Location of massive Israeli eavesdropping site uncovered

Nicky Hager

Nicky Hager

By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org |
An author and investigative journalist from New Zealand has uncovered one of the world’s biggest government-sponsored eavesdropping sites in a desert in Israel. Writing in French monthly review Le Monde Diplomatique, Nicky Hager reveals that the site acts as a base for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Central Collection Unit of the Intelligence Corps, also known as Unit 8200, which is responsible for collecting and decrypting signals intelligence. In his article, written in French, Hager describes the base as one of the world’s largest, and says it is located near the Urim kibbutz, about 30 kilometers west of Beersheba, in Israel’s Negev desert region. He further reveals that, according to satellite images, the base features 30 antennas and satellite dishes, some of which are impressive in size, and suggest that personnel on the base are engaged in intercepting aerial transmissions. But the award-winning investigative journalist also claims that the base is central to Unit 8200’s field collection teams, which engage in regional maritime intelligence and the tapping of underwater communications cables in the Mediterranean. Intelligence observers will recall Hager’s seminal book Secret Power (1996), in which he revealed the existence of the UK-USA Security Agreement. Also known as AUSCANZUKUS, the Agreement concerns a peculiar intelligence-sharing arrangement between the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, which has existed since World War II. Secret Power focused on New Zealand’s role in the Agreement and documented the US-managed ECHELON, a signals intelligence collection and analysis network that serves as an intelligence-sharing platform between the UK-USA signatories.

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5 Responses to Location of massive Israeli eavesdropping site uncovered

  1. Peter Wallerberger says:

    What a spectacular piece of investigative reporting. It’s sure
    comforting to learn that Nicky Hager has finally discovered
    how to use Google Earth and has successfully managed to
    figure out the finer points of the language translator program !!
    Did Aunty Helen in the U.N supply the co – ordinates for the
    location of this base -Nicky ??

  2. Fred says:

    Peter, please refrain from posting inane smarmy self-indulgent effluent and try to pass it off as wit.
    If you knew anything about global politics you’d know that Israel plays a major part in the global government forming and is inextricably linked to the US military industrial complex.
    Thus, it is the significance of this intelligence-gathering base rather than the depth of information that is relevant.
    It is well known that the Israeli Government has armies of bloggers employed to monitor and counteract anti-Israeli content on the web.
    It is also well-known that as the atrocities committed by the Zionist banker-dominated New World Order and their sycophants is revealed to greater numbers of people via the net, the ‘elite’ need to shut down net freedom and tighten their intelligence grip on world populations to track dissent.
    Thus the Stuxnet worm (used to also prepare a false flag hit on an Iranian reactor by the US because the evidence shows the US LIED about Iran’s nuclear weapons capability) and Wikileaks are orchestrated by the US Government to demonise net neutrality and free speech.

    Wake up.

  3. Martha says:

    Fred, what an astute synopsis!

  4. Tom Lowe says:

    In the US, if the plug ever gets pulled on the internet, I would not want to be a sheriff deputy or policeman. Because at that point, they can be offed and no one will know until the internet is turned back on. What NWO seems to not understand is that through events and their own glaring failings, all of their own weapons are slowly being turned against them, with the most notable example being construction of the so-called FEMA Camps, which appear more and more each day to have been designed to hold, house and re-educate the several million NWO criminals still operating at large today.

  5. Following a crackdown by police on Occupy Wall Street protesters around the nation, Oakland, California, mayor Jean Quan mentioned during an interview with the BBC that she was on a conference call with leaders of 18 US cities shortly before a wave of raids broke up Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country. It was later discovered that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal police agencies had coordinated the often violent response to the protests.

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