Iran is the only missing link at this point in the construction of the middle eastern oil pipeline, courtesy of NATO (but mainly the U.S.)
It will be attacked soon but likely at grave cost.
Everyone who is surprised to learn that Iran will soon be attacked by Israel and then by the UK/UK or by the UK/US please raise your hands. It's inevitable and has been for a while now as the smack talk is ratcheted upward.
"We must attack Iran to make the world safe." Yada, yada, yada <making chicken choking hand movement>.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
As for the rest of your post, the article clearly states that the action is seen as an air and/or sea battle with no ground invasion. Our casualties would be few or none and the cost of this action would likely be no higher than the missile defense shields we would otherwise provide to protect our interests in the ME, Central Asia and Europe. Even in a worst case scenario in which we had to take out all of Iran's air and sea defenses and all of their ability to retaliate, we'd be talking about a period of weeks at most.
As for Israel doing it alone, this would present a greater danger to the US than if we did it. While Israel might be able to take out most of the nuclear facilities and neutralize Iran's air defense systems, air force and command and control centers, it likely couldn't take out Iran's ability to attack on the ground, and the only targets Iran would be able to reach would be either US interests or other US allies.
In determining whether a strike against Iran at this time is in US interests, since it is clear that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, one has to ask if we would be better off dealing decisively with Iran in its present state or in dealing with a nuclear Iran. There is no question in my mind that we would be better off doing it now rather than dealing with a nuclear Iran or that it would cost us no more than protecting all our interests and allies from a nuclear Iran.
Follow the chain.
From samsmart responding to OP:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059926170 (UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears)
From me responding to samsmart:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059926245 (UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears)
From samsmart responding to me:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059926268 (UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears)
From me responding to samsmart:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059926293 (UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears)
You jumping in...responding to me:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059926330 (UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears)
Please try to keep up, eh?
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Last edited by DiAnna; 11-02-11 at 10:18 PM.