"JERUSALEM, March 22 -- A 200-pound car bomb malfunctioned near a crowded mall in the Israeli port city of Haifa on Saturday night, averting what could have been one of the largest such attacks in Israel in the past several years, police said.
"The fact that the explosives-laden vehicle was able to enter a major civilian area deep inside Israel without detection constituted a major breach of Israel's normally tight security system."
from Car Bomb Found Near Crowded Israeli Mall
A massive pretext for war without the political cost of an actual bombing! Naturally, the bombs have to go off most of the time for something like this to have the desired effect.