Friday, January 13, 2012

Why isn't Iran doing more to protect its scientists?

TEHRAN — The Tehran funeral on Friday of a nuclear scientist blown up by a hitman saw the ruling clergy urge Iranians to rally behind it at a forthcoming election and face down Western threats against Iran’s nuclear program.
from At funeral for assassinated Iranian scientist, clerics push unity, anti-West sentiments

This wasn't the first time an Iranian scientist was killed in this manner, so why isn't Iran doing more to protect them?  Was he really a key scientist, or was Iran behind the hit, precisely in order to stir hatred against the US and Israel, as if anyone over there needed any more reasons to hate them?