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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:03 PM
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Explosion near Iran nuclear facility in Isfahan reported
Source: Guardian

Conflicting reports have emerged from Iran over an explosion heard in the central city of Isfahan, close to the country's sensitive nuclear facilities.

Iran's semi-official Isna news agency quoted a judiciary official in Isfahan, saying that an explosion had been heard.

"We heard a sound similar to that of an explosion but we have received no reports about its causes and the consequences so far," said Gholamreza Ansari, in quotes carried by Isna. He said the explosion did not appear to be of any significance.

According to Rajanews, a website affiliated to the country's elite revolutionary guards, the governor of Isfahan, Alireza Zaker-Isfahani, said the blast was part of a military exercise in the north-east of the city.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/28/isfahan-exp...
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:22 PM
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1. Satellite Image Confirms Iranian Missile Base Was Destroyed
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/satellite-image-confirms-...

Today's curious news report posted by Iran's semi-official news agency Fars, which was promptly muted, only to be republished by Israel's Haaretz, of a major explosion near the Iranian city of Isfahan, has left many scratching their heads. As Haaretz reports: "Speaking with Fars news agency, Isfahans deputy mayor confirmed the reports and said the authorities are investigating the matter. However, after the incident was reported in Israel, the report was taken off the Fars website." Which led many to wonder: is this a real event or merely a provocation designed to make Iranians believe they were attacked? Further complicating matters is the just released news from Washington Post which shows satellite images of the aftermath of another explosion in Iran, this time from two weeks ago at an Iranian missile base. "The image of the compound, near the city of Malard, doesnt provide any clues as to what caused the Nov. 12 explosion, which Iranian authorities described as an accident involving the transport of ammunition. But it does make clear that the facility has been effectively destroyed. Paul Brannan, a senior analyst for the Institute for Science and International Security, which specializes in the study of nuclear weapons programs, said its impossible to tell from the image whether the blast was caused by sabotage, as has has been speculated in this explosion and others at transport facilities, oil refineries and military bases in Iran. Brannan said ISIS had recently learned from knowledgable officials that the blast had occurred just as Iran had achieved a milestone in the development of a new missile and may have been performing a volatile procedure involving a missile engine at the site. So the question stands: is Iran being systematically attacked with the news being covered up for fear that it can not retaliate and thus seem week; is it being sabbotaged on a weekly basis, or is everything just one big media disinformation campaign designed to provoke Iran to lash out? We will probably know very soon, today's "oversold" and now completely disconnected from reality rally notwithstanding.



Before/After images at the link.

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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:05 AM
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12. You are referring to the explosion two weeks ago.
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krucial Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:29 PM
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2. Iran
Well I am not in the least surprised.There have been a continued effort at supporting an anti Iran terror group,attacking and sabotaging Iran's program by US/Israel since Bush/Cheney was in office.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:11 PM
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6. Our "media" would never ever do such a thing...
:eyes:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:38 PM
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3. This is just to cover-up the fact that the entire nuclear facility was photoshopped.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:56 PM
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5. I LOVE this one the best!
Edited on Mon Nov-28-11 05:57 PM by AsahinaKimi
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2banon Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:39 PM
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7. +1 me too
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:45 PM
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10. No! not Godzilla.
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:30 PM
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4. Screengrab of yanked Iranian coverage
If anyone is a Farsi whizz...


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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:46 PM
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8. It says Holy Allah, we are fucked....
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:14 PM
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9. Here is some first hand information..
I can read Farsi so I went ahead and browsed some sites were people from Iran discuss politics and news. It turns out this particular explosion was not as strong a explosion that was heard in Tehran. Some parts of Esfahan did not even hear or feel this explosion.

The official government sites are denying that a explosion took place. Most of them report that people say there was a sound of an explosion but they can not explain why. They are certainly contradicting themselves...Makes you wonder what really is going on? :scared:
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:55 PM
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11. Thanks, that's interesting
The latest factoid I've picked up on suggests that the explosion occured near to an army facility rather than a (known) nuclear one.
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