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US Attack On Iran Could Cause Tens-Of-Thousands Of Civilian Casualties
Business Insider ^ | ober | Robert Johnson

Posted on 10/05/2012 1:15:36 PM PDT by drewh

The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble written by Khosrow B. Semnani, and published by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah has concluded a strike would include four sites and irradiate up to 100,000 Iranian citizens and soldiers.

The four locations include:

Isfahan: The Nuclear Technology/Research Center in Esfahan (ENTC) is supposed to be the main location of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Semnani predicts 1,000 workers here will be killed, and up to 70,000 casualties in the surrounding areas from toxic plumes: 71,000

Natanz: One-hundred miles north of Isfhahan, this location has been in use for about 12 years and is said to be responsible for production of plutonium and enriched uranium. With a high probability of attack, Semnani projects 1,000 worker casualties and up to 7,000 collateral injuries within the surrounding area: 7,100 Arak: A heavy water production plant in existence since 2006, Semnani projects 500 workers here will be killed in the first instants of a strike. If the heavy water is actually in production the author goes on to project an additional 3,600 causalities from radiation exposure: 4,100

Bushehr: Iran's first operational nuclear power plant has been online since November 2011 following a string of delays. Built to Russian designed specifications at a cost of nearly $1 billion, Bushehr is southeast of a city with a population of 240,000 that enjoys a strong wind blowing Northwest from the power plant. Semnani projects 3,000 instant deaths at the site and up to 12,000 deaths in the city if only 1 to 5 percent of the population is exposed: 15,000

Semnani estimates up to 97,000 Iranian casualties would result from attacks on the four locations.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201111; bushehr; enrichment; entc; esfahan; heavywater; iran; isfahan; natanz; nucleariran; plutonium; uranium; waronterror; wmd
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To: drewh

Ya’ know, I am so very sorry. I would, however, much prefer THEIR civilian casualties to ANYONE ELSE’S civilian casualties when those crazies decide to drop a bomb on someone who offends them.

21 posted on 10/05/2012 3:30:28 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: drewh
This is certain to show up on Lew Rockwell. America must start to weigh actions against a criterion of US national interests. Globolony, hysteria mongering, liberal internationalism, neo-con delusions all are poison for this country.
22 posted on 10/05/2012 3:48:40 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Captain Rhino
Unfortunately mostly what is percolating inside the Beltway is chatter about the ever popular ‘precision strikes’.
23 posted on 10/05/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Venturer

Applause!!! Exactly right, knowing the number of casualties, it would behoove Iran to stop the nuke development!!

24 posted on 10/05/2012 3:55:06 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: drewh

Bomb the tunnel entrances, close the facility, entomb those still inside. No leakage.

25 posted on 10/05/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: bert

I like the way you think!! (The ‘millions’ number wouldn’t break my heart either). These American killing savages have had it comin’ for a LONG damn time. All set here with the Popcorn and Crown Royale to celebrate when it goes down also.

26 posted on 10/05/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

A) boo hoo

B) agitprop

C) to make a souffle’ you gotta break a few eggs

Thanks drewh.

27 posted on 10/05/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: TigersEye

“0bama sent a letter to Tehran assuring them that the U.S. will do nothing to help Israel. That takes that off of the table removing a big worry for them that might have made them think twice. Iran is good to go now with 0bama’s blessing.”

You’re exactly right. Bombs away !!

28 posted on 10/05/2012 5:59:55 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman

I don’t see that as a good thing.

29 posted on 10/05/2012 6:09:43 PM PDT by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Gen.Blather
Tens of Thousands is far too low to be concerned about. In fact, I have come to believe that horrendously massive casualties will be necessary for the Muslim "moderates" to rise up in numbers and volume sufficient to curb the radicals. Very sad, but those who continue to say "you can't kill enough of them to win this war" don't know what they are talking about. We CAN - the question is when we start to do it.

Blue Lancer is right:



200 years from now, I want their children's children's children
to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead
because their legends tell of fire from the sky.

I want them to hide in dark caves and holes in the earth,
shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines
because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters
crawling over the earth, spitting death and destruction.

I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with
"If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you",
and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience.

I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology
will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea
.. the powerful 'Mericans .. destroyed their forefathers' wickedness.

(Original created by BlueLancer ... 13 September 2001)


I am convinced that, unfortunately, this must be in the future for IslamoFascists to be defeated.

30 posted on 10/05/2012 9:45:21 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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