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The K-P Line – Test Audio – The Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh – Implications for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

December 3, 2020

Introducing the K-P Line video series

The K-P line (Cretacous- Paleogene boundary where the “K” stands for Cretaceous in German) in geology refers to the geological divide which separates the extinction of most dinosaurs – minus the birds – with the rise of the mammals some 66 million years ago. It suggests breathtaking shift in Nature.

In global geo-politics it refers simply to Kazerooni and Prince – the thoughts and ideas of Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince mostly about the techtonic shifting geo-politics of the Middle East, an integral part of a larger picture.

We are learning to use a certain interview platform called StreamYard through which we intend to do the interviews and post them on – as they are referred to – “different internet platforms” (Facebook, Linked-in, YouTube, etc). These first early interviews are testing our modest abilities to use the system, much of which is technically problematic. We are working out the glitches.

I was able to edit out some of the more glaring technical problems with the audio in this test, but not the video. (Don’t ask why – not worth explaining).

But after listening to the edited audio I was convinced that the analysis there is solid enough to post for the public which is done below. In it, I interview Ibrahim K about the political implications of the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, presented in the US media more from a technical view point – how it would or wouldn’t effect the Iranian nuclear program – rather than from the point of view of international law and just plain ethics for what it was – a war crime.

The first of many…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Phil Jones permalink
    December 3, 2020 1:55 pm

    Two comments: 1. Does anyone know why the Israelis singled out this guy for assassination?

    2. Sorry, Robbie, but Ibrahim is a much better public speaker than you are. Your speech is too filled with uh …uh…ums.

    • December 3, 2020 8:12 pm

      I agree with you on my limitations Phil, nor will they improve; I am not much a public speaker… as for the broader political question, I’ll try to answer it tomorrow. Spent the day grandson sitting and am exhausted. It is simply not fair that an 18 month old boy can sap me of all my energy

      • Phil Jones permalink
        December 4, 2020 6:53 am

        Am glad you’re man enough to admit that an 18-month-old can take you down any time he wants….Cheers….P

        • December 4, 2020 7:22 am

          no mystery really. There was a recent Financial Times article that mentioned that over the years the Israelis – with no consequences or hardly – have assassinated 2700 people. That said the idea is to “decapitate” the leadership of whatever – in this case the Iranian nuclear power (not weapons) program with the goal of destabilizing the program. It is at least the forth Iranian nuclear scientist that has been targeted (Kazerooni suggests the figure is greater). Think of it as the MLK Jr phenomenon. The leader is killed and the movement he leads is deflated. Except in today’s world it doesn’t work. Kill Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda or its spawns continues.

        • Phil Jones permalink
          December 4, 2020 8:57 am

          In an article in today’s Wash Post, this scientist is described as going on record at one point in the past as tolerating some compromise with US, but more recently as giving some sort of public statement in which he denigrated any possible compromise with the US. So apparently he was somewhat of a public figure and, according to the Post, was regarded as “one of us” by Iran’s conservatives. In other words, the choice may not have been as roll-of-the-dice-let’s-just-take-out-any-nuclear-scientist as you suggest.

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