- The U.S. is under attack by an enemy within. Skilled
at game theory warfare, this foe targets the most sensitive realm of U.S.
national security: its relations with other nations.
- The online publication of a quarter-million documents
chronicling diplomatic exchanges is notable both for what's omitted and
what's included. To determine whether this latest release was a form of
espionage, analysts need only examine how this treasure trove of trivia
was peppered with documents certain to damage U.S. relations.
- To identify its origins, analysts must answer a key question:
Cui Bono? To whose benefit?
- One clue: the release of degrading and insulting language
about Turkish leaders soon after they insisted in late October that the
U.S. no longer share Turkish intelligence with Tel Aviv.
- That request from a valued ally marks a critical step
in isolating Israel by requiring that the U.S. shut down Israeli operations
inside its 16 intelligence agencies, the White House and the Intelligence
Committees in both the House and Senate. Tel Aviv was not pleased.
- Turks remain outraged at the lack of accountability for
the execution-style killing by Israel Defense Forces of nine Turkish citizens
aboard a humanitarian ship that was boarded in international waters while
sailing to Gaza with provisions to relieve an Israeli siege.
- Was this release a tit-for-tat, Tel Aviv style? Is WikiLeaks
the visible face of an Israeli disinformation campaign? Whose interests
were served by disrupting U.S.-Turkish relations?
- Intent is Determinative
- A leak on this scale is only a leak if it is a random
data dump. If items were purposely included or excluded based on their
intended effect, it's an intelligence operation. Former National Security
Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski points out how this release is "seeded"
with information that is "surprisingly pointed."
- Take for example the cables indicating that Chinese leaders
are inclined to cooperate with the U.S. in reunifying North and South Korea
under the leadership of the south. That information was guaranteed to embarrass
China's leaders, damage U.S. relations with Beijing and make reunification
- From a game theory perspective, that damaging result
was fully foreseeable. With the U.S. economy teetering on a meltdown, the
creation of a rift with America's largest trading partner was also an assault
on the economic strength required for the U.S. to sustain a viable defense.
- Similarly, the pointed references to Arab leaders were
destined to weaken their political credibility at home while complicating
relations abroad. By exposing Arab displeasure with Iran, this operation
also sharpened the divide between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, a source of
ongoing tensions and a key barrier to forming a viable government in Iraq.
- The effect was certain to complicate U.S. disengagement
and raise America's costs in both blood and treasure.
- The cables involving Saudi leaders were released soon
after Washington agreed to allow Riyadh to purchase $60 billion in U.S.
aircraft and armaments over a multi-year period. Tel Aviv was not pleased.
- By targeting the credibility of both Saudi Arabia and
the U.S., this operation targeted the two nations pressing hardest for
an end to Israel's occupation of Palestine.
- Transparency is the Biggest Threat
- Has Tel Aviv panicked? After more than six decades of
nonstop provocations while routinely portraying itself as the perennial
victim, has Israel's storyline lost traction?
- Zionism faces an existential threat though not from Iran
or those Tel Aviv portrays as "Islamo-fascists." The threat lurks
in the fast-emerging transparency that confirms pro-Israelis as the source
of the intelligence that took the U.S. to war on false premises.
- A critical mass of disinformation persuaded the U.S.
to wage war in pursuit of an agenda long sought by Zionist extremists.
- Steve Rosen, a former employee of the Israel lobby, has
promised to testify on the lobby's routine receipt of classified U.S. intelligence.
Is this massive release of classified materials meant to make the lobby's
intelligence-gathering operation appear routine?
- What's included in the WikiLeaks release is pointed.
What's excluded is even more so: the lack of facts chronicling the role
that Israel has long played in undermining U.S. interests.
- Israel has escaped accountability for more than six decades.
Was the WikiLeaks release "seeded" to discredit the U.S. at this
time-critical juncture? The evidence suggests that what we see is not a
data dump but a disinformation operation.
- Last week, Israeli resistance to a peace plan was front-page
news. This week the news is all about war with Iran. The Jerusalem Post
immediately crowed that WikiLeaks "vindicated Israel" by citing
Arab leaders' concerns about Iran.
- These latest releases even enabled Tel Aviv to suggest
that if U.S. intelligence was flawed on a nuclear-armed North Korea, how
can anyone trust America to contain a nuclear Iran?
- To whom should this release be attributed? Who benefitted?
- Jeff Gates is author of Guilt By Association How
Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War. See <http://www.criminalstate.com>www.criminalstate.com