Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hand of the Mossad suspected behind murder in Iran

 Mojtaba Ahmadi's funeral.
Mojtada Ahmadi's funeral. 

Has the Israeli secret service Mossad again been involved in murdering an Iranian? It seems likely if we look at the attention that Israeli newspapers pay at the killing of  Mojtaba Ahmadi, the head of the cyberwar program of Iran's Pasdaran (Revolutionary Guards) Corps:  
 Ahmadi was last seen leaving his home for work on Saturday. He was later found with two bullets in the heart, according to a report in London's Daily Telegraph, which cited a report on a website linked to the Revolutionary Guard Corps.
“I could see two bullet wounds on his body and the extent of his injuries indicated that he had been assassinated from a close range with a pistol,” an eyewitness told the website.
The commander of the local police gave further credence to an assassination saying that two people on a motorbike had been involved in the assassination.
Five Iranian nuclear scientists and the head of the country’s ballistic missile program have been killed since 2007. The regime has accused Israel’s external intelligence agency, the Mossad, of carrying out these assassinations.

The last victim of a known assassination was Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemist who worked in the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, who died when an explosive device blew up on his car in January last year.
The killing of Ahmadi coincides with a new diplomatic effort by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s newly elected leader. He has voiced the hope that Iran’s confrontation with America and the leading Western powers over its nuclear ambitions can be settled within months.
Acoording to blogger Richard Silverstein (blog Tikun Olam) who has proven to have access to well place sources in Israel, this was indeed a murder perpetrated by Israel. Earlier murders were executed in a similar way, from  a motorcycle, and were done in cooperation with the terrorist organisation Mujaheddin e Khalq (which by the way recently was taken off the list of terrorist organisations in the US). It is not sure however, according to Silverstein that the Mujaheddin were involved this time.
The murder coincided with Bibi Netanyahu's attack on the new Iranian president Rohani at the UN, but that might be a coincidence. The announcement of the arrest of an Iranian spy in Israel with a photo of the Iranian embassy in his possession also coincided with Bibi's attack, but the timing of lifting of the 'gag order' concerning this arrest was on purpose, it seems.
Silverstein adds the news that rumors were circulating in Israel, about a high level meeting between Israeli security officials and an official of a Gulf state with which Israel does not have relations, in order to coordinate action against Iran. It was said that the man in question was a Saudi. He might have been no other than prince Bandar bin Sultan, the head of operations of the Saudi secret services.    

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