Where are Walt and Mearsheimer to report on this story? Surely this is the kind of story they would use to show that Jews in America who are supporters of Israel cannot be trusted while in the same thought accusing them of being very well connected and powerful – nay, in control of American foreign policy.
The story is that Israeli-Americans cannot get clearances at the Pentagon. Of course, without such clearances it can be somewhat challenging to work at the Pentagon or to move up through the ranks. What is worse, of course, is that whatever reasons they give, the only realistic reason for this form of discrimination is the belief and accusation of dual loyalty.
One of the pending clearance cases where government lawyers have sought to rely on the Aipac prosecution involves an Israeli-born mechanical engineer who has worked at a major defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, for more than two decades, the employee’s attorney, David Schoen, told the Sun.
“There was some basis for McCarthyism. Here there’s nothing, just this dual loyalty business,” Mr. Schoen said. “It really strikes me as un-American.”
The Lockheed employee, whom Mr. Schoen declined to name, was born in Israel but emigrated to America 25 years ago. “His wife is American. His kids are American,” the lawyer said. “He has never had a problem at Lockheed.”
More than 7 years ago, the engineer was assigned to the F-22 fighter jet project and granted a “secret” clearance, Mr. Schoen said. A few months ago, defense department officials moved to revoke the employee’s clearance, citing his dual Israeli citizenship, his possession of an Israeli passport, and the fact that his mother and siblings live in Israel.
…At a hearing a few weeks ago on the Lockheed engineer’s case, Mr. Schoen said, a government attorney sought to file the indictment of Messrs. Franklin, Rosen, and Weissman as an exhibit. The government argued that the indictment showed Israel was actively spying on America…
Anybody else starting to get the creeps?