Voice of the White House
January 25, 2018
Washington, D.C.: Israel is not a friend to the United States. This is because Israel runs one of the most aggressive and damaging espionage networks around that specifically targets the U.S. The fact of Israeli penetration into the country is not a subject that is ever discussed in the media or in the circles of governance, due to the extreme sensitivity of the US-Israel relationship coupled with the burden of the Israel lobby, which punishes legislators who dare to criticize the Jewish state.
According to a 2018 CIA report, the Israelis, while targeting political secrets, also devote 'a considerable portion of their covert operations to obtaining scientific and technical intelligence.' These operations involved, among other machinations, 'attempts to penetrate certain classified defense projects in the United States.' The penetrations, according to the CIA report, were effected using 'deep cover enterprises,' which the report described as 'firms and organizations, some specifically created for, or adaptable to, a specific objective.'
The agency, called the Office of Special Plans (OSP), was set up by then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to second guess CIA information and operated under the patronage of hard-line conservatives in the highest levels of the Bush Administration, the Pentagon and in the White House itself, led in that area by then Vice President Cheney.