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Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit? Source: Explosion destroys much of underground
wnd ^ | 1/24/13 | Reza Kahlili

Posted on 01/24/2013 6:10:17 PM PST by Nachum

Edited on 01/24/2013 6:37:50 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.

The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.

The level of enrichment has been a major concern to Israeli officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has warned about the 20-percent enriched stockpile.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: explosion; fordow; iran; iranexplosion; irannuclear; iranplantexplosion; netanyahu; nuclear
Full title: Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit? Source: Explosion destroys much of underground installation

It blowed up real gud

1 posted on 01/24/2013 6:10:23 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

WND? I would have my doubts.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 6:12:23 PM PST by Glenmore
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To: Nachum

Ziva was that you?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 6:14:54 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Nachum
As always, consider the source (I am not saying it is good or bad)...
Reza Kahlili

4 posted on 01/24/2013 6:16:14 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Nachum

underground bttt


5 posted on 01/24/2013 6:18:23 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Glenmore
WND? I would have my doubts.

As of 9:11pm, EST, nothing on Drudge, Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

Can anybody cite a source other than WND?

6 posted on 01/24/2013 6:21:19 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Nachum
Somebody scored huge. I wonder how many thousands of years that hole will be “hot”? I bet the survivors down there are glowing by now. Couldn't have happened any better if the CIA had planned it.
7 posted on 01/24/2013 6:23:09 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: upchuck

Nothing on BBC or Al Jazeera


8 posted on 01/24/2013 6:24:12 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: upchuck
"The blast shook facilities within a radius of three miles."

Should be easily found on seismograph records, if it occurred, especially since the time is given in the article.

9 posted on 01/24/2013 6:30:27 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86
Hmmmm...
10 posted on 01/24/2013 6:31:57 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: steve86
Should be easily found on seismograph records,

Southern Iran had a 4.2 quake today. Does that count?

11 posted on 01/24/2013 6:35:41 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: oldenuff2no
Couldn't have happened any better if the CIA had planned it.

Don't you mean "...if the Mossad had planned it."?

Somehow, I can't imagine that the CIA would be actively working against the wishes of Dear Leader.

12 posted on 01/24/2013 6:36:02 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Nachum
Those Mossad guys are GOOD.
13 posted on 01/24/2013 6:36:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Nachum

Is this confirmed by a real news source yet?


14 posted on 01/24/2013 6:36:34 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Charles Martel
It would be small in magnitude and difficult to distinguish from natural sources for an untrained person. But a person trained to identify profiles of artificial explosions should be able to give a yes/no determination very quickly for that geographical area at the time given in the article.
15 posted on 01/24/2013 6:37:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: concerned about politics

This was supposed to have happened on Monday Iran time.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 6:39:19 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86
Should be easily found on seismograph records, if it occurred, especially since the time is given in the article.

Was just thinking that, probably more sensitive devices recording somewhere than available on the geology market.

17 posted on 01/24/2013 6:40:51 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

I’m sure that NSA has Artificial Intelligence algorithms analyzing every squiggle from every hot geographical area 24x7. You can make a really, really good seismo sensing device from a few dollars worth of MEMS sensors/accelerometers these days.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 6:46:41 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86
This was supposed to have happened on Monday Iran time.

Oh. On the 21st (Monday) , they had a 5.3.

19 posted on 01/24/2013 6:51:03 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Thanks. Was it at the right time and epicenter at the right place? (I will look later myself).


20 posted on 01/24/2013 6:53:29 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: upchuck
Can anybody cite a source other than WND?

Let' wait for the confirmatioin from Debka!

21 posted on 01/24/2013 6:53:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AndyTheBear; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Is this confirmed by a real news source yet?

#21.

22 posted on 01/24/2013 6:55:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Reza Kahlili?

Kahlili.

Listen tonight to John Bachelor for details

23 posted on 01/24/2013 6:56:00 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: concerned about politics

There was one in northern Iran on the 21st.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 6:57:08 PM PST by matthew fuller (The ultimate horror flick- 2016 Obama’s America.)
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To: Nachum

Has Michael Rivero spoken yet?


25 posted on 01/24/2013 6:57:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: matthew fuller

According to the Institute for Science and International Security, two possible locations of the (Fordow Nuclear) facility are 34.88459°N 50.99596°E and 34.94373°N 50.76056°E.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 7:04:05 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Nachum

Interesting related here from last September:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/report-iran-uncovered-spying-device-disguised-as-rock-at-fordow-nuclear-plant-1.466313

!


27 posted on 01/24/2013 7:05:36 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: oldenuff2no

Or maybe there was an accidental criticality incident.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 7:13:51 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Nachum

If true it’s gotta be Israel.

Netanyahu is da man! Again, if true, Bibi probably saved us from WWIII.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 7:14:07 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: steve86; concerned about politics

The closest seismic event I found in the past week was about 200 miles from the first set of coordinates. There could have been an explosion but, if so, it didn’t have much of a magnitude rating (but could still do a lot of damage).


30 posted on 01/24/2013 7:19:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The CIA would have beaten MOSSAD to the punch if those dang strippers hadn’t slowed them down!


31 posted on 01/24/2013 7:24:25 PM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: AndyTheBear

**** “Is this confirmed by a real news source yet?” ****

Why not just ask Hillery ... she begs for those 3:00 AM phone calls.

TT


32 posted on 01/24/2013 7:26:06 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Nachum

Rod from God?


33 posted on 01/24/2013 7:27:35 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: upchuck

Thanks for the info-interesting stuff! BTW-I lovvvvvvve your tag line. Sums up the situation perfectly


34 posted on 01/24/2013 7:29:03 PM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son.......)
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To: Nachum

Them gol-durn pesky Jooos is at it agin! :-)))

May G** bless and protect Binyamin Netanyahu, who is the hero of the Jewish people, whether some of them know it or not. It must be nice for the Israelis to have an actual man as their president.


35 posted on 01/24/2013 7:37:49 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: upchuck

Search Google using the string “iranian explosion 2013”. It’s starting to trickle out into the MSM.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 7:38:01 PM PST by hiredhand
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To: Nachum

Yo, Achmed, did you check the “this side up” arrow on the box?


37 posted on 01/24/2013 8:03:49 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Nachum

The READ NEWS will be the last to report this story because The REAL NEWS is busy calling Barry and Hillary to get their walking orders. This is a “crisis” in the making and could be of some use to Ovomit. Besides, IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE!!!! (except those discouraged Muslim Brotherhood types might cause “A BUMP IN THE ROAD” while Barry is trying to get our guns...)


38 posted on 01/24/2013 8:54:09 PM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: Nachum

Hope this is true.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 9:03:33 PM PST by MarMema (eh.)
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To: MarMema

If true, nuttin like terror on terrorist to make a point!


40 posted on 01/24/2013 9:08:58 PM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: Nachum

The good news is that 240 of their top people
are trapped underground. They wouldn’t be there if
they weren’t.


41 posted on 01/24/2013 9:26:44 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Are these links “Real News?”

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-mysterious-blast-in-iran-s-isfahan-damaged-key-nuclear-site-1.398671

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/top-israeli-general-explosions-reportedly-hit-iranian-nuclear-sites-accidents-article-1.984749

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/a-second-iranian-nuclear-facility-has-exploded-as-diplomatic-tensions-rise-between-the-west-and-tehran/story-e6frg6so-1226209996774


42 posted on 01/24/2013 9:48:58 PM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: johnsmom; a fool in paradise

What’s not to love about “mysterious blasts”? (Another great name for a rock band!)


43 posted on 01/24/2013 9:55:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: steve86

accidents happen all the time. Nuclear stuff is complicated—one wrong move and things just go boom. Those scientists might be glowing by the time they get them out.


44 posted on 01/25/2013 3:32:17 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Revolting cat!
All this is like the mysterious blasts that may have destroyed a Syrian reactor a while back. The news seeped out over a period of weeks, all kinds of phog arose, veiled accusations, an odd external fuel tank in Turkey.
Then everyone went away muttering.
TWB
45 posted on 01/25/2013 9:50:55 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: upchuck; All

I have a private source who has just emailed the info to me today. I’ve known the source for over 10 years, and he’s very reliable.

Obviously Iran didn’t want this info to get out.


46 posted on 01/25/2013 10:13:41 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: steve86; concerned about politics

You are correct - it happened on Monday.


47 posted on 01/25/2013 10:17:17 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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