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A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise
The Australian ^ | 11/30/11 | Sheera Frenkel

Posted on 11/30/2011 5:10:33 PM PST by Nachum

AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack. Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; engineers; exploded; facility; iran; iranian; isfahan; nuclear; oil
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Full title: A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise between the West and Tehran
1 posted on 11/30/2011 5:10:44 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

GOOD!


2 posted on 11/30/2011 5:12:59 PM PST by jonsie
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To: Nachum

>> prompting speculation that Tehran’s military and atomic sites are under attack

Let’s hope the speculation proves to be correct.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 5:14:36 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nachum
Those Mossad guys are awesome.

AWSOME.

4 posted on 11/30/2011 5:15:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Nachum

It’s good.

It’s real good.

I’m lovin’ it.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 5:15:55 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Nachum

Mossad, Mossad, Mossad, Anyone? ( My apologies to Ben Stein...)


6 posted on 11/30/2011 5:19:02 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Nachum

>>>...speculation that Tehran’s military and atomic sites are under attack

Or, the tinfoil hatters to speculate Iran is blowing their own stuff up to blame Israel, and use these events to take action to “retaliate”...


7 posted on 11/30/2011 5:19:39 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Nachum

Thank God for Israel.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 5:20:24 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So Israel is blowing up Iranian nuclear plants and Iran is just sitting there taking it?


9 posted on 11/30/2011 5:20:43 PM PST by Krankor
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To: Nachum

***A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise between the West and Tehran.***

Strange. There was no mention of it from ABC News tonight. No mention of diplomatic problems between Britain and Iran. No report on the stock market. No report on the digging under the White House.

Dianne Sawyer’s report mentioned frightening miniscule amounts of arsenic in juice , a report on dolphins. a shark, Kids and that was about it. She also reported as if she was speaking to a 4th grade audience.

Maybe that is why I hate the MSM news reports.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 5:22:52 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Nachum

Esfahan is where I was born. It is an amazingly beautiful city in the heart of Iran and I ache to think what is happening over there. Damn the mullahs to eternal Hell for what they are doing to that country.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 5:23:10 PM PST by parisa
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To: parisa

Hopefully the damage was confined to only the facility.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 5:27:36 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SuzyQue
Thank God for Israel.

Nah. Cyber-Monday, -- Thank God for Amazon.

13 posted on 11/30/2011 5:28:44 PM PST by dread78645 (Evolution. A doomed theory since 1859.)
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To: Nachum

Explains why the Iranian government sicced the mob on the British Embassy Tuesday.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 5:32:16 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Nachum
rods from God??

15 posted on 11/30/2011 5:32:16 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: Nachum

I won’t be surprised until they are ALL “Exploded”

Even Zero can’t control the Sane

TT


16 posted on 11/30/2011 5:32:34 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Nachum

I need help here,...what the first one to blow up?


17 posted on 11/30/2011 5:33:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Nachum

Internecine warfare is the most likely scenario.

Multiple factions within Iran are at odds with each other.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 5:34:27 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: dread78645

I like Amazon, but, I think I’ll go with God.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 5:35:09 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The blast came two weeks after Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Gen. Hasan Tehrani Moghaddam and 20 other IRGC members were killed in a massive explosion at a base near the village of Bidganeh, southwest of Tehran.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 5:36:32 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Britain has just given the Iranian Embassy 48hours to pack their bags and leave.
BBC 01:00h.

Regards


21 posted on 11/30/2011 5:36:39 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Nachum

Allah Akbar!!!


22 posted on 11/30/2011 5:40:07 PM PST by umgud
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To: Nachum
What a truly odd coincidence.

What could possibly be causing all these explosions??


23 posted on 11/30/2011 5:40:43 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: G Larry
I doubt that highly. The West is moving against a nuclear Iran and the Iranian regime, which has boasted of its invincibility, has to pretend that nothing is happening because it cannot effectively retaliate or admit that it is not in control.

The move against the Saudis was stupid and effectively removed all regional objections to a countermove against Iran.

24 posted on 11/30/2011 5:41:04 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Bobalu

This is what I am thinking. Kinetic hyper-velocity projectiles.


25 posted on 11/30/2011 5:42:38 PM PST by Justa
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To: Nachum

I love the Israelis! When you visit the country, in spite of the routine questioning and sometimes grilling, you feel safe there. I love Israel. When I arrived on my first visit, and drove to Jerusalem, I felt that I had come home!


26 posted on 11/30/2011 5:44:32 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Nachum

President Achmendinejad,
A boy all recognize as bad,
Likes to play with nukes,
Makes us all wanna puke,
That is, except for Mossad.


27 posted on 11/30/2011 5:45:36 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Satellite Image Shows ‘Extensively Damaged’ Iranian Missile Site

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/11/29/satellite-image-shows-extensively-damaged-iranian-missile-site/#ixzz1fF7UVtYN


28 posted on 11/30/2011 5:46:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Krankor
So Israel is blowing up Iranian nuclear plants and Iran is just sitting there taking it?

They weren't given a choice. Fine.

29 posted on 11/30/2011 5:48:26 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: wideawake

Amazing how smoothly this is going down.


30 posted on 11/30/2011 5:52:50 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Nachum

I didn’t mean to laugh.....


31 posted on 11/30/2011 5:52:50 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Looks like an “industrial accident” to me.

Now they have to update the sign: “0 days without an accident”.

I don’t think I’d like to be working there. I doubt that Iran’s equivalent of OSHA has much teeth.


32 posted on 11/30/2011 5:54:12 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

It Blowed Up Reeeaaal Good.

33 posted on 11/30/2011 5:54:36 PM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: parisa

I’m so sorry. I can’t even imagine how painful this must be. Do you still have family there?


34 posted on 11/30/2011 5:58:21 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Nachum

Misleading, inaccurate headline. The Tehran explosion wasn’t at nuke facility.


35 posted on 11/30/2011 5:59:29 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Nachum

My money is on Israel. Or a rouge, God-fearing element of our military.

If Hussein authorized it, I’m surprised...and certain he is doing it to help his re-election. I am not convinced he cares a whit about our nation’s security, or Israel’s security.


36 posted on 11/30/2011 6:00:45 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

37 posted on 11/30/2011 6:01:01 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Nachum

On a ‘totally unrelated note’ the x-37-b is going to stay up in orbit a little while longer...


38 posted on 11/30/2011 6:01:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nachum

Someone should warn the iranians nuclear power can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. And now they’ve found that out twice.


39 posted on 11/30/2011 6:02:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jonsie

There was a story a while ago that involved a new, enormous and self guiding bomb that our military had produced. I wonder if we’re testing it out?


40 posted on 11/30/2011 6:02:16 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Nachum

What would be great tv would be an Iranian mouthpiece at a mic saying nothing is exploding, and then in the background behind him, having some big complex/building just get demolished in a big cloud.

Nope, no explosions going on here, as you can see, it’s all just a normal day. Yup we planned that, that was an old building and was scheduled to come down today....


41 posted on 11/30/2011 6:06:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nachum

I stand with Israel.


42 posted on 11/30/2011 6:08:04 PM PST by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: parisa

“Damn the mullahs to eternal Hell for what they are doing to that country.”

Amen.

fyi - I think the Isfahan nuke facility is out of the city in a mountainous area. I think that may be why there were conflicting reports of whether people heard an explosion.


43 posted on 11/30/2011 6:09:15 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Those Mossad guys are awesome.

But how are they doing it? Would make one terrific movie.
44 posted on 11/30/2011 6:10:41 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Nachum

I can tell you that of explosions there have been none in all of Iran. In fact the noises in the country are less than they have ever been known to exist. An we have no smoke in the sky. Or bombs falling on us, no none at all.

45 posted on 11/30/2011 6:11:04 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Nachum

I have an alibi.


46 posted on 11/30/2011 6:12:01 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Justa

I wonder how they would look coming down? Bright?


47 posted on 11/30/2011 6:12:22 PM PST by battlecry
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To: Nachum

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Bibi more.
It’s too too good to be true.
And I so hope it’s true.


48 posted on 11/30/2011 6:13:20 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: nuconvert

You’re right, it was at a FORMER nuclear facility.


49 posted on 11/30/2011 6:14:21 PM PST by offduty ("There are stupid people running this country" Herman Cain CPAC 2011)
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To: Nachum
Lots of countries pulling diplomats out of Iran...
50 posted on 11/30/2011 6:19:03 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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