U.S. Gives Money To Israel, Sets Aside Money To Thwart Israeli Spies

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The fiscal year 2013 “black budget” obtained from National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden by The Washington Post reveals that U.S. officials view Israel as one of the Nation’s top spying threats.

In the budget, Israel is categorized along with Iran, Cuba and other U.S. foes as “key targets” for counterintelligence efforts.

“To further safeguard our classified networks, we continue to strengthen insider threat detection capabilities across the Community,” reads the Congressional budget justification for intelligence programs. “In addition, we are investing in target surveillance and offensive CI [counterintelligence] against key targets, such as China, Russia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and Cuba.”

The document suggests that the Israelis, who receive about $3 billion in annual U.S. aid, do not have faith in U.S. promises that the two nations’ interests are in line.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.