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News Tehran blast kills nuclear physics scientist

  1. Jan 12, 2010 #1
    An Iranian nuclear physic scientist has been killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

    Dr. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, a lecturer at the Tehran University and a staunch supporter of the Islamic Revolution, was killed in booby-trapped motorbike blast on Tuesday.

    The explosion took place near the professor's home in Qeytariyeh neighborhood, in northern Tehran.

    Iran's police and security bodies are investigating the terrorist case to identify those behind it.

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=115963&sectionid=351020101 [Broken]

    New low for the mossad and cia.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2010 #2

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    You believe the Mossad and the CIA were involved because spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast says so, or do you have other information? Iranian "spokesmen" also say foreign powers are behind the protest movements.
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2010 #3
    Seems consistent with the "do to others as they would do unto you" maxim.

    People need to remember that the Iranian government is not one that is opposed to imperialism. Rather, Iranian officials have made it clear that they want more than anything to claim imperial power status as their own.

    Many people initially jumped to the defense of the Iranian regime when Bush was saber rattling, on the principle that Iran was a bastion in the noble fight against American imperialism, and Ahmadinejad made the token visits to places like Venezuela to show "solidarity" with his fellow would-be "resistance fighters." After all, anti-imperialism is a great platform for world domination, just like anti-materialism is great at selling albums and merchandise.

    Now folks are starting to back away from this as Tehran's true colors come into focus.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2010 #4
    are you actually supporting terrorism? Whether or not Iran wants to dominate the region or not is besides the point as American imperialism can be seen across all continents.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2010 #5

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    Isrealies - a bit subtle, wouldn't they have just sent an airstrike
    CIA - no, since he actually died.
    Other US agencies - unlikely since a) they got the right guy and b) nobody left a FBI logo sweatshirt behind at the scene
    Brits - no, the details of the plan haven't been left on a train somewhere.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2010 #6

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    Nice try. How about a less biased source?

    Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/iran-nuclear-physicist-ma_n_419676.html [Broken]
    A nuclear physics professor who publicly backed Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in the disputed June presidential election was killed Tuesday when a bomb-rigged motorcycle blew up outside his home.

    The blast, apparently set off by a remote trigger, left a puzzling mix of clues about why a 50-year-old researcher with no prominent political voice, no published work with military relevance and no declared links to Iran's nuclear program would be targeted.​

    THe Australian, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...inated-in-tehran/story-e6frg6so-1225818621514
    IRANIAN nuclear scientist and opposition supporter Massoud Ali Mohammadi was killed yesterday in a rare bomb attack in Tehran that the regime quickly blamed on the US and Israel.​

    Yes, the Iranian government was quick to blame the CIA and Mossad. Perhaps that was to deflect blame from the true culprits -- the Iranian government.
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2010 #7
    You do realize that when it comes to Irans foreign and nuclear politics theres no difference between the opposition and Ahmadinejad.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2010 #8

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    When it comes to US foreign and nuclear policies there is no difference between Bush and Obama - doesn't mean they are best buddies.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2010 #9

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    That's nonsense, there are many differences on foreign policy. In particular, Mousavi publicly favors negotiations with the US.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,622225,00.html

    Mousavi has also condemned Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denials and the like.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2010 #10
    US has said that negotiations with Iran will only occur after they give up their nuclear enrichment program neither Ahmadinajad or Mousavi or any Iranian will accept that.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2010 #11

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    Second half is true, not the first. The US has offered and continues to offer talks with Iran. The West's stated position though is demanding an end to enrichment, with sanctions under way insisting on it. Yes Ahmadinajad and Mousavi both have stated policies saying they will enrich. If Mousavi took over and, agreed to, lets say, a 'pause' in enrichment for a ~year and then allowed the IAEA inspectors free rein, Iran might be able to enrich again under the terms of the NPT.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2010 #12
    a year off serves what purpose? look the reality is that its not the nuclear program usa is worried about its Irans growing influence and might so they are using the nuclear program as an excuse.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2010 #13
    As an Iranian, I'm really sorry for living in a country whose government attacks and terrorizes its scientists and ordinary people just because they have a different voice than the one it seeks out. Everyone in Iran who supports opposition and "green movement" knows who is behind these vile murders that are not rare as you can see many other examples occured in Iran in recent years. The US and Israel have nothing to do with such terroristic incidents. My prayers go out to all of Prof. Alimohammadi's beloved ones and his family. Period.
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2010 #14

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    May solve the impasse. NPT signers have a right to enrich if they abide by the NPT. Iran failed to do so, now the UN has imposed sanctions insisting enrichment stop. Under a new regime, those sanctions might go quickly away but the enrichment is going to have to stop, at least for awhile. There's no way out of this.

    The US and the rest of the UNSC isn't worried about a nuclear program? And what new Iranian influence? On whom?
     
  16. Jan 12, 2010 #15
    I think it is the other way around. Iran was found to be in violation of the NPT and later referred to the UNSC because it was intent on enriching its own fuel which raised fears of an Iranian nuclear weapon. The actual violations of the NPT by Iran were minor and most other countries would not have been found in breach of the NPT for those reasons.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2010 #16
    It is similar to how Saddam's WMD were becoming more and more dangerous as the window for military intervention in Iraq in early 2003 was shrinking. Saddam was found to be in breach of UNSC 1441 by the US and Britain because that would justify military intervention at the last moment.

    Iran fully understands this logic which is why they will not comply with the UNSC. Also, there is no military option as Iran is capable of retalliation on an unimaginable scale. General Zinni pointed that out on CNN a few months ago. The inconvenient fact for the US and Israel is that the World's largest oil and gas installations are just across the Hormuz Straight in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, well within the reach of Iran's short range artillery missiles.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2010 #17

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    Yes
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    Yes

    Implying the IAEA and ElBaradei had a special bias against Iran?
     
  19. Jan 13, 2010 #18
    Think of a prosecutor in the US. A prosecutor in the US legal system has a lot of power. In case of an incident involving some violence he can decide to throw the book at a defandant charging him with attempted murder or to file only lesser charges leading to a maximum sentence of just a few years in prison for exactly the same incident. This is one of the reasons of the racial bias in the US legal system.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2010 #19

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    One can think of many prejudicial things, that doesn't mean they have any application to the issue at hand unless you show how the IAEA's case was unwarranted or premature.
     
  21. Jan 13, 2010 #20
    Iran can't have nuclear weapons because they are as unstable as a building built in Dubai (which is on sand btw. . .) Would you entrust a pistol to the person who has a history of being a complete c**t and being very aggressive? No you wouldn't. Please see Yemen thread for solution to Iran problem.
     
  22. Jan 13, 2010 #21

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    Unlike that beacon of liberal democracy next door in Pakistan.

    Yes if he's your c**t - if the Iran-Iraq war went badly we wouldn't have had any problem with Saddam having nukes.
     
  23. Jan 13, 2010 #22
    By having Iraq occupy all of Iran? I can agree with that point, because the allies had Saddam in their pocket and he would have been much easier to control.
     
  24. Jan 13, 2010 #23
    its funny how people are accusing ahmadinejad for this bombing but how do you explain 3 scientist being killed and kidnapped in the span of a few years? Did ahmadinejad kill them as well. There's a lack of logic here.

    seriously the amount of bias against Iran from the likes of CNN and Times its no wonder people have such a skewed view on Iran.
     
  25. Jan 13, 2010 #24
    Then who did it? Let me guess, the United States or Israel?
     
  26. Jan 13, 2010 #25
    Blame it on Hollywood - Persian Empire is always the bad guy.
     
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