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Yes. Something can be done. It's called EMP.

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Submitted by Vlad Tepes (United States), Nov 19, 2011 at 12:15

A single EMP weapon going off over Tehran will send most of Iran back to the stone age. An EMP weapon will destroy most of the electrical devices in Iran. There will be no more Iranian nuclear program, and not much of anything else. Without electricity, most of the Iranian population will be dead from starvation in less than a year, unfortunately the good with the bad. But the good news is that Iran will have no chance to retaliate, no chance to recover their nuclear program and the Israelis will not suffer a single casualty in the preemptive attack. Retaliation from some of the Iranian associated forces outside of Iran might be dealt with in a similar fashion.

When Israel is faced with an existential threat, as the Iranian nuclear threat clearly is, and the rest of the world does next to nothing about it, then the Israelis are fully justified in existential self defense.

Israel has more than one EMP weapon. The other islamic countries should regard this as a learning experience.

You think this is too harsh?

Iran has already said, in so many words, that this is exactly what they intend to do to the United States. They've already tested their missiles. They've already tested their launch procedures. If Iran gets the bomb, then one day soon an Iranian garbage scow will sail close to the Gulf coast of Texas, draw back the tarpaulin from it's deck and an Iranian missile will rise to a hundred or so kilometers over the central United States. Perhaps no one will hear or see the detonation, there will just be a power failure over most of the continental United States, a failure of power that will never be repaired. And there will be no more United States. Iran will be victorious.

Yes. Something can be done to stop Iran from making nuclear weapons, but will it ?

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Title Commenter Date Thread
What about Pakistan? [44 words]stanley bJan 20, 2012 16:34192711
1HELP WITH THE IRANIANS [28 words]Albert R. FrombergerNov 27, 2011 22:08191237
You can fool some of the people, some of the time......... [765 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 23, 2011 17:15191141
you can fool some of the people, some of the time............. [43 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 23, 2011 17:10191140
5Trying to fool all the People All the Time [183 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 24, 2011 10:33191140
off topic [15 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 25, 2011 15:35191140
3The Main and Only Topic is Sanctity of Life [219 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 27, 2011 02:01191140
1clear headed [21 words]rhoda pochterNov 23, 2011 10:38191131
2Yes. Something can be done. It's called EMP. [318 words]Vlad TepesNov 19, 2011 12:15191025
1ISRAEL; Iran and the Islamists are just selfish!! [136 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqNov 17, 2011 00:56190978
5Internationalize Oil - The Rest will follow [108 words]EdwardNov 19, 2011 21:28190978
US Military Required [56 words]RickyDec 4, 2011 09:23190978
1Just be Romantic [199 words]Jay1Nov 15, 2011 23:29190953
Iran's nuclear program [31 words]Lujack SkylarkNov 15, 2011 15:30190946
1Not necessarily [71 words]yBNov 16, 2011 09:25190946
1Iran's Nuke Program and Its Poorly Kept Secret [228 words]M. ToveyNov 16, 2011 10:41190946
5"keep the eye on the ball" and that is a ball of U235 [200 words]Jon from EurolandNov 15, 2011 05:25190939
Stopping Iran From Making Nuclear Weapons-Requires Russian and Chinese Intervention [37 words]M. ToveyNov 14, 2011 18:05190912
8Iranian Public Opinion Is Secondary [38 words]DaveNov 14, 2011 17:34190909
9It 's a lot more than making one [114 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 15, 2011 00:40190909
1Regime change [25 words]BANov 17, 2011 19:35190909
3party unavailable [42 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 19, 2011 19:19190909

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