Map showing possible attack routes and three of the main targets
For many years we have seen the US and Israel participating in military exercises with a particular focus on countering simulated attacks by ballistic, medium-range and short-range missiles and rockets by Iran on Israel.
What is ironic about these exercises is the fact that Iran has not made any threats towards Israel in this regard but rather that it will defend itself and take retaliatory measures should Israel carryout an act of war in attacking its facilities.
As part of this build up the US Military has more than doubled its stockpile of weapons in Israel which it states “Israel can use.” One would assume that just like the preparation in the build up to the Lebanon Crisis in 2006 and pre Cast Lead in 2008 that this is a very clear indication that both the US and Israel are preparing for a strike on the nuclear facilities in Iran. The US Navy already has a significant naval force in the Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf and can use a variety of weapons that can be launched from both ships, submarines and aircraft carriers. We have also seen a deployment of Israeli Naval Vessels into the region (including submarines) as well as the existence of Royal Naval Vessels and Submarines
In order for the Israeli Navy to position to such a location it requires the permission of the Gulf States to enter their waters. One cannot fully understand how these Islamic States could allow Israeli vessels to transit their zone with the intention of carrying out an attack on another Islamic country (Iran) or in fact any other Islamic country.
It was no suprise to see these same states turn their back on Lebanon, Gaza-Palestine, Libya and now Syria. We currently see Egypt, that was supposed to experience democracy, still being run in a most uncertain way and obviously waiting to install a US/Israel friendly government.
Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) – Made by Boeing
The means of delivery for the MOP – The US B2 Spirit – Stealth Bomber
Israel has no delivery mechanism for this weapon
How it is carried inside the bomb bay of the B2 (this is demonstration and testing facility)
What I find amazing is that the UN and the world looks on without saying a word knowing that this action will probably take place as soon as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) is ready for operational use (which it is). The Pentagon has been applying extreme pressure on Boeing to bring forward the development and testing of this massive bomb, almost two years ahead of intended operations. It may also be the US intention to make use of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) which was intended for use in Iraq/Afghanistan and currently sitting around………you know the US/UK/Israel love to use up their “Dirty Bombs” (especially those with Depleted Uranium) or to test their latest technology in the fields of conflict.
The Original Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB)
These types of weapons can be dropped from the back of a C130 (Hercules) aircraft but in doing so makes the C130 and easy target…….this is why the US will have to provide a Stealth Bomber if such weapons are going to be used against Iran
I might add that the NPT does not cover small nuclear bombs and therefore any “Nuke” (with a dial up value of up to 5kt) has/will/can be used to be more effective. Maybe we are all thinking that the last use of nuclear weapons was on the Japanese in WW2………wrong!!!!….it is believed one was used in Iraq, southeast of Basra and close to the Iranian border………it is also my belief that some were used in the Tora Bora Mountains in Afghanistan to smoke out the non existant Bin Laden and Al Queda……that batch actually started off an earthquake at the time. These weapons were flown from US Carriers that were operating in the Arabian Sea at the time.
There are a multitude of other weapons that Israel can use………it has available for usage anything from the US massive stock-pile in Israel and naturally its own depleted uranium weapons and many other “Dirty Bombs”…….What I find so interesting was that previously any weapon leaving the US had to be passed via Congress with a formal “Transmittal Notice”……..this no longer applies as Obama has now found a way to allow the US Military to establish an offshore military out station and then do a simple internal transfer of it’s hardware and weapons from the US to wherever!!
Israeli Submarine Built and Provided by Germany
The Israeli Naval warships and submarines (although small in number ) are all equipped with missiles but do not pose a significant threat owing to the numbers involved….one would assume they would form part of a multi-national task force in order to become effective ie US/UK or NATO
As I have pointed out Israel does not have the capability to carry out such an attack alone as it lacks the bombs listed above, means of delivery and the range etc……..this will certainly be a “Joint Venture” between Israel, US, UK and possibly other NATO partners……..this also means that warships and submarines from all of the above countries would participate. The Israeli Navy does have warships and submarines that can fire Cruise Missiles (both nuclear and depleted uranium).
Sot let’s now look at the complications associated with a possible strike on Iran and what Israel and partners could expect back in return.
It is my understand that this is not just a simple action, to take out nuclear facilities, but rather an extremely dangerous situation that could not only lead to a major action or war but also cause catastrophic radiation contamination of the entire Middle East, Asia, SE Asia, Europe and the World. I will cover the environmental aspects towards the end of this article.
The implications certainly could lead to WW3 based simply on the fact that NATO stance is ”An attack on any military facility, oil/gas facility, pipeline or any other commercial entity is an attack on all” …needless to say that even if Israel/US/UK fire the first salvo this would be an act of war and thus Iran would respond…….the response would then possibly involved striking selective targets in Israel and possibly US/UK or NATO overseas facilities…..this would then be turned by the US into an attack on NATO and or a partner with consequences that are beyond imagination.
So lets again look at this very dangerous and complicated military scenario that is starting to unfold and fully understand who has to be involved in carrying out such an attack and the risks associated with its implementation.
First of all this type of operation is pushing the safety envelope of the Israeli Air Force to its maximum and can only be achieved with the involvement of the US Military. None of the existing IAF aircraft can make such a long range flight without transiting other Islamic States, stopping for fuel or in having in flight refueling provided by the US. The massive US fed munitions stockpile currently in Israel would be utilized by the IAF and they would have to take maximum weapons payload with minimum fuel. This mission would test both aircraft and their crews to the maximum with the main purpose of delivering their deadly payload to target and with no room to detour or carry out a defensive role if attacked by any Iranian aircraft. It would clearly mean that some of the Israeli aircraft would not return as a result of this high risk operation.
The Israeli Air Force desperately want The F22 Raptor to replace the F-15′s (above) but at a cost. I found this historical statement ”The IAF would be happy to equip itself with 24 F-22s, but the problem at this time is the US refusal to sell the aircraft, and its $200 million price tag.”
As it stands the Israeli Airforce have to cope with their gas guzzling F-15′s for the time being and hope that the US.UK or NATO can assist them to pull off this risky mission!!
The fleet at the moment consists of F-15E (attack), F-15 and F16 (fighter) and an array of patrol aircraft and transport aircraft (including the C130). They have B707 (tanker) and an array of helicopters – Sea Stallion – Attack Helicopters etc and not forgetting their heavy dependency on unmanned drones for spying and firing hell-fire missiles
The weapons stockpiled by the US in Israel contain weapons with uranium components such as “Bunker Buster”, JDAM bombs, Cruise Missiles, Hellfire Missile etc and the combination of such weapons hitting a nuclear facility would lead to terrible consequences in the Middle East. Then we have the question of the MOP which is specifically being tested for use in Iran and possibly the MOAB. These bomsb have the potential to not only call catastrophic damage but also has the ability to wipe out the electricity grid system and all communication. They are also very capable in setting off earthquakes in the region. All of the above weapons in that context could be classified as WMD’s and are totally indiscriminate in their application and thus are in breach of the Geneva Convention as well as breaching many other international laws. Any weapon of this size when it enters the earth crust sends huge shockwaves deep into the earth and should this be in an area of existing rifts the resultant aftermath is self explanatory. Iran sits on top of such an active area.
It is also my belief that whilst Israel and the US are on a war footing with Iran that they may also possibly carry out strikes on Gaza/Palestine, Lebanon and Syria in order to subdue any backlash from such an attack. As with all conflicts the whole purpose is to divide and conquer and Israel is right in the middle of a very unstable area. Should they choose to carry out such action I am sure this could well see the end of Israel.
Let’s now look at the appropriate missiles defence shields and any retalitory systems that could be used and the targets that could be selected within Israel:
Air Base Targets
I guess the next question is how does one defend or strike on either side?
Obviously as we speak both countries are attempting to improve their defence systems and so the above information would then become obsolete.
IAF Possible plan of attack
Potential Israeli Missile Strike of Iranian Nuclear Facilities
Needless to say that in the unfortunate event that this attack by Israel/US/UK takes place, we can expect counter supportive attacks on Israel from Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.
The environmental aspect of such an attack will create a catastrophic fallout that will initially consume the entire Middle East within 4 days – from Turkey – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India and from North of the Caspian Sea to the Gulf of Aden. Armenia – Georgia – Azerbaijan – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan -Tajikistan – Kyrgyzstan – China – Nepal – Syria – Iraq – Kuwait – Saudi Arabia – Bahrain – Lebanon – Israel – Palestine – Jordan – Egypt – Qatar – UAE – Oman – Yemen. Not one country in the Middle East will be spared. The contamination will then cover all of the areas I have pointed out above well within one month.
The map below shows clearly how that contamination will spread around the world and in the case of Depleted Uranium will remain in the environment for a half life of 4.5 billion years.
Existing hot spots that have been contaminated by such weapons and continue to do so
It is interesting to note that when the US, UK, France and NATO commenced blasting Libya the radioactive contamination spread across Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Portugal and then headed out over mid Atlantic whereby it did a 180 degree turn and headed back over the UK and EU…….such is the curse of Depleted Uranium which does not recognize any international borders!!
I actually shared a coffee today with an ex Iraqi Special Forces guy who had lost a leg to a land mine and the other remaining leg was badly injured resulting in mutiple operations…….he can never return to his homeland, even if he wanted too, because he worked with Americans………I was shocked as to how patriotic he was towards the US and UK…….my attempt to explain to him what we have done to his country and how we are now raping it was beyond his comprehension…….it was only when I explained the genetical damage to his country that he started to better understand where I was coming from….especially the fact that no women in the city of Fallujah or Basra can safely have a child now.
I met many such people during my travels in Iraq and also with many displaced people in Amman, Jordan. many of whom can never return or see their families again. Many had been tortured or members of their families assassinated.
I frequently discuss the issue of the so called US Military withdrawal from Iraq….which is another con because they have now replaced them with around 100,000 private security guys (who in some cases lack discipline) who are armed better than their military counterparts…….Blackwater just changed their name but still carry on as they have always done and so many others like them……I know many of them myself when I was working there and believe me they know how to pack a punch!!!
To close all I can say is that we must stop this US/UK/France and Israeli madness before the entire world becomes totally contaminated with nano particles of radiation from their uranium laced weaponry……keep in mind that Depleted Uranium can and does penetrate the Nose – Brain Barrier…….it also directly attacks the genetics of our body causing terrible mutations, disfigurement and mental disorders…….it attacks the very DNA of life itself.
Let’s just refresh our minds with pictures of known war criminals and professional fraudster who created this master plan that keeps us all in a state of permanent war and who also promote poverty by their own greed:
Yes you may well look depressed……..your day will come
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 13/11/2011 www.eyreinternational.wordpress.com