Last one from Air Power Guy:
I swear you do this to get a rise out of me…
Believe it or not, bombing the lava dome probably wouldn’t have much of an effect, even with a hardened penetrator that delays detonation until you’re well into the target.
Assuming the damn thing fuses, the blast, inside an environment hot enough to turn rock molten, would probably not even be noticed by the mountain.
Moreover, flying over in an F-16 wouldn’t be wise either, seeing as how you only have one engine. Said motor would be pretty roundly trashed by the airborne ash—essentially like throwing little rocks and lots of sand into an engine that screams, lifts up its skirts and runs away at the very thought of Foreign Object Damage (FOD).
I would look askance of completing a parachute landing fall on the top of God’s Big Skillet. With my luck, I’d have probably punched well clear of the crater but the wind would have blown me back in.
Me: Obviously this means we need bigger bombs and better planes. Have none of you people seen a Godzilla movie?
Okay, now I’m done.