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Israel is aiding Iranian opposition groups, says Strategic Threats Minister Lieberman
Debka ^ | 08/28/07

Posted on 08/28/2007 8:55:15 AM PDT by nypokerface

The minister was answering questions from listeners to the Israeli Broadcasting Service’s Farsi program Monday night, Aug. 27. Avigdor Lieberman said Israel is extending aid to those opposition organizations which are proving effective. He is therefore the first member of the Israeli government to expose the clandestine war gaining ground between Israel and Iran in recent weeks, say DEBKAfile’s sources.

The also disclose that ten days ago, Iran alerted Shiite militias under their control in Iraq to a report that the Israeli Mossad intelligence service had delivered long-range shoulder-borne, anti-air and anti-tank missiles to PJAK, the Iranian Kurdistan Free Life Party. The message warned that these missiles may turn up anywhere in Iran or Iraq.

Confirmation of Tehran’s intelligence would mean that Israel has begun retaliating for the hefty Iranian arms consignments to Hamas and Jihad Islami in Gaza and responding in kind to the relentless Palestinian Qassam missile onslaught on Israel by arming Kurdish rebels with weapons for fighting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Tehran has never hitherto referred to Israel as being involved in any of the minority uprisings taking place against the Islamic regime, such as the ethnic Arabs of Khozestan, the Turkomen and the Baluchis. The finger was only pointed at the United States, Britain and anti-Iranian Iraqi elements. Now, apparently, the high-quality weapons in Kurdish hands demand an explanation.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that Israel has not yet responded to the massive short- and long-range missile deliveries Iran has been sending Hizballah via Syria’s Latakia seaport, which defense minister Ehud Barak disclosed Monday, Aug. 27. Trucks are bringing the new missiles to south Lebanon, where they are deployed at Hizballah’s new forward lines north of the Litani River. These deliveries include the extended-range Zelzal which can reach as far as Tel Aviv.

The minister also disclosed that, although the supplies violate the arms embargo imposed under UN Security Resolution 1701 which ended the Lebanon war in August 2006, Lebanese soldiers are helping to unload them. The UN peacekeepers mandated by that resolution to prevent Hizballah’s rearmament are therefore virtually unemployed. In any case, since the UN troops are keeping their heads well down since June when a Spanish patrol was blown up and lost six men.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; latakia; opposition

1 posted on 08/28/2007 8:55:18 AM PDT by nypokerface
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To: nypokerface

Hopefully Israel is not alone in doing this.


2 posted on 08/28/2007 9:04:58 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: nypokerface

Now, apparently, the high-quality weapons in Kurdish hands demand an explanation. ........... That explains it.(The recent artillery attacks) Good for them. We should give those captured Iranian manufactured IEDs and other weapons that we have to the Kurds in Iran.


3 posted on 08/28/2007 9:06:32 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: nypokerface
Confirmation of Tehran’s intelligence would mean that Israel has begun retaliating for the hefty Iranian arms consignments to Hamas and Jihad Islami in Gaza and responding in kind to the relentless Palestinian Qassam missile onslaught on Israel by arming Kurdish rebels with weapons for fighting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

If true (this is DEBKA), good news.

Of course, if little Israel can arm the enemy of its enemy in retaliation for a previous similar action by its enemy, WHY IN HELL CAN'T WE DO THE SAME???? WTF are we waiting for?

4 posted on 08/28/2007 9:09:18 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: freedom44; sionnsar; Pan_Yans Wife

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5 posted on 08/28/2007 9:09:23 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: nypokerface
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that Israel has not yet responded to the massive short- and long-range missile deliveries Iran has been sending Hizballah via Syria’s Latakia seaport, which defense minister Ehud Barak disclosed Monday, Aug. 27...

If I were in charge in Israel, Latakia would cease to exist as a seaport, and many critical buildings in Damascus would suddenly become, uhhh, structurally unsound.

Of course, if I were in charge in Israel no one would be messing with the country now - because Syria would have been devastated for doing just that last summer. THAT is how you avoid wars, by making sure that any potential enemy knows that not only won't he be successful, but that his country and powerbase would be destroyed. It is the same kind of deterrent effect you get which you leave a body hanging at the end of a noose for a couple of days.

6 posted on 08/28/2007 9:14:42 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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Israel should have launched an invasion of Syria last summer while the terrorists were tied up with the IDF. I cannot believe that Ehud Barak who previous to Olmert was the worst PM of Israel ever is now defense minister.
7 posted on 08/28/2007 9:27:23 AM PDT by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: nypokerface

Israel is actually giving military aid and training to the Kurds in Iraq, according to a BBC report (the Kurds are very pro-american). Supposedly, our CIA is also supporting the “People’s Mujahedin of Iran”, which is actually a socialist terrorist group that wants to overthrow the Mullahs regime in Iran.


8 posted on 08/28/2007 9:40:51 AM PDT by camerakid400
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To: Ancesthntr
Of course, if little Israel can arm the enemy of its enemy in retaliation for a previous similar action by its enemy, WHY IN HELL CAN'T WE DO THE SAME???? WTF are we waiting for?

I'm sure it is happening, but why advertise? The lefties in the media would have a seizure if they knew....

9 posted on 08/28/2007 10:34:00 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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