Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Some Good News on Iran?

The Wall Street Journal reports that an Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated in Tehran. He was killed by a remotely-detonated bomb, placed on a motorbike near his car.
Iran, meanwhile, has recently accused the U.S. of complicity in an alleged kidnapping of another Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year during a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
Are incidents like these evidence that the U.S., or possibly Israel, has a secret assassination program targeting key personnel involved with the Iranian nuclear program? Let's hope so. Covert operations to kill critical people, sabotage facilities, and disrupt supply chains are probably the best way to slow down and hamper Iran's nuclear efforts. It's impossible to say whether or not this killing had anything to do with the U.S. With the current unrest in Iran, it could easily have been the work of internal dissidents of some type. The Iranian government has no lack of enemies. Which also makes it an ideal environment to do some covert damage to their nuclear aspirations. 

1 comment:

  1. What, if anything, in your mind differentiates this cross-border murder of innocent civilians from the terrorism that your country professes to be at war with?