posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 12:49 PM
Bibi is at again stirring the pot with his favorite ingredients of intrigue and paranoia about the peace loving Persians. This issue has fallen off
the radar for sometime, and now all of a sudden it shows its ugly face? For what apparent reason and why is the questions? Not for once, have I
thought Israel would back down from their concern over Iran's peaceful or militaristic use of nuclear technology. We have yet to see a smoking gun
from intelligence agencies in Europe, the US, or from Israel. If it can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Iran is manufacturing nuclear
weapons, then the international community has to do something about it.
At present, the war bug is biting again with the recent UN Resolution for a no-fly zone over Libya amid the civil crisis. Apparently, the Israeli
Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, feels it is an opportune time to regurgitate this topic for the international community to mull over for future
considerations. Personally, I feel an armed incursion into Iran would be suicide. There is no telling what the consequences of such an action would
be. Moreover, it seems the Iranians have been stacking the deck in their favor as this situation unfolds. On the surface they seem to be complying
with weapons inspectors, and have been present at diplomatic summits in attempts to work out a deal. All of it is a means to make the world believe
they are the odd man out and the bullies are in the West.It appears their brilliant public relations strategy is working, because people are growing
cold and distant to this topic.
Furthermore, they have secured partnerships with both China and Russia in business and military exchanges. Any action would jeopardize that
relationship. An airstrike would be of little use as well, because from what I have learned is that the Iranians have their nuclear development sites
well fortified in event of such an action.
Iran's nuclear plans give
West a tough choice
Iran Nuclear Site: Natanz Uranium Enrichment Site
The price of a military airstrike on Iran would be a heavy one - Iran would undoubtedly use its proxies in Lebanon, Gaza and Iraq to hit back at
Western targets. It would sponsor terrorism across the globe and might attempt to hit oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz. And there is no guarantee
airstrikes would destroy all aspects of the nuclear program.
Natanz (نطنز) is a hardened Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) covering 100,000 square meters that is built 8 meters underground and protected by a
concrete wall 2.5 meters thick, itself protected by another concrete wall. In 2004, the roof was hardened with reinforced concrete and covered with 22
meters of earth.
Those are just some of the defenses at Iranian nuclear sites. There are probably others that the West does not know about.[I am fairly certain that
Iran has not put all their eggs in one basket in regards to their nuclear program.Then there are Iran's proxies to worry about in the event of attack,
as well as their paramilitary Quds Force stirring up the Shiite populations in Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain, and elsewhere around the Middle East. Israel has
taken it upon their selves to act unilaterally in the past with the bombing of Saddam Hussein's nuclear site. Hopefully, this is just more of the
usual pot stirring by the Israelis to keep their concerns relevant. Any military encounter with Iran will have global consequences.
19-3-2011 by Jakes51 because: (no reason given)
edit on 3/19/2011 by 12m8keall2c because: grammar edits per request