Monday, July 23, 2012
Economic warfare - continued
Another tactic used by the Mossad was to set up what civilian law enforcement would call "cons" or schemes to bilk the target or "mark" of as much cash as possible. Of course, Eli's group chose political targets and the proceeds from successful operations were used to fund Mossad operations and other activities. One such successful activity, named "Operation Sundance" involved setting up a fake bookmaking business in Beirut, and convincing certain highly placed Syrian officials that they were in on the con. The resulting double cross left the Syrians' bank accounts empty and none the wiser until the perpetrators were long gone.