January 15, 2012
Ex-Arafat Advisor Mark Perry and the 'False Flag' Story
Mark Perry, the former advisor for Yasir Arafat and an advocate of U.S. engagement with Hamas and Hezbollah whose interpretation of General David Petraeus' statements concerning U.S.-Israeli relations were discredited by Petraeus himself, is at it again. Ha'aretz reports:
A senior Israeli government official rushed to denounce a report Friday which alleged Mossad agents had posed as CIA officers in order to recruit members of a Pakistan-based terror group to commit assassinations and attacks in Iran.
The Israeli official called the Foreign Policy article "absolute nonsense." Quoting U.S. intelligence memos, journalist Mark Perry's story reported that the Mossad operation was carried out in 2007-2008, behind the back of the U.S. government and infuriated then U.S. President George W. Bush.
Ha'aretz's description of Perry, the former advisor to Arafat whose foray into the Petraus affair was discredited, as simply a "journalist" is as unconscionable as Ynet referring to anti-Israel activist Richard Silverstein as simply a "U.S. blogger." (And Ynet was back in the act on this last week.)
Posted by TS at January 15, 2012 02:45 AM
Another rebuttal of this anti-Israel propaganda is at http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/module/2012/1/18/main-feature/1/our-defenders-at-the-cia. Jonathan Neumann mentions Perry's anti-Israel bias and says the US would never have tolerated this if it were true.
Posted by: Hadassah at January 22, 2012 04:30 AM
There is now a third dubious Mark Perry claim, this time about Israel and Azerbaijan. The object of Perry's first claim is now leading the CIA, giving him context in which to interpret the subsequent claims.
Posted by: Michael Segal at April 3, 2012 10:18 AM
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