reply to post by dontreally
I'm really just getting sick about it as it appears more and more that it's going to happen and little anyone does will alter the course of events.
Please understand, we agree..... I'm not challenging the general ideas here. It's the details and gravity of it all that I think the media happily
encourages ignorance on and political leadership just pretends doesn't exist.
The question, which scenario would prove worse long term? Israel can go straight for their nuclear facilities and blow them to smithereens.
They're underground, I believe, so most of the fallout will be somewhat contained.
I didn't understand how bad this was myself until tonight. I mean, anyone can look at past threads I've done about distance and geography (A couple)
but I didn't zoom IN to the locations to really look. I'm as bad as the bomber crews who just see gradients of color from high altitude.......and
looking didn't make me feel better. These are real people down there...real people with with lives and real hopes and dreams of their own. They die
only if the West decides preemptive war must happen. (sigh)
Iran has 6 nuclear Reactors in 3 vastly separate areas. It seems logical to me that all would need to be hit or whats the point, right? No one thinks
they get a second bite at this apple do they? It's all or nothing. I think we can agree on that, if war it's to be. Well.... Lets see what war IS to
be... and I really do feel sick now... God... so many people...
* Tehran Nuclear Research Facility
(Exposed) 11.5 Million people
in close proximity. It's a northern suburb of Tehran. They have 1 known
reactor in the 5 megawatt range using Highly Enriched Uranium fuel. Stats show it's been running since 1993.
* Esfahan / Isfahan, Iran
. (Partially Buried/Exposed) 4 Research reactors. Chinese supported facilities. 2.4 Million people
proximity. It's on the West edge of Isfahan City.
* Fordow Nuclear Facility
- Qom, Iran. (Buried / Fortified) Unknown facility, purpose and nature. Estimate to start hundreds of feet under
solid mountain. 1.2 Million people
in close proximity. This is 17.9 miles north of downtown Qom city. Qom is kinda like Jerusalem to the
* Bushehr Nuclear Power Station
- Bushehr Iran. (Exposed - Containment Dome Construction)) 1 operational reactor - Russian Facilities -
161,000 estimated people
in close proximity. Bushehr City is 6.5 miles away and this sits on the literal water of the Persian Gulf. I will say
the core of the Bushehr is roughly 550 yards from open, unprotected water. Thats in comparison to 200 yards or so from Reactor Unit 2 in Fukushima to
open Pacific water outside the breakwater. At least we'll have that going for us.
Like I said...I just feel sick after zooming in and seeing the dense city around nuclear research facilities. These are also up to 475 miles apart
from each other....adding to another side of the logistical nightmare.
I don't know what the answer IS though...except that I don't think they are even making nuclear weapons and if I'm wrong, the US and Israel...Saudi
and UAE..and the others, better be 150% sure this time. 110% RIGHT.
Another oops will make the U.S. the next Regime Change the world demands, I honestly believe.
Same with Israel......)
The world reaction is hard to say if the nuke facilities prove after the fact to be real and what they claimed...if not? Ummm.... They have a space
program in Israel. Build shuttles...real real quick...those MAY get them far enough if they prove to be all wrong about the reasons and fears. I doubt
that's far enough though. Justice would still catch them.
edit on 23-9-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
on 23-9-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.- Addition on Bushehr