Israel blames Iran after attacks on embassy staff

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janemarek wrote:

No one may have taken credit for the killing of the Iranian scientists but it was reported a few days ago evidence was found that Israel has been hiring terrorists to kill scientists in Iran. Israel of all people should know that violence solves nothing!

Feb 13, 2012 7:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
geesam47 wrote:

Wait a minute Reuters. Your headline reports that bombings occurred in Syria. But as to bombings of Israeli embassies in Georgia and India your headline says that Israel said they occurred. Well which is it? Did they occur or is that Israel merely reported that they occurred? You give facts as to both bombings but the Israeli embassy bombings seem questionable in your headine. Are you suggesting that the Israeli embassy bombings were mere reports? So were the bombings in Syria. Only the bombings in Syria actually happened but the Israeli embassy bombings were mere reports. So what happened?

Feb 13, 2012 8:35am EST  --  Report as abuse

An eye for an eye…

Feb 13, 2012 9:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlfredReaud wrote:

Another use of limpet bombs and plausible deniability. A great movie to watch, BTW, to put this in perspective is “Munich”. Usually, operations of this nature tend to have blowback, even if such blowback falls on innocents. It’s the belief that operates and takes precedence, regardless of what the ground truth is…

Feb 13, 2012 9:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
NinoBookman wrote:

So what’s new? All I have heard since day one on this Earth is that Israel and somebody are killing each other. Israel calls them terrorists, they call Israel terrorists. There is never a solution. Maybe it’s time they just annihilate each other and save the rest of the world they pain of hearing anymore about these stupid problems. Neither side is justified …just justifiable.

Feb 13, 2012 9:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
AviBremen wrote:

Israeli embassies get attacked in India, Georgia, Thailand, etc. and of course it’s Iran that’s behind it. Amazing. Everything is Iran’s doing these days for Israelis.

A friend of mine in Tel Aviv tells me his son came home with a really bad math exam grade, and when he was upset, his son blamed Iranian terrorists (and Hezbollah and Hamas) for ruining his concentration. Bibi, enough is enough. We’re NOT going to attack Iran because it’s good for your election chances.

Feb 13, 2012 9:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
rasputyn wrote:

MOSSAD’s finger prints all over these attacks. Their reputation precedes them.

Feb 13, 2012 10:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

If the country wants the needy to fund the wars they could be very short wars. It’s hard for the needy to fund anything.

I’m tapped out and I don’t think I know many people who can afford to “reconstruct” (after we’ve blown up perfectly good real estate and infrastructure for them) yet another country. We’re going to need resources to reconstruct our own if this keeps up. They always talk about the sewers and water lines they bring to the natives and don’t tend to mention the hotels, homes and factories that got blown away so the sewers could be installed. That should be recognized for what it is: making sure you have an eager and desperate customer base for your overpriced wears. If it’s the only way to spur economic vitality or to keep the US in gravy, than to hell with economic vitality and I am getting used to living without gravy.

Israel had better start getting its accounts in order. There will be a lot of reparations to pay the Palestinians for 50 years of extra legal real estate development and off the books confiscations. And to hell with the pretension that spoils of war is legitimate self-defense.

In all the years of asking this question – no one anywhere has answered it. Under what terms and who receives payments made (if to anyone) when settlements are built on land controlled by the military? Where the sites all bought with offers the sellers couldn’t refuse? Did the military make life so difficult for the “willing sellers” they took the money and ran? And there is still that unresolved issue of private Palestinian property divided by those ever so conveniently larger protective walls. People don’t impose military rule and the costs it incurs, unless they are able to make something on the situation. It costs a lot to maintain an army. The state of Israel expects to be paid for its efforts. No one should ever forget that or they are hopelessly naive!

This paper has not seen fit to do a single examination of the dirty business of settlement expansion. We get war threats and PR instead.

I won’t be surprised if the world starts exploding like a popcorn maker: a lot of smoke and even flames.

Feb 13, 2012 10:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

NEWSFLASH: The biggest threat to Israel’s existence incapable of blowing up car. Small firecracker leads to fire. Everybody is safe.

Nothing to see here, move along…

Feb 13, 2012 10:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
Paulista wrote:

Some of Islamic Iran/Hezbollah attacks:

- Lebanon (1983 Marine-barracks, kidnappings torture 1982-1992)
- Argentina (1992, 1994)
- Panama (1994)
- S. Arabia (1996, Khobar Towers)
- Somalia. [aiding al-Shabaab].
- Afghanistan [IEDs, training terrorists]
- Iraq [IEDs, training terrorists]
- France (Paris shopping centers, 1985/6)
- Italy/Greece (TWA flight, 1985)
- USA (hijacking Embassy in Tehran, aiding 9/11 hijackers)
- Syria (2011-2012, aiding apartheid-Baath regime, in massacring Syrian civilians)

Feb 13, 2012 10:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

“During this period of time, when our enemies in the north avoid carrying out attacks, fearing a harsh response, we are witnesses to the ongoing attempts by Hezbollah and other hostile entities to execute vicious terror attacks at locations far away from the state of Israel,” Gantz said.

The Israelis general sounds like the British in the American colonies. The colonial rebels wouldn’t wear red coats and refuse to march in formation. That just isn’t sporting, don’t you know?

But of course, it’s awfully easy to plant bombs and loose track of who might actually be planting them. They were found surprisingly quickly if they were real at all.

Wars aren’t fought for political prestige. That’s the stuff they feed the gullible and simple minded. They are either fought for money and the prospect of getting more of it or to get someone out of your pockets.

The expression is – “alls fair in love and war”. I think everyone plays much too rough so I don’t do either anymore.

Feb 13, 2012 10:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

Iran, you sponsor terrorism by all accounts you bunch of hypocritical liars! And I have no doubt you and your loser group Hezbollah were behind the attacks as retaliation. You will once again pay dearly!
Oh I loathe to see the day you make your biggest mistake yet and you get your just punishment Iran ! (Government fools!)

Feb 13, 2012 11:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
Lemans08 wrote:

India is still buying oil from Iran. No one killed… Hmmmmmmmmm

Feb 13, 2012 11:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlphaQ4ways wrote:

@kenradke: Yeah you are right just the other day my toilet flush was stuck and I could have sworn it was the Iranians & Hezbollahs fault, my wife has started to treat me bad recently, I bet it’s the damn terrorist.
This is has become so confusing just who is a terrorist? who is a freedom fighter and who is an anti-semetic?
Gosh it’s time for Israel to wake up and smell the coffee, it’s called “Karma” what goes around comes around, be it bombs or bad deeds.
Time to resolve or you will disolve into annals of history as just another people who lived here once upon a time.

Feb 13, 2012 11:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
jletennier wrote:

LIAR LIAR PANT”S ON FIRE!! Why would IRAN attack it’s largest OIL CUSTOMER? This nonsense has to stop..

Feb 13, 2012 11:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
CptWS wrote:

Common sense shows this isnt Iran; Iran needs to export to India to counter the E.U./U.S. sanctions.

If Iran was going to stage any attack like this, it could easily have chosen Turkey or any European country which backed the sanctions.

Several European countries are extremely relaxed when it comes to security, so not only would it have avoided harming ties with a country still importing oil, it would have been easy.

What also clearly shows this is neither Hizbullah nor Iran, is that it failed. They rarely fail, especially when its coordinated to take place in multiple locations like this.

Feb 13, 2012 11:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
windrider2 wrote:

If Israel would stop assassinating people and staging terrorist attacks in other countries, maybe no one would attack their diplomats. If Israel would stop stealing Palestinian land and building illegal settlements on that stolen land, maybe they could get a peace agreement. If Israel would accept the consequences of its own behaviors, maybe we’d hear a little less moaning and victimhood from them. Sorry, guys, but I’m fresh out of sympathy for you because it’s Americans dying in wars to advance your territorial ambitions that’s plunged this country into debt and loss. For nothing.

Feb 13, 2012 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
Lemans08 wrote:

If you live by the sword, you die by a country with unbelievable military technology…..

Feb 13, 2012 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
hi5 wrote:

There will be no peace until the Mad Mullas of Iran are removed. Israel AF will take care of that soon. Hezbullah plays a dangerous game hiding behind mommy’s skirts. Don’t forget Dubai. We are coming after you.

Feb 13, 2012 11:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
kane4 wrote:

Israeli hypocrites! The Israeli government is truly vile

Feb 13, 2012 12:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
capitalP wrote:

Israel believes in peace and is the middle-east’s nuclear armed peaceful, peaceloving nation.

So much peace that you can’t even imagine, Israel brings people to peaces and peace to people.

Feb 13, 2012 12:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JSeagram wrote:

Israel’s credibility is entirely shot. Nobody believes them any more. We all know that with reports like this they are trying to manipulate public opinion to justify an attack on Iran.

Israel wants to get the U.S. to do its dirty work, of course, like in Iraq. Obama is a little too smart for that though. Looks like you’d have to wait for a President Santorum – don’t hold your breath on that one.

Feb 13, 2012 12:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ed57 wrote:

I like this article. It was objective and showed no favoritism to either side. Like we in the U.S. should be.

Feb 13, 2012 12:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@Kenradke: so i suppose the Israeli/US funding of the MEK and Jundullah is a humanitarian act?

And i’m personally wondering why you have such a hard-on for Iran…

Feb 13, 2012 12:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

I’m Suprised it took Iran this long to make a move. I was beginning to think Iran was all talk.

Is it just me, or does Iran really Dislike Embassies.

Feb 13, 2012 12:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Blackorpheus wrote:

Iran may or may not have been responsible for the India and Georgia attacks. If so, it would be in retaliation for Israel’s serial murders of Iran’s nuclear scientists.
On the other hand, Mossad could have perpetrated the alleged Iranian attacks in India and Georgia as well.

Feb 13, 2012 1:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Blackorpheus wrote:

Iran may or may not have been responsible for the India and Georgia attacks. If so, it would be in retaliation for Israel’s serial murders of Iran’s nuclear scientists.
On the other hand, Mossad could have perpetrated the alleged Iranian attacks in India and Georgia as well.

Feb 13, 2012 1:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Brazilian1 wrote:

I just can’t understand why Israels embassies are attacked and everyone simply seems to think Iran is a poor victim of Israel. Who has threatened whom? Who has gone to the media and vociferated its determination to wipe out the other? Was it Israel?

Can’t you just see Hezbollah had promised to avenged the death of their leader and now has tried to fulfill that promise? Where have you all been?

Feb 13, 2012 1:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse

This is one more set of incidents in the Assassin’s Game that has been continuing in the region for decades. In 1946, jewish terrorists and assassins blew up the headquarters of the British army in what was then called Palestine. Those who choose to play the game may become its targets. In addition, people with the skills needed for the game may take actions that exceed the orders of the leaders. In military units, it is called “initiative,” and junior leaders are expected to exercise initiative to prove their suitability for higher commands. Therefore, rants and raves about terrorism are lies and racism. It is another form of warfare by the weak against the strong, just as the resistance against the Nazis was “terrorism” by the weak against the strong. As a Special Forces combat veteran, I was trained in the many forms of unconventional warfare. The true issue in any attack is the attitude of potential supporters and potential opponents. Will the attack encourage or discourage donations and volunteers? Will possible opponents join the enemies or remain neutral? Will the inevitable condemnation be normal and mild or will it be sincere and severe? The point is that wars are costly, and enemies attack targets of opportunity whether the injured regard the targets as fair or not.

Feb 13, 2012 1:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Brazilian1 wrote:

And do not forget that, differently from Hamas, Hezbollah is committed to carrying out attacks outside Middle East.

Feb 13, 2012 1:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Brazilian1 wrote:

And do not forget that, differently from Hamas, Hezbollah is committed to carrying out attacks outside Middle East.

Feb 13, 2012 1:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ziggygoo wrote:

It’s gross hypocrisy for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accuse other states of terrorism when Israel has demonstrated time and again that it that does not comply with United Nations resolutions and has contempt for international law.
Israel is widely believed to possess chemical and biological weapons. It has not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention and is not a signatory to the Biological Weapons Convention.
Israel regularly murders people around the world including peace activists and scientists, attacks and bombs its neighbours killing women and children, and is the only nuclear armed state in the Middle East.
Although no official statistics exist, it has been estimated that Israel possesses as many as 400 nuclear weapons, which are reported to include thermonuclear weapons in the megaton range. Israel is also reported to possess a wide range of different systems, including neutron bombs, tactical nuclear weapons, and suitcase nukes. Israel is believed to manufacture its nuclear weapons at the Negev Nuclear Research Center, a highly secretive nuclear installation located near Dimona.
Israel is not a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and does not acknowledge the existence of its offensive nuclear arsenal or allow any inspections of its nuclear facilities.
Yet Israel has the audacity to dictate to other states, such as Iran, that they cannot develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
It’s about time the world woke up to the real threat in the Middle East, the terrorist state of Israel.

Feb 13, 2012 1:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

@ Brazilian1 “I just can’t understand why Israels embassies are attacked and everyone simply seems to think Iran is a poor victim of Israel”

Really no one is a victim. Just Like we can find articles that say Iran is bad, theres articles that say US and Isreal is bad. and all this aricles contratict each other. so which one is truthful? I honeslty couldnt tell you. The Truth is what you make of it, it really comes down to which countries you support.

Feb 13, 2012 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@Brazilian1: so every breath that Hezbollah takes is because of Iran? Every move the Lebanese government makes, is because of Iran? Everytime a missile flies into Israel, it’s Iran, everytime a Palestinian is angry it’s because of Iran, and everytime an Israeli is sad, it’s because of Iran….

Why stop there? Every American soldier that died in Iraq, was because of Iran (nothing at all to do with a bunch of Iraqi’s extremely angry at their country being invaded), every time an American soldier dies in Afghanistan is because of Iran, every time a child dies of starvation in sub-saharan Africa, it’s because of Iran.

The bald spot on Bibi’s head, Iran.
AIDS, heck why not, Iran.

Israel’s cost of business over the last 10 years alone? Over 8’000 Palestinian and Lebanese murdered by the IDF. US tally over the last 10 years? Close to 150’000 Iraqi and Afghani’s murdered by the US military.

‘Victims’ don’t go around slaughtering people, however you feel like spinning it… Israel is clearly not a victim…

Feb 13, 2012 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jbrinkmeyer wrote:

Possible reprisal for murdering Iranian scientists, perhaps? No justification, of course, but it does underscore the bankrupt nature of Israeli “diplomacy” based on extra judicial murder.

Feb 13, 2012 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
steve_77 wrote:

violence does not solve anything, but dont go around killing people only to seek sympathy from the public and press when your people start getting killed…

think the old adage “you reap what you sow” is more than appropriate here especially given the recent “mysterious” killings of Iranian scientists.

Feb 13, 2012 2:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
steve_77 wrote:

violence does not solve anything, but dont go around killing people only to seek sympathy from the public and press when your people start getting killed…

think the old adage “you reap what you sow” is more than appropriate here especially given the recent killings of Iranian scientists.

Feb 13, 2012 2:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sisyphus24 wrote:

I have nothing against Judaism, but I think Israel, the State, is insane. It reminds me of the person you know who is convinced everyone is out to get them and is unbalanced and self-righteous enough to act out some violent psychotic fantasy someday that will fulfill their own paranoid delusions. I also don’t think Iran is blameless however in stirring the pot, but there is a big difference between using “words PR” as a tool of international influence and “violence PR”.
Israel has shown time and again that they are willing to (let’s not mince words) snuff out the lives of innocent peoples(Lebanese, German, Palestinian, and their own) in backwards, misconceived and ultimately purely vengeful acts (think Munich). Let’s talk real here people – if Israel is staging these attacks (and, as mentioned in other posts, this is Mossad’s MO), this State needs to be condemned with a strong, loud and united voice by the peoples of the world and called out for once and for all for what they are habitually and unashamedly doing these days – committing acts of crazed violence and terror on innocents. Time this mad dog is muzzled.

Feb 13, 2012 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
safetynet wrote:

Maybe Isreal forgot the asination of an Iranian scientist on his home truff. Stop and think before you act. You are not always right just because of who you are. Wrong is wrong and why don’t you expect reprisals. GEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Feb 13, 2012 2:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
z0rr0 wrote:

“..motorcyclist stick a device to the back of the car”

Refresh my memory: Where and who did this?

Almost sounds like the first on the block with nuclear weapons complaining about the possibility of a second.

Feb 13, 2012 2:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ummon wrote:

Al Qaeda is the terrorist organization that’s known for such bombing attacks. But obviously we should assume Iran is behind the attacks…

Feb 13, 2012 2:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Frosted wrote:

So, like the U.S., Israel can dish it out, but they surely cannot take it. This is the typical Pot and Kettle story.

Feb 13, 2012 2:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
savoter wrote:

Israel alone is responsible for its troubles today. An international poll taken a few years ago indicated that the majority of countries in the world, including Western Europe, consider Israel the greatest threat to world peace. Close on its heels in second place was that beacon of democracy, the United States. Nothing more needs be said.

Feb 13, 2012 3:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WJL wrote:

Hillary how about stopping sponsoring terrorism in Syria, Xinjang and Tibet?

Feb 13, 2012 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
skytech wrote:

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in Iran that armed resistance is the only way to fight against Israel.

The “gun is our only response to the Zionist regime,” Haniyeh said Monday in Tehran, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.

“In time, we have come to understand that we can obtain our goals only through fighting and armed resistance, and no compromise should be made with the enemy

Feb 13, 2012 3:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Twinja wrote:

I’m on Israel’s side but seems like pay back from Iran. Problem is, payback is gonna be a lot worse from Israel because they are far better at it!

Feb 13, 2012 3:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlDorman wrote:

Will these two Terrorist States please kiss and make up?

Feb 13, 2012 3:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@WJL: and add Iran to that list with Junduallah as well..

Feb 13, 2012 4:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UATK wrote:

I wonder what Israelis expected after years of war propaganda, cyber attacks, funding terrorist groups in Iran and assassination of Iranian scientists…And i won’t be surprise if it was done by Israel itself since India is one of the countries which is taking advantage of Western sanctions on Iran…..or just another part of Israeli war propaganda….

Feb 13, 2012 4:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cowwoc wrote:

Notice how Reuters will never provide any photos when Israeli women and children are targeted by terrorists. God forbid you should put a human face on Israelis.

@janemarek, there is no such proof. First Iran blamed Israel. Then it said it had proof that the US was behind it. Neither claim was backed up with evidence. On the other hand, plenty of evidence has been shown of Iran sponsoring terrorism. A few months ago a weapon-laden ship was intercepted full of writing in Farsi.

Feb 13, 2012 4:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
abreepad wrote:

The United States is engineering a public relations effort(propaganda) behind a war(coup)which will overthrow Iran. A recent poll suggest that 50% of Americans approve a war with Iran…really?

It should be a law that any politician that votes for war must send any of their children that are over 18 to the front-line.

Feb 13, 2012 4:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dr.Observer wrote:

Whatever the sins of Iran, two wrongs do not make a right, but Israel seems to think they run America and the West . . . and can do anything they want with impunity. Perhaps they can. Why?? Israeli actions seem far removed from the religion they front for.

Mossad is NOT ordained by God [if it was, then I want no part of that little "kingdom"] . . . and I suspect that what Israel does in the name of God is not either.

Feb 13, 2012 5:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TexasPete wrote:

Ugh! Israel is trying any and everything to provoke a response from Iran just so it can validate an attack and have their sponsor (USA) jump in and support them, I just hope we are all not that blind to their tactics and do not buy into them.

My opinion of Israel has gone from ambivalent to despise lately and noticed world opinion is following suit.

Feb 13, 2012 5:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse

What goes around …….

Feb 13, 2012 5:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse

” . . . accused Israel of carrying out the attacks itself”
devilishly clever those iraelis but jews don’t tear up their own property. persians and arabs.

Feb 13, 2012 5:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ccharles wrote:

All Iran has to say is “no comment” and what more can they do. Its what isreal and the CIA do and then the matter is dropped. Almost with a “tough luck” for you guys attitude.

Feb 13, 2012 5:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BruceBanner wrote:

If an Israeli nuclear scientist was blown up while driving home to his kids, THAT would be a retaliation from Iran.
Classic “an eye for an eye” revenge.

But embassy staff attacked in far off countries?
Come on, that’s just normal Israeli hatred, seen all over the planet.

If Israel would STFU about “all options on the table” with Iran’s nuclear power program – for the last DECADE complaining that Iranian nukes are 6 months away – they wouldn’t be targeted in countries where the U.S. can’t protect them 24/7.

Feb 13, 2012 6:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Free-Speech wrote:

Shut up Israel…

Feb 13, 2012 6:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

JLTennier@ Are you for (*^&O^*(I^U%&^REAL????!!!!!! Why would the ISLAMIC Republic of Iran attack anybody? Just a bunch of fun loving Goodtime Charlies right?

Feb 13, 2012 6:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@ Whateverforever: “An eye for an eye”. True enough. But as Mahatma Ghandi pointed out:”An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

Feb 13, 2012 6:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LenicGB wrote:

Every time Israel assassinates a scientist in Iran it undermines the international effort at easing tensions. Please don’t give me any crap about Iran posing an “existential threat” against Israel. That’s just rhetoric. Iran doesn’t have any nuclear capabilities yet, and when they do (not if, but when) a far more dangerous game will ensue.

Bottom line, you can’t keep nukes out of the hands of all countries indefinitely. There needs to be a new approach.

That is unless Israel wants to annihilate the populations of every enemy state. But that would be a holocaust wouldn’t it?

Feb 13, 2012 7:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Actionman990 wrote:

Well, Israel cannot expect too much sympathy; The Mossad has murdered dozens of people since it’s inception. If you play with fire, you will get burned.

Feb 13, 2012 7:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAalltheway wrote:

Iran has begun a dangerous escalation in this conflict that could lead to full blown war. Attacking diplomats on foreign soil is major crime. Good thing they are too incompetent to do the job right.

Feb 13, 2012 7:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hillishager wrote:

Who dunnit?

Beware of false flag operations.

There are many examples of false flag operations throughout history. Nazis faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland. Nazis set fire to their own parliament, the Reichstag, and blamed the fire on Communists. The Reichstag fire was the main event justifying Hitler’s seizure of power and suspension of liberties.

In the early 1950s, agents of an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in buildings housing U.S. diplomats. They left behind evidence implicating Arabs as the culprits. One of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to identify the perpetrators. An Israeli Defense Minister was brought down by the scandal, along with the entire Israeli government.

In 1967, the USS Liberty was attacked by Israeli air and naval forces for two hours and the attack has been covered up to this day.

Keep in mind that the main stream media controls what is reported and how it is reported.

And be thankful for the internet.

Feb 13, 2012 9:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TitusFlavius wrote:

Perhaps we should conclude that both sides are innocent. Truly, Israel would never hurt a fly. It only wants to do good for all mankind and live in peace and harmony with everyone. It is the nicest little kingdom in the World and treats everyone with love and compassion. It has never done anything wrong and never will. RIGHT!

Feb 13, 2012 9:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
married wrote:

If some of you had any idea what Iran was really doing behind the scenes you would not be instantly pointing the finger at Israel. I understand that it it somewhat popular to take the side (of anyone) against Israel, especially in liberal pseudo-intellectual circles. I feel for you, and I am sure that to some people you sound knowledgeable. But that doesn’t change the fact that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Trust me.

Feb 13, 2012 10:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wjrood wrote:

Paulista, do you have any proof of your claims of Hezbolla terrorism other than maybe the Marine Corps barracks in their homeland?

Everyone here should Google “Lavon Affair.” Also, bear in mind earlier comments regarding an attack on India, an importer of Iranian oil, as not passing the smell test. Finally, the fact that nobody was killed is an indication whoever was responsible did not WANT anyone killed.

Most likely a false flag operation.

Feb 13, 2012 10:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Free-Speech wrote:

No one but America supports Israel… to assume that these attacks are by Irans hand is just a conspiracy because Israel has so many enemies it’s impossible to count them all.

Feb 14, 2012 12:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
ajrolaf wrote:

What did they espect ? They kill scientist and other people with inpunity, it was a matter of time for some kind of retaliation.

Feb 14, 2012 2:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
ccharles wrote:

Isreal’s cloak and dagger stuff coming back to haunt them. Just read Obamas budget and see Isreal slated to get 3.1 bill in aid… WHY? What Aid do they need from us? I dont hear of ecomomy woes from them. I know, they need money to rage war, da sh*t cost!

Bah I dont feel sad for them bit.

Feb 14, 2012 5:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
aware wrote:

I’m not surprised. They’ve been killing iranian scientists for the while now…

Feb 14, 2012 9:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
JojoAcapulco wrote:

A tiny country, little more than an American colony, Israel is the tail wagging the dog, and it is about to involve the US in a Third World War they might lose.

Feb 15, 2012 8:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
lauritsfriis wrote:

Like most people I am saddened when I hear that bombs went off at Israel embassies. Israel blames Hezbollah and Lebanese, but we also hear about attacks on Thailand and Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan arrested people. Azeri internal security is very good, they keep people safe. But Azeri financial security is weak. President aliyev is doing good job but he needs to dump his Finance Minister, Samir Sharifov, who works with CIA and moves money secretly to foreign causes (America, George Soros, etc).

Feb 16, 2012 2:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Baci302 wrote:

Israel has, once again, brought this on itself. This is what happens when you start knocking off the nuclear scientists of another sovereign nation. I have no sympathy for Israel.

Feb 17, 2012 11:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
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