According to European journalists, Israeli citizens and European nationals
who are employees of the airport passenger screening firm ICTS -- International
Consultants for Targeted Security -- an Israeli firm based in the Netherlands,
routinely intimidate journalists who are visiting the United States, demanding
to know what stories they are working and with whom they will be talking.
ICTS currently has contracts with Delta Airlines at Paris Charles deGaulle,
Gatwick in London, Continental out of Milan and Barcelona, and 100 other airlines
operating out of 50 European airports in 12 countries and the firm employs some
5000 personnel. Many of the firm's officers are ex-Mossad and Shin Bet officers.
In one incident, an Israeli ICTS screener at deGaulle accused a boarding journalist
of being like all other journalists in "causing disruption" by spreading
untrue stories and being "arrogant." The passenger was repeatedly
warned by the screener and the manager that an "instant deportation"
from the U.S. Homeland Security Department would be in store for failing to
answer questions about the nature of the story being investigated.
When passengers show "arrogance," ICTS screeners place red ICTS tags
on their luggage and ticket envelope.
U.S. airlines and "Kapo" Chertoff's Homeland Security Department
should be forced to explain why American and foreign journalists are being subjected
to such blatant Mossad intelligence collection operations and who authorized
These tactics are baring wide open the cowardly global agenda of the neocons.
This editor would like an explanation why Israelis are representing (or misrepresenting)
the policies of the United States government abroad and who gave them the right
to determine who can and cannot visit the United States.