Just what Israel needs to offer its own MAD in case the mullahs really are as mad as their current Prez.

"In the face of Iran’s race to obtain nuclear power, Israel signed a contract with Germany last month to buy two Dolphin-class submarines that will, according to foreign reports, provide superior second-strike nuclear capabilities, The Jerusalem Post has learned."

UPDATE AP reports Aug. 25: "A deal under which Germany will sell Israel two submarines foresees the vessels being delivered starting in 2010, and they are not being equipped to fire nuclear weapons, an official said Friday." Israel already has three of them.

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  1. I think we already have four of the beasts. I am a landlubber myself (engineering corps, these dirty guys who deal with mines, dig in, dig out etc.) and each time I look at a sub, it make me shudder just to think of spending a few hours down there, save a few months.

  2. Well, the more tubes in waiting the better the deterrent, unless the mullahs really do think the 12th imam will rise from the ashes and so want to be incinerated, which I doubt. I was armored cavalry by branch but infantry in VN, and like you I do not enjoy even fantasizing about being deep under the sea.