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An Attack On Iran's Nuclear Facilities Would Be A Nuclear War

By Ed Ciaccio

An attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, by Israel, the United States, or both, would be a nuclear war for two important reasons:

1. The GBU-28 "bunker buster" bombs which would be used to destroy hardened Iranian nuclear sites use depleted uranium to penetrate concrete. This means lethal radioactive contamination from those exploding bombs would be spewed into the air, ground, and water of Iran, with long-term health consequences to all the people of Iran as well as those in surrounding regions. The people of Fallujah, Iraq, already suffer these horrible consequences from the criminal U.S. & NATO use of depleted uranium there, war crimes which remain unpunished.

See this article:

Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens

:: http://www.uruknet.info :: informazione dal medio oriente :: information from middle east :: [vs-1]

2. Destruction of Iran's nuclear facilities, even by non-nuclear weapons, would release lethal radioactive contamination from those facilities into the air, ground, and water of Iran, with long-term health consequences to all the people of Iran as well as those in surrounding regions.

See this article:

"What No One Is Saying: The Horrors That Would Be Unleashed By a Strike on Iran"

http://www.alternet.org/story/154377/what_no_one_is_saying3A_the_horrors_that_would_be_unleashed_by_a_strike_on_iran

Whether Israel or the U.S. or both wage this avoidable, illegal war of aggression, the supreme international crime according to the Nuremberg Tribunals, on Iran, whether before or after the U.S. November elections, it would be a war crime and a crime against humanity of tremendous magnitude, inflicting irreparable harm on the people of the Middle East and affirming, for all time to Muslims everywhere, that the United States, which has reportedly supplied such "bunker buster" bombs to Israel, has absolutely no regard for Muslims as human beings.

Justifiably and correctly, such a monstrous attack would be seen as state terrorism against the civilian population of a sovereign state by one or more other states.

There is no telling what blowback would result from such an atrocity, but it would certainly cause Iran, and every other nation which fears itself to be in the crosshairs of the United States, to redouble their efforts to develop nuclear weapons as a deterrent to U.S. and Israeli attacks.

Attacks of vengeance against U.S., NATO, and Israeli soldiers as well as civilians would certainly increase, as would terrorism against the West nearly everywhere.

Such a future world, even more heavily nuclear-armed than now, and facing unprecedented crises about food, water, and refugees resulting from the catastrophic climate changes already occurring, will be an unimaginably dangerous world for all living creatures.

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Ed Ciaccio is a retired teacher who is active in the justice and peace community on Long Island, NY, and a writer whose work is featured at Dandelion Salad and has also been posted on Buzzflash and Information Clearing House as well as OpEdNews.
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Stop war intentions! If you can help, act now -htt... by George Lesevidze on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 5:52:25 AM