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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    the members of AL Qeada to my knowledge are practitioners of the sunni branch islam. Iran is largely represented by followers of the Shia branch of islam. the two branches don't get along and fanatics go out of their way to kill members of the rival branch.
    Not all of Iran is shia, and strange bedfellows do not equate zero possibility. If Iran sees a benefit to themselves especially where it can hurt their enemies... be that propaganda, an assasination, etc., I still say it's not a big leap. Denouncing publicly and cutting deals in an alley is as old of a trick as there is.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The same way you win a war on Nazism. You kill all the terrorists.

    One thing's for sure, your negative, defeatist attitude isn't going to win crap.
    the nazi party and nazi government had physical representations, and we Defeated those in world war 2 when berlin fell to the allied armies and Hitler ended his evil reign with a bullet to his temple.

    Terrorism is a broad thing and takes many forms. Timothy mcveigh was a terrorist, the Unabomber was a terrorist, the Ku Klux klan was a terrorist organization. Al qeada is a terrorist organization.

    terrorism is just the practice of inflicting terror to accomplish a goal.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The same way you win a war on Nazism. You kill all the terrorists.

    One thing's for sure, your negative, defeatist attitude isn't going to win crap.
    Wait, Nazis were terrorists?
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I doubt anyone in the region would shed a tear if someone took out The Islamic Republic.
    To begin with, the Shi'a populations in all of the countries in the Middle East, which comes with a lot of transnational political muscle. With tribal rivalries so fierce, regional politics is affected by how countries dominated by a majority treat minority populations that have connections outside their home country. Putting Iran in a tough spot lessens the influence of Shi'a Muslims elsewhere, meaning either they would have to lash out to protect their power or someone else would force them to by encroaching on their gains.

    To a large extent, Middle Eastern countries are so confederate in character that some of them barely pass as nations. Problem is, we like to deal with them as if they were nations.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if we use your logic then why did we not invade pakistan, who has been one of the biggest supporters of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in afghanistan.
    Pakistans current stockpile of nuclear weapons and related facilities has to be considered at risk given the presence of Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan and the country’s problematic security system. Added to that you have internal instability and differing political views.

    Recipe for disaster.

    Still, even taking all of that into consideration, it's obvious from past and present discussions that Iran is still seen as much more of a threat by many posters here.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Speak for yourself. I have all the respect in the world for President Bush and I believe history will prove me right.
    LOL....the man who drove this country to the brink of economic and moral bankruptcy? Too funny NP. His legacy is already written. GWB will be known as the Herbert Hoover of the 21st Century and a man who lied us into war. The man was a puppet to Rumsfield and Cheney....you just cannot see it.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Murdering American servicemen isnt an act of war?
    Arming a third party isn't an act of war.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
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    Does anyone else think this is not a great idea? Sort of like waving red meat in front of a pit-bull.
    lulz

    The US trembles, I'm sure.

    I'd send the poor bastards some hot tea and warm blankets. It must be perishing out there on their cute little rustbuckets.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Only a Libbo would call it murder.
    Only an irrational arm chair warrior would call for others to go out and kill innocent service personnel from another nation, who by the way pose absolutely no threat to anyone.

    Seriously. There is something wrong with you.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Only an irrational arm chair warrior would call for others to go out and kill innocent service personnel from another nation, who by the way pose absolutely no threat to anyone.

    Seriously. There is something wrong with you.
    They aren't floating on a raft, "slightly liberal".

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