25 February 2013

Correction: it was the Israelis wot done - killed that Iranian Revolutionary Guard General

"Iran was quick last week to blame “mercenaries and supporters” of Israel for Shateri’s death, although it made no indication that he had been killed in the January airstrike," as I noted in the piece I posted on this matter. Now, it appears, that not only was it the Israelis who targeted the convoy, but also that "[f]or Israel, he was long a “prime target,” according to an Israeli security figure quoted by The Times. The report described how, despite the tight security surrounding Shateri, Israeli agents spotted him in Damascus and trailed him as he boarded the convoy headed for Lebanon, after which the airstrike option was utilized."

The rest of the article is here.

By: Brian Goldfarb


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Can't say I'm shedding tears over Shateri

SnoopyTheGoon said...

The important thing is that he stay healthy ;-)