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Another Iranian Nuclear Scientist 'Assassinated' - buried under WikiLeaks release

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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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According to Al Jazeera these were targeted attacks using a motorcycle bomber who attached the explosives to the intended vehicles. One of the victims worked for the Defence Ministry and was "one of the few specialists who can separate isotopes". Seems likely this is an assassination, looks like the Saudis are getting their wish.

Most of the major news sites have this story buried as the WikiLeaks has covered 3 or 4 headline slots.

english.aljazeera.net...
news.sky.com... lpos=World_News_News_Your_Way_Region_9&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15838804_Iran%3A_Nuclear_Scientist_Killed_And_Another_Injured_After_Attacks_On_Cars_In_ Tehran
www.bbc.co.uk...

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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:11 AM
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From the article:


Many in Iran including Sadegh Zibakalam, politics professor at Tehran University, who was speaking to Al Jazeera, believe that western governments have a hand in these attacks.


So Iran fails to mention to the media that many countries in the Middle East don't even want Iran to have nuclear capabilites and that Saudi Arabia has asked the US to attack Iran?

www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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Wikileaks is mossad's cover for this hit.
A perfectly timed strike.
Imagine if this was it? I suppose next to happen would be that stuxnet worm activating.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:27 AM
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Just seen this on sky news.

Interesting timing indeed.

And I suspect that things are going to get more interesting over the comming weeks.

Any theories to why these guys were killed?

Apart from the obvious institute factor.. Could this be a first strike?



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:28 AM
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Absolutely someones cover. Whether Assange himself knew he was covering (lets face it any world changing documents would not be so easily leaked), or because they had the release date of the documents, and had already forewarned other governments they made a quick decision to carry out the assassination this morning.

Could the US / SK excercise knowing they would rile up the North Koreans be the distraction for China/Russia while Wiki offers the media blanket for the quick, quiet Iranian clean up?
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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:34 AM
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From the first article you linked.



And later it was reported that he had been mistakenly referred to as a nuclear scientist. He was a quantum physicist and was not a political figure at all. More importantly, he was not involved in Iran's nuclear programme.


As stupid as I am I'm not sure which scientist that was assasinated is refered to here in the article. But, could this mean that Iran assasinated this individual for not being involved in the nuclear programme? Perhaps this person declined to help for political reasons and Iran assasinated the individual and blamed someone else?



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:41 AM
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Originally posted by monkey_descendant
From the first article you linked.



And later it was reported that he had been mistakenly referred to as a nuclear scientist. He was a quantum physicist and was not a political figure at all. More importantly, he was not involved in Iran's nuclear programme.


As stupid as I am I'm not sure which scientist that was assasinated is refered to here in the article. But, could this mean that Iran assasinated this individual for not being involved in the nuclear programme? Perhaps this person declined to help for political reasons and Iran assasinated the individual and blamed someone else?



Good point

Israel isn't the only country in the world to use big news to bury other stuff and clean house..

The former labour government in the UK did the same during the media frenzy of princess Diana's death.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 06:20 AM
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Wouldn't the israelis just have done it, and not worried about "chaffing" the event?

That's kinda what they did with the syria strike a few years back.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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I dont think the news corps are trying to bury this bombing under the wikileaks release, ive seen it on sky news, bbc news heard about it on bbc radio, so they are reporting it, just that wikileaks is the most important news story and getting mainstream coverage. even poor old leslie nielson isnt getting that much of a mention.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:18 AM
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I don't think they are burying this news, I do think some might use the Wikileaks cablegate to do a bit of house cleaning (as others have suggested) and it certainly indicative of the times we are living in..

I have a gut feelings things might start heating up soon



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 12:10 PM
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I ask this, isn't a bomb a bomb? If Muslims bomb a civilian (in public, I might add), then they are considered terrorists. However, when America or Israel bombs the public, it somehow isn't? This logic just goes to show how hopelessly brainwashed people are.

Planting bombs in public places, especially when targeting civilians, is bad no matter where the bombs originate. Being Muslim or Jewish should have nothing to do with how justifiable the act is.


--airspoon



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Wikileaks is mossad's cover for this hit.
A perfectly timed strike.
Imagine if this was it? I suppose next to happen would be that stuxnet worm activating.



In the news today...Iran admits that Stuxnet took out the centrifuges at their uranium enrichment plant.
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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They admit it happened...or they want us to believe they went down. I'm sure the Iranians can play the Disinfo game just as well as our msm.

Jester



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:47 PM
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Actually it was discovered that the code was specifially written to do just that...
take out the centrifuge. Take a peek here : www.itproportal.com...



Symantec says Stuxnet worm aimed to disrupt electrical motor controls, like those used by gas centrifuges to enrich uranium; Stuxnet, considered by many security researchers to be the most sophisticated malware ever, targeted Windows PCs that managed large-scale industrial-control systems in manufacturing and utility companies

Researchers have uncovered new clues that the Stuxnet worm may have been created to sabotage Iranian attempts to turn uranium into atomic bomb-grade fuel.

According to Eric Chien, one of three Symantec researchers who have dug into Stuxnet, the worm targets industrial systems that control very high speed electrical motors, such as those used to spin gas centrifuges, one of the ways uranium can be enriched into fissionable material.



Tehran's official account of the attacks is only half-correct, are sources report. There were indeed two motorcycle teams of two riders each who shadowed the scientists' vehicles on their way to their laboratories and offices at Beheshti Basij Forces University in North Teheran early Monday. It was initially reported that the motorcyclists sped past them, attached explosives to the targeted Peugeots and were gone before they exploded.

However, the first photos of the scientists' vehicles showed them to be riddled with bullet holes rather than explosive damage, meaning they were hit by drive-by shooters.

It is important to note that the attacks took place in the most secure district of Tehran, where the top-secret labs serving Iran's nuclear facilities are located. They must therefore have been set up after exhaustive and detailed surveillance.


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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Adding to the story...
The Debka File reports that this Scientist was Irans Stuxnet expert.


World Exclusive from debkafile's intelligence sources:

Prof. Majid Shahriari, who died when his car was attacked in North Tehran Monday, Nov. 29, headed the team Iran established for combating the Stuxnet virus rampaging through its nuclear and military networks. His wife was injured. The scientist's death deals a major blow to Iran's herculean efforts to purge its nuclear and military control systems of the destructive worm since it went on the offensive six months ago. Only this month, Stuxnet shut down nuclear enrichment at Natanz for six days from Nov. 16-22 and curtailed an important air defense exercise.


debka.com...



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by monkey_descendant
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From the article:


Many in Iran including Sadegh Zibakalam, politics professor at Tehran University, who was speaking to Al Jazeera, believe that western governments have a hand in these attacks.


So Iran fails to mention to the media that many countries in the Middle East don't even want Iran to have nuclear capabilites and that Saudi Arabia has asked the US to attack Iran?

www.guardian.co.uk...


and what you fail to mention, if you ask any PM or FM of any country in the Middle East, who'd they rather have nuclear capabilities, they'd choose Iran over Israel.

The only reason they don't want a nuclear capable Iran, is because all Middle East countries know that a nuclear Iran will cause armageddon in the ENTIRE region, because they know Israel will not hesitate to use force against Iran, thus asking the USA to step in so there is no risk of starting a new world war. Not that Iran's research is hostile in nature, they all know Israel will strike regardless. Maybe it's not Iran. Maybe they just know their 'sworn' enemies all to well. And rather risk a all-out nuclear war, they have to put the leash on someone.
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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 07:07 PM
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i thought political assassintations were outlawed by an executive order. if i were an iranian nuclear scientist i wouldn't leave the nuclear facility i worked in until a functional nuclear warhead was developed.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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Good.
As soon as those crazies get their hands on some nukes, all hell will break loose in the mid east.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by freedish
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Good.
As soon as those crazies get their hands on some nukes, all hell will break loose in the mid east.


Who Israel?

Yeah I agree with you. Yet sadly the US turns a blind eye to this and instead demonizes Iran.

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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard

Originally posted by freedish
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Good.
As soon as those crazies get their hands on some nukes, all hell will break loose in the mid east.


Who Israel?

Yeah I agree with you. Yet sadly the US turns a blind eye to this and instead demonizes Iran.

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Nah man Iran is crazy, pretty much every country agrees.

Here are some of the headlines from the guardian on the newly released cables:
-Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran to stop nuclear programme
-Arab states scorn 'evil' Iran
-Briton teaches US diplomats how to talk to Iran
-US embassy cables: Bahrain king says Iranian nuclear programme must be stopped
-US embassy cables: Kuwait wary of Iranian influence
-US embassy cables: Opponents step up pressure on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

you can read them for yourself here : US embassy cables




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