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Thu Aug 9, 2012, 01:44 AM

 

Plots Are Tied to Shadow War of Israel and Iran

BERLIN — A magnetic bomb detonated on a diplomatic car in New Delhi. The police uncovered a cache of explosives at a golf course in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. Five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed in an attack outside the airport in the Black Sea coastal city of Burgas.


In January, the Iranian police towed a car in Tehran after a bomb attached to it detonated and killed an Iranian scientist.
These were just a few of what some Israeli and American intelligence officials say were nearly a dozen plots that form the backbone of a continuing offensive by Iran and Hezbollah against Israel and its allies abroad. But the links seem tenuous at times, the tactics variable, the targets scattered across the globe, from the Caucasus to Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean.

“This is not a spy thriller that necessarily has a plot readers can follow from page to page,” said Matthew Levitt, director of the program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “Iran and Hezbollah both thrive on reasonable deniability.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/world/middleeast/murky-plots-and-attacks-tied-to-shadow-war-of-iran-and-israel.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

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Thu Aug 9, 2012, 02:13 AM

1. It's a desperate game.

Mossad is a formidable force, and I think Iran is learning that it has a lot of catching up to do to get anywhere near as good. Otherwise, they'll simply see the bulk of their operations foiled or fumbled continuously.

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