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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The problem is not just with Iran, it is with Islamism, and this problem is not confined to the Middle East. That might well have been the source at one time but it is now bigger internationally than just the Middle East.

    And as we can see in Iran, as you say, it is the religious leaders who are in charge and they will decide which direction Islamism takes, not the general public,
    It is very unlikely that the theocratic style of governance in Iran could spread to the Sunni Arab world. The power structure in Sunni Islam is not one that easily lends itself to theocracy. I would compare Shia Islam to Catholicism (very hierarchical, with a clear and rigid chain of command), and Sunni Islam to Protestantism (power is widely dispersed with each local church answering to no one but itself). So it's unlikely that an Iranian-style theocracy could spread very many other places, since Shia Islam is only the majority religion in a couple other countries (and doesn't dominate anywhere other than Iran).

    I think the kind of Islamism that is likely to arise in the Arab world is of a different variety. For the most part, it doesn't necessarily imply extremism at all. Primarily, it's just a socially conservative political movement. It's true that Islamist parties tend to be anti-US, but even this is frequently misconstrued in the United States. It has less to do with some fundamental hatred of American values, and more to do with the fact that they were the only opposition allowed for decades in stagnant autocracies. To oppose their own governments meant to oppose the United States. Had things played out a little differently, it might be the liberal parties incorporating anti-Western sentiments into their platform.

    Ultimately there's no reason to fear Islamism in the Arab world, at least not yet. Even in Iran, it isn't so much Islamism that the people are so sick of (although being told how to dress by the ayatollahs certainly doesn't make them more likable.) People are sick of their government's corruption and abuses, much like they are in the Arab world. And even in the government itself, its opposition to the United States has less to do with Islamism and more to do with the fact that the US opposes Iran's strategic interests in the Middle East, and vice versa.
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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Youīll never get it straight if you try to guess at what people are saying.
    It's what you said : " You must act in such a manner that the enemy will never think going near a weapon of any sort ever again. I could name a couple of examples."

    Given the tone of your point we're talking about those examples, like where we pre-emptively took out Saddam for his yellow cake.

    Sorry, your lack of specifics allowed for interpretation.

    Are you debating with yourself here after making a claim on my behalf that i did not make?
    You clearly made a position that was indicating your support for action against Iran... or you failed hard at defining your position clearly enough to derive your actual position.

    And so, I was looking for how you would justify this implied position, and since the claim of "they are attempting to build a nuclear weapon" was a clear trend in the media for some time I figured that was the first best assumption to be made of the type of justification you would use.

    Which military strategists said that? And there is already "unrest" in neighboring countries.
    Steve Pieczenik being one of them, though I can't find the older articles containing others, since there's several pages worth of NEW articles hyping war against Iran...

    And yes, there IS already unrest in the middle east... and that makes the situation even more sensitive towards getting embroiled into a larger conflict then is intended.


    A World War against whom? You feel the Middle East countries are all for Iran?
    Well, if it was against anyone it would be against western interests... but I don't think that this distinction would be made, at least not in the same way that it was in WW2 era.

    Let's not forget about Russia and China... and the recent statements they have made about US military incursions throughout the regions in the middle east.

    Yes, just as we learned about guerrilla warfare and terrorism as a tactic.
    Yes, I know... you get terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and so we must go to war with Afghanistan and Iran... I know how the world works now.

    And guerrilla warfare, well... when your a military force invading a sovereign nation, and only furthering oppression against their people, it's human nature to respond and attack in the best ways that you can find.

    But, BTW, we've given up on declarations of war LONG before that was the real issue, you don't call it war though... you call it "bombing campaigns", "strategic strikes", or like in the case of Libya "humanitarian bombs" and "no fly zones".

    It seems that it is Iran who is doing the propagandizing, but if the US is propagandized perhaps you should take it up with Barrack Obama.
    Not sure of the relevance... What is more relevant to illustrate my point is the number of people that are calling for turning countries into "glass parking lots" when they couldn't even point out that country on a map...

    Or when people buy into asinine stories like that cover story for operation fast and furious / gun runner... where they claimed that an Iranian assassin was going to bring guns from Mexico in an assassination attempt against someone in DC.

    Or when people will willingly succumb to naked body scanners as a result of a guy that tried to blow up plastic explosives with a match, who was put on the plane by an unnamed man from the DoD, MEANWHILE the orders for those machines had been made 6 months prior and were ready to be shipped just in the right time...

    There's also those people that buy into the lie that you can print money to solve debt problems...

    Why put boots on the ground at all if they are going to be nuked?
    Umm, No, Iran does not have nukes... it's if the US does put boots on the ground the ONLY way that they will have a chance to achieve victory is if the war goes nuclear.

    BTW, the US has not won a war since before vietnam, so, in spite of the technologically advanced weaponry, the US has a pretty bad track record lately.

    Yes, hoping and praying is a good a strategy for some.
    Well, if you got a recommendation that could avert another world war, I'd like to hear it... That said, the US has had discussions about wanting war with Iran for a long time.

    It's the middle east erupting like dominoes... THE DAY AFTER Gaddafi had been killed there were already talks about "Syria next", and nobody seems to think twice that AL QUAIDA WAS OUR ALLIES IN LIBYA!!!!!!! So, we are allegedly fighting "Al-Quaida" in Iraq and Afghanistan BUT HELPING THEM OUT IN LIBYA SIMULTANEOUSLY!!!!

    You couldn't write a better fiction if you tried... it's literally turning into a 1984 society where we're just ALWAYS AT WAR, always moving the chess pieces to the next location, till you're at war with your former allies but then go back to peace with people you were fighting yesterday, KNOWING it to be the case but ONLY BELIEVING the most recent incarnation. The only problem is that we are now getting to the point where there aren't any real small countries to take over, invade, or just keep down generally, and that means we're at the point where we will ultimately be stepping on the toes of the Chinese and the Russians.

    The Chinese can obliterate the US without even firing a shot we are that deep in it with them...

    And the Russians, well, the russians, there's a reason why Russia is symbolized as the bear. They DO NOT mess around.

    I don't know of anything short of divine intervention that can change much of the course we're going on... but if you got any suggestions I'm all ears.

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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Sure it is. Just like it was an accurate comparison when applied to Nikita Kruschev, Saddam Hussein (after he was our friend), Slobadon Milosevic, Saddam Hussein (again), Moammar Gaddafi (before he was our friend), Kim Jong-il, Moammar Gaddafi (after he was our friend), and every US President in the last 70 years! And I'm sure it will be an accurate comparison next week too, when the label is applied to someone else who is undoubtedly plotting to unleash carnage on the world and must be dealt with immediately.

    Comparing people to Hitler who AREN'T Hitler is retarded, and is a substitute for actually thinking about foreign policy.

    I'm comparing the USA to Hitler. We are the group unleashing carnage. It's good business. Our corporations and businesses profit handsomely from carnage. I'll quote Mussolini as close as memory allows, "why do they call it fascism, it is corporatism.' We invaded Iraq, lots of dead Iraqis, energy corporations made huge profits supplying the fuels for the war and now will profit again by distributing Iraq's OIL. We invaded Libya, corporations made huge profits supplying fuels for the war and now will profit again aby distributing Libya's OIL. Guess what! Iran has OIL. Corporations are ginning up myths, superstitions, outright lies and moral excesses of Iran to make a case for war. Demonizing Iran. SOP! Wake up, bubba, it's just wars for business. Very profitable business or "fascism," as Mussolini would say.

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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Hell, who didn't know this was coming. With Europe on the skids and the dollars soon to plummet, there's nothing like a war to rally nations and divert attention away from the continuing economic plunder of Europe and the US.










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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    It's what you said : " You must act in such a manner that the enemy will never think going near a weapon of any sort ever again. I could name a couple of examples."Given the tone of your point we're talking about those examples, like where we pre-emptively took out Saddam for his yellow cake. Sorry, your lack of specifics allowed for interpretation.
    The key word here was "again" and the examples would be Germany and Japan. They completely lost interest in guns, much less the military, after WWII.

    And so, I was looking for how you would justify this implied position, and since the claim of "they are attempting to build a nuclear weapon" was a clear trend in the media for some time I figured that was the first best assumption to be made of the type of justification you would use.
    I canīt speak for media trends, only for myself.

    Steve Pieczenik being one of them, though I can't find the older articles containing others, since there's several pages worth of NEW articles hyping war against Iran...
    Steve can have his opinion and we can have ours.
    And yes, there IS already unrest in the middle east... and that makes the situation even more sensitive towards getting embroiled into a larger conflict then is intended.
    Do you really believe the world can ignore the Middle East and not get involved? Do you think the Middle East, and the Islamists, will ignore the US, Europe and the other democracies? They are there, as well as here, and we have to deal with it, threats of "embroilment" or not.

    Well, if it was against anyone it would be against western interests... but I don't think that this distinction would be made, at least not in the same way that it was in WW2 era.
    We can hear what their leaders are saying and ignore it at our own peril.
    Let's not forget about Russia and China... and the recent statements they have made about US military incursions throughout the regions in the middle east.
    I donīt believe we should concern ourselves too much with what China and Russia say. It seems that the West is running scared from what the Middle East might say, what the Russians might say, what the Chinese might say, and so on. Have the democracies become such wimps that we are afraid to call these third world ninnies what they actually are, and that if they dare raise a hand against us we will annihilate them? The West is leaderless right now and that makes the world a far more dangerous place. By BHO attempting to make the third world like him, that he is a sensitive liberal guy who admits Americaīs faults and just wants to get along, makes America, and the West, look weak and foolish. Denigrating ourselves does not make us more secure.

    Yes, I know... you get terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and so we must go to war with Afghanistan and Iran... I know how the world works now.
    You obviously don't.
    And guerrilla warfare, well... when your a military force invading a sovereign nation, and only furthering oppression against their people, it's human nature to respond and attack in the best ways that you can find.
    Yes, the idea is to win at whatever costs. The US cannot be defeated militarily but it can be defeated any number of other ways and is in that process now. The leaders are weak, the people are weak, the culture is weak, the borders are weak, and the foreign policy is either non existent or counter productive. Being afraid of what other leaders might say just brings this point home yet again. Americans canīt even defend their own borders, or carry an official I.D. card, without an internal fuss being made. They have indeed become a sanctuary nation.
    But, BTW, we've given up on declarations of war LONG before that was the real issue, you don't call it war though... you call it "bombing campaigns", "strategic strikes", or like in the case of Libya "humanitarian bombs" and "no fly zones".
    It depends which area of the world youīre referring to.

    Not sure of the relevance... What is more relevant to illustrate my point is the number of people that are calling for turning countries into "glass parking lots" when they couldn't even point out that country on a map...
    Do you have a link to that?

    Or when people buy into asinine stories like that cover story for operation fast and furious / gun runner... where they claimed that an Iranian assassin was going to bring guns from Mexico in an assassination attempt against someone in DC.
    Letīs not stray too far from the discussion.

    Or when people will willingly succumb to naked body scanners as a result of a guy that tried to blow up plastic explosives with a match, who was put on the plane by an unnamed man from the DoD, MEANWHILE the orders for those machines had been made 6 months prior and were ready to be shipped just in the right time...
    Yes, i agree that this whole body scan thing is a scam and an incredible over reaction against American civil liberties, But thatīs the price we all pay for being politically correct rather than smart.

    Umm, No, Iran does not have nukes... it's if the US does put boots on the ground the ONLY way that they will have a chance to achieve victory is if the war goes nuclear.
    It seems you arrived at the logical conclusion.
    BTW, the US has not won a war since before vietnam, so, in spite of the technologically advanced weaponry, the US has a pretty bad track record lately.
    Which was my point, Everyone knows the US is weak and doesn't want any casualties in any confrontation. Any war involving the United States will eventually become political and the politicians, as well as too many of the people, will become frightened and weak and will soon just want to leave, Americans canīt even defend their own borders for crying out loud, for fear of offending someone. How pathetic is that? This does not go unnoticed in the international community, or by Allies or those who would want to do harm.

    Well, if you got a recommendation that could avert another world war, I'd like to hear it... That said, the US has had discussions about wanting war with Iran for a long time.
    If there is talk of a serious threat to the US by a legitimate leader you mention the possibility of a cluster bomb in his immediate vicinity. If the talk continues, just do it, and mention to his successor that there are plenty more waiting to be used. Don't fool with these bastards and their sense of self preservation will soon overcome any aggressive tendencies they might harbor.
    It's the middle east erupting like dominoes... THE DAY AFTER Gaddafi had been killed there were already talks about "Syria next", and nobody seems to think twice that AL QUAIDA WAS OUR ALLIES IN LIBYA!!!!!!! So, we are allegedly fighting "Al-Quaida" in Iraq and Afghanistan BUT HELPING THEM OUT IN LIBYA SIMULTANEOUSLY!!!!
    Barrack Hussein Obama is either working against Americaīs interests or is irredeemably stupid. There is the possibility of both being true.

    You couldn't write a better fiction if you tried... it's literally turning into a 1984 society where we're just ALWAYS AT WAR, always moving the chess pieces to the next location, till you're at war with your former allies but then go back to peace with people you were fighting yesterday, KNOWING it to be the case but ONLY BELIEVING the most recent incarnation. The only problem is that we are now getting to the point where there aren't any real small countries to take over, invade, or just keep down generally, and that means we're at the point where we will ultimately be stepping on the toes of the Chinese and the Russians.
    The US will always be at war because they don't want to win a war. They would be prefer to be liked than respected. The enemy knows that and will continue with their war of attrition, which they are obviously winning. They don't mind casualties so much, and in fact glory in them.

    The Chinese can obliterate the US without even firing a shot we are that deep in it with them...
    That may be overstating the case but under the present circumstances itīs the Chinese, the Islamists and the Latin Americans who are all interested in remaking the United States in their own light. Theyīll probably fight it out eventually, though in ways that will again be quite different from previous wars.

    And the Russians, well, the russians, there's a reason why Russia is symbolized as the bear. They DO NOT mess around.
    In fact all they do is mess around. Their future is grim as well.

    I don't know of anything short of divine intervention that can change much of the course we're going on... but if you got any suggestions I'm all ears.
    I doubt there is much Americans can do now to save the America that was. Perhaps it has to get worse before it can possibly get better but the way Americans are turning on each other, their reckless disregard for spending limits, the corruption in the government, the breakdown in the education system, the disappearing lack of pride in the American individualism, etc. does not bode well.

    And this is all very, very sad for the world. There is no place anyone can go to now to realize the dream that America once inspired.

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    The US occupies Iraq and Afghanistan. They have close ties with Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. They have maneuvered diplomatically, politically and militarily to literally surround Iran with enemies.

    Who is the aggressor here again?
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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post


    The US occupies Iraq and Afghanistan. They have close ties with Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. They have maneuvered diplomatically, politically and militarily to literally surround Iran with enemies.

    Who is the aggressor here again?
    America is the aggressor!

    It must be destroyed!!

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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    America is the aggressor!

    It must be destroyed!!
    It is completely unquestionable that the US has maneuvered to isolate Iran and surround it with American allies. It is also completely unquestionable that American expansionism and intervention in the middle East far outweighs any outside influence Iran has attempted to exert in the region alone, much less the world.

    Yet the war drums being beat are harping on about the "Iranian threat". It would be hilarious if it wasn't so terrifying.

    Whine all you want.
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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    It is completely unquestionable that the US has maneuvered to isolate Iran and surround it with American allies. It is also completely unquestionable that American expansionism and intervention in the middle East far outweighs any outside influence Iran has attempted to exert in the region alone, much less the world.

    Yet the war drums being beat are harping on about the "Iranian threat". It would be hilarious if it wasn't so terrifying.
    Whine all you want.
    Itīs not me whoīs doing the whining.

    Iīm saying that if Iran makes any aggressive threats whatsoever that they should either be withdrawn immediately or a daisy cutter is released on those making the threats.

    Would not the world be better off without these misogynists, these hateful religious fanatics who destroy human lives because of their insane seventh century mindsets?
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    Re: Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war - Telegraph



    I hope this can be averted...

    Comments?
    It's all ready begun. What do you think all these mysterious explosions in Iran are about. Wars coming.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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