A math problem
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is imposing new sanctions against Iran aimed at the Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Quds Force that Washington has accused of stirring up trouble in Iraq and elsewhere, U.S. officials said Thursday.
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The New York Times quoted a senior government official as saying the United States "will be freezing assets and there will be ripple effects of where we can go from there. This is going to be a broad and wide-ranging effort."
All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of formal announcement of the new sanctions.
The Post said the Revolutionary Guard will be designated as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction and the Quds Force as a supporter of terrorism, the Post reported.
(nice to see FAUX is maintaining its high editorial standards, BTW)
So where would the military use a stealth bomber armed with a 30,000-pound bomb like this? Defense analysts say the most likely target for this bomb would be Iran's flagship nuclear facility in Natanz, which is both heavily fortified and deeply buried.
"You'd use it on Natanz," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. "And you'd use it on a stealth bomber because you want it to be a surprise. And you put in an emergency funding request because you want to bomb quickly."
LEESBURG, Virginia (AP) -- The United States and other nations will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.
"Our country, and the entire international community, cannot stand by as a terror-supporting state fulfills its grandest ambitions," Cheney said in a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Studies.
(h/t to tristero at Hullabaloo for teh B-2 story)