According to WND an explosion occurred within Fordow, one of Iran's most important nuclear sites. Fourteen North Korean technicians and two military officers are reported to be among the missing. North Korean technicians? That's enough to send shivers down my spine.
What exactly happened isn't nearly as important as the fact that it did happen and has been confirmed by the Times of London and German Die Weit.
The site has allegedly been secured and there are fears of initiating a rescue mission from outside due to the possibility of further explosions and the leakage of toxic gases and radiation. Wonderful. This may save those living on the outside but could well spell doom for the 200 trapped within.
There is certainly a lot of cloak and dagger possibilities here. It would certainly blow Iran's cover for it's nuclear program and would unveil the collaboration between the North Koreans and the Iranians. The word from the government is to keep it quiet.
Fortunately, other countries around the world have better intelligence than we do when it comes to what the Middle Eastern rogues are up to.
Let's assume the story is true. Why aren't we hearing about it? Could we be behind it? I don't think so. Could the Israelies? Possibly. Disrupting the Iranian nuclear program is high on their priority list. Could it just be a horrible accident? Why not? However, we've not offered any assistance which even we usually do in times of disaster.
More likely Jay Carney's statement that we don't find it credible is evidence enough that it is. The end result will depend on which of the sceanarios is the correct one. Whichever it is, the business of war has reached out it's ugly tentacles once more and a lot of people who are there because of circumstances not necessarily compliant with their government dictates, face a slow and agonizing death.
Should the Iranians ask for outside aid? Absolutely. Will they? No. Death to protect their interests means far more to them than life. It matters little if it's their allies such as the North Koreans, or their own citizens. Heaven forbid government aims should be relinquished for the good of the people. We, at least, do know something about how that goes. Unfortunately.