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    Does Trump have a hand in this? Perhaps Israel?

    Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country's defence ministry has confirmed.
    Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after being attacked in Damavand county.

    Iranian news agencies said assailants targeted his car with a bomb before shooting at him.
    Western intelligence agencies view him as the mastermind behind Iran's secret nuclear weapons programme.


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    Israel must be prime suspect.

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    Or the Saudis. They would rather a nuclear armed Israel than a Nuclear Iran
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    Another sweep of the spoon in the ceaselessly-stirred pot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    Or the Saudis. They would rather a nuclear armed Israel than a Nuclear Iran
    the israeli's already have nukes
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    Sounds like the Mossad. But if the US had a hand in it trump* will be along shortly to brag about it. He just can’t help himself.

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    I wouldnít be surprised if more things happen to harden Iran against reestablishing US participation in the JCPOA.

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    SFB was considering force against Iran last week.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinio...es-ncna1248186

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    Well done, Mossad.
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    That's a job for an employer I wouldn't want. It must be like wearing a target on your back. And then if you displease your employer...

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    So Pompeo, Bibi, and the bone saw guy met last week. It does not matter which flunky did the deed, they are all equally complicit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the israeli's already have nukes
    yes, I know. They would rather deal with Israel, who is not going to use them, than an Iran who might. Iran controls the Second most Holy Site in Islam, they have always played Second Fiddle to Saudi Arabia and would love to change that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Well done, Mossad.
    Mpssad used to be tidier than this.
    The beeb talking head mentioned a bomb to stop the car, then a gun battle
    In a statement on Friday, Iran's defence ministry said: "Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the ministry's research and innovation organisation.


    "After a clash between the terrorists and his bodyguards, Mr Fakhrizadeh was severely injured and rushed to hospital.


    Is that Mossads style?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    If I was guessing I don't think I'd pick Isreal on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    yes, I know. They would rather deal with Israel, who is not going to use them, than an Iran who might. Iran controls the Second most Holy Site in Islam, they have always played Second Fiddle to Saudi Arabia and would love to change that.
    How in the world can Iran change the fact that Mecca resides in Saudi Arabia?

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    Obviously Rudy Giuliani had nothing to do with it.


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    Pompeo was in Saudi with Benji and the head of Mossad a few days ago, meeting with MBS...........probably discussing golf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Is that Mossads style?
    War by deception. Anything that is effective and would not draw attention to themselves IS how they operate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Well done, Mossad.
    For murdering a scientist?

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    Hopefully irony George, but it could well be a domestic factional spat. It does seem messy by Mossad standards, but then messyness gives them deniability no?

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    Whack-a-mole. It'll slow them down, pi$$ them off, and probably drive the program, whatever it really is, further underground. A delay at best, and probably not win-win in the big scheme of things. Let's sit back and enjoy the pretty fireworks when they respond. Where's the popcorn?

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    Isn't this just one more consequence of our withdrawal from the treaty we had with Iran?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Isn't this just one more consequence of our withdrawal from the treaty we had with Iran?
    Seems to me it’s more of Israel getting away with what they can while Trump is still president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    For murdering a scientist?
    Yeah I don’t get the well done part.

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    Mossad might have farmed this out to local operators, hence the messy outcome.

    If I am an Iranian doing anything, I'd be quite wary through 21 January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    How in the world can Iran change the fact that Mecca resides in Saudi Arabia?
    Mecca was Mecca before Saudi Arabia was Saudi Arabia - just a recent convention and a few imaginary lines in the sand - Borders, even in Europe are very fluid things.

    The space where Mecca exists has been held my many different rulers - from many different lands - How many can you name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    For murdering a scientist?
    Who the knowledgeable were certain was the expert in their nuclear weapon development programme. Did you not read this thread from the beginning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Mecca was Mecca before Saudi Arabia was Saudi Arabia - just a recent convention and a few imaginary lines in the sand - Borders, even in Europe are very fluid things.

    The space where Mecca exists has been held my many different rulers - from many different lands - How many can you name?
    And the US used to be a land of native people. Are you seriously proposing that Iran will take over Saudi Arabia and subjugate Wahhabism and the House of Saud under Iranian rule?

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    Ted Cruz is apparently saying that criticism of the assassination is implicitly criticism of Israel. So there's that bit of classified info flapping in the wind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Seems to me it’s more of Israel getting away with what they can while Trump is still president.
    Except, would there be an active nuclear expert in Iran if we had remained in the treaty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Except, would there be an active nuclear expert in Iran if we had remained in the treaty?
    Why shouldn’t there be any kind of expert in Iran? Are you suggesting that assassinating people in their country is the alternative to agreements? Let’s see, Trump is responsible for allowing the pandemic to flourish in the US thereby making it hard to get world wide control of it so maybe someone should assassinate here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    For murdering a scientist?
    That scientist? Absolutely. And I wish all nuclear weapons proliferators can be dealt with in the same way.

    Donít you? And if not, why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
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    So how many people has the US killed and displaced in the Middle East and Afghanistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    So how many people has the US killed and displaced in the Middle East and Afghanistan?
    Nowhere near as many as the home teams.
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