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Msg  479306 of 490266  at  1/30/2023 10:31:17 PM  by


Explosions at Iranian Weapons Plant

After a weekend of dead silence the Mossad is talking to the press, (viz. the WSJ writeup, at this link  here ) and delivering its own version via DEBKA.  The latter includes some unusually cheeky trash talk aimed at Moscow and Tehran.  Worth a look, if only to see what they want us to believe.
Here's from DEBKA, with the usual caveats: estimated three quadcopters with bomblets (see photo) smashed into “an advanced weapons plant” in Isfahan, demonstrating the deep and detailed penetration Israel’s intelligence has achieved for sabotaging Iran’s developing nuclear and missile programs. These quadcopters have been used before. In June 2021, they were deployed to hit a centrifuge factory in Karaj outside Tehran and once again in February 2022 to attack a drone-manufacturing plant in Kermanshah.

Since the maximum range of these four-engined armed drones is no more than about 2km, the Mossad must obviously enlist local teams for arming and wielding them. The availability of local helpers for Mossad sabotage operations was hinted at in Jan. 2018 by Yossie Cohen, then director of the spy agency, when he remarked: “We have eyes, ears and more, if you will, inside Iran as well.”


On Monday, the Russian foreign ministry condemned the Isfahan attack as a provocation, warning that “this act of terror could have unpredictable consequences,” adding an unusual statement: “Russia’s intelligence services are analyzing information about the attack to get a more complete picture of what happened.”

Moscow has never hitherto used the term “terror” in relation to Israel’s long offensive against Iranian military targets. It is taken to mean that the Russians and their intelligence resources have opened the door to intervening in Israel’s shadow war against Iran, whenever and wherever it sees fit.

 The full DEBKA piece is at this link here

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