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March 27, 2012 1:50 pm

Wikileaks Global Intelligence Files, Israel Day 30: Iran Already Has Nukes

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President Obama and Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu. Photo: wiki commons.

Since February 27, 2012, WikiLeaks has continued releasing what it says will eventually be 5 million e-mails sent between July 2004 and late December 2011 from the private intelligence company Stratfor. The emails were obtained from a series of hacking attacks against Stratfor in December 2011, carried out by the online activist collective Anonymous.

An email dated December 11, 2009, states that “according to an Israeli source, Iran has two nukes on missiles ready to go.” Iran is allegedly spreading “disinformation” on their capabilities and they want the international community to think they are not close to developing highly enriched uranium. The White House is reportedly “doing everything possible to block Israel’s next steps.” This email also claims that “Israel will go it alone” and Israeli submarines are off Iran’s coast.

In an email dated May 12, 2009, Stratfor employee Reva Bhalla questioned why Obama had taken on the Israeli-Palestinian issue so early in his presidency, whether this was a public relations stunt “to win friends in the Islamic world” and if this was a distraction from the Afghanistan-Pakistan issue.

She also made the following statement: “It’s the geopolitical quicksand for any president trying to build a legacy. And especially now since the Israelis can hang Iran over the US’s head, don’t have to concede on anything and Bibi [Benjamin Netanyahu] is going to be a hard ass on this for sure.”

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In the same email chain, Stratfor employee Fred Burton referred to Netanyahu as a “man of honor” and that “he gets my man of the year award.” Netanyahu reportedly “intends to let Obama know … that he is the vanguard of the State of Israel” and that he is “hell bent” on “neutralizing the Iranian nuclear menace”.

In an email dated February 22, 2010, Stratfor employee Kamran Bokhari listed four submissions made to the National Journal Online by four Middle East experts. They gave advice on what action the United States should take toward Iran and none of them advised the use of military force.

In the same email chain, Stratfor employee Fred Burton questioned what “Israel’s next move” will be and said one can “get a sense of their mindset” by looking at Mossad’s recent covert activities. He predicted Israel will assassinate A-Dogg [Mahmoud Ahmadinajad].

An email dated February 25, 2010, contains an internal Stratfor email chain about Israel striking Iran. Stratfor employee Nate Hughes wrote that Israel’s arsenal of Jericho ballistic missiles is equipped primarily as a nuclear deterrent. Hughes mentioned an Israeli attack on Iran will be based mainly around an air campaign although it may be supplemented by ballistic missiles and submarine-launched cruise missiles. He predicted that Israel will use 5,000 pound “bunker buster” bombs to destroy “hardened and deeply buried facilities.”

Hughes listed problems Israel could face such as flying through US Air force controlled Iraqi airspace and limited number of aerial refueling aircraft. He estimated that Israel will use only a handful of their newer Jericho ballistic missiles to target Iran “because that’s part of their nuclear deterrent.” Hughes also made the following statement: “the Israelis are wily bastards, so you can’t rule anything out.”

In the same email chain Stratfor employee Fred Burton concluded that when Israel looses its “HUMINT [Human intelligence] coverage they will move” and “when the window closes, BB [Benjamin Netanyahu] knows what he must do.” He predicted the United States “won’t be given any warning, similar to their [Israel’s] strike on Abu Jihad [Palestinian militant leader].”

According to an internal Stratfor email dated March 23, 2010, Benjamin Netanyahu will attack Iran when he looses his intelligence window and because he doesn’t trust Obama. The email mentions that Israel considers Iran to be a far greater strategic threat than the Palestinians who are considered to be a “nuisance”. The email also stated that the United States is not taking a hardline approach towards Iran and Israel has “realized it’s running short of options.”

An email dated March 19, 2010, contained two articles about no meeting being scheduled between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the United States. Stratfor employee Fred Burton made the following statement: “BB [Benjamin Netanyahu] dislikes Obama immensely. After hosting Biden, the last thing he wants to do is kiss Obama’s arse.”

In an email dated March 7, 2009,  Stratfor employee Reva Bhalla said the British are engaging Hezbollah in coordination with the United States. Stratfor employee Fred Burton replied, “BiBi [Benjamin Netanyahu] will kill Nasrallah unless the U.S. can insure HZ [Hezbollah] is in their box.”

Another email dated November 10, 2009, stated that according to a very good source “extremely quiet discussions are underway between DHS and the FBI on the blowback to the Jewish community, facilities, synagogues, day-cares, et al in the United States, in the event of an Israeli strike on Iran.”

This email contained the following statement: “I would imagine that my good friend BB Netanyahu told Obama what the Sword of Gideon has in store for the Iranian menace. I also have it on good word that BB trusts Obama about as much as he trusted Arafat or Waddi Haddad.”

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  • willard s.

    America will not help Israel before Obama’s re-election.

    You can see it in Obama’s visit to N. Korea. He is trying to look strong.

    Why is he trying to look strong? Because he has decided not to attack Iran – at least not before his election is over in November. Israel sabre-rattling has also cooled down.

    Iran should try to gain every advantage now. If disaster does strike Israel, it’s because Obama is thinking of his re-election first.

    • Ghengis

      dude screw Israel,,,why should we fight their wars ??? WHY ??? if they have problem with Iran let them take care of it on they own,,,was Israel in Vietnam, Panama, Gulf war or any other conflict we were involved since 1948 ??? I don’t think so…does not Israel have hundreds of nukes ??? so what if Iran drops few on Israel, couple of minutes later Iran will become radioactive desert after Jewish response,,,so please leave America on the side, we do not want to fight your wars. Be real man and do something on your own and stop being pussies and ask us to help you with everything,,,maybe you should become 51 state first ( but to many things would have to change inside Israel)…I hope there will be no war of any kind…WORLD PEACE

      • MBenFaivol

        Dude, do you realize that Margarita Island–the Venezuelan Island that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez leased to Iran as a military base–is less than 3,500 miles from New York City, Washington DC, Wichita, Kansas, Huston Tx, Dallas and a large portion of the US’s southeast. Perhaps you might remember that the Islamic Republic of Iran was formed on February 13, 1979 when the Ayatollah Komani landed on the Tehran tarmac and declared War on the BIG Satin, the United States, and the little Satan, the Zionist State (Israel) stating also that they both should be wiped off the face of the earth. Please see YouTube’s Hezbollah on the Border and the related videos (I presume you can at least listen if thinking and reading are your continuing problem) and discover how Mexican drug cartels gained the ability to build 250 foot deep tunnels to transport drugs and illegal immigrants into the United States for money and to wreak havoc on America’s economy and social fiber. If you are ignorant, that’s one thing; you can fix yourself and cease committing egregious propaganda; if you are scatological, that is you really understand how much danger America is in now and in the future, but you suffer from a psychological condition that prevents you from telling the truth, you have my sympathies and best wishes for your recovery

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