Leaked CIA manual explains how to slip Ben Gurion security

The document, dated September 2011, is titled “CIA Assessment on Surviving Secondary Screening at Airports While Maintaining Cover,” and gives operatives using false identities specific instructions on how to handle additional “secondary screening” without blowing their cover.

It singles out Ben Gurion as an airport with particularly thorough security procedures. “Security personnel at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, commonly refer military-aged males traveling alone with backpacks to secondary screening, regardless of their nationality or skin color,” the report notes. “Israel’s security personnel focus on frequent travel to Islamic countries.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Source: “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange”

    • A swell guy;) I have been through Ben Gurion it’s an odd feeling being questioned.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        The fact that Julian Assange and Sarah Harrison are still drawing breath is proof that the CIA do not operate assassination squads anymore.
        Julian Assange and Sarah Harrison are the head of the snake that gave us Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, and others.

  • Just a thought

    I wonder if the CIA told the Israelis? If not, I’ll bet Israel is happy they now know what to look for.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Probibly not.
      That would involve disclosing the identity of CIA personnel, but also since Ben Gurion is likely considered the gold standard of security, they likely used it as a low risk practice or training tool.
      If you can beat Ben Gurion then you are probibly good to go anywhere.
      If a CIA agent gets popped entering into Israel they will get sent home, as opposed to what could happen getting caught entering somewhere else.

  • Alain

    Nice treatment of an ally and friend. I hope Israel does extra screening on those entering, especially with American passports.

  • mauser 98

    went thru Ben Gurion security in 2008. best airport to be searched in ..treated like a human…. the best airport i have been in
    2 young attractive women questioned me…thats it..they know what they are doing.
    US police state thug mentality total 9/11 BS
    US TSA airport searches are to beat you into submission ..all 9/11 BS