Bushehr reactor Target
Bushehr reactor Target
Bushehr reactor...once the rods are in, Israel can no longer attack reactor because of spreading radiation. Aug. 21 activation date: Ruskies
6 days to Israel hit on Bushehr, is Russia blowing smoke? http://www.debka.com/article/8970/ point of no return. A cliff hanger.G
6 days to take out reactor.
Israel, USA and Britain.
First, S-300 anti-missile batteries
James Fallows is a National Correspondent for The Atlantic.
In his article there are several key points missed.
MY COMMENTS IN CAPS, FOR EASE OF READING: G
from Zach Hensel:
1. His citation of disgusting rhetoric from Iranian leaders is literally the only evidence presented suggesting that a nuclear Iran would use its power to blow up Israel or threaten to do so. He omits the fact that not only has Iran never engaged Israel militarily (in an official capacity; support for militaristic groups is another issue), ITS PRETTY GOOD EVIDENCE, THE PRESIDENT OF
IRAN SAYS THEY WILL ATTACK AND DESTROY ISRAEL.
3. Iran acquiring a single nuclear weapon (or a few) is not a transcendental [existential??] threat. Unlike Iran, Pakistan has engaged Israel militarily. Like Iran, Pakistan does not recognize Israel. Israel tried and failed to derail Pakistan's development of their bomb, and Pakistan has not wielded it offensively to threaten any country. Instead, it's a deterrent against Indian aggression. It's far more likely that, rhetoric aside, Iranians want nuclear weapons to possess a similar deterrent against Israel, which would deter, amongst other things, Israel's strategic assassinations. PAKI ISN'T RUN BY THE 13 IMAM CULT, A VERY
BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAKI AND IRAN. THE 13TH IMAM PARADIGM GIVES A NOD AND WINK TO STATE SUICIDE ATTACKS.
None of this should imply that I don't think Iran should be disarmed. It's just that, looking at history, an airstrike won't further that goal. [JF: I agree.] It will instead lead to war, a war that will possibly lead to Israel's use of nuclear weapons. The risk of adding Iran to the list of nations possessing nuclear weapons is grave but benign next to that of total regional war in the Middle East. THE POSSIBILITY OF ISRAEL USING NUKES IS REMOTE, IF IRAN GETS A NUKE THAT COULD LEAD TO REGIONAL WAR
IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IRAN IS NOT PAKISTAN.
A WAR WITH IRAN WOULD REDUCE THE THREAT CONSIDERABLY AS THEIR MILITARY WAS ATTRITED, AND GIVE
THE GREEN MOVEMENT ROOM TO ACT. THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THE IRANIAN REGIMES NUCLEAR THREAT IS
REGIME CHANGE. AND THAT IS UP TO THE IRANIAN PEOPLE. BUT THE REST OF THE WORLD CANNOT JUST STAND
BY AS THAT REGIME GETS THE ULTIMATE BLACKMAIL WEAPON, LOOK AT IRANS ACTIONS WITHOUT A NUKE,
IF THEY GET THE NUKE IT WILL LEAD TO A VERY COSTLY WAR IN THE ME AND MAYBE A NUCLEAR WAR.
Bushehr reactor is good news.
Seems there is an expectation Iran won't divert enriched material to a nuke program?