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Israeli Outlaws in America; The Case of Rafi Eitan
By KURT NIMMO
Is Rafi Eitan in the United States
and if so why hasn't the FBI arrested him?
Eitan is the former chief of Mossad operations in Europe and the man
who recruited the U.S. Navy counter-intelligence specialist Jonathan
Pollard to spy on the United States. As well, Eitan once headed the
top-secret science and technology spy unit known as Leshkat Kesher
Madao, or Lekem (supposedly dismantled following Pollard's bust).
According to Richard Sale (Pollard Recruiter Resurfaces in U.S., UPI,
July 31, 2003) and federal law enforcement officials, "Eitan has, for
the last year or so, been traveling to the United States on an
Israeli passport, but using an alias."
Eitan apparently landed at Columbus, Ohio, and then moved around the
Midwest on a prolonged road trip. Eitan "the stinker" has been
photographed in the company of "known dealers who belong to a ring
dealing in the drug ecstasy," one federal law enforcement official
Last year two major Israeli Ecstasy traffickers were extradited to
the United Sates, much to the displeasure of the Israeli government.
The DEA claims "Israeli organized crime figures" control around 70
percent of the worldwide market in Ecstasy. "The FBI is looking for
evidence that Eitan is, or has been engaging, in questionable
activities related to this ring," a federal law enforcement official
For his part in the Pollard spy scandal, Rafi Eitan was promoted to a
senior position with the largest state-owned business enterprise in
Israel -- the Israel Chemicals Company. He received the job based on
the recommendation of Ariel Sharon. "It's generally agreed that Eitan
was to take the brunt of blame for the [Pollard] mess," a former
official close to confidential details of the case told UPI. "In
return for his silence, Sharon would make sure he got a good job." In
1987, Eitan boasted to an Israeli newspaper that all of his actions
had been undertaken with the knowledge of his Israeli superiors.
But Eitan was not the only Israeli to be rewarded for snooping on
America. Aviem Sella, an Israeli Air Force expert in nuclear
targeting and delivery of airborne nuclear weapons, was Pollard's
handler. When Pollard was arrested for passing satellite photographs
and weapon systems data to the Israelis, Sella hurried back to
Israel, and was soon promoted to Brig. Gen. in Israel's Air
Force. "This raised such an outcry of protest in the United States
that Sella was quietly moved to the Israeli Defense Force Defense
College," writes Sale.
Apparently, spying on the United States is relatively easy for the
Israelis. According to a 1979 CIA report (quoted by Michael Saba,
Pollard in Perspective): "The Israeli intelligence service depends
heavily on the various Jewish communities and organizations abroad
for recruiting agents and eliciting general information ... Israeli
agents usually operate discreetly within Jewish communities and are
under instructions to handle their missions with utmost tact to avoid
embarrassment to Israel." Pollard, who studied politics at the
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University after
graduating from Stanford University, was one such "asset" in the
American Jewish community.
Is it possible Eitan is working "discreetly within Jewish
communities" in regard to drug dealing as well -- or did the FBI
simply hallucinate the whole thing? And if the FBI indeed knows the
whereabouts of Eitan, why haven't they arrested him? He is, after
all, a wanted man in America.
According to Carl Cameron of Fox News -- in a series of reports that
have subsequently disappeared from the Fox News website -- in 1997
the Israelis organized "cocaine and ecstasy trafficking, and
sophisticated white-collar credit card and computer fraud... the bad
guys had the cops beepers, cell phones, even home phones under
surveillance. Some who did get caught admitted to having hundreds of
numbers and using them to avoid arrest." An investigation revealed
the Israeli crime network possessed "extensive access to database
systems to identify pertinent personal and biographical information"
of law enforcement officers.
How did a network of drug dealers get this sensitive
information? "When investigators tried to find out where the
information might have come from, they looked at Amdocs, a publicly
traded firm based in Israel," Cameron reported. "Amdocs generates
billing data for virtually every call in America, and they do credit
But it seems Amdocs was not only involved with Israeli drug
dealers. "More than two dozen U.S. intelligence, counterintelligence,
law-enforcement and other officials have told Insight [magazine] that
the FBI believes Israel has intercepted telephone and modem
communications on some of the most sensitive lines of the U.S.
government on an ongoing basis," write J. Michael Waller and Paul
Rodriguez. "The worst penetrations are believed to be in the State
Department. But others say the supposedly secure telephone systems in
the White House, Defense Department and Justice Department may have
been compromised as well. The problem for FBI agents in the famed
Division 5, however, isn't just what they have uncovered, which is
substantial, but what they don't know yet."
Amdocs "helped Bell Atlantic install new telephone lines in the White
House in 1997... [and] a senior-level employee of Amdocs had a
separate T1 data phone line installed from his base outside of St.
Louis that was connected directly to Israel... investigators are
looking into whether the owner of the T1 line had a 'real time'
capacity to intercept phone calls from both the White House and other
government offices around Washington, and sustained the line for some
time, sources said. Sources familiar with the investigation say FBI
agents on the case sought an arrest warrant for the St. Louis
employee but [Clinton] Justice Department officials quashed it."
Waller and Rodriguez quoted one senior government official as
saying: "It is a politically sensitive matter. I can't comment on it
beyond telling you that anything involving Israel on this particular
matter is off-limits. It's that hot."
Apparently, the Justice Department and the FBI have a lot to hide, if
we are to believe Jeffrey Steinberg and Edward Spannaus. According to
these two journalists, the Israelis are behind a
"massive ecstasy trafficking operation, delivering hundreds of
millions of dollars in illegal drugs, manufactured in the
Netherlands, to cities across the United States. The drug trafficking
operation is also engaged in black market diamond smuggling, using
Hassidic Jews as couriers... Portions of the funds garnered from the
illegal operations, according to sources, are funneled to offshore
bank accounts of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Some of these
dirty funds were reportedly diverted to Sharon's election campaigns.
This Israeli mafia apparatus receives technical support via a number
of Israeli communications firms, that subcontract with major American
telephone companies and government law enforcement agencies... Every
time the DEA, FBI and Los Angeles Police Department task force
infiltrated an agent inside the Orgad ring [Israeli Jacob 'Cookie'
Orgad was arrested by a joint anti-drug task force in April 2000],
his or her identity was blown within a matter of days. Every time a
court ordered wiretap was put in place, the target immediately 'began
behaving like Mother Teresa,' according to a source familiar with the
On August 16, Steinberg commented on Eitan's alleged resurfacing in
the United States. "Eitan is making these high-risk journeys, U.S.
and Israeli sources report, because he is directing plans for a major
terrorist attack on American soil -- a new 9/11 -- to be blamed on
either Muslim or Latin American terrorists... sources -- both Israeli
and American -- have warned that Eitan is putting the finishing
touches on such an operation, which coincides with Vice President
Dick Cheney's aggressive promotion of the idea that the United States
is facing an imminent new 9/11 attack. Cheney launched this
propaganda offensive at his July 24, 2003 speech at the American
Enterprise Institute in Washington, and he has been stumping the
country, ever since, asserting an imminent terror attack."
Regardless of the validity of Steinberg's terrorism claim, one has to
ask why the FBI hasn't arrested Rafi Eitan. There is, after all, an
outstanding federal warrant for his arrest, so why is he allowed to
make road trips across America?
Is it possible the FBI has orders to keep their hands off Eitan? "One
of the people who have been recently pulled out of mothballs is
(Sharon's) old pal Rafi Eitan," reported the Israeli newspaper Maariv
in March 2002. Is it possible Sharon sent Eitan to America?
Sharon knows who calls the shots in Washington. "I want to tell you
something very clear," Sharon reportedly told his foreign Minister
Shimon Peres in October, 2001 (according to Israel radio Kol
Yisrael), "don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the
Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."
Most Americans may not know it, but apparently the FBI does.
Kurt Nimmo is a photographer and multimedia developer in Las Cruces,
New Mexico. Visit his excellent online gallery Ordinary Vistas. Nimmo
is a contributor to Cockburn and St. Clair's forthcoming volume, The
Politics of Anti-Semitism.
He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org