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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:16 AM

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

Ali Arouzi
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NBC News Tehran Bureau Chief & correspondent



BREAKING: Iranian media reporting that high level nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated. Widely referred to as Iranís 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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Reply BREAKING: Iranian media reporting that high level nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated (Original post)
Roland99 Nov 2020 OP
dewsgirl Nov 2020 #1
2naSalit Nov 2020 #14
eleny Nov 2020 #2
Nevilledog Nov 2020 #3
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2020 #12
Mike Nelson Nov 2020 #4
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #5
FelineOverlord Nov 2020 #6
Hugin Nov 2020 #7
kpete Nov 2020 #8
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #9
Zoonart Nov 2020 #10
DetroitLegalBeagle Nov 2020 #13
LSFL Nov 2020 #11
2naSalit Nov 2020 #16
Roland99 Nov 2020 #17
Buckeyeblue Nov 2020 #15

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:19 AM

1. Yikes, I wonder who ordered the hit? 😬

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:21 AM

14. Pompeo?

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

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:27 AM

2. This is the last thing we need

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:29 AM

3. Wag. The. Dog.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:09 AM

12. THIS!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:31 AM

4. Well...

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

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:32 AM

5. Hmmm. Page 608 of "Rise and Kill First" by Ronen Bergman

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)

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:43 AM

6. Trump just happens to be going to Camp David today

and there was THIS meeting:


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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:43 AM

7. KnR

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:46 AM

8. ???

@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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Response to kpete (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:50 AM

9. Could be. But DoD or CIA?

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.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:55 AM

10. Does it matter?

CIA or Mossad? If it was Israel, would we not have their back?

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:17 AM

13. Its probably Mossad or Mossad backed Iranian dissidents

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

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:08 AM

11. I we had anything to do with it

Trump will be running his mouth about it in 3....2.....1......

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Response to LSFL (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:23 AM

16. +1

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Response to LSFL (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 02:15 PM

17. Oh gawd. That's all we'd need.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:21 AM

15. If they didn't apprehend the killer it was special forces

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

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