From shooting at journalists and children to attempting a false-flag operation against American buildings in Egypt, Israel has a history of committing questionable acts. However, their crimes don’t stop there. On September 11th, 2001, five men stood in the parking lot of an apartment complex in New Jersey. These men, unlike many Americans on 9/11, did not stare in disbelief at the attacks unfolding right before them. Rather, these five men seemingly celebrated the worst terror attack in modern world history. They took pictures while laughing and dancing and were likely only surpassed in joy by Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists in the Middle East. Commonly called the Five Dancing Israelis, the world has forgotten about their actions. However, the FBI never forgot, and an investigation into these men yields shocking, but not surprising, results: two of these five men had ties to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.
Israel has a long-standing history of engaging in deceitful behavior. For years, they have refused to acknowledge the existence of up to 400 nuclear weapons despite a plethora of evidence that the country indeed possesses the bombs. Israel has also attempted to place bombs inside of American, British, and Egyptian civilian targets in the Lavon Affair in 1954. They killed 34 Americans when they attacked the American USS Liberty in 1967. Both countries hastily ruled it an accident, but it didn’t convince everyone. Now, recently discovered FBI documents give eerie information that dwarfs all of these incidents; the files suggest that Israeli nationals working for Mossad had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.
Joseph Perkins | @counter_econ
In the wake of national tragedies, governments tend to take action without thinking about the future consequences of those actions or whether they would be effective in stopping a future, similar tragedy. For example, the United States passed the PATRIOT Act in the wake of 9/11 which was a direct assault on all American citizens’ Fourth Amendment right to privacy. Since implementation, multiple studies have shown it was useless in stopping future terrorist attacks.