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Monday, August 29, 2011

No silver bullet for Iran

A 'senior defense official' says that unlike Iraq and Syria, Iran's nuclear program cannot be destroyed in a single strike.
"We're not talking about Iraq or Syria where one strike would derail a program," the official said, referring to Israel's 1981 air strike that destroyed Iraq's atomic reactor and the bombing in 2007 of a Syrian site which the UN atomic agency said was very likely a nuclear reactor.

"With Iran it's a different project. There is no one silver bullet you can hit and that's over," the official said.

Israeli leaders have urged the United States and other Western countries to present Tehran with a credible military threat to back up economic sanctions already in place.

The official said the United States stood a better chance of forcing Iran to change its mind over its nuclear program than Israel.

"With all respect to Israel ... the greatest fear of the (Iranian) regime is the USA. There is no question about it."
There is no chance that the Obama administration will force Iran to give up its nuclear program. But given that current estimates claim that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon before 2015 (thanks to Stuxnet and the mysterious deaths of Iranian nuclear scientists), there is still a chance of stopping Iran if Obama is defeated next year.

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At 2:31 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Gonna need more and more Stuxnet stuff...

At 4:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way to stop iran is to destroy its government and military.


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