Israel Plans Nuclear Attack

Israel has created plans to attack Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons, according to the Times Online, which have a force about one-fifteenth that of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It would be the first attack with nuclear weapons since 1945.

Two Israeli air force squadrons are training for the attack, in which conventional laser-guided bombs would be fired, to open “tunnels,” and would be followed by by “mini-nukes.”

Israel has identified three targets: Natanz, a facility near Isfahan, and a reactor at Arak. According to Wikipedia, Natanz had a population of 39,964 in 1999, Isfahan a population of 1,573,378 in 2006, and Arak a population of 511,127 in 2005. Scientists say that while the contamination from the bombs may be limited, tons of radioactive uranium compounds would be released.

Surprisingly, some experts think that a nuclear attack on Iran by Israel may have repercussions, “including widespread protests that could destabilise parts of the Islamic world friendly to the West.”

UPDATE: Israel has now denied that it is planning a nuclear attack, according to MSNBC.

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