Update – INTEL DROP by CIA ex Agent: Hamas-Israel Fighting, likelihood “False Flag” to Wipe Gaza Off the Map. Warnings by Egypt Ignored
Introduction by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio
Early Saturday October 7, 2023, Hamas launched “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm” led by Hamas’ Military Chief Mohammed Deif. On that same day, Netanyahu confirmed a so-called “State of Readiness For War”.
Military operations are invariably planned well in advance (See Netanyahu’s January 2023 statement below). Was “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm” a “surprise attack” ? U.S. intelligence say they weren’t aware of an impending Hamas attack.
Let us remember that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is capable of anything!
The Zionist Bibi, repeatedly distrusted by the Israeli Knesset parliament especially due to multiple judicial investigations into corruption but nevertheless called upon several times to lead unstable and provisional governments, has been bombing Syria, Lebanon and Palestine at will for years with every excuse causing various deaths among civilians every week without the slightest mercy and without ever having been indicted for war crimes or human rights violations.
He caused a sensation when he ordered the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) air force to perpetrate new attacks on the Syrians even a few days after the terrible earthquake of February 2023.
So, we relaunch the very interesting article written by Michel Chossudovsky, director of the Center for Research on Globalization (CRG), and former CIA counter-terrorism agent Philip Giraldi, Executive Director of the Council for the National Interes.
But before, we have to add a very interesting update that partially confirms the False Flag theory…
US lawmaker: “Israel ignored warnings on Hamas attack from Egyptian Intelligence”
«Three days before Hamas’ large-scale assault on Israel, the Egyptian authorities warned their counterparts in Tel Aviv that such an operation was imminent, US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul told reporters on Wednesday» Russia Today writes.
“We know that Egypt has warned the Israelis three days prior that an event like this could happen,” McCaul said following a closed-door intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill.
“I don’t want to get too much into classified, but a warning was given,” McCaul continued. “I think the question was at what level.”
The Associated Press reported on Monday that Israeli officials ignored repeated warnings from Cairo that Hamas was planning “something big.” Citing a source within Egyptian intelligence, the news agency claimed that the Israeli government felt that an attack was unlikely to come from Gaza, and would probably take place in the West Bank instead.
Is the Gaza-Israel Fighting “A False Flag”? They Let it Happen? Their Objective Is “to Wipe Gaza Off the Map”?
by dr. Philip Giraldi and Michel Chossudovsky – originally published on Global Research, October 8, 2023
All links to previous Gospa News investigations have been added aftermath for the ties with the topics highlighted
“One would have to be almost hopelessly naïve to buy the corporate state media line that the Hamas invasion was an Israeli “intelligence failure”. Mossad is one of, if not the, most powerful intelligence agencies on the planet.”
Was a carefully formulated Israeli plan to wage an all out war against Palestinians envisaged prior to the launching by Hamas of “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm”? This was not a failure of Israeli Intelligence, as conveyed by the media. Quite the opposite.
Evidence and testimonies suggest that the Netanyahu government had foreknowledge of the actions of Hamas which have resulted in hundreds of Israeli and Palestinian deaths. And “They Let it Happen”:
“Hamas fired between 2-5 thousand rockets at Israel and hundreds of Israeli are dead, while dozens of Israelis were captured as prisoners of war. In the ensuing air response by Israel, hundreds of Palestinians were killed in Gaza.” (Stephen Sahiounie)
Following the Al Aqsa Storm Operation on October 7, Israel‘s defence minister described Palestinians as “human animals” and vowed to “act accordingly,” as fighter jets unleashed a massive bombing of the Gaza Strip home of 2.3 million Palestinians…” (Middle East Eye).
A complete blockade on the Gaza Strip was initiated on October 9, 2023 consisting in blocking and obstructing the importation of food, water, fuel, and essential commodities to 2.3 Million Palestinians. It’s an outright crime against humanity.
This was not a “surprise attack”
Was the Hamas Attack a “False Flag”? “I served in the IDF 25 years ago, in the intelligence forces. There’s no way Israel did not know of what’s coming. A cat moving alongside the fence is triggering all forces. So this??
What happened to the “strongest army in the world”?
How come border crossings were wide open?? Something is VERY WRONG HERE, something is very strange, this chain of events is very unusual and not typical for the Israeli defense system.
To me this suprise attack seems like a planned operation. On all fronts. If I was a conspiracy theorist I would say that this feels like the work of the Deep State.
It feels like the people of Israel and the people of Palestine have been sold, once again, to the higher powers that be. (Statement by Efrat Fenigson, former IDF intelligence, October 7, 2023, emphasis added)
Ironically, the media (NBC) is now contending that the “Hamas attack bears hallmarks of Iranian involvement”
History: The Relationship between Mossad and Hamas
What is the relationship between Mossad and Hamas? Is Hamas an “intelligence asset”? There is a long history.
Hamas (Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya) (Islamic Resistance Movement), was founded in 1987 by Sheik Ahmed Yassin. It was supported at the outset by Israeli intelligence as a means to weaken the Palestinian Authority:
“Thanks to Mossad, (Israel’s “Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks”), Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, Arafat’s Fatah Movement for National Liberation as well as the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression and intimidation.
Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)”. (L’Humanité, translated from French)
The links of Hamas to Mossad and US intelligence have been acknowledged by Rep. Ron Paul in a statement to the U.S Congress: “Hamas Was Started by Israel”?
What this statement entails is that Hamas is and remains “an intelligence asset”, namely “an “asset” to intelligence agencies”
See also the WSJ (January 24, 2009) “How Israel helped to Spawn Hamas”.
Instead of trying to curb Gaza’s Islamists from the outset, says Mr. Cohen, Israel for years tolerated and, in some cases, encouraged them as a counterweight to the secular nationalists of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its dominant faction, Yasser Arafat’s Fatah. (WSJ, emphasis added)
Netanyahu’s “New Stage” of “The Long War” against Palestine
Netanyahu’s stated objective, which constitutes a new stage in the 75 year old war (since Nakba, 1948) against the people of Palestine is no longer predicated on “Apartheid” or “Separation”. This new stage –which is also to directed against Israelis who want peace– consists in “total appropriation” as well as the outright exclusion of the Palestinian people from their homeland:
“These are the basic lines of the national government headed by me [Netanyahu]: The Jewish people have an exclusive and unquestionable right to all areas of the Land of Israel. The government will promote and develop settlement in all parts of the Land of Israel — in the Galilee, the Negev, the Golan, Judea and Samaria.” (Netanyahu January 2023. emphasis added)
We bring to the attention of our readers the incisive analysis of Dr. Philip Giraldi pointing to the likelihood of a “False Flag’”.
Is the Gaza-Israel Fighting “A False Flag”? Their Objective Is “to Wipe Gaza Off the Map”?
by dr. Philip Giraldi – originally published on Global Research, October 8, 2023
Am I the only one who read about a speech given by Netanyahu or someone in his cabinet about a week ago in which he/they in passing referred to a “developing security situation” which rather suggests (to me) that they might have known about developments in Gaza and chose to let it happen so they can wipe Gaza off the map in retaliation and, possibly relying on the US pledge to have Israel’s “back,” then implicating Iran and attacking that country.
I cannot find a link to it, but have a fairly strong recollection of what I read as I thought at the time it would serve as a pretext for another massacre of Palestinians.
As a former intelligence officer, I find it impossible to believe that Israel did not have multiple informants inside Gaza as well as electronic listening devices all along the border wall which would have picked up movements of groups and vehicles.
In other words, the whole thing might be a tissue of lies as is often the case.
And as is also ALWAYS the case Joe Biden is preparing to send some billions of dollars to poor little Israel to pay for “defending” itself.
How Hamas Attack Revealed Iron Dome’s Inefficiency
The Iron Dome air defense system, developed by Israel, is widely recognized as one of the best in the world. Despite this, it appears to have fallen short of entirely invalidating the Saturday Palestinian rocket fire.
Russian military historian and director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces, Yuri Knutov, commented on this failure by pointing out that while the Iron Dome is a very complex and modern air defense system, it has flaws that can be exploited by any adversary.
For starters, a single Iron Dome battery can only cover around 150 square kilometers of ground. Second, the Iron Dome is quite effective against a small number of incoming targets that all approach from the same direction, according to Knutov.
“IN CASE OF A MORE INTENSIVE BARRAGE, INVOLVING AT LEAST ABOUT 100 ROCKETS, THE IRON DOME USUALLY FAILS TO DO ITS JOB AND UP TO 90 PERCENT OF THE ROCKETS BYPASSES IT AND STRIKE THE INTENDED TARGETS,” HE CLAIMED.
The historian also noted that Hamas fighters purposefully fired large numbers of rockets in a variety of directions, possibly in an effort to overwhelm Israeli Iron Dome defenses.
“WHEN IT (AN IRON DOME SYSTEM) INTERCEPTS THE FIRST SALVO, WHEN IT IS DEALING WITH THOSE ROCKETS, IT IS UNABLE TO DEAL WITH THE SECOND SALVO THAT WAS FIRED PRACTICALLY A MINUTE AFTER THE FIRST ONE. AND SO THE ROCKETS FROM THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SALVOS REACH THEIR TARGETS PRACTICALLY UNOPPOSED,” HE SAID, ARGUING THAT THIS TACTIC ESSENTIALLY CAPITALIZES ON IRON DOME’S “INEFFICIENCY.”
Additionally, Knutov noted that whereas Palestinian jury-rigged rockets, the threat that Iron Dome systems typically have to deal with, only cost between $2,000 and $3,000 each, a single Iron Dome interceptor missile costs at least $20,000.
Despite this, Knutov praised the Iron Dome’s radar unit and the interceptor missiles it employs, calling both of them “interesting.”
He added that Iron Dome can assess whether an incoming missile threatens a military installation or a populated region, allowing it to avoid wasting ammunition on a projectile that might otherwise land in a desert.
The Israeli-made Iron Dome air defense system is intended to intercept and obliterate artillery and ballistic missiles launched from a radius of 4 to 70 kilometers.
Extract by GreatGameIndia
Michel Evgenij Chossudovsky
Michel Evgenij Chossudovsky (Ottawa, 1946) is a Canadian economist. He is the son of Evgeny Chossudovsky (1914-2006), a Russian of Jewish origin who was a university student and United Nations diplomat.
After graduating from the University of Manchester, England, he obtained a PhD from the University of North Carolina, in the United States; he is a professor of economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa.
Chossudovsky has been a “visiting professor” in many countries in Western Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Furthermore, he has served as a board member of several international organizations and has been a consultant to governments of developing countries. Chossudovsky was a signatory to the Kuala Lumpur Declaration to criminalize war. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005). His most recent book is titled Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011).
Michel Chossudovsky is president and director of the Center for Research on Globalization (CRG), an independent research and information organization based in Montreal, Canada. CRG manages the GlobalResearch.ca website
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He is a regular contributor to Global Research.
Giraldi holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago, and a MA and a Ph.D. in European historyfrom the University of London. A native English speaker, he also speaks German, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish.
He was previously employed as an intelligence officer for the CIA, before transitioning to private consulting. Girardi’s 18-year period employed by the Central Intelligence Agency focused on counter-terrorism efforts. He served in numerous European and Middle Eastern theaters, including an appointment as the deputy base chief for the field office in Istanbul in the late 1980s. From 1989–1992, he was designated as the agency’s senior officer for Olympic Games support, assuming the title of Chief of Base for the Barcelona summer Olympics.
After leaving the CIA, Giraldi started a security consulting firm; and became a columnist, speaker, and commentator for numerous organizations and media-outlets. He is the national security editor for The Unz Review. Giraldi has written columns on terrorism, intelligence, and security issues for the American Herald Tribune,The American Conservative, The Huffington Post, and Antiwar.com; as well as op-ed pieces for the Hearst Newspaper chain.