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Clinton’s Email: Israeli Intel Claims Sunni-Shiite War Good for West

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The intelligence service of Israel considers a potential Sunni-Shiite war in Syria a favorable development for the country and the West, according to an email archive of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, released by WikiLeaks.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The author of the email, forwarded by Clinton in July 2012, argued that Israel is convinced Iran would lose "its only ally" in the Middle East, if the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad collapses.

"The fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies," an email stated.

In addition, the author underscored that a potential Sunni-Shiite war would delay the Iranian nuclear program.

"In the opinion of this [Israeli intelligence] individual, such a scenario would distract and might obstruct Iran from its nuclear activities for a good deal of time," the email said.

The Israeli intelligence also considered the possible Sunni-Shiite war as a factor that could contribute to the collapse of the government in Iran.

"In addition, certain senior Israeli intelligence analysts believe that this turn of events may even prove to be a factor in the eventual fall of the current government of Iran," the email said.

In March, WikiLeaks created a searchable archive for emails sent to and from Clinton’s private email server, while she served as the secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

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  • Washington 76
    October 03, 2012 Provoke an Attack on Iran? “Lets Bring it On… At the End of the Day… We Ought to Take ‘Em Out”

    Is the Obama administration seeking to trigger a war pretext incident, a justification to wage an all out war on Iran? Provoking a war and then blaming the enemy for carrying out an act of aggression is no longer part of a hidden agenda, a safely guarded secret as in the case of Pearl Harbor (1941) which was used by the FDR administration as a justification for America’s entry into the Second World War.

    www.liveleak.com/view?i=799_1348921063
  • bange
    are these intelligence agents really think?? how a war in Syria could stop people in Iran doing their daily life?? it is unthinkable. Because you thousands of innocent are dead just to derail something that could bring a peace of mind.
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