Assassinations of Iraq academics in Iraq never existed prior to April 2003
Numerous reports for many months have stated that with collaboration
from American occupation forces, Israel’s espionage apparatus, Mossad,
slaughtered at least 530 Iraqi scientists and academic professors.
Persistent Israeli hit squads against Iraqi scientists had been active in Iraq
since April 2003, but the latest chapter was uncovered on Tuesday, 14 June 2005
by the Palestine Information Center which, citing a report compiled by the United
States Department of State and intended for the American President, stated that
Israeli and foreign agents sent by Mossad, in cooperation with United States,
to Iraq, killed at least 350 Iraqi scientists and more than 200 university professors
and academic personalities .
According to the report, which was referred to the U.S. president George W.
Bush, Mossad agents had been operating in Iraq with the aim of liquidating Iraqi
nuclear and biology scientists, among other scientists, and prominent university
That was after the U.S. failed to persuade those scientists to cooperate with
or work for it.
"Israeli commandos had been operating on Iraqi territory for more than
a year, the focus of their activities being the assassination of Iraqi scientists
and intellectuals. The Zionists resorted to the large-scale assassination campaign
after the failure of American efforts that started immediately after the American
occupation of Iraq, aimed at attracting a number of Iraqi scientists to cooperate
and go to work in the United States,” The Palestine Information Center
quoted the report as saying.
"Some Iraqi scientists were forced to work in American research centers;
however, the majority of them refused to cooperate in certain fields and fled
the U.S. to other countries", it further stated.
The Pentagon agreed with the suggestion of Mossad, which believed that the
best way to get rid of those scientists was to "physically eliminate them".
The American security service provided Israel with complete biographies on
the Iraqi scientists and academics to facilitate killing them, the report said,
adding that the Mossad campaign targeting Iraqi scientists is still underway.
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