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    US Engages in Combat with Iranian Military Vehicle

    US forces shot down an Iranian drone 60 miles (100km) north-east of Baghdad last month, the US military says.

    A military spokesman said the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was in Iraqi airspace for almost an hour and 10 minutes before it was engaged.

    "This was not an accident on the part of the Iranians," the spokesman said, without elaborating. The incident took place on 25 February, he said.

    The US has long accused Iran of military interference inside Iraq.

    There was no immediate comment from Iran.

    The US spokesman said in a statement that pilots "were directed to shoot the UAV down after determining there would be no possibility of collateral damage".

    The unmanned Iranian aircraft was believed to be an "Ababil 3", he said.
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    Re: US Engages in Combat with Iranian Military Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iranian drone 'shot down in Iraq'

    If i could go in time and put myself into Bush's shoes, the saddam regime would still be running strong but the pro US shah would have been restablished.
    Why is that?

    Do you think the Ayatollah is/was a greater threat than Saddam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    If i could go in time and put myself into Bush's shoes, the saddam regime would still be running strong but the pro US shah would have been restablished.
    You and me both

    I just wish i had a time machine and could shapeshift - I could pass for a President no? =D


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    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Why is that?

    Do you think the Ayatollah is/was a greater threat than Saddam?
    As a matter of fact, yes, i do. Because he did not posses nucleur weapons. Even if Saddam did posses weapons, he didnt have the capabilities to launch space programs and put satelites into space with the ability to carry long range missiles. Iran is a greater threat to us. They have a nucleur program going on and they have the strong hand of Russia involved to help them.

    Iraq had sanctions placed on it that put the economy into a terrible condition, this just isnt the case with Iran. Iran is a country that has a big military apparatus. They have also a large nuclear sector with two nuclear power reactors that are ready to go into operation, research reactors going on, a lot of people and a lot of money. Therefore the suspicions and concerns about Iran and enriched uranium are far more substantial than they were in the case of Iraq. Added to the fact, they have huge oil reserves that provides massive amounts of revenues for the government to further invest in the military and nucleur technology.

    So, yeah. Ayatollah is a bigger threat to us than Iraq. And to add to it, Irans intentions are clear. There anti-israeli propaganda, Tehrans funding of terrorism and there nucleur ambitions are staring at us straight in the face. It doesnt take intelligence to see that, either. The Americans made the whole iraq thing up. Iran is for real.

    The US made Iraq a threat, thanks to there amazingly informed intelligence services. Did anyone think to check under saddams bed? Maybe he was hiding the nucleur missiles there.
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    Re: US Engages in Combat with Iranian Military Vehicle

    If an Iranian drone was loitering inside Iraq in February, they most certainly were overflying Iraq during Bush's term. Why didn't the Bush administration shoot down the Iranian drones? Appeasement?

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    Re: US Engages in Combat with Iranian Military Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    The Americans made the whole iraq thing up. Iran is for real.
    Lol, boy cried wolf.

    No one will listen about Iran, we screwed up in Iraq. No way in hell would we ever support military action in Iran - Nukes or not


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    Lol, boy cried wolf.

    No one will listen about Iran, we screwed up in Iraq. No way in hell would we ever support military action in Iran - Nukes or not
    Precisely. So whatever President makes the call to go to war with Iran, which is, unfortunately, inevitable, will end up to be very unpopular. More so than Bush. Hopefully its not Obama. Actually im wearing my Obama shirt now lol
    I dont think the west will sit back and let Iran get on with there duties. Iran is an itch on the wests backs, and there dying to scratch it. If Ahmedinejad makes the wrong moves, we could be looking at a third front in the ME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    If Ahmedinejad makes the wrong moves, we could be looking at a third front in the ME.
    A third front is deadly, US will not retarded enough to attack another country when they are still fighting two wars.

    I'll risk Iran having Nukes atm.


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    Well it shouldnt be left up to the US only, should it? Russia has no sense of decency. Otherwise they would be out there pressuring them too and uniting with the west against such threats. And China. Whats up with the other big boys? Almost like there too scared to go war. I mean, look at the US, they dont even think twice

    But seriously, why arent Europeans countries doing anything? America always has to make the first move dont they. Wheres Russia? Europe and Russia should dive in head first with this one, with the backing of the US. It would save the americans another front, and diminish any possibility of Europe being a continent of radioactive zombies. Eugh.
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    Europe and Russia/China are clever to stay out. Good for them


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