Philip Giraldi, former CIA counter-terrorism officer and executive director of the Council for the National Interest was interviewed by Scott Horton on Antiwar Radio and elaborated on US and Israeli efforts to destabilize Iran above all the latest assassination.
“I think that’s people who have been recruited by either CIA or Mossad and have been trained and sent back into Iran,” said Philip Giraldi regarding the assassins of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, Iranian scientist assassinated in Tehran on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Habilian Association database (families of Iranian terror victims) reported on Wednesday.
The contributing editor to the American Conservative Magazine added that, “I suspect they (assassins) were recruited out of MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) which is why we’re seeing so much stuff in support of MEK coming out of various politicians and other interest groups.”
“Because MEK is kind of their boys, their cutting edge in terms of getting inside Iran and carrying out these kinds of operations,” Giraldi further explained.
“Because MEK is kind of their boys, their cutting edge in terms of getting inside Iran and carrying out these kinds of operations,” included Giraldi, adding that having been an experienced CIA case officer, “I understand how the stuff works a lot better than somebody in a newspaper.”
He went on to say that a Mossad or CIA officer does not have the ability to go inside Iran and carry out an operation, concluding that they have acquired somebody else who can do it for them “and in this case there are some obvious candidates, MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MKO) would be I think the most prominent.”
He made reference to US and Israeli actions against Syria and Iran and emphasized that in the case of Iran they know they cannot overthrow the regime, adding that, “it’s the question of setting up a bunch of relationships and employing various covert actions to destabilize (and) to make the Iranian government waste a lot of resources on dealing with these problems.”
Former CIA agent Philip Giraldi also described the assassinations of Iranian scientists as “to be somewhat ineffective.”