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Iran 'building bomb-proof nuclear site'
Australian ^ | September 29, 2007

Posted on 09/28/2007 8:27:46 AM PDT by Perdogg

"Information we have from inside the regime indicates the site is destined for military nuclear activity, mainly for the further enrichment of uranium," Mehdi Abrichamtchi, of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said in Paris.

The new site in central Iran consists of a "vast underground area beneath the Karkass mountains linked to the surface by two tunnels and connecting with a third tunnel" to the Natanz nuclear complex 5km away, Mr Abrichamtchi said.

"The site is protected against aerial attack. If Natanz is bombed, it won't be touched," he said. "To maintain secrecy, the area has been declared a military zone, and the regime has bought up all the local land."

The NCRI is the political arm of the People's Mujahideen of Iran, which has been declared a terrorist organisation by the US and the EU.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
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1 posted on 09/28/2007 8:27:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Underground, heavily fortified, secret...

Yeah, their nukes are for electricity. Anyone who still believes that is lobotomized.


2 posted on 09/28/2007 8:29:01 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Perdogg

‘fixed fortifications are monuments to man’s stupidity.’

George S Patton


3 posted on 09/28/2007 8:30:18 AM PDT by Badeye (How's that job search going, Sally?....(chuckle))
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To: Slapshot68

It’s time for Bush to make the call.


4 posted on 09/28/2007 8:30:40 AM PDT by Perdogg (Join the NCAA basketball thread - Freemail me)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe the radiation won’t get out when they conduct their first “experiment”.


5 posted on 09/28/2007 8:31:33 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Perdogg
I bet our weapon makers have already made the bomb that could take it out.


6 posted on 09/28/2007 8:31:36 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Perdogg

Like this is news?


7 posted on 09/28/2007 8:32:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Badeye

Their weakness is the transporter isn’t available yet.


9 posted on 09/28/2007 8:32:59 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: Perdogg
The new site in central Iran consists of a "vast underground area beneath the Karkass mountains linked to the surface by two tunnels and connecting with a third tunnel"

I have a feeling before too long, the U.S. and Israel be kicking their carcasses all across the Karkasses.
10 posted on 09/28/2007 8:34:54 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Perdogg

they think


11 posted on 09/28/2007 8:34:57 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: darkwing104
I bet our weapon makers have already made the bomb that could take it out.

I'm almost certain that they have, but the residual radiation could be a bit of a touchy PR issue. Not that I think that should deter us.
12 posted on 09/28/2007 8:35:51 AM PDT by BMIC
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To: Perdogg

Bomb it now while it’s still in the process of being built.


13 posted on 09/28/2007 8:36:00 AM PDT by TBP
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To: Perdogg

I found this place on google Earth. The above ground facility is ringed by anti-aircraft batteries.


14 posted on 09/28/2007 8:38:26 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Perdogg
So there’s not a single bomb in our arsenal or in Israel’s arsenal that can touch it? Not a ***single*** one?
15 posted on 09/28/2007 8:39:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: TBP

“Lets hit em now, while we got da muscle...”


16 posted on 09/28/2007 8:39:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: BMIC

Google, Bunker Buster, we have the weapons, we need the backbone.


17 posted on 09/28/2007 8:40:01 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Fitzcarraldo
The above ground facility is ringed by anti-aircraft batteries.

Most likely, RUSSIAN MADE anti-aircraft batteries.

18 posted on 09/28/2007 8:41:39 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: JackRyanCIA
Nothing is bomb proof.

Absolutely right....moreso, there are only a half-dozen structures on the planet that are nuclear weapon proof....and Iran doesn't have one.

We still have the "dial-a-yield" Pershing II penetrator warhead that is perfect for busting bunkers. We just need to update the warhead and screw it on to a delivery system.

Man...I miss those Pershing IIs...it was said that the missile crews could drop the warhead into the Soviet PM's afternoon Tea through a window if the ballon ever went up.

19 posted on 09/28/2007 8:41:42 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: BMIC
Not that I think that should deter us.

It certainly would deter the Euroweenies...it very probably would deter us....but it won't cause a moment's hesitation on the part of Israel.

20 posted on 09/28/2007 8:41:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: BMIC

That’s why we have such wonderful thermobaric weapons.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/blu-118.htm


21 posted on 09/28/2007 8:42:55 AM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: Perdogg

This is just a small version of what the Russian’s have in the Ural mountains.

Shush! We don’t talk about that - the ruskies are our friends now.


22 posted on 09/28/2007 8:43:04 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: pennboricua

Zero hour approaches...

(And as if on cue, my iPod on shuffle plays “The Final Countdown” by Europe...)


23 posted on 09/28/2007 8:43:34 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman
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To: Perdogg

We may not be able to get a bomb to the bottom of it, but we can sure seal it up. Every underground facility has to have a way in. When that 20,000 lb penetrator crushes the first 1000 feet of that entry shaft, there will be a lot of lonely Iranian scientists and technicians down below.


24 posted on 09/28/2007 8:44:12 AM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Perdogg
The new site in central Iran consists of a "vast underground area beneath the Karkass mountains linked to the surface by two tunnels and connecting with a third tunnel" to the Natanz nuclear complex 5km away, Mr Abrichamtchi said. "The site is protected against aerial attack. If Natanz is bombed, it won't be touched," he said. "

The beauty of underground sites is that they can't (necessarily) be bombed.

The problem with underground sites is that their entrances can be bombed.

25 posted on 09/28/2007 8:44:49 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“My father taught me many things here - he taught me in this room. He taught me - keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”


26 posted on 09/28/2007 8:45:40 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (There are NO gays in Iran)
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To: DCBryan1
...it was said that the missile crews could drop the warhead into the Soviet PM's afternoon Tea through a window if the ballon ever went up.

I read once that there are nukes that are so accurate that you could,from 5000 miles away,aim one at the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium and it would hit somewhere within the stadium.

27 posted on 09/28/2007 8:46:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: darkwing104

Dear Iran,
There is no such thing as “bomb-proof”.......................


28 posted on 09/28/2007 8:46:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: Perdogg

The guts of the facility may be so deep under the mountain that they’re bomb-proof. However, the entrances and exits are most certainly not bomb proof. And what good is their facility once it’s completely sealed up under a mountain?


29 posted on 09/28/2007 8:46:27 AM PDT by this is my name not yours (Free speech is the escape valve that keeps some people from picking up a rifle.)
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To: Perdogg

“It’s time for Bush to make the call.”

He’s too preoccupied with global warming.


30 posted on 09/28/2007 8:46:39 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: Perdogg

Bomb-proof. Sounds like a bet to me.


31 posted on 09/28/2007 8:46:56 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: SampleMan

GMTA....


32 posted on 09/28/2007 8:46:56 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: r9etb

Which makes for some very sad people inside.

Being buried alive is my worst nightmare. As such, it’s exactly what I’d love to see happen to “Dinner Jacket’s” “best and brightest.” Couldn’t happen to a better buncha guys.


33 posted on 09/28/2007 8:47:32 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman
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To: SampleMan

Great minds think alike...and so do ours :)


34 posted on 09/28/2007 8:48:49 AM PDT by this is my name not yours (Free speech is the escape valve that keeps some people from picking up a rifle.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Cue John Sterling:

An AAAAAAAAA BOMB! FROM AAAAAAAAAAAAA ROD!


35 posted on 09/28/2007 8:48:56 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman
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To: Red Badger
30,000 pound penatrator

36 posted on 09/28/2007 8:50:07 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: DCBryan1
You bet ch.
37 posted on 09/28/2007 8:50:43 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: Slapshot68
>>>Yeah, their nukes are for electricity. Anyone who still believes that is lobotomized.<<<

Well, its undeerground isn't it - they need electricity for the lights! Geeeez!

[//sarcasm]

38 posted on 09/28/2007 8:50:57 AM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: Slapshot68
>>>Yeah, their nukes are for electricity. Anyone who still believes that is lobotomized.<<<

Well, its underground isn't it - they need electricity for the lights! Geeeez!

[//sarcasm]

39 posted on 09/28/2007 8:51:26 AM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: DCBryan1
Actually I did not like the Pershing Missile. It was a superb weapon, actually to good. From launch to impact it was about 12 minutes from Western Europe to Moscow. It was thus a destabilizing weapon. It put the Soviets in position of use them or lose them scenario if they detected any type of launch.

Mistakes can be made. During the cold war a Norwegian rocket launch (nothing military it was an atmospheric research rocket) made the Soviets think they were under attack. The channels of communication in Russia did not get the message to the military about the Norwegian launch. The Norwegians had informed the Soviets of their planned launch. It is this precise scenario that made the Pershing dangerous to stability. The Pershing thus was a bad defensive weapon but an excellent first strike weapon.

40 posted on 09/28/2007 8:52:06 AM PDT by cpdiii (Roughneck, (Oil Field Trash and Proud of It) Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast.)
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To: Perdogg

Once completed, I suspect the US Military is ready to give it a thorough test.


41 posted on 09/28/2007 8:52:27 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: JZelle

And keeping our borders open (to illegal aliens).


42 posted on 09/28/2007 8:53:49 AM PDT by 353FMG (Government is the opiate of the people.)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Where is Mandy Pepperidge? :)


43 posted on 09/28/2007 8:54:06 AM PDT by Perdogg (Join the NCAA basketball thread - Freemail me)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

44 posted on 09/28/2007 8:57:07 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: JackRyanCIA
Nothing is bomb proof.

Not so - look at the Maginot Line, for example.

Oh. Yeah. Never mind.

45 posted on 09/28/2007 8:57:29 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JackRyanCIA
"Nothing is bomb proof."

Exactly. It might take quite a large number of strikes, but eventually you can remove a mountain if need be. Or at least seal it up so absolutely tight that no one can ever get in or out again, or make the whole thing so unstable that it is rendered useless.

46 posted on 09/28/2007 8:58:38 AM PDT by Pablo64 (National Alpaca Farm Day is 9-29-07. Visit an alpaca farm near you!)
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To: Fitzcarraldo
I found this place on google Earth.

The coordinates, if you please?

47 posted on 09/28/2007 8:59:12 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Perdogg
Bomb-proof nuclear site

No such thing...

Operation Buster

Check out the Mk 8 and 11 Ground Penetrator Bombs here:

Chart of Strategic Nuclear Bombs

48 posted on 09/28/2007 9:00:57 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: JackRyanCIA

“Nothing is bomb proof.”

Especially a tunnel opening.


49 posted on 09/28/2007 9:01:56 AM PDT by ryan71 (I refuse to label anything I post, "sarcasm".)
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To: darkwing104; BMIC

Ping to #48


50 posted on 09/28/2007 9:02:53 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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