5 thoughts on “Taking Obama’s National Security Advisor Down a Notch or Two – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. So Israel is now peddling US classified documents in their public press.

    Plus ca change!

  2. Wow. This would be almost interesting if it wasn’t so filled with baseless innuendo. So we’re attacking Ha’aretz now? I’ve met Natasha Mozgovaya by the way. She’s not the easily manipulated bubble head you portray her to be. As for the dismissal of the Rosen-Weissman case, do you think that was the Obama administration throwing the Jews a bone or was it a case of justice being served given all the weaknesses in the governments case? I’m surprised that that brief mention is all you have to say about the dismissal. Can we expect more?

    1. I’ll prob. be writing more about it in a few Comment is Free pieces I’ll be publishing in the coming wk or so.

      Suffice it to say that the problem with the Rosen case wasn’t the weakness of the evidence. Rather it was the judge’s rulings which clearly indicated to the Justice Dept. that it would have to reveal the methods & sources it used to entrap Franklin-Rosen et al. Rather than compromise an entire counter-intelligence methodology & operation (& endanger potential future espionage cases against potential Israeli agents), it chose to drop the case.

      BTW, the FBI was furious that the case was dropped. The decision was made at a political level & had nothing whatsoever to do w. the quality of the evidence. And I have this not just on my own say so, but based on information I consider solid as a rock.

  3. I have blogged over the last year about Barak Ravid, whose job at Haaretz is, among other things, to serve as a mouthpiece of government officials, particularly those in the Foreign Ministry department, and particularly when the US is involved.

    It works like this: the Foreign Ministry is pissed at the Americans for some reason or another. To communicate that, they call Barak Ravid, who will publish the “displeasure” in Haaretz. I wonder how seriously anybody in the US take this stuff.

    The same thing happened last October, when the Israeli government was working to undermine Obama’s election, because of his soft position on Iran. Read about it here.


  4. Agree with Jerry about Ravid. It’s not entirely fair to compare this sort of shilling with good US journalism. It’s not like there was no shortage of Ravids over there, too, willing to prostitute themselves for any “unnamed official” with an agenda. Just one random case in point: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21338.html (that one’s even worse, a former official)

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