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  1. Iran has stated ad-nauseam and unequivocally that she will under no circumstances stop her nuke program.
    The red of US red line has faded quickly.
    What does anyone gain by allowing Iran to advance her multiple technologies?
    Perhaps the best solution is to “emasculate” Iran while keeping Assad in place at the pleasure of the international community.

  2. For 20years Iran has been building its nuclear program.
    The intent has never been in doubt. Thay said so themselves.
    Netanyahu has used the Iranian “threat” for almost a decade, but not to take care of it, just to tell tales and spin yarns or draw stupid red lined on cadboard.
    Why would not Iran continue if they see how much of a nothing they have in front.

  3. US conducts Successful Test Of Bunker Buster Bombs

    Yediot Aharonot: Bomb destroyed replica of underground nuclear facility. Posted on 6/7/2013

    In an effort to show Israel and other ally states that it is capable of striking Iran’s nuclear plants, the US has recently conducted a test of its bunker buster bomb, destroying a replica of an underground nuclear facility, Hebrew daily Yediot Aharonot reported on Friday.

    The nuclear facility replica, that cost millions of dollars to build, was made of concrete and buried under dozens of feet of dirt and rocks, Yediot reported.

    The results of the test were reported to the US’s ally states, among them Israel, to show that the Washington is serious about its intentions to strike Tehran’s nuclear facilities, and to demonstrate its ability to specifically target Iran’s underground Fordow uranium enrichment plant near the city of Qom.

    At a joint news conference last week with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran needs to understand that international patience was waning over the nuclear program that Tehran says is meant for peaceful purposes.

    “Every month that goes by gets more dangerous,” Kerry said.

    “The Iranian nuclear question remains critical to all of us,” Kerry said. “We will continue to consult and to work very closely with Germany and all of our P5+1 partners on the next steps that are based on our dual-track approach.”

    Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Washingtonhas upgraded its bunker buster bomb.

    The state of the art GBU-57 B bomb, known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), is 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg.) and has recently been upgraded with “adjusted fuses to maximize its burrowing power, upgraded guidance systems to improve its precision and hi-tech equipment intended to allow it to evade Iranian air defenses in order to reach and destroy the Fordow nuclear enrichment complex,” according to theJournal.

    Each MOP bomb costs $3.5 million to manufacture and its development cost half a billion dollars, according to Yediot.

    According to the Journal, US officials have previously showed video footage to their Israeli counterparts of an earlier version of the bunker buster in action and explained the advanced features that have been added.

    The video displays the bomb hitting the ground near its target and setting off a massive underground explosion, sources told the Journal.

    US defense officials have recently assured their Israeli counterparts that cuts imposed at the beginning of the year to the American defense system will not affect preparations made towards a possible strike in Iran, Yediot reported.

Iran must be stopped

In the Eye of the Storm: Iran in Global Perspective

Mordechai Ben-Menachem; Ben-Gurion University;

On Tuesday, this past, 9 January 2007, I attended a conference at Hebrew University, Mount Scopus campus. The title of the conference was “In the Eye of the Storm: Iran in Global Perspective.” The conference was sponsored by The Israel Project and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. The objective of the conference was to, “…learn about these issues from leaders in the field of Iran studies and international relations.” This report is intended to provide my readers with my take on this conference.
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  1. “Would I say that Iran represents an existential threat to the United States? Certainly not!”

    I beg to differ. “Existential” is usually taken to mean the loss of life. Iran is perfectly capable of using clean or dirty nuclear weapons smuggled into the United States. Anyone who holds atomic weapons has the potential for being an existential threat to others. For many years Russia was an existential threat to the United States, and vice versa. Because pyrrhic victories are what Shia Islamism is all about, anyone who doubts that Iran is an existential threat is mistaken. If Iran is pushed to the wall without being smashed into it, she will retaliate with whatever weapon comes into her hands and she is preparing many such weapons – biological, chemical, and nuclear.

    The only hope for the Persian people is to renounce their religious creed. Keeping it implies that they must accept martyrdom should it come their way, rather than just getting along with everyone else.

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