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Airstrike Against Iranian Nuclear Facilities Could Kill 100s of North Koreans and Russians
Oilprice.com ^ | 17/11/2011 | John C.K. Daly

Posted on 11/17/2011 9:02:46 AM PST by bananaman22

As the drums for direct military intervention to derail Iran’s purported covert military nuclear weapons program beat louder in both Jerusalem and Washington, an overlooked issue is the possibility of international “collateral damage,” to use the Pentagon’s favourite euphemism for civilian casualties.

On 14 November South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo stated, "Hundreds of North Korean scientists and engineers are working at about 10 nuclear and missile facilities in Iran, including Natanz, The North Koreans are apparently rotated every six months." Russian technicians also remain at Iran’s first nuclear electrical energy facility, Bushehr. So, any aerial strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities could result in significant numbers of dead Russian and North Korean specialists as “collateral damage,” with all the diplomatic uncertainties that might ensue from Moscow and Pyongyang as the body bags start arriving home.

The https://www.cia.govwebsite, which listed the report, describes the Chosun Ilbo website as “conservative in editorial orientation -- strongly nationalistic, anti-North Korea, and generally pro-U.S.”

For those looking for more smoking guns, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reports that among the Iranian sites the North Koreans have been involved in are three research centres carrying out simulations of how to trigger nuclear weapons.

The news complicates the situation for advocates of a “clean” surgical strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

History seems to be repeating itself. The world has in fact lived Full article at: Airstrike Against Iranian Nuclear Facilities Could Kill 100s of North Koreans and Russians


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; milirary; military; nuclearfacilities

1 posted on 11/17/2011 9:02:50 AM PST by bananaman22
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To: bananaman22

I see that as a feature not a bug.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 9:03:54 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Is that sort of like when you spray for termites and a couple of dead rats pop up as well?


3 posted on 11/17/2011 9:05:03 AM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: bananaman22

Then, perhaps those folks might want to think about leaving.

Of course, the Cretin-in-Chief just might give them notice that we’re going to bomb so that they can leave.

Yes, he is THAT corrupt, stupid, and without worth.


4 posted on 11/17/2011 9:05:32 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: bananaman22

Jeez, the headline tries to make it sound like that would be a bad thing.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 9:05:40 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: bananaman22

Oh well.


6 posted on 11/17/2011 9:05:49 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: circlecity
"Airstrike Against Iranian Nuclear Facilities Could Kill 100s of North Koreans and Russians"

Yup - my first thoughts were: And the downside is....?

7 posted on 11/17/2011 9:08:33 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: bananaman22
Well, If I was one of those working there, I'd believe I'd take a vacation...

Mike

8 posted on 11/17/2011 9:08:43 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: bananaman22
The news complicates the situation for advocates of a “clean” surgical strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

I don't see the complication. Helping a rogue government to build nuclear weapons for use against Israel is not a good thing, and those who engage in that activity are not innocent. A few hundred dead Russian and North Korean nuclear weapons workers strikes me as a bonus. Maybe Israel can strike when they are doing their turnover from one batch to the next and take out extra nuclear mercenaries in a single strike?

9 posted on 11/17/2011 9:08:47 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: bananaman22

Hazzard of supporting a Terrorist state....too bad!

Russian and China have been beefing up Iran’s air defenses too.
So don’t feel too bad for them.....


10 posted on 11/17/2011 9:12:23 AM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: bananaman22
And that's supposed to be a deterrent?

-PJ

11 posted on 11/17/2011 9:13:58 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Pollster1

I think we could handle North Korea. I mean, those people eat bark off of trees. They may have the hate in the upper levels, but I don’t think NK will EVER be able to boot on a ground. Iran is a bigger threat, because I firmly believe they can reach us.

NK has already made moves against our allies, the Japanese. If they were to lash out at the Japanese for a US / Israel led bombing, it would be kinda stupid (Although “Stupid” is Kim’s middle name)

Russia ? No way. please please please don’t piss off Russia. Not with our current moron in office. We’ll be nuked so fast I won’t have time to take a pill.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 9:15:32 AM PST by Celerity
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To: bananaman22

Well they don’t belong there anyway.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 9:18:03 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: bananaman22

I’m sure the MSM will give ample notice so they can move in the women an children.


14 posted on 11/17/2011 9:18:03 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: bananaman22

Wouldn’t be the first time some NK’s were blown up at a nuke facility.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/145607#.TsU_uD1GHEo


15 posted on 11/17/2011 9:18:13 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Celerity
Russia ? No way. please please please don’t piss off Russia. Not with our current moron in office. We’ll be nuked so fast I won’t have time to take a pill.

No, I don't want to start a real fight with Russia, but I don't think they will overreact. They'll be annoyed, and Israel needs to apologize sincerely after killing the Russian scientists, but it's worth the price. It hasn't crossed my mind since Bush refused to do what he should have done before leaving office that the United States would be directly involved. It's Israel on their own, saving us from our weakness. Again. And Russia will let it go after some rather vocal complaints.

16 posted on 11/17/2011 9:22:48 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: bananaman22

“Collateral damage”?......more like “Unexpected Additional Benefit”.


17 posted on 11/17/2011 9:34:53 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bananaman22

Can you believe that they actually pay people to do fun stuff like this? I’d take the money for the Disney World vacation to buy a seat on a bomber getting North Koreans.
“Drop the food first so we can get ‘em all outside for the Daisy-Cutters”.


18 posted on 11/17/2011 9:37:54 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bananaman22

Iranian counter measures, set up child daycare centers at the sites. The foreigners knew that their job would be hazardous to their health before they took it on. :o)


19 posted on 11/17/2011 9:43:16 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Its not who we elect, its those who they appoint that mater most!.)
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To: bananaman22

Is there a down side?


20 posted on 11/17/2011 9:46:37 AM PST by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: bananaman22

...and the downside is?


21 posted on 11/17/2011 10:08:22 AM PST by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: bananaman22

Wow: Bonus points too?

What’s not to like about that?

Sheesh...


22 posted on 11/17/2011 10:08:59 AM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: bananaman22

...and the problem is???


23 posted on 11/17/2011 10:19:49 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: bananaman22

“Airstrike Against Iranian Nuclear Facilities Could Kill 100s of North Koreans and Russians”

One can only hope. F**k ‘em.


24 posted on 11/17/2011 10:34:39 AM PST by Levante
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To: bananaman22

Boo hoo.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 10:38:56 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: bananaman22

Russia would have to explain what they were doing there before they could cry foul. I’d like to see them try.

As for the North Koreans, we are still pretty much at war with them, so who cares?


26 posted on 11/17/2011 12:14:43 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
As for the North Koreans, we are still pretty much at war with them, so who cares?

Consider it payback for the USS Pueblo.

27 posted on 11/17/2011 12:15:48 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: bananaman22

That is precisely why the site has to have a nuclear “accident”, rather than a conventional attack.

Plausible deniability for Israel and the U.S. is necessary.


28 posted on 11/17/2011 3:14:43 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Celerity

“I think we could handle North Korea. I mean, those people eat bark off of trees. They may have the hate in the upper levels, but I don’t think NK will EVER be able to boot on a ground. Iran is a bigger threat, because I firmly believe they can reach us.”

They probably can, but those who make it here had better plan on staying; they won’t have anyplace to return to.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 3:37:06 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Boogieman

“Russia would have to explain what they were doing there before they could cry foul. I’d like to see them try.”

You mean, like they did at the opening of Gulf War II?


30 posted on 11/17/2011 3:38:27 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: JimRed; bananaman22
If Israel Bombs Iran, It’ll Jam, Spoof and Hack First
31 posted on 11/17/2011 4:12:56 PM PST by odds
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