Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA 'Intelligence Coup'
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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Will Bush be blamed for this too? After all, obama wants to make nice w/muslims and this coup really screws things up.
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.
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.
“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?
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!
A Look at Iran
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.
OFF THREAD TOPIC, but interesting...
“ABU DUJANA AL-KHORASANI: FROM FORUM TO MARTYRDOM”
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Posted on January 10, 2010 4:59:28 PM PST by Cindy
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.
Hussein,OTOH,will just settle him in Arizona and he'll be forgotten.Ignored,actually.
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?
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.
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."
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.
Didn’t the CIA just make an announcement about where Iran was on their efforts...thought I saw something.,
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