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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Iran would have to use their navy, including the fast attack craft, to close the strait. That means that the US Navy would engage them immediately. It wouldn't take long before Iran didn't have a navy any longer, and the strait would reopen.
    Iran does not need a navy to close the strait. The entire strait of Hormuz is within range of land based anti-ship missiles.

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Which would last about 15 minutes.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Which would last about 15 minutes.
    Anti-ship missiles are tiny, easily capable of being concealed inside a commerical truck. Keep in the mind that we couldn't stop Iraqi SCUD missiles in the Gulf War, and those are an order of magnitude larger in size and firing signature.

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Anti-ship missiles are tiny, easily capable of being concealed inside a commerical truck. Keep in the mind that we couldn't stop Iraqi SCUD missiles in the Gulf War, and those are an order of magnitude larger in size and firing signature.
    Thing is, they cannot be launched from a commercial truck. They need a specific kind of launching system. Add to it that they must use radar to target the ship they're after, and these missiles are about as easy to find as a spotlight in a closet. SCUDs didn't employ radar targeting.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Why? Don't you want the Iranian people to be free of the mullahs?


    BTW, don't let the saber-rattling scare you. Before we took Iraq down, people were saying "OMG! WW3!!!" and "Nukyuler Epoxyclips!" and "Oh they'll shoot missles at Israel and the whole Middle East will go up in FLAMES!!! Russia and China will get involved!! EEK!!" and so on....


    Didn't happen.
    goshin ,i hope so ,but ıraq was teh first step taken for the greatest aims )
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    It wouldn't take long before Iran didn't have a navy any longer, and the strait would reopen.
    If the Iranian regime even began moving assests in such an effort, they'd lose their military almost overnight.

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    If Obama wins and has to take down Iran, I hope the democrats will then realize and admit that it would have been 10 times more difficult if Saddam Hussein was still in Iraq. I have always thought that was part of the rationale behind closed doors though I have zero evidence of it. It was just the more logical conclusion I could reach.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Iran: We Can Hit 35 US Bases in 'Minutes' - ABC News

    This may be the next President's first challenge. So help me God!! If we send troops in there, I'm marching in the streets.
    maggie,i dont like the iranian regime and the other islamist ones,but the new arabian spring has been supported by usa government and now we see they are turning into an islamic spring .i mean ,i cant believe america's aim is just to bring here a democracy.it was the same america which gave a great support to our radical morons..........
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Which would last about 15 minutes.
    I figure the Iranian regime would have at least a couple Warhol minutes after they tried that, so I put it at (~)10.

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    If I'm not mistaken wasn't Iraq and Iran mortal enemies?
    Do you think the US having to deal with an Iraqi invasion by Saddam of a beaten down Iranian military would bring stability to the region. Saddam would have used any attack by the US as an opportunity to make a run on Iran's oil fields.

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