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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Terrorism in Iran

I’d call blowing up scientists on motor bikes terrorism wouldn’t you?

And it’s not the first time this has happened.

The attacks were similar to the assassination in January of Masoud Ali Mohammadi, an expert on particle physics, killed by a remote-control bomb strapped to a motorcycle as he was leaving his Tehran home on his way to work.

Who is killing Iran's nuclear scientists and carrying out other acts of sabotage against the country’s nuclear facilities and infrastructure? Some of the likeliest suspects are discussed here.
UPDATE: On the subject of Iran, David Lindsay has a very good blog post up on the hawks circling the country. And what strange bed-fellows they make.


David Lindsay said...

The War Party has no problem with ghastly dictatorships. It has no problem with Islamists, including in Europe, and indeed in the Iraq where such forces have been unleashed by its actions.

And it has no problem with Ba'athists, cheerfully encouraging and assisting the People's Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) that moved during the Iran-Iraq War to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, which until its own overthrow in 2003 provided most of the PMOI's money and all of its military assistance.

No, it is not made up of Arabs, and Ba'athism is supposed to be a form of Arab nationalism, founded, like so many such forms, by a Christian. But if there are Russian Nazis, increasingly in Israel because at least they are not Arabs, then there may as well also be Persian Ba'athists. And there are.

In fact, in backing both the PMOI and Jundullah, the neocons are backing both the Ba'athists and the Sunni Islamists in relation to the same country. But it is that country. So that's all right, then. Isn't it?

Douglas said...

David Lindsay should include the leaders of the Arab states among the war hawks circling Iran.

Noticing you've been quiet (at least at this blog) since the Wikileaks story broke

Neil Clark said...

Hi Douglas- David does include the leaders of Arab states among the hawks circling Iran.