The Latest Spy Story: Was It Involving Israel Yet Again? | Aletho News

By Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture Foundation | October 21, 2021

An intriguing though fragmentary espionage story made headlines eleven days ago and then disappeared abruptly, suggesting that some folks in high places in the government and media were fearing that the full tale would prove to be embarrassing to someone. I am referring to the report of the arrest made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of an American government employee who worked in nuclear engineering. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana apparently had stolen highly sensitive information on nuclear propulsion systems and the stealth hull designs of the next generation U.S. Navy Virginia class attack submarine fleet and had been caught after several times seeking to sell their wares to what they thought to be a foreign power.

Two days after the arrest, the Toebbes appeared in court in Martinsburg West Virginia and were ordered to remain in jail as they were considered a flight risk. So far, so good but the interesting part of the story is that the intended purchaser was apparently not obvious adversaries like Russia and China, but rather an ostensibly friendly country, which was not identified. The Toebbes clearly thought they were offering their technology to a foreign country’s intelligence service, one presumes, but they were in fact in contact with the FBI, which allowed them to arrange dead drops in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia and paid them to continue providing new material on small digital computer cards before closing the trap and making the arrest.

And how the FBI learned about the Toebbes is another interesting part of the story. Apparently in April 2020 the couple had mailed a package containing manuals and other material relating to the propulsion systems to a foreign country, together with an offer to establish a covert relationship in return for payment in cryptocurrency. The package somehow wound up in someone’s hands in the foreign postal system or government and eventually made its way anonymously eight months later to the FBI legal attaché at the U.S. Embassy. It included a note that read “Please forward this letter to your military intelligence agency. I believe this information will be of great value to your nation. This is not a hoax.”

One has to suspect that the material actually had reached the foreign intelligence agency that it had been sent to where it was considered too hot to handle, so it was forwarded on to the U.S. officials anonymously to get rid of it.

The documents involved relating to the arrest and the alleged crimes committed by the Toebbes are heavily redacted, far beyond the identity of the foreign country involved, so it is somewhat difficult to reconstruct exactly what happened. Toebbe, a former naval officer, has held senior positions in the Navy bureaucracy, up to and including serving on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, which would have given him access to beyond top secret codeworded details of next level submarine technology. It is information that is only shared with Great Britain and, in a recent policy move, with Australia, both U.S. allies that will deploy nuclear powered submarines in the Pacific to deter China. The documents the Toebbes reportedly stole and tried to sell were produced by a little-known U.S. government facility the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin Pennsylvania.

One of the most interesting aspects of the case is the question of who might have been the potential buyer of the stolen technology. Building nuclear submarines is not exactly high on the priority list of any but a small handful of countries that have global or regional pretensions that might be supported by having cruise missile nuclear weapons capable ships that can stay under water for months at a time. Germany could conceivably build such vessels but has no defensive needs that require such an expedient. So could France, presumably. Japan and South Korea are perhaps more plausible recipients, particularly as they have the industrial and scientific bases that could benefit from and use the technology if they chose to go that route, and both are threatened by China.

And, of course, there is always Israel, which frequently tends to come up when there are stories of espionage committed by a friendly country against the United States. In this case, of course, the Israelis, if targeted by the Toebbes, apparently did not seek the approach and that may be why the information sent in the package possibly to Mossad was sat on for over six months. Nevertheless, there is a definite resemblance to what the Toebbes set out to do with the Jonathan Pollard case of the 1980s. Pollard, a non-practicing Jew and Navy analyst, stole a whole roomful of top-secret defense materials. He was in it for the money and tried to sell the intelligence to several foreign governments before he “got religion” and found a buyer in Israel. He became the most damaging spy in the history of the United States. After being caught, tried, convicted and spending twenty-eight years in federal prison, he was released on parole but not allowed to travel. The Donald Trump administration did not renew the parole in 2020 and he moved to Israel, where he was met at the airport by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who presented him with his citizenship papers. He is regarded as a hero in Israel and he has a city square named after him. So, the question becomes, was history repeating itself with the Toebbes?

Against that speculation is the fact that Israel already has an established nuclear deterrent more than capable of eliminating its regional enemies if needs be. It has no use for an expensive submarine with abilities that are not required in the goldfish bowl of the Middle East, unless of course if the United States were to gift Jerusalem with such a new military bauble. It would also have no need to get involved in something that might ultimately have tremendous blowback if exposed, potentially severely damaging the relationship with Washington.

My own theory is that Israel was indeed the target of the Toebbes’ scheme. It is widely known that the Jewish state is the most aggressive and successful “friendly” nation spying on Washington and it is backed up by a host of wealthy and powerful co-religionists who work hard to both “help” it and cover-up for its crimes. I suspect that if Israeli intelligence were interested in collecting on the submarine technology they would eschew potential screwballs like the Toebbes and instead work their other sources in Washington to collect the information independently, accounting for the time lag between the mailing of the package and the forwarding of it to the FBI. When Pollard was active, his Israeli Embassy handler would sometimes ask him for specific files by number, indicating they had other high level agents at work, and it must be assumed that that is still the case. Far too many in Congress and the Pentagon are very happy to have a lunch with that nice young man or woman from the Israeli Embassy and maybe share a secret or two.

But, that speculation aside, perhaps the strongest indicator that Israel was the planned recipient of what the Toebbe’s stole is the silence over who the target might have been. When the media and the federal government are silent on a foreign policy or national security issue it often means that Israel is involved, directly or indirectly. Will we the American public ever learn “who was it?” Probably not. Just one more secret.




Did this put Bill Clinton in the hospital? The oil is rising to the surface. Wonder if it will go anywhere?


OCTOBER 12, 2021
Targeting Trump: Durham Uncovers New Clinton, FBI Connections in Russia Probe

The wheels of justice grind slow—much to the exasperation of, well, everybody. In April 2019, Attorney General William Barr appointed federal prosecutor John Durham to get to the bottom of the Russia mess: the sensational allegations, both before and after Donald Trump’s November 2016 presidential election victory, of Trump connections to dirty Russian money, dirty players, and dirty deeds.

Testifying before a Senate subcommittee, Barr said he wanted a review of “both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016.” Durham’s mandate: investigate the investigators—particularly the FBI. What did the FBI know about Trump’s accusers and when did they know it?


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Tyrannical Lockdown CA Gov Newsom Fights To Exempt Union That Gave His Recall Campaign $1.75 Million From His COVID Vax Mandate – Nwo Report

Cal Matters reports – Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state corrections department on Oct. 12 appealed the judge’s order that prison employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, asking the U.S. Ninth Circuit to overturn the order.

California prison workers will join the list of state employees who must be vaccinated against COVID, a federal judge ruled Monday — a loss for the state prison guards’ union and Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Overwhelming Majority of Republicans and Democrats Want Special Prosecutor Durham’s Budget Renewed and Report Released | Political Arena

…A surprisingly high share of Democrats—68 percent—agreed with Republicans and Independents that Durham’s budget should be renewed, while 82 percent of Democrats agreed his report should be released in full.

Gender gestapo celebrate win as tin-eared UK judges overturn ban on puberty blockers for under-16s who need help, not hormones — RT Op-ed

Damian Wilson is a UK journalist, ex-Fleet Street editor, financial industry consultant and political communications special advisor in the UK and EU.
A UK Court of Appeal decision to allow young teenagers to decide
on the first stage of gender transitioning is a blow for common sense, a
gross misreading of the public mood and an insult to every parent.
A 13-year-old child is
only just old enough to open their own account on Twitter, Instagram or
TikTok, but now the Court of Appeal in the UK has decided
they’re also of an age to decide on taking powerful puberty blockers as
they make up their mind whether they want to face the future as a man
or woman.

So let’s get this straight. In their first year of
becoming a teenager, they can’t drink, drive, vote, or have sex, but
they can make the decision to take growth-inhibiting hormones that will
delay the onset of puberty, with all the physical and mental impact that
means, while their school pals and peers embark on a prescription-free
path into a regular adulthood.

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For reasons hard to fathom, the Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling made in the High Court just last December that determined children under the age of 13 considering gender reassignment were “highly unlikely”
to be mature enough to themselves give informed consent to be
prescribed puberty-blocking drugs, which it called an ‘experimental’
treatment that even those aged 14 or 15 would have difficulty
understanding. They even suggested that the doctors of teenagers under
18 may need to consult the courts for authorisation for medical

As a result of that decision Tavistock suspended new
referrals for puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for under-16s.
But now that’s all changed, in less than a year.

The court
decision announced today follows the launch of an appeal by Tavistock
and Portman NHS foundation trust, which, as NHS England’s only gender
identity development service for children, has the most skin in the
game. They disputed the outcome of the case brought against them by
24-year-old Keira Bell, who began taking puberty blockers at 16 but
later de-transitioned.

believes 16 is too young an age to make such a life-changing decision,
let alone ages 15, 14 or 13. Keira’s case was backed by the unnamed
mother of a teenage autistic girl on the waiting list for treatment. In
some circles, autistic teens are considered more prone to gender
dysphoria than neurotypical kids. But it’s just a theory, that’s all.

Gender dypsphoria – described by the NHS as “a sense of unease that a person may have because of a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity”
– is at the centre of all this. While any responsible parent or
qualified medical specialist would probably want to explore the whys and
wherefores of a child’s desire to transition their sex, it seems that
judges are happy for children to self-diagnose, and leave the medical
experts to inject the GnRH analogues based on their young patient’s

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Last December, the High Court ruling stopping this was declared a
victory for common sense. A strike against a highly irresponsible
medical culture that, unlike that existing in any other field of
medicine or psychiatry, allowed a patient’s self-diagnosis – and a
minor’s, no less – to determine how they were treated. If a teenage girl
told doctors she really felt like a boy then that was it. She was a he.
End of.

Sometime in the early 2000s, this backwards protocol,
propagated by the shamefully indulgent, politically-driven gender
gestapo of West Coast USA academia, landed in the UK without anyone
really taking that much notice. But, and this is somewhat contentious,
once it became ‘a thing,’ suddenly gender dysphoria seemed everywhere.

Like the 1518 dancing plague
of Strasbourg, the idea just took hold and that was it. The gender
identity development service saw a surge in referrals beyond anything it
had experienced in the past.

In 2010-11, there were 134
referrals in England. By 2020-21, that figure had soared to 2,242.
Clearly, something is out of whack here. Like multiple personality
disorders, like anorexia, it’s hard to deny that, once these conditions
became more talked about, particularly among adolescent girls, more
cases began to appear. Is there a clue there?

Looking at Transgender trend figures from 2018-19, there were even referrals
of girls aged as young as three to the Tavistock Clinic. At that age,
they are just as likely to say they want to be a puppy or a unicorn as
they are to declare they’d rather be a boy. Why not take them to the

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If December’s ruling was a victory for common sense, this one is a
victory for imbecility. These crusading, tin-eared appeal-court judges
have desperately misread the public mood on this issue, which pits that
age-old concern of any loving parent simply wanting the best for their
offspring against progressive gender radicals pushing an ideology that
undermines those efforts.This decision is a retrograde step and the
judges should be ashamed.

Hunter’s Laptop Implicates Joe! Where is DOJ?! – YouTube | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on Newsmax TV to discuss the latest news on Biden corruption–specifically a bank account shared by Hunter Biden & his dad, Joe Biden–and why the DOJ isn’t investigating with a special counsel probe...

Loudoun County VA: Rapist protected because he’s a “trans”? | Stella’s Place

I’m sure most of you have heard this story, but details continue to be released, and I think (and hope) that the story will become more and more public. The mainstream media doesn’t want to cover it because it is against the party line and what the woke believe.

What happened is this: A high school girl was sexually assaulted by a male fellow student. How did this happen? He supposedly identified as trans-sexual and was using the Women’s bathroom. That is where he cornered and assaulted the high school girl.

Her father appeared at a school board meeting in June to protest against the way this matter was handled by the school. As a result, he was arrested. President Biden would probably call him a “domestic terrorist”.

In October the same boy was arrested again on different charges for allegedly assaulting a different girl, at a different school. He is now in a juvenile detention center.

The first girl’s father says Loudoun County schools went out of their way to protect the child – ‘a sexual predator’. The school still has not commented.

Giving the school board the benefit of the doubt, I can only paraphrase Rand Paul:

This situation is a result of “Big Heart, Small Brain Syndrome”.

Daily Wire

On June 22, Scott Smith was arrested at a Loudoun County, Virginia, school board meeting, a meeting that was ultimately deemed an “unlawful assembly” after many attendees vocally opposed a policy on transgender students.

What people did not know is that weeks prior on May 28, Smith says, a boy allegedly wearing a skirt entered a girls’ bathroom at nearby Stone Bridge High School, where he sexually assaulted Smith’s ninth-grade daughter.

Juvenile records are sealed, but Smith’s attorney Elizabeth Lancaster told The Daily Wire that a boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio, related to an incident that day at that school.

As a result of the viral video showing his arrest, Smith became the poster child for what the National School Boards Association has since suggested could be a form of “domestic terrorism”: a white blue-collar male who showed up to harangue obscure public servants on his local school board. . .

[more] Daily Wire

The Loudoun County Sheriff confirmed elements of The Daily Wire’s blockbuster report, alleging that Loudoun County Public Schools covered up a sexual assault that happened in the bathroom of a local high school, acknowledging that the department investigated a sexual assault that took place on the day in question

Loudoun County Public Schools has also released a statement in reference to the report, noting that it “has cooperated and is continuing to cooperate” with law enforcement in reference to the alleged sexual assault.

The Loudon County Sheriffs confirmed to Fox News and the Daily Mail that they did investigate an incident from May 28th and that the case is still pending, leaving them unable to discuss details. According to the Daily Wire’s report, and the victim’s attorney, the suspect in the first case is alleged to have committed a second sexual assault, in early October.

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘We’ve Got Fauci Spreading Mistruths Across the Country’ | Aletho News

The Defender | October 13, 2021

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday took to the podium on Capitol Hill to criticize the media and Dr. Anthony Fauci for spreading mistruths about COVID, and for their role in causing unnecessary deaths by politicizing the science around COVID vaccines and treatments.

“We’ve got Dr. Fauci spreading mistruths across the country, saying we’ve got to forcibly vaccinate the kids,” Paul said. “There’s no science behind any of that.”

Paul accused CNN and others of misleading the public on a host of COVID-related of issues, including the need to vaccinate children:

“For example, the one truth you won’t be told is an 85-year-old has a 10,000 times greater chance of dying [from COVID] than a 10-year-old. Now you think we should treat them the same. If you were their doctor, do you think a 10-year-old should get the same healthcare and the same prescriptions for what they need to do as an 85-year-old? Makes no sense at all.”

Paul, who said he refused to get the COVID vaccine because he already had the virus, and has natural immunity, has been an outspoken critic of Fauci and the Biden administration for their handling of the pandemic.

In July, he accused Fauci of lying to Congress about approving funding for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate.

Paul told the U.S. Senate on Monday it’s time to stop censoring people just for asking questions about COVID policies, and get back to the ideas of classical liberalism, where “we debated things.”


Polish Writer Denied Entry To U.K. For Criticizing Jewish Supremacy And Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing In Gaza | VikingLifeBlog
The Polish Foreign Ministry angrily summoned the British Ambassador to Warsaw on Monday, demanding that she explain why a conservative writer had apparently been denied entry to the UK over the weekend at the behest of powerful Jewish interests.