The dual press conference Thursday in Japan with John Kerry and Chuck Hagel was a minor earthquake event in the American Intel community.
Kerry called the thought of pursuing a military resolution on Iran's nuclear case “diplomatic malpractice,” a term I had never heard used before but fell in love with immediately. Chuck Hagel then dropped the other shoe, “engagement is not appeasement, it is not surrender.” They cut Netanyahu off at the knees.
This was of course carefully choreographed against Bibi for his attempt to threaten 'going rogue' with an Iran attack on its own. He blatantly delivered this not only at the UN last week but in his meeting with Obama on Monday. It seemed that common sense had finally returned to the White House, but we wondered why the dramatic shift...why delivered so forcefully with a double punch, and in Asia. We sniffed something in the air known as...retribution.
Gordon Duff's Press TV article America’s “Netanyahu Shut Down,” published on Wednesday, described how Obama began moving, away from the red lines, while Israel was deploying its American intelligence assets in media and AIPAC to car jack Obama's policy toward a diplomatic solution...
We have confirmed from the highest sources that that is what took place. There was a HUMIT source that was added to the confirmation mix. But there is more. We have also confirmed that this source was bogus, but had worked its way up the line to being included in top level briefings through the assistance of a highly placed Israeli mole. This was someone in the chain of command, someone high enough to assure that lower level people would not block it coming up the line.
The mole was part of or a Pentagon espionage network that filtered and altered incoming intelligence reports. In the Bush (43) this was done openly. The Obama White House has been being fed 'unvetted' intelligence...something that would take years of penetration work to get into a position to do. A similar operation was done to feed bogus material on Iran's nuclear program.
The Israelis risked a deep cover agent to do exactly what they are placed where they are to do...to be activated for something considered absolutely critical to accomplish at a particular time. If not already identified, the mole is being hunted as I type. The lists of possibilities is short, and would go up to those actually briefing the presidential state and state department.
Washington is absolutely filled with dual citizen Israelis and Israeli firster non-Jewish Americans. It's a horrible security situation. There are so many they don't even stand out any more.
It is difficult and even dangerous for our counter intelligence people to do their jobs effectively because these deep cover agents, the ones that require Congressional confirmation, have powerful political patrons. That is how the Israelis protect all of their top people.
That said, the politicians do not always know they are 'agents.' These deep cover people will always have stellar resumes, all part of the grooming needed to get them into top slots. The State Department is covered up with them, and it is so open that they are thick as thieves with the AIPAC people, which makes them in a way, not very deep cover.
We will be following this situation closely since we see Israel has burned a major bridge here, one that would be totally consistent with the major shift we are seeing. Netanyahu and his Likudites are in a panic to keep the Mid East on a war footing and the US on their string. But they have suffered a full and open defeat here, plus AIPAC ran into a brick wall despite their usual efforts.
Will this signal to prosecutors that it is now safe to start bringing criminal cases against more Israeli agents here?
However, Moscow refrained from meeting its obligations under the pretext that they were covered by the fourth round of the UN Security Council resolutions against Iran.
In September 2010, then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree banning the delivery of the S-300 systems to the Islamic Republic.
Russia’s refusal to deliver the systems under the contract prompted Iran to file a complaint with the International Court of Arbitration in Geneva against the Russian arms firm Rosoboronexport.
On May 30, Russian Technologies (Rostech) CEO Sergei Chemezov said that Moscow sought to reach a settlement with Tehran to have Iran withdraw its lawsuit against Rosoboronexport over the deal, as Russia’s chances to win the case “are very slim.”
The country is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, and European Commission, known as the troika, to suspend workers or reduce their salaries.
Under pressure from the troika of international lenders, Athens has implemented tax and salary reforms that are blamed for the country’s deep recession.
One in every four Greek workers is currently unemployed, banks are in a shaky position, and pensions and salaries have been slashed by about 40 percent.
Even worse, the bottom of the socio-economic ladder has actually slipped lower and, by some measures, significantly so. The current poverty rate of 15 percent was only 12.8 percent back in 1989; there are now 48 million people on food stamps compared to 18 million then; and more than 16 million children lived poverty households last year or one-third more than a quarter century back.
Likewise, last year the bottom quintile of households struggled to make ends meet on $11,500 annually ----a level 20 percent lower than the $14,000 of constant dollar income the bottom 20 million households had available on average twenty-five years ago.