Satellite images of Iran explosion
November 28th, 2011
12:32 PM ET

Satellite images of Iran explosion

By Adam Levine

New satellite imagery shows the extent of damage to the Iranian military compound that blew up earlier this month, was extensively damaged, the Institute for Science and International Security said after an analysis of new satellite imagery.

ISIS compared a November 22 image from DigitalGlobe to one from September.

"Some buildings appear to have been completely destroyed. Some of the destruction seen in the image may have also resulted from subsequent controlled demolition of buildings and removal of debris. There do not appear to be many pieces of heavy equipment such as cranes or dump trucks on the site, and a considerable amount of debris is still present," according to the analysis posted on ISIS website.

Senior defense officials told Barbara Starr on November 17th that the U.S. believes the Iranians were mixing volatile fuel for a rocket motor for a large ballistic missile when the accident occurred.

ISIS concluded the same thing. "Iran was apparently performing a volatile procedure involving a missile engine at the site when the blast occurred," the ISIS analysis noted.

At least 17 people, including a general, died as a result of an explosion on the military base near Tehran, Iranian state media reported at the time of the explosion.

Lawmaker Hossein Garousi told state media the blast happened when a munitions depot accidentally caught fire at the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) military base in Bidgeneh village, located on the outskirts of Shahriar city and about 35 kilometers (21 miles) west of Tehran.

The semi-official Fars news agency reported that Maj. Gen. Hassan Tehrani-Moqadam, in charge of IRGC's Office of Self sufficiency, was killed as a result of the explosion.

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  1. thomas

    Israel is a rogue terrorist state, trying to drag the USA into a nuclear war!

    November 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Reply
  2. Karen

    Let's focus on our economy. They're hiring at GFAONLINE.INFO

    November 29, 2011 at 10:11 am | Reply
  3. The R.O.T.P.

    kinda like how I have to light My stove top burner, the ignitor works, just not very good, woosh, mighty explosive then it's lit... Big Deal..

    November 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  4. Sammy

    You know what REALLY happened here..... McGruber was sent in. "Hurry McGruber, we have just 20 seconds before this missle explodes!"....."Pepsi pepsi pepsi pepsi's Pepsuber!.....bang!!!!"

    November 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  5. Enrique

    Just in... The last recorded conversation from site: "No !!!! Not that button... the Other....."

    November 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  6. Z

    I believe this was simply an accident. The Iranian government wouldve been screaming if they remotely suspected the west (U.S. or Israel). This was more than likely some sort of weapons developement facility. I guess they will have to stick with plan A... Flying attack boats!!! The IDF better watch out !!!

    November 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Reply
    • blahblahblah

      id have to disagree because if they did then it would mean that they cant keep spies from sabotaging their facilitys

      November 29, 2011 at 12:09 am | Reply
    • michaelfury

      November 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Reply
  7. Shiner452

    This is pretty good!

    November 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  8. The Guy

    How do Iran's military and energy departments suck at everything so much? Takes them 65 years after the US discovers how to create a nuclear reactor to do it themselves... Can't create the proper mix for a missile engine... Are you serious? They must have pulled the dogs from playing poker and put them to work on these projects because the lack of intelligence has me questioning evolution....

    November 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • Ben

      Well, if they didn't have the country that spends trillions on their military constantly hounding them, they would probably be able to develop a nuke in a matter om months, like pretty much any other country in the world. Surely you could have thought of that on your own, right?

      November 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Reply
      • frank

        We had Japan and Germany on us as we made ours. This seems like a poor excuse.

        November 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
      • Ben

        Oh please, Frank. You didn't have the world's biggest military superpower, allied with an army of puppet nations, allied against you to stop your bomb development and watching every truck drive down the street with satellites and spies etc. You had a practically unlimited supply of funding and an army of the best physicists, all working under government supervision and protection. USA's development of the bomb is no comparison to this situation.

        November 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
    • pie in the sky

      Wow religion shure is great. The sky god wants us to kill anyone that does not believe what i believe in. Religion has killed more people than you can think of. The people that want to keep the people in line and controll them keep it going. Wake up. It is people that want controll over people that keep religion going.

      November 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Reply
      • Vash

        You atheists are just really stupid, you know?

        November 28, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
      • heliocracy

        Wow, you religious people are just stupid fools who believe in fairy tales. So there.

        December 12, 2011 at 1:15 am |
    • Bill

      uhhh... maybe because they are stupid? Evolution was not kind to the middle-eastern races. They are at least 200-300 thousand years behind the evolutionary eight ball. ALL of their technology was stolen or given to them.

      November 30, 2011 at 9:39 am | Reply
      • alex

        where do you think USA

        December 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
      • alex


        December 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  9. Ben

    This was obviously not a result of some US or Israeli covert operation, otherwise the Iranians would have been screaming bloody murder at the UN and would try to get it all over the media. What it likely was though, was something to do with the nukes program.

    November 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Reply
    • ajgorm

      THEY LIE ! That was not a missile contrail !

      November 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Matthew

      Actually, it was the Mossad.
      Saw several articles on CNN/Reuters/Jewish Journal that said the Mossad took credit(directly).
      Those articles were pulled within hours.

      November 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Reply
      • Vash

        That's false. Mossad has never took credit. This was just a fu ck-up of the Iranians.

        November 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
      • Emperor Palapatine

        Right ace. Sure you did.Go back to staring at the sun with your binoculars.

        November 30, 2011 at 8:40 am |

    republicans get charged extra..................

    November 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Reply

      republicans get charged extra..................

      November 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  11. NamCbtVet

    I guess insurance rates will be going up in Iran.

    November 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  12. james

    Just like the Ruskies blew up Chernoble Huh? Those early Atlas ICBM's had a flaw , we could have blown our selves up in a nuclear exchange. And the Ruskies blew up thier whole space complex just belfore Apollo 11 back in 1969. That'll teach the Iranians a lesson. SoSolly, Melly Clizmas

    November 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  13. Jerry

    Yes, we did it!: Americans For, Or Against, Something-Or-Other (To Be Determined At A Later Date), AFOASOO(TBDAALD). We sent them 500 White Castle hamburgers with everything, 50 Sacks of Onion Chips, 100 40-ouncers of Colt 45, & a carton of Marlboros. (As one who has previously had occasion to mix Gutbombs with cheap malt liquor I'm just surprised the explosion wasn't, well, BIGGER!)

    They left us no choice; we had credible intelligence that they heard Jeff Dunham was doing a show in Europe and they were preparing to rain down nuclear fire on the location, (because Achmed the Dead Terrorist refused to comp them front row tickets). We discovered the location of the secret missile base, (we Googled it,) and put our plan into motion.

    I know it's wrong to use WMDs but, hey, it could've been worse; after all, we decided to withhold the Taco Bell and tequila from the package......

    November 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • jpbrody

      Oh, the humanity! White Castles? I understand your reasoning, but you may have to answer for war crimes!

      November 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  14. jim and win money.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Reply
    • bob

      Jim ,take your blogspot [ and win money ] and stick it up your infected butt
      you dick. fkn troll

      November 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  15. jim

    i hope we get to hear more of these types of explosion.

    Why dont we collapse their electric grid...throw the entire country in chaos.....unleash a virus at their banking system or whatever..everything should be on the table.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  16. Bribarian


    November 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Reply
    • YouBetcha

      Do you seriously think that if there was a CIA [more likely than Mossad!] or Mossad covert op the Iranians would have tried to keep it quiet??????? Get real!

      November 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  17. sarf

    BOOM! Oh, vell!

    November 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Reply
  18. jACKSON

    PPuuullleezz...No Mo Moe......

    November 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  19. ajgorm

    Drones rule !

    November 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  20. Steve Lyons

    I only hope their losses are greater next time they have an accident.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  21. Brathead

    See what happens when you lie to the public? It comes back to bite you in the a$$. I'm sure the a-holes in Iran will somehow try to find a way to blame this in the US.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Reply
    • Steve Lyons

      They said it was Bush's fault . . . .

      November 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Reply
    • Stevelb1

      They wont blame the US, they will blame Israel.

      November 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  22. anon

    Looking at the image, there is clearly more than one blast site. Look for the charred building foundations. I see two, and they appear to tell a story of multiple explosions. If you believe anything said by Iran, then I have a bridge you might be interested in purchasing.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • Duklips

      How can you tell when an Iranian government official is lying? His lips are moving.

      November 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Reply
      • gary

        how can you tell when obamblaster is lying when his lips are moving

        November 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
      • Steve Lyons

        Just like Obama. . . . Maybe he's Iranian too . . .

        November 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
      • K Kammeyer

        Obama is not Iranian, but his sidekick Valerie Jarrett is. She was born there. You can look it up if you don't believe me.

        November 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  23. Eric

    On the main topic, it is reminiscent of the scenes and events one comes across at the end of a 007/Bond movie. I am sure there is more to the whole thing and inline with such espionage thinking in those movies.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  24. IDF Soldier

    @moe – almost remind me of those idiots spreading false propaganda during the rise of the evil third reichstag in Germany. Do you swear your allegiance to the swastika, Hamas, Hezbollah or maybe even al Qaeda by any chance? You are a complete moron if you actually believe all this TRASH !!

    November 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • moe

      No propaganda everything is there for you see i do cant make this stuff up i just show it to Americans because there media is controlled by Zionists that do not show them what goes on.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Reply
      • rick

        hey moe, it's been 63 years since Israel became a state. You are in the third generation of those apparentlly willing to stay in a refugee camp and blame the world for your misery while thousands of palestinians have been able to leave the camps and move to Jordan, the US , scandinavia, britain, france, Canada etc.. But for those like you its always someone's fault but your own for your lack of success. ever considered finding a job?

        November 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
      • Quest76

        Relating the conflict with Iran to the Palestinian cause is a non-winning approach. Iran tries to state that whenever they are busted abusing, killing, or murdering their own people. The relationship that you are trying to present only deepens the confusion that Americans have, and turns off any chances of political will that might have been achievable. My question to you is – what does Iran wanting a nuclear weapon have to do with Palestine?

        November 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
      • John

        LOL! I keep seeing the posts about how the Zionist regime controls the media! LOL! The media is its own, especially CNN, so knock off all these stupid scenarios of how someone controls the media when it is actually the board of directors that own the media. Gee, maybe all the news is all true to how the reporter actually sees it.

        November 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  25. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Reply
    • Kurtinco

      OMG...a school yard fight between 2 girls now becomes Palestinian propaganda. Pathetic.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Reply
      • moe

        The Christian peace worker was protecting the Palestinian native from being attacked by the Zionists while walking to school every morning.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  26. Roger in Florida

    Accident my behind.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  27. sortakinda

    It was a terrible mistake. The Iranian Betty Crocker used TNT powder instead of baking powder. Her previous errors involved the use of baking powder instead of baking soda. OOOPS!

    November 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  28. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • Kurtinco

      Notice how the police were protecting the Christian? Show me where that happens on the other side of the boarder. Heathens.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Reply
      • moe

        There are a million Palestinian Christians cant say that about Jews. because they base themselves on a religion country for Jews only.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
      • YouBetcha

        Good point. The police were doing their job.

        However the way I see it is that the 'Christian' was well winding the Jewish people up. What a pathetic set-up of people who don't wish to be filmed on their own streets as is their RIGHT! I'm n ot Jewish but I'm with them on this.

        In UK it is illegal to film/photograph anyone – or their home.

        November 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  29. X-Anonymous-X

    Exactly 984 Computers shut down in Iran that day and what you see in the photo happened because of it. Stuxnet

    November 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  30. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Reply
    • Kurtinco

      Yeah, kind of crappy. But what you didn't see is they boy was wielding a weapon only moments before.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Reply
      • moe

        Yea that 7 year old Native Palestinian is so dangerous.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
      • ConsciousTumor

        An Ak-47 assault rifle is an Ak-47 no matter whos hands its in. Maybe you should go over there and try talking reasonably the nice little children

        December 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • rick

      where is the abuse in this film? I encourage every CNN reader to play this film and judge for themselves. do you have any films of the palestinians blowing up school buses or killing olympic athletes. How about films of arabs attacking Israel from all sides in 1948, or in 1967, or 1973? please stop your whining and try to get out of the refugee camp as many other palestinians have done. Your plight is not always the fault of someone else. the palestinians have had many opportunities for peace but respond to peace overtures with bombs attached to women and children and thousands of rockets shot into Isael.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Reply
      • YouBetcha

        It's good to see someone telling it like it is. Great post.You comment on what you SEE. The others here suffer from delusions. Behind every bigot there's an occulist trying to fix their sight impairment.

        November 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  31. rick

    why is it that every mistake made by a muslim country e.g. iran, pakistan, egypt, libya et al is the fault of someone else, usually "jews: the USA, the "west', "Zionists" and recently, Hindus from India. Isn't failure to take responsibility a sign of immaturity? The arab/muslim apologists are their own worse enemy as they lose all credibility even regarding the all too few valid points they might raise.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  32. holdem

    Wow the Iranians are taking responsibilitiy for this? I thought for sure they would blame Stuxnet.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  33. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Reply
    • Kurtinco

      Some of these Jews are out of control. But so are many Palestinians.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  34. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • Kurtinco

      They deserve to be treated that way. They are invaders claiming land that never belonged to them in the first place. They are animals that teach their children its ok to kill. If they can live like normal human beings, none of this would be necessary.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  35. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      So everytime Iran does something stupid you have to come on here and spam Anti-Israeli propaganda?

      November 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Reply
      • rick

        it doesnt matter to the jew haters what the article is about . so long as it involves arabs or muslims, there will be a condemnation of the US, the Zionists or the West in general for their problems . Its never their fault.

        November 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • YouBetcha

        As an old teacher used to say, "What do you expect from a snake but a hiss!!!!!!!"

        November 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  36. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • Kurtinco

      Pure drama.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • YouBetcha

      If I didn't like what the Israelis do to protect themselves from thugs, I'd go back to Jordan where I belong. Or further back I'd go back to Crete oon the Ionian Peninsular where I originated.

      November 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  37. steve g

    I support Israel all the way, especially when i see the morons who are against it!

    November 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • YouBetcha

      Way to go! I like your thinking.

      November 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  38. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Kurtinco

      Ok, now this stuff is funny. But you don't see Christians rioting in the streets because if it. Had this been about muslims, rest assured there would have been violence.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  39. Mark


    November 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  40. moe

    November 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  41. Mike

    OOOOPS !! .. I nominate these guys for The Darwin Award.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Reply
  42. John Smyth

    Wait till you see pics of their nuke accident.

    The Iranians don't even have the infrastructure to put out a tanker truck fire (it took three days!).

    November 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  43. steve

    An 'accident'?? Yeah, right!! They just don't want to admit Israel & the US got one over on their 'security'!! LOL

    November 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Jared

      No, they'd rather blame it on our super spy squirrels than admit they messed up.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • Leaf on the Wind

      You're kidding, right? If Iran thought for even one second that the U.S. or Israel had anything to do with this explosion, they'd be all over the UN Security Council screaming about sanctions and infidel imperialists.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Reply
      • Scott

        Who's to say they aren't? They scream at the 'infidel' so much and so often, it's more or less white noise now...

        November 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  44. Wally Balloo

    I want a camera that can look into the soul of mankind.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Reply
    • Joe

      No you dont!

      November 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Reply
      • Roostah


        November 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • thatguy

      theres an app for that.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • Leaf on the Wind

      What if mankind has no soul?

      November 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  45. Iran hates Iranians

    Why else would this base be located in a densely populated neighborhood.

    I found it on Google Earth. That is like placing a nuclear plant inside of NYC.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Charles

      (@Iran hates Iranians) The answer to that is simple. They put it there so that if Israel attacks it, there will be as many civilian casualties as possible in order to get the world's sympathy. It's a tactic that Hamas uses all the time.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Reply
      • Freedom Fighter

        NUKE 'em ALL

        November 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  46. buddget

    Israel can make ALL of Iran a debris field with one sub

    November 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Sampson

      There's a cure for stupidity. It's called an education.

      November 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  47. James

    Where is Colin Powell. I heard he is good at interpreting satellite images.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • Powell is hittin' the Club

      ...and your Mom.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  48. SKYNET

    Ah yes another successful black op mission completed and swallowed by the masses as an accident.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • Another dumb kid

      ... who watches too much TV.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • dragnet


      November 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  49. howard less compound for the isreal to have to destroy in the future!!!hahaha...lmfao

    November 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Reply
    • It is spelled, Israel

      You moron.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • wicked b

      "haha" you're the product of a crack addict prostitute. "haha".. Ya scum bag.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • dragnet

      howard you are a cockrel

      November 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  50. citizenUSA

    I'm always sorry for anyone's death. No matter what, it was someone's father, mother, son, daughter, etc. I'd rather them blow themselves up than for us to have to.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  51. SecretAgent

    Wait a minute, ISIS is on the case here?? I bet Agent Sterling Archer cause that explosion while checking out Lana's curves...

    November 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Reply
    • god

      lol Archer rules!!!!

      November 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  52. hawaiiduude

    November 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • steve

      I could show you ten times more videos of racist Arabs.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • Aacon

      mmmm....that is not his voice.You do know they will remove the video don`t you ? lol...Quick put up some lesbians with a double end dildo before they get you.Find us a good one. 😛

      November 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • JakeF

      WOW! There are people who don't like people who aren't like them?


      November 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • steve

      Even if this video is real - which it isn't - judging an entire people by the action of one individual is the definition of racism. You are the racist here. Go away.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • AC-DC


      November 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • IDF Soldier

      @hawaiiduude – what does that make you? A Hamas or maybe even a Hezbollah supporter? Or are you just another one of those Nazi sympathizers? Look up the meaning of the word terrorist idiot...!!

      November 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • Roger in Florida

      Who cares? White people hate blacks. Christians hate blacks. Muslims hate blacks. Heck the whole world hates them.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  53. Indy Jim

    It blowed up good. Yep, it blowed up real good.

    John Candy – SCTV

    November 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  54. Aacon

    I see no vehicles or people.Not even one.Appears radiation must be present.I would not be surprised, after seeing this photo, that Iran may very well have been in the process of arming one or more of their longest range missile(s) with a nuclear warhead(s) . It would explain why a top General was present & killed , and their top nuclear researcher who made all their devices nuclear oriented who was also present and killed too. Also seems like some plan for this was carried out just for this , and worked.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  55. Altec

    That is what Call of Duty and one mad teenager can do!

    November 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      Ha!! I was just thinking the same thing after I saw this. Actually this would be more of Battle Field 3. It is just getting us ready.

      November 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  56. mercenary76

    America needs to make a glassy parking lot out of Iran .

    November 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Reply
    • Sid

      America needs to sit back, shutup, and deal with their own problems. USA is a third woorld country now.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Reply
      • James

        Yep, we're so third "woorld" we don't even need to use spell check anymore.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
      • vbscript2

        LOL – Wow, that's pretty bad if the most technologically advanced nation on the planet with the highest median household income of any significantly-sized nation on the planet and the largest economy and military on the planet with no close competitor for either is now third world. I guess that means we'll have to invent a new category for everyone else. Fourth world, maybe?

        November 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
      • johann1965

        America is not a third world country. We just need to mind our own business sometimes.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
      • Bob in Pa

        Sid, so what position do you hold in the Obama Administration ?

        November 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
    • Dan

      Iran may do it for us if this is any indication of their technical prowess.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  57. steve

    I got one word for this "accident" - Mossad!

    November 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Reply
    • hawaiiduude

      and mossad will bring the usa into another war we can't afford to serve zyohnest racists in occupied land the size of new jersey.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Reply
      • steve

        Go back to your bong, duude....

        November 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • holdem

      obviously, a Mossad agent pulled the ole switcharoo on the fuel mixture.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  58. michael H

    Please, if it wasn't the Iranians, it was Israel. They will be proactive when it comes to self defense.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Reply
    • hawaiiduude

      thanks to israel the usa will always be fighting the zionest wars.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  59. orlandorays

    Israel may not need to bomb Iran after all. And no, I don't think they did it. If they had, Iran would be all too eager to blame them. In fact, their first mistake was not immediately pinning this on Israel, regardless of its true nature. The fact that they tried to cover it up instead is quite telling.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  60. IDF Soldier

    Oh, don't worry, when my elite IDF Air Force decides to launch an attack on Iran's nuclear facility, you won't even see this debris and destroyed buildings. All you will see is black dust – rest assured.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • Poppy Lee

      Good thing the Americans don't have their fingerprints on this then, right?

      November 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Reply
    • lepke

      Thanks Man!

      November 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Reply
    • steve

      Go for it! Please!

      November 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Reply
    • hawaiiduude

      spoken like a true terrorist

      November 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Reply
      • IDF Soldier

        @hawaiiduude – what does that make you? A Hamas or maybe even a Hezbollah supporter? Or are you just another one of those Nazi sympathizers? Look up the meaning of the word terrorist idiot !!

        November 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • Sid

      Your pathetic Israeli DEFENSE Force Air Force will get their as&es handed to them in the form of a wall of anti-aircraft artillery and modern ground-to-air missle defense systems. Then maybe China and Russia might get involved too, and you're history.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Reply
      • steve

        You have no idea what's going on, do you?

        November 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
      • IDF Soldier

        @Sid – might I recommend you go back to school and get an education? Are you a elementary school dropout or something like that? If not, may I suggest you put your crack pipe down? Obviously, you do not know too much about my IDF elite Air Force history. Did you ever hear of the Iraqi Osirak nuclear reactor that was destroyed on June 7, 1981 by an Israeli Air Force F-16A fighter aircraft? Or how about September 6th, 2007, when Israel took out the Syrian built nuclear reactor (with North Korea's help)? You are either in denial, a complete idiot, or high on your crack pipe.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • Patrick Richardson

      I'm not sure that the IDF is all that competent considering the incident in '68' with the USS Liberty in international waters while our flag was waving high. Not to mention that the Liberty had been identified by Israeli pilots prior to the engagement and was in a stand down position. The Liberty was hit with rockets and napalm bombs from the Jets then Israeli torpedo boats fired torpedoes and hewed down crewmen who were assisting the wounded with machine gun fire even though once again they knew the ship was American. This incident was not a mistake but a calculated attack,cowardly,I might add since we would not have fired upon them upon approach. I'm not anti Israel I am just relating an incident which remains a mystery to this day as to why and dulls the luster of the IDF in my opinion.

      November 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  61. coder

    americans need to go back to the european countries from which they came – apologize for the genocide they committed and go back to the land where they learned their self-righteous stuck up values.... This country was perfect until they infected it.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Reply
    • LMAO@Coder

      Really? Perfect?

      I suppose you were in North America over 450 years ago.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Reply
    • lepke

      Cannot decode your message.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Reply
    • Exiled1

      I'm German-Welsh-Scotch-Irish & Gypsy. Where the hell would you like me to go?

      November 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Dave in Portland

      Coder, you're an idiot. Even the native Americans came here from somewhere. So, unless you want everyone to leave and leave the continent to the wolves and deer, then you may want to stfu.

      P.S. – I'm so sick of the "European go home comments". It's been over 200 years. Deal with it.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Reply
    • Matty13

      White people coming over from Europe to destroy the native Americans is not accurate. We fought them for the land, and they lost. Been happening since 5,325 BC. What do you think, the Native Americans would still be running around shooting deer with bow and arrows and fighting each other. Nope. They would have to build homes, fly jets, drive cars, go to sea, have police just like everybody else. We made their lives better, not worst.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Reply
      • John

        We made some of the Indian lives better and made most of them worse when we rounded them up like cattle and sent them to reservations and schools. Don't tell me we made the American Indian's life better when we basically turned it upside down because we are such high nosed people. Future generations have had a little bit better opportunity, but not much. The white folk of American did a bad service to a race of American Indians and the American Indian deserves to be compensated greatly for what has been done by basically white SAVAGES!

        November 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  62. jimboe

    praise allah.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  63. Famous Last Words

    Hey boys, hold my Koran and watch this......

    November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • Jifred


      November 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • Mike B.

      Hey...Don't push that button !!!...ACHMED, What have you DONE ?

      November 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Reply
      • CJ

        It's okay, he took that verizon b@$tard with him.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  64. big b


    November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  65. Civitas

    I smell cover up of a Black Ops.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Reply
    • You are welcome

      Nah, what you are smelling is the Dirty Sanchez I left you.


      November 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  66. P.G

    Military base, no people cleaning up debris = radiation.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  67. doubler

    Apparently, the "Office of Self Sufficiency" wasn't very self-sufficient."

    November 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  68. Eric

    Self Darwinism

    November 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  69. Cantor

    Only Obama the Great can fix this.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Reply
    • Matt, St. Louis

      fix what? The Iranian safety procedures? Why would you bother commenting on an article that you didn't even read?

      November 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  70. Tex

    Wait till the morons accidentally set off one of their nukes while trying to move it. They are a menace to the human race.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Reply
  71. TNCrow

    thats what the whole country should look like...

    November 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Reply
    • Confirmed

      Actually, most of it DOES.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  72. Donkey Hotay

    Time for other nations to employ the same remote attack methods against Israel and the U$A ...

    November 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • Bill Duke

      They already have. I guess you've been sleeping.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Reply
      • Much Thx


        November 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • Royce the man

      An eye for an eye makes everyone blind....Americans need to toake back their government from neo-con Israel-Firsters politicians from both the Democratic and Republican Parties who are selling out USA into US of Israel. See how all the Republicans were swearing their allegiance to Israel as fast as they could during the debate on foreign policy. Not a single one of them mentioned anything on the need to do a Congressional Inquiry to take testimony from the survivors of Israel's murderous attack on the USS Liberty under oath. This still remains the only attack on Amerian forces by a foreign country where the Congress has never taken the testimony of survivors under oath. Time to take back America from Israel-Firsters PRECIOUS Israel (said like Golem in the Lord of teh Rings)

      November 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply
      • hawaiiduude

        israel is wiping palestine off the map so time for some payback and wipe israel off the map.

        November 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • Marvin Gardens

        Holy cow, I thought almost no one knew about the USS Liberty. I get worked up every time I think about it.

        November 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • coder

      you say that, as if it has not been done already – dont you read these articles on CNN ??

      November 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply

      Allah (Satan) wanted some more souls in his hell.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Reply
      • tiscuit

        safe to say you are immature as hell. look at ur name... honestly. and second im an atheist 2 but you are just being a jackass with that post. i assume ur an atheist for calling god satan. or are you one of those christians who are so stupid you dont realize they are the same thing?

        November 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
      • hawaiiduude

        allah is also the arab christian word for god you ignorant fool

        November 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
      • Butthead

        Yeaaaah! aahhh... Rock on! You retarded retard.

        November 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  73. Keksi

    Why would general be present during fuel mixing???

    Sounds like terrorist attack not accident.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • us1776

      Supervising the nuclear dirty-bomb payload.


      November 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Reply
    • Poppy Lee

      Not just any general, but the guy who is the architect of the Iranian missile program, particularly surface-to-surface missiles. Not anymore.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  74. us1776

    The site is abandoned b/c it is contaminated with radiation.


    November 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  75. mb2010a

    And still no WMDs...Hmmmm.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  76. Tewrobert

    That ought to take the wind out of their sails eh?

    November 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Reply
  77. Altec

    Looks like they fell for the bannana in the tailpipe!

    November 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • Royce the man

      You mean like the Challenger 7...ooops I mean none, heh,heh,heh...

      November 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  78. AMAU

    You see, Iran's nuclear program is uncontrolled and threatens its own makers! Good, let them kill themselves (shoot yourselves in the foot especially when camel backers don't know how to manage modern day technology). This way, the rest of the world can remain clean and unhurt.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Reply
    • ConcernedNetizen

      right, because there is no way this story could be related to the 12 CIA operatives Iran caught, or the perpetually loud assertion by Israel that they will "take matters into their own hands"... this story stinks, but i am glad you commented on it. Bad comments such as yours further illustrate the problem of top-down MSM information control.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Reply
      • Bill Duke

        Typical Iranian false flag operation here. They get rid of those who have fallen out of favor with the religious power structure and then get to blame it on Israel and the USA. There were no 12 CIA agents arrested, just those who fell out of favor and are now treated like witches. Just more Persian blah, blah, blah

        November 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • Royce the man

      uuuuuhhh, you mean like Three Mile Island, and all the nuclear accidents in the USA including losing hundreds of pounds of plutonium that found its way to Israel – accidentally, of course?

      November 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Reply
      • Marvin Gardens

        Citation needed.

        November 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
      • vbscript2

        " and all the nuclear accidents in the USA"

        Ummm... which ones would those be? How many nuclear accidents has the U.S. had? Oh, right. One.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  79. Poppy Lee

    The Iranians just blew it up by accident, huh? Okie dokie.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
    • AMAU

      You're just as paranoid as the Iranians. They threaten the world, but always say that they're being exploited the underdogs trying to protect themselves. This is basically untrained camel back riders that don't know how to manage nuclear warfare. They're a loose cannon, literally.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Reply
      • ConcernedNetizen

        awful busy trying to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt no other "entities" were involved in this act of industrial sabotage, aren't you?

        November 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
      • Chuck

        The US had no idea how to manage nuclear weapons either when we started out. And we paid dearly to learn some of those lessons.

        November 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • Poppy Lee

      Not paranoid at all. Looks more like a controlled demolitions ops to me, but what do I know?

      November 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Reply
      • Chuck

        If you were to have actually read the article, you would have known that some if it is controlled demolition. Apparently, following the accidental blast, some structures where so damaged that the only option was to bring them down safely.

        November 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
    • Captain Obvious


      November 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Reply
    • Chuck

      Yes, I suspect that it was an accident. The US suffered many very unfortunate accidents as we struggled to develop missiles and nuclear weapons. The theories aren't that difficult, but the devil is in the details... and he is an especially cruel devil in these matters. In many ways, the satellite images, etc., this reminds me of the Soviet N1 rocket explosion; we estimated casualties by counting new tombstones in area cemetaries visible in overhead images.

      Those nations which have done these things, which have developed missiles and nuclear weapons, can tell you from painful experience that a high price is demanded for this knowledge.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Reply
      • Poppy Lee

        Just curious, Chuck. You still in government service?

        November 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
      • Chuck

        Never was.

        November 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
      • ThePhoenix

        @chuck re: "Apparently, following the accidental blast, some structures where so damaged that the only option was to bring them down safely."

        Thats EXACTLY what GWB said when HE had WTC #7 demolished

        November 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  80. Ranked PO

    Roses are Red, Violet's are Blue, IRAN SUCKS!

    November 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
    • heywood jablome

      Ha....good one. Why not round up all of those 'so-called' holy men, you know, the ones with that effin turbin and greasy hair that they never wash.....get all of them there for the next meeting and......ka-blowey.....all of you old farts gone....
      Jihad my crank you bunch of a pork chop and have a cocktail you useless poor excuses for human beings!!

      November 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  81. Monsterous

    Iranian Mullah ' Ill get you next time Gadget! '

    November 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  82. Monsterous

    Total Wiley Coyote move! Let me guess, the explosives were made by ACME?

    November 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • vbscript2

      No, they were probably made by Russia. Just operated by ACME.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  83. Bobby

    Just wait until they attempt to launch a Muke,it will blow up in their face. Just a third world nation as always 😉

    November 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  84. Anonymous

    Let me guess the C1A blew it up with a pepsi. I hate you coppers.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Chuck

      Got any evidence to support that accusation? I doubt that you do.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Reply
      • vbscript2

        Umm... people usually don't have evidence to back up sarcastic remarks.

        November 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  85. billy jester

    awwww–how terrible-NOT

    November 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  86. Duane it

    November 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Patel

      If you know the 'Karma' you will never say it this way. I'm not taking any side or have no comment on real news. just on use of the word.

      November 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  87. Chuck

    That would be YOUR guess. But you have, apparently, no evidence to support that GUESS.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  88. Anonymous

    Let me guess the CIA blew it up with a drone. I hate you spooks.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Reply
    • Jay

      did you read the article?

      November 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply
    • Howard

      Why would the CIA need to do that? The Iranians are perfectly capable of blowing themselves up. They don't need any help from the Great Satan.

      November 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Reply
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