Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Israel attacked itself in order to blame us, says Iran

Uh, wait, what?  Iran says the attacks against Israeli embassies in Georgia and India were done by the Israelis as a way to throw blame on Iran, presumably to add credence to Israel's attack against Iran nuclear interests.  Conspiracy theorists drool over stuff like this, but in reality this claim by Iran is nothing more than their attempt, once again to shift blame from their shoulders to Israel.

You can't make this stuff up, but here it is.

From the Jerusalem Post Feb 13

Iran says Israel attacked its own embassies

Israel launched attacks against its own embassies in New Dehli and Tbilisi in order to "tarnish Iran's friendly ties with the host countries," Iran said on Monday, after denying Israeli accusationsthat Tehran and its ally in Hezbollah were involved in the plots.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that "Israel perpetrated the terror actions to launch psychological warfare against Iran," according to the state Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
He said that such actions were in Israel's "innate nature," adding that Iran condemns terrorism in the strongest terms.
Earlier Monday, the Iranian ambassador to New Delhi rejected as "sheer lies" accusations that it was involved in a bomb attack on the Israeli embassy in India.
"Any terrorist attack is condemned (by Iran) and we strongly reject the untrue comments by an Israeli official," Mehdi Nabizadeh was quoted as saying by IRNA, referring to accusations by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Iran was responsible. "These accusations are untrue and sheer lies, like previous times."
Netanyahu placed blame for the dual attacks against Israel's diplomatic missions in New Delhi and Tbilisi Monday squarely on Tehran, saying that Israel will continue to "systematically and with patience, use a strong arm" against international terrorism emanating from Iran.
Netanyahu said that Iran, and its proxy Hezbollah, is responsible for a string of attempted attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad in recent months, including in Thailand and Azerbaijan. In each of the previous cases, he said, the attacks were thwarted with the help of the local authorities.
"Iran, which is behind these attacks, is the greatest exporter of terrorism in the world," Netanyahu said. "The Israeli governmentand its security forces will continue to work together with local security services against these terrorist actions."
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Israel knows exactly how to identify those responsible for the attacks and how to identify those who carried them out, after two seemingly coordinated attacks were launched on Monday against Israeli embassies abroad. Israel, he added, will not allow terrorism to affect its agenda.
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