[Go back to my post on this issue for more background on the Syrian/Kurd uprising: index.blog?start=1080257099]
Mossad, is at it again. With friends like this, who needs enemies?
From Haaretz (Via The New Yorker):
Report: Israel operating hundreds of agents in northern Iraq
By Nathan Guttman, Haaretz Correspondent
WASHINGTON - Israel operates hundreds of agents in the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq, according to a report published in the upcoming issue of The New Yorker magazine.
In an interview to CNN on Sunday, reporter Seymour Hersh said that hundreds of Israelis, some of them Mossad agents, are operating in the region in order to collect information on Iran's nuclear program and monitor events in Syria.
According to the report, Israel in the past has had many ties with the Kurds, which with the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime are currently being renewed.
Israel is not confident of the success of the American program for the stabilization of the country, the report says, and that is why it is interested in setting up independent connections in the region.
Israelis operating in the region are also attempting to assist Kurds living in Syria, the report says.
Coupled with this bad news the BBC reports:
UK diplomats have been holding talks with Iran after the seizure of three British naval craft and their crews in a waterway shared with Iraq.
Iran said the boats had entered its part of the Shatt al-Arab waterway without permission on Monday
morning and were duly impounded.
A British embassy spokesman in Tehran said he was looking forward to a swift solution to an "unfortunate mistake".
[I'm sure the Iranians will be reasonable and do the right thing.]
Our correspondent says the worry remains that it could easily escalate into a more serious crisis.
[Don't worry, the Mossad will handle it]