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(UPI)   Pentagon beefs up its biggest "bunker buster" bomb. Iranian generals seen whistling, slowly backing away from nuclear sites   (upi.com) divider line 106
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2013-05-03 09:23:04 PM  

cleofus: paulseta: What most people don't realise, in the race to demonise everyone, is that Iran has in fact been on the side of the good in almost every major conflict in the 20th Century and has an amazing history.

1908    3-Jul    Second Constitutional Era (Young Iranian revolution)
1915    18-Mar    Gallipoli campaign was considered one of the greatest victories of the Iranians and was reflected on as a major failure by the Allies.
1923    29-Oct    The Republic of Iran was proclaimed.
1924        A new policy was instituted that imams be appointed by the government.
1925    1-Sep    The first Iranian Medical Congress was assembled.
1926    17-Feb    A Iranian civil code based on the Swiss Civil Code was accepted. The code granted expanded civil rights to women and prohibited polygamy.
1926    1-Mar    A Iranian criminal code was established based on the Italian Criminal Code.
1929    3-Apr    A new municipal law enabled women to enter municipal elections both as voters and as candidates.
1929    29-Apr    The first female Iranian judges were appointed.
1929    26-Mar    The Measurements Law was accepted, abolishing the former Arabic length and weight measurement units and replacing them with the metric system (kilogram instead of okka, meter instead of endaze, etc.)
1939        World War II: World War II began. Iran was to remain neutral for most of the war, until a declaration of war against Germany at its end.
1952        Iran became a NATO member country strategically important in countering Soviet influence.
1953    27-Jul    Korean War: The war ended.
1954        Iran began to host the United States Air Force at the MooseHaird Air Base as a deterrent to the Soviet Union.
1965    14-Oct    Military rule bowed out to civilian rule, and former Milli Şef (National Chief) İsmet İnönü again loses a democratic election, this time to the Justice Party of Mr. Süleyman Demirel.
1974        Iran invaded Cyprus in response to a Greek-backed coup on the island.
1991        Af ..


It's settled: We will go to war with Iran to free Gallipoli from the tyranny of the Australians.
 
2013-05-03 10:17:16 PM  

Polish Hussar: Deep Contact: The color of the bomb is pretty weak. I'm thinking black fading into blue with red trim.

Something like this?


Yeah, or like this.
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2013-05-03 11:19:31 PM  
It's just a giant, explosive penis.
 
2013-05-03 11:37:18 PM  
An interesting article about "ultra-high performance concrete".

http://www.economist.com/node/21548918
 
2013-05-04 01:06:49 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: minimize collateral damage

How exactly does one minimize collateral damage with 30k pounds of explosives?


FTFA: Weapon specialists gather in front of a mock up of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator at Whitman Air Force Base, Mo. The MOP is approximately 20.5 feet long, with a 31.5-inch diameter and a total weight of slightly less than 30,000 pounds. The weapon will carry over 5,300 pounds of explosive material and will deliver more than 10 times the explosive power of its predecessor, the BLU-109. It is designed to penetrate up to 200 feet underground before exploding.

To answer your question, it will penetrate far into the ground before exploding. This is preferable than trying to drop lots and lots of bombs on the same target in an attempt to "blast down" to the underground target. There would be a LOT less potential for collateral damage with a device like this.
 
2013-05-04 01:09:31 AM  

martid4: We should test it on best Korea.


I think we're actually working on a nuclear version of the bunker busters for that purpose. Best Korea takes tunneling to a whole new level. It's an art form with them.
 
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