posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 02:13 PM
Originally posted by Maxmars
I am expecting nothing less than an absolute flat denial, and an uncategorical rejection of the source....
Well, it is
a state-run propaganda outlet. It's owned and controlled by the Iranian government. If you are skeptical of the American media,
you should also be skeptical of the Iranian government's media. And there's a lot to be skeptical about here:
"The person who is accused in this case had received fake ID documents from Mossad three months ago," the Pakistani Urdu-language Ummat daily
quoted the Inter-Services Intelligence officer as saying on condition of anonymity.
An Iranian state-run propaganda outlet quoting a Pakistani newspaper quoting an anonymous (and possibly fictitious) ISI officer. Exactly which link in
this chain is predisposed towards being truthful regarding Israel or the West? The story came from "intelligence officers" and propagandists; isn't
lying their job? Would it not be to Pakistan and Iran's benefit to direct blame onto Israel, even if only their own peoples believed it?
He also revealed that Mansour Arbabsiar, 56, "was due to conduct an operation named Foss Fling" for the Mossad.
So the ISI not only knows about this alleged Arbabsiar-Mossad link, they also
know the internal name for the operation ... which means the ISI
officer just burned whichever asset in Mossad told them about this. You all know about compartmentalization, right? That means only a few people in
the Mossad would even know the words "Foss Fling." The words would only be transmitted over the most highly encrypted channels. And now the ISI has
just told Mossad that there is a mole in the Foss Fling compartment, or that the encryption used in Foss Fling has been broken. An ISI officer just
destroyed one of their most valuable intelligence sources so he could be quoted (anonymously) in a newspaper. Either that, or someone just made it all
On Sunday, Iran's Foreign Ministry once again summoned the Swiss envoy to protest US allegations of Tehran's involvement in a plot to
assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
During the meeting, head of the North America Bureau of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said the US was obliged to collect information about the suspect
in custody, and extradite him to Iran's interest section in Washington based on international regulation.
Which regulation is that? Aliens charged with crimes in a host nation are arrested, tried, and serve their sentence in the host nation. (NatGeo's
"Locked Up Abroad"
is a fascinating reminder of this fact.) They can get assistance from their
government, but they aren't extradited as a matter of routine.
Conclusion: Amateurish propaganda.