Thursday, September 27, 2012

Iran hired assassins to kill Jewish teachers in Azerbaijan

How did this fly under the radar?
Three people have been convicted of plotting to kill teachers at a Jewish school in Azerbaijan.

A court in the capital Baku on Thursday found plot ringleader Rasim Aliyev and two other Azerbaijani citizens guilty of plotting the assassination of public officials and gun-smuggling. Aliyev was given a 14-year sentence while the others received 13 and eight years.

Investigators said Aliyev was hired to carry out the killings in Baku by an individual linked to security services in neighboring Iran.

Aliyev said in a televised confession that the attack was to be a reprisal against Israel for the assassination of an Iranian nuclear physicist.
Iran tried to assassinate people purely because they were Jewish. Not Israeli - Jewish.

Obviously, this is not the first time. After all, Iran-controlled Hezbollah was behind the deadly terror attack against the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994.

But here we have proof that Iran, today, is directing terror campaigns against Jews. This is proof positive that Iran is behind terrorism by any definition.

Where is the outrage? Why is this not a huge story? Where are the condemnations from the EU - or the US, for that matter?

(See also "Nine Iranian plots against Israelis and Jews in 2012" and US State Dept details Iran's 2011 terror record)