ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.
Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources.
The attack would be the first with nuclear weapons since 1945, when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Israeli weapons would each have a force equivalent to one-fifteenth of the Hiroshima bomb.
Under the plans, conventional laser-guided bombs would open “tunnels” into the targets. “Mini-nukes” would then immediately be fired into a plant at Natanz, exploding deep underground to reduce the risk of radioactive fallout.
“As soon as the green light is given, it will be one mission, one strike and the Iranian nuclear project will be demolished,” said one of the sources.
Well, it’s no longer secret now.
Makes sense to me. Would you allow someone who daily threatens your existence to possess nuclear weapons? The Jews made a terrible mistake when they underestimated Hitler. They won’t make a similar mistake again.
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I was wondering if you could help explain the tactics behind a bunker-busting tactical nuclear weapon for us civilians.
I had a little military training, though not much, and assumed the following (posted in my comments section @ sevenstripes.com):
“From what I understand, in this scenario, a bunker-busting tactical nuclear weapon would ordinarily be identified by a civilian as a regular missile that we might see armed on a fighter jet on Discovery Channel.
However, as the description implies, the Ã¢â‚¬Å“bunker bustingÃ¢â‚¬Â element would yield IsraelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desired result, that the weapon would penetrate deep, heavily protected caverns and fortresses. The nuclear capability of the weapon would then, in turn, produce a powerful enough explosion to destroy as much of the underground nuclear facilities as possible, its radiation remaining contained (in theory) underground.”
Any veracity to my assumptions?
Gosh! You’re right, Rob! Israel should have nuked Germany in 1936! It’s all so clear to me now.
Your commenter was quite correct. It’s a small tactical nuke that will leave very little fallout. Might be some from the dirt it blows out into the atmosphere but still very little compared to a regular nuke. It’s one of the best options we have to take out a hardened underground facility.
The Times of London is reporting that Israel is drawing up plans to use nuclear weapons on Iranian nuclear facilities. They also report that Israeli Air Force squadrons are actually already in training for the mission.
ISRAEL has drawn up sec…
Drudge: Report on Israeli secret plans to attack Iran
The headline at the DRUDGE Report as of 5:29 PM EST on January 6 2007 is as follows:
Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons, the SUNDAY TIMES of London is plan…
Bomb a nuclear facility with a nuclear weapon & you will have radioactive fallout that will kill millions over decades. For Curt to say that “might be some of the dirt blows out” is a criminal understatement of the possible consequenses. Many of these casualties will not be in Iran but other countries some of them nuclear powers themselves. Plus there is always the added danger for the aggressor that as they used the nuke first the world will have less sympathy when they get nuked in turn. For a country with a small land area such as Israel this will be especially devastating.