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Originally posted by St Udio
'If we have such capabilities...."
?Wasn't there a small flurry when the USA was caught shipping DU Bunker Buster missiles/or bombs, thru British military terminals, to some middle east destination,
right as the summer '06 Labanon/Israel War was going on?
Originally posted by artyd
Ignorance is bliss.
[edit on 7-1-2007 by artyd]
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
Couldnt Iran take these statements as public threats and follow by the example of the US and launch a "pre-emptive" strike against Israel , for fear of being attacked first?
It wouldnt be considered wrong because the US led by example?
Originally posted by Vitchilo
2- Casualties won't be that much because Isreal will use BunkerBusters..
And? Do you know where all the installations are located? I studied everything about the possibility of a nuclear strike with bunker buster against Iran and it was VERY VERY deadly and from the own CIA analysis, it would kill over 3 millions civilians.
Hell, it's nuclear weapons, not just little bunker buster.
And I suggest that if any country use nukes against Iran, all the others nuclear powers nuke back. Hell, you don't use nuclear weapons against someone else.
Originally posted by ch1466
Nor is is likely that a full 1.2MT detonation would be required. The B61-11 would give you sufficient strata coupling to destroy targets beneath 70ft of mixed RFC and Dirt at little more than .5-2KT.
Originally posted by grover
There was an article from an Israeli newspaper a few weeks back posted on www.watchingamerica.com discussing this very thing. I went back to try and find it but it had been removed. IHave to say, it was one thing for Israel to hit Saddam's nuclear program in the 80's but if they try this with Iran, I have a feeling that they will bite off far more than they can chew. Iran is not Iraq, even in Saddam's heyday. It could very well blow up in their (and our) face big time.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
B- Just use a ballistic missile.
In Tehran, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told a news conference that the newspaper report "will make clear to the world public opinion that the Zionist regime is the main menace to global peace and the region."
He said "any measure against Iran will not be left without a response and the invader will regret its act immediately."
TEHRAN, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Iran said on Sunday that any measure against Iran would not remain unanswered and the attacker "would quickly regret," the official IRNA news agency reported.
"The attacker would quickly regret the action," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said in response to a question on the possibility of Israel's military strike on Iran's nuclear sites.
According to a report by British newspaper The Sunday Times, Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.
"Such bragging indicates the weakness of the opposite side and would have no impact on Iran's resolve to continue its peaceful nuclear activities," Hosseini said.
Full Article Link (Chinese News Source)
Iran vows to hit back at any Israeli strike (Pakistani News Source)
TEHRAN, Jan 7 (AFP) Iran warned on Sunday it would make any foe "regret" an attack against the Islamic republic after a British newspaper reported Israel was planning a strike against its nuclear facilities. "Any action against the Islamic republic will not go without a response and the aggressor would regret the action very quickly," foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters. A senior Israeli official has dismissed as "absurd" the report in The Sunday Times that the Jewish state had drawn up plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities in a tactical nuclear strike.
U.S. puts squeeze on Iran's oil fields
LONDON — As Washington wages a very public battle against Iran's quest for nuclear power, it is quietly gaining ground on another energy front: the oil fields that are the Islamic Republic's lifeblood.
Iran's oil industry has raked in record amounts of cash during three years of high oil prices. But a new U.S. campaign to dry up financing for oil and natural gas development poses a threat to the republic's ability to continue exporting oil over the next two decades, many analysts say.
The campaign comes at a moment of unique vulnerability for Iran's oil industry, which also faces challenges from rising domestic energy consumption, international isolation, a populist spending spree by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and trouble closing contracts with foreign oil companies — a recipe for potential disaster in a nation with one of the world's largest reservoirs of oil.
Originally posted by lonewolf3872
I always thought the U.S. military should get a couple of its SR-71's back from nasa and strap a couple of small nukes to them,they have the ablity to fly high enough that no one would ever know who dropped them.