According to CIA documents, Israeli Mossad agents impersonated American spies to recruit members of Jundallah, a Pakistan-based Sunni extremist organization, to wage a covert war against Iran. The memos date the “false flag” missions – covert operations in which one country’s agents impersonate another country’s agents – to the end of George W. Bush’s presidency in 2007. It is unknown if Judallah is currently behind the recent attacks against Iran’s nuclear program. Many US intelligence officials have voiced concerns following the revelations and have condemned Israel for potentially putting US citizens at risk by impersonating US officials.
Foreign Policy, United States