According to the writer the Iranian strategy is designed to pull Israel into a war with Egypt and Syria. 'It could also involve Egypt itself, triggered by border attacks by Iranian-sponsored networks' and 'The pressure is certainly increasing as Iran loses partners in its “coalition”: Hamas has deserted it in favor of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the Bashar Assad regime is on its way out in Syria.' Very recent developments, yet the writer also claims this strategy is in place since 2000; 'It is likely that the July 2006 escalation on Israel’s Lebanese border, set off by Hezbollah, was the result of six years of strategic planning' Pure guesswork, the writer obviosly doesn't have a clue. That is no suprise, his assumption to trace every terror-attempt to Iran is downright silly. Some of the above actions clearly stem from the Caucasusn and have nothing to do with Iran. The denial that Hezbollah and others could actually be directed against Israel purely on their own account and because of their own agenda, is based on the desire of an almighty ever present enemy; Iran. Based on this article one would think that a regime change in Iran would end anti_israeli terror. Needless to say this is wishfull thinking, and very silly indeed. I hope Dr Ely Karmon is simplifying and fantasizing on purpose. If not, than the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism is a collection of amateurs.
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