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American B-52 bombers during war in Vietnam.

Israeli needs U.S. B-52 bombers that can carry “bunker buster” bombs in order to attack Iran if is about to developed a nuclear weapon under the camouflage of the ObamaDeal, according to an Israel strategic expert now living in the United States.

Dr. Ehud Eilam, a former private contractor for the Defense Ministry and who has written a book on the “next war: between Israel and Egypt, wrote in Israel Defense that the United States should either attack Iran or give the green light to Israel to do so if Iran cheats on the agreement.

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He maintains that Israel’s F-16 warplanes cannot do the job because they cannot carry 30,000-pound buster bombs being developed by the United States.

The Israeli Air Force has been training with the F-16 and F-15 aircraft for years in simulated attacks on Iran, which would require re-refueling.

Israel’s current stockpile of smaller bunker bombs may not be able to smash through nuclear sites protected by thick cement and buried underground, Dr. Eilam wrote.

He said Israel needs the American upgraded Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), commonly called a bunker buster.

Dr. Eilam added:

Israel’s fighter-bombers…are too small to carry the MOP. The United States could give its Israeli ally the B-52 Stratofortress bombers, capable of carrying up to 32,000 kg of weapons….

Israeli air and ground crews should be sent now to the United States, to study how to operate both the MOP bomb and the B-52 bomber. The IAF does not possess heavy bombers like the B-52. The last time the IAF had similar weapon systems was in the 1950s, when it used a handful of B-17 bombers….

The Israeli personal would learn the B-52 as fast as they can. A special crash course should be created for them so they could return to Israel, with the B-52, as early as possible. This process might last up to a year, but it might end much sooner.

Israel used American fighter planes to bomb the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1991.

If Iran is suspected of getting its hands within in arm’s reach of a nuclear weapon, Israel could strike again – with U.S. weapons – first by attacking key Iranian bases with F-16s , jamming Iranian radar and then deploying the B-52s to bomb nuclear sites.

Perhaps more important than carrying out a strike would be Iran’s knowledge that Israel has the capability to do so.

The biggest deterrent to an Iranian nuclear weapon might not be ObamaDeal but rather an overt Israeli capability to strike.

 

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

30 COMMENTS

  1. And you prefer Iran — America's sworn enemy — to have hegemony in the region? Since you must know that the '67 borders are not defensible, sorry, but your anti-Semitism is showing. through a thinly veiled attempt to hide it.

  2. Ahh, the old, handy, and hardy B-52 — Our very own sand-shaker. There is nothing like the drone of B-52s, far up and out of range, coming in over the land, to make the Arabs mess their pants. Ask any Iraqi about the second B-52 bombing run that they lived through.

  3. Sadly, this "story" is a fairy tale spun out of wishing and day dreaming.
    First of all, there is no way that the USA will "loan" B52's to Israel. Secondly, there is the question of training Israeli pilots to actually fly the B52's. Israel's best chance vis a vis Iran's Nuclear facilities is to consider the use of one of their own Nuclear weapons being utilized in an airburst explosion causing an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse). That would limit loss of life but would put Iran back into the stone age without electricity etc. Think about it…

  4. Tom Lawrence when a comment defies logic as yours does, there is always one plausible explanation when it comes to issues involving Jews. And the shoe fits as to your style of comments… perfectly.

    We aren't as stupid as you hope we are .

  5. Since when is self defence imperialistic? on top of that in front aras' millions of km2!!! This is typical lefter LIES. You call black…white and vice versa! Anyway the simplke fact Israel can destroy iran's nukes will never deter iran. IT MUST BE DONE but I think I heard the F16s can carry one or 2 16 ton bombs but I am not sure but Israel's nukes could do the job without obanana's agreement.

  6. Lawrence : lefters like you are so stupid they are not credible! So a small country of hardly 30,000 km2 is imperialistic, expansionist, what with "lebensraum" and other crap only lefters liars can utter. You made your school with gôbbels evidently and the socialist hitler is your mastermind.

  7. Tom Lawrence. It wasn't Israel that destroyed the World Trade Towers, but your Arab friends. Furthermore, Gaza is not blockaded. Israel surrendered Gaza, ten years ago, however, Gazan leadership prefers to spend money on rockets and tunnels to attack Israel, rather than building their society. "Imperialist", Israel is less than 8,000 sq. miles. The Arab world is 1 million sq. miles. Do Arabs need more land? Tommy boy, it is you who needs an education on the mid-east.

  8. B-52 bombers are 50-60 years old and against the air defence systems Iran is getting from Russia, hopelessly obselete. Even B-2 Stealth bombers may have a difficult time penetrating the S-300s that Russia is giving Iran–particularly if they get upgraded in the next few years to S-400s and by 2020, S-500s. And if China sells Iran it's DF-19 missiles (or Iran develops it's own version), those missiles can swarm US battlegroups in the Persian Gulf and up to 1000 miles into the Arabian Sea. Israel needs to focus on getting rid of the Assad Regime, Hezbollah (and possibly the Jordanian Monarchy, which is getting close to Iran even if it means quietly helping ISIS to do it. Hezbollah has made it dangerous enough for Noble Energy that they have at least temporarily pulled out of Leviathan. Containing Iran and eliminating it's allies in the Levant on land must be Israel's highest priority. And it would not hurt for Israel to take a leaf out of Iran's book and put essential infrastructure far enough underground with civil defence for all so that a massive attack wound NOT destroy Israel. Building an underground hospital in Haifa is a start.

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