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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:57 AM
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A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise between the West and Teh
Source: The Australian

A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise between the West and Tehran

Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.

The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was "no accident".

The explosion at Iran's third-largest city came as satellite images emerged of the damage caused by one at a military base outside Tehran two weeks ago that killed about 30 members of the Revolutionary Guard, including General Hassan Moghaddam, the head of the Iranian missile defence program.







Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/a-second-ira...
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:27 AM
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1. Interesting.. Syria and Iran have a pact to defend one another.
So it looks very strategic that both Syria and Iran are under seige at the same time.

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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:30 AM
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2. Syria is under siege? By whom?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:39 AM
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3. Oh, dear. Who could have done that?
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:45 AM
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4. Probably not who you think nt
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:30 AM
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13. Incompetence?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:47 PM
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15. Now that I hadn't considered.
But I would consider that one or two people in that land of bloody suppression do not want their fearless leader to have nuclear capability.
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castnet55 Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:27 AM
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5. Blasts'
Seems like someone is feeding the gremlins again
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:14 AM
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6. Drone attack?
Makes you wonder...
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:57 AM
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7. WTF is going on???
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:08 AM
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8. What part don't you understand?
Israel and others are admitting that this was an effort at neutralizing Iran's efforts at getting their nuclear program off the ground.

Iran claimed that the Tehran explosion occurred during testing on a new weapons system designed to strike at Israel. But several Israeli officials have confirmed that the blast was intentional and part of an effort to target Iran's nuclear weapons program.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:48 PM
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16. That solves that, then.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:51 AM
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9. I'm really confused. Why was this article moved out of LBN?
So many stories are getting moved out of LBN and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:23 AM
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12. it was moved because it is a duplicate from Monday
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

and was on page 4, so wasn't on the list of posts to combine. Hope that helps.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:25 AM
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14. thanks for that explanation. I thought it was 'breaking news'.. a separate event that just happened
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octothorpe Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:59 AM
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10. I'm confused why Iran would deny it if Israel is pretty much saying "look at us, we did it!!!"
Is it a saving face thing for Iran? Is Israel just playing mind games?

Screw it, it was aliens. Right?
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:12 AM
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11. They probably don't want to admit that their security folks failed.
Or maybe they don't want to stir up the populace, just yet.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:53 PM
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17. Nah.
Ahmadinejad is in a piss poor position for starting a war. Probably shouldn't have murdered thousands of army-aged kids over the last few years. If he attempts to beef up his army to war strength, it might not be Israel it takes down.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:10 PM
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18. That's a pretty standard response, I think.
Not admitting the other's 'success' at doing damage.
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