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FBI's David Szaidy would do Victor Hugo's Javert in Les Miserable proud.

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Submitted by Denis Bieber (United States), May 5, 2009 at 08:46

Daniel, Once again you have excelled by hiring Steve Rosen, tour de force. As a former AIPAC Executive Committees member, I confirm without doubt that Steve was AIPAC's eyes and ears, and was unnecessarily dismissed by AIPAC in a truly misguided decision when he and Keith Weissman were falsely accused by the FBI's David Szaidy. Mr Szaidy would do Victor Hugo's Javert in Les Miserables proud.

This trend of the FBI trumping up false charges against Jews who support Israel is worthy of a Congressional investigation. In the 1980's the FBI falsely accused Under Secretary Stephen Bryen, during the Reagan Administration, for also colluding with Israel. Years later, after the case against Mr.Bryen was dropped, an embarrassed President Reagan apologized for the FBI's folly by awarding Mr Bryen a Distinguished Service Medal. AIPAC now has a quandary. How do they apologize to Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman for its folly?

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