Spy in a Governor's Bed
- McGreevey & Cipel
How to Plant a Spy in a Governor's Bed
Commentary by Laura Dawn Lewis
Governor Jim McGreevey's sorrowful admission on August 12, 2004 to an
adulterous homosexual affair with Golen Cipel while in office
certainly presents provocative copy, yet there is something very
fishy about this and the direction the media chooses to pursue.
Frankly, it stinks to high heaven. What do I mean? A question best
illustrates the issue.
Which is worse?
(A) Having an adulterous affair with a homosexual while in office
(B) Allowing a spy into your bed, attempting to install him into a
highly sensitive security position, providing him access to sensitive
military, energy, technology and corporate intelligence and
endangering the entire country via this appointment?
Call me crazy, but option (B) affects every American in the United
States. Option (A), though embarrassing affects McGreevey and his
family with little consequence to the rest of us. It's a scandal,
but not a strong reason to resign or come forward.
Then we have the US media. Yes, the National Enquirer would focus on
a homosexual affair. That is their beat. But ABC, FOX, the New York
Times and Washington Post, tabloid journalism isn't their forte, at
least it didn't used to be. Which is why the media's focusing on the
homosexual affair instead of the fact that Golen Cipel is a known
Israeli operative who infiltrated a Governor's office and almost
Homeland Security causes such alarm. That's the story; that's what
the media should be investigating. What systems were compromised?
What information did Cipel pass on? Why did he target McGreevey?
What did Israel hope to learn? What power did they hope to exercise
by corrupting the governor of New Jersey?
Who is Golen Cipel?
Golen Cipel at thirty-three is being positioned as a poet a warm
fuzzy that brings to bear images of idealism, pacifism and deep
thought and fits neatly with the cultivated image of the wildly
creative, cuddly yet persecuted image of homosexuality so popular in
the media today. Immediately Cipel receives the moniker of victim
via this great distraction and brilliant piece of spin defined to
deflect scrutiny. As an irrelevant detail, the stress of his poet
soul's prominence within several stories August 13, 2004 shows it to
be intentional serving two purposes: it softens the blow to
homosexuality by maintaining a positive image and it redirects
attention away from the more ominous details and Israel. Of course
by the fourteenth of August, Cipel's story changed three times. He's
gay; he's not gay. He's gay. Oops, no he's not gay again.
The Ominous Details
Cipel served as public relations officer in the Israeli consulate in
New York as "information officer" from at least February 1996 until
April 1999. During this time Cipel made appearances including the
American Veterans of Israel's 1948 war, while creating propaganda for
the state of Israel. Upon completion of his assignment he returned to
Israel serving as a parliamentary aide to a Labor member of the
Knesset, and was a public relations officer for the city of Rishon
Letzion. It is here he met McGreevey.
Working at the consulate, Cipel shares a commonality with all
countries' intelligence forces. Whether CIA, MI-6 or any other, most
agents do time at their country's consulate as part of their training
in foreign countries. It is the best way to learn a new country, its
habits, culture and language quickly. This tour of duty also
provides access to diplomats and diplomatic immunity. Working at a
foreign consulate fits within Mossad's standard operating procedures
Victor Ostrovsky details in his book about his years as a Mossad
agent, "By Way of Deception".
Bolstering the spy angle is a letter to the INS McGreevey's chief
counsel, Paul Levinsohn submitted describing the nature of Cipel's
work on behalf of the Israeli government:
"In particular, his experience as chief information officer,
consulate general of Israel, involved responsibility for developing
and maintaining the country's terrorism portfolio, keeping government
authorities abreast of terrorist activities and threats, maintaining
a database of such activities and coordinating that information with
data obtained from other agencies."
Not exactly the duties of an entry-level public relations worker the
$30,000 a year salary he later took intimates. In fact, this
description contains no duties common to public relations or
marketing. So why when Cipel returned did he take an entry-level
salary and position if he'd previously been Information Officer in
charge of Israeli propaganda and terrorism intelligence? Where are
the US's investigative reporters when we need them?
What is known, Cipel is foreign agent, though whether he was full-
fledge Mossad or a simple asset remains speculation, though sources
consulted today contend Cipel is Junior Mossad Case Officer assigned
to penetrate New Jersey's homeland defense systems. This designation
places Cipel at the same point Victor Ostrovsky was when he left
Mossad in the mid 1980's. Judge Andrew Napolitano confirmed Cipel's
foreign intelligence agent status on the O'Reilly Factor August 12,
Additional sources, federal and foreign support Napolitano's
assertions. Israel managed to get a spy into a governor's bed. Talk
about bed bugs.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this seem a little more
important than focusing on a homosexual affair and infidelity? How
many state security secrets surreptitiously slipped during silliness
between salacious acts satisfied while submerged in silk sheets?
Field Trips for US Politicians: The Set-up
McGreevey met Cipel on an all expenses paid field trip to Israel in
January 2000 when introduced by an Israeli mayor at a reception. Few
American Senators, Congressmen, Presidents or Governors escape this
trip designed to assure total loyalty, empathy and commitment to the
Israeli agenda by our officials. Of importance to note, any
congressman or diplomat reaching out to the Palestinians immediately
becomes fodder for defamation and removal from office. These trips
purposely present Israel's side exclusively and deny the 3.5 million
non-Jewish residents a voice or contact. Former Congressman Findley
details this in his book and the price paid for looking at both sides.
For Israel these political ties form the bedrock of profitability,
explaining why a nation actively engaged in apartheid and war crimes
of just 5.5 million people receives 40% of the entire US Foreign Aid
budget and the bulk of our military equipment free of charge, year
after year after year. Given what is at stake, it is understandable
why Israel required collecting another Governor for its needs.
According to the Israeli mayor facilitating the introduction, Cipel
and McGreevey "hit it off" right away. Whether this introduction
represents happenstance or intention remains unknown, though the few
former Mossad agents who have written books on the Israeli
intelligence system provide enough evidence to believe this
They would have briefed Cipel to McGreevey's likes, interests,
dislikes, opinions and peculiarities allowing Cipel to create a
character McGreevey would be drawn to. According to these former
agents, sex or greed generally work best in getting close and
infiltrating either an organization or circle. Mossad specifically
looks for these opportunities and maintains files on all prominent
political figures in the United States and abroad.
Even if Cipel didn't begin as an agent, which is highly unlikely
given his previous duties, it's a near certainty upon viewing the
relationship he was later recruited. A spy in a governor's bed would
be too tempting to ignore. With his military training, Cipel already
possessed the discipline and patriotism to Israel along with the
technological knowledge of defense and surveillance systems. All he
needed was a cover. Charles Kushner stepped to the plate and
provided this with a $30,000 a year entry-level public relations job
just two weeks after McGreevey and Cipel met.
Kushner is under investigation for tax evasion and election code
violations. As he appears to be the financial facilitator and chief
advocate of an Israeli spy by arranging his work visas, employment
and housing, Kushner should be under investigation for treason.
Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy continues to be the most damaging
spy in US history. Cipel, with such appointments may turn out to be
Swallows: Sexual Spies
Gaining access through sexuality provides some of the best
information and the CIA, Mossad, MI-6 and all other intelligence
agencies worldwide regularly use hookers, concubines and escorts,
often referred to as swallows to gleam information via pillow talk
and intimacy. This should not surprise anyone.
By default, most people become quite candid with sexual partners
allowing a multitude of details to spill forth while granting access
to their private world where trust often leaves important information
within easy reach. Because of the emotional ties, when sexually
involved or intimate, people tend to advocate for their lover. It's
natural and a logical evolution to protect and promote those you care
for. This is the only logical explanation for McGreevey considering
a foreign national to head the Homeland Security in his state; he's
thinking with the wrong head, which men often do though usually women
serve as bait. Such an appointment, rich in information Cipel easily
could pass on to Israel about every citizen in New Jersey and beyond;
this is a goldmine for Israeli intelligence. Can anyone blame them
for pursuing it? Cipel's claim of "lack of experience" conveniently
provides a red herring for the American people. The fact he was even
considered should alarm anyone. The questions we should be asking are
why that job? Why that agency and how did they sell McGreevey on
this? Common sense states with Cipel's PR background, McGreevey
would have given him a job in his press office; Director of Public
Relations could have commanded a $110,000 salary without causing
suspicion. Where and how did the idea of directing Homeland Security
for New Jersey come from?
First, McGreevey possessed a prolificacy of scandalous skeletons
making his selection prodigious. Corrupt persons make tantalizing
targets via their vulnerability and their house of cards built on
lies within shifting sands.
Secondly, New Jersey's positioning is fortuitous for several
1) Israel already possessed a spy network in New Jersey.
We know this because the only people arrested on September 11th for
celebrating the destruction of the twin towers were the five dancing
Israelis, soon determined to be spies in New Jersey. Then we had the
two Israelis, working for a New Jersey moving company caught with
classified submarine fuel near a US base in Tennessee. We also know
by January 2002, an entire Israeli spy ring was shut down using the
services of art students and mall kiosk workers, a network which
spanned the entire country. The majority of the people arrested and
deported for spying and covert activities after September 11th were
Israelis, not Arabs or Muslims, another of those little details the
American media conveniently omits.
2) Easy anonymity
New York, directly adjacent to New Jersey possess the largest Jewish
population in the United States, an ideal place for an Israeli
operative to melt into the community without drawing attention.
3) The military's presence in New Jersey is substantial
Israel's extra income according to former Mossad Agent Victor
Ostrovsky comes two sources: drugs and arms. The world's top supplier
and manufacturer of ecstasy, what drugs don't buy, arms do. By
selling military equipment to other countries, generally supplying
both sides until a clear winner establishes, as in the Sudan where
Israel continues to fund and arm the Muslims against the Christians.
In the past two years, two million Christians met their death through
Israeli supplied weapons.
New Jersey, with over 5 billion in State-based military spending in
2002 and over 43,000 military attached jobs, he who governs New
Jersey accesses defense secrets and defense budgets. New Jersey also
possesses a strong technology sector with highly sensitive research
and development. Cipel has a degree in technology. Accessing this is
winning the lottery by Israeli standards.
4) New Jersey provides direct access to the ports, air and water of
5) New Jersey is at the center of our war on the tactic called
Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco was commandeered by the
terrorists on 9/11
The anthrax letters were mailed from New Jersey.
Newark has recently been put on orange alert as the U.S. braces for a
pre-election terrorist strike.
6) New Jersey is a Window to the Financial World
New Jersey provides direct access to the world financial markets and
key economic factors. It also provides access to most international
companies and activities, especially dealing with Europe, Africa and
the Middle East.
Obviously, getting a spy into the Governor's bed in New Jersey serves
massive strategic advantages and an inside view into the heart of
America. If I were the head of Mossad and had an opportunity like
McGreevey, I'd exploit it and the CIA would do the same thing if the
situation were reversed. By installing this spy as head of state
security, talk about hitting the mother load. This operative now
achieves access to military spending, budgets, technology and our
complete security infrastructure and intimate details on every New
Jersey citizen with the ability to pass on this information via his
contacts at the consulate to Israel, which Israel in turn could sell
to the highest bidder, (something Israel has done several times in
the past with US military, technology and trade secrets, including
selling these to China).
Given the above, why is the US media focusing on the homosexuality
issue and painting Golen Cipel as a sympathetic victim of sexual
harassment? Doesn't that seem a bit off? Who really cares if the
Governor's bedtime snacks lean toward Honeybites or Hershey?
McGreevey's sexual exploits, irrelevant when
compared to the damage by this copulation induced security breech.
We've got a spy who bedded a Governor and attempted to insert
himself, no pun intended, into a sensitive security position! What
was compromised? What information did he pass on? Do the citizens
of New Jersey have anything to worry about? Are they now all
imbedded and categorized in the Mossad databases, their own intimate
details available for anyone to sum up? What about our military
bases and technology? Who else did Cipel contact and seduce? Had
Cipel been an Arab, the scandal would raise the rafters of alarm
commanding a relentless media investigation! Why the white wash?
Why paint a foreign spy as a victim?
As for McGreevey's confession, based upon the above consider another
possibility. His coming out over a homosexual affair doesn't make a
lot of sense and the fact the media is focusing on this issue rather
than the big issue, espionage and the compromising of a state office,
leaves me to believe the following better explains what is going on.
Intrinsic to espionage, intimidation and blackmail serve to dish dirt
on the target and guarantee behavior. When McGreevey attempted to
install Cipel as Director of New Jersey Homeland Security, no doubt
if at the time he was unaware, he quickly learned Cipel's clandestine
occupation. Cipel in turn threatened to expose his homosexual affair
with McGreevey if McGreevey didn't continue to work with him. He
would out him and destroy his career, family and future, utilize
sexual harassment and get the New Jersey taxpayers to fund his
expect the standard reactions
Looking forward, expect Israel and Cipel to deny everything, claim to
be the tragic victim, (though the last time I looked, it's a little
hard for a military superpower or a man in his thirties with military
training to be much of a victim. Besides, he's changed his story
three times in as many days). Cipel will likely escape to Israel
eventually where he is protected from prosecution as a spy or
otherwise; this is standard operating procedure anytime Israel or one
of is citizen gets caught anywhere in the world engaged in mischief.
It's always the same, though the order or a step may be left out from
time to time:
Deny, feign shock, promise to investigate, deny again, claim victim,
deny again and feign major shock, refer to anyone doubting,
questioning or accusing of anti-Semitism, remind everyone of the
German holocaust and tie it to this event somehow, reaffirm all
persons questioning are anti-Semitic, deny denying, blame everyone
else, claim super victim and demand reparations for victimization,
while throwing in one last charge of anti-Semitism for good
Sound familiar? It should. It's a proven model. Simply consult
Israel's reaction to their attack on the USS Liberty, their murder of
Rachel Corrie, their murder of American citizens the Salah's this
July, their New Zealand Israeli Spy Scandal in June, their killing of
Australians for the passports last year by Mossad, their invasion of
Lebanon in 1982, their withholding information from us that caused
the murder of the 241 Marines in Lebanon in 1983...the list is
endless. So are the same old excuses.
Americans have a right to be angry about the Cipel affair and we
have a right to do something about it. That doesn't make us anti-
Semitic. This doesn't make us anti-Jewish. It makes us Americans.
The moral? There is much more to this than a simple spy story. Expect
Cipel to follow the above pattern to a 'T' over the next year.
Expect Americans who love our country to object, and object loudly.
And expect every politician, journalist or activist to be called anti-
Semitic who objects to Israel's spying on us, again.
The McGreevey/Cipel falling out appears to apex in March 2004 though
the relationship began four years ago. Based upon the treatment of
other politicians sucked into this quagmire, it's possible McGreevey
realized he was being blackmailed into working with Israel and
betraying his country thus spending April, May and part of June
trying to decide how to deal with this no-win situation. If he
didn't play along, he'd lose his family, his job and his reputation.
If he acquiesces, he'd continue as Governor, but he'd be committing
treason by knowingly allowing a foreign agent to continue under his
watch. The viciousness of the media attack and its protection of
Cipel the spy, by journalistic standards are suspicious.
The lawsuit going public remains the one issue out of place. Threats
of public disclosure often force those being handled to give up
suggesting McGreevey called Israel's bluff and sacrificed himself
rather than betray his country further. Such impertinence equals
declaring war by Israeli image standards and likely Cipel's handlers
figured the threat would be enough to force McGreevey's hand. But he
didn't do that, going public instead and now whole mess bounces
about, causing more problems and ultimately more lies and more
Former Congressman Paul Findley's book "They Dare to Speak Out"
covers Israel's blackmailing and intimidation tactics, how they
collect information and use it to gain compliance from Presidents on
down. Everything Findley and Ostrovsky talk about in their respective
books presents itself in the McGreevey/Cipel affair. Currently US
politicians readily sacrifice US interests, as evident in the types
of bills passing, the unending yet increasing foreign aid to Israel
and the blocking of UN and international law while rewarding Israel's
war crimes and immoral conduct. Ostrovsky explains how politicians
are targeted, used and kept in line via blackmail and threats.
Findley provides numerous examples of the results. The
McGreevey/Cipel situation follows the classic case study of a
successful Mossad assignment.
The Real Game
The homosexual focus on the McGreevey/Cipel scandal, though
irrelevant provides a digestible reason for the rest of America,
perfect for tabloids and the dumbing down of reason and inquiry,
effectively parsing investigation and writing it off as immorality
thou it fails to stand up under scrutiny. The shame from adultery,
even a homosexual affair lacks motivation to sacrifice everything.
Fifty years ago, it would work. Not today. Thankfully the heavily
unconstitutional Anti-hate Crime Legislation the ADL continues to
push through congress isn't law yet. If it were, we could not even
mention or criticize a practicing homosexual, Israel or Governor
McGreevey's seduction by both without being accused of a hate crime.
We would be censored and our criticism a crime. Fortunately, this
bill isn't in effect and we still have our first Amendment rights in
this country leading one marvel at our media's continued avoidance of
the real issue: a spy in the Governor's bed.
Therefore the question is, why now? Why is McGreevey sacrificing
everything now when he could have just refused to run for office
Based upon human nature, only two motivations conjure up the strength
for complete sacrifice, including sacrificing one's family:
Protecting one's faith,
Protecting one's country.
As an admitted homosexual and adulterer, protecting his faith fails
the Litmus Test; he wouldn't be in this situation if he followed his
faith and paid tribute to refusing each of the seven deadly sins.
Therefore, religion is not McGreevey's motivation although this
situation no doubt will cause him to find it. Tremendous challenges
However, protecting his country does make sense. He is a politician,
a corrupt politician, but still a politician. He didn't need to do
this, come out and give up everything. By doing so he said no to
blackmail. He said no to treason. He said no to Israel and he is
losing everything because of it; his public humiliation represents a
very public threat to others and every politician in this country
knows that. This idea should not surprise Americans.
Combine the smear job on McGreevey with the media's bypassing of the
espionage element, the packaging of Cipel as a victim and the past
instances detailed by Victor Ostrovsky and Paul Findley, this makes
sense: McGreevey sacrificed his family, his career and his reputation
to prevent being manipulated into further damage by espionage. Why
else sacrifice everything? Nothing else makes sense given the
devastating personal cost nothing.
Prior to 1996:
Cipel serves in the Israeli Navy, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant
Cipel functions as "Chief Information Officer" for the Israeli
Consulate in New York, focusing on documenting terrorism and defense.
Cipel graduates from the New York Institute of Technology
Cipel leaves the Israeli Consulate.
Cipel returns to Israel as a tour guide, an apparent demotion in
January 2000: McGreevey and Cipel meet in Israel at an Israeli state
Two weeks later Cipel is hired by Democratic State Committee, which
pays $1100 for Cipel's INS paperwork.
Cipel hired by controversial developer Charles Kushner $30,000 a year
Kushner also pays Cipel additional funds as a consultant.
Cipel Hired as NJ's Director of Homeland Security
US Intelligence denies Cipel this job. He's a foreign national and
does not pass security clearances. McGreevey keeps Cipel on the
state payroll at $110K a month as an advisor.
August 13, 2002: Cipel Resigns as McGreevey's advisor
Mid-August 2002 - Cipel takes position as Vice President Public
Relations MWW Partners
Cipel leaves MWW and becomes a Partner at State Street Partners,
across from the Statehouse; Partnership is through McGreevey's best
friend, Mayor Jim Kennedy.
May 8-9, 2003:
Cipel fired from State Street Partners for habitual truancy.
February / March 2004: Cipel Threatens McGreevey
July 23, 2004:
Cipel's lawyer contacts McGreevey asking for $50 million &
administration approval on the development plans for a private
medical college to make the issue disappear. Later this drops to $5
Million + a medical School
The FBI begins investigating whether Cipel tried to blackmail the
governor, through a plan to build a medical school at Touro College,
a private Jewish college in New Jersey.
McGreevey cites his homosexual affair with Cipel as his reason for
August 13, 2004: Cipel denies all, including he tried to extort money
and that he is homosexual but continues accusing McGreevey of sexual
August 16, 2004:
Foreign Policy & Intelligence Columnist Andy Martin confirms Cipel is
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