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January 12, 2010
Remote-controlled bomb kills Iranian nuclear physicist

Today, there was an assassination in Tehran, and there is considerable speculation about who was responsible.

The victim was 50-year-old Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a professor of nuclear physics at Tehran University. He was killed when a remote-controlled bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up outside his home this morning.

An Iranian prosecutor claimed the C.I.A. and Mossad probably had a hand in the killing. But Mohammadi had publicly backed opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

For more about covert efforts to undermine Iran’s nuclear program, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Flynt Leverett, director of the Iran initiative at the New America Foundation and author of the blog RaceForIran.

For more, view our Voices of Iran extended coverage page and listen to our online radio show on Baha’i faith and modern Iran.

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#13

NO.#12] Your assessment of America is most wrong.
Yes, America is she perfect alway,all the time NO
but we try to be fair & fair-minded, we are a nation of laws . FREEDOM THE WORLD WOULD LIVE TO HAVE !Freedom of speech ,vote or not ,freedom of relegion’s to worship!ALL FAITH’S ARE WELCOME HOPE & DREAMS can come true in AMERICA …one must work at it. YES ..that beacon on the Hill a light of hope even the poorest of the poor in HAITI .Our humanitarianism
speeks volumes to the good heart of the American People selfless acts in the globle world for other people’s heartbroken lives. We in AMERICA ARE ALWAY EVOVING & GROWING in a cause to seek justice & fairness for all-American citizen in our melting -pot…called AMERICA ..land of the free ..home of the brave !Many voices &alot of conversations is what is great about AMERICA and her people.GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.

IRAN REGIME …showed their true hand unwill to unclench their fist ? aggressive behavior toward
the peaceful protesters…who was seeking justice in a shame election’s ?! Perhaps Muslim will in the end may need to take a stand in the commmunity as to be …RADICAL OR REFORMIST ??

#12

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH – THE BENEFICENT – THE MERCIFUL:SAY;HE,ALLAH IS ONE.ALLAH IS HE ON WHOM ALL DEPEND.HE BEGETS NOT,NOR IS HE BEGOTTEN.AND NONE IS LIKE HIM.[QUR’AN:112]” THESE ARE THE CRUSADES.” [GEORGE W.BUSH ].” WE ARE AT WAR WITH AL QAEDA.” [PRESIDENT OBAMA].WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS SO CALLED RIGGED ELECTION AND MASS RALLIES AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ? THOSE WHO ARE FOR EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM AND ZIONISM.PRESIDENT OBAMA IS BEING UNDERMINIED BY RENEGADE AGENTS INSIDE THE CIA.LOOK AT HIS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND HEAD OF THE JOINTS CHIEF OF STAFF.THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN HAS WITHSTOOD AMERIKA’S SANCTIONS AND HAS MADE BETTER TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES THAN ANY NATION IN THE WORLD IN 30 YEARS.THE AVERAGE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE CRUMBLED IN 36 MONTHS OF THEIR REVOLUTION.LOOK AT THE MUSLIM WOMAN MUREDERED IN GERMANY IN A COURTROOM AND EVEN THE POLICE SHOT HER HUSBAND AND HERE IN AMERIKA COMPARE THE COVERAGE THE WOMAN IN IRAN RECEIVED AND WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN THE STREETS? NOW LOOK AT HAITI.WHO HAS SUBVERTED HAITI’S DEMOCRACY FOR DECADES >FOR ALL OF THESE DEMOCRATICALLY LOVING PEOPLE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THOSE OF US WHO ARE AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH THE BALLOT ? RESIDENTS OF WASHINGTON ,DC ARE FIGHTING FOR STATEHOOD AND ARE STILL DENIED THAT RIGHT.WHY ? IF DEMOCRACY CANNOT BE IN WASHINGTON ,DC THEN IT CANNOT BE ANYWHERE ELSE.TRUE OR FALSE ? LOOK AT WHAT AMERIKA HAS DONE TO AFRICAN PEOPLE IN HAITI SINCE 1804 TO 2010 ? PRESIDENT ARISTIDE WAS OVERTHROWN BY AMERIKA AND FORCED NOT ONLY OUT OF HAITI BUT OUT OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.COUNT HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE USA FROM 9 11 -2001 TO 1-21- 2010 AND AMERIKA IS IN A WAR TO STOP TERRORISM ?WHO IS BEHIND THESE KILLINGS IN AMERIKA ? AL QAEDA AND THE TALIBAN ? THE LONGEST HELD POLITICAL PRISONERS ARE RIGHT HERE IN THE USA.JUST SAY AL QAEDA AND MUSLIMS ARE EITHER LOCKED UP HERE OR ABROAD OR MURDERED OR TORTURED OR ALL THREE!!! TAIF’TUL’ISLAM-P.O.BOX 338-COMPTON,CA.90223

#11

I agree with poster no. 10, that I would guess that the regime killed this physicist themselves, to blame it on Israel or the US. He signed a petition against the regime and for Moussavi, and was not involved with the bomb program, so it would be very convenient to do a murderous stunt like this and point the finger at Israel and the US to arouse the public against them. The Mossad and the US would not target someone who is not directly involved in the bomb program, and who supports critics of the regime.

#10

My guess is that Iranian Regime did it themself
as a STATMENT to the Opposition & to Finger-point
….happpily blaming other for the deed ! Iran
is most capable of anything ?
Iran is like reading a chilling novel and the world leaders are frozen to point of should we ,could we ,do we ..let the ISLAMIC REGIME PUSH
Through their [NUCLEAR DREAM] ?? IF..you think
Iran is trynnical NOW..just wait untill they go
…NUCLEAR !!!!!!

#9

There goes another De Ja Vou to who did that to Rafiq Harriri of Lebanon (who really benefited that). JGE must learn a lot and Chuckles has an excellent point. Let’s teach JGE a good first lesson!

#8

If the killing of the scientist was by Jews or Molsems or Christians – it does not matter. At least there is one less scientist capable of critical thinking that could stand in the way of being fundamentally deluded by archiac dogma.

#7

Always blame Israel. Please when are people going to get over it. Iran cannot even make an assassination for gain right. Killing the incorrect people.

#6

thanks to Daljit and WorldFocus we learn about issues that are not discussed in the Networks new paradigm. the specific CIA destabilization programs discussed by your guest is very informative.
WorldFocus is vey effective in this sense.
thank you

#5

Let us call Mohammed Goldstone for an “”independent””, “”neutral”” investigation .

The dictators of Iran believe that because they are stupid, say stupid statements, will be believed by stupid audience.

Laughable. These suicide bombers extremists are the bottom of the barrel.

Pistachios price increase and is the fault of CIA and Mossad. Keep telling it to your Grandma, and not even her will believe it.

#4

Since no one claims credit for the bombing, this looks like the work of Mossad. Being a supporter of Mousavi has no bearing since Mousavi is an advocate of the nuclear program.

#3

I am not a partisan of Israel, but this suspecion
is ridiculous under the circumstances. This victim was an opponent of the regime, and as an expert on nuclear development, was a threat. This is probably another murder of an intellectual, as were the Said Emami murders which were never solved since Emami was murdered after being apprehended for such a murder. He was apprehended because he phoned his master, who was never identified, and the phone was tapped, which he did not know. Speaking of an independent investigation is naive, and represents ignorance regarding the domestic situation or recent history in Iran.

#2

An objective investigation means nothing.regeme’s in this part of the world exist through propaganda , as does North Korea etc. The US and Israel will be blame regardless of an independent or any kind of investigation .Tension will escalate because this is what they want.

#1

There needs to be an independent, objective investigation into this killing, as soon as possible, before tensions escalate into all out war no one could afford. Why should Israel be exempt from at least being examined in this case?

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