Israel Likely Behind Bulgaria False Flag

Stephen Lendman

Almost immediately after a bus full of Israeli tourists exploded
outside of the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, both Israel and the
United States began hurling accusations that Iran was behind
the violence. They also immediately claimed a suicide bomber
had done it. They have offered no proof of this. A remotely-
controlled bomb is just as likely. This would have been all in
a day's work for Israel's Mossad.

Israel's history is odious. State terror is policy. It's a dagger pointed at humanity's heart. False flags and targeted assassinations are specialties. Mossad and Shin Bet (Israel's Security Agency) have notorious terrorist histories. Bet on either organization's dirty hands behind the latest Bulgaria attack. Fingers point the wrong way. Israel blames Iran for its own crimes.

Unindicted war criminal Netanyahu said "Israel will respond forcefully to Iranian terror." At issue is a Bulgarian Sarafovo airport bomb attack. It's located in Burgas. It's a popular Black Sea resort destination. Israeli tourists and others were killed.

On July 19, Reuters headlined "Bulgaria says suicide bomber blew up airport bus," saying:

A bus carrying Israeli tourists and others was attacked. Eight deaths were reported. Around 30 others were injured. According to Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov:

established a person who was a suicide bomber in this attack. This person had a fake driving license from the United States."

It wasn't coincidental that the attack came on the anniversary of the 1994 AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) Buenos Aires bombing. It killed 85 and injured hundreds. Argentina has Latin America's largest Jewish population. It numbers around 200,000. Israel falsely blamed Iran.

Its officials jumped on the latest attack. Defense Minister Ehud Barak pointed fingers the wrong way, saying:

"The immediate executors are Hezbollah people, who of course have constant Iranian sponsorship."

A White House statement stopped short of blaming Iran and/or Hezbollah, saying:

Obama "strongly condemns today’s barbaric terrorist attack on Israelis in Bulgaria....As Israel has tragically once more been a target of terrorism, the United States reaffirms our unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security, and our deep friendship and solidarity with the Israeli people."

Hillary Clinton issued a similar statement. America, Israel, and key NATO partners are responsible for more global terrorism and deaths than the rest of the world combined and then some.

Mossad specializes in targeted and larger scale killings. Car bombs are a favorite tactic. Assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was classic Israeli state terror. Compelling February 2005 visual and audio evidence revealed real time intercepted Israeli aerial surveillance footage of routes he used on the day he was killed. Israel was clearly involved. Syria initially was blamed. Hezbollah was later falsely named and indicted. It was typical Mossad targeting. No one at the time knew for sure. A powerful car bomb caused a 30 foot crater. Over 20 were killed and over 100 injured. No evidence whatever proved Hezbollah's involvement. It had nothing to gain but plenty to lose. Israel and Washington greatly benefitted.

Mossad's dirty hands were responsible like for many dozens of other incidents. Israel and America perfected the art of killing. They're also expert at pointing fingers the wrong way. Victims often are blamed.

On July 19, Haaretz headlined "Israel has no doubt about who is behind the deadly attack in Bulgaria."

Neither do independent observers familiar with its odious terrorist history. Netanyahu spuriously blamed Iran. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force General Qassem Suleimani was named. No corroborating evidence whatever was cited because there is none. Netanyahu falsely claims Iran spreads terror worldwide. He also blames Hezbollah.

The New York Times outrageously said if Israel's accusation is true,

"the Bulgarian blast would be the first successful attempt by Iranian operatives to kill Israelis in attacks abroad after a string of failed bomb plots targeting Israeli diplomats in Georgia, India and Thailand this year."

Iran, of course, had nothing to do with any of them. Blaming Tehran didn't pass the smell test. Last October, Iranians were falsely accused of trying to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Washington. The charge resembled a bad film plot. It was baseless, and officials pointing fingers the wrong way knew it.

Last February, Israel again levied false charges. India and Georgia incidents were cited. Allegedly Israeli embassy workers in both countries were targeted. One injury was reported. No one was killed.

A Bangkok, Thailand incident happened around the same time. Iranians were detained after an explosion damaged their rented house. Despite no credible evidence, they were suspected of targeting Israeli diplomats.

Iran threatens no one. It painstakingly avoids provocations. It has everything to lose and nothing to gain from them. Israel benefits greatly. The above incidents and many others bore classic Mossad fingerprints. So does Bulgaria.

Israel and Washington wage covert and low-level hot war on Iran. Tactics include computer viruses, other cyber attacks, bombings, sabotage, multiple rounds of sanctions, attempts to cripple its central bank and oil exports, targeted assassinations, satellite, drone, and other type spying, bogus accusations, a partial isolating blockade, and saber rattling stopping short of bombs away.

Both countries menace humanity. Iran threatens no one. Its neighbors know it. It hasn't attacked another country in over 200 years. No evidence suggests it's developing nuclear weapons. Washington and Israel specialize in false flags, war, other belligerence, targeted killings, and state terror as official policy.

They're advancing the ball for war on Syria. They're itching for pretexts to attack Iran. One observer called Tehran a war looking for an excuse. They're easily instigated or invented.

Days before the Bulgaria incident, a Lebanese man was detained in Cyprus. Based on Israeli intelligence allegations, police connected him to Hezbollah. Cypriot authorities claimed "possible charges pertaining to terrorism laws." He was accused of having photographs of "Israeli targets," El Al Airlines flight schedules, and tour bus information. He was a tourist. Visitors take photos. They also have airline schedules and use buses for sightseeing. Relating this information to alleged terrorism doesn't wash.

Police claimed they found "documents" linking him to a "terror cell" planning attacks on Israeli targets. Blowing up a plane or bus was charged. Unexplained was precisely what was found and why someone plotting these things would allegedly carry around indictable evidence. No weapons or explosives were found. Charges don't hold water. Without clear corroborating evidence, there's no plot, no crime, or intention to commit one.

Bulgaria's bus attack was criminal. No evidence links Iran and/or Hezbollah. It bears classic Mossad fingerprints. Perhaps CIA operatives were also involved. Both organizations are linked to assassinating Iranian scientists. They stay unaccountable while Iran and Hezbollah face repeated false charges.

Expect one or more future false flags to be pretext for war. Syria tops Washington's queue, then Iran. It's just a matter of time until full-scale intervention targets both countries.

Stephen Lendman: I was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. Raised in a modest middle class family, attended public schools, received a BA from Harvard University in 1956 and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of PA in 1960 following 2 years of obligatory military service in the US Army. Spent the next 6 years as a marketing research analyst for several large US corporations before becoming part of a new small family business in 1967, remaining there until retiring at the end of 1999. Have since devoted my time and efforts to the progressive causes and organizations I support, all involved in working for a more humane and just world for all people everywhere, but especially for the most needy, disadvantaged and oppressed. My efforts since summer 2005 have included writing on a broad range of vital topics ranging from war and peace; social, economic and political equity for all; and justice for all the oppressed peoples of the world like the long-suffering people of Haiti and the Palestinians. Also co-hosting The Global Research News Hour, occasional public talks, and frequent appearances on radio and at times television. I also am a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. I live in Chicago and can be reached at Also visit my blog site and listen to The Lendman News Hour on Monday - Friday at 10AM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on world and national issues. All programs are archived for easy listening. My new book "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War" can be ordered HERE.



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