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4th Option: 'Use it or lose it'

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Submitted by Tyler (Canada), May 26, 2006 at 02:36

A possible fourth solution to the Tehran problem is to have U.S. special forces infiltrate and detonate Cobalt 30 Heavy Fallout nuclear warhead(s) near the site(s) where these Iranian nukes are being developed, blaming the 'accident' on the Iranian scientists. The utilization of Cobalt 30 heavy fallout could mitigate the spread of dangerous fallout to within a 20 k.m. radius given favourable atmospheric conditions.

Sure this would turn parts of Iran into glass, however the bulk of the oil reserves and production facilities would still remain servicable.

The matter is academic, use nukes now, or wait until one or more Iranian nukes are used to blow up American cities. If it's done correctly, the world will blame the Iranians for blowing themselves up and there should be no escalation.

The U.S.A. has the weapons and the means to use them. As the saying goes, 'use it or lose it'.


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