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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: haman10
The corollary of that is don't OVER estimate your own capabilities.
Couldn't and wouldn't the united states just attack from bases in Iraq and Afghanistan?
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: yuppa
Thats some descriptive for winning wars. Of course your logic is superimposed by the fact the US hasn't won in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, (Syria as well), lets not forget tiny Vietnam and Korea, either. In Iraq, victory is been declared several times and yet, (t)here we are.
Maybe unending endless war is winning, for the Factories for war anyway, maybe they prefer it that way.
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: intrptr
BTW those anti shipping missiles launched from shoreline are useless unless they can see what they are shooting at.
You're assuming that the US Navy is gonna waltz close to shore and make an easy target.
...is an Iranian single-stage solid-propellant, supersonic anti-ship quasi ballistic missile---
The missile has an operating range of (190 mi)--
is equipped with a 650-kilogram (1,430 lb) explosive warhead that uses a combination of guidance systems to prevent interception---
The Persian Gulf has an advanced electronic system that allows the missile to discover and navigate to the target. The missile relies on its own internal navigation system, allowing it to travel without radio interference---
Israeli expert Uzi Rubin describes the missile as a game changer if used against US carriers in the Strait of Hormuz===
February 2011 when the Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, announced that it is being mass-produced---
...and just how many of these super missile launchers, obviously invisible to satellites, do you proclaim Iran has???