Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Diplomacy fails? Military options off the table? Let's assassinate the scientists
While I for one do not want Iran to have nuclear weapons I think this is disturbing: Iranian nuclear scientist killed in Tehran explosion - latimes.com
So - basically - the decision by some agency or agencies (US, Israeli, others) seems to be - let's go after the scientists. Why do they do this? Well, because nobody seems to have the skills or desire to develop an international consensus or diplomacy for an alternative response. Not that dealing with Iran would be easy. And not that military options would be good. But sad in many ways that the option of choice is to kill the scientists behind the work. If all other options had been tried - this might be reasonable - but it does not seem to me that all other options have been tried yet ...