Wen Ho Lee and secrets - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 18.04.10 | 02:08 (IDT)

    Wen Ho Lee was a major issue at one time. The right charged that Clinton was harboring a Chinese Spy. What actually happened was a CLEAR violation of security procedures but no espionage. Lee transfered Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information to a computer on a network connected to the world - a violation of the necessary 'air-gap firewall.' He was fired for it and rightly so. Anat Kamm transfered far less critical information to a reporter. She does deserve some punishment. What IS important is that the response of the government is all out of proportion to the crime. The crime was transferring information which the enemy knew, but Israelis didn't. The crime was letting the Israeli people know that it's government was engaged in criminal activities which it hid by use of a [SECRET] stamp. Espionage is when someone spies on the government for the benefit of another nation's government. What do we call spying on the government for the benefit of the nation?

    from the article: Just how many Israelis have got classified documents at home?
    First published 22:20 15.04.10 | Last updated 12:51 17.04.10
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