Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 09/04/2012


LastDayWatchers understand

"Netanyahu and Barak are giving the sense that if Israel doesn’t act, Iran will have nuclear weapons. This part of the sentence apparently has an element of truth. But in the second part of the sentence, they turn to the – sorry for the expression – the ‘stupid public’ or the layman public... and tell them if Israel acts, there won’t be [an Iranian] nuclear program. And that’s the incorrect part of the sentence."

Mr. Diskin served as director of Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, from 2005 to 2011 and is reportedly close with former Mossad chief Dagan.

"Such action is immoral and operationally illogical under the circumstances,"

Mr. Mofaz, the head of the centrist Kadima party wrote."

Suicide bomber kills 30 Afghans in attack at funeral

"The suicide bomber attacked civilians at a funeral ceremony for a resident of the Door Baba district in Nangarhar, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. Among those in attendance were local government officials, including the district governor of Door Baba, and tribal leaders.

Today's suicide attack is the third in eastern Afghanistan in the past week. On Sept. 1, the Taliban claimed credit for the double suicide attack outside a joint US and Afghan base in Sayyiabad district in Wardak province. The attack killed 10 civilians and two policemen, and wounded scores of people, including US troops. And on Aug. 29, a suicide bomber killed five Afghan soldiers in an attack on a military convoy in the Pech district in Kunar.

Three of the Taliban's four regional councils are now run by leaders who are closely linked to al Qaeda [for more information on the Taliban's Quetta and regional shuras, see LWJ report, The Afghan Taliban's top leaders]."

Two U.S. diplomats injured in car-bomb attack in Pakistan

"The attack killed two Pakistanis and wounded 21 local residents, police said. The U.S. government vehicle had left the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar and was traveling through an area of the city that houses the American Club and the missions of several international organizations, including the United Nations, when it was rammed by an explosives-laden car.

The suicide attack, which appeared targeted at foreigners, renewed concerns about the safety of Westerners working in Pakistan, especially in or near the militant-infested northwestern tribal areas. Peshawar is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which abuts the semiautonomous tribal belt bordering Afghanistan."

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