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  • A Friendship Dating to 1976 Resonates in 2012
    Netanyahu insists that he is neutral in the presidential election but he has at best a fraught relationship with President Obama For years the prime minister has skillfully mobilized many Jewish groups and Congressional Republicans to pressure the Obama administration into taking a more confrontational approach against Iran To the extent that their personal relationship would give Netanyahu entree to the Romney White House in a way that he doesn t now have to the Obama White House Mr Indyk said the prime minister would certainly consider that to be a significant advantage It was a quirk of history that the two men met at all In the 1970s both chose to attend business school in Boston Harvard for Mr Romney the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for Mr Netanyahu After graduating near the top of their classes they had their pick of jobs at the nation s biggest and most prestigious consulting firms The Boston Consulting Group did not yet qualify as either Its founder Bruce D Henderson was considered brilliant but idiosyncratic his unorthodox theories about measuring a company s success by its market share and dividing businesses into categories like cash cows and dogs were then regarded as outside the mainstream of corporate consulting As Mr Romney recalled the faculty and students at Harvard Business School routinely mocked the firm s recruitment posters Boston Consulting was at the time a firm that seemed somewhat under siege he said But the company s status as a pioneering upstart nipping on the heels of bigger blue chip firms like McKinsey and Booz Allen fostered a deep camaraderie among its young employees who traveled around the country advising clients like General Foods and the Mead Corporation Even in a firm of 100 M B A s Mr Romney and Mr Netanyahu managed to stand apart as much for their biography as for their brainpower Mr Romney s father a former governor of Michigan had sought the Republican presidential nomination a few years earlier Mr Netanyahu had his own exotic résumé he had just completed a tour of duty in an elite special forces unit of the Israeli military Both clearly had an aura around them said Alan Weyl who worked at the firm from 1975 to 1989 Although they never worked closely on a project together Mr Romney and Mr Netanyahu competitive by nature left deep impressions on each other which appear to have only grown Mr Romney never known for his lack of self confidence still recalls the sense of envy he felt watching Mr Netanyahu effortlessly hold court during the firm s Monday morning meetings when consultants presented their work and fielded questions from their colleagues The sessions were renowned for their sometimes grueling interrogations He was a strong personality with a distinct point of view Mr Romney said I aspired to the same kind of perspective Over dinner years later aides said Mr Netanyahu would reveal the depth of his own scorekeeping when he quipped with mostly playful

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/netanyahu_romney.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Jewish power dominates at 'Vanity Fair'
    Semitism being a thing of the past talk about Jews no longer needing to be afraid to be visible and influential Printed over 15 pages before an interview with Nicole Kidman the rankings described on the magazine s cover as the membership of The New Establishment are less than scientific accompanied by a paragraph long introduction that neither defines power nor describes the methodology behind the list Topping the rankings for the second year in a row is gentile media mogul Rupert Murdoch who s followed in second place by Steve Jobs the non Jewish co founder of Apple and Pixar Highest among the Jewish entries are Google co founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page co listed at 3 down one from 2006 The article reported that the 34 year old Brin and his wife wore swimsuits as they stood under the huppa Page whose mother is Jewish was described in the spring 2006 edition of B nai B rith Magazine as raised more in the mold of his father whose religion was technology With Americans making up the vast majority of the list the Vanity Fair 100 is also notable for some absences Just nine of those included are women and only two TV host Oprah Winfrey and rapper Jay Z are of African ancestry It s the magazine s readers however and not Vanity Fair itself who are keeping track of New Establishment members gender race and ethnicity Though the writers often include telling details about their subjects such as that the original last name of 89 comedian Jon Stewart was Leibowitz it s up to amateur demographers to track their origins The approach hasn t attracted much attention this year but set off a Hollywood firestorm in 1994 when a reporter for England s Spectator used that

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/jewish_power_dominates.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Jewish groups sued over Madoff ponzi profits
    case this week are a score of filings seeking to reclaim funds from non profit organizations and foundations alleged to have profited from their Madoff investments Hundreds of these so called clawback lawsuits have been filed en masse by Madoff trustee Irving Picard in recent days The trustee and his legal team are apparently aiming to file all suits before the December 11 deadline which will mark two years since

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/madoff_jewish_groups.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Three city mayors and several rabbis held in New Jersey corruption inquiry
    with the politicians in return for public building contracts and other favours Mr Marra s office charged Mr Cammarano who took office at the beginning of the month after working as a councillor since 2003 with taking 25 000 15 000 in bribes including 10 000 as recently as a week ago Mr Cammarano who at 32 is Hoboken s youngest ever mayor allegedly met the FBI informer at a diner where he agreed to help the mole with building projects telling him You re gonna be treated like a friend In payment he allegedly received bundles of cash that were stashed in the boot of the informant s car Joseph Hayden Mr Cammarano s attorney said that his client was innocent He intends to fight them with all his strength Mr Hayden said Dennis Elwell the Mayor of Secaucus was charged yesterday with accepting 10 000 from the informant as was Mr Van Pelt Mr Suarez and Mariano Vega the president of the city council in Jersey City Leona Beldini the 74 year old deputy mayor of Jersey City was accused of accepting 20 000 in illegal campaign contributions The FBI informant also helped investigators to trap rabbis allegedly involved in using religious charities to launder money as part of a network that ran from New Jersey to Switzerland and Israel According to the charges they included Saul Kassin the Grand Rabbi of the Syrian Jewish community in the United States who allegedly helped the informant to launder about 3 million between June 2007 and July 2009 from the sale of fake Gucci and Prada handbags As part of the same sting Levy Izhak Rosenbaum a Brooklyn resident was charged with conspiring to broker the sale of a human kidney for a transplant Mr Rosenbaum allegedly solicited kidneys by promising donors in Israel 10 000 then sold the organs to recipients for 160 000 Mike Winnick was praying at the synagogue in Deal when it was raided by federal agents yesterday morning He said that the FBI escorted a rabbi from the synagogue into an office and blocked the door Everyone was looking at each other like What s going on here Mr Winnick said Jon Corzine the Governor of New Jersey condemned the alleged widespread criminality The scale of corruption we re seeing as this unfolds is simply outrageous and cannot be tolerated he said The arrests come at a sensitive time for the Democratic Governor who faces a re election battle in November in which his biggest challenger is Christopher Christie a Republican former US Attorney for New Jersey who made his name fighting corruption Ed Kahrer who heads the FBI s white collar and public corruption investigation division said New Jersey s corruption problem is one of the worst if not the worst in the nation Corruption is a cancer that is destroying the core values of this state Residents in New Jersey which is known as the Soprano State because of its long history of

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/mayors_rabbis.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Leak Offers Look at Efforts by U.S. to Spy on Israel
    recording the F B I is required by law to remove the American s name from intelligence reports substituting the words U S person But raw transcripts would not necessarily have undergone such editing called minimization Mr Silverstein s account could not be fully corroborated but it fits the publicly known facts about the case Spokesmen for the F B I the Justice Department and the Israeli Embassy declined to comment on either eavesdropping on the embassy or Mr Leibowitz s crime He admitted disclosing classified information concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States standard language for the interception of phone calls e mails and other messages by the F B I and the National Security Agency which generally focuses on international communications Mr Leibowitz now in a Federal Bureau of Prisons halfway house in Maryland is prohibited by his plea agreement from discussing anything he learned at the F B I Two lawyers who represented Mr Leibowitz Cary M Feldman and Robert C Bonsib also would not comment Mr Silverstein 59 writes a blog called Tikun Olam named after a Hebrew phrase that he said means repairing the world The blog gives a liberal perspective on Israel and Israeli American relations He said he had decided to speak out to make clear that Mr Leibowitz though charged under the Espionage Act was acting out of noble motives The Espionage Act has been used by the Justice Department in nearly all prosecutions of government employees for disclosing classified information to the news media including the record setting five such cases under President Obama Mr Silverstein said he got to know Mr Leibowitz a lawyer with a history of political activism after noticing that he too had a liberal minded blog called Pursuing Justice The men shared a concern about repercussions from a possible Israeli airstrike on nuclear facilities in Iran From his F B I work from January to August of 2009 Mr Leibowitz also believed that Israeli diplomats efforts to influence Congress and shape American public opinion were excessive and improper Mr Silverstein said I see him as an American patriot and a whistle blower and I d like his actions to be seen in that context Mr Silverstein said What really concerned Shamai at the time was the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran which he thought would be damaging to both Israel and the United States Mr Silverstein took the blog posts he had written based on Mr Leibowitz s material off his site after the criminal investigation two years ago But he was able to retrieve three posts from April 2009 from his computer and provided them to The New York Times The blog posts make no reference to eavesdropping but describe information from a confidential source wording Mr Silverstein said was his attempt to disguise the material s origin One post reports that the Israeli Embassy provided regular written briefings on Israel s war with Hamas in Gaza to President Obama in

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/spy_on_israel.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Was the Stuxnet virus created by a government?
    multiple security experts are convinced it could only have been created by a government Based on what researchers are seeing it is possible that a government or wealthy private entity could be behind its creation Liam O Murchu a researcher at security software company Symantec said today in a statement sent to NBR The worm is made up of complex computer code that requires a variety of different skills to create It is sophisticated well funded and there are not many groups that could pull this kind of threat off Mr Murchu said The infection agent was relative low tech however Experts think Stuxnet likely arrived in Iran on a USB stick which an employee of the country s nuclear programme advertently or inadvertently plugged into a computer AVG s Asia Pacific VP of sales Peter Baxter in Auckland today for the launch of AVG 2011 said the source of identification was not possible to identify and could have been created by any highly skilled individual There were multiple individuals and organisations with the sophistication to create Stuxnet Mr Baxter said On thing both sides can agree on Stuxnet is a world away from the copycat malware churned out by

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/virus_created_government.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay
    senior administration official said even while refusing to discuss Stuxnet And now we have a bit more Finding Weaknesses Paranoia helped as it turns out Years before the worm hit Iran Washington had become deeply worried about the vulnerability of the millions of computers that run everything in the United States from bank transactions to the power grid Computers known as controllers run all kinds of industrial machinery By early 2008 the Department of Homeland Security had teamed up with the Idaho National Laboratory to study a widely used Siemens controller known as P C S 7 for Process Control System 7 Its complex software called Step 7 can run whole symphonies of industrial instruments sensors and machines The vulnerability of the controller to cyberattack was an open secret In July 2008 the Idaho lab and Siemens teamed up on a PowerPoint presentation on the controller s vulnerabilities that was made to a conference in Chicago at Navy Pier a top tourist attraction Goal is for attacker to gain control the July paper said in describing the many kinds of maneuvers that could exploit system holes The paper was 62 pages long including pictures of the controllers as they were examined and tested in Idaho In a statement on Friday the Idaho National Laboratory confirmed that it formed a partnership with Siemens but said it was one of many with manufacturers to identify cybervulnerabilities It argued that the report did not detail specific flaws that attackers could exploit But it also said it could not comment on the laboratory s classified missions leaving unanswered the question of whether it passed what it learned about the Siemens systems to other parts of the nation s intelligence apparatus The presentation at the Chicago conference which recently disappeared from a Siemens Web site never discussed specific places where the machines were used But Washington knew The controllers were critical to operations at Natanz a sprawling enrichment site in the desert If you look for the weak links in the system said one former American official this one jumps out Controllers and the electrical regulators they run became a focus of sanctions efforts The trove of State Department cables made public by WikiLeaks describes urgent efforts in April 2009 to stop a shipment of Siemens controllers contained in 111 boxes at the port of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates They were headed for Iran one cable said and were meant to control uranium enrichment cascades the term for groups of spinning centrifuges Subsequent cables showed that the United Arab Emirates blocked the transfer of the Siemens computers across the Strait of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas a major Iranian port Only months later in June Stuxnet began to pop up around the globe The Symantec Corporation a maker of computer security software and services based in Silicon Valley snared it in a global malware collection system The worm hit primarily inside Iran Symantec reported but also in time appeared in India Indonesia and other

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/israeli_worm.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Untitled
    later if the leak investigation results warrant doing so A single unauthorized leak is not sufficient to warrant suppression of the entire investigation Ellis wrote citing reports about the case that ran in the New York Times and the Miami Herald Federal prosecutors declined to comment on whether the leak investigation has begun and a spokesman for CBS News declined to comment Ellis has instructed prosecutors to report to him on the status of the inquiry by Sept 15 Attorneys for Rosen and Weissman also declined to comment yesterday but sources familiar with the case said they have been arguing in numerous sealed motions that the leaks violated their clients rights and could prejudice potential jurors against them Rosen and Weissman were charged last year with violating the Espionage Act in what prosecutors call a conspiracy to obtain classified information and pass it to members of the media and the Israeli government They are former employees of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAC The lobbyists are the first civilians who do not work for the government to be charged under the 1917 espionage statute with orally receiving and transmitting national defense information Court documents say the information covered subjects including the activities of al Qaeda and possible attacks on U S forces in Iraq The case has alarmed First Amendment advocates and some lawyers who say it criminalizes the type of information exchange that happens every day among journalists lobbyists and others in Washington Prosecutors have argued that disclosing sensitive defense information could harm national security Federal authorities are conducting a number of investigations of leaks of classified information to journalists and legal experts said Ellis s order is noteworthy because it is unusual for a judge to initiate such an inquiry It s one of the

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