Monday, February 13, 2012

Attacks on Israeli Diplomats

Apparently Israel attacked its own diplomats. (According to Iran)

In reality, the attack in New Dehli and attempted attack in Tiblisi were v. likely actions by Iranian intelligence operatives in retaliation for Israel's killing of Imad Mugniyah four years ago. Mugniyah was killed when his head rest exploded. Iran is also trying to retaliate against Israel for the Israeli assassination campaign against Iranian scientists. It is worth noting that Iran's attack today was calibrated towards killing a few people  versus many. Iran does not want to provide Israel with a pretext to attack their nuclear facilities. Although from an Israeli perspective, this attack does make their assertions over Iran's inability to responsibly possess nuclear weapons more persuasive. Ultimately, Israel is likely to launch air strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities within the next few weeks/months.

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