Skip to comments.Who's killing Iranian nuclear scientists?
Posted on 01/12/2012 2:51:35 PM PST by Zakeet
An explosion on Wednesday killed Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a top official at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, Iranian officials said.
He is the third man identified as a nuclear scientist to be killed in Iran in a mysterious explosion in the past two years. A fourth survived an assassination attempt.
In each case, someone placed a bomb under the scientist's car.
Iranian officials, on state-run media, blame Israel and the United States.
"I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.
"We believe there has to be an understanding between Iran, its neighbors and the international community that finds a way forward for it to end its provocative behavior, end its search for nuclear weapons and rejoin the international community and be a productive member of it," she said.
While Israel generally refuses to comment on accusations and speculation , Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, said on his Facebook page Wednesday, "I have no idea who targeted the Iranian scientist but I certainly don't shed a tear."
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Trita Parsi [president of the National Iranian-American Council] told CNN he does not believe the killings are the work of the United States ... Michael Rubin [resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute] agreed, and gave a different reason. "Frankly, I don't think the United States has the human intelligence!"
We know it isn’t hussein-—He’d be more likely to give millions of taxpayer dollars to halt the killing of iran scientists in an effort to have them use a nuke on the US.
The man from UNCLE you CNN morons, how much are you getting paid by Iran to try and get intel?
Its a good thing its happening, its like if it rained silver dollars, who cares?
Maybe Zeba or Mossad?
Well, it could be the Iranian anti-Mullah people who know the Israelis would get blamed (yeah, yeah, I know...far-fetched).
I have an alibi.
H! is just annoyed that she can not pee on vanquished enemies without squatting.
Although Israel is an obvious choice, Russia is also another possibility. They tend to do a lot of, ‘say one thing and do another’, this kind of stuff.
It isn’t Obama, but you can be damned well sure, next October he will be taking credit for it.
Zoroastrians still exist.
Someone has to preserve the Persian culture.
My guess is it’s IRAN themselves.
This last assassination was done 48 hours AFTER the new nuclear facility was declared operational, so they didn’t need him to be breathing any more. So they could kill him, then use that killing as a pretext for blaming ISRAEL, the US or BRITAIN for the murder........
The same folks who captured eichman
The eee-vil Koch Brothers?
Hard core anti-nuke nuts?
Oh for sure.
This is a good example of asymetrical warfare. They build a nuclear arsenal, the other side rents a couple of motor scooters and wires about $20 worth of explosives to a handful of cars. Somebody is learning their lessons very well.
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