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Excellent article about the close ties between the Trump Empire, Netanyahu clan, Mossad and Black Cube.

Maybe Israel is interfering in our politics over the Iran Deal? Naaah! | Mondoweiss | by Phil Weiss and Donald Johnson

Then it came out over the weekend that a "creepy" [NYT] Israeli intelligence outfit that did spying for Harvey Weinstein reportedly tried to dig up personal dirt on two Obama officials who had spearheaded the deal (Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl), in order to discredit the deal. The firm was reportedly hired by a business client that has "commercial interests related to sanctions on Iran," reports the New Yorker.  

Now the press is full of speculation that Trump allies hired the firm in an effort to undermine the deal; though Black Cube denies as much. "[I]f Trump's team had any role at all in using foreign spies against American citizens, it should end his presidency," Michelle Goldberg writes at the NY Times.

But what about possible Israeli meddling? Is it possible that the Israeli government had anything to do with this effort? As  The New Yorker notes, Black Cube is very close to the Israeli government.

    Black Cube is known for its close ties to current and former power players in Israeli politics and intelligence. The late Meir Dagan, a former Mossad director, once served as the company's president. Ehud Barak, the former Israeli Prime Minister, has publicly acknowledged that he introduced Weinstein to Black Cube's leadership.

No one is going to connect the dots here. No one will point out that Trump's biggest financial backer, Sheldon Adelson, who wishes he had served in the Israeli army not the American one, wanted President Obama to nuke Iran. Or that Trump's former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, had to resign after it came out that he had lied about his contact with the Russians- in order to help Israel. Flynn got in touch with the Russians during the transition in December 2016, in a failed attempt to help Israel in the Security Council on the resolution condemning settlements that President Obama was about to abstain on.

So Trump and the Israelis were colluding and interfering. But the press preferred to talk about Russian collusion. If only: the Russians are all for the Iran Deal.

The press likes the Black Cube story as further evidence of Trump's corruption ... !!

by Oui on Thu May 10th, 2018 at 09:04:04 PM EST

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