My Mideast Punchlines: we believe you, bubbeleh!

An Iranian nuclear physicist killed in 2007 was murdered by the Revolutionary Guard, not Israel, says the scientist’s sister. When Iranian scientist Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was killed in February 2007, the cause of death was reported to be “gassing” and most presumed the act was carried out by Israel.. That belief stood, largely because of Iranian accusations to that effect; and because of Israeli policy to neither confirm nor deny such acts. But now, seven years later, Mahboobeh Hosseinpour has come forward with the claim that the IRI was behind her brother’s death because of his refusal to be involved in Iran’s nuclear enrichment program whose use was for atomic purposes.

Small FistUnfortunately, Ms Hosseinpour’s first name lends itself to an irresistible pun. I’m sure the Iranian Revolutionary Guard regard her claim as complete mahboobeh meises (bubbe meises in Yiddish means grandmother’s tales)! However, if she were mah bubbe, I’d probably believe her. Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one.



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