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#1 Here's an even less asked question. What if Israel uses a dozen neutron bombs to wipe out most of Iran's population? Just a bright light in the sky, then everyone drops dead.
Iran has hundreds of missiles, and possibly nuclear weapons. But if most of their educated people are gone, then those bombs and missiles become a moot point.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-03-05 13:22||
#2 Regime change is needed in Iran.
Pakistan and Saudi?
Posted by Squinty Glatch1099 2012-03-05 13:44||
#3 Hat trick.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-03-05 14:36||
#4 What if israel takes out the Iranian leadership at the same time they take out the nuclear sites?
Posted by Airandee 2012-03-05 18:16||
#5 I disagree with the author.. Israel will use an escalation approach. They first level what they can with conventional munitions. They the state clearly that things are "over," and that their actions are complete, unless Iran wishes (and insists that) hostilities continue. In that case, Israel delivers one small Hiroshima-style nuke onto one isolated Iranian nuclear production facility - to deliver the same message that the US sent to Japan in 1945.
Israel then again announces that their actions are now complete - so long as Iran retires from hostilities.
If Iran persists in prolonging the war, then - and only then - Israel lets rip a series campaign to nuke Iran back to the stone age.
This escalation approach is necessary to give Israel some vestige of geopolitical acceptance. They will be following the "model" used by the US to "successfully" end World War II. That is a fairly powerful precedent to emulate.
Posted by Lone Ranger 2012-03-05 18:27||
#6 You nailed it RANGER!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-05 20:11||
#7 Iran will use nukes against us in one of two ways; seaborne bomb in a port city, EMP attack.
Israel could set the Iranian program back most effectively at the lowest cost by an EMP attack.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-03-05 20:57||
#8 Surface and air bursts do not create an EMP. It has to be exo-atmosphere in a "Goldilocks" zone. The exact numbers I've forgotten but it's in the range of minimum of 100 miles to max of 700 miles. Thereabouts, plus or minus, approximately...
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2012-03-05 21:27||
#9 ION CHINA DAILY FORUM > PUTIN TO RUSH S-300'S ADS TO IRAN, as Russia has already replaced its S-300's wid more advanced S-400's.