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1973 Yom Kipper War NSA Knew the War Was Coming


Bruce Brill was an NSA Mideast Intelligence Analyst , while serving in the US Army Security from 1971 to 1974. His writings have been published in The Jerusalem Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Midstream Magazine, The Washington Times The Jerusalem Report, and others.

The Israeli Agranat Commission which investigated the intelligence foul-up of the 1973 Yom Kippur War Surprise “did not touch on American intelligence influence” said Professor Yaakov Hisdai who was an Agranat Commission investigator. This means that the still classified sections of the commission’s report are unlikely to disclose the real truth behind the costly foul-up.

“We in the Arabic Section of the US National Security Agency (NSA), where I worked at the time, knew days in advance and with certainty that Syria and Egypt were about to launch a coordinated attack against Israel on October 6, 1973.

Yet, on the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur Surprise, Israel’s Prime Minister, Chief of Staff, and Defense Minister were all given absolute assurances that the Arabs had no intention of attacking Israel on or before Yom Kippur, October 6. The assurances were given by Israel’s Head of Military Intelligence, General Eli Zeira. In spite of his very own Army Intelligence indications, General Zeira was thoroughly convinced the Arabs had no intention of attacking because of unnamed friends’ assurances.

The US intelligence community’s anti-Israel policy has until now been successfully kept secret, even at the Agency itself, since the “need to know” rule governing such policies is strictly applied only to select non-Jews. ”


Bruce Brill is the author of the book, Deceit of an Ally: A Memoir of Military Anti-Semitism, NSA’s Secret Jew Room and Yom Kippur War Treachery Paperback – October 26, 2022 


VIDEO Premiered Mar 24, 2023 Interview with Bruce Brill, interview starts 15 minutes into the video

The Yom Kippur War saw thousands of Israelis lose their lives. But it didn’t have to be that way. Through first-hand experience in the NSA, Bruce Brill reveals the shameful truth that members of American intelligence agencies knew what was happening yet deliberately misled the Israeli government.