2nd strikeIran please take note
Iran today called for tenders to build two more 1000 megawatt nuclear facilities. It also stated that it would proceed with the processing of highly enriched Uranium – handy in the production of nukes, but unneccesary for the production of electricity. Mohamed el-Baradei, head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency today noted that Iran could be “a few months away” from a nuclear weapon once it resumes processing of highly enriched Uranium.

Meanwhile in Israel, former PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the presumptive next leader of an eviscerated Likud party, advocated the use of a pre-emptive strike against Tehran’s nuclear program. In doing so he recalled Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s 1981 airstrike that destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor while it was being built. The fact that a single attack on a single target wouldn’t have any permanent effect on Iran’s nuclear program means that Netanyahu was just talking out of his ass in an attempt at pre-election posturing.

More relevant was today’s announcement that Israel was purchasing two more Dolphin-class subs from Germany. According to the Germans, the subs aren’t supposed to carry nuclear warheads on their surface-to-surface Harpoon cruise missiles. Yeah. For sure Gerhard. No nukes on these subs that have a range of 4,500 miles and can remain submerged for a month. Anyhow, with the purchase of these subs, Israel has further enhanced its second strike capability, guaranteeing that any Ayatollah-led regime fool enough to lob an atomic weapon on Israel will itself soon be nuked to Kingdom Come thanks to trusty submarine borne missiles. It’s classic Cold-War era MADD (mutual assured death and destruction) so maybe it’ll work as an effective deterrent. Of course in those days, even the Russians were relatively rational, whereas the Iranian leadership today? Uh… not so much. Here’s hoping for the emergence soon of an Iranian Gorbachev to stop all this stupidity.

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24 Comments

  • You have a point there about the Russians being at least a bit rational….With suicide bombers and all…all it takes is for one extreme Iranian leader to decide to sacrifice his country and boom boom bye bye middle east.

  • A desert country buying military vehicles that are used to travel under water: Ironic. Germany is selling military equipment to Jews. REALLY Ironic!

  • I was watching that movie about the Wansee Conference, where the Nazi’s planned out the boring details of the Holocaust. At one point Reynhardt Heidrich (head of the SS) is asked esentially “where did this whole part about ACTUALLY GASSING the Jews come from.” Heidrich indicates the page in Mein Kampf. He then says, “You will learn to take the Furor at his word.” The world REALLY needs to start taking this Iranian psycho at his word.

  • I was watching that movie about the Wansee Conference, where the Nazi’s planned out the boring details of the Holocaust. At one point Reynhardt Heidrich (head of the SS) is asked esentially “where did this whole part about ACTUALLY GASSING the Jews come from.” Heidrich indicates the page in Mein Kampf. He then says, “You will learn to take the Furor at his word.” The world REALLY needs to start taking this Iranian psycho at his word.

  • Don’t forget:

    1) All those bunker-buster bombs (about 500 IIRC) that the US sold Israel. Those ain’t for paleostinian smuggling tunnels in Gaza, buckaroo.

    2) The US is ensconced in Iraq and Afghanistan. Khazakstsn too, IIRC. Warplanes up the wazoo, I reckon. How much you wanna bet somebody has requisitioned a bunch of blue and white paint to make the US F-16s/18s, etc. look like Israeli planes? You think Israel will give a rat’s ass when the raid is over what the Frogs think or whether the Americans shrug and say “we have no idea how those Zionist planes got all the way over there. Our radar must have been on the blink. Bad Jews, bad!!”

    3) If Iran hasn’t been swarming with the Iranian version of an army of Eli Cohens telling the Mossad where every single installation is since the day the US marched into Baghdad, something is seriously wrong.

    Bombing the Iranian nuke facilities will be much more difficult than a simple Osirak Redux, to be sure. There would also be a lot of civilian casualties, since the Iranians have flouted the Geneva Conventions and placed their militray nuke installa…..oops, I mean their “peaceful civilian nuclear installations” among the civilian population.

    But, hey, them’s the breaks. Better a few dead iranians than an incinerated Israel.

    And before people freak out and start calling me a genocidal maniac, Mohammed El-Friggin’-Baradei his own self said today that should they resume enrichment activities the Iranians are only a few months way from having nukes. I mean, how much higher does the warning flag have to be flying before people put two and two together. If Israel and the US have enough balls, it can be done.

    Bombs away, I say.

  • By “right Gerhard”, don’t you mean “right, Merkel”? The election was settled several months ago. I don’t like it either but you know…

  • This time Russia has a lot of money riding in Iran so I don’t know. This could get even uglier.
    Iran should’ve respected the European negotations.

    One more middle east war anyone?

    Iran would never state it would proceed with the processing of ‘highly enriched uranium’ as that is only used in nuclear weapons while uranium enriched to lower levels is used in nuclear reactors for electricity.

  • Word on the street here in Israel is that Sharon is saving this mission for just before the election.

  • Ok, heres the deal… me and my friend in israel havent spoken in a few months, so to joke with him a bit i pretend to be unbelievably nieve, but it turned out much funnier than expected, and i learned something that the western media doesnt teach me about… U may not wish to read if your very easily offended.

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  • Ephraim: Eli Cohens? Don’t worry, the Iranians are definitely paranoid about just that. Also, remember: on the Osirak mission, heroes like Ilan Ramon barely had enough fuel to fly to their target and back. It would be hard for Israel to pull off another covert strike like that without some serious assistance (like refueling in-flight over US controlled Iraqi airspace).
    And when are we going to meet up for some l’chaims? 🙂

    Jobber: You’re right in terms of Russia’s support for Iran’s program is much stronger than France’s was for Iraq’s program, for comparison. Russia would easily come to Iran’s defense if it were attacked, those two countries have a centuries-old relationship.

  • You people are neive or into a lot of wishful thinging. Go read American and European military sites. Iran’s military is superior to Israel’s overall. The are also the centre of gravity in the Middle East. Iran is not paranoid about Israel it is Israel that is paranoid about Iran.

  • I agree. Iran produces a lot of it’s own weapons and military hardware, besides importing from Russia, which by it has joint military assets and ventures with. Syria, Iraq, and Armenia are Iranian military allies. If there is war the Palestineans will revolt in favour of Iran and the Lebanese will attack Israel in support of Iran. Iran has military bases in both Lebanon and Syria. There is one country in the region that can mass produce missiles and it is Iran. Israel needs to send planes to Iran, Iran does not need to move and if it chooses can refuel it’s planes in mid-flight. Iran’s navy is the largest and most advanced in the region. Iran, alongside Israel and Eqypt, is one of the only three countries that makes its own tanks. Israel buys submarines from other countries, while Iran makes, buys, and sells them.
    The peoples of my continent, Europe, alongside the majority of the peoples of the Middle East and Asia favour Iran over Israel and will throw their moral support with Iran.

  • If there is war good luck you will need it. It is ironic that the two black sheep of the region will hurt each other, especially given their history during the past 2000 years as traditional allies. Ancient Israel was a loyal satrapy and part of Iran and it was Cyrus the Great, the Emperor of Iran or Persis who freed the Jews from their 2nd Exodis. The Iranians also supported the Israelite reviolts against the Greeks and later Romans.

    If Israelis want to think they can defeat Iran they are very wrong, even the world’s lone superpower thinks twice about tempting fate with Tehran.

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