I don’t know whether to laugh or cry over this one. But the sheer volume of self-justifying bullshit in Steve Rosen’s interview with the Jerusalem Post is mind-boggling:
Rosen compared himself to Alfred Dreyfus, who was unjustly tried for treason by France.
“Poor Dreyfus – he had no defense, he had no ability to fight. It was a secret trial. Our judge didn’t agree to a secret trial. They tried, they tried to make it a Dreyfus trial, but he said, ‘No. I’m not having a secret trial, we’re going to have an open trial,'”
What poor Steve forgets is that the greatest cultural figures of his day came to Dreyfus’ defense including Emile Zola, who penned the remarkable J’Accuse. They researched the case, forced the government to retry Dreyfus and vindicated him through the legal process. Who came to Steve’s defense? Who or what legal process proved his innocence? Malcolm Hoenlein? Abbe Lowell?
…”I was a person, you see, who worked with government officials every day for 23 years. That week, every week, I would meet with people in the State Department, the National Security Council, the Defense Department, other agencies in the government. They were my friends, they knew very well that I spoke to the embassy of Israel. It wasn’t a surprise to them; they also spoke to the embassy,” he said.
“But these people we’re talking about viewed it as if we were a nest of spies, as if we were doing something against America,” Rosen continued.
Gee, I have no idea why they might think that. Do you? What Steve leaves out is that he wasn’t only meeting with Israeli diplomats (who, by the way have been known also to serve the Mossad), he met with Israeli intelligence as well. That’s something that most government officials don’t have the pleasure of doing.
The following especially tickles me since I, for one, have no doubt that Rosen escaped by the skin of his teeth. If there HAD been a trial, the whole seamy, sordid mess would’ve been exposed to the light of day. The fact that the judge allowed the defense to make a circus by calling every government official and their brother to testify, unfortunately put the kibosh to the prosecution. So the fact that he claims he welcomed a trial is sheer bravado:
While he expressed relief that the saga was over, Rosen noted that “we didn’t really have a trial, and in some ways it’s too bad we didn’t, because all the facts would’ve come out, and what it would’ve shown is that I did nothing wrong. Those that did something wrong were the people that brought this case; not just that they were incorrect, but that the attitude they had about Jews, Israel, AIPAC was completely false.”
Unfortunately, he said, “a lot of that nonsense is still out there. You can go on the Internet and see hundreds of stories. They talk about spies, and they see the Mossad under every desk.”
Rosen is nothing but a cheap spy. And the hallmark of such an Israeli agent of influence is to play the anti-Semitism card:
Rosen also expressed his belief that then-president George W. Bush was not at all responsible for the case, but that it was “a faction in the bureaucracy who had this belief.”
“They have materials against other people at AIPAC,” he continued. “They have material about people at other Jewish organizations. These guys are still there in the bureaucracy. They still believe that Jews are more loyal to
Israel than to America. They still believe that there are Jewish spies under every bed. And they may find another opportunity to bring another case against someone, and that’s the problem.”
You can be damn sure that the FBI has material about other enablers of Israel at Aipac and other Israel lobby groups just as Rosen says. Who better to know who his fellow collaborators are? Rosen also confirms what I wrote yesterday: that there are Rosens to come. For every one the feds catch there are 10 or 20 out there doing their best on behalf of their good friends within Israel’s intelligence apparatus.
I for one have no doubt that Steve Rosen’s loyalties are primarily to Israel. Though of course he sees no separation between Israel’s and America’s interests, which is how he can justify his conduct to himself and the world. Just to take but one example, Rosen would claim, as Aipac does, that Israel’s interest in destroying Iran’s nuclear capability and overthrowing the Iranian government is precisely the same as U.S. interest. But Americans don’t yet buy that, though they will if Israel’s perception management campaign here ginning up an Iran war succeeds.