“Who has been killing Iran’s nuclear scientists?” asks Salon blogger Judy Mandelbaum. “The Iranian government has been blaming British, French, and German agents, and even their own dissidents working on Israel’s payroll. Now, in a book published last Saturday, CBS reporter Dan Raviv and former Haaretz correspondent Yossi Melman claim that the assassinations between 2010 and 2012 are the work of none other than Mossad itself.”
Mandelbaum was listening when Raviv appeared on radio in Washington, D.C. to talk about the book.
“It’s right out of the Mossad playbook,” he said about the secret Kidon (“Bayonet”) unit in an interview on Washington’s WTOP radio station on Sunday. “They are the assassins. They have gone into Iran, they have ways of slipping in and slipping out, safe houses, roots established many, many years ago, and for something this sensitive, this delicate, attacking Iran’s nuclear scientists, they would not hire mercenaries or use Iranian dissidents. It’s Israelis themselves doing it.”