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Gunmen kill Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran
Associated Press ^ | July 23, 2011 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI

Posted on 07/23/2011 11:56:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A pair of gunmen firing from motorcycles killed an Iranian physicist involved in the country's disputed nuclear program on Saturday in an attack similar to other recent assassinations of scientists that Tehran blamed on the U.S. and Israel.

The slaying is sure to add to tension with the West, as Iran moves ahead with an atomic program that four rounds of U.N. sanctions have failed to slow.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; nucleararms; nuclearpower; nukes

1 posted on 07/23/2011 11:56:24 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmm, Mossad is not usually this obvious.


2 posted on 07/23/2011 11:57:12 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GooooooaaaaaaalllllL!


3 posted on 07/23/2011 11:57:27 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Grunthor
Hmm, Mossad is not usually this obvious.

They are when they are making a point.

4 posted on 07/23/2011 12:00:35 PM PDT by EricT. (Is a country that would re-elect Barrack Hussein Obama really worth saving?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now he is a "GOOD" Iranian Nuclear Scientist!
5 posted on 07/23/2011 12:01:17 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Back when Iran was having those protests in the streets, weren’t the secret police using motorcycles to herd and intimidate the youts?
Just sayin’...


6 posted on 07/23/2011 12:04:04 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Tick tick tick....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

,,,,,,,,,, such a shame ,,,,, (not!!!!)


7 posted on 07/23/2011 12:05:09 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Grunthor

I doubt its Mossad, equally possible that its a family feud.


8 posted on 07/23/2011 12:05:50 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: EricT.
Many aspiring Iranian nuclear scientists have suddenly felt an immediate urge to pursue another line of work.
9 posted on 07/23/2011 12:06:34 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just when you thought it was safe to walk down the streets of Tehran.

It’s turning into Detroit or Washington DC.


10 posted on 07/23/2011 12:07:29 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (We would all be better off if the federal government just decided to end itself.)
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To: Grunthor
Besides the attacks on scientists, Iran has faced other setbacks in its nuclear work that it said were the result of foreign plots, including a mysterious computer worm that forced a temporary shutdown of Iran's main enrichment plant in the central town of Natanz last year.

Perhaps Israel and/or the US are responsible for that worm and Iran is taking out those that they think helped.



11 posted on 07/23/2011 12:23:22 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At least someone’s taken action to slow Iran’s nuclear proliferation. Sanctions are worthless.


12 posted on 07/23/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

I say the Iranians like in the Sum of All Fears or Mujahedeen-e Khalq Organization or Mossad.


13 posted on 07/23/2011 1:05:50 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are sanctions and then there are Sanctions. About time someone used the latter.


14 posted on 07/23/2011 1:10:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Israel is trying to prevent nuclear war while the west fiddles.


15 posted on 07/23/2011 1:27:08 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, I wonder who did this...


16 posted on 07/23/2011 1:55:57 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Many people and nations would have a motive. These hits are probably contracted to reliable locals.


17 posted on 07/23/2011 2:12:10 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You don’t suppose that some other country, say Saudi Arabia, would be entertaining “doubts” about Iran having an atomic bomb, do you...

(rhetorical question only)


18 posted on 07/23/2011 2:44:52 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From the article :

“But an investigation later determined the slain man was Darioush Rezaeinejad, an electronics student at Khajeh Nasir University in Tehran.”


19 posted on 07/23/2011 3:13:27 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The new title at your link (FYI): “Iran: Slain man was student, not nuclear scientist” ;-)


20 posted on 07/23/2011 3:52:56 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54; Gumption; Free ThinkerNY; SJackson
UPDATE: Shot Iranian said to be nuke expert

Ex-IAEA official says physics professor Darioush Rezaei, who was assassinated in Tehran, was indeed an atom scientist.

And:

An official, from a member nation of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, verified that the victim was named Rezaeinejad, but said he participated in developing high-voltage switches, a key component in setting off the explosions needed to trigger a nuclear warhead. An abstract seen by the AP and co-authored by Rezaeinejad appears to back that claim.

21 posted on 07/31/2011 2:45:02 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Gumption

You use electronics too, getting all the explosives to fire at once. Which says they are likely pursuing an implosion type physics package...


22 posted on 07/31/2011 2:59:12 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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