Are you ready for a catastrophic war in the Middle East? When I heard that there had been multiple military strikes inside Iran on Saturday night, I went to several prominent mainstream news websites looking for confirmation. But I didn’t see any stories about these strikes on any of their front pages. That puzzled me, because social media is filled with videos of these attacks, and there are lots of stories about them in Middle Eastern news sources. So why is the mainstream media here in the United States choosing to be so quiet about what is happening inside Iran?
I did find a Fox News story about the drone strike that happened in Isfahan, but that story appears to promote the Iranian view that it really wasn’t a big deal at all…
A loud blast has been reported at an Iranian military facility and officials in the country say it was the result of an “unsuccessful” drone attack.
“One of (the drones) was hit by the … air defense and the other two were caught in defense traps and blew up. Fortunately, this unsuccessful attack did not cause any loss of life and caused minor damage to the workshop’s roof,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the state news agency IRNA.
If you just read that story, you would be tempted to believe that this attack was a complete nothingburger.
Of course this is what the Iranians often do when they are attacked. They act tough and deny that any serious damage has been done.
But the Jerusalem Post is reporting that the strike on Isfahan was actually “a tremendous success”…
Despite Iranian claims, the drone attack on Iran at Isfahan was a tremendous success, according to a mix of Western intelligence sources and foreign sources, The Jerusalem Post initially reported on Sunday morning.
According to the Post, the facility that was hit is involved in “developing advanced weapons”, and “four large explosions” were recorded…
There were four large explosions at the military industry factory, documented on social media, against a facility developing advanced weapons. The damage goes far beyond the “minor roof damage” that the Islamic Republic claimed earlier Sunday and has falsely claimed in past incidents.
And a major British news source says that a “huge fire” erupted at the facility after it was attacked…
A huge fire has erupted at an Iranian military industry factory following a suspected drone strike – as mystery surrounds who was responsible for the attack.
A loud explosion struck the factory close to Iran’s central city of Isfahan overnight amid rising global tensions.
Footage close to the scene shows huge flames engulfing the facility and plumes of black smoke rising from the area, while emergency vehicles and fire trucks could be seen outside the complex.
In addition, it is also being reported that a “massive fire” erupted at an oil refinery “in northwestern Iran” around the same time…
A massive fire broke out at an oil refinery in northwestern Iran on Saturday, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
The refinery is near the city of Tabriz in East Azerbaijan Province.
“The firefighting is still going on and the size and intensity of the fire made it difficult to extinguish,” Fars reported.
But these were apparently not the only targets that were struck on Saturday.
There were reports of explosions from multiple locations, and some are claiming that Israel has decided to launch a “special military operation” against the Iranians….