Blasts hit secret Iranian missile launch-pad

An Iranian Shahab-3 missile like the ones they lost in the 'mishap'

Inquiring minds are upon Iran where it has been learned that they have had a devastating explosion at a secret missile launching-pad on October 12th. In addition, Iran apparently is still fighting the effects (the regime went to great lengths to cover this up) of the ravages wrought to their nuclear and military control systems by the Stuxnet virus – which is still at work:

A top-secret Iranian military installation was struck by a triple blast Tues. Oct. 12 the day before Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon. debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report the site held most of the Shehab-3 medium-range missile launchers Iran had stocked for striking US forces in Iraq and Israel in the event of war – some set to deliver triple warheads (tri-conic nosecones).

The 18 soldiers officially reported killed in the blasts and 14 injured belonged to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) main missile arm, the Al-Hadid Brigades.
The Imam Ali Base where the explosion occurred is situated in lofty Zagros mountain country near the town of Khorramabad in the western Iranian province of Lorestan. This site was selected for an altitude which eases precise targeting and the difficulty of reaching it for air or ground attack. It lies 400 kilometers from Baghdad and primary American bases in central Iraq and 1,250 kilometers from Tel Aviv and central Israel. Both are well within the Shehab-3 missile’s 1,800-2,500-kilometer operational range.

Our Iranian sources report that Tehran spent hundreds of millions to build one of the largest subterranean missile launching facilities of its kind in the Middle East or Europe. Burrowed under the Imam Ali Base is a whole network of wide tunnels deep underground. Somehow, a mysterious hand rigged three blasts in quick succession deep inside those tunnels, destroying a large number of launchers and causing enough damage to render the facility unfit for use.
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.
In actual fact, debkafile’s military sources report, Iran’s missile arsenal and the Revolutionary Guards have also suffered a devastating blow. Worst of all, all their experts are 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 world is becoming very unstable. While this happened, the US has upped the strength of its Navy in the area also. The Obama administration is apparently doing a good job of forcing the issue. The President’s biggest hurdle is that he is perceived as a weak leader and Iran might believe his actions to just be a bluff.


2 Responses

  1. I am reluctant to second guess the military planners but… Our navy ships are not safe in the Persian Gulf. In 1987 an Iraqi plane fired two Exocet missiles at the Stark killing crewmen and disabling the cruiser. No one even saw the plane that fired the missiles. Our navy ships are not able to defend themselves from this threat and penned up in the relatively small Persian Gulf makes them sitting ducks. If Iran were to launch a major attack using numerous anti-ship missiles we would probably lose two carrier fleets. They could never go head to head with us but an asymmetrical attack succeed.

  2. esse é dos bons!!!

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