Skip to comments.Impatient Mossad warns of 'monster in the making'
Posted on 04/30/2006 3:27:40 AM PDT by ovrtaxt
Impatient Mossad warns
of 'monster in the making'
'This is what we know and this is what
we'll do if you continue to do nothing'
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
If the visit to Washington last week by the head of Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, was not enough to communicate Israel's growing impatience with the international community's failure to deal with Tehran's unchecked development of nuclear technology and bellicose threats to wipe the Jewish state "off the map," Ehud Olmert, prime minister designate, made it clear yesterday by denouncing Iran's president as a "psychopath" and comparing him to Hitler.
Mossad chief Meir Dagan, in Washington last week in preparation for a visit to the U.S. by Olmert on May 23, held secret meetings with U.S. officials to discuss Iran's nuclear program, reports the London Times. While details of the meetings were not revealed, it is believed Dagan met with his counterparts at the CIA, the Pentagon and the National Security Council.
"Dagan is not given to small talk and niceties," said an Israeli intelligence source, who believes Dagan's message to Washington policy makers was simple and blunt: "This is what we know and this is what we'll do if you continue to do nothing."
The revelation of the briefing comes in the wake of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) admission of alarming "gaps" in its knowledge of Iran's centrifuge program to enrich uranium and the level of involvement of Iran's military. Many intelligence experts believe Iran is operating a parallel nuclear program where military applications are secretly under development. Mossad reportedly claims to have evidence of enrichment sites in Iran hidden to IAEA inspectors "which can short-cut their timetable in the race for their first bomb."
"When I read the recent reports regarding Iran, I saw a monster in the making," said Dr. Yuval Steinitz, chairman of the Israeli parliament's foreign and defense committee.
Steinitz, who oversees Mossad's activities in Iran, fears Iran's first nuclear bomb is just one year away. "There is only one option that is worse than military action against Iran and that is to sit and do nothing," he said.
Publically, at least, the Bush administration is still talking diplomacy and economic sanctions to achieve a "peaceful solution" following last week's IAEA report documenting Iran's non-compliance.
The U.S., Britain, France and Germany will face off this week against a resistant China and Russia over a resolution from the U.N. Security Council mandating Iran suspend its uranium enrichment. Given President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scornful dismissal of resolutions from the U.N., something stronger, like sanctions could follow.
Russia and China, however, may scuttle any U.N. efforts to stop Iran. China just announced a $100 billion energy deal with Iran, with Beijing's ambassador declaring, "No country can prevent the deal." If the U.N. fails to act, the U.S. will seek Iran's economic isolation at the July G8 summit in St. Petersburg.
But given the fast pace at which many intelligence experts believe Iran's nuclear program is advancing, July is a long time off, especially for the Israelis who, as WorldNetDaily has reported, are already being targeted by Iran's missiles and rockets stationed in Lebanon under the control of Hezbollah surrogates.
"If we do not see any progress on the political or economic track that convinces the Iranians to back down, one of the parties will use the military option," a senior Israeli source said in Washington last week. Dragging out the negotiations indefinitely is not an option.
"Ahmadinejad speaks today like Hitler before taking power," Olmert said. "So you see, we are dealing with a psychopath of the worst kind with an anti-Semite. God forbid that this man ever gets his hands on nuclear weapons, to carry out his threats."
Ahmanutcase certainly reminds one of sHitler.
Ahhhh, some sanity.
Is Israel going to act? They'd better or die.
I'm glad someone is injecting some common sense into this worldwide flaccid threat management.
Israel has proven over and over that they will do whatever is necessary to protect their existance. The world better understand that this time is no different.
God speed to them.
Israel has proven over and over that they will do whatever is necessary to protect their existance
Then how do you explain ceeding gaza to the palis so they can lob rockets into Israel?
"...flaccid threat management"
aka the UN. Good description.
I seem to recall much the same thing being said about the threat from Iraq. The problem is that in the case of Iran, where preemptive action is far more pressing and justified, the West will be far more hesitant to act given what's played out in Iraq.
No one is perfect......
Which will give Israel all the more reason to act. I wouldn't be shocked if Iran already declared war on Israel sometime in the past. The statements by the Iranian President, in addition to the statements made by the Ayatollah (Supreme Leader, right?) are surely enough to warrent a military response by Israel. Probably even a declaration of war. The entire non-US/Israel UN already hates Israel. Just how much consideration do you think Israel will give their objections when the very fate of their country is at stake? Not much. The only real questions now are will we be there with them and just how far will they take this thing. I just hope that afterwards, the Patriot Missles will work better than they did during the gulf war.
The usual scattered gunfire in the morning...
Lightning-bolt rhetoric gives way to raining laser_guided bunker busters by evening...
Tomorrow or the next day: 10,000 degrees in the shade.
These moosad guys are serious about their security and survival....
Likely an accurate forecast.... I s'pect
The entire world sits there and lets the insane leader of Iran build a nuclear weapon with the avowed purpose of using it without provocation. If they let him do what he says he will do, the planet will look very different on day after. In a nuclear / thermonuclear exchange there will be no real survivors, just victims; some early-on, most over a longer term. It is an ugly picture to contemplate.
if the Israeli leadership believes the threat is imminent and lethal, of course they'll go it alone vs. iran-won't care 'bout world opinion(and ya gotta know DC would welcome and, at least secretly, support such an "agent for change").
I simply LOATHE Powell.
His reasoning is faulty and he couldn't resist that dig at America for using the bomb.
IMO, Japan and Hitler deserved to have a bomb dropped on them. Too bad we didn't take Hitler out sooner.
As for Iran....just ludicrous for him to suggest that it's leader is sane or rational.
If he hand't been averse to taking out Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War, perhaps we wouldn't be having to clean up his leftover mess.
Well, at least our good friends and trading partners, China is doing something about it. /s
This is one that I have never understood and, am sure many Israelis haven't.
The United States may have played a roll in this on coming fiasco, of course we will never no.
The CIA is rotten and under Bill Clinton anything is possible.