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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Right.

    If a Democrat does something, it's always for political glory.

    If a Republican does the same thing, it's always for the greater good of our nation.

    Please be more partisan. I would like to see if it's possible.
    I don't think the OP mentioned Democrats or Republicans...only Obama.

    Who's partisan?
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Military planners...making plans. Ahhh, well, that's kind of what they do. It doesn't mean anything is any more likely to happen now.
    Exactly. I read the article earlier and thought, here we go, this is the diversion from Greece is it? They do say that it is only because we always follow whoever wants war first or in this instance are getting ready to back up the US if it decides to attack Iran.

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    One official said: "I think that it is fair to say that the MoD is constantly making plans for all manner of international situations. Some areas are of more concern than others. "It is not beyond the realms of possibility that people at the MoD are thinking about what we might do should something happen on Iran. It is quite likely that there will be people in the building who have thought about what we would do if commanders came to us and asked us if we could support the US. The context for that is straightforward contingency planning."
    UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears | World news | The Guardian

    If the economic situation gets too bad maybe. I am getting so tired of perpetual war ...but after reading the full article I realised it was not breaking news, just war games.
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I don't think the OP mentioned Democrats or Republicans...only Obama.

    Who's partisan?
    You are.

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You are.

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    Ummm...

    Partisan against Obama...you bet.

    Partisan against Democrats...some.

    Partisan against Republicans...some.


    But I don't go around trying to raise partisanship where it's not warranted. Neither toomuchtime_ nor the linked article referenced Republicans or Democrats...only Obama.
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Ummm...

    Partisan against Obama...you bet.

    Partisan against Democrats...some.

    Partisan against Republicans...some.


    But I don't go around trying to raise partisanship where it's not warranted. Neither toomuchtime_ nor the linked article referenced Republicans or Democrats...only Obama.
    It's warranted now. I didn't vote for Obama. He wasn't qualified to be president... and still isn't. But you don't see me foaming at the mouth about something that he hasn't even done... and telepathically stating as gospel what motivations his decision will be based upon. This is partisian manure at its finest.

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears | World news | The Guardian

    With Obama, the decision whether or not to strike Iran's nuclear facilities will be a political calculation. If he does, he will alienate much of his base, but if he doesn't and credible evidence that Iran is or is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power comes out before the election he might not even be able to get a job as an analyst at Fox in 2012. He will, of course, choose what is best for Obama, not what is best for America.
    Can Iran hit the US with it's "nukes" (50 States proper)?
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    It's warranted now. I didn't vote for Obama. He wasn't qualified to be president... and still isn't. But you don't see me foaming at the mouth about something that he hasn't even done... and telepathically stating as gospel what motivations his decision will be based upon. This is partisian manure at its finest.
    LOL!!

    You are displaying quite a hyperbolic reaction.

    I'm not foaming at the mouth. I simply and calmly agreed with the OP's opinion on the motivations for Obama's decisions. No telepathy involved...just projections based on his past decisions.

    Besides...the partisanship expressed by samsmart was directed toward Republican and Democrat...not Obama.

    DiAnna, try to remain focused, eh?
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Can Iran hit the US with it's "nukes" (50 States proper)?
    Don't think so...but they could really mess up the oil supply to us and our allies.
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Don't think so...but they could really mess up the oil supply to us and our allies.
    Meh, worse things than having to become oil independent I suppose. If they can't hit us, ain't none of my concern.
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears | World news | The Guardian

    With Obama, the decision whether or not to strike Iran's nuclear facilities will be a political calculation. If he does, he will alienate much of his base, but if he doesn't and credible evidence that Iran is or is on the verge of becoming a nuclear power comes out before the election he might not even be able to get a job as an analyst at Fox in 2012. He will, of course, choose what is best for Obama, not what is best for America.
    Actually it won't be a political calculation. If Iran is attacked, it could have very negative economic effects (7 Potential Economic Effects Of A War With Iran) as well as negative political effects (Striking Iran Is Unwarranted, and It Would Mean Disaster - Marc Lynch - International - The Atlantic). An attack on Iran is not a good idea at this time, especially due to the fact that the US military is already overstretched.
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