Explosions in Bangkok Injure Suspected Iranian National
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BANGKOK — A series of explosions rocked a Bangkok residential neighborhood on Tuesday, including a blast caused by a man believed to be an Iranian national who threw a hand grenade at Thai police officers, a police official said.
The explosions came a day after bombers [URL=http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/world/middleeast/israeli-embassy-officials-attacked-in-india-and-georgia.html]attacked Israeli Embassy personnel[/URL] in the capitals of India and Georgia. Israel accused [URL="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/iran/index.html?inline=nyt-geo"]Iran[/URL] of being behind the attacks, which the Tehran government denied.Witnesses in Bangkok said a total of three foreign-looking men fled a house in the city’s Sukhumvit neighborhood after an explosion in the early afternoon tore the roof off.
Two of the men escaped, triggering a man hunt. The third man emerged from the house disoriented and tried to hail a taxi, witnesses said. When the taxi did not stop, he threw an explosive device, possibly a hand grenade, at the taxi, destroying the front half the vehicle, police said.
Police said the man then threw a hand grenade at approaching police officers.
“It did not reach them. He couldn’t throw it far enough,” said Col. Varavudh Thaweechaikarn, a police officer at the scene. The explosion badly injured the man’s legs; one of his limbs was blasted into a nearby schoolyard.
Among the man’s belongings, police found a receipt from a hotel in the Thai city of Chonburi, Colonel Varavudh said. “The man put his nationality as Iranian when he checked into the hotel,” he said.
Police also found Iranian currency in the man’s wallet.
Thai police did not immediately reveal the man’s identity. He and two other foreigners rented and occupied the house for the past several weeks, said a housecleaner, Laxme Kondan, 35, who lives on the same street.
Ms. Laxme Kondan said she heard an explosion and ran to the house to see what had happened.
“I saw two men wearing shorts and no shoes running out of the house,” she said. “Five minutes later I saw another man run out with blood on his face.”
Wichai Tiwaree, 44, who works in an import-export company on the street where the blast occurred, was riding on a motorcycle soon after the first explosion and said he saw “a guy walking in a very unusual way.”
“I saw blood coming out of his ears,” Mr. Wichai said. “I heard an explosion and saw the man running up the street. People were yelling, ‘Get him! Get him!’”
On Monday, the wife of an Israeli defense envoy to New Delhi was hurt along with several other people when her car was destroyed by an explosive device placed on it by a motorcyclist at a red light. In Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, a similar device was discovered on the car of a local staff member of the Israeli Embassy, but was defused by the police. Israel said both bombs were linked to Iran.
The explosions followed heightened terror warnings in [URL=http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/thailand/index.html?inline=nyt-geo]Thailand[/URL] last month after a Lebanese man was [URL="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/world/asia/thai-police-in-bangkok-seize-bomb-making-material.html"]arrested at Bangkok’s main airport[/URL]as he tried to leave the country. Thai authorities said his arrest came after a tip from Israeli intelligence agents, who warned that a group of people who appeared to be from the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah were planning to strike tourist sites in Bangkok in mid-January.
The man, Atris Hussein, led Thai police to a warehouse where they found almost of four tons of chemicals that can be used for making bombs.
At the time, the American Embassy had issued an “emergency message” warning of a possible terror threat against Americans in Bangkok, and Israel warned its citizens to be on alert as well. A dozen other embassies then urged their own nationals to exercise caution. Thai authorities, though, said Thailand appeared to have been a staging ground but not the target of any attack.
Swedish authorities in Bangkok have visited Mr. Hussein and are providing him legal services, a Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman, Andre Mkandawire, said on Tuesday.[/release]
The very act itself is a pun :v:
I think the Iranian needs to work on his overhand.
This is basically confirmation that Israel was right about Iran being behind the other blasts targeting diplomats in India and Georgia.
They're really stirring the pot...
Oh, and the US Navy is sailing it's carrier fleet back and forth past Iran...
And the Chief of Mossad visited Washington to discuss if the US would back a strike on Iran. A spokesperson declined to comment and said he would prefer to talk behind closed doors. No comment, likely there's some form of backing.
Tensions are high as fuck, as close to possible imminent strikes on Iran get.
Why is Iran now saying "Come at me bro" to the world instead of just the U.S. It's not going to end well if they keep doing this...
I don't get why are Swedish officials providing legal services for the Lebanese man? Also the nationally of attackers doesn't prove that Iran's government is doing these acts, it may point to it but it could be anyone, it's not exactly hard to stir shit.
[QUOTE=Callius;34694141]I don't get why are Swedish officials providing legal services for the Lebanese man? Also the nationally of attackers doesn't prove that Iran's government is doing these acts, it may point to it but it could be anyone, it's not exactly hard to stir shit.[/QUOTE]
Likelihood of three separate attacks across a span of 8000km all targeting Israeli diplomats and their direct family?
The Iranian guy blew his legs off and has survived.
Not even suicide bombers can get it right nowadays..
Of all places Thailand?
[QUOTE]Swedish authorities in Bangkok have visited Mr. Hussein and are providing him legal services, a Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman, Andre Mkandawire, said on Tuesday.[/QUOTE]
what? this doesnt make any sense at all
at first i just skimmed through it but when i saw this i read the whole thing
I dont see anything that ties Sweden to this.
Found more pics
To be fair, if eye for an eye is observed, Iran had the right to do this.
Edit: When Iranians get blown up, it's glamorous assasination, when Israelis try to be blown up, it's unacceptable.
[B]Breaking News:[/B] Israeli Envoy Says Bangkok Bombs Similar to Devices Used in India Attack
[QUOTE=Falchion;34697874]To be fair, if eye for an eye is observed, Iran had the right to do this.
Edit: When Iranians get blown up, it's glamorous assasination, when Israelis try to be blown up, it's unacceptable.[/QUOTE]
Why take an eye for an eye approach in the first place?
[QUOTE=skifer;34712879]Why take an eye for an eye approach in the first place?[/QUOTE]
Because Israel killed an Iranian scientist?
Shit's getting real.
This is 2012 and we have shit like this happening. What's wrong with the world
The manner in which Iranians scientists were killed by Israelis is the same in which Israelies were supposedely killed by Iranians.
Just throwing that out there.
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