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  • Fireworks Detonation Destroys LAPD Bomb Squad Truck

    07/01/2021 5:34:09 AM PDT · by Ahithophel · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 1, 2021 | Kenneth Garger
    Over a dozen people were hurt when an LAPD bomb squad truck was blown to smithereens during a planned detonation of illegal fireworks on Wednesday night. The enormous blast came after authorities confiscated over 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks from a South Los Angeles home. One person was arrested, according to CBSLA and the LAPD. In addition to the injuries, the explosion also wrecked nearby cars and damaged homes. Seconds before things went haywire, officers on the ground quickly backed away from the squad trailer. According to CBSLA, the officer then screamed, “Fire in the hole!” The LAPD, however, in...
  • Explosion at Arab gas pipeline leads to total blackout in Syria

    08/24/2020 4:05:43 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    arabnews ^ | 8/24/2020 | reuters
    CAIRO: An explosion on the Arab gas pipeline has caused a total blackout in Syria, the state news agency (SANA) reported on Monday, quoting the nation's electricity minister. The minister said the explosion occurred between the Ad Dumayr and Adra areas in Syria. Syria's oil minister said the explosion could be a terrorist act.
  • War Drums - Iran & Israel On Brink Of Conflict

    07/10/2020 10:11:32 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    PNW ^ | 7/9/2020 | Michael Snyder
    Over the past several weeks, a series of "mystery explosions" has happened at very strategically sensitive locations inside Iran, and it has become obvious that what we are witnessing is not just a bunch of random accidents. For years, the Israeli government has pledged that the Iranians will never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, and several of the sites where the mystery explosions have taken place have direct connections to Iran's nuclear program. For example, there was a very large explosion at Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility on July 2nd, and it is being reported that some officials believe...
  • Iran explosion: Panic erupts as huge third blast in three weeks rocks capital

    07/10/2020 8:02:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The UK Express ^ | July 10th, 2020 | By Edward Browne
    Another deadly explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, according to local reports of a blast at a missile warehouse. However, sources claim there have been more than one in multiple regions. An intelligence official told The New York Times said that Israel was possibly behind the attack.Initial reports say the confirmed blast hit a missile warehouse belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Authorities have not yet provided any information on the cause of the blasts. Journalist Hasan Sari claims there was more than one explosion, with others hitting the regions of Garmdareh and Quds. Social media...
  • Breaking — Mysterious explosions rock Tehran…

    07/09/2020 5:03:39 PM PDT · by rxsid · 96 replies
    Breaking — Mysterious explosions rock Tehran… A series of explosions have rocked the outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran, as well as the cities of Garmdareh and Quds, Iranian media reported amid speculation that missile depots were the intended target. Citing social media, the official news agency IRIB reported an explosion in western Tehran in the early hours of Friday local time. More explosions were reported in Garmdareh and Quds, the Mehr News Agency added. The Saudi-based Al-Arabiya television reported that the explosion took place in missile depots of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), southwest of Tehran. Iranian officials...
  • Mysteries Abound: Yet Another Tehran-Area Explosion … Near Nuclear-Program Archives?

    07/07/2020 6:37:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Ho-hum, another day in Tehran, another incident of careless explosive-tank handling. Or so the Iranians want everyone to think, for now. Officials claim that “careless handling” of oxygen tanks triggered an explosion south of Tehran that killed two people in Baghershahr late yesterday. “Human error,” the Iranian regime called it: Two men have been killed in yet another Iran explosion, as officials blamed ‘human error’ for the blast.The explosion rocked the Sepahan Boresh factory in the city of Baqershahr, south of Tehran, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to state media.It was caused by ‘workers being negligent...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Report: In Devastating Blow, Israel Sets Back Iran's Nuke Program Two Years

    07/07/2020 2:49:45 PM PDT · by rxsid · 48 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | 07.07.2020 | P. DAVID HORNIK
    Report: In Devastating Blow, Israel Sets Back Iran's Nuke Program Two YearsThe last couple of weeks have seen a string of apparent sabotage incidents in Iran. Questions about them abound. Possible answers are intriguing to say the least. Probably the most significant attack came early Thursday morning at Natanz, when, as the New York Times reported:...A Middle Eastern intelligence official…said the blast was caused by an explosive device planted inside the facility. The explosion, he said, destroyed much of the aboveground parts of the facility where new centrifuges…are balanced before they are put into operation…. ... ... Instead, Iran appears...
  • Iran Hints at Cyber Attacks on Their Centrifuge Production Facility

    07/06/2020 7:03:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/06/2020 | Rick Moran
    Iran is stewing over the potential loss of its most advanced centrifuge production plant after some kind of explosion and fire severely damaged it. Naturally, the Iranians are being pretty closemouthed about the incident. They haven’t said much about the fire and explosion at what was suspected to be a nuclear research facility in the mountains outside of Tehran, either. But it’s hard to hide what happened at Natanz — the nuclear facility with the highest-profile in the country. And Iran is hinting that the destruction of its advanced centrifuge plant might have been caused by some kind of variation...
  • Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

    07/04/2020 2:10:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities — one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production — over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday. The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. According to the source, this was expected to set back Iran’s nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months. The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the...
  • Report: Natanz 'accident' was Israel's fault

    Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday "accident" at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an "Israeli cyber attack" which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium. The report also claimed that Israel is responsible for the Parchin blast which occurred last week. On Thursday, Iran's state news agency IRNA published...
  • Mystery Deepens: Third Iran Fire In A Week Damages Centrifuge Facility; Coincidence or Intentional?

    07/02/2020 7:57:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    My, but Iran must have a lot of defective “industrial gas tanks” lying around. A week after Iranian officials tried to explain away a massive explosion at Parchin as a civilian-area accident, a large fire at Natanz might prove more difficult to dismiss. Natanz, like Parchin, is a site where the US alleges that Iran has performed work on their nuclear-weapons program, and experts believe that uranium-enriching centrifuge work might have been the target this time: Iran says there has been an “incident” at one of its nuclear facilities.Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi did not...
  • USAF Rebuilds Precision Munition Stockpiles

    04/03/2020 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 11 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | April 1, 2020 | John A. Tirpak
    After an intense period of restocking, Air Force precision weapon inventories are almost back to acceptable levels, Air Force leaders say. Now they are throttling back planned purchases for fiscal 2021. “We have been able to make a dent” in the munitions shortage, said Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., head of Air Force Materiel Command during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in February. The sharp reduction of U.S. air attacks against the Islamic State group “has allowed us to get in a better place and on a better trajectory” in terms of war reserves. Bunch has previously referred to...
  • Moment Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is ‘torn to shreds’ by US Reaper drone moments after he landed in Baghdad

    01/03/2020 8:57:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 52 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 3 Jan 2020 | Hana Carter, Les Steed
    FOOTAGE has emerged of the US assassination of Iran's second most powerful man was killed after missiles were fired at his vehicle as he left Baghdad airport on Friday. The grainy video allegedly taken by Baghdad locals shows the moment the missiles struck Soleimani, two Islamic Revolutionary Guard generals and five Iraqi's as they left the airport.
  • Senior Iranian Military Leader Sulimani & Deputy Chief Killed In Airstrike – Fingers Pointed At U.S.

    01/02/2020 5:33:25 PM PST · by blueyon · 435 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 01/02/2020 | ???
    BAGHDAD — Qasem Soleimani, Iranian Major general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and his Deputy General, have been killed in an airstrike at the Baghdad International airport, Iraqi media says. An engineer was also among those killed. An unknown number of rockets struck at least two vehicles belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces that were transporting the high ranking officials. Initial reports say seven people were confirmed killed but the number could rise as the vehicles and bodies were badly charred.
  • Is This The End Of The Lithium-Ion Battery?

    10/02/2019 1:27:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 90 replies
    OilPrice.Com ^ | Oct 01, 2019 | By Tsvetana Paraskova
    Researchers have been in a race to find ways to improve lithium-ion batteries. They are also looking to develop alternatives to the lithium-ion battery that would be lower cost and more sustainable to manufacture. And they may just have found one. Aluminum-based batteries would be cheaper to make, because aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is also light-weight and could be ideal for use in batteries.
  • Well well well, ya’ DON’T say! Metadata in Hillary Clinton’s emails contained a VERY interesting...

    08/15/2019 6:09:27 PM PDT · by McGruff · 121 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 15, 2019 | Sam J.
    Full Title: Well well well, ya’ DON’T say! Metadata in Hillary Clinton’s emails contained a VERY interesting Gmail address Pardon this editor while she adjusts her tinfoil hat … every day it gets a little bigger and shinier so adjustments here and there are necessary. And hey, after you read this thread about the infamous Hillary emails from The Epoch Times’ digital editor, Ivan Pentchoukov, you’ll see why. Ivan Pentchoukov @IvanPentchoukov NEWS: The metadata in Hillary Clinton's emails contained a Gmail address with the name of a Chinese company: "carterheavyindustries@gmail.com" according to documents released by a Senate committee yesterday. Ivan...
  • Experimental Laser Weapon Downs Multiple Missiles in Test

    05/05/2019 4:55:54 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 26 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 5/3/2019 | RACHEL S. COHEN
    An early test of an experimental system that serves as the precursor to a fighter jet’s laser weapon successfully shot down multiple air-launched missiles last month, the Air Force Research Laboratory said Friday. The Air Force’s Self-Protect High-Energy Laser Demonstrator program, known as SHiELD, on April 23 reached a key milestone when a ground-based test asset completed a series of tests at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The Demonstrator Laser Weapon System downed “several air-launched missiles in flight,” according to an AFRL release that did not specify which missiles were used. While it was vetted on...
  • NNSA: New GBSD Warhead Plan Costs Slightly More Than Refurbished Option

    02/01/2019 6:01:10 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 1/31/2019 | RACHEL S. COHEN
    The National Nuclear Security Administration has canceled its previous plan to refurbish a warhead for use on the Air Force’s future land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as on the Navy’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles, according to a December 2018 NNSA report to Congress that Air Force Magazine viewed Jan. 29. “[NNSA] is no longer planning for an interoperable warhead program as previously conceived,” the report states. “NNSA has no plans to pursue a W78 life-extension program using the existing aeroshell.” Instead, NNSA will pursue a safer but slightly more expensive warhead for the future Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, the W87-1, which...
  • Al Qaeda terrorist behind USS Cole attack killed by US airstrike in Yemen

    01/05/2019 8:59:49 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/5/2019 | Laura Widener
    The terrorist responsible for the deaths of 17 U.S. sailors on the USS Cole in 2000 is believed to be dead this week. A U.S. official told CNN on Friday that Al Qaeda terrorist Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi is believed to be dead after a U.S.-led airstrike on Yemen on Tuesday. A predator drone reportedly struck Al-Badawi’s vehicle in an isolated attack as he was driving alone in the Ma’rib Governorate located in central Yemen. Al-Badawi is believed to be the terrorist behind the Oct. 12, 2000 suicide bomber attack that struck the USS Cole as it refueled in...