On September 25, 1997, two Mossad agents entered Jordan with forged Canadian passports. They attacked Hamas leader Khaled Meshal. They spraying him with an unknown poison. He survived and recovered to explain.
In January 2002, a Mossad car bomb killed former Lebanese cabinet minister Elie Hobeika and three bodyguards. In 1982, he was involved in the infamous Sabra and Shatilla camp massacres.
Days before his assassination, he expressed willingness to implicate then Defense Minister Ariel Sharon's direct role. Clearly, Mossad killed him to prevent it.
Mossad's raison d'Ãªtre needs no explanation. The same goes for Shin Bet. They comprise Israel's Murder, Inc. They also specialize in false flags. They operate within and outside Israel. Mafia families are amateurs by comparison.
Perhaps Israel's most notorious false flag occurred on June 3, 1982. Assassins tried to kill Israel's UK ambassador Shlomo Argov. They approached his car after a Dorchester Hotel banquet. He was shot, gravely injured, but survived. Emergency brain surgery saved him.
Assassins were Abu Nidal militants. Arafat was falsely blamed. Israel got the war it wanted. Around 18,000 Palestinians died. The Sabra and Shatila massacres were one of the last century's most horrific war crimes.
At the time, Ariel Sharon was defense minister. He ordered the slaughter. He let Phalangist fascists do his dirty work.
Southern Lebanon remained occupied until May 2000. Israel still illegally holds Sheba Farms and other Lebanese territory.
Rafik Hariri's assassination was also notable. On February 14, 2005, compelling visual and audio evidence revealed real time intercepted Israel aerial surveillance footage. It showed routes former Prime Minister Hariri used on the day his motorcade was attacked. Clearly, Israel was involved.
Washington blamed Syria. Assad denied responsibility. Hezbollah was later falsely named. It was a typical Mossad operation, but no one at the time knew for sure. The blast left a 30 foot crater. Over 100 were injured besides those killed.
An International Court of Justice (ICC) Special Tribunal (STL) investigated Hariri's killing. On August 17, 2011, four Hezbollah members were falsely indicted.
No evidence whatever suggested their involvement. Obvious questions go unanswered. Cui bono? Clearly neither Hezbollah or Syria had anything to gain from killing Hariri.
The same logic applies now. What possible reason would Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, or Hamas have for provoking a possible robust Israeli response?
Quite the opposite. They have every incentive to avoid risks able to initiate war. Point fingers where they likely belong. Israel has lots to gain from eliminating regional rivals and irritants.
Is war likely now? Evidence suggests it looms against Syria. If so, perhaps spillover could target Hezbollah. Iran may be later. Hamas could be targeted any time.