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"The assassination on Wednesday of another Iranian nuclear scientist may now prompt Iran to try to respond in kind.

 

The murder in Tehran of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan is the fourth such attack on Iran's scientists in just two years.

 

It comes on top of a sophisticated cyber sabotage programme and two mysterious explosions at Iranian military bases, one of which in November killed the general known as 'the godfather' of Iran's ballistic missile programme.

 

No-one is claiming responsibility for these attacks but Iran blames its longstanding enemy, Israel, and occasionally the US.

 

Whoever is behind them, Iran is clearly being subjected to an undeclared campaign to slow down its nuclear programme, which the West and Israel suspect is aimed at developing an atomic bomb.

 

The latest Iranian scientist to die was killed by a magnetic bomb, attached to his car, a Peugeot 405, by two men on a motorbike.

 

Whoever was targeting him clearly knew his route, his car and his timings.

 

The small, professionally made device was designed to kill its victim but cause only limited damage to the surroundings.

 

It bears a striking similarity to the bomb used in November 2010 to kill another nuclear scientist, Majid Shahriari."

 

 

 

Wonder who Iran will target ?

 

 

 

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Iranian Nuke scientist have a habit of blowing up recently,Had the look of a campaign run by mosaad,those guys answer to no one,and protect Israel without a care about PC or international opinion.Interesting that the US navy is rescuing Iranians at sea,while(I don't doubt this) supporting a covert campaign inside Iran

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it may be a great strategy ... but not one without corresponding consequences

 

 

 

"So far, Iran has not responded to these attacks, other than loudly condemning them and vowing to continue its nuclear programme.

 

But this latest killing could prove to be the proverbial straw on the camel's back, prompting Iran's powerful intelligence agency, Etilaat, and the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force to carry out some attacks of their own overseas.

 

If they wanted to retaliate against the US they certainly have enough operatives in Iraq and Afghanistan to make life difficult for the Americans there.

 

Striking out at Israel's nuclear scientists would be harder - they are said to be well guarded and Israeli intelligence has been bracing for some kind of Iranian reaction.

 

Sir Richard Dalton, Britain's Ambassador to Iran from 2002 to 2006 and now an associate fellow at the UK think tank, Chatham House, believes the undeclared campaign against Iran's nuclear scientists is entering a dangerous phase.

 

"The next step is for Iran to answer like for like" says Dalton.

 

"If a state is behind this then this is international state terrorism and it's inviting a response. It looks like a further twist that will lead to a tit-for-tat"."

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This has the fingerprints of the Mossad all over it. The Israeli version of state sponsored terrorism. It is only a matter of time before the Iranians respond in kind, probably through their Hezbollah henchmen in Lebanon. And so the cycle of political violence continues. :dismay:

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in all likelihood ... they will hit us - the US

 

Israel is too well prepared and expecting retaliation

 

we don't have a clue ... business as usual

 

and we'll pay a price accordingly

 

then BO gets to decide what the next step is

 

that should be really interesting :shock:

 

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That young ex-Marine who's been condemned as a spy is a likely victim of just such retaliation.

 

There is an anti-regime movement that operates out of Iraq - I forget the name, but early in Ayatollah Khomeini's regime they bombed the house of Parliament and brought the roof down, killing a hundred-odd people. There's a long term rebellion in Baluchistan, where the majority of the population is Sunni and not Shia. It's quite possible that the suppression of opposition parties in Iran has moved some people to violence. There's Israel, not at all squeamish, and us, and it wouldn't be at all surprising if Saudi Arabia is fishing within Iran's minority groups (especially those who are Sunni, as in Baluchistan) too. There are a variety of small minority groups tormented as a matter of policy by the Iranian state. The house of the founder of the Bahai religion was razed a few years ago, it's now a parking lot (the Bab is considered an apostate and traitor to Islam); the Yazidis; probably others that I've never heard of.

 

Plenty of suspects, and there's no reason why some of them shouldn't be coming together and asserting common interests. As far as Iran retaliating, the Revolutionary Guard and the al-Quds force is supposed to have been involved in supporting anti-American violence almost from the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. They have plenty of American blood on their hands and while the circumstances involved might change, the killing of Americans by Iranians isn't new.

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T As far as Iran retaliating, the Revolutionary Guard and the al-Quds force is supposed to have been involved in supporting anti-American violence almost from the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. They have plenty of American blood on their hands and while the circumstances involved might change, the killing of Americans by Iranians isn't new.

 

agreed they've been killing our boys for years in the conflict theaters ... but the question is whether they'll now move out internationally and look to strike back in the USA, Israel, and UK ??

 

 

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Why does it have to be so obvious, it could be Al-Qaeda or some other group dragging Iran into a war with Israel and the U.S. for their own benefit. The ideas mentioned above seem to be pointing in the right direction but there could be another answer. They could pay off a few egg heads so it all points to the West and Israel. Mean while we rescue the very people we are trying to bring down with sanctions to look like the good guys? I don't think so, I could be wrong. The Iranians will act by putting to death a so called U.S. spy or get payback some other way with deaths of innocent people and then we get dragged into another war......it's an idea to think about.

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