Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pentagon seeks huge new bunker-buster for Iran

WASHINGTON — The Democrat-controlled Congress is examining a request to develop a new bomb designed for a U.S. air strike on Iran.

The Bush administration wants $88 million for the production of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP. The 30,000-pound conventional bomb, meant for deployment by the B-2 aircraft, would be the most powerful bunker-buster ever designed.

Analysts agree that MOP was designed to destroy Iranian and North Korean underground facilities, such as Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment plant, Middle East Newsline reported. The bomb was said to be able to penetrate more than 65 meters of earth.

"It'll go through it like a hot knife through butter," John Pike, a leading U.S. weapons analyst, said.

The administration did not explain the use of MOP. A White House statement cited "an urgent operational need from theater commanders" in its funding request to modify B-2s to carry MOP.

"We are not authorizing Bush to use a 30,000-pound bunker buster," Rep. Jim McDermott, a Washington Democrat, said. "They've been banging the drums the same way as they did in 2002 with Iraq."

First of all, Jimmy lad, the President doesn't NEED authorization from the likes of you to use conventional weapons, and to be honest me bucko you couldn't prevent him from nuking the bastards, either.

And B, if you believe that Boeing only made ONE, and the Air Force tested it and has no more, there's a fine bridge of mine for sale so email me for the details.

The President would like a reasonable stockpile of MOPS on hand, you see, Jimmy, but just 'tween me and you there's a couple already waiting for the launch signal and the only reason Bush asked for funding was to put Ahmadinnerjacket on notice that there's soon to be a gaping hole where once stood a refinement facility.

And the only way to assure his knowledge of this was to alert the democrats and await their squealing race to the obliging Jurassic Press.

Mission accomplished.

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