I didn't get to blog on this news story. This does loop a tiny bit back to wikileaks in a way that Israel was so darn proud of.
How it was that wikileaks made there claims and concerns regarding Iran that much more validated.
Or as the LA Times touted in their headline: ISRAEL: WikiLeaks and Israel -- quiet relief, louder vindication, for now
Vindication of what?
Oh and AP, I stumbled across the even more obnoxious headline, it was right in the article linked above Haaretz: "Everybody hates Iran."
Another oh so interesting comment I have linked back to the original source-
"If WikiLeaks didn't exist, Israel would have had to invent it"
Considering the great service Wikileaks provides for Israel.......
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck
UPDATED: Malcontent left a link over at Twelfth Bough.
I just have to add it, it so brilliantly ties into the whole who benefits from the wikileak "leaks"
It fits hand in glove with the Israel would have to invent wikileaks quote above so, from Salon
Last night on the Lehrer report Zbigniew Brzezinski cautioned
“It's, rather, a question of whether WikiLeaks are being manipulated by interested parties that want to either complicate our relationship with other governments or want to undermine some governments, because some of these items that are being emphasized and have surfaced are very pointed.
And I wonder whether, in fact, there aren't some operations internationally, intelligence services, that are feeding stuff to WikiLeaks, because it is a unique opportunity to embarrass us, to embarrass our position, but also to undermine our relations with particular governments.
Anyway......while the Wikileaks distraction was emanating from the media.
Someone had a nuclear scientist killed in Iran!
Who would have the most interest in seeing that happen?
Could it be the nation that crowed the loudest yesterday about how right they were on Iran?
First a video:
Easy to know who the scientists were via the IAEA...
Interesting to note that Iran had agreed to talks with the EU in Geneva regarding it's nuclear power plants. Reported on minimally eight days ago, November 22/2010
A diplomatic solution?
Which nation would not want that to happen?
Which nation shouted the loudest from the roof tops about their rightness?
So let's get over to another news story on the subject-
Attack on Nuclear Scientists prompts hit squad claims
Of course, I just want to get right to the point:
Who targeted the scientists?
Taking into consideration Israel wants war with Iran at all costs.
Israel: The country is pursuing covert operations aimed at hobbling Iran's nuclear programme, as a less costly alternative to mounting a full-scale military attack. Israeli officials admit that such operations are in progress but they give no detail. Israel is widely believed to be responsible for the Stuxnet computer worm that caused problems for the Iranian uranium enrichment programme. The country also has a record of using assassination as a weapon in what it regards as vital national interests.
United States: George Bush, when he was president, ordered a covert programme to sabotage Iran's nuclear ambitions, and that mission is still believed to be under way. Targeted killings have been approved against terrorist targets, but the revelation that a US-backed hit squad was killing civilian scientists would be immensely damaging to the administration.
Jundullah The "Soldiers of God", a Iranian Sunni group based in Iranian Baluchistan, has carried out a series of bloody attacks in recent years that have largely been focused on military targets. The group, known as the People's Resistance Movement of Iran, broadcast a video yesterday of a captive who it claims is a worker from a secret nuclear facility. It did not claim responsibility for the morning's attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists.
The People's Mujahedin (MeK or PMOI) This longstanding rebel group carried out several bombings and assassinations in the years following the 1979 revolution, but has more recently presented itself as a non-violent group. It is focusing its efforts on having itself removed from the US state department's list of terrorist organisations.
Israel makes that very clear.
Israel was behind the Stuxnet attack.
Israel regularly assassinates all manner of people in other countries. (this is but one example)
The US assassinates also. But, they have been wavering on an attack on Iran and they weren't lined to Stuxnet in any meaningful way, so?
Jundallah and the MEK. Not bloody likely. Doubtful they could carry this type of attack out. Bombs in marketplaces killing innocents, sure, but not this.
The smart money is on Israel.
What do you think?