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Israeli Source Confirms Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant Exploded
israelnationalnews ^ | 1/28/2013 | By Chana Ya'ar

Posted on 01/28/2013 3:26:42 AM PST by dennisw

Israeli intelligence source confirms underground nuclear facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” last week.

An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Iran’s Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” that occurred last week.

Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom.

Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper.

The report quoted an Israeli official as saying “We’re still in the early stages of trying to comprehend what happened and the extend of its significance.” The source added that it was not yet known whether the explosion was “an act of sabotage or incidental.”

The official declined to reveal whether Israeli aircraft had been in the vicinity at the time of the explosion.

Iran has denied that any explosion occurred at the facility, claiming in a statement to the official IRNA news agency that reports of the blast were nothing more than “Western propaganda.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fordow; iran; israel; nucleariran; russia; stuxnet; stuxtobeyou; waronterror

1 posted on 01/28/2013 3:26:48 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

hoping this all pans out!!


2 posted on 01/28/2013 3:27:54 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: dennisw

I would suspect that this computer virus thing...just digs a bigger and bigger hole for them. They would literally have to destroy the entire program, go to the Chinese, and beg off an entirely new trail to nuke power. Then hope...that no one sneaks in another virus package.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 3:32:00 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: dennisw

those cascading centrifuges spin at 10,000 RPM? If hundreds of them flew apart at once it would make for some interesting mass destruction. My scenario is a saboteur inserts an infected flash drive. The virus is timed to do the destruct 30 days later after he (saboteur) has time to cover his tracks or leave Iran


4 posted on 01/28/2013 3:32:31 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: dennisw

Can you believe how many FReepers are in denial that this could have/did happen? I’d expect more celebration rather than the ‘in your dreams’ I keep seeing on these Fordo threads.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 3:32:31 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

You have to be skeptical and hopeful at the same time. My bet is this one is for real. As Drudge says — DEVELOPING!


6 posted on 01/28/2013 3:37:12 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: dennisw
The official declined to reveal whether Israeli aircraft had been in the vicinity at the time of the explosion.

duh

7 posted on 01/28/2013 3:37:22 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: txhurl

I think most Freepers are hoping that something big did happen. It’s just that such news being reported by bloggers can be suspect, until it’s confirmed by sites like Breitbart.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 3:41:07 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: dennisw

I suspect a capacitor-bank explosion caused by StuxNet.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 4:12:14 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: dennisw

Cheers!

10 posted on 01/30/2013 8:58:13 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: dennisw

re: Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time

Hope it is the top scientists and not poor worker bees.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 9:05:24 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

I hear everyone who escaped was in on it. In fact I hear we have spies inside the highest levels of each plant. Their own people cannot be trusted now and the Iranians know it. I suspect heads will be rolling everywhere.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 9:39:27 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: dennisw

You’ve got to hand it to the Israelis, they make James Bond look like a ticket inspector.

And in all this, they overcame intentions of malice from Russia, China and the Obama administration.

Lesson is, don’ **** with the Israelis.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 12:45:17 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: samadams2000

If they don’t trust their own people, all they need to do is kill all of them and that will solve several problems.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 2:23:27 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: UKrepublican

Too bad Zero hasn’t learned that lesson.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 4:08:56 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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16 posted on 01/31/2013 5:30:32 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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17 posted on 01/31/2013 5:31:09 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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18 posted on 01/31/2013 5:32:03 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Hardastarboard

I hope he does not and keeps up the anti Israel rhetoric. Who knows what could happen.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 6:58:04 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: dennisw

too many terminals watching porn and not attentative to the spinning turbines.

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20 posted on 01/31/2013 8:02:31 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: teeman8r

We are always wishing the best for the Iranian nuclear program.... death doom chaos and destruction plus spinning centrifuges inexplicably flying apart into shrapnel that cascades into the other spinning centrifuges and so on into other centrifuges


21 posted on 01/31/2013 8:10:38 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

I didn't do it!

22 posted on 01/31/2013 8:30:14 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: doug from upland

“Hope it is the top scientists and not poor worker bees.”

I hope it is top scientists AND poor worker bees.

Nuke techs are not exactly something someone finds on the street. Takes a year or more to train the lower-level folks.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 9:18:05 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: DeFault User
"I didn't do it!"




Are you sure?
24 posted on 01/31/2013 9:20:41 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: dennisw

Trapped, Trapped? How about pureed? Well, they said they were trying to enrich URANIUM-——now they know what critical mass means——maybe. At the very least they are learning about high powered machinery-—the hard way. Famous last words: Hey Parveez-—try to spread out those shiny bricks when you stack them——woops.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 10:12:51 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Mouton

He already cost us an ambassador——sometimes folks hold a grudge.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 10:16:33 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: dennisw

Both the Germans (Deutchevelle) and Al Jazeera English agree something significant went south. That’s good enough for me. They’re better than our wastes-of-space media who report stuff like this days later if at all.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 10:19:49 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: dennisw

Nuclear stuff is haaram under Islam.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 11:31:41 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: dennisw

So if it went boom, and 200 are trapped inside, is it because they locked the door? Because that plant is most likely the worlds biggest dirty bomb now.


29 posted on 01/31/2013 4:33:36 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: dennisw

Something this large can’t be kept “secret” for long, especially if there are foreign nationals involved, which is likely.


30 posted on 01/31/2013 4:38:41 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: cherokee1

It’s extremely unlikely that this was a nuclear explosion in the conventional definition.

It may be a kinetic event or conventional explosion that dispersed nuclear material.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 4:41:29 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Curious minds want to know more.


32 posted on 01/31/2013 4:46:56 PM PST by Broker (SIG357)
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To: dennisw
(Art.) The report quoted an Israeli official as saying “We’re still in the early stages of trying to comprehend what happened and the extend of its significance.” The source added that it was not yet known whether the explosion was “an act of sabotage or incidental.”

This is called BDA, "bomb [/battle]-damage assessment" .....

If there isn't enough damage, they'll go back.

I hope.

Looks like the Izzies are slo-mo'ing their destruction in detail of the Iranian program. One raid at a time. Interesting. Punch, then drop back and wait. Punch, then wait and assess reaction. Punch again, and wait.

33 posted on 02/01/2013 4:26:57 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: American in Israel
Because that plant is most likely the worlds biggest dirty bomb now.

I read somewhere that the half-life of one isotope of cesium is something like 37,000 years.

34 posted on 02/01/2013 4:32:21 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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