Did Rogue Israelis Sell Advanced Missiles to Communist China?

A photo said to depict illegal missile development for an unnamed Asian country, released February 11, 2020 by Israeli Police and Shin Bet.

America has had its share of Chinese communist spies and traitors, but now some national security experts are concerned by news that Israeli security services have uncovered a network of rogue operators and traitors that may have been selling advanced cruise missiles to Beijing. Due to Israel’s strict media gag rules and censorship laws regarding issues of national security, it is impossible to confirm that China was the recipient of these sophisticated weapons, but it appears likely.

According to The Times of Israel, the Shin Bet, Israel’s equivalent to the FBI, and Israeli Police announced Thursday that “some 20 suspects have been investigated in recent months for allegedly illegally developing, manufacturing, testing and selling armed cruise missiles to an unnamed Asian country.  While unconfirmed, that ‘Asian country’ appears to be the People’s Republic of China.

The Times reported that in a statement, the Shin Bet said the rogue network:

…included former defense industry employees and the alleged crimes included offenses against the security of the state, violations of the law on the supervision of security exports, money laundering, and additional economic offenses.

The defense industry employees are likely connected to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the nation’s top defense firm. As part of its announcement, Israeli Police released a video in a Tweet apparently showing an illegal missile test carried out in central Israel in 2019. Police said the rocket was fired “not far” from residential neighborhoods.

 

The cruise missiles have been reported as being “armed loitering missiles,” also known as “suicide drones.”

One independent journalist emphasized Israeli concerns that these weapons could get to Iran via North Korea, stating that:

The Israeli report on the case also notes the fear by the Shin Bet that the stolen technology could end up in the hands of an “enemy state.”  My source told me that Israel is most worried about it falling into the hands of Iran or North Korea, both of which have commercial and military ties to China. 

It recently announced a long-term deal with Iran involving sales of oil to China in exchange for commercial products and military technology. It’s possible Israeli counterintelligence officials are worried that China could sell the missiles themselves, or the technical specifications which would permit Iranian engineers to copy the Israeli system.

As the Times added, the Shin Bet said: “This affair underscores the potential damage to the security of the state inherent in illegal transactions carried out by Israeli citizens with foreign elements, including the concern that such technology could reach countries hostile to Israel.”

And, we should add, also reach enemies of the United States.

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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John Strom
John Strom
4 months ago

Israel is a “rogue operator” and always has been. They’ll sell anything to anyone – and this goes all the way to the top.

Also, don’t forget that Bill Clinton gave America’s missile launch code technology to the Chinese, to perfect their ICMBs – for campaign donations from Loral Corporation’s CEO Bernie Schwartz and that he also got campaign donations from a Macao Chicom arms dealer and the Mochtar Riady family of Indonesia – ALL illegal.

Deborah Phillips
Deborah Phillips
4 months ago
Reply to  John Strom

You are correct about Israel being ‘rogue operator’. The US also has some of those rogue operators inside the government.

jim
jim
4 months ago

Some? 50% of the people in key positions are Jewish.

Look at the Vindemann / Trump impeachment circus. Just about everyone on both sides was Jewish. Now look at the people taking out the R’s during the election: boockvar, shapiro, nessel, wolfe, frey, etc. Same tribe.

America’s elite is not WASP. The WASPs were replaced in the 60s by Jews.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  jim

Whatever happened to the WASPs?

Phil
Phil
4 months ago
Reply to  John Strom

Beat me to it about bill clinton. He should’ve been impeached on THAT instead of lying about a BJ in the WH.

Phil
Phil
4 months ago
Reply to  John Strom

All the clinton treason done via Johnny Huang and the adjutant general of the communist chinese army. Same clinton who wanted to lease Long Beach Naval Base in California to the communist chinese shipping company COSCO.

Micala
Micala
24 days ago
Reply to  John Strom

Ah, but you are talking about a Demonrat president who was dumber than dirt/smart as a fox and more than likely accepting $$ on the side! He didn’t get so rich just from his and killary’s fraud company! If some country got info or technology, you can bet Slick Willy got paid under the table!

As for Israel being rogue, not so much! Israel and the U.S. has kept a tighter relationship because she is our Window to the Middle East which has more turmoil and threats to our country than any other country. America needs to see what transpires in the M.E. so we can squash it before it blooms into another World War!

That is the “why” America keeps on Israel’s good side. And we have enough Drug Cartels, terrorists in our own Nation that have pulled some fast ones on our govt too! Israel isn’t the only country with misbehaving citizens for sure!

Richard P. McArthur
4 months ago

“Manufacturing” and “testing” implies that the company making the missiles is complicit.

Phil
Phil
4 months ago

It was also Bill Clinton who “sold” our ICBM missile guidance secrets/system to the communist chinese adjutant general through Johnny Huang, but no…he doesn’t get arrested for treason. PHEH.

Sam Mann
Sam Mann
4 months ago

‘Apparently supposition reigns supreme in disgorgements by ‘anonymous or ‘someone close’ with no actual proof. This is common behavior to create an imaginary enemy to distract the ignorant from the truth! Rogue operators and traitors ‘that may have been’….’independent journalist emphasized’….’it is {impossible} to confirm that China was the recipient of these sophisticated weapons, {but it appears likely}………..”My source told me”…….how strong is your hate that it will make you believe anything said by anyone about those you fear because of your hatred…

EMW70
EMW70
4 months ago
Reply to  Sam Mann

Sam Mann, we have seen exactly how the CCP operates in these intelectual property thefts. If you go to the source documents on this incident, you will see that this is a carbon copy of at least 30 previous weapons-related intelectual thefts that the CCP conducted in Japan, UK, USA and Italy.
In full disclosure, I do hate the CCP, for what they have done in HK, Tibet, to Chinese Christians, Chinese Muslims, the reefs and fisheries in the SCS, and now to the USA with a successful cultural destruction campaign.

Marina
Marina
4 months ago

Don’t wait today MUST sue Nancy Pelosi for gross negligence causing the wrongful dead of Ashli Babbit in the Capitol riot, she was unarmed, who gave those orders to the the Capitol police to shot an unarmed person without first giving prior notice of that they will be shooting at them , violating the law.
No one is above the Law not even the POTUS, Nancy fired the experienced Capitol chief of police days before the riots and placed an inexperienced person to be in charge, refused the offer from the POTUS TRUMP to have 10,000 troops to stop riots in DC, there are multiple videos that show how the Capitol Police let the rioters in the Capitol and also guide them to the chambers then inside to ambush them and gun down an innocent person.
We The People want the Law to be upheld even to everyone, no one is above the LAW.
Now the say the Capitol police that shot Babbit is in hiding who is helping him to do so, and why they haven’t open an investigation!!!.

Jonathan Wright
Jonathan Wright
4 months ago

Remember when Israel sold American AWAC technology to China?

Jonathan Wright
Jonathan Wright
4 months ago

Remember when Bill Clinton sold or gave US Neutron Warhead technology & ICBM guidance secrets to China!

jim
jim
4 months ago

You are just discovering this now? The USS Liberty attack, the Lavon affair, the Jonathan Pollard case didn’t alert you to this before now???

Americans really are dim witted. They import 500,000 Chinese students to study STEM at their universities, to the point where >50% of all STEM PhD students are Chinese, then they hire them into tech companies, etc. They outsource their production to China, including production of military components.

Then they wonder if they can ‘compete’ with China. It’s mind boggling. 75% of all tech workers in Silicon Valley are foreign born, yet it’s not a national security problem.

Same with the Israel issue. Backstabbed decade after decade, and yet the zombies won’t wake up.

paw paw
paw paw
4 months ago
Reply to  jim

You do have a point!

Micala
Micala
24 days ago

Evil is now in all countries and doing its dirt to destroy humankind! There is only one way to STOP this “Horned Snake” and that is to bring God back into everyone’s lives first and foremost! When you can’t even trust your own Countrymen to do the right thing, it’s time for stricter measures and a Conference Call to God!

Our World has been experiencing the horned one’s presence since 1970’s. He made his presence known then and has only gotten stronger since because he knows human’s weaknesses! Our entire planet is in trouble unless humans WAKE UP to how they have let the evil one inside their hearts/homes!

Everything against God’s word is being done and accepted as okay. It is absolutely NOT OKAY and humans will literally destroy their own lives because they refuse to see what’s happening to them! Abortion, Gay lifestyle/relationships, Transgenderism flaunted destroying the young lives of troubled kids/adolescents FOREVER! These things do NOT make God smile, but angry! Yet humans have become so stupid and egocentric that knowing/trusting God to lead their lives is no longer a choice.

To those who have chosen that path, all I can say is be ready for your life to change NOT FOR THE BETTER, but painfully worse! You did this to yourselves, with the help of an evil horned one who is gleefully happy! LAUGHING AT YOUR SOON TO BE AGONY! Tsk tsk tsk!

ReagansBlades
ReagansBlades
24 days ago

Israel would never do that. It could destroy them.

WALTER FLATT
WALTER FLATT
24 days ago

YOU ARE COMPLETLY INSANE TO EVEN SUGGEST ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

paul
paul
24 days ago

Sorry , this is Propaganda . Iran was given access or attained access to American Missile and Computer Technology under Obama

Lanplex
24 days ago

Isreal is not our ally
they sold china our jet engine secrets they lost a number of jet engines
and made an untold amount of money

Pawn
Pawn
21 days ago

just another paid off traitors that need to be hung… this is why we should keep our technology to ourselves but then we have politicians that do this stuff all the time, along with big tech, the media, big business, and all paid for by these super rich that want to take over the world (globalization), This globlization would be to the detretment of the everyday man/women (do I need to add any other sex (is there another sex) or preference to be political correct and avoid flaming?), all for the power greed and control of us reaally dumb people.


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