Iran Foreign Ministry Claims Nuclear Scientist Was Executed By CIA, As Nigeria Strike Talks Collapse

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While on one hand we get news from Nigeria that the government and the labor unions have failed to end a labor strike, raising the prospect of a halt of all production in the country which produces 2.4 million barrels of oil per day or roughly the same as Iran exports, we now find out that the US attempt at de-escalating tensions with Iran (following Thursday's news of an extension in the oil embargo deadline by 6 months - one would almost think Obama realized $5.00 gas may be an issue with the election looming) may have failed massively, and it is now Iran's attempt to score political brownie points knowing well it has all the advantage. As EA WorldView reports, instead of backing away from last week's sensitive issue of the assasination of a nuclear scientist, Iran has ripped the scab right off the wound and its foreign ministry has boldly proclaimed that it has "reliable documents and evidence that this terrorist act was planned, guided and supported by the CIA. The documents clearly show that this terrorist act was carried out with the direct involvement of CIA-linked agents." So the ball is now squarely back in America's court, and any further attempts at appeasement, such as the embargo extension was perceived as being, will merely serve to make US foreign policy appear even more toothless. Which Hillary will hardly stomach. So we may well be back at square one (only this time with two aircraft carriers in the Arabian Sea instead of just one).

From EA WorldView:

The Foreign Ministry has asserted in a letter, handed to the Swiss Ambassador, "We have reliable documents and evidence that this terrorist act was planned, guided and supported by the CIA. The documents clearly show that this terrorist act was carried out with the direct involvement of CIA-linked agents."

 

The Swiss Embassy represents the interests of the US, which broke diplomatic ties with Iran in 1979.

 

Iranian State TV said a "letter of condemnation" had also been sent to the British Government, contending that the killing of Iranian nuclear scientists had "started exactly after the British official John Sawers declared the beginning of intelligence operations against Iran".

And as for Nigeria, here is AP with the latest:

Nigeria's government and labor unions failed to end a paralyzing nationwide strike over high gasoline costs, potentially sparking an oil production shutdown in a nation vital to U.S. oil supplies.

 

It was not immediately clear early Sunday whether a major oil workers' union had gone ahead with its threat to have its members walk off their jobs starting at midnight in an effort to halt oil production. But the fact labor unions left quickly from their meeting with the government and no one announced when talks would resume raised concerns the impasse would see Nigeria go through more days of disruptive strikes.

 

Nigeria, which produces 2.4 million barrels of oil a day, is the fifth-largest oil exporter to the United States. Any disruption to oil production could roil the oil futures market at a time traders remain concerned about world supply.

 

President Goodluck Jonathan did not show up for a meeting with union representatives held Saturday night at the presidential villa in Nigeria's capital Abuja, nor did Vice President Namadi Sambo. Instead, the nation's Senate president and its House speaker represented the government along with other officials.

 

After the meeting, Nigeria Labor Congress President Abdulwaheed Omar told waiting journalists: "We have not reached a compromise."

 

Asked whether oil production would immediately halt, Omar said: "We are taking these things gradually.

As for next steps, here is an idea.

Libya - before:

and after...

Nigeria - before:

after:

 

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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 11:35 | 2067115 DaveyJones
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very special plastic indeed that under two hours took down one of the strongest high rise structures ever built yet delicate enough to save a terrorist's passport. it''s a good point though since none of that stuff exists in office buildings that burn but remain standing. 

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 00:08 | 2065647 john39
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no we only do that to our own buildings, with help from our trusty mossad friends.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 13:22 | 2066374 trav7777
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how?

With NOBODY ANYWHERE who noticed and the actual government looking totally incompetent?

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 18:58 | 2067119 DaveyJones
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Mossad aside, a lot of people noticed a lot of things that day. What is your point? The explosions? The aide asking Cheney if "the orders still stand?," the amazing five exercise coincidence?

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 01:31 | 2065747 James-Morrison
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Iran is to credibility as
PEZ is to candy

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 02:33 | 2065823 Hugh G Rection
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They need to make buildings out of passports, jetfuel and explosions don't have shit on an Arab passport!

http://www.rense.com/general68/pass.htm

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 03:36 | 2065859 Oh regional Indian
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Hugh, passports and credit-cards, if memory servves me right.

ori

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 12:17 | 2066203 Hephasteus
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Now see if God had just made the chosen people out of arab passports then they never would have burned in those ovens.

Plus they would be easier to tramp stamp.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 08:15 | 2065979 El Gordo
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Does camel shit burn when exposed to ignited jet fuel?  How about sand?

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 12:09 | 2066183 New_Meat
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camel shit burns, smells like ... well ... shit.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:27 | 2065583 The Deleuzian
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The privates don't even know who the generals are anymore.........

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:38 | 2065604 sabra1
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my privates know who the DICK-tater is!

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:29 | 2065589 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Bob Marley before....

Africa Unite!

After....

After repeated CIA assasination attempts, on May 11th, 1980, Bob Marley died from cancer in his big toe.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:33 | 2065593 phyregold
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When the rich wage war it's the poor who die

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:40 | 2065610 sabra1
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so, you're telling me the rich have no necks? i heard, the rich are well hung!

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:59 | 2065638 a growing concern
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Why don't presidents fight the war?

Why do they always send the poor?

 

http://youtu.be/zUzd9KyIDrM

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:39 | 2065603 bnbdnb
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ZH frontrunning the MSM in the "war" area... You guys better hide.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:44 | 2065614 holdbuysell
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Spin takes time.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:49 | 2065606 DormRoom
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the scientist was likely killed by Mossad.  HIlary Clinton already has stated that the US was not involved. Netanyahu desperately wants a conflict with Iran.

 

Iran is a proto Nazi regime in so far as they are anti Zionist, and seek the complete eradication of the Jewish people & State.  After the holocaust there is no way an Israeli hard line leader will allow anti-semetic rhetoric to become action.  ever again. Netanyahu likely wants to mythologize himself as the new David/Jewish messiah.

Unlike pre-WWII, Isrealis will strike first.  History has taught them that the fight will always find them. They will fight, and  likely draw the US & Saudis in.

Then Syria & the Assads, Hezbollah-Israel, Iraq-Basra-Bahrain-Doha---Saudi Arabia, Kurds-Turkey, Pakistan-India, China, {}Stans & Russia will be drawn in.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:50 | 2065625 trav7777
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well pretty much everyone in the area wants the jewish state gone.  The reason for this is because nobody in history has ever been able to get along with jews.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:53 | 2065631 DormRoom
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Netanyahu may be waiting to see who the Republican nominee will be, and US polling numbers.

 

If there's no chance for an Obama relection, and Ron Paul isn't the nominee, Netanyahu may strike first, knowing he doesn't have to deal with the Obama administration, and his action will be shielded by a new Republican administration.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 00:07 | 2065646 WonderDawg
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Yeah, because Hopey the Clown is so anti-war, being a Nobel Peace Prize winner an all.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 01:29 | 2065746 UP Forester
Sun, 01/15/2012 - 04:34 | 2065883 StychoKiller
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What are yer calculations if Ron Paul is the nominee?

Please show your work and fill the logic tables out completely...

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 11:13 | 2066115 Urban Roman
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January 21, 2013:

Ron Paul takes the oath of office and sits down to sign a pile of documents prepared by his staff over the last several weeks. The documents are said to be repeals of all executive orders going back to the Wilson administration.

He then disappears in an episode of spontaneous human combustion as the Secret Service looks on in shock and awe. The fire destroys all the documents and guts the Oval Office.

The fire is later found to have been caused by a drop of flammable glass cleaning fluid left on his desk by the cleaning crew.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 12:41 | 2066261 Urban Roman
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Americans are convinced that the story is true, because glass cleaning fluid burns at 2237 Degrees Rankine, and nothing could possibly survive at that temperature. Various theories are discussed on the Internet, many of them revolving around laser rays from the space lizards' craft in stationary orbits over Washington since 1931.

Israeli ambassador Chelsea Mezvinsky sends her country's sincerest condolences.

In response to the fire, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issues guidelines for household products, changing glass cleaning fluid from 85% to 98% water... there is film footage of rejoicing in the streets, as this lethal environmental menace has now been eliminated. SWAT teams are sent out coast-to-coast, to locate and sequester any containers of non-compliant glass cleaner (and confiscate any loose cash or PMs under RIC0 guidelines).

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 14:28 | 2066570 Husk-Erzulie
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Israeli ambassador Chelsea Mezvinsky sends her country's sincerest condolences

Frikkin classic...

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 16:10 | 2066693 Urban Roman
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Well, you know. Stycho was asking for predictions beginning with "Ron Paul is the nominee".

And a lot can happen in the next 12 months.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 00:54 | 2065718 Barmaher
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Yes, even the House of Israel (the 10 northern tribes) were at war with the Jews for centuries before being defeated by the Assyrians and being seemingly lost to history.  Turns out, though, that the best friends the Jewish state currently have are derived from those same lost tribes that were never lost.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 05:21 | 2065899 roy10
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Well, pretty much everybody in the area wants the entire West gone. I guess that's why nobody in history was ever able to get along with Christians. In fact, in that area, the majority of Muslims (Suni) want the minority (Shia) to be gone, so according to your logic, that area also wants part of that area gone.

Apparently that area is filled with people who live miserable lives and all they care about is killing other people.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 13:26 | 2066384 trav7777
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who fucking cares?

Besides being totally wrong, you know?  Our culture is superior to theirs and will displace it.

If the mudsharks and PC people would STFU, we could simply colonize these countries and the problem goes away.  Why bother with war when you can simply colonize and displace?

In the absence of that, let them live their stupid lives.  I see no point in picking the side of one squabbling desert rabble over another.  The desert nomad war tribe is not our historical friend anymore than the ahab is.

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 01:11 | 2067966 DaveyJones
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you're starting to sound like a parody of yourself

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 00:27 | 2065680 CompassionateFascist
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Actually, Israel is a Nazi Racial State: of the Chosen People. Zionists+Nazis did "holocaust" together, to enable post-war Jew-state in Palestine. And Iran? Thousands of Jews live there now, extremely un-persecuted. Some serve in the Iranian Parliament. Do ZOGtrolls ever stop lying?

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 00:38 | 2065697 The Heart
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Exactly!

NAtionalistZIonists=NAZI=banksters & Oil=rothchilds

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 09:15 | 2066025 Athena
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Isarelis mistreat the Palestinians.  Israel does not treat Palestinians like the Nazis treated the Jews.  The holocaust was solely a German enterprise of genocide of 6 million alleged Jews during WWII, systematic state-sponsored murder by nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, throughout Nazi-occupied territory.  The zionists did not participate in the holocaust.  And neither zionists nor Americans participated in the attack of 9/11 when jets loaded with fuel crashed into the twin towers, and the towers subsequently collapsed.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 10:57 | 2066109 john39
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Ever hear of the transfer agreement? history is fiction... but the truth is far stranger:

http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/zionisms-historic-partne...

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 13:30 | 2066398 trav7777
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WRONG.

The HOLOCAUST was a genocide operation of FAR MORE THAN JUST JEWS.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 11:37 | 2066150 Hephasteus
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But israel said no citizenship for gaza residents to "preserve" racial purity. I'm sure they have nothing to do with racial purity nazi germany.

Now who was the banker in charge of germany again? Something something rothchilds something something red sheild.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 13:31 | 2066400 trav7777
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irony is lost on them...most passive/aggressive clan in history

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 15:10 | 2066658 frostfan
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What a fucking load of horseshit.  Iran forces a jew into parliament to play Uncle Moishe.   Extremely unpersecuted?  Bullshit again but I'll only get red arrows here and no one proving me otherwise.  Zionists plus Nazis together?  Read WW2 history of where the Nazis and British were?   The only truth is thousands of Jews still live in Iran but don't mention how much the Iranians stole and seized from the Jews before that.  That would be inconvenient.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 15:11 | 2066659 frostfan
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What a fucking load of horseshit.  Iran forces a jew into parliament to play Uncle Moishe.   Extremely unpersecuted?  Bullshit again but I'll only get red arrows here and no one proving me otherwise.  Zionists plus Nazis together?  Read WW2 history of where the Nazis and British were?   The only truth is thousands of Jews still live in Iran but don't mention how much the Iranians stole and seized from the Jews before that.  That would be inconvenient.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 00:35 | 2065690 The Heart
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"the scientist was likely killed by Mossad.  HIlary Clinton already has stated that the US was not involved. Netanyahu desperately wants a conflict with Iran."

AMAZING REVELATION!

YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY MAIN STREAM MEDIA USED "ISRAEL" AND "FALSE-FLAG" IN THE SAME SENTENCE. IT IS EVIDENCE THAT PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP AND REALIZING WHO THE REAL ENEMIES OF AMERICA ARE.

Israel used “false flag” operation to recruit anti-Iran militants, report alleges (Updated)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/israel-used-false-flag-operation-recru...

 

 

 

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 00:47 | 2065714 john39
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Truth. Mystery Babylon losing its grip.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 01:39 | 2065760 Real Estate Geek
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N M

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 02:13 | 2065794 Hansel
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Believing the CIA was absolutely clueless about this "false flag" seems far fetched, and the public/world will never know the 'truth'.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 12:54 | 2066295 Urban Roman
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Cue Jack Nicholson footage in 3 ... 2 ... 1

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:43 | 2065613 papaswamp
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Have to get the masses all worked up before launching a barrage of exocet missiles against every ship on the radar.

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 23:50 | 2065626 Jim in MN
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Who does?  I've lost track of all the parties in favor of charred bodies here.

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