Thursday, November 17, 2011

U.S. Air Force receives new 15-ton bunker buster bombs/Then read about those who resist this madness

  • Published 11:31 16.11.11
  • Latest update 11:31 16.11.11

Report: U.S. Air Force receives new 15-ton bunker buster bombs

U.S. Air Force started receiving the massive bombs in September, Bloomberg news agency reports; the bombs are capable of destroying underground targets, such as Iran's nuclear sites.

By Haaretz Tags: Iran Iran threat Iran US Iran nuclear


The U.S. Air Force has received new 30,000-pound bombs capable of destroying deep underground bunkers, the Bloomberg news agency reported.

The bombs, designed to be delivered by B-2 stealth bombers, "will meet requirements for the current operational need," U.S. Air Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jack Miller said in a statement to Bloomberg.

The U.S. Air Force reportedly started receiving the bombs in September. The bombs are six times bigger than the U.S. Air Force's current bunker-busters.

According to the Bloomberg report, the Boeing company in August received a $32 million contract for eight of the bombs.

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran rose recently after the release of an IAEA report that found that Iran has been working on developing nuclear weapons since 2003.

The U.S. and Israel have not ruled out conducting military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities, some of  which are located in fortified underground locations., the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East.

From: "D.D. Delaney"
"In the Belly of the Beast"
Thu, 17 Nov 2011

Hi, everybody. What follows is an announcement of a new publication.


Between 1998 and 2009 I was a correspondent for Port Folio Weekly, a newspaper that passed for Hampton Roads’ alternative press, serving the fabled seven cities. During that time I gave regular coverage to the area’s peace movement, a small but dedicated community of folks who oppose American wars and militarism here in the largest naval installation in the world.


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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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