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

    An Iranian military commander said that his country has detailed contingency plans to strike nearly three dozen U.S. military bases in the region should Iran be attacked, Iranian media reported Wednesday.Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, told reporters the U.S. has 35 bases around Iran and all are "within the reach of our missiles" and could be hit "in the early minutes after an attack," according to an English-language report from Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency. The bases were no threat but instead an "opportunity" for the Iranian military, Hajizadeh said last month, according to Fars.
    Hajizadeh's claims come as the IRGC conducts a major military exercisein which it has fired a barrage of missiles at "mock enemy bases" set up in the Iranian desert. Another IRGC commander, Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami, told reporters Tuesday the main aim of the drill "was to demonstrate the Iranian nation's political resolve to defend [its] vital values and national interests," according to Iran's state-run Press TV.
    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.
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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.

    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.

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    The last thing both Romney and Obama want is Iran causing trouble before the election.


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

    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.
    It will only be his first challenge if Iran is attacked first. This is a defensive plan, if someone openly threatened the United States we would probably have one as well.

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

    I'm starting to wonder if the Mayans were right.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    we need to nation build here at home. if Iran's regime is to change, it has to be done by Iranians. outside pressure will do more to help the current regime than anything else.

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

    If we send troops there, it will be just as big a mistake as sending troops to Iraq. Actually, it would be bigger because Iran is bigger and has a better military.

    That said, Iran does make a lot of threats. Then again, a lot of states in history have made threats, but what every government must do is determine which threats are credible because if we take every threat as credible then we would enter wars that were unnecessary every other day and that would be stupid, expensive and sad for all the families who lose their sons and daughters for no good reason.

    The problem with how the American government, mainstream media and much of the public treat Iran's threats is that all three tend to three all of Iran's threats as credible. The thing is, there isn't much reason to believe that their threats are credible. It's also worth noting that Iran consistently says that it is preparing itself to attack IF IT IS ATTACKED. That qualification waters down the threat even further. As far as I'm concerned, concerns about Iran are much ado about nothing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    we need to nation build here at home. if Iran's regime is to change, it has to be done by Iranians. outside pressure will do more to help the current regime than anything else.
    We did it in 1953, we can do it again.

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

    Probably the only way we would put boots on the ground other than rescue missions for downed pilots would be if the oil fields were ignited and we had to provide protection for the teams to go in and put those things out. Rumor has always been that Iran maintains explosives on their well heads and have vowed to blow up everyone if the US ever attacks it. I am skeptical that is true, but some could go up with all the ordinance flying around.

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