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Is Iran the next Vietnam

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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 02:52 PM
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Something about Iran seems very familiar.
Even the sentiment I'm hearing, and reading about seems familiar.
Another Vietnam? Are we going to war with Iran? It sure seems like they want it. The question will be, will we give in?
Seems like there are going to be more boots on the ground... How many?

Should troops risk their lives for SA?

One thing that I have really liked about President Trump was that there were not any wars.
I do not think Trump should have let General Mattis leave. I think that might have been one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency.
We will see how this plays out and if my feelings are correct.




posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

If a nation is invaded then war is neccesary, wars over finacial benefits are never worthy of a single casulaty from either side, if someones profit is driving a war let the CEO put their own boots on and start shooting, no soldier should be seen as a way to make money, Fcuk the petrol companies and their thirst for wealth.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:04 PM
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No boots on the ground. Just neutralize their military.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
No boots on the ground. Just neutralize their military.


Be nice if someone just neutralized yours.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Iran is nothing like Vietnam.

The military during the Vietnam years had terrible leadership.
They also had no clear mission.
They weren't allowed to win.

If, and it's I believe a big if, we need troops in Iran, it will most likely be a multinational force. My guess would be air strikes against military targets steering well clear of civilians.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
a reply to: JAGStorm

If a nation is invaded then war is neccesary, wars over finacial benefits are never worthy of a single casulaty from either side, if someones profit is driving a war let the CEO put their own boots on and start shooting, no soldier should be seen as a way to make money, Fcuk the petrol companies and their thirst for wealth.



War is an integral part of the American economy. Just look at how much we spend on the military industrial complex; your tax dollars at work!

We call it Homeland Security now....feel better?


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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: midicon

originally posted by: schuyler
No boots on the ground. Just neutralize their military.


Be nice if someone just neutralized yours.


Who? Bunch of guys in dresses with bagpipes?



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: midicon

Be nice if someone just neutralized yours.



Too bad isn't it? The only difference between the US and the other 170 countries is we can do it, and they can not, but everyone wishes they could.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22


The military during the Vietnam years had terrible leadership.
They also had no clear mission.


If Afghanistan and Iraq are markers to indicate future conflicts in the region.....

What makes you sure we could do better while we're already stretched against a more formidable force?



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: midicon

originally posted by: schuyler
No boots on the ground. Just neutralize their military.


Be nice if someone just neutralized yours.


Now that's a good thought.

Imagine the Utopia the world would become without the US military and nato.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:22 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Bluntone22


The military during the Vietnam years had terrible leadership.
They also had no clear mission.


If Afghanistan and Iraq are markers to indicate future conflicts in the region.....

What makes you sure we could do better while we're already stretched against a more formidable force?


Politics..
It's always politics...



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:23 PM
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We have no business fighting on behalf of Saudi Arabia. Iran has the Houthi Rebels as their proxy. The US shouldn't be SA's proxy.

What I hope doesn't happen is a strike on an Iranian target by the US military. Iran will retaliate which could mean some strike on our homeland. If that happens, things will escalate very, very quickly.




edit on 9-22-2019 by LogicalGraphitti because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: midicon

originally posted by: schuyler
No boots on the ground. Just neutralize their military.


Be nice if someone just neutralized yours.



You're absolutely right.
The United States military does not belong in the Middle East.
Let them all fight it out among themselves and we can just buy the oil from the winner.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: midicon

originally posted by: schuyler
No boots on the ground. Just neutralize their military.


Be nice if someone just neutralized yours.



You're absolutely right.
The United States military does not belong in the Middle East.
Let them all fight it out among themselves and we can just buy the oil from the winner.

We have our own oil. We just need to keep it here and refine all of it ourselves.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22


The military during the Vietnam years had terrible leadership.


The irony of that statement while Donald Trump is commander in chief..



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22




They also had no clear mission. They weren't allowed to win.


exactly.......



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Bluntone22


The military during the Vietnam years had terrible leadership.
They also had no clear mission.


If Afghanistan and Iraq are markers to indicate future conflicts in the region.....

What makes you sure we could do better while we're already stretched against a more formidable force?


Politics..
It's always politics...


Absolutely.

Why else would we position ourselves for another failed was? Politics.

Frankly, Saudi Arabia can lick my balls. No reason my countries young men or our tax dollars need to help a country that is suited to handle the "problem" themselves.

Hell, Israel would probably help them out. Maybe they can put the welfare we give them to good use and take care of their own affairs without us doing it for them or holding their hands.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: Bluntone22


The military during the Vietnam years had terrible leadership.


The irony of that statement while Donald Trump is commander in chief..


Two things..

One, it's the generals and their subordinates that "lead" the military..career leaders not four years.
Seriously, read about the problems in the military during Vietnam

And two, where exactly has trump failed our military?



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: midicon

Be nice if someone just neutralized yours.



Too bad isn't it? The only difference between the US and the other 170 countries is we can do it, and they can not, but everyone wishes they could.


Didn't work out to well in Korea did it ?



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Bone spurs......




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