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    Israel Iran nuclear plant explosion - did it happen or not?

    WND first reported the news. I believe it's an outlawed news source here.

    I'm only posting it because of Avi Dichter's response to the article:

    Israel’s Home Front Defense Minister Avi Dichter on Sunday welcomed a report that Iran’s Fordo nuclear facility had been rocked by a huge explosion.

    The report was published Friday on the website wnd.com, under the sensational headline: “Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit?” It claimed that a blast deep within Fordo last Monday “destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground,” citing information from former intelligence officer Hamidreza Zakeri, who it said used to work with the Islamic regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and National Security.

    The article claimed the blast “shook facilities within a radius of three miles,” that Iranian security forces had “enforced a no-traffic radius of 15 miles,” that the Tehran-Qom highway was shut down for several hours after the blast, and that, “as of Wednesday afternoon, rescue workers had failed to reach the trapped personnel.” It said US officials were aware of the reported blast.

    There was no independent confirmation of the claims. Nonetheless, Israel’s biggest-selling daily Yedioth Ahronoth led its Sunday paper with the report on the alleged blast, which it said might be “the most significant incidence of sabotage in the Iranian nuclear program to date.”

    Asked about the story, Dichter, a former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, said, “Any explosion in Iran that doesn’t hurt people but hurts its assets is welcome.”
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli...m_medium=email

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucid View Post
    WND first reported the news. I believe it's an outlawed news source here.
    Yes it is, check out rule #9 http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?t=2

    I'm only posting it because of Avi Dichter's response to the article:


    http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli...m_medium=email

    Who knows?
    We have not allowed this story when others have posted it (or asked to first ) because all reports source back to WND and they are so very often sensationalistic and unreliable, hence not a source we allow.

    Even WND warns that the story is ***unconfirmed***. No one else is saying this happened, just WND, of all places.

    We'll leave this up for now just to inform people it is a story floating around. Apologies to the others who posted it earlier or asked if they could.
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    Today confirmed by the German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag":


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    After Khalili had published his report on Thursday on the news website WND, it quickly spreads among experts on Iran and the Iranian nuclear program.

    So far, the message has not been confirmed by the Iranian side, and it was unclear how reliable Khalili's sources are.

    Now, the "Welt am Sonntag", however, has a confirmation received from an Iranian expert with intelligence service contacts, that the explosion had actually happened.

    On this evidence there are not 240, but at least about 190 workers at the nuclear plant cut off from the outside world.

    See more: http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/a...tomanlage.html

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    Israeli minister welcomes reports of blast at nuclear plant. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...329370104.html
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    Report: Israeli officials 'confirm' blast in Fordo

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...337728,00.html

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    WND apparently had it correct. I know Drudge Report used them just yesterday.
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    It will be interesting to learn more about this blast.

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    Massive Explosion Reported At Iran's Fordow Nuclear Facility

    Jan. 28, 2013, 7:03 AM

    http://www.businessinsider.com/massi...acility-2013-1



    Iranian uranium-enriching facility ‘is damaged by explosion’

    Sheera Frenkel Tel Aviv
    Last updated at 12:01AM, January 28 2013

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/w...cle3670109.ece



    Report: Israeli Officials Confirm Fordow Explosion

    1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...sh.aspx/260803

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    Default Israeli sources reportedly confirm blast at Iranian nuclear facility

    Israeli intelligence officials have confirmed that a major explosion has rocked an Iranian nuclear facility, according to a report Monday in The Times of London.

    The British daily cited officials in Tel Aviv who said the blast occurred last week, as originally reported on the website wnd.com.

    Iran is not believed to have evacuated the area surrounding the Fordo plant, according to the same Israeli sources, who said that an investigation into the blast was ongoing.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli...lear-facility/

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    Some reports of Israeli aircraft seen in the area also. Don't know how these reports will pan out, but it is interesting!

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    Very interesting indeed! I know Israel has a highly trained counter-terrorism/ intelligence unit. The best in the world. We will learn more.

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    This is quite a development. The fact that it is being kept quiet by the MSM is quite telling as well. It will be interesting to see what happens. Jesus is King.

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    Default Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-midd...t-21230686Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility

    Will we ever know one way or other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-midd...t-21230686Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility

    Will we ever know one way or other?
    Remember Iran is a regime just like the Syrian regime, always denying anything that may be a blow to their cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    Will we ever know one way or other?
    To the extent possible that spy networks can penetrate the regime I would offer a conditional yes.

    Why? Because where it concerns a semi-closed society with a tightly controlled media and other information technologies closely monitored as they are - we may widely never know for sure absent perhaps publicly disseminated photographic intelligence gathered from satellites flying overhead. And that photographic intelligence obviously couldn't be specific concerning the particular aspects of the situation regarding the human toll and the true extent of any damages to the underground facility. The nations with the most sophisticated spy networks will likely get the full story - the public at large, not so much the full story but a filtered version of the truth.

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    This appears to be a major news scoop by a heretofore unacceptable new source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjrobert View Post
    This appears to be a major news scoop by a heretofore unacceptable new source.
    Even a blind squirrel finds the occasional acorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjrobert View Post
    This appears to be a major news scoop by a heretofore unacceptable new source.
    They get the occasional thing right, far too many times they do not. We say that if WND has a story, find it independently from another, acceptable source, then it can be posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iSong6:3 View Post
    They get the occasional thing right, far too many times they do not. We say that if WND has a story, find it independently from another, acceptable source, then it can be posted.

    - The other acceptable source we will accept, not an "acceptable" source that is just referencing WND without further collaboration.

    It seems apropos to remind folks that back in the day, we did allow stories from WND all the time. Unfortunately the editors at WND chose to take a more sensationalist viewpoint and frankly got too "tin hatty" to be considered reliable especially in the face of recurring instances of over dramatization and fear mongering.

    As with any news source, discretion and discernment on the part of the reader should be exercised regularly and consistently.

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