Mossad practicing its motto in bomb plots By Wayne Madsen
Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 http://www.opinion-maker.org/2012/02/mossad-practicing-its-motto-in-bomb-plots/
By Wayne Madsen
The motto of Mossad has long been based on practicing the art of deception to engage in covert and overt warfare. Mossad's motto "By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War" (Hebrew: be-tahb?l?t ta`aseh lekh? milkham?h) is being carried out in supposed Iranian-engineered bomb plots against Israeli diplomats in New Delhi, India; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Bangkok, Thailand.
The Israeli ambassador to Thailand, Itzhak Shoham, is alleging that the latest bomb plot in Bangkok, in which two men said to be carrying Iranian passports were caught trying to carry out a bomb plot against Israeli diplomatic targets, were similar to two other operations in Tbilisi and New Delhi. The Tbilisi and New Delhi operations saw amateurish homemade magnetic "sticky bombs," similar to those that Israel and the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) have used to carry out car bomb assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists in Iran, being used against Israeli embassy targets.
In Bangkok, "sticky bombs" made from C-4 explosives went off prematurely in the home of two suspects. The residence is located on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. One of the alleged Iranians caught by Thai police is Saeid Moradi. Moradi lost his legs while tossing a grenade at police while they were chasing Moradi.
Earlier, a bomb attached to an Israeli diplomatic vehicle exploded, slightly wounding the wife of an Israeli diplomat. The woman was released from the hospital later the same day. In Tbilisi, a bomb attached to an Israeli diplomatic vehicle was defused before it as detonated.
Israeli officials have promised retaliation for the alleged Iranian attacks. However, Iran has stated that Israel carried out the attacks in order to damage Tehran's good relations with India, Georgia, and Thailand. Thailand recently recognized the statehood of Palestine.
Thai authorities had been expecting a Mossad operation for the past month in retaliation for Thailand's recognition of Palestine. The alleged "Iranian" operation in Bangkok comes just after the triennial Cobra Gold exercise that involved U.S. Special Forces, Thai and other troops from Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia, as well as invited Israeli military observers. Cobra Gold wrapped up on February 13. The exercises were based out of the Sattahip naval base near Chonburi.
Moradi, the alleged Iranian grenade thrower, flew to Bangkok from Seoul. After arriving in Thailand, Moradi traveled to Phuket and then to Chonburi, remaining for several days during the Cobra Gold exercise. It is believed by Thai sources that Moradi obtained the hand grenades from the U.S. Special Forces team in Chonburi.
Moradi threw the grenades at police on Sukhumvit Soi 7 in the Nana area of Bangkok. This is an area that services sex tourists from the Arab Middle East and Islamic countries. There are no Israeli targets of opportunity in the Sukhumvit No. 7 area. The Israeli embassy is located on Sukhumvit Soi 19, far from the location of the grenade incident.
Typical sign found in Soi 7: not the type of neighborhood one would expect seasoned Iranian Shi'a Muslim agents sworn to die for Ayatollah Khamenei and Allah would be plotting their attack on the Israeli embassy.
The female room mate of the trio of Iranian suspects was staying in the Ekkamai district, several kilometers from the Sukhumvit safe house location. It is believed that the Ekkamai residence was where the "Iranians" were actually staying. To get to Sukhumvit Soi 7/Nana from Ekkamai, Moradi would have taken a taxi or the Skytrain twelve blocks past the Israeli embassy. It is believed that Moradi was hiding from the Thai police in the Nana Arab district. If Moradi were an Iranian agent, the question remains why he was staying in locations far from the Israeli embassy, as well as the Chabad House, which is on the other side of Bangkok, and why he did not use the occasion of passing by the Israeli embassy to make a dash for the compound or the diplomatic vehicles, if, as Israeli officials have stated, the Bangkok operation was a mirror of the operations in New Delhi and Tbilisi.
UPDATE: WMR has learned from Thai sources that the Ekkamai safe house was being used as an assembly center for car explosives. The devices were magnetic packages that were designed to be detonated by radio signal. The targets were not Israeli facilities in Thailand. The bomb packages were being shipped by the MEK from Thailand to Iran disguised as consumer electronics. The Thailand-to-Iran route is how previous car bombs targeting Iranian scientists were being smuggled into Iran. The operation involved "for-hire" ex-U.S. Special Forces personnel and is funded by Mossad.
The MEK rented the Ekkamai safe house in early December 2011. On January 11, Iranian chemical engineer Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was killed after a magnetic bomb that was slapped on to his car in a northern suburb of Tehran exploded. The small bomb that killed Ahmadi-Roshan was shipped from Thailand to Iran was very small and hidden inside a mobile phone carton. Similar bombs have been shipped from the Ekkamai safe hosue to Iran.
The Valentine's Day incident in Bangkok came a month after the Tehran blast. The accidental blast in Bangkok occurred after the Mossad-directed MEK team picked up C4 in Chonburi and technical and operational instructions in Phuket, over the previous week.
The Ekkamai safe house was an independent, small 2-story glass-and-sheetmetal structure with a garage and a tall concrete block wall in front. The facility was an obvious factory operation. Only the ground floor was damaged with shattered windows on the doors and the front door leaning on broken hinges. The second story windows were not damaged. An aerial shot of the Ekkamai safe house shows the front part of the roof blown through with tiles missing and a rectangular hole.
A number of international terrorism experts claim the Bangkok operation lacked the sophistication that would be expected from Iranian intelligence or Iran's Quds special operations force.
The C4 used in the bombs that went off prematurely in the Sukhumvit safe house were of standard U.S. Navy issue. Since 2001, most of the explosives used for U.S. covert operations/false flag attacks in southern Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar originated from the large weapons arsenal located at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada.
In past covert/false flag operations, the C4 was smuggled into Thailand by retired U.S. military personnel operating under the cover of the U.S. Missing in Action program in Laos. The C4 used by the alleged bombers in Sukhumvit was diverted from the Cobra Gold exercise.
Thai sources also point out that Moradi is of Persian Jewish origin. A number of prominent Iranian Jewish families, some of whom are in exile in the United States, have the last name Moradi. In 2004, the Simon Wiesenthal Center posthumously honored Iranian diplomat Abol-Hassan Sardari, the Iranian consul in Paris during the Nazi occupation, for saving the life of an Iranian Jew named Ibrahim Moradi. Moradi is also a common name among Kurdish Jews who live in northern Iran.