Author Topic: Israel announces capture of Iran spy suspect targeting US embassy  (Read 579 times)

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Re: Israel announces capture of Iran spy suspect targeting US embassy
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 10:56:59 AM »
If Obama won't say it, I will: Thank you, Israel.
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Re: Israel announces capture of Iran spy suspect targeting US embassy
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 10:36:14 PM »
Here's a point to ponder:  why'd the Israelis make a public announcement about this guy so quickly?  Clearly making his arrest public gives all of his sources warning to cover their tracks and skeddadle if necessary before they, too, get caught.  It also announces to Iran that he's been compromised and they need to pull any vulnerable assets out of harm's way immediately.  Why didn't they hold off, give him a more extensive "debriefing" - as interrogation is sometimes called - and then used whatever information they gleaned from him to go after other Iranian assets in Israel?

Odds are that he is of limited use to the Israelis - he doesn't really have much info on other Iranian assets in Israel or any real insight into their espionage infrastructure - which would be why they aren't still debriefing him in private.  That raises two potential motives:  (1) to send Iran an implied warning in a very public manner that Israel is getting wise to their espionage, and/or (2) payback for Obama.


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