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Iran- According to a report published on Saturday, September 18th in The New York Times, Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated by Israel’s national intelligence agency using a high-tech remote-controlled machine gun.
NYT Confirms Israel Killed an Iranian Nuclear Scientist With a Robot Sniper – Futurism https://t.co/KdAvUfrRTs
— N A (@NahidAlaei) September 20, 2021
The report stated that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot on November 27, 2020, while driving his Nissan Teana between a vacation home on the Caspian Sea and a country house in the town of Absard, where he planned to spend the weekend with his wife.
Iranian agents working for Israel had parked a blue Nissan Zamyad pickup truck on the side of the road with a 7.62-mm sniper machine gun hidden among decoy construction materials.
An assassin with the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, fired the gun at Fakhrizadeh.
The assassin was reportedly more than 1,000 miles away using an advanced robot to operate the weapon that was smuggled into the country in small pieces over several months. Taken together, all of its components would have weighed around a full ton.
Explosives planted on the gun and robot left them intact, allowing Iranians to piece together what happened. At the burial ceremony for Fakhrizdeh, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said:
“Unfortunately, the operation was very complicated and was done using electronic equipment and no [perpetrators] were at the scene.”
— SequenceCentral (@sequencecentral) September 20, 2021
The Jerusalem Post followed up confirming the Times’ reporting, saying it cleared up the confusion surrounding Fakhrizadeh’s death. The Post further reported that questions remain over how successful the operation was in delaying Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
At the time of the assassination, most senior Israeli defense and intelligence media analysts leaned heavily toward the physical team theory, viewing the remote-gun scenario as disinformation to throw Iran off the tail of catching the physical team.
Israel had Fakhrizadeh in its sights since 2007 and was concerned he was accelerating Iran’s nuclear program. In 2012, Israel put its assassination plan on hold as the United States began negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
While all Israeli intelligence and defense officials still praise the assassination for setting back Iran’s nuclear weapons program dramatically, 10 months later and with the Islamic Republic an estimated one month away from producing sufficient enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb, the legacy of the operation is less clear.
It was later reported that a publicly unknown man named “Farhi” replaced Fakhrizadeh, even as experts say he could not be fully replaced.
Some would say that the operation succeeded in throwing Iran’s nuclear program into chaos for some months, but that Tehran has long since recovered.
— Winsome Martin (@compro_tax) September 20, 2021
On the other hand, others say that even if Iran decides to move its uranium enrichment up to 90%, that is weaponized level, they still have to put together the other components of a nuclear weapon capability. These include tasks concerned with detonation and missile delivery.
The Times’ reported that after President Donald Trump quashed the agreement with Iran, Israel resumed its assassination plans in 2019 and 2020 along with high-ranking U.S. officials.
Iran’s English language Press TV reported that it would target the U.S. in legal proceedings for its support of Israeli-led assassination of nuclear scientists. Iranian officials are asking the United States to renew discussions over its nuclear program.
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Veteran: Biden’s comments about “F-15’s and nuclear weapons” show he doesn’t understand the Constitution
June 24th, 2021
Washington, DC – It appears that the President of the United States believes that Americans stand no chance against a tyrannical government. And if he has his way, you will have nothing to fight with anyway.
In essence, what Joe Biden said on Wednesday was that the citizenry would need larger weapons than we have access to .
This coming from the same man who believed that several hundred unarmed people threatened to overthrow democracy on January 6th.
“If you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons. The point is that there has always been the ability to limit — rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own it.”
Biden has no patience for people who claim they need AR-15s to revolt against the US government.
“You think you need weapons to take on the government? You’ll need F-15s and maybe nuclear weapons,” he says. pic.twitter.com/Kq9VHRnQwb
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 23, 2021
Actually, Mr. President, that is not even in the ballpark of accurate.
“The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon,” Biden said.
“Those who say the ‘blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots.”
Perhaps a quick history lesson for the President is in order.
The 2nd Amendment was adopted in 1791. At that time, store owners, farmers, blacksmiths and every other citizen were capable to legally procure and own the very same firearms employed by the US military.
The first law passed regulating the ownership of weapons and limiting what was considered illegal to won was the National Firearms Act of 1934. This act was aimed at regulating the sells of certain types of weapons in use by the criminal gangs prevalent at the time.
It wasn’t until 1968 that the US passed legislation surrounding other “destructive” devices such as grenades, bombs, and mines.
So, the truth of the matter is that for 177 years, the common man in the US had the ability to legally possess the very weapons that the average soldier carried into battle. The only hurdle they needed to overcome was to have the financial means to purchase the expensive weaponry.
Speaking of Biden’s grasp history, he seemed to be paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, who famously said that, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.”
Apparently, Biden had forgotten what originally planted and watered the “tree of liberty.”
It almost sounded like he was saying that we need to blindly pledge allegiance to the government, trust them with all we are worth, no matter how corrupt and power hungry they become, and good luck stopping them, because, well…F15s and nuclear weapons.
All of these comments came as part of a larger conversation around the spike of violent crime in the US.
“Folks, this shouldn’t be a red or blue issue,” the President said. “It’s an American issue. We’re not changing the Constitution. We’re enforcing it, being reasonable. We’re taking on the bad actors doing bad and dangerous things in our communities.”
But, any effort to infringe on the American citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, without due process, is going to be met with resistance.
And that is what the President and the rest of Washington’s progressives are trying to do. And as much as they try to deny it, their own words prove this to be true.
Let’s not forget that Biden, during the presidential campaign, told Beto O’Rourke that he was going to “take care of the gun problem, you’re going to be the one who leads this effort.”
That is the same Beto O’Rourke who said,
“Hell yes, we’re going to take away your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”
It is ironic, however, that Attorney General Merrick Garland seemed to separate the DOJ’s thought process from that of the White House.
As Biden pointed to regulating the ownership and access of the law-abiding American, Garland addressed the real issue we face in this county.
“The Justice Department’s violent crime reduction strategy and our initiatives to stem the rising tide of illegal illegal guns will save lives,” Garland stated. “But these steps alone will not solve the problem of violent crime; success depends on all of us joining together.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland outlines Gun Crime Prevention Strategy
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 23, 2021
Sadly, this is not the first time that the current President as made references to what the government was capable of in comparison to the average American, In fact, it is almost like he is reading from a script written on 3×5 cards, using almost the exact same words .
We covered this same ideology from then Candidate Biden back in early 2020.
During a question and answer session in Hudson, NH., Biden made the following statement while talking to gun owners:
“There is a Second Amendment and you do have a right to bear arms but not an unlimited right.”
Later on, he added,
“The constitution does not say anybody can own a weapon, it says only certain people can own weapons.”
Uh, not sure which Constitution you’re reading there Joe, but ours says:
“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Biden then made reference to gun owners who quote Thomas Jefferson’s statement speaking to the tension that exists between free men and rulers who wish to suppress them; Jefferson famously made the observation that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.”
Biden: “Those who say ‘the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots’ — a great line, well, guess what: The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles. There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you.” pic.twitter.com/npmW40DHS2
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 9, 2020
“Those who say ‘the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots’—a great line, well guess what: The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles. There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you if you’re worried about the government knocking down your door.”
The only real difference between 2020 and 2021 is that he progressed from Hellfire missiles to nuclear weapons.
This is the leader of our nation, telling American that if the government comes to your door, there is nothing you can do to stop it.
That should cause every single one of us to lose some sleep.
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