Under a False-Flag Isaeli Imposters Implicate US of War Crimes
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Under a False Flag
Our "friends," the Israelis, implicate us in war crimes
by Justin Raimondo, January 16, 2012
Will Israel succeed in dragging us into war with Iran? .
If not, it won't be for lack of trying. Their influential lobby in the
US has been agitating for a US strike since the last year of the Bush
presidency, when they almost succeeded in pulling it off: fortunately
for us, Bush demurred, perhaps because he didn't want his legacy to be
two unwinnable and disastrous wars instead of just one.
Israel was to be the spearhead, with the US providing back up support,
as the Guardian reported at the time:
-"Israel gave serious thought this spring to launching a military strike
on Iran?s nuclear sites but was told by President George W Bush that he
would not support it and did not expect to revise that view for the rest
of his presidency, senior European diplomatic sources have told the
. . ?
Deterred from firing the first shots of World War III, the Israelis
didn't give up. Instead, they turned to other less direct means to
achieve their goal. As Mark Perry reports on foreignpolicy.com:
-"Buried deep in the archives of America's intelligence services are a
series of memos, written during the last years of President George W.
Bush?s administration, that describe how Israeli Mossad officers
recruited operatives belonging to the terrorist group Jundallah by
passing themselves off as American agents. According to two U.S.
intelligence officials, the Israelis, flush with American dollars and
toting U.S. passports, posed as CIA officers in recruiting Jundallah
operatives" what is commonly referred to as a 'false flag'
You bet those memos are buried deep " lest Americans discover that their
faithful 'allies'? are trying to implicate them in war crimes.
Jundallah is a terrorist organization, Sunni-oriented and linked to
al-Qaeda, that has murdered Iranian civilians in bombings and other
attacks within Iran: their ostensible goal is to "liberate"? Iranian
(and Pakistani) Baluchistan. According to the memos, the Israelis
recruited these terrorists right out in the open in London, where Mossad
operatives - posing as CIA officers - met with Jundallah officials.
"It's amazing what the Israelis thought they could get away with,"?
Perry quotes one intelligence officer as saying. "They apparently didn't
give a damn what we thought."
Of course not â?" and why should they? After all, we've given them a
pass every time: when Jonathan Pollard stole what US officials described
as the intelligence community's "crown jewels"? and passed them off to
the Russians; when they stole our trade and military secrets and passed
them off to China: when they were tracking the 9/11 conspirators and
didn't tell us what Mohammed Atta and his crew were up to. They took our
"foreign aid"? with one hand, and stabbed us in the back with the
What did we do about it, and what were the consequences for the
The answer is: nothing, and none: nor has the story changed much this
time around. Perry reports:
"A senior administration official vowed to ?take the gloves off" with
Israel- but the United States did nothing -a result that the officer
attributed to "political and bureaucratic inertia."
"In the end," the officer noted, -?it was just easier to do nothing
than to, you know, rock the boat." Even so, at least for a short time,
this same officer noted, the Mossad operation sparked a divisive debate
among Bush's national security team, pitting those who wondered ?just
whose side these guys [in Israel] are on" against those who argued that
"the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Oh well, I suppose you could call the cancellation of those planned
joint US-Israeli military exercises more than nothing. Although
Washington is claiming the cancellation is due to a desire to dial down
tensions in the region, that didn't stop them from ordering their
warships to the Persian Gulf. In any case, the cancellation of 'Austere
Challenge 12'? will hardly stop the Israelis from pursuing their plan
to provoke the Iranians into attacking US facilities and/or personnel in
the region. After all, since there are never any significant
consequences attendant on their bad behavior, what have they got to
lose? . .
The Americans don't dare come out in public and take Tel Aviv to task:
the powerful Israel lobby would have the President's scalp, and Congress
-aptly characterized as "Israeli-occupied territory- by the politically
incorrect Pat Buchanan " would probably pass a resolution condemning
their own President if Obama dared step out of line. .
And then there is all that campaign money the Democrats hope to scarf up
this worrisome election season: taking the Israelis out to the wood shed
would enrage the big money-bags who make unconditional support for
Israel the price of their support.
Why should the Israelis care that their actions put US personnel in
jeopardy, inviting attacks in kind from Tehran?
Iranian attacks on US military personnel stationed in Iraq could easily
inflict thousands of casualties, and this is especially true now that
the US footprint is considerably reduced - but that would be the
Americans' problem. The Israelis, for their part, had the perfect 'false
flag'? operation going: neither the Iranians nor top Jundallah cadre
knew where the support was really coming from.
Jundallah's leader, Abdolmalek Rigi,was captured by the Iranians and
executed in the summer of 2010: before he was offed, however, he did an
interview with Iranian media in the course of which he recalled a 2007
meeting in Morocco with a group of individuals who were supposed to be
"NATO officials: "When we thought about it," said Rigi, "we came to the
conclusion that they are either Americans acting under NATO cover or
Rigi was just another pawn in the game as far as Israelis are concerned:
they aren't too particular about the types of unwitting allies they
recruit. Rigi personally murdered his brother-in-law for disobeying
orders, cutting his head off while Dan Rather's cameras rolled.
Kidnappings are a Jundallah favorite, along with videotaped
decapitations. The Israelis have a whole collection of such charming
types: they are arming and training the separatists of the Kurdish
Workers Party (PKK), who conduct terrorist attacks on civilian targets
in Turkey, and are doing the same for the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), a
weird Marxist cult formerly succored by Saddam Hussein, which has
carried out terrorist attacks in Iran. .
These are the allies and proxies of "the only democracy in the Middle
The tactical objective behind Israeli support for Jundallah is simple:
magnifying tensions between the US and Iran takes us farther down the
road to war. When Rigi was captured and "confessed"? on Iranian
television, he averred that he was a tool of the CIA and claimed he had
recently been on a US military base in Afghanistan: no doubt the
Israelis were well pleased with their "student"? He had learned his
Israeli sponsorship of Jundallah, the PKK, and MEK all point to Tel
Aviv's underlying strategic perspective, and that is a policy of sowing
chaos whenever and wherever possible. If the idea is to atomize Israel's
neighbors, and reduce them to a condition of internal chaos, then this
is surely the best way to go about it: by sponsoring every separatist
and violently crazed sect that will take their cash. .
"lush with American dollars and toting U.S. passports,"? as Perry put
it, the Israelis arrived in London on the lookout for recruits. We know
where those American dollars came from â?" straight out of the
pockets of American taxpayers, who are forced to shell out over $3
billion every year in "foreign aid'? to Israel. But what about those
Maybe they came from the same place these passports originated. In the
brouhaha over the Mossad's theft of passports in New Zealand, Great
Britain, Ireland, France, and elsewhere, no mention was ever made of any
"cloned"? American passports "but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.
The Israelis cannot take out Iran all on their own: they need the US to
deliver the death blow and execute a program of 'regime changE'? on
the ground. Then and only then will their goal of regional hegemony be
realized. That's why they've mobilized all their resources, including
their numerous and vocal political allies in the United States, to pull
out all the stops and provoke a shooting war between the US and Iran.
That such an event would lead to an economic downturn that would make
the present one seem relatively prosperous is irrelevant, from the
narrow perspective of a rabid Israeli nationalist.
And that is precisely who is making policy in Israel today: the most
extreme right-wing ultra-nationalist government since the founding of
the Jewish state.
To these extremists, the Americans are an obstacle rather than a valued
ally. And they have increasing power in Israel, in the government and in
society at large. Fundamentalists are pushing the separation of the
sexes, and the powerful religious parties are campaigning for expanded
'settlements,'? i.e. more provocations aimed at the downtrodden
Isn't it time we gave our "special relationship" with Israel a second
look? As Israeli agents covertly seek to incite the peoples of the
Middle East - including the Iranians - against us, one has to wonder,
like those intelligence analysts cited above: just whose side are these
guys on, anyway? . .
The answer is: they're on their own side. The question Perry's scoop
ought to raise in the mind of every American is: when are we going to
start being on our own side? . .
Read more by Justin Raimondo
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