Skip to comments.What if Israel bombed Iran? The view from Tehran.
Posted on 09/23/2012 10:36:53 AM PDT by mojito
Hamid has been awake since midnight, when Israeli bombs struck the Tehran Nuclear Research Center in nearby Amirabad. The boom reverberated throughout the city nearby, sending plumes of smoke into the night. Sirens punctuated the hours till the gray-pink dawn. With the Internet down, Hamid crouches before Radio Tehran, which reports that key nuclear sites at Arak, Natanz and Isfahan have also been hit.
He is surprised that the Israeli planes skipped Fordow, the site built under a fortified mountain near Qom. The war games that he and his colleagues conducted last summer at Shahid Beheshti University, where he teaches political science, placed the Fordow facility at the top of the expected strike list. Recently a military commander called Israels threats hollow and another said Iran would welcome an attack. He thinks about these men now, wondering whether they feel pleased or, like him, dead sick with terror.
Hamid walks to the supermarket on the corner. A crowd of people, some of them his neighbors, presses against the windows and bangs on the door, shouting for the owner to open. Shopping has been tense ever since sanctions turned chicken into a luxury good, but today everyone is frantic. When the owner admits them, anxious shoppers sweep cookies off the shelves. A young woman screams that her baby is allergic to milk: Where is the formula? Hamid backs away from the shop.
He flicks on the television at home; the state channel shows emergency workers in white hazmat suits carrying stretchers out of the dusty rubble outside Isfahan. All 1,000 workers at the plant have been killed, and winds are sweeping toxic smoke toward the nearby city.
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This article seems to assume that the Israelis will do a half-*ssed job, or that they won’t finish what they start. I question both of those assumptions.
Why,one would almost think that the Compost *wants* Iran to develop a nuke.
If Israel bombs tehran, there will be no view tehran.
My thinking exactly. Israel would not leave the job undone..
Amen. Netanyahu is not Olmert.
IF Israel bombs in Iran, they will do it with surgical precision aimed at ending that nation’s development of nuclear weapons. So if Israel bombs Tehran, that city will take on a sort of glistening quality, like a wide glass plain. Ain’t gonna happen ...
And you know this how?
The point was that attacking the city of Tehran is a no go, but attacking the nuclear capabilities is all important. When a nuke is detonated at the proper altitude, and a sufficiently large yield, a glass topped plain can be ‘manufactured’ where once a city was found. I think we are sort of in agreement about the issues.
1) Power Grid
2) Telecommunications Grid
3) Military Command Centers
4) Nuclear Facilities
There would be no 'TV' available and the country would not be in such an 'organized' state. Mass panic and riots would ensue."
Correct. Israel goes 'all in' to dissuade Egypt from unleashing the Palistonians and opening a second front, because it's a given that Hezbollocks is gonna go rocket apeshit in southern Lebanon.