A Recent Timeline Shows How Israel's Deadly Intelligence Agency May Be Their Best Nuclear Deterrent

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Israel's Mossad is a world renowned secret intelligence and special operations agency most famous for hunting down hidden Nazis and systematically locating and killing the terrorists responsible for the brutal slayings at the Munich Olympics.

The Mossad, which literally translates to "The Institute," also reportedly gave early warning to Washington about 9/11.

There's no doubt these guys are just as deadly as their deadly accurate intelligence. Lately, we've heard a lot about the worries over Iran's nuclear aspirations, and whether or not the U.S. and Israel should launch a strike.

However, it also appears possible, or even likely, that Israel has been launching several strikes of their own, through the Mossad.

Though they haven't exactly taken responsibility for the attacks, the signatures do seem to point to Mossad agents as the most prominent suspects for strikes in Iran.

The list of the most recent mishaps, accidents and explosions which took out Iranian scientists appears to show how good Israel has become at covertly deterring Iran's nuclear ambitions — not to mention scaring the pants off future nuclear scientists.

Also, the few failed attempts Iran makes at high-visibility assassinations — one which literally ended because an Iranian agent blew himself up instead of his target — make Iran out to be increasingly inept.

(The list also shows why the Bulgaria bombing may become the preference for lackluster terrorist agencies, who would rather attack "soft" targets.)

We've included here a list from the blog Global Conflict Analysis (which itself makes use of this list from the Guardian) of just the last two years of incidents:

  • 29 November 2010 – Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari is killed when a bomb attached to his car explodes in Tehran; another nuclear scientist, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, escapes an attempt on his life in a separate incident

  • 12 November 2011 – A massive explosion at an ammunition depot outside of Tehran kills 17 people, including Major General Hassan Moqaddam, a key figure in Iran’s missile programme

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