The Z Factor II: Sexpionage

“If it is necessary to use a married woman, it would be best [for] her husband to divorce her. … After the [sex] act, he would be entitled to bring her back,” … “Naturally, a job of that sort could be given to a woman who in any event is licentious in her ways.”

– Rabbi Ari Shvat, on ‘Illicit sex for the sake of national security’ published by the Tzomet Institute: Israeli rabbi: Honey-pot sex is kosher for female Mossad agents


Back in the world of the British bobby it seems policing has changed out of all recognition. Police have used sexpionage as a tool in undercover operations for many years targeting anarchist, left-wing and environmental groups in order to gather intelligence, all sanctioned by senior commanders, despite protestations to the contrary. [1]If blackmail is a primary tool of intelligence agencies with many of our politicians and officials as paedophiles and sexual predators, then it is only logical that such people are purposely being groomed for placements within the military and political Establishment, with or without their knowledge. A review of the MOSSAD’s operations in recent years suggests that they are way ahead of the game regarding such tactics.

Israel welcomed into their clandestine operations a number of former Eastern bloc intelligence agents during and after the Cold War, which led to the use of both female and male sex agents or “Ravens” and “swallows.” Successful intelligence ploys used by the former KGB and East German Stasi have mutated into a potent form of “sexpionage” or the use of sex by foreign spies to obtain information or concessions from government. Even Palestinian collaborators in occupied territories have been recruited by Israeli security forces by using the same seduction tactics which have proved essential in infiltrating Palestinian groups and setting up targets for arrests and assassinations [2]

The MOSSAD keeps thousands of “dossiers” on many US politicians which become targets for information gathering including blackmail opportunities. This means that extensive profiling takes place so that the prospective patsy can be comprehensively trapped. That means getting to know his sexual preferences and character traits.

The James McGreevey and Golan Cipel affair is a case in point, which involved a high level governor with Homeland Security clearance posting and an unorthodox employee. On closer inspection some of the details are just a little too convenient and rather too pat to be mere chance. This was not a “gay sex scandal” but an Israeli intelligence operation which had to be hastily aborted. It was to be turned into a sexual scandal to draw interest away from the nature of the operation: sex for secrets. It seems Mr. Cipel was a junior MOSSAD case officer, originally posted to New York under official cover. McGreevey was lured into the relationship that was intended to breach New Jersey’s so called homeland defences.

Foreign intelligence expert Andy Martin from Out2.com newspaper syndicate offered the following analysis:

‘Since 9/11 there has been barely suppressed anger at the fact Israeli intelligence knew about the hijackers and said nothing. Israelis have found themselves under suspicion and restricted by some intelligence channels. The state homeland security position was seen as a back door way of spying on anti-terror preparations in the New York-New Jersey area, and possibly nationally.’

‘The media have focused on the wrong blackmail scheme. This was not a sexual blackmail situation, although threats and demands have been made.’

‘Gay sex’ is being used to conceal the real nature of the betrayal. This was a blackmail scheme intended to place Golan Cipel in a position of intense interest to Israeli intelligence.’

‘I am asking the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey to refocus his investigation into a breach-of-security investigation instead of a sex scandal. ‘Based on my extensive experience with foreign intelligence agencies, I think you will see Mr. Cipel, who is now exposed by his non-official cover, on a plane back to Israel very soon.’ .[3]

And Indeed he was.

A married man concealing his homosexuality and very likely having the odd extramarital affair which MOSSAD would have been monitoring was enough to mark McGreevey out for a MOSSAD operation. His post as Governor of New Jersey meant that he was privy to some very interesting Homeland Security strategies.

In March 2000, McGreevey contacted Golan Cipel while in Rishon Letzion, home of the first Zionist settlement, Israel’s fourth-largest city, where the young Israeli worked for the Mayor Meir Nitzan. It was back in 1995 while Cipel was working at the public information office at the Israeli consulate in New York that he began working for McGreevey when he was mayor of Woodbridge. Cipel was studying communications at the New York Institute of Technology, though he received a Fine Arts degree. Art, spying and Israel pop up yet again. (We may remember the story broken by Carl Cameron for Fox News which was later hastily buried bringing to light the existence of an Israeli spy ring which consisted of over 180 cases of young agents posing as art students).[4]

Israeli embassies have been centres of MOSSAD operatives for decades along with a widely held belief that Israeli espionage training operations are primarily carried out through the telecommunications industry within the US. This serves as another warning sign that Cipel was most likely a “Raven.” The fact that he was a former Israeli Naval Officer only confirms the suspicion.

On Jan. 24, 2002, with great fanfare, Mr. McGreevey announced the creation of an office of counterterrorism and appointed Kathryn Flicker, a respected assistant attorney general, to the post. But Cipel was already there and was appointed his lead advisor for homeland security the following month. When the scandal broke he fanned the fire still further by assigning him to a job as “counselor to the governor.” Obviously the Israeli was doing his job very well, as he was clearly enamoured of Cipel.

>Mexican journalist Ernesto Cienfuegos had this to say about the case:

During the period between meeting James McGreevey and the revelation of the scandal, Golan Cipel moved from assignment to assignment with the ease that only an Israeli sexpionage operative could have. According to official documents, Cipel worked for the Israeli Parliament, the Israeli Embassy in New York, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and ultimately as Chief of Homeland Security for the US State of New Jersey at a salary of $110,000 per year, even though he was an Israeli illegal alien.

The allegations by Cipel of ‘sexual harassment’ by Governor McGreevey are only a ruse to cover up the real purpose of the operation. The allegation by Cipel that he was sexually assaulted by the governor “twenty times” is preposterous and only the dumbest Americans will believe it. In fact, Golan Cipel allowed the governor to buy him an apartment a mere few blocks from the condominium where McGreevey lived with his so called wife. The scandal involves much more than just the outing of a ‘queer governor’! [5]

Gary Condit, as a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence was privy to high level classified documents that Israel would have been happy to get their hands on. Chandra Levy, a 24 year old government intern, a sleeper agent and “swallow” was activated for this purpose and a meeting set up. Married Condit soon came under Levy’s spell and an affair ensued. However, it seems US intelligence was tipped off and Levy was murdered, her remains being discovered more than a year later. No one has been charged for the murder, nor are they likely to be.

Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades were no less prominent than J.F. Kennedy or indeed, most members of Congress, through successive administrations. What was more unusual was that it represented one of the MOSSAD’s most successful operations leading to Clinton’s impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives and acquittal by the Senate. They did it through the “swallow” Monica Lewinsky.

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Monica Lewinsky (left) Chandra Levy, John McGreevey and Golan Cipel (right)

There are conflicting reports as to the reasons why such an operation was undertaken. One suggestion is Lewinsky’s primary mission was to blackmail Clinton in order that he released the Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Another believes that the MOSSAD were bugging the Watergate apartment telephone of their agent Lewinsky who had fostered the affair with Clinton as ordered. They were then able to obtain material used to blackmail the Clinton administration into shutting down a probe of widespread Israeli espionage in Washington.

Investigative journalist Kevin Dowling reported that his sources in Tel Aviv told him that “full transcripts of more than 30 sexually explicit conversations between Clinton and Lewinsky are held by the Israeli foreign intelligence service, the MOSSAD.” By “coincidence” the Likud Prime Minister and ardent Zionist Benjamin Netanyahu met President Clinton at the White House while the scandal was in full swing. [6]

As a backdrop to Clinton’s entrapment we had:

“… the assassination of President Clinton’s partner in the Middle East peace process, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin, on Nov. 4, 1995, which open[ed] the path for Netanyahu becoming Prime Minister in May 1996; and Netanyahu’s visit to Washington in mid-January 1998 – just as the Lewinsky affair was breaking in the U.S. news media. On this visit, Netanyahu publicly insulted the President by meeting with Bill Clinton’s worst enemies, televangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.” [7]

However, in a piece from Jeffrey Steinberg of Executive Intelligence Review, he draws our attention to the interception of a phone conversation in January 1997 between an Israeli official at the embassy in Washington, and Danny Yatom, the head of the MOSSAD, Israel’s foreign intelligence service. Permission was sought from the head: ‘… to Mega’ in order to a copy of a confidential letter that had been sent by then-U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, concerning U.S. assurances about a recently negotiated agreement for an Israeli military withdrawal from the Hebron area in the West Bank. Yatom, according to the NSA intercept, rejected the request, admonishing his agent, ‘This is not something we use Mega for.’ ” [8]

Why it was so shocking that another spy-ring within the Clinton Administration might be operating when Israeli-Jewish influence had been saturating the social, cultural and political landscape for several decades remains a mystery. One possibility is that blackmailing the Clinton Administration with the taped conversations between the President and Monica Lewinsky was a way to force Washington to abandon the Mega hunt and get Clinton back in Israel’s court.

The telecommunications network in the United States had already been subverted by Israeli agents for some years and which, during the early Clinton era was extended right up to the White House itself. The outside contractor involved in the modernizing of the administration communications systems was (surprise, surprise) an Israeli company Amdocs which had “…unfettered access to White House telephone lines and other super-sensitive communications equipment. However, the nature of the request from the Mossad man in Washington to Yatom—to obtain a confidential State Department document—rules out the possibility that Mega was an electronic eavesdropping source.” [9]

Consequently, the hunt for the Israeli “Mega” mole began in earnest with two candidates flagged as probable.

Martin Indyk is a British-born Australian citizen, who held a post in Australia’s top Mideast security official in the late 1970s, as deputy director of current Mideast intelligence at the Australian Office of National Assessments. He was also a media consultant to Israel’s Likud Prime Ministers, Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir. In 1993 his circuitous path found him in the Clinton Administration’s National Security Council (NSC) staff as Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs.

Next were Likud and Neo-Conservative Leon Fuerth and none other than Vice-President Al Gore’s National Security Adviser. Suspicions were raised by 1998 when it was reported that he had been suspected of: “…passing sensitive U.S. policy information to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud), a passionate, personal enemy of President Clinton, who was suspected of activating the Mega spy operation.” According to Steinberg, while blackmail was certainly a possibility: “Mega was not a deep mole inside the White House. Mega was a far more visible, far more powerful entity, known among its several dozen members as ‘the Mega Group.’” [10]

The Mega Group was made up of 20 top level banking and corporate CEOs, and directors worth billions of dollars who ostensibly wished to create a Jewish philanthropic enterprise. Hedge-fund manager Michael Steinhardt Edgar Bronfman, then chairman of the World Jewish Congress; Charles Bronfman, Edgar’s brother and a top executive of the family’s flagship Seagrams Corp.; Laurence Tisch, chairman of Loews Corp.; Leslie Wexler of Limited, Inc.; Leonard Abramson, the founder of U.S. Healthcare; bagel magnate Max Lender; Charles Schusterman, chairman of Samson Investment Co; Harvey Meyerhoff, real estate magnate and Max Fisher, the Detroit oil magnate and Republican Party donator.

In fact, the Mega Group’s raison d’être was to bolster the power of the Israeli lobby and channel “charitable funds” for influencing policy toward Israel at the behest of the then Likud government of the late Ariel Sharon. Three of the leading Mega Group members, Leonard Abramson, Edgar Bronfman, and Michael Steinhardt had been reported as founding a new think tank named Emet (Hebrew for “truth”) in order “…to generate long-term strategies for presenting Israel in a favorable light.” The ADL’s then director Abe Foxman was an enthusiastic supporter as were other far right Zionist interests who were intent on taking a hard-line approach to the peace process.

So, rather than a single “mole” in the government, this is a Zionist fifth column spread across many US departments fully embedded in the National Security State infrastructure. There no sign that it has been removed.

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As mentioned previously, Israeli embassies have been at the forefront MOSSAD’s international operations. Asia pacific has been in the news recently where agents have been popping up on various occasions with yet another spy theory circulated in 2006 involving an expulsion of a diplomat in Canberra, Australia.

Israeli consul Amir Lati, 2nd Secretary at the Israeli Embassy in Canberra was secretly expelled after the Howard Government threatened to declare him persona non grata. He was said to be a MOSSAD operator and seeking military and technology secrets, passed to Australia by the US. Suggestions there were connections to the detention and subsequent brief imprisonment in New Zealand of two MOSSAD agents Uriel Zoshe Kelman and Eli Cara were consistently denied. However, New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark had no hesitation in imposing diplomatic sanctions on Israel from her conviction that the men were spies. After being sentenced to six months in jail the men were out in three and on a plane back to their homeland.

Due to the heightened vigilance from the arrest of these spies, the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) was ready for Mr Lati. His reputation as a sexual predator (as well as a sexpionage agent) was well known, having most recently seduced a senior official at the Australian Defence Department who had access to classified material. His expulsion revealed further details in February that Lati had a close friendship with the daughter of Attorney-General Philip Ruddock who was responsible for the ASIO. Minister Alexander Downer and Mr. Ruddock strongly denied there was a link, though they would not elaborate on the reason.

Ms. Ruddock may have been targeted by Lati whom he met while they were studying in Beijing over six years before. It may well be that their meeting may have been innocent enough at that stage but once Lati’s assignment had been activated, it is likely that links were re-established due to the information possibilities Ruddock’s daughter presented. Such coincidences are highly unlikely in the fields of counter-intelligence and sexpionage.

Amir Lati’s replacement was Ari Scher, a known paedophile, who was forced to flee from Brazil and return to his native to Israel after a rather lacklustre investigation into his alleged involvement in a child pornography ring. Brazilian authorities declared him a fugitive after searching his apartment and finding technology used to manufacture pornographic material, some of which involved underage girls. More importantly, two juveniles reported to police that they were forced by Scher to have sexual intercourse with various Israeli and other foreign “guests and tourists.” Brazilian authorities said “he had left the country via ‘legal diplomatic channels.’” It appears that it was indeed a rather panic-stricken departure.

When a 17 year-old girl accused 40-year-old Hebrew teacher Georges Schteinberg of using her as a model in pornographic pictures and of distributing them on the Internet, the investigation culminated in a search of Scher’s apartment where: “ … Photographs of nude minors posed on a car with diplomatic plates were discovered in a search of Schteinberg’s residence earlier in the week, in addition to massive quantities of pornographic material. Police then traced the car in the pictures back to Scher. The search of Scher’s apartment confirmed that some of the photographs found at Schteinberg’s residence had been taken in the vice-consul’s penthouse.” [11]

In other words, Scher was tipped off by the Israeli consulate headed by Eitan Surkis and spirited away before the Brazilian police could capture him. They had even staked out the Israeli embassy in Rio de Janerio only to be told he “…had been en route to Israel for the past two days.” [12]

According to Agent Icaro Silva of the Brazilian Police Commission in Copacabana, nine complete pornographic web sites were found on the hard drive of Schteinberg’s computer, all in Hebrew, the language that Schteinberg taught. A retired professor by the name of Ablio Nogueira de Faria, age 78, who was in jail for producing child pornography was also found to have connections to Scher. Essentially, vice consul Scher in concert with Georges Schteinberg were running an Internet service that brought Israeli tourists to Brazil to have sex with the children. Later, it was found that his computer had disappeared. (Schteinberg has since been charged with sexual exploitation of minors).

Sex tourism and paedophilia for embassy staff seems to be an extracurricular activity that is far from uncommon. Such “hobbies” did not seem to deter the Israel government from putting forward Ari Scher as a possible replacement which, given his history, is either a very careless oversight or a purposeful placement to move an operative onto pastures new. Brazil, having formerly asked Scher to be extradited is still waiting for an answer and not likely to receive one anytime soon. Israel’s Civil Service Commission banned him from foreign diplomatic missions for five years but did not believe he acted criminally, which should say something about the agenda of Israeli institutions.

Some reports cite sexpionage as so important to Israeli intelligence that an office located in Washington D.C and set up as a post 9/11 anti-terrorism Institute, is in fact a front for the purpose of continuing such operations. The office can be found at 3811 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 720 Arlington, VA 22203. The Chief of the office is none other than the former Director of the Israeli MOSSAD, Shabtai Shavit.

See Spanish version at Los Verdad Nos Espera

Notes

[1] ‘Sex ‘part of undercover policing’’ UKPA January 24, 2011: “Police used sex as a tool during undercover operations – and tactical “promiscuity”, sanctioned by senior commanders, was viewed as “part of the job”, a former agent revealed. The officer, who worked in a secretive unit of the Metropolitan Police for four years, said sexual relationships with activists were common among those gathering intelligence from anarchist, left-wing and environmental groups. His claims, made to The Observer, contradict comments made last week by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) which insisted the practise was forbidden.
But the former officer, once a member the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS), a covert unit formed to prevent violent disorder on the streets of London, said sex helped to maintain cover. The man, who was not named, admitted to sleeping with at least two of his female targets for information.
“Everybody knew it was a very promiscuous lifestyle,” he told the paper. “You cannot be promiscuous in those groups. Otherwise you’ll stand out straight away.”
Meanwhile, there was also no set of instructions dictating whether officers could or could not have sex with activists, he claimed.
“Among fellow undercover officers, there is not really any kudos in the fact that you are shagging other people while deployed,” he added.
“Basically it’s just regarded as part of the job. It’d be highly unlikely that you were not (having sex). When you are using the tool of sex to maintain your cover or maybe to glean more intelligence – because they certainly talk a lot more, pillow talk – you would be ready to move on if you felt an attachment growing.”
However, the officer, who infiltrated anti-racist groups between 1993 and 1997, said falling in love could jeopardise an investigation and was regarded as unprofessional. His revelations follow the controversy surrounding former Met officer Pc Mark Kennedy who monitored the actions of protesters across Europe under the guise of a long-haired, drop-out climber called Mark Stone.”
[2] ‘How Israel builds its fifth column’ Palestinian collaborators face mob justice, and fuel a culture of suspicion’ By Catherine Taylor, Special to The Christian Science Monitor / May 22, 2002.
[3] ‘Foreign Policy/Intelligence Columnist Andy Martin Says McGreevey Sex Scandal was Israeli Intelligence Operation,’ US Newswire, August 16, 2004.
[4] Unusually for a propaganda station like Fox news, it aired a programme on December 12 2001 called ‘Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?’ by Carl Cameron: “Now Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn’t tell us before September 11. Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a four-part series.”
[5] ‘Israeli Sexpionage: The McGreevy, Condit and Clinton Affairs’ by Ernesto Cienfuegos, La Vow de Aztlan, August 17, 2004.
[6] What Was the Mossad Role in the Lewinsky Affair? by Edward Spannaus, The New Federalist, 1998.
[7] Ibid.
[8] ‘Israeli Spies: ‘Mega Was Not An Agent; Mega Was the Boss’ by Jeffrey Steinberg Aug. 31, 2001 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
[9] Ibid.
[10] Ibid.
[11] ‘Brazilian police stake out diplomat accused of running kiddie-porn ring’ By Eli Muller and News Agencies Jerusalem Post, July 6, 2000.
[12] Ibid.
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