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

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.