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'Fatal Blast Hits Iranian Military Base'
Sky News ^

Posted on 11/12/2011 4:41:43 AM PST by nuconvert

A fatal explosion has hit an Iranian military base near capital Tehran, according to local media reports. There has not been any immediate confirmation of casualties in the blast, which apparently happened in an arms depot belonging to the elite Revolutionary Guards in Bidganeh.

The AFP news agency reports that the force of the blast shattered the windows of homes in the western suburbs of Tehran.

Alireza Jane, an Iranian official responsible for security issues in Tehran's governor's office, told the ISNA student news agency that the blast hit "a military base."

She said the explosion, which was originally reported to have hit a gas distribution station, happened about 12 miles west of Tehran.

A statement on the Revolutionary Guards website said the arms depot belonged tot hem but did not give further details.

There are no details on what may have caused the explosion.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


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KEYWORDS: alirezajane; iran; irgc; squirrelattack; successfulsquirrels
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btw - I think it's supposed to be Alireza Janeh. Lol. Sky news also makes him a woman. lol.
1 posted on 11/12/2011 4:41:43 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Fools playing with fire!


2 posted on 11/12/2011 4:49:32 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: nuconvert

Maybe the explosion made him a woman.....so to speak.


3 posted on 11/12/2011 4:49:50 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: nuconvert

Sounds good.


4 posted on 11/12/2011 4:50:06 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: nuconvert

I find it interesting they keep using the word hit.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 4:53:07 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

We’re probably thinking the same thing.

I think it mmore likely they will suffer a series of terrible nuclear tragedies, self inflicted, before they finally figure out they shouldn’t have ever taken on the responsibility of nukes.


6 posted on 11/12/2011 4:55:16 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

Messing with the smartest people in the neighborhood isn’t a good idea.


7 posted on 11/12/2011 4:57:42 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: nuconvert

Looks like two seperate explosions, the smoke on the left looks to be from a smaller explosion that probably happened first since it seems to be fading.

Something very similar happened in Oct 2010 at another base. Iranians said accident but there was speculation later it was a sabotage and the site was a lot more important than just a ammo dump.

This is probably something similar.

8 posted on 11/12/2011 5:00:58 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: nuconvert

-——There has not been any immediate confirmation of casualties in the blast,-——

Therefore, it was not a fatal blast as the headline screams


9 posted on 11/12/2011 5:02:02 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: maquiladora

The blast to which you refer was missiles and reports indicated it was fatal, numerous deaths.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 5:03:59 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

Iranian TV say 15 dead according to Reuters.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 5:05:41 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Silence! I kill you


12 posted on 11/12/2011 5:08:32 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: nuconvert

Israel would never do anything like this...ya think.


13 posted on 11/12/2011 5:13:48 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: maquiladora

I’m hoping it was an IED storage building or factory on the base that blew up in their faces.


14 posted on 11/12/2011 5:42:14 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

“There are no details on what may have caused the explosion.”

he he he


15 posted on 11/12/2011 5:43:21 AM PST by Principled
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To: Army Air Corps; Valin; AdmSmith

pong


16 posted on 11/12/2011 5:47:25 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
They got her first name wrong, too: it's supposed to be Calamity Jane...

Cheers!

17 posted on 11/12/2011 5:47:53 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: nuconvert

Any connection to this from yesterday?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2805993/posts

Nuke agency reports unusual radiation in Europe
AP ^

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 10:06:45 AM by MindBender26
Edited on Friday, November 11, 2011 10:10:56 AM by Admin Moderator. [history]

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency is reporting “very low” — but higher than usual — levels of radiation in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe.

The International Atomic Energy Agency says the “very low levels of iodine-131 have been measured in the atmosphere over the Czech Republic” and elsewhere on the continent.


18 posted on 11/12/2011 5:49:57 AM PST by OwenKellogg (Herman Cain: Because everybody needs toucan stubs!)
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To: nuconvert

PASDAR AMMUNITION DEPOT EXPLODES IN IRAN, SEVERAL DEAD
http://www.agi.it/english-version/world/elenco-notizie/201111121305-cro-ren1020-pasdar_ammunition_depot_explodes_in_iran_several_dead

Iran Times International (Washington, DC)

October 14, 2011

US arrests Iranian for terrorism: accused of plotting assassination of Saudi envoy.

Immediately after the charges were announced, the US Treasury Department announced it was applying sanctions to five people implicated in the plot: Arbabsiar; Shakuri; Pasdar commander Qassem Soleimani; Hamed Abdollahi, a senior Pasdar officer who coordinated aspects of the plot and oversaw the other Qods Force officials directly responsible for coordinating and planning this operation; and Abdul-Reza Shahlai, a Pasdar officer who help coordinate the plot. Shakuri was described as a deputy to Shahlai.


19 posted on 11/12/2011 5:50:09 AM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: OwenKellogg
Would the winds from central Iran push radiation over Europe, and how long to get there?

Will need to look at weather conditions.

20 posted on 11/12/2011 5:53:08 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: nuconvert

Gee. That sure is too bad that a terrible accident like that would happen to those guys.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 5:59:41 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: OwenKellogg

According to links in posts #27 & 41, the radiation has been detected for 3 wks


22 posted on 11/12/2011 6:01:58 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: texas booster
Would the winds from central Iran push radiation over Europe, and how long to get there?

No. I'm going through my radiation tracker, the Eastern Europe sensors are offline- but I'm getting Azerbaijan, and their radiation levels aren't above normal. If it was coming from Iran by wind it would have to pass over Azerbaijan.

By the way, Tokyo is currently experiencing a massive spike in radiation today!!! Their readings are higher than Fukushima right now!

23 posted on 11/12/2011 6:03:23 AM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: nuconvert

Mossad denies ever having heard of a country called Iran.


24 posted on 11/12/2011 6:07:01 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: nuconvert

Reichstag Fire style event?


25 posted on 11/12/2011 6:18:20 AM PST by MachIV
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To: MississippiMan; ctdonath2; LibertyRocks; GonzoGOP; b4its2late; bert; maquiladora; hennie pennie; ...

ping


26 posted on 11/12/2011 6:23:09 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: nuconvert

Darwin at work


27 posted on 11/12/2011 6:44:24 AM PST by Diggity
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To: nuconvert

If this was an Israeli op, not a bad target to go after. Apparently the base that got hit stationed IRGC troops responsible for operating Iran’s IRBMs. Wonder if there were any Shahab missiles at that ammo dump that went boom?

Explosion occurs in the village of Bidganeh where the Fifth Raad Missile Brigade, responsible for launching Shahab 3 and 4 missiles, is stationed; satellite images of the site reveal two large military bases near the village.

http://www.haaretz.com/


28 posted on 11/12/2011 7:09:06 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: nuconvert

A calling card from Bibi. “We know where you live and can reach you any time.”


29 posted on 11/12/2011 7:42:43 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: NotSoModerate

“By the way, Tokyo is currently experiencing a massive spike in radiation today!!! Their readings are higher than Fukushima right now!”

Do you have a link for that? Thanks.


30 posted on 11/12/2011 7:57:58 AM PST by helpfulresearcher (Palin and Cain - Courageous leaders who can actually fire people and prosecute corruption!)
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To: maquiladora

I have reservations this was an accident” but no doubt will be reported as such. Seems to me might be “communication” when voices go unheeded.


31 posted on 11/12/2011 8:11:55 AM PST by caww
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To: helpfulresearcher

I have it through something called RadTracker.


32 posted on 11/12/2011 8:28:10 AM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: helpfulresearcher

I found a link for you! Tokyo is at 133 ru/hr right now and Fukushima’s at 91 ru/hr. It was even higher than that earlier at both locations.

Here’s the link:
http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

Drag the map over Japan and zoom in to see the readings from exact locations throughout Japan. Let me know if you have any questions.


34 posted on 11/12/2011 8:58:29 AM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: nuconvert

Revolutionaries? Very possible.

Mossad?...depending on the target, also possible.

If we had the right President in the White House, the mullahs would have fallen alreaddy during the uprsising over a year oago.


35 posted on 11/12/2011 9:15:21 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: nuconvert

Not a good idea to store Iranian ammo, as they found out in Cyprus: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14102253


36 posted on 11/12/2011 9:37:43 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: nuconvert

Maybe more software like “suxtant” will forge a complete meltdown the first time they power up. Something must be done. The mullahs are crazy nuts and the shi’ religion is even more evil than the crazy mullahs and the countries helping these people need to understand when the muzzie hordes are at THEIR gates well, there will be bolld there also because these people want the world for allah not just a piece of it.


37 posted on 11/12/2011 10:20:58 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, "...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: jhpigott; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jhpigott.
...apparently happened in an arms depot belonging to the elite Revolutionary Guards in Bidganeh.
IOW, it was RG, not Iranian per se.


38 posted on 11/12/2011 11:11:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jhpigott

According to Iranian TV, one of the deaths was Hassan Tehrani Moqaddam.

A 2002 NCRI briefing names him as Revolutionary Guard Missile Force Commander.

Yeah, just an accidental explosion at a boring old weapons depot.....


39 posted on 11/12/2011 11:27:47 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: jhpigott

Just noticed this after I posted the above reply.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4147252,00.html


40 posted on 11/12/2011 11:32:23 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

Did you say that his name was Moqaddam? Perhaps he was stoned? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macadam ;-)


41 posted on 11/12/2011 1:03:38 PM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Ha. You’re right


42 posted on 11/12/2011 2:13:02 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: PoloSec; nuconvert

Iran exile group claims blast near Tehran hit closely guarded missile base
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts-law/iran-exile-group-claims-blast-near-tehran-hit-closely-guarded-missile-base/2011/11/12/gIQArKv4FN_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop

(Snip)An exiled Iranian dissident group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK, meanwhile claimed that the blast hit a missile base run by the Revolutionary guard rather than an ammunition depot.

Former MEK spokesman Alireza Jafarzadeh, citing what he called reliable sources inside Iran, said that the explosion hit the Modarres Garrison of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps west of Tehran.
(Snip)


43 posted on 11/12/2011 5:22:30 PM PST by Valin
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To: Valin; gandalftb; nuconvert; SunkenCiv
According to this article in Persian the number of dead are 170 - 300 and the cause of the incident is either exploding missile fuel or caused by a test of explosives or ammo.

http://www.iran-emrooz.net/index.php?/news2/32961/

My guess is that it was caused by a error in a missile test. The general would not have been there if it was a simple transport of ammo. If my guess is correct then a lot of other key persons in the Iranian missile program are as well dead or wounded.

44 posted on 11/13/2011 2:52:08 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: jhpigott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV-pUF-p4W4


45 posted on 11/13/2011 3:33:44 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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Can we get any clue from the color of the smoke?


46 posted on 11/13/2011 3:38:54 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Shahab 3 takes several hours to get ready, as the liquid fuel must be pumped into the missile. Was a leak the cause?

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm/20090527.aspx

Or is it a solid propellant missile?


47 posted on 11/13/2011 3:45:24 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

“The general would not have been there if it was a simple transport of ammo”

That was my 1st thought. Then I thought he could have just been in an area near enough to be killed.
But there were also reports that they limited the number of paramedics allowed to the site to just like 5 or 6, so I knew they were hiding something significant.

I’ve learned that when IRI puts out a number of casualties, (or arrested) to put a zero after the number and you’re closer to the truth.


48 posted on 11/13/2011 4:07:38 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Valin

That’s MEK trying to make themselves look good by ‘revealing’ what was fairly common knowledge.


49 posted on 11/13/2011 4:11:37 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

“the number of paramedics allowed to the site to just like 5 or 6.”

If they feared that there would be additional explosions, they probably restricted the number of rescue personnel.

How many explosions were reported, one?


50 posted on 11/13/2011 4:30:55 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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