Former spy Michael Ross was on Mossad’s very first pathfinding mission into Iran in 1993.
As a combatant in the Israeli intelligence service, he knows any covert operation — such as the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week by a hitman on a motorcycle — is the culmination of a finely honed plan.
“There would have been a huge mosaic of activity going on around [the targeted killing],” said Mr. Ross, who is no longer in the field but still uses a pseudonym.
“How did the assassin know what car he was in? What street he was on? What time he’d be there?”