Last October, Iran was falsely
charged with a fake terror plot that didn't pass the smell test. At
best, it resembled a bad film script too implausible to believe.
Tehran was bogusly blamed for plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's US ambassador.
According to spurious accusations, an Iranian/American used car salesman
and Mexican drug cartel hired assassin were involved.
You can't make this stuff up, but major media scoundrels headlined it
for days. They regurgitated a scheme too implausible to believe.
Official lies substituted for proof. They're repeated to incite fear
and justify retaliatory measures with public support. They include belligerence
Unasked always is cui bono. Clearly, Iran's only harmed by alleged terrorist
attacks against America, NATO partners, Israel, or their allies. In
contrast, Washington and Tel Aviv benefit greatly. As a result, new
charges follow old ones.
On February 13, The New York Times headlined, "Israel Blames Iran for
Attacks in India and Georgia," saying:
On Monday, "(b)ombers targeted Israel embassy workers in" both countries'
capitals. New Delhi witnesses said a motorcyclist attached a bomb to
an Israeli diplomat's car, injuring his wife."
An alleged Georgia plot was foiled. Conveniently, an Israeli Tbilisi
embassy employee spotted a "strange object" in full view attached to
its envoy's car. If something real was planned, it would have been placed
underneath out of sight. Even an amateur knows that.
Notorious pro-Israeli flack/Times writer Ethan Bronner headlined, "Israel
Says Iran Is Behind Bombs," saying:
"If actually carried out by Iran (implying they were), the attacks would
be another indication that the leadership in Tehran was willing to reach
beyond its borders against its enemies and expand its attacks to civilians."
Bronner repeated the canard about Iran plotting to assassinate the Saudi
"....Israel has said that Iran has planned to attack its citizens in
various countries, but that those plots were stopped."
Major media scoundrels are so used to suppressing truth and full disclosure,
they wouldn't recognize it if it jumped up and bit them in the nose.
For years, Israel manufactured bogus threats against its overseas based
officials and other citizens. America does the same thing. Duplicitously
pointing fingers the wrong way conceals their own crimes. They're numerous,
frequent, and horrific.
In contrast, Iran threatens no other country and hasn't attacked one
in over 200 years. Israeli/Washington terrorist charges are spurious.
They're made to stoke fear and justify retaliatory measures.
Iran painstakingly avoids provocations. Despite clear evidence of Mossad's
involvement in killing its nuclear scientists and other destabilizing
actions, Tehran refrained from retaliating.
Blaming Iran for the New Delhi and Tbilisi incidents is entirely spurious.
Yet major media scoundrels headline it. So did Netanyahu calling Iran
and Hezbollah "the world's greatest exporter(s) of terror."
"In the last few months, we have witnessed several attempts to target
Israeli citizens and Jews in a series of countries, such as Azerbaijan
and Thailand. In all of these cases were able to thwart these attacks
in cooperation with local forces."
Of course, doing so suggests Israeli involvement. Conveniently, alleged
terror plots were foiled in the nick of time. Be suspicious. Be very
At issue, of course, is blaming Iran, Syria, and other Israeli targets.
It's an old stunt used often by Israel and America. Both countries specialize
in false flag attacks. They're also behind alleged foiled terror plots.
"The Israeli government and its security services will continue, with
local security, to act against the international terror which Iran produces."
In fact, Israel and Washington are the world's leading state terror
exponents. Incidents are conveniently blamed on others. It doesn't wash.
Though evidence so far can't prove it, Mossad, not Iran, was likely
responsible for the latest ones. The tactic chosen replicated one of
its favorites. It was classic Israeli state terrorism.
Mossad and Shin Bet (Israel's Security Agency) have long, odious terrorist
Blaming victims, lawlessness, violence, crimes of war and against humanity,
collective punishment, intimidation, attacking unarmed civilians, and
overall brutality are Israeli specialties.
Combined, they define a rogue state, defiant of international law principles.
It pursues its own interests ruthlessly and extrajudicially, anywhere
in the world.
Israel began honing its skills during the Mandatory Palestine period.
At the time, Jewish terrorist groups targeted Jews, Brits and Arabs.
Involved were paramilitary Hagana members, Irgun headed by future prime
minister Menachem Begin, and Lehi (also called the Stern Gang) led by
another future prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir. They were rogue killers
before entering politics.
Today the tradition continues under new management. Little wonder Israel's
history is so bloodstained. It involves individual and mass killings.
Alleged Arab terrorists are blamed. Current favorites include Iran,
Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, and other Palestinian resistance groups.
Mossad specializes in various type car bombs. Assassinating former Lebanese
Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was classic Israeli state terror.
On February 14, 2005, compelling visual and audio evidence revealed
real time intercepted Israeli aerial surveillance footage of routes
Hariri used on the day he was killed. Israel was clearly involved.
Syria initially was blamed. Assad denied responsibility. Hezbollah was
later falsely named and indicted. It was typical Mossad targeting though
no one at the time knew for sure. The powerful car bomb ripped a 30
foot crater in the street, injuring over 100 besides those killed.
No evidence proved Hezbollah's involvement. Moreover, it had nothing
to gain but plenty to lose. Israel and its paymaster/partner Washington
greatly benefitted. Mossad's dirty hands were responsible like for many
dozens of other incidents. Most likely it committed the New Delhi/Tbilisi
ones, but don't expect major media scoundrels to explain.
Israel perfected the art of killing. It's also skilled at manufacturing
incidents avoiding them. Neither the India or Georgia incident caused
deaths. That alone's suspicious. If Israel or other professional assassins
want someone dead, bet on it. If targets escape unscathed or with minor
wounds, smell a rat. The odor from New Delhi and Tbilisi is telling.
India's Foreign Minister SM Krishna announced an investigation. Protection
for Israeli embassy staff was added. India's Home Minister Palaniappan
Chidambaram said the attack was committed by a "very well-trained person."
Tali Yehoshua-Koren, wife of Israel's defense attache was slightly wounded.
After hospital treatment to remove shrapnel, she was released. Her husband
said she's recovering nicely.
The incident occurred one day after the fourth anniversary of Hezbollah
leader Imad Mughniyah's assassination. He was falsely linked to terror
attacks on American and Israeli targets.
In 2008, a Damascus car bomb claimed him. Israel was blamed at the time.
It was typical Mossad terror. Israel, of course, denied it. In the 1970s,
Mughniyah was a student brigade organizer. He aided Arafat and other
senior PLO officials in Lebanon. He was falsely accused of masterminding
the 1983 US Embassy Beirut attack, as well as truck bombing French and
US marine barracks in Lebanon.
Without evidence, he and Hezbollah's rap sheet include the 1983 US Lebanon
embassy and marine barracks bombings, highjackings, hostage taking,
rocket attacks against Israel, suicide bombings, and more. He and Hezbollah
denied them, saying they only respond defensively when attacked against
militants, not civilians.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accuses America and Israel of making
false terrorist charges for political, not legitimate, reasons. At issue
is its resistance to imperial aggression.
Argentinean officials also bogusly charged Mughniyeh in connection with
the 1992 Israeli Buenos Aires embassy bombing. It killed 29 and wounded
another 242 civilians.
In 1999, its authorities issued an arrest warrant for this attack and
the 1994 AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) Buenos Aires
bombing. It killed 85 and injured hundreds. Argentina has Latin America's
largest Jewish population. It numbers around 200,000.
Once named, it's easy to pile on more accusations. Mughniyeh faced many,
including the 1996 Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers bombing and a 2006 border
incident Israel used to wage aggressive war on Lebanon.
A Final Comment
When it rains, it pours. On February 14, Haaretz headlined, "Suspected
Iranian national maimed by own bomb in Bangkok," saying:
"A man thought to be Iranian was seriously wounded in Bangkok on Tuesday
when a bomb he was (allegedly) carrying exploded and blew one of his
legs off, police and a government spokeswoman said."
Be suspicious. If a professional assassin wanted someone dead, he or
she would wouldn't be wounded in the process.
The report added that "Shortly before, there had been an explosion in
a house the man was renting" in central Bangkok. Both incidents smell,
especially by pointing fingers at Iran with no corroborating evidence.
Yet Haaretz headlined it without questioning charges that appear baseless.
Israel and Washington are spoiling for a fight. What better way to justify
one than by state-sponsored false flags blamed on intended targets.
It's the oldest trick in the book with a long sordid history. Be suspicious
whenever headlines feature incidents without evidence. It suggests none
exists and those blamed are innocent. Believe it!
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