Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mossad in Iran


Has anybody else noticed this little story in the news. It appears to me that the Israelis are not confident that they could destroy Iran's nuclear sites with air strikes. So instead, they are killing their nuclear scientists. On Monday, Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari was killed by a car bomb outside his home. Nobody has, and nobody will claim responsibility.

4 comments:

Gary said...

Ted,
You are right. I wrote a blog on this very subject on December 1st "Stopping Iran's Nuclear Program", There have been a number of Iranian nuclear scientists that have died or disappeared over the past few years. Not only that but the Iranians have been having a great deal of trouble with the parts for the program they have been buying on the black market. All of this is likely masterminded by the Mossad or the CIA or both.
In one spectacular incident they had 50 centrifuges blow up when installed and brought on line. It was discovered that the tubes connecting them with the transformers had been "handled". It turns out that they bought the tubes from a company in Gremany which was a straw company for the CIA.
I guess there really is more than one way to skin a cat (American saying)
Gary

Ted Leddy said...

Gary

The Israelis like to do things this way. Think about it. Imagine the fear and chaos this must be causing in Iran among the security, intelligence and scientific communities. It is along the same lines as the Munich retaliations. It may or may not stop Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. But it will certainly make it harder for them.

Gary said...

Ted,
I agree. This has definitely slowed them down. If you compare them to North Korea, who initially got the same start up help from Khan (the Pakistani Scientist that sold secrets and trained Iranian and N. Korean scientists) --just look how far ahead the N. Koreans have come --and the only major difference has been the effectiveness of the interference by Mossad and CIA.
Gary

Ted Leddy said...

Gary

Excellent point. It was probably never really an option to do something like this in Korea. Although the South Korean intelligence services might have tried it. But I don't see how the CIA could have possibly infiltrated a nation like North Korea for assassination purposes. Too difficult and risky.