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Reprehensor 9/11 Blogger

James Bamford has done another great deed for the public by revealing the extent of the NSA’s wiretapping on U.S. soil, and how the NSA sub-contracts the vast majority of its work to Israeli high-tech firms bristling with “former” Israeli military intelligence agents, and in the case of Verint, a company with serious corruption issues. It was Bamford who popularized the existence of Operation Northwoods in his 2001 book,  Body of Secrets. In  The Shadow Factory, he sheds light in the secret rooms of Verizon and AT&T, and shows the NSA to be a very poor custodian of the nation’s security.

Bamford Brings the Goods

On October 14, 2008, James Bamford talked about some of the shocking research in his new book on Democracy Now!, with Amy Goodman;

Along with the mass surveillance being conducted on all U.S. users of AT&T and Verizon by Narus and Verint, (according to Bamford), two other Israeli-owned companies, Amdocs and NICE Systems, have their fingers in the wiretapping pie as well.

Christopher Ketcham preceded Bamford in September, with with the article “Trojan Horse”, that focuses on Verint, Amdocs, and CALEA (the legislation which brought all of these problems into existence);

“Together, Verint and Amdocs form part of the backbone of the government’s domestic intelligence surveillance technology. Both companies are based in Israel – having arisen to prominence from that country’s cornering of the information technology market – and are heavily funded by the Israeli government, with connections to the Israeli military and Israeli intelligence (both companies have a long history of board memberships dominated by current and former Israeli military and intelligence officers). Verint is considered the world leader in “electronic interception” and hence an ideal private sector candidate for wiretap outsourcing. Amdocs is the world’s largest billing service for telecommunications, with some $2.8 billion in revenues in 2007, offices worldwide, and clients that include the top 25 phone companies in the United States that together handle 90 percent of all call traffic among US residents. The companies’ operations, sources suggest, have been infiltrated by freelance spies exploiting encrypted trapdoors in Verint/Amdocs technology and gathering data on Americans for transfer to Israeli intelligence and other willing customers (particularly organized crime)…

None of US law enforcement’s problems with Amdocs and Verint could have come to pass without the changes mandated by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which, as noted, sought to lock spyware into telecom networks. CALEA, to cite the literature, requires that terrestrial carriers, cellular phone services and other telecom entities enable the government to intercept “all wire and oral communications carried by the carrier concurrently with their transmission.”

If Ketcham and Bamford are correct, (so far, no lawsuits), then the National “Security” Agency has thrown the “National Security” of the United States under the bus.

Amdocs and NICE

The two companies that should be getting extra scrutiny from 9/11 researchers are Amdocs, and NICE Systems. Both have direct links to 9/11 via the milieu known as the “Israeli DEA Groups”. To date, the best report on the DEA Groups was assembled by retired international lawyer, Gerald Shea; you can download the report from

I consider Shea’s report the best so far, because it is high on content, and low on speculation, and, it names names. The content is damning. Consider the following graph from Shea which places the DEA Groups in the same general vicinity as the alleged 9/11 hijackers, in the time period running up to 9/11;

Shea notes the Amdocs and NICE connections in his report;

“Tomer Ben Dor (mentioned above), another Israeli of interest to the DEA, was an employee of Nice-Systems Ltd., an Israeli company specializing in systems and solutions for detecting, locating, monitoring, evaluating and analyzing voice communications and other transmissions from a variety of sources–activities commonly known as wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping. Nice-Systems’ U.S. subsidiary, Nice Systems Inc., is located in Rutherford, New Jersey, adjacent to East Rutherford where five members of the Israeli New Jersey group were arrested on September 11. When Mr. Ben Dor was interrogated by the INS at the DFW Airport in May 2001, an inspection of his bags revealed a printout containing a reference to a file entitled “DEA Groups.”

One member of the Israeli DEA Groups, Michal Gal, who was arrested in Irving, Texas,18 was released on a $10,000 cash bond posted by Ophir Baer, an employee of Amdocs, Inc. an Israeli telecommunications firm with operations in the United States. The Amdocs employee described Mr. Gal as a “relative”.

Shea makes a distinction between the DEA Groups, and the New Jersey Group detained on 9/11, where two of the 5 Israelis arrested were later identified as Mossad agents. The Mossad connection was discussed on Democracy Now! in February of 2007;

Shea on the Mossad connection, and some more on Nice systems;

“The vans in the operations of both Israeli Groups were able to move about neighborhoods without raising undue concern. The “art students” in the Israeli DEA Groups were using their vans as sometime door-to-door salesmen. The personnel of Urban Moving Systems, the Mossad front, were ostensibly driving about northeastern New Jersey towns in their van (or vans) to help people move—a familiar suburban sight.

With ample room for personnel and electronic equipment, the vans were ideal vehicles for electronic eavesdropping. The extent to which Nice Systems, the Israeli wiretapping company for which Tomer Ben Dor worked (the Israeli with the reference to “DEA Groups” in his computer files) will be a matter for the public inquiry. Nice Systems was ideally suited to provide equipment and expertise to the Israeli New Jersey Group because its U.S. headquarters were located in Rutherford, New Jersey, near the center of the Group’s operations.“

James Bamford was introduced to NICE Systems at the 2006 Intelligence Support System World Conference or informally… the Wiretappers’ Ball, held in Crystal City, along the Potomac. Bamford writes;

“The large Israeli firm NICE, like Verint and Narus, is also a major eavesdropper in the U.S., and like the other two, it keeps its government and commercial client list very secret. A key member of the Wiretappers’ Ball, it was formed in 1986 by seven veterans of  Unit 8200, according to the company’s founder, Benny Levin. “We were seven people from the Unit,” he said, “we all worked on a project for more than four years, we knew each other very well. We had very good complementary skills.” Like a page out of Orwell, all their high-tech bugging systems are called “Nice”. Nice Perform, for example, “provides voice content analysis with features such as: word spotting, emotion detection, talk pattern analysis, and state-of-the-art visualization techniques.” Nice Universe “captures voice, email, chat, screen activity, and essential call details.” Nice Log offers “audio compression technology that performs continuous recordings of up to thousands of analog and digital telephone lines and radio channels.” And Nice VoIP “can use both packet sniffing and active recording methods for recording VoIP sessions (both by telephone and internet).”*

“Former” Israeli military intelligence personnel are scattered throughout the high-tech wiretapping industry. And this fact, (along with Bamford’s new book), prompted Israeli journalist Yossi Melman to ask this rhetorical question in Haaretz, “Is Israel’s booming high-tech industry a branch of the Mossad?”.

NSA Domestic Spying Began Before 9/11

The NSA’s domestic spying operation began no later than February, 2001;

“Within eleven (11) days of the onset of the Bush administration, and at least seven (7) months prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001, defendant ATT began development of a center for monitoring long distance calls and internet transmissions and other digital information for the exclusive use of the NSA.

The center was put into development by ATT following a proposal by the NSA for the construction and development of a network operations center identical to ATT’s own network operations center located in Bedminster, New Jersey for the exclusive use of the NSA.

The NSA proposal was accepted by the ATT sales division and referred to ATT Solutions, an ATT project development division situated in Florham Park, New Jersey…

Said data center would enable the NSA to tap into any phone line and to monitor any digital transfer of information on ATT’s networks including voice telephone calls, facsimile transmission and all internet traffic.”

The NSA’s early 2001 involvement with expanded domestic wiretapping is confirmed by the former CEO of Qwest;

“Defendant Joseph P. Nacchio … respectfully renews his objection to the Court’s rulings excluding testimony surrounding his February 27, 2001 meeting at Ft. Meade with representatives from the National Security Agency (NSA) as violative of his constitutional right to mount a defense. Although Mr. Nacchio is allowed to tell the jury that he and James Payne went into that meeting expecting to talk about the “Groundbreaker” project and came out of the meeting with optimism about the prospect for 2001 revenue from NSA, the Court has prohibited Mr. Nacchio from eliciting testimony regarding what also occurred at that meeting. [REDACTED] The Court has also refused to allow Mr. Nacchio to demonstrate that the agency retaliated for this refusal by denying the Groundbreaker and perhaps other work to Qwest.

By being prevented from telling his full story to the jury or from fully and properly cross-examining any rebuttal witnesses, Mr. Nacchio has been deprived of the ability to explaoin why – after he came out of the February meeting with a reasonable, good faith, expectation that Qwest would be receiving significant contracts from NSA in 2001 … Qwest was denied significant work…

There was a feeling also, that the NSA acted as agents for other government agencies and if Qwest frustrated the NSA, they would also frustrate other agencies.

As this clip featuring Bamford on Charlie Rose shows (1984), the CIA and the U.S. intelligence community in general would be the “other agencies” in question;

The DEA began to receive reports about the Israelis in January of 2001, with peak activity by the Groups occurring in February and March of 2001;

“In January, 2001, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Security Programs (IS), began to receive reports of Israeli art students attempting to penetrate several DEA Field Offices in the continental United States. Additionally, there have been reports of Israeli art students visiting the homes of numerous DEA employees. These incidents have occurred since at least the beginning of 2000, and have continued to the present. The number of reported incidents increased in November/December 2000, and has continued to date. These incidents have involved several other law enforcement and Department of Defense agencies, with contacts made at other agencies’ facilities and the residences of their employees. Geographically, these incidents are very widespread, ranging from California to Florida. The majority of the incidents have occurred in the southern half of the continental U.S. with the most activity reported in the state of Florida. Since April 2001, the number of reported incidents has declined, however, the geographic spread of the incidents has increased to Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Los Angeles.

The activities of these Israeli art students raised the suspicion of IS and other field offices when attempts were made to circumvent the access control systems at DEA offices, and when these individuals began to solicit their paintings at the homes of DEA employees. The nature of the individuals’ conduct, combined with intelligence information and historical information regarding past incidents involving Israeli Organized Crime, leads IS to believe the incidents may well be an organized intelligence gathering activity. It is believed by IS that these incidents should not be the basis for any immediate concern for the safety and security of DEA personnel, however, employees should continue to exercise due caution in safeguarding information relating to DEA investigations, or activities…

In general, these individuals appear to be organized in teams of 8 to 10 people, with one person described as the “Team Leader”. They are usually encountered in pairs or individually carrying a makeshift art portfolio. Several times, they have, been seen or admitted to being dropped off in an area by the Team Leader, who returns later to pick them up. The females are usually described as very attractive, and all are generally in their early to mid-20s. Most admit to having served in the Israeli Military. This is not surprising given the mandatory military service require in Israel, however, a majority of those questioned has stated they served in military intelligence, electronic signal intercept, or explosive ordinance units. Some have been linked to high-ranking officials in the Israeli military. One was the son of a two-star general, one served as the bodyguard to the head of the Israeli Army, one served in a Patriot missile unit. That these people are now traveling in the U.S. selling art seems not to fit their background.

Their stories are remarkable only in their consistency. At first, they will state that they are art students, either from the University of Jerusalem, or the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem. Other times they will purport to be promoting a new art studio in the area. When pressed for details as to the location of the art studio or why they are selling the paintings, they become evasive. Some claim to be the artist who painted the artwork, others claim they promoting the work of others or of Israel. Information has been received which indicates the art is actually produced in China. When told that they cannot solicit on federal facilities, they will claim that the paintings are not for sale, but that they are soliciting interest in the paintings, either for an art studio or for a future art sale…

When encountered at residences, some of these individuals are persistent in trying to get inside the home. Some have asked to use the telephone when leaving. Some employees have reported that they came only to their house, while others have reported that the students approached the entire neighborhood.”

Questions, again…

Why is NONE of this information in the 9/11 Commission Final Report?

Did the NSA sub-contract NICE Systems and other Israeli wiretappers to monitor the alleged 9/11 hijackers? And does this in turn explain why the Israelis were simply deported for “immigration” violations?

How could the Israelis be in such uncanny proximity with the alleged hijackers without MASSIVE foreknowledge of their plans, identities, and locations?

Is possible collusion between NSA and the Israelis only the tip of the iceberg?** And will further digging reveal operational relationships between the Israelis and other U.S. intelligence services or Private Military Contractors (PMCs)?

Is the “Wiretappers” story merely very complex cover for the actual activities of the Israelis, including far more destructive uses of moving vans?

Or, are stories about explosives being linked to the Urban Moving Systems vans clever disinfo to lead away from  HUMINT and  SIGINT being conducted by the Israelis?

Were the Israelis merely shepherds, keeping an eye on U.S. intel assets, assets that had been tagged for a future activity?

If the Israelis are our friends… why didn’t they stop the hijackers?

Perhaps the quote attributed to one of the New Jersey Israelis explains it best (see Shea’s memo);

“We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.”


Jeff Gates

On the day of the 9-11 attacks, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked what the attack would mean for US-Israeli relations. His quick reply was: "It's very good. Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy (for Israel)."

Intelligence wars rely on mathematical models to anticipate the
response of "the mark" to staged provocations. Reactions thereby become foreseeable-within an acceptable range of probabilities. When Israeli mathematician Robert J. Aumann received the 2005 Nobel Prize in
economic science, he conceded that "the entire school of thought that
we have developed here in Israel" has turned "Israel into the leading
authority in this field."

With a well-planned provocation, the anticipated response can even
become a weapon in the arsenal of the agent provocateur. In response to 9-11, how difficult would it be to foresee that the U.S. would deploy
its military to avenge that attack? With fixed intelligence, how
difficult would it be to redirect that response to wage a long-planned
war in Iraq - not for U.S. interests but to advance the agenda for
Greater Israel?

The emotionally wrenching component of a provocation plays a key role
in the field of game theory war planning where Israel is the authority.
With the televised murder of 3,000 Americans, a shared mindset of
shock, grief and outrage made it easier for U.S. policy-makers to
believe that a known Evil Doer in Iraq was responsible, regardless of
the facts.

The strategic displacement of facts with induced beliefs, in turn,
requires a period of "preparing the mindset" so that "the mark" will
put their faith in a pre-staged fiction. Those who induced the March
2003 invasion of Iraq began "laying mental threads" and creating
agenda-advancing mental associations more than a decade earlier.

Notable among those threads was the 1993 publication in Foreign Affairs
of an article by Harvard professor Samuel Huntington. By the time his
analysis appeared in book-length form in 1996 as The Clash of
Civilizations, more than 100 academies and think tanks were prepared to
promote it, pre-staging a "clash consensus" five years before 9-11.

Also published in 1996 under the guidance of Richard Perle was A Clean
Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (i.e., Israel). A member
since 1987 of the U.S. Defense Policy Advisory Board, this
self-professed Zionist became its chairman in 2001. As a key adviser to
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Perle's senior Pentagon post
helped lay the required foundation for removing Saddam Hussein as part
of a Greater Israel strategy, a key theme of A Clean Break released
five years before 9-11.

A mass murder, articles, books, think tanks and Pentagon insiders,
however, are not enough to manage the variables in a "probabilistic"
war-planning model. Supportive policy makers are also required to lend
the appearance of legitimacy and credibility to an operation justified
by intelligence fixed around a pre-determined agenda.

That role was eagerly filled by Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, a
Jewish Zionist from Connecticut, and Jon Kyl, a Christian Zionist from
Arizona, when they co-sponsored the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998.
Echoing Tel Aviv's agenda in A Clean Break, their bill laid another
mental thread in the public mindset by calling for the removal of
Saddam Hussein three years before 9-11.

The legislation also appropriated $97 million, largely to promote that
Zionist agenda. Distracted by mid-term Congressional elections and by
impeachment proceedings commenced in reaction to a well-timed
presidential affair involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Bill
Clinton signed that agenda into law October 31, 1998 - five years
before the U.S.-led invasion that removed Saddam Hussein.

After 9-11, John McCain and Joe Lieberman became inseparable travel
companions and irrepressible advocates for the invasion of Iraq.
Looking "presidential" aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore
Roosevelt in January 2002, McCain laid another key thread when he waved
an admiral's cap while proclaiming, alongside Lieberman, "On to

By Way of Deception

The chutzpah with which this game theory strategy progressed in plain
sight could be seen in the behavior of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul
Wolfowitz, another Zionist insider. Four days after 9-11, in a
principals' meeting at Camp David, he proposed that the U.S. invade
Iraq. At that time, the intelligence did not yet point to Iraqi
involvement and Osama bin Laden was thought to be hiding in a remote
region of Afghanistan.

Frustrated that President George H.W. Bush declined to remove Saddam
Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, Wolfowitz proposed a No-Fly Zone in
northern Iraq. By 2001, the Israeli Mossad had agents at work for a
decade in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Intelligence reports of
Iraqi ties to Al Qaeda also came from Mosul - reports that later proved
to be false. Mosul again emerged in November 2004 as a center of the
insurgency that destabilized Iraq. That reaction precluded the speedy
exit of coalition forces promised in Congressional testimony by senior
war-planner Wolfowitz.

The common source of the fixed intelligence that induced America to war
in Iraq has yet to be acknowledged even though intelligence experts
agree that deception on such a scale required a decade to plan, staff,
pre-stage, orchestrate and, to date, cover up. The two leaders of the
9-11 Commission report conceded they were stopped by Commission members
from hearing testimony on the motivation for 9-11: the U.S.-Israeli

The fictions accepted as generally accepted truths included Iraqi WMD,
Iraqi ties to Al Qaeda, Iraqi meetings with Al Qaeda in Prague, Iraqi
mobile biological weapons laboratories and Iraqi purchases of
"yellowcake" uranium from Niger. Only the last fact was conceded as
phony in the relevant time frame. All the rest were disclosed as false,
flawed or fixed only after the war began. An attempt to cover-up the
yellowcake account led to the federal prosecution of vice-presidential
chief of staff Lewis Libby, another well-placed Zionist insider.

Did game theory-modeled pre-staging also include the Israeli
provocation that led to the Second Intifada? An intifada is an uprising
or, literally, a "shaking off" of an oppressor. The Second Intifada in
Palestine dates from September 2000 when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon led an armed march to Jerusalem's Temple Mount one year before

After a year of calm-during which Palestinians believed in the
prospects for peace-suicide bombings recommenced after this
high-profile provocation. In response to the uprising, Sharon and
Netanyahu observed that only when Americans "feel our pain" would they
understand the plight of the victimized Israelis. Both Israeli leaders
suggested that shared mindset ("feel our pain") would require in the
U.S. a weighted body count of 4,500 to 5,000 Americans lost to
terrorism, the initial estimate of those who died in the twin towers of
New York City's World Trade Center-one year later.

The American Valkyrie?

When successful, game theory warfare strengthens the agent provocateur
while leaving the mark discredited and depleted by the anticipated
reaction to a well-timed provocation. By game theory standards, 9-11
was a strategic success because the U.S. was portrayed as irrational
for its reaction - the invasion of Iraq that triggered a deadly
insurgency with devastating consequences both for Iraq and the U.S.

That insurgency, in turn, was an easily modeled reaction to the
invasion of a nation that (a) played no role in the provocation, and
(b) was known to be populated by three long-warring sects where an
unstable peace was maintained by a former U.S. ally who was rebranded
an Evil Doer. As the cost in blood and treasure expanded, the U.S.
became overextended militarily, financially and diplomatically.

As "the mark" (the U.S.) emerged in the foreground, the agent
provocateur faded into the background. But only after catalyzing
dynamics that steadily drained the U.S. of credibility, resources and
resolve. This "probabilistic" victory also ensured widespread cynicism,
insecurity, distrust and disillusionment along with a declining
capacity to defend its interests due to the duplicity of a game
theory-savvy enemy within.

Meanwhile the American public fell under a regime of oversight,
surveillance and intimidation marketed as "homeland" security. This
domestic operation even features rhetorical hints of a WWII
"fatherland" with clear signs of a force alien to the U.S. with its
welcome embrace of open dissent. Is this operation meant to protect
Americans or to shield those responsible for this insider operation
from Americans?

By manipulating the shared mindset, skilled game theory war-planners
can wage battles in plain sight and on multiple fronts with minimal
resources. One proven strategy: Pose as an ally of a well-armed nation
predisposed to deploy its military in response to a mass murder. In
this case, the result destabilized Iraq, creating crises that could be
exploited to strategic advantage by expanding the conflict to Iran,
another key Israeli goal announced in A Clean Break-seven years before
the invasion of Iraq.

Which nation benefitted from the deployment of coalition forces to the
region? Today's mathematically model-able outcome undermined U.S.
national security by overextending its military, discrediting its
leadership, degrading its financial condition and disabling its
political will. In game theory terms, these results were "perfectly
predictable"-within an acceptable range of probabilities.

In the asymmetry that typifies today's unconventional warfare, those
who are few in numbers must wage war by way of
deception-non-transparently and with means that leverage their impact.
Which nation-if not Israel-fits that description?

Treason in Plain Sight?

Game theory war-planners manipulate the shared mental environment by
shaping perceptions and creating impressions that become consensus
opinions. With the aid of well-timed crises, policy-makers fall in line
with a predetermined agenda-not because they are Evil Doers or
"imperialists" but because the shared mindset has been pre-conditioned
to respond not to the facts but to manipulated emotions and consensus
beliefs. Without the murder of 3,000 on 9-11, America's credibility
would not now be damaged and the U.S. economy would be in far better

By steadily displacing facts with what "the mark" can be induced to
believe, the few-within-the-few amplify the impact of their duplicity.
By steady manipulation of the public's mindset, game theory
war-planners can defeat an opponent with vastly superior resources by
inducing those decisions that ensure defeat.

Intelligence wars are waged in plain sight and under the cover of
widely shared beliefs. By manipulating consensus opinion, such wars can
be won from the inside out by inducing a people to freely choose the
very forces that imperil their freedom. Thus in the Information Age the
disproportionate power wielded by those with outsized influence in
media, pop culture, think tanks, academia and politics-domains where
Zionist influence is most rampant.

Induced beliefs act as a force-multiplier to wage intelligence wars
from the shadows. At the operational core of such warfare are those
masterful at anticipating the mark's response to a provocation and
incorporating that response into their arsenal. For those who wage war
in this fashion, facts are only a barrier to overcome. For those
nations dependent on facts, the rule of law and informed consent to
protect their freedom, such insider treachery poses the greatest
possible threat to national security.

America is far less safe than before 9-11. Tel Aviv clearly intends to
continue its serial provocations, as evidenced by its ongoing expansion
of the settlements. Israel has shown no sign of a willingness to
negotiate in good faith or to take the steps required to make peace a
possibility. To date, Barack Obama appears unwilling to name senior
appointees who are not either Zionists are strongly pro-Israeli. The
greatest threat to world peace is not terrorists. The greatest threat
is the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

In the same way that a decade of pre-staging was required to plausibly
induce the U.S. to invade Iraq, a similar strategy is now underway to
persuade the U.S. to invade Iran or to support and condone an attack by
Israel. The same duplicity is again at work, including the high profile
branding of the requisite Evil Doer. From its very outset, the Zionist
enterprise focused on hegemony in the Middle East. Its entangled
alliance with the U.S. enabled this enterprise to deploy American might
for that purpose.

Only one nation had the means, motive, opportunity and stable nation
state intelligence required to take the U.S. to war in the Middle East
while also making it appear that Islam is the problem. If Barack Obama
continues to defer to Tel Aviv, he can rightly be blamed when the next
attack occurs in the U.S. or the European Union featuring the usual
orgy of evidence pointing to a predetermined target. Should another
mass murder occur, that event will be traceable directly to the
U.S.-Israeli relationship and the failure of U.S policy-makers to free
America from this enemy within.

Jeff Gates, A widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker,
educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders
worldwide, Jeff Gates' latest book is Guilt By Association—How
Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War (2008). His previous
books include Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street
and The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st


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