Israeli Colonel Explains Mysterious Attack in Iran
Barry Nussbaum: Welcome to ATP Report. I'm Barry Nussbaum. Our very special guest, all the way from Israel, is Dr. Mordechai Kedar. He spent 25 years in the Israeli military in the intelligence division as a Lieutenant Colonel, now retired. He has a Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University, where he lectures even today and is going to enlighten us in English on what's going on in the Middle East, especially in Iran. He speaks a number of languages, none of which I would understand. So we're going to do this in English. Welcome, Motti.
Mordechai Kedar: It's my pleasure and my honor to be here, Barry.
Barry Nussbaum: Thanks so much for joining us. So let's talk about what is going on in Iran every single day. There is another terrorist attack, or so we think. Things are blowing up all over the country. Let's start with what happened in June. There was a huge explosion at the Parchin military complex. What is the significance of this location?
Mordechai Kedar: You should say military program because many countries have a nuclear program for their power stations and things like that, and this is OK. What they had is a military nuclear program, which they committed themselves not to have by signing their N.P. Treaty, the non-proliferation treaty, which actually banned any activities in this way. But they couldn't care less about their signature, and they did advance in their military nuclear program. So this should be emphasized.
Barry Nussbaum: Tell us, Motti, what did happen June twenty-sixth in Parchin, Iran?
Mordechai Kedar: What's happening on June twenty-sixth in Parchin is yet to be revealed. And what you'll see from space is that there is some space on the ground which had some kind of fire. But this is not what happened. What happened is deep inside the ground, under the mountain. One estimation is that inside the mountain, they had some kind of a facility that blew up underground. And then, according to physics, if you have an explosion in the open air, the impact is reduced around the base of the blast by a power of three. However, if the impact is inside the ground, it doesn't have anywhere to go. And it devastates everything which is inside the ground in that compound. And this is actually what happened. What you saw outside, this fire came out one or two seconds after the blast utterly devastated everything under the ground. They had some kind of a fire, and it burned some weeds. The blast actually shook Tehran, although it was approximately 30 kilometers or 20 miles from Tehran. Houses were shaking as if it was an earthquake. And not to mention what they saw in the air. So it's something very important and very explosive. Something devastating, but the world does not know what. Of course, there are some people who know. The people who arranged this blast, they definitely know, and they succeeded in sneaking into that place who knows how many tons of explosives in order to get rid of the whole facility. So this is what happened.
Barry Nussbaum: Motti, why is Iran's regime concealing the information?
Mordechai Kedar: Of course, the Iranians conceal it. They don't reveal what was there because it was illegal. Whatever they had, there was illegal. Just to remind you, the IEAE, already announced that they wanted to go there and to check things at this facility in Parchin. But the Iranians constantly denied an inspection in that location. And they know why. So here it is: On one side they don't allow any inspection to take place. On the other side, a big explosion devastates the place. So you can imagine what might have happened there.
Barry Nussbaum: Quite a summary. Thanks for joining us on ATP Report and a special thank you to Dr. Mordechai Kedar. I would advise all of our viewers to go check out Dr. Kedar on YouTube. Just put in Mordechai Kedar, and you'll see several videos that he's created over the years from major networks around the world. And you'll learn more about his research and opinions. I urge you to check it out. And for those of you that haven't subscribed yet to our text message alerts, please take out your cell phone in the United States only and text the word truth to 88202. You'll be automatically subscribed to our text message system. You'll see this and all of our videos on your cell phone for free. For ATP Report, I'm Barry Nussbaum.