Mossad is supposed to safeguard Israelís security, even if that means dragging the United States to the edge of war with Iran. That is exactly what Namir Bethan, Director of Metsada is planning to do. The United Nations and America are sitting on their hands while Iran expands its nuclear program. The Likud Party coalition government is pursuing appeasement, unwilling to do the correct thing - bomb Iranís nuclear facilities like they did with Osirak.
Matan Irian, a former Army Colonel, presents a devastatingly simple plan: sabotage a refinery complex in Texas City, plant evidence that incriminates Iran and sit back while an enraged United States strikes back in retaliation. The plan is meticulously executed and the President positions two carrier battle groups off Iranís coast in readiness to hit back.
But the Mossad team makes one small mistake, which leads to international brinkmanship and the threat of warÖ