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Shlomi Michaels, the elusive spook

In Mother Jones, Laura Rozen delivers the fascinating tale of  Shlomi Michaels, the Israeli-American ex-commando, chocolatier and  Columbia prof, who reached into the top echelons of former U.S. and German spooks to try and set up a lucrative contracting business in Kurdistan… Apparently all this guy, "built like a brick s***house," according to a pal, really, really would prefer being is a tweedy professorial type. (Not the first time this Jewish identity crisis has arisen).

Complicated, I know, but go to Laura and she’ll set you straight. And here’s the equally as fascinating story behind the story.