…by Jonas E. Alexis
Israel, the problem child in the Middle East, is at it again. Mossad chief Yossi Cohen has recently declared that “We have eyes and ears, even in Iran.”
Does that mean that the Israelis are trying to flesh out a peaceful resolution? Does it imply that they are doing their best to make peace and not war? No. What it means is that the Israeli regime is spying on Iran and spreading categorical lies and deceptive messages. Cohen continues:
“The Iranians are spreading across the Middle East with a vast array of forces, and there is little holding them back.”
The evidence? Well, you just have to believe Cohen. He doesn’t think it is necessary to present serious evidence for his assertion. The statement is axiomatically true because Cohen says so. But the central question here is this: What does Cohen want to accomplish by spreading false claims like this?
Simple: destabilize any peaceful resolution with Iran, provoke unnecessary reactions from Israeli and US officials and citizens, and subvert the political order. The regime in Tel Aviv has done this for years, and Cohen’s statement is no surprise at all. Back in 2015, the Times of Israel reported:
“Right-wing media outlet Israel National News published an opinion piece Tuesday calling on Israel to launch nuclear bombs at Iran and Germany, only days after the outlet came under fire for publishing a piece accusing a war widow of killing her husband over her pro-peace views.
“In the opinion article published Tuesday, the author claims that only through nuclear annihilation of Iran and Germany, with 20 or 30 nuclear bombs each, can Israelis prevent the state’s destruction.”
The interesting thing is that Israel officials have said damning things about Iran and even the West. Keep in mind that it was Israeli military historian and prolific writer Martin van Creveld who declared back in 2003:
“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”
Iran has never been able to catch up with the Israelis when it comes to making statements like this. In fact, Iran’s position over the past few decades have been quite modest.
But according to the Zionist media and indeed the Trump administration, it is Iran that is the new bad kid on the block. Israel is the land of democracy and freedom, we are told ad nauseam.
We now know that this is not true. In fact, it has never been true. If former Mossad chief Meir Dagan was right in saying that Iran “is very rational,” then we can dismiss the prevailing notion that Iran is suicidal. Dagan also declared that the Israeli government is “reckless and irresponsible.”
The plot thickens.
-  “Israel has ‘eyes & ears’ on the ground in Iran — Mossad chief,” Russia Today, January 17, 2018.
-  Ibid.
-  “Op-ed calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran,” Times of Israel, March 11, 2015.
-  “The War Game,” Guardian, September 21, 2003.
-  For scholarly studies, see Trita Parsi, Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017); Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008); A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).
-  Conal Urquhart, “Israel government ‘reckless and irresponsible’ says ex-Mossad chief,” Guardian, June 3, 2011.