posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:59 AM
Interesting, but not surprising. The sophistication of the attacks has long since precluded a domestic actor working alone.
My question is: since Israel must have what it considers good intelligence that these particular scientists are involved in a weaponization program of
some kind (otherwise they would have just Osirak'd Iran's facilities like they did Iraq's,) why has the UN routinely failed to turn up this data?
Wouldn't Israel share this intel with the security council in Adlai Stevenson fashion?
The only answers I can come up with are: the intel is bogus or at least not concrete yet (as in Iraq) or the intel is of a nature so sensitive that
they don't dare risk exposing methods and means. This does give the U.S. plausible deniability of involvement, but that's a little too convenient for
me to believe frankly. This has to at least be with our TACIT approval in my opinion.
One hypothesis might be that the perception of an ongoing cold war on a covert level between Israel and Iran might give a stronger impression to the
public that Iran must actually have something to hide. Perhaps they want people to ask, "Why else all the cloak and dagger shenanigans if Iran has
nothing, after all?" Perhaps that's the greater goal: undermine public opposition to a future conflict by creating a more dangerous and real situation
in the public consciousness, but without seeming directly involved.
This is merely speculation, of course.
edit on 2/9/2012 by AceWombat04 because: Typos