Well, Well, Look What We Found

EXCLUSIVE: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA ‘Intelligence Coup’

An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials.

Award-winning nuclear physicist helped CIA spy on Iran’s nuclear program.The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, “an intelligence coup” in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran’s nuclear program.

A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment. In its declassified annual report to Congress, the CIA said, “Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons though we do not know whether Tehran eventually will decide to produce nuclear weapons.”

Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government. He worked at Tehran’s Malek Ashtar University, which is closely connected to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, according to the Associated Press.

“The significance of the coup will depend on how much the scientist knew in the compartmentalized Iranian nuclear program,” said former White House counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant. “Just taking one scientist out of the program will not really disrupt it.”

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, and other Iranian officials last year blamed the U.S. for “kidnapping” Amiri, but his whereabouts had remained a mystery until now.

See also:
Defection of Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri ‘a CIA coup’
Iranian scientist defects: US covert ops hurt Iran nuclear program
Report: Nuclear Scientist Quits Iran for US
The CIA organized the escape of an Iranian nuclear scientist
Espionage helps sow seeds of paranoia in Tehran
Report: Iranian nuclear scientist defects to US
A defect(ion) in Iran’s nuclear program
Shahram Amiri
All Your Iranian Nuclear Scientists Are Belong To US

Although this is surely a nice bit of U.S. espionage, it’s highly unlikely that the defection of this one Iranian scientist yielded enough information for us to fully pinpoint the extent of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. In fact, it’s been so long without any meaningful punitive sanctions or military action, that Iran has had more than enough time to surreptitiously disperse their nuclear research facilities to the point where any attempted military action against them would almost certainly be an exercise in futility. Iran has also had enough uninterrupted time to perfect the nuclear fuel cycle and weaponization processes. In other words, at this point, it’s highly probable that Iran’s nuclear weapons program is now unstoppable and the Iranians will eventually field a deliverable nuclear device. We’re now totally screwed by our own decades of handwringing and inaction.

/I can only pray to God that we don’t give up on our missile defense technology too, it might be our last trump card left

Behold The Moderate Muslim Role Model Nuclear Physicist Al Qaeda Terrorist

Collider scientist ‘wants to join al-Qaeda’

A RENOWNED physicist working on the nuclear Hadron Collider project has been charged with terrorism offences.

Adlene Hicheur, 32, an Algerian national, was arrested last week in France after intelligence agents intercepted alleged contact he made with al-Qaeda over the internet.

His brother was also arrested, the Times reports, but has since been released.

A Paris judge was told by investigators that Dr Hicheur had offered to work with al-Qaeda.

The physicist, who works at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern), allegedly told the terror group that “he was interested in committing an attack”.

According to the Times, he has since acknowledged contacting the militant organisation.

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Judge Christophe Teissier ordered Dr Hicheur be detained while authorities investigate “the possible offence of association with criminals in relation with a terrorist enterprise”.

The arrest, according some within France, raises the possibility that Islamist militants could be seeking nuclear weapons technology.

Residents in Dr Hicheur’s home town of Vienne, in eastern France, said his success had made him a role model for young Muslims. “They are good boys,” said a neighbour.

”They are from a family of six children and from a very moderate Muslim family which is seen as a model of integration.”

See also:
Terrorism probe for Cern scientist
Hadron Collider physicist Adlene Hicheur charged with terrorism
Nuclear scientist on terror charges
Cern physicist suspected of Al-Qaida links charged
Preliminary charges filed against French physicist
LHC back in the news following terror arrests at CERN
Scientist on French terror charge
Big Bang scientist arrested over UK terror threat
Big Bang scientist to face prison after confessing to ‘Al Qaeda atrocity’ plot
Large Hadron Collider Scientist is Aspiring Terrorist
French Physicist Ordered Held on Terror Charges

Yes, yes, they’re all such good boys, moderate Muslims, role models for Muslim children, fully integrated into Western society. And then one day, out of the blue, they just happen to wake up with a sudden desire to join al Qaeda and kill infidels and Jews. Where on earth could that mindset have possibly come from? Gee, you don’t think the religion of Islam might be the problem do you, with all that jihad against the infidels and Jews stuff in the Koran and Hadiths?

/not all Muslims are terrorists but, nowadays, almost all terrorists are Muslims