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Attack on Iran!
At 4:31 AM on a Sunday morning in Israel, just one week ago, an observer glimpsed a shape pass briefly between earth and the moon. Its outline was that of a jumbo jet. It would be hours before the onlooker would know the truth: The attack on Iran’s nuclear sites had begun. The first phase was not with bombers laden with rockets, but with an unmanned drone designed to scramble Iran’s electric facilities, Internet, cellphone, and emergency first-responder networks.
The disruption to those facilities was being delivered via an unmanned airliner roughly the size of a jumbo jet, the Eitan. Three hours after its departure, the skies over Israel were filled with airplanes on a secret mission to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. At Ramon Airbase southwest of Beersheba, seventy-five F15I and F16I aircraft launch in waves of twenty-five. During that time, Israel has fired over 5,000 air-launch weapons including 500 BLU-109 bunker buster bombs and BLU-113 bunker busters. Israel has jammed radar and communications in Iran with the assistance with of U.S. Air Force AWAKS and other aircraft.
Israel has also deployed the B61-11, the nuclear-armed version of the BLU-113 to destroy the Bushehr and Natanz reactors, as well as target the uranium processing plant at Isfahan, the Russian-built reactor at Bushehr, and Saghand, Iran’s uranium mine. Since the initial successful strike seven days ago, the Israeli Air Force has flown sorties over Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan and other Middle East countries. The planes have been refueled in air to allow for longer combat missions. They land only to change pilots and reload their munitions.
Meanwhile, Israeli Dolphin-class submarines are in international waters outfitted with U.S. Harpoon missiles complete with nuclear warheads, and have been firing incessantly at the Iranian reactors. Being readied for service are Israel’s Popeye Turbo missiles which have been adapted with nuclear warheads. They, too, will be launched, if and when needed, from the submarines.
The President of the United States, upon learning of Israel’s mission, and threatened retaliation by Iran against American bases in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Oman, and Iraq, and Iran’s intention to close the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf States, placed the USS Abraham Lincoln, USS John Stennis, and USS Carl Vinson on high alert. In minutes, their status was changed dramatically and they prepared for full-scale war as the President issued instructions that hard targets in Iran were to be attacked. These included strategic installations that could attack the Strait of Hormuz and/or Persian Gulf allies. Also targeted were military objectives, mobile missile launchers, missile production facilities, government buildings, media and telecommunications infrastructure, power plants, bridges, highways, rail lines and port facilities.
The 16th Special Operations Wing (SOW) stationed at Hulburt Field in Florida has been mobilized and is flying sorties over Iran and the Strait of Hormuz. It is the largest Air Force unit assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command—about seventy aircraft. The 16th SOW is uniquely equipped to undertake missions in Iran and especially with Iran’s nuclear facilities. Rather than launch a full-scale invasion of Iran, the 16thSOW hit designated targets. The U.S. Navy has also deployed additional Tomahawk cruise missile resources in the Persian Gulf, as well as the USS Ohio a guided-missile submarine.
Iran has retaliated with a barrage attack of multiple Shahab-3 all aimed at the same target to insure that one or more break through U.S. and Israel defense systems. Iran’s four anti-ship missile systems acquired from China and fired from their air force F-4E fighters are also getting a work-out. Its “Sunburn” anti-ship missiles (SS-N-22) from the Ukraine have also been called into play in the Strait of Hormuz.
Fortunately for Israel and the U.S. the strike on Iran’s nuclear program successfully halted its program for a nuclear weapon in that the Sunburn missile has a sophisticated guidance system and can carry a 200 kiloton nuclear warhead. With no nuclear capability, it is limited to a 750-pound conventional warhead. A Sunbeam missile with a conventional warhead traveling at Mach 2.2 would completely destroy any tanker the missile hits. The tankers are slow-moving targets with no defenses against missiles.
Additionally, Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, Fatah in the Palestine Authority, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza have launched some 10,000 retaliatory missile strikes on Israel. Iran as well launched conventionally-armed Shahab missiles against Israel’s major cities. Fortunately, Israel’s missile defense systems have been able to counteract the attacks with minimal injuries to her populace.
Oil has jumped to over $200 per barrel as Iran’s oil refineries and ports have been completely destroyed. It is virtually impossible now for Iran to fund its terrorist proxies, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Mahdi army in Iraq. With the turmoil in Syria, unrest in Egypt, and quiet in Saudi Arabia, Israel’s neighbors have not been in a position to join the attack against the Jewish state.
How and when will the war end? If the past is any guideline for the present, it will end with Israel back at the bargaining table after a successful attack on Iran—and being coerced into exchanging more of her land to appease the insatiable Muslim bloc in the Middle East.
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