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Friday, January 28, 2011

New Zealand Radical Researcher "Exposes" Israeli Spy Base

Russian propaganda outlet Russia Today recently exposed a large Israeli electronic listening base - with the help of New Zealand researcher and writer, Nicky Hager.

Hager is regarded as an international expert on Western spy bases. He has testified before the European Parliament, lectured widely and has written many articles and books on the subject.

While cultivating an image of a dispassionate observer concerned only for peace and civil liberties, Hager's background belies that image.

During the early 1980s,  Hager was a leader involved in the pro-Sandinista Wellington Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. He was also involved in several groups associated with the Workers Communist League, a rabidly Maoist group notorious for their anti American, anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activities.

Hager (right) with W.C.L. member Ron Smith, circa 1983

Later like many former W.C.L. affiliates Hager was later involved in anarchist-connected "peace" and environmental causes.

One of his main projects for many years was campaigning against the US satellite tracking base at Waihopai in New Zealand's South Island.

Now Hager is busily trying to hinder Israel's attempts to monitor their many enemies in the region.

If Nicky Hager attempted this sort of stunt in any other country in the Middle East, he would be jailed or deported by now.



Anonymous Paula said...

I doubt very seriously he would've been heard from again?

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a typical Soviet manufactured news scandal. Between various units of the IDF Intel branches, there are numerous facilities, not to mention many private set-ups of asorted technological groups that could be performing contract work for the Intel Community. Most Israelis do not mind or care when they drive by. Israel is too small to keep these locations secret, yet I bet anything that the so called "Useful idiot" Scientist will not be able to to cite which unit controls the skies of the region. I served in one many years ago in a none classified capacity. To this day I never speak of my unit, which is 45 years old. This is just another Soviet entertainment item, using a western cut-out as the legit voice to explain the ruse.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Eitan said...

What a bs.
Whaoo you really spent money to broadcast it? Israel could hide it in the Negev if they wanted to. It is out there with no attempt to hide the facility.

Intercepting every phone calls?? Can you estimate how many of them per second (few millions)? Who will process the information to get any useful information?

Give me a break - find something useful to do in your life.

9:50 AM  

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