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Pentagon Receives Massive Bunker-Busting Bombs, Denies Targeting Iran
FoxNews.com ^ | 11/16/11 | Justin Fishel

Posted on 11/16/2011 9:29:19 PM PST by ColdOne

Pentagon officials are speaking publicly about the military's new 30,000-pound massive ordnance penetrator, or MOP, known now as the biggest "bunker-busting bomb" in the world.

The Air Force has already received an undisclosed number of these bombs from Boeing, all designed to fit exclusively with the B-2 and B-52 bombers.

"It gives us a far greater capability to reach and destroy an enemy's weapons of mass destruction that are located in well protected underground facilities... to a magnitude far greater than we have now," Pentagon Spokesman Capt. John Kirby said at a briefing Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bomb; iran; oil; prices
Iran not the target.
1 posted on 11/16/2011 9:29:20 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Raise your hand if you think that he’d bomb Iran.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 9:30:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Raise your hand if you think that he’d bomb Iran.


I think the evil bastard will do anything to further his agenda. If bombing Iran fits in there somewhere, he’ll do it.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 9:33:38 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not gonna happen.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 9:33:52 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Main Entry: bomb
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: fail miserably
Synonyms: blow it, flop, flummox, go out of business, lose, wash out, wipe out
Antonyms: do well, succeed, win


5 posted on 11/16/2011 9:34:45 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ColdOne

6 posted on 11/16/2011 9:35:13 PM PST by garjog
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To: ColdOne; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; decimon; neverdem
Just a thought, folks.

Can we persuade the trust-fund kiddies to start an "Occupy Tehran" movement?

(Think of Neda...we remember her with sadness.)

Or they could volunteer to be human shields (read: confirmatory markers) for the nuke sites?

7 posted on 11/16/2011 9:37:36 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ColdOne

Wonder if these bombs are available for the mining industry???


8 posted on 11/16/2011 9:40:02 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; bruinbirdman; Grampa Dave; devolve; nuconvert

RESOLVED: THE MOP OP WILL BE UNDER CAIN-BOLTON

9 posted on 11/16/2011 9:43:58 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: ColdOne
Headlines October 26, 2011

President Urges Unity After the US Military Destroys Iran's Nuclear Facilities.

Middle East breaks Out in War.

Tel Aviv Bombed, Israel Hits Terran.

Prague, Czech Republic leveled.

US Bases in Germany hit by Iranian Missiles, 1,000 feared Dead.

Freeway Terror Snipers kill hundreds Across America.

Oil Tankers Sunk in Persian Gulf.


10 posted on 11/16/2011 9:49:20 PM PST by garjog
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To: ColdOne

Isn’t it interesting that the Pentagon is announcing receipt of these new bombs. PsyOps at play.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 9:52:17 PM PST by BAW (No Romney.)
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To: PhilDragoo
Massive Ordinance Penetrator

MOP Little Brother

yitbos

12 posted on 11/16/2011 10:00:07 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: ColdOne
I didn't know Israel had any hardened bunkers.

Cheers!

13 posted on 11/16/2011 10:00:48 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: garjog

>Middle East breaks Out in War.
Iran attempt to hit Tel Aviv thwarted by sophisticated missile defense rings, Israel Hits Terran.
Prague, Czech Republic target of suicide bombers.
US Bases in Germany targeted by Iranian Missiles, no casualties.
Freeway Terror Snipers kill 3 people Across America.
Oil Tankers damaged in Persian Gulf. Iranian sites wiped out

We can all do without your childlike portents & battlefield assessments.
If we hit Iran, they won’t be able to kill a termite infestation by the end of the day.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 10:01:32 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Raise your hand if you think that he’d bomb Iran."

October surprise.

We must not change CINC during time of war.

yitbos

15 posted on 11/16/2011 10:04:23 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Raise your hand if you think that he’d bomb Iran.”

He’d bomb Hawaii, if it would get him reelected


16 posted on 11/16/2011 10:04:46 PM PST by Carolina_Thor (It's always better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: garjog

That's the first time I've seen it as a clock. Took a few seconds... (Insert 2-part graphic of choice, along the lines of "At first I was like WTF, but then I LOL'd".)

17 posted on 11/16/2011 10:20:10 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ColdOne

As a Navy guy there is one thing I always give the Air Force credit for. They always buy really cool stuff. Even before this the 5k pound penetrator was an Air Force only deal. The rest of us were carrying 2k pounders.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 10:34:33 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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19 posted on 11/16/2011 10:35:39 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREHEE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Carolina_Thor

“He’d bomb Hawaii, if it would get him reelected.”

Well, it’s in Asia. So it’s not like bombing America or something. But he’d probably target the dept. of birth records. So he’d miss their underground nukes.


20 posted on 11/16/2011 10:47:38 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: bruinbirdman

Deep.

21 posted on 11/16/2011 11:08:24 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: bill1952

“childlike portents & battlefield assessments”

Q: Are there anti-American Hezbollah terrorist Sleeper Cells in America? http://wiki.islamiccounterterrorism.org/article/Hezbollah_Sleeper_Terror_Cells_Questions_and_Answers


22 posted on 11/16/2011 11:34:51 PM PST by garjog
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To: ColdOne

If Iran was the target, why would you think they would admit it beforehand?


23 posted on 11/16/2011 11:54:21 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: unkus

If that’s what it takes to win re-election, he will do it.


24 posted on 11/17/2011 12:25:21 AM PST by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: ColdOne
How many will fit in a B2.My guesss would be 4.Am I right?

25 posted on 11/17/2011 12:44:03 AM PST by cavador ("Self determination is not a malfunction"!(Harkness;Fallout 3 Rivet City 2077))
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To: USNBandit
It is worth noting that this is basically a reprise and update of what Barnes Wallis was doing in WWII. The more things change . . .

Tallboy

Grand Slam


26 posted on 11/17/2011 12:52:55 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: unkus

I would be just as afraid that Zero, the SOB, would bomb a cluster of red states just to make a point.


27 posted on 11/17/2011 2:51:54 AM PST by bytesmith
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To: ColdOne

If not Iran, who then? North Korea? Pakistan? Not many other nations with huge bunkers deal with.


28 posted on 11/17/2011 3:11:17 AM PST by StolarStorm
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To: bruinbirdman

I need one of those! As long as it goes about 8500 ft deep I can drill and perforate all in one shot.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 3:17:04 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: bill1952

Your calm reassessment of the Iranian war scenario is most welcome.

Why do we ascribe superhuman competence to Mohammedans and assume that a fierce-looking missile on a transporter in a Death-to-America-Day parade is going to hit its target 100% of the time?

Enhanced suicide warfare is what they’re really good at.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 3:33:01 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: FreedomPoster
Those are nice, but this whole thing bores me.

I'm a W88 kinda guy.
31 posted on 11/17/2011 4:24:12 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: unkus

correct

War = reelection

however, being re elected and being inaugurated for a second term are two different events


32 posted on 11/17/2011 4:26:42 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: ColdOne

No, Iran’s not the target; the various US tea party organizations are.


33 posted on 11/17/2011 4:28:20 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Raise your hand if you think that he’d bomb Iran.

Hand raised. Iran is Muslim, but 1. they're Persians who have been a big PITA to Arab Muslims, 2. they want to run the whole dar al islam show, 3. Barry will screw over a minority if it will get him the support of the majority (after all, Mecca is in Saudi Arabia).
34 posted on 11/17/2011 4:47:11 AM PST by aruanan
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To: ColdOne

Iran is not the target as long as a muzzie occupies the WH. I’d be more likely to suspect Israel is the target.


35 posted on 11/17/2011 7:39:52 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: bill1952

“>Middle East breaks Out in War.
Iran attempt to hit Tel Aviv thwarted by sophisticated missile defense rings, Israel Hits Terran.
Prague, Czech Republic target of suicide bombers.
US Bases in Germany targeted by Iranian Missiles, no casualties.
Freeway Terror Snipers kill 3 people Across America.
Oil Tankers damaged in Persian Gulf. Iranian sites wiped out”

You rephrase my headlines based on what would probably be the case, instead of my suggestion of worst cases.

My larger point is that Obama might think he would benefit from a big, awful war with lots of dead people. “Time to rally around the Commander in Chief people!”


36 posted on 11/17/2011 9:28:27 AM PST by garjog
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