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Who's killing Iranian nuclear scientists?
CNN ^ | January 12, 2012 | Josh Levs

Posted on 01/12/2012 2:51:35 PM PST by Zakeet

An explosion on Wednesday killed Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a top official at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, Iranian officials said.

He is the third man identified as a nuclear scientist to be killed in Iran in a mysterious explosion in the past two years. A fourth survived an assassination attempt.

In each case, someone placed a bomb under the scientist's car.

Iranian officials, on state-run media, blame Israel and the United States.

"I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.

"We believe there has to be an understanding between Iran, its neighbors and the international community that finds a way forward for it to end its provocative behavior, end its search for nuclear weapons and rejoin the international community and be a productive member of it," she said.

While Israel generally refuses to comment on accusations and speculation , Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, said on his Facebook page Wednesday, "I have no idea who targeted the Iranian scientist but I certainly don't shed a tear."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadiroshan; assassination; iran; mossad; nuclear; nucleariran; workaccident
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Trita Parsi [president of the National Iranian-American Council] told CNN he does not believe the killings are the work of the United States ... Michael Rubin [resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute] agreed, and gave a different reason. "Frankly, I don't think the United States has the human intelligence!"

1 posted on 01/12/2012 2:51:45 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Who cares?


2 posted on 01/12/2012 2:53:23 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Zakeet

We know it isn’t hussein-—He’d be more likely to give millions of taxpayer dollars to halt the killing of iran scientists in an effort to have them use a nuke on the US.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 2:54:38 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Zakeet

The man from UNCLE you CNN morons, how much are you getting paid by Iran to try and get intel?

Its a good thing its happening, its like if it rained silver dollars, who cares?


4 posted on 01/12/2012 2:54:50 PM PST by Eye of Unk (NO Romney,NO way)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe Zeba or Mossad?


5 posted on 01/12/2012 2:55:06 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Zakeet

Well, it could be the Iranian anti-Mullah people who know the Israelis would get blamed (yeah, yeah, I know...far-fetched).


6 posted on 01/12/2012 2:56:17 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: Zakeet

I have an alibi.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 2:56:20 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: Zakeet
""I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said "

H! is just annoyed that she can not pee on vanquished enemies without squatting.

8 posted on 01/12/2012 2:56:53 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet
Who's killing Iranian nuclear scientists and where can we donate?
9 posted on 01/12/2012 2:57:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: NEMDF

Amish?


10 posted on 01/12/2012 2:57:28 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: Zakeet

Although Israel is an obvious choice, Russia is also another possibility. They tend to do a lot of, ‘say one thing and do another’, this kind of stuff.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 2:57:35 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: GSWarrior

It isn’t Obama, but you can be damned well sure, next October he will be taking credit for it.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 2:58:28 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Zakeet

The saudis.


13 posted on 01/12/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Jonty30
Still could be internal.

Zoroastrians still exist.

Someone has to preserve the Persian culture.

14 posted on 01/12/2012 3:00:49 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

My guess is it’s IRAN themselves.
This last assassination was done 48 hours AFTER the new nuclear facility was declared operational, so they didn’t need him to be breathing any more. So they could kill him, then use that killing as a pretext for blaming ISRAEL, the US or BRITAIN for the murder........


15 posted on 01/12/2012 3:00:59 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Zakeet

The same folks who captured eichman

Mossad


16 posted on 01/12/2012 3:01:32 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Zakeet

The eee-vil Koch Brothers?


17 posted on 01/12/2012 3:02:06 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Zakeet

Hard core anti-nuke nuts?


18 posted on 01/12/2012 3:02:17 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Paladin2

Oh for sure.


19 posted on 01/12/2012 3:02:40 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Zakeet

This is a good example of asymetrical warfare. They build a nuclear arsenal, the other side rents a couple of motor scooters and wires about $20 worth of explosives to a handful of cars. Somebody is learning their lessons very well.


20 posted on 01/12/2012 3:02:57 PM PST by Sam Clements
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To: Zakeet

If this is not some sort of internal, anti-regime action, then some foreign nation sure does have some effective agents inside Iran.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 3:06:21 PM PST by Will88
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To: Sam Clements

Yeah, when do we start hearing about iranian planes getting hijacked?


22 posted on 01/12/2012 3:08:54 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Zakeet
I know who did it!
It was those white, conservative, Christian TEA Party people.
They are the nexus of Evil in the the US and the world.
Oh Lord, who will stop them?
23 posted on 01/12/2012 3:10:58 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Zakeet
In each case, someone placed a bomb under the scientist's car.

no, they weren't... iirc the last one was placed magnetically on the side of the car by a motorcycle driver

24 posted on 01/12/2012 3:16:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet

Obama couldn’t plan a breakfast, so you can count us out.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 3:17:56 PM PST by em2vn
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To: Zakeet
Russia, China or Israel.

Everyone else supports Iran, has less sophistication, more to lose than gain, or lacks the stones.

26 posted on 01/12/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Zakeet
Anyone who believes either Clinton has a deep and serious psychological problem, IMO.
27 posted on 01/12/2012 3:19:44 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Zakeet

G-d Bless Israel (and Mossad)!


28 posted on 01/12/2012 3:21:47 PM PST by montag813
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To: Zakeet

G-d Bless Israel (and Mossad)!


29 posted on 01/12/2012 3:21:53 PM PST by montag813
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To: freeangel

I think using assassination as a policy tool fits in the Democratic way of thinking on national policy. They don’t like spending money on conventional forces, but spies and special forces have two benefits; they’re cheaper as a whole than conventional forces and there are fewer casualties. JFK thought this way.


30 posted on 01/12/2012 3:26:41 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Zakeet

Hillary says it aint us, and for once I believe her.

Our Country under the Kenyan Muslim Obama-boy hasn’t got that kind of courage.


31 posted on 01/12/2012 3:26:48 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Zakeet

Who cares as long as they keep killing them?


32 posted on 01/12/2012 3:37:11 PM PST by Afterguard
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To: Zakeet
They just done blowed up!
33 posted on 01/12/2012 3:39:35 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: GAB-1955

I agree with JFK. I much prefer killing key leaders to blowing up whole countries.

Of course they might retaliate and kill a few of our politicians. Win-win.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 3:40:07 PM PST by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: Zakeet

If we find a dead scientist in Ft Marcy Park, we’ll know who did it.


35 posted on 01/12/2012 3:44:05 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
It was that eco-terrorism‎ group ELF (Earth Liberation Front).

Hence the use of motor scooters instead of SUV's to carry out the attacks.

36 posted on 01/12/2012 3:44:54 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Zakeet

“”I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “

Another, Clinton lie.


37 posted on 01/12/2012 3:48:39 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Zakeet

He blowed up real good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUtdXzBSVaU


38 posted on 01/12/2012 3:52:22 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 (+ <--- All I got was this plus sign)
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To: Zakeet

I can understand the first one getting killed with a bomb under the car. Maybe I can give the second one a pass. The third one to get caught with the same trap is an idiot!


39 posted on 01/12/2012 3:53:07 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Zakeet

I don’t care who’s doing it, just keep it up...toss a couple of Mullahs in just for spice.


40 posted on 01/12/2012 3:55:07 PM PST by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: Paladin2
H! is just annoyed that she can not pee on vanquished enemies without squatting.

That's an image I could have passed up.

41 posted on 01/12/2012 3:57:25 PM PST by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: Venturer
Our Country under the Kenyan Muslim Obama-boy hasn’t got that kind of courage.

How much courage does it take to order someone to kill another?

42 posted on 01/12/2012 4:01:35 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Zakeet

Mitch Rapp of course!


43 posted on 01/12/2012 4:02:47 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: GAB-1955

I think using assassination as a policy tool fits in the Democratic way of thinking on national policy. They don’t like spending money on conventional forces, but spies and special forces have two benefits; they’re cheaper as a whole than conventional forces and there are fewer casualties. JFK thought this way.


The Swiss method works for me. I would rather see generals, etc get killed than our troops.


44 posted on 01/12/2012 4:06:06 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: GAB-1955
JFK thought this way.

And that is why we still have a Castro in power in Cuba.

45 posted on 01/12/2012 4:15:13 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Yea, they blowed up good, they blowed up REAL good!

46 posted on 01/12/2012 4:18:53 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Sam Clements

This is a good example of asymetrical warfare. They build a nuclear arsenal, the other side rents a couple of motor scooters and wires about $20 worth of explosives to a handful of cars. Somebody is learning their lessons very well.

***

Reap and sow.


47 posted on 01/12/2012 4:23:13 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: lacrew

LOL. I had to think for a minute. Who knew Vince Foster was an Iranian nuke scientist?


48 posted on 01/12/2012 4:29:38 PM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: Zakeet

Were they found on a park bench?


49 posted on 01/12/2012 4:32:22 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: freeangel

You choices are the following:

1. Killer Clause: Because those Iranians have been very bad.

2. Remo Williams: Assassination is the highest form of
public service.

3. Bigfoot: Hey, he’s gotta be somewhere.

4. Uncle Fengie: your friendly neighborhood kosher deli owner.

5. Klingon kill klub: No explanation needed.


50 posted on 01/12/2012 4:47:43 PM PST by ak267
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