Behind the Leaked Reports of the Mughniyeh Killing

(Jerusalem Post) Yossi Melman - Whoever leaked the details of the 2008 joint Mossad-CIA killing of Hizbullah operational chief Imad Mughniyeh to the Washington Post wanted the U.S. to take the lion's share of the credit for it. In contrast to what was written in the report, Mughniyeh was not killed shortly after finishing dinner at a Damascus restaurant, but rather after meeting with his mistress. Israel's role in the mission was likely larger than that of the U.S., but there is no battle over credit in this joint operation. The report can serve Israel's security interests, sending a message to Hizbullah and Iran: Your conflict is not only with Israel, it is also with the U.S.

2015-02-02 00:00:00

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