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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 06:51 AM
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US blog: Mossad behind Iran blast
US blogger Richard Silverstein said Saturday that Israel was the mastermind behind the blast the killed at least 17 people at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps base near Tehran.

In his blog, Tikun Olam, Silverstein quotes an Israeli expert as saying that the Mossad was responsible for the explosion, in collaboration with the Iranian militant opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq.

"It is widely known within intelligence circles that the Israelis use the MEK for varied acts of espionage and terror ranging from fraudulent Iranian memos alleging work on nuclear trigger devices to assassinations of nuclear scientists and bombings of sensitive military installations," Silverstein said.

He attributed an incident similar to Saturday's explosion which occurred at a different IRGC missile base last year to Mossad sabotage.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4147550,00.html

The US blogger in question is someone who has posted here in the past.

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 07:13 AM
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1. well that`s a stretch


a guy in the usa has info that the israeli`s and the iranian dissents somehow worked together to blow up this installation. i guess that`s what one could call wishful thinking.



but i do know the blond is hot...
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 07:49 AM
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2. Tsk.
"Never assume malice where incompetence will do the job."
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 09:15 AM
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4. His blog post has gotten a lot of play in "traditional" media outlets
Israeli secret service the Mossad linked to Iran military blast

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/14/israel-mossad-iran-blast

Was Israeli intelligence service behind blast at Iranian military base that killed top missile expert?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061341/Was-Israeli-intelligence-service-blast-Iranian-military-base-killed-missile-expert.html#ixzz1dgmqOj9G

Mossad linked to Iran missile base blast

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/mossad-linked-to-iran-missile-base-blast/story-e6frg6so-1226194944400

All of the above stories, for instance, refer exclusively back to Richard Silverstein's blog post as their source.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 09:26 AM
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5. Hey, you get lots of hits that way.
Speculation is fun and the compensation is good too.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:41 PM
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6. His blog presents the information as fact, not speculation
Not sure if you've been over there and checked out the articles but the presentation is not speculative in nature.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 04:54 PM
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7. It's a "fact" some guy told him that. nt
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 09:11 AM
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3. Iran reels from twin blows
More idle speculation of the subject.

TEHRAN - Deadly explosions at a military base about 60 kilometers southwest of Tehran, coinciding with the suspicious death of the son of a former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, have triggered speculation in Iran on whether or not these are connected to recent United States threats to resort to extrajudicial executions of IRGC leaders.

General Hasan Moghaddam, a key figure in Iran's missile program, was killed alongside 16 IRGC members on Saturday at a military site. The Guards said the accident occurred while military personnel were transporting munitions.

The IRGC praised Moghaddam, saying it would not forget his "effective role in the development of the country's defense ... and his efforts in launching and organizing the Guards' artillery and missile units," the linchpin of the country's conventional deterrence, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Simultaneously, Ahmad Rezai, the young son of Mohsen Rezai, commander of the IRGC guards during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1908s, currently the secretary of the Expediency Council and a presidential contender, has been found dead at a hotel in Dubai under "suspicious circumstances", according to official reports.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MK15Ak01.html
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