posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 09:50 PM
Speaking completely hypothetically here, and without giving any validity to this "high-class prostitute" rumor... I think some of us are thinking
rather narrowly here in terms of a nuclear attack by Iran. A lot of you are making the assumption that a nuclear strike on the US would come by way
of an Iranian submarine. I think an Iranian diesel submarine would be the last means of nuclear attack that Iran would consider.
I think a much more likely scenareo would be one of the following... a freighter with a nuclear-tipped missile on board, firing from several dozen or
hundred kilometers off the coast of the US. Or a freighter with a nuclear bomb on board in the cargo, going off in a US port/river/coastline.
Another possibility could be a private jet or transport plane flying over US soil under disguise, and detonating a nuclear bomb in a suicide mission
thousands of feet in the sky, causing an EMP-style disaster.
I think another incorrect assumption that is being made is that this nuclear device must or will be Iranian-produced, and that it isn't already in
their posession. It is an established fact that we basically have no clue as to how extensive A. Q. Qahn's (sorry if I messed his name up) nuclear
black market was. Iran could already be in posession of a nuclear device. We completely missed North Korea's production of the bomb. We completely
missed India and Pakistan's development of the bomb. We are all well aware of the failures and inaccurate assumptions of our intelligence community,
as well as those of our friends and allies. It is in the relm of possibility that Iran could have also obtained a fully-functional nuclear bomb from
North Korea, or one of the former Soviet republics, or even a rogue scientist from a nuclear power nation.
The fact that there is so much unsecured nuclear materials in the former Soviet nations alone is a scary thought. The rumors of missing "suitcase
nukes" is also disturbing. If there is anything we learned from 9/11, whether it was al-Qaida or our own government who was responsible, is that we
need to think outside the box when it comes to preventing a major attack against this nation.
So while we watch the lengths at which the Iranian regime is willing to go, in defiance of the international community, to obtain a domestic nuclear
program, we must also assume that its not unlikely that they would try to obtain a nuclear weapon from an outside source. I think we may also be
mistaken when trying to observe this situation or predict the moves of this regime with any form of rationality. We've seen that some of their
actions in the past and the comments their leadership have made are completely irrational, and even bordering on insane.
I suppose the moral of my post is that we need to be thinking far and wide outside of the box. Thats just my two cents...