This just in: According to Lebanese sources quoted in Haaretz, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah was poisoned last week, and was in critical condition for several days before being saved by Iranian doctors flown in on a special military flight.
Of course Israel will be blamed (or credited) with the attempted assassination, assuming it happened at all. Yet there is something funny about the timing here — it comes on the heels of reports that Iran just uncovered an espionage ring involving carrier pigeons. And of reports yesterday that Iran just carried out a massive airforce training mission simulating an attack on Israel. And of Iran being a candidate for the UN Security Council. And of reports today that Iran hosted a meeting in which representatives of Iran, Russia, and Qatar are considering putting together a natural gas cartel that would parallel OPEC.
What do all these add up to? Maybe nothing at all. But whenever you get such a flurry of reports which, taken together, basically say “Iran is strong, growing, has allies, and is better at espionage than Israel,” you have to wonder if it’s not a coordinated campaign.