Israel launches covert war against Iran

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Israel has launched a covert war against Iran as an alternative to direct military strikes against Tehran’s nuclear programme, US intelligence sources have revealed.

By Philip Sherwell in New York
Telegraph
Last Updated: 10:38PM GMT 16 Feb 2009

It is using hitmen, sabotage, front companies and double agents to disrupt the regime’s illicit weapons project, the experts say.

The most dramatic element of the “decapitation” programme is the planned assassination of top figures involved in Iran’s atomic operations.

Despite fears in Israel and the US that Iran is approaching the point of no return in its ability to build atom bomb, Israeli officials are aware of the change in mood in Washington since President Barack Obama took office.

They privately acknowledge the new US administration is unlikely to sanction an air attack on Iran’s nuclear installations and Mr Obama’s offer to extend a hand of peace to Tehran puts any direct military action beyond reach for now.

The aim is to slow down or interrupt Iran’s research programme, without the gamble of a direct confrontation that could lead to a wider war.

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via Israel launches covert war against Iran – Telegraph.

h/t: CLG

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4 responses to “Israel launches covert war against Iran

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  4. The information presented here shows another outrageous act of aggression by Israel condoned by the US. Israel has certainly never opened up its nuclear facilities for inspection.

    A UN “Peace Keeping” force needs to enter and disarm the aggressor war state of Israel.

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