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originally posted by: TrueAmerican
I feel sorry for all you brave men and women of the US military who WILL die if our military does not take action immediately in the face of over the top threats that go way beyond the mere Iranian rhetoric of the past.
1) We now have open, public threats from Iranian Clerical, Presidential and other factions sworn to severe retaliation against the US and its interests.
2) They have raised a red flag for the first time in their history.
3) A vast amount of the Iranian and other populations are DEMANDING this retaliation.
4) The threat is real, with very powerful weapons that in some cases WILL exceed our ability to defend against them, causing almost CERTAINLY hundreds if not thousands of US casualties. This is NOT the Iraq we mowed over in the Gulf war.
5) Physical action has been taken with the fueling of their missile systems.
And yet there our forces sit, encircling them, waiting for them to make the first move? When we have every indication of their intent? What, you need a friggin invitation too?
So my question is, WHY should we wait for an Iranian first strike at this point? WHY? WHY should even more US soldiers be offered up as sacrificial lambs for political expediency? You going to explain their deaths to their wives and children?
When all this could be avoided with quick and decisive action immediately BEFORE we absorb even more deaths.
Much like history shows us with WW2, there is a time to act and hard decisions have to be made.
And that time is NOW. Not after Iran keeps the world in fear for the next three months, and is further allowed to refine sinister schemes to maximize civilian and military casualties for maximum effect. We have unfortunately given diplomacy every single chance we could. But the time for talking is over. Action is needed now, as an action of self defense.
And to think, that just about every single one of those fighters is now assembled, in one place at the general's funeral. I am sorry. But I have to say.