US “bunker-busters” Being Shipped, Is Iran the Last Stop?

It is obvious that the Mullahs of Iran are not going to stop advancing their nuclear program until they have nuclear missiles. The question is, does the non-Islamic world have the guts to stop them? According to this article that day is coming, and I say the sooner the better. Mullahs and nukes=a nightmare for the world.

Final destination Iran?
Exclusive: Rob Edwards
14 Mar 2010

Hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran.

The Sunday Herald can reveal that the US government signed a contract in January to transport 10 ammunition containers to the island. According to a cargo manifest from the US navy, this included 387 “Blu” bombs used for blasting hardened or underground structures.

Experts say that they are being put in place for an assault on Iran’s controversial nuclear facilities. There has long been speculation that the US military is preparing for such an attack, should diplomacy fail to persuade Iran not to make nuclear weapons.

Although Diego Garcia is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, it is used by the US as a military base under an agreement made in 1971. The agreement led to 2,000native islanders being forcibly evicted to the Seychelles and Mauritius.

The Sunday Herald reported in 2007 that stealth bomber hangers on the island were being equipped to take bunker-buster bombs.

Although the story was not confirmed at the time, the new evidence suggests that it was accurate.

Contract details for the shipment to Diego Garcia were posted on an international tenders’ website by the US navy.

A shipping company based in Florida, Superior Maritime Services, will be paid $699,500 to carry many thousands of military items from Concord, California, to Diego Garcia.

Crucially, the cargo includes 195 smart, guided, Blu-110 bombs and 192 massive 2000lb Blu-117 bombs.

“They are gearing up totally for the destruction of Iran,” said Dan Plesch, director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of London, co-author of a recent study on US preparations for an attack on Iran. “US bombers are ready today to destroy 10,000 targets in Iran in a few hours,” he added.

The preparations were being made by the US military, but it would be up to President Obama to make the final decision. He may decide that it would be better for the US to act instead of Israel, Plesch argued.

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12 years ago

"Crucially, the cargo includes 195 smart, guided, Blu-110 bombs and 192 massive 2000lb Blu-117 bombs."

The BLU-110 is a 1000 lb general purpose warhead and the BLU-117 is a 2000 lb general purpose warhead. They are NOT penetrator (a.k.a. "bunker-buster") warheads.

The US could very well be gearing up for a possible strike on Iran, but the presence of these weapons does not indicate preparation for a strike on underground nuclear facilities.

12 years ago

I think it sounds like a smart move. The sooner Iran is neutered, (okay, neutralized, but neutered sounds so enticingly appropriate 🙂 the better off the civilized world will be.

Robin Shadowes
Robin Shadowes
12 years ago

Yay!! This was about time! If the mullahs get nukes it'll be a nightmare for the rest of us.

Barry Soetoro
12 years ago

No way Omoslem will EVER bomb his fellow mullahs in Iran. Israel will need to bomb Iran.

Art Adams
Art Adams
12 years ago

The 15-ton behemoth – called the "massive ordnance penetrator," or MOP – will be the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal and will carry 5,300 pounds of explosives. The bomb is about 10 times more powerful than the weapon it is designed to replace.

The Pentagon has awarded a nearly $52 million contract to speed up placement of the bomb aboard the B-2 Stealth bomber, and officials say the bomb could be fielded as soon as next summer.

Pentagon officials acknowledge that the new bomb is intended to blow up fortified sites like those used by Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs, but they deny there is a specific target in mind.