reply to post by Ixtab
Oh, whats that?, you want to look at highly classified governmental R&D so you can report it back to America, who is basicaly trying to
establish if and when we will have some sort of defence against them?, hmmmm no, i dont think so!, good day.
I have to thank you for one of the heartiest laughs I've had in a long, long time.
A nuclear warhead... a deterrent... to the U.S.?
When it comes to nuclear weapons, we invented the block that others are attempting to crawl around (forget walk).
So, they develop a nuclear warhead.... what are they going to do to get it here?
Exactly. It's not a defense. They do not have the engineering capability to create a delivery system capable of placing a single warhead anywhere
near the U.S.
The bottom line: we will rape them.
Absolutely. Completely. And there is not a damned thing in the world they can do to stop it, once we decide to resolve to it.
Hell. A single B-52 armed with tactical yield nuclear warheads could pretty much put that country into a dark age for the next 20 years. It would
actually save us the maintenance fees on those warheads, and end up being a cheaper solution than not employing such weapons (- Also figure that
disposing of those weapons once they need to be decommissioned will be -more- expensive than procuring them in the first place...)
I'm not kidding. It would be cheaper for us to nuke Iran into oblivion than to continue to maintain the nuclear weapons used to do it. Not to
mention what it would cost to launch a month-long stomping party with conventional forces.
Not that it makes much difference. A conventional strike on Iran would play out exactly like our invasion of Iraq - except we'd have no feelings of
attachment or goals of sticking around. We'd trash the place and be gone in a month. We would have an afternoon of media coverage depicting the
life and legacy of each and every individual who died in support of the operation (direct combat loss or not) - because there would be less than
"Well, another arrogant post by an American!"
Go ahead. History supports what I'm saying.
Iran is doing this because it's the only thing they can do.
They cannot stand up against us. Even if they had their precious nuclear weapons - all they could do are terrorist-type attacks (and most of those
would be aimed at Israel).
They sit there and rattle their sabers and try to play the role of the victim.
The reality is that we could wipe that country out of existence with merely a whim. Hell - President Obama was able to order strikes against Libya on
his own whim, and that power can only be presumed to apply to this situation.
Most major strategic assets of Iran would lay in ruin before Congress could even convene.