Did Iran take revenge over assassination of its nuke scientist or is this another man-in-the-middle false-flagby Jill Reilly, theunhivedmind.com
February 14th 2012
Israeli envoys targeted in ‘simultaneous car bombings carried out by Iran’
Target Tal Yehoshua-Koren suffered shrapnel injuries to her lower body
Israel’s prime minister accuses Tehran of attack in New Delhi
Sticky bombs were attached to cars by magnets, similar to those used in attack on Iranian scientist
Simultaneous attack carried out in Georgia – but device was discovered in time
Israeli diplomats were yesterday targeted in simultaneous bomb plots which were blamed on Iran.
A bomb attached magnetically to a car in the Indian capital New Delhi exploded and injured the wife of an Israeli official and two bystanders.
Officials in Georgia said an explosive device was attached to the bottom of a diplomat’s car in the capital Tbilisi, but was found and defused before it detonated.
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Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was behind both incidents, adding that the Islamic republic’s Lebanese ally Hezbollah – which battled Israel in a month-long war in 2006 – could have been involved too.
Iranian officials last night denied the claims as ‘sheer lies’.
If Iran were involved, the plots would represent a new threat of Israelis being targeted across the world. Tehran has been accused of developing a nuclear weapons programme and Israel says such a project would be a threat to the Jewish state.
Comments by Israeli officials have raised concerns that Israel might be preparing an imminent strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. The U.S. and other Western countries have been pressing Israel to give sanctions more time.
In New Delhi, Tal Yehoshua-Koren, the wife of an Israeli official, was in a car heading to pick up her children from school when a motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to the vehicle. Witnesses reported a person being flung from the car by the explosion that turned the vehicle into a fireball.
The woman and her driver, Manoj Sharma, survived and were taken to hospital.
The Israeli Defence Ministry said Mrs Yehoshua-Koren, was being treated at a local hospital by Israeli doctors.
The New Delhi attack took place just a few hundred metres from the prime minister’s residence as the diplomat’s wife was heading to the American Embassy School to pick up her children, said Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta.
When the car approached a crossing, she noticed a motorcyclist ride up and stick something on it that appeared to be a magnetic device, he said.
The car drove a short distance, there was a loud sound and then an explosion and the car caught fire, he said.
‘It was a loud explosion. We realized it’s not a firecracker, but an explosion, and rushed toward the car,’ said Ravi Singh, 50, owner of a gas station near the blast site.
‘The blast was so powerful, the car behind got damaged as well,’ said Monu, a nearby high school student who uses only one name.
Similar weapons were used against Iran’s nuclear scientists, feeding suspicions that the new bombings were a retaliation crafted to mirror those attacks
At around the same time, in Tbilisi, a grenade was found attached to a car used by the Israeli ambassador, Yitzhak Gerberg.
Mr Netanyahu said: ‘Iran is behind these attacks and it is the largest terror exporter in the world.’
Shota Utiashvili, spokesman for the Georgian Interior Ministry, said the driver noticed a package attached to his car’s undercarriage on Monday and called police.
Police found a grenade in the package and it was defused, Mr Utiashvili said.
He did not specify where the car was parked when the device was discovered.
In response Mr Netanyahu member of his party that Israel has thwarted other attacks in recent months in Azerbaijan, Thailand and elsewhere.
‘In all those cases, the elements behind these attacks were Iran and its protege Hezbollah,’ he said.
In what appeared to be a precautionary move, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt was held in the VIP lounge at Cairo’s airport for four hours while police dogs sniffed two embassy cars waiting for him.
He later left for home under tight security, and the lounge was thoroughly searched by police.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
But copying the exact style of the murder of Roshan in Tehran appears a very deliberate statement in itself.
Hezbollah recently marked the anniversary of the 2008 assassination of one of its commanders, Imad Mughniyeh, in a bombing widely believed to have been carried out by Israel.
And Iran suspects Israeli involvement in a series of killings of officials and scientists aimed at halting their nuclear programme, which many fear is a thinly veiled ploy to build a nuclear bomb.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told cheering crowds gathered in Tehran that a significant development was soon to announced.
And Britain and the United States have moved warships into the Straits of Hormuz with a view to keeping the vital oil trade route open.
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