Skip to comments.Bomb kills head of Iran's military drone program
Posted on 08/16/2010 11:42:52 AM PDT by LibWhacker
On Aug. 1, Reza Baruni, the father of Iran's military UAV program, died in a mighty explosion that destroyed his closely secured villa, debkafile's military and intelligence sources reveal. He lived in the high-scale neighborhood secluded for high Iranian officials in the southern town of Ahwaz in oil-rich Khuzestan.
Very few people in the country outside the top leaders and air force knew about his job and so his death was not generally appreciated as fatally stalling Iran's military drone program for many years.
The official version produced the old standby of an exploding gas canister as the cause of the blast. However, DEBKA-Net-Weekly's intelligence source report that bombs were planted in at least three corners of the building and expertly rigged to explode simultaneously and bring the ceilings crashing down on its occupants. The bomber must therefore have had access to the Baruni home.
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lol @ link name
Hmmmmmm; Debka. OTOH, I’ll take good news where I find it.
It’s in DEBKA, so I know it’s true!........................
Reza Baruni's death will most likely put Iran's ambitious project for developing sophisticated UAVs in mothballs in the foreseeable future.
Darn I just hate it when that happens.
It’s dem Jooooooooooooooooooooooz!
“.....died in a mighty explosion ...”
Not just your everyday explosion in iran, but a mighty one.
Baruni used to go on and on and on about that program...
“his death was not generally appreciated”
Well, I for one appreciate it.
I would hate to have to insure a Muslim weapon scientist who lived within 500 miles of Israel.
Mossad issued a statement: “We had absolutely nothing to do with that explosion in Iran last week that killed a high-ranking scientist, and we will have absolutely nothing to do with the explosion in Iran next week that will kill another high-ranking scientist.”
I (heart) Mossad.
The statement continued, “You speak of this place, Iran. We don’t even know where Iran is. Can you show it to me on a map? Nope, never heard of it.”