Ehud Barak Cares About Himself and to Hell With Israel

The former prime minister seeks to portray himself as an undaunted leader ahead of a possible return to politics. In doing so, he has greatly helped the Iranians.

Bloomberg

No two ways about it: former Prime Minister Ehud Barak is an Iranian agent. After all, the Iranians are the ones who got the most out of the secrets he revealed. So logically, he works for them. It’s a fact: He provided the smoking gun they’ve been looking for so hard.

Now they’ll say: We have to protect ourselves from those maniacs in Tel Aviv who are busy planning how to attack us. Now the world will understand why we’re building ballistic missiles and will vouch for us. We’re no longer talking about rumors and speculation, but about well-founded comments by Mr. Security for the Zionists.

On second thought, I realize I’m mistaken. Barak is neither an Iranian agent nor an American agent, and not even an Israeli agent. He's a Barakian agent. He’s only interested in Barak, the one and only, and to hell with the rest, including security, Zionism, existence, the future, the nation and society. All of it.

Barak’s interest in the tapes and his book are identical: to portray himself as an undaunted leader ahead of a possible return to politics. According to Barak, he urged action against Iran, struggling with a bunch of dwarfs, cowards and weak-minded people like Israel Defense Forces chief Gabi Ashkenazi and ministers Dan Meridor, Benny Begin, Yuval Steinitz and Moshe Ya’alon, who “melted” in fear.

It was amazing to hear the number of secrets Barak revealed. Some of them had already been published in the past, but indirectly and generally. Now everything has come from the mouth of heroism in the most intimate and precise way, with details of dates, thinking and positions of each participant in the most secret meetings possible.

Until the report on Channel 2 Friday night, no one in Iran knew that Israel had planned three times to attack its nuclear facilities, in 2010, 2011 and 2012. No one knew that the IDF didn’t have the operational capability in 2010. And no one dreamed that the basis for setting a date for a 2012 attack was the relationship with the United States, which makes us look like a ridiculous lackey. Now everyone knows.

All this constitutes serious harm to state security. And who would want to cooperate with a country that reveals its secrets like this? How can a minister speak openly and freely in the security cabinet if the new norm is speak and publish, because I’m important, not the country?

This isn’t the first time agent Barak failed. In May, in an interview on Channel 1 to mark 15 years since the withdrawal from Lebanon, Barak revealed a military secret so deep that the military censor didn’t let us repeat it in this newspaper. If nuclear spy Mordechai Vanunu made similar statements, he’d find himself behind bars again.

In 2011, the state comptroller harshly criticized Barak’s launching of a consulting firm right after he ended his term as chief of staff. The comptroller didn’t ask the obvious question: What does Barak get his millions for? What does he sell to those giant corporations?

My logic says he sells the knowledge he has accumulated as chief of staff, prime minister and defense minister on military subjects such as the battlefield of the future. Otherwise, what do they need him for? I, for one, am against anyone who sells the knowledge he reaps during the course of duty.

In any case, if Ashkenazi was questioned for background briefings with two military reporters, why hasn’t Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein summoned Barak for questioning because of the damage he did by revealing secrets involving Iran?

In one tape that still hasn’t been published, Barak says the center-left camp might one day ask him to head it. Please, just not that. Have a little mercy.