been his much-ballyhooed decision to order Navy SEALs to kill Osama bin Laden.  But now, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely has issued a report based on an insider intelligence source that says Obama actually was clueless about the effort to get Osama.  Due to his constant opposition to kill Osama, Obama had been kept deliberately out of the loop by some of his senior Cabinet officers concerning the elimination of Bin Laden.

According to the report, Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta was the key player who made the call to get bin Laden, with the assistance of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Adm. Bill Mullen and Gen. David Petraeus.  Obama was not told about the effort until the SEAL team was already in Pakistani air space.  Like always, the president was on the golf course when he was informed.

The reason for the sneaking about was that Panetta and the other staffers were tired of Obama nixing their efforts to take out the leader of al-Qaida.  According to the report, Obama had rejected three kill missions earlier in the year.

The Muslim Handler of Barack Hussein Obama

In his book “Leading From Behind,” author Richard Miniter wrote that presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett was the voice who kept urging Obama not to kill bin Laden.

Jarrett is a powerful figure at the White House, an Obama family friend who has an unexplained hold over the president and first lady.

Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran to American parents and lived there until about the age of 5.  As a child, she spoke Persian and French.  She and her parents spent one year in London, then came back to Chicago.  Jarrett’s father-in-law is journalist Vernon Jarrett, who worked closely with Communist Party member and Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis.

Valerie Jarrett headed Obama’s transition team and personally vetted communist Van Jones and all the other extremists Obama has appointed.

In his book “The Amateur,” Edward Klein points out that Jarrett is the power behind the throne who sits in on every meeting, decides who gets to see the president and monitors who is loyal to Obama and who needs to be gotten rid of. The president reportedly doesn’t make a move without her, and she was the single roadblock to getting bin Laden.

Her religious leanings are not clear.  The media either have not asked or have not gotten an answer.  Many have speculated and others have denied that she, like Obama, is a closet Muslim.

What is clear is that she not only has communist contacts but she is a point man for the Administration in meetings with Muslim activists.

Interestingly enough, Jarrett was named Iranian of the Day in August 2008 by Iranian.com.

She has been associated with the Obamas since their early days in Chicago, and those familiar with her background say that she provided crucial financial backing that helped Obama raise his national profile.

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has a chief aide who is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood in Huma Abedeen.  Could Obama’s chief adviser, the woman who has been described as co-president, be a Muslim ringer as well?

The brief article on Iranian.com says Jarrett is Shirazi, but it is unclear whether the writer means that she was born in Shiraz, Iran, or that she is a member of the Swahili subgroup called Shirazi.  The article calls her “African-American and Chicago royalty.” Links in the article to further information go to a mere blank page.

It is in this way that to a large extent, the woman pulling the strings at the White House is as much a mystery as the president himself.

Source: Political Outcast

Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib? — Muslim Moles And Traitors In America


Grand Jihad Against America From the White House

How Obama is Helping Advance the Islamic Work in North America

The International Radical Left is Helping Islam Destroy America and the West

And Americans and Europeans Are Just Too Dumb to See It
or Too Cowardly to Do Anything About it

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Hisham Altalib

Evil Islamic operative Hisham Altalib

On  Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House.  According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the  director of president Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood  Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign  delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from  Egypt.

The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood  leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and  questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in  March with U.S.-based Altalib — which appears to be a prep session with  the global Muslim Brotherhood’s American advance team — has received no  attention until now.

So, who is Hisham Yahya Altalib? What is his agenda?

And  why exactly did the Obama administration conduct domestic “faith-based”  outreach with this Muslim Brotherhood figure in Virginia, who just  happens to be:

  1. Tied to bloody Jihad, and
  2. A major contributor to the  Left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights, the group of  jihadi-sympathizing lawyers who helped spring suspected Benghazi terror plotter Abu Sufian bin Qumu from Gitmo?

Altalib is an Iraqi-born  Muslim identified by the FBI as a Muslim Brotherhood operative before he  moved to America in the 1970s to earn an advanced electrical  engineering degree from Purdue University in Indiana. By his own  account, Altalib “soon became active in Islamic work in North America,  which continues to this day.”

He was the “first full-time  director of the Islamic Leadership Training Department of the Muslim Students  Association of the United States and Canada (MSA)” — a longtime Muslim Brotherhood front group whose explicit goal is to “conquer” America  through Islamic propaganda, which due to the American fearful idiocy called Political Correctness is working greatly.

Altalib is also a founding member  of the SAAR Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Last year, his online biography proudly notes, he was  “awarded the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) Community Service  Award.”  The Saudi-subsidized ISNA is regarded as the primary U.S. umbrella group for Muslim Brotherhood fronts and was named specifically by the global Muslim Brotherhood godfathers as a key player in their “Grand Jihad”  strategy of infiltration from within.

SAAR was founded in Herndon, Va., in 1983 as part of a radical Islamic “charity” front for Saudi financiers called the SAFA Group. The feds raided SAAR’s offices in 2002 as part of Operation Green Quest. Investigators confiscated 500  boxes and seven trucks’ worth of documents illuminating the network’s terror ties to the Al Taqwa Bank (a Swiss-based Muslim bank suspected of funding the 9/11 plot) and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Altalib worked for one of Al Taqwa Bank’s main owners, Youssef Nada. Altalib’s  more prominent Muslim Brotherhood partner, Jamal Barzinji (one of the  champions of the Ground Zero mosque), also worked for Nada. FBI and  Customs officials believe SAAR/SAFA laundered money for a plethora of  violent Muslim terrorist groups, from Hamas and Hezbollah to al-Qaida  and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Along with several other  leaders of the “Ikhwan” (brothers), Altalib and Barzinji established the  International Institute of Islamic Thought in Herndon, Va., in 1985.  Global Muslim Brotherhood thug Yusuf al-Qaradawi — the fire-breathing,  fatwa-issuing Jew-hater and violent Jihad proselytizer — inspired IIIT’s  mission: the “Islamization of social sciences.”

According to  Steven Merley of the Hudson Institute’s Center on Islam, Democracy, and  the Future of the Muslim World, IIIT has 14 affiliated offices across  the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Former federal prosecutor  Andrew McCarthy, who put 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman behind bars, notes that IIIT was a demonstrated unindicted co-conspirator in the feds’ Holy Land Foundation terror financing case.  IIIT supported convicted terror aides Sami Al-Arian and Abdel Rahman  Alamoudi.

Altalib, Barzinji and IIIT were also all listed in  funding statements from the Center for Constitutional Rights as major  donors giving in the $25,000 to $49,000 range.

CCR is the  umbrella group providing more than 500 pro bono lawyers to Gitmo  detainees. They have regularly dismissed national security concerns  about Gitmo recidivism as “irresponsible … scare stories.” That’s  exactly what they did after one of CCR’s clients, Libyan terror leader  Abu Sufian bin Qumu, was sprung in 2007.

Fast-forward five short  years. Qumu is now the lead suspect in the 9/11/12 attack on our U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the murders of U.S. Ambassador  Chris Stevens, consular official Sean Smith, and former Navy  SEALs/private security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. In the  wake of this month’s terrorist attacks on our Egyptian embassy, Libyan  consulate and Afghan air base, the Jihad helpers at CCR are stone silent.

This administration’s idea of domestic “faith-based outreach” is tea with Muslim Brotherhood community organizers who have embedded themselves in American life for four decades with the express intent of “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from  within.” Meanwhile, Obama, our Muslim Commander in Chief is squawking to the world about YouTube videos. The Ikhwan are laughing their bloodstained robes  off.

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Source: CNS

A US General Says The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated The U.S. Government


Well, of Course, Obama is a “Brother” from the Muslim “Hood”

Obama is a Foreign Traitor Bent on Destroy America and Israel

U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin
claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood
hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.

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General Boykin

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Boykin says Republicans should have listened to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), who was correct to be concerned over possible Muslim Brotherhood ties of Huma Abedin, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Boykin says politicians on both sides of the aisle are scared to pursue the truth on this, for fear of being branded “intolerant,” and the result of their inaction is continued infiltration by the radical Islamic organization.

He claims that people with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions “in every major federal agency.”

Boykin was one of the original members of the Army’s Delta Force, served in clandestine operations for the CIA, and was formerly a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

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Source: Breitbar

Was Allah Originally a Babylonian “God” of Violence?


As Happened with Christianity,
Islam was the Product of Manipulated Syncretism

One of the first deceiving tales told to bamboozled American students about Islam is that Allah,  the Muslim god, is the same as the Almighty Creator, the G-d of Israel, blessed be He.  Islam’s character and philosophy is much too different  from the one observed in the Jewish religion for the alleged connection to be reasonable in the very least.  Consequently, there has never been a satisfactory answer concerning the origin of the “god” of Mohammed, who seemed to just spring out of the mountain cave with Mohammed’s visions and co-opt and rewrite the stories of the Bible, creating a perverted  version of Jewish and Christian beliefs that calls on Muslims to convert everyone or destroy the entire world.

Author Theodore Shoebat has  an interesting theory, however, and like most “a-ha!” moments, it was hiding in plain sight, apparently ignored or, worst yet, kept under wraps by scholars.

Shoebat traces the earliest mention of Allah worship to Babylon,  approximately 1700 B.C., in the “Epic of Atrahasis.”  In the story told on stone tablets, a portion of the legends talks about a “god” named Alla, who is described as a “god” of “violence and revolution.”  Now, that is a character that does fit Islam!

In one scene, the lesser “gods” grow tired of working for the “god” Enlil (or  Elil) and rebel, led by the “god” Alla, who encourages them to drag Enlil out of  his house:

“Then Alla made his voice heard and spoke to the “gods,” his brothers:  ‘Come!  Let us carry Elil, the counselor of “gods,” the warrior, from his dwelling.  Now, cry battle!  Let us mix fight with battle!’  The “gods” listened to his speech, set fire to their tools, put aside their spades for fire, their loads for the “fire-god,” they flared up.”

[ One aside interesting note in reference to this is that Enlil in Mesopotamian myths is the “god” who was said to  have grown weary of the noise made by humans and brought down a worldwide Flood  to get rid of them, a Flood which was said to be survived by one man,  Utnapishtim (known as Noach in the Jewish tradition), and his family, who were spared because they had a boat loaded with  animals and food. ]

The cult of Alla came to Mesopotamia with the Akkadians, who originally migrated from the area now occupied by Yemen in the south Arabian Peninsula.  Shoebat further reports that there is a Sumerian inscription identifying Alla with Tammuz, who was a “god” of fertility and the consort of Inanna, who is identified  by scholars with Ishtar, Venus, Isis and other goddess cults like the one syncretized by Catholics, Mary. The various goddess cults are frequently identified with the moon, although not always.  And Tammuz was said to be an archer, both of which points may help explain the crescent symbol of Islam.

Crescent symbol of Islam

Tammuz is mentioned in the Tanakh, in Ezekiel 8.14-15:

“14  Then He brought me to the gate of entrance to the House of HaShem toward the north; and, hinei (lo), there sat nashim (women) weeping for Tammuz. 15  Then He said to me:  ‘Have you seen this, ben adam (son of man)?’  Turn yourself yet again, and you shall see to’evot gedolot (greater abominations) than these.”

“Weeping for the “god” Tammuz” refers to one of the annual festivals of the cult,  in which the “god” was said to be killed, remain dead for three nights and three days, and then resurrect.  It is worthy to remark that this story is thousands of years older than the Christian story which it resembles so much.

Being a fertility “god,” the “killing” was  a metaphor for the summer and the annual dying of the crops. The other major  festival had to do with the “god”’s “marriage,” which presaged a fertile year for  farmers. Both festivals were apparently marked by rituals that included sex with  the temple priestesses, thus their reputation would have been shocking to the ancient Israelites.

That chapter of Ezekiel details a vision which in part shows the north gate  of the Temple, that is marked by the “idol that provokes to jealousy.”  The Vision also describes idol worship being secretly conducted inside a room of the Temple, and then it goes on to say, in Ezekiel 8.16-18:

“16  And He brought me into the Court of the Kohanim inside HaBeit HaShem (The House of HaShem, The Temple) and, hinei (lo), at the entrance of the Heikhal HaShem (Sanctuary of HaShem), between HaUlam (the Entrance) and HaMizbe’ach (the Altar), were about 25 men with their backs toward the Heikhal Hashem(Sanctuary of HaShem) with their faces toward the east; and they were bowing down toward the east worshiping the sun.  17  Then He said to me:  Have you seen this, ben adam (son of man)?  Is it a trivial thing to Beit Yehudah (the House of Judah) that they commit the to’evot (abominations) which they commit here? Since they have filled Ha’Aretz (The Land, i.e., Israel) with chamas (evil), and yet have returned to provoke Me to Anger; and, behold, they put the branch to their nose, 18  Therefore I will also deal in chemah (Fury).  My eye shall not pity, neither will I spare; and though they cry in My Oznayim (Ears) with kol gadol (a great voice), yet will I not hear them.’”

Fertility cults such as this were common among the Canaanites and other peoples  around Israel. The Bible mentions many times the Asherah poles, which were also a  religious symbol of just such a cult.

The Arabs, from whom we get Islam, consider themselves to be descended from  Ishmael, Abraham’s son by Sarah’s slave, Hagar.  In Genesis 16.12, it says the following of  Ishmael:

“12  And he will be a pere adam (donkey-man, i.e., a savage man); his yad (hand) will be against kol (all), and kol yad (all hand) against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

Wild donkey Muslim men

Another interesting point is that Ishmael’s mother was an Egyptian; that would make of him a Hamite (a descendant of evil Ham), rather than a Shemite (a descendant of righteous Shem, a Semite).  Ham was  a son of Noah, who due to his wickedness got his descendants cursed by Noach to be servants and slaves to the descendants of  his brother Shem (the Jews) and of the descendants of his other brother Yafet (Europeans and Asiatics).

Yes, studying the past can give us an insight into matters of the past and today’s violence in the Midlle East.

Declassified Documents Reveal The Failures Of The Yom Kippur War In 1973


With a Major War on the Rise,

Are Our Leaders Paying Attention This Time?

Or Are They Repeating Similar Mistakes?

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New testimonies from Agranat Commission reveal miscommunication, intelligence that fell between the cracks and lack of clear protocols led to major failings in days leading to Yom Kippur War.

In 1973 Alfred (Freddie) Eini was aide to Mossad Chief Zvi Zamir. He was the man who on the night between October 4th and 5th received a dramatic telegram from London, from the handler of Egyptian agent Ashraf Marwan, who was known as ‘The Angel’, with a clear warning that war was imminent.

Marwan also demanded to meet with Zamir urgently. “We had never had a telegram like that,” Eini said in his testimony before the Agranat Commission. He meant a telegram in which a source made sure that the head of Mossad would come to meet with him, noting that he had very important matters to discuss. “I understood it to be a warning that there would be a war.”

And yet, the political echelons in Israel failed to realize the importance of the telegram and the danger it warned of. Now, 39 years after the Yom Kippur War, the Defense Ministry (through the IDF archives and defense establishment) published classified testimonies given before the commission which was founded to investigate the failings of the war.

Yom Kippur War 1973

IDF Soldiers in Suez Canal in 1973

Eini, as well as then Prime Minister Golda Meir‘s military secretary Yisrael Lior, were demanded to explain why critical intelligence pointing to the fact that war was about to break out was delayed and how a warning from the Mossad’s most important source of information was kept from the prime minister.

The fact that the agent was Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of then Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser has already been revealed in the past few years. Marwan fell to his death five years ago in mysterious circumstances.

After receiving the telegram (codename “chemistry”) Eini decided not to wait until morning and to wake Zamir immediately

“I called him right away, gave him the gist of the telegram, he heard, said thank you, ok and (said) I should come see him in the morning.”

Marwan had previously warned of an upcoming war, the alertness level was raised – and nothing happened. But this time, “The Angel” wanted a meeting.

The aide rushed to get Zamir a flight and called him once again to give him an update.

“The Mossad chief took the opportunity to tell me that the head of Military Intelligence called him and discussed the fact that the Soviets were preparing to leave Syria.

“I told him that what the Military Intelligence chief said to him fit with information I had given him and then I found out that the Mossad chief didn’t fully understand my first message. What I mean is, he was most likely half asleep and didn’t grasp that I had told him about a warning of imminent war.

“He said that if that was the case he would call the Military Intelligence chief again and tell him. Explain that it was actually a serious situation.”

According to Eini, the information from Military Intelligence about the Russian scientists leaving Syria together with Marwan’s intel, convinced him that there was no other possibility.

“I thought it was a warning of an imminent war, especially when the Mossad chief told me about the Russian families leaving. I had no doubt, which is why I told him again.”

Agranat Commission

The Agranat Commission

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If so, commission member and former Chief of Staff Yigal Yadin asked, why did the Mossad not pass on the urgent telegram to Golda Meir’s military secretary Yisrael Lior? Eini said in response that Military Intelligence received the information.

“There was a set procedure with anything relating to information received from — you do transfer it to the prime minister but it can take a few hours. I never thought to wake Lior at night.”

Eini stuck with protocol and said that he called the military secretary in the morning, but he was in a meeting.

“I left a message for him to call me as soon as he was out. Lior called before lunch and said that the cabinet held a meeting during which the prime minister heard that the Mossad chief had flown out of the country.

“During our conversation Lior said it would have been better had I taken him out of the cabinet meeting rather than waiting for him to become available.”

Yadin then asked: Was there no fault in the procedure when a piece of information like this doesn’t get to the Prime Minister and Defense Minister? Eini answered:

“Presenting the information to the prime minister was not intended for operational purposes; it seemed unnatural for me to wake Lior in the middle of the night. I’ll wake Lior to tell him of a possible terror attack, which lies within his jurisdiction,”

The theory alleging that Marwan was a double agent has been a major controversy within the intelligence community for decades – a theory which then Military Intelligence Chief Eli Zeira still believes – it was also an issue raised during Eini’s testimony.

Yom Kippur War

Yom Kippur War

On December 6, 1973, two months after the war, Brigadier General Lior presented his testimony before the commission. The questions addressed to Lior focused on whether precious time was lost from the moment the warning about the war came in.

According to Lior, even when Meir was abroad days before war broke out, he made sure to pass on all the sensitive information in light of the situation.

“It gets to her by hook or by crook?” asked Laskov. “Yes,” Lior responded. “If we think it’s necessary, then it gets to her quickly.”

Lior told those present of information he gave to Meir two weeks before war broke out. The intelligence pointed to the fact that Russia was transferring Scud missiles to Egypt. That was the first clue to the fact that war was imminent.

“You know that we recently received reports of 300-kilometer range missiles,” Lior read out from the protocol of a conversation between himself and the prime minister to the commission members. “These are probably Scuds, this has been confirmed. Between 100 and 300 kilometers, it has nuclear and chemical warheads.”

Commission member Nebenzahl was shocked to hear this: “That’s what it says? I want to be sure.” “It has chemical and nuclear warheads,” Lior reiterated, adding: “I have to say, I was surprised that the Russians would do that,” he quoted Zamir from the meeting.

According to the military secretary, Zamir warned Meir that this was a clear escalation. “There are signs pointing to the fact that they are already in or on their way to Egypt. Prime Minister, are we talking to — about this?” Zamir asked. He most likely meant the Americans.

Sinai War

Golda Meir, Ariel Sharon in Sinai during war

The missile transfer, Lior believed, had dramatic implications vis-à-vis Egypt’s future intentions. “The Egyptians and the Arab countries claimed over the years that since the Six Day War their problem was that they could not hit out against us deep in our territory, their problem was depth.

“Penetrating deep into (Israeli) territory is difficult, there were arguments. I won’t go into that now; I’m not here instead of Eli Zeira and Zamir.” Lior then went on to read portions of the meeting protocols . According to Lior, Zamir estimated that this was part of a “master plan.”

On September 30, Commission member Yadin notes, the CIA asked Israel for details with regards to the Military Intelligence alert on a Syrian war plan. Who approved the final response? Yadin asks Lior. Were the Prime Minister or Defense Minister aware of the question, or did Military Intelligence respond independently?

“I believe that 99% of assessments are done periodically. It is done through the services without the military echelons giving any guidance,” Lior claimed.

At no point, says the military secretary, did Meir hear various assessments vis-à-vis military information. “In most cases she received the final intel; she did not hear about disagreements or alternatives… I don’t remember anyone coming to her in one way or another and saying – I’m against this.”

Former Chief of Staff Haim Laskov asked whether Mossad Chief Zamir expressed his opinion to Golda in the days before the war. “Do you recall in that period, lets say, from After Rosh Hashanah, that the Mossad chief put his weight behind (the information) and told the Prime Minister …we’re heading towards war?”

Lior responded in the negative.

“On October 4, one day before the report about Russian families leaving Syria and Egypt there was a meeting where he was updated on the situation by a colonel who took the place of the Military Intelligence chief, who presented the situation as Military Intelligence saw it, that there was low probability for war. The Mossad chief did not address it.”

According to Lior, the Military Intelligence assessment was always considered to be decisive.

“Even in the most difficult hours, which was during the sixth day, every assessment or consideration was always built on Military Intelligence’s assessments. On that day we transferred a final assessment to the Americans that it was going to happen, the assessment was from Military Intelligence.”

Eini’s testimony also focused on the warnings that failed to make it to the Prime Minister’s desk. Yadin notes that on October 1 he received a telegram regarding Syria’s attack plans and the next day more telegrams arrived, strengthening fears that Syria was planning an attack.

Yom Kippur War

Yom Kippur War

None of them stressed the former chief of staff, were brought before Meir’s military secretary. “None of these telegrams?” Asks Commission Chairman Justice Agranat. “Not one,” answered Yadin.

According to Eini, the criteria for transferring raw intelligence to the prime minister was

“things that the Mossad chief believes could interest her personally, not because it could have an effect on anything operational.

“That’s how I understood it. If we look at these files, take two to three months before the war, it would seem that hardly any of the reports on the matter of strengthening forces, purchases or preparation for war were brought before the Prime Minister.”

Eini added that he held daily phone conversations with Lior: “Those calls included transferring information.”

Yadin: “We asked Brigadier General Lior – I didn’t know he didn’t receive it – what his and Golda’s response was to the telegrams. And he says: I’m hearing about these telegrams for the first time in my life.”

The protocol, notes Yadin, was that the Prime Minister be given raw intelligence on any important report.

“Post factum we discovered that the telegrams were transferred as raw material by Military Intelligence to the defense minister and chief of staff but for some reason they were not included in the Military Intelligence briefings.”

According to Eini, the Mossad is not the correct pipeline through which the Prime Minister should be updated on certain matters, rather it is there to clarify things.

“When someone reads a briefing, then the raw material, he understands the briefing a little better because the raw material includes additional details.”

Yom Kippur War

Yom Kippur War

The fact that Military Intelligence received the information and then failed to include it in the final briefing is what, according to the Mossad chief’s aide, caused a loss of sensitive information.

“It created a situation where something slipped through the cracks,” Yadin said, wondering how it was possible that in light of the sensitivity of the intelligence and the urgency of the warning, no Mossad personnel noticed that the intel supplied by the source was missing from the Military Intelligence briefing.

“I’m not examining whether Military Intelligence transfers this kind of intelligence or another to the Prime Mnister, I know that Military Intelligence, according to my estimation, passes on all the material we transfer to them to the prime minister.”

Commission member Justice Moshe Landau: “As always, you relied on intelligence assessments carried out by Military Intelligence as the assessing body?”

Eini: “Not assessment, processing (of intelligence). We assumed that whatever we transfer gets to the Prime Minister.”

This, claims Yadin, is where the roots of the intelligence fiasco lie. According to Yadin

“this creates a doubly dangerous situation. Everyone relies on the Military Intelligence assessment, which is already not good.

“And here we discover that apparently distributing reports, not just assessments, should the information come to the Prime Minister’s ears, are also under the jurisdiction of Military Intelligence, sharing reports – not assessments.”

So did the Mossad cave to the low probability concept? Yadin tells Eini that according to documentation before the commission members, two months before that, in April 1973, when the source warned of a possible war which led to a raising of the alertness level in the IDF, the Mossad did transfer the raw intelligence to the Prime Minister directly. “What was the difference between this document and the previous one?” Yadin asked. “I cannot tell you why,” Eini responded.

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Source: YNet