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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    By the time we had stealth aircraft in a prototype stage, the USSR was already collapsing within. Afghanistan is really what did them in.
    Funny how no one noticed or predicted that at the time, isn't it? We shall agree to disagree.

    Same for you. Actually, I don't really like you period though. Just being honest.
    My what a coincidence. I feel the same. What a connection. it is almost as if we are brothers.

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    I've read somewhere that the USSR really thought we had all that James Bond movie technology and they spent a fortune trying to create it for themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Yes.

    The U.S. Government is still run by a bunch of crazy Crackers who just put Obama is front to hide their evil deeds. Of course, Obama knows this and plays along. NeoCons pulling the strings still manufacture enemies for the State to kill, and expect Presidents to carry them out. JFK wouldn't play ball, and they killed him. MLK said stop Vietnam, and they killed him too,
    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Dismantling our military? Please...

    Obama has increased defense spending every year he's been in office.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post


    No kidding.

    The gullible minds of the brainwashed!

    Obama is going gonzo militarily, without a doubt.

    Misterveritis, give us an amusing source for your "Obama is destroying the military" conspiracy!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Washington really wants to weaken Pakistan by putting puppets like Afghanistans Karzai in the govmnt and by destablizing it with drones and militants.

    The Pakistan threat of "nukes and terrorists" like the mantra for Iran is a phony cover story the U.S, uses, because they want a puppet installed there as well, so Western multinationals can assume control over the oil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I think that cutting needs a time out. We can take a year and bring the best minds together to imagine the threats we will face in twenty years. Then we can figure out what forces are required to meet that threat, prioritize them and then figure out what it will cost to have the appropriate force. Maybe the cost will go down. maybe it will stay the same. And maybe it will rise.

    We won't know until we do the exercise.
    That is what we mean by "dittohead." Just being a zombified "yes" man for the establishment/defense industry megaphone Rush and all those carbon-copy Republican sound-a-like talking heads.They create a enemy for your bloated Pentagon, nevermind your 3rd world Iraq and Afghanistan are basically defenseless!

    We are all poor but spend hundreds of billions on B-2 bombers and tons of waste. Does that compute that Mr. "Conservative"?
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    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    That is what we mean by "dittohead." Just being a zombified "yes" man for the establishment/defense industry megaphone Rush and all those carbon-copy Republican sound-a-like talking heads.They create a enemy for your bloated Pentagon, nevermind your 3rd world Iraq and Afghanistan are basically defenseless!

    We are all poor but spend hundreds of billions on B-2 bombers and tons of waste. Does that compute that Mr. "Conservative"?

    Western Oil companies have already pulled out of Iran.. and China has quit the South Pars project.

    No matter what happens, nobody is going to "steal" Iran's oil.

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

    It never surprises me how all the Republicans on EVERY SINGLE MESSAGE BOARD, refuse to indentify their Party affiliation, or political lean, like the ones posting on this thread.

    It also never surprises me how said Republicans NEVER admit
    their "Republic" has become a dictatorship, although they continually describe the particulars of policy which constitute a fascist type oligarchy going on in their own country.

    They are displaying a type of mind blindess, eh?
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    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    In my opinion it was a major factor. It is possibly the largest factor. They knew there was no way they could ever catch up. They had spent many hundreds of billions of rubles to develop sophisticated air defenses that were incapable of detecting our first generation stealth systems.


    Really? Nonsense. I like you better when you stay a bit closer to the facts. :-)



    I love hindsight. It is very nearly always perfect. It is one of the reasons for my long, enduring interest in history. I agree with your insights. They should be our starting point for the coming war with Islam. Like the Soviet Union and the Communist world Islam is not monolithic.
    war with islam ?

    i dont think anyone cares islam or other religions.....

    but you can start fighting with islamists.......
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    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Only if you have no plans for an actual regime change. Which would require an occupation. Which would resort in an Iraq like asymmetric war in an area far more mountainous and populated then Iraq.

    So you're for constant bombardment of Iran then?
    The support for regime change is already internal and exists. A war with the US would likely trigger a collapse before much of a war occured, in my view.
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    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    It never surprises me how all the Republicans on EVERY SINGLE MESSAGE BOARD, refuse to indentify their Party affiliation, or political lean, like the ones posting on this thread.
    Lean Conservative --/--> Republican. On this Board we go by political lean not by Party affiliation. I'm a small "l" libertarian since I'm not a member of the Libertarian Party. There are on this Board who are on the "left" who do not show a lean or use a non-disclosed term.
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    Re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    this is a justification..if so why do you show respect to the islamist morons in egypt and say " they want islamism." you know usa supported those islamists for so called spring. i think this westerner democracy has no backbone,and dances in every style according to the conditions
    Justification? it is a reference to the benefit that many nations saw from colonization.

    as for respect to the Islamist morons in Egypt, the people in Egypt want Islamist Fundamentalism. You are wrong that we have no backbone - it is that we are currently led by those who have no idea. The Obama adminstration seems to have bought into the notion that Fundamentalism either A) wouldn't win or B) wouldn't "really" be Islamist Fundamentalism - but would instead by "moderate" Fundamentalism

    For the long game, however, I think that the Islamist Fundy takeover in Egypt will be a boon. They want to go to war with Israel? fine. We'll repeat the tenth plague of Egypt and suddenly Islamist Fundamentalists attempting to enforce shariah won't be so popular, anymore.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Aside from a very unlikely Russian nuclear strike, we do not face an existential threat from our fellow humans
    Actually we are sort of overdue for a plague, likely enabled by weaponized disease.

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