By Alan Hart
When Republican Representative Devin Nunes informed the media that the House Intelligence Committee of which he is chairman will look into the Wall Street Journal report that the U.S. spied on (bugged) Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during the discussions and negotiations for a nuclear agreement with Iran, he said, “We’re going to play this right down the middle and determine whether or not somebody did something wrong.”
The case for the assertion proclaimed by my headline is as follows.
Though the White House declined as it always does to comment on specific intelligence activities carried out by the National Security Agency (NSA), a spokesman for it did say this. “The U.S. doesn’t spy overseas unless there’s a specific, validated national security reason to do so.” And this principle, the spokesman also emphasized, “applies both to world leaders and regular citizens.”
The truth is that the Obama administration’s decision to bug Netanyahu’s private conversations, including those he had with members of the U.S. Congress, was driven by genuine national security concerns.
The plain fact of the matter is that a nuclear agreement with Iran was in the real and best interests of all – America and the other members of the P5+1 and all the nations and peoples of the whole world including (although most of them are too brainwashed by Zionist propaganda to understand why) Israel’s Jews; and Netanyahu was plotting with the Zionist lobby and its stooges in Congress to prevent President Obama concluding an agreement.
That alone was enough to justify bugging Netanyahu’s private conversations but some in the Obama administration, including no doubt the president himself, had additional security concerns. They could not and did not rule out the possibility that a desperate Netanyahu might organize a false flag operation – an Israeli attack on American interests somewhere which, with the assistance of fabricated and planted evidence, would be blamed on Iran.
Devin has asked the director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to come to Capitol Hill next week to be questioned about the bugging.
It’s more than likely that some of Obama’s enemies in Congress will then go into battle with the argument that even if the president had a lawful and legitimate reason or reasons to bug Israel’s prime minister, the bugging should not have included listening to the conversations of members of Congress. That, some may assert, would be unconstitutional, an abuse of presidential power and raises the question of whether or not Obama should be impeached.
But such an argument could easily be dismissed for the nonsense it is.
Another plain fact is that those in Congress, mainly Republicans, who were conspiring with Netanyahu to prevent Obama reaching an agreement with Iran were putting Israel’s interests (Netanyahu’s conception of them) before America’s. In other words they were traitors.
That being so…