Israeli Spy Larry Franklin Sentenced to 12 years in Prison

by | Jan 20, 2006 | Stress Blog | 1 comment

I hate to see people get locked up by the state, but when it’s one of Doug Feith‘s employees, and his object [.pdf] is helping a foreign nation get this one into a war with Iran, he can rot. Really, he should have gotten at least 20, but I’ll take it at this point.

Now we’ll see about the Dynamic Duo over at AIPAC. Here’s to hoping they don’t plead out. I want to know what Franklin was doing hanging out with Michael Ledeen, Harold Rhode, Manucher Ghorbanifar, Ahmad Chalabi, Italian and Iranian intelligence, and the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq in Rome around the time the Niger uranium forgeries were being laundered thereabouts. Testimony in open court might be a way to find out. (Probably not – I just like bringing up the meetings.)

What is the relationship between Israel and Iran as it exists (or doesn’t) through Gorbanifar?

It is known that the Israelis and the Iranians both had programs to lie the American people into war against Iraq, but surely they weren’t working together on this project as they did during Iran Contra?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming Israel for the forgeries – I have a pretty good idea that those were home-grown – but who knows what was really going on there?

Hat tip: Mike Mejia

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