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Israel blames Iran for series of blasts

of course they do - simply looking for reasons to justify their upcoming strike on the country and the ongoing series of assasinations of Iranian scientists

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simply looking for reasons to justify

They do not need to look very much. Iran has already given them plenty of reasons over the years.

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of course they do - simply looking for reasons to justify their upcoming strike on the country and the ongoing series of assasinations of Iranian scientists

Well, that and the evidence strongly points to Iran...

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I would like to see that they find definite evidence of the terrorists being on the Iranian government's payroll before Israel jumps the gun. The world really doesn't need another war based on assumption, wild guesses and plain lies. *Scowls at the Bush-administration

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I would like to see that they find definite evidence of the terrorists being on the Iranian government's payroll before Israel jumps the gun.

The case of the Iranian who blew his own leg off with a bomb yesterday on the street in Bangkok would seem to offer a pretty compelling argument in favor of Iran's involvement.

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Not very smart for Iran to export their war against Israel onto foreign soil. But it wouldn't be the first time.

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War is hellish, but sometime the spinner will come to a stop due to the gravity. Most Iranians has no voice except the gang of supreme leader who are now willing to strike outside Iran disregarding the norm of international law. Deja vu, the end justifies the means. The Shiite Muslims under the ayatollah need atomic bomb to secure their power and influence among Muslim world. History has shown them the pattern of possessing nuclear bomb that lead to respect and higher status in the world as China, N.korea, and the West. Occasionally, you get burn when playing with fire.

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Virtuoso

"I would like to see that they find definite evidence of the terrorists being on the Iranian government's payroll before Israel jumps the gun." The case of the Iranian who blew his own leg off with a bomb yesterday on the street in Bangkok would seem to offer a pretty compelling argument in favor of Iran's involvement.

So just because an Iranian was involved does that mean it was the Iranian government behind the whole act. Remember an attack against the US a few years back (9/11) where several of the terrorists where Saudi's, according to your statement that means the Saudi government was the instigator. Just because a certain countries nationality is involved doesnt automatically mean that country is involved, are you familiar with the concept of proof before guilt?

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Just because a certain countries nationality is involved doesnt automatically mean that country is involved, are you familiar with the concept of proof before guilt?

I would like to jump in. This is a discussion, not a court of law. However, you seem to forget that a man alleged to have connections with Hezbollah was arrested in Thailand recently. You know, the same Hezbollah that Iran supports, trains and finances. So, while the jury is still ou and this guy in Bangkok could have just been a loner nut, it is not such a way out there suggestion that Iran is involved in this and the other recent acts of terror.

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Ben_Jackinoff

However, you seem to forget that a man alleged to have connections with Hezbollah was arrested in Thailand recently. You know, the same Hezbollah that Iran supports, trains and finances.

Ben, the key words in your statement "alleged" and "a man". Lets examine that shall we, firstly its alleged not proven or factual its nothing more than an allegation. You see l could allege you are a member of al queda but does it make it fact? Nope its just an allegation. Then you say a man, was it this man? No it was a different man, so just because one person is "alleged" to have connections then does that mean every person of the same nationality? Thats what your saying afterall.

So, while the jury is still ou and this guy in Bangkok could have just been a loner nut, it is not such a way out there suggestion that Iran is involved in this and the other recent acts of terror.

So until there is proof your happy to run with the Iranian connection then. The reality is he could be a nut, he could have a gripe against Israel. Who knows he could even work for Israel and they could have set this up to gain support. Who knows until there is definitive proof either way its an allegation not fact. But dont let that stop ya

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of course they do

tit-for-tat.

Listen, unless someone on these boards is an actual spy for one of the involved countries, all you are doing is speculating on things without any basis in fact. That being said, Occam's razor.

We speculate Israel was behind the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists (there is other speculation that it's internal agents), it's not unreasonable, given the information presented by the Thai gov't that this was retaliatory on part of Iran. We'll have to wait what India has to say about the other events.

Anything else is affiliation rather than fact seeking.

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Dude blew off his own legs. That's some serious instant karma.

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Cletus,

You are preaching to the choir. I wrote clearly in my post above that the man's connection to Iran is not clear yet.

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@Virtuoso

The case of the Iranian who blew his own leg off with a bomb yesterday on the street in Bangkok would seem to offer a pretty compelling argument in favor of Iran's involvement.

Iran is naturally involved if he's an Iranian citizen, but that does not automatically mean that the government is involved - it could have been an independent terrorist organization, or individuals wanting to prove a point. Unless Israel can prove that this was definitely an act perpetrated by the Iranian government, I do not see it as an argument for going to war against the entire country - a war that could potentially draw in most of the region, with catastrophic consequences.

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Cletus,

I am not sure what you are on about. I wrote alleged and I wrote the jury is out. Obviously the authorities in Bangkok believe there is reason to believe that the man is connected to Hezbollah. I was not that strong in my observation and I certainly left room for doubt. I also certainly do not think something like this is enough reason for Israel and Iran to go to war. It would actually take a lot for me to think that. Lastly, could you stop speaking to me as if you know me and we have been aquaintances for some time or something? Neither are true. Thanks.

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I do not see it as an argument for going to war against the entire country

I don't see many people suggesting that as an argument, actually.

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Nobody could prove that Israel was involved in the Iran bomb attack, and nobody would prove that Iran is involved in these recent bomb attacks neither.

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If there is no link to the Iranian government then that's saying the government cannot stop it. Given the fact that we've seen plots in 4 countries it's worrisome to think that there is a large, well financed group of Iranians looking to start a war between Iran and Israel that no one can control.

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Fortunately for Saeid Moradi, he will receive the best medical care that US money can buy. In return, all he will have to do is talk - a lot. Then Americans might find out what Israel probably already knows.

The struggle between Israel and Shiite Islam is conducted in the shadows. No doubt Israel does not divulge even to America a complete account of what it knows and what it plans to do - undoubtedly, repercussions for Iran are already underway.

I worry little about a wider war: the Arabs loath the Persians, so while they will not participate openly in any strike against Iran in the name of "Islamic unity," they will also not act against it. The Arab Spring has thus far spared Shia countries, but with Syria in flames, Bahrain only stable due to Saudi occupation, and Iran on the edge of hyperinflation, regime change is only a matter of time. I do worry about my Iranian friends; the people did not create this, and they do not deserve what is coming.

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The Arab Spring has thus far spared Shia countries,

Obama's cowardice - or perfidy - will not be forgotten by ordinary iranians.

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Quote: Will Hartley, head of the Terrorism & Insurgency Center at IHS Jane’s in London, said it’s “unclear why Iran would risk an attack on Israeli interests in India, when India has been broadly supportive of Iran during the recent nuclear sanctions debate, and is one of Iran’s most important trade partners.”

We know that Iran has been uneasy with India's influence in Afghanistan, which is why they bombed the embassy there in Kabul. We know that India does not like Pakistan. We know that any attack on Israelis in India will remind India of the Mumbai attack and probably lead India to blame Pakistan again. For this reason a successful attack on Israelis within India would point their finger at Pakistan and away from Iran. Win-win.

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"Obama's cowardice - or perfidy - will not be forgotten by ordinary iranians."

Similar to Iraqi "liberation" grattitude neh old buddy?

Obama has basically carried on the policy of engagement and diplomacy with Iran, as his predecessor Mr Bush before him. Neither has he taken the trheat of military engagement off the table.

Sorry that doesn't suit your rabid anti-Obama agenda.

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If blowing ones legs off is seen as a threat to world peace then there isn't much to fear is there?

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