IAF Not Involved
As noted previously here on Wizbang, Iran is a far less homogeneous state than most in the West would believe. So much so that what appear to be local resistance movements have been causing Republican Guards facilities to go “Boom” rather more than the Mad Mullahs approve of.
More’s the pity.
By Michael Ledeen | PJ Media
It’s all the rage. Literally. Two explosions at Iranian military/nuclear weapons sites. Four explosions in Syria, including three suicide bombers in Damascus on Saturday, two of which were aimed at Syrian security forces buildings, all in the past few days. Today’s explosion was in Aleppo, and also “near a government security building.”
The Iranian blasts are seemingly more dramatic, and probably part of the ongoing campaign being waged against the installations of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, especially, but not solely, those connected to the nuclear weapons project. One of the blasts took place at Zarin Dasht, once the site of a Russian mill, now an important component of the military/industrial complex of the country, where missile fuel and warheads for missiles are manufactured. As is often the case, much of the complex is underground, which is where the explosion took place. My sources tell me that seven people are missing and several are wounded and are being treated. So far as I know there are no reports in the Iranian media.
The more dramatic event was the explosion at Natanz, generally credited as the major uranium enrichment center in the country. The most important facilities are eight meters underground, and are among those potential military targets said to be very hard to destroy. The explosion, according to my Iranian sources, took place in the next-to-bottom level of the underground structure, leading to a shutdown of the entire complex.
Bad luck, no doubt. A series of random unfortunate events, for the Mad Mullahs and their flunkies.
The mahdi was unavailable for comment.
Hat Tip: Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds who “…was expecting an Earth Shattering Kaboom!”