Joke about Mossad False Flag Flies at U.S. State Dept.
By Martin Hill
June 15, 2013

An official transcript of a U.S. State Department Daily Press Briefing has been uncovered in which participants joked about Israeli Mossad false flag operations.

The untelevised 'Off-Camera Daily Press Briefing Index,' conducted on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 1:10 p.m. by Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell involved questions regarding an attack at an Egyptian police station. In addition to this seemingly insignificant yet subtly revealing gem, there are also a great number of interesting exchanges at the U.S. State Department website which can be found by a query of specific keywords, such as "INSIDE JOB," "FALSE FLAG," "MOSSAD," "CONSPIRACY," and "FREEMASONRY." Among the vast topics, the State Dept. addresses 'an alleged international Jewish conspiracy,' The Rockefellers, the North American Union, the 9/11 false flag attacks carried out by Mossad/CIA, and many others. The State Dept. also repeats the false canard that Iran wants to "wipe Israel off of the map" and addresses the lack of Weapons of Mass Desrtuction in Iraq.

Unlike news reported in the mainstream media however, the State Department spokesmen in this collection never seem 'offended' or 'outraged' by questions about false flags, inside jobs, or Israeli involvement in various matters.

Hillary Clinton for example, when questioned at a State Dept. briefing about alleged CIA, MI6, and Mossad involvement in the assassination of an Iranian scientist, simply replied "I have nothing to say. I know nothing about that." This is in stark contrast to the indignant response spouted by her husband Bill Clinton when confronted by 9/11 truthers at the State Theater in downtown Minneapolis in 2007. "An inside job? How dare you. How dare you. It was not an inside job," Clinton said.

Here is the transcript where the people at the State Dept. joke about Mossad false flags, asking if the Israeli Mossad was behind an attack in which "Secretary Clinton and her staff were chased off the tarmac in Malawi by a swarm of bees" in August 2012. (pic here.)

QUESTION: And one other thing. We have this story out of Cairo saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has said on its website that the attack in Sinai on Sunday, quote, “can be attributed to Mossad,” close quote, the Israeli intelligence agency, and was an attempt to thwart President Morsi. Do you think that view has any credibility?

MR. VENTRELL: I haven’t seen that. I can’t speak to its veracity as something coming from the Muslim Brotherhood. What I can say is, obviously, President Morsi is saying the right things, and we look to him as he continues to confront this.

QUESTION: Is it conceivable to you that the Israeli intelligence services could – would launch an attack on an Egyptian police station?

MR. VENTRELL: Doesn’t sound right to me.


QUESTION: Is it true, the reports that said that the Secretary and her staff were chased off the tarmac in Malawi by a swarm of bees?

MR. VENTRELL: I don’t know. I’d obviously refer you to the traveling party out in Africa. I don’t know one way or another. I’ll check into it.

QUESTION: Is Mossad behind that? (Laughter.)

QUESTION: Another one on Africa?

MR. VENTRELL: Go ahead, Ros.

QUESTION: The Chinese Government is criticizing the Secretary’s comments about its – about the U.S.’s relationship with various African countries...

In April 2005, Secretary of State Condi Rice addressed the contention that the 9/11 attacks were conducted by th CIA and Mossad, in which she merely replied "You just have to keep trying to get the truth out... But the United States stands for a world in which people are free to say what they think.." This is in stark contrast to George W. Bush's admonition "Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty. To inflame ethnic hatred is to advance the cause of terror." [vid]

In a June 2011 State Dept. conference, Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner was asked about a dual American-Israeli citizen who was arrested and held in Egypt for several months after being accused of being an Israeli spy. 27 year old Ilan Grapel was later released "with American assistance" after an agreement with Egypt was reached. In another official transcript regarding Syria, U.S. spokesperson Victoria Nuland says "this is a false flag that we can identify and beware." This is in sharp contrast to the heavily promoted notion that false flag attacks don't exist and are merely the fodder of paranoid 'conspiracy theorists.'

On July 14, 2009, the State Department’s Todd Leventhal discussed 'Conspiracy Theories' and published a "webchat transcript." Leventhal fielded a wide variety of questions on such topics as 'Why Bin Laden ain't wanted by the FBI for 9/11?' He began his reply with "This is a very good question. It seems puzzling that bin Laden would not be wanted by the FBI for the September 11 attacks..." He also included links to papers on WTC Building 7 and The Pentagon.

In response to a question about the Rockefellers, Leventhal linked to an Alex Jones article and began to disparage late Hollywood film maker Aaron Russo, stating "In other words, Russo claims there is a gigantic conspiracy in which bankers want to control the world, but has only vague allegations and fantasy coins as evidence. I believe his alleged conversation with Rockefeller is similar nonsense. Osama bin Laden and other top al Qa’ida leaders have admitted that they conducted the September 11 attacks and all the facts point to this conclusion." Leventhal also linked to a youtube clip of Russo noting "Russo also said that there is a plan to create a 'North American Union' between Canada, Mexico, and the United States." Leventhal scoffed at the notion of a North American Union, citing as the definitive source of truth on the matter.

Below is a listing of some of the interesting and revealing excerpts found among the U.S. State Dept. transcripts.

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MS. NULAND: Well, again, we’ve talked quite a bit here, Said, about the fact that there is a lot of morphing and changing within these militia groups. What we are saying is this is a false flag that we can identify and beware. We are certainly making the broader point, whether it’s to the Free Syrian Army or whether it’s to the Syrian opposition, that there may be other groups who don’t have a democratic Syria in mind, who don’t have the best interest of the Syrian people in mind, and one needs to be aware of them. And we will continue to watch this as we go forward so – and continue to take steps as necessary.
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MR. MCCORMACK: I think we're still trying to determine the specific circumstances of this particular escape. The fact that they're out is a source of real concern. We're working closely with the Yemeni government to see that all the individuals are brought back so that they can't pose any potential threat, not only to Yemenis but also to American interests or any other -- the interest of any other government. So we're working closely with the Yemenis and we'll be ready to offer whatever assistance may be required to see that these individuals are captured and returned to jail.

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QUESTION: But still, if you go to the Middle East you well know, you see people that are deeply convinced that all this democracy talk is a tool for American domination. They have these misconceptions -- people in power positions and the common people as well -- believe deeply that September 11th was done by CIA with Mossad. How do you face this?

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Monday, June 13, 2011 1:11 PM EDT
Briefer: Mark Toner, Deputy Spokesperson

QUESTION: Different topic?

MR. TONER: Sure.

QUESTION: Do you have anything on an American citizen, a student in Egypt, who’s been arrested and accused of being a Mossad spy?

MR. TONER: I do, but it’s very preliminary information. But we are aware that U.S. citizen Ilam Chaim Grapel was detained on June 12th by Egyptian authorities. A consular official did visit Mr. Grapel on June 13th at the prosecutor’s office; that was in New Cairo. He’s – we’ve confirmed that he was in good health. Mr. Grapel’s family is aware of his arrest and I refer to you Government of Egypt for details on the charges against him.

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QUESTION: Change of subject?

MR. TONER: Sure.

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United States Policy Toward Iran


I noted in my opening remarks our serious concerns regarding Iran’s lethal support to Iraqi militants, and the steps we are taking to counter thee destructive activities in Iraq. But Iranian interference is also evident in Lebanon, where its efforts to rearm and financially bolster Hizballah threaten to set back the democratic progress of the past two years. President Ahmadi-Nejad’s repeated threats to “wipe Israel off of the map,” and the regime’s internationally condemned Holocaust denial conference in December, highlight regime hostility toward a major U.S. partner and a United Nations member-state—as does continued Iranian financial and military support to Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.


[Cula 2]: How did this entire idea conspiracy theory came up?

A [Todd Leventhal]: Cula 2, conspiracy theories have been around for hundreds, probably thousands of years. In past centuries, people believed that some people were possessed by the devil or were witches. In the modern era—the past 200 years or so—these suspicions have been replaced by conspiracy theories that are usually much more political. The typical form of a conspiracy theory is that world events are being secretly controlled behind the scenes by some shadowy group—the U.S. government, the CIA, an alleged international Jewish conspiracy—whatever one’s favorite devil figure is. Unlike real human beings, the members of this group are supposedly all powerful, extremely evil, and extraordinarily competent. In reality, the world does not work like this. Individuals may be quite evil but, in open societies, large bureaucratic organizations tend to be bland, boring, timid, and not very exciting. In addition, the world is an extraordinarily vast and complex place and it is impossible for any group in an open society to secretly manipulate faraway events. Nevertheless, many people find conspiracy theories compelling. They seem to appeal to our sense of danger and excitement and have a stark good vs. evil moral framework, which many people find appealing. They seem to be part of the human psyche and will probably exist forever.

..... Q [Tanbir ul Islam Siddiqui]: ‘Iraq has got the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)’ proved wrong finally. Wasn’t that a conspiracy?

A [Todd Leventhal]: Tanbir, I have not found any evidence of a conspiracy. Instead, I believe Iraq’s consistent pattern of concealment, evasion, and lying about WMD led Western governments to believe that Iraq was concealing WMD. Iraq did not, in fact, have WMD stockpiles, but its behavior fed suspicions that it did.

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June 01, 2001

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