Skip to comments.A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise
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".
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Maybe it’s that laser from Real Genius...
Those guys just can’t seem to put together a quality nuclear facility, can they?
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.”
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.
I’m looking forward to the before-and-after satellite images of this latest “denial”.
If anyone ever deserved asymmetric warfare it is this Iranian government. Like them, I wonder where it is coming from?
This is old news...yuo should pull this thread.
...he, he, he...
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??
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 . . .
Darn. What bad luck.
Don’t you just hate when that happens?
It looks like the soccer field is still in good shape!
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