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Mystery explosion at Iranís Arak heavy water reactor
DEBKA ^ | November 3, 2013 | DEBKAfile

Posted on 11/03/2013 7:30:52 PM PST by tired&retired

Tehran did its utmost to conceal the mystery blast which last week struck the heavy water reactor under construction at Arak in western Iran.

It is revealed here for the first time by DEBKAfile’s intelligence and Iranian sources. The explosion, whether accidental or not, will delay for a second time the reactor’s first test with real fuel. Tehran informed the International Atomic Energy Agency in August of a previous holdup.

The cause of the blast and the extent of the damage it caused have not yet been established. According to the partial information initially reaching our sources, it occurred inside the reactor building when preparations were underway for a test scheduled for this month with artificial fuel and light water. The site of the explosion may have been the large coolant containers and the pressure gauges attached to the reactor’s core.

Iranian Atomic Council experts and intelligence agents are testing four possible causes of the explosion:

1. Sabotage.

2. A virus planted in the computers that control the systems administering the test.

3. An error in engineering calculations in the design of the coolant containers which underestimated their strength for standing up to the required level of pressure.

4. The deliberate sale to Iran of inferior steel materials that were not strong enough to withstand such pressure.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: iran; iranarakreactor
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Here we go again....
1 posted on 11/03/2013 7:30:53 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

I haven’t heard from DEBKA in quite a while. I think they have the record for most consecutive false stories. This one probably adds to the record.


2 posted on 11/03/2013 7:32:12 PM PST by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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To: tired&retired

3 posted on 11/03/2013 7:32:57 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: tired&retired
Gee....what could have caused it ????
4 posted on 11/03/2013 7:33:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: tired&retired

wouldn’t reasons 2 and 4 both just be reason 1?


5 posted on 11/03/2013 7:33:15 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: tired&retired

Bump


6 posted on 11/03/2013 7:33:26 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: tired&retired
Well, one thing we know for sure -- Israel wasn't involved.

If it was, Vice Sack Of Crap Joe "Loose Lips" Biden would've told the world by now.

7 posted on 11/03/2013 7:34:29 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Defiant

Debka is more miss than hit. But who knows, maybe they will hit that one time like NewsWeek did back in the blue dress days.


8 posted on 11/03/2013 7:37:23 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: tired&retired
I'll take Mossad for $500, Alex.
9 posted on 11/03/2013 7:42:22 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“wouldn’t reasons 2 and 4 both just be reason 1?”

Yes and not. I think they mean for 1 direct and immediate sabotage. 2 and 4 are different kinds of indirect sabotage.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 7:44:43 PM PST by JLS
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To: tired&retired
Hey Mister, I betcha I know who was NOT behind the explosion. Had absolutely nothing to do with it, I betcha.
11 posted on 11/03/2013 7:46:33 PM PST by Tupelo ( Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. An old Republican Tradition.)
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To: tired&retired

Thank you Mitch Rapp!


12 posted on 11/03/2013 7:48:13 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: tired&retired

Waiting for the Wa-poo/NYSlimes to write what has been leaked to them from the admin that it was “The Eeeeeeeebilllll Jooooooooooooooooos”. /sarcasm off


13 posted on 11/03/2013 7:51:01 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“I know nottthhhing”


14 posted on 11/03/2013 7:53:02 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Under the Democrats; the Lincoln Memorial is closed; but the southern border is open)
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To: Defiant
I don't know AP, MSNBC, and CNN do a pretty good job of reporting falsities often concealed amongst the truth.

Zimmerman's 911 call, the AR15 at the Washington Naval Yard, etc

15 posted on 11/03/2013 7:53:10 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: tired&retired

Ziva’s been busy since she left NCIS...


16 posted on 11/03/2013 7:53:51 PM PST by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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To: tired&retired

Reason #1 is “sabotage”, but,

aren’t the other 3 also sabotage?


17 posted on 11/03/2013 7:59:16 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: tired&retired

TRAINING FOR MOSSAD PRESS SECRETARIES:

1. Mossad does nothing.
2. Mossad has no knowledge of any operations in foreign countries.
3. In fact, Mossad has no knowledge of the existence of foreign countries.
4. When denying something, only deny the incident being asked about. Do not deny other incidents as well.
5. Do not deny events that haven’t happened yet.


18 posted on 11/03/2013 8:02:06 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: tired&retired

What is Debkafile’s track record? 1%? 3%?


19 posted on 11/03/2013 8:20:58 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks tired&retired.
The explosion, whether accidental or not, will delay for a second time the reactor’s first test with real fuel. Tehran informed the International Atomic Energy Agency in August of a previous holdup.
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20 posted on 11/03/2013 8:22:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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