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EXCLUSIVE: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA 'Intelligence Coup'
ABC News ^ | 03/30/10 | Matthew Cole

Posted on 03/30/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT by MissesBush

An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials.

Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government.

The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, "an intelligence coup" in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran's nuclear program.

A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment. In its declassified annual report to Congress, the CIA said, "Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons though we do not know whether Tehran eventually will decide to produce nuclear weapons."

Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government. He worked at Tehran's Malek Ashtar University, which is closely connected to Iran's Revolutionary Guard, according to the Associated Press.

The significance of the coup will depend on how much the scientist knew in the compartmentalized Iranian nuclear program," said former White House counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant. "Just taking one scientist out of the program will not really disrupt it."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: amiri; cia; defectors; iran; iraniannukes; irannukes; missingscientist; nuclear; nuclearscientist; scientist; scientistlocated; scientists; shahramamiri
Has the Obama administration shut the guy up yet so he doesn't reveal too much and force them to have to act? I mean Obama can't be distracted from the Stalinization of America to worry about as something as petty as national security.
1 posted on 03/30/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

bttt


2 posted on 03/30/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: MissesBush

Will Bush be blamed for this too? After all, obama wants to make nice w/muslims and this coup really screws things up.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 4:22:01 PM PDT by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: MissesBush

This guy is either a double agent... OR

He’s a real defector and he’s going to give the info to Obama

And Obama will then turn around and give the info back to Iran.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 4:22:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

If this is being broadcast to the world he probably isn’t worth all that much. More of a PR thing. Anyways I am looking forward to more planes carrying top Iranian officials to go down mysteriously.


5 posted on 03/30/2010 4:24:26 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: MissesBush

“An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials.”

Other defectors will be lining up, now that they see how well we keep a secret...no chance the Iranians will retaliate against his family, eh?


6 posted on 03/30/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: Son-Joshua

And afterall this distracts from Obama’s need to excoriate Israel instead of actual enemy rogue regimes. I mean, Israel building some apartment blocks is much more galling and threatening to the well being of the world than Iran murdering its own people in the streets or plotting nuclear slaughter against the Jews!


7 posted on 03/30/2010 4:25:45 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Not the info back to Iran the scientist.
8 posted on 03/30/2010 4:26:33 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 161)
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


9 posted on 03/30/2010 4:27:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MissesBush

Odds are he is still working for the Iranians and his instructions are to convince the naive & incompetent Barack Obama that Iran is harmless....

In other words a double agent for Iran.


10 posted on 03/30/2010 4:29:10 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: All

OFF THREAD TOPIC, but interesting...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2425449/posts

“ABU DUJANA AL-KHORASANI: FROM FORUM TO MARTYRDOM”
INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 10 January 2010 | Aaron Weisburd
Posted on January 10, 2010 4:59:28 PM PST by Cindy


11 posted on 03/30/2010 4:31:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ConservativeMan55
CIA must remember their history.

In WWII the Nazi and later the Russian/East Germans were known to send over “defectors” to mislead and misinform.

Iran looks up to these people and copies what they can use.

12 posted on 03/30/2010 4:39:13 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: MissesBush
Too bad he didn't defect to Israel.If he had there might be hope that the info he gave to them would result in the world being spared the horror of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Hussein,OTOH,will just settle him in Arizona and he'll be forgotten.Ignored,actually.

13 posted on 03/30/2010 4:41:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Of interest?


14 posted on 03/30/2010 4:43:34 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: MissesBush

Dont worry, Obama will lawyer up the man so wrongfully imprisoned, free him and send him home with a booty of technology, showering Iran with nuclear secrets. All a part of the Muslim outreach program!

Whatever this man says? Pipelined directly to the nutjob himself! Where would Ozama be without his friends and brethren?


15 posted on 03/30/2010 4:45:08 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: elpadre
Iran looks up to these people and copies what they can use.

That's certainly possible.His credibility depends on what he says.If he says..."Iran is years away from success and their sole intention is,in fact,electricity"....then you know he's lying.If his message is urgent..."they're damn close and Israel has much to fear"...then he's probably for real.

16 posted on 03/30/2010 4:50:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: MissesBush
These WH morons are more dangerous than moslem terrorists...

This intentional leak is equivalent to a player at the "final" table of the WSP saying: "Ha! Ha! I've got a pair of aces in the hole."

17 posted on 03/30/2010 4:52:23 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: MissesBush

I wouldn’t call what Obama is doing to America as Stalinization. At least Stalin took a 3rd world country and made them a superpower. His methods were horrid and the people suffered under his rule, but he did give their country standing in the world.

Obama is taking a superpower and trying to make it into a 3rd world country. I wouldn’t call it destalinization either though, but you get my point.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 4:57:26 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Didn’t the CIA just make an announcement about where Iran was on their efforts...thought I saw something.,


19 posted on 03/30/2010 4:59:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Marine_Uncle
CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes
20 posted on 03/30/2010 5:00:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: MissesBush

have bomb,
will travel


21 posted on 03/30/2010 5:02:29 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: jessduntno

Family film at 11


22 posted on 03/30/2010 5:07:37 PM PDT by 4woodenboats
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Quick work...


23 posted on 03/30/2010 5:17:44 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: MissesBush

Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government.

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24 posted on 03/30/2010 5:59:01 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: MissesBush

Outside of bombing the nuke sites, what else can be done?


25 posted on 03/30/2010 5:59:44 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: MissesBush

Didn’t Bush have a defector from Iraq that allegedly gave good inside information?

Are we repeating ourselves here?

I’d go for a different psy-ops techniques than the one that they used last time...s/ off


26 posted on 03/30/2010 6:01:44 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: MissesBush
Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government.

... Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government.


Thanks but I got it the first time. Doesn't anybody edit this stuff?
27 posted on 03/30/2010 6:03:39 PM PDT by upchuck (Subjects to citizens to subjects in less than 250 years.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Prolly more truth there than you might imagine. LOL!! Bump.


28 posted on 03/30/2010 6:08:55 PM PDT by upchuck (Subjects to citizens to subjects in less than 250 years.)
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To: Islaminaction
[Outside of bombing the nuke sites, what else can be done?]

Obama had an opportunity to de-legitimatize the Tehran regime and turn civil unrest into civil war in Iran following the “elections,” giving him and Europe an opening for intervention.

29 posted on 03/30/2010 6:13:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: MissesBush

Obama will probably send him back....


30 posted on 03/30/2010 6:17:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (I love my country. I hate...HATE!!...my government.)
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To: MissesBush

I wouldn’t trust . . .

welllll anyway . . . I hope he has his affairs in order and says his prayers regularly . . .

Maybe the rest of us need to pray that OThuga doesn’t return him as an act of good will to OThuga’s Iranian Comrades.


31 posted on 03/30/2010 6:20:19 PM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: clintonh8r

nahh,..O is giving him healthcare, a lawyer, and a voting card in south chicago.


32 posted on 03/30/2010 6:20:43 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: MissesBush

So basically the CIA, and by extension Obama, have had inside information about Iran’s nuclear program since last summer and haven’t done squat to deter it. Meanwhile, Jerusalem City Hall issues a permit for a yard sale and Obama goes off on Netanyahu.


33 posted on 03/30/2010 6:25:35 PM PDT by vamoose
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To: for-q-clinton

How about “Africanization” of America?


34 posted on 03/30/2010 6:44:27 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: MissesBush

He is coming over and 0 will set him up with our nuclear scientists to fill in the gaps in their program!


35 posted on 03/30/2010 6:57:40 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Quix
the rest of us need to pray that OThuga doesn’t return him as an act of good will to OThuga’s Iranian Comrades.

I hadn't thought of that. I could almost see Obama doing something like that in his craven and deluded drive to make America loved, or maybe just himself, by people who hate us.

36 posted on 03/30/2010 7:47:03 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: vamoose

Exactly. Three weeks ago Ahmadenijad called 911 a “fake” and asserted it was staged by the US government. Obama and his State Department said “This is an insult to America.” What were they referring to? Israel’s building of 1600 housing units...not Ahmadenijad’s deranged remarks about which they were silent.


37 posted on 03/30/2010 7:49:32 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: MissesBush

Blablabla. Stealing nukes as Iran is doing should warrant bombing them now. We are getting embargoed by these bozos.


38 posted on 03/30/2010 8:26:52 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: MissesBush

INDEED.

Sigh.

Thx for your kind reply.


39 posted on 03/30/2010 8:30:56 PM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: MissesBush

Trust, but verify!


40 posted on 03/30/2010 8:38:44 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Niuhuru

That is probably more correct. He’s dividing us and violence is starting to outbreak. And as more people are out of work and the government defaults on its debt (or raises taxes and cuts services) more violence may occur as people will feel the need to fight to make their point and get what they want.


41 posted on 03/30/2010 9:35:35 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: MissesBush

Bolton on Fox this morning saying this guy defected 8 months ago, not a news story, just WH timing info leak to try to look like they’re doing something when they’re not.


42 posted on 03/31/2010 8:29:37 AM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

Strange happening in 0haha land.


43 posted on 03/31/2010 11:21:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Use your $'s as weapons! Boycott Gay Frisco, since they keep Pelosi in congress.)
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To: Grampa Dave; ASA Vet; Ernest_at_the_Beach
If the CIA has him, they'll discover if he's really a defector or a plant PDQ. I hope they keep him isolated from State and other deniers.

In the credible news lately, it's likely that Iran already has material to make a bomb and they have delivery systems with range but it's mixed opinions whether they have the other components or the technology to miniaturize one to fit a warhead.

On a lighter note...it's time to add Iranium to the list.
44 posted on 03/31/2010 8:08:58 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: MissesBush

just goes to show what a trip to a great strip club can do...

teeman


45 posted on 04/01/2010 3:43:05 PM PDT by teeman8r (anarchy is preferred over tyranny)
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