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    Exclamation BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Im guessing the US military is STILL in the area because they are planning to blow the hell out of Iran sometime in the future

    If Iran decides to go for nuclear weapons, the US may not be able to permanently stop this from happening unless it is willing to occupy the country.
    This is the candid conclusion of one US general testifying in front of the Senate but one that seems to have gone mostly unnoticed amid a flurry of statements on Iran over the past few days in Washington.
    Gen James Cartwright, one of America's top uniformed officers, slowly edged towards that conclusion during a Senate testimony last week, underscoring the difficult choices facing the Obama administration as it weighs what do about Iran.

    Gen Cartwright agreed a military strike would only delay Iran


    Since the US would probably be extremely apprehensive about even considering putting boots on the ground in Iran, the statement raises a key question - while the Obama administration publicly maintains that it will not allow Iran's current leaders to acquire nuclear weapons, is it privately discussing how to live with a nuclear Iran?
    The military is averse to any action against Iran and Adm Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said a military strike would be 'his last option" and has warned of the unintended consequences of such a strike.
    One of those consequences could be a boost in the life expentancy of the Iranian leadership.
    If Iran comes under attack from the outside, Iranians will likely rally around their leaders or be forced to do so.
    This would put an end to any internal dissent and delay the prospect of internal pressure for change. After all, a different Iranian leadership that cooperates more with the international community is another way of allaying concerns about Iranian nuclear ambitions.
    But during the Senate testimony, which also featured the state department's No 3 official, William Burns, the senators questioning the panel also established that UN sanctions would probably not be tough enough to really have an impact on Tehran.

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    good

    and yet just last week, the DEFENSE SECRETARY states his own president has NO POLICY TO DEAL WITH IRAN

    No effective policy on Iran, Gates says

    these keystone klutzes are comprehensively clueless

    they just did it again over VAT

    the president says "maybe"

    his PRESS SECRETARY, "no way"

    the most incompetent leadership america has ever endured

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    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.

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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.
    We can handle the Iranian military, but at this time America simply lacks the resources necessary to occupy Iran.
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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.
    Indeed, and although Iran could be a threat to a variety of nations, I don't think we'd see an international consensus to invade Iran, which means you'd once again be essentially on your own in there.

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    LOL... Yeah right.
    And Obama is going to reduce our taxes and cut spending... ROTFMAO.

    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.
    Ah hell, let's create chaos and let them figure it out. We'll bring in loads of arms for the freedom fighters, stand guard on the border so the assholes can't escape, and watch as the masses squish them like a bug.

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post

    Ah hell, let's create chaos and let them figure it out. We'll bring in loads of arms for the freedom fighters, stand guard on the border so the assholes can't escape, and watch as the masses squish them like a bug.
    That sounds like a good way to get a lot of innocent people killed

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That sounds like a good way to get a lot of innocent people killed
    No ****!!!!!!!

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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.
    For a day....... have you ever looked to see exactly what we would be fighting?

    Iran ranks just 1 ahead of Mexico in world military strength.

    World Military Strength Ranking

    NAVY
    Total Navy Ships: 65
    Merchant Marine Strength: 92 [2008]
    Major Ports and Harbors: 3
    Aircraft Carriers: 0 [2008]
    Destroyers: 0 [2008]
    Submarines: 3 [2006]
    Frigates: 3 [2006]
    Patrol & Coastal Craft: 140 [2006]
    Mine Warfare Craft: 5 [2006]
    Amphibious Craft: 13 [2006]

    AIR FORCE
    Total Aircraft: 84 [2006]
    Helicopters: 84 [2006]
    Serviceable Airports: 331 [2007]
    Military Strength of Iran

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    Re: BBC: US weighs Iran military option

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    For a day....... have you ever looked to see exactly what we would be fighting?

    Iran ranks just 1 ahead of Mexico in world military strength.

    World Military Strength Ranking



    Military Strength of Iran

    I mean come on..... Texas could kick their ass in a week.
    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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