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Originally posted by junglejake
So there's a lot of discussion as to how deep the bunker busters Israel has gotten can go, and if they could be effective against Iran's nuclear facilities.
Let's say the bunker busters can only go through 2 meters of reinforced concrete. Israel got 500 bombs. No where in the rules does it say you can only drop one bunker buster per bunker...Iran would have to build their nuclear facilities with a little more than 18 meters of concrete to prevent a strike. If you recall, the US didn't use just one bunker buster when they went after a target. Remember that opening salvo against the position we suspected Saddam to be at? How many missiles and bombs did we drop on the same target?
I don't see why the nuclear option is the only option to take out Iran's facilities. Even as Westpoint said, Israel could take out the entrances to the facilities along with the mines, and then take their time destroying the actual facilities.
What's really interesting is Iran comes out saying a nuclear war with Israel is a viable option because, while the Arab middle east would suffer, they would survive while Israel would be flattened in the nuclear strikes. Then, a couple weeks later, it becomes blatantly obvious to supporters of Iran that it is actually Israel who will do what Iran said it would do, because Iran is smarter than actually following through with what they said they'd do... Did y'all want to try to capitalize on the outrage expressed towards Iran after those statements and try to twist it to be against Israel?
Originally posted by WestPoint23
According to one global security archive, Iran has several operational uranium mines at depths exceeding 300 metres. Good luck with those.
You just take out the entrances and they can keep their nuclear material in that 300 meter deep mine.
Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources.