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Iran Falsely Charged with India and Georgia Attacks

By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 15 February 2012

  Iran Falsely Charged with India and Georgia Attacks


by Stephen Lendman


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 if ordered.


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 ambassador, adding:


"....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 suspicious.


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. 


Netanyahu added:


"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 histories.


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 Responds


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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It is quite possible for FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS by Israel, already reported at length by the U.S. officials and alternative press. (corporate media

shills shill for Fascist Zionism)   The Western Fascists and their rotten corporate media, especially the NEW YORK TIMES reported that Georgia's

army, TRAINED BY WESTERN AND ISRAELI THUGS, was attacked by Russians, without provocations.


Later, to the embarrassment of the corporate media whores, the eye witnesses they were interviewing said it was the Georgian army, who were

given the green light by U.S./ISRAELI/NATO powers to invade and murder a thousand Ossetians, and then blame Russia for the counter attack.

The NEW YORK TIMES in its CLASS/EMPIRE  WHORING, was forced to retract the false charge, and quietly corrected the facts as they truly were, just

were, just as they were forced to admit that JUDITH MILLER, A ZIONIST, had fabricate stories on Iraq, to promote War and aggression



With histories like that, anything that WESTERN OFFICIALS SAY, reported by the corporate news must be seen aS LIES, PROPAGANDA.

The Western elites and their corporate media cheerleaders, propagandists, liars are becoming so servile and corrupt,

that the corporate news is seen as fiction.


What is amazing is that these class whores get bribed, corrupted within the class hierarchies of NEWS OUTFITS, with huge

salaries to propagate, class and empire propaganda, lies and ideological corruption.   Proof, the corporate world has no ethics,

and the middle classes, professional classes are deformed by class hierarchies, corrupted into servile fascists:


Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 8:03 AM 09:41:51 EST

Diane Sawyer and Brian Ross belong in a fear-mongering museum



"I realize I wrote extensively yesterday about the American media’s typically mindless, nationalistic, war-craving hyping of The Iranian Threat — completely redolent of what they did in 2002 and 2003 toward Iraq — but I just saw this two-minute ABC News report from Diane Sawyer and Brian Ross that sinks to even lower depths than what I highlighted yesterday. It has to be seen to be believed. It’s a perfect museum exhibit for how empty-headed American media stars uncritically recite whatever they are told by government officials, exaggerate or fabricate bad acts by the designated Enemy du Jour while ignoring and suppressing the precipitating acts of America and its client states, and just generally do whatever they can to keep fear levels and war thirst as high as possible. This is nothing short of irresponsible propagandistic trash:......"









Hey kidz!!!  Who has the motto "By Way Of Deception, You Shall Make War"??? . . . ;-)


Uh, that would be nuclear rogue apartheid  state Israel's MOSSAD, of course . . .


I agree with Mr. Lendman . .. the question none of the Zionist Media is asking is

"Cui bono?  Who benefits?"  How could these "Terror Attacks" possibly benefit

IAEA  Member state Iran?


How could they benefit Israel's goal of starting a war with Iran as outlined

in Israel's "A Clean Break" strategy and the PNAC agenda?


Now, who has a LONG history of using "FALSE FLAG" Terror operations to

advance its geo-political interests?  That would be Israel hands down.

From "Operation Susannah" that came to light during the infamous "Lavon Affair"

of 1954 to the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 . . . to those "Dancing

Israeli" MOSSAD agents arrested on 9-11 in vans packed with explosives who

later confessed on Israeli TV that they were in New York to "document the

event" . ..  the "Mad Dog" state that is Israel has established itself as the

world's leader in its preferred modus operandi of false flag terror operations.


(clipped headline and article from PressTV)

"Iran denies Israeli claims on Thai blasts -

The Islamic Republic of Iran has dismissed Israel's allegations that Tehran was behind
Tuesday's explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast condemned the blasts and

said that Israeli agents are often the perpetrators of such terrorist acts.

On Tuesday, a man hurled a grenade at Thai police and a cab. The attacker was injured

seriously in the blast. Bangkok police say they found Iranian identification documents

on the maimed man.

Earlier in the day, a house rented by three men, who police say were Iranians, exploded when

a cache of explosives went off by accident. Soon after that, there was a third blast on a nearby

road, Thai police said.

The three explosions in Bangkok happened a day after bomb attacks targeted Israeli embassy

staff in India and Georgia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was behind the attacks. Iran rejected the

accusations as baseless and said that they are a part of Tel Aviv’s psychological warfare

campaign against Iran. "


(full article)


Israel loves to use that tried and true Zionist/Talmudic technique of "Bearing False Witness" to

shift the attention and blame onto their victims.   This authoritarian logical fallacy of "Proof by Assertion"

was best summed up by the mass murderer Vladimir Lenin:


"A  lie told often enough becomes the truth."

- Vladimir Lenin, Leader of the Bolshevik Revolution


What is the TRUTH about Iran's LEGAL IAEA civilian nuclear POWER program?


(link to video - approx. 6 minutes)

"Iran Propaganda debunked in less than 6 minutes"


Of course, while regime change in Syria and Iran are the goals of Israel and the

PNAC Neo-Cons, one must also look at the ecomomic motivations of this

war mongering.


(clipped headline and article)

"Rothschilds Want Iran’s Banks

Could gaining control of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI) be one of the main

reasons that Iran is being targeted by Western and Israeli powers? As tensions are building up

for an unthinkable war with Iran, it is worth exploring Iran’s banking system compared to its U.S.,

British and Israeli counterparts.Some researchers are pointing out that Iran is one of only three

countries left in the world whose central bank is not under Rothschild control. Before 9-11 there

were reportedly seven: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran. By 2003,

however, Afghanistan and Iraq were swallowed up by the Rothschild octopus, and by 2011 Sudan

and Libya were also gone. In Libya, a Rothschild bank was established in Benghazi while the

country was still at war."


(full story)


Now, where have I heard a similiar  list of countries before?


(link to video 02 March 2007 - approx. 2 minutes)

"Gen Wesley Clark Reveals US Plan To Invade Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, And Iran"


Cui bono?  Who benefits?


WE THE PEOPLE  . ..  the PEOPLE OF IRAN . . .  or the World Zionist Banksters and Israel?


Of course, this is nothing new.  The World Zionist Banksters have been using "False Flag" operations

and propaganda (now called Public Relations) for generations to create "wars for profit".  The problem

is that WE THE PEOPLE are learning the "tricks" and so the deceptions and illusions are losing

their power to "persuade" the rational.


(link to video - approx. 1.5 hours)

"PsyWar - Wake UP!"


If you watch the comments on all these Zionist Media stories about "Israel Blames Iran For

Terrorist Attacks" . ..  you will see that no one is buying it except for the obvious "Megaphonies"

that are probably getting paid to write desperate and predictable  "talking point" cheerleader

support snippets and ad hominen attacks on anyone who points out the BIG LIES of the

BIG PICTURE. . . otherwise known as THE TRUTH!!!! . . .  ;-)


The kidz are finally waking up!!! . .  . :-)


"Everyone you see is half asleep
And you're on your own, you're in the street
Good morning, good morning
After a while you start to smile, now you feel cool
Then you decide to take a walk by the old school
Nothing has changed, it's still the same
I've got nothing to say but it's OK.
People running round it's five o'clock,
Everywhere in town it's getting dark,
Everyone you see is full of life,
It's time for tea and meet the wife
Somebody needs to know the time,
Glad that I'm here"

- "Good Morning, Good Morning" by The Beatles



As I said before, when all class ideologies degenerate, especially as the Liberal corporate press has become, FASCIST PROPAGANDISTS,

it is proof that political labels have no meaning except that they all are morphing into FASCISM:


U.S. media takes the lead on Iran


"Many have compared the coordinated propaganda campaign now being disseminated about The Iranian Threat to that which preceded the Iraq War, but there is one notable difference. Whereas the American media in 2002 followed the lead of the U.S. government in beating the war drums against Saddam, they now seem even more eager for war against Iran than the U.S. government itself, which actually appears somewhat reluctant. Consider this highly illustrative, one-minute report yesterday from the nightly broadcast of NBC News with Brian Williams, by the network’s Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim “Mik” Miklaszewski, which packs multiple misleading narratives into one short package:...

UPDATE: The latest episode being used to fuel the flames of war are two attacks yesterday on Israeli diplomats: one in India and one in Georgia. The headline in The Washington Post tells you all you need to know about how these attacks are being used: “Israel blames Iran for India and Georgia bombing attempts; Tehran denies role.” As Juan Cole points out, Indian investigators do not believe Iran was responsible, though he writes that “American media just parrot” the accusations against Iran by Israeli officials. We’ll likely never know who was actually responsible, though what is clear is that the attacks are being instantly exploited by Israel-devoted neocons to further depict Iran as a Grave Menace (Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: if Iran is responsible, it’s “one more piece of data that Iran is growing ever bolder and more aggressive”), all without noting the glaring irony that the mode of attack in India is virtually identical to the one used to kill numerous Iranian scientists (“a magnetic bomb was slapped onto [the] car by a passing motorcyclist”). One thing is crystal clear, as macgupta put it in the comment section: “In any case, no matter who the perpetrators are, these attacks are a sign that we are moving closer to a war with Iran.”


UPDATE II: Speaking of mindless media recitations designed to fuel war, we find this today at The New York Times – Ground Zero for such behavior — from Ethan Bronner, whose son, until very recently, was in the Israeli Defense Forces:

If actually carried out by Iran, 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. The United States has charged that Iran was behind a plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador on American soil, and Israel has said that Iran has planned to attack its citizens in various countries, but that those plots were stopped.

There is absolutely no evidence beyond the assertions of the U.S. and Israeli governments that Iran has done any such thing — indeed, the plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador was so facially incredible that it provoked widespread mockery even among the types of Foreign Policy Experts who reflexively endorse whatever the U.S. Government says and does — but Bronner simply assumes those claims are true and thus says that if Iran is behind these latest attacks, then it is “another indication that the leadership in Tehran was willing to reach beyond its borders against its enemies and expand its attacks to civilians.” He also then quotes an anonymous Israeli official about the India bombing this way: “Iran’s fingerprints are all over this,” but Bronner ignores — simply does not mention — the substantial evidence to the contrary. The whole article is written so blindly from the Israeli perspective that it is what would have been produced had Bronner asked his son’s former comrades to write it for him, but this is absolutely the norm: anything the Americans and Israelis want to highlight as proof of Iranian evil and aggression will be regurgitated by most American journalists writing about this conflict.


UPDATE III: In The Wall Street Journal today, Mitchell Silber — identified as the director of intelligence analysis for the New York City Police Department — warns today that Iran may very well attack New York. I’m not joking:

The NYPD must assume that New York City could be targeted by Iran or Hezbollah. . . .  Iran’s U.N. mission allows officials from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence to live and operate in New York with official diplomatic cover. . . . Iran also has a presence in New York via the Alavi Foundation, a nonprofit ostensibly devoted to charity works and promoting Islamic culture. . . .  the NYPD must remain vigilant in attempting to detect and disrupt any attack by Iran or its proxies. Anything less would be abdicating our duty to protect New York City and its residents.

The whole fear-mongering screed is equally inane. Also, in that aforementioned NYT article by Bronner, he writes: “Some American Jewish leaders have expressed concern that synagogues and American Jewish centers could be targets in the increased tensions.” Identically, also in the Wall Street Journal today, Alan Dershowitz warns that Iran may attack American synagogues and demands that the U.S. treat any such attack as an attack on the U.S. and respond accordingly (“The Iranian government has now made crystal clear that it is at war not only with Israel and Zionism but with Jewish communities throughout the world”). Look at the coordinated, hysterical frenzy they’ve worked themselves and others into (and oh: Iran helped Al Qaeda with the 1998 embassy bombings and, needless to say, did 9/11; here’s a billboard that recently appeared in NYC). How soon until will we hear that laboratory tests on the anthrax sent to Tom Daschle detected the presence of a chemical used only by Persians?


UPDATE IV: This nicely summarizes the state of American neocon foreign policy discourse at the moment:

I actually consider the discussion there mildly more elevated and sober than that Wall Street Journal Op-Ed from the NYPD official today warning of an Iranian attack on New York City.


UPDATE V: Regarding the current attempt to depict Iran as monstrous aggressors because they dare suggest they may retaliate if attacked, see this short 2003 Onion article, published 9 days before the U.S. attacked Iraq.


UPDATE VI: I was on Cenk Uygur’s CurrentTV program tonight discussion media coverage of Iran, as well as the report documenting U.S. tactics of drone attacks aimed at rescuers and funerals attendees:

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