In 1942 a British-trained team of Czech and Slovak soldiers, on behalf of the Czechoslovakian government-in-exile, mortally wounded SS Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich, who died of his wounds on June 4.
Heydrich chaired the January 1942 Wannsee conference, which laid out plans for the “final solution to the Jewish question.”
While Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler ordered the execution of 130,000 along with the razing of the entire town of Lidice, did anyone in the world (beside the Nazis and some of their allies) ever regret the assassination of this mass-murdering Nazi, Heydrich?
In Israel, Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechi posted on his official Facebook page the following statement:
“I don’t know who took revenge on the Iranian scientist, but I am definitely not shedding a tear.”
Iranian state media reported that Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a university professor believed to be a director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, was killed by an explosion after two men on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to his car.
Iran, which has claimed only peaceful purposes for its nuclear program, has blamed similar attacks on Israel and the United States.
This begs the question: How many of this world’s sane and educated people actually believe that Iran’s tyrannical and fanatical government is carrying out its nuclear program “only for peaceful purposes”?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “categorically” denied any U.S. involvement in the car bombing of this Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran, in a series of attacks in the past two years apparently aimed at disrupting Iran’s disputed nuclear program.
If Hillary Clinton’s statement is actually true (and Clintons have not always been truthful), it raises a serious question: If the U.S. intelligence forces were not involved in that car-bombing of the Iranian nuke-producer, why on earth weren’t they?
Has it been Israel’s famed Mossad who was, alone, responsible for the following death rate of Iranian scientists who are surely at work trying to produce weapons that could result in a far greater holocaust than the last century’s?
Roshan’s assassination was preceded by three eliminations of Iranian nuclear scientists who worked for the madman government in Tehran:
- On July 23, 2011: Darioush Rezai-Nejad, a nuclear scientist, was fatally shot outside his home in Tehran.
- On Nov. 29, 2010: Majid Shahriari, a nuclear engineer for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization was killed in a car-bomb attack. Fereydoun Abbasi, a nuclear scientist at Shahid Beheshti University and now head of the AEO, was wounded in a similar attack.
- On Jan. 12, 2010, Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a physics professor at Tehran University, was killed by a bomb attached to a motorbike near his car.
Tensions between Tehran and Washington reached new heights when the Islamic republic issued a death sentence to a former U.S. Marine it accuses of spying for the CIA. Iran threatened to blockade the Strait of Hormuz, through which one-sixth of the world’s oil is transported.
“The provocative rhetoric coming out of Iran in the last week has been quite concerning,” Mrs. Clinton said, adding that the Strait of Hormuz is an “international waterway.”
“The United States and others are committed to keeping it open,” she said.
The United States and its allies are preparing to implement harsh new economic sanctions against the Islamic republic, prompting a series of threats and provocations by Iranian officials. Iran threatened a U.S. aircraft carrier.
In the Iranian capital, members of parliament reacted to news of the bombing by shouting, “Death to America!” and pumping their fists in the air in a show of defiance.
“‘There’s firm evidence that certain foreign quarters are behind such assassinations,” Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee, wrote to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He added that Iran would not be pressured into give up its “inalienable right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.”
The Weekly Standard noted:
“On Jan. 1, Rick Santorum told David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press’ that he would support airstrikes to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Then Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both raised Iran in their post-caucus remarks, promising if elected to use all options at their disposal to prevent a nuclear Iran. …
“The administration’s blatant stonewalling of sanctions passed by Congress has ensured that Iran has little to worry about in its steady march toward a nuclear weapons capability. The most serious leverage, potential military action, has been dismissed and discounted by a succession of Obama administration officials.
“The administration apparently believes, as former White House official Dennis Ross recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal, that we ‘have the time and space needed to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability through nonmilitary means.'”
This assumption is likely based on U.S. intelligence community assessments of Iran, assessments that have repeatedly turned out to underestimate Tehran’s nuclear progress. But it is more fundamentally based on President Obama’s obvious preference to avoid dealing with Iran as a serious threat during an election year.
“The best hope for deterring Iran is not to equivocate, but to be clear; not to run away from discussing the military option, but to put it front and center. The serious Republican candidates for the presidency seem to understand this. It is dangerous that President Obama does not.”