Here’s a spy case that I hadn’t noticed until today.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A top Pentagon analyst with expertise in the Middle East pleaded guilty Wednesday to giving classified information to an Israeli embassy official and members of a pro-Israel lobbying group.
Lawrence A. Franklin, 58, said during a plea hearing that he was frustrated with the government and that he had hoped the two members of the lobbying group could use their connections at the National Security Council to influence U.S. policy.
With as much paranoia, general hatred and barely disguised jealously that so many groups feel for the Jews—oh, excuse me, the neocons--and for Israel, one would expect to hear shouts of Zionist Plot!!! echoing throughout the land in regard to this case. Thankfully, that isn’t the case.
We seem, however, to have several allies who want to dig in our back pocket without telling us. Why is that?
(Thanks to Jeff Goldstein)