posted on May, 11 2006 @ 11:13 AM
This talk about a new and improved MOAB...or other bunker busters..is mostly politics. Not that we cannot build them. We most certainly can. They are
just a bit pricey with todays technology ..both in the weapon and the delivery systems.
Most of this is saber rattling to call someones bluff...to show them ...the Iranians and other intrested partys that we can also play the game if we
so choose...costs us very little...to saber rattle.
We do this saber rattling every time we deploy units around the world or send a fleet out. This is just another example of rattling the sabers with
this "New Era of Bunker Buster " Weapons.
The facts of the matter is that these weapons were coming anyway...just like the maturing of the .50 caliber accurate sniper weapons. A accurate
deep penetration bunker buster is the maturing of the smart bomb as a sniper weapon. I think the term or parliance is " surgical weapon or surgical
Also as of the first Gulf war in the early 1990s..do not think for one minute that the effectiveness of these new generation smart weapons as
effecient tools has gone unnoticed. It has not. Bunker busters or not...the effectiveness and effeciency of these tools has many a wanabee opponent
taking notice that they can be on the receiving end of this tool if we so choose.
Notice that you hear very little out of Afganistan ..and such places about our tracking cell phones or walkie talkie conversations..anymore...they
have learned quickly that to use these technologies is to invite death and destruction....unheard and unseen by them.
If you read certain articles on these weapons they can be launched accurately from miles and miles away ...to their programmed targets..way out of
Sam Missle range unheard and unseen. Do you think that it is not possible with the accuracy of the delivery systems to place as many as five or more
of these weapons ...properly spaced... apart into the same hole in the ground??
The fact that other nations choose to bury thier capabilities very deep in the ground is a testament to thier fears...concerning the use of these
smart tools. As I stated..the maturing of these smart tools to the next generation was coming anyway. Think it through.
My point is that in the saber rattling game ..of politics this is deliberately cultivated and practiced. We sometimes also call this the "pucker
factor' or "pucker factor diplomacy." Nothing new going on here.