Thursday, February 23, 2012

Iran's "peaceful" nuclear program

It's rare to find official news agencies, especially from oppressive regimes, actually telling the truth. In this article from the Fars News Agency, the wife of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, an Iranian scientist who was assassinated in January of this year, says that "Annihilation of Israel was 'Mostafa's Ultimate Goal.'"
"Mostafa's ultimate goal was the annihilation of Israel," Fatemeh Bolouri Kashani told FNA on Tuesday.

Bolouri Kashani also underlined that her spouse loved any resistance figure in his life who was willing to fight the Zionist regime and supported the rights of the oppressed Palestinian nation.

Iran's 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, a chemistry professor and a deputy director of commerce at Natanz uranium enrichment facility, was assassinated during the morning rush-hour in the capital early January. His driver was also killed in the terrorist attack.


  1. Rebecca, it sounds as if you approve of his assassination...

  2. I'm of two minds about it. If assassinations like this can slow down the Iranian nuclear project, and help to prevent an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear installations, then I'm for it. On the other hand, he's a scientist, not a soldier or a high official in the government, so it's wrong to attack him.

    I wasn't indicating in this post whether I thought it was right or not to kill him, but to point out that even though the Iranian regime maintains that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, stories like this give exactly the other impression.

  3. And then, on the third hand, he was a real human being, with a wife who presumably loved him, and probably children, and certainly parents, who all mourn his death. I would be particularly pissed off if Israeli or American nuclear scientists were being assassinated by Iranian agents. And I really do not want Israel or the US to attack Iran.