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Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site?
YNet ^ | 1/26/2013 | None

Posted on 01/26/2013 4:30:57 PM PST by Bevo

Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site?

US-based website WND says mysterious explosion destroys large part of Fordo nuclear facility. Report uncorroborated by any official Western source

Ynet Published: 01.26.13, 23:12 / Israel News

WND, an American news website affiliated with the Right, reported Friday that a mysterious explosion has destroyed a significant portion of Iran's Fordo nuclear facility – considered Tehran's most fortified facility.

The website alleged that Hamidreza Zakeri, formerly with the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, confirmed that the facility was hit, but the report has not been corroborated by any Western source.

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The website further said that its Iranian source pegged the blast as taking place last Monday at the eve of Israel's general elections.

Tehran believes the blast was the result of sabotage, the report said.

Fordo is considered to be Iran's second-largest nuclear facility and the site of the 2,700 centrifuges, all enriching uranium to 20% level – at which it can be weaponized.

Iran's nuclear facility in Natanz has more than 10,000 centrifuges.

Fordo – which has been carved into the belly of a mountain – is considered impregnable to airstrikes and most bunker-buster bombs.

"The blast shook facilities within a radius of three miles. Security forces have enforced a no-traffic radius of 15 miles, and the Tehran-Qom highway was shut down for several hours after the blast," the report said.

WND stressed that "news of the explosion has not been independently verified," adding that Iran is "aware" of Israel and the West's desire to incapacitate its nuclear program


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; irannuclear; irannuclearplant; israel; nuclearplantblast; russia; waronterror; wnd
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1 posted on 01/26/2013 4:31:06 PM PST by Bevo
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To: Bevo

Hmmm...swamp gas perhaps?


2 posted on 01/26/2013 4:38:27 PM PST by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco)
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To: Bevo

this thread us useless with out pics!


3 posted on 01/26/2013 4:38:44 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Bevo

It happened again?

http://www.voanews.com/content/iran-claims-blasts-cut-power-to-nuclear-site/1509519.html


4 posted on 01/26/2013 4:39:20 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Bevo

I wonder if anyone has current sattilite pictures yet?


5 posted on 01/26/2013 4:41:34 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Bevo
Pakistan military operatives did it. They did it before, and did it again. Pakistan wants to be the only islamic nation with nukes in the area. If the Saudis have nukes, they best keep it quiet, for the Pakistan operatives are ruthless.
6 posted on 01/26/2013 4:46:18 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Bevo

We could find no seismic record of a tremor at the time (within a week) or near the place of the supposed explosion. It is possible the geographic coordinates were wrong, or the explosion was of a sort that didn’t shake the ground.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 4:49:52 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Bevo
Those Iranians are so careless!
8 posted on 01/26/2013 4:49:52 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

Ping


9 posted on 01/26/2013 4:52:05 PM PST by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

Ping


10 posted on 01/26/2013 4:53:01 PM PST by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Bevo

Is the headline a statement or a question?


11 posted on 01/26/2013 4:53:11 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Bevo
Bunker Portals Under Construction Before Completion in c. 2009
12 posted on 01/26/2013 4:53:19 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Bevo

Just think of what a paradise Iran could be for it’s citizens if they were not pissing away their money on Centrifuges.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 4:56:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Bevo

Fordo, Iran is at this location... 25-JAN-2013 12:11:24 31.76 50.95 5.1 10 0 NORTHERN IRAN http://www.iris.edu/seismon/eventlist/index.phtml?region=Central_Asia&lon=50.95&lat=31.76


14 posted on 01/26/2013 5:07:16 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: Bevo

Mossad lightening?


15 posted on 01/26/2013 5:15:53 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rio
Those Iranians are so careless!

Hopefully, they had a critical geometry accident. If so, it will be red-smoking-hot radioactively for a long time.

16 posted on 01/26/2013 5:16:07 PM PST by stboz
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To: WellyP

Hmm, 5.1 on the Richter scale. That would have been a BIG boom.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 5:17:52 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Captain7seas

Haji’s out lighting curry farts again.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 5:30:43 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: fella; All

“I wonder if anyone has current sattilite pictures yet?”

let me rephrase my first comment.....this thread is useless without current sattilite pictures!!


19 posted on 01/26/2013 5:32:29 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Captain7seas

Toooooo much Couscous


20 posted on 01/26/2013 5:34:04 PM PST by molson209
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