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Forum Post: Iranian Nuclear Explosion?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 28, 2013, 7:53 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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Wouldnt the US be able to detect that kind of rumbling with all tech stuff and monitoring we have over, on both sides of Iran?




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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (24092) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Iranian Nuclear Explosion? If true? Yes then every one knew about it. Cold war tech stuff.

[-] 1 points by Narley (284) 2 years ago

If it did happen, it’s plausible to think the Israel was involved.

[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Narcissism results in little interest in those around you.

[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

I guess it depends on whose the "those" are as well?

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

After decades of torture and murder at the hands of the CIA SAVAK operatives in Iran, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that Iran wants revenge.

Wouldn't you?

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

From Wiki 1957-1970

After removing the populist regime of Mohammad Mosaddeq (which was originally focused on nationalizing Iran's oil industry but also set out to weaken the Shah's power) from power on 19 August 1953, in a coup, the monarch, Mohammad Reza Shah, established an intelligence service with police powers. The Shah's goal was[6] to strengthen his regime by placing political opponents under surveillance and repress dissident movements. According to Encyclopædia Iranica:

A U.S. Army colonel working for the CIA was sent to Persia in September 1953 to work with General Teymur Bakhtiar, who was appointed military governor of Tehran in December 1953 and immediately began to assemble the nucleus of a new intelligence organization. The U.S. Army colonel worked closely with Bakhtīār and his subordinates, commanding the new intelligence organization and training its members in basic intelligence techniques, such as surveillance and interrogation methods, the use of intelligence networks, and organizational security. This organization was the first modern, effective intelligence service to operate in Persia. Its main achievement occurred in September 1954, when it discovered and destroyed a large communist Tudeh Party network that had been established in the Persian armed forces[7][8]

In March 1955, the Army colonel was "replaced with a more permanent team of five career CIA officers, including specialists in covert operations, intelligence analysis, and counterintelligence, including Major General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf who "trained virtually all of the first generation of SAVAK personnel." In 1956 this agency was reorganized and given the name Sazeman-e Ettela'at va Amniyat-e Keshvar (SAVAK).[8] These in turn were replaced by SAVAK’s own instructors in 1965.[9][10]

SAVAK had the power to censor the media, screen applicants for government jobs, "and according to reliable Western source,[11] use all means necessary, including torture, to hunt down dissidents". [12] The CIA provided SAVAK with lists of Communists to torture and murder. These lists originated with KGB defectors working for the CIA.