Thursday, January 12, 2012

The USA has laws. One of those laws is that assassinations are illegal. Iran is asking the UN to protect scientists.

This undated photo released by Iranian Fars News Agency, claims to show Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who they say was killed in a bomb blast in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, next to his son.

In all honesty there are Iranian ex-pats camping near the Iraq-Iran border that are more likely a place where someone could hide successfully to carry out such attacks without interruption.  There are many witthin Iran that want to see the end to nuclear proliferation and war mongering.  There was an entire movement in the country not long ago which erupted because of Iran's willingness to confront every other nation on Earth to propagate nuclear weapons.

I do believe Iran coming forward to ask for assistance in ending the deaths of scientists is an effective way of beginning more discussion about the unstable aspects of Iran and the region.  Iran has to have productive relationships with other nations, especially its neighbors.  There is no nation that wants to see Shi'ites endangered by the sheer fact they are Shi'ites.  That is ethnic cleansing.  No nation wants that. 

..."Based on the existing evidence (click here) collected by the relevant Iranian security authorities, similar to previous incidents, perpetrators used the same terrorist method in assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, i.e. attaching a sticky magnetic bomb to the car carrying the scientists and detonating it," Mohammad Khazaee, Iran's ambassador to the UN, said in the letter.

"Furthermore, there is firm evidence that certain foreign quarters are behind such assassinations."...

That is nothing but inflammatory language intended to escalate confrontations. 

Between the nuclear issue and Iran's willingness to be a lone wolf in the global community the tensions are reaching a new extreme and there needs to be change in the way Iran finds alliance and participation in the global community, including, nuclear non-proliferation.

Date: Wed. Jan. 11 2012 4:07 PM ET
WASHINGTON — The United States denied any role in Wednesday's killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist, the latest in a series of events that have exacerbated tensions with Iran.

The assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was the latest in a year that has already seen new U.S. economic sanctions, threats to bar American ships from the Gulf, an Iranian death sentence to a jailed U.S. citizen and an escalation in Tehran's uranium enrichment program....