Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Israeli spy investigations broader than previously reported

"The burgeoning scandal over claims that a Pentagon official passed highly classified secrets to a Zionist lobby group appears to be part of a much broader set of FBI and Pentagon investigations of close collaboration between prominent U.S. neo-conservatives and Israel dating back some 30 years," reports Jim Lobe of IPS.

And, in a separate story, the Boston Globe reports that more of Doug Feith's underlings at the Pentagon are under investigation to determine whether they "went outside normal channels to gather intelligence on Iraq or overstepped their legal mandate by meeting with dissidents to plot against Iran and Syria."

So, as expected, the Franklin imbroglio seems to be merely the tip of the iceberg.