Tuesday, February 12, 2008

TWO CASES OF ESPIONAGE

"It’s pretty clear Plame was targeting the Turks. If indeed [Grossman] was working with the Turks to violate US law on nuclear exports, it would have been in his interest to alert them to the fact that this woman’s company was affiliated to the CIA. I don’t know if that’s treason legally but many people would consider it to be."
~ Philip Giraldi.


In the US, this is a crime:


A U.S. Defense Department analyst and a former engineer for Boeing were accused in separate spy cases with helping deliver military secrets to the Chinese government, the Justice Department said.

Additionally, two immigrants from China and Taiwan accused of working with the defense analyst were arrested after an FBI raid Monday on a New Orleans home where one of them lived.

[ . . . ]

The arrests mark China's latest attempts to gain top secret information about U.S. military systems and sales, said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein. He described China as "particularly adept, and particularly determined and methodical in their espionage efforts."

"The threat is very simple," Wainstein said at a Justice Department news conference in Washington. "It's a threat to our national security and to our economic position in the world, a threat that is posed by the relentless efforts of foreign intelligence services to penetrate our security systems and steal our most sensitive military technology and information."


But this is not:


Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she [Sibel Edmonds] says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan.

The name of the official – who has held a series of top government posts – is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims.

However, Edmonds said: “He was aiding foreign operatives against US interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives.

She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials – including household names – who were aiding foreign agents.

If you made public all the information that the FBI have on this case, you will see very high-level people going through criminal trials,” she said.

Her story shows just how much the West was infiltrated by foreign states seeking nuclear secrets. It illustrates how western government officials turned a blind eye to, or were even helping, countries such as Pakistan acquire bomb technology.


Gregg William Bergersen, Yu Xin Kang, and Tai Shen Kuo are arrested as criminals but Marc Grossman, Zeki Bilmen, Selim Alguadiş, and a host of others are protected by the US government and permitted to prosper as a result of their espionage and criminal activity.

I mean, if the only concerns of the US Department of Justice are about threats to national security or to America's economic position in the world, then why the huge discrepancy in treatment between the group selling military secrets to China and the group selling nuclear secrets to Turkey?

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