The Times of London is reporting that Israel plans to nuke Iran. Uzi Mahnaimi and Sarah Baxter (who are stationed in the United States) report:
ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iranâ€™s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.
Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear â€œbunker-bustersâ€, according to several Israeli military sources.
The attack would be the first with nuclear weapons since 1945, when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Israeli weapons would each have a force equivalent to one-fifteenth of the Hiroshima bomb.
Under the plans, conventional laser-guided bombs would open â€œtunnelsâ€ into the targets. â€œMini-nukesâ€ would then immediately be fired into a plant at Natanz, exploding deep underground to reduce the risk of radioactive fallout.
â€œAs soon as the green light is given, it will be one mission, one strike and the Iranian nuclear project will be demolished,â€ said one of the sources.
There’s good reason to be skeptical of this story and suspect either bad reporting or Israeli saber-rattling. Still …