Powered by WebAds

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Video: Aftermath of Monday's bombing in Tehran

Here's a video of the bombing in Tehran on Monday in which Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari was killed.

As was noted in a previous post Shahriari was believed to be Iran's biggest expert on fighting the Stuxnet worm.

You may also recall that there was some dispute as to how this attack was carried out. The first report indicated that it was done with explosives while later reports indicated that Shahriari was also shot.

Let's go to the videotape.

You will note that the car does indeed appear to be riddled with bullet holes as was reported here. There are eyewitness accounts of both attacks here.

Who did it? I'd lean much more toward espionage than toward it being an inside job by the Iranians. Even if they felt he hadn't done a good enough job on Stuxnet, it doesn't sound like they have anyone else to take his place.

By the way, there's an interesting connection between Shahriari and Massoud Ali Mohammadi, the Iranian nuclear physicist who was killed in January.
Both Mohammadi and Shahriari were delegates to Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, or SESAME, a United Nations-backed particle physics project based in Jordan that is one of the few projects in which Iran and Israel officially cooperate.

One administrator at SESAME said the two men's connection to the organization could be coincidental. "The work of SESAME is open to everybody and has nothing to do with nuclear technology," Yasser Khalil, the official, said in a phone interview.
Well, maybe. Iran has two delegates left alive. Two down, two to go? I'd be worried if I were them.

Labels: , ,


At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we have an expert chime in as to whether those are bullet or shrapnel holes?

At 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way the drivers door is mangled has to be bomb damage. I can't see how bullets could have made that damage.

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

So, if the project with Israel is the telltale, then the public lies perpetuated worldwide by the press and govt reps (to Israel's detriment) are based on the term COLLABORATOR. If this is the main sick motivator of international geopolitics, then it becomes matter of how much Obama and his posse care about that term being used on them. I can see that the wikileaks may be easing the pressure on Obama in that regard because he can go in a less psychotic direction than he has been going in by using the smokescreen of the other Arab leaders' revealed private opinions. Each step with the Obama administration is actually worse than the worst theories the non-lefties have postulated.


Post a Comment

<< Home