Two things I have noticed.
First, that no matter how much the US will investigate into alleged Isareli spying, they will always be dependent on Israeli military and security expertise for key issues:
JINSA’s mission is to elucidate the important role Israel can play in bolstering American interests as well as the link between American
defense policy and the security of Israel. Following the September 11 attacks, JINSA developed a program that allows Israel and the U.S. to share information and expertise.
Some 40 police officials and U.S. sheriffs arrived in Israel since 2002, including high ranking officials from the FBI and the DEA. 1,500 participated in the institute’s various programs and heard Israeli representatives, including mall security officials, and police and prison service personnel.
Fortunately enough you have people like Steven Pomerantz who are not only at JINSA but also at Media brainwasher Fox news, ready to litterally create the impression that the US needs the Israelis expertise in security-related issues:
Steve Pomerantz, Former Head of the FBI’s counterterrorism section and presently a Fox News analyst and JINSA director, told Ynet that it is not necessarily the FBI that is in need of Israeli assistance in gathering intelligence about terror activities and developing action plans, but rather, local police officials and sheriffs who man the frontlines.
Overall, there are about 18,000 police departments across the U.S., each responsible for terror prevention, intelligence gathering and response to incidents taking place in the area under its jurisdiction. According to Pomerantz, low ranking law enforcement personnel, on the ground, should be the first to pick up signs of terrorist activities.
And also what about this recent rush towards painting a threatening image of China. Prominent producers of knowlege and ideas such as RAND corp have just issued a study that has made an all time favorite at the level of thethe intellect-lacking Media:
A recent Rand Corp. study found that China’s annual defense spending in 20 years will still be less than $200 billion a year in today’s dollars. (…)
China is using the money to modernize its armed forces and change their emphasis. Instead of preparing for a low-tech, protracted “people’s war” of guerrilla operations against an invader, China is readying for high-tech local wars — conflicts of short duration and high intensity, similar to the United States’ campaign in the 1991 Gulf War.
Check out this type of non-sense, a clear example of how ideas (here: democracies don’t fight each other) become institionalized:
China could develop a moderate form of democracy, establishing a friendly rivalry with the United States similar to U.S.-France relations. Occasional frictions would arise, but neither country would allow them to lead to serious security issues.
As if it is the political regime that will make of China a possible threat to the US’s designs of strategic control.