You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
The inevitable is being delayed because nobody wants to face the horrible consequences of a regional war.
All diplomatic processes and sanctions have had no effect on Iran's production of future nuclear capabilities, and it is obvious that Iran must turn over a new leaf or war will become a reality and the current bluster will turn deadly.
This is not a game.
share nuclear weapons making secrets and materiel
build alliances with those who oppose the israel-USA - house of saud triple threat
and china could refuse to lend us any more money
both countries have already warned against iranian invasion
besides, what is the legitimate basis to justify an attack against iran
besides that we did not actually require one to invade iraq
A. What will they give them that would matter? After the air defense grid is debilitated, what could China or Russia reasonably supply that would matter?
B. How will they deliver it in a timeline that matters? Are they going to ship SAM batteries and hope they arrive a few weeks after the campaign is over? Are they going to fly jets there and start fighting a nuclear power in the air?
C. Why would they do this and incite retaliation on their frontiers via proxies or by other means?
D. There is NO WAY they would do this! The prospect of Russian or Chinese MILITARY involvement is absolute zero. Acc
2. Share nuclear weapons secrets?
A. Why? Why on earth would this happen? Despite all the precedent of both Russia and China stridently opposing the delivery of actual nuclear technology to other countries. It is in no way in their interests to see nuclear technology spread. Certainly not in a wartime environment.
B. It is unfeasible. There is no realistic scenario where China delivers 'nuclear materials' that fundamentally alter the situation. It takes months to years to take advantage of that. Furthermore there is no way they would send a warhead.
3. Build an alliance?
A. They are already doing that when they can. But the candidates are slim. Who can they ally with? This is precisely the point.
4. Refuse to lend us money?
A. That isn't how that works. China buys treasury debt for multiple reasons all of them selfish, it isn't out of charitable intention.
B. It would end very badly for them.
5. Warned against Invasion?
A. No one is talking about an invasion.
B. They have never, never, never said they would become militarily involved to defend Iran. China CERTAINLY will not because it has more of an interest in cultivating ties with the Gulf States and the rest of the Islamic Conference. Russia has no will or means, and everything to lose.
6. What is the legitimate basis?
A. That Iran has a nuclear program that is aimed towards acquiring nuclear weapons, and the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons is inimical to a variety of objectives not the least of which is regional stability.
B. That Iran is an autocratic and ambitious regional power that has an untrustworthy history and that their acquisition of nuclear weapons would be particularly harmful in a variety of ways.