I’m seeing quite a few comments about bombing Iran.
It’s obvious that Ahmadinejad wants to stir up something with the US and Israel.
Think what you want, but the little fact that Iran has been the worlds largest supporter of terrorism for a little over 28 years enters into it quite
a bit in my opinion.
It seems the great majority of Iranian people don’t really want an all-out war with America and Israel.
And something has to be done to rein in Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs.
There is no choice in the matter.
It doesn’t make any difference whether or not a US President, past or future, gets the involved parties to sign a peace agreement.
The Arab world doesn’t stand by their word and in all cases I can recall, they’ve never kept their end of the bargain for long.
Some photo ops, a few huzzahs and once off the world stage, it’s right back to the bloody business of terrorism.
The answer is simple and we need not get into a land war with Iran.
We have the technology to destroy the nuclear plants and if need be a great part of the Iranian Army if necessary.
There would be very minimal losses to our combatants.
And if Iran’s Army marched toward the Iraqui border, whether on foot or in convoys, the death toll by bombing from the air would be terrible to
With the intelligence capabilities we have - and it’s a lot better than most think - it won’t be hard to find where the Mullahs are and where
Knocking out the leadership of Iran and then taking the nuclear plants out would cause the least amount of damage to Iran.
The people of Iran could set up a government that suits them with the religion of their choice and not have to live under the iron thumb of today’s
I realize there are many America-haters here on the board and the great majority of them live in America.
I notice too, that not many of them seem to be moving elsewhere leaving me to believe that they like living here.
Granted, things could be better in many areas, but that’s something we can work toward via the political process.
I can hear the whining already.
You can’t just assassinate a country’s leaders.
They’ve proven themselves to be a danger to many other countries all over the world including the US and stepped over the line many years back with
their acts of terror done by cowardly men.
Many of the comment’s here on ATS and other boards talk about nuclear war in the region.
Any nuclear explosion in Iran, anywhere else in the Middle East or the world in general will not be done by the US.
And here’s why not.
Like many peoples throughout the world, when the Chernobyl disaster happened and satellite films traced the path of the radiation tinged cloud, it
made me realize what a small world it really is.
I think more than a few in the US, scientists and politicians realized there had to be a better way to fight a limited war.
Nukes or even tactical nukes are not the answer.
To that end, from what I see and read, extremely powerful conventional explosives weapons - bombs - have been developed.
A small number of these dropped in the right places would bring Iran’s lust for exporting terrorism to an end.
And once the dust settled - in more ways than one - Iran could join the world as a free nation, take advantage of its oil riches to further their
country with infrastructure, schools, roads, a good food supply and all the rest that they could do with the money.
What follows is some of the more interesting sites and a small bit on them and the equipment/explosives they talk about.
And just so it’s clear, there are conventional explosive bombs out there that are considerably more powerful than the MOAB which is mentioned at the
A partial quote from the site
“The GBU-43/B is large, powerful and accurately delivered. high explosive. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb [MOAB] weapon is a 21,000
lbs total weight GPS-guided munition with fins and inertial gyro for pitch and roll control. It is probable that this munition was initially
nick-named the "Mother Of All Bombs" with the retronymic expansion of MOAB following later.
On 11 September 2007 the Russian military announced that it had tested what it called the "Father of All Bombs". Described as the world's most
powerful non-nuclear air-delivered munition, the Russian military claimed it was four times more powerful than the American "Mother Of All Bombs."
While the Russian bomb was reported to contain 7.8 tons of "thermobaric" explosive, compared to the more than 8 tons of explosives in the American
bomb, the Russian bomb was said to use more highly efficient explosive, with a yield equivalent to 44 tons of TNT. The bomb was reported to have a
blast radius of 300 meters, double that of the American bomb, while the temperature at the epicenter was also reported to be twice as high.
The MOAB has a 450' blast radius
Moab drop video
The Russian FOAB
FOAB stands for Father of all bombs.
The FOAB has a 900' blast radius.
I did quite a bit of looking, but I can’t find if the FOAB is more powerful due to a higher quantity of explosive or it carries a higher intensity
I’m betting it has a higher intensity explosive.
And further betting that America has an even higher intensity explosive waiting in the wings that’ll make the MOAB and FOAB look like small time
Quoted from the site
“There are a lot of skeptics that believe the Father of All Bombs may just be a big hoax. The Russian military claimed the bomb was dropped from a
Tupolev 160 bomber although the bomb and the aircraft where never seen in the same video. Recall that the MOAB is usually dropped out of a much larger
C-130 or equivalent. ‘You’ve got to approach Russian claims with skepticism,’ says John Pike, an analyst at the think tank.”
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