I think Israeli intelligence operations would be much more sophisticated, at least not using a hapless semi-idiot who failed in business and lived to party. No, this sounds much more like something US numbskulls, such as those neocons who scripted the war in Iraq, the Jessica Lynch “rescue” and the ridiculous screenplays that had to keep changing every time somebody outed them which were constantly being concocted for Bush, would come up with.
Or very simply, even the FBI. They have a history.
Salahuddin, by contrast to Arbabsiar:
But here’s the piece that throws me. Arbabsiar did not need money.
So what was he offered that made him commit an act destined to get him caught? Maybe he was just too brain-addled, and together with his personal troubles, failures and addictions, he didn’t have the sense “to say no,” as someone said.
....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.