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Thread: Attack on Iran?

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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Which at this point would require a ground invasion and occupation.
    Why? Wouldn't be enough just to bomb the **** out of the nuclear facilities?

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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    I do not think that US will attack Iran militarily any time soon, what I do believe is that US is already engaged in a cold war with Iran. but the effects of sanctions are actually not what many people think. in fact, sanctions are the primary reason why the 2009 uprising against Iranian government failed. after cutting economical sources of Iran, Government tried squeezing internal economy for resources to keep funding the proxy wars in Gaza strip and Syria so effectively they destroyed the middle class Iranians who were the ones standing for secular values and democratic government in Iran. what western world should have done was to support middle class Iranians by selectively restricting the venues of Iranian economy which helped government instead of crippling it completely.

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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Really, I thought we were protecting Israel and the Jews support the dems. I guess we can just the Arabs take it back if we want to be all partisan about our policies.
    I am not sure who the Jewish people support, and how does it matter, anyhow ??.
    And they do not seem to need our support as it is.
    And if the neo-cons want war - let them fight it directly - leave the American people out of it..

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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I am not sure who the Jewish people support, and how does it matter, anyhow ??.
    And they do not seem to need our support as it is.
    And if the neo-cons want war - let them fight it directly - leave the American people out of it..
    Strange that the Progressives know exactly who the Jews are when it comes time to raise money.......

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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Why? Wouldn't be enough just to bomb the **** out of the nuclear facilities?
    If we are willing to mount a first nuclear strike sure.

    Otherwise, no.

    Iran's facilities are build deep under mountains with a special type of concrete that has enormous resistance to damage.

    Could Iran's Ultra-Tough Concrete Withstand Bunker-Busting Bombs? | Popular Science

    That is precisely why the US is throwing money at new bunker busters that can deal with the super-concrete. Our stuff right now, conventionally, can't break it.

    So it's nukes, occupation or nothing. Bad choices all around.
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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Why? Wouldn't be enough just to bomb the **** out of the nuclear facilities?
    If we attack Iran, they will close the strait of Hormuz is retaliation. Re-opening the strait would require a ground invasion and occupation.

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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Eventually Iran will be attacked.

    When?

    By who?

    What for?

    Time will only tell. But eventually, somebody will open a can of whup ass on Iran, if not from within.

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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    If we attack Iran, they will close the strait of Hormuz is retaliation. Re-opening the strait would require a ground invasion and occupation.
    Nitpick.

    Reopening the strait and keeping it open and safe for transport would require a ground invasion and occupation.

    We could dredge/blow up the blockages, but until we get rid of everything capable of launching anti-ship missiles from the Iranian side, it won't be safe to move through.
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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Eventually Iran will be attacked.

    When?

    By who?
    Tribbles. Clearly Tribbles.
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    Re: Attack on Iran?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Nitpick.

    Reopening the strait and keeping it open and safe for transport would require a ground invasion and occupation.

    We could dredge/blow up the blockages, but until we get rid of everything capable of launching anti-ship missiles from the Iranian side, it won't be safe to move through.
    **** Iran. Those sand eating bastards used to bird dog us with their "trawlers" and send their cutesy little aluminum Navy by, shooting the paint off our hulls. I remember the hostage days like yesterday. I still haven't got past that. Nuke 'em I say.


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