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REPORT: Israeli Intelligence Assassinates Syrian Rocket Scientist
National Review ^ | 08/07/2018 | Jack Crowe

Posted on 08/07/2018 10:12:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, assassinated a top Syrian rocket scientist on Saturday using a car bomb, the New York Times first reported Tuesday.

The scientist, Aziz Asbar, led a confidential unit known as “Sector 4” at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center developing cutting edge missile technology designed to further Syria’s efforts to initiate the long range bombing of Israeli cities.

Asbar was killed along with his driver near the research center, which lies in the town of Masyaf and has long been believed to host chemical weapons development. The center has twice been the target of Israeli air attacks in the last year and Asbar himself had previously avoided two Israeli assassination attempts.

The prominent rocket scientist, who reportedly had his own security detail, regularly met with senior Syrian and Iranian government and military officials, including major general Qassim Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds force who has led Tehran’s efforts to prop up Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s brutally repressive government.

Israeli officials have refused to comment on the assassination, as is their policy. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, spokesmen for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, denied Israeli involvement when confronted by reporters Monday.

“Every day in the Middle East there are hundreds of explosions and settling of scores,” he told Israel’s Channel 2 News. “Every time, they try to place the blame on us. So we won’t take this too seriously.”

Hezbollah and Hamas, however, were quick to blame Israel for the aggression.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Japan; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
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1 posted on 08/07/2018 10:12:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Aziz Asbar?

Oh, come on. Really.

Not even muslims name the kid that.


2 posted on 08/07/2018 10:17:30 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: SkyDancer; KC_Lion; Sarah Barracuda

Ping.


3 posted on 08/07/2018 10:19:14 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

Live by the sword, die by the sword


4 posted on 08/07/2018 10:20:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: SeekAndFind

The title implies that it’s a certainty that the Israelis are to blame. The Israelis deny it. So it’s not, at this point, a certainty.

The title is misleading.


5 posted on 08/07/2018 10:22:30 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: SeekAndFind

According to several unnamed, reliable sources, the russians did it.


6 posted on 08/07/2018 10:23:04 AM PDT by chief lee runamok (mongrel at large)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cue the usual Jew-haters complaining about ‘escalation’ and ‘act of war’...


7 posted on 08/07/2018 10:24:35 AM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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I don’t care who did it - it could have been the Israelis, Syrian rebels, etc.

But all I can say is “Good Job!”


8 posted on 08/07/2018 10:28:43 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: SeekAndFind

This JEW loves it when scum like this gets whacked by the Mossad. Also a big F.U. to lurking stormfront scum!


9 posted on 08/07/2018 10:29:43 AM PDT by Levy78
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To: SeekAndFind

Well done Israel!


10 posted on 08/07/2018 10:31:40 AM PDT by Harpotoo
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To: SeekAndFind
What's the Arabic word for "UP"?


11 posted on 08/07/2018 10:37:15 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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To: Signalman

The article is ubsunstantiated and is thus Fake News


12 posted on 08/07/2018 10:42:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12) Sanctuary is Sedition)
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To: Signalman

I kinda thought that the Israelis regard Bashir Assad as the lesser of two evils, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know, sort of thing

You leave us alone and we’ll leave you alone, was the tacit agreement, I thought.

If there’s any lesson to come out of the Middle East, it’s that secular dictators, however horrid, are usually preferable to Islamic theocracies when it comes to ruling Arab Muslims. They bring by whatever means the only stability the region has ever seen.

As for who did it, blowing up a rocket scientist with a car bomb; well, that ain’t rocket science, if you get my drift.


13 posted on 08/07/2018 10:43:07 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me revive an oldy but a goody: “May he rest in pieces”


14 posted on 08/07/2018 10:48:27 AM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 1,000 Posts as of 8/11/17! Still not shutting up after all these years!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aziz Asbar, in his last words denying his efforts, said “It’s not rocket science!”


15 posted on 08/07/2018 10:52:14 AM PDT by Typelouder
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To: SeekAndFind

...the New York Times first reported...

...Avigdor Lieberman, spokesmen for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, denied Israeli involvement when confronted by reporters Monday...

What Debka wouldn’t even run with this story?


16 posted on 08/07/2018 10:55:48 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: SeekAndFind

The Mossad generally don’t advertize their activities. They do more doing than talking.


17 posted on 08/07/2018 11:03:34 AM PDT by lurk
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To: j.havenfarm
“May he rest in pieces”

"Thats not funny!!"

18 posted on 08/07/2018 11:17:27 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: fella

Aziz in Arabic is derived from the root ... with a meaning of “strong, powerful” and the adjective has acquired its meaning of “dear, darling, precious”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aziz

Asbar - very patient

http://hamariweb.com/names/muslim/arabic/boy/asbar-meaning_2183


19 posted on 08/07/2018 11:36:23 AM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: Brian Griffin

Didn’t know I needed to put a /sarc on it.


20 posted on 08/07/2018 11:39:21 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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