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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:22 AM

Assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist shot with remote-controlled machine gun, news agency says

Source: CNN


By Sara Mazloumsaki and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

Updated 5:33 AM ET, Mon November 30, 2020
Iran holds funeral for assassinated nuclear scientist

(CNN)The Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated Friday east of Tehran was shot by a remote-controlled machine gun operating out of another car, the semi-official Fars News Agency said Sunday.

With top Iranian officials blaming Israel, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and others have promised revenge for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was the country's chief nuclear scientist..

There were conflicting accounts from Iranian news agencies about how the attack unfolded.

One report published Sunday from Fars News said Fakhrizadeh was traveling with his wife Friday in a bulletproof car, alongside three security personnel vehicles, when he heard what sounded like bullets hitting a vehicle, and he exited the car to determine what had happened.

When he exited the vehicle, a remote-controlled machine gun opened fire from a Nissan stopped about 150 meters (164 yards) from Fakhrizadeh's car, Fars News said.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/middleeast/iran-mohsen-fakhrizadeh-remote-control-machine-gun/index.html

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Reply Assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist shot with remote-controlled machine gun, news agency says (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 30 OP
CottonBear Nov 30 #1
oldsoftie Nov 30 #5
CottonBear Nov 30 #8
Chainfire Nov 30 #14
sarisataka Nov 30 #19
oldsoftie Nov 30 #23
oldsoftie Nov 30 #2
underpants Nov 30 #3
Beakybird Nov 30 #4
NJCher Nov 30 #6
bronxiteforever Nov 30 #7
Ramsey Barner Nov 30 #9
Ferrets are Cool Nov 30 #16
bronxiteforever Nov 30 #18
Midnight Writer Nov 30 #25
Ramsey Barner Nov 30 #10
PatSeg Nov 30 #17
mountain grammy Nov 30 #21
NurseJackie Nov 30 #11
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 30 #24
yaesu Nov 30 #12
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 30 #13
PubliusEnigma Nov 30 #15
Paladin Nov 30 #20
roamer65 Nov 30 #22
scipan Nov 30 #26

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:31 AM

1. Why would you exit a bulletproof vehicle to determine what happened...

if you have three security vehicles around your bulletproof vehicle?

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:04 AM

5. The reality is that he was pulled from the car and shot.

As reported just the other day.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:06 AM

8. Oh, OK. Thanks. I haven't kept up with this story. NT

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:10 AM

14. Film footage, after the fact, showed gore all over the road

It didn't look like he was shot inside the car.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:57 AM

19. If an assassin pulls him from the car

It seems the remote control machine gun is redundant. And more than a bit hazardous to the assassin.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 12:43 PM

23. Exactly. Thats why i doubt this latest story.

Using weaponry like that would be a dead giveaway of Israeli involvement. Standard killing with a mob and the finger could be pointed at any group

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:33 AM

2. The exact opposite of what they said just two days ago.

But what else would you expect

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:38 AM

3. Thank you. The first story was this highly coordinated block, attack, and up close killing

With exploding cars and electricity cut off to control movement and calls for help.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:53 AM

4. Leaving his car is such a dumb reaction, you have to worry about his judgment as a scientist.

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:44 AM

6. Upthread posts probably explain it

But one has to wonder about the career choice of being a nuclear scientist for a country like Iran.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:48 AM

7. Here is what Turkey's machine gun drones look like

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A drone with a machine gun attached can hit targets with high precision, according to its makers. Turkey is set to become the first country to have the drone, when it gets a delivery this month.

The 25-kilogram drone has eight rotating blades to get it in the air. Its machine gun carries 200 rounds of ammunition and can fire single shots or 15-round bursts.


Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2227168-turkey-is-getting-military-drones-armed-with-machine-guns/#ixzz6fHX0RL00

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:44 AM

9. Jeebus ... one of these at a political rally or long voting line

could cause mayhem. But SCOTUS will probably say that mere ownership, without more, is protected by the second half of the Second Amendment.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:25 AM

16. I would like to know how it reacts to recoil.

NM

It is hard for a drone to shoot accurately, partly because of the difficulty of judging range and angle, and partly because the recoil from each shot significantly moves the drone, affecting the aim for the next round.

Songar has two systems to overcome these challenges. One uses sensors, including cameras and a laser rangefinder, to calculate distance, angle and wind speed, and work out where to aim. The second is a set of robot arms that move the machine gun to compensate for the effects of recoil.



Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2227168-turkey-is-getting-military-drones-armed-with-machine-guns/#ixzz6fHwRZGUt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:49 AM

18. I think we will see this type of weapon

used frequently in the ME. I read that China has similar machine gun drones. China is now a strategic defense partner with Iran so we may see the great powers testing out their next generation weapons on client states.

I canít even imagine all the security issues with these things!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 04:00 PM

25. Can't wait for these to come on the American market. I'm sure my neighbor will buy one.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:50 AM

10. They probably got the idea from "Breaking Bad":

Walter White's trunk-mounted M60 was quite the season finale.
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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:46 AM

17. It definitely sounds like something out of a movie

or TV show, not something you'd expect in the real world.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:38 AM

21. First thing that came to my mind.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:53 AM

11. Sounds like something from the 1997 movie "The Jackal".

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 02:41 PM

24. That and Law Abiding Citizen came to mind

A friend turned me on to The Jackal when I said that I'd like to see Willis play the bad guy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:59 AM

12. Is Walter White alive & working for the CIA?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:00 AM

13. That's one way to keep America's right-wingnut base in a frenzy.

Oh wait........That was in Iran.


KY........ ............

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:23 AM

15. He was killed by a Terminator.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:17 AM

20. A semi-auto version would be impossible to keep in stock.

The wealthy hunting community wouldn't leave any available for criminals to purchase, not at first, anyway. The hunters would sit in their cabins, drinking brown liquor, and spray any trophies they spy in the fields. Pick up the remains later...maybe. Sportsmanship at its finest....

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 05:19 PM

26. It says Iran conducted underground tests

But wouldn't seismometers pick that up?

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