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RE: [TACTICAL] Ali Mohammadi

Released on 2012-03-06 08:00 GMT

Email-ID 380329
Date 2010-01-25 21:34:09
Actually, it all tracks very well with what we already published.


From: Reva Bhalla []
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 3:31 PM
To: Alex Posey
Cc: Fred Burton; TACTICAL;
Subject: Re: [TACTICAL] Ali Mohammadi
are we publishing this info?
On Jan 25, 2010, at 2:23 PM, Alex Posey wrote:

He thinks A-dogg's camp had him whacked and thinks HZ operatives did
it. Hence the comment about the pic of Abu Nasser at the bomb scene.

Fred Burton wrote:

The Prof believes he was killed by Iranian security/intel?

Meaning, an Iranian govt sanctioned assassination inside Iran?

Alex Posey wrote:

Prof thinks Iranians killed him to send a message to Academia to chill
out and because it was easy to blame it on the West

Fred Burton wrote:

Who killed him?

Alex Posey wrote:

Spoke with a former colleague of Masoud Ali Mohammadi and who is
currently a Physics professor at Chapman University outside of L.A. He
definitely had an agenda and was very long winded in his responses.

Attached is the document he prepared for me over the weekend that has
photos of Ali Mohammadi, photo of memorial outside his office at Tehran
University as well as his funeral procession. The document also had
copies of the letter Ali Mohammadi wrote to the President of Tehran
University asking him to condemn the raids on the student's dorms after
the election by the Basijis and Police, copy of a statement of
clarification of Ali Mohammadi's field of interest by his colleagues at
Tehran University, as well as a letter from the American Physical
Society expressing its condolences to the Physics Society of Iran.

Last saw Ali Mohammadi in 1995 in Iran but kept up email contact up
until about year ago, but has been in contact with several of his
students and other Iranian friends after Ali Mohammadi's death.
Forgive the jumpiness, but the Prof was all over the place.

>From our convo:

Ali Mohammadi's area of expertise was in Dark Energy and string theory.
NOT in anything that was remotely related to nuclear physics. Pointed
out that Iran Atomic Energy Organization came out and stated that Ali
Mohammadi had never worked them.

Ali Mohammadi gave an approximate 70 min (has a recording but hasn't
sent it to me) talk about the current political unrest in Iran at a
weekly kind of open forum at Tehran University, where people give talks
about a variety of subjects, on Jan. 5 - a week before his death. Ali
Mohammadi was invited to talk about the political unrest, but was warned
not to go (wouldn't say by whom). Ali Mohammadi talked about how
regardless if the elections was fair or not there was significant
section of the Iranian nation that was upset with the current
administration and that the regime need not ignore the sector of Iranian
society but address their concerns. Ali Mohammadi was asked combative
and challenging questions by A-dogg supporters in the audience. Ali
Mohammadi wanted to answer these questions in next weeks talk with
larger audience. End of recording.

During his early years (1980s) Ali Mohammadi was not active in politics
(not party of 1979 revolution like previously thought, according to
prof). Ali Mohammadi was in the first class of physics PhD students in
Iran at Shiraz University in 1981, and he chose to state to show that
Iran was capable of producing world class physicists without having to
go abroad for an education - indicative of his nationalism. There were
four in his class and he was the first to graduate. One of the other
three in his class ended up being a parliament member who ended up
writing on his blog about Ali Mohammadi's death (sympathetic and worried).

Ali Mohammadi was a true believer of the system, but when A-dogg came to
power he began to lose faith in the system and started to become more
politically active. Ali Mohammadi started to become really active about
three years ago and would gather students for rallies.

Activity outside of Iran:

Ali Mohammadi was very active outside of Iran, particularly with the
SESAME project (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and
Applications in the Middle East). He was the Iranian representative in
the project and routinely interacted with many western scientists

Side Convo:

On a side note. Several of the people the Prof speaks to in Iran are
saying that Hezbollah operatives have been transferred to Iran after the
elections and are being used to crack down on the opposition. Prof said
that he has a picture of Abu Nasser at the bomb scene of Ali Mohammadi
that was posted on FARS but was quickly taken down. I have asked for it
but has yet to send it to me.

Alex Posey
Tactical Analyst


Alex Posey
Tactical Analyst

Alex Posey
Tactical Analyst