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Ex-CIA man: Iran blast largest sabotage in decades
Jerusalem Post ^ | 28 Jan 13 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN

Posted on 01/28/2013 11:14:21 AM PST by elhombrelibre

Former Revolutionary Guard tells 'Post' that such a blow to Fordow nuclear facility would harm Iran drastically.

ranian dissident-turned CIA operative Reza Kahlili told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that an alleged blast at the Fordow nuclear installation in Iran is "the largest case of sabotage in decades."

Although it has not yet been verified, a report by Kahlili, according to which a massive blast rocked Iran's key Fordow nuclear installation last week, continued to spread on Monday.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fordow; fordowfacility; iran; israel; nuclear; nukes; revolutionaryguard; russia; waronterror
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1 posted on 01/28/2013 11:14:27 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

I won’t believe it until I read it in Debka.......


2 posted on 01/28/2013 11:18:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Good one. I hope it’s true, but I’m skeptical too.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 11:20:00 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

In the very very end, when the smoke clears and the few surviving people climb out of their hidey holes to see what’s left, there will be the Jew, reduced, but still alive.

And Islam? People will talk about it, in the past tense.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 11:20:20 AM PST by lurk
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To: Red Badger

The original source seems to be Debka, so I am not holding my breath.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 11:21:47 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

No, the original source was World Net Daily.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 11:23:42 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: Ingtar

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/wnd-report-blows-iran-nuke-program-wide-open/


7 posted on 01/28/2013 11:26:56 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

Who, among the news bureaus, can we trust for telling the truth about this? I sure would like verification before celebrating the demise of the nuclear facility in Iran.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 11:27:06 AM PST by Buddygirl (Trust but verify. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: elhombrelibre

imanutjob has to be going crazy


9 posted on 01/28/2013 11:27:54 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: elhombrelibre

imanutjob has to be going crazy


10 posted on 01/28/2013 11:27:56 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: elhombrelibre

The beauty of such a blast in such a fortress is that 100% of the blast was contained within the buried structure as in “puree.”


11 posted on 01/28/2013 11:29:08 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: elhombrelibre

Aw, that’s a shame.


12 posted on 01/28/2013 11:29:20 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Ahh, but “What’s the difference?”

:D


13 posted on 01/28/2013 11:29:40 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: elhombrelibre

You are correct WND was the original source. I have been following this story since the weekend and it seems to be gaining some traction. Fox news reported the possibility of the explosion this morning and the potential implications. They reported that israeli intelligence has confirmed.

May God Bless the Jewish people of Israel as they go it alone against Iran in their quest to save humanity from nuclear capable madmen.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 11:29:43 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Red Badger
I won’t believe it until I read it in Debka...

LOL - good one Red.

15 posted on 01/28/2013 11:32:58 AM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal Control - Fr:MadMax)
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To: longfellowsmuse

This Jew appreciates your support and the support of all Righteous Gentiles for Israel, the Jewish Home.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 11:34:12 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: elhombrelibre
"Iranian authorities have not yet made any progress in their attempt to enter Fordow, Kahlili asserted, adding, "I fear there is radiation involved." Iran's defense ministry dispatched drilling vehicles, "the same they used to carve tunnels and create underground facilities, to see if they can make any headway in opening emergency exists, because they collapsed. Among those stuck in the facility are dozens of foreign nationals. These are contracted scientists," he said.

"Kahlili said a second mysterious blast occurred in Tehran last week, at an IRGC base called "21 Hamza." "There are injuries, and there have been arrests of IRGC members who are being questioned. The Intelligence Ministry suspects sabotage," he added."

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I'm kvelling as I read this!

17 posted on 01/28/2013 11:34:46 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Buddygirl
I'm sure we'll know more soon, and we'll know if this is nonsense or real. The Russian Times has this report. And not that I trust them, but they the momentum of the story will make it hard to hide the truth. You may remember that when the Israelis bombed a Syrian nuclear facility neither side when public with the information. This war is going on in the shadows, with much of what's happening being the type of thing that both sides don't want the world to know.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/wnd-report-blows-iran-nuke-program-wide-open/

18 posted on 01/28/2013 11:36:02 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: pabianice

Yes, that would be a good thing.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 11:38:03 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

I thought NutJob was going to unleash his thousands of illegal immigrants already on “standby” to cut us by a thousand 911s?


20 posted on 01/28/2013 11:46:11 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: elhombrelibre

I thought NutJob was going to unleash his thousands of illegal immigrants already on “standby” to cut us by a thousand 911s?


21 posted on 01/28/2013 11:46:34 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pabianice

Another fine example of religiously controlled government running a secret, harmful game of covert action. If all true, this not a “test” from their allah as all ignorant muslims claim but a message from their evil superior islamic leaders. Another insult on islam. Love it!


22 posted on 01/28/2013 11:54:03 AM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: longfellowsmuse

“May God Bless the Jewish people of Israel as they go it alone against Iran in their quest to save humanity from nuclear capable madmen.”

Right on! And by the same token, I hope that those “jews” in this country that form the nucleus of most of the liberal organizations (like the ACLU) and guys like Bloomberg ultimately get their just rewards for their work at subverting this country’s moral values.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 11:57:55 AM PST by vette6387
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To: elhombrelibre; All

http://youtu.be/cJ83FanXp7c


24 posted on 01/28/2013 12:02:30 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: elhombrelibre

This is just terrible. Terrible :)


25 posted on 01/28/2013 12:18:27 PM PST by ryan71
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To: dennisw

Dennis, God bless you and all of Israel, forever.


26 posted on 01/28/2013 12:18:45 PM PST by Liberty Wins
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To: elhombrelibre
Iranian authorities have not yet made any progress in their attempt to enter Fordow, Kahlili asserted, adding, "I fear there is radiation involved." Iran's defense ministry dispatched drilling vehicles, "the same they used to carve tunnels and create underground facilities, to see if they can make any headway in opening emergency exists, because they collapsed. Among those stuck in the facility are dozens of foreign nationals. These are contracted scientists," he said.
27 posted on 01/28/2013 12:30:27 PM PST by rawhide
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To: pabianice; All

I am not good at reading earthquake charts/websites.

When I read this earlier today, I wondered if such a blast would have registered on the gizmos they use for detection, location, and intensity


28 posted on 01/28/2013 12:43:20 PM PST by jacquej
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To: elhombrelibre

Just last week the 30Ton Moab was delivered. Time is about right.


29 posted on 01/28/2013 12:44:41 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: elhombrelibre

As far as sabotage goes, it is a rule of thumb that a bomb will often do far less damage than if you set their own equipment to self destruct. And this can be as simple as a gauge, where a reading of 8 through 10 is ‘red zone’, but the gauge won’t read higher than 7, no matter the actual condition.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 12:47:33 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: pabianice

“——opening emergency exits-—” That’s extremely interesting to me because I wrote about the exact method some time ago. Bunker busters don’t actually need to penetrate the main chambers-—just undermine the access points. And if that’s accurate info it smacks of something external rather than an internal explosion. Either way it’s tough sledding for whatever bunch of geniuses might have been inside. Gonna need a lot of virgins to service that bunch. Wonder who might have quietly delivered a six pack of bunker busters?


31 posted on 01/28/2013 12:56:11 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; dennisw

There was another one in early December? where hospitals were
advised to expect radiation patients.

So that’s at least three in two months. Eventually they’re going to run out of willing ‘contracted’ scientists and staff at the rate they’re going.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 1:00:11 PM PST by txhurl
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To: reefdiver

“imanutjob has to be going crazy”

Is he related to Amadinnerjacket ?


33 posted on 01/28/2013 1:00:23 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: txhurl; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; blam; SierraWasp; ..

That is a lot of sabotage...going on....


34 posted on 01/28/2013 1:11:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: pabianice

“Among those stuck in the facility are dozens of foreign nationals. These are contracted scientists,” he said.”

I love it when these totally unable to be confirmed stories add little tantelizing details like this so we can all try and fill in the blanks like what language they spoke. Great way to make the readers feel involved in the story.


35 posted on 01/28/2013 1:12:01 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: elhombrelibre

36 posted on 01/28/2013 1:13:50 PM PST by Bratch
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I don’t think it’s been determined that it WAS a bomb, instead of a gauge.


37 posted on 01/28/2013 1:30:17 PM PST by Chaguito
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To: Pan_Yan

I read that it has been officially denied by the Iranian
government...so we’ll see.


38 posted on 01/28/2013 1:39:57 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: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The usual suspect ‘contractors’ in these cases are NORKS and Russians.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 1:41:51 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Although it has not yet been verified, a report by Kahlili,
according to which a massive blast rocked Iran's key
Fordow nuclear installation last week, continued to spread on Monday."

I'll clap my hands when it becomes verified as being true.
40 posted on 01/28/2013 2:22:07 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
That could be awhile....how do we get it verified?

Remeber that big happening in the USSR during the cold war.

It was years.....

41 posted on 01/28/2013 2:25:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: reefdiver
imanutjob has to be going crazy

Since he is already certifiable Re: the 12th Imam is going to come flying out of a 900 year old dry well and reestablish the Caliphate for all time.

This thesis scores a perfect ten on the "Bat-Shiite scale of craziness"©. Therefore, any movement away from his current nadir of nuttiness could lower his crazy quotient and improve his sanity standing.

Putting it another way, once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go.

Regards,
GtG

42 posted on 01/28/2013 2:27:34 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"That could be awhile....how do we get it verified?"
I don't have a realistic answer.
43 posted on 01/28/2013 2:42:50 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Red Badger

Debka isn’t saying much other than a certain Col. G got promoted to Major General for his unit’s outstanding operations ...

“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


44 posted on 01/28/2013 3:20:39 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: elhombrelibre

I will say it again. All one has to do is check seismic logs for that day, that area, to know if it happened.

If someone can supply the DAY, which in all the threads is missing, of this event, we can search the logs available on the net and find out.


45 posted on 01/28/2013 4:18:54 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: elhombrelibre

What is possible is that they were doing some mining to expand their underground facilities. They use explosives to do it.


46 posted on 01/28/2013 4:23:51 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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