Tell me more about your knowledge of MASINT defeat. 'Cause I think you are making crap upYou don't have to have a nuclear reactor to enrich uranium. It would not be difficult to set up a small scale enrichment facility somewhere that could not be detected
Until we bombed the facility, and they had to start over. Months/Years of work and millions/billions of dollars for them, Days/Hours of work and thousands of dollars for us.If Iran is determined to do that it is possible. It would take them longer to enrich the material for a bomb, but it could be done.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Now it appears that you may know something about our intelligence capabilities. Perhaps you know enough to tell us how one could keep what I have said from happening on a small scale. I contributed what I know to the discussion and what I have said is hard scientific fact. It is not made up. So it's your turn to contribute to the discussion. Tell us exactly what our intelligence capabilities are, and how exactly they can keep what I described from happening on a small scale.
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Our military force is completely capable of killing every single man, woman, and child within that territory.
We could even hunt down and kill every dog and cat.
We could even take it to the next level and turn their entire desert into glass.
You seem to be stuck in the mind set of nation building.
For thousands of year war has been about eliminating your enemy. It is only in recent centuries that war has become a game of internal politics and profit.
I am against any military action.
The treaty stands a reasonable chance to work if it is not sabotaged by our Right Wing fanatics and by Israel.
But do not kid yourself. The question is not whether military force can do the job. The question is in how much of that military force are we willing to apply.
I thought it would be interesting to take a stab at calculating how many nukes you would need to totally destroy Iran. I looked it up and Iran is approximately 640000 square miles in area. That is equivalent to a square that has 800x800 as its dimensions. Let's assume that with a powerful nuke you could totally destroy an area with an eight mile radius. That means you would need 100 x 100 or 10000 powerful nukes to completely destroy Iran. I don't think we currently have that many, but I suppose we could make them.