Robert Wright follows up on a piece by Perry regarding why America no doubt wasn’t involved in the killing of a nuclear scientist in Tehran last week, but why Iranians may legitimately think they were anyway:
Jundallah, a shadow group that is based in Pakistan but operates within Iran. Designated a terrorist group by the United States, Jundallah is thought to have killed hundreds of Iranians as part of what it says is a fight for the rights of Sunnis in Iran.
Agents for the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service, have recruited Jundallah members to help with covert operations against Iran… In approaching those Jundallah members, Mossad agents claimed to be CIA agents. In other words, there may be Jundallah operatives conducting covert operations against Iran who mistakenly think they’re working for the CIA. And if the Iranian government wound up interrogating one of them, it could thus obtain “evidence” of US involvement.
America might be pissed:
The story quotes retired Gen. Joe Hoar, former commander of Centcom, saying that “false flag” operations can be “extremely dangerous. You’re basically using your friendship with an ally for your own purposes. Israel is playing with fire. It gets us involved in their covert war, whether we want to be involved or not.”