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MYTH: The Iran nuclear deal is working as expected.

MYTH: The Iran nuclear deal is working as expected.

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Prof. Mohammed Nuruzzaman of the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwaitnoted that the JCPOA has not produced the change in behavior Obama anticipated. “Washington, to its deep frustration, has noticed that it simply made a series of unfounded calculations about Iran,” he said. “Just three months after the deal was concluded, Khamenei closed the door to U.S.-Iranian cooperation by imposing an outright ban on further negotiations with the United States.” Nuruzzaman added that Khamenei also ruled out cooperation with the “Great Satan” on regional issues.768

Iran has only received a fraction of the $150 billion windfall expected when sanctions are eased and assets released, but it is already creating greater chaos in the region. Iran has increased its involvement in backing the Syrian regime, has intervened in the civil was in Yemen against forces supported by Saudi Arabia, and fuels the ambition and arsenal of Hezbollah terrorists in preparation for a future conflict with Israel.

More seriously, as many opponents of the deal predicted, Iran is already cheating on the nuclear deal. Thanks to a leak from German intelligence, we know there have been extensive Iranian attempts to acquire illicit materials, especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology.769

This revelation was followed by the disclosure of a part of the nuclear deal that was never revealed to the public. Instead of Iran being precluded from engaging in nuclear activities for 15 years, we now know that after 11 years, Iran can start replacing its current centrifuges with more advanced ones. As a result, instead of Iran having a one-year breakout time (which, absurdly, was considered a great achievement as opposed to destroying Iran’s capability altogether) to six months or less.770 The Obama administration had this information but failed to disclose it to the American people.

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ISRAEL DEFENSE – Members of DFLP Squad Arrested

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Released for publication: the Shabak, in cooperation with the Israeli Police’s section for special duties in the Jerusalem district, have uncovered a terror squad in Northern Jerusalem’s Issawiya neighborhood. The squad is suspected of throwing stones at security forces and aggravated assault against local residents.

A gun and magazines were found during the investigation, which one of the squad members used in various activities carried out in the neighborhood on behalf of the Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). In addition, another operative admitted to acquiring and possessing a gun.

Popular terror activity is routinely carried out in the Issawiya neighborhood, which includes throwing stones and incendiary bombs as well as physical attacks against Israeli citizens and security forces entering the neighborhood or locations near it.

One of the arrested suspects being investigated is Medhat Tariq Ahmad Muhammad, known as a senior DFLP official in Jerusalem, who was previously arrested for carrying out a shooting attack.

The Mossad unveils – Secret Document Revealed – Iran’s Parchin Facility

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Western nations are expected to meet for another round of discussions with Iran later this month, and discuss the future of the Islamic republic’s nuclear program. The Insider has revealed a diagram allegedly detailing Iran’s Parchin military installation, which raises doubts concerning Iran’s seriousness regarding discussions for halting its nuclear program.

According to the report, the Parchin facility is part of Iran’s nuclear program. The document that included the diagram arrived from within the base itself, and details a building used for developing nuclear weapons.

It should be noted that last November, a report published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claimed that Iran was advancing the development of nuclear weapons on Iranian soil.

As stated, according to AP, the illustration shows a container needed for conducting tests, which according to the suspicions of UN inspectors, are intended for developing nuclear weapons.

AP revealed that it received the materials from a formal official in the country who is monitoring Iran’s nuclear program. Furthermore, the same official told AP that the diagram proves that the structure exists, despite Iran’s refusal to admit its existence.

Confidential – CIA, Mossad Agree That Iran is Not Pursuing Nuclear Weapons

Mossad, CIA agree Iran has yet to decide to build nuclear weapon (Ha’aretz):

Israel’s intelligence services agree with American intelligence assessments that there is not enough proof to determine whether Iran is building a nuclear bomb, according to a report published Sunday in the New York Times.

The newspaper said that senior American officials believe there is little disagreement between the Mossad and U.S. intelligence agencies over Iran’s nuclear program, despite the fact that Israeli political leaders have been pushing for quick action to block Iran from becoming what they describe as an existential threat.

The report further quoted one former senior American intelligence official who states that the Mossad “does not disagree with the U.S. on the weapons program,” adding that there is “not a lot of dispute between the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities on the facts.”

U.S. Faces a Tricky Task in Assessment of Data on Iran (New York Times):

Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service, agrees with the American intelligence assessments, even while Israeli political leaders have been pushing for quick, aggressive action to block Iran from becoming what they describe as an existential threat to the Jewish state.

“Their people ask very hard questions, but Mossad does not disagree with the U.S. on the weapons program,” said one former senior American intelligence official, who, like others for this article, would speak only on the condition of anonymity about classified information. “There is not a lot of dispute between the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities on the facts.”

In trying to evaluate the potential perils of Iran’s nuclear program, the United States’ spy agencies have spent years trying to track its efforts to enrich uranium and develop missile technology, and watching for any move toward weaponization — designing and building a bomb.

The United States and Israel share intelligence on Iran, American officials said. For its spying efforts, Israel relies in part on an Iranian exile group that is labeled a terrorist organization by the United States, the Mujahedeen Khalq, or M.E.K., which is based in Iraq. The Israelis have also developed close ties in the semiautonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, and they are believed to use Kurdish agents who can move back and forth across the border into Iran.

American intelligence officials, however, are wary of relying on information from an opposition group like the M.E.K., particularly after their experience in Iraq of relying on flawed information provided by the Iraqi National Congress, an exile group run by Ahmad Chalabi.

“I’m very suspicious of anything that the M.E.K. provides,” said David A. Kay, who led the C.I.A.’s fruitless effort to find weapons program in Iraq. “We all dealt with the Chalabis of the world once.”

Just as in 2010, new evidence about the Iranian nuclear program delayed the National Intelligence Estimate in 2007, the last previous assessment. Current and former American officials say that a draft version of the assessment had been completed when the United States began to collect surprising intelligence suggesting that Iran had suspended its weapons program and disbanded its weapons team four years earlier.

The draft version had concluded that the Iranians were still trying to build a bomb, the same finding of a 2005 assessment. But as they scrutinized the new intelligence from several sources, including intercepted communications in which Iranian officials were heard complaining to one another about stopping the program, the American intelligence officials decided they had to change course, officials said. While enrichment activities continued, the evidence that Iran had halted its weapons program in 2003 at the direction of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was too strong to ignore, they said.

One former senior official characterized the information as very persuasive. “I had high confidence in it,” he said. “There was tremendous evidence that the program had been halted.”

And today, despite criticism of that assessment from some outside observers and hawkish politicians, American intelligence analysts still believe that the Iranians have not gotten the go-ahead from Ayatollah Khamenei to revive the program.

“That assessment,” said one American official, “holds up really well.”

CONFIDENTIAL from the MOSSAD – Master Spy Hanssen – Internet & Computers


USDOJ OIG Special Report: A Review of the FBI’s Progress in Responding to the Recommendations in the Office of the Inspector General Report on Robert Hanssen 9/07

Hanssen Hacking Heritage – Philippine Style in FBI  Systems July 2007

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Hanssen : Internet & Computers
UPDATE 2/3/07 – The Movie “Breach,” Opened in Theaters
Outside The Movie “Breach” :
To Catch A Spy – The Wrong CIA Man – 
3/2/2007 9:59:53 AMEric O’Neill, Former FBI Agent, Robert Hanssen Case

Eric O’Neill, Former FBI Agent, Robert Hanssen Case gives a detailed look into the Robert Hanssen spy case. Mr. O’Neill was an FBI agent involved in catching Mr. Hanssen. The FBI forbade Mr. O’Neill to speak publicly until recently. Mr. O’Neill served as a special consultant to the movie “Breach,” which opened in theaters. 

Official Website of The Movie “Breach”
New movie  shows FBI rookie’s role in catching spy WASHINGTON (Washingtonpost/Reuters) – Eric O’Neill was a young,FBI surveillance operative when recruited for a new assignment: help catch perhaps the most damaging spy in U.S. history. O’Neill was assigned to FBI headquarters in January 2001 in an undercover role to assist veteran FBI special agent Robert Hanssen, a suspected mole who had been compromised by the Russians.An FBI team of hundreds investigating Hanssen hoped the 26-year-old O’Neill, who was not even an agent, would gain Hanssen’s trust and help catch him in the act of passing U.S. secrets.Hanssen’s arrest six years ago, his subsequent guilty plea to more than 20 years of spying and his sentence of life in prison are well known, but details of O’Neill’s role were scarce until the recent release of the movie “Breach,” based on his story.In the Universal Pictures’ film, actor Ryan Phillippe stars as O’Neill, while Academy Award winner Chris Cooper plays Hanssen.In an interview, O’Neill talked about the notorious case now made famous by Hollywood, saying he was amazed the FBI would bring in someone so young for such a mission.”These cases come up once every several decades,” O’Neill said.FBI officials said O’Neill’s background in computers helped get him the assignment. Hanssen was reassigned on January 13, 2001, to a newly created job at headquarters to help revamp the FBI’s computer system.But the assignment created so the FBI team could monitor Hanssen’s daily activities without tipping him to their investigation.”We hoped he (O’Neill) could pull it off without arousing suspicion,” said one FBI agent. “They took a chance on him.”At one point, O’Neill almost got caught in one of the movie’s most dramatic scenes.

‘THAT WAS THE WORST’

Hanssen left his office as arranged to go to the FBI’s firing range. Hollywood enhanced the story line to have him also lose patience at a picture-taking session for a portrait to commemorate 25 years with the bureau.While the veteran agent was gone, O’Neill took Hanssen’s Palm Pilot and copied information but nearly got caught because he almost put it back in the wrong pocket of Hanssen’s briefcase.”I sat there thinking I’ve just ruined this entire operation,” O’Neill said. “That was the worst.”It turned out O’Neill had put the hand-held device back in the correct pocket. Hanssen asked him if he had been in his briefcase. “I just lied the best I could and convinced him,” O’Neill said.Court documents said the device contained a specific upcoming date, time and reference to the site in nearby Virginia where Hanssen and the Russians exchanged information. The details led to Hanssen’s arrest.In another scene, O’Neill had to keep Hanssen away from headquarters so FBI agents could search his car. The quick-thinking O’Neill first got them stuck in a traffic jam and then convinced Hanssen to get back into the car instead of walking back to headquarters. The evidence obtained from that search included secret documents about ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigations, among other things, according to the court records. The government contended Hanssen’s disclosures were among the most damaging ever to U.S. interests. O’Neill could not even tell his wife, Juliana, about the real purpose of his mission, which created tension in their new marriage. “It was very difficult to lie to her, but I was required to. That just goes with the job,” O’Neill said. After Hanssen’s arrest on February 18, 2001, O’Neill went back to his old job and decided to leave the FBI in May 2001. In the movie, he packed up his desk on the day Hanssen was arrested. “The hardest decision I made was to leave the FBI,” O’Neill said. “I just decided that this wasn’t the sort of life I wanted to live.” A graduate of George Washington University law school, he now works for a law firm in Washington, specializing in national defense. The movie provided no definitive reason why Hanssen sold out his country for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds. It does have Hanssen speculating after his arrest that another American spy might have acted because of ego or an urge to expose lax U.S. security.

1. Jailing in Russia of Supermole Following Hanssen Arrest – Unique exposure15/6/03 –  Moscow revealed  that a Russian intelligence officer who had settled in the United States had been lured back home and arrested.Aleksandr Zaporozhsky, a former colonel in the S.V.R., Russia’s foreign intelligence service, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for spying for the United States, Russian officials disclosed.Mr. Zaporozhsky had been living in Maryland but in November 2001 was somehow induced to return to Moscow, where he was quietly arrested and jailed.Russian news reports of his sentencing  suggested that he had been drawn into an ambush because he was suspected of helping the United States identify and arrest Robert P. Hanssen, who admitted to being a Russian mole inside the F.B.I. In addition to the Russian news media, The Los Angeles Times reported on Mr. Zaporozhsky’s case .Apart from the timing of Mr. Hanssen’s arrest, which occurred several months before Mr. Zaporozhsky was seized in Moscow, there is no available evidence to support the Russian news accounts that Mr. Zaporozhsky played a role in the Hanssen case. C.I.A. officials declined to comment on the matter.Russian FSB investigators believe that agents inside their own intelligence service provided information that led to the arrests of Aldrich H. Ames and Mr. Hanssen, the two most important Russian spies discovered in the past decade inside the American government.In the Hanssen case, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged that it received information from a Russian source that led to Mr. Hanssen’s arrest. That source is not the same person who provided help in the Ames case, officials said. The Russian source in the Hanssen case provided files and other materials from Russian intelligence archives that identified Mr. Hanssen as a longtime spy for Moscow. Among the materials the source provided was the plastic that Mr. Hanssen had used to wrap classified F.B.I. documents when he left them for the Russians at clandestine drop sites in the Washington area. After obtaining the plastic from the Russian source, the bureau found Mr. Hanssen’s fingerprints on the wrapping.
After handing over the files used in the Hanssen case, the Russian source defected and was paid $7 million by the United States for his assistance, according to a book about the case by David Wise. The Russian’s identity remains a closely guarded secret in the United States government.American officials believe Russian intelligence is still concentrating on the United States, aggressively trying to recruit American spies who can hand over technical, economic and political secrets.

2. Jailing in Russia of Supermole After Hanssen Arrest – Russian TV Combined Video

Many stories have emerged about how the CIA tracked down Hanssen.According to this Russian version – Investigation on Alexander’s Zaporozhsky business  last almost one and a half year. 30 witnesses, the majority of them – operating(working) and former employees of the Russian FSB. The judge of the Moscow district military court has read  a verdict of one and a half hour, journalists have allowed to be present only on in the  final part. All rest – the state secret. The head of the Center of public relations of FSB Sergey Ignatchenko said: ” If it was  in the USA, at least, he could get life imprisonment , or electric chair “.
Alexander Zaporozhsky started to work  in 1975, in KGB, then in SVR in a department, engaged in recruitment of informants  in the USA. An excellent track record.Unexpectedly for the colleagues in 1997 he leaves and secretly leaves to the USA .The Colonel Zaporozhsky has appeared for the western special services a figure extremely useful. Investigation has found out, that the Colonel has offered the services to CIA itself in 1995.He left to USA  under the invitation of mysterious firm. In February, 2001 employees of FBI have arrested Robert Hanssen . USA has declared persona non grata of 26 Russian diplomats. In FSB they directly do not admit that fact , that it became consequence of treachery by Zaporozhsky . Nevertheless,  they confirm, that his activity has caused enormous damage to interests of the Russian special services in the West. In 2001 as a result of complex & difficult operation against Zaporozhsky it was possible to lure him to Russia where he has been arrested. The Russian news video brings together Zaporozhsky & Hanssen`s FBI video arrest.The FSB`s PR officer Sergey Ignatchenko speaks in this rare video.

Russian Version

Hanssen Photos
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Photograph of Robert Philip HanssenRobert Philip Hanssen

Photograph of Foxstone Park entrance Photograph of footbridge over Wolftrap Creek
“ELLIS” Drop SiteOn the “Foxstone Park” sign.

“ELLIS” Drop SiteUnder a footbridge over Wolftrap Creek near Creek Crossing Road at Foxstone Park near Vienna, Virginia.

Closeup photograph of footbridge Photograph of package dropped by Hanssen
“ELLIS” Drop SiteUnder a footbridge over Wolftrap Creek near Creek Crossing Road at Foxstone Park near Vienna, Virginia.

“ELLIS” Drop SitePackage dropped by Hanssen at the Ellis drop site on 2/18/01.

Photograph of the corner of 3rd Street and Carlin Springs Road
LEWIS” Signal SiteWooden utility pole located at the North-West corner of the intersection of 3rd Street and Carlin Springs Road near the metrobus stop.

Photograph of amphitheater Photograph of the $50,000 recovered
“LEWIS” Drop SiteThe far-left corner of the wooden podium (when facing the podium) located in the amphitheater of Long Branch Nature Center.

“LEWIS” Drop SitePackage recovered at the Lewis drop site containing $50,000 cash left by Russians for Hanssen.

Outside The Movie “Breach” :  Hanssen E-Mails



Hanssen`s FBI Lab Report
Hanssen`s FBI Affidavit
Hanssen  – A Hacker in KGB Defector Internet Security Firm
Accused FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen wanted to retire into a job  selling anti-hacker technology to the government to guard against  double agents a former CIA director said . James Woolsey, who led the CIA under former President Bill Clinton, said Hanssen pushed for a job with Invicta Networks, a firm founded by Soviet KGB defector Viktor Sheymov to develop hack-proof computer software for U.S. spy agencies.”Hanssen twice aggressively expressed an interest to Invicta executives on being employed by Invicta following his retirement from the FBI,” said Woolsey, who is on Invicta’s board and also serves as Sheymov’s attorney.Hanssen, who allegedly used his computer expertise to hack into FBI files for secrets to sell to Moscow, also boasted to FBI colleagues about getting a big-bucks job when he retired, according to an FBI affidavit. In February 1988, Hanssen told his Soviet handlers that he could read the FBI’S files on Sheymov’s debriefings, the affidavit said. More recently, “Hanssen told FBI co-workers that he was considering an offer of lucrative employment by Sheymov after retirement in April,” the affidavit said. Woolsey declined to discuss the Hanssen-Sheymov connection in a brief phone conversation . But in a statement faxed to the Daily News (2001 URL)  , he said Hanssen met Sheymov in the 1980s and “since that time, the Sheymov and Hanssen families indeed came to be on friendly terms.” The families had little contact in recent years, but in December, Hanssen “expressed keen interest in Invicta’s technology,” Woolsey said.Three weeks before he was arrested Sunday, Hanssen “was briefed on the Invicta technology” as part of his official duties along with several other FBI computer experts, Woolsey said. Sheymov was a rising star and the youngest major in the KGB at age 33 when he defected to the U.S. in 1980 with his wife and daughter. His defection was considered one of the CIA’s major Cold War coups. Hanssen, 56, has been charged with espionage crimes carrying the death penalty for allegedly selling secrets to the Soviets and later the Russians for at least $1.4 million in 15 years as a mole. 

Column of Former Mossad Chief Danny Yatom – The No Choice Attack Against Iran

Danny Yatom Major General (ret.) Danny Yatom is Chairman and CEO of GSG Ltd. He was a Member of Knesset (Israeli Parliament), Head of the Mossad and chief of staff to the prime minister

Much has recently been discussed on the need to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. One thing should be made clear in advance: the implications of such an attack and Iran’s response, including missiles and rockets fired from the north, would be far less destructive than if Iran unleashed a nuclear bomb on Israel.

Some people are voicing sharp opposition to a military strike against Iran, claiming it would signal a regional war of unforeseen magnitude. This is their perspective, and there is nothing wrong with public discourse on the issue. However, it is imperative to recognize that Israel will pay a heavy price for an attack on Iran, regardless of the aggressor’s identity. If sanctions and other restrictions do not convince Iran to halt its race for nuclear power, then the question of a military strike will rise to the top of Israel’s agenda.

We must not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon that poses an existential threat to Israel—a situation in which we will wake up every morning wondering whether a nuclear bomb will fall on us because somebody in Iran got up on the wrong side of the bed. The damage from a nuclear bomb on Israel would be catastrophic.

We are not dealing with a rational regime that makes sound political decisions. It is a regime headed by a spiritual leader who acts according to his personal interpretation of the Koran. What’s more, Ahmadinejad repeatedly calls for erasing Israel off the map. Who can guarantee that when he secures a nuclear bomb, he won’t use it on us?

We cannot gamble on our future by relying on the assessments or wishful thinking of those who believe that diplomatic pressure will force the Iranians to relinquish their quest for nuclear capability. These assessments assume that Iran is a rational regime, which is not the case. In the meantime, recent Western-led sanctions against Iran’s financial institutions seem to only “itch” the Islamic Republic, and Russia and China, two countries with close commercial ties to Tehran (including weapons sales) are opposed to crippling their Middle Eastern economic partner.

After Iran is attacked, we will suffer through the consequences, which might include rocket barrages from Lebanon and Gaza. However, our retaliation will be so painful and so devastating that, in my opinion, the enemies’ aggression will quickly come to an end. Likewise, although we will have to strike civilian infrastructure and public facilities throughout Lebanon and Gaza, rockets will no longer threaten the citizens of Israel.

The world must realize time is running out. As of now, everything depends on the Iranian’s decision to produce a bomb. They already have the knowledge and material—it is only a matter of time (a year at most) from when they give the green light. Therefore, from my point of view, sanctions—no matter how harsh—will not bring the desired results. In the same way, secret operations like the mysterious explosions at Iranian bases and the assassination of scientists and senior figures from their missile program will not deter Iran’s leaders, for they are determined to attain a nuclear weapon. An attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities should only be done as a last resort. Assuming that sanctions and other efforts will fail to stop the Iranians, the only alternative will be to strike.

The world must understand that this is a global problem and not just Israel’s problem—Israel should not have to be forced to initiate a military strike. Still, we must make it clear that if the world is unwilling to intervene, then Israel has a moral obligation to protect itself.

The Mossad reports – Exclusive Photos Show Alleged Iran Bombs Hidden in $27 Radio – ABC 21/2/12

 

 

An Iranian hit squad used $27 portable radios to hide at least five bombs that Israeli and American authorities say they intended to use against Israeli targets in Bangkok, Thailand. 
Exclusive photo of one undetonated bomb, obtained by ABC News, show the inside of the radio packed with tiny ball bearings and six magnets. Bomb experts say the magnets indicate the bomb was designed to be stuck to the side of a vehicle.

The Mossad – Alleged Iran Revenge Cell Bangkok Suspects

Iran Revenge Cell Bangkok Suspects – Rented The Bomb Factory House Escaped to Teheran 16/2/12

Iran Revenge Cell Bangkok Suspects – Escaped from Bangkok to Malaysia Arrested There 16/2/12

Nuclear Scientist Killed in Tehran Worked at Natanz Atomic Reactor 11/1/12

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TOP-SECRET – How Israel won the war – The Capture of an Iraqi Mig – 21 by the MOSSAD

Iraqi Pilot Munir Redfa 1966 Left & 1998 Right  (Mossad Archive Photo) Munir Redfa (1934 – 1998)  was an Iraqi Fighter Pilot, of Assyrian origin, who defected to Israel in 1966 by flying a MiG-21 of the Iraqi Air Force. In what is considered as one of the Mossad’s most successful operations, Redfa’s entire extended family was smuggled safely out of Iraq to Israel. The MiG-21 fighter was evaluated by the Israeli Air Force and was later loaned to the United States for testing and intelligence analysis. Knowledge obtained from analysis of the aircraft was instrumental to the successes achieved by the Israeli Air Force in its future encounters with Arab MiG-21s.Redfa’s defection was the subject of the movie Steal the Sky.Redfa was born Munir Habib Jamil Rufa  in 1934 to an Assyrian family belonging to the Syriac Orthodox Church from Mosul. He was the second of nine children. Like many other Assyrians, his family fled to Iraq as part of the Christian migration from southeast Turkey and Iran’s northwestern mountains (specifically Urmia, fleeing the upheaval of World War I in what is known as the Assyrian genocide).At the time of Redfa’s defection, a press conference was held during which he indicated that he had suffered from religious and ethnic discrimination in Iraq and that he did not feel that it was his home and requested asylum in the United States.Although he was reunited with his family in Israel he did not re-emigrate to the US, contrary to his declaration, and he received Israeli citizenship. He and his family shortly thereafter moved to another western country.Redfa died in 1998 of a heart attack.

THE inside story of a daring mission to steal a Russian MiG21 jet fighter from Iraq has emerged in Israel as the country prepares to mark its stunning victory in the six-day war 40 years ago this week.
The secrets of the plane, which was flown to Israel by its decorated Iraqi pilot Munir Redfa, laid the foundation for a triumph by Israeli pilots during the 1967 war, in which the MiGs flown by the Egyptian, Syrian and Iraqi air forces were crippled.Last week Zeev Liron, the pilot who persuaded the Iraqi to defect, recalled how the whole mission had nearly unravelled when Redfa’s wife, who had been told nothing, threw a fit in Paris on hearing the news that she was going to live in Israel.In 1966 Redfa was a 32-year-old pilot in the Iraqi air force. He was frustrated that his Christian background was blocking prospects of promotion and outraged that he had been ordered to attack Iraqi Kurds. He was beginning to doubt whether he had any future in Iraq.Joseph Shamash, one of Israel’s top agents in Baghdad, befriended Redfa and his wife Betty and persuaded them to join him on a Greek island holiday during which they were introduced to Liron. They knew him only as Josh.“Josh can help you to leave Iraq,” Shamash whispered to Redfa.
“When Munir heard what we wanted – to fly his MiG from Iraq to Israel – he almost fainted,” said Liron. “‘My MiG? To Israel? Are you guys out of your minds?’” He pointed out that his tanks carried insufficient fuel to reach Israel and that he would be shot down as soon as he tried to head for the border.Speaking as a fellow pilot, Liron pulled out a map and showed Redfa that his plan could work. “Finally Munir was convinced,” Liron said, “but by the morning he’d got cold feet.”Urgent action was required. Mossad consulted Yitzhak Rabin, the army’s chief of staff and future prime minister, who ordered: “Bring him to Israel. Show him where he’ll land and let him fly in one of our jets.”Redfa was given an Israeli passport in the name of Moshe Miz-rahi and touched down with Liron in Tel Aviv, where he was taken to the airfield where he would land the MiG. Before he left Israel, Redfa asked Liron not to tell his wife anything about the plan. “I’ll prepare the ground,” he promised. But he did not – and it almost derailed the operation.Back in Baghdad, Redfa was assigned to a long-haul flight and he convinced his ground staff to add an extra fuel tank to his MiG.Meanwhile, the Israelis arranged for Redfa’s entire family to leave Iraq for their summer holiday. The last to leave were Betty and their two children, aged three and five, who flew to Paris.When Liron met her there ina Mossad safe house and told her they were about to fly to Israel, she had hysterics. “Forget it!” she screamed. “Israel? Are you mad? And who are you anyway? I’m going straight to the Iraqi embassy.”“Only then did I realise Munir hadn’t said her a word to her about going to Israel,” said Liron.
Eventually he calmed Betty down, persuaded her not to expose the plot to the authorities, gave her an Israeli passport and got her onto a flight to Tel Aviv. Several hours after they landed, Redfa and his MiG21, escorted by an Israeli Mirage, landed at the airbase.With Redfa’s help, the Israelis immediately began to unlock the secrets of the Russian plane. Their pilots tested it to its limits. They fought mock dogfights with their Mirages and learnt the tactics needed to beat it.After the 1967 war, Redfa and his family left Israel. Betty had told her husband that living with the enemy was out of the question. Mossad arranged for them to adopt new identities – as the proprietors of a petrol station in the West.The MiG was lent to the US, which tested it in the Nevada desert, and it helped develop a new generation of American fighters. In return, for the first time, the US began to supply Israel with modern jets. Redfa died of a heart attack in 1998.

Unveiled – THE MOSSAD Spies in Kurdistan

Mossad Spies in Kurdistan 1968 – 1974 Left to Right. Masud Barazani son of Kurdish leader Mulla Moustafa Barazani Mossad “envoy” Menahem `Nahik` Navot,Kurdish Doctor,Zvi Zamir Chief of Mossad,Nahum Admoni head of division in Mossad later Chief of Mossad, Kurdish  security guard  (Mossad Archive Photo)

THE MOSSAD Spy Eli Cohen

The Israeli spy Eli Cohen is hanged in Damascus – 26 January 1965 : The government of Syria arrests 63 members of an Israeli spy network.
After enduring torture in the “Maza” jail in Damascus and a short showcase trial, the Israeli spy Eli Cohen is hanged in the El Marja square in Damascus. All efforts made by Israel to convince Syria to overturn the verdict and let Eli Cohen go in exchange for Syrian captives failed. The Syrians also rejected begs for mercy from different countries, as well as from the pope himself. Ten days after his trial, many residents of Damascus gathered to watch the hanging of the Israeli spy. Cohen, who was born in Egypt, was recruited by the Mossad and for three years operated in Syria under the pseudonym Kamel Amin Tabat. He successfully befriended Syrian officials. Cohen transferred information to Israel from his apartment, which was located near the Syrian General Staff base in Damascus. He was caught after arousing the suspicion of the Syrian intelligence services and was recognized by a Damascus resident as a Jew who was born in Cairo. Eli Cohen is believed to have penetrated deep into the heart of an Arab government. Syria still refuses to transfer his bones for burial in Israel. He left a wife and three daughters behind.


CONFIDENTIAL – Israel – IDF Head of Intelligence: Our enemies possess 200,000 rockets and missiles that could cover the entire Dan region

During his speech at the Herzliya Conference, Major General Aviv Kochavi discussed the Iranian issue: “Iran has enough enriched uranium to construct four nuclear bombs,” he said

Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Head of the IDF Directorate of Military Intelligence (Photo: IDF Spokesman) Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Head of the IDF Directorate of Military Intelligence (Photo: IDF Spokesman)

In a rare public appearance, the head of the IDF’s Directorate of Military Intelligence, Major General Aviv Kochavi, discussed Israel’s various threats.

In a speech given at the IDC conference in Herzliya, Kochavi said that Iran continues to strive towards the development of a nuclear weapon, and that it had amassed a stockpile of enriched uranium sufficient for constructing four nuclear bombs. “The Iranians have nearly 100 kg of uranium enriched to a level of 20%. We have a list of figures that proves beyond a doubt that Iran is continuing the development and promotion of military nuclear weaponry.”

According to Kochavi, obtaining a nuclear weapon is dependent on the decision of Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khomeini. “When Khomeini makes the decision to create the initial warhead, we estimate that it will take about a year. If he gives an instruction to obtain bombs or arm bombs with nuclear capabilities, it will take another year or two.”

Major General Kochavi also referred to the depots of precise weapons in the Middle East. “Approximately 200,000 rockets and missiles threaten Israel. The missiles are more accurate, and cover the entire Dan Region.” He added, “The precision is also increasing, especially with the long-range missiles.”
According to Kochavi, Israel’s enemies will have learned the lessons from the Second Lebanon War, and now terror organizations and hostile countries will not keep their missile arsenals in centralized locations.

“The enemy has moved the missiles and rockets in order to minimize the effectiveness of the IDF maneuverability. It is decentralizing the rockets and missiles in order to minimize damage,” Kochavi said. “The disposition is becoming increasingly decentralized, embedded in an urban environment. In southern Lebanon, nearly every tenth house has a missile launch station,” he explained.

THE MOSSAD SUPER SPY IN EGYPT – Major Ze`ev Gur Arie (Wolfgang Lotz)

Lotz was born at Mannheim, Germany in 1921 to a Jewish mother and a non-Jewish German father. Lotz’s father was a theater director working alongside his mother who was an actress. His parents were non-religious to the extent that Lotz’s mother did not even care to have her son circumcised at birth, contrary to Jewish birth rituals. Later on, this turned out to be to his advantage in his career as a spy; the fact that Lotz hadn’t been circumcised enabled him to convince his lovers that he wasn’t Jewish. His parents divorced in 1931 and in 1933 after Hitler came to power, Lotz and his mother emigrated to Palestine.Lotz and his mother settled in Tel-Aviv. He adopted the Hebrew name Ze’ev Gur-Arie, and started to study at the agricultural school at Ben Shemen. In 1936 he joined the Haganah and was engaged in a number of security duties.After the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Lotz was recruited into the British Army because of his knowledge of the German language. He was stationed at Egypt where he joined an intelligence unit and mostly interrogated German POWs. After the war he returned to Israel and was involved in smuggling weapons for the Haganah.In 1948 Lotz married Rivka and they had a son, Oded. At the outbreak of the Independence War in 1948 Lotz joined the newly formed Israel Defense Forces and served at the rank of Captain. He took part at the battle around Latrun. During the Sinai War in 1956 he already rose to the rank of Major and commanded an Infantry brigade.After the war Lotz joined Aman. His superiors planned to send him to Egypt to gather intelligence on Gamal Abdel Nasser’s armaments plans. Aman also hoped that because of Lotz’s command of the German language and his Aryan appearance, he could infiltrate the circle of German scientists who worked at the Egyptian armaments programs.Lotz was sent to Germany in 1959 in order to base his cover story as a German business man, ex-Wehrmacht officer who served in North Africa and an ex-member of the Nazi Party who after living for 11 years in Australia where he worked on breeding horses, came back to Egypt in order to establish a riding club. The North Africa cover was made because Lotz, who had interrogated hundreds of the German POWs in World War II, was familiar with their way of life and could easily tell war stories about his “comrades”, and the riding club cover was made in order to allow Lotz to have contact with Egyptian high society.Lotz arrived in Cairo in 1960 and began immediately to form friendships with high ranking Egyptian officials and military personnel.Lotz traveled to Paris in June 1961 for a meeting with his operators (he was in the meantime transferred to the responsibility of the Mossad) , where he received large amounts of money and a transponder for sending secret messages. During the train travel from Paris, Lotz met a German woman called Waltraud and decided to marry her, despite the fact he was married to another woman in Israel and didn’t discuss it with his operators. The Mossad was horrified by this and even considered calling Lotz back, but in the end the Mossad allowed Lotz to continue his mission and his wife was allowed to join him. While she soon discovered his real occupation, she was told Lotz worked for NATO and she began to help him.In Cairo Lotz finally opened his riding club and continued to befriend the elite of the Egyptian society. He managed to persuade them to show him the Egyptian missile launch sites and he gathered intelligence of the Egyptian military and its industries. He also composed a list of German scientists that worked for the Egyptians and in September 1964 he sent a letter bomb to some of them, threatening them to cease their work.In 1965 the GDR head of state made an official visit to Egypt and as a gesture to the East Germans, the Egyptians arrested 30 citizens of West Germany. Lotz was one of them. Thinking he was exposed, Lotz confessed to being a spy but stuck to his cover story and claimed he was tempted by the Israelis to spy for them in exchange for them giving him funds to establish his riding club.The Egyptians believed Lotz even when evidence arrived from Germany which pointed to his true identity. Lotz and his wife were put on trial and the Mossad managed to get him represented by a German lawyer and ensure a German observer from the embassy who oversaw the fairness of the trial.Lotz was sentenced to life imprisonment on 21 August 1965 and his wife was sentenced to three years in jail. Lotz and his wife were released in the prisoner exchange in 1968 following the Six-Day War. He resided in Israel until the death of his wife, Waltraud, in 1973, who died at the hands of the Egyptian intelligence. After that he spent time in the USA and resided in Germany until his death in 1993. He was buried in Israel with full military honors.In the video his sun Prof.Oded Gur Arie presents his father also in rare video inside.

Egypt – Major Ze`ev Gur Arie (Wolfgang Lotz) -THE FAMOUS MOSSAD SPY

Lotz was born at Mannheim, Germany in 1921 to a Jewish mother and a non-Jewish German father. Lotz’s father was a theater director working alongside his mother who was an actress. His parents were non-religious to the extent that Lotz’s mother did not even care to have her son circumcised at birth, contrary to Jewish birth rituals. Later on, this turned out to be to his advantage in his career as a spy; the fact that Lotz hadn’t been circumcised enabled him to convince his lovers that he wasn’t Jewish. His parents divorced in 1931 and in 1933 after Hitler came to power, Lotz and his mother emigrated to Palestine.Lotz and his mother settled in Tel-Aviv. He adopted the Hebrew name Ze’ev Gur-Arie, and started to study at the agricultural school at Ben Shemen. In 1936 he joined the Haganah and was engaged in a number of security duties.After the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Lotz was recruited into the British Army because of his knowledge of the German language. He was stationed at Egypt where he joined an intelligence unit and mostly interrogated German POWs. After the war he returned to Israel and was involved in smuggling weapons for the Haganah.In 1948 Lotz married Rivka and they had a son, Oded. At the outbreak of the Independence War in 1948 Lotz joined the newly formed Israel Defense Forces and served at the rank of Captain. He took part at the battle around Latrun. During the Sinai War in 1956 he already rose to the rank of Major and commanded an Infantry brigade.After the war Lotz joined Aman. His superiors planned to send him to Egypt to gather intelligence on Gamal Abdel Nasser’s armaments plans. Aman also hoped that because of Lotz’s command of the German language and his Aryan appearance, he could infiltrate the circle of German scientists who worked at the Egyptian armaments programs.Lotz was sent to Germany in 1959 in order to base his cover story as a German business man, ex-Wehrmacht officer who served in North Africa and an ex-member of the Nazi Party who after living for 11 years in Australia where he worked on breeding horses, came back to Egypt in order to establish a riding club. The North Africa cover was made because Lotz, who had interrogated hundreds of the German POWs in World War II, was familiar with their way of life and could easily tell war stories about his “comrades”, and the riding club cover was made in order to allow Lotz to have contact with Egyptian high society.Lotz arrived in Cairo in 1960 and began immediately to form friendships with high ranking Egyptian officials and military personnel.Lotz traveled to Paris in June 1961 for a meeting with his operators (he was in the meantime transferred to the responsibility of the Mossad) , where he received large amounts of money and a transponder for sending secret messages. During the train travel from Paris, Lotz met a German woman called Waltraud and decided to marry her, despite the fact he was married to another woman in Israel and didn’t discuss it with his operators. The Mossad was horrified by this and even considered calling Lotz back, but in the end the Mossad allowed Lotz to continue his mission and his wife was allowed to join him. While she soon discovered his real occupation, she was told Lotz worked for NATO and she began to help him.In Cairo Lotz finally opened his riding club and continued to befriend the elite of the Egyptian society. He managed to persuade them to show him the Egyptian missile launch sites and he gathered intelligence of the Egyptian military and its industries. He also composed a list of German scientists that worked for the Egyptians and in September 1964 he sent a letter bomb to some of them, threatening them to cease their work.In 1965 the GDR head of state made an official visit to Egypt and as a gesture to the East Germans, the Egyptians arrested 30 citizens of West Germany. Lotz was one of them. Thinking he was exposed, Lotz confessed to being a spy but stuck to his cover story and claimed he was tempted by the Israelis to spy for them in exchange for them giving him funds to establish his riding club.The Egyptians believed Lotz even when evidence arrived from Germany which pointed to his true identity. Lotz and his wife were put on trial and the Mossad managed to get him represented by a German lawyer and ensure a German observer from the embassy who oversaw the fairness of the trial.Lotz was sentenced to life imprisonment on 21 August 1965 and his wife was sentenced to three years in jail. Lotz and his wife were released in the prisoner exchange in 1968 following the Six-Day War. He resided in Israel until the death of his wife, Waltraud, in 1973, who died at the hands of the Egyptian intelligence. After that he spent time in the USA and resided in Germany until his death in 1993. He was buried in Israel with full military honors.In the video his sun Prof.Oded Gur Arie presents his father also in rare video inside.

The Mossad Spy in Egypt – Max Bineth – Success and Suicide

Egypt – Meir Max Bineth

Alleged Israeli spy Meir Max Bineth , one of the thirteen accused of spying in the Supreme Military Court  in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 1954. Bineth was employed by Anglo-Egyptian Motors Company in Cairo. Bineth alive – This is picture of Bineth alive, before he committed suicide by slashing his wrists in Cairo cell.In this picture Max Bineth talks with General Mohamed Naguib President of Egypt 1952-1954 . (Bineth Family Photo) 
Alleged Israeli spy Max Bineth, one of the thirteen accused of spying in the Supreme Military Court  in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 1954. Bineth was employed by Anglo-Egyptian Motors Company in Cairo. Bineth committed suicide by slashing his wrists in Cairo cell.In this picture Max Bineth sends a postcard to his daughter Michel  signed by  General Mohamed Naguib President of Egypt 1952-1954 as friendship. ( Bineth Family Photo)
Alleged Israeli spy Max Bineth, one of the thirteen accused of spying, enters the Supreme Military Court for the start of the trial, in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 1954. Bineth was employed by Anglo-Egyptian Motors Company in Cairo. This is the last known picture of Bineth alive, he committed suicide by slashing his wrists in Cairo cell. (AP Photo) AP called him Max Bennet.
Alleged Israeli spy Max Bineth, one of the thirteen accused of spying,was found dead in his cell in a Cairo Prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 21, 1954. Bineth  was employed  by Anglo-Egyptian Motors Company in Cairo. Bineth committed suicide by slashing his wrists in Cairo cell (AP Photo) AP called him Max Bennet.
Alleged Israeli spy Max Bineth , one of the thirteen accused of spying in the Supreme Military Court  in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 1954. Bennet was employed by Anglo-Egyptian Motors Company in Cairo. Bineth alive – This is picture of Bineth alive, before he committed suicide by slashing his wrists in Cairo cell.In this picture Max Bineth dancing with his Israeli  wife Jane in a party in Egypt the wife & small daughter Michel arrived to Egypt with fake docs. They left Egypt  after a short time (Bineth Family Photo) 

Max Bineth Site –  Made  by his daughter Michel Dagan Bineth

Alleged Israeli spy Victorine Nino, alias Marcelle,

Alleged Israeli spy Victorine Nino, alias Marcelle, one of the thirteen accused of spying, reads an arabic newspaper in the Supreme Military Court during a recess of the trial, in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 1954. Nino was employed by a local British firm in Cairo. At left is an Egyptian policeman (

ISREAL DEFENSE – Syria: Air Forces and Artillery Opened Heavy Fire on Homs Syria

According to reports from opposition organizations, residential buildings and a hospital in the city have been hit, among other facilities. Arab media is reporting of dozens of fatalities

Syria: Air Forces and Artillery Opened Heavy Fire on Homs

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is continuing the brutal oppression of the rebels in the city of Homs: less than 48 hours after the artillery attack on the city, which cost the lives of hundreds of people, Syrian opposition organizations are reporting that air and artillery forces loyal to the president have opened fire on the city, resulting in dozens of people dead and wounded.

According to reports in the Arab media, residential buildings were bombed and even collapsed, and it was also reported that a hospital in the city was damaged by the shelling.

In contrast to previous events, the Syrian air force is taking a prominent part in the attack of the rebelling city.

Syrian opposition members are also claiming that a force of army deserters has taken over a military outpost near the city of Idlib and killed three officers.

According to the claim, 19 Syrian soldiers have fallen into the hands of the rebels.

Over the weekend, China and Russia vetoed a proposal at the U.N. Security Council to denounce the actions of the Assad regime in Syria. The veto of both countries resulted in exceptionally harsh criticism from the West, primarily from the US, which claimed that it was a “disgusting and shameful” move.

According to the Syrian opposition organizations, more than 7,000 people, including 461 children, have been killed in Syria since the start of the riots in March 2011. According to UN figures published nearly two months ago, the number of fatalities stands at 5,000.

Lebanon – Israels “Mata Hari” – Mossad Spy Shula Cohen

Shula Cohen Mossad Agent in Beirut  – “Israel’s Mata Hari” The Girl Who Became a Mossad Spy in Lebanon. SHULA COHEN and story of becoming a spy for Israel in 1948 in Beruit, where her wealthy husband and her acceptance in Lebanese / Syrian social circles gave her unprecedented access to secret intelligence information. In a story reminiscent of Queen Esther in the Bible, she risks her comfortable lifestyle and social life to help her people, but unlike Esther, Shula pays a high price for her choice. Imprisoned in 1960, she endures seven years of torture and abuse before a secret prisoner exchange after the Six Day War in 1967, allows Shula to come home to Jerusalem.Shula Cohen spent seven years in a prison in Beirut, Lebanon because she was an Israeli spy. Only now can Shula Cohen tell the story of how she became a secret agent.In 1947, Shula began to work in her husband’s shop in Beirut. She overheard some Arabs from the village talking about plans to attack Israel. Shula knew this information was important. She decided to ask a client to smuggle a letter to an imaginary aunt in Jerusalem.In the letter Shula hid information about the Arab attack. After a week Shula received an answer. The answer made it clear to Shula how important the information was to the Jewish people. Contact between Shula and the Jews in the “Yishuv” had been established.Shula Cohen was honored by Mrs. Navon at the President’s house. Shula was the only one who did not speak. She was honored for “her services to the Jewish people.” Shula had helped thousands of Jews from Syria and Iraq come through Lebanon to Israel. She found escape routes for them by land, sea and air. She was able to work for fourteen years before she was caught. That was quite a job when you think that Eli Cohen, “our man in Damascus,” a professional spy, was only able to work for two years.In this video report Eli Cohen was hanged in Syria after she met him in jail.The Syrians made confrontation between them in jail to check if they know each other. The Syrians asked to hang her also. Today Shula Cohen lives a quiet life working in a gift shop in Jerusalem. Adapted also  from “Israel’s Mata Hari” by Ruth Seligson.

The Famous Artist and Mossad Spy Joseph Bau – in Memoriam

Joseph Bau Faked Docs for Mossad Spies

Joseph Bau born in 1920 is a graphic artist and poet, survivor of the Plaszow Nazi concentration camp of World War II. Bau  Artist and one of the last surviving Jews on Oscar Shindler’s list. Died of pneumonia in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 24, 2002.Bau was trained as a graphic artist at the University for Plastic Arts in Kraków, Poland. His education was interrupted by World War II and he was transferred to the Plaszow concentration camp in late 1941. Having a talent in gothic lettering, he was employed in the camp for making signs and maps for the Germans. While in Plaszow, Bau created a miniature – the size of his hand – illustrated book with his own poetry. He also forged documents and identity papers for people who managed to escape from the camp.After liberation, Bau graduated from the University of Plastic Arts in Krakow. In 1950, he immigrated to Israel together with his wife and three year old daughter, where he worked as a graphic artist at the Brandwein Institute in Haifa and for the government of Israel. For the first time Israeli Mossad  in 13/4/07 confirmed that Bau was an Mossad graphic artist. He  also forged documents and identity papers for Eli Cohen  was a celebrated Israeli spy, and is recognized as one of the most successful spies of modern times. According to his brother and fellow Mossad agent, Maurice Cohen, Eli Cohen was third in line to succeed as president of Syria, at the time he was discovered. Eli Cohen was hanged in Syria. In this video for the first time Joseph Bau`s daughter talks confirmed and presents Eli Cohen`s forged documents.As well as Mossad confirmed that Bau was an agent dealing with Artwork etc. His Art Work is presented now in the Mossad Memorial Institute.

Biography – Joseph Bau

Painter, Graphic Artist, Animator, Author, Poet and Publisher

(1920 – 2002)

Mr. Bau was born in Krakow, Poland in 1920. His education in The University for Plastic Arts in Krakow, was interrupted by World War II, when all the Jews were interned in concentration camps by the Nazis. During his internment Bau never lost his spark of humanity, humor and hope. He fell in love with another inmate, Rebecca, whom he married in Plashow Concentration camp despite the prohibition by the Germans. Mr. Bau smuggled himself into the women’s camp and there they got secretly married.

This unique wedding is featured in Spielberg’s film “Shindler’s List”. The art saved his life. He worked as a draftsman and also wrote signs in Gothic letters. He also forged documents and identity papers for people who managed to escape from the camp. This way he saved 400 people. Bau wrote and illustrated a miniature book the size of the palm of his hand. It contains beautiful poems and drawings that did not mention at all the horrors occurring around him. After Plashow he was transferred to Gross-Rosen and then to Oscar Shindler’s camp where he stayed till the end of the war. After the war, Bau graduated from the University of Plastic Arts in Krakow.

During his studies he worked for three newspapers as a graphic artist and illustrator. In 1950 he immigrated to Israel together with his wife and three-year -old daughter.  He was recruited to a secret unit of the intelligence corps that dealt with technical covert operations that utilized his talent for art and graphics. Later he was transferred, together with other Intelligence corps personnel to a similar unit that was formed and worked as part of the intelligence community belonging to the Prime Minister’s office. Joseph never spoke of these activities. In 1956 Bau opened his own studio in Tel-Aviv and enriched its walls with his prolific art creations. He drew the titles for almost all the Israeli movies of the 60’s and 70’s. At the same time he authored a number of Hebrew books interspersed with artistic drawings. He drew the titles of almost all the Israeli movies of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Movies like: “Kazablan”, “Salach Shabati”, “Lupo in New-York” and many more. At the same time, he authored a number of Hebrew books interspersed with artistic drawings. “Dear God! Have you ever gone hungry?” has appeared in several editions, Bau translated and published the book in Polish and its English version was published by Arcade Publishing in New-York in 1998. The Chinese version was published in China in May 2002. The book deals with the author’s experiences during the Holocaust. The specialty of the book is its humoristic style. Another book, “Brit Mila”, which is on the recommended reading list for the schools, is an amusing “dictionary” of the Hebrew language containing fascinating illustrations relating to the text. Bau wrote, illustrated and published another three books. All of them are written in his humoristic style.

Another accomplishment is his origination of animated films in Israel. Mr. Bau has been referred to in the press as the “Israeli Walt Disney”. He built his own animation studio and created short movies and commercials for television. Mr. Bau painted and drew paintings in a special style and has had many art exhibitions in Israel, U.S.A, and Canada. Bau created special New-Year cards every year, his aim was to make people happy and to cause them to laugh. He was a member of the Israeli Painters and Sculptors Association, the film and TV Directors Guild, and the Israeli Writer’s Guild.

His studio where he worked for 40 years is now a museum. He built all the equipment for making animated movies all by himself. He also built a small cinema where he showed his movies. It is located on 9 Berdichevski street in Tel Aviv Israel.

Joseph Bau has two daughters and four grandchildren.

see here for more info

http://www.josephbau.org/

The Mossad Man in the KGB

 

The man who began the end of the Soviet empireVictor Grayevsky, who died on October 18 aged 82, was a Polish-Jewish journalist, and in 1956 managed to obtain an advance copy of Nikita Khrushchev’s speech to the closed session of the Communist Party’s 20th Congress; Grayevsky gave the document to the Israelis, who then passed the contents to the CIA.The 26,000-word speech, delivered on February 25 1956, denounced Stalin’s regime of terror. Grayevsky had been able to obtain a copy with the help of his lover, Lucia Baranowski, wife of Poland’s deputy prime minister. He had come to see Lucia at the headquarters of the Communist Party, where she worked as secretary to Edward Ochab, the party leader. Grayevsky recalled: “I noticed a thick booklet with a red binding, with the words: ‘The 20th Party Congress, the speech of Comrade Khrushchev’ written on it.” The booklet was one of the few top-secret copies sent from Moscow to leaders of the Eastern Bloc countries. Lucia allowed Grayevsky to remove the booklet for a couple of hours, and he took it to the Israeli embassy in Warsaw, where it was photocopied.The document provided a unique insight into the workings of the Soviet leadership. It was also the first official Soviet admission of the horrors perpetrated under Stalin. At the time Grayevsky was not employed as a spy, and he was not paid for his action, which arose from his Zionist convictions.advertisementHe was born Victor Spielman in Cracow on July 29 1925. A week before Germany invaded Poland, the Spielman family fled eastwards to the Soviet Union, but were later exiled to Siberia and from there moved to Kazakhstan, where Victor graduated from high school.In 1946 he returned to Warsaw. After studying journalism at the Academy of Political Science, he worked for the Polish news agency PAP and joined the Communist Party. He also changed his surname to the Polish Grayevsky because he was advised that, as Spielman, “he wouldn’t go far”.In 1949 his parents and sister emigrated to Israel, but Victor remained in Poland, where he was appointed a senior editor responsible for the department dealing with the Soviet Union. In 1955, when his father fell seriously ill, Grayevsky travelled to Israel to visit him; it was on this trip that he became a Zionist, and two years later he emigrated to Israel. He settled in Jerusalem and worked in the Eastern Europe division of the Foreign Ministry, and as director of Polish-language broadcasting for immigrants on Israel Radio.For many years after coming to Israel Grayevsky also worked as a double agent, posing as a Soviet spy but in fact serving the Israelis by feeding disinformation to Soviet intelligence officers. His Soviet handlers in Israel were KGB officers working under diplomatic cover or posing as clergy from the so-called Russian Orthodox Red Church in Israel. His meetings with them took place in Russian churches in Jerusalem and in nearby forests. Before these meetings his Israeli handlers would often provide him with “authentic” documents to pass to the Russians.Grayevsky left the Foreign Ministry in 1961 and was appointed director of Russian-language radio broadcasts. Four years later he was made director of Israel Radio’s overseas broadcasting department with responsibility for all languages. He remained in the post until 1999, continuing his work as a double agent.In 1967 the Soviet Union cut off diplomatic relations with Israel. Shortly before its diplomats left the country, Grayevsky was summoned to a last meeting with his KGB handler, who told him: “You’ve done great work for the Soviet Union… we have decided to award you the Lenin Medal of Excellence. For obvious reasons, we cannot give it to you now, but it will be kept for you in Moscow.” Needless to say, Grayevsky never collected it.Victor Grayevsky was divorced and is survived by two children.

 

 

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(The man who began the end of the Soviet empire – Theaustralian 27/10/07)
(Our man in the KGB  – Haaretz 11/10/07)


TOP-SECRET – Mossad High Tech

This image dated Friday April 28, 2006, from the Israeli spy satellite Eros B, and made available by the Israeli company ImageSat International NV, on Sunday April 30, 2006, one of the first high-quality images reported to show the Kassala airport in southern Sudan. The Eros B was launched last week from Russia and will remain in orbit for up to 6-years with the purpose to track Iran’s nuclear program at a time when Tehran is refusing to comply with U.N. demands to halt uranium enrichment and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling for Israel’s destruction.
ImageSat inside video & taking –

Under Investigation – “Israel’s Mossad and Iranian opposition group are behind the assassination of the Tehran scientist”

American blogger Richard Silverstein quotes an Israeli source that claimis the Mossad is responsible for the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran

“Israel’s Mossad and Iranian opposition group are behind the assassination of the Tehran scientist”

Is Israel behind the assassination of the nuclear scientist in Tehran? According to the American blogger Richard Silverstein, Israel’s Mossad and the Iranian opposition group “Mujehadin Khalq” are the ones behind the explosion of the car of Mustafa Ahmadi- Roshan, who, according to Iranian reports, served as the deputy manager of the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.

In the blog “Tikun Olam,” Silverstein quotes an Israeli source with military and political experience, saying that the Mossad carried out the operation in cooperation with the Iranian opposition group. Silverstein publishes articles on Israeli matters, which are prohibited for publication in Israel. One such example was the article on the Anat Qam affair, written before its publication was permitted in Israel.

Meanwhile, Iranian government officials are also blaming Israel for the assassination of the top nuclear scientist. This is the fourth assassination of senior officials in Iran’s nuclear program in the past two years.

The press agency IRNA quoted the deputy of President Ahmadinejad during a government meeting in Tehran this morning, saying, “Those who claim they are fighting terror have hurt Iranian scientists, but they must know that our scientists are becoming more determined each day on the path to fulfilling Iran’s ambitions and its scientific progress.”

Israel’s Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gantz appeared before a meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, referring to the Iranian issue during the meeting and saying, “2012 is expected to be a critical year in Iran. It has lately been facing a system of international pressures which is increasingly growing.”

He added, “This is a critical year in the connection between the continued nuclearization, the internal chances in the Iranian leadership, the continued growing pressure by the international community, and things that happen to them in an unnatural manner.”

Revealed – Upheaval in the Mossad

Far from the spotlights, the new director of the Mossad replaced his entire senior staff, the exasperating body transfer affair is only another link in the chain of blunders in the handling of Gilad Shalit’s release, the battle over defense establishment funds being waged in the Knesset reaches new depths of entanglement.

The Mossad is an organization that acts in the shadows, as it should. Under a heavy cloak of secrecy it has undergone an upheaval in recent months. This is not something that everyone driving by the Mossad’s hilltop headquarters (ask any Israeli the “secret” location) is aware of, but a sea change, at least at the personnel level, has definitely taken place.

The shake up began with the appointment of Tamir Pardo as Mossad director on January 6. While the reshuffling at the senior level was underway, the outgoing head of the organization, Meir Dagan, captured the lion’s share of public attention in a series of admonishments and phillippics against an attack on Iran. In the meantime, Pardo quietly replaced the entire Mossad senior staff.

Background input: Pardo is one the few directors who grew up within the organization and was not parachuted onto it from the outside. He joined the ranks after a short stint as a signal corps officer. (His memoirs of the Operation Entebbe were recently published in the intelligence corps’ heritage magazine. Pardo was the chief radio operator for the commander of the operation, Yoni Netanyahu – the only Israeli military fatality in the hostage rescue.) For decades Pardo served heart and soul in Mossad operations, but when he reached the top level a few years ago – his advancement hit the wall. The reason: the continuous extension of Meir Dagan’s tenure.

When Pardo realized that the pinnacle of the pyramid was occupied, he temporarily left the organization for a position in the IDF (among other things he was involved in the development of special capabilities and planning of special ops in the Second Lebanon War). He returned to the Mossad as the deputy director, but again departed in 2009 after Dagan’s term was extended for another year. It seems that Dagan’s protracted hold on the top office did not suit Pardo’s nature.

As a private citizen, Pardo was helping the Israeli entrepreneur Noam Lanir set up a company specializing in the export of medical services to wealthy Russians, when the decision was made to appoint him “chief” of the Mossad. Since entering office six months ago, Pardo has maintained his predecessor’s tradition of active operations while introducing a major organizational reconfiguration. Pardo’s managerial methods are definitely not those of Dagan. Without anyone outside of the Mossad taking note, Pardo replaced all of the key department heads.

This is what happened in the special ops departments “Keshet” and “Caesarea”. New chiefs were also brought into the intelligence department; the political action and liaison department, responsible for the organization’s international contacts; and even the human resources section. The new head of the political action and liaison department served until recently as head of the intelligence department. His deputy, Z., the new head of the research department, was formerly the director of counter-terror in the intelligence corps. Z.’s deputy in the Mossad, A., was also Z.’s deputy in the intelligence corps research section. Furthermore, the person who until very recently headed the Mossad’s human resources section, Brigadier General (res.) Yosi Peretz, the former the chief officer of the IDF’s adjutant corps, was appointed director of human resources at Bank Discount a few days ago. The outgoing head of the political action and liaison department department, David Primo, was also in the news recently when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked him to head the negotiations for the release of Gilad Shalit.

Shalit: an ongoing fiasco

Just as this column has mentioned on more one occasion in the past weeks, serious contacts are being held with Hamas on a possible deal for the release of Gilad Shalit.

Actually it is against this setting that Israel’s (mis)handling of the bodies’ transfer to the Palestinians this week is so infuriating. According to the press, the imbecility began with a meeting between senior members of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the heads of Israel’s Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria. The Palestinians came away convinced that Israel had agreed to hand over 84 bodies. Political figures in Israel officially approved the report, and the IDF Spokesperson even published a statement that the transfer would proceed according to the “prime minister’s decision.”

Then, a sudden turnabout occurred. After midnight, on the evening between Monday and Tuesday, Ehud Barak’s office issued a statement that the defense minister would reexamine the list of the Palestinian bodies in light of the protest voiced by the victims of terrorist events and the concern that a valuable bargaining chip might be lost in the negotiations for Gilad Shalit’s return. The Israeli journalist Ben Caspi, writing in the daily Ma’ariv, shed light on the murky matter.

According to Caspi, the IDF Spokesperson’s announcement had been prearranged with the defense minister’s office to purposely use the unprecedented expression “the prime minister’s decision” rather than the “political echelon’s” (which naturally includes Defense Minister Ehud Barak). If indeed Barak set a trap for Netanyahu in order to cast himself as the “responsible figure” in the government, as Caspi claims, then he could have also exploited the relative lack of experience of new IDF Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yoav (Poli) Mordechai) (head of the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria until last year). In addition, the director of the media department in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, Colonel Ofer Kol, is stepping down from his position this week (Ariela Ben Avraham, promoted to colonel last Thursday, is his replacement).

The inept handling of the bodies’ transfer is nothing compared to the recurrent blunders in the Gilad Shalit affair, most of which have been discussed in detail in this column. Three weeks ago the Israeli soldier completed five years in captivity.

Northern Command: mistakes fated to be repeated

As the fifth anniversary of the Second Lebanon War approaches, it is time to recall that the war broke out when many of the senior officers in the Northern Command were still new at their jobs.

For example, the general of Northern Command, Udi Adam, and the head of the Galilee Division, Gal Hirsh, were less than a year in their positions. Northern Command’s chief intelligence officer, Yosi Beidetz (now completing his succeeding post as head of the intelligence corps’ research department) had been in Northern Command barely a month when the war erupted, and the list goes on.

Now we can note that the IDF is fully prepared for the heavy rioting expected in September if and when the Palestinians realize their plans to declare unilateral statehood. Last May we received a “taste” of what is likely to occur. This, of course, refers to “Nakba Day” [Israel’s Independence Day which, for the Palestinians, signifies “Catastrophe Day” dating back to 1948] when hoards of Syrians stormed the border on the Golan Heights. As September approaches the IDF is vigorously stockpiling “non-lethal” weapons, holding field exercises, preparing for a large-scale mobilization of the reserves, and scheduling training programs and courses so that the conscript units will be free for operational duty in the territories and on the borders. The assessment is that like “Nakba Day,” in September, too, Northern Command will have to deal with an onslaught of stubborn, resolute, violent protesters on the northern borders.

But has the IDF learned all the lessons of 2006? Apparently not. Look at the facts: during August, a few weeks before the expected explosion, one after the other, the general of Northern Command, commander of the Galilee Formation (who has responsibility for the Lebanese border), the commanders of the 36th and Challenger Divisions, and, but what else, Northern Command’s chief intelligence officer will all be replaced. A blunder fated to repeat itself? It would seem so.

Mofaz fights

A final word. Another “hot” issue that occupied the defense establishment this week was a matter of money – lots of money.

The veteran journalist Nahum Barnea first broke the story in the daily Yediot Achronot last Friday. Barnea revealed that the director general of the defense ministry, Major General (res.) Udi Shani, has been banging on tables to free money designated for the defense ministry, money that was legally approved by the Knesset for the defense budget.

It turns out that close to three billion shekels have been held up for sundry reasons since the beginning of the year. The result: the defense ministry has accumulated a debt of hundreds of millions of shekels that it owes to each of the major defense industries that supply the IDF with weapons.

A week has passed since the exposé and the issue only becomes more empretzeled. A brief explanation is in order. The defense budget is passed biannually. It is unlike the budgets of the other ministries that the Knesset’s finance committee votes on, in that the defense budget is approved as a single flow without the possibility of debate on each specific section. The reason for this is to prevent any leaks of security secrets in the finance committee plenum.

In order to oversee the defense budget, a special committee of ten Knesset members is appointed: half of them from the finance committee and half from the foreign affairs and defense committee, and all of them have the requisite security clearance level. The chairman of the joint committee is a figure is whose security credentials are of the highest order, unimpeachable to the nth degree – the former chief of staff and defense minister, Knesset Member Shaul Mofaz.

According to procedure, those who can delay the money flow to the defense establishment are the finance ministry (if it doesn’t bring the regular defense budget to the finance committee for approval), the chairman of the finance committee (if he doesn’t order payment to the joint committee for approval), and, of course, Shaul Mofaz’s joint committee.

Back to the facts: the security budget has suffered lately from the iron fist of all three players. The finance ministry is withholding the money, the finance committee is delaying (for coalition reasons) approval of the budget that the finance ministry has already approved (a disheartening development for the defense industries as of last Tuesday: the finance committee is freezing 620 million shekels due to various coalition demands), and even Knesset Member Shaul Mofaz has locked horns with the defense establishment in recent weeks, fighting it “tooth and nail.”

For the first time it appears that the former chief of staff is demanding his right to scrutinize the money designated for four defense projects, as well as the sources of their funding. Moreover, Mofaz wants to check the money intended for Elbit’s DAP (Digital Army Program), and a joint program between Elbit and the defense and finance ministries for the establishment, in the south of the country, of a plant, partially funded by the state, for the production of state-of-the art communications equipment for the IDF.

Mofaz is determined to oversee the defense establishment and not merely serve as a rubber stamp that gives the green light to all of its budgets. In the meantime, discussions in the Knesset focus only on legal niceties: does Mofaz’s committee have the authority to examine the sources of financing of certain defense budgets or only what the money is intended for. By the end of this week the funds appear to be frozen solid. Thus the leaders of the defense industries may soon find themselves knocking on the doors of the bank directors asking for loans to tide them over until the defense funding thaws and the cash flows again.

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Photos:
Director of the Mossad, Tamir Pardo (Photo: Flash 90)
Gilad Shalit (Photo: AP)
Member of Parliament, Shaul Mofaz (Photo: IDF Spokesperson)

Sources – Iran Reportedly Arrests Twelve CIA Agents

Senior Iranian parliamentary officials announced that the country has arrested 12 agents of the American Central Intelligence Agency.Member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Parviz Sorouri said that the agents had been operating in coordination with Israel’s Mossad and other regional agencies, and targeted the country’s military and its nuclear program.

“The US and Zionist regime’s espionage apparatuses were trying to damage Iran both from inside and outside with a heavy blow, using regional intelligence services,” Sorouri told the Islamic republic news agency on Wednesday.

“Fortunately, with swift reaction by the Iranian intelligence department, the actions failed to bear fruit,” Sorouri said.

The lawmaker did not specify the nationality of the agents, nor when or where they had been arrested.

This current announcement follows the unraveling by Lebanon’s Hezbollah of a CIA spy ring in that country.

Hezbollah Leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah revealed in June on television he had unmasked at least two CIA spies who had infiltrated the low ranks of the organization.

Though the US Embassy in Lebanon officially denied the accusation, American officials later confirmed Nasrallah’s announcement.

US officials confessed on Tuesday that Iranian intelligence forces and Hezbollah have unraveled the CIA’s spy network in Iran and Lebanon and arrested dozens of informants, severely damaging the intelligence agency’s reputation and ability to gather vital information on the two countries at a sensitive time in the region.

US officials said several foreign spies working for the CIA had been captured by Hezbollah in recent months. The blow to the CIA’s operations in Lebanon came after top agency managers were alerted last year to be especially careful handling informants in the Middle East country.

Separately, counterintelligence officers in Iran also succeeded in uncovering the identities of at least a handful of alleged CIA informants, Washington officials said.

A CIA-led program in the Middle East is up in the air after officials confirmed to news organizations today that paid informants in Iran and Lebanon working for the US government have disappeared while attempting to infiltrate Hezbollah.

During the past year, leaders of both Iran and Hezbollah have publicly announced the successes of their security and counterintelligence forces in uncovering CIA informants.

Iranian intelligence minister Heidar Moslehi announced in May that more than 30 US and Israeli spies had been discovered and he quickly took to Iranian television to broadcast information explaining the methods of online communication that the agents would use to trade intel. Only a month later, Hezbollah leader Seyed Hassan Nasrallah announced that two high-ranking officers within his own organization had been identified as CIA spies. Just now, however, does the US government confirm that not only is this information true, but they believe that the rest of their Hezbollah-targeted operations in the Middle East have been compromised.

TOP-SECRET-Israel’s Dubai Assassination in Photos

A man identified by police as Evan Dennings of Ireland is seen in this handout released February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
A woman identified by police as Gail Folliard of Ireland is seen in this handout released to Reuters Dubai February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
A man identified by police as James Leonard Clarke of the United Kingdom is seen in this handout released February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
A man identified by police as Melvyn Adam Mildiner of the United Kingdom is seen in this handout released to Reuters Dubai February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
A man identified by police as Kevin Daveron of Ireland is seen in this handout released to Reuters Dubai February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
A man identified by police as Jonathan Louis Graham of the United Kingdom is seen in this handout released to Reuters Dubai February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
This undated photo released by the Dubai Ruler’s Media Office on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, is claimed by Dubai’s Police Chief to show a man named Peter Elvinger of French nationality, who the Dubai Police Chief identified as one of eleven suspects wanted in connection with the killing of a Hamas commander, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in his Dubai hotel room last month. (AP Photo/Dubai Ruler’s Media Office)
This undated photo released by the Dubai Ruler’s Media Office on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, is claimed by Dubai’s Police Chief to show a man named Michael Bodenheimer of German nationality, who the Dubai Police Chief identified as one of eleven suspects wanted in connection with the killing of a Hamas commander, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in his Dubai hotel room last month. (AP Photo/Dubai Ruler’s Media Office)
This undated photo released by the Dubai Ruler’s Media Office on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, is claimed by Dubai’s Police Chief to show a man named Michael Lawrence Barney of British nationality, who the Dubai Police Chief identified as one of eleven suspects wanted in connection with the killing of a Hamas commander, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in his Dubai hotel room last month. (AP Photo/Dubai Ruler’s Media Office)
A man identified by police as Stephen Daniel Hodes of the United Kingdom is seen in this handout released to Reuters Dubai February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas military commander, is seen in this undated handout image. Israel has assassinated Mabhouh, in Dubai on Jan. 20, who played a major role in a Palestinian uprising in the 1980s, an official in the Islamist group said on January 29, 2010. Israeli officials had no immediate comment. REUTERS/Handout
Palestinian Hamas militants participate a rally for the memory of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, seen in the portrait, in town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said Wednesday there was no reason to assume the Mossad assassinated Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, even as suspicions mounted that the country’s vaunted spy agency made the hit using the identities of Israelis with European passports. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
The mother of Palestinian militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was recently killed, holds up a photo of him at their home in the Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Hamas claimed on Friday that Israeli agents assassinated one of the Palestinian militant group’s veteran operatives in a killing allegedly carried out last week in Dubai, and vowed to retaliate. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Father of senior Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh poses with his son’s picture at his family house in the northern Gaza Strip January 29, 2010. Israel assassinated al-Mabhouh, who played a major role in a Palestinian uprising in the 1980s, in Dubai, an official in the Islamist group said on Friday. Israeli officials had no immediate comment. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Three suspects in the killing of Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh are shown in this CCTV handout from Dubai police February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. Handout dated February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout
Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (ringed), is shown arriving at his hotel in this CCTV handout from Dubai police February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match. Handout dated February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout

Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (bottom), is shown being followed by his alleged killers in this CCTV handout from Dubai police February 15, 2010. Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing Hamas militant, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Men with the same names as seven of the 11 suspects whose European passport photos were distributed by Dubai live in Israel, and those reached by reporters insisted their identities had been stolen and noted the pictures were not a match.

TOP-SECRET-CIA operations in Iran underway to take out Tehran bigs in mission to dismantle weapons program

Vahid Salemi/AP

In public Sunday, President Obama was at a summit unsuccessfully leaning on Russia and China to back diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuke program.

In private Sunday, there was more evidence of an efficient and brutal covert operation that continues to degrade Iran’s military capabilities.

Iranian officials revealed that one of the 17 men killed in a huge explosion at a munitions depot was a key Revolutionary Guard commander who headed Iran’s missile program. And the IRNA state news agency reported that scientists had discovered a new computer virus in their systems, a more sophisticated version of the Stuxnet worm deployed last year to foul up Iran’s centrifuges.

Iran said the army base explosion was an accident and the new Duqu virus was contained. But Israeli newspapers and some U.S. experts said it appeared to be more from an ongoing secret operation by the CIA and Israel’s Mossad to eliminate Iran’s nuclear threat.

The covert campaign encompasses a series of assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists since 2007 and a similar explosion at another Iranian missile base two years ago both widely attributed to the Mossad.

“May there be more like it,” was all Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said when Army Radio asked about the new blast.

There was a third mysterious event: The son of a top Iranian hard-liner was found dead — a seeming suicide — in a Dubai hotel on Sunday. His father called it “suspicious” and linked to the base explosion, without elaborating.

Israel was accused of deploying the 11 agents who killed a top Hamas terrorist in a Dubai hotel last year.

Tension has risen in recent weeks between Iran and the United States as a key United Nations report said Iran was close to being able to build a nuclear weapon.

At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in Hawaii, Obama tried to get Russia and China to back a bid to tighten sanctions on Iran, meeting individually with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Afterward, Hu didn’t even mention Iran, and Medvedev said only that he had spoken with Obama about Iran.

Obama came under withering fire from the GOP presidential candidates at a debate Saturday, when the front-runners agreed he had been too weak on Iran and vowed to go to war to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions if needed.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) slammed Obama for not being “smart” on Iran.

Gingrich said he would launch “maximum covert operations” against Iran, “including taking out their scientists. . . . All of it covertly, all of it deniable.”

White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that pressure on Iran had put its leadership in disarray, and “the Iranian economy has ground to a halt.”

Media: CIA, Mossad Using Terrorist Groups to Target Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program ?

Amateur video shows smoke billowing out from an Iranian military base near Tehran after an explosion which is thought to have killed at least 27 Revolutionary Guards.

CIA operations in Iran underway to take out Tehran bigs in mission to dismantle weapons program (New York Daily News):

In public Sunday, President Obama was at a summit unsuccessfully leaning on Russia and China to back diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuke program.

In private Sunday, there was more evidence of an efficient and brutal covert operation that continues to degrade Iran’s military capabilities.

Iranian officials revealed that one of the 17 men killed in a huge explosion at a munitions depot was a key Revolutionary Guard commander who headed Iran’s missile program. And the IRNA state news agency reported that scientists had discovered a new computer virus in their systems, a more sophisticated version of the Stuxnet worm deployed last year to foul up Iran’s centrifuges.

Iran said the army base explosion was an accident and the new Duqu virus was contained. But Israeli newspapers and some U.S. experts said it appeared to be more from an ongoing secret operation by the CIA and Israel’s Mossad to eliminate Iran’s nuclear threat.

The covert campaign encompasses a series of assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists since 2007 and a similar explosion at another Iranian missile base two years ago both widely attributed to the Mossad.

“May there be more like it,” was all Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said when Army Radio asked about the new blast.

There was a third mysterious event: The son of a top Iranian hard-liner was found dead — a seeming suicide — in a Dubai hotel on Sunday. His father called it “suspicious” and linked to the base explosion, without elaborating.

Israel was accused of deploying the 11 agents who killed a top Hamas terrorist in a Dubai hotel last year.

Israel Behind Deadly Explosion at Iran Missile Base (TIME):

Israeli newspapers on Sunday were thick with innuendo, the front pages of the three largest dailies dominated by variations on the headline “Mysterious Explosion in Iranian Missile Base.” Turn the page, and the mystery is answered with a wink. “Who Is Responsible for Attacks on the Iranian Army?” asks Maariv, and the paper lists without further comment a half-dozen other violent setbacks to Iran’s nuclear and military nexus. For Israeli readers, the coy implication is that their own government was behind Saturday’s massive blast just outside Tehran. It is an assumption a Western intelligence source insists is correct: the Mossad — the Israeli agency charged with covert operations — did it. “Don’t believe the Iranians that it was an accident,” the official tells TIME, adding that other sabotage is being planned to impede the Iranian ability to develop and deliver a nuclear weapon. “There are more bullets in the magazine,” the official says.

The powerful blast or series of blasts — reports described an initial explosion followed by a much larger one — devastated a missile base in the gritty urban sprawl to the west of the Iranian capital. The base housed Shahab missiles, which, at their longest range, can reach Israel. Last week’s report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran had experimented with removing the conventional warhead on the Shahab-3 and replacing it with one that would hold a nuclear device. Iran says the explosion was an accident that came while troops were transferring ammunition out of the depot “toward the appropriate site.”

Report: CIA Using MKO, Terrorist Groups for Bombings inside Iran (Fars News Agency):

As former CIA veteran Robert Baer explained in the documentary ‘Vanguard: America’s Secret War With Iran’ the US has been at war with Iran through its terrorist proxies for years, notably PJAK terrorist group, which has been blamed for numerous attacks in Iran.

As the London Telegraph, ABC News and numerous other mainstream outlets reported back in 2007, the US is also using the Al-Qaeda affiliated Sunni terrorist group Jundollah to carry out suicide bombings and other destabilization attacks in Iran, a policy crafted by the Bush administration which has been continued under Obama.

“President George W Bush has given the CIA approval to launch covert “black” operations to achieve regime change in Iran, intelligence sources have revealed. Mr. Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilize, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the clergies,” reported Telegraph.

Part of that destabilization campaign involved the CIA “Giving arms-length support, supplying money and weapons, to an Iranian militant group, Jundollah, which has conducted raids into Iran from bases in Pakistan,” stated the report.

Jundollah is a Sunni Al-Qaeda offshoot organization that was formerly headed by alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. In October 2009, Jundollah attacked the IRGC at their headquarters in Pishin, near the border with Pakistan, killing 40 people.

The group has been blamed for a number of bombings inside Iran aimed at destabilizing Ahmadinejad’s government and is also active in Pakistan, having been fingered for its involvement in attacks on police stations and car bombings at the Pakistan-US Cultural Center in 2004.

In May 2008, ABC News reported on how Pakistan was threatening to turn over six members of Jundollah to Iran after they were taken into custody by Pakistani authorities.

“US officials tell ABC News US intelligence officers frequently meet and advise Jundollah leaders, and current and former intelligence officers are working to prevent the men from being sent to Iran,” reported ABC news, highlighting again the close relationship between the terror group and the CIA.

In July 2009, a Jundollah member admitted before a court in Zahedan Iran that the group was a proxy for the US and Israel.

Abdolhamid Rigi, a senior member of the group and the brother of the group’s leader Abdolmalek Rigi, who was one of the six members of the organization extradited by Pakistan, told the court that Jundollah was being trained and financed by “the US and Zionists”. He also said that the group had been ordered by America and Israel to step up their attacks in Iran.

Jundollah is not the only anti-Iranian terror group that US government has been accused of funding in an attempt to pressure the Iranian government.

Multiple credible individuals including US intelligence whistleblowers and former military personnel have asserted that the US is conducting covert military operations inside Iran using guerilla groups to carry out attacks on Iranian Revolution Guard units.

It is widely suspected that the well known terrorist organization known as the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), once run by Saddam Hussein’s dreaded intelligence services, is now working exclusively for the CIA’s Directorate of Operations and carrying out remote bombings in Iran.

After a bombing inside Iran in March 2007, the London Telegraph also reported on how a high ranking CIA official blew the whistle on the fact that America is secretly funding terrorist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure on the Islamic Republic to give up its nuclear program.

A story entitled, US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran, reveals how funding for the attacks carried out by the terrorist groups “comes directly from the CIA’s classified budget,” a fact that is now “no great secret”, according to a former high-ranking CIA official in Washington who spoke anonymously to The Sunday Telegraph.