The Merchants of Fear:Israel Profiting From America’s Homeland Insecurity

(c) 2010 by Maidhc Ó Cathail

In the wake of the weird Christmas Day “underwear bomber” incident on Northwest Flight 253, former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, as if on cue, was all over the mainstream media touting whole-body scanners as the answer to America’s airline security problems. Since leaving public office in 2009, Chertoff had co-founded the Chertoff Group, a security and risk-management firm whose clients include a manufacturer of body-imaging screening machines. While some in the media noted this rather commonplace conflict of interest, ignored by all was a far more significant abuse of the American public’s trust.

In a CNN interview, Chertoff cited the Detroit incident as “a very vivid lesson in the value of that machinery.” One lesson that he hasn’t drawn, however, was about the unreliability of the security firm which allowed the young Nigerian Muslim without a passport to “slip through” Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
ICTS International N.V., the Dutch-based security firm, was established in 1982 by former members of Israel’s secret police, the Shin Bet, and El Al security. Menachem Atzmon, who holds the controlling shares in the firm, was convicted in 1996 for campaign finance fraud while co-treasurer of the Likud party. The other co-treasurer Ehud Olmert, who was acquitted of those charges, resigned as Israeli Prime Minister in 2008 amid multiple corruption charges.

Although the rapid worldwide expansion of ICTS was no doubt helped by the much vaunted reputation of Israeli aviation security, its record abroad is less reassuring. In December 2001, the so-called “shoe bomber” Richard Reid also slipped through ICTS security at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to board a flight to Miami. And it was an ICTS subsidiary, Huntleigh USA, that shared security duties at Boston’s Logan Airport, where two of the four hijacked planes originated on September 11, 2001.

Interestingly, Michael Chertoff has close family ties to Israeli aviation. His father, an American rabbi, married Livia Eisen, who was an air hostess for El Al in the 1950s. “There are reports that she was involved in Operation Magic Carpet, which brought Jews to Israel from Yemen,” wrote Jonathan Cook in Israel and the Clash of Civilizations. “It therefore seems possible that Livia Eisen was an Israeli national, and one with possible links to the Mossad.”

Somehow, nobody thought of asking Michael Chertoff whether his mother had ties to a foreign country’s intelligence service during the Senate confirmation hearing on his appointment as secretary of Homeland Security in 2005. Most likely taking their cue from Senators Charles Schumer and Joseph Lieberman, who endorsed their fellow Jewish Zionist for the DHS job, the AIPAC-conscious Senate approved Chertoff by a vote of 98-0.

Normally hypersensitive to even the most tenuous links to Islamic terrorism, Sens. Schumer and Lieberman were apparently unconcerned by Chertoff’s 1998 legal representation of Dr. Magdy Elamir. The FBI had filed a report charging Elamir with skimming money from an Islamic charity to support al-Qaeda and financially supporting the al-Salam mosque, which the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman used as a base of operations for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Moreover, there are suspicions that Chertoff, as head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, may have been behind the deportation for “immigration violations” of the 200 Israelis arrested in 2001 for “suspicious activities” both before and after 9/11. According to a DEA report, these Israeli “art students” had “recently served in the Israeli military, the majority in intelligence, electronic signal intercept, or explosive ordnance units.” As editor Justin Raimondo wryly put it in his essential book The Terror Enigma, “the probability that these are graduates of the Mossad School of Art (summa cum laude) is certainly high.”

But then again, how could one possibly doubt the patriotism of the author of the USA PATRIOT Act? Whatever his other qualities, Chertoff must be a fast writer. The 342-page document was signed into law on October 26, 2001 – a mere 45 days after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Striking oil on 9/11

On October 11, 2001, exactly one month after 9/11, Senator Lieberman introduced S. 1534, a bill to establish a Department of Homeland Security. The bipartisan Department of National Homeland Security Act of 2001 was co-sponsored by Republican Senator Arlen Specter, who is, perhaps not coincidentally, also a Jewish Zionist.

The day after 9/11, Benjamin Netanyahu let slip that the deaths of almost 3,000 Americans was “very good” for Israel. In particular, the mass murder was very good for an emerging sector of the Israeli economy. In “Laboratory for a Fortressed World,” Naomi Klein detailed the post-9/11 “explosion of Israel’s homeland security sector.”

“Before 9/11 homeland security barely existed as an industry,” Klein wrote in 2007. “By the end of this year, Israeli exports in the sector will reach $1.2 billion – an increase of 20 percent. The key products and services are high-tech fences, unmanned drones, biometric IDs, video and audio surveillance gear, air passenger profiling and prisoner interrogation systems – precisely the tools and technologies Israel has used to lock in the occupied territories.”

And the Department of Homeland Security, the Lieberman-Specter brainchild then headed by Michael Chertoff, had become one of Israel’s most reliable markets.

“Israel has struck oil,” as Klein so aptly put it. “The oil is the war on terror, the state of constant fear that creates a bottomless global demand for devices that watch, listen, contain and target ‘suspects.’”

In order to exploit that resource to the full, Israel needed the likes of Chertoff, Lieberman, Schumer and Specter to hype the concept of “homeland security” in the United States. Americans, however, should have been asking a couple of pertinent questions. Which homeland? And whose security?

Maidhc Ó Cathail is a widely published writer based in Japan.

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  1. #1 by Tony Ryals on 01/20/2010 - 9:34

    I totally agree with your editorial.Chertoff’s also touted of a fraud against Americans called WECU(‘WE SEE YOU’),in 2008 while head of Homeland Security.Promiotion of Israeli control and sales of screening machines and ICTS,etc.,that are dangerous to Americans while very lucrative to Israeli Jewish Russian mafia is just the latest of an ongoing behavior on his part;(speaking of Israeli ‘behavior predicting technology’.And note I warned Barack Osama Obama only 4 months ago in an artice titled,’9/11,WTC:Osama bin Laden on FBI Unwanted List;Barack Obama A Skinny Idi Amin ?’, about the stock fraud money laundering terrorists such as Menachem Atzmon of ICTS International.But you can be assured Barack Osama knew then and certainly knows now but is an enemy of the very American public he swore to protect and defend.

    9/11,ICTS,WeCu,:U.S.Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Promotes Dangerous Israeli ‘Security’ Fraud
    by Tony Ryals | 06.07.2008
    Tony Ryals
    I was surprised to find our corrupt and decadent Homeland Security Zsar Michael Chertoff,(who is himself more Israeli than American,choosing to address us from Israel using Rupert Murdoch’s Fox ‘News’ as his podium,(just like Osama bin Laden does),a few days ago.Only while Osama bin Laden’s ravings are emmanating from somewhere else outside the U.S. other than Israel,(I believe),our Homeland Security Zsar chooses to promote an Israeli ‘start up’ company called WeCu,with no track record,(just like the Israeli run ICTS International fraud that contributed greatly to the 9/11 tragedy),to moniter the ‘behaviour’ of U.S. airport passengers !


    9/11,WTC:Osama bin Laden on FBI Unwanted List;Barack Obama A Skinny Idi Amin ?
    by Tony Ryals | 09.12.2009
    Tony Ryals
    Barack Obama may turn out to be a skinny Idi Amin.I knew of course all
    the Zionists and outright mafiosi and rapers of the U.S.economy that
    helped fund him and that he was following the Zionist PARTY line that
    Afghani peasants caused 9/11 and thus don’t investigate the Israelis
    Menachem Atzmon,Ezra Harel,, criminals of ICTS International pro Israeli connections or Securacom of Marvin Bush and the Kuwait Al Sabah royalty at Dulles Airport Washington,D.C. and the WTC in New York or the real cause for collapse of the WTC which may well turn out to be super thermite rather than the planes themselves.But as it turns out Idi Amin was backed and brought to power by Israeli Zionist war and financial criminals just as Barack Obama appears to have been !

  2. #2 by Sean on 01/21/2010 - 9:34

    Imagine that before and during WW2 the men charged with the responsibility to defend England were German Nazi sympathisers whose first allegiance was to Germany, would we have won the war? I don’t think so. To have men whose allegiance is to Israel and the cause of Zionism, defending the American way of life, strikes me as somewhat absurd. The record of these men, with few, if any, exceptions is the abuse of their positions in favour of Israel to the point of actual espionage and murder of American service men, as in the case of the USS Liberty. Quite literally a liberty taken. An open act of war against the USA and its citizens but ignored by the government and the survivors of that terrible day back in 1967, to add insult to injury, were threatened with actual murder if they spoke of the treachury and as such remained, but for a brave few, silent of the murderous event to this day. These are the same men from Israel, who spent 2 long hours trying to sink the USS Liberty and failed. The idea was to blame the sinking on Egypt so that America would declare war on them and do Israels dirty work for them. Much the same as what they are doing now in the middle east and are trying to do to Iran and Pakistan These Israeli citizens working in the highest levels of the American government are supposedly defending America against such acts. A sleight conflict of interest wouldn’t you say. The American people cannot be that stupid. or are they?

  3. #3 by Arabia Felix on 01/21/2010 - 9:34

    So Michael Chertof is still running your “homeland security”,
    good, very good.

    I don’t think the sickining aspect of this ordeal is Michael Chertof and company.

    There in America is a rotten civilization, one that had lost
    identity,one that abandoned God.

    Let us assume and never doubt that 19 boys from Saudi Arabia had
    attacked two financial buildings and the pentagon, killing 3000
    people and little more. How do you respond to that??

    I asked this question after the Guantanamo pictures of the tortured detainee came out to a highly educated Scandinavian, urban,chick,open minded,aspiring priest.

    At my home we were watching the News, there was the fmous stomach
    turning scenes of American army dragin human beings HALF NAKED,
    two three army men displaying their ‘bravery” of mishandling one
    already feet shackled prisoner who can barely cover his half naked behind. Every picture was worse than the other.

    I said to my good friend, what do you see here?

    What is the massage??

    Forget about the massage what is the point, WHAT IS THE USE for
    doing this?!!. You are westerners, i know you are “pragmatic”,
    tell me what is the SIGNIFICANCE of this??.

    My good devout Christian knew something was not right, however,
    he also was made to believe that Mighty America can only defend
    herself that way.

    Anyone, who had a small amount of reasoning left in his mind,
    anyone who refused to be subjected the Scare tactics that was being fuelled by Media and the politicians could see from those
    pictures something more than “terrorists” being punished.

    Let us assume that every American was temporarilly fooled,
    that each and every American believed THE PATRIOT ACT would indeed protect him from the evils of Muslim terrorirsts.

    Alright. THEN WHY DIDN’T IT PROTECT them from little –
    Abdul-Mutalib?? And if Patriot Act and it’s Orwellian ways
    of spyin on average persons and it’s massive budget could not
    protect you from Abdulmutalib, was it not the right time to
    ask it’s abolishment.

    No, it is not the time to ask the abolishing of Patriot Act,
    it is Time to introduce more of it,only this time it will have
    a QUASI – SCIENTIFIC element to it.

    It will strip you Naked, it will radiate you, and if that is not
    enough they have “the behaviourial detecting machine” for you
    in the near future. The forerunner to the DEPARTMENT of

    Well, it doesn’t matter, does it? You are Americans and you are
    the society that accepted previously another machine called –
    LIE DETECTOR test. That is how Wise you were.

    Do you know why all the orwellian,intrusive practices of the
    Patriot act with it’s huge budget could not protect you from


    If you accept today that scanning you at the airport and behaviourally “detecting” you could prevent another Abdul Mutalib
    from targeting the plane 300% or more chance of success,then what
    next? How about when another Soft Target is targeted?

    God Forbid, how about if publick gathering places is targeted??

    Markets , Cinemas, Metros,buses etc,etc. Then what??

    Do you think men like Chertoff hadn’t already think about that??

    Do you think they do not already have the solutions to that?!!.

    My friends : This is not about “Islamic terroris”, this is about your FREEDOM. This is the first steps of creating that
    Orwellian state of their dreams. The dream of the brotherhood
    of Goldestein.

  4. #4 by Arabia Felix on 01/21/2010 - 9:34

    And if Mr.Chertof can be kind enough and tell us what happened
    to most of the YEMENITE JEWS after they were stolen from Yemen?

    Is the Radiation being used at Airports same as the one used
    against Yemenite Jews in that Eugenics practice that was done to them in Israel??

    Just in case Momy whispered in your ears!!.

  5. #5 by Destroyer of dogma on 01/21/2010 - 9:34

    The full-body scanners deliver more x-rays than the x-ray machines in hospitals. The Zionist Jews are hitting the Goy from every angle, fluoride in the water, mercury in vaccines, genetically modified foods, high levels of mercury in sucrose, aspartame, and now they are radiating your whole family if you need to fly.

    Israel open flood gates on Gaza, literally.

  6. #6 by Doug on 01/21/2010 - 9:34

    All the Jewish Chabbad and other Schools receive the bulk of the Homeland Security budget. Chertoff, among others, were behind that I’m sure. So when you hear someone call it the Department Of Jewland Security, you know why. I wrote my Congressman and advised him that I am a paranoid, psychotic Baptist, I believe that the rest of the world wants me dead so I need two million dollars quick, from the Homeland Security budget. I’m still waiting for a reply. I really did, And I listed all the Jewish organiztions that receive that money. I have a feeling he won’t reply. It’s been about 10 months.
    His father, Mordecai S. Chertoff, a rabbi, wrote a book I happen to have named Zionism A Basic Reader. Now that is one fine piece of propaganda. I only got thru 12 pages before I just had to put it away.

  7. #7 by Amerikagulag on 01/22/2010 - 9:34

    the Amerikan government is entirely controlled by Jewish interests. Stalin, Lenin and Marx were Jewish. We know how they work. Obama is surrounded by Jews. he does what he is told.
    there is no surprise here.

  8. #8 by Neil on 01/23/2010 - 9:34

    Destruction of Iraq to “liberate” Kuwait, 9/11, invasion of Afghanistan, invasion of Iraq, war on terror, looming destruction of Iran, etc. etc. Who are the beneficiaries apart from the Zionists and their headquarters ISRAEL? What have America and the West gained apart from several thousand soldiers dead & wounded, several millions of innocent civilian lives destroyed, economic chaos, hatred of Muslims, and fear in our own homes?

  9. #9 by Jalid on 01/23/2010 - 9:34

    The Jews are the shit.
    How do they do it?

  10. #10 by blizz on 01/23/2010 - 9:34

    well, well, well

    our government, our savior….

    whoda thought

    Rudi gets the Anthrax cleanup contract and Chertof makes the X-ray machines.

    Do you remember this story from the memory hole? You cant find it anymore, it disappeared.

    Rudy Giuliani’s firm will join with another to clean a building tainted by anthrax.
    By Associated Press
    Published January 14, 2004

    BOCA RATON – Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s consulting firm and the company that decontaminated anthrax-infested buildings in Washington will team up.

    Sabre Technical Services, which decontaminated two post offices and the Hart Senate Building after other anthrax attacks in 2001, will join Giuliani Partners to create Bio-ONE.

    The building was owned by American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer and other tabloids, when it became the site of the nation’s first anthrax attack in October 2001. Anthrax spores sickened and killed Sun photo editor Robert Stevens, the first of five Americans to die of anthrax from spore-tainted letters. No arrests have been made.

    FBI investigators believe the anthrax came into the building with a letter and spread when anthrax-laden papers passed through photocopy machines.

    The building has been quarantined ever since.

  11. #11 by Kelvin on 01/23/2010 - 9:34


    They do it because we are the shit, not them. They are the shepherds and we are the sheep. A gang of one thousand armed and organised men can rule millions. This is how almost all countries in the world are run. They may not be clever, but we are stupid. They may not be strong, but we are weak. They care, we don’t.

  12. #12 by rehmat1 on 01/24/2010 - 9:34

    ICTS’s British subsidary, ICTS UK Ltd. was located in London’s Tavistock Hous South, where the double-decker bus was bombed on July 7, 2005.

    The Zionist entity is certainly the only entity which benefited from 9/11 not only pushing the sole world power to destroy and occupy Muslims countries which Tel Aviv perceived to be a future threat to its existence – but also made huge financial gains from the tragedy.

    Creating and cashing on public fear

  13. #13 by Jalid on 01/24/2010 - 9:34

    You misunderstood my syntax
    In the streets of America youngsters say … “Thats the shit” …
    when they see something super, powerful, or even nice. You know, a nice car a nice pair of shoes.
    So i wrote, “The Jews are the shit”
    The jews are shit.
    you are right
    we are SHIT.


  14. #14 by rachel on 01/24/2010 - 9:34

    the majority of the sheeple through out the world are caught up in a bad nightmare. There are 3 mafia’s at work. The Jewish/Russian mafia. Toe oil mafia and the bank mafia.

    We have already entered ww3. Just no one knows it yet. How many more counties does the US have to occupy before people realize this is a world war?

    Like the state controlled media of china and russia, the USA is also state controlled. Though, most do not understand how. Many of us do realize it though.

    And I am sorry to say this war will not end till all the oil (primary goal is resources) are consumed. The next 50-100 years will be just like it is now. There is no escape from it.

    It’s much easier to let people think the wars are religious rather than for resources. It’s much easier to recruit soldiers on both sides if they believe their religion is under attack.

    It’s harder to face reality. That our wars for oil have led to all these problems. Including the jews grab for power.

    The blame starts with ourselves. Every time we fill up the gas tank, buy a plastic packaged product, buy food, home heating we are driving the need for oil. We no longer live in a society of small independent communities but rather a society of stream lined products and service. Israel is just a one piece of a larger problem.

  15. #15 by Andy Taitt on 01/24/2010 - 9:34

    “precisely the tools and technologies Israel has used to lock in the occupied territories.”

    And precisely, that is what America is to become. Just like the West Bank and Gaza. Anyone doubt that? Wait and see.


    Everyone wants to blame this on OIL, and the real problem is that we have OLIGARCH RULERS named ROTHSCHILD who had ISRAEL created for the sake of moving the BAUER/ROTHSCHILD banking cartel from London to a more remote base of operations.

    In any case, it wouldn’t matter if we had ENDLESS supplies of energy resources, renewable and or non-renewable, because these scum control ALL OF THE FINANCIAL and REAL RESOURCES of the world thru PUPPET GOVERNMENTS, using the MOSSAD and CIA to be their de-facto enforcers, worldwide.

    So, there are no legitimate governments. There are only ROTHSCHILDS CONTROLLED PUPPETS that drive everything from ISRAEL.

    The lion’s share of the true wealth is owned by ROTHSCHILDS. As long as this is the case, the puppet masters in ISRAEL can control by proxy, all of the military might they would choose, so that they can further steal more resources and wealth wherever it may exist.

    In the WIZARD OF OZ, the man behind the curtain was exposed for who and what he was. A fraud. A sham. A fake.

    In order to unshackle one’s self from TYRANNY, all that is needed is to understand that ONE CARTEL, not THREE, run it all from Tel Aviv. And that cartel is named ROTHSCHILD.

    wake up! get a clue. pull your heads out of your asses and get a grip on THIS REALITY.

    once you’re armed with the truth, it’s easier to deal with the zionist enemy and reduce it’s power.

    the time is nigh or the world will all become ROTSCHILD TURF, right down to the last centimeter of it.

  17. #17 by Doug on 01/26/2010 - 9:34

    Toe Oil Mafia? I ain’t scared of no Toe Oil Mafia. Now if it were the Toe Fungus Mafia…I still wouldn’t be scared of them.
    What on GOD’S Green Earth is the Toe Oil Mafia!?

  18. #18 by Sean Casey on 01/26/2010 - 9:34

    The lord is my shepherd and though I walk through… wait….hang on…run that by me again. The lord is my what!!! If he’s the shepherd then I’m the sheep. So according to Christianity we are all sheep and I suppose the priests and politicians are the sheep dogs. Well they are certainly dogs and, for the most part paedophiles, that’s the proper English spelling, but the whistle blowers are not appreciated if the sheep are not falling into place. I think we need to re-examine our role in this equation. They may want us to all squeeze into the pen at the bottom of the field but what if we don’t want to? If they are so fond of the pen let them squeeze into it, the shepherds and their dogs that is.

  19. #19 by Doug on 01/30/2010 - 9:34

    The above link is the number 1 fear factory in the United States and the world. One Jewess along with her pet Jackals, or Jackasses, if you like, comb Islamic web sites and find anything they can sell to the main stream media. And the MSM buys it! They spin it into fresh fear for the day, and they expect us to buy it. But, get the latest, Osama Bin Laden is blaming the west for Global Warming. Hold on a second,


    Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself, you see, anyone that thinks we are that STOOOPID, Is even more STOOOPID than we are! I read somewhere that within evil there lies the mechanism that destroys itself. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but now I understand. There have been people in this world that died from STOOOPIDITY. You know the type. Their last words are usually, “Hey! Watch this!
    I’ll tell you, I am begining to wonder if we are going to make it out alive or are we going to be the innocent victims of STOOOPIDITY? I mean, it just keeps getting STOOOPIDER and STOOPIDER every day.

  20. #20 by Doug on 02/02/2010 - 9:34

    Kenny’s Sideshow just broke an amazing story. Now this is what I call real investigative reporting.

    Reports are that Bin Laden and Al Gore will embark upon a world wide tour tentatively called “An Inconvenient Jihad.”

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