Skip to comments.Israel is aiding Iranian opposition groups, says Strategic Threats Minister Lieberman
Posted on 08/28/2007 8:55:15 AM PDT by nypokerface
The minister was answering questions from listeners to the Israeli Broadcasting Services 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 DEBKAfiles 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 Tehrans 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 Irans 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.
DEBKAfiles military sources report that Israel has not yet responded to the massive short- and long-range missile deliveries Iran has been sending Hizballah via Syrias 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 Hizballahs 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 Hizballahs 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.
Hopefully Israel is not alone in doing this.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I'm sure it is happening, but why advertise? The lefties in the media would have a seizure if they knew....