On May 2, 1919, Captain John B. Trevor sent an urgent request to the director of military intelligence in Washington under the title PIans for the Protection of New York in Case of Local Disturbances. To underscore its gravity, he followed up with a telephone call from his military intelligence office at 302 Broadway. In the hysterical atmosphere of the Red Scare just beginning to spread across America, Trevor was convinced that a Bolshevik revolt was imminent in his home city of New York and that “the force available is utterly inadequate to meet a serious uprising in the congested district.” 1
Fearing local troops would be “overwhelmed by a great superiority of numbers,” Trevor sought “prompt action” from headquarters. The expedited response from Washington the next day alleviated some, though not all, of his mounting anxiety. The good news was that “6,000 Springfield rifles” had already been shipped from Augusta, Georgia. But he had also asked for machine guns, which he intended to organize “into a Machine Gun Battalion with two motor trucks capable of carrying eight guns and crews.” The probable deployment of the desired Machine Gun Battalion was in the area he identified as “most strongly permeated with the Bolshevik movement.” 2
These particular sections of New York were clearly outlined on the secret “Ethnic Map” Captain Trevor had drawn up months before. Pondering these areas of the city, he easily visualized the threat in human form for he had encountered them personally in the streets for decades and had kept them under intense surveillance for more than a year. Trevor’s “Ethnic Map” specifically denoted “the congested districts chiefly inhabited by Russian Jews.” 3
The very same day of his request to Washington, Trevor’s secret agent had again confirmed that radical gatherings were “90%” Jewish.” 4 Accordingly, “it would be eminently desirable,” Trevor had notified his headquarters, “to have sufficient force available to enclose the area and localize the outbreak”.
Disgust towards Jews mutilating Europeans
About the same time, the American military attaché in Switzerland, Colonel William Godson, had sent similar intelligence on the dangers posed by Jewish Bolsheviks in Europe. Godson, one of the army’s most valued intelligence officers, wrote from Poland:
“The connection between the Jews and the Bolsheviki at Vilna seems to be proven without a shadow of a doubt. When the Bolsheviki entered the city they were taken to the houses of the wealthy by the Jews and apparently had this matter arranged beforehand.” 5
Even more horrifying than the seizure and destruction of property were eyewitness accounts of barbarism and butchery by these Bolsheviks. Typical of the atrocity stories that filled pages was that of:
“the man and woman who lived on the estate… [who] had been killed and frightfully mutilated. The woman had her head cut off and the man had his eyes gouged out and his ears and nose cut off.”
Accompanying photographs depicted Bolshevik mutilation of two captured Polish soldiers. Here were naked bodies with butchered flesh, hanging upside down from trees, while:
“the Bolsheviki soldiers were laughing and grinning and standing about.” 6
That event embedded such an indelible image on the mind that two years later, Godson would write passionately:
“I am so thoroughly convinced of the reality of a Jewish movement to dominate the world that I hate to leave a stone unturned.” 7
1 “Plans for the Protection of New York jn Case of Local Disturbances,” May 2, 1919, National Archives, College Park, MD (hereafter NACP), RG 165, Military Intelligence Division (hereafter MID), Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, 10110-920 (538). ↩
2 Ibid.; Colonel K. C. Masteller to intelligence officer, New York, May 3, 1919, NACP, RG 165, MID 10110-920 (550). ↩
3 NACP, RG 165, MID 10110-920 (538). ↩
4 Inspector C. L. Converse to Captain John B. Trevor, May 2, 1919, NACP, RG 165, MID 10110-920 (547). ↩
5 “Trip to Vilna and Warsaw,” May 15, 1919, NACP, RG 165, MID 2067-85. ↩
6 Ibid. ↩
7 Colonel William Godson to Major Sherman Miles, February 21, 1921, NACP, RG 165, MID 245-48 (41). ↩
Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers.
With nearly 6 million Americans unemployed and regular bouts of layoffs in the U.S. tech industry, major American tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation are nonetheless moving key operations, billions in investments, and thousands of jobs to Israel — a trend that has largely escaped media attention or concern from even “America first” politicians. The fact that this massive transfer of investment and jobs has been so overlooked is particularly striking given that it is largely the work of a single leading neoconservative Republican donor who has given millions of dollars to President Donald Trump.
To make matters worse, many of these top tech companies shifting investment and jobs to Israel at record rates continue to collect sizable U.S. government subsidies for their operations while they move critical aspects of their business abroad, continue to layoff thousands of American workers, and struggle to house their growing company branches in Israel. This is particularly troubling in light of the importance of the tech sector to the overall U.S. economy, as it accounts for 7.1 percent of total GDP and 11.6 percent of total private-sector payroll.
Furthermore, many of these companies are hiring members of controversial Israeli companies — known to have spied on Americans, American companies, and U.S. federal agencies — as well as numerous members of Israeli military intelligence as top managers and executives.
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In recent years, the top U.S. tech companies have been shifting many of their most critical operations, particularly research and development, to one country: Israel. A 2016 report in Business Insider noted that Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple had all opened up research and development (R&D) centers in recent years, with some of them having as many as three such centers in Israel, a country roughly the size of New Jersey. Other major tech companies that have also opened key operation and research centers in Israel include Sandisk, Nvidia, PayPal, Palantir and Dell. Forbes noted last year that the world’s top 10 tech companies were now “doing mission-critical work in Israel that’s core to their businesses back at HQ.”
Yet, some of these tech giants, particularly those based in the U.S., are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers.
For example, Intel Corporation, which is the world’s second largest manufacturer of semiconductor computer chips and is headquartered in California, has long been a major employer in Israel, with over 10,000 employees in the Jewish state. However, earlier this year, Intel announced that it would be investing $11 billion in a new factory in Israel and would receive around $1 billion in an Israeli government grant for that investment. Just a matter of months after Intel announced its major new investment in Israel, it announced a new round of layoffs in the United States.
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Particularly troubling is the fact that, since SUNC’s founding, the number of former Unit 8200 members in top positions in American tech companies has skyrocketed. Based on a non-exhaustive analysis conducted by Mintpress of over 200 LinkedIn accounts of former Israeli military intelligence and intelligence officers in three major tech companies, numerous former Unit 8200 alumni were found to currently hold top managerial or executive positions in Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
At Microsoft, managers for at least 15 of the company’s products and programs — including Microsoft’s lead managers for engineering, product strategy, threat analytics and cloud business intelligence — publicly listed their affiliation with Unit 8200 on their LinkedIn accounts. In addition, the general manager of Microsoft’s Israeli Research and Development Center is also a former member of Unit 8200. In total, of the 200 accounts analyzed, 50 of them currently worked for Microsoft.
Similarly, at Google, 28 former Unit 8200 members at the company were identified from their LinkedIn accounts. Among them are Google’s Engineering Director, its strategic partner manager, two growth marketing leads, its lead technical manager, and six product and program managers, including Google’s manager for trust and safety search.
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This concern is further exacerbated by the deep ties connecting top tech companies like Microsoft and Google to the U.S. military. Microsoft and Google are both key military contractors — Microsoft in particular, given that it is set to win a lucrative contract for the Pentagon’s cloud management and has partnered with the Department of Defense to produce a “secure” election system known as ElectionGuard that is set to be implemented in some U.S. states for the 2020 general election.
Israel spies on the United States more than any other ally does and these activities have reached an alarming level, Newsweek magazine reported on Tuesday.
The main targets are US industrial and technical secrets, the weekly said, quoting classified briefings on legislation that would make it easier for Israeli citizens to get visas to enter America.
Newsweek said a congressional staffer familiar with a briefing last January called the testimony “very sobering … alarming … even terrifying”, and quoted another as saying the behavior was “damaging.”
“No other country close to the United States continues to cross the line on espionage like the Israelis do,” said a former congressional staffer who attended another classified briefing in late 2013, according to Newsweek.
It said that briefing was one of several in recent months given by the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the FBI and the National Counterintelligence Directorate.
The former congressional staffer said the intelligence agencies did not give specifics, but cited “industrial espionage — folks coming over here on trade missions or with Israeli companies working in collaboration with American companies, [or] intelligence operatives being run directly by the government, which I assume meant out of the [Israeli] Embassy.”
Israel’s espionage activities in America are unrivaled and go far beyond activities by other close allies, such as Germany, France, Britain and Japan, counter-intelligence agents told members of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, Newsweek said.
“I don’t think anyone was surprised by these revelations,” the former aide was quoted as saying.
“But when you step back and hear … that there are no other countries taking advantage of our security relationship the way the Israelis are for espionage purposes, it is quite shocking.”
Obama administration approved $1bn in green energy loans days after failed Solyndra project due to be completed
$737m guarantee made to Crescent Dunes project in Tonopah, Nevada, for 110-megawatt desert solar power plant
Republicans warn Energy Department is ‘rushing’ $5bn in loans ahead of Friday deadline
In the aftermath of the the doomed Solyndra project, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $737 million loan guarantee to SolarReserve to construct a giant solar power plant in Tonopah, Nevada.
The SolarReserve project is backed by an energy investment fund where the Minority Leader’s brother-in-law Ronald Pelosi is a board member.
PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (East) LLC is listed as one of the investors in the project that has been given the staggering loan guarantee, which even dwarfs that given to failed company Solyndra.
Other investors include one of the major investors in Solyndra, which is run by one of the directors of Solyndra.
Steve Mitchell, who served on the board of directors at the bankrupt energy company, is also managing director of Argonaut Private Equity, which has invested in the latest project.
Since Solyndra has filed for bankruptcy has been asked to testify about the goings on at the firm by two members of the House and ‘asked to provide documents to Congress’.
Italian pensioners & poor families go hungry because they don’t get enough help from the state but when it comes to asylum seekers..