Wikileaks supporters in London on February 1, 2012 (Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP)
Israel attacked nuclear facilities in Iran last year, according to emails Wikileaks released this week. The discovery was contained in emails from the U.S. security/intelligence firm Stratfor that were hacked by the group Anonymous and made available by Wikileaks on Monday.
Emails published through the Wikileak’s partner Al Akhbar reveal that a Stratfor analyst spoke with a "confirmed Israeli intelligence agent." In correspondence from November 17, 2011, the analyst states that "several weeks ago" Israel attacked Iranian nuclear facilities.
The email reads:
The Israelis already destroyed all the Iranian nuclear infrastructure on the ground weeks ago. The current "let's bomb Iran" campaign was ordered by the EU leaders to divert the public attention from their at home financial problems.
The sender elaborates on the attack on Iran in a later email:
Israeli commandos in collaboration with Kurd forces destroyed few underground facilities mainly used for the Iranian defense and nuclear research projects.
The analyst confirms there is no credible threat of an Iranian nuclear strike, following Israel's attack:
In the open media many are pushing and expecting Israel to
launch a massive attack on Iran. Even if the Israelis have the
capabilities and are ready to attack by air, sea and land, there
is no need to attack the nuclear program at this point after the
commandos destroyed a significant part of it.
If a massive attack on Iran happens soon, then the attack will
have political and oil reasons and not nuclear.
The emails are part of Wikileaks' "Global Intelligence Files," and uncover Stratfor’s intelligence work for both government and private corporate clients. The new files include questionable work for Coca-Cola, Goldman-Sachs, Dow Chemical, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Israeli government.