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April 20, 2009

Hmmm... Harman Leak a Shot Across Israel's Bow?

Could very well be. The whole controversy is "bad for the Jews," as they say, as it reinforces paranoid suspicions of AIPAC controlling the US government.

Time to question the timing?

Leaks of highly classified NSA wiretaps don't just happen. Someone has to have a purpose, and have confidence that they will not become the subject of prosecution for leaking the material. While the leak may have some relationship to the upcoming trial, I think it is more likely that the leak is an attempt to set supporters of Israel back on their heals in light of a growing U.S.-Israel dispute over Israel's alleged plans to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Israel denies have imminent plans to attack, although one would not expect such acknowledgment anyway.

Israel's plans to attack Iran have been receiving increased press attention, drawing a public voice of disapproval from U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.



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