Monday, January 16, 2012
MAGNET BOMB, A KILLER PACE-MAKER?
A device so little, the size of an average pace-maker or a tin of shoe polish, yet so lethal that its explosion instantly kills the targeted victim. Such is the awesome power of a Magnetic bomb that once nicely placed near the victim and remotely detonated, its consequences is so devastatingly effective in eliminating the victim instantly. It is a well-rounded tool in the arsenal of modern covert operations; dispensing the need of silencer guns or poisoned darts or such other manner of eliminating a target requiring closer proximity that risks exposure and being caught. Who would suspect two innocuous motorcycle riders, riding by without much than a closed fist, of being agent of death? Such is the beauty of this exploding pace-maker and secret agents cannot ask for a better weapon for their dirty-work.
The latest victim of this lethal pace-maker, Iranian Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan (pictured), a chemistry expert and a director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, was murdered when two secret agents on a motorcycle drove near his moving vehicle and affixed the device by his car door. The rest as they say is now history as the fabled scientist now rests permanently in peace or should Icheoku say, in pieces and can no longer continue to be a threat to world peace as an asset to the Iranian nuclear weapons pursuit program. Although to the Iranian State, he might be a hero having lost his life in service of their nation, but to his family and friends, his death was avoidable and should have been avoided if only Iran was reasonable enough not to continue on the current trajectory where their action is infuriating the entire world. Icheoku asks what is the rationale of Iran developing or trying to develop a weapon that they can never deploy or use, since its deterrent is tantamount to the cessation of Iranian existence as a civilization? Which leader wishes his people a near complete annihilation, one may ask; being the consequence of Iran ever dropping the bomb anywhere including Israel or wherever, should they acquire it.
Icheoku's interest in magnetic bomb stems from the fact of its very miniaturized size and its devastating efficacy and efficiency; such that the several times it were deployed by successfully attaching it within the parameters of intended targets, that several times have the result been so devastating that such victims literally did not know what hit them or the vehicle that transported them outside this planet. It is the stuff science fictions are made of as made popular by James Bond 007 and Star wars; admitted that the world have seen cigar-bombs that explode upon lighting it, lipstick poison, etc but this magnetic bomb makes it very unsafe for any wanted or known enemy of any powerful government as his/her elimination is a matter of gathering a concise habitual data with a view to assessing the best way to get the bomb attached close enough for it to do its damage. Who knows what other gizmo is out there in the arsenal of these world powers and waiting to be revealed just like the other terrorist-nightmare, drones, which have turned every terrorist the world-over into restless nomads, just to avoid being incinerated and vaporized from the sky within milliseconds of their target acquisition.
The latest Iranian victim of magnetic bomb, the fifth so far, will definitely not be the last as the country's nuclear quest is still ongoing and many countries of the world want it stopped and will continue to do whatever is within their powers short of outright declaration of war, to in the interim sabotage or frustrate it. As usual in clandestine covert operations, the suspect countries or countries that has reason to kill the scientist have categorically denied their involvement with the murder. The other question rearing its head now is whether it is still cool to be a nuclear scientist in Iran or in any way trying to assist the government of Iran with its program when you know that you will be definitely targeted for elimination by agents acting under the cover and cloak of invisibility. According to one analyst, "the ongoing series of assassinations in Tehran traffic strips key brainpower from Iran’s nuclear program, spreads fear among scientists, and undermines the security services, which seem unable to prevent the attacks;" and Icheoku adds palpable fear is one heck of a cloud to hang over a country or community of persons and bodes Iran no good. The only meaningful solution for Tehran, before the crisis escalates to shooting conflict, is to come to terms with the reality facing it - that on no account would the world stand by and watch it acquire nuclear weapons and so should do the realistic thing by verifiably abandoning the program. Anything short of this will only hurt the Iranian people either by procedural elimination of their best brains in their nuclear industry and the eventual collateral damage that will be caused its infrastructure and population when a retaliatory strikes take place following a declaration of war, likely coming very soon and may be before summer. However the dog the gods want to kill, they first make deaf, dumb and then mad so that they are not amenable to reason or thinking; otherwise Iran at this juncture should make a b-line retreat from a cause that can only spell disaster for the country.
Finally, Icheoku says, realistically speaking, Iran can never win a shooting war against vested countries who would be coming with vengeance dating way back to the Embassy hostage taking as well as Iranian interference in the Hezbollah and Hamas nuisance in the Middle East to the bombing of the Marines Kobah Tower in Saudi Arabia as well as their most recent meddlesome interference in Iraq. Icheoku says a clever Iran should know when to beat a retreat and NOW is the time because once the first cannon of real war is fired, there will be no more discussions short of total surrender and on terms to be spelled out by the invading forces including regime change and eventual trial of the principals of the Tehran government and their forgone guilty verdicts and executions by hanging. A smart Iran should and MUST beat a retreat now before they cross the final rubbicon into fireball hostilities which one does not need a soothsayer to know that the hour is drawing near very closely. If Iran could not decisively defeat Iraq during their only known warfare in recent history, what makes Tehran think that when faced with the most fearsome awesome military and its allies known to the world, that it stands a chance? Worst still Russia and China will cleverly avoid direct confrontation and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is too cunning to place a cross-hair on his forehead by openly declaring support for Tehran. So what are the aces not known to Icheoku; so could Tehran or someone more informed with Iranian game-plan please throw more lights.