Alleged Israeli Spy Sues Alleged Israeli Spy Organization

‘…former American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) foreign policy chief Steve Rosen filed a civil lawsuit in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Rosen accuses his former employer, directors, and outside public relations firm of libel and slander… threatening to pull down the walls of justice over the heads of the Israel lobby may prevail in getting criminal espionage charges dropped within the next two months. In August 2005, Steve Rosen, fellow AIPAC employee Keith Weissman, and the Pentagon’s Col. Lawrence Franklin were indicted under the Espionage Act for allegedly trafficking classified U.S. national defense information in the interest of provoking a stronger U.S. posture toward Israel’s arch nemesis, Iran. Franklin has since pled guilty and received a prison sentence and fine. Franklin has not reported to prison, since he is cooperating with U.S. prosecutors and ready to testify when the criminal trial of Rosen and Weissman – repeatedly delayed by sophisticated defense team legal maneuvers – finally commences on May 27. In his civil lawsuit against AIPAC Rosen maintains both his immunity from the Espionage Act and right to obtain tightly held government information for effective lobbying and public relations on behalf of Israel…’
I love that – the ‘right’ to deliver classified government information to a foreign embassy!
Yep, it’s on. If Rosen and Weissman go down, will they take AIPAC down with them, because AIPAC cut them loose and claim no responsibility for Rosen, Weissman and Franklin’s ‘activities’? OR will the US Justice Dept. drop the whole thing to save AIPAC, because Rosen will reveal all the skeletons in the closet in his civil lawsuit?
The quotes above come from Grant F. Smith’s newly-published essay, which will tell you all about this: ‘The Samson Gambit – Why Steve Rosen is Suing AIPAC’, 8 April 2009.

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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