WW3 Delayed: Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Taken Out

Written By Daniel Bordman, Posted on November 30, 2020

Last week the Islamic Republic of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated.  Iran is currently blaming the Israeli Mossad for the hit, which would make sense since Iran has publicly declared multiple times that their ambitions are to gain nuclear weapons to first destroy Israel and then concur the world and establish a caliphate run by the Ayatollah. 


However, the Islamic Republic has developed an effective strategy for obfuscating their intentions to Westerners. I call it the “say whatever you want in your own language, and then lie in english” strategy, which was key in the creation of the JCPOA (Iran Deal).

The Islamic Republic has learned that there are many people in the West in key roles in the Democratic party, EU and the media that will either believe anything they are told as long as it fits their personal political beliefs or pretend to believe something if it helps their image.  This moral/intellectual failure was the bedrock of the Obama era foreign policy team, which seems to be returning under Joe Biden.

Moshen Fakhrizadeh is a fantastic example of the wilful gullibility of the Western Left when it comes to Iran. Outlets like CBC recently claimed that Iran disbanded its nuclear weapons program in 2003.  If this is true, then what was the point of Obama’s Iran Deal?  The claim is that the JCPOA would prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons (even though the deal clearly guarantees Iran a pathway to nuclear weapons), why would the Iran Deal be needed unless they were lying about disbanding their program?

I have many friends who were born in and had to flee the Islamic Republic of Iran and they can tell you that the Islamic Republic never abandoned their nuclear ambitions and would declare quite publicly what they would do when they got nuclear weapons. On state television, people like Qassem Soleimani and Moshen Fakhrizadeh were turned into untouchable folk heroes of the revolution. 


This brings me to my first point, despite the baseless claims of the media the assassination decreased tension in the region not increased them. Of course there will be some obligatory chest beating from the Islamic Republic and their proxies, but just like I predicted when Trump took out Solimani this move weakens Iran and makes it more difficult to act.

The Middle East is a place where strength is strength, and weakness is weakness.  Politics in the region is a lot less complex than Western academics like to pretend it is. When you look at this through the eyes of an Iranian, Israeli or Gulf State leader this is rather excellent news.

Again, Fakhiradeh was being portrayed as a hero on Iranian state TV, and prior to Covid there were massive uprisings all across Iran causing the regime to murder at least 1,500 civilians. If you are a decenter, or someone on the fence this is a major blow to the regime, because it undermines their projection of strength. It boosts the confidence of the decenters, undermines it in the supporters of the regime and pushes some people who might have been too scared to act on to the side of the dissenters. 


Add to this that Fakhiradeh was taken out in the heart of the Regime near Tehran.  This is a major show of strength for the Israeli’s as well as a display of weakness for the Islamic Republic. This sends a strong message to their new Gulf State allies that they are a force to be reckoned with and a very valuable intelligence asset. This will strengthen these new alliances that Joe Biden will likely try to undermine. 

The other thing this move does, outside of decreasing Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons, is it makes it more difficult for Joe Biden to reenter the Iran Deal, which is the single greatest threat to all life on Earth. 

To really understand the current Middle East you need to take a real look at the JCPOA (Iran Deal).  One of the greatest bold-faced lies ever told to the American people was when Barack Obama claimed that this deal would prevent a nuclear Iran, when any reasonable person who read the deal could see that it is actually a pathway that guarantees Iran nuclear weapons 20 years after the deal, along with the missile capabilities to launch them.


Now, one of the reasons the media didn’t criticize Obama for this is that he put some timing delays on things.  Iran wasn’t able to develop ballistic missiles with the ability to carry warheads…. For 8 years. After that they had the green light. Same thing with uranium enrichment, it was 10 years before they could start developing these weapons. 

The great restriction put on by the Obama administration was that they had to wait the full 20 years before using these weapons. Which is why Iran put up a billboard outside Tehran after the deal was signed with the caption “the destruction of Israel” and a giant mushroom cloud. There was also an electric countdown of 20 years which just happened to directly coincide with the expiration of the JCPOA.


To add to the level of insanity behind this deal there is a provision in the deal that says that after the 20 years the American military would be responsible for protecting Iran’s nuclear program from attack. That means if in 20 years, if Obama got his way, Iran could put a nuclear warhead on an ICBM declare that they will destroy Israel with it, and if the Israeli air force tried to stop them the American military would have to intervene on Iran’s behalf. 

Now here is the great argument put forward by Obama’s administration echoed by his sycophants in the media.  They claimed that the deal would give the international community a means to monitor Iran’s nuclear weapons program to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons (for 20 years) and also this would magically moderate the Islamic Republic.  In terms of moderation, that gamble failed for Nixon on China and showed no signs of happening to Iran.

The claims of international monitoring of Iran are almost comical if you were to ever read the JCPOA.  There are weapons monitoring clauses in the deal but they are… not standard.  Usually weapons monitors have the right to show up on suspicious sites and conduct surprise investigations.  This was not how the JCPOA was structured.


Under the Iran Deal international weapons monitors had to give warning to the regime before they showed up and had the right to deny access to certain areas.  Essentially, the Islamic Republic of Iran had control of when the monitors showed up and where they were allowed to look.  Shockingly the weapons inspectors have yet to find any violations under these terms. 

The Iran Deal is probably the most blatant example of just how uncritically the Western Media will look at the actions of Left wing political parties.  They turned the JCPOA, an agreement that America paid $150 billion to turn an enemy into a nuclear state.  While in reality, the terms of the deal as read by our allies in the region read the fine print which stated “A global thermonuclear war will start in 20 years unless you do something”.

With the return of the Obamacrats under Joe Biden, and their push to reenter the Iran Deal the spectre of a potential nuclear war will again loom over the Middle East.  However, due to the actions of the Trump administration and our allies in the region. Iran’s nuclear and logistical capabilities have severely diminished and they now face a more united and peaceful Middle East. If Joe Biden really wants to kick off the Nuclear War that Obama tried to start, it will likely be too difficult to accomplish in a single term with the flick of a pen, and that is a good thing for the world.

Daniel Bordman

Daniel is the host of political satire show Uninterrupted, runs multiple podcasts and has written for a variety of publications. Daniel is also the communications coordinator of the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation. You can find him on Twitter here. Uninterrupted on YouTube

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