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Huge Explosion at Iran Nuclear Site Not Confirmed
jewishpress ^ | January 27th, 2013 | Jewish Press News Briefs

Posted on 01/27/2013 7:55:18 AM PST by FreeAtlanta

Yediot Ahronot reported. on Friday that former Iranian intelligence officials who defected to the West claim that Iran’s underground Fordo uranium enrichment facility has been almost completely demolished, and hundreds of staff members are at this moment trapped underground, This has to be the worst blow to Iran’s nuclear ambitions so far.

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.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fordo; fordow; iran; nuclear; nucleariran; nuclearplantblast; thebomb
Another article citing WND. I really hope the story is true and serious damage has been done to Iran's program, but without more confirmation, how do we know?

I seriously doubt Obozo had anything to do with this. 1). he wouldn't want to attack his Muslim brotherhood. 2). He would already be bragging about it, if he did.

1 posted on 01/27/2013 7:55:27 AM PST by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta
I seriously doubt Obozo had anything to do with this. 1). he wouldn't want to attack his Muslim brotherhood. 2). He would already be bragging about it, if he did.

You are exactly right.

2 posted on 01/27/2013 7:59:27 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: FreeAtlanta
WND, an American news website...

..and there is the problem. WND may be right leaning, but they are closer to tabloid.

3 posted on 01/27/2013 7:59:27 AM PST by mnehring
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To: FreeAtlanta
It would be cool, if a rogue element of our military decided to secretly test one of these bad boys on the Iranian facility.

Primed and Ready: Huge Pentagon Bunker-Buster Gets Green Light For Possible Iran Mission


4 posted on 01/27/2013 8:00:38 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Right, there’s been no ‘spiking of the ball’ lately.

Gotta think surveillance satellites would pick up something if it were nuclear related.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 8:00:57 AM PST by WCH
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To: FreeAtlanta

let the clumsy pukes poison themselves


6 posted on 01/27/2013 8:01:24 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
So far, all this comes to is, "Somebody said that somebody said...."

That being said, I hope it's true.

7 posted on 01/27/2013 8:01:46 AM PST by stboz
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To: BerryDingle

No chance whatsoever the limp-wristed, jug-eared muslim enabler had anything to do with this, if this event did in fact take place. Interesting that the communist-compliant propogandists passing as media have provided no word suggesting this has happened; must be awaiting instructions from Sparky.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 8:10:50 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Mitch Rapp.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 8:14:50 AM PST by therut
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To: FreeAtlanta

The Lord works in mysterious ways. And Israel too.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 8:15:51 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: FreeAtlanta
I seriously doubt Obozo had anything to do with this.

Well, it is possible that he had a lot to do with it. For example, if he got wind of it beforehand, he would steer it to the best of his ability to limit the damage to just Fordo, and not a more systemic blast at other sites, Natanz, etc.

11 posted on 01/27/2013 8:18:39 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: FreeAtlanta

12 posted on 01/27/2013 8:24:36 AM PST by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Another article
13 posted on 01/27/2013 8:32:24 AM PST by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: stboz

DEBKA has nothing on it so I believe it could be true.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 8:32:37 AM PST by AU72
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To: ASA Vet

I am not sure what I am looking at. Is this after the rumored incident? Do you have picture of before?


15 posted on 01/27/2013 8:33:08 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta

picture of a mushroom cloud would be nice


16 posted on 01/27/2013 8:37:08 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: FreeAtlanta; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: I really hope the story is true and serious damage has been done to Iran's program, but without more confirmation, how do we know?

Some confirmation at http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2013/01/27/scoop-irans-fordo-nuclear-plant-extensively-damaged-by-sabotage/ where Richard Silverstein says:

“A highly-placed Israeli source informs me that Iran’s uranium enrichment facility at Fordo has been extensively damaged by an explosion. The bomb was the work of a joint Israeli-U.S.-MEK sabotage operation codenamed Achilles, which used a Trojan horse to infiltrate the plant.

SNIP

“...But given my source, who added further details not published by Fishman or Khalili, I trust there was an explosion at Fordo. Further, I spoke with an Israeli security correspondent whose work is entirely independent and trustworthy. He too is confident there was such an event. He also agreed the information I published above was accurate as far as what he knows.”

Hopefully this story has more truth than tabloid and with the Federal Judiciary starting to find and strike down The Obamanation’s unconstitutional ways and means—

I may sober up a little... and start wishing to live again!

17 posted on 01/27/2013 8:37:38 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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If not true, it seems like we should be hearing denials out of Iran by now.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 8:40:03 AM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: stylin19a

That would be great. I once told a bleeding heart lefty that we should use a small bunker busting nuke on one of the Iranian facilities and then act dumb about it. Suggest they made a mistake and must have accidentally set off one of their projects.

He became outraged at me. It was a little funny.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 8:44:07 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta

That is a before - look at the date in the properties


20 posted on 01/27/2013 8:46:11 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: FreeAtlanta
The possibility or fact of an attack on Fordo (not to be confused with a hobbit) is mentioned in locations other than WND and sites quoting WND:

One week ago but not necessarily related: Primed and Ready: Huge Pentagon Bunker-Buster Gets Green Light For Possible Iran Mission . . . While no one will say so, Iran’s nuclear facility at Fordo – buried up to 80 meters beneath a mountain near the Shiite holy city of Qom, at a former missile base controlled by Iran’s unpredictable Revolutionary Guards – is at the top of that target list. And Tehran now knows it is officially vulnerable to attack. “The warhead case is made from a special high performance steel alloy and its design allows for a large explosive payload while maintaining the integrity of the penetrator case during impact,” the test report notes. “Combatant Commanders use MOP to conduct pre-planned, day or night attacks against defended point targets vulnerable to blast and fragmentation effects and requiring significant penetration, such as hardened and deeply-buried facilities.”

Iron Dome batteries deployed in north (Israel - today) The developments follow a mysterious explosion at Iran's underground nuclear centrifuge facility at Fordo. A Beirut newspaper implies that Israel was involved in the incident, and that the Israel Air Force yesterday flew over Lebanon yesterday.

Israeli Official Hints Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike on Iran Unnecessary (nine hours ago) The first was a covert plan called Olympic Games to undermine Iran’s nuclear enrichment plans with cyberattacks, according to participants in that program. The second layer of plans, American and other officials have said, involves covert means of interrupting the supply of uranium to Iran’s enrichment plants, or crippling the plants themselves. The biggest target is a deep underground plant called Fordo, near Qum. There, under a mountain, Iran is producing most of its medium-enriched uranium, which could be converted to bomb grade in a matter of months. The site is hardened, and probably beyond Israel’s ability to destroy from the air. The United States recently added a weapon that officials believe could do significant damage: the “Massive Ordnance Penetrator,” a bomb that is designed to attack deep, hardened sites. But the existence of any plans, officials note, does not indicate an intent to them carry them out.

21 posted on 01/27/2013 8:47:55 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: nuconvert

Thanks Nuconvert. Now, we need a post. You know without doubt our gubment has real time surveillance on that place. They could come out with a statement that something has or has not happened.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 8:48:01 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta

A thread from Sat. evening. Nothing new on a web search that I find.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2982227/posts


23 posted on 01/27/2013 8:51:59 AM PST by deport
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To: FreeAtlanta; nuconvert
Also in reply to your #15.

An after photo will not become available though post-able open source material for awhile.
As Nuconvert stated, it was a before overhead.

24 posted on 01/27/2013 8:55:43 AM PST by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Just another tragedy resulting from a natural gas leak.


25 posted on 01/27/2013 9:19:01 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: FreeAtlanta; All

http://youtu.be/cJ83FanXp7c


26 posted on 01/27/2013 9:33:02 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: C210N

He has been out of sight for a few days. Who knows, he may have led in a seal team on this one. Probably now writing the script for the movie....THE IRANINTOR. “look up in the sky, is it a bird, is it plane, no it is the THE Iraninator, able to leap over teleprompters in a single bound. Faster than a snail, more powerful than a fart, yes it is The Iraninator...Strange visitor from Kenya who came to the US with powers and abilities far beyond those of moral men. The Iraninator who can change the course of freedom, Bend cook linguini with his bare hands. And who, disguised as Barry Soetoro mild-mannered communist representing the dummocrat party fights a never-ending battle for despotism, social justice, and the UnAmerican way.”


27 posted on 01/27/2013 9:33:35 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Oy Vey!


28 posted on 01/27/2013 10:18:36 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: mnehring
"and there is the problem...they are closer to tabloid."

A Chicken Little cottage industry full of drama queens headed up by an opportunistic religious nutcase, as far as I'm concerned.

29 posted on 01/27/2013 10:19:03 AM PST by Matchett-PI (You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun -Rush Limbaugh)
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To: mnehring

Which puts them at exactly the same standard exhibited by the NYT. A reality many Americans are too stupid and unobservant to notice.


30 posted on 01/27/2013 12:14:26 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Bender2

Aye Bendy!!


31 posted on 01/27/2013 1:26:08 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ASA Vet
That CAN'T BE GOOD = Looks mile a massive underground collapse of colossal proportions.

Who could have done it? "Bond, James Bond" (only with an Israeli accent ;o)

May it be so Lord Jesus... Tagline.

32 posted on 01/27/2013 2:31:21 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Bender2
Monty Python of Iran and the Holy Nuclear Grail

The Black Iranian knight after having all four of his limbs hacked off with blood gushing from every limb wound =

"It is merely a flesh wound."

33 posted on 01/27/2013 2:35:03 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Jmouse007
only with an Israeli accent
34 posted on 01/27/2013 3:03:35 PM PST by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Bender2

Bender did you drink way too much this weekend LOL!

Wait for Super Bowl weekend honey


35 posted on 01/27/2013 6:13:16 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: AU72
DEBKA has nothing on it so I believe it could be true.

Good analogy...
36 posted on 01/28/2013 6:09:36 AM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: FreeAtlanta; All

I can’t believe that will all the Earthquake Experts we have here on FR that no one else has thought of this.

Is it because we would like to believe it happened, that our normally cynical and clever brains just melt down ?

All one has to do is check Seismic Activity Logs for that part of the Middle East, that area, on the day in question.

Such an explosion would register on them.


37 posted on 01/28/2013 9:12:28 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: FreeAtlanta; All

I can’t believe that with all the Earthquake Experts we have here on FR that no one else has thought of this.

Is it because we would like to believe it happened, that our normally cynical and clever brains just melt down ?

All one has to do is check Seismic Activity Logs for that part of the Middle East, that area, on the day in question.

Such an explosion would register on them.


38 posted on 01/28/2013 9:13:04 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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