A little over one month before a deadline to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, three weeks before Israelis head to the polls, and 8 days before Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu is set to address both houses of Congress, Aljazeera’s investigative unit has begun publishing a cache of leaked intelligence files exposing the Mossad, MI6, and the CIA. Dubbed “The Spy Cables”, the initial reporting leads to one conclusion: Benjamin Netanyahu is a liar. The timing couldn’t be better.
Reportedly the largest release of secret intelligence documents since Edward Snowden leaked thousands from the NSA, the information comes from all over the world and documents “meetings the agency’s operatives held with the American CIA, British MI6, Russian FSB and other nations’ intelligence agencies, between 2006 and 2014”.
A few weeks after Netanyau’s infamous speech at the UN in 2012 warning world powers Iran was months from producing a nuclear weapon, The Spy Cables reveal Israeli intelligence reports contradicted the information in Netanyahu’s alarming speech. “Mossad’s formal assessment of Iran’s nuclear capacity and intentions differs from the scenario outlined by the prime minister at the UN”, reports Aljazeera.
According to a Mossad report shared with South Africa, Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The Guardian adds: “The report highlights the gulf between the public claims and rhetoric of top Israeli politicians and the assessments of Israel’s military and intelligence establishment.”
That’s a polite way of putting it.
Here’s an extract from the document shared with South Africa’s national intelligence agency published by the Guardian:
There’s a lot more where that came from, and information is still unfolding, so far we’ve seen the tip of an iceberg. But it does beg the question how Congress, the Knesset, or Israelis for that matter, can have faith anything Netanyahu says relating to Iran’s nuclear program is truthful? He has been sounding the alarm over Iran for over 20 years now, it’s time he give it a rest.
A brief video overview of The Spy Cables from Aljazeera :