Iran Nuke Facilities: Already Destroyed?

Julian Assange: Stratfor peddles 'low-grade' Middle East info
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Iran Nuke Facilities: Already Destroyed?
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks listens at a press conference in London, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A tasty nugget from today’s Wikileaks release: the notion that Israel has already blown up Iran’s nuclear facilities, RT reports. According to a Stratfor email, a source said that rumors of a pending Israeli attack are “a diversion. The Israelis already destroyed all the Iranian nuclear infrastructure on the ground weeks ago." The November 14, 2011 email suggested that Israel had sent commandos into Iran, possibly with Kurdish militants, to blow up the plants.

The emailer added that the "let's bomb Iran" campaign "was ordered by the EU leaders to divert the public attention from their at home financial problems," Raw Story reports. But Julian Assange is calling the email proof that Stratfor’s Middle East intelligence is low-grade. Speaking to reporters in London, the Wikileaks founder slammed Stratfor for writing reports based on just one Middle East source. He also accused the intelligence-gathering firm of spying on activist groups for multinationals and making investments using its private intelligence. "What we have discovered is a company that is a private intelligence Enron,” said Assange. (For another angle, see what Anonymous recently did to the firm.)

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