4 Nabbed In Espionage at Office of Homeland Security Committee Member




By Gordon Duff

This week, a “Watergate” type attack on the Federal Building in New Orleans was thwarted when 4 “black bag” operatives, one the son of US Attorney, William J. Flannigan, whose offices were in the same building, were arrested “in the act.”

Another of the men, James O’Keefe is a close associate of Texas Republican and Member of Congress, Pete Olson.  Olson’s campaign to recover convicted Rep. Tom Delay’s seat from the Democrats was financed by rogue billionaire Dan Duncan, noted for his helicopter/machinegun trophy hunting trips to Russia.

Suspects, even American citizens, who commit crimes like this one are sent to Guantanamo, subjected to “waterboarding” and years of detention, unless, of course, they have friends in high places, friends who want terrorists dealt with harshly unless those terrorists are their friends or family.


Representative Olson has failed to comment on the nature of his relationship with O’Keefe.  Olson has referred to the now jailed O’Keefe as a great American hero.  31 GOP members of Congress concur.  They can now visit their “hero” in prison.  As for O’Keefe’s heroic act, nobody has been able to figure that out yet.  Does spying on the United States count?

In an odd turn, when 46 year old Olson collapsed from heart failure, he was saved by Rahm Emanual, President Obama’s Chief of Staff.  Olson now has a pacemaker as does his other close associate and advisor, former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Senator Mary Landreiu is senior member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, making her office and communications the most classified of any elected official in the United States outside the President.  Nearly every national secret involving the security of the United States passes through those offices.  Information accessed thru the attempted wiretap and break in could enable any terrorist organization full access to our most sensitive materials regarding counter-terrorism, intelligence coordination and active ongoing operations.

Information under the highest classification levels from the FBI, CIA, NSA, DIA, DHS , NSC and White house along with secure “chatter” between House and Senate members and their staffers on homeland security issues would have been accessed.  On the “intelligence market,” as described by former FBI translator, Sibel Edmonds, information of this kind is regularly accessed and sold by individuals directly connected to those arrested, sold to enemies of the United States.  We are still waiting for the Attorney General to act on these now very substantiated allegations.


The MSM is presenting this act of espionage as an attempt by neo-Conservatives to get information to blackmail Senator Landrieu on issues involving voter registration efforts.  However, there is no reason to believe any information of that kind was in that office nor could any information obtained thru this method be used in anything but a felonious manner.

Senator Landrieu, though Committee Chairman would not have been an office involved in an investigation of “ACORN” or any such group.  The Sub-Committee for Permanent Investigations is chaired by Senator Carl Levin.  His office is in the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit, over a thousand miles away.  None of the alleged spies had parents with offices conveniently located in the building with Senator Levin nor would Senator Levin have had the wealth of information valued by foreign intelligence services that could have been accessed from Senator Landrieu.


Those arrested had worked for “journalist” Andrew Beitbart, known Israeli Supporter and prominent voice of powerful Israeli advocate Rupert Murdoch thru his Fox News network and Wall Street Journal.  Breitbart is linked to the neo-con controlled Townhall.com and Drudge.com, known for their consistently anti-administration views.  Breitbart denies that any of those arrested, though closely associated with him, were acting directly under his orders when the espionage occurred.


Current hearings held by the Senate Homeland Security Committee chaired by Landireu, hearings subject to this espionage attack involve:

  • Intelligence reform in the aftermath of the Christmas terrorist attack
  • Overviews of contracting corruption in Afghanistan
  • Planning for securing America’s diplomats around the world
  • The Terrorist Reform and Terrorist Prevention Act (IRTPA)
  • Investigating the root causes of the Ft. Hood attack
  • Securing America from financial crimes
  • America’s Defense from Cyber Attack
  • Development plans for “post surge” Afghanistan

Current investigations by the Sub-Committee on Investigations are:

  • Speculation in trading and how it effects national security
  • How US banks help overseas corporation dodge US taxes
  • Report on Tax Havens hiding billions from the IRS
  • Massive abuses of government credit cards by employees
  • Ending “offshore secrecy” to allow the US to recover billions in tax shortfall
  • Shell Oil credit card interest abuses
  • Medicaid abuse and equipment overcharges
  • Billions in unpaid taxes on Medicaid income by American doctors
  • Speculation in the energy markets costing American consumers billions a year
  • Failures in United Nations reform, waste and corruption
  • Speculation and manipulation that controls and rigs crude oil and gasoline markets
  • and many many more


  • The Senate HSC is responsible for implementing all intelligence reforms resulting from the findings of the 9/11 commission especially in light of continued failures as demonstrated by the Ft. Hood tragedy and the Detroit terror attack.

Current contracting oversight responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all USAID reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan
  • Investigating massive corruption tied to the US Embassy in Kabul
  • Overseeing all US contractors used in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world in regard to corrupt practices and cost overruns
  • Detecting and Prosecuting Contractor Fraud

Scope of the Potential Espionage Penetraton

The current subjects listed above are all of a nature that the security of the United States could be compromised by the access of documents, emails, faxes, phone calls or “bugging” of offices.  In fact, every aspect of the security of the United States and every effort to investigate wrongdoing and corruption by companies doing business with the US government passes thru this system.

We have these questions to ask:

  • Who would have employed these individuals to attempt espionage at this level?
  • What are the potential markets for such information and what is the potential value?  Billions?
  • Why have no MSM news services reported the facts in this case?
  • Has acting US Attorney for Western Louisiana, William J. Flannigan, whose son is among those arrested still actively employed and has he been interrogated by the security services of the United States in a manner consistent to his potential involvement in this serious act of espionage using methodologies he supported for other?


In light of the Edmonds testimony, do we consider that our spies were working for Turkey, Israel or the ISI of Pakistan or the RAW of India?  Were they working for the oil companies, tax cheats or Blackwater, all under investigation from this office.  Were they getting secrets to sell terrorists planning to attack the United States?  Was aiding in the planning of a terrorist attack, lets say, prior to the congressional elections, a priority?

Does this go along with the political connections and beliefs of this group?  Would they be willing to see hundreds or even thousands of Americans die to further their extremist political agenda?  Are there Americans like this?

You don’t break into a Rolls Royce dealership to steal a mop ringer.

Imagine the access.  A Homeland Security Committee member with an office in New Orleans and a spy with a father who is the US Attorney, allowing total cover for an espionage operation and, with a little luck, a safe haven inside the building itself.

No TV spy could be given such advantages or such protections, especially the protections of the press blackout that we are seeing now, seemingly manipulated through Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdock and friends.  Is Andrew Bretbart, Brentwood resident, pro-Israeli activist and ultra-right winger at the heart of this?  Is anyone asking?  Is anyone looking?

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35 Responses to "4 Nabbed In Espionage at Office of Homeland Security Committee Member"

  1. Gordon Duff  February 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    yes they are.

  2. Marilyn  February 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Are these four tied to the CIA as operatives?

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  4. Norman Rogers  February 2, 2010 at 2:58 am

    You can set up secure lines anywhere. But, are they really secure?

  5. Gordon Duff  January 30, 2010 at 6:12 am

    yes, specially the phones and computers that were being bugged. Thank you for making that point.

    The only excluded phone would be….well, since it is a digital system, none are excluded.

    Who the hell told you that such things were possible?

    Trying to cover up for professional traitors is hard work. Why do it? Supporting and protecting America is so much more honorable plus it doesn’t involve outlandish statements.


  6. Norman Rogers  January 30, 2010 at 4:26 am

    I hear you. But sensitive information would have been segregated into the secure areas assigned to the Senator, correct?

    My point is, this was a hell of a lot more serious than simply trying to see if someone was going to pick up the phone when a constituent called.

  7. Gordon Duff  January 30, 2010 at 3:03 am

    To work in a congressional office with this type of committee assignment requires a top secret security clearance. Calls, faxes and documents from computers, all of which were to be intercepted, would have compromised national security.


  8. Norman Rogers  January 30, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I agree with you on virtually all of your points of argument, sir, but you’re missing one detail–forgive me if I missed it above:

    No items of a classified nature are supposed to be discussed outside of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) and, if something is discussed over a communication line, this should be done on a secure line.

    That said, if there is a secure line into that facility, and if those men were there to tamper with the digital phone system, wow. Another charge to be brought against them.

  9. blogo  January 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Hey Pete,

    Something tells me you think G Gordon Liddy is a real American hero, too.

    Go cry with Glenn Beck, or sniff Palin’s skirt, tea bagger.

  10. Pete  January 29, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Senator Mary Landreiu, as senior member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, poses a security to America all by herself. Not only as Democrat but also a corruptocrat. Perhaps those dastardly Republicans were trying, in their own simple way, to fix the problem.
    On another note, let’s see if I have this right. CNNCBS, NBC, MSNBC, BBC, CBC have exactly the same mindset and are united in their hatred of solitary Foxnews. And you guys call Foxnews ‘Pravda’? Do you even know what Pravda was? Obviously not.
    Was it Goethe who observed, “There is nothing more dangerous than ignorance in action.”?
    You guys epitomize that sentiment; profoundly illiterate ‘mrg’ personifies it.

  11. mrg  January 28, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    duffy,again you speak like a real american who cares for the future of this fragile democracy. it looks to be a dumb and dumber plead.they will say it was a prank or maybe an investigation of voter fraud,however i beleive it is the money trail.they want to know who knows what and what are there next moves.the money trail invloves way to many interests,from the slob roger ales(sp)right to the republicon national committe Ze,raw,mossaud(aipac)and from the all rightwing crack pots from the hell hole known as texas.all those freakin’separate but well connected ennitys are involved with fraud,treason,torture,rendition,treasury theft,money laundering,blackmarket weapons running,espionage,and murder for profit to name a few.the problem is courage to kick the road blocks out of the way of justice installed for the purpose of sidetracking any legal challenges.it starts with throwing eric holder to the wolfes,and appointing an independent investigator to look into the possiblity of war time espionage. a penalty if convicted,worth the noose! yes there are many crimes to look into however this would get their attention.rise from the dead teddy roosevelt,bobby kennedy,john kennedy,harry truman we need you now! yeah for the brainwashed crowd that listens to pravda (i mean fox/republicon propaganda)it was just a prank ha ha.

  12. Milton  January 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Let’s face it, all charges will be dropped, because he is poor white trash. This Tuesday, James O’Keefe was arrested by the FBI, for entering a federal property under false pretenses with the intent to commit a felony and maliciously interfering with a telephone system operated and controlled by the United States of America. They were dressed up as telephone company employees with tool belts and fluorescent jackets. It appears to be a bungled attempt to wiretap the office of Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, in Louisiana and paid by Andrew Breitbart.

  13. Gordon Duff  January 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm


    We have other issues with Breitbart involving the Veterans Conservancy scam. He is on much worse lists than just “conservative/Israeli/anti-American t-o-o-l”

  14. Brian  January 28, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Here is another excellent article on the subject of Israeli spying by Giraldi:

    Fromm the article: Israel always features prominently in the annual FBI report called “Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage.” The 2005 report states, “Israel has an active program to gather proprietary information within the United States. These collection activities are primarily directed at obtaining information on military systems and advanced computing applications that can be used in Israel’s sizable armaments industry.” It adds that Israel recruits spies, uses electronic methods, and carries out computer intrusion to gain the information. The 2005 report concluded that the thefts eroded US military advantage, enabling foreign powers to obtain expensive technologies that had taken years to develop.

    More recently, FBI counter intelligence officer John Cole has reported how many cases of Israeli espionage are dropped under orders from the Justice Department. He provides a “conservative estimate” of 125 worthwhile investigations into Israeli espionage involving both American citizens and Israelis that were stopped due to political pressure from above.

    So to David Brooks I would say that there is most definitely an economic surge taking place in high tech Israel, but it is less a miracle than the fruit of a long series of thefts and manipulations fueled by American tax money and the connivance of a Congress that is always willing to do favors for the country that it appears to love beyond all others.


  15. Brian  January 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    The reason the Israeli government withheld information about the 911 attacks that would have prevented the tragic event is because it seems that the Israeli intelligence agency the Mossad actually masterminded the 911 attacks. Here is the evidence: http://s1.zetaboards.com/LooseChangeForums/topic/2793786/1

    The Zionist controlled media disrespects Americans by not providing information that strongly indicates Israeli government and Zionist crimes.

  16. Brian  January 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Very good report. Gordon asked this: Does spying on the United States count? No it doesn’t matter if you have a connection to Israel or Zionists.

    If anyone doesn’t believe me read this shocking article that provides outrageous specifics of Israelis spying in America. You will be in spired to shout Oh the horror! The horror!


    It’s written by: Philip Giraldi, a former CIA Officer, and a fellow at the American Conservative Defense Alliance.

  17. Gordon Duff  January 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Heading back this far, Maurice Stans, attorney for Richard Nixon, laundered some of the money in Mexico. This was so damned long ago. I mostly miss Sam Ervin managing the hearings. He was a wonderful man.

    I see some of him in Carl Levin from time to time.


  18. Subvet416  January 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Is there a money trail and where does it lead? A check from The Lithium Corporation of America paid for the break-in at the Watergate. Can it be determined where the funds came from that supported this operation?

  19. Lese Majeste  January 28, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S. Part 3

    Comverse, CALEA, Israel and the terror investigation

    BRIT HUME, HOST: Last time we reported on an Israeli-based company called Amdocs Ltd. that generates the computerized records and billing data for nearly every phone call made in America. As Carl Cameron reported, U.S. investigators digging into the 9/11 terrorist attacks fear that suspects may have been tipped off to what they were doing by information leaking out of Amdocs.

    FOX News. Part 3 of a 4 part series Part 1 – Part 2- Part 4


    BRIT HUME, HOST: It has been more than 16 years since a civilian working for the Navy was charged with passing secrets to Israel. Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage and is serving a life sentence. At first, Israeli leaders claimed Pollard was part of a rogue operation, but later took responsibility for his work.

    Now Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn’t tell us before September 11. Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a four-part series.


  20. Tom Dillman  January 28, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Duffster: “Is Andrew Bretbart, Brentwood resident, pro-Israeli activist and ultra-right winger at the heart of this? Is anyone asking? Is anyone looking?”

    Does anyone care? or maybe, Does anyone dare care?

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