The US-backed terrorist group Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), in association with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, was responsible for today’s car bomb attack in Tehran which killed Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, according to Israeli sources close to Jewish writer Richard Silverstein.
The scientist, a specialist working at the country’s Natanz’s uranium enrichment facility, was killed after a magnetic bomb was attached to the side of his car by two men on a motorcycle.
“My own confidential Israeli source confirms today’s murder was the work of the Mossad and MEK, as have been a number of previous operations I’ve reported here,” reports Silverstein.
Silverstein’s blog, Tikum Olam, cannot be dismissed as Iranian state media. According to the Daily Telegraph, the blog “has a record of revealing information censored inside Israel” and has been praised as being “important” by Yossi Melman, a veteran security and intelligence reporter for Haaretz.
Silverstein adds that the method of assassination mirrors similar murders carried out by MEK and Mossad in the past. He also cites a Le Figaro piece which documents how, “Iranian assets are being prepared for conducting operations inside [Iran] as part of Israel’s undercover intelligence war against Iran’s nuclear energy program.”
“Assassinations like the one today accomplish nothing,” writes Silverstein. “It doesn’t fundamentally harm Iran’s nuclear program. It doesn’t deter Iran or its scientists from pursuing the research and whatever scientific goals they may have. These are shameful acts by a shameful Israeli government exploiting Iranian terrorists for their own ends. I find it disgusting that Israel can get away with such acts with impunity.”
“I am not a supporter of Iran’s nuclear program. But I am even less a supporter of assassination as state policy, and that includes my own nation, whose president seems especially enamored of targeted killings, even of U.S. citizens,” he adds.
Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organization. Formerly run by Saddam Hussein’s dreaded secret services agency, the group is based out of France and Iraq.
Last month, Foreign Policy reported how the State Department was working with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) to relocate the Marxist-Islamist terror group to a US military base near Baghdad’s airport, despite the fact that the group has been responsible for killing US military personnel and civilians.
A 2009 Brookings Institution report details how MEK’s, “opposition to the Iranian regime and record of successful attacks on and intelligence-gathering operations against the regime make it worthy of U.S. support,” despite the fact that the group has “undeniably….conducted terrorist attacks”.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has documented how, “The M.E.K. has been on the State Department’s terrorist list for more than a decade, yet in recent years the group has received arms and intelligence, directly or indirectly, from the United States.
As we have previously documented, MEK is just one of several terrorist groups in the region that the United States is backing in a bid to topple the Iranian regime through a campaign of fear, destabilization, and bloody terrorism.
After a bombing inside Iran in March 2007, the London Telegraph reported on how a high ranking CIA official blew the whistle on the fact that America is secretly funding terrorist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure on the Islamic regime to give up its nuclear program.
A story entitled, US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran, reveals how funding for the attacks carried out by the terrorist groups “comes directly from the CIA’s classified budget,” a fact that is now “no great secret”, according to a former high-ranking CIA official in Washington who spoke anonymously to The Sunday Telegraph.
Meanwhile, as Iran’s economy continues to crumble as a result of a western financial embargo, interests rates in the country have been hiked to 20% in a desperate effort to shore up the value of the rial, a currency that has been devalued by over 20% against the dollar in the last week alone.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.