Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another Israeli Spying Case?

Interesting development:

A US Navy sailor, Ariel J. Weinmann, is suspected of spying for Israel and has been held in prison for four months, according to an article published Monday in the Saudi daily Al-Watan. It reported that Weinmann is being held at a military base in Virginia on suspicion of espionage and desertion.

According to the navy, Weinmann was apprehended on March 26 "after it was learned that he had been listed as a deserter by his command." Though initial information released by the navy makes no mention of it, Al-Watan reported that he was returning from an undisclosed "foreign country." American sources close to the Defense Department told Al-Watan that Israel was the country in question.


Congratulations to Ned Lamont

Congratulations to Ned Lamont for winning the Democratic nomination for Senate inConnecticut. It is a victory for all of us that (previously) Democrat neocon Joe Leiberman has been rebuked for his support for the Iraq war.

Juan Cole puts it best:

[O]n foreign policy issues, Lieberman is a Neoconservative, and supports the Iraq project for the same reasons that Douglas Feith and Paul Wolfowitz (then number 3 and 2 respectively at the Pentagon) did. He tried to put himself in the tradition of Hubert Humphrey, but he was more honest when he also listed Scoop Jackson. Perle and the rest [who] started on Jackson's staff.

Perhaps the tide is turning.