Thursday, May 18, 2017

PRES. TRUMP DID NOT LEAK ANY INTELLIGENCE TO THE RUSSIANS. NO ISRAELI SOURCES WERE THREATENED BY THIS  WHITE HOUSE DISCUSSION. THIS NEW YORK TIMES CREATED  FICTION , WAS EXPANDED, AND  THEN EXTENSIVELY MERCHANDISED BY THE AMERICAN MEDIA. 



The “intelligence" that  President Trump  shared with the Russians at the White House  dealt with the use of bombs planted in laptop computers to attack commercial aircraft.  This was already  widely known publicly since a partial ban on laptops has already been implemented and  the discussion  over further extending it is now underway. There was nothing confidential or sensitive about this item.

Pres. Trump was not briefed on the sources  nor on the methods by which this information was obtained. That matter, in spite of media speculation and leaks from "intelligence sources“ was never discussed.

The media  argument is that Israel  had warned the United States not to share the information with Russia since Israel was afraid that the ,Russians would share it with Assad, and then it would get back to ISIS and  then ISIS would be able to detect the Jewish intelligence agents,thus eliminating Israel's ability to capture further intelligence

Actually, it was the intelligence leakers and the New York Times who dwelled on the source of  the information at first being a Middle East ally and then being identified as Israel. Then the speculation grew in the media that Israel would be very unhappy and this would jeopardize United States/Israel intelligence sharing arrangements. Further, the president was an accused of endangering the lives of all of the  intelligence agents who provided material.


Thus, before our eyes the fictional story of a dangerous intelligence leak by Pres. Trump of critical information which jeopardized the lives of   Israeli intelligence agents and threatened the continued operation of Israeli-American was created, substantially expanded, and  then extensively merchandised by the American media.