The whole of Haifa was electrocuted? That sounds pretty bad!
A REMOTE-CONTROLLED machine gun which assassinated the founding father of Iran’s nuclear weapons programme was made in Israel, Iranian state TV claims.
It is alleged the weapon collected from the site of the killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has an Israeli factory logo and specifications.
Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian nuclear scientists over the last decade, has repeatedly declined to comment on the attack.
But is widely believed to be behind it and the method of execution bears all the hallmarks of an elite unit called Kidon — or "tip of the spear" in Hebrew.
Kidon and other Mossad super-spy units have a track record of brazen daylight attacks deep in behind enemy lines, using incredibly elaborate techniques to carry out what they chillingly call "wet work".
According to the Iranian Fars news agency, which is close to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, the shots initially fired at Dr Fakhrizadeh's bullet-proof car came from a remotely-operated machine gun mounted on a Nissan pick-up truck, which exploded with a self-destruct mechanism.
Other reports suggest a team of gunmen was also involved in the execution at a roundabout just outside the city of Absard, east of the Iranian capital, Tehran.
The operation took just three minutes. None of the attackers have been caught.
'SATELLITE CONTROLLED GUN'
The scientist's son said his mother was also in the targeted car but survived the attack.
Iranian state TVs Arabic-language channel, Al-Alam, claimed the remote-controlled weapons were controlled by satellite, a claim also made by the semi official Fars news agency.
None of the outlets immediately offered evidence supporting their claims, which also gave authorities a way to explain why no one was reportedly arrested at the scene.
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country's Supreme National Security Council, told Al-Alam: "Unfortunately, the operation was a very complicated operation and was carried out by using electronic devices.
"No individual was present at the site."
Satellite control of weapons is nothing new.
Armed, long-range drones, for instance, rely on satellite connections to be controlled by their remote pilots.
Remote-controlled gun turrets also exist, but typically see their operator connected by a hard line to cut down on the delay in commands being relayed.
Israel uses such hard-wired systems along the border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
Jeremy Binnie, the Mideast editor of Jane's Defence Weekly, said: "While technically feasible, it wasn't immediately clear if such a system had been used before.
"Could you set up a weapon with a camera which then has a feed that uses an open satellite communications line back to the controller?
"I can't see why that's not possible."
It also raised the question whether the truck that exploded during the attack detonated afterwards to try and destroy a satellite-controlled machine gun that was hidden inside the vehicle.
Iranian officials did not immediately acknowledge that. It also would require someone on the ground to set up the weapon.
Mossad murders are never claimed by Israel and it is unlikely the nation would ever admit to the killing of Dr Fakhrizadeh.
The execution comes amid ongoing tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the US — along with its allies Israel and Saudi Arabia — over the Islamic Republic's quest for nuclear weapons.
Iran has vowed to "strike like thunder" on whoever carried out the attack.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had on Saturday accused Israel of acting as a "mercenary" for the United States by carrying out the assassination.
Fakhrizadeh's funeral was attended by several high-ranking officials, including Defence Minister Amir Hatami and Revolutionary Guards commander Hossein Salami.
As the funeral got underway, a religious singer praised Fakhrizadeh and alluded to the martyrdom of Imam Hossein, the revered 7th century holy figure from whom Shiite Muslims draw inspiration.
"If our enemies had not committed this heinous crime and spilled our dear martyr's blood, he might have remained unknown," Hatami said in a speech.
"But today, he who was only an idol for... his students and colleagues, is introduced to the whole world," he added, saying he would be an inspiration for "all who embark on the path to fight".
"The enemies should know that this is their first defeat."
Hatami had said after the scientist's death that Fakhrizadeh was one of his deputies and headed the ministry's Defence Research and Innovation Organization, focusing on the field of "nuclear defence".
In his speech, he said the government had decided to double the organisation's budget to continue Fakhrizadeh's path "vigorously".
A large display showed a picture of Fakhrizadeh next to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as former top general Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a January drone strike by the US in Baghdad.
If electrocution assembly lines existed, why even bother with gas chambers? Surely both can't be true...^Actually, that was the original version of the "Holocaust" at Ausschwitz (aka Osweicim), camp prisoners were put on a conveyor belt where they were automatically electrocuted to death, then efficiently whisked through on to the ovens where they were turned into fertilizer, in a setup that highlighted German efficiency...
If the holocaust had actually happened, they wouldn't need to jail people who didn't agree with the official (((narrative))) as there would be a lot of forensic evidence, not just confessions extracted under (((Bolshevik))) torture.If electrocution assembly lines existed, why even bother with gas chambers? Surely both can't be true...
I don’t think flattened is the word to describe the missile attack on Al Asad earlier this year. Regular operations resumed after.Well they did flatten a US military base located in Iraq, sent 110 of our soldiers to the hospital with concussion symptoms, and we backed down - thank God. Hopefully more of our men are not hurt or worse this time and hopefully afterwards we back down again.
I don’t think flattened is the word to describe the missile attack on Al Asad earlier this year. Regular operations resumed after.
In this stream the guest, Francis Boyle, is of the opinion that war is imminent and that Trump may do the bidding of Zionists in order get a second term.
Its just more of the same we've heard for four years. Trump always planning some meticulous thought out calculated war or scheme in general. And simultaneously being called an orange baboon who has no self control or morals.That doesn't sound probable, it's too late for Trump to start a war against Iran at this point, he's neck deep fighting for his survival this month. As well, a strike on Iran for the sake of Israel would instantly vaporize a good chunk of his America First base, Trump would be left with virtually no support.
The thing is, the zionists have already moved on from Trump, as shown by his "buddy" Bibi throwing him under the bus right after the rigged elections. There is practically no incentive for Trump to bomb Iran now.
There wouldn't be much incentive to bomb them if he does manage to hold on to the presidency as well, as it would be his last term. Perhaps that;s why Bibi prefers to deal with Biden, whom he has by the balls.
There is sudden sense of urgency palpable amongst the usual suspectsI hope we keep our fighter jets/bombers out of Iranian airspace.