Angleton, who was of the pro-Israel faction in the CIA. He was head of Counter Intelligence at the CIA from 1954 - 1975.
There is a theory that the key people in the CIA have always worked on friendly terms with the key people in the KGB and the key people in Mossad. (DO JEWS RUN THE SECURITY SERVICES?)
And Jewish folks are very influential in certain countries.
According to Haaretz, "Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community." (American Jews eye Obama's 'anti-Israel' appointees - Haaretz ...)
James Jesus Angleton worked for the CIA.
He may also have worked for Mossad.
He may, or may not, have realised that Mossad worked with the KGB.
A Spotlight report, of 21 November 1977, claimed that Angleton conspired with Israel to attack the USS Liberty. (USS Liberty)
Reportedly, Angleton believed the sinking of the Liberty could be used as a "Pearl Harbour" type of incident to turn Americans against the Arabs.
(aangirfan: The US government tried to sink the USS Liberty)
It was Angleton who negotiated an agreement whereby Israel and America agreed not spy on each other. (Book Reviews: Every Spy a Prince)
(The agreement was nullified by Admiral Stansfield Turner, when he was Jimmy Carter's CIA director. But, Mossad contined to work closely with the CIA.)
"As the officer in charge of the Israeli 'account', he supported the Israeli atomic bomb programme." (James Jesus Angleton by Michael Holzman reviewed by Terence Hawkes TLS)
After Angleton died, a memorial to him was erected in Jerusalem.
James Jesus Angleton's father, according to a close friend, Max Corvo, was "ultra-conservative" and a fascist sympathizer. (James Angleton)
It was during World War II that James Jesus Angleton became a spy.
Reportedly Angleton helped set up Operation Gladio, which involved CIA militias carrying out acts of muderous terrorism in Italy.
"Angleton built on family and business connections in Italy to lay the basis of Gladio...
"He also helped notorious Nazi/fascist mass-murderers such as Junio Valerio 'Black Prince' Borghese elude justice at war's end." (Cached)
Philby, friend of the KGB and MOSSAD.
In 1943 Angleton was sent to London to be trained by MI5 officer Kim Philby, who turned out to be a friend of the KGB and Mossad. (James Angleton)
In 1951 Angleton was sent to Israel where he helped to set up Mossad.
According to the controversial Eustace Mullins (CHAPTER FIVE - The CIA - 3): "While CIA station chief in Rome, the CIA's Angleton "worked closely with the Zionist terrorists Teddy Kollek and Jacob Meridor, and later became chief of the Israeli desk at the CIA, helping Philby to set up the lavishly funded international Mossad espionage operation, all paid for by American taxpayers."
In 1951, the CIA was investigating Kim Philby, the top MI6 agent working in Washington.
The CIA director, Walter Bedell Smith, asked Angleton and William Harvey to write separate reports on Philby. (James Angleton)
Harvey concluded that Philby was a Soviet spy.
Angleton defended Philby.
Smith took the advice of Angleton.
Philby escaped to the Soviet Union in 1963.
Reportedly, Kim Philby was assisted in escaping to the Soviet Union by the Israeli Mossad (Sunday Telegraph, April 16, 1989) Cached.
(Lord Victor Rothschild was allegedly one of the other top Soviet spies in the UK ; Soviet spy Guy Burgess was close to Rothschild.)
In 1954 CIA boss Allen Dulles appointed Angleton as chief of the CIA's counter-intelligence section.
Angleton interviewed Anatoli Golitsin, a KGB agent who defected to the CIA.
Golitsin suggested that W. Averell Harriman had been a Soviet spy, while he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Russia during the Second World War. (James Angleton)
According to Eric Margolis, Angleton "became an active 'asset' or at least very close ally of Israel’s Mossad, and a champion of Israel’s cause in Washington." (FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, by Eric Margolis)
Clare Edward Petty, of the CIA's Special Investigation Group (SIG), concluded that there was an "80-85 percent probability" that Angleton was a Soviet spy. (James Angleton)
In 1973, James Schlesinger temporarily became Director of the CIA.
Angleton gave Schlesinger a list of people that he thought were Soviet agents.
This list included Harold Wilson, the British prime minister, Olof Palme, the Swedish prime minister, Willy Brandt, chairman of the West German Social Democratic Party, Averell Harriman, the former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, Lester Pearson, the Canadian prime minister and Henry Kissinger, the National Security Adviser and Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon.
Schlesinger thought Angleton was suffering from paranoia.
In mid 1973, William Colby became the Director of the CIA.
Colby was not impressed with Angleton.
Colby said he could not find any evidence "that we ever caught a spy under Jim". (James Angleton)
So, are the key spooks often in league with each other?
The newspaper Scotland on Sunday reported, on 16/9/ 2001, that Osama bin Laden made his fortune in part by working with Jewish-Russian mafia operations in Qatar and Cyprus. (Mafias)
According to Wayne Madsen, "The Bin Laden drug network ... intersects with Geneva-based financial entities established by George H. W. Bush while he was CIA director and Vice President and President of the United States." - (aangirfan: Bush, Bin Laden, Drugs.... )
Reportedly, "Angleton had an alliance with ... the Mafia, dating from 1944 when he was an O.S.S. officer in Italy.
"'Operation Gladio' ... was based on Angleton's fascist-Mafia connections, and employed ... the Mafia to assassinate some who couldn't be bribed, e.g. Prime Minster Aldo Moro." (Cached)