A boom or three in Iran 7

An underground site deep in the Zagrod mountains of western Iran, the Imam Ali Base where Shehab-3 medium-range missile launchers are stored, was struck last Tuesday, October 12, by three explosions.

According to the official report, 18 members of the Revolutionary Guards were killed and 14 were injured.

In its official statement on the incident, Tehran denied it was the result of “a terrorist attack” and claimed the explosion “was caused by a nearby fire that spread to the munitions storage area of the base.” In the same way, the regime went to great lengths to cover up the ravages wrought to their nuclear and military control systems by the Stuxnet virus – which is still at work.

Read more about it here at DebkaFile, whose own “military sources” report:

Iran’s missile arsenal and the Revolutionary Guards have … suffered a devastating blow. Worst of all, all their experts are at a loss to account for the assailants’ ability to penetrate one of Iran’s most closely guarded bases and reach deep underground to blow up the missile launchers.

The number of casualties is believed to be greater than the figure given out by Tehran.

The soldiers’ funerals took place Thursday, Oct. 14, at the same time as Ahmadinejad declared in South Lebanon that Israel was destined to “disappear”.

So far, what with Stuxnet and the explosions, it’s Iran that’s looking sick.

  • me

    does this means that ww3 is posponed

  • Bill

    I’m confident that whoever is behind this and the computer virus, Iran’s government is about to be crushed. And I think the CINC here in the states is of course keeping the U.S. out.

  • Jillian Becker

    There is also this – the sort of thing a tyranny does when it is frustrated in its evil plans; find scapegoats and kill them:
    “Information reaching the West indicates that Iran has put to death some atomic scientists and technicians suspected of helping plant the Stuxnet virus in its nuclear program. The admission by Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization, on Friday, Oct. 8 – the frankest yet by any Iranian official – that Western espionage had successfully penetrated its nuclear program is seen as bearing out those reports.
    It also attests to the damaging effect the malworm has had on the program: the Bushehr reactor has faced one delay after another since it was inaugurated in August and other nuclear plants are functioning only partially since the virus first surfaced last July.”

  • C. Gee

    To Do in Iran:

    1. Put out their computers. Check.
    2. Put out their missiles. Check.
    3. Take out the nuclear sites.

    Any day now….

    • Jillian Becker

      Encouraging news from DebkaFile:

      “..The [Israeli] helicopters are practicing tactics designed for large expanses of water, island groups – the Argo-Saronic Islands east of the Peloponnese and the Ionian Islands to its west – and high coastal peaks with deep canyons and gorges. This sort of terrain resembles Persian Gulf shores, including the coastal strips enclosing the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the western and southern shores of Iran where key Revolutionary Guards Corps bases are grouped.
      This and former exercises demonstrate Israel’s ability to fly fighter-bombers long range to and from Iran.”

      • A U.S. carrier battle group diverted to the PG would provide the perfect distraction. Then, with all eyes on the air wing testing Iranian airspace, the Israelis could have their chance. But I suppose that’s just a pipe dream.

        • Ralph

          I may be totally wrong, but I can’t imagine Obama ordering a carrier group to aid the Israelis which in this case means aiding western civilization. Rational leadership from the White House is a pipe dream.