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    Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda
    Yitzhak Benhorin
    Published: 06.28.09

    WASHINGTON - Iran is accusing the United States of being behind the killing of Neda Agha-Soltan, the 26-year-old Iranian woman whose fatal videotaped shooting made her a symbol of opposition to the disputed June 12 presidential election results. Iranian Ambassador to Mexico Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri made this accusation on Saturday night in an interview to the CNN television network. He denied that the young woman was killed by Iranian security forces and suggested that the CIA or another intelligence service may have been responsible.

    Ghadiri said that the bullet found in Neda's head was not of a type used in Iran. "These are the methods that terrorists, the CIA and spy agencies employ," he said. "Naturally, they would like to see blood spilled in these demonstrations, so that they can use it against the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is of the common methods that the CIA employs in various countries." The Iranian ambassador said there were many elements in the investigation into the young woman's death which pointed to suspicions of American involvement.

    "This death of Neda is very suspicious," Ghadiri said. "She was shot from behind. The location was where there was not much demonstration, there was no police presence and the gun that shot and killed her was a smuggled gun. It was not a government-issued gun… In our view, this would be the work of those who wanted to put more fuel to the flame against the government. "My question is, how is it that this Miss Neda is shot from behind, got shot in front of several cameras, and is shot in an area where no significant demonstration was behind held… Well, if the CIA wants to kill some people and attribute that to the government elements, then choosing women is an appropriate choice, because the death of a woman draws more sympathy," Ghadiri said.
    Source: Israel News


    Neda Agha-Soltan, 27
    Shot to death in Tehran by the Basij
    "It burned me" were her last words

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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    I did hear that she was shot by a plainclothesman, which led some to immediately conclude that he was a member of the Basij militia, along with the fact that there were allegations that he was briefly captured. However, I'd also been under the impression that it had been relatively conclusively determined that she was shot in the chest. I wouldn't be very surprised if the CIA was responsible, as they've been complicit in anti-democratic actions in Iran in the past, of course (Operation Ajax), and other agencies in the upper spheres of government have been willing to engage in false-flag operations in the past (Operation Northwoods), but I doubt that there's any CIA involvement in the turmoil in Iran at the moment, though they're undoubtedly hoping to exploit it.

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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    I think that if the CIA were so capable that they could turn someone into an internet martyr, we would NOT have the international relation problems we have today.
    If the CIA did it, which I seriously doubt, they should have the awe and respect of persons the world over for their amazing ability to read the waves of the global populace.

    I suspect blind luck led poor Neda to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    Though the nature of conspiracy theories of this nature is that the pre-fooled will believe most anything no matter how shaky or improbable.
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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    Does this ridiculous claim surprise anyone? This and more is to be expected from an Nation that has run a muck with religious extremism at it core and brainless leadership at the helm. When the Shah was running the country some repression was reality but nothing compared to what is under way today. The people of Iran I believe no longer want to be ruled by people who are bent on self destruction in the misguided belief they will some how be welcomed into the great beyond by a bevy of virgins. Now I don't mean to be sounding anti Islamic but come on these old guys are a bunch of perverts who can't find the love of a real woman here on earth because real women see them as the religious nuts they are and rightfully run like hell whe ever one of the old pervs gets close.

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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    The protesters know who killed Neda. They have his identity cards. It was a basij on a motorbike. He basically admitted it when he shouted "I didn't want to kill her!."

    Other eye witnesses say the shots came from the rooftops. That was the initial report. But, I believe the Dr. and what he saw. His life is now in danger and he won't be going back to Iran. He said that in the video as he said the protesters had the basiji's ID cards. You could see him visibly afraid as he said the basiji shouted "I didn't want to kill her!"

    Here's the interview with the Dr. who tried to help Neda.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/middle...post1058105719

    The report that it was the CIA, came out a few days later to try to difuse the impact Neda had. She became a rallying cry for the protesters within Iran as well as around the world. Iran is trying to turn anything that happens into either a British "plot" or a US "plot" to bolster their claims that it's not the demonstraters within their own country. "It's those devil's of the west misleading and lying to their people who are behind this."

    The hundreds of protesters in custody are being tortured until they "confess" to being pawns of the US or UK and being taped. These "confessions" are being aired on the Iranian gov'ts TV.
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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    Don't they get bored from that 'blame the West' game?
    What next?
    Khomeini and Ahmadinjihad coming up with a speech and blaming the West for rigging the elections?
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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    Tashah,

    It is no surprise that Iran is playing the anti-U.S./anti-foreigner card. Iran's illegitimate regime is desperate to portray the protests and yearnings behind the protests as a foreign-inspired effort to destabilize a corrupt regime that has presided over increasing stagnation in living standards, among other failures. Iran's seizure of Iranians who are employed by the British Embassy is another front in the regime's disinformation efforts.

    Fortunately, the international community saw events unfold as they did in Iran. Aside from a few staunch Iranian allies i.e., Syria and Venezuela, it is unlikely that Iran's propaganda effort will stick. Ordinary Iranians also are not likely to be persuaded by a repressive regime that has all but stripped them of their voice.

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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Don't they get bored from that 'blame the West' game?

    I believe the whole, "blame The Great Satan", line of crap is losing it's punch.
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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    If you look at the pic of Neda in the OP, she is wearing a necklace with what appears to be a cross. Hard to tell. An Iranian Christian?

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    Re: Iran accuses CIA of killing protestor Neda

    I can tell you with about a 99.5% that the CIA doesn't have any Wet Operations going on in Iran if so they wouldn't have target Neda.

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