Another day older and still radioactive

One nuke will ruin your whole day...According to The London Sunday Times, Israel is planning to use nuclear bunker busters to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The report says that Israeli airforce squadrons at Hatzerim and Tel Nof Airbase are training to use low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”.

Some of Iran’s facilities have been built underground (read: Underneath hospitals and schools) and would thus be difficult to hit using conventional weapons. No kidding!

Targets would include the uranium enrichment facilities of Natanz, a site near Isfahan where gas for the enrichment process have been stored underground, and a heavy water reactor in Arak.

“As soon as the green light is given, it will be one mission, one strike and the Iranian nuclear project will be demolished.” said a source. The tactical nuclear weapons would only be used if conventional weapons were “ruled out” and if the United States “declined to intervene”, the article continues, based on “senior” military sources.

Ok. Everyone shout with me: “God help us all!”

The instantaneous human casulties would be in the order of tens of thousands. Within days, the body count could be in the hundreds of thousands. Prevailing winds would carry fall-out hundreds, if not thousands of miles into Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazkhstan, Turkey and beyond.

Military analysts say that disclosure of the plans could be intended to put pressure on Iran to halt enrichment (which Iran says is for peaceful purposes), prod the United States into action or soften up world opinion in advance of an Israeli attack, according to the report.

soften up World opinion huh? I am going to need a lot more softening than this. Nukes have not been used against civilians since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs of WWII – and there are still survivors suffering from those original attacks.

If I were a space alien (and I clearly am not a space alien…) I would be asking: If the following countries have nukes, then why can’t… you get the picture…

The Global Nuke Club
United States
Russia
China
France
Israel
United Kingdom
India
Pakistan

Is it because the above countries are all benign, harmless, peace loving and generally little or no threat to their neighbors?

Somehow, I do not think that this is the real issue.
You decide.

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According to The London Sunday Times, Israel is planning to use nuclear bunker busters to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. The report says that Israeli airforce squadrons at Hatzerim and Tel Nof Airbase are training to use low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”. Some of Iran’s facilities have been built underground (read: Underneath hospitals and schools) and would thus…