The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Israel training Kurds

The indefatigable Seymour Hersh has yet another great story:

Israeli intelligence and military operatives ar now quietly at work in Kurdistan, providin training for Kurdish commando units and, mos important in Israel’s view, running cover operations inside Kurdish areas of Iran an Syria. Israel feels particularly threatened b Iran, whose position in the region has bee strengthened by the war. The Israeli operative include members of the Mossad, Israel’ clandestine foreign-intelligence service, wh work undercover in Kurdistan as businessme and, in some cases, do not carry Israel passports

Is this a recipe for disaster or what?