22 July 2009

How do you say "playing chicken"...

...in Farsi...

The operation appears to be "no more risky" than the attack in June 1981 on the Osirak reactor in Iraq, which was destroyed by Israel to prevent Saddam Hussein getting nuclear weapons.

A similar attack on Iran "provides at least as much benefit in terms of delaying Iranian development of nuclear weapons," said researchers Whitney Raas and Austin Long.
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9 comments:

Philanthropist said...

The Obama administration should be working feverishly behind the scenes, and perhaps openly, to support the protests, though it's doubtful that they are.

Getting rid of the Mad Mullahs would avoid the whole 'nuclear confrontation' thingy - a very good outcome.

If Iranians formed a rational, representative government - no one would care too much if they did waste their time developing a nuke, but with the crazies in charge they must be stopped.

JA Goneaux said...

You can almost read the Leftist Reading Notes:

1) Iran only wants peaceful energy, and any mention of them wanting a bomb is Jewish (er, Israeli) propaganda!

2) Ok, they have a bomb. But it is only a small one, and besides the Jews (er, Israelis) have one!!

3) What the Jews (er, Israelis) did by leveling that peaceful bomb-making plant was a war crime!!!

Neo Conservative said...

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"what's flat, black and glows in the dark?"

i'll give you a hint... it ain't tel-aviv.

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Rich said...

The 2 comments above are right on target.
One thing that may be a problem is HOW to do it.
I recall articles months ago stating that a major problem was how to wipe out the nuclear facilities that are underground in a mountain location(s).
The article said that there were no conventional or nuclear weapons available that would guarantee the kind of penetration needed to destroy the facilities.
Can anyone clarify this?

Rich said...

Make that 3 comments...there was cross-posting

Philanthropist said...

'Bunker Busters' don't have to destroy the facilities entirely, especially nuclear bunker busters, but they could entomb the labs and set back the program for years - hopefully enough time for Iranians to achieve rational government.

Neo Conservative said...

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i don't think you have to worry about the initial strike... the israelis and the americans have been war-gaming this particular scenario in excruciating detail for years now.

sure be interesting to see the, er... fallout though.

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Rich said...

The big-O would have to agree to any U.S. involvement and he'd never do that.
Maybe hold a town meeting or something but actually DO something?..... that would be above his pay-grade.

Neo Conservative said...

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"rich says... The big-O would have to agree to any U.S. involvement"

if israel pulls the trigger here, president mcdreamy has two choices... disavow israel entirely... or pile on.

you wanna guess which way the joint chiefs and congress are gonna lean?

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