(FreedomBeacon.com)- Last year it was revealed that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, was killed by a satellite-controlled machine gun that was operated with artificial intelligence. The scientist was killed while he was in a convoy just outside of Tehran on November 27, 2020.
Reports revealed how the weapon was mounted on the back of a pick-up truck and was able to fire the gun at the scientist without killing or injuring his wife who was sitting right behind him. It was huge news and revealed just how far we’ve come with regard to military technology.
A new report by the New York Times published over the weekend offers new insights into the story, describing how the scientist and his wife had woke up before dawn to “study Islamic philosophy” before leaving their vacation home on the Caspian Sea to head to their country house in Absard.
The report reads more like an obituary of the radical scientist, who was responsible for much of the dangerous advancements of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The Times described how Iranian intelligence services had already warned him of the possibility of an assassination plot, but that he had brushed it off.
The piece goes on to suggest that Israel was wrong to assassinate him, too, hinting that the country was merely “convinced” (but not correct) in its belief that Fakhrizadeh was leading Iranian efforts to create a nuclear bomb.
“Israel had wanted to kill him for at least 14 years…but there had been so many threats and plots that he no longer paid them much attention,” the piece says.
It added that since 2004, the Israeli government had ordered Mossad, its foreign intelligence agency, to prevent Iran from creating nuclear weapons, and complained that Israel has killed 16 members of a team working on missile development.
If you have an interest at all in seeing how the left-wing press tries to generate sympathy for terrorists, you can read the piece here.