Satellite Image Confirms Iranian Missile Base Was Destroyed

Tyler Durden's picture

Today's curious news report posted by Iran's semi-official news agency Fars, which was promptly muted, only to be republished by Israel's Haaretz, of a major explosion near the Iranian city of Isfahan, has left many scratching their heads. As Haaretz reports: "Speaking with Fars news agency, Isfahan’s deputy mayor confirmed the reports and said the authorities are investigating the matter. However, after the incident was reported in Israel, the report was taken off the Fars website." Which led many to wonder: is this a real event or merely a provocation designed to make Iranians believe they were attacked? Further complicating matters is the just released news from Washington Post which shows satellite images of the aftermath of another explosion in Iran, this time from two weeks ago at an Iranian missile base. "The image of the compound, near the city of Malard, doesn’t provide any clues as to what caused the Nov. 12 explosion, which Iranian authorities described as an “accident” involving the transport of ammunition. But it does make clear that the facility has been effectively destroyed. Paul Brannan, a senior analyst for the Institute for Science and International Security, which specializes in the study of nuclear weapons programs, said it’s impossible to tell from the image whether the blast was caused by sabotage, as has has been speculated in this explosion and others at transport facilities, oil refineries and military bases in Iran. Brannan said ISIS had recently learned from “knowledgable officials” that the blast had occurred just as Iran had achieved a milestone in the development of a new missile and may have been performing a “volatile procedure involving a missile engine at the site.” So the question stands: is Iran being systematically attacked with the news being covered up for fear that it can not retaliate and thus seem week; is it being sabbotaged on a weekly basis, or is everything just one big media disinformation campaign designed to provoke Iran to lash out? We will probably know very soon, today's "oversold" and now completely disconnected from reality rally notwithstanding.

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hedgeless_horseman's picture




The clear layer is glycerin. You can mix glycerin back in when you make soap. Or you can skim the glycerin off.


You can mix glycerin with nitric acid to make nitroglyerin.


You can mix nitroglycerin with sodium nitrate and sawdust to make dynamite.


You can blow up bridges.


You can mix nitroglycerin with more nitric acid and and parafin and make gelatin explosives.


You can blow up a building, easy.


With enough soap, you can blow up the whole world.


I know this because Tyler knows this.

Turd Ferguson's picture

Hmmmm. Let's see.

2 major explosions in 2 weeks at 2 different Iranian weapons facilities.



SwingForce's picture

And readings of radioactive iodine over Europe around the same time........

knukles's picture

Hah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

hedgeless_horseman's picture



With enough soap, you can blow up irradiate the whole world.

SwingForce's picture

White smoke was reported to be seen rising from the site. Isn't smoke from a munitions explosion black?

Upswaller's picture

It musta been those waskawy, dastawdly, Joooooooooooooooos.  C'mon Jew-haters, chime in!!! 



You guys crack me up.

-Smirking Methodist

LawsofPhysics's picture

This is really old news (over a month old).  Why is ZH reporting it now?  Dissappointing indeed.

bigfire's picture

The explosion occured this morning.

zilverreiger's picture

because there was a 2nd explosion today in another town

Deo vindice's picture

You're only smirking 'cause you know it had to be the Lutherans.

The Big Ching-aso's picture



That was so fucking funny man I farted.

Keri at Bankster Report's picture

Probably.  Not to mention that it appears stunningly kind of the Iranians to place BRIGHT BLUE roofs on buildings at their "missile bases," doesn't it?

knukles's picture

And some dumb fuck doctor in Europe said it was from too much radioactive iodine being used in medical examinations.
Hah haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ahhah

And we're gonna bail those morons out?

Normalcy Bias's picture

Circular error probable zero. Impact with high-order detonation. Have a nice day.

I did it by Occident's picture

...or they didn't read their quantity-distance tables correctly.  The dumbfucks were probably storing that shit too close together.   

Money 4 Nothing's picture

Well, the Operating manuals are in Russian, I guess interpretation into Farsi may be off by just a bit?

The Big Ching-aso's picture



Ya, you know my only concern at the moment is the oft chance the Iranians might respond in kind in self-defense or some such other ridiculous reaction to getting attacked and one of their bases being fucking blown to smithereens.

Buck Johnson's picture

They are taking out certain operational areas that could be used to tool more rockets or fuel for their rockets.  They know that Iran has alot of long range (and accurate) rockets.  They want to be able to take them all out at one time and not be able to reconstitute quickly.  Who knows, there might be special forces in the country sabotaging key structures for a prelude to attack.  Remember the media will work with the govt. to keep things quiet.

slewie the pi-rat's picture

as i examine the sat-shots more carefully, i find myself wondering if this might not be due to killer beez...

lakecity55's picture

The cunning plan: keep degrading the missle facilities. Check this new headline out from over at the Debka site: NATO-Gulf military officers in Turkey prepare for intervention in Syria.  While you degrade Iranian missle capability, you crash Assad's economic base, cut off the flow of whizz-bangs to Hamas et al, then fire up the missle defense, drop everything you have on Iran via air strikes while the IDF invades the territories and slaughters everyone.  Then they have a free ride to the Tigris. The helpless Iraqis shit all over themselves and the New Zionist Empire, from the transjordan to the Tigris is complete. Obama gets promoted to Overlord by his Neocon Masters. Bwa ha ha.... yours,

Black Adder

kridkrid's picture

gotta love when Fight Club quotes get down voted.  I posted, "Listen to me! You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you" - the other day and received dozens of down votes.  It's been made into a movie!  You don't even have to read!

GenX Investor's picture

Rule #1: "Never talk about Fight Club."  A-Hole

davidmerkel's picture

Fortunately, anyone dumb enough to try any of this won't survive it.  Munitions chemistry in the hands of the unskilled eliminates a lot of mad bombers before they can act.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Too damn bad Keynesian economics doesn't also work the same way.

Sabibaby's picture

You know what Dave? Munitions in the hands of a lot of people kill a lot of people. Now stop being a dumbass and remove that goofy avatar.

BandGap's picture

You need fuming (red) nitric acid to fully nitrate the glycerin. Not easy. These types polynitrated compounds in pure form are very shock (mechanically & electrically) sensitive. Don't believe recipes from the Internet.

Naphthalene (mothballs) are far more useful and less messy than paraffin or sawdust (although nitrocellulose is a good fuse material). Paraffin is not easily nitrated. Naphthalene mixtures form stable putty/plastics.

That said, why would anyone want to blow things up?


Chief KnocAHoma's picture

It's on like freaking donky kong! Time to kick some Iranian booty, then claim their oil and women. I want one that has a tight hole.

Oh stop... I'm talking about oil wells.

Plus since my business is DEAD I only have 18 hours a day to watch TV, and college football season is coming to a close. I'll need something else for my viewing pleasure. Remember SHOCK AND AWE!!! That was some cool shit getting blown to hell with limited commercial interuption.



Pitchman's picture

Yo Chief - Minus One

Your Freudian slip is showing.  This bout will be commercialized for it is your America. USA, USA, USA... 9/11 “patriotism” has mutated into blood lust. Sick, sick world.

The Disappearance of Chivalry - George Santayana & Murder By Joystick
TeamDepends's picture

Those Chinese missiles sail as smoothly as their luxury yachts...

slewie the pi-rat's picture

it looks too much like pearl harbor to rule out the germans tho, bro

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It's spelled Luxury Yacht but it's pronounced Throat Warbler Mangrove.

krispkritter's picture

I call Bullshit...warm up the war machines again, this will not end well...

Captain Kink's picture

Market to rally in 3, 2, 1...

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Well THAT explains the 3% up day. Can't wait until WW3. Dow should be up 30% on that news.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Cue some CNBC cunt:

"Ok, let's get a look at those defense stocks"

john39's picture

"defense" stocks... how orwellian...