Mossad Boss Secretly Trekked to U.S. Looking for Iran Attack Green Light
February 13, 2012
Mossad boss Tamir Pardo made a secret visit to officials in the United States earlier this month, according to a Newsweek article. An unnamed official involved in the discussion told Newsweek Mossad “wanted to take the pulse of the Obama administration and determine what the consequences would be if Israel bombed Iranian nuclear sites over American objections,” the authors write.
Pardo had a number of questions, including: “What is our posture on Iran? Are we ready to bomb? Would we [do so later]? What does it mean if [Israel] does it anyway?”
Following news of Pardo’s secret meeting, Israel claimed Iran is engaged in attacks on its diplomats. On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran’s proxy Hezbollah was involved in dual bomb attacks on embassies in India and Georgia. There were no deaths in the attacks, although four people were injured, including an Israeli diplomat.
Iran responded by saying Israel had launched a false flag attack on its own embassies in New Delhi and Tbilisi in order to “tarnish Iran’s friendly ties with the host countries.”