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Nothing on Iran's Nuclear Plant Exploding? Sabotage?



Nobody is quite sure why it exploded but sources say that the plant is wasted. 240 dead. Sabotage?

Haven't see it covered in the MSM. Happened a few days ago.

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Israel confirms, Iran denies Fordow explosion - UPDATED

And now Iran feels it has to issue a denial....
An Iranian official on Sunday night denied the reports, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
The deputy head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Seyyed Shamseddin Barbroudi was quoted by the IRNA as dismissing the report.
But The Times of Israel - citing the Times of London (I understand that it's Sheera Frankel and not Uzi Mahnaimi) - is now reporting that Israeli sources are confirming the explosion.
Israeli intelligence officials have confirmed that a major explosion has rocked an Iranian nuclear facility, according to a report Monday in The Times of London.
The British daily cited officials in Tel Aviv who said the blast occurred last week, as originally reported on the website wnd.com.
Iran is not believed to have evacuated the area surrounding the Fordo plant, according to the same Israeli sources, who said that an investigation into the blast was ongoing.
“We are still in the preliminary stages of understanding what happened and how significant it is,” one Israeli official told the London Times. He did not know if the explosion was “sabotage or accident” and refused to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft were seen near Fordo at the time of the blast.
The Times of Israel also has a further denial from Iran.

How long does it take to get a satellite photo?

Remember al-Kibar in Syria and how the Syrians claimed nothing happened while Israel maintained radio silence for weeks?

Hmmm.

UPDATE 10:41 AM

Someone has now emailed the text of Sheera Frankel's report in the Times of London. Here's part of that report:
An explosion is believed to have damaged Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility, which is being used to enrich uranium, Israeli intelligence officials have told The Times. Sources in Tel Aviv said yesterday that they thought the explosion happened last week. The Israeli Government is investigating reports that it led to extensive structural damage and 200 workers had been trapped inside.
Israel believes the Iranians have not evacuated the surrounding area. It is unclear whether that is because no harmful substances have been released, or because Tehran is trying to avoid sparking panic among residents.
The Fordow plant is buried deep underground inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom. It is thought to be Iran’s most heavily fortified facility and is regarded as impervious to Israeli airstrikes. Many of Fordow’s 2,700 nuclear centrifuges are stored hundreds of feet below ground in bunkers.
One Israeli official said: “We are still in the preliminary stages of understanding what happened and how significant it is.” He did not know, he added, if the explosion was “sabotage or accident”, and refused to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft were seen near the facility at the time of the explosion. [Emphasis mine. CiJ]
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In briefings given recently to The Times, Israeli intelligence officers provided satellite imagery that showed new fortifications had been built around Fordow’s perimeter. “This is already Iran’s most heavily fortified facility,” one officer said. He added that while there were larger facilities, intelligence estimates suggested that nuclear scientists at Fordow were producing medium-enriched uranium, which could be converted to bomb grade.




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Mike da Tigah
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Good news to end on a Monday.





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Guarantee that Israel blew it up somehow. State Depart was probably in on it as well but will deny knowledge.





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Massive Explosion Reported At Iran's Fordow Nuclear Facility



Robert Johnson|Jan. 28, 2013, 7:03 AM|9,397|16




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Fordow (click to expand)
Reports of an explosion at Iran's Fordow nuclear facility surfaced late last week and The Sunday Times today reports it has independently confirmed the event.

Talk of bombing Iran surfaced in the news late last week when Israel's departing defense minister, Ehud Barak, said his country had written off plans to attack Tehran on its own in the face of a "surgical" plan put forth by the Pentagon.

Reports then surfaced within days that Iran's Fordow nuclear facility was severely damaged and up to 240 workers trapped inside. The explosion was reportedly confined to the plant, suggesting that if it was an airstrike, it doesn't get more "surgical" than that. But this possibility is no more or less likely than sabotage, or an accident, assuming the explosion occured at all.

The Jerusalem Post cites a report by Reza Kahlili who said: “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.”

Iran's official news agency IRNA promptly denied the explosion, claiming the news was simply the result of the Western media fueled "propoganda machine".

That might have ended the story there, but The Times of London's Israel correspondent Sheera Frenkel is confirming the incident through her own independent sources:

An explosion is believed to have damaged Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility, which is being used to enrich uranium, Israeli intelligence officials have told The Times. Sources in Tel Aviv said yesterday that they thought the explosion happened last week. The Israeli Government is investigating reports that it led to extensive structural damage and 200 workers had been trapped inside.

One Israeli official said: “We are still in the preliminary stages of understanding what happened and how significant it is.” He did not know, he added, if the explosion was “sabotage or accident”, and refused to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft were seen near the facility at the time of the explosion.

Frenkel goes on to mention that Tehran has yet to evacuate the surrounding area, but it's unclear if that's because no harmful substances have been released or if the government is trying to avoid panicking local residents.



The Fordow nuclear enrichment site is buried deep within a mountain and fortified to withstand attack. The only bomb believed capable of striking the facility and inflicting any real damage is the U.S. massive ordnance penetrator (MOP) bomb.


The 30,000 pound piece of ordnance was just certified ready to use by the Pentagon.

The Pentagon’s director of operational testing Michael Gilmore weeks ago confirmed that tests conducted with the heavy GBU-57 (MOP) GPS-guided bomb, thought able to penetrate 200 feet of concrete before exploding, have demonstrated that the redesigned bomb is able to hit and destroy deeply buried targets.

The enhanced MOP features tail-fin modifications to fix bugs identified in testings as well as as a second fuse to destroy hardened underground targets.

Gilmore’s report says that the modifications were tested with five bomb drops from a B-2 stealth bomber on the White Sands Missile Range, conducted between June and October, and two ground tests.

The Pentagon tells us the B-2 is the only platform in the U.S. Air Force inventory able to carry and release its heaviest bomb, even if B-52s were used in previous tests.

The MOP is the bomb experts believe Israel needs if it wants to derail Iran's nuclear program for any length of time. While our Mid-East ally has a fresh supply of GBU-28 bunker busters, they are one-sixth the size and far less capable.

The MOP might actually be the only conventional bomb to best Iran's concrete technology, which is perhaps the most advanced in the world. The country lies on a very active seismic fault, making earthquakes a part of Iranian life. In response, Tehran's concrete industry has developed Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) doped with quartz and poured under the country's own high-demand blend of international codes.

This is the stuff military planners and field officers think of when they cite the MOP's 200-foot concrete penetration capability; and why the already super-capable Boeing bomb was sent back to the drawing board for additional work in the first place.




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Jay Carney told reporters in a press conference, that the White House had no information on the report: "We [the U.S.] have no information to confirm the allegations in the report and we do not believe the report is credible. We don't believe those are credible reports."


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Nothing on Foxnews.com, cnn.com, TV etc etc. Strange deal. Especially if this happened a few days ago. You would think seismic activity or radiation would have been a big clue.





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Jay Carney told reporters in a press conference, that the White House had no information on the report:


Props to O if he approved is and it was successful....






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Guarantee that Israel blew it up somehow. State Depart was probably in on it as well but will deny knowledge.


Geaux Zionists :starofdavid:








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radiation would have been a big clue.


That won't be a factor. Weapons grade Uranium does not emit a tremendous amount of Neutrons pre-explosion. Now, spent fuel rods would have been detected 100s or 1000s of miles away.






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Looks like this story was broke by none other than...World Net Daily

The writer, Reza Kahlili, is known to be a serial fabricator

Proceed with caution






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Proceed with caution


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney knocked down reports of an explosion at a key Iranian nuclear site in Fordow.
The report alleged that the explosion "destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground."
"We don't believe those are credible reports," Carney said Monday in a response to a question at the daily press briefing.






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"We don't believe those are credible reports," Carney said Monday in a response to a question at the daily press briefing.








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Probably did not happen.

But I hope it did.






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Is Armageddon set back?





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The London Times, on the other hand, reported that sources within the Israeli government have confirmed that an explosion happened last week and intelligence officials are investigating the reports.








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Probably just some mock news story gone awry due to a quagmire of bull shite with no substantial evidence.


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Good news to end on a Monday.


Not for me...I'm way to close for their to be nuclear facilities blowing up next door






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Props to O if he approved is and it was successful....

I hope not. For every action, there's an opposite reaction.






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Not for me...I'm way to close for their to be nuclear facilities blowing up next door


They used to tell us to duck and cover as a kid.

It came with a little song too.






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Well the US did give some of these to Israel.







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