Iran’s underground nuclear sites not immune to U.S. bunker-busters, experts say
Washington Post / Joby Warrick
29-Feb-2012 (one comment)

Western spy agencies for years have kept watch on a craggy peak in northwest Iran that houses of one the world’s most unusual nuclear sites. Known as Fordow, the facility is built into mountain bunkers designed to withstand aerial attack. Iran’s civil-defense chief has declared the site “impregnable.....”

But impregnable it is not, say U.S. military planners who are increasingly confident of their ability to deliver a serious blow against Fordow, should the president ever order an attack.


IRI is NOT "Iran" or "Iranian People"

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Should such an attack occcur, the IRI will try to confuse its oppressed people by appealing to Iranian nationalism.  The regime will argue falsely that an attack on the the IRI is tantamount to an attack on "Iran" or on "the Iranian people."  It is neither.  It would constitute an attack on an oppressive government that is destroying both Iran itself and its people--an outlaw state domestically.  For most Iranians, the Khamenei-Ahmadinejad regime is the equivalent of German occupation of France in WW II.

The IRI, with its "Greater Iran" ambitions also behaves as an OUTLAW STATE abroad every time it seizes an embassy, holds diplomats hostage, sponsors terrorism (see Lebanon marine barrack, Iraq IEDs and Saudi ambassador plot, Thailand, India) or engages in covert de-stabilitation operations (Yemen, Azerbaizjan, Iraq, the Sudan, the previous destruction of once prosperous Lebanon), or supplies Assad with snipers and weapons for use against the Iranian people. 

Externally, no more than Hitler's Germany or Milosevic's Syria is the IRI a normal state with normal leaders engaged in normal policies.   Hence to treat it as one or to assume it would act as one would be a great error.  Imagine Hitler or Milosevic with nukes to get what I mean.