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Spy Quotes — Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo [#9]

“If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, then it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war.” Tamir Pardo — Former Mossad chief October 13 2020 — Tamir Pardo (born 1953) … Continue reading

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On This Day — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979)

“There was indication of a nuclear explosion in the region of South Africa—either South Africa, Israel using a ship at sea, or nothing.” President Jimmy Carter — White House Diary (September 22 1979) [1] “Shortly before sunrise on Sept. 22, … Continue reading

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On This Day — Golda Meir Orders Operation Wrath of God (September 7 1972) [2020]

“There’s no difference between one’s killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse.” Golda Meir “Every civilization finds it necessary to negotiate compromises with its own values.” Movie Quote from … Continue reading

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40 Years Ago — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979)

“We had operational successes, most importantly regarding Pretoria’s nuclear capability. My sources collectively provided incontrovertible evidence that the apartheid government had in fact tested a nuclear bomb in the South Atlantic in 1979, and that they had developed a delivery … Continue reading

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On This Day — Golda Meir Orders Operation Wrath of God (September 7 1972) [2019]

“There’s no difference between one’s killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse.” Golda Meir “Every civilization finds it necessary to negotiate compromises with its own values.” Movie Quote from … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — MOSSAD Turned French Spies Into Double Agents

“Recruiting allies as spies would cross a red line. There is a clear line between electronic spying and trying to co-opt allied intelligence agents. This was never done during my era as it was known as something that was completely off-limits.” Top … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Former MOSSAD Chief : “Israel’s Biggest Threat Is Potential Civil War, Not Iran.”

“If a society crosses a certain line in its division and hatred, then it is a real possibility to see a phenomenon like a civil war.” Tamir Pardo — Former Mossad chief February 1 2017 — The most pressing threat … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The VELA Incident : Declassified Files Shed Light on the Nuclear Test Controversy

“We had operational successes, most importantly regarding Pretoria’s nuclear capability. My sources collectively provided incontrovertible evidence that the apartheid government had in fact tested a nuclear bomb in the South Atlantic in 1979, and that they had developed a delivery … Continue reading

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On This Day — Golda Meir Orders Operation Wrath of God (September 7 1972)

“There’s no difference between one’s killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse.” Golda Meir “Every civilization finds it necessary to negotiate compromises with its own values.” Movie Quote from … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Israel Modifies Intelligence-Sharing Protocols with US after Trump’s Leak

“Intelligence cooperation [with the US] is terrific. It’s never been better.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (May 2017) “Before he [Donald Trump] makes any decision, he posts on Twitter. He tweets and then checks the responses in order to make his … Continue reading

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