Iran 2012 Twin Earthquakes: Natural Disaster or Nuclear Testing?
While Iran is generally prone to seismic activity and earthquakes are not uncommon there, the twin earthquakes that hit near the city of Tabriz last Saturday might not have been a purely natural disaster…
While it is true that Iran is generally prone to seismic activity and earthquakes are not uncommon there, the twin earthquakes that hit near the city of Tabriz last Saturday might not have been a purely natural disaster.
The scientist mostly deny any connection between nuclear testing and earthquakes that often occur near the areas that such testing had place, but it is quite possible that such powerful explosions especially when carried out underground could set off an earthquake in already earthquake prone areas such as north-western Iran.
What is especially suspicious in this case is the fact that the earthquakes hit only 11 minutes apart from each other and were of almost equal strength magnitude 6.3 and 6.2 respectively, when usually the earthquake that precedes a bigger one or an aftershock is of a much lesser magnitude than the main event.
The U.S geological survey quickly pointed out that the earthquakes’ zone was not near any known nuclear facility, but what if it had been close to an unknown one? The Iranian regime does not even hide the fact that it is still aggressively working on its nuclear program despite all the sanctions and threats from U.S and European Union as well as Israel. It has also worked on new nuclear facilities before while denying it only to admit to it later like in the case of its nuclear facilities in Natanz and Arak. Therefore it is very likely that it might have some underground facilities in the mountainous region near Tabriz as well.
I would not be surprised at all if in the near future it gets discovered or even worse if Iran declares that it has conducted a successful nuclear test. The regime in Tehran is most likely working on it even more feverishly now when it looks like they are about to lose its key ally in the region, which is Assad regime in Syria.
Iranian regime would love to be able to announce itself a nuclear power and back the faltering Syrian regime. It would certainly be a proverbial game changer in more ways than one.
Adding to these concerns is the latest report of International Atomic Agency warning the international community that it has reason to suspect that Iran has past and possibly new undisclosed nuclear facilities related to its nuclear program in which they are directly developing a nuclear payload for a missile. The report stated that this information is “broadly consistent and credible in terms of technical detail, the time frame in which these activities were conducted and the people and organisations involved.”
If the world does not head the warnings, the very war everyone is so afraid to cause by any military intervention will be upon us anyway, and will be far more devastating than the results of any pre-emptive strike against Iran by either United States or Israel could be.