Iran Accuses German Siemens Of Sabotaging Its Nuclear Plant As Turkey Sends Heavy Weapons To Syria Border

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It seems you can't turn your back on the Middle East for more than a few minutes without something going bump in the desert. Sure enough, a few shorts hours after we reported that the leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guards is certain war with Israel is coming, here comes Iran again with the stunning admission that none other than German industrial conglomerate, and occasional maker of nuclear power plants, Siemens was reponsible for "implanting tiny explosives inside equipment the Islamic Republic purchased for its disputed nuclear program. Prominent lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Iranian security experts discovered the explosives and removed them before detonation, adding that authorities believe the booby-trapped equipment was sold to derail uranium enrichment efforts. "The equipment was supposed to explode after being put to work, in order to dismantle all our systems," he said. "But the wisdom of our experts thwarted the enemy conspiracy." Expert wisdom aside, what is stunning is not the ongoing attempts by everyone and the kitchen sink to terminally corrupt the Iranian nuclear power plant: after Stuxnet one would expect nothing less than every form of conventional and "new normal" espionage thrown into the pot to cripple the only peaceful argument Iran would have for demanding nuclear power, which by implication would mean that all ongoing nuclear pursuits are geared solely toward aggressive, military goals, of the type that demand immediate military retaliation by the democratic superpowers. No, what is stunning is the implicit admission that Germany's, and Europe's, largest electrical engineering company, has been not only quietly transacting with none other than world peace (as portrayed by the MSM) enemy #1, Iran, but instrumental in its nuclear program.

Obviously it took a Stuxnet second before Siemens denied everything and then some. Via Reuters:

Siemens denied the charge and said its nuclear division has had no business with Iran since the 1979 revolution that led to its current clerical state.


"Siemens rejects the allegations and stresses that we have no business ties to the Iranian nuclear program," spokesman for the Munich-based company Alexander Machowetz said.

Oh well, Iran must have bought all those Siemens nuclear centrifuges, concrete dome and steam plant in near perfect condition on eBay from anonymous sellers (who accept PayPal and even credit cardsas long as the purchase does not have an Indonesian shipping address).

Iran, however, isn't afraid of trowing Siemens into even deeper water, alleging not only breach of international embargos, but also masterful sabotaging of ones own product:

Boroujerdi, who heads the parliamentary security committee, alleged that the explosives were implanted at a Siemens factory and demanded the company take responsibility.

There is of course another possibility: that the shipping address of the mysterious and anonymous ebay seller was somewhere in Langley, VA:

Some Iranian officials have also suggested in the past that specific European companies may have sold faulty equipment to Iran with the knowledge of American intelligence agencies and their own governments, since the sales would have harmed, rather than helped, the country's nuclear program.


According to Iran, the alleged campaign has included the abduction of scientists, the sale of faulty equipment and the planting of a destructive computer worm known as Stuxnet, which briefly brought Iran's uranium enrichment activity to a halt in 2010.

Certifying that there is undoubtedly a Jason Bourne episode in the works over this entire incident is the following:

Abbasi also told the U.N. nuclear agency in Vienna that "terrorists and saboteurs" might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency, after the watchdog's inspectors arrived at the Fordo underground enrichment facility shortly after power lines were blown up through sabotage on Aug. 17.


Iran has repeatedly accused the IAEA of sending spies in the guise of inspectors to collect information about its nuclear activities, pointing to alleged leaks of information by inspectors to U.S. and other officials.


Five nuclear scientists and researchers have been killed in Iran since 2010. Tehran blames the deaths on Israel's Mossad spy agency as well as the CIA and Britain's MI-6. Washington and London have denied any roles. Israel has not commented.


Boroujerdi said the alleged leaks of nuclear information to its adversaries by the IAEA may finally push Tehran to end all cooperation with the agency.


"Iran has the right to cut its cooperation with the IAEA should such violations continue," he said.

If anyone follows the game theory in this one, and has any idea who has not defected, or where the Nash equilibrium is at this point, please speak up. The rest of us just want the popcorn.

And in far simpler plotlines, Reuters reports that Syria (which for those who have a 15 minutes attention span, was accused three months ago by everyone, and certainly Hillary Clinton, of offensively taking down a Turkish plane before it turned out to be a self-defensive move, at which point the entire false flag story promptly disappeared as it could no longer be pre-spun) is once again being provoked by NATO-member Turkey, which is now deploying heavy armored vehicles and weapons to the border with Syria. The spin this time around:

The deployment is reportedly in an area where earlier this week Turkish civilians were wounded when stray bullets and shelling crossed the border from the Syrian province of al-Raqqa.


CNN Turk television said artillery fire had landed close to the Turkish border overnight, causing panic among local residents.


The Turkish army moved three Howitzers and one anti-aircraft weapon to the border, the channel said.


Turkey, a member of NATO, has conducted a number of troop deployments in recent months along its 911-km (566-mile) border with Syria, where rebels are fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

And on, and on, until the interminable foreplay finally ends, whenever one of the abovementioned democracies decides the quiet period is over, and the time for real GDP building (if only in a hard core Keynesian-cum-Krugman sense) once the ability to generate even one additional dollar in debt is no longer available, is upon us.

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JohnKozac's picture

How dare the Germans In-siemen-ate the Iranians !

Very perverted stuff going on over there.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



If only the Germans had put tiny explosives in Bernanke's new Heidelberg Mainstream 80 printing presses.

old naughty's picture

Wow, their intel is really that slow (they only know now that Siemens was involved)?

So Turkey amass along Syria border?

This chess game may become watchable.

markmotive's picture

Want to see how this could all end? Fucking brutally for all involved.

Learn what war really looks like (by the way, America's fuckups in Iraq and Afghanastan were nothing compared to real multi-front, ideological slaughters). We need to find a diplomatic way out of this.

Listen to the best podcast series on the Eastern Front. "Ghosts of the Ostfront"

GetZeeGold's picture



Folks, this is pure zero hedge propaganda.


It was either that or check out Debka.


trebuchet's picture

Its the iranians in Syria - and Saudi/GCC response to watch on this one


GetZeeGold's picture



What are you standing around for?


If you're so smart...fix have our permission!


centerline's picture

I thought we were supposed to bomb brown people.  So confused.

GetZeeGold's picture



We've expanded our theater of operations.


Please send us your address....we'll get back to you.


DaveyJones's picture

no silly, not dark people, people with dark liquids

john39's picture

and only those who refuse to bow to the zionist overlords... or who otherwise become disposable to their zionist overlords...

FranSix's picture

Ok, so how about this.  Iran screwed up their enrichment process all on their own.  And then they blamed somebody else for the offense to Islam.  Sounds very Islamic.

Meremortal's picture

Perhaps Iran screwed things up themselves and perhaps someone else screwed up their nuke program. The important thing is that the nuke program got damaged.


Tell me again why a country awash in oil is so desperate for nuclear power, a power which most countries are running away from. Shouldn't Iran Iran be most interested in building oil refineries on their own soil, so they don't have to import gasoline?


Logic, how does it work? 

RichardP's picture


Western logic is different from Persian logic.

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

i find very logic having nuclear weapons if your neighbours is Israel.

but for you all perhaps even this is illogic

Colonel Klink's picture

So is that foreign policy by numbers?  Primarily 1-18?  At the bottom of each hole on the green is a policy suggestion?

Maybe he'll find Nicole Brown-Simpson's murderer.  If Oblamo had an older brother, he may look like OJ.

Monedas's picture

When two Socialist dinosaurs are locked in a death grip .... make sure they're comfortable !

GetZeeGold's picture



Would you like a pillow? Only costs 5 bucks.



NidStyles's picture

Look the bastards are starting to copy what I was saying 10 years ago.

chunga's picture

Thanks for posting that link.

I put it on pause and my wife said "hey put that back on".


A Nanny Moose's picture

Why are Palestinians paying for the sins of Germany again?

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Why are Germans paying for the sins of the great grandparents again . . . ?  

Bringin It's picture

What was the real sin of the common German?

When they still had the opportunity to resist the police state, they did not. Then it became too late.

Sound familiar? To any of my fellow Americans?

dobermangang's picture

We don't have any brown shirt policeman, knocking on doors at midnight, taking into custody an innocent man that utilized his free speech rights just because our leaders were embarrassed by their own incompetence and needed a scapegoat.  Not here in Amerika.

Oops!  Never mind.

saints51's picture

I have seen UPS working late.

DaveyJones's picture

yes I once saw many strange trucks working late in front of two tall buildings 

GaryNeville's picture

The ones full of Israelis with camera's?

bigkahuna's picture

Yeah, we're going to get what we deserve because in the aggregate, we seek instant gratification above all else AND we hate learning, particularly learning HISTORY.

Can we blame this on our government? One thing is for sure, wether or not we want to--we are going to own it.

Very frustrating, prepare accordingly.


centerline's picture

There going to be plenty of blame to go around.  That is also the smoke screen for the real predators though.

eurogold's picture

Actually WW1 was the cause for the rise of Hitler and ultimately WW2. As long as every American can buy his / her six-pack, watch TV and drive a car.....there's nothing to worry about.

eurogold's picture

Actually WW1 was the cause for the rise of Hitler and ultimately WW2. As long as every American can buy his / her six-pack, watch TV and drive a car.....there's nothing to worry about.

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

shut up idiot.


what are you doing now? fighting against the bad? dont make me laugh and go drink your milk kid

AnAnonymous's picture

Why are Germans paying for the sins of the great grandparents again . . . ?

Why are Germans enjoying the work of the great grand parents again...?

Oh, wait, it is just the 'american' work to hold account books. You mark on revenues and you do not track expenditures.

Works anytime to give out profits.

The beauty of 'american' economics...

GetZeeGold's picture




Dude...don't care. I'm from Greece.......PAY ME!

Q.E.easy's picture

Your latest bailout is in the mail. Please allow 3-7 weeks for delivery.


GetZeeGold's picture



3-7 weeks.....what the hell kind of service is that?


NidStyles's picture

That's the service you paid for.

Colonel Klink's picture

Why are the German's being fucked by the zionist bankers once again?  Oops, sorry did I type that out loud?

yochananmichael's picture

you are aware that all the Nazis on Hogans Heroes were portrayed by Jews

john39's picture

all the bolshevik parts were played by Jews as well duing the soviet years... including lenin and trotsky...    they made sure to outlaw that damned "fabricated"  'protocols of the learned elders of zion"...   because nothing in that silly book actually happened in the real world...  oh wait...

Colonel Klink's picture

No I wasn't aware of that, but it's ok by me.  I don't hate all jews.  As I stated before, only the ones fucking me or who look down on me as goyim fodder.

The rest are ok in my book if they're decent and fair in their dealings.

Yen Cross's picture

It's about time! Syria knows Turkey is a NATO country,and has been (incursing) regularly!

                                                                                              . \probing/

putaipan's picture

recursive vulgarity? much?

you know , as an economic escatologist, i really like pastor arnold murray- despite his britissh secret underwear, and sheik hussein- despite his n.y./u.n.  desertian of even mild sufism, but this` buttfoonery has got to stop!

Yen Cross's picture

Glad I was able to create a new " vocabulary" for ya!   " Meat ball"