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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, the original article, describing the movement of forces, was in Haaretz.
    The Haaretz article merely noted that the ships were traveling through there, which was not particularly surprising or noteworthy. It was the zero hedge blog and rawstory that turned that into an implied threat of attack.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I don't think the man in charge has the cajones.....
    I thought he was going to sit down with Iran and negotiate.


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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    He has the cajones, he just knows that there are better ways then war.
    Wrong, on both counts.

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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Wrong, on both counts.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Wrong, on both counts.
    A war with Iran would be a mistake. What you saw in Iraq was Iran trying to very overtly oppose us, think about what they could do without needing the viel of secrecy.

    Don't ever underestimate an opponent, especially one with ties to such unconventional yet dangerous military/terrorist forces.

    But I think that if Obama saw the immediate threat of Iran getting and using nukes, he would not think twice about giving the go ahead to attack them.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    A war with Iran would be a mistake.
    However true that might be, The Obama isn't clever enough to devise an effective altrenative.

    But I think that if Obama saw the immediate threat of Iran getting and using nukes, he would not think twice about giving the go ahead to attack them.
    There's nothing in any of His past actions to suggest this.

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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    There's nothing in any of His past actions to suggest this.
    He was willing to give the go ahead for snipers to take out the pirates on a very risky shot with someones life in the balance, he has been willing to strike at targets in Pakistan even though Pakistan itself is not very happy about that, he has the willingness and has shown it to take military action when it is called for.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    He was willing to give the go ahead for snipers to take out the pirates on a very risky shot with someones life in the balance...
    Because these things are comparable. Not.

    We're not talking about 'military action', we're talking about going to war with a regional power that has the capacity to cause tremendous harm - you were the one telling us how bad going to war with Iran would be, lest you forget.

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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    These were military actions that would have lead to a big backlash if something went wrong, they are very much comparable. What I was saying earlier about it being dangerous is that going to war with Iran is not something you should do without good reason, something Obama is smart enough to know. He won't go to war with Iran unless the risk they pose is great enough to justify the aftermath of such a war.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    These were military actions that would have lead to a big backlash if something went wrong, they are very much comparable.
    Really.
    Please compare and contrast the "fallout" from a bad call on a sniper engaging pirates in a lifeboat to the 'fallout" from a bad call in going to war with Iran.

    I remind you - you were the one telling us how bad going to war with Iran would be.

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