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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Zaphod58
We haven't dealt with someone in awhile, but Iran hasn't exactly been advancing in leaps and bounds since the 1980s. It wouldn't be pretty, but it wouldn't be a disaster either.
Iran can't reach out and touch us, so as far as I can tell, they aren't our problem.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
Iran is being foolish again. Her Majesties ship, Montrose will slap them, and if that isn't enough, we have got Her Majesties back, and we will rain Hellfire on them.
The idea is to reign in the IRGC, and teach them that it's a bad idea to keep escalating things the way they have been. Then deal with any escalations after in a limited manner, similar to Preying Mantis.
ETA: On one hand folks like to claim it's not a big deal if Iran gets nukes because they're too smart to use them, but then they'll turn around and respond to limited strikes and get themselves into a conventional war with US and possibly its allies? Are they smart or not?
originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
originally posted by: jd0Fengland
a reply to: Zcustosmorum
One was operating illegally shipping oil to syria which has restrictions right now and Gibraltar is part of the UK
And there's another questionable set of sanctions against another country, it's financial bullying because the corporate powers want their way mate, it has nothing to do with morals
originally posted by: ausername
They tried and failed?
That's gotta be embarrassing for the Iranian, ahem, navy.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: jd0Fengland
British are holding their ships full of oil,and they said that they would retaliate,so it's ok for Brits to steal but not anyone else?,I'd be careful might get nuked