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Thread: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

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    Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    If we must use force in the M E would it be more helpful in Syria or Iran right now?

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Huh? If we must use military action?

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    I do not see the 'neither' option.

    Syria would be marginally preferable.
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Neither. Period.

    Neither country poses a threat to the safety of American lives, which is the only reason we should go to war.

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    My choice would be neither also. I did not include that as a choice because both Obama and Romney have said we will do whatever is necessary to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapons. If they mean it I expect military action against Iran sometimes next year. It seems military action against Syria might be more immediately beneficial. I wanted just to choose between those two.

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    U.S. Special Forces have trained for operations on Iran for years. In fact they are already on the ground now. Power lines to two nuclear facilities were blown up last month.

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Iran.

    Besides the potential development of nuclear weapons, they are also a major sponsor of terrorism (not Al Queda but terrorism) in the world. While there would be some "insurgent" activities, we would not see them at the level we see elsewhere. Iran and Syria are the big supporters of them in Iraq and the people supporting the Taliban/AQ are Sunni and hate the Shia in Iran, so wouldn't support them. However, invasion probably shouldn't be considered, only military strikes to take out capabilities. I have seen no evidence that we have a trained occupation force ready to go or that we have actually learned anything from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Syria is just way too screwed up a situation and there are no "good" option of the available factions. We could support Assad, but he has been a funnel for Hamas and other terrorist for years and is a funnel for Iran to support them also, not to mention he is clearly a brutal dictator. The other factions are Sunni fundamentalist and other Sunni based factions, that even if they overthrow Assad, they are going to then turn on each other. Trying to get involved in Syria at all would be dumbing our troops into a meat grinder.
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    for what ???

    i wish the world power really wanted a real democracy there.......
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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    I do not see the 'neither' option.

    Syria would be marginally preferable.
    The Syrian Port Tartus is Russia's naval base in the Mediterranean.

    Iran is not a threat to Israel, Europe or the US.

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    Re: Iran or Syria if we must use military action?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    for what ???

    i wish the world power really wanted a real democracy there.......
    ?????????????? What are you saying?

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