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Iran promises revenge on US, Israel for professor's killing

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 04:12 AM
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Iran promises revenge on US, Israel for professor's killing


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Iran said on Monday it would take revenge on its arch-foes Israel and the United States for the killing of an Iranian scientist last week, media reported.

Professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed in a bombing outside his home in Tehran on Tuesday. Officials have accused Israel and the United States of being behind the assassination. Washington has dismissed the charge as absurd.
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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 04:12 AM
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Some highlights from the article


"The enemies and the Zionist regime (of Israel) should know that ultimately we will give a response to this act," Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. "Be sure that Iran will take revenge on you for the blood of martyr Massoud Ali-Mohammadi."



"Such a blind act, created by Mossad, the CIA and enemies of the Islamic Republic, shows their weakness," Mohammad-Najjar said.

Last week's bombing occurred at a time of heightened tension in the Islamic state, seven months after a disputed presidential election plunged the country into its most serious domestic turmoil in three decades.

State media described Ali-Mohammadi as a "committed and revolutionary" professor, suggesting he backed the government.

But opposition websites said he was a supporter of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi in last June's disputed election, which plunged Iran into turmoil.


So was he pro Iranian Govt. or against Iranian Govt.? There is no denying US/ ISrael and UK have been running covert OP's against Iran as covered in this thread - Iran: A Manufactured Crisis by USA & Israel?.

In another report from Al Jazeera

Ali Mohammadi was not known to have any important roles in the opposition movement, although his name appeared on a university petition pledging support for Mousavi, the reformist candidate, before last June's disputed election.

Some reports say he worked for the Revolutionary Guards for more than 20 years until 2003.

But Al Jazeera's Alireza Ronaghi, reporting from Tehran, quoted one of Ali Mohammadi's close friends as saying that the professor was never a political activist.

"He told me that Ali Mohammadi had very deep reformist tendencies but never mixed it up with his professional character."

Ali Moghara, who heads the physics faculty at Tehran University, said Ali Mohammadi was just a "world famous" physicist who engaged in "no political activity".


So it's pretty confusing whether he was pro or anto Iranian Govt. The only thing confirmed is he was was

an Iranian quantum field theorist and elementary-particle physicist and a distinguished professor of elementary particle physics at Department of Physics of University of Tehran.



Flynt Leverett, director of New America Foundation, said that while it is "highly unlikely that the United States was directly involved" in the assassination, it is "possible that a group or an individual" who has received financial support as part of the $400 million dollar US covert activities program initiated under Bush administration against Iran, might have carried out the assassination.

Source: www.raceforiran.com...-2328


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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 05:23 AM
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I have to say that Iran in general is really beginning to bore me and so are those countries that are saying they will be tough on Iran and impose more useless sanctions etc.....It is a never ending circle of garbage that keeps being turned over and over and nothing happens.

Iran continues to move toward a "bomb" and frankly there is not much anyone can do about it without using force and that is the bottom line. Iran is not going to change what they are doing no matter what diplomatic efforts take place and all you have to do is look at North Korea for the "book" on how to keep moving forward while flipping the rest of the world the middle finger.

I am just tired of the status quo and the UN is a useless waste of money and time.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 05:32 AM
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You hit the nail right on the head there bud!



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:06 AM
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Couldn't have said better myself. Both sides are going in circle with accusations and counter accusations. It's like when black is no longer black and white is no longer white.


la2

posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:09 AM
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The UN is only useless because the United States made it obsolete by ignoring the protocols and invading Iraq. The UN is a group, that has to agree before action can be taken, people sometimes disagree.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:16 AM
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Again a good point, Govt. which are supposed to hold UN Status itself break laws..does harm to such Global body. It would perhaps be good if no Govt. had veto power in UN and only a group (non related to any govt. - organ.) have such powers can we see progress in this field.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:26 AM
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Yes! The only way the United Nations could be effective is if no nation had veto power. The whole idea of a "veto" by one nation that can hold up the will of the rest of the nations is just crazy. Get rid of the veto and get on the same page by enforcing what is agreed on.

For example, if sanctions are put in place against Iran but China and Russia do not help enforce them and are supporting the leadership of Iran either "covertly" then you have what happens now....NOTHING!!!!



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:59 AM
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That gives me idea for a new thread



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:03 AM
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And sometimes people can disagree for so long that nothing ever happens. Kind of like government. The UN is a macrocosm of everything government represenets. Bureaucracy, inefficiency, disorganization etc. The world doesn't need the UN just like the American people don't need more government.



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