Report: Phone Calls Link Burgas Attack to Iran ‘Shadow War’ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 08/09/12)
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Israeli intelligence has found that there were many phone calls
between Lebanon and Burgas, Bulgaria in the weeks leading up to a
fatal bus bombing targeting Israeli tourists, the New York Times
reports. The volume of calls increased in the three days before the
The calls serve as an additional reason to link the attack to Iran
The report included the Burgas attack with attacks in India and
elsewhere as part of an Iranian “shadow war.” Iran allegedly uses
cold war-style tactics to target Israel and Israelis while continuing
to deny its involvement in terror.
Iran and Hizbullah “thrive on reasonable deniability,” counterterror
expert Matthew Levitt explained.
Another expert, Andrew Exum, agreed. “They want just enough ambiguity
that you can’t nail down that they did it, the seed of doubt that
makes it difficult for Israel or the United States to respond,” he
Iran has denied involvement in the Burgas attack, claiming that
Israel attacked its own tourists.
The report noted that an investigation into the Burgas bombing has
failed to identify the bomber or to apprehend a suspected accomplice.
Without further evidence, Bulgaria is unlikely to implicate
Hizbullah, which the European Union does not consider a terrorist
Iran’s covert attacks have not targeted Israel alone. The United
States has accused Iran of backing a plot to kill the Saudi
ambassador to Washington. (IsraelNationalNews © 2011 08/09/12)
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