Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaking at a town hall event in Fort Bliss, Texas, told the assembled soldiers that the United States government has "some ideas" about who assassinated an Iranian nuclear scientist, but reiterated the US denial of any involvement in the killing.It wasn't our guys because we just send in the SEALs and shoot the guy in the face. Quick and to the point.
"I'm not sure who was involved," Panetta said when asked about Iran blaming the United States for the assassination. "We have some ideas as to who might be involved, but we don't know exactly who was involved, but I can tell you one thing: The United States was not involved in that kind of effort. That's not what the United States does.'
Everybody knows this was a Mossad operation. They've got the people in the area and the skillset to pull it off. They also have the motivation given that the first target of any Iranian nuke will be Israel.
Nice work, boys.