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Iran Had A Blast

That explosion that occurred in the Iranian city of Isfahan earlier this week did hit a uranium enrichment facility after all, despite denials from the Iranians.

An Iranian nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran’s military and atomic sites are under attack.

Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.

The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was “no doubt” that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was “no accident”.

Besides the satellite imagery, Western officials were clued in to what happened when the Iranians changed the name of Isfahan to Shithitsthefan.

Update: In his post on this report, DouchbloggerTM Richard Silverstein once again shows how will bend the truth in order to attack Israel.

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2011/11/29/israeli-intelligence-officials-all-but-take-credit-for-isfahan-blast/

Among the more colorful and typically Israeli macho statements was by Maj. Gen. Giora Eiland who said coyly that he didn’t know if the Mossad did it, and that it could very well be “the hand of God:”

 ”There aren’t many coincidences, and when there are so many events there is probably some sort of guiding hand, though perhaps it’s the hand of God,” he said.

How many nations in today’s world do you know whose citizens would refer, even obliquely, to their spy agency unironically as the hand of God??

But if you read the report, Eiland does not directly address the issue of whether or not the Mossad did it as Silverstein misleadingly claims. Here is the actual wording:

On Monday, Dan Meridor. the Israeli Intelligence Minister, said: “There are countries who impose economic sanctions and there are countries who act in other ways in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat.”

Major-General Giora Eiland, Israel’s former director of national security, told Israel’s army radio that the Isfahan blast was no accident. “There aren’t many coincidences, and when there are so many events there is probably some sort of guiding hand, though perhaps it’s the hand of God,” he said.

You have to be a special type of Israel hater to portray Eiland’s statement as drawing parallels between the Mossad and G-d.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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