Wikileaks has released emails from Stratfor that expanded on a report that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak hailed a November munitions blast in Iran as having destroyed Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Here are some of the emails from the chain (I am putting them in chronological order rather than the reverse chronological order that appears at the link).
On 11/7/11 7:54 AM, Benjamin Preisler wrote:
Publication: for background
Source Description – Confirmed Israeli Intelligence Agent
Source reliability: Still testing
Item credibility: untested
Source handler: Fred
Source was asked what he thought of reports that the Israelis were preparing a military offensive against Iran. Response:
I think this is a diversion. The Israelis already destroyed all the Iranian nuclear infrastructure on the ground weeks ago. The current “let’s bomb Iran” campaign was ordered by the EU leaders to divert the public attention from their at home
financial problems. It plays also well for the US since Pakistan, Russia and N. Korea are mentioned in the report.
The result of this campaign will be massive attacks on Gaza and strikes on Hezbollah in both Lebanon and Syria.
On 11/7/11 8:09 AM, Chris Farnham wrote: Ah, what? Israel has already destroyed the Iranian prog/infra and this is all being engineered by Europeans so people forget about the economy crisis?!
How and when did the Israelis destroy the infra on the ground?
Why is that we see the vast majority of the increase in pressure coming from Israel (I mean straight from people’s mouths) and from the US (Such as Albright in the WaPo)?
Would anyone actually accept that this could let the Europeans forget about the Euro crisis, something they have been experiencing every day for over a year?!
Do we attribute any credibility to this item at all? I don’t even see what possible disinfo purposes this could serve.
From: “Chris Farnham”
To: “Alpha List”
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2011 7:22:52 PM
Subject: Re: [alpha] S3/G3* ISRAEL/IRAN – Barak hails munitions
blast in Iran
I think the info that Fred sent in previously needs to be looked quite seriously here.
The insight seems like quite a stretch however it has been put out there for some reason or another and is now playing in to what we are seeing.
Source below was asked to clarify his remarks that the nuclear infrastructure had been destroyed. Source response:
Israeli commandos in collaboration with Kurd forces destroyed few underground facilities mainly used for the Iranian defense and nuclear research projects.
Despite the reports in the media and against any public knowledge, the promoter of a massive Israeli attack on Syria is the axis India-Russia-Turkey-Saudi Arabia. The axis US-Germany-France-China is against such an attack from obvious reasons. Not many people know that Russia is one of Israel’s largest military partners and India is Israel’s largest client.
If a direct conflict between Iran and Israel erupts, Russia and Saudi Arabia will gain the advantages on oil increasing prices. On the other hand, China and Europe are expected to loose from an oil crisis as a result of a conflict. Based on Israeli plans, the attack on Iran will last only 48 hours but will be so destructive that Iran will be unable to retaliate or recover and the government will fall. It is hard to believe that Hamas or Hezbollah will try to get involved in this conflict.
In the open media many are pushing and expecting Israel to launch a massive attack on Iran. Even if the Israelis have the capabilities and are ready to attack by air, sea and land, there is no need to attack the nuclear program at this point after the
commandos destroyed a significant part of it.
If a massive attack on Iran happens soon, then the attack will have political and oil reasons and not nuclear. It is also very hard to believe that the Israelis will initiate an attack unless they act as a contractor for other nations or if Iran or its proxies attack first. With the revealed of the new UN report the Israelis have green light to take care of the Iranian proxies in Gaza and Lebanon now with the entire world watching Iran. I think that we should expect escalations on these fronts rather than an Israeli attack on Iran.
On 11/14/11 9:10 AM, Fred Burton wrote:
Guerrilla actions behind enemy lines.
If we think the Izzies have set back waiting on Iran to create a bomb we are like the CIA with their inability to predict just about anything.
Check INSIGHT I posted last week that everyone discounted. How come if its not in OS we nash our teeth? Intelligence agencies exist to have sources. That is what we are.
Those don’t sound very definitive, do they? Hmmmm.