posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 12:42 PM
We've been hearing about bunker busters for years with MOAB and all its variants in the U.S. and in the RF. No doubt, they did not work well enough
in Tora Bora which was the last place I heard of them being used. The guy walked out in the dead of night. So, mark me down as someone who would be
fairly comfortable 1000 ft below the surface with a mountain above me - no matter what the bomb experts say - they haven't done enough testing in
real world situations.
The real issue here is whether Iran is within its rights to seek nuclear power and/or nuclear weapons. Well, they're a sovereign nation. We might
not like much of what they do but unless we can pinpoint approaches that they take in reaching their goals that either involve criminal enterprises,
violation of their treaties, or acts of war, i.e. an armed attack, we should go back to fixing our own broken economy. 'Armed attack'
definitionally encompasses preemption so they can't put a nuke on top of a ballistic missile and aim it at somebody and not expect a phone call.
(That 'right' appears reserved for the super powers by the super powers so maybe argue with them. )
If I were Iran, I would very carefully analyze the cost-benefit of a nuke approach. Besides the high cost of just building and maintaining the junk
there is a huge downside politically. They have rich neighbors that they aren't on good terms with. They are intelligent people and can understand
theories of escalation even in the absence of actual offensive capabilities, i.e. take your hand out of your pocket to prove you don't have a gun,
'cause if you don't, I'm walking across the street to buy one. Why spend hard earned cash on this nonsense when nobody is trying to invade your
sovereign territory? Better to build great buildings, feed your people for free, and do research into problems nobody has solved.