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Posted by tipper 2012-07-18 13:34||
#2 The Times of Israel is live blogging the situation. Israel is flying out two airplanes with medical supplies. Hizb'allah says it wasn't them.
Apparently there were threats against Israeli tourists to Bulgaria in January, a warning from Iran in February about American bases in the country.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-07-18 14:52||
#3 Wouldn't surprise me if this turns out to be some AQ Sunni/SA offshoot fomenting aggression between Israel & Iran and making it look like Iran's doing. Result would be debilitating or eliminating one or both players in the coming struggle.
Can't believe the Persians would be this stupid and overt no matter what they say publicly(although I've been wrong before).
Someone else at play, methinks.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-07-18 15:38||
#4 Could be a 'double-reverse' though, and that would lend some credence to the Iran connection.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-07-18 15:43||
#5 Currently 7 seven and 32 injured ... but figures may change. A very sad incident - prayers for the families and survivors. Based on eye witness accounts, it may have involved a suicide bomber. But that is unclear.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-18 16:58||
#6 last comment should have said ... 7 dead and 32 injured.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-18 16:59||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-18 17:58||
#8 today is 18th anniversary of bombing of Argentine-Israel community center in Buenos Aires-- that one was pretty definitely an Iranian action
Posted by lord garth 2012-07-18 18:05||
#9 Israeli PM Benji is blaming Iran + vowing a response.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-18 19:54||
#10 This would be pretty stupid by Iran, unless they think they're about to lose Syria and hope Isreal will choose targets there. With the Zionist enemies they may be hoping to unite/discredit the Regime. Of course that might be moot point as well considering Assads the only one left alive out of his Cabinet.
Posted by Charles 2012-07-18 21:37||
#11 7 people now confirmed dead ... 35 injured with several in critical condition. News reports conflicting - with some stories saying the bombing was done by an explosive device in the luggage, while eye witness statements imply a suicide bomber.
Date and timing points to Iran - this could be a very clever way for another group to set up the Iranians as the guilty party. Mossad will have to work very hard to run the true perpetrators to ground.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-18 22:23||
#12 The Persians need to do something to keep up their reputation, given the various in-country whackings and network attacks. Expect to see more of the same, along with associated reprisals. The Israelis are quite persistent and have long memories.
Posted by SteveS 2012-07-18 23:06||
#13 It can be a domestic work - around 10% of Bulgarian population is ... Turkish, muslim.
No further comments...
Posted by vendaval 2012-07-18 23:53||
#14 Listed amongst the dead was the Bulgarian bus driver. That would seem to imply that the explosion came from the front of the bus - maybe consistent with a suicide bomber stepping onto the bus.
who would gain if Mossad went after Iran? pretty much any hardline Sunni extremist group.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-19 00:00||