February 04, 2007

Top Iranian nuke scientist 'assassinated by Mossad'

Articles like the one below give me pause because they scream of "Jewish conspiracy." How many times have we read or heard about conspiracy theories involving the power of joint Mossad-CIA plots, Jewish control of the media, and the "Zionist-led" US goverment? Too many times the sources of these conspiracy theories are Arabists and terrorist apologists and Nazis. I don't know if the information in the article below is true, but I do believe that Joseph Farah, the editor of World Net Daily, who I very much respect, believes it to be true. We'll wait and see. Oh and if it is true, I think its great news. From WND:

The mysterious death last month of a top Iranian nuclear physicist involved with the Islamic Republic's current effort to enrich uranium was the work of Mossad, the Israeli security service, a leading U.S. intelligence company claims.

The death of Ardeshir Hassanpour, 44, a nuclear scientist, was not announced until Jan. 21, six days after his death, according to Radio Farda. The official cause of death was reported as "gas poisoning," but Iranian authorities did not disclose how or where Hassanpour was poisoned. The announcement, reports said, came at a conference on nuclear safety.

According to the London Times, Stratfor, a U.S. security company, reported on Friday that its sources within Israel identified Hassanpour as a Mossad target and said "very strong intelligence" suggested the security service had assassinated the scientist.

As WND reported, Israel has warned Tehran it would not be permitted to threaten the Jewish state with annihilation.