One of the five million intelligence emails published by whistleblower website WikiLeaks on Monday suggested that Israel has already eliminated, at least temporarily, Iran's ability to produce a nuclear weapon.
The emails were sent and received by analysts and agents working for the Texas-based private intelligence organization Statfor. In one email, an analyst cites a "confirmed Israeli intelligence agent" as saying:
"The Israelis already destroyed all the Iranian nuclear infrastructure on the ground weeks ago."
Addressing the fact that tensions between Iran and Israel are mounting amid reports that the Jewish state is preparing to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities, the agent is quoted as saying:
"I think this is a diversion. The current 'let's bomb Iran' campaign was ordered by the [European] leaders to divert the public attention from their at home financial problems."
Stratfor is widely regarded as a reliable intelligence source, and has contracts with many Fortune 500 corporations. Stratfor also works with the US government, and is believed to have an extensive intelligence network spanning the globe.