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Thailand: Iranian Bomber Tosses Grenade At Police, Grenade Bounces Off Tree, Lands At His Feet and Blows Off His Legs


Israel must have planted the tree. And in all likelihood it was a “Gharqad” tree or one of its sympathizers …

By Lee Moran – “A bungling Iranian bomber blew off his own legs when he hurled a grenade at Thai police outside a Bangkok school – which bounced off a tree and then exploded at his feet.

It came after he had blown up his own home and then hurled a grenade at a taxi driver who would not accept him as a passenger, the Bangkok Post reports.

Police allegedly found an Iranian ID card in a satchel close to the blast in the Thai capital, and unconfirmed reports suggest he is called Saeid Moradi.

Four people, three men and one woman, were injured in the explosions which come the day after Israeli diplomats were targeted in simultaneous car bombings, also believed to have been carried out by Iran.

It is not yet known if yesterday’s and today’s attacks are linked – but Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said: ‘We can’t rule out any possibility.’

More explosives were found at Moradi’s house, in the Ekamai area of central Bangkok, which police say he had been renting with two other unidentified foreigners.

He is believed to have arrived in Bangkok, from the southern Thai resort of Phuket, on February 8.

Thailand has rarely been a target for foreign terrorists, although a domestic Muslim insurgency in the country’s south has involved bombings of civilian targets.” Read more.

  1. 02/14/2012 at 3:10 PM

    Is the tree OK?

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  2. ICA
    02/14/2012 at 5:35 PM

    I think it’s fine. It didn’t even bark.

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  3. 02/14/2012 at 7:27 PM

    What a re-leaf.

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  4. Willard
    02/14/2012 at 9:29 PM

    You are both very silly – it was just a lucky bounce

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  5. ICA
    02/14/2012 at 10:29 PM

    All kidding aside, as seemingly amateurish as the circumstances of this event in Bangkok suggests, this man wasted his life for absolutely nothing in an act of terrorism that served no purpose whatsoever. The Iranians are unwilling (and in many cases unable) to strike any “legitimate” military targets at this time because they understand full well that it would exacerbate an already tense situation with Israel and America which would likely precipitate a military confrontation they’re not yet ready to go up against. Rather, they resort to going after Jewish soft targets, such as staff at Israeli embassies and synagogues. Fortunately, explosives don’t appear to be this Iranian agent’s forté, and he knew immediately that his mission was a failure when explosives detonated in his apartment. Unfortunately for him, he subsequently decided to wage a misdirected, impetuous “fit of terror” against a cab driver and police officer. This sort of trigger-happy faux pas will often result in (embarrassing) failure, but, fortunately, it is an outcome that I much prefer over one he would have otherwise considered successful.

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  6. 02/15/2012 at 1:21 AM

    We played this tonight at the Prayer House (I play bass), speaking of trees:

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