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Posted: 12/17/2005 11:47:45 AM EDT
Two sources, first from Michael Ledeen a rightwing intellectual who is a longtime Iran observer:


I've just received a call from a usually reliable person saying that there was an assassination attempt in Iran against President Ahmadi Nezhad, who was in a car. His driver and guards were killed, and he is in the hospital, apparently likely to survive. I couldn't get any details about the intensity of the blue energy waves flowing from his cranium...(this is a reference to something crazy Ahmadi Nezhad has said recently probably in reference to the Jews)but if this story is true it suggests that there are powerful folks in Iran who have decided the president is more trouble than he's worth...and they'd rather go back to the old deception of having someone who can lull the West into a false sense of security.
corner.nationalreview.com/05_12_11_corner-archive.asp#084996

Then from a site called Iran Focus:


Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 17 – One of the bodyguards of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was killed and another wounded when an attempt to ambush the presidential motorcade was thwarted in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, according to a semi-official newspaper and local residents.

“At 6:50 pm on Thursday, the lead car in the presidential motorcade confronted armed bandits and trouble-makers on the Zabol-Saravan highway”, the semi-official Jomhouri Islami reported on Saturday.

“In the ensuing armed clash, the driver of the vehicle, who was an indigenous member of the security services, and one of the president’s bodyguards died, while another bodyguard was wounded”, the newspaper, which was founded by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wrote.

Ahmadinejad traveled to the restive province, where ethnic Baluchis have been fighting for years for autonomy, on Wednesday and returned to Tehran on Friday afternoon. Tehran often refers to anti-government activists and political opponents of the Islamist regime as “bandits” and “trouble-makers”.

The newspaper report made no mention of Ahmadinejad’s whereabouts during the attack on his bodyguards’ vehicle, but Zabol residents reached by telephone said there were rumors in the town that the hard-line president himself was the target of the attack, which took place near Zabol.

“Many people have been rounded up for questioning after the attack and the authorities here were clearly shaken by the incident”, a Zabol resident told Iran Focus.

The Sunni Baluchis have faced years of religious and racial discrimination under Iran’s Shiite clergy-dominated government.

Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a “myth” on Wednesday, on the first day of his trip to the province.

“They have fabricated a legend under the name 'Massacre of the Jews', and they hold it higher than God himself, religion itself and the prophets themselves”, he told a crowd in Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan and Baluchestan.

The presidential office and other government officials have refrained from making any comment on the ambush.

Iran’s state-controlled media have given much prominence to Ahmadinejad’s visit to the impoverished province.



www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4931

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:49:20 AM EDT
That kinda sucks that they missed.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:49:50 AM EDT
I would say that that it was Mossad "bandits," but since the fucker still breathes, I doubt it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:53:06 PM EDT
Can someone tell me where to send a donation to these fine folks??

I'll even send an extra bullet for Khameini. He's the real problem.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:54:49 PM EDT
"Bandits"?

Sure, but in the pay of the MOSSAD no doubt...
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:56:23 PM EDT
Must have been ordered by Jimmy Carter....
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:57:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 3:00:44 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:57:45 PM EDT
Maybe they'll get a 2nd chance to get it right.

HH
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:59:01 PM EDT
Failed, you say?

Must've been the CIA!

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:00:11 PM EDT
From DEBKA:

Attempted assassination of Iran president ? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s motorocade was ambushed, one of his bodyguards killed and a second injured near Zabol, in the restive southeastern province of Baluchistan Friday.

December 17, 2005, 10:33 PM (GMT+02:00)

This is reported by the semi-official Jomhouri Islami quoted by Iran Focus

The assailants are described as armed bandits and trouble-makers, Tehran’s terms for anti-government dissidents and rebels. The president's whereabouts are not mentioned.

On Nov. 18, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 230 revealed that certain power-groups in the Islamic regime have put out a contract on the blabbermouth president, fearing that as champion of the most way-out factions of the Revolutionary Guards, he may be gathering momentum for a coup.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:00:12 PM EDT
The pro-America Reform movement in Iran seemed to be developing quite nicely, then they elected an asshole like Nezhad...why?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:00:29 PM EDT
Perhaps one of his bodyguards will have an "AD" in the direction of his head in the next few days.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:05:14 PM EDT
That is funny, none of the Western news organization have carried this assasination attempt in Iran.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:06:08 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:07:31 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:11:26 PM EDT
"trouble-makers"

Whoever they are, better luck next time!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:12:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
Must have been ordered by Jimmy Carter....



That's what is meant by "Never Forget."
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:16:14 PM EDT
Israel walks away quietly whistling...
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