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US Scientist Charged With Attempted Spying for Israel

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    US Scientist Charged With Attempted Spying for Israel

    By AFP

    The US authorities arrested Monday a leading American scientist who had worked for the Pentagon and NASA and charged him with attempted spying for Israel.

    Stewart Nozette, 52, was apprehended after a sting operation involving an undercover FBI agent, the Department of Justice said, adding that there was no wrongdoing by Israel.

    He is charged with "attempted espionage for knowingly and willfully attempting to communicate, deliver, and transmit classified information relating to the national defense of the United States to an individual that Nozette believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer."

    Nozette, who was arrested in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland and taken into custody, could make his first court appearance Tuesday on the charge, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

    "The conduct alleged in this complaint is serious and should serve as a warning to anyone who would consider compromising our nation's secrets for profit," said David Kris, assistant attorney general for national security.

    Nozette, 52, developed an experiment that fueled the discovery of water on the south pole of the moon, and previously held special security clearance at the Department of Energy on atomic materials.

    In addition to stints with NASA and the Department of Energy, Nozette worked at the White House on the National Space Council under then-president George H.W. Bush in 1989 and 1990.

    "From 1989 through 2006, Nozette held security clearances as high as top secret and had regular, frequent access to classified information and documents related to the US national defense," the Justice Department said.

    In early September, Nozette received a phone call from a person "purporting to be an Israeli intelligence officer, but who was in fact an undercover employee of the FBI," the DOJ said.

    "Nozette met with the UCE (undercover employee) that day and discussed his willingness to work for Israeli intelligence," informing the agent that "he had, in the past, held top security clearances and had access to US satellite information."

    The scientist offered to "answer questions about this information in exchange for money."

    Over the next several weeks, Nozette and the undercover agent exchanged envelopes of money for answers to lists of questions about US satellite technology.

    "In addition, Nozette allegedly offered to reveal additional classified information that directly concerned nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, and other major weapons systems," DOJ said.

    FBI agents retrieved a manila envelope left by Nozette in a designated location this month that "contained information classified as both top secret and secret that concerned US satellites, early warning systems, means of defense or retaliation against large-scale attack, communications intelligence information, and major elements of defense strategy."

    In 1987, the United States sentenced Navy analyst Jonathan Pollard to life in prison for providing Israel -- from May 1984 to his arrest in November 1985 -- thousands of confidential military documents on US spying, particularly in Arab nations.

    Israel has appealed for his release repeatedly, and in vain. And Pollard supporters in Israel and the United States have done the same for the man who since has obtained Israeli citizenship.

    Copyright © 2009 AFP. All rights reserved.
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    Yes Israel has thrived on intelligence since biblical days. Prophet Joshua and Caleb were amongst a group young of spies sent by Moses to spy on the natives of Canaan while the Israelis were still wondering in the desert. The rest of the group never made it to Canaan because they told half truths when they came back. Only Joshua and Caleb made it to the Promised Land because they were steadfast in telling the truth and Caleb was rewarded handsomely when the Israelis finally settled in Canaan.

    Israelis will stop at nothing when it comes to getting intelligence even from their biggest surpoters like USA. There are no friends or foes when it comes to that because information to them is the very critical to the survival of the Zion nation.

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    Taifa teule la mungu lenye makabila 12.....

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    Nozette hatokuwa wa kwanza wala wa mwisho alianza Jonathan Pollard.
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    Mwenyezi Mungu anasema hivi:

    "Enyi watu! Hakika Sisi tumekuumbeni nyinyi kutokana na mwanamume na mwanamke. Na tumekujaalieni kuwa katika mataifa na makabila ili mjuane, sio m-bezane. Hakika aliye mtukufu zaidi kati yenu kwa Mwenyezi Mungu ni huyo aliye mchamngu zaidi katika nyinyi. Hakika Mwenyezi Mungu ni Mwenye kujua, Mwenye khabari".
    Qur-ani Sura ya 49, Al-Hujuraat, Aya No. 13

    Angalia katika aya hiyo Mwenyezi Mungu anawaambia watu, waja wake wote, sio waislamu peke yao.

    Wewe huoni kwamba kama unavyofikiri wewe ni kweli, na kwamba kuna baadhi ya watu, kabila, kijiji, mji au taifa ni teule, tukufu au bora zaidi kuliko wengine ni kuwa unamshutumu Mwenyezi Mungu kuwa ni mpendeleaji, au

    Je una hoja yeyote ile juu ya aya hiyo hapo juu ya Qur-ani kuhusiana na anavyojitakasa Mwenyezi Mungu na tabia hizo za kibinadamu?