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Report: NSA Assisting Israel; Neo-Cons Pushing “Four-Front” War

HeadlineAug 04, 2006

A report has emerged Israel is being assisted by a new partner in its attack on Lebanon — the National Security Agency. In a piece published on, former Clinton administration official Sydney Blumenthal says the NSA has been providing signal intelligence to Israel to monitor whether Syria and Iran are supplying new weapons to Hezbollah. Citing unnamed national security sources, Blumenthal writes secret intelligence the sharing effort has been pushed by Vice President Dick Cheney and other leading neo-conservatives. Blumenthal writes: “The neoconservatives are described as enthusiastic about the possibility of using NSA intelligence as a lever to widen the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah and Israel and Hamas into a four-front war.”

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