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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

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    They have a bigger military, over twice as many people, and its a nation that is absolutely full of Islamic extremists. Winning the peace there would be impossible.
    The thing about Iran though is that they have a very healthy and educated middle class. Which is a necessity for a western style democratic republic. They are the closest to being able to adopt our ideals and governments. Attacking them...I mean it's hard to say what the outcome could be. Maybe...maybe we can take out the theocracy and let the people take control. In the rosiest of circumstances it wouldn't be nearly the hassle Iraq is since the people are united and want a form of democracy for themselves. But no telling on that one, they are better equipped with a better military and I don't know how good we are at winning the hearts of the people. If you look at Iraq now, the answer to that question is not so good.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They are? I'm betting that's not entirely accurate.
    Israel is ok with it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The thing about Iran though is that they have a very healthy and educated middle class. Which is a necessity for a western style democratic republic. They are the closest to being able to adopt our ideals and governments. Attacking them...I mean it's hard to say what the outcome could be. Maybe...maybe we can take out the theocracy and let the people take control. In the rosiest of circumstances it wouldn't be nearly the hassle Iraq is since the people are united and want a form of democracy for themselves. But no telling on that one, they are better equipped with a better military and I don't know how good we are at winning the hearts of the people. If you look at Iraq now, the answer to that question is not so good.
    History is not exactly full of examples of successful transitions from bullets to ballot boxes.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

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    Iraq had the 4th largest army in the world. We rolled their asses up in 3 weeks.

    The Iranians couldn't whip the Iraqi army, so I'm thinking that their army ain't all that.
    Of course we won't have any problem taking to country. We could roll through any nation on earth fairly easy. Its just the insurgency after wards would make Iraq look easy.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

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    Of course we won't have any problem taking to country. We could roll through any nation on earth fairly easy. Its just the insurgency after wards would make Iraq look easy.
    I doubt the insurgency would be any worse and probably not as bad. We've put a helluva dent in the jihadist population around the world. But, if they want to come to Iran and die, they're more than welcome.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How is war with Iran going to be worse than Iraq?


    I wish I could just subscribe to your posts instead of whole threads.
    Do you really not realize the answers to your question?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    They have a bigger military, over twice as many people, and its a nation that is absolutely full of Islamic extremists. Winning the peace there would be impossible.
    Actually Iran is full of Islamic moderates with a loudmouthed spokesman who pisses them off.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    History is not exactly full of examples of successful transitions from bullets to ballot boxes.
    That's wrong. It's happened numerous times in the 20th Century.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

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    I wish I could just subscribe to your posts instead of whole threads.
    Do you really not realize the answers to your question?
    Go ahead and educate us Mr. Know-it-all. Can't wait to hear this.
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    Re: Officials: Discovery of Weapons Cache Suggests Iranian Meddling in Afghan War

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    History is not exactly full of examples of successful transitions from bullets to ballot boxes.
    True, it has happened, but I'm not sure how efficient it is.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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