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Posted by texhooey 2012-08-15 00:27||
#2 And I may not know about all of their capabilities.
However, it doesn't stop the General from babbling.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-15 08:55||
#3 I cannot think of a single reason this might have been thought a good idea to say aloud in public
To make MM sh*t their pants---they're bound to be certain he's trying to fool them.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-15 09:04||
#4 Ha, Pentagon drivel. Israel was kicking the a$$e$ of Arabs while cadet Martin was parading 'The Plain' at his beloved High School on the Hudson.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-15 09:04||
#5 He's technically right. Short of an impermeable trade embargo, glassing Iran over or somehow zeroing out Iran's oil reserves, *nobody* can destroy Iran's nuke program. As long as they point smart people and loads of cash at making nuclear weapons, there will always be an Iranian nuclear program. Of course, there's something to be said for delaying it with periodic bombing raids, a la Iraq's no-fly zone. Heck - we could even systematically wreck Iran's conventional capability via air raids, after dismantling its air force and air defenses.
It's kind of amusing in retrospect that one of Bush's justifications for the invasion of Iraq was the high cost of the no-fly zone, at $1.3b a year. Live and learn...
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-08-15 10:26||
#6 Just how big a bunker buster do you need to get all the way through a mullah's turban to the space where his brain should be, anyway?
Posted by Whiper Huperese9925 2012-08-15 10:33||
#7 Trash the country enough and a few die hards hiding underground with no actual nation above them cease to matter. No need for glassing, it could be done by conventional means. Total infrastructure destruction will cause it to cease to exist just as much as glassing it would.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-08-15 10:37||
#8 Might be nice if we had a president with the 'nads to help.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-08-15 12:25||
#9 OTOH DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > VIDEO: IRAN DIGGING "MASS GRAVES" FOR US TROOPS.