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After delays, massive US bunker-buster available

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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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After delays, massive US bunker-buster available


www.jpost.com

Facing possible intervention in Syria, Iran strike, 30,000-pound bomb capable of penetrating underground facilities is ready.

In face of possible military intervention in Syria and a strike against Iran, the United States has announced that its largest bunker-buster missile capable of penetrating underground facilities is operational and ready for use if needed.

Called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), the 30,000-pound bomb which contains over 5,000 pounds of explosives was originalI
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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I find the timing of this announcement to be slightly convenient especially if you are to consider the context of the article. The article is an obvious propaganda piece from an Israeli outlet aimed to influence public opinion to agree with intervention in Syria and Iran.

These bombs sound pretty destructive but I wonder whether or not they can perform what they are claimed to do which is penetrate certain underground facilities. If these claims are true it allows the United States to seriously cripple Iran's nuclear and defense capabilities without even having to use nuclear weapons.

Here is an old news clip on this bomb:



www.jpost.com
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Is this weapon the MOAB, FOAB, or maybe GOAB?




posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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All I can say I hope I never have to deal with the possibility of any of those ever getting dropped anywhere near me! Those things are said to cause a lot of damage, but is this just saber rattling?

I think this is the real deal


Many innocents will die due to bombs like these.


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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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due to technical difficulties, now solved, the invasion of iran will continue on schedule. we apologize for any inconvenience.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by Flyinghaggis
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Is this weapon the MOAB, FOAB, or maybe GOAB?



It's the "MOP" aka the Massive Ordnance Penetrator.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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whew....just in the knick of time


for something



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
due to technical difficulties, now solved, the invasion of iran will continue on schedule. we apologize for any inconvenience.


Well said, I hope everyone else can pick up on your sarcasm, but I did


Kaboom!



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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Ha!



As if all the other weaponry they had wasn't enough, now they need a new weapon to justify striking Iran!

These people are too predictable...

AND THAT'S A FACT.


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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed

Originally posted by Flyinghaggis
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Is this weapon the MOAB, FOAB, or maybe GOAB?



It's the "MOP" aka the Massive Ordnance Penetrator.



The ladies must love this



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by Juggernog

Originally posted by Corruption Exposed

Originally posted by Flyinghaggis
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Is this weapon the MOAB, FOAB, or maybe GOAB?



It's the "MOP" aka the Massive Ordnance Penetrator.



The ladies must love this




Man that was funny!

I hope as many people as possible see it before it gets taken down.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Lol, yea. I just had to say it.
Anyway, in strength, this bomb is a quiet a bit weaker than the MOAB, but its not designed to burrow into the earth before exploding like the MOP is.
I remember seeing the MOAB test explosion on YT, it even appeared to form a small mushroom.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Explanation: S&F!

Now they have something that MAY do the job ... what miltary assets can carry and deploy such extremely heavy ordinance?


Personal Disclosure: No point having such things if they can't deploy it in a war theater of operations!



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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Im sure they could stick them on a ballistic missile to deliver them. not a ICBM mind you but something like a persian110.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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If only it was a BANKER buster- that's some technology we could all use



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Explanation: Uhmmm?


I couldn't find the ballistic missle you mentioned.


The closest I could find was this ... and they are no longer in existence!

Martin Marietta M14/MGM-31 Pershing [designation-systems.net]


The MGM-31 Pershing was the first and only solid-fueled MRBM (Medium Range Ballistic Missile) deployed by the U.S. Army. It has been in service for almost 30 years until all nuclear MRBMs were phased out and destroyed according to arms reduction treaties.


And I dont believe it would work becuase it wouldn't be able to carry the full 30,000lb payload.

And just replacing the nuke warhead with 5000lbs of HEX isn't going to do the job required.

Personal Disclosure: If I have misconstrued the information as supplied ... then please link me to a credible webpage/website that details the 'persian110' missles specificationa and capabilities.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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ahahahah yeahhh you know we need to put this man to justice, how dare anyone shoot down a theatre full of people

But besides that come check out our new 30,000 pound buster bunker


this world is *#$&&%#%



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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Bombs away.




Both the B-2 and B-1 have the bomb bay configuration and gross weight capability as well.

There isn't a ICBM in the U.S. or Russian inventories that has a 30,000 lb throwweight.

The MGM-31 Pershing was withdrawn from service under the START treaties in the late 1980's and only had range of about 1000 miles with a single warhead that weighed less than a 1/4 ton.

What made the Pershing a game-changer and freaked the Soviets out was its terminal guidance which gave it the tremendous accuracy and with it the capability to reliably target command and control with a small tactical warhead.


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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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man
that thing is as big as the jet...
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would hate to be the enemy they pick for the month...
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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And you get bet your bottom dollar that these things will be loaded with DEPLETED URANIUM!

Time to reduce the over flowing stockpiles...(AGAIN)



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