The motto of Mossad has long been based on practicing the art of deception to engage in covert and overt warfare. Mossad's motto "By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War" (Hebrew: be-tahbūlōt ta`aseh lekhā milkhamāh) is being carried out in supposed Iranian-engineered bomb plots against Israeli diplomats in New Delhi, India; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Bangkok, Thailand.
The Israeli ambassador to Thailand, Itzhak Shoham, is alleging that the latest bomb plot in Bangkok, in which two men said to be carrying Iranian passports were caught trying to carry out a bomb plot against Israeli diplomatic targets, were similar to two other operations in Tbilisi and New Delhi. The Tbilisi and New Delhi operations saw amateurish homemade magnetic "sticky bombs," similar to those that Israel and the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) have used to carry out car bomb assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists in Iran, being used against Israeli embassy targets.
In Bangkok, "sticky bombs" made from C-4 explosives went off prematurely in the home of two suspects. The residence is located on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. One of the alleged Iranians caught by Thai police is Saeid Moradi. Moradi lost his legs while tossing a grenade at police while they were chasing Moradi.
Earlier, a bomb attached to an Israeli diplomatic vehicle exploded, slightly wounding the wife of an Israeli diplomat. The woman was released from the hospital later the same day. In Tbilisi, a bomb attached to an Israeli diplomatic vehicle was defused before it as detonated.
Israeli officials have promised retaliation for the alleged Iranian attacks. However, Iran has stated that Israel carried out the attacks in order to damage Tehran's good relations with India, Georgia, and Thailand. Thailand recently recognized the statehood of Palestine.
Thai authorities had been expecting a Mossad operation for the past month in retaliation for Thailand's recognition of Palestine. The alleged "Iranian" operation in Bangkok comes just after the triennial Cobra Gold exercise that involved U.S. Special Forces, Thai and other troops from Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia, as well as invited Israeli military observers. Cobra Gold wrapped up on February 13. The exercises were based out of the Sattahip naval base near Chonburi.
Moradi, the alleged Iranian grenade thrower, flew to Bangkok from Seoul. After arriving in Thailand, Moradi traveled to Phuket and then to Chonburi, remaining for several days during the Cobra Gold exercise. It is believed by Thai sources that Moradi obtained the hand grenades from the U.S. Special Forces team in Chonburi.
Moradi threw the grenades at police on Sukhumvit Soi 7 in the Nana area of Bangkok. This is an area that services sex tourists from the Arab Middle East and Islamic countries. There are no Israeli targets of opportunity in the Sukhumvit No. 7 area. The Israeli embassy is located on Sukhumvit Soi 19, far from the location of the grenade incident.
Typical sign found in Soi 7: not the type of neighborhood one would expect seasoned Iranian Shi'a Muslim agents sworn to die for Ayatollah Khamenei and Allah would be plotting their attack on the Isrseli embassy.
The female room mate of the trio of Iranian suspects was staying in the Ekkamai district, several kilometers from the Sukhumvit safe house location. It is believed that the Ekkamai residence was where the "Iranians" were actually staying. To get to Sukhumvit Soi 7/Nana from Ekkamai, Moradi would have taken a taxi or the Skytrain twelve blocks past the Israeli embassy. It is believed that Moradi was hiding from the Thai police in the Nana Arab district. If Moradi were an Iranian agent, the question remains why he was staying in locations far from the Israeli embassy, as well as the Chabad House, which is on the other side of Bangkok, and why he did not use the occasion of passing by the Israeli embassy to make a dash for the compound or the diplomatic vehicles, if, as Israeli officials have stated, the Bangkok operation was a mirror of the operations in New Delhi and Tbilisi.
A number of international terrorism experts claim the Bangkok operation lacked the sophistication that would be expected from Iranian intelligence or Iran's Quds special operations force.
The C4 used in the bombs that went off prematurely in the Sukhumvit safe house were of standard U.S. Navy issue. Since 2001, most of the explosives used for U.S. covert operations/false flag attacks in southern Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar originated from the large weapons arsenal located at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada.
In past covert/false flag operations, the C4 was smuggled into Thailand by retired U.S. military personnel operating under the cover of the U.S. Missing in Action program in Laos. The C4 used by the alleged bombers in Sukhumvit was diverted from the Cobra Gold exercise.
Thai sources also point out that Moradi is of Persian Jewish origin. A number of prominent Iranian Jewish families, some of whom are in exile in the United States, have the last name Moradi. In 2004, the Simon Wiesenthal Center posthumously honored Iranian diplomat Abol-Hassan Sardari, the Iranian consul in Paris during the Nazi occupation, for saving the life of an Iranian Jew named Ibrahim Moradi. Moradi is also a common name among Kurdish Jews who live in northern Iran.