Monday, May 5, 2008

I wish this came from a better source...

First off, let me offer the obligatory disclaimer when linking to the Times of London. It's a Murdoch spin rag, after all - and this is quite possibly just another attempt by the agenda whores at a formerly fine, now mostly fetid, news outlet to further the agenda of neocon warmongers who lust for war with Iran. Now, under the NewsCorp banner, the Times is simply not credible. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way...let's look at a story about the MI6 Chief meeting up with Mossad to be briefed on Iran's nuclear program...[emphasis added below]

THE head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, is to visit Israel later this month as Britain forges closer links with Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service.

Iran’s nuclear programme is expected to be high on the agenda in an intelligence-sharing process described by Israeli officials as a “strategic dialogue”. It is building on long-standing cooperation between MI6 and Mossad, both of which have extensive spy networks in the Middle East.

Scarlett, 59, is likley to be briefed by Meir Dagan, 63, the head of Mossad, on Israel’s latest information about the Iranian nuclear programme. It is understood that Israel has made a breakthrough in intelligence-gathering within Iran.

There is mounting concern in Israel that Iran’s nuclear capability may be far more advanced than was recognised in a declassified assessment by the US National Intelligence Estimate last December, which concluded that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons development programme in 2003 in response to international pressure.

One source claimed the new information was on a par with intelligence that led Israel to discover and then destroy a partly constructed nuclear reactor in Syria last September.

Israeli officials believe the US will revise its analysis of Iran’s programme. “We expect the Americans to amend their report soon,” a high-ranking military officer said last week.

Israel’s foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, briefed Gordon Brown and David Miliband, the foreign secretary, on Israel’s findings during talks on the Middle East in London last week. Israeli intelligence officers, en route from Washington where they had been outlining their latest information to American officials, joined Livni for the briefing.

Okay - first off - nobody, and I do mean nobody, trusts the Mossad. Nobody with any brains anyway. They are the absolute least trustworthy of all our "allies" in the intel sharing department, and they spy on us all the time. When someone in the American intel community gets popped and goes to the tank for spying, who are they always, without fail, accused of spying for? That's right. Israel. No, only an idiot would trust Mossad.

Now - what kind of intel are we talking about? SIGINT? HUMINT? Satellite surveillance? What? Whadya got boys?

Check and call - time to show your cards or fold.

We are already in one war because of intel fixed around a preset policy of preemptive war. Saying you have proof is just so much bullshit until you prove it. Especially in the wake of Bush.

No one should ever believe anything from the Mossad without independent verification and audits.


Second, you can't believe anything that they push in the Times. Especially where Iran is concerned.

If proof exsts, show it.

Until then, kindly put a sock in it with the breathless "reporting" of fear merchants, agenda whores and neocon apologists.

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