26 thoughts on “Iranian Authorities: Israeli Assassination Carried Out Remotely by Satellite – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I saw the window on State TV …
    Iranian nuclear chief scientist’s widow appears on state TV with her husband’s coffin as supreme leader vows to avenge his assassination ‘by Israel’ 

  2. Richard, I look forward to your exposing more of the international players in this assassination, especially complicit Americans’ whom we should denounce and protest.

  3. #Breaking #Iran just announced that the assassination of #Fakhrizadeh was conducted by remote control through satellites, of a heavy machine gun and bomb installed in cars on the side of the road; with nobody on the ground. @LaithMarouf

  4. Walter White, or Walter Mitty?

    “Rafael, an Israeli defense company specializing in weapons, sells its Samson 30 Remote Weapon System to more than 25 other countries, and, while it is much too large to fit in a Nissan, this is hardly the only such system on the market. Germany, Spain, the United States, Australia and others all manufacture similar systems.”


    1. @ Kelvin: You left out one inconvenient fact: the Iranians have the bombed out vehicle and the remnants of the gun used in the murder. They say the weapon has clearly Israeli markings on it. Not to mention that everybody and their brother/sister knows that the Mossad did this. So why would one of the largest weapons producing countries in the world, which manufactures such a weapon itself, go abroad to buy another country’s weapon???

  5. These successful elimination isn’t more “satellite remote-controlled killings” than any other “drone killings”. How do you think the drones are controlled from the ground? WiFi? Bluetooth? At these ranges, everything goes through satellites.

    1. @ Ariel: This murder was different. It was remotely done by satellite, not drone. Drones do not have the capability to fly far enough from Israel to Iran and Israel didn’t apparently want to launch a drone from its airfields in Azerbaijan (too embarrassing for the Azeris probably).

  6. <em>Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators</em>

    The single Gulf state not to condemn the terrorist act was Salman’s Wahhabist Monarchy, the Guardian of Islam’s holiest sites … remember the domestic terror attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979. Wealth does not guarantee wisdom in leadership, often to the contrary as empires crumble.

  7. Qui – the demand to take any terrorist (and for the sake of conversation lets talk about Bin Laden and al-Masri) to court, when it is not possible, and meanwhile give them immunity, it proposterous. How many lives would have been saved have those two been taken out years earlier?

  8. Of course the Iranians will no doubt publish photos of the (mangled) weapon with it’s Israeli markings.
    Now why an Israeli weapons manufacturer would sell weapons for the international market that bear ‘Israeli markings’ is a question for another day.

    Or maybe, Richard, you are wrong, and that Rafael isn’t the manufacturer at all.

    I’m not losing sleep over this one, because if no one is arrested in the first 48 hours, than this story is headed for the same ‘memory hole’ as the Abu Dhabi hotel hit.

    Nighty night.

    1. @ Kelvin: First, read my comment rules carefully before publishing another comment here. Second, read all the comments in a thread before commenting to ensure you are not repeating arguments I’ve already rebutted. Third, read all the links I’ve embedded in posts to ensure you are not repeating what I’ve already written. You’ve clearly done neither of these things.

      I linked the the Drive article and already rebutted a comment claiming the weapon wasn’t necessarily Israeli. The fact is the killers were Israeli. The idea that they wouldn’t use an Israeli-developed weapon to kill their victim is ludicrous.

      Finally, when you combine cynicism with satisfaction over murder and impunity for committing murder, you breach my level of tolerance. Consider this a warning.

  9. @Richard: Bringing Bin Laden “to justice” means, spending months if not year planning the operation, risking people life during the operation. An operation that costs million and all that time, Bin Laden as a leader is responsible for more and more deaths of innocent people around the globe.

    Is this really justice? How many people are will to sacrifice of the alter of “justice”?

    1. @Dick: The U.S. Took months to prepare the assassination plot against Bin Laden. They spent tens of millions on it if not more. The idea to arrest and try him would not have required a second more time nor a dollar more cost than killing him. It would have been slightly more dangerous in that moving a captive who is alive is slightly more complicated than one who is dead. But the added danger would be relatively insignificant. Simply put, Obama wanted Osama dead, not in jail.

      Yes, there would have been added costs in terms of the legal process, imprisoning him, etc. But compared to the benefit accruing to the US of adhering to the rule of law and international justice, it would have easily been worth any added cost.

      As for who killed more innocent people: Obama himself ordered the deaths of far people than Bin Laden is responsible for killing. Add in Trump and Bush and the numbers of astronomically higher.

  10. BTW, Israeli drones can reach further than Iran. Easily. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAI_Eitan

    If Israel is behind it, I must have cleaned the equipment from any Israeli markings. After all, mossad people know that a bomb do not completely destroy all evidence so why make it easy for the Iranians to point at Israel?
    This is probably why Iran haven’t released any pictures yet. They don’t have a smoking gun.

    1. @ Dick: Israeli drones don’t need to fly from Israel to Iran. They can fly from Israel’s base in Azerbaijan.

      The reason we know Israel murdered Fakrizadeh is because the Mossad told Ronen Bergman they did it (he is the Mossad’s media scribe). And other Israeli officials admitted to Bergman (probably crowed) that they did it. We don’t need to prove it. Israel has already bragged about it.

    1. @ Dick: Read the comment rules. You may not express your opinion about a contested matter. It must be supported by evidence. You’ve offered none.

      But here is the relevant passage from a NYT piece he co-reported. It’s quite different than what you claim:

      The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, believed to be 59, has been considered the driving force behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program for two decades, and continued to work after the main part of the effort was quietly disbanded in the early 2000s

      He “continued to work” after the weapons program was disbanded in 2003–that could mean anything. Of course he continued to work. That’s what nuclear scientists do. They work. But they don’t specify on what he worked. Because they have no proof that he continued to work on nuclear weapons research. In fact, the reason they know the weapons program ended in 2003 is because they intercepted a phone call in which Fakrizadeh told another scientist that the program had ended.

      So as usual your claim fizzles under further examination.

    1. @ Daniel Waterman: Weapons experts can identify virtually any specialized weapon whether it has “identifying marks” on it or not. This is not a .22 caliber handgun. It’s a highly specialized weapon and there are only a few countries which make it. But they don’t even need to identify the weapon as Israeli. Iran knows the entire operation and munitions used were Israeli because Israel has virtually confessed in world media. Multiple Israeli sources have told reporters that Israel was responsible.

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