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Roland99

(53,342 posts)
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:16 AM Nov 2020

BREAKING: Iranian media reporting that high level nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated

Ali Arouzi
@aliarouzi
NBC News Tehran Bureau Chief & correspondent



BREAKING: Iranian media reporting that high level nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated. Widely referred to as Iran’s Robert Oppenheimer. He is by far the most important Iranian nuclear scientist to be assassinated to date. Netanyahu had mentioned him by name






Fakhrizadeh is about as high level a nuclear scientist as your going to find in Iran. He was also a high ranking IRGC officer and regarded in Iran expert in his field.






This is the scene where the apparent assassination took place in Damavand east of Tehran. Reports that Fakhrizadeh taken to hospital by helicopter. News outlets calling him a martyr. Iranian officials are almost certainly going to say this has US & Israeli hallmarks all over it.





Lovely.
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BREAKING: Iranian media reporting that high level nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated (Original Post) Roland99 Nov 2020 OP
Yikes, I wonder who ordered the hit? 😬 dewsgirl Nov 2020 #1
Pompeo? 2naSalit Nov 2020 #14
This is the last thing we need eleny Nov 2020 #2
Wag. The. Dog. Nevilledog Nov 2020 #3
THIS! NRaleighLiberal Nov 2020 #12
Well... Mike Nelson Nov 2020 #4
Hmmm. Page 608 of "Rise and Kill First" by Ronen Bergman Mike 03 Nov 2020 #5
Trump just happens to be going to Camp David today FelineOverlord Nov 2020 #6
KnR Hugin Nov 2020 #7
??? kpete Nov 2020 #8
Could be. But DoD or CIA? Mike 03 Nov 2020 #9
Does it matter? Zoonart Nov 2020 #10
Its probably Mossad or Mossad backed Iranian dissidents DetroitLegalBeagle Nov 2020 #13
I we had anything to do with it LSFL Nov 2020 #11
+1 2naSalit Nov 2020 #16
Oh gawd. That's all we'd need. Roland99 Nov 2020 #17
If they didn't apprehend the killer it was special forces Buckeyeblue Nov 2020 #15

2naSalit

(87,128 posts)
14. Pompeo?
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:21 AM
Nov 2020

He has been sliming around over in that neighborhood for a while trying to shitstir some kind of nightmare.

Mike Nelson

(10,007 posts)
4. Well...
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:31 AM
Nov 2020

... assassinations have been known to start Wars. I wonder who is responsible? Of course, the people responsible are the ones who most benefit...

Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
5. Hmmm. Page 608 of "Rise and Kill First" by Ronen Bergman
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:32 AM
Nov 2020

details Mossad's plans to take out Iranian nuclear scientists. They did assassinate a number of them and the page closes by explaining that Fakhrizadeh was the scientist they were most worried about. Iran placed massive security around him. Meir Dagan was the brains behind the plan to assassinate the Iranian nuclear scientists. Dagan died in March 2016.

That's near the end of the book.

(It's a really good book, by the way)

kpete

(72,076 posts)
8. ???
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:46 AM
Nov 2020

@emptywheel

Normally one would assume that Mossad did this (with our tacit approval).

But given the purges Trump has put in place at DOD of late, can you really be sure we didn't do it?


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Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
9. Could be. But DoD or CIA?
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:50 AM
Nov 2020

Are we good at this type of thing?

The assassins actually got into Tehran. I find this quite interesting.

It looks from the photo like it was a vehicle to vehicle assassination. It could have been an explosive device, but I can't see anything blown up in the photo (of course it's hard to see because of the distance). Mossad is just so skilled at those type of hits.

DetroitLegalBeagle

(1,934 posts)
13. Its probably Mossad or Mossad backed Iranian dissidents
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:17 AM
Nov 2020

Another article i read showed the car he was in, looked like he was gunned down while driving.

Buckeyeblue

(5,509 posts)
15. If they didn't apprehend the killer it was special forces
Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:21 AM
Nov 2020

I'm surprised he wouldn't be better protected if he was that important.

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