LEST WE FORGET–‘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.

ed note–The ‘FBI’ that was ‘meeting’ with the 2 patsies in Boston were more than likely Mossad. 

Haaretz

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.

  1. #1 by 1bigcree Shadowhawk on April 23, 2013 - 12:45 am

    Why do the Officials not get it by now? It’s surely more than obvious ‘israel’ does not give a tinker’s damn what befalls the Host Nation it uses like a cheap crack whore.
    “When we are finished with the United States, it can dry up and blow away”
    (Benyamin Netanyahu to the convicted israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard upon exiting Pollard;s prison cell several years ago)

  2. #2 by 1bigcree Shadowhawk on April 23, 2013 - 1:14 am

    Man! That is one outtasite link you shared; sea! Grateful for your knowledge and willingness to pass on these gems. Thanks!

  3. #3 by WIDEAWAKE on April 23, 2013 - 10:26 am

    @ Shadow -“like a cheap crack whore”, that is gold my friend!
    @sea, very nice link… : )

  4. #4 by annebeck58 on April 23, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    Why do those in high (official) places in the US govt not get this?
    They are paid, well, i might add, to NOT get it.
    Until and unless we stop funding the Ape-Pac (AIPAC), that is not going to change. And Obama is probably the last person to want to quit funding them. He’s enjoying his presidency a bit too much. So’s his family.

    Wonder who the next beneficiary of MOSSAD’s APE-PAC will be?
    I think I’ve officially given up on American politics and government, though I’ve been getting there for a while, I’ve never felt more disgusted in my life.

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