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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 10:50 AM
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. . ."US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Ga
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Final destination Iran?

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 2,000 native 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.

horrible, disgusting, shameful

and the cost of making those bombs is astronomical - our war barons love it
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  -. . ."US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Ga ensho  Mar-16-10 10:50 AM   #0 
  - This should make the 22 voters in this poll happy  Echo In Light   Mar-16-10 10:54 AM   #1 
  - “They are gearing up totally for the destruction of Iran,”  NightWatcher   Mar-16-10 10:54 AM   #2 
  - He must be kidding.  wtmusic   Mar-16-10 11:07 AM   #3 
     - publicized? I only found references to the one Herald story  NightWatcher   Mar-16-10 11:10 AM   #6 
        - Give some credit to American AND Iranian intelligence.  wtmusic   Mar-16-10 11:21 AM   #11 
        - It isn't more widely publicized because it isn't news  NeedleCast   Mar-16-10 11:30 AM   #13 
  - 2nd "Obama is going to attack Iran" thread of the day  NeedleCast   Mar-16-10 11:08 AM   #4 
  - Yawn...again with the "We're gonna invade Iran!1!!1!1"  MrCoffee   Mar-16-10 11:08 AM   #5 
  - War is Peace  BeFree   Mar-16-10 11:37 AM   #14 
  - It's not too old, nor is it at all relevant  MrCoffee   Mar-16-10 12:29 PM   #20 
     - Yep  BeFree   Mar-16-10 12:35 PM   #21 
        - This was fun  MrCoffee   Mar-16-10 12:41 PM   #24 
           - I know  BeFree   Mar-16-10 12:44 PM   #26 
              - I try to prioritize my bizarre list of horrible potentialities  MrCoffee   Mar-16-10 12:54 PM   #29 
                 - Denial is strong, eh?  BeFree   Mar-16-10 01:00 PM   #30 
  - it's been going on for 5 years now.  dionysus   Mar-16-10 11:51 AM   #17 
  - 387 "Blu" bombs?  MilesColtrane   Mar-16-10 11:11 AM   #7 
  - We simply cannot violate the Geneva Conventions anymore  NightWatcher   Mar-16-10 11:13 AM   #8 
  - You sick bastard!  MrCoffee   Mar-16-10 11:18 AM   #10 
  - This is massive rambling speculation.  TheWraith   Mar-16-10 11:17 AM   #9 
  - more speculative news....  spanone   Mar-16-10 11:25 AM   #12 
  - Eh?  BeFree   Mar-16-10 11:40 AM   #15 
     - The problem is that claims like this have been reported here about three times a year for the past  Regret My New Name   Mar-16-10 12:38 PM   #22 
        - yep  BeFree   Mar-16-10 12:41 PM   #25 
           - I'm sure we'll bomb China someday too...  Regret My New Name   Mar-16-10 12:49 PM   #27 
              - They have plans to do so  BeFree   Mar-16-10 12:50 PM   #28 
  - Meh. DU has been saying "War with Iran soon." since 2005.  proteus_lives   Mar-16-10 11:50 AM   #16 
  - actually this thread is about the bombs  ensho   Mar-16-10 11:52 AM   #18 
  - FUCK!  Regret My New Name   Mar-16-10 12:40 PM   #23 
  - "Experts say"  Canuckistanian   Mar-16-10 11:56 AM   #19 

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