After a long end of year break, I ventured back into the cess-pool that is IsraelForum.com. Given the prevailing climate on Iran, I was sure I’d find something interesting. Sure enough, after an exhausting 30 second search, I came across this,
The whole approach is dumb. Don't threaten Iran by saying you'll surgically strike some specific underground high tech sites. Threaten them by telling them you'll take out 45% of Tehran, all their power generation and all of their ports. Eyin Tachat Eyin.
The urban center of Tehran is 255 sq mi and holds about 7.3 million people. 1 well placed air burst in the 200-250 kT range would have an effective radius of near complete destruction either through blast, heat or +2-5 psi overpressure out to approx >5 miles at the 3900 ft elevation over flat terrain, unobstructed.
Many models would put the death rate at near 75-85% or higher in that area within 1 week. If we figure that city center has a population density during the day of ~20,000/sq mi and the coverage area, averaged is half that density, is 75 sq mi x 10,000/sq mi @ 80% death immediately that's 600,000. Figure in another 1-3 million homeless and another 500-600,000 dead in 90 days from residual effects, exposure, hunger, disease and general breakdown in infrastructure plus non fatal injuries 2-3x the death rate or roughly another 3.6 million injured + >3 million displaced in the first 3 months plus a complete eradication of a functioning government or economy. In my mind that's damned close to 1.2 + 3.6 + 3 or 11% of the country's population dead, starving, homeless, in the dark and cold. And that's in the first 90 days. 18 months out, things really start to look grim; maybe mass exodus out of the country, radiation sickness and disease from lack of health care is rampant, a return to the dark ages, evaporation of all civil order, biblical plagues, black death, un reclaimable urban centers. - Mediocrates
Sorry to post the whole thing, but it’s so mind-numbingly bloodthirsty I thought it worthwhile. Afterall, my purpose here is to demonstrate the routine extremism of the pro-Israel fanatics.
And they rarely disappoint.