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Israeli Source Confirms Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded
Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2013 | Chana Ya'ar

Posted on 01/28/2013 4:04:11 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Iran’s Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” that occurred last week.

Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom.

Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: exploded; fordow; fordowfacility; iran; isaidbudlight; israel; nucleariran; plant; stuxnet; waronterror; workaccident
Yee-Haw! KaBoom!
1 posted on 01/28/2013 4:04:25 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Mass suicide?


2 posted on 01/28/2013 4:06:47 AM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

alla hu akbar bubba!


3 posted on 01/28/2013 4:13:55 AM PST by FES0844
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Also found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2982600/posts


4 posted on 01/28/2013 4:16:40 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
It must be really bad for the Iranians to deny it happened. They acknowledged the Stuxnet virus. Great news.
5 posted on 01/28/2013 4:26:20 AM PST by ryan71
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To: sheikdetailfeather

"It 'SPLODED!!"

"Seriesly!"
6 posted on 01/28/2013 4:31:46 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: All

Mossad strikes


7 posted on 01/28/2013 4:39:24 AM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: ryan71

Spontaneous Muslum Combustion?


8 posted on 01/28/2013 4:42:34 AM PST by Radio Free American? (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
It blowed up real good.

Good job Bibi.

5.56mm

9 posted on 01/28/2013 4:42:34 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time

You laugh too hard, you cry.

10 posted on 01/28/2013 4:50:36 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It will be interesting to see what happens next.
Was the site contaminated? Are researchers slowly
dieing. What exploded? Bomb trigger? Just HE?

Interesting times.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 4:51:36 AM 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: M Kehoe

The only way to destroy a hardened facility deep underground is from within and the Israeli’s have some ballsy operatives who can get high explosives into a secure facility.

You wonder if they didn’t have Saudi help in getting this done. Next to Israel the Saudi royal family has the most to lose if Iran goes nuclear.


12 posted on 01/28/2013 4:57:36 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: dead

‘One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death[s at Fordow] without dissolving into tears...of laughter.’


13 posted on 01/28/2013 5:01:51 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Rock the Casbah !
14 posted on 01/28/2013 5:18:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Radio Free American?

Bad falafels from the lunch cart.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 5:27:16 AM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Thursday, Jan. 24, Israel’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz and Military Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi ceremonially promoted Col. G., commander of the elite Sayeret Matkal, to the rank of major general in recognition of his unit’s “outstanding covert operations.”” - Debkafile


16 posted on 01/28/2013 5:28:40 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

Last word recorded before blast was “DOH!”


17 posted on 01/28/2013 5:45:48 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Let’s see how fast those F16s start falling out of the sky due to mechanical failure Egypt gets.


18 posted on 01/28/2013 5:47:47 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Ouderkirk
Wasn't this a Vince Flynn novel scenario?
19 posted on 01/28/2013 5:48:03 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: LRoggy

I had the same feeling of Deja vu when I read this. The plot line in some book I read had a bomb detonating deep inside, collapsing floors above onto floors below and contaminating the site for centuries in the process of destroying it.

Can’t remember the book, but I do recall the idea.


20 posted on 01/28/2013 5:51:53 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I’ll just bet some mohammedan thought it was “Bring your Faith to Work Day” and detonated his suicide vest accidentally.

What a tragedy. No, really. I meant it.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 6:14:36 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Did the Israeli intelligence official’s acknowledgement include a slight snicker (I hope)?


22 posted on 01/28/2013 6:28:59 AM PST by moovova
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Last words recorded:

"Hey! Hold muh Koran and watch this!"

23 posted on 01/28/2013 6:42:09 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: PIF

From Colonel straight to Major General? He must have done something really right!! Interesting...

Lets hope the story is true and Fordow is a pile of rubble with a whole lot of radioactive muslims around it. Brings a smile to my face.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 7:00:12 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: LRoggy

Protect and Defend


25 posted on 01/28/2013 7:21:50 AM PST by bagman
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To: Ouderkirk
and the Israeli’s have some ballsy operatives who can get high explosives into a secure facility.

The biggest threat to Israel comes not from Iran but from the Muslim terrorist in the White House.

26 posted on 01/28/2013 8:22:47 AM PST by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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To: Ouderkirk

-— the Israeli’s have some ballsy operatives who can get high explosives into a secure facility. ——

The only scenario that I can imagine would be the Israelis threatening the family of an employee, forcing the employee to smuggle in explosives. But it’s hard to imagine an employee smugglling in a significant amount of explosives.

My alternative theory is a tunnel. But that’s probably too far out.


27 posted on 01/28/2013 8:38:05 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Ouderkirk; politicianslie; sheikdetailfeather; St_Thomas_Aquinas
The only way to destroy a hardened facility deep underground is from within and the Israeli’s have some ballsy operatives who can get high explosives into a secure facility.

Just last week there was a news story about how the US has finally completed work on a giant earth-penetrating bomb, intended for just this type of application. So perhaps the US or Israel has dropped one of these on this factory.

28 posted on 01/28/2013 8:47:46 AM PST by wideminded
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The only scenario that I can imagine would be the Israelis threatening the family of an employee, forcing the employee to smuggle in explosives. But it’s hard to imagine an employee smugglling in a significant amount of explosives.

How about an employee who had relatives or friends killed during the '09 protests after Ahwannajihad stole their election? Or someone who's father was tortured to death by the Islamists? There's no shortage of people inside Iran who hate the current Iranian government...maybe they just got a bit of help from the Mossad?

29 posted on 01/28/2013 8:53:42 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So what is the bottom line here? Does this effectively end the Iranian nuke program? Set it back X years? What?


30 posted on 01/28/2013 9:35:36 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

"She blowed up real good."

31 posted on 01/28/2013 9:37:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: moovova; sheikdetailfeather

The Israeli source is unnamed. And although this article references The Times, in the last line they acknowledge the story comes solely from the WND website.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 11:21:54 AM PST by BlackVeil
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To: Ancesthntr

Possible, but I figured they’d screen for that.


33 posted on 01/28/2013 12:39:09 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Ancesthntr

Possible, but I figured they’d screen for that.


34 posted on 01/28/2013 12:39:36 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: wideminded
Just last week there was a news story about how the US has finally completed work on a giant earth-penetrating bomb

I can't imagine Zero approving its use.

35 posted on 01/28/2013 12:42:27 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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36 posted on 01/28/2013 4:45:32 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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37 posted on 01/28/2013 4:46:16 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: spodefly
So what is the bottom line here? Does this effectively end the Iranian nuke program? Set it back X years? What?

I'm going to guess that after a few months it will be back to business as usual. Just like after Stuxnet.

Hope I'm wrong.

38 posted on 01/28/2013 4:51:05 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: wideminded

A bomb like that would remove the entire top of the mountain. 300 feet down and hardened can only be destroyed from within.

My bet is on the Saudis with the clandestine assistance of the Israeli’s.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 5:40:44 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk
A bomb like that would remove the entire top of the mountain. 300 feet down and hardened can only be destroyed from within.

You might want to read some articles about the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). Some articles say that it can penetrate 200 feet underground before exploding. Others say that it can penetrate 200 feet of hardened concrete. Also these specs were from a while ago and it has recently been upgraded. Of course do we really know how deep this factory is or whether they have any air shafts? Also the true penetrating power of the bomb is probably classified.

My bet is on the Saudis with the clandestine assistance of the Israeli’s.

My bet is that since the article seems to have originated with WND, it is probably false.

40 posted on 01/28/2013 11:10:19 PM PST by wideminded
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To: wideminded
“Just last week there was a news story about how the US has finally completed work on a giant earth-penetrating bomb, intended for just this type of application. So perhaps the US or Israel has dropped one of these on this factory. “

Seems like we gave Israel a couple of bunker busters before obama became President.

41 posted on 01/28/2013 11:18:55 PM PST by dalereed
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To: VRWCarea51

“Let’s see how fast those F16s start falling out of the sky due to mechanical failure Egypt gets.”

As a former IAF pilot who remains in the reserves, I view those as nothing more or less than manned target drones.


42 posted on 01/30/2013 8:44:24 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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“I said, ‘Bud Light’.”

Murphy’s Law ping.

Thanks sheikdetailfeather.


43 posted on 01/30/2013 6:30:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: tet68

I’m going to speculate they got a good deal on factory reconditioned lithium batteries from Boeing.


44 posted on 01/30/2013 8:49:01 PM PST by Cold Heart
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