The Israelis don't even acknowledge they have a Bomb of their own, which for years, for decades, has been the most open military secret in the Middle East. Why noise such things about? If they ever have to use one of the things, they won't have to announce it. Surely somebody will notice.
Only this much is certain: In the event of another Holocaust, they're not going alone, Any more than blinded Samson did in Gaza.
An indiscreet Israeli military spokesman did note, on his Facebook page of course, this being 2012, that "I don't know who took revenge on the Iranian scientist, but I am definitely not shedding a tear."
Teheran's involvement in terrorist attacks around the world -- Buenos Aires, Washington, Paris, Berlin -- is well documented. It shouldn't be any surprise when this shadow war comes home to Teheran.
There's been considerable turnover in the table of organization at Iran's nuclear facilities. Vacancies keep occurring. At an explosive rate. Mr. Roshan was only the latest of Iran's nuclear scientists to leave this vale of tears abruptly.
By now the M.O. in these cases has become familiar. Somehow a magnetized explosive device attaches itself to the scientist's car, in this case a Peugeot 405 as he is being driven to work. Then ... BOOM! And a motorcyclist is seen disappearing in the distance.
These things will happen. And continue to happen.
The string of "accidents" in and around Iran's nuclear facilities seems to have a common thread, and it usually leads back to Jerusalem, which, for fanciers of irony, means city of peace. Not that the city has had all that much of it since a dashing young monarch, warrior, poet and ladies' man chose it as his capital circa 1000 B.C.
The successor state to that primitive little kingdom is still around, against all odds, and seems determined to remain extant. Despite the threats from Iran's current president to wipe it off the map.
If I were an Iranian nuclear scientist, a highly unlikely possibility considering my poor mathematical skills, I'd be mighty careful around machinery or, even better, stop being an Iranian nuclear scientist.
The occupational hazards can be formidable.