Skip to comments.Images Show Devastation at Iran Base After Blast
Posted on 11/29/2011 11:31:05 PM PST by neverdem
The large, deadly explosion at an Iran military base in Iran on Nov. 12, which Iranian authorities have called an accident that set back research work there by a few days, appears to have been far more devastating than their description suggested, according to an analysis of newly released commercial satellite images of the blast site.
The images reveal vast destruction and chaotic disarray across a sprawling complex composed of more than a dozen buildings and large structures.
The Institute for Science and International Security, a private group in Washington, made the satellite images public Monday, along with an analysis of the damage. It was pretty amazing to see that the entire facility was destroyed, Paul Brannan, the reports author, said Tuesday in an interview. There were only a few buildings left standing.
It was impossible to determine from the images whether the explosion had been a simple accident or an act of sabotage.
The force of the explosion was so great that it shook windows in many surrounding towns, according to Iranian news sites and witnesses quoted at the time. But no photographs of the blast damage were released by the Iranian government, which has become increasingly sensitive about its military capabilities as tensions escalate with the West over its missile and nuclear programs.
The base, set in an isolated patch of Iranian desert ringed by a security cordon, is about 30 miles west of Tehran and three miles west of the town of Bidganeh.
The explosion is already known to have killed 17 members of the armed forces, including a founder of the countrys missile program, Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam.
Irans supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, presided over a vast state funeral for General Moghaddam and 16 other members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps two days after...
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G-D Bless whoever created this mess! If it was Israel then AM ISRAEL CHAI!
I was thinking the same thing...
Those silly Israelis...
"He blowed up real good."
Air/fuel bomb... something like the Henderson, Nevada missle fuel explosion in ‘88.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
This is on the latest explosion (from Ynetnews):
The Times quoted Israeli intelligence officials as saying there was “no doubt” that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was “no accident.”
Wow. No accident indeed. What a nice addition to the evening...
That’s what got them. The word BOMB was in English, not Farsi, so they had no idea what all those cute little sculptures were...
They have excellent infiltration of all Iranian institutions.
Think Hogan’s Heroes in Farsi...
Pulse weapons do not damage the hardscape, they just cook delicate circuits.
Natural causes. Obviously a Volcano. LOL
How do you say “hold my beer and watch this” in Farsi?