Jul 11 2010
Iranian fighter turned U.S. spy says, "Iran will attack Israel because Obama is seen as naive and weak"
Former Revolutionary Guard member who relayed its secret operations to the CIA for 10 years says Iran will commit ‘the most horrendous suicide bombing in human history’ if not stopped.
REZA KAHLILI originally joined the Revolutionary Guard to defend the new Islamic Republic. When he became disillusioned with the Khomeini regime, he volunteered to work as a spy for the United States. For ten years, under the code name “Wally,” he relayed the secret operations of the IRGC back to American intelligence, eventually fleeing to the United States. In the aftermath of 9/11, Mr. Kahlili reestablished contact with his sources in Iran and began once again providing information to the CIA. He continues to serve as an active voice for a free Iran and maintains his unique access to the Revolutionary Guard.
A former fighter in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) turned US spy offered a rare glance into one of the most complex countries in the Middle East.
During a conference held at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy on Friday, Reza Kahlili (pseudonym) estimated that Iran will eventually attack Israel, Europe and the Persian Gulf states. He called for a preemptive strike on the regime in Tehran, but not on the Iranian people or the country’s infrastructure.
Kahlili accused the Obama Administration of being naïve. According to him, the American overtures are viewed by the Iranian regime as a sign of weakness, while the Iranian people consider the efforts to engage the regime an act of betrayal against their struggle for freedom.