The interesting part in the assassination of Dr. Yahia Al-Mashad is that it is not a real Egyptian X-File because we know who and how the honourable scientist was killed and for what but we can’t arrest those who killed that honourable scientist after all those years.
Channel 3 at the French TV aired a very interesting documentary I am surprised that a western television would produce in the first place : The assassination of Dr. Yahia Al-Mashad.
Dr. Yahia Al-Mashad, “1932-1980” the Egyptian nuclear scientist headed the Iraqi nuclear program which Israel sabotaged in 1980s. Al-Mashad was assassinated in Paris by the Mossad and he was not the first Egyptian Nuclear scientist nor last to be assassinated in strange circumstances that indicate the involvement of the Israeli Mossad. The list is too long.
Many books and documentaries in the Arab world especially in Egypt talked about the assassination of Al-Mashad even more than bombing the Iraqi Nuclear program. The most famous and best documentary that covered this assassination was Youssry Fouad’s special documentary on Al-Jazeera.Also in 1991 ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky published his book “By way of deception “ ,this book includes the details Dr. Al-Mashad assassination
Back to the French documentary , well this documentary shows you how the Israeli Mossad orchestrated the whole operation. I know it is in French and there is no subtitles I am afraid but insh Allah I will summarize the main points below :
- Israel wanted to sabotage the Iraqi Nuclear program which Iraq started it in 1975 with the help of France.
- The Israeli Mossad began to stop it through several ways :
1// Sending threatening letters to the French scientists in program ordering them to leave Iraq , interestingly enough the mails were signed by a bogus Islamist group !!!!
2// Using the old techniques of assassination targeting the scientists of the program , above Dr. Yahia Al- Mashad.
- Despite the official report regarding the assassination ,the documentary shows how the Mossad did it
1// Mossad officer Crif who was working in the Israeli Embassy in Paris recruited a call girl to know Al-Mashad’s room number in the Meridian hotel. That girl also tried to seduce Al-Mashad but failed on contrary to what Ostrovsky claims in his book
2// On the 13th of June 1980 *Someone* had entered the room of the scientist and killed him.
3// His skull was smashed by a sharp instrument that has not been identified up till now according to the French forensic report.
4// The case was closed without reaching to the murderer , the official story considered it unprofessional and that it was a crime of passion involving a woman “the call girl”
5// The call girl was killed by the Mossad in a hit and run accident when the police began to ask her questions.
- The French intelligence knew about this all that time and you can see in the documentary the French intelligence officer who was responsible for this particular case.
- Another scientist called Abdul Al-Rasoul was poisoned by the Mossad.
- In the end Israel bombed the Iraqi reactor and put a sad end to the Iraqi Nuclear program.
Regardless of what you think about Saddam regime which I do not favour by all means still to describe what I think ,I will say that I wish that Nasser did not stop our Nuclear program. Already as I said in the beginning Al-Mashad was not the first Nuclear scientist killed by the Mossad ,the list is too long and too old starting from the assassination of Samira Moussa in the United States from more than 50 years ago and before her Dr. Mustafa Mosharafa. It is not about the Iraqi Nuclear program I am afraid , it is about killing every attempt by the Arabs to advance scientifically. Believe me it is not a conspiracy theory mindset , it is more than that.