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'Israeli Mossad agents posed as CIA spies to recruit terrorists to fight against Iran'

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'Israeli Mossad agents posed as CIA spies to recruit terrorists to fight against Iran'
Foreign Policy magazine cites CIA memos from 2007-2008 that the Mossad recruited members of Jundallah terror group to fight against Tehran; U.S. was reportedly furious with Israel and moved to limit joint intelligence programs.
By Barak Ravid Tags: Iran nuclear Israel Mossad US


Israeli Mossad agents posed as CIA officers in order to recruit members of a Pakistani terror group to carry out assassinations and attacks against the regime in Iran, Foreign Policy revealed on Friday, quoting U.S. intelligence memos.

Foreign Policy's Mark Perry reported that the Mossad operation was carried out in 2007-2008, behind the back of the U.S. government, and infuriated then U.S. President George W. Bush.

Perry quotes a number of American intelligence officials and claims that the Mossad agents used American dollars and U.S. passports to pose as CIA spies to try to recruit members of Jundallah, a Pakistan-based Sunni extremist organization that has carried out a series of attacks in Iran and assassinations of government officials.

According to the report, Israel's recruitment attempts took place mostly in London, right under the nose of U.S. intelligence officials.

"It's amazing what the Israelis thought they could get away with," Foreign Policy quoted an intelligence officer as saying. "Their recruitment activities were nearly in the open. They apparently didn't give a damn what we thought."


According to a currently serving U.S. intelligence officer, Perry reports, when Bush was briefed on the information he "went absolutely ballistic."

"The report sparked White House concerns that Israel's program was putting Americans at risk," the intelligence officer told Perry. "There's no question that the U.S. has cooperated with Israel in intelligence-gathering operations against the Iranians, but this was different. No matter what anyone thinks, we're not in the business of assassinating Iranian officials or killing Iranian civilians."

The intelligence officer said that the Bush administration continued to deal with the affair until the end of his term. He noted that Israel's operation jeopardized the U.S. administration's fragile relationship with Pakistan, which was under immense pressure from Iran to crack down on Jundallah.

According to the intelligence officer, a senior administration official vowed to "take the gloves off" with Israel, but ultimately the U.S. did nothing.

"In the end it was just easier to do nothing than to, you know, rock the boat," the intelligence officer said.

Apparently, the Mossad operation caused a fiery debate among Bush's national security team and it was only resolved when U.S. President Barack Obama drastically scaled back joint U.S.-Israel intelligence programs targeting Iran, Perry quotes several serving and retired officers as saying.

The U.S. State Department has vehemently denied any ties to Jundallah and many U.S. intelligence officials remained angry with Israel over the 2007-2008 operation.

"Israel is supposed to be working with us, not against us," Foreign Policy quoted an intelligence officer as saying. "If they want to shed blood, it would help a lot if it was their blood and not ours. You know, they're supposed to be a strategic asset. Well, guess what? There are a lot of people now, important people, who just don't think that's true."

The CIA, the White House, and the Mossad failed to respond to the Foreign Policy report by the time it went to press.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-mossad-agents-posed-as-cia-spies-to-recruit-terrorists-to-fight-against-iran-1.407224


Added: Jan-14-2012 
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  • lol @ israel name dropping the CIA like a wannabe gangster using his tough older brothers name to scare people.

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  • Those bastards are going to drag us into their fucking war ! Fuck israel !

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  • Israel is 'dying' to start another war for the US.

    False flag operation in the Strait of Hormuz coming soon to your screen...lol


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  • According to the intelligence officer, a senior administration official vowed to "take the gloves off" with Israel, but ultimately the U.S. did nothing.

    "In the end it was just easier to do nothing than to, you know, rock the boat," the intelligence officer said.

    Bought, sold and bent over like a Bangkok whore...

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  • they killed a scientist recently again, iran said it would retaliate or something. not sure how their planning to retaliate but be nice if some bombs went off deep inside israel... though i doubt iran can pull it off.

    at the end of the day i dotn think u can talk nice to ppl who want to kill u or colonize u. usually im against blood for blood or eye for an eye but with israel its a different story all together...

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    • @dontcomplain

      If it is Israel, at list they target only those scientists, not the whole area- you actually want to see a payback of some sort of terror bombing among civilians.

      And why with Israel its a different story and not with America or Russia- do you want to claim Russia never used such kind of hits in the past 20 years....????????


      Biased,biased,biased,,, you,ED, are biased to your bones, just like Freejay is.

      ED has the same old agenda in his items against Israel and in favor the More..

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    • @aydeo

      but there is no real proof those scientists are doing anything wrong. by going in and killing anyone in a foreign country is an act of war, especially if it involves a spy agency. what if they really are developing it for energy purposes. even if they are developing it for weapons grade purposes its because israel has them and israel is also threatening iran.

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    • @aydeo You can wriggle and whine all you want...but this is a clear cut case of Israel running a false-flag operation and trying to stir up trouble between Iran and the USA

      That's war pal, serious business, and the Mossad are trying to stir it up.

      As usual you have no comment or reflections on this, just attacking the messenger as biased, Lol

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    • @ElegantDecline

      As usual??? I have pretty clear comments about the settlements, current Israeli gov. policies and so on, so spare it with your 'Usual'.

      If it is indeed Israeli forces acting alone in Tehran then it is not appropriate. But hard to believe that Israel can pull all those hits in the middle of Iran, with out any coordination and combining forces with other countries, maybe even your own.

      I was talking here about your one sided agenda items, it is not about attacking the messeng More..

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    • @aydeo Actually, you have no comment whatsoever on what has been revealed to be an undercover Israeli policy that would endanger American lives and interests.. supposedly allies??

      You've said nothing, zero...just accusations of a one-sided agenda to try and deflect from the topic

      This terrorist group 'Jundallah' are Sunni extremists, they've blown up buses and killed many civilians...just like Hamas.
      But of course that doesn't bother you in the slightest

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  • Mom is Perfidy and Treachery still on? ok thanks

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  • Hahahahahahaha

    This is friggin hilarious.
    Look who this Mark Perry from "Foreign Policy" is!
    Perry served as an unofficial advisor to PLO Chairman and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat from 1989 to 2004.!!!
    He is a frequent guest commentator and expert on Al-Jazeera television!

    He quoted an intelligence officer as saying???
    Yeah, right!


    Who cares what this idiot says.

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  • War is deception. As long as Iran goes down in flames, I will be happy.

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