Philip Giraldi

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Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses recent Mossad intelligence operations in America based out of the Israel mission to the U.N. in New York , the one-way street intelligence sharing between the CIA and Israel, why FBI and DOJ espionage investigations never go anywhere and the evidence that Israeli agents in America had foreknowledge of 9/11.

MP3 here. (26:08)

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a contributing editor to The American Conservative and executive director of the Council for the National Interest. He writes regularly for Antiwar.com.

73 thoughts on “Philip Giraldi”

  1. There must have been a reason why Israeli Mossad agents were in Jersey City filming the 9/11 attack and cheering as the Towers went down – with such an 'ally' as Israel do we need any enemies?

      1. Reports of Israeli Spy Ring Dismissed
        By John Mintz and Dan Eggen
        Washington Post Staff Writers
        Wednesday, March 6, 2002; Page A06

        A wide array of U.S. officials yesterday dismissed reports that the U.S. government had broken up an Israeli espionage ring that consisted of young Israelis attempting to penetrate U.S. agencies by selling artwork in federal buildings.

        "This seems to be an urban myth that has been circulating for months," said Justice Department spokeswoman Susan Dryden. "The department has no information at this time to substantiate these widespread reports about Israeli art students involved in espionage."

        Several officials said the allegations – first reported by a French online publication and later by other news organizations – of a massive U.S. probe of Israeli spies appear to have been circulated by a single employee of the Drug Enforcement Administration who is angry that his theories have not gained currency.

        This week, the Paris-based "Intelligence Online" service quoted from what it said was a 61-page report by a federal task force, led by the DEA, which said that 120 Israelis posing as art students had been deported as part of an espionage crackdown and that the spy scandal had been hushed up.

        But two law enforcement officials said the disgruntled DEA agent, who disagreed with the conclusion of FBI and CIA intelligence experts that no spying was taking place, appears to be leaking a memo that he himself wrote.

        Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Russell Bergeron said several dozen Israelis in their twenties were arrested and deported in the first nine months of 2001 for being employed without proper INS work papers. A law enforcement official said some were investigated for possible fraud charges.

        "These were routine, normal cases," Bergeron said. "I have no knowledge of any espionage-related issues with these people."

        DEA spokesman Thomas Hinojosa said that multiple reports of suspicious activity on the part of young Israelis had come into the agency's Washington headquarters from agents in the field. The reports were summarized in a draft memo last year, but Hinojosa said he did not have a copy and could not vouch for the accuracy of media reports describing its contents.

      2. "But two law enforcement officials said the disgruntled DEA agent, who disagreed with the conclusion of FBI and CIA intelligence experts that no spying was taking place, appears to be leaking a memo that he himself wrote"

        YOU LOSE SUCKER

  2. It has only taken nine years but Antiwar Radio is actually inviting guests who do not accept the official BS about 9/11. I disagree with Mr Giraldi that we will never know the truth about that day. If there was a proper inquiry, as the vast majority of Americans now want, we would get closer to the truth. The people who run the US will never allow that of course for the truth would threaten their position and at least since the establishment killed JFK Americans have not been allowed to actually run their own affairs. Scott, why won't you invite someone like Peter Dale Scott to build on the great interview with Mr Giraldi?

    1. "The obvious clue to follow….." (ref…explosives found…Removal van.)
      Scott….man welcome to the party…..If you want more "obvious clues" to follow with reference to the so called attack on America on September 11th, I am sure people would be willing to furnish you with a few pointers in that direction. Did someone mention lack of passenger jet in the pentagon, lack of film of passenger jet hitting said building, lack of any passenger jet in a big hole in the ground in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Obvious controlled demolition of Building 7 in New York.
      Anyway…. at last Scott….. now you and AntiWar.Com can move your skepticism on the; no federal involvement in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, to September 11th.
      (And AntiWar.Com's investigation of that event has been brilliant and tireless).
      Because………there are a few obvious clues that would bear investigation.

  3. Niels Harrit, Uni of Copenhagen, and 8 more scientists have examined some of the remains from WTC and concluded that nano-thermite and not the planes brought down the three towers. Who has access to nano-thermite. Hardly OBL, I guess. Science is science, so it´s a fact that nano-thermite was used. One former Italian President said that Mossad did it. There´s no evidence that the alleged 19 hijackers were on board. They can fly the planes by remote control. And 100 million dollars were transferred from WTC abroad on the morning of the attack. To Tel Aviv ? Only three Jews died. The owner of WTC and his two sons have breakfast at WTC every day before going to their office. None of them were present that day. Like the Israeli shipping company that broke its contract and moved out a week before although they had to pay a fine of 50,000 dollars. The Israeli "art students" were filming and celebrating because they did it and now they would get rid of Saddam Hussein. As Condi Rice said on TV: "If we don´t attack Iraq now, we´ll soon see mushroom clouds in the US ! There´s no evidence that the alleged 19 terrorists were on board.

        1. i DON'T KNOW HOW MANY WORKED THERE BUT THE POPULATION OF ISRAEL IS 6m

          AND THE POPULATION OF JAPAN IS 120M

          So israelis died at about the same rate at Japanese according to their populations of the countries.

          YOU LOSE

    1. PLO forces were happy that the 9/11 attacks happened…but their leaders lied to condemn the attacks…just to get more money from the U.S. government.

  4. This sounds like a Mossad false narrative media con job:Point out real facts related to Israeli Foreign Agents illegal operations in the US, then allude to them facilitating 9-11….All this does is get honest reporters branded as conspiracy nuts and deflects /dismisses/teflonizes knowledge and consequences of ongoing and future Mossad ops.

  5. CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call Thursday for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel and join the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from "Spain to Iraq."
    In the message broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, Ayman al-Zawahri, second in command to Osama bin Laden, said that al-Qaida now views "all the world as a battlefield open in front of us."
    http://english.freecopts.net/english//index.php?o

    HEY RON PAUL

    AL QAEDA FIGHTS FOR THE CALIPHATE!!

    AL QAEDA DEMANDS SPAIN – YES OR NO??

    1. PGS, you are one sick puppy. I was going to give you a pass on 9/11; but this "al-Qaeda / Caliphate" crap shows how far over the deep end you are (or else you're paid by Mossad.) There is no "Caliphate." There is practically no al-Qaeda, maybe a couple of hundred. There ARE millions of Muslims who are extremely angry at USA conquering, manipulating, robbing and destroying their countries.

      Change US to a just foreign policy, and the "terrorism" problem would cease to exist. (Of course, our military-industrial rulers would lose hundreds of billions if that happened, so it won't.)
      As far as 9/11, we can agree to disagree. The "debunking" sites you post don't really debunk anything, IMO.

      1. Wow…you are indeed an imbecile. Have you looked up Islam's history? There were non-Islamic empires whom ruled modern Turkey and Persia and used their religion to conquer others…the early Islamic fundalmentalists were just better at conquering them.

      2. http://ftp.fas.org/irp/world/para/ladin.htm

        debunk this. You ignorant fool

        Al-Qa'ida is multi-national, with members from numerous countries and with a worldwide presence. Senior leaders in the organization are also senior leaders in other terrorist organizations, including those designated by the Department of State as foreign terrorist organizations, such as the Egyptian al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya and the Egyptian al-Jihad. Al-Qa'ida seeks a global radicalization of existing Islamic groups and the creation of radical Islamic groups where none exist.

        Al-Qa'ida supports Muslim fighters in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Kosovo. It also trains members of terrorist organizations from such diverse countries as the Philippines, Algeria, and Eritrea.

        Al-Qa'ida's goal is to "unite all Muslims and to establish a government which follows the rule of the Caliphs." Bin Laden has stated that the only way to establish the Caliphate is by force. Al-Qa'ida's goal, therefore, is to overthrow nearly all Muslim governments, which are viewed as corrupt, to drive Western influence from those countries, and eventually to abolish state boundaries.

      3. DAVIDSPERO IS STUPID

        Osama bin Laden's Scary Vision of a Grand Muslim Super State
        By Juan Cole

        Mr. Cole is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern and South Asian History at the University of Michigan. His website is http://www.juancole.com/.

        In order to evaluate the aftermath of September 11, we first must understand that event. What did al-Qaeda intend to achieve? Only if we understand that can we gauge their success or failure.

        From the point of view of al-Qaeda, the Muslim world can and should be united into a single country. They believe that it once had this political unity, under the early caliphs. Even as late as the outbreak of World War I, the Ottoman state ruled much of the Middle East, and the Ottoman sultans had begun making claims to be caliphs (Muslim popes) from about 1880. In the below map, blue indicates heavy Muslim populations, green means medium, and yellow means the Muslims are a significant minority.

        http://hnn.us/articles/7378.html

  6. Most of our elected and appointed politicos, as well as generals and admirals, are gross traitors who will go along with Israel – no matter what the cost to the American people.

    Remember Condi Rice testified before the Congress in earlly spring 2002… that "we expected conventional hijacking…we never thought that they would fly the planes as missiles into buildings…" Remember – Netanyanhu stated that 9/11 was 'good for Israel' because it made Americans think like Israelis…
    Who double crossed who? Was Atta a double-triple agent – assuring his American/Mossad handlers that they were going to stage a spectacular hijacking and fly off to Havana or Caracas or at least create a great pretext for war – and then pointed his plane and his duped Saudi muscle men right into the great tower – that event would only require the four pilots to be in on the plans.

    1. I'm guessing then you'll be ignoring how the Iraqi Prime Minister paid homage to a dead spiratual leader of Hezbollah then? Yeah…Jews "run" the U.S. government….geeze.

  7. CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call Thursday for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel and join the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from "Spain to Iraq."

  8. Israel has a long history of perfidy toward America (“Lavon Affair,” U.S.S. LIBERTY, murders of American citizens, massive espionage/theft of secrets, ad nauseam). Given that, it’s probable that the boys in Tel Aviv had advance knowledge of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and sat on it.

    Giraldi’s damn right that investigations of Israeli espionage never get off the ground. Too many Israel-lovers in the government, who put Israel’s interests ahead of America’s.

  9. You know what…this idiocy from Philip Giraldi who was Ron Paul's 2008 foreign policy adviser had compeled me to respond to this ridiculous conspiracy theory. It's no wonder why David Duke and so many white supremacists endorse Ron Paul because of this vicious stupid garbage.

    Philip Giraldi…you called John Bolton hogwash on Russia Today…but you're worse than hogwash…you're a pile of crap from a horse's ass. I'm sorry to be so harsh…but you're own idiocy can't tell me that you are here to protect America. Personally…I'd prefer people like you and OTHERS become more apolitical in the intelligence community and stop this brand of nonsense altogether.

      1. For some turds whom believe Philip Giraldi…who the hell are you to suggest I need meds? I think some ice cream men need to talk to people like you and Philip Giraldi. Really….Islamic terrorism isn't a threat…but any "Israeli spy operations" are?

  10. If you believed Israel "controlled" America's foreign policy…why didn't you whine like a little piggie under Reagan? Under George H. W. Bush's administration that could have finished the job in Iraq? If there is such an "infestation" of Israeli Firsters within both second Bush and Obama administrations…why haven't they done a good job in ensuring that the Iraqi Prime Minister didn't pay homage to a Hezbollah spiratual leader? Signed oil contracts with the very people that benefitted from Saddam Hussein's regime?

    It's funny how you folks admire America First Committee…even it was riddled with pro-Axis supporters that endorsed the Nazi regime in Germany before the war. America First? How hypocritical are you? Who are you to judge people who just so happen to be pro-Israel or indifferent about it? Because they're trying to stick up for their country when you are not?

    1. Phil and I have both done interviews with Press TV and with Voice of America Persian channel. We are willing to speak on both governments' networks.

      Eric Garris
      Founder, Antiwar.com

  11. "The obvious clue to follow….." (ref…explosives found…Removal van.)
    Scott….man welcome to the party…..If you want more "obvious clues" to follow with reference to the so called attack on America on September 11th, I am sure people would be willing to furnish you with a few pointers in that direction. Did someone mention lack of passenger jet in the pentagon, lack of film of passenger jet hitting said building, lack of any passenger jet in a big hole in the ground in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Obvious controlled demolition of Building 7 in New York.
    Anyway…. at last Scott….. now you and AntiWar.Com can move your skepticism on the; no federal involvement in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, to September 11th.
    (And AntiWar.Com's investigation of that event has been brilliant and tireless).
    Because………there are a few obvious clues that would bear investigation.

    Sorry I wasn't ever going to mention 911 again on AntiWar.Com…but you started

  12. as for the comment around 9 minutes, The GW bridge bomb was reported by Jpost, CBS, USA Today, New Jersey Bergen Record, New York Post, ABC, Arutz Sheva (in Israel)New York Army Radio, And the Wall street journal reported it indirectly by appologizing to their subcribers why their shipment was late after being stuck on the bridge because of the incident.

    I got a film coming out explaining it. The Mossad didn't have to follow them around, they were embbeded in the cells co-intel style just like the OCK bombing with the FBI. This wasn't some brazen act it was done with a green light from the US via the COG same as Iran Contra which also worked with Israel in that opperation to kill tens of thousands of people and illegal sell arms and drugs (and got away with it for 6 years). I got answers to the questions at the end there, Phil shoot me an email.

  13. So this group has been around since the 1980s advocating for a more neutral U.S. policy toward the ME, when all the while U.S. policy has gotten more biased. Now that's what I call success. /s

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