Israel-Iran shadow war

* In the past two years, four Iranian scientists have been mysteriously assassinated

* The only one to survive so far is Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani, now the head of Iran’s atomic energy organization, who jumped away from his car seconds before it burst in November 2010

* Majid Shahriari, another Iranian scientist, was killed in an attack in Tehran in November 2010

* In November 2011,17 elite Revolutionary Guards personnel including Maj Gen Hassan Moghaddam, believed to be head of Iran’s missile programme, died in an explosion at an Iranian missile base

* In July 2011, an attack killed an electronics student Darioush Rezaeinejad, who some reports claimed was working on high-voltage switches

* In July 2009, an Iranian nuclear expert called Shahram Amiri vanished while on a pilgrimage to Mecca. A year later, he appeared in the US claiming he had been abducted by US agents, and in July 2010 he returned to a hero’s welcome in Tehran

* In January 2010, Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a physicist and lecturer at the Imam Hussein University run by the Revolutionary Guards, was assassinated

* In 2010, a computer worm called Stuxnet was unleashed on the Iranian nuclear system, which people say have been jointly developed by the US and Israel. The virus has the ability to send centrifuges spinning out of control and temporarily crippled Iran’s uranium enrichment programme

* Iran has acknowledged that the malware – malicious software designed to infiltrate computer systems – hit the laptops of technicians working at Bushehr, but has denied that the plant was affected

* It has also been alleged that western countries, where Iran sources its nuclear equipment, had penetrated the black market — Iran was being given defective parts such as centrifuge components, designed to blow apart while in operation and in so doing bring down all the centrifuges in the vicinity.


Categories: Imperialism, Imperialist War, International, Iran, Israel, Racist Oppression, Zionism

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