I know beforehand that many on the left and their accomplices, as well as representatives of the Muslims, will try to criticize this article, so I’ll give the iron facts to support my opinion.
During the attack in Bulgaria, I was in Tel Aviv. While there, I heard the statement of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, about the participation in the terrorist attack by Hezbollah and Iranian intelligence.
When we spoke to Daniel Seaman, the Deputy Director of the General Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, about this attack, he told me, “Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah, are conducting a terror campaign against Israeli targets around the world. In recent months alone, attempts against Israelis in India, Thailand, Georgia, Kenya and Cyprus have been proven to have Iranian and Hezbollah involvement. Iran was also involved in an attempt to murder the Saudi ambassador to the USA. Iran is a source of international terror and the international community can no longer stand idly by.” And it is absolutely true.
Iran and its intelligence these days are not what they were thirty, twenty or even ten years ago. They have become better, stronger and smarter.
“Eternal” talks on the Iranian nuclear program and the so-called “financial sanctions and embargoes” have brought about the result that Iran has strengthened itself both financially and militarily.
Iranian intelligence put down its roots in countries in which previously had no access, even in allies of the U.S. and the EU. And it is not surprising that they may have ties to Al Qaeda, especially considering the fact that Iran shares borders with Afghanistan.
Earlier I wrote about a Bank of Azerbaijan, “Royal Bank,” about which the U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan wrote letters to the State Department accusing it of laundering money for Al Qaeda and Hezbollah. For this reason, the links between al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Iranian intelligence have been known for a long time.
A few days ago, the spiritual leader of Muslims of the Caucasus said that the Shiites and Sunnis should unite, and that the unity of Muslims is necessary for the protection of Islamic values, as the enemy is trying to bring discord among Muslims.
Even during the first Jihad of the Mujahideen in Chechnya, the Mujahideen were sent to Chechnya via Turkey and the other part through Iran. Many Chechen businessmen sponsoring jihad in the Caucasus have business in Turkey and Iran. I have personally met with several leaders of the mujahideen who were transported from Afghanistan to Iran, from Iran to Azerbaijan, and from Azerbaijan to Chechnya. Earlier I wrote about Vaha Ibragimov, who was involved in ferrying mujahideen to Chechnya. He had just shipped them across Iran.
Iran has always both directly and indirectly supported terrorist organizations, but it has never before been so close to developing nuclear weapons. In addition, after the terrorist organizations Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Taliban in Afghanistan have become partners in peace of Barack Obama, why should Iran scare anyone? Shouldn’t it also be recognized as a party in the peace process?!
According to preliminary information, the perpetrator of the terrorist attack in Bulgaria was not an Iranian by birth. But this does not prove that he was not given Iranian money and aided by Iranian intelligence.
The essence of intelligence is precisely that: to achieve the goal — in this case, intimidation, and to spread doubts about what appropriate decisions Israel should make. The Defence Minister and Prime Minister of Israel promised that the mastermind of this attack would get a harsh response.
To sow doubts among the Israeli leadership does not work, but other countries will be asked: where was Iran in this, if the terrorist act was carried out by al-Qaeda? At this time, world leaders do not wish to take tough measures against Iran’s nuclear program; that is, they do not want to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, and they followed this with a request that Israel not take harsh measures against the instigators of a terrorist act, as Iran’s involvement is not proven.
The Deputy Chairman of the Knesset Committee on Defense, Faina Kirshenbaum, told me about the existence of an Islamic lobby that intends to make the entire Middle East Islamic, green, conducting terror attacks against the state of Israel — the only democracy in the region.
How strong is the Islamic Lobby? This is what we will learn in the near future. But one thing is certainly not in doubt: Islam is not a peaceful religion.