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The Arms Race that Won't Happen

B.31 Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 6:34 PM
Quit worrying about Iran. Israel can reduce it to an atomic parking lot in an afternoon.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 7:13 PM
which isn't going to happen unless Israel is on the verge of being overrun or destroyed.

Besides,most of Israel's nukes are GRAVITY bombs,that must be delivered by airplane,Iran is very far away,at the extreme range of combat for Israel's planes,Iran is a very large country,it would take a lot of planes to cover all the possible targets,and Iran has an air defense. Israel's nukes are mostly intended for the nearby threats that traditionally have been it's attackers. Iran has not been a threat to Israel until recently.
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 9:04 PM
"Besides,most of Israel's nukes are GRAVITY bombs,that must be delivered by airplane,"

Maybe twenty years ago, that was the case. They currently have Jericho ICBMs and submarine launched cruise missiles SCLMs from Dolphin class boats that may be able to deliver nuclear payloads.
If you want to understand the intensifying showdown between the United States and Iran, consider the headline in The Washington Post on the threat of rapid nuclear proliferation: "Many Nations Ready to Break into Nuclear Club."

It highlights one of the dangers cited by those who favor military action against Iran. President Barack Obama says that if Iran gets the bomb, "other players in the region would feel it necessary to get their own nuclear weapons. So now you have the prospect of a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region in the world."

A plausible threat? It may sound that way....