An Israeli Diplomat's wife's car was bombed in Delhi recently, allegedly by a limpet bomb attached by a motorcycle rider on the streets of Delhi. Hawks on all sides are pointing fingers at Iran, but the Indian police claim they haven't found conclusive evidence supporting that view yet. I spent some time thinking beyond the standard narratives about the attack. Here are some ideas to chew on:
India has been a reasonably staunch ally of Iran on the international stage, but is increasingly under pressure by the West to toe their line instead, and abandon Iran. India's growing proximity to the West and to Israel, especially in matters related to defense equipment purchases, is a compelling reason for India to throw Iran under the bus. But the dilemma is, how can they change tune without being viewed by the other developing countries (and their BRIC buddies) as spineless turncoats? Solution: a fake attack that can be pinned on Iran. Find a convenient thug to plant the bomb (which, for all the deadly images of the Toyota Innova in flames, actually resulted in no deaths), do a quick "investigation", without actually blaming Iran, allow people to speculate to that effect, and use that as an excuse for the chilling of relations with a decades-old ally. Convenient!!
Israel is looking for reasons to strike against Iran, and the Hawks in the US (especially in the US Media - look at this article on Slate) are quietly standing by allowing the rhetoric to heat up. What stops the Mossad from picking a soft target like India, Georgia and Thailand to "attack" one of their own diplomats / embassies and blame Iran? They've been known to do stranger things!
Point is, there's always more to these things than meets the eye. Will we ever find out? Perhaps not. But that shouldn't stop us from keeping a sharp eye out for a rat.
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