reply to post by Trajan
1. They are trying to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. That means shutting down their facilities totally.
Yes, but if they feel the need to attack Iran in order to delay that, they have to do it them-selfs, since the U.S. Gov is very reluctant in starting
anything as soon as Israel wishes.
Since they can't stop them completely alone, their only option is to cripple the facilities long enough for the U.S. to get involved.
They aren't going to cut the ventilation system because if we use your example (Fukushima) then the radiation fallout and dust will blow back
on Israel. They would need to cover the facilities in tons of rock and earth to stop the worst of the spreading.
So, what you are saying is that blowing the crap out of the buildings is going to stop them and not have any nasty consequences to the surrounding
But to you, cutting power-lines, ventilation and water supplies to refrigeration is going to launch fallout and radiation? That doesn't make much
sense. Especially if you consider that the Iranians will be the ones with the best interest in safeguarding that situation.
The fact that the facilities (which are already reenforced) are intact, actually helps safeguard the release of any radioactive material. Not the
There is more than one way to flatten a facility my friend.
Yes, and most of them are out of Israel's reach.
There is some 450-600 Tomahawk Cruise missiles in the area
Tomahawk missiles are unable to pierce these bunkers. Both Israel and U.S. have stated that in the past. They are great to take out surface,
non-armored fixed targets. But not to take out massive underground bunkers.
and a squadron of F-22s, F-18s, B-52s and more stationed in the UAE.
Of those, only the B-52's can carry the MOP bombs needed to destroy the facilities. And even those MOP's are still under doubt as to their
effectiveness against Iran targets. It's all just theory, for now.
And you shouldn't go back and forward in reality. In order to those to be applied, the U.S. would have to commit to the attack.
This topic isn't about that, nor is that a reality.
At least yet.
The Carrier groups themselves would weaken the Iranian Air Force and take out the anti-air defenses around the bunkers while the US Air Force
in the UAE combined with the Israeli Air Force (who were just given fuel carriers [not sure on the name] by the US) drop those 'Super bombs' on the
Again, you are talking about U.S. full involvement, mixed with a lot of wild speculation.
This topic is about a local Israeli effort to take those facilities.
The US and Israel will *need* to occupy Iran to stop them going after nuclear weapons (Pentagon War Games aren't trivial information my
friend) or it will come back to bite them in the butt when Iran throws itself into researching nuclear weapons... This whole fiasco came out because
of the US' decisions back in the 60's and 70's.
Iraq was also developing WMD's (apparently). After Kuwait they were totally crippled in their military power. So much, that when the Iraq war
started, Iraq didn't put up much of a fight.
Iran will be no different.