Israel sees the hands of Iran and Hezbollah behind today’s terror plots in Georgia and India that wounded 4 people, and so do I. Iran claims that it was an inside job by Israel meant to frame the Islamic Republic.
The attacks come one day after the fourth anniversary of the killing of Hezbollah operations chief Imad Mughniyah, presumably by Israel, and were patterned after the assassinations of Iran’s nuclear scientists.
In New Delhi, someone on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to a car belonging to the Israeli embassy. This is the same method used to kill the Iranian scientists. The person inside was the wife of Israel’s Defense Ministry attaché who was going to pick up her kids. She was severely injured and is in the hospital.
In Tblisi, a package with a grenade inside was attached to the undercarriage of an Israeli diplomatic vehicle. The driver spotted it and it was disarmed.
Last month, Iranian-sponsored terror plots against Israeli sites in Thailand and Azerbaijan were foiled. We discussed the plot in Bangkok here.
The attack in Azerbaijan was stopped just days after an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed on January 11. Iran armed three Azerbaijani citizens with a sniper rifle and explosives in order to assassinate Israel’s ambassador to the country and the chief rabbi and headmaster of a Jewish school in Baku. They were apprehended as they scoped out the school in preparation for the attack.
In similar news, U.S. officials have confirmed that Iran and Syria were behind a series of terrorist plots in Bahrain in November. The Bahraini government regularly accuses its Shiite opponents of being agents of Iran, but it was telling the truth this time.
The cell of five operatives was supervised and funded by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and trained in an IRGC camp in Syria dating back to 1983. They targeted the King Fahd Bridge to Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry, the Saudi embassy and a number of MPs and journalists. Four of them were intercepted in Qatar as they headed to Iran for a final training session, where they would be given a fatwa declaring their actions to be permissible as “defensive jihad.”