February 13th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Israeli embassy vehicles targeted, Iran blamed

By Kevin Flower, reporting from Jerusalem

Four people were wounded when an explosive device attached to an Israeli Embassy van detonated near the Israeli mission in New Delhi, officials said Monday.

It was one of two explosives discovered on Israeli Embassy vehicles Monday. The other was found on an embassy car in Tblisi, Georgia, and that device was detonated in a controlled explosion with no injuries, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed both incidents on Iran, calling it "the biggest exporter of terror in the world."

Israeli Foreign Ministry personnel based overseas have been on alert in recent weeks to the heightened possibility of attacks at Israeli facilities by Hezbollah, the Lebanese Muslim militant group and political party.

Sunday was the fourth anniversary of the death of Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyah, who was killed in a car bombing in Damascus, Syria in 2008. His death is believed by many to have been the result of an operation by the Israeli spy agency Mossad.

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  1. Oscar

    JasonViens23 on January 31, 2011 that was horrible lol hhaahaha.. im so happy mine didnt go that bad.. a bit of advice to all future best men.. dont try to be a inevative hero.. look up some good speeches take some good points from a few of them then impliment your own touch on them.. its a stressfull moment there is nothing wrong with a little help

    March 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  2. Sayan Majumdar

    If the Iranian establishment or their proxies have indeed carried out their terrorist operation in New Delhi, it will prove to be an ill conceived (if not disastrous) venture.

    Relations between New Delhi and Tel Aviv are nowadays deeper than ever (in fact warm relations always existed in spite of “diplomatic blockage” prior 1991).

    Losing India’s long time benevolent support is something Iran cannot afford under present critical geopolitical equations.

    Sayan.

    February 14, 2012 at 6:26 am | Reply
  3. brother in america

    IGNORANCE MEANS YOU DONT KNOW STUPID MEANS YOU CANT UNDERSTAND SO ITS COOL YOU CALLED ME IGNORANT ABOUT WHAT THE NAME OF THE WHITE RACE'S RACE ELIMINATOR THERMO WHATEVER YOU SEE PEOPLE OF COLOR WITH UNLIMITED MONEY WILL GO INTO A LAB AND DEVELOPE HUMAN ADVANCEMENT FOR ALL NOT JUST ONE GROUP WHITES GO INTO A LAB AND COME OUT WITH A CITY REMOVAL DEVICE YOU JUST REINFORCED EVERYTHING IM SAYING BY TELLING ME THE PROPER NAME CITY REMOVAL DEVICE WOW ILL SAY THAT AGAIN CITY REMOVAL DEVICE WOW (HOW ABOUT A CITY IMPROVEMENT DEVICE)

    February 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  4. John Wayne

    I hope Iran blows Israel and America to hell......pilgrim!

    February 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Reply
    • brother in america

      americans seem to think war is a joke. HELL NO TO IRAN BOMBING ISREAL OR THE U.S. I WILL GIVE MY LIFE TO AVOID ANY ATTACK ON AMERICAN SOIL BUT THESE COMMENTS THAT WE AMERICANS MAKE NEED A REALITY CHECK MAYBE IF WE WERE TRULY HAD A ATTACK HERE WE WOULD NOT MAKE THESE COMMENTS SO EASILY ON THE VALUE OF LIFE. WHITE AMERICA YOU STARTED THIS PROBLEM YOU DEVELOPED THE ULTIMATE GENOCIDE WEAPON AND ALLOWED EVERY WHITE COUNTRY IN ON THE TECHNOLOGY WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 10% OF THE WORLD POPUALTION. SO YOU MUST ALLOW THE 90% NONWHITE WORLD ALSO HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY OR THINGS WILL GET WORSE THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW ONLY WHITE COUNTRIES TO HAVE THAT POWER ELIMINATE A ENTIRE GROUP OF PEOPLE AND DESTROY THEIR LAND FOR DECADES FROM RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL ARE YOU WHITE PEOPLE FUCKING CRAZY

      February 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Reply
      • John Wayne

        mmmmmm.........yes. Yes we are.

        February 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
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    hehe he is right, iran is a big problem, they are posing treat to d whole world.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  6. brother in america

    i think the jews put a bomb on their on van. point one. the bombings and the blame on iran happened at the same time. the jews brag bout how advance their state is but they are pointing fingers without any investigation from them or the country it happened in. thats not advanced. point two they blame iran the country they want war with really. the jews and the whites want to be able to eliminate people of color with nukes, but dont want people of color to have that same power. AS A BLACKMAN IN AMERICA LET ME EDUCATE YOU DEAF DUMB AND BLIND AMERICANS. WHITES WENT INTO THE LAB TO DEVELOPE A BOMB THAT WOULD ELIMINATE A ENTIRE GROUP OR RACE OF PEOPLE A NUKE IS NOT DEFENSE WHITEPEOPLE UNLESS YOU ARE GOD(GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WITH POWER GREATER THAN A NUKE) SO UNLESS YOUR DEFENDING AGAINST GOD YOU ARE PLANNING TO ELIMINATE A GROUP OF HUMANS. HERES WHY WHITE AMERICA THE REST OF THE NONWHITE WORLD WILL NEVER STOP TRYING TO GET NUKES. RACISM IS HERE BECAUSE OF WHITE PEOPLE AND THE WORLD CANNOT SURVIVE WITH ONLY WHITES WITH NUKES. BECAUSE EVERY WHITE

    February 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
    • White Guy

      Yep, and yet somehow we're still in charge.

      February 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
      • brother in america

        you are right whites are in charge, but in every religion on this earth the evil will be in charge until the coming of god. your comments only give more proof how far the white race is from god. so thanks to russia's actions in the 70's whites arent the only ones with the race eliminater that whites call nuclear defense. whites had their chance to be the only one with the ultimate weapon the gun remember white people and what you didnt do was spread peace and democracy when only whites had guns. oh yea you enslaved,, stole land, committed mass murder.so white people you really think the rest of the 90% colored world will sit back again and allow whites to have the upper hand. because thats whats it all about whites never in history dealt evenly with nonwhites. which is why it is so impotant nonwhite countries cant have nukes but every white country is a nuke power or can become one fast watch out nonwhites the race war started in the 70's when the whites developed the race eliminater the nuke. P.S. DO YOU NOTICE ONLY WHITES CAN CALL A NUKE DEFENSE. THATS NOT WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD CALLS THEM

        February 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
      • White Guy

        By typing that fact-voided response and proving once and for all your mastery of the cap locks button, you have allowed me to not only expose your ignorance, but also to waste your time and energy on that well thought out and scientific response. And I only had to type eight words too!
        PS: They don't call them nukes. The call them fission based thermonuclear city removal devices.
        Compared to the other ignorant fools who post about conspiracies and master race plots, yours was one of the more amusing.

        February 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
    • mipolitic

      hey guy , the door that you live behind is not the world of reality. perhaps you should ease up on all those drugs that put you behind that door.

      February 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Reply
    • John Wayne

      Yes,.....white people are scum.

      So what else is new?

      February 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
      • White Guy

        I just saved 15% on my car insurance....

        February 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
    • dontbeadufus

      lol my lord bro ur ranting shows who is racist and it isn't white people. Sounds to me like u have white envy syndrome :). Give me five bro. I do believe u can get some skin dye. Check with Micheal Jackson's doc on that one.

      February 14, 2012 at 8:25 am | Reply
  7. mipolitic

    iran is putting itself into a box very nicely but does obama have the backbone required to seal it up with resolve ???

    February 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  8. miitary3

    if it is done by Iran its a smart move done by Iranian to show their enemies they can also reach them and can inflict damage if done by Iran, in this round of psychological warfare Iran is victorious

    February 13, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
    • ranger 830

      In the Sciops dept. their is no real way for them to loose! If we back down the regime wins,If the U.S. Isreal or who ever attacks Iran the regime wins with an I told ya so!!!! However Iran is being further isolated and the only way for her to win will be regime change and an end to Jihad! They know this the powers that be and it frightens them!!!!!

      February 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply
  9. Obama promised me free pussy

    Sounds like more false flag bullshit.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
  10. ranger 830

    When Syria falls Iran will be further isolated! It is only a matter of time!!!! The only thing that will save Iran is regime change and an end to the useless jihad!!!! Anything else is just hot air! Your choice Iran!!!!! : )

    February 13, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Cherry

      to me on HA that I should come home to Judaism. I dunno.If there was a Chabad over @ Texas Tech I might check it out. Alas-there is one tlpmee in Lubbock and it is VERY liberal. It also has a female rabbi'. I don't approve of women in the pulpit and have always been center-right so going to shul -at least here-is out.For right now I'm sticking with the Catholics-I'm just no longer taking communion.I really wish that my and the brother had been raised more Talmud-Torah but we weren't. As a result he's agnostic and I play religious musical chairs. My husband is a Calvinist-so going all baal teshuva isn't an option. There must be a Judaism for people like me who are right-leaning but theologically moderate.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  11. ranger 830

    Iranian explosive device four wounded!!!! Isreali mossad explosive device nuclear scientist killed!!!!! The world would trust Iran with a nuclear device? They cant even get a carbomb right LOL! Lets hope their nuclear capability is just as sad!!!!! :( Oh and good luck trying to close the strait,Should make for good tv news ratings watching the Iranian navy being destroyed. As always have a nice day!!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • robroy

      just remember ranger,BAD AT SOME,BETTER AT OTHERS.those phone activated canisters that cut your boys humvee's in two(probably anybody inside too)were manufactured in Iran,apparently very effective an cheap to make,you can get the blue prints on the internet along with the off the shelf software that apparently those camel jockey's used to bring down one of YOUR'S most sophisticated drones run by the c.i.a .my my ranger,like i said BAD AT SOME,BETTER AT OTHERS !!!!!

      February 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
      • Saif

        Scott Lucas:Mr. Takyeh's article is an reseintting point-of-view the truth of which, I should think, will be decided by an army of historians over the next few decades.But the fact remains that US and UK employed the same techniques against the nationalist government of Mr. Mossadeq as US later employed against that of Allende.One could argue then who was responsible for what and to what extent in what unfolded over the next 25 years.But this discussion about Mr. Mossadeq misses the point: just like Abraham Lincoln, Mossadeq has become a political saint and therefore untouchable. The article also is inaccurate in the sense that Iranians started, in the 19-th Century, by opposing foreign influences in Iran and later moved on to the opposition to autocracy. And in both cases it was the so-called Mullahs who were the leaders of those movements. In my opinion, the first revolution, in 1905, had more to do with a yearning for the Rule of Law than with Representative Government. In fact, it was the non-Mullah's who pushed for that sort of government as the method for establishing the Rule of Law.From 1905 till now, the Rule of Law has not been achieved in Iran; under the Qajar Constitutional Monarchy, under Pahlavi I Dictatorship, under the Occupation, Under Pahlavi II Constitutional Monarchy, under Pahlavi II Dictatorship, and now under the Islamic Republic.Furthermore, even the restricted representative government system of the Islamic Republic owes its existence to one man: Ayatollah Khomeini. Without him, and later the Office of the Supreme Jurisprudent to adjudicate power struggles among these potentially murderous fractious Iranian leaders, even this rickety system would not and could not have existed.One needs only to look at the assassinations of the leaders of 1905 Revolution and the chaos in Iran to appreciate that office. Or one can look at Syria during 1950s when it was, for a while, a democracy. There is a problem in Islamic polities, it seems to me and it cannot be put on the feet of the Mullahs alone.By the way, it was the non-Mullahs in the second Majlis that altered the electoral law and restricted representation to those who “visibly conform to Islam”. It was they who planted the seed of the 2009 electoral crisis. The most one can argue is that Ayatollah Khamenei made a mistake when he quashed the attempt to rectify that mistake during Mr. Khatami’s presidency.Overall, I do not think that the strategic competition of Iran and US hinges on the events of 1953. I think 1953 is another milestone in the sordid relationship of Iran and outside of powers. One could argue that the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran, a declared neutral country in World War II, in 194, has more to do with her current posture than the events of 1953.

        March 3, 2012 at 7:46 am |
  12. Evil zionist

    I hope Iran nukes israel real soon.

    Yipppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Come israel, bomb Iran.

    In the end you lose big time and you know it. Part of the dirty evil zionist plan to ruin the world – to do the devil's deeds.
    Evil israel is evil does.

    Yippeeeeeeeeeee!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
  13. michaelfury

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    February 13, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply

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