Israel Using Sabotage Tactics In Iran

February 17, 2009

Israel (ChattahBox) – After recent information came to light about Israel seeking US aid in military action against Iran, it has now been reported that the Jewish state, with the help of the US, and some European nations, has been secretly sabotaging Iranian nuclear plants, and assassinating project leaders.

The tactics have been going on for several years, and will likely come as a shock to no one. However, with President Obama’s outreach to Iran, in his attempt to negotiate with the country, Israel is expected to step up their covert efforts as a direct confrontation would not be be likely supported in the U.S. with the new leadership.

“The goal is delay, delay, delay until you can come up with some other solution or approach,” A former CIA agent, speaking with the promise of anonymity, explained of the tactics.

“We certainly don’t want the current Iranian government to have those weapons. It’s a good policy, short of taking them out militarily, which probably carries unacceptable risks.”

Not only have front companies been widely used to create a friendly face to the sabotage, but key figures in the nuclear projects are regularly assassinated. Such was the case of Ardeshire Hassanpour, a leading scientist in Tehran, who died mysteriously from ‘gas poisoning’, in what is believed to be one of these hits.

“Israel has shown no hesitation in assassinating weapons scientists for hostile regimes in the past. They did it with Iraq and they will do it with Iran when they can,” an anonymous European official said.

It has also become a great way to gain intelligence on the programs, and both Mossad, and US Intelligence groups infiltrate the plants disguised as interested sellers, and pay scientists for information on the plant’s activities, equipment, and progress.

While the program has been met with approval by many, not everyone thinks it will work.

“You cannot carry out foreign policy objectives via covert operations,” former CIA counter-terrorism chief, Vince Canastraro, warned.

“You can’t get rid of a couple of people and hope to affect Iran’s nuclear capability.”


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