Obama preparing to bomb Iran? 4

Can this really be true?

According to DebkaFile:

The Pentagon has brought forward to December 2009 the target-date for producing the first 15-ton super bunker-buster bomb (GBU-57A/B) Massive Ordinance Penetrator, which can reach a depth of 60.09 meters underground before exploding. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that top defense agencies and air force units were also working against the clock to adapt the bay of a B2a Stealth bomber for carrying and delivering the bomb. The Pentagon has ordered the number of bombs rolling off the production line increased from four to ten – a rush job triggered in May by the discovery that Iran was hiding a second uranium enrichment plant under a mountain near Qom – a discovery which prompted this week’s international outcry. Congress has since quietly inserted the necessary funding in the 2009 budget.

All this urgency indicates that the Obama administration has been preparing military muscle to back up the international condemnation of Iran’s concealed nuclear bomb program, its sanctions threat and his willingness to join the negotiations with Iran opening on Oct. 1 in Geneva. Tehran may have to take into account a possible one-time surgical strike against its underground enrichment facility as a warning shot should its defiance continue. In particular, the world powers this week demanded that Iran open up all its nuclear facilities and programs to full and immediate international inspection. Failure to do so could bring forth further US military action.

According to our military sources, the earliest date for the accelerated Pentagon program to produce a super bunker buster bomb mounted on a stealth bomber is December 2009 or January 2010. This too is three years ahead of its original schedule. Pressed into service are two US Air Force research centers for work on adapting the radar-evading stealth bomber to the giant bomb: the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the Munitions Directorate and Air Armament Center, both headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

If it does turn out to be true, we will confess ourselves to be gobsmacked.

  • rogerinflorida

    I agree with both Winston and C. Gee; I am skeptical of Debka and the administration. However if they are planning to strike Iran, (an action I believe would be a catastrophic error) the Admin. had better be ready to carry on striking until Iran begs for mercy. A couple of bombs, no matter how big, will only enrage the Mullahs and will trigger a worldwide response of Iranian sponsored terrorism, including massive attacks on our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, sabotage attacks on Saudi Arabia to cripple oil production, etc.
    The implications of such actions are huge, up to and including a world wide nuclear war.
    Be real careful when planning to let the dogs out.

  • C. Gee

    I am very skeptical that the Obama administration will bomb Iran, or even threaten to bomb Iran. Nor will it sell the bunker busters to Israel. If the military sources are right, it might be that these bombs will be used in Afghanistan, which is where the only enemies authenticated by Obama for killing, exist.

  • I am very skeptical of Debka website.