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Magnetic bomb planted on car by bikers kills fourth nuclear scientist
afp ^ | MICHAEL PURCELL

Posted on 01/11/2012 11:33:46 PM PST by Mount Athos

An Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility was killed in a car bomb attack yesterday.

The Iranian government of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad immediately blamed the assassination on Israel and the United States of America.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was the fourth Iranian scientist to be killed in similar attacks in Tehran in the past two years.

Witnesses said two men on a motorbike attached a small magnetic bomb to Mr Roshan’s Peugeot 405 in a busy street outside a university campus, speeding off before the blast, which killed him instantly. A pedestrian was also killed and another person in the car badly injured.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadiroshan; nucleariran; workaccident

1 posted on 01/11/2012 11:33:50 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos
The Iranian government of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad immediately blamed the assassination on Israel and the United States of America.

I suspect Mahmoud is half-right.

2 posted on 01/11/2012 11:37:26 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Mount Athos

GREAT WORK by HaMossad leModi’in uleTafkidim Meyuchadim (Institute for Intelligence and Special Operatons). Period.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 11:38:32 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Mount Athos

Congratulations to whomever did it!


4 posted on 01/11/2012 11:38:53 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Mount Athos

Moslem go boom boom.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 11:39:38 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of Islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Mount Athos

Only GOD knows the consequences of this.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 11:49:13 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: cynwoody
I suspect Mahmoud is half-right.

From Ahmadinejad’s point of view we are ultimately responsible because Israel would not exist if it were not for the US.

He is correct that the Arabs would have destroyed Israel had not the US given Israel military aid over the years.

But the US has gotten its moneys worth from that arrangement.

Even now with these assassinations, I suspect that the US has some amount of involvement in them.

7 posted on 01/12/2012 12:18:13 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Mount Athos

All your nuclear base are belong to us....

Someone set up us the bomb....

(If you don’t get it then don’t come asking) google is your friend.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 12:19:40 AM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Orange1998
Sauce for the goose....watch for exploding scientists on our side.
9 posted on 01/12/2012 12:20:54 AM PST by Myrddin
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10 posted on 01/12/2012 1:11:45 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Mount Athos

Good night! I just can’t tell you—I just don’t know why anyone would have done such an act on an enemy combatant.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 1:12:48 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Mount Athos

Total James Bond stuff.

Kudos to whomever sighed off on this hit and props to the two guys on the motorcycle.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 1:16:23 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: Mount Athos
The iranians should have put a coating of this stuff on their vehicles or drive corvettes to work.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 1:38:02 AM PST by fso301
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To: Pontiac
Israel would not exist if it were not for the US.

Actually, it is the other way around.

Thus saith the L-RD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.Jeremiah 33:25-26
14 posted on 01/12/2012 1:43:46 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: fso301

Is it bullet proof?


15 posted on 01/12/2012 1:54:32 AM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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To: Mount Athos

The Iranian government of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad immediately blamed the assassination on Israel and the United States of America

Well thank you but I doubt our spineless current leaders had anything to do with it.
But hang in there that may very well change...........


16 posted on 01/12/2012 1:57:12 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Mount Athos

They put it on the car while the guy was in it?


17 posted on 01/12/2012 2:18:33 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Mount Athos

Someone hates these Peugeots!

18 posted on 01/12/2012 2:59:20 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: LyinLibs

I kill you!


19 posted on 01/12/2012 3:10:31 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Mount Athos

Iran’s version of Hells Angels / Sons of Anarchy?


20 posted on 01/12/2012 3:40:57 AM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Mount Athos

I’m glad that didn’e happen in the US. We’d have a ban on magnets by sundown.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 4:21:02 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Mount Athos
An Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility was killed in a car bomb attack yesterday.

Busman's holiday.

22 posted on 01/12/2012 4:23:12 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The Iranian leader was trying to flatter “O”


23 posted on 01/12/2012 4:31:53 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Tzfat

You are right Israel is protected by God Himself.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 5:42:46 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: fso301

Zimmerit.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 5:59:14 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: fso301

Care to elaborate?


26 posted on 01/12/2012 6:03:29 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: iowamark

Paging Michael Weston!


27 posted on 01/12/2012 6:03:39 AM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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28 posted on 01/12/2012 6:33:01 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: fso301

So what is it? Looks like a concrete composite.


29 posted on 01/12/2012 7:54:52 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: yldstrk

Is Ron Paul demanding an investigation yet?


30 posted on 01/12/2012 8:11:29 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Mount Athos; doug from upland; Nachum; Cindy; G8 Diplomat; AdmSmith; Dog; nuconvert; ...

Update:
Ahmadi-Roshan authored a paper on polymer membranes that offer a gas diffusion alternative to centrifuges for uranium enrichment. Reports are that he headed up that effort.

Iran has been hinting at an announcement on a new enrichment scheme and this could be it.

Iran has had significant difficulties with their P-1 centrifuges crashing and have had minimal success with their P-2’s.


31 posted on 01/12/2012 9:56:35 AM PST by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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To: Mount Athos; All
Related thread:

'Iran warns of 'cross-border' bombing response' ( for killing scientist ")

32 posted on 01/12/2012 1:48:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: ctdonath2; toolman1401
Care to elaborate?

It's an anti-magnetic mine coating Germans applied to armored vehicles in WWII called zimmerit.

Some Americans such as the M4 Sherman tank seen below just applied wood planks to the sides of their tanks to combat magnetically attached mines.


33 posted on 01/12/2012 4:35:31 PM PST by fso301
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To: Mount Athos

“Chaval”


34 posted on 01/12/2012 4:43:35 PM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: Mount Athos

Dunno, Mahmoud.
You pissed away so much of Iran’s money on this stupid nuke project that maybe Iranians are trying shut it down?


35 posted on 01/12/2012 4:58:38 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Mount Athos

Blowed up real good!

36 posted on 01/12/2012 5:05:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Is Ron Paul demanding an investigation yet?

Funny you should mention that. The other day, I heard a reporter on the BBC questioning the " legality " of the killing.

Espionage, in general, is a anything goes sort of business.

37 posted on 01/13/2012 4:28:46 AM PST by csvset
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