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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We can handle the Iranian military, but at this time America simply lacks the resources necessary to occupy Iran.
    You don't occupy them.... you blow them back into the stone age until they come to their senses and act like a responsible government.
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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    You don't occupy them.... you blow them back into the stone age until they come to their senses and act like a responsible government.
    Yeah cause that will create a stable, sensible government after you destroy their entire country

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No one ever said it;d be hard to beat them. But you can kill every last one of their soldiers... then what?

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yeah cause that will create a stable, sensible government after you destroy their entire country
    That's a fact. Knock out their power grid, knock out their military, knock out their oil production. Let them stew in that for a bit and the people will do the rest.
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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    That's a fact. Knock out their power grid, knock out their military, knock out their oil production. Let them stew in that for a bit and the people will do the rest.
    Yeah cause the first thing I want to do when a superior foreign power comes and drops fire from the sky destroying my country and making me even poorer then I already am, is to want a government just likes theirs that will make any concession they want to them

    Dude, by attacking Iran in any way shape or form, you strengthen their government because that government shows it's willing to stand up to you, and by striking them, the people will only look more and more to that strong government for protection. In desperate times, people turn to crazy, yet strong people sometimes.

    Yes there are many opposition members in Iran, and that party should have won. But the country will be united by any strike against it, especially when there is inevitable collateral damage.

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Its quite possible to simply obliterate nuclear and or rocket facilities from the air leaving the rest of the country untouched. If we announced the attacks ahead of time, we could probably avoid any collateral damage. The Iran would certainly retaliate for such an action, it would result in a lot less money and lives wasted. Obtaining air supremacy, eliminating air defenses and destroying hardened targets is fairly trivial. We could easily do it every few years if required and it would still be far cheaper than a full scale invasion and occupation.

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yeah cause the first thing I want to do when a superior foreign power comes and drops fire from the sky destroying my country and making me even poorer then I already am, is to want a government just likes theirs that will make any concession they want to them

    Dude, by attacking Iran in any way shape or form, you strengthen their government because that government shows it's willing to stand up to you, and by striking them, the people will only look more and more to that strong government for protection. In desperate times, people turn to crazy, yet strong people sometimes.

    Yes there are many opposition members in Iran, and that party should have won. But the country will be united by any strike against it, especially when there is inevitable collateral damage.
    Ask me if I give a ****. I really don't care if Iran ever becomes a responsible government.

    Send them back into an 18th century existence and keep them there, they will no longer be a threat to anyone.... or would you prefer to put it off until they have killed 15 or 20 million people and then start worrying about it.
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    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Ask me if I give a ****. I really don't care if Iran ever becomes a responsible government.

    Send them back into an 18th century existence and keep them there, they will no longer be a threat to anyone.... or would you prefer to put it off until they have killed 15 or 20 million people and then start worrying about it.
    Remember, we weren't attacked by nukes, or wmds, or any government. People hijacked that plane. And not heavily armed people. Actions have consequences, and we don't really make ourselves any safer by blowing Iran back to the 18th century.

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Remember, we weren't attacked by nukes, or wmds, or any government. People hijacked that plane. And not heavily armed people. Actions have consequences, and we don't really make ourselves any safer by blowing Iran back to the 18th century.
    Sure we do... we keep a totally insane government from acquiring nuclear weapons. To me that seems to be a worthwhile endeavor. Or would you rather wait to worry about it until after they’ve killed 15 or 20 million people?
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    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    The current Iranian military maneuvers near the Straits of Hormuz remind us that an attack on Iran will trigger a closure of these Straits to 30% - 40% of the world's oil flow.
    yeah... if only the US had some kind of naval presence that was more powerful than any other in the region...... we could call it the '5th Fleet' or something....


    if Iran get's into a pissing match with the US; Iran loses. badly. that is why she is so desperate to get nukes and put them on missiles.

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