It would seem from this interview on CBS yesterday that Netanyahu feels no responsibility to provide evidence for his assertion that Hezbollah and Iran were behind the terrorist attack in Bulgaria last week. He says that the shoe fits the bomber(s) because the week before a man of Lebanese origin was arrested in Cyprus on charges that he was tracking Israeli tourists. Netanyahu accuses this man of terrorist motives, too.
Netanyahu tells Bob Schieffer that he is exposing “Iran’s culpability…yes they’ve targeted Israelis … [in a] systematic attack in dozens of countries on five continents.”
He also accuses Iran of a “global campaign … to launch terror attacks against Israelis” in 24 countries, including Bulgaria. In this campaign, he claims, Iran was prepared to take out American senators to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States– but this was a dubious plot.
These are wild charges that could only push the United States toward an attack on Iran. It’s amazing that a foreign prime minister gets nearly 8 minutes of prime time network air to make them. But it’s part of a sad and predictable pattern.