Israel’s Mossad has been recognized as the best spy operation in the world; but you won’t find that in Zagat. Still, countries know not to jack with Mossad.
A small country with a tiny worldwide population that is constantly under threat of annihilation better have the best spy operation. That’s why I find it difficult to believe they got caught by surprise in the recent massive attack by the Arab terror group, Hamas.
But it wasn’t just Israel who got caught by surprise. What about its partners?
According to the New York Post, everybody wasn’t fooled.
Egyptian intelligence officials warned their Israeli counterparts of a possible terror attack days before Hamas slaughtered at least 1,300 people, according to the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — who said Wednesday he doesn’t know how Israel and the US missed the signs.
“We know the Egyptian intelligence service handed this off days before the terrorist invasion, if you will, or attack,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) told CNN following a closed-door intelligence briefing. “So, there’s a lot of questions about that.”
McCaul’s comment came two days after an Egyptian intelligence official told the Associated Press that the Israelis “underestimated” warnings from Cairo that “an explosion of the situation is coming, and very soon, and it would be big.”
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the report as “totally fake news.”
“The report to the effect that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a message in advance from Egypt is absolutely false,” it said in a statement posted on social media.
Blame the Media
Netanyahu didn’t believe the media. This information comes from an intelligence officer from the go-between nation.
“We have warned them an explosion of the situation is coming, and very soon, and it would be big,” said the official from Egypt, which often serves as a mediator between Israel and Hamas.
“But they underestimated such warnings,” the Egyptian intelligence official told the Associated Press while speaking on condition of anonymity.
The source revealed that Israel sternly dismissed the anonymous official’s claim as “totally fake news.”
I feel sorry for Israel (and the rest of the world). Because who knows what’s real from fake these days?
Americans know this all too well, as Democrats and other Leftists offered multiple fake news narratives. Covid origins and mortality, as well as vaccination harm. Democrats lied about Hunter Biden’s laptop, Joe Biden’s knowledge of Hunter’s dealing, and a host of other major lies. Perhaps worst of all, Democrats lie about Biden’s competency, or more specifically the lack thereof.
Back to Israel
Israel denies having been notified.
“The report to the effect that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a message in advance from Egypt is absolutely false,” the prime minister’s office tweeted.
“No message in advance has arrived from Egypt and the Prime Minister has neither spoken, nor met, with the head of Egyptian intelligence since the formation of the government, neither directly nor indirectly.”
Sadly, we don’t know which statement is true. I like the New York Post, but I remain leery of all media. Anonymous sources and over the top allegations.
It’s hard to believe that Netanyahu would dismiss such warnings, so I’m inclined to believe him. Not to go all “Hillary Clinton”, but what does it matter at this point? The war launched. And it will be a protracted one.