The former Navy analyst, serving a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel, is interviewed at his “gated community” in Butner, North Carolina.
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Is any of the intelligence that passed
through your hands relevant today?
Absolutely not. The very definition of
intelligence must indicate that there is no longer one shred of
Why did the National Security Agency
send an agent — who is sitting here with us — to monitor this
You’d have to ask him. [The U.S. intelligence
community] made a conscious decision to use me as a weapon against
the Jewish community and especially against AIPAC. These people
oppose the special relationship that historically bound America and
Israel together. My treatment was a means to an end, a way to end
the role of Israel as a natural ally to the U.S. Why? One must ask
who would want to challenge the special relationship. The answer
could range from traditional anti-Semites who disdain both American
Jews and Israel, to other interests that are players in American
foreign policy, be they Arab regimes or oil interests.