Iran's Cyber Warfare Commander Assassinated

Tyler Durden's picture

Mere days after the US and Iran showed very tentative signs of some diplomatic progress being possible (and hours after Netanyahu's "Rouhani's a wolf in sheep's clothing" comments), The Telegraph reports that Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Cyber War Headquarters for Iran, was found dead (with two bullets to the heart) in a wooded area north-west of Tehran. This follows the assassination of five Iranian nuclear scientists and the country's ballistic missile program head since 2007 - all blamed on Israel's Mossad. An eyewitness said two people on a motorbike had been involved and "the extent of the injuries indicated he had been assassinated from close range." Western officials (the 'essential' ones) said the information was still being assessed.

Via The Telegraph,

Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, north-west of the capital, Tehran.




Ahmadi was last seen leaving his home for work on Saturday. He was later found with two bullets in the heart, according to Alborz, a website linked to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. “I could see two bullet wounds on his body and the extent of his injuries indicated that he had been assassinated from a close range with a pistol,” an eyewitness told the website.


The commander of the local police said that two people on a motorbike had been involved in the assassination.




the Imam Hassan Mojtaba division of the Revolutionary Guard Corps said that Ahmadi’s death was being investigated. It warned against speculating “prematurely about the identity of those responsible for the killing”.


Western officials said the information was still being assessed...


The last victim of a known assassination was Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemist who worked in the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, who died when an explosive device blew up on his car in January last year.


The death of Ahmadi, a leading specialist in cyber defences, could be an extension of this campaign of subterfuge. Iran has been accused of carrying out a number of cyber attacks detected in the West.

Recall what Russia's Foreign Minister said ealier today: "Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria recently got shipments of components for chemical weapons, increasing likelihood of more provocations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says in Moscow after talks with his Indian counterpart, Salman Khurshid." We didn't have long to wait.

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lolmao500's picture

An eyewitness said two people on a motorbike had been involved

They ALWAYS do this. Same method of assassination... Whoever is behind those murders... it's the same people.

max2205's picture

Should have turned his cell phone off.....

12ToothAssassin's picture

Juice. Are you saying Orenthal James Simpson is behind this murder??

vortmax's picture

OJ? I think he's still in prison.

Mike in GA's picture

Yeah - he's stealing cookies now.

Overfed's picture

Either the Saudis or the Israelis.

BurningFuld's picture

Or Hell's Angels out cruising Iran.

Hughing's picture



My vote is Saudi

MsCreant's picture

<--IRAN DID IT THEMSELVES becaue they thought him a traitor


Winston Churchill's picture

No difference,tied at the hip.

DaveyJones's picture

and we're the rope...that will also hang all three

The.Harmless.Who's picture

The Saudis aren't Arabs anyway, they are descendents of a "chosen tribe".  

You know, the chosen tribes that have caused havoc for thousands of years no matter where they settled. 

Anyway, Saudi is an installed puppet that oppresses its own people under the protection of the US War Machine.  

I only hope that the people of the USA will reclaim their Governement and Armed Forces from the nasty bastards and their AIPAC + Big Oil cohorts. 

Fuck the Zionists.  Fuck Isra-Hell, and their so-called 'right to exist'. 




Robsabi's picture

Well now, you clearly weren't "chosen" for any sort of intellectual honesty, or apparently even ability.

I assure you, you're far too reason-challenged to be "Harmless".

The.Harmless.Who's picture

Sticks 'n' Stones, Robsabi, Sticks 'n' Stones... 


See you at the next AIPAC fund raiser asshole. 


Much Love,


Seize Mars's picture

Pray tell. When was the last time the Saudis killed anything other than a bottle of scotch or a handful of khat?

Global Hunter's picture

the last time one beat his man slave to death?

Overfed's picture

The Saudis are responsible for any assassin that they hired. They're offering to foot the bill for a war with Syria. If they can't get that, they'll settle for one between the US and Iran. I doubt that this story is over.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

On that note it begs the question who in Saudi intelligence is running the show these days.

Thierry Meysson was the journalist who broke the story on Bandar Bin Sultan's demise over a year ago, yet we hear about his trips abroad in the last few months but ironically he hasn't been seen.

Each of the more significant meetings with Putin took place but no cameras and all the pictures of Bandar are stock from two years ago.

So the question is. Does anyone have the goods on his whereabouts and if he is dead who's running the show for him?  If the journalists didn't spot him in his meeting with Putin the most obvious next question to ask Vladimir on his next diplomatic journey.

Mark Urbo's picture



..and good for them.  Iran is problem that needs to be dealt with sooner than later.

Winston Churchill's picture

Get back to your Hebrew lessons.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Pay no attention.  It's the last gasp of a parasite that's been sucking off the U.S. tit for 65 years.

When the host dies so will the parasite. 

Not a good ending but I always like to show some optimism with a view of the "glass half full"

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Mark Urbo, hasbarium enema, said:


..and good for them.  Iran is problem that needs to be dealt with sooner than later.

Yes....... the Iranian Problem. It's just begging for a...... Final Solution, isn't it?

It seems like the Israeli government simply has no choice. It will be forced, with all due regret, to wipe Iran off the map.

john39's picture

How many nukes does Israel have pointed at Iran right now? And yet Israel claims that Iran's nuclear energy program is the threat to world peace. What a farce.

DaveyJones's picture

You do realize this attitude endangers jews more than anything a radical "muslim" could ever do

and who has Israel's back when the US goes down?  

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

You mean the Israel that had our backs in 1967 with the U.S.S. Liberty incident and 9/11/2001?

DaveyJones's picture

yeah that one

of course 2001 took a few folks that don't go to temple, so they don't get the credit for that musical  

Quantum Nucleonics's picture

Or the Iranians if this guy flipped and was working for the West.

the tower's picture

Saudis, Israelis, Qataris...

Whoever does what benefits the three.

All three are the US's boss, and all three control the world.

They are yours masters, it's time you see reality.

Since ancient times jews have been doing banking for muslims, nothing has changed.

This has nothing to do with religion (religion is opium for the masses), this has everything to do with money and power.

ShrNfr's picture

It is a non-descript way to carry something out, I do not care who does the carrying. If you use a car, they can identify the make and model, etc. Perhaps get the plate too. A motorbike with a couple of guys on it is just a motorbike. Half of it is hidden by the riders. It can go places that a car won't fit and it is easy to hide. No small wonder everyone on all sides uses this. The only guys who didn't were the drug guys in Mexico. But they owned most of the police anyway. Shit half of them WERE police. Read El Siccaro some day.

Promethus's picture

Sure is a lot cheeper and more effective than a $10 million drone.

The.Harmless.Who's picture

Fucking war-mongering Zionists.

Fuck Isra-hell and their so-called fucking right to exist. 


Platinum's picture

TPTB are desperate for war. They're working all angles.

Dr. Engali's picture

How long before two motorcycle riders fall out of a helicopter?


How long before two motorcycle riders fall out of a helicopter?

......and crash into the side of a sky scraper?

MsCreant's picture

Causing it to collapse on itself...

Uncle Remus's picture

from the burning fuel...

DaveyJones's picture

faster than the speed of gravity

good to see u MsC

MsCreant's picture

So you are saying this is inflationary? Are you sure you saw Ben or was it Janet?

Freddie's picture

Iranian version of Fort Marcy Park in Tehran.


JustObserving's picture

It is not murder when the Nobel Prize winner does it

Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’

Published time: September 29, 2013 20:31 


American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency's role in what one of them described as the "US assassination program."

“The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I don't want to give too much away but Glenn and I are working on a project right now that has at its center how the National Security Agency plays a significant, central role in the US assassination program,” Scahill said in Rio de Janeiro, as cited by Associated Press.   

Speaking to moviegoers at the Rio Film Festival, where an award-winning documentary based on his book was shown, Scahill said he will be working on the project with another journalist - Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on the NSA leaker Edward Snowden in June. 

The journalists – who were both present at the festival’s Q&A panel – were short on details for their new project and gave no evidence of the alleged US program. 

“There are so many stories that are yet to be published that we hope will produce 'actionable intelligence,' or information that ordinary citizens across the world can use to try to fight for change, to try to confront those in power,” said Scahill, a contributor to The Nation magazine and the author of the bestseller 'Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield'.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

As I recall, the term 'actionable intelligence' was coined by the CIA after their Iraq WMD debacle.

Lots of people, spooks, ex-spooks and some of us on ZH (myself included) have been using it since.

cifo's picture

Hopefully they won't be involved in any car accidents.

Uncle Remus's picture

Wait, is 'actionable intelligence' the information or the analyst?