Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mossad to Go Modern Day Nazi Hunting in Iran?

A retired Mossad agent suggested Nazi hunting in Iran, specifically nabbing their elected President and carting him off for trial. The story painted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Adolf Hitler incarnated. The agent who captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina said:

"That (Nazi hunting) era is over. But that's not to say that such operations are completely a thing of the past," he answered. "It could very well be that a leader such as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suddenly finds himself before the International Criminal Court in The Hague."

Referring to the Iranian president, Eitan said that those who "spread poison" and wanted to eradicate another people had "to expect such consequences."

There are several problems with his suggestion. First, Israel is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court. How do they have standing?

Second, might the kidnapping of an elected leader be a chargeable offense under that same court?

If the story isn't presenting a credible option, what is the intent? Could it be another way of calling Ahmadinejad "Hitler" before a planned military intervention? Is it another piece in the puzzle to subliminally mobilize public support for violence?