A new article has revealed that there is an assassination unit inside the Israeli spy agency tasked with killing Iranian scientists.
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The article, published on the CBS News website on Saturday, is adapted from a new book entitled Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars by CBS national correspondent Dan Raviv and Israeli journalist Yossi Melman.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Ralph Schoenman, author of Hidden History of Zionism, from Berkeley, to further discuss the issue. The following is a rough transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Let's start off by getting your thoughts on this report, which is pointing to the Israelis for carrying out assassinations in Iran.
Schoenman: I think it’s a most important article and it refers to, as you mentioned, the book Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars.
But I do want to mention that this book and this article by the CBS national correspondent Dan Raviv and the Israeli journalist Yossi Melman are addressing issues which have been discussed in some detail. Kidon has been discussed; we have discussed it on “Taking Aim” on a national radio program in the United States.
I would like to call attention to a book called By Way of Deception by Victor Ostrovsky who was a high level Mossad operative. He wrote another book called The Other Side of Deception, which, like the book we’re discussing tonight, gives the details of a Mossad operation such as the blowing up of the Berlin discotheque in 1986 where American soldiers frequented and attributing that to Libya.
At the same time, the book The Other Side of Deception documents how the Mossad had carried out an operation in Tripoli from buildings that were associated with the offices of Muammar Gaddafi, sending out signals of planned assassinations.
It’s interesting that French intelligence exposed that at the time as a Mossad operation just as the German newspaper and television program “Freitag” exposed the Berlin discotheque operation.
What I mean to say by that is these operations by Kidon and the Mossad in carrying out assassinations and sabotaging the infrastructure of the governments they wish to target and political opponents they wish to destroy, the Mossad is a touchstone of a nature of the Zionist state.
It’s most important that CBS News gives voice to this.
It’s a measure of the deepening apprehension about the recklessness with which not only the Mossad but the Central Intelligence Agency are plotting new wars as we well know, threatening Iran with blockade and with a major confrontation, even as they are engaged in a classical imperial operation to overthrow the government in Syria - Bashar al-Assad.
So, the Mossad’s operation, such as the detailed [Kidon measure], the criminal nature of the Israeli state and of its funding and imperial masters in Washington…
Press TV: In the past, we have seen cases where Israeli agents have used fake European passports to travel around and carry out assassinations -- for instance the murder of a Hamas official in Dubai. Why aren’t the Israelis being censured to stop such actions?
Schoenman: Well, the operation that you mentioned that took place in Dubai is standard procedure, unfortunately. The political assassinations are across the board. Abu Jihad was assassinated, Abu Riad was assassinated, Yaser Arafat was poisoned. Assassinations have claimed the lives of countless members of people at the hands of the Mossad.
The instance that you give is measured as well by its application in Iran with the murder of Iranian scientists, Iranian physicists, Iranian technicians, Iranian professors by Mossad. Not only, of course, in Iran but in particular in Iran.
The answer to your question is that the failure of the so-called international community to address this is because of the power and hegemony of US imperialism on a global scale.
Such institutions as the United Nations and World Court at The Hague are basically controlled by imperialism and by the imperial nations that wage these wars and sanction, and support and implement these assassinations into sabotage.
This is a war against national independence, against sovereignty, against democratic rights, against human rights, against the aspirations of people to conduct their own affairs and their own interests, to control their own national resources and to master their own destiny.
The war that is waged by Mossad is a sick, criminal expression of the root nature of imperialism, indeed of global capitalism today, which menaces the people of the world with its sustained campaign of state terror.
That’s what we’re facing and that’s what this book is really exposing. It’s not just the secret nature of these operations but their criminal nature which is the central point.
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