back to article Bunker-nobbling US megabomb test delayed

The World War II style 14-tonne conventional bunker-busting penetrator bomb being developed for the US air force has hit development snags, according to reports. Entry to service will be delayed, and costs have risen. Flight International reports that the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) will now be dropped for the first time …

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  1. Andrew Bolton

    How long does it take to dig a deeper hole?

    I reckon the Iranians can add 30 or 40 feet of concrete to their bunker by June. Even more by the time they _actually_ manage to test this thing. Pointless waste of money. Either use a nuke, or don't bother.

  2. John Latham
    Coat

    Meteoric idea

    Perhaps a better solution, given that the target is not moving anywhere soon, might be to accelerate an innocent-looking small rocky mass using repeated alternate elliptic orbits of the Earth and Moon/Mars, and slam it into the bunker at a decent fraction of c.

    It'll take a while, but the resulting "act of god" (or amanfrommars) will be Plausibly Deniable.

    John

  3. Mike Moyle

    Not necessarily Iran

    May we also assume that these would work on Afghani/Pakistani caves?

  4. Robert Moore
    Coat

    @John Latham

    Or a falling defunct spy satalite perhaps?

  5. Simon Ball
    Boffin

    Not pointless

    Firstly, you can't just add 30-40 feet of solid concrete to an existing building - the foundations almost certainly couldn't take the strain.

    Secondly, from what I've heard, the MOP is designed to penetrate up to 200 feet of concrete.

    Thirdly, if they're resurrecting Barnes Wallis's Earthquake Bomb concept, they don't even need to penetrate the structure itself - if the bomb detonates beside or under the foundations, then the structure will simply collapse.

    Finally, nukes are actually overrated. A heavy, streamlined kinetic energy weapon dropped from a great altitude may actually have much greater penetrative power than a nuke, because it concentrates all of its energy onto a very small area, and in a single direction, whereas a nuke spreads all its energy in all directions. A 14-ton bomb moving at 1000m/s (just over mach 3) can concentrate 7Gj on less than a square metre of ground, whereas a megaton nuke would have to detonate within 250m (a distance which would result in a lot of fallout) to do the same. Plus, the mechanism of energy coupling is very different - the nuke expends its energy vaporising the earth, while the penetrator simply pushes it aside - which is much more efficient.

  6. lucmars

    Lack of imagination

    Furthermore, they don't seem to bother with the consequences if they hit a nuclear plant (radioactive aerosols spreading by the wind). Not mentionning that they could provoke a real earthquake.

  7. roger thomas

    30 or 40 feet of concrete

    >> I reckon the Iranians can add 30 or 40 feet of concrete to their

    >> bunker by June. Even more by the time they _actually_ manage

    >> to test this thing. Pointless waste of money. Either use a nuke,

    >> or don't bother.

    This does not help as much as you may first think, as long as the resulting shock wave from the blast can be placed underground (rather than lost to the atmosphere it will keep traving underground until it comes across voids (think rooms etc) where the shock will do rather a lot of damage.

    30 or 40 feet of extra concrete may even do a nice job of keeping the shoke wave underground.

    Roger

  8. Tawakalna
    Black Helicopters

    and knowing our American *friends*..

    ..and their remarkable ability to hit any target other than the one they were intending to hit, what's the betting that said uber-bomb will hit either civilians attempting to shelter, or Allied forces with clear markings, or nothing at all, like in those Tora-Bora mountains. That was a fine bit of military planning, lets drop huge amounts of ordnance into a vast range of mountains, kill some trees and goats, scare some farmers, and call it a victory in the white jaws of death or some similar over-dramatic Yank hyperbole.

    it always amazes us Brits that despite the dazzling array of no-expense spared kit, Americans can't hit the right target.

  9. Jesse

    @ How long does it take to dig a deeper hole?

    Not long. A failed bunker bomb would still prepare the way for a nuke strike as well as provide priceless amounts of one-time real-time logistical results data.

    "30 or 40 feet of extra concrete may even do a nice job of keeping the shoke wave underground" -- Even better to seal the whole deal if you can get it to collapse.

  10. Mike Richards

    Delays, delays

    If they have many more delays Dubya won't be able to drop one of these on Iran before he's out of a job.

  11. Bounty

    Why not just blow up the door?

    Why not just blow up the door? Unless they teleport in, use a regular rocket or bomb. Then if someone tries to fix the door, drop another. Scientists can't live off enriched uranium for very long. Hell, tell them ahead of time and you have zero casualties. If they resist, then you can declare 'real' war. If you're already in 'real war,' I'd rather be launching rockets than flying planes over anyways.

  12. Rick Brasche
    Coat

    but...

    -"won't somebody think of the bunkers!"

    -"Terrorists are people too!"

    -"I for one welcome our bunker-busting overlords"

    -and a few inane and politically inept anti-Bush remarks.

    ...and I'm spent. Mine's the one next to the concrete overshoes.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Bounty

    Because they can't hit a barn door let alone a bunker door.

    There's a reason America invented the term 'collateral damage'.

  14. Miami Mike

    Hitting the target . . .

    Hitting the target . . .

    Actually, we DO hit the target pretty often. For starters, ask that dirtball Al-Libi who we killed a few days ago with a rocket from a drone. Since he's been spattered pretty completely, those 72 virgins aren't going to do him a lot of good.

    The US military goes out of its way NOT to hit civilians or allies - whereas the enemy, the guys you should REALLY be worrying about and bitching about, prefers civilian targets every time. They knew the people in Madrid and London wouldn't be shooting back - but soldiers (ours and yours) are quite willing to shoot back and are well equipped to do so. We don't blow up mosques full of worshipers, they specialize in doing exactly that. Why aren't you complaining about that?

    Or are you telling me that every army in the history of the world has always had perfect marksmanship except for the US army? War is a nasty business, it is messy, dangerous and chaotic. People get killed in wars, sometimes by accident. If you want to stop this, you will have to stop wars - noble goal, but good luck.

  15. Josh
    Black Helicopters

    thoughts

    "In addition to the ageing B-52"

    Speaking of, isn't it about time to unveil the next generation of "stratofortress" type bombers?

    "a Stealth bomber tooled up with MOPs is the only military pill that could take away the Natanz headache."

    Well, I could think of a few ways, as mentioned above (doors); but what we're really looking for is a once-over solution...something we can deploy one time in one "incident" to say that we've taken a measure to stop this enrichment, without it looking like a "campaign", or full out war. The door seems to make sense, but when you have to make multiple runs over and over again, it becomes harder to deny that you are at war with a country, rather than just disabling a dangerous facility.

  16. Steven Guenther
    Jobs Halo

    make it glass

    Once the delivery is perfected then you can put the H-bomb in there.

    Go down 200 feet then detonate and make a big ball of glass.

    Simon Ball had a point about the penetrators, and standard nukes.

    But put them together and you have a special tool.

  17. Andrew Hardisty
    Coat

    KA-BLAMMO!

    This will wipe the floor with any baddies in its way.

  18. Dave Bell

    It's a pity they scrapped the V-bombers...

    The Victor was designed to carry a 22.000lb Grand Slam, internally

    The figures I've seen suggest they contained 10,000lb of explosive, which seems a bit high for the sort of casing they'd need to stand the impact.

    The interesting effect on a concrete bunker is the spalling: the lumps of concrete that break off on the inside. In the centrifuges are running that will combine with the effect of the shockwaves on mounting bolts and bearing assemblies.

    The effects will be interesting.

    But oh dear, forgetting the bomb racks....

  19. heystoopid
    IT Angle

    question

    Question why do we hate people whose only wrong that I can see is that via an internal revolution recreated real democracy then evicted the bunch of thieving clowns , CIA trained torturers , CIA trained and backed hit squads and murderers along with the usual parasitic scum that we in the west installed as a puppet government . Whilst this puppet government was in power they wracked up an impressive score of human rights abuses and deliberately killed more locals then the internal annual road toll in order for the west to steal or pay bargain basement prices for their oil and mineral wealth ?

    As for the boys that play with the big toys perhaps they do so to hide from the world the simple fact they have very small wangs and the despite the fact that in the west they are recreating the very same repressive undemocratic autocratic government of the past that totalled Europe well over half a century ago to create the illusion of false safety ?

    What price stupidity indeed ?

    But alas one final point ever heard of a very dense rock which makes reinforced concrete look like tissue paper called "Serpentite" and the headaches it caused the Japanese when they were building the Seikan Railway Tunnel back in the sixties ?

    Now I know why the current tests shown have fatal real life flaws !

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    @Miami Mike

    HAHAHAH!!!

    "The US military goes out of its way NOT to hit civilians or allies "

    That is funny. I can only assume you are being heavily sarcastic.

    Perhaps there is a reason why the US has a reputation for indiscriminate friendly fire? Perhaps there is a reason why in international surveys Geoge Bush is recognized as a bigger threat to world peace than any other national leader?

    I mean, listen, I guess you are american, but please, just because it says so in your local cinema, doesnt mean america is the heart of justice and freedom of the world. You have earned your reputation as a nation whos army is responsible for more friendly fire deaths than any other, and as a nation who has the worst targeting of any civilzed army.

    Pleeease dont try and claim that american soldiers are concerned with loss of foreign civilian life. It is farcical at best.

    Arrrr.... There be dragons...

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Re: Meteoric idea

    Hmm - taking a "small rocky mass" as 1 tonne and a "decent fraction" of c as 0.1 you'll get a yield of about 400,000 megatons. Didn't someone mention something about "less drastic" than nukes?

    On the other hand, anything one could reasonably characterize as "a decent fraction of c" is going to be way above escape velocity for most astronomical objects. So unless you know of a really nearby pulsar or two this is going to take a seriously long time.

    "OK, Mr Secretary of Defense. It's time we whacked those bunkers properly."

    "Right, Mr President. Just hang on a few thousand years and they're toast. Make that 'plasma'. In fact make that 'subatomic particles'."

  22. Ian Michael Gumby
    Flame

    Somebody need a history lesson?

    In WW II you were considered on target if you landed within 1/4 of a mile. (roughly 1/2 a click)

    Today, its under 10 meters. So be thank full we're not using 60 year old technology. ;-)

    Do bombs that hit their targets cause collateral damage? You betcha. Thats why some people put their military assets inside clusters of civilians...

    Fortunately, the location of the centrifuges are "well known". You're not going to see a wing of Israeli fighter/bombers fly under the radar and hit this target like they did against Iraq many moons ago.

    It will have to come via a high altitude with either an illuminated target or a GPS guided bomb. No nukes. You don't want the fallout.

    Now you could take an asteroid out of orbit and try and hit the target. Its theoretically possible, but not as simple as the sci-fi books make it out to be. (The moon is a harsh mistress. ;-)

  23. Matt Bryant Silver badge
    Stop

    RE Jesus Puncher

    Don't tell me, you have personally met and discussed morals with every US serviceperson in all the US forces? Actually, I'm guessing you've never even spoken to an active duty soldier of any country. I have met soldiers from many countries, and the surprising fact is that despite differences in religion and political outlook, just about every single one shared a common view that avoiding the death of civilians was a primary concern. And before you accuse the US of being the worst for friendly fire I'd also suggest you read up on some of the African armies as I have heard many a fun tale from BAT instructors of being nearly shot by their own students! It's just that when the Yanks (or our own soldiers) commit a "blue on blue" it gets plenty of media coverage. When other countries' forces do it (very often) you never hear a whisper.

    Regarding the article, I was kinda hoping for the sat-launched "rods from the gods", so does this make the lower altitude B-52s demigods?

  24. Frank Bough
    Linux

    Guenther

    "Once the delivery is perfected then you can put the H-bomb in there.

    Go down 200 feet then detonate and make a big ball of glass."

    So we want the Yanks to drop a NUCLEAR weapon with the intention of disabling a facility that MIGHT at some time in the future contribute to the building of NUCLEAR WEAPONS?

    "But put them together and you have a special tool."

    But we already have a special tool, you just proved it.

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Pirate

    @Miami Mike

    "The US military goes out of its way NOT to hit civilians"

    It just takes out power stations, water pumping stations, sewage works and any other type of infrastructure and pits the local population against the likes of Typhoid and Cholera. The result is that only a few dozen might perish in the bombing, but hundreds and thousands die from disease and starvation because you're still trying to rebuild the infrastructure you destroyed five years ago.

    You've restored my faith in Americans. You folks really are dumb enough to believe that warfare can be clean with smart bombs.

  26. Anonymous Coward
    Alien

    Instead of going deeper...

    Excavate a huge deep basement and make a big production of spreading the fresh dirt around on the surface. But instead of moving deeper, just pretend that you're moving deeper while moving everything up towards the surface. Cover it with canvas and plywood painted to look like heavy thick concrete. Fill the huge basement with Styrofoam peanuts and surplus stuffed animals, and then cover it over with your plywood floor. Everything of value is on the top floor.

    One day there is a sudden pop from the roof and a distant deep thud from the infinite depths of the basement. There's a smoldering neat hole punched in Achmed's desk and a stapler is reported missing. Achmed takes the rest of the day off.

    And so it goes...

  27. kain preacher

    @By Anonymous Coward

    "It just takes out power stations, water pumping stations, sewage works and any other type of infrastructure"

    And name one country that in a time of war does not consider that a legitimate target ??

  28. Miami Mike

    These aren't the bad guys you're looking for (or who are looking for you)

    "It just takes out power stations, water pumping stations, sewage works and any other type of infrastructure"

    Well yeah . . . I doubt you could get anyone to surrender by blasting the local Starbucks or McDonalds (which might not be a bad idea in any case).

    In fact, we've been putting Iraqi infrastructure back together for some time - there wasn't much there to start with, and various groups of locals seem to like the idea of blowing it back up again as soon as it comes back on line.

    America-bashing has been a favorite hobby of the European Ignorati for years. Part of it is envy, part of it is simply fashion. Whether you know it or not, you have a serious threat facing you - and it isn't us. Lets see how the tune changes when the bad guys succeed in blowing up Westminster Cathedral or the Louvre.

    Go ahead and scribble offensive cartoons about Dubya and see what happens - then try the same thing with a certain religious figure. You better have a kevlar coat.

  29. Herbert Meyer

    last weeks article about hypersonic rocket sled tests ?

    Connect the dots ? Unspecified projectile type ?

    They better hurry, get this completed by Jan, 21, 2009. Pres. Obama may not like this. Or Pres. McClain may prefer real nukes.

  30. Anonymous Coward
    Pirate

    Let me get this straight...

    Some people would prefer to see nukes used on the suspect Iranian facility. OK, so to prevent another power from *potentially* using nuclear bombs you want the Americans *actually* use nuclear bombs? It's no wonder you Americans are considered a strange breed.

  31. tony trolle
    Flame

    mmmmm.....

    I cannot forget In the first gulf war the more British troops were killed by Americans than by the Iraqis.

    Donald Rumsfeld could not believe the "Tora Bora" American snafu.

  32. Martin Usher

    We do hit civilians all too often

    Its just coming up to the 20th anniversary of the US Navy shooting down an Airbus in the Gulf -- 290 people killed. Its one video that made prime time TV (there was a news crew on board) but its has never surfaced on youTube. (There's some normal news reports but they're just bodies in the water -- clumps of floating babies and stuff -- and somewhat upset relatives and friends at Dubai airport.)

    It was an interesting incident because we're still at it 20 years later. I'm actually rather fed up with our government wasting time and energy like this, and this screwup over the "lets build a bigger bomb" and then "oops, does fit in the aircraft, oh well we'll just spend another bunch of cash on it" is just typical. Its no wonder our economy is in the toilet.

  33. Eugene Goodrich

    The bomb is a tool.

    Like a hammer.

    With or without this bomb, or another kind of bomb, war can be debated.

    When this bomb gets dropped, it might miss. (Again, like a hammer blow.) Or it might get the job just half done. If it does, there will probably be another one shortly behind it.

    That's the genius of modern manufacturing technology, I've been told: once something is invented and tested, you can make more of them.

  34. amanfromMars Silver badge
    Alien

    We don't want or need smart American bombs, just smarter Americans.

    "If you want to stop this, you will have to stop wars - noble goal, but good luck."... By Miami Mike Posted Wednesday 6th February 2008 18:35 GMT

    It is much simpler than that, Miami Mike, even a child can understand and appreciate "Don't go to war". Have you anything constructive for old war dogs to do, are they any use in a civilised Society or are they only used in an Artificially Created Other Worldly Environment ...... a Deadly Sickening Perverted Virtual Reality made for Real and Paying and Paid for by .........well, how many Skunks can you Imagine pushing for that Reality but obviously from the Back Door rather than the Front Line.

    Towering Heroes Steeped and Stepped in Cowardice and Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy. Mission Accomplished in Deed, indeed.

    Turing Bombes away! Global Operating Devices Speed and GOD Speed to their Rightful Targets.

    And if there is a dearth of smarter Americans, buy in some smarter foreigners, stick a number on them, give them a Passport/ID Card/Green Card and they whistle Sweet Dixie and the Star Spangled banner as well as anyone. There are bound to be Lease Lend Foreign Assets available.

  35. Spleen

    Ooh, ooh, I wanna play

    Don't forget cluster bombs - spicing up Iraqi kids' football games with random death and limb loss since 1990!

    War is messy, but there are levels of messy. There's a difference between gradually accumulating a pile of crap on your desk, and picking up a wastepaper basket and upending it over the keyboard. There's a difference between fighting a war, and conducting pointless large scale bombing campaigns against civilians, seeding the ground with bombs you know full well will be killing innocent people for years to come, and pumping pilots so full of amphetamines they have to figure out in the heat of combat whether they should shoot the 20-foot-high scale model of Pete Burns or the wooly mammoth made out of cheese (oops, turns out the mammoth was another British tank).

  36. Bruce Sinton

    The Accurate Americans

    In ww2, there was place in Italy called Monte Cassino, which needed blowing up .

    In the resulting bombing , the British and Americans bombed the Monastery and the Germans bombed our side.

    One NZ soldier I knew said the rule was- If British aircraft came over the Germans ducked , if the German aircraft came over the British and Americans ducked.

    When the Americans came over EVERYBODY ducked.

    Peace and Joy to all

  37. Karl Lattimer

    Delays?

    In 1943 one man pretty much on his own managed to design, test, and manufacture a bomb, modify the planes in the necessary way constructing a whole new support rack for the device including the motors necessary to give the device backspin. He did the majority of the design himself as he was a talented draftsman, his plans became things in the workshops very quickly.

    He did this in 5 short months. And successfully achieved the goal of blowing the hell out of the german dams.

    Now, you're telling me, using modern technology, CAD/CAM processes, rapid prototyping systems etc... that they take how long to do this? Seems to me the US really don't have a clue about developing weapons, they may have the technology, but that's useless if you're trying to manage projects like this through the ridiculous red tape. From an engineering stand point, they are retards...

    For the record, Barnes Wallis also invented this type of bomb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake_bomb

  38. stizzleswick
    Alert

    Re: Instead of going deeper...

    "Cover it with canvas and plywood painted to look like heavy thick concrete."

    Wouldn't work. Ground-penetrating RADAR would unmask your scheme literally within milliseconds. Heck, with canvas and plywould, you wouldn't even withstand a cursory glance from normal RADAR.

  39. Risky
    Flame

    We have some right ones here

    Lets see:

    heystoopid - defending the peace loving democratic Iranian regime. Did you make it to the holocaust-denial conference or is the invite lost in the post? Exactly what do you think the messianic nutter wants the bomb for?

    Miami Mike (et al.) - When the americans hit civillians it mean tthe bombs have missed, when AL-Q (and others) do, it means they're on target.

  40. Sam
    Joke

    Re;How long does it take to dig a deeper hole?

    Using one of these things, about 0.1 of a Second.

  41. Louis Cowan
    Thumb Up

    Muha!

    Cover the bunker in trampolines!

  42. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    Caber tossing

    They've obviously not been at any Highland games and watched people throwing trees (called tossing the caber).

    If they had, I wonder if they would have gone with the idea of dropping a giant steel pencil from the sky hoping it would hit vertically.

    It might not, you see, because it might land horizontally. It would flatten a great deal of buildings in a row, but not necessarily penetrate a bunker as advertised.

  43. Sam

    @ MichaelG

    Cabers haven't got tailfins.

    I'll leave all the tosser jokes alone....

  44. Ross

    @Caber tossing

    [it might land horizontally]

    That's why ever since aerial bombing was invented we added drag fin stabilisers to bombs. The end with the fins on has more air resistance than the pointy end so you don't have to worry about that (as long as you drop it from sufficiently high enough)

    I'm not so sure about this weapon as it's currently advertised tho. To hit speeds of mach 3 under gravity it would need to free fall for approximately 100 seconds, which (given my rusty integration skills) would require around about 50,000m of altitude. That's like 150,000 feet! Do planes fly that high? I dunno, but it's bleeding high.

    Maths based on the very bad assumptions that acceleration under gravity = 10ms-2, mach 1 = 340ms-1 and I can still do calculus.

  45. Karl Lattimer

    @risky... again

    "Miami Mike (et al.) - When the americans hit civillians it mean tthe bombs have missed, when AL-Q (and others) do, it means they're on target."

    Well then, the "terrorists" are one step ahead of you, at least they can hit a fucking target.

  46. Anonymous Coward
    Pirate

    @Miami Mike

    "In fact, we've been putting Iraqi infrastructure back together for some time"

    All King Dubya's horses and men are not quite up to the job.

    "there wasn't much there to start with"

    They had power, running water and low disease levels. Now they've got very little power, not enough running water and over a million people have died of various diseases in the last five years.

    "and various groups of locals seem to like the idea of blowing it back up again as soon as it comes back on line."

    How is that different from retarded Americans blowing it up? Weren't you trying to 'help' the Iraqi people by blowing it to smithereens in the first place and then take five years to rebuild it?

    "America-bashing has been a favorite hobby of the European Ignorati for years. Part of it is envy, part of it is simply fashion."

    Europe will be richer than the US soon enough. We're already seeing your economy fail. We're already seeing a drop off in the numbers of rotund colonists wearing 'fashionable' clothes that wouldn't look out of place in a Golf Tournament for the colour blind.

    "Go ahead and scribble offensive cartoons about Dubya and see what happens"

    Everyone laughs, thats what happens. You elected an idiot, TWICE, and the rest of the world is still laughing at you.

  47. Anonymous Coward
    Alien

    @stizzleswick

    So, add a layer of tinfoil.

    NEXT!

  48. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    @ AC Re: @ Mike

    "Europe will be richer than the US soon enough. We're already seeing your economy fail."

    Yep - because a failure of the US economy will have no impact on the rest of the world economy whatsoever.

    (points at the various markets around the world that shiver each time the US reports bad numbers, or the Dow Jones falls)

    Good luck with that.

  49. Morely Dotes
    Flame

    @ Tawakalna

    "it always amazes us Brits that despite the dazzling array of no-expense spared kit, Americans can't hit the right target."

    Yes, it's a good job the British forces never make mistakes, isn't it?

    http://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/british-troops-kill-danes-in-friendly-fire/

    http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/3774/

    Sorry, I don't have links to any British-initiated friendly-fire incidents earlier than 1471 AD.

    Friendly fire incidents are always tragic regrettable. Arrogant gits such as Tawakalna, however, make one wonder if sometimes they aren't accidental, and maybe even sometimes justifiable.

  50. daniel Silver badge
    Flame

    @Miami Mike

    > Go ahead and scribble offensive cartoons about Dubya and see what happens - then try the same thing with a certain religious figure. You better have a kevlar coat.

    Or having the BBC Top Gear team running around the American South on a bet, and getting stoned by a bunch of armed rednecks?

    Seeing New Orleans as a wrecked ghetto years after Katrina passed? (then getting chased off a main street by a gang hoisting assult rifles?)

    Getting threatened with a laswuit by a fly-by-night lawyer because the car that was *given* away free of charge to a religious mission was not a 1990 but a 1989 model?

    Hearing US Customs and Immigration officers taking the piss out of passengers going through border control at San Fransisco International?

    Having Texans talk at you telling you that everything is better in the USA (and Texas in particular) because... well, we're Texans I guess.

    This is the sort of thing that makes us "European Ignorati" believe that most "yanks" are uncultured idiots...

    Please do somthing as a country to proove us that you are not!

  51. Miami Mike

    Lobsters in a pot

    I read today on the BBC's site that the Archbishop of Canterbury is advocating adoption of Sharia law in the United Kingdom.

    Are you still not getting the picture here? You guys are like lobsters in a pot, and the temperature is slowly rising. You'll be cooked soon, and never notice a thing. Are you actually looking forward to becoming the Islamic Republic of Great Britain?

    Remember who your friends are, people. You may talk funny and drive on the wrong side of the road (and you say the same about us), but we are still one people separated by a common language. Slag off the nasty, trigger happy, SUV driving Amurricans enough and we might start to believe you. (Wait, I forgot, our attention spans don't let us remember anything that happened more than five minutes ago. You have nothing to worry about - from us, anyway.)

  52. gollux

    @Karl

    It's darn simple to hit your target if you're Al Queda. You walk up to it or drive up to it and push the button. Wetware missile guidance is pretty accurate unless there is an attentive soldier there that shoots the target acquisition and guidance unit and leaves a nice bloody spatter all over as it tumbles to the ground.

  53. heystoopid
    Happy

    @risky

    @risky no pic's no proof

    First of all all US claims of Iran producing Nuclear grade fissile material are based the usual CIA BS and nutter former evil evicted ruling class Iranians who if convicted in a US court of law for crimes and serial killings theft and so on would be doing ten to twenty consecutive life sentences ! This information is from the same source that told us about Saddam's weapons of mass deception , have you found out where haliburton has stored these weapons yet , please tell the world and the UN as we would all like to know including Colin Powell and all the living relatives of the million or so deceased democratically liberated Iraqi citizens since 1991 due to US sanctions and all US Oil Companies making enormous profits during post Gulf War 1 from oil smuggling (forgotten about already have we ?)

    As for holocaust denial provide the proof that Iranians have done so since that country has for the past two thousand years not troubled the local Jewish faithful unlike the anglo white american ancestors going back in time to bad King John of the Magna Carta fame !

    As for lunacy , a picture hangs in the oval office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC of an outlaw fleeing a posse with a portable neck tie just for him !

    Yeah most of the world knows the biggest lunatic and quite possibly the man most stupid enough to start WW3 on a whim resides at the Washington address too!

    Now since dating back to the Roman Empire times name one country that Iran(Persia) has invaded , directly interfered with or paid revolutionaries to over throw same , having a bit of trouble are we ?

    Now going back to the year 1812 , name how many countries the US has either directly invaded or interfered with or deposed democratically elected governments , having trouble remembering the numerous history volumes are we !

    Sadly , being a polite person who allows all to express their views without either fear nor interference , may I congratulate on your wonderful seven concrete veils of propaganda your are wearing , as it would be more then adequate to stop even a direct hit at point blank range from this bomb that is for sure ! You may proceed flank speed full ahead with your nonsense , it is your free choice to believe that which many a rational person of logic deem as unbelievable, I am not stopping you , and oh please have a nice day too !

    In closing a line from the "Crimson Pirate" sums it up neatly(it was made back in the days of an evil unamerican senator Joseph was plying his trade) "Not I. All my life I've watched injustice and dishonesty fly the flag of decency . I don't trust it. "

  54. Risky
    Coat

    hey(very)stoopid

    I suspect you must belive that exclamation marks will protect you the the black helicopters. Or perhaps hasten the return of the Mahdi.

    Either way I'll have my coat and a head somewhere for a stiff drink and try and forget my attempt to read your hysterical rantings.

  55. heystoopid
    Happy

    @risky Ha Ha!

    @risky Ha! Ha! , you just made my day , as all my history books show the Madhi resided in another continent and another age , but even Generals Gordon and Kitchener knew that simple fact !

    Have nice day , I just cannot stop laughing , you have really made my day as Dirty Harry would say !

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