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A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise
The Australian ^ | 11/30/2011 | Sheera Frenkel

Posted on 12/02/2011 1:11:55 PM PST by SeekAndFind

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.

The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was "no accident".

The explosion at Iran's third-largest city came as satellite images emerged of the damage caused by one at a military base outside Tehran two weeks ago that killed about 30 members of the Revolutionary Guard, including General Hassan Moghaddam, the head of the Iranian missile defence program.

Iran claimed that the Tehran explosion occurred during testing on a new weapons system designed to strike at Israel. But several Israeli officials have confirmed that the blast was intentional and part of an effort to target Iran's nuclear weapons program.

On Monday, Isfahan residents reported a blast that shook tower blocks in the city at about 2.40pm and seeing a cloud of smoke rising over the nuclear facility on the edge of the city.

"This caused damage to the facilities in Isfahan, particularly to the elements we believe were involved in storage of raw materials," said one military intelligence source.

He would not confirm or deny Israel's involvement in the blast, instead saying that there were "many different parties looking to sabotage, stop or coerce Iran into stopping its nuclear weapons program".

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: accidents; dogofislam; economy; explosion; industrial; iran; mutthamed; nuclear; nukes
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1 posted on 12/02/2011 1:12:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe it’s that laser from Real Genius...


2 posted on 12/02/2011 1:13:44 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

oops!


3 posted on 12/02/2011 1:14:53 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: nuconvert

Ping.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 1:15:00 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those guys just can’t seem to put together a quality nuclear facility, can they?


5 posted on 12/02/2011 1:15:32 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Third World War began long ago. It’s great to see that someone, perhaps the Mossad, knows how to fight it, instead of with American troops dying to support “Islamic Republics.”


6 posted on 12/02/2011 1:16:50 PM PST by hellbender
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To: SeekAndFind

Article date is NOV 30, NOT DEC 2. The Nov 30 incident has been reported by numerous threads.

Mods need to pull this as thread title makes it appear as if its a new strike, today.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 1:17:47 PM PST by Justa
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To: WayneS

LOL!


8 posted on 12/02/2011 1:18:22 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m looking forward to the before-and-after satellite images of this latest “denial”.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 1:18:27 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: SeekAndFind

If anyone ever deserved asymmetric warfare it is this Iranian government. Like them, I wonder where it is coming from?


10 posted on 12/02/2011 1:19:11 PM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is old news...yuo should pull this thread.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 1:19:57 PM PST by O6ret (for)
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To: SeekAndFind

...he, he, he...


12 posted on 12/02/2011 1:21:39 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There was a thread today on 5 new weapons, a couple of which involved non-explosive, high speed kinetic energy projectiles/ cruise missiles. I don’t know how much in the way of identifying marks one of those would leave in the debris, and I doubt this has been done, but it is interesting that the article on these weapons surfaced this week. A little psy-ops maybe??


13 posted on 12/02/2011 1:22:30 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh, those pesky work accidents . . . .

Israel has its back against the wall. If this administration won't help, they will resort to self-help, and we will be kept in the dark.

Obama, alienating our best friends in the ME and forcing them to go it alone - although not entirely alone . . .


14 posted on 12/02/2011 1:22:58 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: SeekAndFind

Darn. What bad luck.


15 posted on 12/02/2011 1:23:38 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: justlurking


16 posted on 12/02/2011 1:25:07 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t you just hate when that happens?


17 posted on 12/02/2011 1:26:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: EEGator


18 posted on 12/02/2011 1:27:47 PM PST by GQuagmire ('Don't Piss The Lady Off'...)
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To: Bitsy
oops!

That's a lot of workplace accidents in such a short period of time. Probably aught to send OSHIA over there to have a look around. :)
19 posted on 12/02/2011 1:28:35 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumbass Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: UCANSEE2

It looks like the soccer field is still in good shape!


20 posted on 12/02/2011 1:29:23 PM PST by Ken522
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To: SeekAndFind

A half dozen separate building blown up by sabotage? Sounds more like a cruise missile or stealth fighter attack to me.


21 posted on 12/02/2011 1:29:47 PM PST by Hacklehead (It is hard to find a social problem in America that doesn't have liberalism as its root cause.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Michael Westen, Sam and Fiona were seen nearby.


22 posted on 12/02/2011 1:29:47 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: GQuagmire

“Is that popcorn? I hate popcorn.”
“Now I know what to get you for your birthday.”


23 posted on 12/02/2011 1:33:57 PM PST by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

Hoe do they knows it’s not the Will of Allah?


24 posted on 12/02/2011 1:37:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: justlurking


25 posted on 12/02/2011 1:37:36 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SeekAndFind
God did say "Don't f--- with the Jews," after all. (Genesis 12:3) When God smites your enemies, you maintain plausible deniability.
26 posted on 12/02/2011 1:44:51 PM PST by mvpel
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To: hellbender
The Third World War began long ago. It’s great to see that someone, perhaps the Mossad, knows how to fight it, instead of with American troops dying to support “Islamic Republics.”

Yeah! I like your analysis.

27 posted on 12/02/2011 1:45:54 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Hacklehead

It looks like the damage radiates from the crater. And if that soccer field is regulation size, the crater is huge.


28 posted on 12/02/2011 1:49:39 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: Sparticus

accidents in such a short period of time. Probably aught to send OSHIA over there to have a look around.

And, maybe send PETA in case any animals were hurt or mistreated. And ACORN in case any workers were hurt or mistreated, and EPA to check out the area and.....:-)


29 posted on 12/02/2011 1:50:33 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody know if the USAF’s X-38B has actually landed yet? Been in orbit for like 9 months.


30 posted on 12/02/2011 1:55:20 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody know if the USAF’s X-37B has actually landed yet? Been in orbit for like 9 months.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 1:55:46 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: UCANSEE2
You probably already know this, but these satellite images are of the first explosion that occurred a couple of weeks ago.
32 posted on 12/02/2011 1:56:34 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: SeekAndFind
Iran, Iraq and N. Korea are in talks in Damasks over warranty and damages. Every time there is an arms gathering something goes up in smoke. Don't suppose that Damasks is next./s
33 posted on 12/02/2011 1:57:03 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Tallguy

Yeah, it came down recently.

Impressive.


34 posted on 12/02/2011 2:04:34 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is what GWB should have made happen in N. Korea--"OOPS! I guess those silly clowns just can't build a nuclear weapon."
35 posted on 12/02/2011 2:07:02 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: EEGator

...causing my brain to go with the Budweiser commercial, Real Men of Genius.

Today we salute you, Mr Iranian Nuclear Scientist Guy.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 2:09:05 PM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind
محمود : چه اتفاقی می افتد؟
כץ: איך אתם, רבותי!
כץ: כל הבסיס שלך יהיה שייך בארה"ב.
כץ: הה הה הה הה
37 posted on 12/02/2011 2:09:52 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“Big Blu” size .....


38 posted on 12/02/2011 2:12:09 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: SeekAndFind

We all know that BO is waiting for the response to this ‘accident’ and if 50.00000001% of the world approves, he will claim credit.
If only 49.00000009% approve, he will blame Bush and Israel.


39 posted on 12/02/2011 2:18:56 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: bayouranger

Make a nice little spy platform. I understand that it can change it’s orbital plane as well as it’s attitude and that it’s stealthy. Plus you can put the thing up there for like a year.


40 posted on 12/02/2011 2:23:59 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: Tallguy; bayouranger
"Anybody know if the USAF’s X-37B has actually landed yet? Been in orbit for like 9 months."

The first Air Force mission of the X-37 ended last year on December 3, 2010 after 224 days in orbit, but the second X-37B flight is still on orbit and the mission has been recently extended beyond the planned 270-day duration (see link below).

Military space shuttle receives mission extension

41 posted on 12/02/2011 2:26:16 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: Unmarked Package

Thanks!


42 posted on 12/02/2011 2:34:58 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: AnAmericanMother

“those pesky work accidents”

Obama will probably send a team from OSHA to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future.


43 posted on 12/02/2011 3:02:49 PM PST by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Sam in his early years:
44 posted on 12/02/2011 3:06:05 PM PST by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

Geessshhh...I wonder how that happened.

Shalom!


45 posted on 12/02/2011 3:11:02 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: GQuagmire

What IS this?


46 posted on 12/02/2011 3:18:04 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

From a dumb 80’s movie “Real Genius”


47 posted on 12/02/2011 3:50:20 PM PST by GQuagmire ('Don't Piss The Lady Off'...)
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To: PoloSec

I think if the Iranians had the slightest clue that these explosions were anything other than bungled handling of dangerous materials by Iranian workers, they would have launched already. The hand of God has a very low radar cross section, eh?

“Let them be turned back and be brought to confusion that devise my harm.” - Psalm 35.


48 posted on 12/02/2011 4:51:06 PM PST by mvpel
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To: mvpel

Are you suggesting a miracle if your in the West or a curse if your from the Axis of Evil? We need more mysticism. Whenever my five year old son asks me questions about things I do not fully comprehend I always tell him that God did it or God made it that way.


49 posted on 12/02/2011 5:25:59 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: GQuagmire

From a dumb 80’s movie “Real Genius”

She: Can you drive a nail through a board with your erect penis?

Val Kilmer: Not right now.

She: Well, a girl has to have her standards.


50 posted on 12/02/2011 5:51:28 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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