Monday, April 4, 2016

Info on Tap

Benjamin Netanyahu is the worst manager I knew, he is one of only two prime ministers to put his personal interests above those of the state, it got to the stage where the disagreement was not personal, but substantial, where the entire security service did not accept his point of view

According to former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, who died last month, Dagan’s damning comments were made during a series of lengthy conversations before his death from cancer with investigative journalist and senior Yedioth Ahronoth analyst Ronen Bergman, a retired military general, Dagan served for 32 years as an Israel Defense Forces officer, reaching the rank of major general. He is credited with leading some of the IDF’s most daring missions, and served in the Six Day War, Yom Kippur War and First Lebanon War, he famously called a Netanyahu speech on attacking Iran “bullshit” and warned that the prime minister’s policies on the Palestinians risked turning Israel into an apartheid state.

The CIA created the Mujaheddin and Bin Laden as alternatives to secular nationalism. Just as, in another context, the Israeli intelligence created Hamas as an alternative to the secular PLO.