Monday, November 29, 2010

Assassination of Iranian scientists

The timing is probably irrelevant, but on the day following the Wikileaks release of classified documents, two Iranian nuclear scientists have been attacked, with one of them killed. In January another Iranian professor was also assassinated. At the time, there were rather hasty allegations made by the Western press that the Iranians had assassinated their own scientist. No such quick judgements have been issued by the Western press yet on this set of events, probably as they are pre-occupied with the "Cablegate" scandal.

On another note, the way the assassinations were attempted is astonishing. Charges were attached on the drivers window by motorcycle drivers. The charge is probably shaped to hit into the car, killing a driver or passenger sitting at that side. It is nothing short of ingenious, but one wonders who is behind such a move...

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