- 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 professors.
- 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.