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US to nuke Iran April 8, 2006 1:03 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States, World Politics
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So, did anyone not see this one coming?

US considers use of nuclear weapons against Iran
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The administration of
President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against
Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility, The New Yorker magazine has reported in its April 17 issue.

One former defense official said the military planning was premised on a belief that “a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government,”

the possible use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, to insure the destruction of Iran’s main centrifuge plant at Natanz

“There are very strong sentiments within the military against brandishing nuclear weapons against other countries,” the magazine quotes the Pentagon adviser as saying.

The adviser warned that bombing Iran could provoke “a chain reaction” of attacks on American facilities and citizens throughout the world and might also reignite Hezbollah.

“If we go, the southern half of Iraq will light up like a candle,”


Which of course is one reason we are in Iraq. (in my opinion)

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1. Matt - April 8, 2006

do you have a link?

2. djuggler - April 9, 2006

I linked the words “this one” above to http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060408/ts_afp/usirannuclearmilitary

3. Matt - April 11, 2006

I used some of that and started a thread on http://www.themorass.com with some interesting discussion. It includes a link of an article saying Iran has had nukes since the soviet union collapsed.