Skip to comments.Image shows Iranian missile site was destroyed
Posted on 11/28/2011 12:15:58 PM PST by mojito
Two weeks after a mysterious explosion at an Iranian missile base, a Washington-based research group has released a satellite image showing extensive damage to the site.
The image of the compound, near the city of Malard, doesnt provide any clues as to what caused the Nov. 12 explosion, which Iranian authorities described as an accident involving the transport of ammunition. But it does make clear that the facility has been effectively destroyed.
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Looks like professionals were in charge.
checking the warheads with a hammer , not a good idea
Ahh, that’s a shame. Bummer. Man, you can never be too careful, can you?
...yeah, let’s take this with a grain of salt. I think when the Israelis stand down, it’ll be for sure.
I can see this being a propaganda move by: Iran, or Hussein, or maybe just an accident.
No doubt Hussein will take credit for it if possible...he wants to show the world he is “tough”, yet sensitive...
Shin Bet, “The shield that no one sees.”
Israel apparently has the most cunningly brilliant team of saboteurs ever assembled on the ground there. God Bless and Godspeed.
You don't say...
Yes, it is not smart to check a wire by grounding it.
Things happen when you use an oil latern to check the fuel levels.
How many North Koreans were killed?
I don't think that was some random accident......
Maybe the Israelis have this unbelievable secret weapon that can cause this amount of damage, and they were sending the Iranians a warning.
Here’s the recipe:
Real Time Control
One spy monitoring the facility for important visitors
Mix well and push the button at just the right time.
That secret weapons name: God.
Zechariah 12:6 In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own placeJerusalem.
It also appears some of the clean up had started before the photos were taken. So it's hard to effectively analyze where the epicenter(s) may have been. I can't see a crater. But you can see some pockmarked earth where large debris presumably landed. Damaged buildings 1000’ away? I don't think we have anything conventional that would suggest it was a missile strike. But I am not an expert (just an engineer).
I expect a lot of people were killed depending on the timing.
I wonder if they had “No Smoking” signs posted in the munitions storage facility.
I’d bet it was an inside job.
More than a few Iranians want an end to this...
We were just testing out our new missile that can land anywhere on earth in less than an hour.
Nope. Looks pretty pinpoint to me.
Do I see a flattened pickup truck in the middle of the carnage?
I see burst patterns but no craters within the outlines of the two destroyed buildings.
Wonder how that happened? Hmm. Kinda makes ya think, don’t it? Kind of a puzzle. A brain-teaser.
I’m guessing the Mullahs are doin’ some investigatin’ these days.
Maybe it was one of those gremlins from the Bugs Bunny cartoon.
So, this is unrelated to the ‘huge explosions’ reported in Iran today? The ‘after’ image is dated Nov 22.
Anyone have the exact location?
I found a nuke facility about 5 miles from the center of Malard.
Looks like it got bombed by something.
Maybe a missile. If the Iranians identified it as such I think they would not admit it because it would require them to go to war way before they are ready or lose a lot of “face” which is an extremely important consideration for them.
If Israel is behind the explosions, which is a safe bet, it means Israeli agents are operating undetected under the noses of the Iranians, which is a credible scenario.
One of the two buildings listed as destroyed is where the initial blast occurred, the second building exploded sympathetically. The blast damage radiates out from those two buildings.
Paging Patrick McClanahan. Pick up the white courtesy phone.
I think the simplest answer is really that they cut the red wire, when they should have cut the blue wire.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I have hunch that it was something much more mundane, though probably as difficult to track down.
Ya know God said this would happen.
Looks like another work related asskident
Another indicator of scale is in the upper right hand portion of the complex there appears to be a soccer field. That was a big explosion.
I dont see any crater, a fuel air bomb?
according to my better half, if it’s the same magnitude of explosion (richter scale?) as seen in the early stages of N Korea and also Iran, it’s likely testing/processing, underground type, that destroyed the buildings - photos could be compared to historical of named countries
repeatedly exploding plutonium to compress matter into denser package - turning a railcar into a cargo container into an automobile into a basketball into a golfball so-to-speak - this looks like an ooopsie. jmo
I was wondering and will be interested to read the replies.
Gee, are they calling the explosion today an accident as well? What was that Ian Flemming line? “Once is accident, twice is coincidence, three times it’s enemy action?”
An equally likely culprit is the Saudi’s.
The plot on their ambassador was payback for the earlier incidents.
They are now responding to that act of war with war.
Two weeks after... the Nov. 12 explosion, which Iranian authorities described as an "accident" involving the transport of ammunition... it does make clear that the facility has been effectively destroyed.
Would you mind sharing the Google Earth coordinates for that?
I see cooling towers. Where are the reactors? Looks more like a natural gas power plant to me...
I spoke too soon. This is apparently the Montazer Ghaem Gas Turbine Power Plant using GE9001E gas turbines.
Softening up the target
The coordinates of the severely damaged site are:
35° 37.450’N 50° 52.422’E
It was hit with multiple strikes, likely small-diameter GBU-39/40s. The blast damage to the building just to the left of the central road is interesting. The roof was blown off the structure and either flipped or was lifted to the right of its original location. Other buildings had heavy damage. There is no way ths was local sabotage or an accident. It could only have come from the air.
Thanks. I was looking north of highway 38 near Yusefabad. Interesting the “accident” happened during the middle of the day? Notice the bunker entrance about two miles to the east.
You are most likely correct on the SDB or aka Sharp Hail