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All Options Are Back

After several years delay the U.S. has announced that its premier bunker-buster, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator has finally been upgraded and is ready for deployment.

“If it needed to go today, we would be ready to do that,” Secretary Michael Donley told a reporter from the Air Force Times. “We continue to do testing on the bomb to refine its capabilities, and that is ongoing. We also have the capability to go with existing configuration today.”

Like they say though, ‘there is no such thing as coincidence’ and just as the Secretary of the Air Force was sounding off about the deadly new munitions, the US envoy to Israel, Ambassador Dan Shapiro added a darker dimension to his comments.


Pentagon’s 30,000-pound bunker-buster ‘superbomb’ ready for use

The biggest conventional bomb ever developed is ready to wreak destruction upon the enemies of the US. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said its record-breaking bunker-buster has become operational after years of testing.

I think this bomb is a cover-story. For one thing, it is so heavy only one or two can be carried by the US’ biggest bombers. And certainly no medium bomber can deliver one. What I think this is is a cover story for the use of small tactical nuclear weapons, which were built by the US starting in the Bush administration.

The US is, of course, the only nation to actually use nuclear weapons of mass destruction against the civilians of another country. And whereas the US ended WW2 with nuclear weapons, it seems to be likely that the US, already short on men and material for conventional war, will start WW3 with nuclear weapons, bombing facilities in Iran with small nuclear weapons, then claiming the resulting radiation is “proof” of Iran’s possession of things Israel did not want Iran to possess.

“Truth is the first casualty of war.” — Senator Hiram Johnson

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