Skip to comments.Looming Apocalypse Israel Arming For Strike On Iran
Posted on 09/25/2004 10:44:12 AM PDT by justme346
The recent announcement of a deal for Israel to acquire thousands of Precision-Guided-Munitions (PGM) went largely unheralded by Elite-Media, who mostly yawned and ho-hummed the sale. One source, the Seattle Post Intelligencer did little more than the intellectually lazy approach, recycling an AP report but the numbers in the report were very telling: 3000 2000-pound laser-guided bombs, 1000 1000-pound laser-guided bombs and 500 500-pound precision-guided bombs.
The most important number noted above is the huge number of 2000-pound PGMs these are heavy, penetrating munitions needed to destroy Irans nuclear facilities. The PGMs also have a satellite-targeting option allowing the attacking aircraft to stand off great distances and lob the bombs to the general area of the target with the terminal phase of the bombs path being guided by satellite.
In case you havent realized the fact: the Iranian nuclear enrichment program will soon dramatically affect your life and the lives of countless millions in other nations. A massive showdown is coming over Iranian enrichment of used nuclear reactor fuel that will draw many more countries into the fray in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian nuclear weapons program is a huge, robust operation that gets little play in the mainstream media. It is the program of a country determined to be a major nuclear power.
There are a total of five Iranian nuclear facilities the Israelis will have to strike to assure the elimination of Iran as a nuclear threat for the future:
1.Tehran Tehran is the command and coordinating center for the Iranian nuclear program, with the offices being located in a suburb to assure civilian deaths and what the media loves to tout as collateral damage. Precision strikes on the program offices, which include a missile program, should keep civilian deaths low. But the Iranians may cluster civilians around the suburban target if the government thinks an air strike is imminent. The facility includes a research reactor, radio-isotope production unit and multi-purpose laboratories.
2.Arak Heavy water production is centered in Arak. Heavy water is used to moderate nuclear fission in reactors. Large amounts of power are required to produce heavy water and the reactors supplying that power will need to be bombed.
3.Natanz (not shown on map) A facility containing gas centrifuges 200 miles south of Tehran and Northeast of Isfahan. Gas centrifuges separate and enrich uranium that has been gasified, resulting in a highly-enriched, bomb-grade product. This is the last step to obtain material for a nuclear weapon.
4.Bushehr A 1000-megawatt reactor on the Persian Gulf coast built by the Russians under contract. This reactor should have started by now. The used fuel from the Bushehr reactor will provide Uranium for many, many bombs and missiles.
5.Isfahan Containing a variety of reactors and Uranium conversion facilities, the Isfahan facility is a sprawling complex.
Most Americans fail to realize the enormity of the Iranian weapons program due to the failings of the media, although pictures and surveillance photographs of the facilities are readily available.
Any Israeli strike will of necessity be massive, employing squadrons of F-15s and F-16s escorted by electronic-warfare radar-jamming aircraft to blind Iranian air defense radar. While the Israeli air strike on the Iraqi French-built Osirak reactor in 1981 was a relatively brief in-and-out affair the air strikes into Iran will be sustained and intense, with many dozens of mostly 2000-pound PGMs being used to pulverize reactors, gas centrifuges, heavy water production and support facilities. A thorough job is required as the likelihood of catching the Iranians unaware a few years later is small. Iranian air defenses vary from good to bad to inconsequential. The biggest threat will from salvos of anti-aircraft missiles that may actually get lucky occasionally and succeed in downing an attacking aircraft.
American complicity is required for any strike to be successful; indeed, American participation may even be in the works. Israel may not possess adequate fuel tanker aircraft to refuel the strike groups returning to Israel and U.S. Air Force tankers will likely be needed. If U.S. Air Force aircraft join the assault the numbers will be adequate to systematically pulverize Iranian facilities to such an extent that resurrection of the program would not be feasible. Areas contaminated by uranium will be small and limited to the immediate sites although Iran may be willing to expend thousands of lives trying to recover nuclear material from the rubble for sale to terrorists groups for the construction of dirty bombs for revenge.
Iranian protests that the nuclear program is peaceful and for electrical generation alone is a patently ridiculous statement for a country able to easily build many oil-fired power plants cheaply. Iran has adequate oil to run electrical plants at a far lower cost than nuclear reactors for many years. There is much information available on the Worldwide Web on this topic but mainstream medias attention-span on the topic is practically non-existent, likely seen as a boring topic, those pesky descriptions of reactors and bombers etc. not suited for prime time. It will be a prime-time event, spanning days of 24/7 coverage, mostly by talking heads, who know little of the subject.
Neither the United States, Israel or many other countries intend on allowing the Iranian nuclear weapons program to succeed and will unhesitatingly widen the current war to deprive Iran of its imminent acquisition of nuclear weapons.
Thank God for Israel in the handling of the Iranian nukes situation. At least their leaders aren't hogtied by the politically-correct lunacy that fears the opinion of the murderous "Arab Street."
Presumably this will wait until after the election. No need to give our rag-headed leftist press any more ammunition.
I've suspected this to be our October surprise for sometime now. It will have to be done by Israel with our help.
You hit the nail on the head.
Iran just tested a missle delivery system, so it is clear that they have a desire to project military force well beyond protecting their boarders. One would think that nearby nations, Syria, Lebonan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakastan would be very concerned about Iran with nuclear tipped missles. It will be interesting to listen closely to their condemnation of an attack, but their gratitude toward Israel.
Dominos: Iran, Syria, Yasser Issafat and his stinians...
Several questions: will this happen before or after the U.S. election? Does the election even have a bearing on when Israel decides to go? Will this be Israel alone (other than perhaps refueling support from US tankers) or will US fighters be involved as well?
You're right I suppose: After Nov 2. And before Jan 20?
This will happen soon. I'm guessing that the orders were to replace munitions they expect to use when they go after those targets. We are talking weeks, not months.
If there's actve U.S. fighter bomber participation, could we expect aircraft carrier deployment from Persion Gulf or Indian Ocean?
Do you really think that this short article is the peak of Iranian intelligence? I would assume, based upon previous Israeli behavior, that the Iranians are expecting them to come knocking. Unlike our politicians, most people in the world don't make their plans based on reports in the media.
Go Israeli Air Force! I think we should take up a collection to pay for the jet fuel that we're going to supply them with on the way to & from Iran.
Of course, if our country was the Machivellian dictatorship that the Dems claim, Bush would just have a stealth aircraft drop a nuke on one of their facilities, and spin it that the stupid Iranians set their own bomb off by accident. (the conservatives are too smart to fall for that, but the libs will lap it up.)
I do not believe there will be strike on Iran until Iran uses a nuke.
While we're on the subject, the Palestinian mess is my one criticism of Israel: Either s**t or get off the pot.
Either get the b***s to kill every Palestinan in sight, chase them into the desert and take their land by right of conquest, or pull out entirely. It's this in-between crap that's stacking up bodies.
Dominos: Iran, Syria, Yasser Issafat and his stinians...
First Iraq, then Iran, Syria, Ramalla, and Mecca.
Next France, Berkeley and Hollyweird.
Thank God for Israeli nads! We can and will need to provide logistics...like SUB LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILES.
COUNT ON A WORLDWIDE AND US MEDIA ASSAULT ON Israel and the US by the islamonazis and socialists around the world.
Despite the risks, the risk of what happens if we fail to attack is 100%.
IT IS NECESSARY AND CRITICAL THAT IT BE DONE ASAP.
[Lock and load here at home. We will need to defend our families from the islamonazis here when they use this as an excuse to do what they have been doing all along..and the "authorities" will NOT be our friends. Prepare.]
Iran already realizes that their facilities are targeted.
They could even know the day and time -
Iran will be unable to stop the attack.
Before Iraqi elections in October? That's my best guess..
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