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Old 25th Nov 2011, 05:05
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They have plenty of C-130s though.





(How bizarre, the reply appears before the question. Must be powered by neutrinos)

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Old 25th Nov 2011, 08:25
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Casting aside the usual assumptions

Don't assume the Israeli AF would have to fly non-stop across unfriendly nations. Instead, imagine an Israeli aircraft landing in Saudi and collecting pre-positioned items Unholy alliance? No, simply expedient for both parties. Time will tell. subject to media being allowed to report the full truth, which would certainly make a change.

Edit: How does this answer get posted before the Op ????
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 12:32
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I suggest you make that prediction a bet.

I am willing to take that bet.


I suggest that the loser never posts on PPRuNe again.

Brave enough to put your money where your mouth is, or are you all bull...talk
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 12:45
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SAM

Where is the link to your information ?

The US Gov't released info the other week that they had taken delivery of 20 x 30,000 lb bombs for a similar purpose to what you described and to be carried by B52's and B2's.
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 12:46
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totally off-the wall question, but how practical would it be to use one of the heavier-lift Jericho missile variants to launch a penetration warhead? It may only be able to lift around a tonne or so, but the kinetic energy due to the re-entry speed would be high.
Could you accurately designate a target to a bomb moving that fast?
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 18:18
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Bench Mark your calendar.....October 2012!

US Presidential elections in November.....and Obama very definitely needs an October Surprise to survive this election!

In this case....I pray the bombs are a dud....and the Dud bombs!
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Old 26th Nov 2011, 01:56
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11 months is a very long time in politics, but Obama will win the election. The GOP has no surefire opponent for him. If Gingrich really is at the top of the list right now, they're in a lot of trouble.
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Old 26th Nov 2011, 09:09
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The GOP's best and brightest hopes come across as a bunch of flip-flopping attention whore fruitbats. The problem with having to appeal to your support base of 'the rich and powerful' is that you need the votes of the 'superstitious sheep' - the net result is you have candidates that any rational, intelligent & sympathetic people can see are self indulgent batshit crazy numpties.

Not exactly electable.
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Old 26th Nov 2011, 09:12
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People seem to assume the Israelis will be able to just float around seemingly at will, unmolested at any level they like!
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Old 26th Nov 2011, 10:20
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Is the destructive power as much as the 22.000lb Grand Slam Bomb ?
I would think it a fairly safe assumption to say so.
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Old 26th Nov 2011, 10:45
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Sorry guys, the site is plagued by a time lord called IB, the owners.

The whole site has posts that should have a sequential place but if the time 'given' to you is 6 hrs BEFORE you post that place moves back those 6hrs (LA time) and is placed in FRONT of a question. That just makes it daft, as some of you have already commented.

Nothing we mods can do about but we are giving IB a bad time to correct it.

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Old 26th Nov 2011, 12:55
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I'll put money on the US not striking against Iran before xmas.
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Old 26th Nov 2011, 16:01
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Hi
Is the destructive power as much as the 22.000lb Grand Slam Bomb ?
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Old 26th Nov 2011, 17:30
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So will Obama give his Nobel Peace Prize back before this first strike, or will the B2s have hastily painted six pointed stars on the wings?
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 06:19
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Seem to remember something about a bet being placed before on here. And it being WELSHED on!

Bum cheeks and a rose any one?
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 07:42
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You don't know much about American electoral politics, do you? The " rich and powerful" aren't near enough votes and they went for Obama last time out, anyway. The "base" of the Republican party is virtually everywhere outside of the coasts and big cities. Even in the 2008 blowout, you could have driven coast-to-coast and not passed thru a county that went for Obama. It is the rural states that make up the Republican party, not the rich and powerful.

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Old 28th Nov 2011, 08:10
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Last year I read an article that said it was a small number of B1B Bombers that had been modified to carry this weapon. I would imagine any attack would be launched from DG rather than compromising allies in the Middle East.
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 10:59
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I love it. It's like a Tom Clancy novel. Dam good plan, though.

Erm, is the bet on between you and Tourist, SAM?
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 11:34
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It's like a Tom Clancy novel.
Much as crashing a plane into an 'iconic' government building was (Debt of Honor), or a pact between a drug cartel and islamists (The Teeth of the Tiger)...
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Old 28th Nov 2011, 17:07
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Saam you are off your head!!! It might be a rumour site but honestly JK Rowling should be getting worried about your fantasy ramblings!
I wouldn't be so worried about the "accident prone patriot batteries" you mention but be slightly more concerned with the extensive SAM/air defence network that Iran possesses!
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