The Human Cost of Military Strikes Against Iran's Nuclear Facilities
- Most studies have failed to address the human consequences of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.
- We have determined that there will be a significant impact on Iranian civilians with the possibilities of a long war and instability in the region.
- Specific evaluation of four sites show that even a limited surgical attacks will result in thousands of casualties.
- The regime in Tehran will welcome such a conflict since such an attack will enable the regime to rally the population behind its nuclear program.
- The environmental consequences of the attacks will not be confined to Iran only, they will impact neighboring countries and the region.
- The strategic interests of the United States and Iranian people require that any consideration of military strikes on Iranian facilities must take into account the civilian casualties that may result from such strikes.
- Ayatollah Khamenei has proven that he cares little for the Iranian people. The devastation and the human cost of such a gamble requires us to demonstrate that we do care about the Iranian civilians.
- Absence of progress in diplomatic negotiations does not justify the use of military option as a remedy by default.
- US and Israel must consider their future relations with the Iranian nation beyond and after the Islamic regime. The key to a stable, nonbelligerent, democratic and peaceful Iran is in the hands of the young generation of Iranians and they must be distinguished from the current fanatic theocratic regime.