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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Has the Mossad stepped in?

Iran has been saber rattling for quite some time now, calling for Israel and the United States to be "wiped off the face of the earth."

The speculation has been for some time that the Israelis would send the Mossad in to take care of this problem. The question that has been being asked, over and over, has been "when?"

Now we see a situation that brings to bear the question, "have they finally?"

I noticed this story from the London Times, but their site is down at the time of this writing, so I had to go elsewhere to find it.


Tehran, 25 Jan. (AKI) - One of Iran's top nuclear scientists, Ardeshir Hassanpour, a professor at the university of Shiraz, has died under mysterious circumstances. Hassanpour's death was announced by Iranian state television, a week late, on Thursday. No reason was given for his death. The scientist was proclaimed the best scientist in the military field in the Islamic Republic in 2003. Hassanpour directed the centre for nuclear electromagnetic studies he had founded in 2005.

He had also co-founded the center for atomic research in Isfahan, the most important in the country, Iranian state television reported.

Last year, Ardeshir Hassanpour was awarded Iran's most prestigious scientific award, the Kharazmi prize.

Has the Mossad stepped in? If they have, I say it's a good thing. This sort of threat can NOT be allowed to continue unchecked.

This is something that will definitely bear further watching...