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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:25 AM
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SkyNews has just flashed a report that blasts are being heard around the Iranian city of Dailam. Sources. At first it was reported that this was from a missile but Iranian TV now says it could be the result of a fuel tank falling from an Iranian plane. Israeli and the US State Department are denying involvement.
 


These are unconfirmed reports that come only days after the assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister. A mutual defense pact has just been signed between Iran and Syria.






SkyNews

IRAN: 'MISSILE BLAST NEAR NUKE PLANT'

An unknown aircraft has fired a missile in a deserted area near Dailam where Iran has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television has said.

"A powerful explosion was heard this morning on the outskirts of Dailam in the Bushehr province," state TV said.


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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:27 AM
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I heard that on the radio a minute ago, the report said it was nuclear facilities that were being hit. Israel carrying out their threat?

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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:28 AM
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Disturbing news, just heard also that Iran is offering Syria support against attacks after the Beirut bombing. Could this be the start of it?



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:32 AM
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Iran and Syria say they are to form a common front to face challenges and threats from overseas.

"We are ready to help Syria on all grounds to confront threats," Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref said after meeting Syrian PM Naji al-Otari.

Both countries are under intense US pressure, with Washington accusing Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons.

US tensions with Syria have soared since the apparent suicide attack that killed former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.

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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:32 AM
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Originally posted by kegs
I heard that on the radio a minute ago, the report said it was nuclear facilities that were being hit. Israel carrying out their threat?

[edit on 16-2-2005 by kegs]


Which radio?



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:35 AM
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Humm.....I am tune to the news, I will not be surprised if the US is taking advantage of the Syria "problem" and all eyes in that country to start the targeting in Iran.


Destabilization of the Gulf remember.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:35 AM
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A short mention on radio Scotland. Just said a Middle East tv station was reporting that an explosion at a nuclear facility in iran was the result of a missile from an unidentified airplane.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:35 AM
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Any more info on this? I cant find a thing.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:35 AM
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Also unconfirmed reports that a unmaned drone was seen shortly before the event,

Reports still un confirmed are that a missile was fired from an air craft



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:37 AM
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Im having trouble finding anything on this, are there any Military facilities near the target area? Anyone know? If it was a drone the pay load cant have been very big can it?
If its a drone it would be more likely US than Isreali right? I was expecting a longer pause before any action was taken, i wonder what forced the US/Isreali hand?

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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:38 AM
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wow,
that was fast!
only two days after the "lebanon bombing"

i agree with marg here.
create a diversion,
and strike somewhere else.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:38 AM
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Sky keep saying "no comment from The Americans"

Oy... this could be it...

Last night i recieved a few messages from sources that cruise missiles were being worked up. I thought they were just bluffing...



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:39 AM
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I hate news all I am getting is the sports and the weather hour.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:39 AM
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Anyone got any websites, i really hope that this isnt true. if it is i hope the west dident play a part.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:40 AM
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I think its important to remember that... this is an act of war.

Any missile fired into a foreign country is an act of war, iran isnt a country to shy away from this.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:40 AM
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Nerdling,

Does Skynews have a link for this?



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:41 AM
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I was thinking Cruise rather than a drone, like i said i cant see the pay load bieng that big on a drone, then again im prob wrong about that.
Perhaps a combination of the two?



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:42 AM
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Some info I just googled up on the city
members.tripod.com...
Don't bother clicking on it since there are lots of pop-ups and I think tripod sites shut down from bandwith overusage. here are some relevant portions.

there is some discussion, even in ancient times, of the ancient region of Dailam, as a highly mountainous, crescent-shaped area in the north of present day Gilan province, in northern Iran. Dailam was bounded in the north by the Caspian sea (forming its south-west littoral) and in its south by the Alburz mountain range. Minorsky called this region 'Daylam [Dailam] proper', remarking that the Dailamites also occupied the northern slopes of the Alburz mountains (Minorsky in Lewis, 1965: 190).

Apparently its a region of origin for some 'kurdish' and more ancient peoples.

The earliest origins of these people are unknown, although the Dailamites could be the descendants of such ancient peoples as the Delumïoi (Delumioi) and Karduchoi (Kadousioi) mentioned by Ptolemy in 2 AD. Classical historians mention Dailamites, 'Dolomites' or other very similar names repeatedly[...]
Seyfi Cengiz, a former Kurdish guerilla leader, relates an interesting personal experience, while trying to convince villagers in this region that they were Kurds. According to him, he was repeatedly told by them: 'We are Kirmanc. You are saying we are Kurdish. We are not Kurdish' (White, May 1992). The bluntly expressed distinctions between Kurds, Kizilba§ and Zazas is of extreme importance for clearly understanding the nature of the contemporary Kurdish national movement. These two minorities examined in this paper cannot, in fact, be seriously categorised as ethnically Kurdish. But that is not the end of the matter. For these minorities have also demonstrated a willingness and an ability this century to 'Kurdify' themselves, when political expedience demands it[...]

one important fact was left out, when the Zaza rebellion of 1925 and the Kizilba§ rebellions of 1920-38 were briefly referred to above. This is that all of these rebellions called for an independent Kurdistan, in some way. This is hardly surprising, since with one exception, all the 'Kurdish' nationalist uprisings this century in Turkey are actually better described as Kizilba§ or Zaza uprisings which were compelled by circumstances to fight for Kurdish nationalist goals

I allways think that context is important. If this is the same region, perhaps its something of a nod to the kurds in northern iraq? I mean, given multiple target sites, and all else being equal, that might be enough to sway the attack decision.



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:42 AM
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links

reuters.


www.reuters.com...;jsessionid=PIR1OUVJ0VS5QCRBAE0CFFA?type=topNews&storyID=7647548




DUBAI (Reuters) - An unknown aircraft fired a missile on Wednesday in a deserted area near the southern city of Dailam in the province of Bushehr where Iran has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television said.
"A powerful explosion was heard this morning on the outskirts of Dailam in the Bushehr province. Witnesses said that the missile was fired from an unknown plane 12 miles from the city," Iran's Arabic language Al-Alam said.




Skynews

www.sky.com...



posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:43 AM
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CNBC just reported it and says there is no confirmation it did in fact take place. They further stated this is just speculation and the source of the information is one sided being that it came of an Iraian news source that is not always that reliable.



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