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If Trump leaked Israel secrets, why doesn’t Israel seem to care?

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, May 18, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    If Trump leaked Israel secrets, why doesn’t Israel seem to care?
    By Seth J. Frantzman
    May 18, 2017 06:54
    When media rely on anonymous sources with unclear or exaggerated access, we are left with more questions than answers.
    US President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House. (photo credit:REUTERS)

    “The life of a spy placed by Israel inside ISIS is at risk tonight,” ABC News reported on Tuesday. The latest allegations is that US President Donald Trump leaked, or passed, information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting last Wednesday. But if a spy working for Israel and privy to the latest ISIS plots is now at risk, where is the anger from Jerusalem? Instead there is a wall of silence in Israel that could convey real concern, but could also indicate that this US scandal is not rocking the intelligence services the way it is being portrayed.

    The initial report came in The Washington Post on May 15, with explosive claims that “according to current and former US officials,” Trump had disclosed intelligence that “jeopardized a critical source.” The New York Times quoted “current and former American government official” as well, perhaps the same ones. “Trump discussed contents of the intelligence, not the sources and methods.”

    Then Israel entered the picture this Tuesday. “According to current and a former American official..., the classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel,” wrote the Times. A caveat: “Israeli officials would not confirm they were the source.” There the story ends, there is no new information and the hundreds of reports on this story all go back to the same current and former officials.

  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Maybe because it wasn't Israel's secrets afterall??? :idunno
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  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

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  4. sara ann

    sara ann Well-Known Member

    I don't know enough about this to know...
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  5. Xenosjeff

    Xenosjeff Well-Known Member

    It would probably take Tom Clancy to sort out the reasons. Even then, we'll never know enought to properly judge the reasoning. All we can do is trust his instincts.


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