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Are Mossad involved in the current unrest in North Africa and the Middle East ?

Asked by basstrom188 (3090points) April 30th, 2011

For a start did they set off the bomb in Marrakesh ?
The protests in Syria may appear spontaneous but in reality may be more coordinated than we are meant to believe. Even though the Syrian authorities have shut down the mobile phone and telephone networks the protesters appear to be able to maintain contact with an impressive array of communications equipment and miniature webcams. Who supplied them?
Don’t think that I support the repressive regimes in the Arab world but I wonder if there is more going on than we think, involving Israel, the US and the European Union (mainly France and UK). I maybe stating the obvious but what do you think?

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Mamradpivo's avatar

To be perfectly honest, I imagine this is Israel’s worst nightmare. They must prefer the devil they know to the devil they don’t. The last thing Israel actually wants to see in the Arab world (and I would extend this to the US, though probably to a slightly lesser extent) is a regime that must be accountable to its people.

The West has come to rely on Arab dictators to be predictable. If suddenly the global oil situation changes (let’s not pretend we would care if there were popular uprisings in southeast Asia, for example), the West will freak out (and is). Israel is in the same position, but for them it’s much more security-related.

So no, I personally doubt that either Israel or the US is involved in what’s happening in Syria, Libya, Bahrain, Iraq, Morocco, etc. But I imagine that both the US and Israel have their foreign offices working overtime, trying to curry favor with the leaders of the popular movements.

mazingerz88's avatar

My answer would be no doubt merely an assumption. I guess all intelligence agencies from democratic countries are working behind the scenes, trying to influence events while hiding deep in the shadows.

anartist's avatar

But it is quite amazing that so many thrones are toppling at once. Who, or what nation, with an Islamicist bent would have the power or the interest to steer more than one populist movement that could go either way [democracy or repressive Islamic state] in this critical oil-rich region?

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

When it comes to this week’s bomb explosion in Marrakesh, there is some speculation that it was caused by the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb, who supposedly released a video on YouTube several days earlier, which includes threats to to several areas, with Morocco being one.

It could also have been caused by a Moroccan citizen(s) who are unhappy with the direction the government is taking. I believe that there have been several recent protests. If it was, maybe their timing was coincidental, or maybe they took advantage of the release of the video to wreak a bit of havoc. Since no one has claimed responsibility yet and may never, we are reliant on the investigative team.

ETpro's avatar

I think it’s a safe bet all the major nations with an interest in the region have their intelligence officers there on the ground to keep up with what’s happening. It’s a large conspiracy-theory step from that to any one natin’s intelligence forces actually orchestrating such massive popular uprisings, though. Simetimes a cigar is just a cigar. In fact, almost always, a cigar is just a cogar.

archaeopteryx's avatar

Well, I’m not quite sure about that. However, one thing that I am sure as hell about is that the Italian hero Vittorio Arigoni was murdered by none other than the Mossad. That is for sure, imho.

Bagardbilla's avatar

It would be imprudent not to…

CaptainHarley's avatar

No. Mossad were caught flat-footed just like most of the West. I do have it on good authority that the CIA knew about it, although they didn’t tell anyone.

ETpro's avatar

@CaptainHarley Just doing their job. :-)

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