1. Hi FBI guys. I have a question. How many of you are allowed to moonlight for a foreign corporation and add at least 25K a year to your salary?
Stewart Nozette was allowed to do this for 10 years while holding shit-loads of security clearances. Oh, one other thing about this allegedly highly talented scientist that I’m sure readers of this little blog would like to hear about. No, I’m not talking about his taking the bait like a starving piranha presented with kosher matza when the FBI folks correctly ambushed this loyalty-challenged asshole. (I hope the agent or agents involved get promoted. Somehow I suspect that won’t be the case. A little birdie makes me think this.)
No, the other thing is that according to this report Nozette admitted to the FBI person or persons who should get promoted but won’t that he had ALREADY sold out this country to Israel. So this extra bit of moonlighting he wanted to do was just gravy. Kosher gravy.
No wonder Nozette thought that he was double dipping since he told the FBI agent who was working diligently to stop this traitor:
“I thought I was working for you already. I mean that’s what I always thought, [the foreign company] was just a front.”
Soooooooooooooooooooo Israel Aerospace Industries is just a front? Wow, who the hell else in the United States with super high security clearances [Nozette has claimed he has a Q clearance – it apparently was really a Star of David clearance] works for Israel Aerospace Industries? Hey FBI dudes, that would be a really cool thing to look into.
The prosecutor, Anthony Asuncion, made a most interesting statement at Nozette’s bond hearing:
“He told the agent that he had indeed communicated classified information,” Asuncion said. “He had admitted to the agent actual espionage.”
It looks like the FBI has also put Attorney General Eric (Pardon Mark Rich) Holder in quite a bind. For once he has to come down hard on an Israeli spy:
“At the end of the bond hearing yesterday, a magistrate judge ordered Nozette held without bail. Underscoring how seriously authorities are taking the case, Eric Holder “ordered special communications restrictions placed on him,” prosecutors said.”
Oh, one other thing. Did you notice the picture at the top of this page? It’s of Stew in India and he’s standing in front of the Taj Mahal. Nozette is also thought to have brought flash drives to India. Maybe that’s what he was doing when he posed for this picture. Maybe he was on an officially government-sponsored trip – being paid nice extra money to sell out the readers of Mantiq al-Tayr.
The tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr all wish to chirp their thanks most loudly to the Anonymous Arabista who brought the TPM article to our attention.
2. I had actually planned to make my next post something positive about human beings, Muslims and the Middle East. But this Nozette thing came up and I decided to put that off. However, we here at Mantiq al-Tayr love animals and we thought that this was a horrific case of horse-abuse and thought we should bring it to your attention. How could you give horses these awful names? (Don’t worry, we’ll get back to making fun of cats very soon.) The inhumanity of it all.