Israel’s Mossad shot down the Iranian president’s helicopter – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم

מקור ביטחוני ישראלי מרמז : ישראל התנקשה בנשיא איראן כנקמה על מתקפות אירניות נגד ישראל

Pres. Raisi just before the helicopter crash

A journalist affiliated with Hezbollah, Elijah Magnier, has raised the possibility that Israel caused the accident that killed the president. Foreign Minister Ebrahim Raisi and other senior officials: Did the Iranian president’s helicopter crash or was he shot down? He did not make a definitive statement about the cause. But for a journalist closely allied with Iran to speculate that Israel may have caused the crash is a clear indication that Iran is taking this possibility seriously.

Magnier’s article piqued my interest and I pursued the issue with an Israeli security source. He confirmed that Israel was responsible. He used a phrase that duplicates almost word for word Israeli comments on previous assassinations: “Any head of state who orders an attack against Israel signs his own death warrant.” This may refer to the massive Iranian missile attack on Israel several weeks ago. Although Raisi probably played a supporting role, if any, in that, since Ayatollah Khamenei would approve such a delicate operation.

Ayatollah Hashem (left) initially survived the crash, but later succumbed to his injuries, sitting next to Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian shortly before the crash.

Prominent Israeli security analyst Amir Rappaport writes in Israel’s leading defense publication:

The circumstances surrounding your helicopter accident are reminiscent of countless murders (for example, the known methods of the Mexican drag cartels, which also killed dozens of people over the years). This begs the question: wlike the hand of Mossad connected to the eventsince other helicopters left unharmed on this flight from Azerbaijan to Iran?

Rappaport, of course, knows that Mossad killed Raisi. He’s said it before (as well as comparing Mossad to a Mexican drug cartel). It cannot be more definitive because of a military censorship directive against the allegation that Israel was responsible.

How did Israel do it? There are still no definitive answers to that question. But there are important elements to consider: The Iranian helicopter model was at least 60 years old. It did not have any built-in navigation system. The pilot would have used a GPS app and an online mapping system to plot and maintain his course.

Israel is known to jam Syrian electronic missile defense systems when attacking targets there. It would be easy enough for Israel to block the helicopter’s electronics, including apps and online navigation aids. This could disable the aircraft completely or provide the pilot with false or no readings.

Please note that Israel has an air base in Azerbaijan. It could have easily fired a missile from inside that country that hit the helicopter. Or he could have smuggled a bomb onto the helicopter.

Iranian president’s chief of staff refutes bad weather theory

The Iranian president’s chief of staff, who was flying in one of the helicopters that landed without incident, denies that bad weather was the cause of the accident.

Note that he also says that only a few seconds passed between him losing visual contact with the helicopter and realizing it had disappeared. This indicates that a mechanical malfunction is unlikely.

This is his video interview with English subtitles:

The presidential helicopter begins its flight from the dam

He says:

Interviewer: So there was no fog?

Esmailí: You are welcome. There was fog on the ground, but not in the air, where we traveled with the helicopters. However, in a small compacted area, there was a small patch of clouds over a cliff. In terms of height, this cloud was at the same height as the height of our flight.

It was there that the pilot (of the presidential helicopter), who was also the fleet commander, told the rest of the pilots to climb above the clouds. We were third behind the president’s helicopter. We rise above the clouds and move forward for about 30 seconds. Our pilot suddenly realized that the main helicopter carrying the president had disappeared.

Interviewer: Did you no longer see the helicopter after ascending?

Esmailí: Yes, exactly. After ascending above the clouds, we did not see the main helicopter. The climb itself did not seem difficult or hard. Sometimes when we use the plane, we feel turbulence, but this time we didn’t feel anything inside the helicopter when ascending. And after we ascended, there were no more clouds.

Interviewer: So beyond this, there were no weather forecasts that mentioned alterations in the weather that made it unsafe?

Esmailí: No, there weren’t any. Shortly after we could see below us and there were no more clouds… However, we noticed that our pilot was suddenly making a U-turn, so I asked him why. He said one of our helicopters was missing. We estimate that they made an emergency landing because we also have no radio contact with it. So I asked him when was the last time he made contact? The pilot responded, “One minute and 30 seconds ago when the pilot told us to climb above the clouds.”

Our pilot circled the area several times, but the area with the cloud was also invisible to us and it was too risky to enter. Several times we were unable to establish any radio contact. We were forced to land after 30 seconds… to investigate.

During the flight, we had continuous phone calls with passengers, including the bodyguard, Mr. Abdollahian, the Governor of East Azerbaijan and the Friday Imam of Tabriz. However, we tried calling them all with no luck.

After a few attempts, calling the cell phone of the captain (of the helicopter that crashed) who was accompanying the president, someone picked up the phone. It was Ayatollah Hashem (a passenger on the crashed flight), the Friday Imam of Tabriz. He told us that he was injured. He was moaning and suffering a lot. I asked him, “What happened?” He replied: “I don’t know. “I don’t understand what happened.” I asked him, “Where are you?” He replied, “I don’t know.” I asked him about his whereabouts to help us find him. He said, “I am among the trees.” I asked him if the rest of the crew was okay, if I could see them or had access to them. He said, “I don’t see anyone. I am alone. I didn’t realize what happened. and there is no one around me.” We had contact with him for 3-4 hours. (He had died when rescuers reached him)

At that point it became clear that the helicopter had crashed.

Azeri connection to helicopter crash

My source added that “it was no accident” that Raisi died after returning from a dam opening ceremony with Azerbaijan’s leader, Ilham Aliyev. According to Iranian media reports, the Azeri leader even told Raisi at the ceremony: “Some countries don’t want us to talk; but I don’t care. “No doubt he was referring to Israel.

My source was implying that Azerbaijan played a role in the assassination. It is well known that Israel maintains a massive surveillance presence there. It has Mossad agents, forward listening posts and even air bases. All directed at Iran. There are several ways that Israel’s assets there could have sabotaged the helicopter.

Iran has had unstable relations with Azerbaijan for some time. There are numerous points of contention between them. If Azeri forces or Israelis stationed there were to carry out this operation, it would poison relations between the two countries.

Will Iran retaliate?

If my source’s claims are correct, all hell will break loose. When the United States assassinated Qassem Soleimani, Iran was deterred by fear of American military force. Iran feels no such limitations vis-à-vis Israel.

When Israel destroyed the Iranian consulate in Damascus and assassinated a senior IRG commander, Iran signaled it planned to retaliate. This time, if Iran decides to respond, there will be no such warning.

The murder was an incredibly reckless act. But sadly it is not surprising, given Israel’s record in Gaza over the past eight months. There are no more limitations. Without fear of transgressing global norms. Without fear of international justice. There is only savagery on a massive scale. Now, any leader with whom Israel has a problem can be unceremoniously eliminated.

There is no Israeli strategy behind the assassination. Getting rid of Raisi will not change Iran’s stance toward Israel. It will not dent your will to resist. In fact, it will make you stronger. It will rally the population in support of the government. It will not weaken Iran’s leadership. There are others waiting in the wings to replace him. It is simply murder for the sake of murder. Kill just because you can.

He is the alpha male gorilla exerting dominance over his rivals. Mossad’s long arm shows that he can reach his enemies no matter where. Like the biblical passages that describe God’s “strong hand and outstretched arm,” the Mossad presumptuously decides who will die, how he will die, and when he will die.

The only thing that could prevent a massive Iranian retaliation is that Israeli fingerprints cannot (yet) be detected. Within days, Iranian officials should know what happened. If Israel used a bomb or a missile, this should be known. That said, the covert nature of the attack could offer Iran some restraint.

America certainly knows what happened. I have consulted the State Department, the Pentagon and the NSA about the United States’ knowledge of this incident. Defense Secretary Austin said the Pentagon has “no knowledge” about the cause of the crash. The State referred me to a previous press conference in which the spokesperson said that Iran said a mechanical failure caused the accident. You didn’t answer my specific question, which was: what does the United States know about the accident? Do you have a response to the report that Israel was responsible? Israel has also now said it is not responsible. Iran said the crash was “most likely” an accident.

This report is a bombshell that could destabilize an entire region and soak it in blood unlike anything seen in years. While it is based on a very credible source and strong circumstantial evidence, it has not yet been independently verified (for obvious reasons).


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