Skip to comments.Netanyahu denies report that Israel planted spy devices near the White House
Posted on 09/12/2019 8:37:41 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied that his country's spies were responsible for surveillance devices found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington.
His denial came after Politico, citing three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter, reported Thursday that the U.S. government had concluded that Israel was most most likely behind the discovery of the devices capable of tracking cellphone activity.
NBC News was unable to immediately independently verify the report; the White House and State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Netanyahu's office called allegations that Israel was spying on U.S. soil as "a blatant lie."
There is a longstanding commitment, and a directive from the Israeli government not to engage in any intelligence operations in the U.S., it said in a statement. This directive is strictly enforced without exception.
Must be a Disturbance in THe Force if the Five Eyes are spying on each other.
I bet it’s with this deep State coup. Domestic Espionage by our own Department of Justice and FBI.
Oh please. This is simply the Jewish equivalent of the Muslims’ taqiyya.
This subject is simply an effort to weaken/harm US/Israel relations. Utter crap...
To be fair, Netanyahu wouldnt necessarily know about such activity. Israels Deep State is probably worse than the American one.
Israel is absolutely right not to trust the US government.
Im sure they are spying on each other but Israel isnt a member of the Five Eyes.
Exactly...Just what I was getting ready to post, but you worded it much better...
'Anti-Spy Politicies'..? Well, we got dem, shuwah..! Big ones..! Big, shiny policies, an' stuff, ya know..! take this BYOOT, back right heeya, just fah ONE example...."
If the Israelis do spy on us I presume it’s through cut outs for deniability. It’s not Israeli government employees doing the spy gear install so Bibi saying “Israel doesn’t spy on US” is technically correct.
“Every country of note spies on every other country of importance.”
It’s what the USS Liberty was likely doing in June of 1967 when it was attacked by the IDF.
“There is a longstanding commitment, and a directive from the Israeli government not to engage in any intelligence operations in the U.S.,”
This has and will continue to happen forever. Countries spy on each other, friends, enemies all do it to each other.
“This is simply the Jewish equivalent of the Muslims taqiyya.”
Do you have a problem with Jews?
Maybe. It could have been a case of mistaken identity as stated by Israel. I don’t know much about it to be honest. Seems to me that such an attack would have been overkill for spying. If it was intentional, probably part of the fog of war and a disconnect b/w military action and leadership.
I rather doubt that there is a lack of spy devices from any country in Washington.
“This subject is simply an effort to weaken/harm US/Israel relations. Utter crap...”
Correct. It could be anyone.
It could be a corporation. It could be the Democrats.
It could be the NSA.
It could be England, France, Japan, China, Israel, Germany, Canada, or drug cartels from Mexico.
Pinning this on any one actor is stupid.
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