This morning, the controversial Wikileaks website published stolen emails that claimed Israel destroyed Iran’s nuclear program several weeks ago and was likely planning a follow-up strike against the Islamic Republic.
According to the report that was placed on Wikileaks, private emails from a security firm known as Stratfor claimed that Israel had destroyed Iran’s nuclear infrastructure with the assistance of Kurdish rebels and Iranian Jews who immigrated to Israel. The report claimed that IDF soldiers and Mossad agents were responsible for the mysterious explosions that have occurred in Iran over the last few months and have eliminated figures connected to the Iranian nuclear program. The emails also claimed that Israel would completely destroy the Iranian national infrastructure and would leave chaos in its wake. In addition, the emails went so far as to accuse Israeli journalists of being Mossad agents.
Other information in the emails included assertions that the recent action against Iran is a diversion to protect leaders of the European Union from having to face financial problems at home as well as suspicions that Israel had access to information regarding Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s medical status and how to obtain that information.
Wikileaks and a hacking group called Anonymous took responsibility for the information published on the site, saying that it had been stolen at the beginning of January and published the emails in order to bring legal action against Stratfor, whom they have deemed a common enemy. Anonymous is a left-wing activist group known for breaking into defense industry websites or websites connected to right-wing outlets.
Stratfor, the firm in question that is also known as Stratfor Global Intelligence, said that many of the emails had been edited and were not accurate. In addition, the firm said in a published statement that they would not explain the emails nor “validate them” because the information is stolen private property. Stratfor CEO George Friedman said that the information is suspect because hundreds of emails can easily be misinterpreted.Both Israel and Iran have yet to issue official responses to the Wikileaks report at this time.